Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 25%7.5
58% strongly recommend
103 reviews
Operations
8.2
8.2
Operations

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Scheduling
8.6
8.6
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7
7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.2
8.2
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
6
6
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.2
7.2
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
1,920
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 7 offices

Coral Gables
126 Aragon Avenue, #126
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(866) 770-2168
Jupiter
600 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
954.247.6200
Margate
2960 North State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
954.247.6200
Miami
7100 West 20th Avenue
Miami, FL 33016
954.247.6201
Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
954.247.6208
Port St. Lucie
160 NW Central Park Plaza,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
954.247.6215
Wellington
10115 W. Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
954.247.6222
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103 patient reviews

Verified

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2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
7 IUI
2 IVF
Surrogacy
Male Factor
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Sueldo is the most through Dr. that I've ever had. She takes her time to talk you through everything so that you feel completely comfortable with your treatment plan...She basically started from scratch and asked me all the "new patient questions" then she asked me for my questions. I had "a list". We went over them all. She took all my thoughts, apprehensions and concerns in to consideration and I felt like I had a say in things. We came up with a plan together that we were both happy with.
The staff at the Coral Gables location [IVF Florida] is small. I think that's what makes it so great. It's always the same ladies doing your ultrasounds, drawing your blood, giving results and following-up. It provides a seamless experience that I am very grateful for!...Dr. Sueldo is the most through Dr. that I've ever had. She takes her time to talk you through everything so that you feel completely comfortable with your treatment plan.
How was your experience with Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Sueldo prior to becoming her patient back when she first joined IVF Florida.I knew that patients would love her as her personality and character would make her an amazing asset to the practice. Now that I know her as my doctor, I'm glad to see that my initial assessment of her far exceeded any expectations I may have had. Words can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am to her for being so through. Us IVF chicks are nuts, I feel like you can never give us "too much" information. She basically started from scratch and asked me all the "new patient questions" then she asked me for my questions. I had "a list". We went over them all. She took all my thoughts, apprehensions and concerns in to consideration and I felt like I had a say in things. We came up with a plan together that we were both happy with. During a process where there are so many ups and downs, you definitely want to feel like your Dr. has your back. I'm blessed that I feel like mine definitely does.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
She will give you all the information you need. The good, bad & indifferent so be ready for it all!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida?
Dr. Sueldo is the most through Dr. that I've ever had. She takes her time to talk you through everything so that you feel completely comfortable with your treatment plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Adriana)
The staff at the Coral Gables location is small. I think that's what makes it so great. It's always the same ladies doing your ultrasounds, drawing your blood, giving results and following-up. It provides a seamless experience that I am very grateful for!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carolina M. Sueldo at IVF Florida.
Insurance Covers Most
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
10
Doctor
Carolina M. Sueldo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Coral Gables
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
8
9
Age 33
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Marc Gualtieri] He's very straightforward, but easy to understand. He takes the time to look at your test results and walk you through them...We have unexplained infertility with possible male factor (low morphology). The plan right now is to do a medicated IUI cycle to try and optimize the process prior to moving on to more invasive methods...
[nurse of IVF Florida] They are extremely quick to respond to any questions or comments on the portal and are incredibly invested in their patients...The clinic is great with communication and is extremely convenient with having labs in house...The front desk is always on top of scheduling and reminders. It makes a challenging process just a little bit easier which is extremely appreciated.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
We're still in the early stages, but I am very happy with the treatment we have received so far. He's extremely thorough and very good at explaining what results mean. He was also great at explaining his recommendation for a course of action and how we should proceed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Do research ahead of time so that you can ask informed questions. He's a great resource and he is willing to answer any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He's very straightforward, but easy to understand. He takes the time to look at your test results and walk you through them.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We have unexplained infertility with possible male factor (low morphology). The plan right now is to do a medicated IUI cycle to try and optimize the process prior to moving on to more invasive methods. We're on hold right now due to Corona concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff has been impeccable. They are extremely quick to respond to any questions or comments on the portal and are incredibly invested in their patients.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic is great with communication and is extremely convenient with having labs in house. It's also helpful for a number of people that they have multiple office locations. The front desk is always on top of scheduling and reminders. It makes a challenging process just a little bit easier which is extremely appreciated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Normal costs thus far via insurance.
8
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
9
9
Age 35
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Joelle Taylor] provided the facts while still being conscious of how some of that information might impact me. She was professional while remaining friendly as she provided me all the information needed. She also made sure to try get me in as soon as possible for testing and surgery...She provided me with a full download on where we stood and any steps we may want to take to better help our fertility journey after surgery. She wanted to ensure that we had all the information possible to make informed decisions. It was all very helpful.
The [IVF Florida] clinic was easy to find, clean and organized. The initial "forms" are virtual and it was a little bit difficult to navigate on the tablet they provide you - would have also preferred having the option to fill out that information prior to getting there...The nursing staff was always quick to return my calls and get the answers to my questions...they kept me in the loop on next steps or answering questions I had.
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor at IVF Florida?
My initial consult with Dr. Joelle Taylor was to confirm a uterine septum which she immediately saw and provided information on surgically correcting the issue. Along with that information, she scheduling a full breadth of testing so we knew how to move forward once the surgery was completed. She provided the facts while still being conscious of how some of that information might impact me. She was professional while remaining friendly as she provided me all the information needed. She also made sure to try get me in as soon as possible for testing and surgery.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor at IVF Florida?
Be open about your fertility journey and any other aspects of life that may be impacting things (e.g. stress).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joelle Taylor at IVF Florida?
I was able to express all my concerns and emotions and feel like she truly understood what I was going through. She provided me with facts while keeping in mind how this might impact me emotionally.
Describe the protocols Joelle Taylor used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Due to COVID-19, my surgery was postponed and the doctor kept me in the loop as best as possible on re-scheduling. Part of my consultation also included testing to ensure we knew what next steps to follow post-surgery. She provided me with a full download on where we stood and any steps we may want to take to better help our fertility journey after surgery. She wanted to ensure that we had all the information possible to make informed decisions. It was all very helpful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Mya)
The nursing staff was always quick to return my calls and get the answers to my questions. Some of results came in during COVID-19 and they kept me in the loop on next steps or answering questions I had.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic was easy to find, clean and organized. The initial "forms" are virtual and it was a little bit difficult to navigate on the tablet they provide you - would have also preferred having the option to fill out that information prior to getting there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor at IVF Florida.
Costs for the initial consult was around $200; blood work was around $500 and the surgery costs for her alone (not the facility) was under $800. All these costs were with insurance.
Describe Joelle Taylor's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
N/A
9
Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
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Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35
4 IUI
Unexplained
East Asian
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Jenna McCarthy] is likable but she also speaks to the science. She is extremely knowledgable and shares relevant new studies which is comforting to me. I am assured that she is on top of new literature and presents it to her patients so they can make the best choice for them with her expert opinion...Any procedures done with Dr. McCarthy she instantly puts you at ease and talks you through exactly what she is doing.
At times appointments [at IVF Florida- Jupiter] can be delayed which is difficult when you have to go through this plus hold down your job. One of the strengths is their prompt call backs with any questions or concerns. They are all excellent communicators...The nurses show a lot of compassion. They are always upbeat and have wonderful personalities to get you through some tough things.
How was your experience with Jenna McCarthy at IVF Florida?
Dr. McCarthy is an excellent communicator. Her body language when meeting you and discussing the fertility journey with us at the first appointment instantly put as at ease. My husband's first comment as we left the office was "I can tell you really like her". Yes she is likable but she also speaks to the science. She is extremely knowledgable and shares relevant new studies which is comforting to me. I am assured that she is on top of new literature and presents it to her patients so they can make the best choice for them with her expert opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jenna McCarthy at IVF Florida?
The more information you can provide if you have already seen another specialist the better!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jenna McCarthy at IVF Florida?
Dr. McCarthy has a great personality which you can tell translates to her bedside manner. She is matter of fact and speaks science to you when you need but also understands the emotional component of this journey and never hesitates to provide a caring nurturing environment. Any procedures done with Dr. McCarthy she instantly puts you at ease and talks you through exactly what she is doing.
Describe the protocols Jenna McCarthy used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Dr. McCarthy started with a stim cycle for me. My last few IUIs only produced one follicle so she adjusted the regimen to include injectables in hopes of different results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nurses show a lot of compassion. They are always upbeat and have wonderful personalities to get you through some tough things.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
At times appointments can be delayed which is difficult when you have to go through this plus hold down your job. One of the strengths is their prompt call backs with any questions or concerns. They are all excellent communicators. I never feel I am waiting around for a call, I know they will always respond in a prompt manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jenna McCarthy at IVF Florida.
Costs for a regular IVF cycle was about ~$20,000
Describe Jenna McCarthy's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I have not had an embroyo transfer with Dr. McCarthy yet however we did discuss single embryo transfers.
10
Doctor
Jenna McCarthy
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 43
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Gene Manko] took time to explain treatment options to us and asked me follow up questions. He was also Really good at getting my husband to participate in conversations by being leas formal and down to earth...has years of experience and does a good job at explaining options and why each one may or may not be a good fit for you. He is attentive during conversations. For us he recommended donor eggs but was willing to try IUI first. After 3 cycles he encouraged us to reconsider donor eggs and explained why. He did not force it on us but gave us information and asked us to consider it
The staff [at IVF Florida] was well organized and would provide additional information and answer questions I may not have remembered to ask Dr Manko. They were Very well educated and compassionate...We spent between $2000 to $3000 per IUI cycle...With fertility care there seems to be a big focus on payment. Since it was not covered by my insurance they always kept me informed of fees and collected them when i checked out. That was reasonable but the checkout person seemed less caring and personable
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr. manko has years of experience and does a good job at explaining options and why each one may or may not be a good fit for you. He is attentive during conversations. For us he recommended donor eggs but was willing to try IUI first. After 3 cycles he encouraged us to reconsider donor eggs and explained why. He did not force it on us but gave us information and asked us to consider it
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Be prepared for Very nice but honest discussions. He discusses options with data on success rates And how tour specific situation fits into those options
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr. manko took time to explain treatment options to us and asked me follow up questions. He was also Really good at getting my husband to participate in conversations by being leas formal and down to earth
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I inquired about clomid and he agreed to a clomid challenge. I did not respond well to clomid. When i asked about other options we trialed letrozole. After a small response, he increased the letrozole dose to 7.5 mg. When the Ultrasound showed i responded well to that He also added FSH shots for 2 nights, one night ‘off’ and then an hcg trigger shot. From what i can recall my IUI was done ~ 36 hr later
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Darcy)
The staff was well organized and would provide additional information and answer questions I may not have remembered to ask Dr Manko. They were Very well educated and compassionate.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
With fertility care there seems to be a big focus on payment. Since it was not covered by my insurance they always kept me informed of fees and collected them when i checked out. That was reasonable but the checkout person seemed less caring and personable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
We spent between $2000 to $3000 per IUI cycle
Describe Gene Manko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
No embryo transfers done
8
Doctor
Gene Manko
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
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Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 36
3 Fertility Medications
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gualteieri is very thorough. Very good at listening to your concerns, addressing any uncertainties and having a over all understanding of what the current situation is when it comes to planning for a family. He makes you feel welcome and worthy not just like you are another number. During my experience I have been under the care of him for two surgeries and during both he made me feel very comfortable. His bed side manor is impeccable! He continues to see me and is pushing for us to find out more or at least have as best of an understanding of what is going on for my current situation. I truly believe I will be successful in having a baby while being under his care.
[IVF Florida- Jupiter's] Strengths - very informative from the first visit. Patient portal is very easy to use and understand. Scheduling appointments are easy either by phone or over the phone, the staff is very fast at responding to you in the patient portal. The nurses and medical assistants are friendly and knowledgeable. You are almost always seen on time for your scheduled appointment and if seen late it is never more then 10 mins. I do not have any weaknesses to report at this time. I personally love this office and Dr.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr Gualteieri is very thorough. Very good at listening to your concerns, addressing any uncertainties and having a over all understanding of what the current situation is when it comes to planning for a family. He makes you feel welcome and worthy not just like you are another number. During my experience I have been under the care of him for two surgeries and during both he made me feel very comfortable. His bed side manor is impeccable! He continues to see me and is pushing for us to find out more or at least have as best of an understanding of what is going on for my current situation. I truly believe I will be successful in having a baby while being under his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Trust him, listen to him and be patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
This office and Dr treat everyone very well. From the moment you walk in and check in to the medical assistants taking blood draws, nurses scheduling procedures and surgery right down to the Dr himself sitting with patients as many times as needed. I have never felt rushed or pressured in any way.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
First Miscarriage - I was not under Dr Gualtieri's care and actually got pregnant naturally on my own. I miscarried at 8 weeks naturally. I began care with Dr G when my normal OBGYN would not conduct specific tests on me since I only experienced one loss. I visited Dr G and explained my concerns and request for additional testing. He ordered almost all of the testing I requested and I have been under his care since. We determined in my first set of blood work that I was O- and had become in contact with the D antibodies at some point in my life and my blood was now whats called sensitized. My husbands blood was tested as well and was determined he has O+ blood and we also found out that he is homozygous meaning he has identical alleles on both homologous chromosomes. So what does that mean? Our baby no matter what will have his blood type and be RH+. In turn my body will see those antigens in the baby’s blood and attacks them in utero. If enough of the baby’s blood cells are killed off, the baby can quickly become severely anemic and we could lose him/her. 1st medicated cycle - Clomid. I was prescribed this and took the pills on day 3 - 6 of my cycle followed by timed intercourse. I was monitored at the Dr's office and both my blood and ultrasounds were done. I did not become pregnant this cycle. 2nd medicated cycle - Letrozole. I was prescribed this just as I was with the Clomid they switched me to this since my lining wasn't getting as thick as it needed to be on my first cycle with Clomid. The letrozole was taken on days 3-7 of my cycle and I was not monitored this cycle. I did become pregnant after this round of medications. I went on to miscarry at week 8 again and ended up having a D&C performed by Dr G.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lynne)
Overall the medical assistants and Nurse and care coordinators are great. Lynne is my favorite person to work with when it comes to scheduling appointments and surgeries. The medical assistant is also very skilled when it comes to taking my blood. I do not have good veins and it is very hard to find them.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Strengths - very informative from the first visit. Patient portal is very easy to use and understand. Scheduling appointments are easy either by phone or over the phone, the staff is very fast at responding to you in the patient portal. The nurses and medical assistants are friendly and knowledgeable. You are almost always seen on time for your scheduled appointment and if seen late it is never more then 10 mins. I do not have any weaknesses to report at this time. I personally love this office and Dr.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
$35.00 initial copay for consultation. $35.00 for blood draws, $300.00 per ultrasound (not covered by insurance) when being monitored for medical cycle $250.00 outpatient hospital copay for Hysteroscopy surgery and D&C surgery
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I personally am not going thru an IVF cycle yet but they do have information posted up in the office stressing the importance of transferring one vs two to eliminate any health concerns and problems that can occur.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 34 - 37
1 IUI
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Hoffman has terrible communication, never had time to discuss treatment or options and never listened. I had blocked tubes and surgery corrected the issue. Right after dr. Hoffman continuously pushed me to do IVF even though my insurance covered most of the IUI process. I insisted on 1 IUI which resulted in an ectopic pregnancy and I lost my tube. We then got pregnant on our own which was another ectopic and I lost my other tube.
They [IVF Florida-Jupiter] had a 2 cycle package that we got which was 27k, it included monitoring, retrieval, icsi if needed and cryo storage for 6 months. We had to pay for the 1st monitoring visit which was $350, anesthesia for retrieval which was $500 and all meds which were 5k first cycle and 9k 2nd cycle... The nursing staff was who I saw most visits and they were excellent yet couldn't always answer my questions and had to send my Dr a message for him to respond to later and message me through a message board.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman came recommended due to his success rate. However, I ended up switching treatment to another doctor because of his lack of communication. Dr Hoffman has terrible communication, never had time to discuss treatment or options and never listened. I had blocked tubes and surgery corrected the issue. Right after dr. Hoffman continuously pushed me to do IVF even though my insurance covered most of the IUI process. I insisted on 1 IUI which resulted in an ectopic pregnancy and I lost my tube. We then got pregnant on our own which was another ectopic and I lost my other tube. Then IVF was our only option so we refinanced our house to come up with the money. After 2 retrievals we only has 3 viable eggs. Dr. Hoffman made us feel that the egg retrieval numbers would be higher with our 2nd cycle, we were worried of low egg count and wanted to cancel the cycle but we're reassured we'd get more than the 2 we got with the 1st round. We got 3 eggs out of our 2nd cycle. Only 2 fertilized and so we asked if 1 or both were not looking great we wanted to fresh transfer on day 5. It was all set up and I started progesterone and estrogen just in case then on day 5 (a Saturday) no one called me or would call me back until a nurse called at 1pm and said everyone had gone home for the day. I called repeatedly on Sunday, spoke to another doctor who told me we lost 1 egg overnight Saturday and froze 1. That somehow there must have been miscommunication with Dr Hoffman and I about doing a fresh transfer. I immediately switched care to another doctor. I now believe communication during this is more important that the doctors success rate and wish I had seen another doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
If you feel communication is important, I'd suggest Dr. G with this practice. If you don't care about communication or getting as much information as possible during this practice then go with Dr. Hoffman
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman consistently told me what to do without explanation or conversation. It seemed as though he was always too busy to discuss the process with me so I had to research on my own and try to make my own uneducated decisions.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Split protocol with birth control suppression. 75 iu gonal-f and 75 menopur for 1st cycle. I was considered a low responder to the meds to we increased to 150iu gonal-f and 150iu menopur for the 2nd cycle However we retrieval 3 eggs in both cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff was who I saw most visits and they were excellent yet couldn't always answer my questions and had to send my Dr a message for him to respond to later and message me through a message board.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic is clean and organized. However their main clinic was in Margate, an hour and a half away from my house. They have since added a clinic closer in Jupiter however. The clinic staff was by far the best part of any of my procedures. The doctor rotated daily through retrievals and transfers however so know that your doctor will likely not be the doctor to preform your retrieval or transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
They had a 2 cycle package that we got which was 27k, it included monitoring, retrieval, icsi if needed and cryo storage for 6 months. We had to pay for the 1st monitoring visit which was $350, anesthesia for retrieval which was $500 and all meds which were 5k first cycle and 9k 2nd cycle
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
My Dr strongly recommend that we only transfer 1 embryo and that frozen was a better option. We tried fresh the 1st cycle which failed then the frozen took however resulted in miscarriage due to chromosomal abnormalities. I agree with single transfers however. My goal was to have one healthy baby and i felt the risks associated with twins was too high.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
The clinic uses a website that you log into to get results and communication regarding treatment however the results are often not uploaded and you have to call to speak to a nurse to get them the following day.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
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0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 30
1 IUI
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
First IUI unsuccessful [with Dr. Gene Manko]...I have met with Dr Manko once during this process. We are just starting our second IUI with injectables. All communication has been through the nurses... was very friendly and listened to all my concerns. He went over all of our testing in detail. My only concern is I wish I would have heard from him after our first failed IUI. I spoke to the nurses who then spoke to him. My meds were only adjusted because I asked for them to be.
Before my monitoring US appointment [at IVF Florida- Jupiter] an unrealistic timeline was given. I mentioned this to the head nurse and she said she would handle it. Basically every nurse I spoke to made me thing the next US would be it and we would do IUI the next day. This was distressing because each US was $200...Our first IUI was $4,000 including meds and all US...There are baby photos at check out. I know this can be triggering for some. The office is clean and usually runs on time. They are quick to get results into the portal and address any concerns. I will say the US staff is hit or miss. They have been very nice but maybe need more education about how to speak to those with infertility.
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Gene Manko was very friendly and listened to all my concerns. He went over all of our testing in detail. My only concern is I wish I would have heard from him after our first failed IUI. I spoke to the nurses who then spoke to him. My meds were only adjusted because I asked for them to be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Ask questions and advocate for yourself. I would say that about any doc/patient relationship.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
I have met with Dr Manko once during this process. We are just starting our second IUI with injectables. All communication has been through the nurses.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
1st IUI 75units if Gonal-F Triggered on day 9 of Injections with 10,000 units of HCG. One follicle which was 17.3mm IUI #1 12 hrs after trigger and IUI #2 36 hrs after trigger Lining was within normal limits. Progesterone suppository until period arrived. First IUI unsuccessful. This cycle I started with 150units if Gonal-F for two days and then 75units for two days with a monitoring US on the 5th day in the morning which is tomorrow.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff is wonderful. They communicate quickly although some of them are clearly less experienced than others. Any issues I had were addressed immediately. I was very impressed.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
There are baby photos at check out. I know this can be triggering for some. The office is clean and usually runs on time. They are quick to get results into the portal and address any concerns. I will say the US staff is hit or miss. They have been very nice but maybe need more education about how to speak to those with infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
Our diagnostics were covered by our insurance but the IUI including meds were not. Our first IUI was $4,000 including meds and all US.
Describe Gene Manko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
NA
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Before my monitoring US appointment an unrealistic timeline was given. I mentioned this to the head nurse and she said she would handle it. Basically every nurse I spoke to made me thing the next US would be it and we would do IUI the next day. This was distressing because each US was $200.
8
Doctor
Gene Manko
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2017, Successful
10
10
Age 37
6 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gualtieri is qualified and knowledgeable in the field of IVF and female reproduction. He even helped me when I had a question about being induced, well after I had "graduated" from IVF to my regular Obstetrician. I feel like he truly cares about his patients, in them achieving their goals of parenthood, and he is willing to listen and allow you to take agency over your own care.... We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and tried several IUIs for budgetary reasons.
The nursing staff [IVF Florida] was always helpful and willing to answer my questions....The clinic's strengths are its size, allowing it to utilize resources a smaller facility may not have available but this can also be a weakness. There is some inconsistency between the offices and I found my home office of Jupiter to be more amenable to me than the main office in Margate. In Jupiter I was a human, in Margate I was a number.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri is qualified and knowledgeable in the field of IVF and female reproduction. He even helped me when I had a question about being induced, well after I had "graduated" from IVF to my regular Obstetrician. I feel like he truly cares about his patients, in them achieving their goals of parenthood, and he is willing to listen and allow you to take agency over your own care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Make a list of questions before your appointment so you don't forget.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri is personable and eloquent and always made me feel like I mattered. I never felt like he had to check the chart to see who I was or what I was there for.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and tried several IUIs for budgetary reasons. When he finally recommended that we move to IVF, he explained the whole process and what the statistical odds were. My stim cycle was 75 of Menopur and 150 Gonal F in the morning and 75 Menopur with 75 Gonal F in the evening and wasn't changed during the cycle based on my follicular response. I then used Crinone after transfer. Our first cycle was successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff was always helpful and willing to answer my questions. Lynne was especially helpful with questions regarding how to give the shots and what to expect. She was also very compassionate with the emotional turmoil that occurs during this process.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic's strengths are its size, allowing it to utilize resources a smaller facility may not have available but this can also be a weakness. There is some inconsistency between the offices and I found my home office of Jupiter to be more amenable to me than the main office in Margate. In Jupiter I was a human, in Margate I was a number. I would want a new patient to understand that you'll spend more time with your home office than Margate so if you feel this way too, you should probably still stick with them if you like your home office.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
The monitoring appointments were pretty well run. You would start in the initial waiting room, then get called back to a smaller room outside of the ultrasound room, then be called in as the patient ahead of you was finished. I don't remember waiting more than an hour or so to finish a full monitoring appointment. Those appointments were always in the morning which was convenient for me but may cause an issue for others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
I think each IUI was around $1,500.00 and the total cost for the IVF was about $15,000.00.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
When we first met for our consultation we discussed implanting 2 embryos due to my age (37 at the time) but by the time I had my fresh egg transfer the protocol had changed and only 1 was authorized. We had a discussion prior to the transfer (I was emotional because, you know, hormones) and he allowed us to implant two embryos based on our initial understanding and my acceptance of the risk of multiples. I don't know that he could even do this today due to the protocol change but the fact that he was open to my concerns and listened was most important.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
When I started at IVF Florida we discussed a 2 embryo transfer based on my age (37 at the time) but when it came time to do my transfer the facility's protocol had changed to only allow 1 embryo to be transferred in anyone younger than 40. This information wasn't conveyed to me until the morning of the transfer and caused some emotional turmoil. There was also a minor incident where a fee was not adequately explained but it was resolved.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2012, Unsuccessful
0
5
Age 33
2 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Our [Steven Ory] was quite conservative with my treatment coarse because I was in my early thirties with pcos so he was concerned to not over stimulate my ovaries with a lot of medication. Unfortunately, that resulted in a low number of eggs at retrieval. When it was unsuccessful, they have you come back in for a follow up and I just felt he really had no sympathy and because I couldn’t do any further treatment, at that point I felt like I was taking up his time.
The nurse corrdinator [at IVF Florida- Jupiter] was great and caring and thorough as were the phlebotomist and ultrasound techs but you would see different ones at different times. I traveled to another clinic for egg retrieval and embryo transfer day... I believe the cost for everything for Ivf with icsi and meds was around 12,000The medication was around 3,000.. here were a few front desk staff that could be quite rude at times
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Dr. Our was quite conservative with my treatment coarse because I was in my early thirties with pcos so he was concerned to not over stimulate my ovaries with a lot of medication. Unfortunately, that resulted in a low number of eggs at retrieval. When it was unsuccessful, they have you come back in for a follow up and I just felt he really had no sympathy and because I couldn’t do any further treatment, at that point I felt like I was taking up his time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Go to a doctor with the latest updated protocols of fertility treatments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
At first durning consultation and diagnostic phase of treatment I felt well taken care of. Once we received negative pregnancy test and couldn’t afford to do another round of Ivf and wanted to try iui with a special donor, we were then treated more like a number.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Dr. Ory felt that because I was in my young thirties and had a lot of folicols but had pcos, the best approach would be to use a lower stimulation protocol as to not over stimulate ovaries. You go to clinic everyday or every other day for trans ago all ultrasounds to monitor follicles and to make sure the uterus is thickening properly as you progress in treatment. My check ups were always good and progressing well. Unfortunately on egg retrieval day. They were only able to get six eggs. Two transferred on day three good quality. Resulting in a negative pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nurse corrdinator was great and caring and thorough as were the phlebotomist and ultrasound techs but you would see different ones at different times. I traveled to another clinic for egg retrieval and embryo transfer day
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic is very highly rated so the wait times can be quite lengthy waiting on appointments but that’s understandable given the nature of the topic matter. There were a few front desk staff that could be quite rude at times
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
I believe the cost for everything for Ivf with icsi and meds was around 12,000The medication was around 3,000
Describe Steven Ory's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
They transferred the two that were good quality for a better chance at a positive pregnancy test.
0
Doctor
Steven Ory
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2004 - 2010, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 41
5 IUI
Endometriosis
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I did not get pregnant on the first injectable cycle with him. He tweaked dosage, etc., for the second cycle and I did get a positive pregnancy test. Sadly, I lost that pregnancy at 7 weeks. Dr. Hoffman recommended I have a D&C so he could send the embryo off for testing. Turns out my body did what it was supposed to do and miscarried a genetically-flawed embryo that was chromosomally abnormal.
[IVF Florida is] well-organized, well-run, and staffed with caring, compassionate professionals. The practice utilizes cutting edge technologies and seems to be on top of current research and developments in the ART field....The staff were always caring and helpful. I never felt like just another patient. I felt like they truly cared about me and my well being and wanted to see my husband and I successfully achieve a pregnancy.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman is very thorough and takes time to explain things. At no time did I not feel like a valued patient. He was always kind and spoke with my husband and I with compassion, knowledge, and optimism. He was the only doctor who was able to correctly diagnose my issue and help us go on to build our family--without help from any additional assisted reproductive technologies. We actually got pregnant the 'old fashioned way' thanks to his treatment, diagnosis, and solution.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Ask questions if you don't understand something fully. He will take the time to ensure you leave his office understanding.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
When I suffered a miscarriage and elected for a D&C, I cried on the gurney while awaiting my turn in surgery, Dr. Hoffman came and sat with me for a few minutes, consoled me, and teared up right along with me. It made me feel like he truly cared.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Dr. Hoffman opted for IUI with injectables (ovidrel I think we used). I responded well and we had 5 eggs develop that were potentially 'the one.' I did not get pregnant on the first injectable cycle with him. He tweaked dosage, etc., for the second cycle and I did get a positive pregnancy test. Sadly, I lost that pregnancy at 7 weeks. Dr. Hoffman recommended I have a D&C so he could send the embryo off for testing. Turns out my body did what it was supposed to do and miscarried a genetically-flawed embryo that was chromosomally abnormal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The staff were always caring and helpful. I never felt like just another patient. I felt like they truly cared about me and my well being and wanted to see my husband and I successfully achieve a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Well-organized, well-run, and staffed with caring, compassionate professionals. The practice utilizes cutting edge technologies and seems to be on top of current research and developments in the ART field.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
I had very good health insurance coverage that covered a good amount of my care. I paid just a few hundred dollars out of pocket for each IUI. We were preparing to move on to IVF and the clinic had a shared risk program where you got several 'tries' at a successful IVF cycle for one flat rate (not including medications). I seem to recall it was around $20,000 for 3 attempts at that time.
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Doctor
David Hoffman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 38
4 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Marc Gualtieri] has a really good bedside manner and understood that we needed to know everything- the science behind what we were doing and why. He was always available to us and took excellent care of us...He 100% will not do multiple embryo transfer. (As far as I was told)...He was candid, but hopeful. He was excellent...Everything was great but the price.
Nothing really went wrong at this [IVF FL- Jupiter] clinic; a few times, a nurse gave me one answer and dr. G gave me another. Overall everyone is smart and competent, you just have to keep track of everything and be in charge yourself...The reason we switched clinics is he was about 1/3 more expensive than another reputable clinic...Be your own advocate and keep track of everything yourself. The nurses sometimes give conflicting answers.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He was candid, but hopeful. He was excellent. The reason we switched clinics is he was about 1/3 more expensive than another reputable clinic. (He himself said I was comparing apples to apples when I switched, and not downgrading my care).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Be your own advocate and keep track of everything yourself. The nurses sometimes give conflicting answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He has a really good bedside manner and understood that we needed to know everything- the science behind what we were doing and why. He was always available to us and took excellent care of us.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Everything was great but the price. We live in a really expensive area of a comparatively thinly populated state, and I think you could get great care at lower prices in DC and NY because there’s more competition.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Their costs were approximately 1/3 higher than IVF MD, which (according to my doctor) is the only other reputable clinic here. If we could afford it, I’d go back, just bc it is so much more pleasant to deal with his office.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He 100% will not do multiple embryo transfer. (As far as I was told)
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Nothing really went wrong at this clinic; a few times, a nurse gave me one answer and dr. G gave me another. Overall everyone is smart and competent, you just have to keep track of everything and be in charge yourself.
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Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35
6 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt that he [Dr. Gualtieri] really listened to me and managed my expectations appropriately. I am in the medical field (not anything OB/GYN related) and he talked in a way that I completely understood. He also made sure my husband understood everything as well. He gave me his cell phone number and when I had to contact him I didn’t feel like a burden....
I love the Jupiter office [IVF Florida]. I have only been to the Wellington office a couple of times and had no issues. I hate going to the Margate office (there I felt like I was just a number). Jupiter makes me feel special, I know most of the staff by name and you can just feel that they really care...The office only does single embryo transfers (unless there are special circumstances)...He is very down to earth, very personable and I feel like he really cares
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He is very down to earth, very personable and I feel like he really cares. Every encounter I have had with him has been pleasurable. He gave me his cell phone number for emergencies that I did have to use.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Go for it! He is innovative in his treatments and will consult other doctors in the practice if he feels it is necessary.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I felt that he really listened to me and managed my expectations appropriately. I am in the medical field (not anything OB/GYN related) and he talked in a way that I completely understood. He also made sure my husband understood everything as well. He gave me his cell phone number and when I had to contact him I didn’t feel like a burden. When he evacuated for the hurricane he was still on top of my stim cycle and called me immediately after my ultrasound before I left the office. Unfortunately it was bad news but he broke it to me gently and with compassion.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I love the Jupiter office. I have only been to the Wellington office a couple of times and had no issues. I hate going to the Margate office (there I felt like I was just a number). Jupiter makes me feel special, I know most of the staff by name and you can just feel that they really care.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
The office only does single embryo transfers (unless there are special circumstances). I understand it due to the risks to both mother and baby.
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Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2015 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 32
3 IUI
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Maxson is extremely intelligent, experienced, and compassionate. He truely cares about his patients and creates individualized treatment plans. He spends as much time as needed in each appointment, taking time to answer all questions and explain all procedures and potential risks. He does not rush his appointments. He presents the complicated information in a down to earth manner that is easy to understand. He successfully helped me bring a beautiful baby into the world. I am so fond of him that I am back under his care for round two.
Th clinic [IVF Florida] is organized, clean, and the women at the front desk are always friendly and welcoming. The nurses in the lab and wonderful. When it is necessary to give blood for lab work, it is all done in office by a competent professional.... He [Dr. Wayne Maxson] gradually increased medications when needed. He does not want to overstimulate the body or increase the change of having more than one baby, due to the risks. He thoroughly diagnoses reasons for infertility and customizes fertility plans.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson is extremely intelligent, experienced, and compassionate. He truely cares about his patients and creates individualized treatment plans. He spends as much time as needed in each appointment, taking time to answer all questions and explain all procedures and potential risks. He does not rush his appointments. He presents the complicated information in a down to earth manner that is easy to understand. He successfully helped me bring a beautiful baby into the world. I am so fond of him that I am back under his care for round two.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
He really is the best. Infertility is an emotional and physical process, and he is wonderful at managing both.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson was professional, yet he told jokes to lighten the mood. He cared about all aspects of my treatment course.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He gradually increased medications when needed. He does not want to overstimulate the body or increase the change of having more than one baby, due to the risks. He thoroughly diagnoses reasons for infertility and customizes fertility plans.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
She explained all course of treatments, all medications, and answered all of my questions.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Th clinic is organized, clean, and the women at the front desk are always friendly and welcoming. The nurses in the lab and wonderful. When it is necessary to give blood for lab work, it is all done in office by a competent professional.
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Doctor
Wayne Maxson
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
4
5
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I think he [Dr. Gualtieri] could of done better explaining the process . I had a couple of appointments where I left and I realized later I had more questions than answers. He is very personable but needs to explain more and provide more information...He always knew the facts about the status of progression and what stage I was in. He knew me by sight and name....Staff [IVF Florida] is compassionate but not have highly organized.
[IVF Florida ] I've been to the Margate location, Jupiter location and Wellington location. Margate is the mother ship and I found them very organized. Wellington office is great very organized. Jupiter seems to need help. Paperwork misplaced and lack of communication is a problem....Blood work was missing right before transfer. I was asked to sign a waiver for the genetic test I had taken already. Just things that should not happen. Adds to stress.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I think he could of done better explaining the process . I had a couple of appointments where I left and I realized later I had more questions than answers. He is very personable but needs to explain more and provide more information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Be ready to ask the question or you won't receive the information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He always knew the facts about the status of progression and what stage I was in. He knew me by sight and name.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lynne)
Staff is compassionate but not have highly organized.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I've been to the Margate location, Jupiter location and Wellington location. Margate is the mother ship and I found them very organized. Wellington office is great very organized. Jupiter seems to need help. Paperwork misplaced and lack of communication is a problem.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
I paid out of pocket for everything. ivf meds anesthesia
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Yes, two due to age (40).
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Blood work was missing right before transfer. I was asked to sign a waiver for the genetic test I had taken already. Just things that should not happen. Adds to stress.
4
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2009 - 2011, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 28 - 30
1 IUI
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Manko, is a great person. He his honest and caring. He tries his best to give you different options. This is if you get to meet with him, because now he is very busy.
Prior to Dr. Manko transition from private practice to joining [IVF Florida] it was a great office, but after he transitioned and increased his case load it was no longer a personal experience.
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko, is a great person. He his honest and caring. He tries his best to give you different options. This is if you get to meet with him, because now he is very busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Busy office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Prior to Dr. Manko transition from private practice to joining IVF it was a great office, but after he transitioned and increased his case load it was no longer a personal experience. It was all about the money.
7
Doctor
Gene Manko
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Marc Gualtieri's protocols were] Timed intercourse, 2 iui’s, IVF...Single embryo transfer...He personalizes care extremely well! He knows his patients by name and knows what is going on without having to look it up. He will even personally call for frequent updates... I felt very cared for and safe under his care. I knew regardless of the outcome, he would make sure I eventually became pregnant - which he made possible! I would recommend him every day of the week
I was very pleased with IVF Florida. I Truly don’t have a negative complaint. The best part of the clinic is Dr G, Amanda in margate, Lynne, Megan, Shannon and Jen! They are amazing and I’ll foreber be grateful for each of them...[the nurses] were amazing, supportive, and extremely friendly! They became friends throughout the process. Jen who did my ultrasounds was amazing!...I was always seen on time and the staff was very efficient on getting me in and out.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He truly is the best doctor. I felt very cared for and safe under his care. I knew regardless of the outcome, he would make sure I eventually became pregnant - which he made possible! I would recommend him every day of the week
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He’s the best doctor ever and you’re lucky to have him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He personalizes care extremely well! He knows his patients by name and knows what is going on without having to look it up. He will even personally call for frequent updates.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Timed intercourse, 2 iui’s, IVF
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Megan, Lynne, and Shannon! They were fantastic )
Megan, Lynne, and Shannon were amazing, supportive, and extremely friendly! They became friends throughout the process. Jen who did my ultrasounds was amazing!
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I was very pleased with IVF Florida. I Truly don’t have a negative complaint. The best part of the clinic is Dr G, Amanda in margate, Lynne, Megan, Shannon and Jen! They are amazing and I’ll foreber be grateful for each of them
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
I was always seen on time and the staff was very efficient on getting me in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Approximately 30,000 with 2 IUIs, IVF - 2 transfers, all meds
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Single embryo transfer
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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2016 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 39
4 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Compassionate throughout the entire experience. He [Dr. Marc Gualtieri] hurt when we hurt. He was joyful when we were joyful. Amazingly kind human. Would recommend any family or friend to his care of treatment and would return back myself. Hopefully the opportunity will become available in the near future.
At times I was frustrated with the [IVF Florida] clinic wait times, but that was only because they were giving each patient the time they needed. When I needed extra time myself, they never thought twice and adjusted others. It was actually the sign of a very well run clinic! I appreciate all of the love and support that they showed me throughout… it kept me going!
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Compassionate throughout the entire experience. He hurt when we hurt. He was joyful when we were joyful. Amazingly kind human. Would recommend any family or friend to his care of treatment and would return back myself. Hopefully the opportunity will become available in the near future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Trust. Trust your doctor and the team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Personal connection throughout.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I do not remember.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
At times I was frustrated with the clinic wait times, but that was only because they were giving each patient the time they needed. When I needed extra time myself, they never thought twice and adjusted others. It was actually the sign of a very well run clinic! I appreciate all of the love and support that they showed me throughout… it kept me going!
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I asked for multiple and was discouraged and am so thankful in the long run.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unsuccessful
6
3
Age 32
3 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Steven Ory] was very cold. Factual but nothing more. He didn't explain the why a lot of times. Didn't provide alternatives. Just went straight to IVF. He seems like a good doctor but he needs to explain the process more to his patients.... Ovadril, chlomid. 3IUIs.... He was nice but only went over the results and then he was done.... $2-3,000 per insemination. IVF starts at $25,000
They [IVF Florida] should show more compassion to their patients. I think clinically they have the procedures in place but if they listen to their patients more then maybe it would allow for other types of comfort and treatment options.... They just didn't always tell me what to expect during the process. I had to learn it as I went.
How was your experience with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He was very cold. Factual but nothing more. He didn't explain the why a lot of times. Didn't provide alternatives. Just went straight to IVF. He seems like a good doctor but he needs to explain the process more to his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
Ask a lot of questions and make sure there's no alternative options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory at IVF Florida?
He was nice but only went over the results and then he was done.
Describe the protocols Steven Ory used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Ovadril, chlomid. 3IUIs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
She was really nice.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
They should show more compassion to their patients. I think clinically they have the procedures in place but if they listen to their patients more then maybe it would allow for other types of comfort and treatment options.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory at IVF Florida.
$2-3,000 per insemination. IVF starts at $25,000
Describe Steven Ory's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He stated to transfer one embryo
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
They just didn't always tell me what to expect during the process. I had to learn it as I went.
6
Doctor
Steven Ory
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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2021 - 2022, 30 Eggs Frozen
9
9
Age 37 - 38
5 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Hoffman never treated me like a number, but he is part of a very large practice. Therefore, my interaction with him was just at the beginning of the stim cycles. After that it was mainly through ultrasound technicians and nursers through their online portal...never ended up being the doctor that did my retrievals...always willing to discuss my protocols and set strategy for me for my future stim cycles and family planning.
The clinic's [IVF Florida] weaknesses are that as a very large clinic, patients can start to feel like a number, and their prices are more expensive than some other nearby clinics in the area...Dr. Hoffman never treated me like a number...Also, because of the size of the practice the doctors rotate egg retrievals so [he] never ended up being the doctor that did my retrievals.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman follows the science and is both compassion and direct with what he thinks is necessary for your protocol. He takes into account your full situation and is very forthright and encouraging during the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
While he can be very direct, believe in his process and guidance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman never treated me like a number, but he is part of a very large practice. Therefore, my interaction with him was just at the beginning of the stim cycles. After that it was mainly through ultrasound technicians and nursers through their online portal. Also, because of the size of the practice the doctors rotate egg retrievals so Dr. Hoffman never ended up being the doctor that did my retrievals. However, Dr. Hoffman was always willing to discuss my protocols and set strategy for me for my future stim cycles and family planning.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
While I had good AMH and FSH levels, my follicle count was low, and therefore potentially put me in the DOR category. As such, Dr. Hoffman believed that a lower dose protocol was the best way to go to achieve the best results. He put me on a Microdose Lupron Protocol with daily 225 mg Menopur and 225 mg Gonal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Most of the interaction with the nursing staff was through the Clinic's online portal. However, whenever I did meet with them they were very helpful and pleasant.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic's strength is that they have extremely thoughtful and intelligent doctors that what to get a full picture of their patients in order to figure out the best way to proceed to meet your family planning goals. The clinic's weaknesses are that as a very large clinic, patients can start to feel like a number, and their prices are more expensive than some other nearby clinics in the area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
The egg retrieval was about $7,900. The medications were between $4,000-5,000
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
NA
9
Doctor
David Hoffman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2010 - 2020, Unsuccessful
5
0
Age 26 - 36
9 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
During our many years of treatment with this practice, we only saw Dr. Hoffman for initial consultations. Otherwise, the nursing staff and medical assistants do all treatment and procedures...The nurses said that Dr. Hoffman was recommended IVF after my third unsuccessful IUI even though my treatment hadn’t changed course from the first one, and I was later diagnosed with PCOS from another doctor which Dr. Hoffman failed to diagnose even though it was glaringly obvious in my blood work and on ultrasounds...
I never saw or spoke to the same nurse more than once [at IVF Florida]. The nurses do procedures, and because they don’t know patients personally, they aren’t familiar with your history, so they’re unable to comment about how the treatment will help a patient personally. I feel like they use a “one size fits all” approach...very helpful that the clinic opened at 6:00am for ultrasounds and bloodwork. But it’s first come first served, so sometimes you’d wait a long time. And the phlebotomist was often late, so sometimes you’d wait way longer than other times....
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
We used this clinic to attempt to get pregnant on and off for many years. This clinic made me feel like a number—like I was waiting to place my order at the deli counter. There was one phlebotomist who took my blood (and cut my arm and made me bruise every time) and one ultrasound tech (who honestly was so forceful and impersonal) every visit. And even when you had an appointment, it felt like it was still first come first served. I never saw or spoke to the same nurse more than once. When we communicated through the portal, I felt belittled and like I wasn’t given adequate information regarding my treatment. They cancelled my first cycle and didn’t explain why. The nurses said that Dr. Hoffman was recommended IVF after my third unsuccessful IUI even though my treatment hadn’t changed course from the first one, and I was later diagnosed with PCOS from another doctor which Dr. Hoffman failed to diagnose even though it was glaringly obvious in my blood work and on ultrasounds.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
If you want to be a number, this is the place to be. And if you don’t mind waiting in the office for sometimes hours just for an ultrasound, this is the place for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
During our many years of treatment with this practice, we only saw Dr. Hoffman for initial consultations. Otherwise, the nursing staff and medical assistants do all treatment and procedures.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I was given unmedicated cycles for IUI, and I was treated with femara and Clomid on different cycles. I was not given a trigger shot. I had no success. Because I don’t ovulate naturally.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
I never saw or spoke to the same nurse more than once. The nurses do procedures, and because they don’t know patients personally, they aren’t familiar with your history, so they’re unable to comment about how the treatment will help a patient personally. I feel like they use a “one size fits all” approach.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
it was very helpful that the clinic opened at 6:00am for ultrasounds and bloodwork. But it’s first come first served, so sometimes you’d wait a long time. And the phlebotomist was often late, so sometimes you’d wait way longer than other times. I personally liked Dr. Hoffman and his personality, but I don’t believe that the way that the office is run allows success for most of its patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
Monitor appointments and IUIs cost between $250-$300 each. This clinic also requires back to back IUIs which research says does not result in higher pregnancy rates, so I felt like they were doing it for money.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
My labwork, menstruation history, and ultrasound showed an obvious result of PCOS; however, I was never formally diagnosed or treated with it at this clinic. This resulted in zero pregnancies.
5
Doctor
David Hoffman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
8
Age 33 - 34
10 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Christie] is always happy to answer all questions, entertains ideas and if he doesn't agree with something he puts it in a way that is not dismissive...I started 2.5mg Femara which we did for a few months, unfortunately it did no produce any mature follicles and we increased it to 5mg and then 7.5mg which finally produced mature follicles and we had a positive pregnancy test, however, had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. On some cycles, we had to piggyback which means you take another dose of Femara in the same cycle.
It's clean and making an appointment is easy. They [IVF Florida] are open 7 days a week which is really nice when you start a cycle on a Saturday or Sunday. Their equipment is up to date and modern. They showcase pictures of success stories that give you hope...I believe 1 cyle is about $13k and they offer different packages which will allow you get a discount for booking multiple cycles and have a refund package in case you don't bring home a baby.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
I switched to Dr. Christie as I was seeing another Dr. in that practice that I wasn't so happy with. He was so kind, he is a soft-spoken man and it very easy to talk to. Any questions you have he is more than happy to answer and will take his time if you don't understand something. His staff is very nice and always greet you with a smile. I would recommend the clinic, however, it is a bit expensive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Go with all the questions you have. He is happy to answer any concerns
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He is an amazing Dr. although our results weren't as we hoped he really is an amazing Dr. He is always happy to answer all questions, entertains ideas and if he doesn't agree with something he puts it in a way that is not dismissive.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I started 2.5mg Femara which we did for a few months, unfortunately it did no produce any mature follicles and we increased it to 5mg and then 7.5mg which finally produced mature follicles and we had a positive pregnancy test, however, had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. On some cycles, we had to piggyback which means you take another dose of Femara in the same cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
They all respond within 24 hours and are happy to find out info they don't know.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
It's clean and making an appointment is easy. They are open 7 days a week which is really nice when you start a cycle on a Saturday or Sunday. Their equipment is up to date and modern. They showcase pictures of success stories that give you hope.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
It is expensive to seek treatment as most insurance companies do not offer fertility coverage. I believe 1 cyle is about $13k and they offer different packages which will allow you get a discount for booking multiple cycles and have a refund package in case you don't bring home a baby.
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Weitzman is blunt, and straight forward, but not particularly compassionate or warm. She will casually throw out phrases like "during your next IVF cycle" like it is a foregone conclusion that we will throw another$20k into her clinic. Contact with her is minimal, the process at IVF Florida is run more by nurses...We did PGS testing, which the doctor did not reccommend. Two were chromosomally abnormal and would have resulted in miscarriage, and one normal....
IVF Florida is a large practice that operates extremely efficiently, but has all the warmth of an assembly line. Each appointment is blood work, ultrasound with a nurse, followed up by a nurse uploading results to their patient portal. Contact with the doctor is very minimal. In two years there, no one has asked me how I feel, or how I am handling this process. Very impersonal. But, they have great track record, and if they get the job done, who cares if you like the nurses??
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman is blunt, and straight forward, but not particularly compassionate or warm. She will casually throw out phrases like "during your next IVF cycle" like it is a foregone conclusion that we will throw another$20k into her clinic. Contact with her is minimal, the process at IVF Florida is run more by nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
If you want Face Time with your doctor, see someone else.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I did 17 days of birth control, followed by a stim cycle of gonal-F and Menopur. Trigger was HCG. Retrieval got 6 eggs (they ever told me how many to expect during ultrasound prior to retrieval). 5 fertilized. 3 made it to blastocyst. We did PGS testing, which the doctor did not reccommend. Two were chromosomally abnormal and would have resulted in miscarriage, and one normal. So potentially I would have paid $6k for an implantation that was chromosomally abnormal and would have resulted in miscarriage, and had to pay another $6k to try again. I am scheduled for implantation on 10/22. I am currently on Lupron, 10 units daily, and estrogen patches.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Each doctor has a team of nurses, so you see that same few. They are nice, but each of them only has a partial picture. None of them oversee the whole process, or speak to you about how you are doing. You see one person for blood draw, walk to another room for ultrasound, and then you get a portal message telling you what medicine to take. Not personal at all.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida is a large practice that operates extremely efficiently, but has all the warmth of an assembly line. Each appointment is blood work, ultrasound with a nurse, followed up by a nurse uploading results to their patient portal. Contact with the doctor is very minimal. In two years there, no one has asked me how I feel, or how I am handling this process. Very impersonal. But, they have great track record, and if they get the job done, who cares if you like the nurses??
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
It is a cattle call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
A few thousand in miscellaneous tests and appointments. $12,000 for retrieval. $1,900 + $980 for PGD testing. $5,000 for implantation. $3,0000 in medication, because they called in double what I needed.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
7
Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 42 - 43
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Weitzman's communication style is very compassionate. She takes her time to ensure that all questions are addressed; and encouraged us to call and ask to speak with her directly, if we had questions or concerns. From the first visit, she took the time to get to know me and connect with me. ... IVF of Florida only performs single embryo transfers due to the high risk nature of twin pregnancies for the mother and the babies.
Sometimes there is a delay to get someone on the phone. However, they encourage the use of emails and respond within 2-3 hours during business hours. Although they have multiple locations, not all locations have weekend hours or perform procedures. You may have to travel to a location that is 30-45 min from your home (depending on where you live) for tests and procedures. However, the location where our ultrasounds and labs were done, opened at 7am; so it did not interfere much with work.
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman's communication style is very compassionate. She takes her time to ensure that all questions are addressed; and encouraged us to call and ask to speak with her directly, if we had questions or concerns. From the first visit, she took the time to get to know me and connect with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman and the clinic staff have been very responsive to our calls/emails. Questions are always answered.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I underwent 3-4 Clomid and 4-5 Femara cycles with my OB/GYN between July 2017 and July 2018. IVF Cycle started October 2018. This protocol was used due to my age (42). My husband's sperm is within normal limits. Antagonist Protocol with Oral Contraceptives: Doxycycline 100mg by mouth twice a day (hubby and I) for 10 days Menopur 150IU Q AM & 75 IU Q PM Gonal F 75 IU Q AM & 150IU Q PM Cetrotide 0.25mg Q PM HCG 10,000 IU IM Retrieved 4 eggs, but none of them fertilized; despite ICSI being performed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nurses and staff were very professional and responsive. Everyone at the clinic (front desk, ultrasound tech, phlebotomist) were very pleasant and professional. My nurse always gave detailed instructions and was patient when we needed additional clarification.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Sometimes there is a delay to get someone on the phone. However, they encourage the use of emails and respond within 2-3 hours during business hours. Although they have multiple locations, not all locations have weekend hours or perform procedures. You may have to travel to a location that is 30-45 min from your home (depending on where you live) for tests and procedures. However, the location where our ultrasounds and labs were done, opened at 7am; so it did not interfere much with work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
Approximately $18,000 w/ meds
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
IVF of Florida only performs single embryo transfers due to the high risk nature of twin pregnancies for the mother and the babies.
10
Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 34
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I have low AMH and my husband has abnormal morphology. He [Dr. David Hoffman] put my husband on Conception XR with motility support, which helped his sperm a great deal. We did two rounds of IUI with clomid, gonal F and trigger. Dr. Hoffman is not a huge fan of IUI and he will tell you that. But he has not once pushed us in any one direction. He likes to give you all the options and let you make the decision you're most comfortable with. Both our IUIs failed and we are starting our first round of IVF next month on the microdose protocol
Expect to wait [at IVF Florida-Margate]. This is a very busy clinic. I think they're organized and do a great job, but I can only think of once or twice when I waited less than 15-30 minutes for an appointment, even if it was just a scan and blood draw. All of the staff have been extremely kind, friendly, and helpful.... IVF Florida only does single embryo transfer to avoid the risk of multiples and that fit with what we wanted.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman is very warm and caring. He has a great bedside manner and I find him to be very patient and reassuring. I think his greatest strength is his experience and how long he's been doing this. He will tell you he is "old school," which I was worried at first would be a weakness and that he'd be stuck in his ways, but he is very current on all the research that's out there, and I truly feel he wants to see us succeed and become pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
I have two: 1) Ask all of the questions you can think of and make sure you understand everything - he will definitely take the time to explain. 2) Trust what he tells you. We're still in the middle of treatment, but so far he's been accurate in his assessments and I feel good about our treatment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Hoffman has been kind and patient throughout the entire process. He always shares personal anecdotes, takes his time explaining things or answering my questions, and is always very reassuring.
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I have low AMH and my husband has abnormal morphology. He put my husband on Conception XR with motility support, which helped his sperm a great deal. We did two rounds of IUI with clomid, gonal F and trigger. Dr. Hoffman is not a huge fan of IUI and he will tell you that. But he has not once pushed us in any one direction. He likes to give you all the options and let you make the decision you're most comfortable with. Both our IUIs failed and we are starting our first round of IVF next month on the microdose protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff is great. They are very quick to return phone calls and they have no problem taking the time to explain or go over treatment plans.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Expect to wait. This is a very busy clinic. I think they're organized and do a great job, but I can only think of once or twice when I waited less than 15-30 minutes for an appointment, even if it was just a scan and blood draw. All of the staff have been extremely kind, friendly, and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
I believe each IUI came out to a little under $2,000 with meds and visits. IVF will be $20k+
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
IVF Florida only does single embryo transfer to avoid the risk of multiples and that fit with what we wanted.
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IVF Florida
Margate
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