Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine

3 doctors work here

Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 9%8.6
58% strongly recommend
72 reviews
Operations
8.7
8.7
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.4
8.4
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.8
7.8
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.5
8.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

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.

For more information please see our FAQs.

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
452
National Avg
635
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42

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 is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 3 offices

Newport News
729 Thimble Shoals Road
Newport News, VA 23606
757-446-7100
Norfolk
601 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA 23507
757-446-7100
Virginia Beach
2075 Glenn Mitchell Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757-446-7100
Show 1 more

22 patient reviews filtered by:

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
5
7
Age 35 - 36
2 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
After 3 unsuccessful cycles I had another appointment with the doctor [Dr. Stadtmauer] and she started the consultation with "let's see.... wow, you've been trying for quite a while!". I asked for a new blood panel, since I've been going there for 12 months. Up until then, I didn't even know my AMH level. It felt like she never remembered me.
No staff [at Jones Institute For Repro Med] ever showed any motivation into finding out what was wrong with me. I believe this can be a good clinic for patients with standard infertility problems, such as PCOS or endometriosis. If you have unexplained infertility, you will not get your answers. ... Failed to convey important information: I went 6 months not being informed that my progesterone level was too low.
How was your experience with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
When we first started with Dr. Stadmauer, we started by covering the basics, such as ovulation, uterine lining and sperm count. Unfortunately after 12 months it never progressed from there. After 2 failed IUIs and no explanation to why nothing was working, we never investigated possible diagnosis. Every time that I had an appointment, all we did was to review everything we had done. The doctor listened when I asked to change medication and my monitoring showed that I responded well to the new medication, but at some point one of the fellow doctors said that I was in high risk of having multiples and I believed him. When that didn't happen, nobody cared to try to find out why. I remained under a low dose of Metformin for a whole 12 months. Nobody ever suggested changing it. Under the care of a new doctor I know I have multiple cysts, a possible polyp, and that I should be under a much higher dose of Metformin. Dr. Stadmauer missed all of that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Jones Institute is a very respectful clinic, but you will probably be successful only if you don't have any underlining conditions, and your problem is easy to resolve. I never met a doctor or fellow doctor at the clinic willing to investigate why I was not getting pregnant after 12 months of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
While I was very well treated when in the office and clinic, once I left, no one followed my case, no one was aware that I have been seeking treatment for quite a while and maybe we should take a different path. In that sense, I was just a number.
Describe the protocols Laurel Stadtmauer used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
When I started treatment, I was put on Metformin because I may or may not have had PCOS. I was asked to do the HSG test, that came back clean. My husband had a semen analysis, which came back as low number. No medication was suggested beside a zync supplement. I went for two IUI cycles with Letrozole. I produced only one follicle with Letrozole, which was what I already produced naturally. No change of medication was suggested until I asked for it. After about 8 months we pressed for answers about the low sperm count and the doctor mentioned Clomid for men. The clinic, even though is a fertility clinic, won't prescribe that for their male patients, so my husband had to go to an Urologist. I produced a much higher number of follicles with Clomid and decided for timed intercourse only. After 3 unsuccessful cycles I had another appointment with the doctor and she started the consultation with "let's see.... wow, you've been trying for quite a while!". I asked for a new blood panel, since I've been going there for 12 months. Up until then, I didn't even know my AMH level. It felt like she never remembered me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I only ever had any interaction through the patient portal. They would answer my questions sometimes.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This is a well established clinic, with years of experience. They were always overall flexible and accommodating with my appointments, and the Patient Portal (used by all EVMS facilities) works well. No staff ever showed any motivation into finding out what was wrong with me. I believe this can be a good clinic for patients with standard infertility problems, such as PCOS or endometriosis. If you have unexplained infertility, you will not get your answers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Ultrasounds are $190 IUI: $250 for he procedure and $255 for sperm wash HSG: about $600-$700 with no insurance
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Provided conflicting information: one nurse told me that I should only take progesterone after IUIs, and a different nurse said it was OK to take it doing timed intercourse. Failed to convey important information: I went 6 months not being informed that my progesterone level was too low. And failed to call in prescription several times. I had to go back to the portal and remind them.
5
Doctor
Laurel Stadtmauer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 35 - 36
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I really loved Dr. Pakrashi. She has since left the clinic and I cried when she told me she was leaving. I loved that she included Eastern medicine and practices in with the IVF treatment plan. Whenever I had a question or questioned anything, she always took it seriously and answered me. I felt like she was our personal cheerleader, like we were her only patients. She really takes time to get to know you and be there for you.
Strengths: They [Jones Institute] have been doing this for a long time (one of the first IVF clinics in the US) and the doctors are all incredible. Weaknesses: Communication from Front Desk, Billing, and Nurses can be hit or miss. I would recommend getting emails from everyone and I wish they would just give them right off the bat as I found communicating this way was much more easy and effective.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I really loved Dr. Pakrashi. She has since left the clinic and I cried when she told me she was leaving. I loved that she included Eastern medicine and practices in with the IVF treatment plan. Whenever I had a question or questioned anything, she always took it seriously and answered me. I felt like she was our personal cheerleader, like we were her only patients. She really takes time to get to know you and be there for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust her but do not be afraid to voice any questions or fears.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She cared about us as people. She took interest in our lives outside of infertility. She was warm and compassionate and full of passion to help us. I always felt like she gave me the advice she would give herself.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I am 36 with an AMH of .299 with male factor (morphology). Pre-retrieval daily supplement, etc: 88 mg Thyroid pill 75 mg DHEA 600 mg ubiquinol Vit D supplements Plus prenatal and fish oil 1x weekly acupuncture (started two months before retrieval) 1-2x weekly yoga No strenuous workouts one month prior Recommended no coffee or alcohol (I abstained for 2+ months prior to retrieval). I did not eat gluten and dairy for one month prior to my start date. Stim protocol (day three start): 5 days of clomid 150 of menopur 150 of gonal F 4 syringes of ganarelix Pregnyl Trigger They counted 7 follicles and retrieved 6 eggs. 5 fertilized and 2 embryos made it to blast. We have a 4AA and 4CB graded embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lena)
My IVF coordinator was really great when I was able to talk with her. The stress came from being able to get a hold of her. Sometimes it was difficult as she was super busy. I get it, but when you are starting something so scary and new, you want to feel taken care of and sometimes I felt I had to reach out multiple times to get an answer.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: They have been doing this for a long time (one of the first IVF clinics in the US) and the doctors are all incredible. Weaknesses: Communication from Front Desk, Billing, and Nurses can be hit or miss. I would recommend getting emails from everyone and I wish they would just give them right off the bat as I found communicating this way was much more easy and effective.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We have a high deductible plan so once we hit our deductible, all costs have been covered thus far except for anesthesia.
10
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 31 - 32
IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Bocca] has been incredibly informative. We’ve had 4 miscarriages (one was confirmed ectopic, she suspects two of the others were also ectopic but they resolved themselves) in two years. After the last one in February, she gave us more information than anyone else has. She wasn’t able to 100% pinpoint our issues but I did feel like her thought process made the most sense.
One of my last blood tests [at Jones Inst For Repro Med]I had upwards of six vials taken. ... A week later, a nurse called and said they lost all the blood that they took from me but within 24 hours I had all my results in my portal online. Apparently, the nurse was new and didn’t follow protocol with my vials of blood and as a result of the mishap they were quick to review standard processes with their staff so as not to have a repeat offense. Again, I shared my extreme concerns over losing this stuff and they reassured me that losing client information/results was not something that they took lightly. The office was apologetic and thoroughly explained what happened and how they would prevent it from happening again in the future.
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She has been incredibly informative. We’ve had 4 miscarriages (one was confirmed ectopic, she suspects two of the others were also ectopic but they resolved themselves) in two years. After the last one in February, she gave us more information than anyone else has. She wasn’t able to 100% pinpoint our issues but I did feel like her thought process made the most sense.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be persistent in your need to be heard. Once you’re on her radar, I do feel like she will be there for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We started seeking treatment in November, with initial tests and such but it was slow going. In the middle of February we were supposed to have our first big consult meeting with Dr Bocca to discuss a plan and I found out I was pregnant two weeks prior to this meeting (naturally conceived). I already had a history of recurrent losses/ectopic but I felt like as soon as the office heard I was pregnant without their assistance, I was not a priority. I started spotting and had to essentially yell “hey guys! This will be my FOURTH miscarriage in under two years! Please listen!” For them to realize that although I had conceived naturally it wasn’t going to end well and that I needed their help still. After that last miscarriage I feel like the lights went on and they were quick to connect me with Dr Bocca’s team more directly.
Describe the protocols Silvina Bocca used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Our plan was paused due to COVID-19, however her plan was to have me take about 2 weeks of birth control at the start of my cycle. After I will go in for the instructional consult and begin injections preparing myself for egg retrieval. She has given us the option to do genetic testing on our embryos due to our recurrent losses but said we could do an initial fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Heather )
Once I was able to connect with Heather, I felt heard. I did/do feel like it takes some time before they get back to me (up to 48 hours) but once I get the message or phone call back I feel like my concerns are heard and validated.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Their strengths include their staff, to include the appointment desk. On more than one occasion, I have had to speak with the appointment desk in a hurry to try and get to one of the nurses and they were always so kind, compassionate and quick to offer assistance. The nurses, overall, have been kind and compassionate. My only issue is the time it takes them to get back to me. I haven’t started a lot of the time sensitive stuff but I worry that it will carry over and I will be late or unable to complete something, as a result. I have discussed this with one of the coordinators and she has assured me that during the time sensitive periods they are quick and efficient at responding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My husband and I work for the same employer. Our insurance is the same and it doesn’t cover anything associated with Infertility treatments. Our initial tests and blood work cost around $1,000. My medication/injections was about $7,100. The procedures associated with egg retrieval and implantation are about $11,000 and the embryo genetic testing is around $900.
Describe Silvina Bocca's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Our facility recommends single embryo transfer. I feel positive about this approach.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
One of my last blood tests I had upwards of six vials taken. I had to rearrange my appointment but did so within an hour of the appointment being made. I went in in the afternoon as opposed to the morning. A week later, a nurse called and said they lost all the blood that they took from me but within 24 hours I had all my results in my portal online. Apparently, the nurse was new and didn’t follow protocol with my vials of blood and as a result of the mishap they were quick to review standard processes with their staff so as not to have a repeat offense. Again, I shared my extreme concerns over losing this stuff and they reassured me that losing client information/results was not something that they took lightly. The office was apologetic and thoroughly explained what happened and how they would prevent it from happening again in the future.
7
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Virginia Beach
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 28 - 30
1 IVF
Male Factor
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We started fertility treatments with Dr. Pakrashi about 7 years after my husband froze sperm due to a second diagnosis of testicular cancer with a second orchiectomy that would leave him sterile. ... This changed a bit when she left the clinic. She did not reach out to let us know, so we were completely blindsided right before starting medication for our FET. We found out through my acupuncturist. It was very disheartening as infertility is already challenging enough to be thrown another setback that could’ve been handled better was completely frustrating.
I feel that the clinic [Jones Institute For Repro Med] is run very effectively and that the staff is kind and helpful. My biggest concern is feeling like there is always more information about my case and general infertility that I don’t know and feel should be offered to us without asking. I wish we were provided more details and reports etc. While the staff is kind and helpful and ask us to reach out with any concerns I find it difficult to get direct contact with those I’m trying to speak with.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We started fertility treatments with Dr. Pakrashi about 7 years after my husband froze sperm due to a second diagnosis of testicular cancer with a second orchiectomy that would leave him sterile. Reviewing my health and cycle regularity it looked like we would have a pretty simple IVF case. Her positivity lead us to choose a single cycle with ICSI and PGS. Stimmming went well, 12 eggs were retrieved, 5 made it to day 5. 2 were abnormal, 2 normal, and 1 with no results. Our first FET failed, which seemed unlikely, so we moved forward with an ERA test that found I was prereceptive. I loved that Dr. Pakrashi suggested this sooner rather than waiting for multiple failed transfers. Our second FET also failed to implant. She was very helpful and supportive in deciding to move forward with another FET with the embryo that had no results. Unfortunately the cycle was postponed due to COVID19. Overall, we’ve had a positive experience, but I wish we were provided more details and information without having to ask first. We often feel like they (the clinic as a whole) keep reports simple and if we didn’t ask questions we’d be more lost and confused. We don’t always feel confident in our knowledge, but we’re comforted by Dr. Pakrashi’s openness and willingness to talk us through anything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions. You are your own best advocate. Read before you go to appointments and clarify anything that leaves you unsure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Pakrashi is kind and helpful. She knows more about us then just our medical file, which makes us feel like she is invested. She’s quick to respond and always wants us to know she has not ‘forgotten’ us. This changed a bit when she left the clinic. She did not reach out to let us know, so we were completely blindsided right before starting medication for our FET. We found out through my acupuncturist. It was very disheartening as infertility is already challenging enough to be thrown another setback that could’ve been handled better was completely frustrating.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For stimming we used menopur and gonal f. I reacted perfectly to the meds and the clinic was very happy with the 12 eggs retrieved. For the FET cycles I’ve had the protocol has remained the same using estradiol patches, intravginal estradiol pills, and PIO injections. After my first failed FET Dr. Pakrashi suggested an ERA that found me prereceptive; therefore my second FET was adjusted slightly for me to be on PIO injections for 6 days.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Olena Smagliy )
The nursing staff is kind and efficient. They’re helpful when we have additional needs and concerns.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I feel that the clinic is run very effectively and that the staff is kind and helpful. My biggest concern is feeling like there is always more information about my case and general infertility that I don’t know and feel should be offered to us without asking. I wish we were provided more details and reports etc. While the staff is kind and helpful and ask us to reach out with any concerns I find it difficult to get direct contact with those I’m trying to speak with.
Describe Tarita Pakrashi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Pakrashi strongly suggested single embryo transfers.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Out of all our appointments only one ultrasound and blood draw was not put on the schedule. The staff still saw me and took care of all my needs. There was also a bit of confusion about my husbands sperm bank, but the staff was very helpful in getting the correct answers for us.
7
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2019, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 32 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Pakrashi has a wonderful bedside manner and seems to truly care about her patients. She welcomes questions and always answers them in great detail...I bombard her with questions every visit and she is also so patient in answering them no matter how trivial they may seem. I do feel like there could have possibly been tweaks to my treatment plans as we seemed to keep repeating what resulted in negative test after negative test.
Some of the nurses [at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine] are absolutely amazing. Others make you feel as though you are a burden and an inconvenience...We have had issues with billing. We paid off our IVF cycle and a month later received a bill for over $20,000 with multiple procedures we did not receive. Also, I pay out of pocket due to not having insurance, yet they also tried to bill my insurance company on multiple occasions.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
If you want a caring compassionate doctor, Dr. Pakrashi is a must. She is warm and welcoming in a world that seem cold and isolating. I bombard her with questions every visit and she is also so patient in answering them no matter how trivial they may seem. I do feel like there could have possibly been tweaks to my treatment plans as we seemed to keep repeating what resulted in negative test after negative test.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
As amazing as she is, you won’t always see her and you may be disappointed with some of the nurses and doctors in the practice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Pakrashi has a wonderful bedside manner and seems to truly care about her patients. She welcomes questions and always answers them in great detail.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
1) Timed intercourse with Letrozole. 2) IUI with Gonal F and Ovidrel (3 cycles) 3) IVF - gonal f, menepour, progesterone, trigger shot
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Some of the nurses are absolutely amazing. Others make you feel as though you are a burden and an inconvenience.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: multiple locations, compassionate doctors. Weakness: You are not guaranteed to see a specific dr during your treatment and during my IVF cycle I only saw my dr once. Some of the nursing staff can be abrupt. Lack of communication between the business and medical side.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring appointments were always scheduled in the morning and wait time was on average 30 min - 60 min.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Our IVF cycle was approximately $19,000 including medications (not bought through clinic).
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We have had issues with billing. We paid off our IVF cycle and a month later received a bill for over $20,000 with multiple procedures we did not receive. Also, I pay out of pocket due to not having insurance, yet they also tried to bill my insurance company on multiple occasions.
8
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Virginia Beach
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
8
7
Age 30
5 IUI
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Bocca clearly loves what she does. I appreciate how much care she put into taking over my file after I stopped going to another doctor. She carefully reviewed my file and articulated next steps in a way that both my husband and I felt comfortable with. We are diagnosed with male factor infertility and we both felt that with our other doctor, my husband was cut completely out of the discussion but doctor Bocca is great about including both of us.
They [Jones Inst for Repro Med] have lots of success and lots of patients. I didn't learn early on just how much you have to advocate for yourself, ask questions and if you need to, be a thorn in their side until you get the answers or attention you feel you deserve.... $250 per IUI, plus the cost if the sperm and medication. I've gotten quotes for IVF with ICSI at $12,000ish.... When you are using donor sperm, it sucks to have a nurse at the clinic ask your husband for his sample.
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca clearly loves what she does. I appreciate how much care she put into taking over my file after I stopped going to another doctor. She carefully reviewed my file and articulated next steps in a way that both my husband and I felt comfortable with. We are diagnosed with male factor infertility and we both felt that with our other doctor, my husband was cut completely out of the discussion but doctor Bocca is great about including both of us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Come with questions and a notepad. She's great!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I first worked with another doctor prior to seeing Dr. Bocca. The differences between the two in their bedside manner is astounding. You can tell she actually cares about her patients and their partners and truly wants the best for them. She explained thoroughly why she wanted to explore a certain protocol and was open to answering questions, no matter how long it took, rather than casually brushing them off as me being a worrywart who Google's too much.
Describe the protocols Silvina Bocca used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did five donor sperm IUI cycles with another doctor. Three natural and two with letrozole and trigger shot, and progesterone. After Dr Bocca took over my file, she thought it'd be helpful to do a hysteroscopy. In that procedure, she found and removed a few uterine polyps, we will be pursuing a sixth IUI cycle with letrozole and gonal f, trigger shot and progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
They are great!
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They have lots of success and lots of patients. I didn't learn early on just how much you have to advocate for yourself, ask questions and if you need to, be a thorn in their side until you get the answers or attention you feel you deserve.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$250 per IUI, plus the cost if the sperm and medication. I've gotten quotes for IVF with ICSI at $12,000ish.
Describe Silvina Bocca's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
N/A.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
When you are using donor sperm, it sucks to have a nurse at the clinic ask your husband for his sample.
8
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
1
7
Age 28 - 30
5 IUI
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I feel that because we were diagnosed with male factor infertility and needing donor sperm, and nothing was super obviously wrong with me, he [Dr. Oehninger] brushed us off as an easy case....When we had our last meeting before going in for our sixth and final IUI, Dr. O seemed to brush off any of my concerns and requests doe further testing on me to see if there was anything that we could address easily before the next go. It wasn't until after I stopped going to Dr. O that we discovered my blood pressure was significantly above normal range and that my T4 levels were way off normal range, as well.
This is a big, productive group. They [Jones - Norfolk] produce results for lots of people but they are by no means perfect. Prepare yourself for appointments, advocate and research on your own behalf, and don't get too worked up when they make mistakes or goof up small things.... Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the clinic, I feel they miss some critical details in patient files.... [Cost Of Treatment] $250/IUI plus drug costs
How was your experience with Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We we're diagnosed through Dr. O and Dr. Brough with azoospermia/male factor infertility. Upon receiving that diagnosis, my husband and I took break for several months before jumping in to treatment. When we ordered our donor sperm and got started with treatment, I don't think my file was reevaluated or not. We jumped right in to three natural IUI cycles , the first of which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. After that, we did two more cycles with letrozole and trigger. Every time I went for ultrasounds, everything looked great. When we had our last meeting before going in for our sixth and final IUI, Dr. O seemed to brush off any of my concerns and requests doe further testing on me to see if there was anything that we could address easily before the next go. It wasn't until after I stopped going to Dr. O that we discovered my blood pressure was significantly above normal range and that my T4 levels were way off normal range, as well. We are happy with our new doctor and wish Dr. O all of the best, but he was not the right fit for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask questions. ALWAYS. Ask for copies of all of your test results and research on your end that you are within normal ranges.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I feel that because we were diagnosed with male factor infertility and needing donor sperm, and nothing was super obviously wrong with me, he brushed us off as an easy case.
Describe the protocols Sergio Oehninger used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
3 natural IUI cycles with donor sperm with monitoring on day 12. (The first of those three resulted in a chemical pregnancy) 2 donor sperm IUI cycles with 5 days of letrozole 5mg per day, trigger shot, and 10 days of progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
The nursing staff there is great.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This is a big, productive group. They produce results for lots of people but they are by no means perfect. Prepare yourself for appointments, advocate and research on your own behalf, and don't get too worked up when they make mistakes or goof up small things.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$250/IUI plus drug costs
Describe Sergio Oehninger's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the clinic, I feel they miss some critical details in patient files.
1
Doctor
Sergio Oehninger
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 32 - 33
2 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Bocca has been helpful providing guidance regarding my diagnosis and recommendations for treatment. She has also been honest about the success of certain treatments. I was a little deterred from seeing her again as during our second conversation she initially only recommended an egg donor due to my diagnosis, but after another face-to-face appointment where my spouse was also present, she discussed the diagnosis a little further and what other options might be available.
The clinic [Jones Institute] is great about communication especially through the patient portal. I did call the on-call line and did not receive a call back which was a little concerning, but it was not an emergency so it wasn't a huge issue. I was calling because I got my period on a weekend and needed to schedule an appointment for the following Monday morning. I also showed up once for an appointment that they said they did not have on their schedule. They had provided me with an appointment slip confirming the appointment. They were still able to see me I just had to wait. I have had to wait over an hour on a couple occasions.
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca has been helpful providing guidance regarding my diagnosis and recommendations for treatment. She has also been honest about the success of certain treatments. I was a little deterred from seeing her again as during our second conversation she initially only recommended an egg donor due to my diagnosis, but after another face-to-face appointment where my spouse was also present, she discussed the diagnosis a little further and what other options might be available.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I would definitely schedule regular appointments with her (perhaps monthly) to check-in and determine next steps for treatment. Ask questions and educate yourself on the options that she presents.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I feel Dr. Bocca is compassionate and empathetic. I do not feel rushed with Dr. Bocca and she answers my questions very thoroughly.
Describe the protocols Silvina Bocca used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We wanted to try an initial protocol to try to conceive through timed intercourse as the least aggressive/invasive option. She recommend ovulation induction with a trigger shot and progesterone suppositories. The medication that we used for induction was gonal-f, which is an injectable. We are currently on our second month of treatment. If this cycle is not successful, she has recommended that we attempt IVF on the next few months to determine the quality of my eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Shannon and Heather )
The nurses who I have been communicating over the patient portal, Shannon and Heather, have been extremely helpful. They answer questions very quickly.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is great about communication especially through the patient portal. I did call the on-call line and did not receive a call back which was a little concerning, but it was not an emergency so it wasn't a huge issue. I was calling because I got my period on a weekend and needed to schedule an appointment for the following Monday morning. I also showed up once for an appointment that they said they did not have on their schedule. They had provided me with an appointment slip confirming the appointment. They were still able to see me I just had to wait. I have had to wait over an hour on a couple occasions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Two months of injections with timed intercourse have cost us over $4000.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I had done initial bloodwork and had gotten results back. Based on the information provided, I didn't see any huge issues so I didn't follow-up with the clinic and didn't hear anything from the doctor. About one week later (at least) I did the HSG test which was also normal. After this test I was confused about what to do next as I had completed all the initial testing (including an ultrasound). I was sensing that I might be diagnosed as "unexplained infertility" because there were not any issues I was aware of. I messaged the nurse in the patient portal to determine next steps, and she said the doctor would call me. Luckily, the doctor called almost immediately after that message and reported that there were concerns with my bloodwork (done almost two weeks prior) especially related to my FSH levels. I would not have known this number was high just looking at it myself. I was a little concerned that the doctor did not follow-up on this immediately after getting the bloodwork back since it was so concerning. Most of the follow-up with the doctor though after this has been good and timely.
7
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
9
7
Age 22
2 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Be aware she [Dr. Bocca] does not do the procedures...She only did consultations and another doctor did the procedures. This did not bother me because the two doctors always spoke with each other and knew each patient...We started with IUI with letrozole...Second IUI I asked to increase letrozole and dr. Bocca agreed...is very kind. She explained things to us in great detail including her own pictures and drawings! No matter how many times I asked her questions she answered kindly.
I had a different nurse each time I went in the office [at Jones Institute]. Some were wonderful and some were normal. I did not have a bad experience with any of the Nurses...When we decided to move forward with IVF it was November. My next cycle would be December but they close for 2 weeks for cleaning the lab that month...We were suppose to receive a call regarding IVF guidelines and schedule. We never received the call. We ended up moving out of state January so we are no longer with this clinic.. however if we were we would still be waiting for the IVF call (4 months later).
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca is very knowledgeable in her job. She brings out articles, pictures, and diagrams to explain things to her patients. She only did consultations and another doctor did the procedures. This did not bother me because the two doctors always spoke with each other and knew each patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be aware she does not do the procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca is very kind. She explained things to us in great detail including her own pictures and drawings! No matter how many times I asked her questions she answered kindly.
Describe the protocols Silvina Bocca used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started with IUI with letrozole. Took letrozole days 3-7 of cycle and then ultrasound day 11-14 (I think) to see if follicles growing. No blood work in between for hormone levels. Second IUI I asked to increase letrozole and dr. Bocca agreed. Same timing with ultrasound and then IUI the next day or 2 depending on your follicle growth.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I had a different nurse each time I went in the office. Some were wonderful and some were normal. I did not have a bad experience with any of the Nurses.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The front desk staff is amazing and very helpful. The nurses are neutral. Dr. Bocca is wonderful and very knowledgeable. The clinic is very open to letting you visit and of the 3 locations so you can get seen sooner if needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We did 2 IUI’s and paid around $1200
Describe Silvina Bocca's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Bocca recommended 1 transfer. The max they will do is 2. She ultimately left the choice up to us as the patient.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
When we decided to move forward with IVF it was November. My next cycle would be December but they close for 2 weeks for cleaning the lab that month. So we had to wait until January. We were suppose to receive a call regarding IVF guidelines and schedule. We never received the call. We ended up moving out of state January so we are no longer with this clinic.. however if we were we would still be waiting for the IVF call (4 months later).
9
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 27
4 IUI
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Stadtmauer is very knowledge however when first meeting her, she was very hard to read and it was a little hard to keep the conversation going. She’s very question/answer not elaborative. I found that it was best to write down my questions when meeting with her regarding treatment and next steps...We were identified as unexplained, therefore, the game plan was to just try IUIs with femara, ovidrel and then follow up with progesterone. We did this three times under the treatment of Stadtmauer which resulted in no positive pregancies.
This practice [Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine] sees so many patients every single day & you can feel and see that in how they communicate and execute your treatment. Although there is very little to no warm and cozy feeling - these doctors know their stuff...I was prescribed two different progesterone medications which included peanut oil. I have a severe allergy to peanuts which I made the clinic very aware of...although you have multiple professionals looking at your specific case, they don’t know or remember if you have specific needs because they haven’t been your primary care doctor the whole time.
How was your experience with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Stadtmauer is very knowledge however when first meeting her, she was very hard to read and it was a little hard to keep the conversation going. She’s very question/answer not elaborative. I found that it was best to write down my questions when meeting with her regarding treatment and next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Write down everything that comes to mind and go into her office with it. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information and you can go down one trail of discussion and completely forget to get it all out before leaving the office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
This practice sees so many patients every single day & you can feel and see that in how they communicate and execute your treatment. Although there is very little to no warm and cozy feeling - these doctors know their stuff.
Describe the protocols Laurel Stadtmauer used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We were identified as unexplained, therefore, the game plan was to just try IUIs with femara, ovidrel and then follow up with progesterone. We did this three times under the treatment of Stadtmauer which resulted in no positive pregancies.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
There are so many doctors here and although that’s great, sometimes everything feels less personable because you might not see your specific doctor each visit. I also feel like that’s a good and bad thing because although you have multiple professionals looking at your specific case, they don’t know or remember if you have specific needs because they haven’t been your primary care doctor the whole time. The office is clean, professional and the doctors themselves are extremely smart, however, there is no sugar coating or hand holding.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I was prescribed two different progesterone medications which included peanut oil. I have a severe allergy to peanuts which I made the clinic very aware of.
7
Doctor
Laurel Stadtmauer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Virginia Beach
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 37 - 39
2 IUI
Unexplained
Other
European
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I never feel rushed when I meet with Dr. Bocca, she takes the time to answer all my questions.... Dr. Bocca is patient, a great communicator and is easy to understand. She doesn’t use too much medical jargon and fully explains all procedures and possible outcomes. She always takes the time to answer all my questions and concerns.... I tried IUI twice earlier this year. Each time, I started with five days of femara, cd 3-7. Day 8 I would go for an ultrasound and they would prescribe my dosage of menopur.
The clinic [Jones Institute for Repro Med] is slow to post payments, so make sure you keep all your receipts. Also, they are slow to submit bills to the insurance company. The staff is overall friendly and they return phone calls quickly.... The overall cost of IUI including medicine was close to $3000.... Some nurses were poor communicators (ie: their directions weren’t clear) and some weren’t very friendly but overall I had a good experience with the nursing staff.
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca is patient, a great communicator and is easy to understand. She doesn’t use too much medical jargon and fully explains all procedures and possible outcomes. She always takes the time to answer all my questions and concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and request alternative medications (for instance, if you know of a cheaper option).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I never feel rushed when I meet with Dr. Bocca, she takes the time to answer all my questions.
Describe the protocols Silvina Bocca used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I tried IUI twice earlier this year. Each time, I started with five days of femara, cd 3-7. Day 8 I would go for an ultrasound and they would prescribe my dosage of menopur. I would do 3-5 days of shots of menopur while getting ultrasounds every few days to check my egg growth. Once they were a good size (she liked 17 or larger). When my eggs were large enough, I would take the ovidrel trigger shot. Within the next 36hrs my husband and I would go in for the IUI. I did femara and menopur because dr. Bocca said she wanted to see two large eggs at the time of IUI and I had a history of only one egg from just the femara alone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Some nurses were poor communicators (ie: their directions weren’t clear) and some weren’t very friendly but overall I had a good experience with the nursing staff.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is slow to post payments, so make sure you keep all your receipts. Also, they are slow to submit bills to the insurance company. The staff is overall friendly and they return phone calls quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The overall cost of IUI including medicine was close to $3000.
8
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Newport News
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2017, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 30 - 33
2 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Bocca took the time to explain all procedures to my husband and I....fter my hysteroscopy, which she performed, she called the next day to make sure I was doing ok....Dr. Bocca is very nice and understanding. She seems knowledgeable. I felt like she has our best interest at heart. It's been easy to communicate with her and her staff....Dr. Bocca put me on Femara/Letrozole because it makes me produce more eggs than Clomid...
Nurses [Jones- Norfolk] are nice and knowledgeable....I enjoed my visits with Dr. Bocca because she's my primary doctor there and knows my chart. A lot of times for ultrasounds and IUIs, I would see a different doctor and it seemed as if they didn't read my chart so I had to remind them of things....Someone from her staff always replied to my emails....First visit - $190 Other visits -$60 Hysteroscopy $2,000 HSG -$600 IUI -$250 Sperm wash for IUI -$140...
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca is very nice and understanding. She seems knowledgeable. I felt like she has our best interest at heart. It's been easy to communicate with her and her staff. I found that if I call I might wait for a response but with an email I get a response within 24 hours.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared with questions (write them down). If you need to get in touch with her(her nurses) send an email using FMH (Follow My Health) portal. Don't stress about money- they work with you on payment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Bocca took the time to explain all procedures to my husband and I. Someone from her staff always replied to my emails. After my hysteroscopy, which she performed, she called the next day to make sure I was doing ok.
Describe the protocols Silvina Bocca used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and don't ovulate on my own, I also have one blocked tube. Dr. Bocca put me on Femara/Letrozole because it makes me produce more eggs than Clomid and the chances of ovulating on the side with open tube are higher. My husband has liw morphology so she recommended IUI. We tried 2 but they were unsuccessful. We're considering going straight to ivf now
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Nurses are nice and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I enjoed my visits with Dr. Bocca because she's my primary doctor there and knows my chart. Unfortunately I didn't always see her. A lot of times for ultrasounds and IUIs, I would see a different doctor and it seemed as if they didn't read my chart so I had to remind them of things.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance didn't cover treatment: First visit - $190 Other visits -$60 Hysteroscopy $2,000 HSG -$600 IUI -$250 Sperm wash for IUI -$140
8
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unknown Success
9
7
Age 30 - 32
8 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Graphic Designer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Pakrashi is very supportive and knowledgable. She has an amazing bedside manner...She is friendly and thorough in making sure I receive the care I need. She is also very responsive when I contact her with questions or concerns. I know that she and I share the same goals for my fertility...She was very empathetic and highly responsive to all questions or concerns.
Strengths [at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine]: Extensive resources, Easy to communicate with via FollowMyHealth portal, large staff, good equipment Weaknesses: Occasionally long wait times to be seen, expensive, you won't always see your specific doctor, which can be good or bad depending on the situation. Sometimes it's nice to have another doctor's opinion, other times, the consistency of a dr. that knows you is better. BUT you can schedule as best as possible to always see the same dr.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Pakrashi is very supportive and knowledgable. She has an amazing bedside manner. I have been seeing her for 2 years now and therefore understand how to best communicate with her and receive recommendations. She is friendly and thorough in making sure I receive the care I need. She is also very responsive when I contact her with questions or concerns. I know that she and I share the same goals for my fertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask as many questions as possible and do not be afraid to re-ask the same questions or have information repeated back to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Tarita is very understanding and listens to you as a patient very closely. She was very empathetic and highly responsive to all questions or concerns.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Cycle 1: Letrozole + progesterone since we were still at the beginning of my fertility journey. With the addition of progesterone, I got pregnant, but ultimately it ended in an ectopic pregnancy. Surgery to remove right tube. Cycle 2: Letrozole. We did not add progesterone because I was ovulating on the side where my tube had been removed. I did get pregnant, but also ended in an ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate shot to manage it. Cycle 3: Gonal-F + progesterone with timed intercourse. Levothyroxine added to treat hypothyroidism and reduce TSH levels. The goal was to produce more eggs. However in this cycle it seemed most of the egg production was on my tubeless side. No pregnancy resulted. Cycle 4: Gonal-F + progesterone = IUI. The goal was to produce more eggs again and also plant the sperm closer to the egg. In my honest opinion the IUI concept is flawed and a bit of a waste of money. Perhaps if there had been multiple IUIs done during this cycle, it might have worked, but this resulted in no pregnancy. Cycle 5: IVF using Menopur, Follistim, Ganirellix. The goal was to implant embryos. I was on a relatively low dose of Menopur and Follistim. Despite these low dosages, I was unable to have the Hcg trigger because of the risk of OHSS. Dr. Pakrashi was very attentive in making sure I did not get to sick and was very on top of my care. I used a lupron trigger for the egg retrieval and all embryos were frozen. Cycle 6: Frozen Embryo Transfer using estrogen patches and tablets and Endometrin inserts. The amount of Endomentrin inserts was increased due to not enough progesterone in my system. Cycle ongoing...
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Most of the nurses here are excellent. In my first couple of cycles I had some problems with not receiving calls back to messages I would leave. However, in the past 3 cycles communication has improved significantly! Everyone is very friendly and nice.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: Extensive resources, Easy to communicate with via FollowMyHealth portal, large staff, good equipment Weaknesses: Occasionally long wait times to be seen, expensive, you won't always see your specific doctor, which can be good or bad depending on the situation. Sometimes it's nice to have another doctor's opinion, other times, the consistency of a dr. that knows you is better. BUT you can schedule as best as possible to always see the same dr.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Most of my care was done through claims submitted to my insurance agency and out of pocket expenses. They do not take Tricare, but will submit claims on your behalf. The process is frustrating because you receive checks that then need to be mailed to EVMS.
Describe Tarita Pakrashi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Pakrashi sat down with me to discuss the risks and rewards with eSET vs multiple embryo transfer however she ultimately left the decision to me as the patient and I elected to for multiple embryo transfer.
9
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Virginia Beach
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unknown Success
9
8
Age 31
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Overall, my experience with Dr. Stadtmauer was a great one. I really felt like she was on our side and she listened to all my concerns. After 4 years of trying to conceive and failed treatments, she understood that I knew my body and she didn't try to talk us into or out of anything we didn't feel 100% comfortable with. As a self-pay patient, we were interested in the share-risk program and I believe she was a big advocate in helping us get approved for it. I do wish I was able to see her more through out my treatment, but with us living 2 hours away, the schedule didn't always work in our favor. However, all the doctors I saw in between very kind and made sure to answer all my questions if they arose. When it came time to hear the results of my beta, Dr. Stadtmauer called me personally and I could tell the genuine excitement in her voice. Although this was only my first round of IVF, I felt like we had been on this journey with her for longer and she was so happy for us.
I did feel like the coordinators and nurses [at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine] were lacking that quality. We often felt like numbers to them. Sometimes the sense of urgency was lost and even though it was our first IVF cycle, we felt like they expected us to know things we did not. While I wasn't overly impressed with the IVF coordinator, the business office was kind and courteous and we navigated this expensive treatment.
How was your experience with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Overall, my experience with Dr. Stadtmauer was a great one. I really felt like she was on our side and she listened to all my concerns. After 4 years of trying to conceive and failed treatments, she understood that I knew my body and she didn't try to talk us into or out of anything we didn't feel 100% comfortable with. As a self-pay patient, we were interested in the share-risk program and I believe she was a big advocate in helping us get approved for it. I do wish I was able to see her more through out my treatment, but with us living 2 hours away, the schedule didn't always work in our favor. However, all the doctors I saw in between very kind and made sure to answer all my questions if they arose. When it came time to hear the results of my beta, Dr. Stadtmauer called me personally and I could tell the genuine excitement in her voice. Although this was only my first round of IVF, I felt like we had been on this journey with her for longer and she was so happy for us. Overall, I would recommend working with Dr. Stadtmauer!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure you are explicit about your goals, concerns, and expectations. When we had our consultation, she listened to our history and our past experiences and she adjusted our treatment based on that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Living 2 hours away from the Jones Institute, it was important for us to feel like our RE was part of our team. Dr. Stadtmauer took the time to meet with me as well as speak with me over the phone to answer questions I had so I wouldn't have to make the trip up. While I wasn't able to see her much during my cycle due to the way the schedule worked out, once it came time for my beta, she called with such genuine excitement and took the time to talk with me about my cycle (what went well/what didn't). I felt like she was celebrating with me. While I would have liked to see her more during my cycle, overall she made me feel like we were in this together.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They were very knowledgable, but I did just feel like a number. I also had a hard time getting a response from the nursing staff when questions arose.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
While Dr. Stadtmauer made us feel like we were a team, I did feel like the coordinators and nurses were lacking that quality. We often felt like numbers to them. Sometimes the sense of urgency was lost and even though it was our first IVF cycle, we felt like they expected us to know things we did not. While I wasn't overly impressed with the IVF coordinator, the business office was kind and courteous and we navigated this expensive treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We did the shared risk program which included 2 fresh IVF cycles, frozen cycles until the embryos from the last retrieval were used up, ICSI, and cryopreservation which totaled $19,000. This did not include medication.
Describe Laurel Stadtmauer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Stadtmauer listened to us and knew that we were comfortable with the transfer of two embryos if we had them. Two embryos were transferred and one took!
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I was awaiting news of my fertilization rate and was told we would know by 10am at the latest the day after the retrieval. Around 11am/12pm I called because I still had no indication of what my results were. After many message and voicemails, I finally received a call back that I should have my results soon. The results didn't come through until almost the end of the business day through the online portal. It was a long and nerve wrecking wait. I also experienced something similar with our freeze report. We were told they would watch the embryos until the next day to see if they progressed to a point where they could be frozen. At the end of the day, I received our final report which indicated none were frozen. I was confused as I was told they would wait a day to give them time to grow. After my voicemails, I finally had my call returned a few days later to get clarification, but no indication as to why they didn't wait a full day to watch and see if the remaining embryos would progress.
9
Doctor
Laurel Stadtmauer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2014, Successful
8
8
Age 24 - 26
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
The initial consultation the Dr. [Bocca] was very warm and welcoming but we hardly interacted with her following the initial visit...She was very great about answering any questions or concerns... I would like to see more resources geared toward the LGBT community and families...The initial visit was very knowledgeable and left us with a good feeling of where to start...Overall it was a great experience for someone who had no idea what to expect.
The Hospital [Jones] we went to did a great job but it does not focus on the LGBT community so it was gray areas when it came to some of the care and resources... This clinic had a overall good experience it's not as personalized that you would want it to be but everyone we encountered along the way had a very professional and friendly manner... We didn't have a specific nurse assigned to our care we pretty much encountered whoever was available during the times of necessary appointments.
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
The initial visit was very knowledgeable and left us with a good feeling of where to start. There wasn't much of a breakdown surrounding cost and what we could expect in term of finances we had to do some research. Overall it was a great experience for someone who had no idea what to expect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I recommend that you ask all the questions that you could at the initial consultation because you will not be able to have many opportunities' to do so. Come prepared with all of your questions written down so that you don't miss anything. She was very great about answering any questions or concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
The initial consultation the Dr. was very warm and welcoming but we hardly interacted with her following the initial visit. The Hospital we went to did a great job but it does not focus on the LGBT community so it was gray areas when it came to some of the care and resources.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We didn't have a specific nurse assigned to our care we pretty much encountered whoever was available during the times of necessary appointments. I don't recall having any bad experiences everyone was professional and had a friendly manner but it wasn't a one on one type of care feeling.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic had a overall good experience it's not as personalized that you would want it to be but everyone we encountered along the way had a very professional and friendly manner. I would like to see more resources geared toward the LGBT community and families. It would be great if you were assigned a personal nurse or had more of a one on one feeling with the doctor. We didn't know in the process that following the initial consultation we would not really meet with Dr. Bocca again. It did take 3 cycles over the course of 3 years so I guess the timing puts a strain on the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The Process for IUI cost average $345 per insemination, $50-$100 for consultation, $100 per hormone injection per cycle, $25 for co pays, suppositories averaged $40- $50, Ultra Sounds $50- $100, blood work $0.00 included with insurance
8
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010 - 2019, Unsuccessful
9
7
Age 48 - 57
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Other
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
During my time with Dr O [Oehninger]. He was very personable and I found him matter of fact and although resistant to my research he did listen to me and never belittled me. He wanted us to be successful and when things failed he was affected.... lab results and treatment plans lagged I had to push for results. Dr O was always hands on but was resistant to my research... something as simple as a thyroid test I have to push for and then request results and then wait to get the meds called in.
This clinic [Jones Inst for Repro Med] is only 1 of 3 available in this area and they can be very busy. At times I have felt only like a piggy bank and felt pushed aside and care going to desirable patients. I understand this is a teaching facility but they should be open to possible innovations.... nursing staff has opportunities they have not realized. Wendy has been the best although I feel she is overburdened because it takes so long to hear back from her.
How was your experience with Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
During my time with Dr O. He was very personable and I found him matter of fact and although resistant to my research he did listen to me and never belittled me. He wanted us to be successful and when things failed he was affected.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared for a very busy man whose time is sought after
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
lab results and treatment plans lagged I had to push for results. Dr O was always hands on but was resistant to my research
Describe the protocols Sergio Oehninger used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
HSG, polyp removal, lab testing, dye test, endometrial biopsies, ERA
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Wendy Harrington)
nursing staff has opportunities they have not realized. Wendy has been the best although I feel she is overburdened because it takes so long to hear back from her.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is only 1 of 3 available in this area and they can be very busy. At times I have felt only like a piggy bank and felt pushed aside and care going to desirable patients. I understand this is a teaching facility but they should be open to possible innovations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sergio Oehninger at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I have spent over probably 80 thousand dollars trying to have a family
Describe Sergio Oehninger's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We never disused 1 versus 2 due to my age.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
not sure what you want ...something as simple as a thyroid test I have to push for and then request results and then wait to get the meds called in. Results are never my portal. There have been more than one time meds were never called into the pharmacy. I have had issues with insurance filling a particular prescription as written and had to stay on them to get the appropriate paperwork.
9
Doctor
Sergio Oehninger
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Successful
10
8
Age 35 - 39
8 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
She [Dr. Pakrashi] is thorough, intelligent and extremely compassionate. I feel 100 percent comfortable under her care. She’s always optimistic yet honest at the same time. We have been through multiple failed cycles - both negative and miscarriages- and she is one of the reasons that I have the strength to keep going.... I have PCOS and poor egg quality. Her recommendation was IVF ICSI but we still owe from our last IVF cycle and our toddler is diabetic, so we can’t spend out of pocket money on another.
Wonderful doctors! They know their stuff- they won’t treat you like a number. Nursing staff [Jones Institute] could be better. Sometimes they get things confused and don’t follow up in a timely manner— other nurses do- it just depends. At the end of the day- it’s the doctors that matter and these ones are great... Nursing staff failed to call in my prescriptions twice... Some are good, and some are just ok. It depends on who you get.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is thorough, intelligent and extremely compassionate. I feel 100 percent comfortable under her care. She’s always optimistic yet honest at the same time. We have been through multiple failed cycles - both negative and miscarriages- and she is one of the reasons that I have the strength to keep going.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be upfront and honest about your concerns or fears. She really does care and she wants to know!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is the most compassionate doctor I have ever seen.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and poor egg quality. Her recommendation was IVF ICSI but we still owe from our last IVF cycle and our toddler is diabetic, so we can’t spend out of pocket money on another. Since I have bad egg quality and I am 39, the goal is to get as many eggs as possible in hopes of finding a good one- like we did with my daughter!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Some are good, and some are just ok. It depends on who you get. I don’t have an assigned nurse bc we aren’t currently doing IVF
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Wonderful doctors! They know their stuff- they won’t treat you like a number. Nursing staff could be better. Sometimes they get things confused and don’t follow up in a timely manner— other nurses do- it just depends. At the end of the day- it’s the doctors that matter and these ones are great
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We are 100 percent out of pocket do the cost is very high
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Nursing staff failed to call in my prescriptions twice
10
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 30 - 33
4 IUI
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I began seeing dr stadtmauer in 2016 for fibroids and she has been managing my care since then. There have been a few instances where it seemed she wasnt aware of everything that was going on but overall she has been a great dr... [Protocols] 300 units of gonal f and 150 units of menopur nightly. Cetrotide each morning. It was not explained to me why this protocol was best... Jones is a good place. The only downfall which really didnt bother me is that you may not always see the same dr.
Jones is a good place. The only downfall which really didnt bother me is that you may not always see the same dr. I would also encourage people to ask questions so that you are not missing anything. The staff is all friendly and welcoming.... Lena kept me informed throughout the entire process. She showed me how to take all my medications and helped me order them as well. She even visited me on transfer day.... Because I had not met deductibles I had to pay out of pocket for my 1st round of meds.
How was your experience with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I began seeing dr stadtmauer in 2016 for fibroids and she has been managing my care since then. There have been a few instances where it seemed she wasnt aware of everything that was going on but overall she has been a great dr
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask lots of questions, don't wait to be told
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
The staff at Jones is great. They always greet me by name when I come to the office. There were some instances when Dr Started seemed as if she didnt remember everything that was going on, but overall I enjoyed my care.
Describe the protocols Laurel Stadtmauer used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
300 units of gonal f and 150 units of menopur nightly. Cetrotide each morning. It was not explained to me why this protocol was best.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Lena S)
Lena kept me informed throughout the entire process. She showed me how to take all my medications and helped me order them as well. She even visited me on transfer day.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Jones is a good place. The only downfall which really didnt bother me is that you may not always see the same dr. I would also encourage people to ask questions so that you are not missing anything. The staff is all friendly and welcoming.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My employer covers ivf 100% for three cycles. Because I had not met deductibles I had to pay out of pocket for my 1st round of meds.
8
Doctor
Laurel Stadtmauer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 31 - 32
4 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Doctor Bocca was kind and very good at explaining procedures before we actually did them. She was always very optimistic. I was diagnosed with polyps and went in to see her after several failed treatments. She was able to remove the polyps and explained every step of what she was going to do and then for post-op, she thoroughly explained the results and asked for my input on the next steps.
It was easy to get appointments [at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine]. They had multiple locations that were convenient for medication monitoring. The waiting rooms were comfortable and the other doctors I had interactions with were friendly and kind...She [the nurse] was always on top of things and responded quickly whenever I had questions or concerns...IUI's were about $800 total with medications, sperm wash, ultrasound, and actual IUI.
How was your experience with Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor Bocca was kind and very good at explaining procedures before we actually did them. She was always very optimistic. I was diagnosed with polyps and went in to see her after several failed treatments. She was able to remove the polyps and explained every step of what she was going to do and then for post-op, she thoroughly explained the results and asked for my input on the next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Learn as much as you can and be your own advocate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
She was always on top of things and responded quickly whenever I had questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It was easy to get appointments. They had multiple locations that were convenient for medication monitoring. The waiting rooms were comfortable and the other doctors I had interactions with were friendly and kind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Silvina Bocca at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
IUI's were about $800 total with medications, sperm wash, ultrasound, and actual IUI.
7
Doctor
Silvina Bocca
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 24
Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Tarita Pakrashi] was very kind and compassionate... always felt like she really cared. She gave us a lot of hope and we plan on doing IVF with her. She also explained everything very well. She took the time to answer all the questions we had...
[The nurse at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine] Laughed at me when I asked a question. Acted annoyed and over worked . Also complained a lot...[The clinic] provided a lot of information over the phone and also answered all my questions. Most the nurses and office workers act annoyed like they don’t care at all. Some of the nurse are great...Dr. Pakrashi was very kind and always felt like she really cared. She gave us a lot of hope and we plan on doing IVF with her. She also explained everything very well. She took the time to answer all the questions we had.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Pakrashi was very kind and always felt like she really cared. She gave us a lot of hope and we plan on doing IVF with her. She also explained everything very well. She took the time to answer all the questions we had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Write down any questions you have so you remember them all to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She was very kind and compassionate.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We haven’t started IVF yet.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Laughed at me when I asked a question. Acted annoyed and over worked . Also complained a lot
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The IVF was very nice and provided a lot of information over the phone and also answered all my questions. Most the nurses and office workers act annoyed like they don’t care at all. Some of the nurse are great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
After IVF would be about 20,000 So far it’s been about 4,000
10
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Successful
8
8
Age 26
IUI
IVF
Egg Freezing
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Immunological
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 6 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I have had a very good experience with Dr. Stadtmauer. She has answered every question I have and helped me in whatever I needed... Be your own advocate. I did have to ask for some specific tests to be done but she's always willing to listen and hear you out.
She [Dr. Stadtmauer] has answered every question I have and helped me in whatever I needed. It has been a great experience. My only complaint is really with the office. They try to get back but when it comes to the coordinators it is sometimes like pulling teeth....
How was your experience with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I have had a very good experience with dr. Stadtmauer. She has answered every question I have and helped me in whatever I needed. It has been a great experience. My only complaint is really with the office. They try to get back but when it comes to the coordinators it is sometimes like pulling teeth....
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be your own advocate. I did have to ask for some specific tests to be done but she's always willing to listen and hear you out.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurel Stadtmauer at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I really felt like Dr stadtmauer could pick me out of a line up and call me out by name.
What specific things went wrong at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
Laurel Stadtmauer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
9
8
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Tarita Pakrashi] is very compassionate and wants us to have another child. I believed she genuinely felt bad when a treatment didn't work. She would call and check on us and always start planning the next treatment...
At times they [The nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine] seemed preoccupied...We did an IVF study that cost 4400, most other appointments were a few hundred...multiple locations made it easy to make visits...She [Dr. Tarita Pakrashi] is very compassionate and wants us to have another child. I believed she genuinely felt bad when a treatment didn't work. She would call and check on us and always start planning the next treatment.
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is very compassionate and wants us to have another child. I believed she genuinely felt bad when a treatment didn't work. She would call and check on us and always start planning the next treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be patient
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She showed genuine compassion
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
At times they seemed preoccupied
Describe your experience with Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The cost is very high, but multiple locations made it easy to make visits.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We did an IVF study that cost 4400, most other appointments were a few hundred
9
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources