Northeast Ohio Fertility Center

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Akron
468 E Market St
Akron, OH 44304
330-376-2300
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Northeast Ohio Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Don't recommend: 18
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
27
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
10
Age
30 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
they [Northeast Ohio Fertility Center] take their time they explain everything in detail...anytime you have a question you can call them and they won’t rush you off the phone and they make sure that you completely understand everything that happened in your appointment...sometimes you have to wait but that’s expected because they do not rush you out of their office... they [nurses] are very compassionate caring super nice and very informative and all-around great people
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Age
30 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
I absolutely love Dr. Spirtos office sometimes you have to wait but that’s expected because they do not rush you out of their office they take their time they explain everything in detail in anytime you have a question you can call them and they won’t rush you off the phone and they make sure that you completely understand everything that happened in your appointment. I absolutely love Dr. Spirtos office sometimes you have to wait but that’s expected because they do not rush you out of their office they take their time they explain everything in detail in anytime you have a question you can call them and they won’t rush you off the phone and they make sure that you completely understand everything that happened in your appointment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
I love the way he treated my husband and I. He is Ginuwine but also very to the point there is no sugarcoating but also very professional his main goal at the end of the day is to make our dreams come true in the we haven’t been able to get pregnant to term yet I still have all the faith in the world in him and that’s why we continue to go see him. He knows what he’s doing and is very knowledgeable in great bedside manner’s.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Did you ladies that I deal with on a daily when I get there or Sandra and Teresa they are very compassionate caring super nice and very informative and all-around great people and they don’t make you feel like a Nother number they make you feel like you matter. did you ladies that I deal with on a daily when I go there or Sandra and Teresa they are very compassionate caring super nice very informative and all-around great people and they don’t make you feel like a number they make you feel like you matter.
How was your experience with Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
Dr. Spirtos is an amazing fertility doctor he knows what he’s doing he’s very knowledgeable that great bedside manner’s he’s very to the point but not in a rude way which I think is amazing because when you’re going through treatment for so long you just want to get to the point. He is very accommodating and at the end the day his goal is to make your dreams come true .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
My piece of advice would be if you really want a child need to go see Dr. Spirtos .
Describe the protocols Nicholas Spirtos used in your cycles at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We first tried medicated IUI. Or injectables were Menopourand, Bravelle and ovidrill I can’t remember what the dosage were but that cycle for IUIdid not work so He switched up the medication a little bit put me on birth control then I had you take shots of Lupron and the other medications that I listed above and it worked but unfortunately at 11 weeks and five days I had a missed miscarriage then our next round months and months later I decided I want to try in unmedicated IUI because of Financial reasons which did not work. So now we are back years later and we are on our journey again and we are doing medicated IUI and if that does not work our next step is IVF. And I have all the faith in the world and Dr. Spirtos.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
I must say from everything that I have researched Dr. Spirtos is the cheapest around he has a package bundle for IVF for a little under $9000 and I think that’s amazing and when your bills come in for our I must say from everything that I have researched Dr. Spirtos is the cheapest around he has a package bundle for IVF for a little under $9000 and I think that’s amazing and For IUI it cost is 375 per IUI why I believe
Describe Nicholas Spirtos's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
I would trust him with any decision he makes
10
Doctor
Nicholas Spirtos
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northeast Ohio Fertility Center
Akron
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
28 - 37
Treated
2007 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Strengths [of Northeast Ohio Fertility Center] are everyone is on the same page and are Cheering for you. They are supportive and experienced. It's not really a weakness but they teach medical students which can sometimes be a little uncomfortable....It was around 12,000 for everything for one cycle....[The nurses] are great. They check in on me at every visit. They are knowledgeable and are very familiar with Dr. Spirtos' protocols.
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Age
28 - 37
Treated
2007 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
Strengths are everyone is on the same page and are Cheering for you. They are supportive and experienced. It's not really a weakness but they teach medical students which can sometimes be a little uncomfortable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
Everyone knows my name and my husbands name. Dr. Spirtos jokes around with us with proper timing. He asks lots of questions and gives us lots of information. He spends time with us - as much as we need.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are great. They check in on me at every visit. They are knowledgeable and are very familiar with Dr. Spirtos' protocols.
How was your experience with Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
He is a straight shooter. He is not going to tell you what you want to hear. He is going to tell you the truth. He is very knowledgeable and through. He makes his decisions based on the progress of your specific cycle. He is confident.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
He does have a sense of humor but he is a no BS type of Doctor.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Spirtos used in your cycles at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I have tried other things before but Dr. Spirtos believed the previous doctors did not push my cycle enough. He used Lupron first. Then we began gonal-f. We had to increase that after nothing was happening on the first ultrasound. We used ovidrel to trigger. Them egg retrieval. 5 days later we completed embryo transfer with using progesterone in oil and endometrin suppositories.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
Some waits were longer than others but for the most part we were in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
It was around 12,000 for everything for one cycle.
10
Doctor
Nicholas Spirtos
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northeast Ohio Fertility Center
Akron
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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4
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
4
His staff [at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center] is top notch. They have all been there for years and they are some of the sweetest and caring nursing staffs I have dealt with...Donor cycle was $25,000...It was pretty outdated. At the time it didn’t bother me, I assumed it was saving costs to patients. But after changing clinics I realized it was probably a detriment to my treatment. (Wasn’t doing ultrasound guided IVF in 2015, the other clinic had been doing it for 10+ years. I had an ectopic from an IVF I feel could have been avoided with the ultrasound guidance.)
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
4
Describe your experience with Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
It was pretty outdated. At the time it didn’t bother me, I assumed it was saving costs to patients. But after changing clinics I realized it was probably a detriment to my treatment. (Wasn’t doing ultrasound guided IVF in 2015, the other clinic had been doing it for 10+ years. I had an ectopic from an IVF I feel could have been avoided with the ultrasound guidance.)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
He is very hands on with his patients. Every visit we usually went to his office to review what has happened and what was going to happen. He did all the ultrasounds himself and most of the progesterone shots I did
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
His staff is top notch. They have all been there for years and they are some of the sweetest and caring nursing staffs I have dealt with. Top notch
How was your experience with Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
Dr. Spirtos definitely does not have the best “bedside manner” but it never really bothered me. He was straight forward and laid out exactly what was wrong and what he thought your chances of success were, which I appreciated. I did have a few miscarriages while seeing him and I can tell you in that situation he was nothing but compassionate and caring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center?
He has a dry sense of humor, so go in knowing that and you will be fine. He is very hands on, which is very rare with fertility doctors these days. I always felt that my case mattered and he was working on it
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Spirtos at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
Donor cycle was $25,000
Describe Nicholas Spirtos's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northeast Ohio Fertility Center.
He explained the risks of a twin pregnancy but was okay proceeding with two embryos given my age and overall health.
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Doctor
Nicholas Spirtos
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
Northeast Ohio Fertility Center
Akron
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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