Partners for Fertility and IVF

Rated 1.7
Don't recommend: 100%1.7
0% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Operations
5.3
5.3
Operations

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Scheduling
7.3
7.3
Scheduling

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Billing Department
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6
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
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6
Nursing Team

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Attention to Detail
4
4
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National Avg
635
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling is not offered
Genetic counseling is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Vienna
8100 Boone Blvd
Vienna, VA 22182
703-876-6311

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2013, Unsuccessful
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Age 44
7 IVF
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
3rd of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I felt like physician [Dr. Nancy Durso] was not qualified to be a fertility physician. Scattered, casual, not serious, did not seem concerned with my feelings about the procedure, did not feel like I was treated like a person, did not feel like I was fully informed, somewhat patronizing, seemed to have a "superiority" complex, seemed unconcerned with my outcome...Impersonal, chaotic, long wait times, no response to my concerns, complaints
My final round was prepaid then lab [at Partners for Fertility and IVF] destroyed eggs thru negligence and final transfer was canceled with no refund to me for their error...It was not crowded- now I know why. Front desk staff were the best part of the experience. Lab staff was either grossly negligent or just negligent in handling eggs and embryos. Did not feel they were competent at all.
How was your experience with Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
I felt like physician was not qualified to be a fertility physician. Scattered, casual, not serious, did not seem concerned with my feelings about the procedure, did not feel like I was treated like a person, did not feel like I was fully informed, somewhat patronizing, seemed to have a "superiority" complex, seemed unconcerned with my outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
Go somewhere else
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
Impersonal, chaotic, long wait times, no response to my concerns, complaints
Describe your experience with your nurse at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
Had to be reminded of what I was there for on a number of visits. Unprepared, disorganized
Describe your experience with Partners for Fertility and IVF.
It was not crowded- now I know why. Front desk staff were the best part of the experience. Lab staff was either grossly negligent or just negligent in handling eggs and embryos. Did not feel they were competent at all.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
Do not recall specific breakdown. Approx $5000 for retrieval and implantation. My final round was prepaid then lab destroyed eggs thru negligence and final transfer was canceled with no refund to me for their error.
What specific things went wrong at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Lost or damaged samples
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
Lab tech mishandled eggs and also embryos. Destroyed eggs. No apology or reason given.
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2007 - 2011, Successful
6
5
Age 39 - 43
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
She [Dr. Nancy Durso] was fine. Just no personality, warmth or bedside manner. I liked the small clinic and specifically avoided the region's gigantic fertility machine...She doesn't talk or explain more than the minimum necessary. Be your own advocate!...At time they were a very small operation. One office woman and one medical assistant. Both those other two wow were fantastic! Kept me there rather than give a larger operation a try
She [Dr. Nancy Durso] was fine. Just no personality, warmth or bedside manner. I liked the small clinic and specifically avoided the region's gigantic fertility machine...She doesn't talk or explain more than the minimum necessary. Be your own advocate!...At time they were a very small operation. One office woman and one medical assistant. Both those other two wow were fantastic! Kept me there rather than give a larger operation a try
How was your experience with Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
She was fine. Just no personality, warmth or bedside manner. I liked the small clinic and specifically avoided the region's gigantic fertility machine. Was she as good? Dunno. Her clinic is now diff than where I saw her in 2007
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
She doesn't talk or explain more than the minimum necessary. Be your own advocate!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
She was far from warm or personable. Like a lot of docs. Not unusual but very much do NOT like. Especially with an area such as this.
Describe the protocols Nancy Durso used in your cycles at Partners for Fertility and IVF and their degree of success.
Too long ago. Basically standard injections iui. Tried one minimal stimulation Ivf which was unsuccessful. Took a gamble. Not sure if she's even doing that still.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
At time they were a very small operation. One office woman and one medical assistant. Both those other two wow were fantastic! Kept me there rather than give a larger operation a try
Describe your experience with Partners for Fertility and IVF.
I feel like I already did this. Nothing else to say. Her clinic is now totally different than 2007 and so I couldn't help anyhow. All is diff now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
Costs were less than the mega clinics in the area.
Describe Nancy Durso's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
No opinion
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2012 - 2015, Unknown Success
0
0
Age 36 - 39
6 IUI
IVF
Egg Freezing
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
...we needed to do IVF and chose PGS [pre-implantation genetic screening] testing... She pushed us into testing on d3 [day 3] and transferring on d5 [day 5] and never disclosed that she did not have the equipment to test the embryos on d5.
Dr. [Durso] failed to disclose that she didn't have the ability to biopsy d5 embryos for PGS testing because she doesn't have the appropriate equipment... Only use her for IUI, not IVF.
How was your experience with Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
Dr Durso was very good when we were undergoing IUIs, and we did have a child. When we were ready for a second child, we needed to do IVF and chose PGS testing to get our best possible chance for a successful pregnancy. She pushed us into testing on d3 and transferring on d5 and never disclosed that she did not have the equipment to test the embryos on d5. I would not recommend her for IVF treatment based on this experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nancy Durso at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
Only use her for IUI, not IVF.
What specific things went wrong at Partners for Fertility and IVF?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Partners for Fertility and IVF.
Dr failed to disclose that she didn't have the ability to biopsy d5 embryos for PGS testing because she doesn't have the appropriate equipment.
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Partners for Fertility and IVF
Vienna
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