Reproductive Institute of South Texas

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
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Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
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Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
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Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
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Providing backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Providing backup medication
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McAllen
110 E Savannah Ave
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 687-2693
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Reproductive Institute of South Texas to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 58%Don't recommend: 42%5.8
3 assessments
  • 58% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 42% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
7.6
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
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
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
8.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
6.7
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
7
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

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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<35
35-37
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>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
157
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
5.8
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
10
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
The clinic [Reproductive Institute of S. Texas] was very easy to find, the entire staff was very helpful and caring towards their patients. As for weaknesses I couldn’t describe any. The entire staff has very professional in every aspect of our visits.... The entire nursing staff was very helpful from the moment we walked into the office until we walked out, communicated with us very well and had very positive attitudes towards all the patients.
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Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
The clinic was very easy to find, the entire staff was very helpful and caring towards their patients. As for weaknesses I couldn’t describe any. The entire staff has very professional in every aspect of our visits.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He was very kind and made sure we knew exactly everything that was going on before we left his office.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The entire nursing staff was very helpful from the moment we walked into the office until we walked out, communicated with us very well and had very positive attitudes towards all the patients.
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Dr. Esteban Brown was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, he explained in full detail every step or procedure that we may have needed. Dr. Brown also showed a great amount of compassion towards my husband and I, always ensuring that we were comfortable and understanding before any procedures or tests were done.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He is a very trustworthy doctor.
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
First test I had done was an HSG test to determine if I had tubal blockage and was prescribed Clomid 50mg, first pill started cycle day #5 and the last pill ended cycle day #10.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
$3,000.00
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
N/A
10
Doctor
Esteban Brown
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
0
There was no nurses, only medical assistants that didn’t explain things correctly.... I had asked for a meeting with Dr. Brown prior to my 3rd FET. I had it and I made it clear that I wanted to thaw 2 embryos on my third transfer, I even signed paperwork! On the day of the transfer, they [Reproductive Institute of South Texas] tell me that they only thawed 1. That it was too late to thaw another one.... [Cost Of Treatment] Traditional IVF @$12,000 PGS @$5000 Additional FET $3000
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
0
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
No strengths, the only reason I went there is because it was the only fertility clinic within the 3hour range. This clinic/dr have the only ones that have been around south Texas for decades. Fourtunetly, now there’s a new clinic with wonderful staff that I switched over to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He couldn’t even recall any of my info. He would file his nails while I spoke to him. Soooo freakin rude!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There was no nurses, only medical assistants that didn’t explain things correctly. I caught several errors.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
He has zero bed-side manners. He didn’t personalize my treatment at all. He made comments that were uncalled for and even made a mistake during one of my transfers, I had waned two embryos transferred but only transferred one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Don’t waste your money!
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
He did not personalize my treatment at all. There was no calendar provided for me, only little post-its here and there. It was so confusing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Traditional IVF @$12,000 PGS @$5000 Additional FET $3000
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
I wanted two embryo transferred on my 3rd try and he went ahead and only transferred one any way. So mad about it still. We considered suing but we didn’t want additional stress throughout this already hard road
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Esteban Brown
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0
Clinic
Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
My self & my partner went in & had a consultation for boy gender selection ivf & I was treated very well by the staff [at Repro Institute of S TX] & explained thoroughly & well where we could understand & I still hold dear & often look @ the paper work in high hopes we get to proceed in fulfilling our prayers in having a gender selection ( Boy ) IVF.... Strenths the nurse staff weaknesses dr.browns not so compassionate or informative strenths good in front books of pictures of all the successful twin births or single births & gender selected births weaknesses dr.brown wasnt so welcoming
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
Strenths the nurse staff weaknesses dr.browns not so compassionate or informative strenths good in front books of pictures of all the successful twin births or single births & gender selected births weaknesses dr.brown wasnt so welcoming
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
I felt they explained everything to me & my partner in a understanding manner
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kind very explanatory
How was your experience with Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
My self & my partner went in & had a consultation for boy gender selection ivf & I was treated very well by the staff & explained thoroughly & well where we could understand & I still hold dear & often look @ the paper work in high hopes we get to proceed in fulfilling our prayers in having a gender selection ( Boy ) IVF...it's been about two yrs going on 3 & I'm 34 going on 35 in May 2019 since then I have seen a OBGYN to find out why I haven't been able to conceive & come to find I have scar tissue & narrowing of my tubes that I can still get pregnant but more likely be a tubal or misscarige...which I've had two already the only safe sure way would be IVF I Thank you for this opportunity to share my story & I hope in the near future I'll be able to add in my gender selection ( Boy ) IVF in to our already family of five two boys & one girl.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas?
Be open & honest & if you truly desire to add to the family to completely follow through & make this dream into a reality
Describe the protocols Esteban Brown used in your cycles at Reproductive Institute of South Texas and their degree of success.
Did a vaginal ultrasound & that's it & said my left ovary would be best to get eggs from that's it
Describe the costs associated with your care under Esteban Brown at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
250 dollar's for consultation
Describe Esteban Brown's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Institute of South Texas.
He needs to be more sincere & explanatory also more compassionate & take more time with patients
10
Doctor
Esteban Brown
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Institute of South Texas
McAllen
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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