Repromed Fertility Center

1 doctors work here

Rated 7.4
Strongly recommend: 45%Neutral: 32%Don't recommend: 23%7.4
45% strongly recommend
37 reviews
Operations
8.4
8.4
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.5
8.5
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
8.7
8.7
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
8
8
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
6.6
6.6
Attention to Detail

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

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

CDC Success Rates

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

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
259
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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35-37
38-40
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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
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
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 5 offices

Dallas
3800 San Jacinto
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 827-8777
Grapevine
823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 310-6686
McKenney
6850 TPC Drive
McKenney, TX 75070
(214) 483-3131
Rockwall
935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
Rockwall, TX 75032
(214) 771-0135
Tyler
7925 S. Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 561-8331
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37 patient reviews

LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
8
8
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr Pinto was pretty matter-of-a-fact after her disappointing egg retrieval which was tough as it was a difficult time for us. Fortunately though it all worked out with just that one round of egg retrieval. Dr Pinto was very involved with our transfer and care afterwards. When we had questions on why a certain thing was done, he answered them...e’d only transfer one embryo at a time.
It’s [Repromed Fertility Center] a nice, small clinic with parking. Sometimes getting through by phone is difficult and there was one time where they had told me the wrong day for a procedure. When talking to them in person they’re helpful and one of the people at the front desk was exceptional ally helpful in getting my records to my OB when I was ready to transfer care...a few of my appointments with Dr Pinto started late. My first one started 1-2 hours late. Keep that in mind when scheduling....
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr Pinto knows what he’s doing and is dedicated to his work. We were going through IVF during the snowpocalypse of 2021. We were supposed to have a pregnancy test and blood draw in the middle of the storm. The whole city was closed, but Dr Pinto was at his single handedly running it. He was the front desk staff, the technician, and the doctor that day. My wife and I both were under the care of Dr Pinto. He found I had blocked tubes that meant I needed them surgically removed. With that IVF became our only route to get pregnant. My wife and I both had full work ups and her ovarian reserve was much better than mine so we decided to retrieve her eggs, fertilize with donor sperm, and transfer to me. She had fewer eggs retrieved than expected (6), but incredibly 5 of those fertilized and were genetically normal! Dr Pinto was pretty matter-of-a-fact after her disappointing egg retrieval which was tough as it was a difficult time for us. Fortunately though it all worked out with just that one round of egg retrieval. Dr Pinto was very involved with our transfer and care afterwards. When we had questions on why a certain thing was done, he answered them. The part that could be frustrating at times was that most of the time questions were first filtered through the nurses and there wasn’t always a direct line of communication with him. Dr Pinto can be a little on the quirky side, pretty direct, and is incredibly knowledgeable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Ask questions directly to Dr Pinto when you meet with him. Also a few of my appointments with Dr Pinto started late. My first one started 1-2 hours late. Keep that in mind when scheduling.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr Pinto and the clinic were up on what we were going through and where we were in our process.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr Pinto did a work up where it was found my Fallopian tubes were blocked and needed removed. I was referred back to my OBGYN for that and 3 months after the surgery I was able to get started on the path to a transfer. In the meantime my wife was getting her eggs retrieved. I do not remember the meds we used, but I do remember it included birth control for a period of time for both of us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
There were a couple of nurses who were very involved. At times we felt they were not answering our questions to the extent we wanted or giving enough info. Eventually we talked about that and it was helped by us asking lots of questions. There was also a bit of an issue when the timeline that Dr Pinto gave us wasn’t lining up with what the nurses gave us. Dr Pinto had said we could expect to do a transfer by Christmas but due to a combination of things (the timing of my cycle, Dr Pinto’s schedule being full, and the holidays) we had to do an extra month of birth control and weren’t able to do a transfer for another month or so. At the time that was very upsetting and we had considered changing clinics but are glad we stuck with Dr Pinto’s clinic.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
It’s a nice, small clinic with parking. Sometimes getting through by phone is difficult and there was one time where they had told me the wrong day for a procedure. When talking to them in person they’re helpful and one of the people at the front desk was exceptional ally helpful in getting my records to my OB when I was ready to transfer care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
I believe the grand total for one round of egg retrieval and one transfer was $27,000
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
Dr Pinto told us he’d only transfer one embryo at a time. We didn’t ask the rationale for this as we weren’t interested in transferring more than one.
8
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
LGBTQ Care
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
LGBTQ Care
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 34 - 36
4 IUI
2 Egg Freezing
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I appreciate his [Dr. Anil Pinto] straight forward manner and candor. He doesn’t sugar coat things and is up front with risks and benefits. He can be rushed at times, but always slows down if I have questions or am confused. He can be sarcastic and teasing with his staff, which I enjoy but not everyone would. When treatments have not yielded the results we wanted he has not hesitated to adjust my protocol.
Everyone tends to move quickly [at Repromed Fertility Center], so be prepared. You will see primarily the nurses for monitoring and IUIs, but I still routinely see the doctor. They will have appointments on Saturdays if needed...I’ve been very pleased with all the nursing staff. They have been responsive whenever I call, compassionate and easy to work with.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I appreciate his straight forward manner and candor. He doesn’t sugar coat things and is up front with risks and benefits. He can be rushed at times, but always slows down if I have questions or am confused. He can be sarcastic and teasing with his staff, which I enjoy but not everyone would. When treatments have not yielded the results we wanted he has not hesitated to adjust my protocol.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Be willing to ask questions and expect him to be straightforward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Fast response by the office staff when I had any questions. He personally called me after failed treatments and cancelled cycles to discuss next steps and check in, even though I did not ask him to call. The office staff are friendly and learn who you are quickly.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Had a hysterectomy to remove polyp before doing any cycles. We did one round of letrozole with a trigger shot. It was the first cycle with the clinic and we wanted to see how I responded to the meds. Did one round of letrozole and trigger shot with IUI. 3 rounds of IUI with Gonal-f, letrozole and trigger shot. Dosages were adjusted within every cycle based on response. After 3 tries felt continuing was an exercise in finishing returns. Had an egg retrieval that resulted in only one ovary responding (meds were menopur, Gonal-F, cetrotide and a trigger shot). After PGS we only had one embryo. Dr. Pinto strongly recommended a second retrieval before attempting a transfer. 2nd retrieval he added Clomid to my protocol and we had much better response. After PGS we have two more embryos. Due to my age and the small number of embryos he strongly recommended an ERA. Now prepping for transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Jane Madrid)
I’ve been very pleased with all the nursing staff. They have been responsive whenever I call, compassionate and easy to work with.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Everyone tends to move quickly, so be prepared. You will see primarily the nurses for monitoring and IUIs, but I still routinely see the doctor. They will have appointments on Saturdays if needed. Because they have multiple locations I have been able to get in and see Pinto when needed (based on cycle day) even if I needed to drive to another location.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
I don’t recall specific breakdowns but in total we have spent roughly $45,000 (that includes medication costs, embryologist fees, surgery center fees, anesthesia, etc) for all of our treatments. The cost for IVF has been roughly $35,000 0f the $45,000 total.
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
His rule of thumb is one embryo is tested genetically normal and two if PGS testing was not completed.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
No major issues. Some minor miscommunication between staff about next steps - all were resolved quickly when I asked for clarification. 2 instances of the pharmacy not getting my prescriptions, also both addressed within the hour.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
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Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
0
1
Age 26 - 27
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
In the 7 months I was treated there, I saw him [Dr. Anil Pinto] maybe 2-3 times. His bedside manner was lacking and I felt like he gave me the same treatment plan he gives to everyone. Everything is done through his nurses and he did not even reach out to me during/after my loss...Dr Pinto is really into supplements. I’m talking absurdly expensive vitamins
The [Repromed Fertility Center] clinic was fine. A little dated with decor but well kept. Staff was pleasant. Calls were typically returned same day. Wait times were long much of the time so be prepared. But visits were generally pretty quick once in the exam rooms. They do seem pretty IVF focused. They have a high patient volume and waiting room is kind of small so did not feel very private. Felt like a lot of patients for one doctor, and this was just one of his locations
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr Pinto works at multiple locations and it feels like he’s hardly ever at the office. It feels like he is torn in a million directions with all the patients he has and I didn’t feel like he had time to really dig in to my case. His bedside manner is not great. He wasn’t really rude but I didn’t feel like he was invested in me as a patient at all. I felt like a number and only saw him a couple of times over the course of several months. You can tell he wants to do IVF and was kind of pushing me to go in that direction when I didn’t want to. Everything is done through the nurses. He was pretty thorough with testing though, which I appreciated
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
don’t expect much face time with your provider. The nurses are great but if you want a doctor that feels like they really know you and your history, go elsewhere
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
In the 7 months I was treated there, I saw him maybe 2-3 times. His bedside manner was lacking and I felt like he gave me the same treatment plan he gives to everyone. Everything is done through his nurses and he did not even reach out to me during/after my loss.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr Pinto is really into supplements. I’m talking absurdly expensive vitamins. I have mixed feelings on that. But otherwise he was pretty reasonable with treatment. I did 5 cycles of timed intercourse with letrozole and hcg trigger shot. This involved ultrasound monitoring each month. I felt like they were triggering me a little bit early. And one cycle was a bust because they started giving me estrogen pills which then stunted my follicle growth. The other cycles were fine. I also took baby aspiration and progesterone (orally) during the luteal phase. I conceived on the 3rd cycle but unfortunately had an early miscarriage. I tried a couple more cycles before he met with me and encouraged IVF for my RPL, which I declined. I moved a couple of months later and left the practice
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center.
My nurse was awesome. Super organized. Even hand wrote notes and schedules out for me so everything was crystal clear. She did all of my ultrasounds herself and had good energy. Was really down to earth and understanding, felt like a friend. I looked forward to my appointments with her.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic was fine. A little dated with decor but well kept. Staff was pleasant. Calls were typically returned same day. Wait times were long much of the time so be prepared. But visits were generally pretty quick once in the exam rooms. They do seem pretty IVF focused. They have a high patient volume and waiting room is kind of small so did not feel very private. Felt like a lot of patients for one doctor, and this was just one of his locations
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
I had HRA credits through my employer so I didn’t have to pay anything out of pocket. I’m not sure of the exact costs
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
They forgot to call with my blood results once but did return my call when I contacted them to ask
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
1
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
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Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
6
7
Age 36
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Pinto ran all the tests necessary to diagnose infertility, and everything for my husband and I came back totally normal. So we set up another consultation to discuss the next steps, and he chalked it up to “sometimes it’s just unexplained.” He repeated the success rates for IUI and IVF again, and he wasn’t pushing IVF per se, he was just letting the statistics speak for themselves...After several tests and consultations, we decided not to pursue treatment with Dr. Pinto. We got a second opinion with another RE and had a much better connection with her.
I didn’t have a lot of interaction with the nurses [at Repromed Fertility Center], as I actually saw Dr. Pinto at all appts except my baseline sonogram! They were very friendly when I did interact with them though...We show up to our initial consultation with Dr. Pinto...and he hasn’t seen anything. Nothing in our file. The nurse on staff that day (Saturday) said she would look for them, but I tried so hard to inform him of all our test results BEFORE we met with him so we could have a very productive meeting, and they messed that up.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto ran all the tests necessary to diagnose infertility, and everything for my husband and I came back totally normal. So we set up another consultation to discuss the next steps, and he chalked it up to “sometimes it’s just unexplained.” He repeated the success rates for IUI and IVF again, and he wasn’t pushing IVF per se, he was just letting the statistics speak for themselves.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Come with questions! And take notes!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto was always very friendly and personable! He even remembered my husband’s profession without having to look at our chart.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
After several tests and consultations, we decided not to pursue treatment with Dr. Pinto. We got a second opinion with another RE and had a much better connection with her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
I didn’t have a lot of interaction with the nurses, as I actually saw Dr. Pinto at all appts except my baseline sonogram! They were very friendly when I did interact with them though.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
ReproMed has 5 locations, and 3 of them were close to work or home, so that was super convenient! Also, Dr. Pinto takes late appts (5:45pm) and told me he stays until he sees the last patient that needs to be seen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
Our insurance doesn’t offer fertility coverage, so everything was out of pocket. I paid my specialist visit copay every time I had an appt, even a 5 min baseline sonogram with a nurse. My HSG was about $275, and Sonohyst about $330. The meds they called in for our first IUI cycle came from a mail-order pharmacy and I felt the prices were very reasonable!
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
I worked with Jennifer in the Tyler office before our very first consultation, to make sure they had received my bloodwork from my OBGYN and my husband’s SA from his urologist. She confirmed they had everything ready. We show up to our initial consultation with Dr. Pinto...and he hasn’t seen anything. Nothing in our file. The nurse on staff that day (Saturday) said she would look for them, but I tried so hard to inform him of all our test results BEFORE we met with him so we could have a very productive meeting, and they messed that up.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
0
1
Age 31 - 32
5 IUI
PCOS
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
While [Dr. Anil Pinto] maybe extremely intelligent, I just did not feel like I was important as a patient to him. In a span of 1 year, I saw him 3 times. All the other times I spent with his nurses. It was difficult to connect with a doctor you rarely see during this extremely stressful time...We did several cycles of IUI. The first 3 was only assisted with Letrozole, however it wasn't successful in growing the follicles. The last 2 cycles gonal-f injections were introduced, but in very low dosages, producing in one (per cycle) mature follicle. None produced children.
The staff [at Repromed Fertility Center] was incredibly lovely. They were supportive, and caring and did most of my procedures...After our first consultation, it was decided by my husband, myself and Dr. Pinto that we would proceed with IUI. However, during our first cycle (getting sonograms) the nurse informed us that in our paperwork that we were going to proceed with IVF. Obviously there was serious miscommunication within the clinic, and that was our first cycle of any fertility treatment.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
While Pinto maybe extremely intelligent, I just did not feel like I was important as a patient to him. In a span of 1 year, I saw him 3 times. All the other times I spent with his nurses. It was difficult to connect with a doctor you rarely see during this extremely stressful time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Be ready to just do IVF, I felt like that was their main interest.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I rarely saw Pinto. His nurses did most of the work including the actual IUI procedures. I interacted with him, maybe 3 times during the year under his care. There were always a lot of people in the waiting room.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We did several cycles of IUI. The first 3 was only assisted with Letrozole, however it wasn't successful in growing the follicles. The last 2 cycles gonal-f injections were introduced, but in very low dosages, producing in one (per cycle) mature follicle. None produced children.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Terianne)
The staff was incredibly lovely. They were supportive, and caring and did most of my procedures.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic itself serves too many people at any given moment. The 2 main nurses must see all the patients, and Dr. Pinto was rarely at the clinic. Otherwise the clinic is great. Even though they see many patients and there is always a wait, it seems that they have a clear procedure on addressing everyone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
On average we spent about $1200 for a regular cycle of IUI including medications (multiple sonograms, letrozole, and trigger shot). When doing the more aggressive IUI cycle (sonograms, letrozole, hormone shots, trigger shot, IUI) it was closer to about $1800.
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
After our first consultation, it was decided by my husband, myself and Dr. Pinto that we would proceed with IUI. However, during our first cycle (getting sonograms) the nurse informed us that in our paperwork that we were going to proceed with IVF. Obviously there was serious miscommunication within the clinic, and that was our first cycle of any fertility treatment.
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Anil Pinto
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1
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Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
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2013 - 2018, 10 Eggs Frozen
10
9
Age 39 - 44
2 Egg Freezing
IVF
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Pinto is completely committed to your care. He has a big personality and is quirky, but I find this endearing and genuine. He is extremely ethical in his work, and keeps costs as low as possible. He will call at 8pm if needed to give feedback about labs or next steps, and told me to call him with any questions.... When we discovered an unexpected issue right before a planned IVF cycle, he immediately fit me in for surgery three days later.
The clinic [Repromed Fertility Center] is busy but the staff is kind and gets to know you.... They have all been very warm and communicative, calling back same day and often quite quickly.... Strengths include deeply committed physicians who are up to date on the latest fertility treatments and approaches, very caring, diligent staff, easy access to clinic, easy to schedule f/u appointments and go in early for quick checks or blood work. weaknesses - none yet!
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto is completely committed to your care. He has a big personality and is quirky, but I find this endearing and genuine. He is extremely ethical in his work, and keeps costs as low as possible. He will call at 8pm if needed to give feedback about labs or next steps, and told me to call him with any questions. I truly appreciate that he will tell me the truth and talk through the issues to create the best, most informed, treatment plan. He is up to date on all research and incorporates this with clear explanation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Ask every question you need to know. He may "seem" rushed, but is just high energy and efficient, and will absolutely sit with you and answer every question.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto truly cares, and explains everything in detail, without sugar-coating, but also with heart. The clinic is busy but the staff is kind and gets to know you. Dr. Pinto will spend time making sure everything is correct. When we discovered an unexpected issue right before a planned IVF cycle, he immediately fit me in for surgery three days later. I trust him completely.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
My egg retrieval/freezing was four years ago, so unfortunately I don't remember the details for medications. I had one stimulation trial that had to be cancelled due to few eggs, but the second trial was very successful. I am about to start my first FET cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
They have all been very warm and communicative, calling back same day and often quite quickly.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Strengths include deeply committed physicians who are up to date on the latest fertility treatments and approaches, very caring, diligent staff, easy access to clinic, easy to schedule f/u appointments and go in early for quick checks or blood work. weaknesses - none yet!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
My insurance covers labs, sonos, etc. For egg freezing (one cancelled cycle, one successful cycle), approximately $8K. For upcoming IVF (including my choice to do more expensive PGS), approximately $12-13K
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
Dr. Pinto very clearly explained the latest research and suggested guidelines, and follows these, with minimizing multiple embryo transfer unless of advanced age or lower embryo quality/no PGS testing, etc.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
Only one mistake through all the years of my involvement with the clinic. This involved needing additional outside imaging to confirm presence of a fibroid, and the initial order resulted in the wrong imaging. We communicated immediately, and corrected the error. I later learned from an ob/gyn friend that this was likely due to the imaging facility's new paperwork that was easily confused (apparently many clinics were discovering the issue around that time).
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Anil Pinto
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9
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Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
9
9
Age 29 - 30
4 Fertility Medications
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I really believe Dr. Pinto handled my anxiety better than any other provider (all OBGYNs) I'd ever worked with during my infertility journey. He even called me at nearly 8pm one evening to discuss the results of my blood work with me. I noticed that a previous reviewer stated that a nurse conducted all of her monitoring appointments. I received care in the Grapevine office, and Dr. Pinto conducted every single monitoring appointment himself. Needless to say, I saw Dr. Pinto a lot, and I believe he truly believe he cared about the outcome of my treatment.
Dr. Pinto treated me like a human. He thoughtfully reviewed my case history with me, and outlined treatment options...Not surprisingly, I had a bit of an issue with my insurance during treatment. At times, it was hard to get ahold of a human from Dr. Pinto's insurance department [at Repromed Fertility Center]. Lots of voicemails were left. However, in the end, Dr. Pinto's coordinators smoothed everything out with my insurance. For that, I am grateful.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto has a big personality. Yet, I experienced him as a knowledgeable professional, so I welcomed his personality. It was nice to feel like I was working with a real person, and not just another staunch, detached medical professional. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Pinto inspired a glimmer of hope during a very trying time in my life. Treatment with Dr. Pinto was successful (on our first cycle), and I am currently 29 weeks pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Ask questions about your diagnoses/treatment plan! Infertility is complex, baffling and draining. By gaining a better understanding of my situation, and I regained some sense of control (and sanity).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto treated me like a human. He thoughtfully reviewed my case history with me, and outlined treatment options. Each treatment option was supported by recent medical research. We began treatment with the least invasive option, and if it failed, we agreed would proceed to the next, more intense level of intervention. I appreciate his personalized approach to my treatment. Due to my history of previous losses (RPL) I had a tremendous amount of anxiety surrounding my treatment and early pregnancy. I really believe Dr. Pinto handled my anxiety better than any other provider (all OBGYNs) I'd ever worked with during my infertility journey. He even called me at nearly 8pm one evening to discuss the results of my blood work with me. I noticed that a previous reviewer stated that a nurse conducted all of her monitoring appointments. I received care in the Grapevine office, and Dr. Pinto conducted every single monitoring appointment himself. Needless to say, I saw Dr. Pinto a lot, and I believe he truly believe he cared about the outcome of my treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Vicki)
Vicki was so kind throughout the entire process. She was great about returning my phone calls in a timely manner, providing encouragement and scheduling appointments that worked with my schedule.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Not surprisingly, I had a bit of an issue with my insurance during treatment. At times, it was hard to get ahold of a human from Dr. Pinto's insurance department. Lots of voicemails were left. However, in the end, Dr. Pinto's coordinators smoothed everything out with my insurance. For that, I am grateful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
We paid close to $1,000 out of pocket for medications, lab work, monitoring, diagnostic imaging for one cycle that resulted in my current pregnancy.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
9
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Unsuccessful
2
0
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I did not like Dr. Pinto's bedside manner and felt no personal connection to him....I did not receive detailed information from him which was very frustrating. I dreaded my appointments. I felt like just a number to him and no personal connection.... Birth control and Lupron before starting a cycle and then we moved to stimulation drugs. The IVF process at this clinic was very long and drawn out.
The doctors travel to so many clinics [Repromed Fertility Center] and you have to go to the one they are at that day.... I had appointment mixups all the time.... I showed up to the McKinney clinic once and it was locked. I called the main line and was told that they forgot to change my appointment and was asked if I could instead drive to Dallas right then.... The wait time was FOREVER every time.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I did not receive detailed information from him which was very frustrating. I dreaded my appointments. I felt like just a number to him and no personal connection. Infertility was the hardest thing I had faced and I felt like I was not receiving and compassion. My husband did not care for him either.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Do not go to this clinic, find a different one instead. There are much better choices in the DFW area.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I hated going to my appointments. I did not like Dr. Pinto's bedside manner and felt no personal connection to him. At the time I thought it was just because I was sad about even having to go to a fertility clinic however after I switched clinics I can say that it was 100% him and his clinic.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Birth control and Lupron before starting a cycle and then we moved to stimulation drugs. The IVF process at this clinic was very long and drawn out.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
They did not give me adequate information at each appointment which left me with several questions later that evening. I felt like an annoyance every time I called to ask a question or inquired about something. I had to find out from the hospital that my egg retrieval time had changed, not a peep from the nurses. The wait time for a call back was forever. They were not accommodating at all.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The wait time was FOREVER every time. You end up having to drive ALL over the DFW area for each appointment. The doctors travel to so many clinics and you have to go to the one they are at that day. This was very inconvenient for me since I was working while undergoing treatments. They were rarely friendly or compassionate. I had appointment mixups all the time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
The IVF cycle was a package we bought.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
I showed up to the McKinney clinic once and it was locked. I called the main line and was told that they forgot to change my appointment and was asked if I could instead drive to Dallas right then. They did not call me with my pregnancy test results...I had to call them five minutes before closing to ask. They were very difficult for my new clinic to work with and receive my files from.
2
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 35
IVF
Embryo Freezing
Surrogacy
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
2nd of 5 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Pinto took a lot of time to meet with me and my husband and explain our situation which I really appreciate... He also didn't check in with me to make sure I understood... At one point, he said that we were "old"...my husband was 32 and I was 34 so we really weren't that old in the infertility world!...I didn't feel like Dr. Pinto followed up with us appropriately after we received a difficult diagnosis on hysteroscopy. I felt like I had to hound him for an appointment and meeting. When we talked to him, I always felt like he had to be somewhere else and was doing us a "HUGE" favor by actually talking to us like people for 15 minutes.
The clinic [Repromed Fertility Center-Dallas] was convenient to where I lived at the time and the nurses were nice enough. Other than that, I don't recommend this clinic because I don't respect Dr. Pinto...Another specific thing I don't like about this clinic: They make you shave and/or trim your pubic hair for hysteroscopy... I found it demeaning...[Nursing Staff] all I remember is thinking that they were very nice and organized!... The only thing that I remember thinking was expensive was that the hysteroscopy was performed at an off-site out-patient facility that charges about $1,000 just for using the facility for several hours.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I went to Dr. Pinto for an infertility work-up. I had already been diagnosed with PCOS causing anovulation and had taken clomid 6 times, resulting in 2 miscarriages (a blighted ovum at 8 weeks and a chemical pregnancy) and was having a very light almost non-existent period each month. This had all been under the treatment of an ob/gyn in California where I was living before. After doing the infertility work up, Dr. Pinto said everything looked good except for my uterus which seemed to show a large polyp on a saline ultrasound. When I went in for the hysteroscopy, he diagnosed me with severe "Asherman's Syndrome" and tried to cut away the intrauterine scars. I did not talk to him for over a week after the procedure; he talked to my husband briefly right after the procedure and told himabout the Asherman's Syndrome diagnosis and then headed out on a vacation. I get that doctors need vacations (my husband is a doctor), but I thought it was really weird that he didn't schedule a time to talk to me about the diagnosis since it was a really big deal and I wanted to know more about the severity of the scarring since that matters for prognosis and I also wanted to know more about the post-op protocol. This was the beginning of things going downhill in our doctor-patient relationship. I felt like I had to hound Dr. Pinto for a meeting. When we finally met with him, he was really rude about the procedure and his vacation and answering my questions. I get that I am doing some shooting the messenger here. I probably would not have been happy with any doctor who told me that I had this diagnosis. But these are the moments when infertility patients need extra care and attention - when they are scared and don't know what's going to happen next! After taking estrogen for three weeks and then progesterone to induce a period, I had another saline ultrasound one month after the first hysteroscopy. Just based on the saline ultrasound, Dr. Pinto said my lining looked bad and there was nothing else he could do for us and that we needed a gestational carrier. My husband and I both felt like he did not seem to want us as patients anymore and was kind of "firing" us by saying we needed a gestational carrier. I was distraught. I now know for a fact that a saline ultrasound after one hysteroscopy is not the standard of care for Asherman's Syndrome patients. You cannot tell how the lining is without performing a repeat hysteroscopy and it's not true that there is nothing else to do at this point. This is when we left Dr. Pinto's practice and went to another fertility doctor in Dallas and also started going to our doctor in California for subsequent hysteroscopies. The California doctor did two more hysteroscopies and then said we could try to get pregnant. The California doctor did not know what Dr. Pinto saw on the initial hysteroscopy but he did not think it was severe Asherman's Syndrome and he also did not think you would be able to say there is nothing else to do after performing one hysteroscopy. Moreover, some doctors think that you can get better results if you place a balloon in the uterus after a hysteroscopy. This was not done, nor was I given the option for it, nor did I even consent to a hysterscopy for lysis of adhesions from Dr. Pinto. If I had been given the choice, I may not have even wanted him to be the doctor who initially cut away the scars.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I went to Dr. Pinto because he was convenient to where I lived at the time. Convenience matters when you think you will be doing a lot of monitoring. However, if you have an at all complicated case, I would go to a different doctor. I don't think Dr. Pinto had a good handle on the latest research relating to our situation. We would ask for evidence on things and he would just talk about his clinical experience. I'm sure if you got a good result with this doctor, you would like him because he was very personable. But seriously, stay away if your situation is complicated.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto took a lot of time to meet with me and my husband and explain our situation which I really appreciate. However, one of the things that he did that I really did not like is that when he was talking to both of us he tended to make more eye contact with my husband than with me. He also didn't check in with me to make sure I understood. My husband is a doctor so that might have been part of what was going on in this situation. Regardless, it was not good doctoring for him to be doing this. He also made a number of comments that were off-putting. At one point, he said that we were "old" - maybe we were by Dallas standards - but at the time my husband was 32 and I was 34 so we really weren't that old in the infertility world!
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I already explained this above.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
I don't remember too much. All I remember is thinking that they were very nice and organized!
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic was convenient to where I lived at the time and the nurses were nice enough. Other than that, I don't recommend this clinic because I don't respect Dr. Pinto (please see my discussion above for more on this). Another specific thing I don't like about this clinic: They make you shave and/or trim your pubic hair for hysteroscopy. This is not standard practice and I found it demeaning. I've had 6 hysteroscopies and the only time I had to prep my pubic hair was for Dr. Pinto. Not sure what that's about. I was reflecting on my experience at this clinic and wanted to write about two positive experiences I had: (1) I had partial ovarian torsion at one point during the one clomid cycle I did under Dr. Pinto's care and the doctor or nurse (can't remember!) on call took it really seriously and helped us figure out whether or not we needed to go to the emergency room. (2) I asked Dr. Pinto for a referral to a therapist and he gave me the name of someone I then went to for several months and she was FANTASTIC. Probably the best therapist I have ever been to. So I am grateful for those two things.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
I don't remember paying anything for my care. I think an infertility work-up was covered by our insurance plus the hysteroscopy was a medical treatment that was also covered. The only thing that I remember thinking was expensive was that the hysteroscopy was performed at an off-site out-patient facility that charges about $1,000 just for using the facility for several hours. Other than that, surprisingly there were no bills. I always wonder if Dr. Pinto just wrote the whole thing off because he felt bad for us?!
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
I have no thoughts on this. We didn't get there with this doctor.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
I think I described the issues above. I didn't feel like Dr. Pinto followed up with us appropriately after we received a difficult diagnosis on hysteroscopy. I felt like I had to hound him for an appointment and meeting. When we talked to him, I always felt like he had to be somewhere else and was doing us a "HUGE" favor by actually talking to us like people for 15 minutes. Granted, we were a tough case and he did spend a lot of time with us (because I did a lot of hounding). Also, I think he was just wrong to tell me there was nothing left to be done about my case based on a saline ultrasound when the gold standard is a repeat hysteroscopy. See above for more on this.
0
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 40
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Architect
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He is very accepting of single moms and LGBT. Dr. Pinto was very caring, professional, and interested in me as a person....Dr. Pinto is very personable, straightforward, caring, and passionate about creating life for people wanting to become parents. He explains patiently and clearly whatever we are discussing and gives me adequate time to ask questions. When my child was born premature and in the NICU, he called to check on how we were doing.
[Repromed Fertility Center - Dallas] has high quality and highly trained nurses who do most of the ultrasound check-ups. They are more than capable to do this, which allows him [Dr. Pinto] to focus on the more difficult procedures....[Nurses] Always available by phone or e-mail, which I used several times with questions. Responsive, caring, friendly, upbeat. She delivered news about my miscarriage in a sincerely caring way...Some of the billing got messed up when a new employee came, but the office manager fixed it.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto is very personable, straightforward, caring, and passionate about creating life for people wanting to become parents. He explains patiently and clearly whatever we are discussing and gives me adequate time to ask questions. When my child was born premature and in the NICU, he called to check on how we were doing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto has high quality and highly trained nurses who do most of the ultrasound check-ups. They are more than capable to do this, which allows him to focus on the more difficult procedures. I had no problem with this, but some patients expect the doctor to be there every single time. That is impractical and unnecessary and costly. Usually I saw the same nurse each week for my ultrasound check-ups before and after getting pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto was very caring, professional, and interested in me as a person. He is very accepting of single moms and LGBT. His staff are wonderful too.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Marci)
Always available by phone or e-mail, which I used several times with questions. Responsive, caring, friendly, upbeat. She delivered news about my miscarriage in a sincerely caring way.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Some of the billing got messed up when a new employee came, but the office manager fixed it. Otherwise, no problem getting appointments convenient for my work schedule. They were always very personable to interact with.
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
I appreciated that Dr. Pinto was conservative about putting in the minimum number of embryos. With my second child, he only put in one because I had previously had a premature baby, due to incompetent cervix, and he knew the risk with twins would be too high of them being born too early. He is very conservative, which I really appreciate.
10
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
2 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
If you want someone to "there-there" you, he [Dr Anil Pinto] might not be the best doctor for you. He never overstates the issues -- you'll never hear him say that you have to use donor eggs, or that you'll never get pregnant with it IVF -- but he does give you the straight up scientific data on your odds of successful treatment. If you want someone who will treat you like an educated and informed adult, capable of making your own treatment decisions, he is absolutely perfect for you. And don't be o
Some people are critical because his [Dr Anil Pinto] nursing staff does a lot of your "in-between" appointment where they are just monitoring follicular growth. I actually found to this to be beneficial because it made my appointments [at Repromed Fertility Center] fast and easy -- no waiting or delay, so I could schedule my appointment in the morning and then go to work. I was actually sad when I "graduated" to my OB to be leaving his care and that of his staff. Finally, his staff bent over backwards to work with my insurance company, who was a bit of a pain. If I were just a number or a walking cash machine, there is no way they would have spent hours on the phone trying to get me the coverage they knew I was entitled to have.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He is very matter-of-fact, which I appreciated. He explained everything to me like I was an educated adult, and empowered me to make the decisions that were best for me. He never tried to push me into one course of treatment or another. He explained each treatment, the pros and cons of them, and based on literature, the most successful outcome. Some people think he is too abrupt, but he is actually very caring. He doesn't coddle you. He informs you and makes sure that you have all the information that you need to make these important decisions. I found it to be very empowering after having spent three frustrating years trying to get pregnant with no success on my own.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
If you want someone to "there-there" you, he might not be the best doctor for you. He never overstates the issues -- you'll never hear him say that you have to use donor eggs, or that you'll never get pregnant with it IVF -- but he does give you the straight up scientific data on your odds of successful treatment. If you want someone who will treat you like an educated and informed adult, capable of making your own treatment decisions, he is absolutely perfect for you. And don't be off-set by his matter of factness. He cares about you, and he wants your treatment to be a success.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
First, my treatment schedule was never based on dates or times that were "easier" for him or his staff -- it was based on what my body was doing. Second, his staff -- from the nurses, to the front desk, to the people who draw your blood -- is amazing. They know you, talk to you, answer all of your questions, ect. I emailed my poor nurse, Marci, probably 10,000 times throughout this process, and she was always excellent. Some people are critical because his nursing staff does a lot of your "in-between" appointment where they are just monitoring follicular growth. I actually found to this to be beneficial because it made my appointments fast and easy -- no waiting or delay, so I could schedule my appointment in the morning and then go to work. I was actually sad when I "graduated" to my OB to be leaving his care and that of his staff. Finally, his staff bent over backwards to work with my insurance company, who was a bit of a pain. If I were just a number or a walking cash machine, there is no way they would have spent hours on the phone trying to get me the coverage they knew I was entitled to have.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Marci)
The nursing staff is amazing. I cannot overstate that enough.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
Maxed out insurance lifetime max at $25,000; additional out-of-pocket at $20,000. This included three rounds of IVF egg retrieval (one of which had to be cancelled), and one implantation.
10
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2012 - 2013, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 37 - 38
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Our treatment was a few years ago and I don't remember all the details, but I do remember that Dr. Escobar was very kind, understanding and direct. We understood the process and the next steps all the way through our treatments. I saw him every time I had an appointment. He has a very casual bedside manner and is easily relatable. After my 1st or 2nd failed IUI, I had the uncomfortable dye test and he was great during the procedure. It was painful and he kept me calm throughout.
I suppose a disconnect between a doctor's care and the billing department is relatively normal. In no way do we resent Dr. Escobar for the shock we felt when told about the cost of proceeding with IVF (which we opted not to do). Our insurance plan was from New Jersey so compared to plans from Texas, our coverage was generally excellent. Families in north Dallas suburbs are notoriously affluent, and there seemed to be a sentiment that $6K should be an easy check to write. We simply weren't that liquid! To be fair, I never followed up with the clinic about alternative payment options, other than to tell them we wouldn't be proceeding.
How was your experience with Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
Overall, although we didn't end up with the result we wanted, I was happy with Dr. Escobar and the clinic in Dallas. I don't think he's at that clinic anymore though. Our treatment was a few years ago and I don't remember all the details, but I do remember that Dr. Escobar was very kind, understanding and direct. We understood the process and the next steps all the way through our treatments. I saw him every time I had an appointment. He has a very casual bedside manner and is easily relatable. After my 1st or 2nd failed IUI, I had the uncomfortable dye test and he was great during the procedure. It was painful and he kept me calm throughout.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
I also don't remember much about the nursing staff. I don't think I had a designated nurse or coordinator. I did receive adequate instructions from a nurse in a private office within the clinic, on the home injections, and felt comfortable during that process. Overall, I don't have any complaints about the nurses but I also don't have any outstanding moments that I can recall being thrilled.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
I suppose a disconnect between a doctor's care and the billing department is relatively normal. In no way do we resent Dr. Escobar for the shock we felt when told about the cost of proceeding with IVF (which we opted not to do). Our insurance plan was from New Jersey so compared to plans from Texas, our coverage was generally excellent. Families in north Dallas suburbs are notoriously affluent, and there seemed to be a sentiment that $6K should be an easy check to write. We simply weren't that liquid! To be fair, I never followed up with the clinic about alternative payment options, other than to tell them we wouldn't be proceeding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center.
Our insurance covered the meds and IUI treatments. It would have covered the IVF cycle, but the clinic's lab was not approved/covered by our carrier. The lab costs for the IVF cycle were going to be $6K.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
Cost/billing was an issue. And the fact that the clinic did not take personal checks or credit cards for treatment.
8
Doctor
Julian Escobar
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 26 - 28
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I’ve always felt like a human around Dr. Pinto...[he]has called my Husband and I just to ask us how we are doing and if we had any questions...[our protocol]2 rounds of femara with timed intercourse and trigger. 2 rounds of femara with injectables and timed intercourse with trigger. 1 round of IUI with femara, injectables and trigger. 2nd round on hold.
[staff of Repromed Fertility Center]They send text notifications for appointments and the accounting department calls in advance to communicate upcoming appointment costs...[nurses]They go above and beyond & always answer email questions that I have...Our insurance does not have infertility coverage, so sonos after the baseline sono were $235 each and I would have 2 of them. Femara is around $15. Gonal F pen is around $200, ovidrel around $50. IUI procedure is $750.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto has been able to cater to mine and my Husband’s treatment. He has been correct in dosages of injectables and oral medication from the beginning which I feel is very hard to do. There have been times at the end of a work day where Pinto has called my Husband and I just to ask us how we are doing and if we had any questions and that is something I can’t put a value on. We know conceiving is in the cards for us someday and truly believe Dr. Pinto will help us achieve it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I’ve always felt like a human around Dr. Pinto. He has a way of making each specific patient special! And he doesn’t stop until he has success. He’s very direct and up front.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
2 rounds of femara with timed intercourse and trigger. 2 rounds of femara with injectables and timed intercourse with trigger. 1 round of IUI with femara, injectables and trigger. 2nd round on hold.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Marci Coker and Sarah Jane Madrid)
They go above and beyond & always answer email questions that I have.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic is very organized and never gets their scheduling messed up. They send text notifications for appointments and the accounting department calls in advance to communicate upcoming appointment costs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
Our insurance does not have infertility coverage, so sonos after the baseline sono were $235 each and I would have 2 of them. Femara is around $15. Gonal F pen is around $200, ovidrel around $50. IUI procedure is $750.
10
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2016 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 32
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We were a special case. We are a same sex male couple. Our egg donor was 36 (not typical age for egg donor). Dr Escobar gave us so much hope and helped us reach our goal to get pregnant.... He was very detailed in explaining the process. At first we were overwhelmed since we weren’t working with an agency but he calmed our nerves and made everything very simple! He always took the time to talk to us and never felt rushed. We saw him for 3+ years
Their [Repromed Fertility Center- Dallas'] biggest strength is how knowledgeable they are. You can tell they have been doing this for a long time and know how to make everyone’s experience unique. As for a weakness I can’t think of one. We had zero speed bumps while working with them... I believe we spent around $30,000 with the fertility clinic alone. That includes all the IVF process egg donor/surrogate medication.
How was your experience with Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
He was very detailed in explaining the process. At first we were overwhelmed since we weren’t working with an agency but he calmed our nerves and made everything very simple! He always took the time to talk to us and never felt rushed. We saw him for 3+ years.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
Ask questions. He is very knowledgeable and is willing to answer anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
We were a special case. We are a same sex male couple. Our egg donor was 36 (not typical age for egg donor). Dr Escobar gave us so much hope and helped us reach our goal to get pregnant.
Describe the protocols Julian Escobar used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He created calendars for us and made sure our surrogate was trained in taking the medication. Everything worked out perfectly and we are now pregnant with a baby girl due in July!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
They communicated very well with everyone. They always stayed in touch with our surrogate. The few times we called the office they were friendly and prompt to provide information.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Their biggest strength is how knowledgeable they are. You can tell they have been doing this for a long time and know how to make everyone’s experience unique. As for a weakness I can’t think of one. We had zero speed bumps while working with them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center.
I believe we spent around $30,000 with the fertility clinic alone. That includes all the IVF process egg donor/surrogate medication.
Describe Julian Escobar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
Since we had only 2 normal PGS tested embryos he recommended only transferring 1 embryo to be safe.
10
Doctor
Julian Escobar
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Other
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Pinto is very personable and has good bedside manner. I have a little trouble sometimes understanding him due to his accent but it's not something that would keep me from going to his clinic. Every cycle that I've gotten a negative he has personally called me with kind words to lift my spirit and to assure me that we will get this all figured out... We did cycles 1-3 with letrazole, trimmed intercourse and trigger shot followed with progesterone. Skipped cycle 4 due to a cyst. Cycle 5 we did letrazol, trigger shot, iui and progesterone.
The nursing staff [at Repromed Fertility Center] is AMAZING! Extremely personable and I always feel extremely comfortable voicing any questions or concerns I may have. The nurses always make sure I have complete understanding on what we are doing during the cycle.... Strengths are that the clinic is always clean. The staff and dr is great. I have no complaints thus far. I would just be sure to tell a new patient to ask lots of questions and not worry about looking incompetent because the staff is so helpful and wont be judgemental at all.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto is very personable and has good bedside manner. I have a little trouble sometimes understanding him due to his accent but it's not something that would keep me from going to his clinic. Every cycle that I've gotten a negative he has personally called me with kind words to lift my spirit and to assure me that we will get this all figured out.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dont be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto and his staff are very friendly and take to be sure that every question I have is answered and that I always feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We did cycles 1-3 with letrazole, trimmed intercourse and trigger shot followed with progesterone. Skipped cycle 4 due to a cyst. Cycle 5 we did letrazol, trigger shot, iui and progesterone. Waiting on results now
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
The nursing staff is AMAZING! Extremely personable and I always feel extremely comfortable voicing any questions or concerns I may have. The nurses always make sure I have complete understanding on what we are doing during the cycle.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
I have not been going to the clinic very long so I have not witnessed any weaknesses. Strengths are that the clinic is always clean. The staff and dr is great. I have no complaints thus far. I would just be sure to tell a new patient to ask lots of questions and not worry about looking incompetent because the staff is so helpful and wont be judgemental at all.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
My insurance does not cover any fertility treatment at all so my husband and I are completely cash pay.
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
N/a
8
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unknown Success
2
0
Age 31
1 IUI
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
The first time I met him [Dr. Escobar], for an HSG it was very quick and just to the point...was nice and friendly. He fully explained to me what he thought I needed as far as treatment went. He discussed a plan of action and possible risks and complications. I told him my fears and concerns and he seemed to recognize those...He believed I had a hydrosalpinx due to endometriosis and recommended a laparoscopy. I went ahead with the procedure and he was correct. My left tube had a hydrosalpinx and was damaged.
The office staff makes this clinic [Repromed Fertility Center] TERRIBLE! Not friendly at all. They have horrible follow through. They don't return calls, they don't do simple things like fax, email , etc. I don't recommend this clinic simply based on the office staff...I could never get answers from them [the nurses]. They would never return my calls. They were not friendly AT ALL. This is the main reason I would advise against this clinic.
How was your experience with Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Escobar was nice and friendly. He fully explained to me what he thought I needed as far as treatment went. He discussed a plan of action and possible risks and complications. I told him my fears and concerns and he seemed to recognize those.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
Be sure to ask him any questions you have!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center?
The first time I met him, for an HSG it was very quick and just to the point.
Describe the protocols Julian Escobar used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He believed I had a hydrosalpinx due to endometriosis and recommended a laparoscopy. I went ahead with the procedure and he was correct. My left tube had a hydrosalpinx and was damaged.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
I could never get answers from them. They would never return my calls. They were not friendly AT ALL. This is the main reason I would advise against this clinic.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The office staff makes this clinic TERRIBLE! Not friendly at all. They have horrible follow through. They don't return calls, they don't do simple things like fax, email , etc. I don't recommend this clinic simply based on the office staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julian Escobar at Repromed Fertility Center.
I had to prepay him 3000 before he would do the laparoscopy. The HSG test was 375. My sonohysterogram was 350.
Describe Julian Escobar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
n/a
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
I could not get them to fax my records to my health insurance for reimbursement. Then when I switched to another clinic I had trouble getting them to fax my records to them as well.
2
Doctor
Julian Escobar
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
3
2
Age 28
7 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Rarely even saw Dr. Pinto, mainly saw his nurse and when I did it was very short periods of time. Couldn't get much info out of him, had to fish for information about treatment....He had very little bed side manner. At times it seemed that he treated my husband much better than he did me, it was almost as if he had an issue with me...He never told us that my husbands sperm count, motility or morphology was low.
The financial department [at Repro Med Fertility Center] is a joke. The financial head is rude and does not do her job well. I have gone around with her multiple times...Amber was the best nurse I have ever seen...She is so intelligent and shares her knowledge to make the patient more aware of what is going on...We were never told that my husbands sperm analysis was not good. We were only time about the issues I had.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I did multiple cycles and never saw him. He was rarely in the office and when I did see him it was for a very short time. He had very little bed side manner. At times it seemed that he treated my husband much better than he did me, it was almost as if he had an issue with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Find someone different.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Rarely even saw Dr. Pinto, mainly saw his nurse and when I did it was very short periods of time. Couldn't get much info out of him, had to fish for information about treatment.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We never found a reason why I am infertile, diagnose with unexplained infertility. He never told us that my husbands sperm count, motility or morphology was low. We did 3 rounds of clomid and 3 rounds of femera with normal ovulation and normal follicle growth.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Amber)
Amber was the best nurse I have ever seen, she is the only reason that I stayed with Repromed so long. I would have found a new dr sooner if she hadn't have been there. She is so intelligent and shares her knowledge to make the patient more aware of what is going on.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The financial department is a joke. The financial head is rude and does not do her job well. I have gone around with her multiple times.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
We were never told that my husbands sperm analysis was not good. We were only time about the issues I had.
3
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2009 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 35
1 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Don’t see him [Dr. Pinto] if you want things sugar coated. He is direct about the good and the bad...always made me feel like I was important to him... I have zero complaints about him. His demeanor was pleasant and he never stated anything that gave me false hope. I appreciated his honesty and did exactly what he told me would up our chances of success...Eventually we went to ivf.
They are a really busy office [Repromed Fertility Center] so be prepared to wait. Almost every visit we had a short wait, that is because Dr Pinto and his staff are fully committed to every patient’s needs and their best care. It is always worth the wait...Chondra and all the staff were compassionate and nice. They always answered our questions and never made us feel like we were bothering them.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He was exceptional. I have zero complaints about him. His demeanor was pleasant and he never stated anything that gave me false hope. I appreciated his honesty and did exactly what he told me would up our chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Don’t see him if you want things sugar coated. He is direct about the good and the bad
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He was direct and always made me feel like I was important to him.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He treated me with clinics, Femara and my husband with hcg. Eventually we went to ivf.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Chondra)
Chondra and all the staff were compassionate and nice. They always answered our questions and never made us feel like we were bothering them.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
They are a really busy office so be prepared to wait. Almost every visit we had a short wait, that is because Dr Pinto and his staff are fully committed to every patient’s needs and their best care. It is always worth the wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
15,000 ish for everything.
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
He would not transfer three embryos even though we asked him to. His reasoning was very ethical and we appreciated the education we received.
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
On the day our results were in for our ivf cycle, we waited until late in the day for the results of our beta. I eventually called them and they were in. Not sure how long they had been sitting on the nurses desk when we called or if they were going to call us with them or make us wait until the next day.
10
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2011 - 2015, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 37
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Pinto always talks to me and treats me like I'm his only patient...talks with me like I am his friend, not a patient. Always asking how I am doing and how my husband is (always calls him by his name) if he is not with me. Very friendly and great bedside manor!
Dr. Pinto always talks to me and treats me like I'm his only patient...talks with me like I am his friend, not a patient. Always asking how I am doing and how my husband is (always calls him by his name) if he is not with me. Very friendly and great bedside manor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto always talks to me and treats me like I'm his only patient...talks with me like I am his friend, not a patient. Always asking how I am doing and how my husband is (always calls him by his name) if he is not with me. Very friendly and great bedside manor!
10
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Pinto. It was sad that my final attempt ended in miscarriage but I never doubted he knew what he was doing or that we weren't pursuing the right treatment....There were lots of tests to ensure I had no infertility obstacles....I had a few polyps. We scheduled surgery to remove them since Dr. Pinto saw them as potential miscarriage risks and would not perform any treatments until they were removed.
There are several locations [Repromed Fertility Center] which made it very easy to find availability near either my home or work. Having to go downtown for IUIs was a bit of a bother but very minor. They were always clean, quiet, and the equipment functioned reliably at all times....Melissa Davenport is fantastic....Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. So was everyone else I had the pleasure to speak with at their locations.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Pinto. It was sad that my final attempt ended in miscarriage but I never doubted he knew what he was doing or that we weren't pursuing the right treatment. He listened to me, gave me options, and let me make the choices I felt were right. I desperately want to go back and try again and will most definitely be going back to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Keep notes. There is a lot of information and tests coming at you and if you want to make informed decisions within the timeline you have, make sure you're keeping track of what's going on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He was very attentive and answered all questions like they mattered to everyone in the room.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
There were lots of tests to ensure I had no infertility obstacles. Tubes weren't blocked, egg count was great, my uterus would hold water just fine, but I had a few polyps. We scheduled surgery to remove them since Dr. Pinto saw them as potential miscarriage risks and would not perform any treatments until they were removed. He did the surgery and after waiting a cycle we started Clomid and proceeded with the IUIs. The first time I took Clomid, he also had me take estrogen to make sure my uterine lining would be fine. Based on how I performed, it was decided the estrogen wasn't needed and I did not take it on the next two IUIs. I did take the progesterone all three times. I became pregnant on my third and last IUI after we have gotten a good feel for my body's timing. I miscarried at 6 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
Melissa Davenport is fantastic. She was part of nearly every visit I had. She was also the one who had the job of informing me that I had miscarried. Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. So was everyone else I had the pleasure to speak with at their locations.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
There are several locations which made it very easy to find availability near either my home or work. Having to go downtown for IUIs was a bit of a bother but very minor. They were always clean, quiet, and the equipment functioned reliably at all times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
My IUIs were $550 and the sonogram before the IUIs was $200. The shot to release the eggs was $104. All other visits were covered by insurance and at the time, my copay was $15. My prenatal vitamins are about $60 and are mailed to me each month.
10
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Grapevine
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
5
7
Age 32 - 33
5 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Pinto is very nice but very busy. I often wish he would more fully explain treatments and side effects. For example, I was not warned about the mood swings I’d experience on the hormone pills. I have unexplained infertility and I wish he seemed more interested in finding a cause instead of following the standard escalating steps of treatment...but I think that’s just how it is with unexplained?
[nurses at Repromed Fertility Ctr] Nice and friendly, although a little emotionally clumsy. One talks about her grand kids a lot. Another asked me “if I felt pregnant” at a blood draw. Overall they mean well but could be a little more sensitive to patients in an emotionally charged situation. ... Primary offices in Grapevine and McKinney. Unsubscribe from the email list unless you want to be bombarded with the “baby of the month” each month, personally I see enough babies on Instagram I don’t need a monthly trigger in my inbox.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr Pinto is very nice but very busy. I often wish he would more fully explain treatments and side effects. For example, I was not warned about the mood swings I’d experience on the hormone pills. I have unexplained infertility and I wish he seemed more interested in finding a cause instead of following the standard escalating steps of treatment...but I think that’s just how it is with unexplained?
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He’s busy but will always take the time to listen and answer your questions, but he’s not going to wait around. Have your questions and talking points prepared before your visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Consultations were repetitive and IVF seemed to be stressed from beginning, before IUI or timed intercourse were fully explored.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Letrozole, Letrozole with trigger shot, IUI, IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
Nice and friendly, although a little emotionally clumsy. One talks about her grand kids a lot. Another asked me “if I felt pregnant” at a blood draw. Overall they mean well but could be a little more sensitive to patients in an emotionally charged situation.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Primary offices in Grapevine and McKinney. Unsubscribe from the email list unless you want to be bombarded with the “baby of the month” each month, personally I see enough babies on Instagram I don’t need a monthly trigger in my inbox.
5
Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Grapevine
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2018, Successful
7
8
Age 27 - 34
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
My first IVF [with Dr. Amil Pinto] was kinda standard high dose stim fresh day 3 transfer. It didn’t go well at all. (Low number of eggs and low quality embryos) My second time, we talked about antagonist protocol. (Quality over quantity) I took supplements and did a natural start antagonist cycle. I got quality over quantity (which is what we were going for) we froze the embryos and did a FET. (Day 3)
[at Repromed Fertility] The lab grading on embryos is great, good, fair. (Not AA etc.) Sometimes it’s hard having to talk to so many different departments. (Billing, different nurses, receptionist) I was sometimes more on top of my cycle then the office. (Ex. I knew I needed meds or lab work and would have to call the nurses and explain why I knew and then scramble to make it happen in time) Positive: I really felt pretty free to suggest things for my cycle and that is a huge plus! I would feel like my hands were tied otherwise. Price is average for the area. Second cycles are discounted I believe.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I have a daughter! Saying that makes anything that could be a negative seem small. Dr. Pinto is a business man. I had no problem with him. I felt heard most of the time, and felt pretty free to suggest things for my cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Keep in mind the number of offices and therefore patients he has. He might not see you every time, or have the bedside manner you are hoping for. (He does make small talk) My take away: there is a huge wall full of baby photos that he helped make happen. His prices are average for the area.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
I didn’t have a problem with my “number” treatment, it’s not really an issue to me. He sees MANY patients and I mostly saw nurses at the Dallas office. (They were the ones measuring follicles, changing meds after consulting him etc.)
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I of course took the pills and did 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF. My first IVF was kinda standard high dose stim fresh day 3 transfer. It didn’t go well at all. (Low number of eggs and low quality embryos) My second time, we talked about antagonist protocol. (Quality over quantity) I took supplements and did a natural start antagonist cycle. I got quality over quantity (which is what we were going for) we froze the embryos and did a FET. (Day 3) I had my daughter from that cycle. I felt like Dr. Pinto was open to my using supplements and he had me stim an extra day. My second cycle was discounted which was awesome. I was very pleased with my results. I was impressed that he recognized in that first IVF that I would do better with a different protocol. I’ve heard many people say they tried the same protocol multiple times before switching and I wouldn’t have had $$$ for multiple tries.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
I loved many of the nurses there. Marci was the main IVF nurse at the time. They were all friendly.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The lab grading on embryos is great, good, fair. (Not AA etc.) Sometimes it’s hard having to talk to so many different departments. (Billing, different nurses, receptionist) I was sometimes more on top of my cycle then the office. (Ex. I knew I needed meds or lab work and would have to call the nurses and explain why I knew and then scramble to make it happen in time) Positive: I really felt pretty free to suggest things for my cycle and that is a huge plus! I would feel like my hands were tied otherwise. Price is average for the area. Second cycles are discounted I believe.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
IVF back in 2013/2014 was about 12K with meds.
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
Dr. Pinto let me put 2 embryos in since I had a failed IVF. He was ok putting 3 in If I was open to reduction in the event of triplets. (Which I wasn’t)
What specific things went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Repromed Fertility Center.
I had a time or two prescriptions weren’t called in and I had to call nurse. And there were a few times I had to call to see what my lab work said. They are busy, but as long as I was on top of it, I got the info I needed.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Rockwall
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 22 - 23
6 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Times when his [Dr. Anil] in a hurry he just tells you rapidly whats going on and walks out but when he is patient he explains every detail and gives you hope to keep trying. ... He does let you know of all the testing that has to be done to make sure nothing is wrong. ... he calls even when not in business hours and even on weekends if needed he goes to the office. ... He discusses with me and gives me different options and explains things to me.
The clinic [ReproMed Fertility Center] is small and sometimes you do have to stand when no chairs. ... Shes [nursing] understandable and will do anything in her power to get done what needs to be done soon! ... When its a new patient sometimes you do sit in his office for a while until he gets to you. ... I’ve been paying 100-300 per visit unless its a cyst check then ill pay only my ins deductible.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Times when his in a hurry he just tells you rapidly whats going on and walks out but when he is patient he explains every detail and gives you hope to keep trying. He now knows i like to write everything down so he tells me sizes of ovaries and lining, he calls even when not in business hours and even on weekends if needed he goes to the office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Be patient with him sometimes he is in a rush but he makes up for it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He discusses with me and gives me different options and explains things to me. Gives me hope to keep trying!
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First times I tried clomid50 mg the. 100mg did not respond.3 time letrozole2.5 and didnt respond 4 again letrozole and Gonal f 50 units every other day, until my ultrasound then trigger ovidrel 250mg , 5 time 7.5 gonal f 50 units and trigger shot ovidrel 250mg with every time in a negative.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Repromed Fertility Center.
Shes understandable and will do anything in her power to get done what needs to be done soon!
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic is small and sometimes you do have to stand when no chairs. When its a new patient sometimes you do sit in his office for a while until he gets to you. He does let you know of all the testing that has to be done to make sure nothing is wrong.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
I’ve been paying 100-300 per visit unless its a cyst check then ill pay only my ins deductible. I’ve also paid full price for all shot gonal f and ovidrel! So in shots around 500
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Rockwall
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 25 - 26
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Pinto was/is extremely patient and understanding to each person’s situation. He analyze what need be before taking on any further treatment such as surgery’s before moving forward outside of the actual cycle...start birth control on day 2 and the calendar was sent a week later. My meds were already ordered and ready to go. We had to cancel the cycle due to financial issues...He made sure my husband and I knew what we were facing. Also, the nurses were extremely helpful. We’ve cancelled 2 cycles due to financial issues, but once we’re ready, we will definitely go all the way next time.
the nurses [at Repromed Fertility Center] were extremely helpful. We’ve cancelled 2 cycles due to financial issues, but once we’re ready, we will definitely go all the way next time...[nurse is] very patient and understanding. She also always answer the phone and emails in a timely manner...The clinic was very clean and neat. The environment was friendly and seeing babies in the clinic gave my husband and I hope. Not a lot women see that as positive, but going in with an open mind will change your whole perspective on everything.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr. Pinto was/is extremely patient and understanding to each person’s situation. He analyze what need be before taking on any further treatment such as surgery’s before moving forward outside of the actual cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Go in with a clear mind and understanding. Trust the process!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
A human. He made sure my husband and I knew what we were facing. Also, the nurses were extremely helpful. We’ve cancelled 2 cycles due to financial issues, but once we’re ready, we will definitely go all the way next time.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Wait on cycle, start birth control on day 2 and the calendar was sent a week later. My meds were already ordered and ready to go. We had to cancel the cycle due to financial issues.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Yes! )
She was very patient and understanding. She also always answer the phone and emails in a timely manner also.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic was very clean and neat. The environment was friendly and seeing babies in the clinic gave my husband and I hope. Not a lot women see that as positive, but going in with an open mind will change your whole perspective on everything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
My overall cost would’ve been 15k
Describe Anil Pinto's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Repromed Fertility Center.
Didn’t get that far
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Rockwall
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
2 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Pinto was always very helpful and willing to answer any questions. I never felt rushed or pushed aside. He was always willing to be called at anytime. During tough procedures he was comforting, kind and thorough. Dr Pinto would explain the processes and why we needed them...He does not sugar coat the truth but does absolutely everything possible to be successful. He was always kind and caring...
The clinic [Repromed Fertility Center] did a great job working with my schedule during the high demand parts of the process. They were always so nice and caring. Always had time to answer questions. Each person I worked with was encouraging and thoughtful during stressful times. All my questions were answered with care and patience. The nurses were quick to response via email or phone call anytime I needed anything...
How was your experience with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr Pinto was always very helpful and willing to answer any questions. I never felt rushed or pushed aside. He was always willing to be called at anytime. During tough procedures he was comforting, kind and thorough. Dr Pinto would explain the processes and why we needed them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
He does not sugar coat the truth but does absolutely everything possible to be successful. He was always kind and caring.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center?
Dr Pinto was very honest but sincere. I always felt he wanted the best for me and wanted to give good news through a tough process.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles at Repromed Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Retrievals- I don’t remember exactly but I know gonal f and menopur. Transfer- started with lupron shots then gonal F shots then moved on to estrogen pills and patches. Lastly added progesterone. Continued progesterone and estrogen after transfer and added lovenox and aspirin. Also did a novarel shot after transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Repromed Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Sarah Jane- retrievals Amber- transfers)
All the. Rises were super helpful and caring. Sarah Jane was so helpful with the retrievals and made my calendar. Amber made my calendar for transfer. Both were very helpful and answered all my questions quickly.
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic did a great job working with my schedule during the high demand parts of the process. They were always so nice and caring. Always had time to answer questions. Each person I worked with was encouraging and thoughtful during stressful times. All my questions were answered with care and patience. The nurses were quick to response via email or phone call anytime I needed anything. The process of IVF is very time consuming and can be difficult depending on your work schedule. I would encourage new patients to examine their schedule and see if there is a better time of year to start the process. Lots of appointments that go off your cycle so you’re unable to chose when the appointment is. Your cycle drives the schedule not your own personal schedule. The clinic did the best they could to get me in early so I could still make work. That was greatly appreciated. The shots are at specific times so that has to be considered as well. Overall, the clinic, nurses and Dr Pinto did their best to make it as easy as possible. I would definitely encourage friends to use this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto at Repromed Fertility Center.
$13000 surgery center $7700 IVF cycle $8000 meds $3000 ERA Plus appt, sonograms and other expenses Total around $40,000
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Tyler
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources