USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology

2 doctors work here

Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 42%Neutral: 34%Don't recommend: 24%7.5
42% strongly recommend
32 reviews
Operations
8.3
8.3
Operations

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Scheduling
7.9
7.9
Scheduling

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Billing Department
7.5
7.5
Billing Department

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Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
7.3
7.3
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles
436
National Avg
635
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
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 is not offered
Providing backup medication is not offered

This clinic has 4 offices

Lakeland
1733 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-3610
Sarasota
1617 South Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 361-6889
St. Petersburg
6450 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 259-0692
Tampa
13330 USF Laurel Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 259-0692
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32 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
10
8
Age 36
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Investment Banker
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
She [Dr. Henne] called me on the weekend when she was off to walk me through my lining check. I really felt like she was on our team wanting a pregnancy...She is up to date on current research. I felt like she was on our team and really tried all avenues. I didn’t feel like a number. There was a personalized approach to my treatment and protocol. Great bed side manner... Henne recommended a scratch before the next transfer and also put me on metanx for my MTHFR gene mutation.
Leslie [nurse at USF IVF] became my friend through this journey. When she called to tell me the first FET failed she called me the next day and a week later to check on me. I felt like she was fully vested in our journey...I feel like they take an outside of the box approach with protocols and treatments. They are pretty conservative. Getting in to start the process is painfully long. You have to stay on top of them (Joy) so things don’t fall thru the cracks and cause delays. Since it’s an educational practice associated with a university the doctors are also teachers. Their costs are a little cheaper than other local clinics and you get access to meds from the hospital which beats any pharmacy.
How was your experience with Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
She is up to date on current research. I felt like she was on our team and really tried all avenues. I didn’t feel like a number. There was a personalized approach to my treatment and protocol. Great bed side manner
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
She called me on the weekend when she was off to walk me through my lining check. I really felt like she was on our team wanting a pregnancy.
Describe the protocols Melinda Henne used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
I had a problem with thin lining. We cancelled two FETs, did two ERAs and eventually did on unsuccessful FET with another dr in the practice. They never checked my lining. Henne recommended a scratch before the next transfer and also put me on metanx for my MTHFR gene mutation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology. (Assigned nurse: Leslie Moya)
Leslie became my friend through this journey. When she called to tell me the first FET failed she called me the next day and a week later to check on me. I felt like she was fully vested in our journey. Amanda is also amazing. Joy, on the other hand, was an awful communicator and had no compassion. Do not recommend working with Joy
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I feel like they take an outside of the box approach with protocols and treatments. They are pretty conservative. Getting in to start the process is painfully long. You have to stay on top of them (Joy) so things don’t fall thru the cracks and cause delays. Since it’s an educational practice associated with a university the doctors are also teachers. Their costs are a little cheaper than other local clinics and you get access to meds from the hospital which beats any pharmacy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
Insurance covered my retrieval. We paid $4100 for the FET
Describe Melinda Henne's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
We only had 1 embryo
10
Doctor
Melinda Henne
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Successful
7
8
Age 35
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Once he realized we were also having secondary fertility issues he began looking into solutions. Most communication was through nurses and office staff. I did have trouble getting return calls until I was going through actual cycles with them...I felt like everything was just following typical protocol instead of cycles being more personalized for my issues.... Plosker was there for the 2 ultrasounds. He was quite friendly....I pushed to try Femara instead. I asked to change my monitoring date because I believed I was ovulating early.
The main fertility room [USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology] is housed in an OBGYN office. This is difficult to go through check in with all the pregnant women in line....I did have issues with billing. I remember paying in full for a cycle that got canceled....I had to sit and wait for financial before they would see me at my appointment....I did have some communication issues with getting returned calls at times...I believe total cost for one iui cycle including medication and monitoring was a little less than $1000.
How was your experience with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
I went to Dr. Plosker because he came to my town in the same clinic as my OBGYN. Turns out it was his last day affiliated with them. I had to drive 45min to his main office every appointment, but there was no RE in town. I felt like he thought I was only there to find out about why I had a 16w loss. Once he realized we were also having secondary fertility issues he began looking into solutions. Most communication was through nurses and office staff. I did have trouble getting return calls until I was going through actual cycles with them. I did have issues with cysts and had to cancel several cycles. During one cycle, no one seemed to know whether I should just go home because of a cyst or what. I'm the one that suggested testing estrogen as I had done in the past. I expected another canceled cycle, but found out the cyst wasn't producing. This iui cycle was the cycle that worked. Dr. Plosker wasn't there for this...he was out of country. I had twins from the cycle. I think we were all surprised that both follicles took after 1.5yrs of nothing working. Plosker was there for the 2 ultrasounds. He was quite friendly. He did end up affiliating with another clinic in my town so I was able to get a little monitoring closer to home. I'm grateful for going to Dr. Plosker. My twins are now 14m.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Make sure you research and advocate for yourself. If a treatment isn't giving great results ask for something else. (Ie clomid made me ovulate early and gave cysts. I used Femara next. I also knew I ovulated early on meds and was able to let them know).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
I felt like everything was just following typical protocol instead of cycles being more personalized for my issues.
Describe the protocols Shayne Plosker used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
Most cycles were TI cycles with progesterone (early spotting). Eventually, I given clomid first with no monitoring. I ovulated really early and wasn't even able to try. When I tried a monitored cycle I had multiple cysts from the clomid. I had to sit out several cycles. I pushed to try Femara instead. I asked to change my monitoring date because I believed I was ovulating early. I had 2 follicles (17mm and 21mm). I used a trigger shot and had an iui 48hrs later. It resulted in twins. Most of my previous appointments were to rule out causes for my 16w loss 2 years before.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I did have some communication issues with getting returned calls at times. Once I was fully involved in a cycle and not TI it was better.
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
The main fertility room is housed in an OBGYN office. This is difficult to go through check in with all the pregnant women in line. There is a separate glass door though once you go in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I paid about $650 for an iui (no insurance coverage for fertility). I believe total cost for one iui cycle including medication and monitoring was a little less than $1000.
What specific things went wrong at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I did have issues with billing. I remember paying in full for a cycle that got canceled. They had trouble understanding how to get that money applied to a cycle that was able to move forward. I had to sit and wait for financial before they would see me at my appointment.
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Doctor
Shayne Plosker
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
9
8
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
He’s [Dr. Anthony Imudia] very honest on his plan of action if he thinks something will work he will tell you honestly if he doesn’t he will let you know it’s not worth trying . Definitely helps when you’re paying out of pocket with no insurance coverage for fertility treatments.... He’s just very understanding from the second I sat down with him he answered all the questions I had and was stressing about . He Gave me his honest opinion on what I should do throughout my fertility journey. I definitely trust his plan of care for me.
I would definitely recommend this clinic [USF IVF and Reproductive Endo- Tampa] to a friend. The only thing I had a problem with is getting there during the week since it’s so far away from where I live. I wish there Sarasota office offered more procedures .... She [the nurse] was awesome . Very friendly every time I talk to her on the phone. always return my calls in a timely manner
How was your experience with Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
He was awesome! Definitely smart when it come to RE. Loves to explain every course of treatment so you know what to expect. No surprises. Very compassionate with his patients. I hope to have him as my dr again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
He’s definitely one of the best doctors I’ve had. Very understanding and compassionate with his patients. He always tried to explain his coarse of action before doing anything. So i felt comfortable before doing any procedure or starting new medications. I trust him in whatever decision he makes for my fertility journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
He’s just very understanding from the second I sat down with him he answered all the questions I had and was stressing about . He Gave me his honest opinion on what I should do throughout my fertility journey. I definitely trust his plan of care for me.
Describe the protocols Anthony Imudia used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
He’s very honest on his plan of action if he thinks something will work he will tell you honestly if he doesn’t he will let you know it’s not worth trying . Definitely helps when you’re paying out of pocket with no insurance coverage for fertility treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology. (Assigned nurse: Robin)
She was awesome . Very friendly every time I talk to her on the phone. always return my calls in a timely manner
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I would definitely recommend this clinic to a friend. The only thing I had a problem with is getting there during the week since it’s so far away from where I live. I wish there Sarasota office offered more procedures .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
Each IUI cycle cost $700, then another $120 for meds
9
Doctor
Anthony Imudia
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
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2015, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28
1 IUI
Unexplained
Middle Eastern
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Simply the best I have seen so many infertility doctor but dr Shayn plosker he just the best so kind and so professional so intelligent and ver very very good I think he is the best .................................................…………
The best ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................
How was your experience with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Simply the best I have seen so many infertility doctor but dr Shayn plosker he just the best so kind and so professional so intelligent and ver very very good I think he is the best .................................................…………
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Just keep swimming
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
This doctor is the best he gave us all his time Never had a doctor spending more than an hour with us every time we see him plus he was very quick in diagnosing us with the right thing and pushing us towards the right treatment although with did not do it with him cuz it is very expensive in the Us we chose to do it in morocco our native country cuz it was way less expensive
Describe the protocols Shayne Plosker used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
We were going for IUI but we didn’t doing we this doctor cuz it’s very expensive in the USA so we did it outside the country
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
Very good overall
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
The best ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................
Describe Shayne Plosker's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
None
10
Doctor
Shayne Plosker
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28
3 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Plosker is one of the most caring doctors I have met. He is very thorough and explains everything without sugarcoating the facts....I have been seeing Dr Plosker for around 7 months now. My husband and I have unexplained infertility with low sperm motility factor. Dr Plosker explained all of our options with statistics. He is a fantastic doctor....
[USF - N Tampa Insurance and ID are required once a month which is a bit much and adds time to the check in process. Wait times can be long, bring a book to pass the time. There is one person who schedules for the IUIs and sometimes it is difficult to get ahold of right away. Otherwise, the office is great....very great staff, very caring and compassionate
How was your experience with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
I have been seeing Dr Plosker for around 7 months now. My husband and I have unexplained infertility with low sperm motility factor. Dr Plosker explained all of our options with statistics. He is a fantastic doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Have patience, the process is a long road for some.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Dr Plosker is one of the most caring doctors I have met. He is very thorough and explains everything without sugarcoating the facts.
Describe the protocols Shayne Plosker used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
We used clomid 100mg for 5 days, ovidrel trigger followed by insemination for three cycles and all negative pregnancy tests.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
very great staff, very caring and compassionate
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
Insurance and ID are required once a month which is a bit much and adds time to the check in process. Wait times can be long, bring a book to pass the time. There is one person who schedules for the IUIs and sometimes it is difficult to get ahold of right away. Otherwise, the office is great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shayne Plosker at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
My insurance covered the IUI process. IVF is not covered and will be around 20,000.
10
Doctor
Shayne Plosker
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
8
Age 31 - 33
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I feel that he [Dr. Anthony Imudia] is very sincere and confident while I have been under his care. After two successful laparoscopic surgeries I’m on my way to IVF...is very thorough when explained then steps we needed to take to begin my IVF treatment...He makes me feel like an individual by getting excited about goals being reached and steps forward. There is a lot of descriptive communication so I always know what to expect through the process.
I feel they are very efficient and effective [at USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology]. They can be a bit unreasonable at times but overall nice. I called in for a prescription after my surgery and there was not very much communication which resulted in me suffering for longer. I also believe the entire staff goes to lunch at the same time which is not communicated. There are very nice staff when you are checking in...
How was your experience with Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Anthony imudia is very thorough when explained then steps we needed to take to begin my IVF treatment. Knowing that he is confident in the success of the process we are in makes me fulfilled on my journey. He makes me feel like an individual by getting excited about goals being reached and steps forward. There is a lot of descriptive communication so I always know what to expect through the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Listen to his instructions and trust in him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
I feel that he is very sincere and confident while I have been under his care. After two successful laparoscopic surgeries I’m on my way to IVF.
Describe the protocols Anthony Imudia used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
I didn’t have any cycles yet. We just removed both of my Fallopian tubes and I’m currently healing. He was genuine and respects my journey.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
They were very comforting and concerned throughout my stay.
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I feel they are very efficient and effective. They can be a bit unreasonable at times but overall nice. I called in for a prescription after my surgery and there was not very much communication which resulted in me suffering for longer. I also believe the entire staff goes to lunch at the same time which is not communicated. There are very nice staff when you are checking in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Imudia at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I don’t remember
What specific things went wrong at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
When I was in pain after surgery I had to wait some time to get the problem resolved and there was lack of communication
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Doctor
Anthony Imudia
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
5
Age 37 - 38
1 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Melinda Henne] was very transparent with me. She listened to my concerns and was willing to start treatments without repeating all of the uncomfortable and unnecessary testing that i have already had done at my previous clinic.... She took time to discuss with me the reality of my situation and how hard it would be to get pregnant. She didn’t say it was impossible but provided details explaining why it would be difficult.
It was very quick checking in [at USF IVF and Reproductive Endo- Tampa]. I had my paperwork already competed which helped make things go quicker. Have your ID out and that will also make it go quicker. Easy to locate.... The nurse called in the wrong medication which almost made me pass out bc my sugar dropped so low.... I remember IUI was roughly around $700
How was your experience with Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
She was very transparent with me. She listened to my concerns and was willing to start treatments without repeating all of the uncomfortable and unnecessary testing that i have already had done at my previous clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
Go with questions. She will answer them honestly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
She took time to discuss with me the reality of my situation and how hard it would be to get pregnant. She didn’t say it was impossible but provided details explaining why it would be difficult.
Describe the protocols Melinda Henne used in your cycles at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology and their degree of success.
I went for consultation. She wants to start the IUI process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
The nurse called in the wrong medication which almost made me pass out bc my sugar dropped so low.
Describe your experience with USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
It was very quick checking in. I had my paperwork already competed which helped make things go quicker. Have your ID out and that will also make it go quicker. Easy to locate. This has to be 200 words to submit so I’m rambling now to make it 200 words.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melinda Henne at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
I remember IUI was roughly around $700
What specific things went wrong at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology.
Wrong prescription called in to pharmacy
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Melinda Henne
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USF IVF & Reproductive Endocrinology
Tampa
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