Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 71%Don't recommend: 29%8
71% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
8
8
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.6
8.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.9
5.9
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
5.4
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Buenos Aires
Residency
St. Louis U.
Fellowship
U. of Kentucky

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Fernando Akerman works at

Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 24%8.1

At 3 offices

Miami
8950 N. Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 596-4013
Miami Beach
4308 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 596-4013
Miramar
12600 Pembroke Rd
Miramar, FL 33027
(305) 596-4013
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5 patient reviews

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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Akerman is always very kind. He always makes sure you understand every step of the treatment you are in. You never feel rushed on the appointments with him, he takes his time with the patient, hear your question and guide you with the best options for your case...Sometimes he runs a bit late from one appointment to another but that's not a real issue for me, that really means he takes his time with each one of his patients.
The [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] clinic has a wonderful staff, you feel that anyone you talk to is a professional and knows their job. The clinic itself is always spotless, very clean and well maintained...The nurses are one of the biggest assets of this clinic, they are just wonderful, caring and very helpful all the time.
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Dr Akerman is very patient and knowledgeable. A very good listener and highly empathetic. I have been always treated with respect, dignity. Sometimes he runs a bit late from one appointment to another but that's not a real issue for me, that really means he takes his time with each one of his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Go open minded and listen to his recommendations, ask about everything and he will always explain with lots of details, definitely he is a professional and knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Dr. Akerman is always very kind. He always makes sure you understand every step of the treatment you are in. You never feel rushed on the appointments with him, he takes his time with the patient, hear your question and guide you with the best options for your case.
Describe the protocols Fernando Akerman used in your cycles at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami and their degree of success.
We are doing IVF, we are still in the middle of the process, the first step for egg retrieval I was put on Menopour, Gonal and Ganirelix, and couldn't ask for a better outcome of my retrieval. Further steps are yet to come.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The nurses are one of the biggest assets of this clinic, they are just wonderful, caring and very helpful all the time.
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The clinic has a wonderful staff, you feel that anyone you talk to is a professional and knows their job. The clinic itself is always spotless, very clean and well maintained. Some areas may need a bit of upgrade since can looks a bit dated but overall super well kept. My first appointment was in the Miami beach facility and that one is even more beautiful, modern and spotless too.
Describe Fernando Akerman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
We haven't get there yet.
10
Doctor
Fernando Akerman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 36 - 37
2 IUI
2 IVF
Embryo Freezing
Other
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Investment Banker
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Akerman] is always late to see patients and it is very difficult to make appointments with him. When you do get to see him however, he does not make you feel rushed and is willing to answer all questions...has a lot of years of experience but I am not sure he keeps up with the latest advances in technology and reproductive techniques...I always felt like he has too many patients and is not able to give personalized service for that reason
The technology in the clinic [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] is not very advanced. You feel that the machines and equipment they are using are very old. Booking appointments is always complicated and whenever you need to reach someone, they always send you to a voicemail and you have to pray that they return your call...Dr Ackerman has a lot of years of experience but I am not sure he keeps up with the latest advances in technology and reproductive techniques. In addition I always felt like he has too many patients and is not able to give personalized service for that reason
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Dr Ackerman has a lot of years of experience but I am not sure he keeps up with the latest advances in technology and reproductive techniques. In addition I always felt like he has too many patients and is not able to give personalized service for that reason
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
The office sees too many patients, the Dr is always late to see patients and it is very difficult to make appointments with him. When you do get to see him however, he does not make you feel rushed and is willing to answer all questions
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The technology in the clinic is not very advanced. You feel that the machines and equipment they are using are very old. Booking appointments is always complicated and whenever you need to reach someone, they always send you to a voicemail and you have to pray that they return your call
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Fernando Akerman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miramar
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2004 - 2010, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 39
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
Income $0 - $49K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had a fibroid that my gyn thought needed to be taken out but Dr. Akerman thought we could at least try and proceed with CC/DI to see if I could get pregnant without a risky surgery first....Dr. Akerman was quite compassionate and gave me a few recommendations for treatment and after thinking over everything I proceeded with one of them.
The nursing staff [Fertility and IVF Center of Miami] was exemplary, showing compassion an making sure I understood the instructions given to me. I believe [costs were] about $1500 for a CC cycle, DS was separate....Dr. Akerman was quite compassionate and gave me a few recommendations for treatment and after thinking over everything I proceeded with one of them.
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Dr. Akerman was quite compassionate and gave me a few recommendations for treatment and after thinking over everything I proceeded with one of them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Be patient with yourself and don't be afraid to ask your doctor anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
He was very caring and took the time to explain everything to me.
Describe the protocols Fernando Akerman used in your cycles at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami and their degree of success.
I had a fibroid that my gyn thought needed to be taken out but Dr. Akerman thought we could at least try and proceed with CC/DI to see if I could get pregnant without a risky surgery first.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The nursing staff was exemplary, showing compassion an making sure I understood the instructions given to me.
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Centrally located so easy to get to and very clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
I believe it was about $1500 for a CC cycle, DS was separate.
10
Doctor
Fernando Akerman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
0
2
Age 30 - 31
4 IUI
Donor Sperm
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We only saw him [Dr. Fernando Akerman] one all the work was done by the nurse, we asked to see him again but the denial the request every single time! We tough that he was different to others doctors for being Latino but we were wrong... We used Clomid 50mg 2 per day/ 5 days. Ovidreal and after 1 day or two the nurses made the IUI after 15 min we just could do everything we want... Every one there just treated us like a number we didn’t matter because we were not in ivf
They [Fertility & IVF Ctr of Miami] are good to make money bad in communication and organization. They don’t show humanity and are careless. If you call them would go straight to voicemail. They are clean but the equipment is not updated when we had the first IUI the light wasn’t working I was given light to the nurse trough my phone when se could not fin the cervical neck I went out and complained they fixed it by bring it a lamp light. On the procedure they made me a damaged on my uterus that it’s visible on ultrasound.
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
We only saw him one all the work was done by the nurse, we asked to see him again but the denial the request every single time! We tough that he was different to others doctors for being Latino but we were wrong
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Just do ivf because they don’t care IUI patients
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Every one there just treated us like a number we didn’t matter because we were not in ivf
Describe the protocols Fernando Akerman used in your cycles at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami and their degree of success.
We used Clomid 50mg 2 per day/ 5 days. Ovidreal and after 1 day or two the nurses made the IUI after 15 min we just could do everything we want
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami. (Assigned nurse: Helena)
Helena was the best that we have there
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
They are good to make money bad in communication and organization. They don’t show humanity and are careless. If you call them would go straight to voicemail. They are clean but the equipment is not updated when we had the first IUI the light wasn’t working I was given light to the nurse trough my phone when se could not fin the cervical neck I went out and complained they fixed it by bring it a lamp light. On the procedure they made me a damaged on my uterus that it’s visible on ultrasound.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
each cycle of iui cost us like 1300$ with out the medication
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
They never send me the file even when we called 4 times to speak with medical records
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Doctor
Fernando Akerman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami Beach
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
1 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I love him as a doctor [Fernando Akerman], i will recommend him 100 percent, he had a smile all the time, very warm and always answered all my questions, always willing to help and work with my schedule, very professional and great human.... Started with contraceptive pills, then We used menopur and gonal f. 150 ui in the morning and 150 in the afternoon. And pregnil as antagonist.
I have no complaints [of Fertility & IVF Center of Miami], just one time incident with the clinical coordinators that didn't schedule me right at the time ,and i had to wait, but mistakes happen, we are humans, i am not going to evaluate them wrong for one time incident... Vwry well known, organized and very nice nurses... Started with contraceptive pills, then We used menopur and gonal f. 150 ui in the morning and 150 in the afternoon. And pregnil as antagonist.
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
I love him as a doctor, i will recommend him 100 percent, he had a smile all the time, very warm and always answered all my questions, always willing to help and work with my schedule, very professional and great human.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
Trust the process, he knows what he is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami?
He is very warm and listening, very explicated, he answered all my questions, very nice doctor and human, very professional, he is a good doctor.
Describe the protocols Fernando Akerman used in your cycles at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami and their degree of success.
Started with contraceptive pills, then We used menopur and gonal f. 150 ui in the morning and 150 in the afternoon. And pregnil as antagonist.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Vwry well known, organized and very nice nurses
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
I have no complaints, just one time incident with the clinical coordinators that didn't schedule me right at the time ,and i had to wait, but mistakes happen, we are humans, i am not going to evaluate them wrong for one time incident
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fernando Akerman at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
$25,000
Describe Fernando Akerman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
We haven't get to that point
10
Doctor
Fernando Akerman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources