Francisco Arredondo

Pozitivf Fertility

Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 15%8.3
54% strongly recommend
7 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
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
9.1
9.1
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.2
7.2
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
8.1
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Education

Medical School
Tech & Higher Stud (Mex)
Residency
U. of Texas
Fellowship
U. of Pennsylvania

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Pozitivf Fertility
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San Antonio
4515 N Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78249
210-404-2229
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2010 - 2018, Successful
9
9
Age 27 - 35
IUI
1 Egg Freezing
IVF
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Arredondo will make you feel comforted, welcomed and I. good hands. He does Express the risks and importance of the procedure/risks involved. Only thing I have been unhappy about is how on demand he is needed, maybe a bit more detail would ease the questions all not answered. And I know timing cant be determine, but he hasn't performed any of my transfers so for the second I would have preferred him as I had no rapport with the one scheduled.
The clinic [Aspire Fertility] overall is very pleasant, everyone is welcoming and as a nervous, anxious patient they do help change your mindset to a positive outlook but their weakness would be to slow down a bit, and give details on specific guidelines.... The main injection with progesterone was not given on where to administer; videos were told to review online. We injected as to what was seen on the video and one afternoon we went in for a visit a few days before the pregnancy results; and were told the administration was not in the proper place.
How was your experience with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Dr. Arredondo will make you feel comforted, welcomed and I. good hands. He does Express the risks and importance of the procedure/risks involved. Only thing I have been unhappy about is how on demand he is needed, maybe a bit more detail would ease the questions all not answered. And I know timing cant be determine, but he hasn't performed any of my transfers so for the second I would have preferred him as I had no rapport with the one scheduled.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Ask if you could have a bit more detail beforehand and get answers from him directly and not the nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Dr. Arredondo is a very welcoming individual and does find his ways to keep you calm (as I'm an anxious person) but I dont like how on the go he is. Sometimes a bit more detail during this time would be much more comforting.
Describe the protocols Francisco Arredondo used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas) and their degree of success.
I did an embryo transfer, meds scheduled at specific amounts and times. Now since it had been awhile since I have done so, I was not explained protocol properly which I believe had a bit to do with the negative result in my own opinion.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas). (Assigned nurse: Erika)
Erika was very passionate as I was a wreck this go around, but the organization needed a lot of work. I had to call for a few things because I was explained at the time of the visit.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
The clinic overall is very pleasant, everyone is welcoming and as a nervous, anxious patient they do help change your mindset to a positive outlook but their weakness would be to slow down a bit, and give details on specific guidelines.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
I was doing a embryo transfer this go around but it was about $5000 or so unlike the first time $25,000+
Describe Francisco Arredondo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
My first IVF I was much younger and did multiple which resulted in being blessed with My BabyBoy. And the second time a few months ago, he explained only 1 could be used. I extremely did not want that, but he mention the risks if possible twins. And since I still feel at age, I tried to stick to thinking positive. But I could not shake the single transfer decision, and I regret not making it a point that I would prefer that method or go elsewhere.
What specific things went wrong at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
The main injection with progesterone was not given on where to administer; videos were told to review online. We injected as to what was seen on the video and one afternoon we went in for a visit a few days before the pregnancy results; and were told the administration was not in the proper place. After researching other clinics, they were shown and some even gave exact location of specific location.
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Doctor
Francisco Arredondo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)
San Antonio - Stone Oak
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
10
10
Age 30
3 IUI
IVF
Egg Freezing
Anovulation
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Arredondo] was compassionate toward us from the get go, and was able to explain technical medical procedures to us in a way that was very clear. There was never a moment we doubted or distrusted him...helped us to see our infertility in a broad spectrum and as needing a long term plan. He reviewed our labs with us thoroughly and patiently. My husband and I are both major question-askers, liking to know every detail, so this was very important to us.
We paid $19,000 through Winn Fertility for our IVF package [at RMA of Texas]. This included IVF cycle, genetic testing, my medicine, one FET, embryo freezing fee for a year, and all appointments within the cycle...RMA is so organized, and does a great job at patient care...The team of doctors and nurses are wonderful and brilliant people...She [nurse] answered my (many) emails quickly and thoroughly. She was so so so kind, and made my husband and I feel truly cared for and cheered for. We are forever thankful for Erica!
How was your experience with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Dr.Arredondo helped us to see our infertility in a broad spectrum and as needing a long term plan. He reviewed our labs with us thoroughly and patiently. My husband and I are both major question-askers, liking to know every detail, so this was very important to us. He was compassionate toward us from the get go, and was able to explain technical medical procedures to us in a way that was very clear. There was never a moment we doubted or distrusted him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Never leave without being clear and comfortable with everything discussed. He is ready to answer anything you are wondering or confused about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
The first conversation I had with Dr.Arredondo was after a year of discouraging failed treatment with a previous doctor. His passion for patient care was evident from the start, and every appointment with him and his staff would confirm that over our course of the treatment. My husband and I felt known, and our journey felt cared for so thoroughly.
Describe the protocols Francisco Arredondo used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas) and their degree of success.
Freeze all IVF cycle with ICSI. Embryo PGS and FET 3 months later. Menopur, follistim, ganirellix, lupron all used for egg retrieval. Switched to lupron trigger rather than hcg because of OHSS risk. 29 eggs retrieved, which resulted in 11 embryos for PGS. 9 healthy embryos frozen after PGS. We did genetic testing (PGS) but declined to know the embryo genders. Mild OHSS did occur, and was treated with 10 days lupron and lengthier dose of BC after the retrieval. Estrodial and progesterone (oil injection) used for successful FET of 1 embryo. Continued daily progesterone through week 13, but switched from injection to suppository at week 8.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas). (Assigned nurse: Erica Salgado)
I still email her from time to time, and it's been over a year since I "graduated" from RMA. She answered my (many) emails quickly and thoroughly. She was so so so kind, and made my husband and I feel truly cared for and cheered for. We are forever thankful for Erica!
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
RMA is so organized, and does a great job at patient care. We were not expecting this because of our sub-par experience with a previous doctor. The team of doctors and nurses are wonderful and brilliant people.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
We paid $19,000 through Winn Fertility for our IVF package. This included IVF cycle, genetic testing, my medicine, one FET, embryo freezing fee for a year, and all appointments within the cycle. Other appointments were billed to our insurance.
Describe Francisco Arredondo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
We chose to do PGS so that eSET had higher chance of success.
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Doctor
Francisco Arredondo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)
San Antonio - Stone Oak
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
3 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Clear communicator, intelligent, empathetic, knowledgeable and genuine...I knew that I could reach out to him [Dr Francisco Arredondo] if I needed anything or felt I had substandard care. Luckily, that never happened. He spoke to my husband and I in a very direct and professional manner, addressing concerns about our infertility. Hemade a plan, stuck to it and the result was pregnancy.
They [staff at RMA of Texas] knew my name, held my hand, made it personal at every interaction. From the nurses and doctors to all the office staff, I was more than just another case. My recommendation is for there to be a patient portal to view cycle plans, ask questions, see lab results or communicate with anyone on the staff...I have had a rocky road with the billing and insurance process, not at the fault of the clinic, but with the insurance paying claims timely.
How was your experience with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Clear communicator, intelligent, empathetic, knowledgeable and genuine. He was a man first, and wanted to know about every aspect of my worklife, social life and health. I knew that I could reach out to him if I needed anything or felt I had substandard care. Luckily, that never happened. He spoke to my husband and I in a very direct and professional manner, addressing concerns about our infertility. Hemade a plan, stuck to it and the result was pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Trust the process!!!! It may be long, but if you trust in it, the results speak for themselves.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
They knew my name, held my hand, made it personal at every interaction. From the nurses and doctors to all the office staff, I was more than just another case.
Describe the protocols Francisco Arredondo used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas) and their degree of success.
Stimulation was lupron, menopur ganirelix and lupron trigger. 30 eggs retrieved, 20 fertilized, 6 made it to day 5 for biopsy. Fet was long lupron cycle, estrace and endometrin. Transferred 1 and positive bloodtest 2 weeks later
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas). (Assigned nurse: erica)
Beyond compare!!!The epitome of exceptional care and dedication. They were thorough, empathetic and informative every step of the way
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
My recommendation is for there to be a paitient portal to view cycle plans, ask questions, see lab results or communicate with anyone on the staff
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
Convenient and very organized. Always have time slots available for me to fit into my morning
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
I have had a rocky road with the billing and insurance process, not at the fault of the clinic, but with the insurance paying claims timely. Up front costs were reasonable and paid automatically from my hsa. Claims had to be reevaluated with the insurance to hit the correct fertility coverage, and the clinic constantly worked with me.
10
Doctor
Francisco Arredondo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)
San Antonio - Stone Oak
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
10
10
Age 45
3 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Francisco Arredondo is] extremely friendly, great sense of humor that put us at ease right away. Transmits confidence and very personable. He provide us with his personal e-mail and personal cell phone number! which doctor does that?...Get your questions in a paper before you meet with him. He will answer all without rush
The RMA of Texas team is VERY different. You feel at home and they are very accessible. is like a SPA with great results...They run on time, pleasant ambiance and everybody seems happy...my insurance covered most of it and what it was not covered was explained with a financial calculator and given to me in printing
How was your experience with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Extremely friendly, great sense of humor that put us at ease right away. Transmits confidence and very personable. He provide us with his personal e-mail and personal cell phone number! which doctor does that?
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
Get your questions in a paper before you meet with him. He will answer all without rush
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)?
The RMA of Texas team is VERY different. You feel at home and they are very accessible. is like a SPA with great results
Describe the protocols Francisco Arredondo used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas) and their degree of success.
He explained things with a lot of clarity. He compared the embryo to a seed and the uterus to the soil. Mentioned that doing the chromosome testing will allow us to select the best seed and that transferring the embryo in a controlled frozen cycle will allow us to prepare the best soil
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas). (Assigned nurse: Erica, Stephanie)
Caring! personable. Accessible.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
They run on time, pleasant ambiance and everybody seems happy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Arredondo at Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas).
my insurance covered most of it and what it was not covered was explained with a financial calculator and given to me in printing
10
Doctor
Francisco Arredondo
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility (formerly RMA of Texas)
San Antonio - Stone Oak
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources