Gene Manko

IVF Florida

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Medical SchoolU. of Pennsylvania
ResidencyU. of Pennsylvania
Jupiter
600 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
954.247.6200
Margate
2960 North State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
954.247.6200
Miami
7100 West 20th Avenue
Miami, FL 33016
954.247.6201
Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
954.247.6208
Port St. Lucie
160 NW Central Park Plaza,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
954.247.6215
Wellington
10115 W. Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
954.247.6222
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Gene Manko to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 41%Neutral: 41%Don't recommend: 19%7.2
7 assessments
  • 41% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 41% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.3
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4.7
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.

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend IVF Florida to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 17%8.1
75 assessments
  • 68% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 15% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
10
Age
33 - 38
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
For all 3 of my IUI cycles [with Dr. Manko] over the course of my treatment I used Clomid and a trigger shot and I did 2 Back to back IUI’s each cycle...My attempt at 2nd child thru IUI resulted in a miscarriage for 1 embryo and a ruptured tubal for the 2nd embryo. It was this last this terrible experience that really made me realize how wonderful Dr Manko and his staff really are. They were so compassionate but also realistically prepared for what was happening.
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Age
33 - 38
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
I was so happy with Dr Manko with my 1st IUI and resulting pregnancy, they had to give me a date had to have an OBGYN by once I was pregnant because I didn’t want to stop going to his office. My second attempts at a child really showed what a wonderful doctor he is. I also wanted someone who was honest with me and wouldn’t sugarcoat the bad things and he was that while still be compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Listen to your options and be sure you know what he suggests you go with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
My first IUI with Dr Manko resulted in my son. My attempt at 2nd child thru IUI resulted in a miscarriage for 1 embryo and a ruptured tubal for the 2nd embryo. It was this last this terrible experience that really made me realize how wonderful Dr Manko and his staff really are. They were so compassionate but also realistically prepared for what was happening.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
For all 3 of my IUI cycles over the course of my treatment I used Clomid and a trigger shot and I did 2 Back to back IUI’s each cycle. I was 32 with my 1 st pregnancy and 37 with my second attempts but 1 of my Fallopian tubes is completely blocked so the Clomid was so I would ovulate on both sides each cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were amazing and definitely made me call very comfortable with everything I was going thru. When I went thru my miscarriage they were so compassionate.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida is a pretty expansive operation. My IUI’s were done 1.5 hours away from my home and where I see Dr Manko. Though it was far away, they are so organized and the staff is very personable. Over the course of my treatment I have been to the Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, and Margate offices and it was all very cohesive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
I think when I did an IUI cycle in 2018 the expenses were around $3500 ( that was for 2 IUI’s in one cycle and doesn’t include the $1500 for the sperm purchase).
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Gene Manko
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
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8
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
First IUI unsuccessful [with Dr. Gene Manko]...I have met with Dr Manko once during this process. We are just starting our second IUI with injectables. All communication has been through the nurses... was very friendly and listened to all my concerns. He went over all of our testing in detail. My only concern is I wish I would have heard from him after our first failed IUI. I spoke to the nurses who then spoke to him. My meds were only adjusted because I asked for them to be.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Gene Manko was very friendly and listened to all my concerns. He went over all of our testing in detail. My only concern is I wish I would have heard from him after our first failed IUI. I spoke to the nurses who then spoke to him. My meds were only adjusted because I asked for them to be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Ask questions and advocate for yourself. I would say that about any doc/patient relationship.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
I have met with Dr Manko once during this process. We are just starting our second IUI with injectables. All communication has been through the nurses.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
1st IUI 75units if Gonal-F Triggered on day 9 of Injections with 10,000 units of HCG. One follicle which was 17.3mm IUI #1 12 hrs after trigger and IUI #2 36 hrs after trigger Lining was within normal limits. Progesterone suppository until period arrived. First IUI unsuccessful. This cycle I started with 150units if Gonal-F for two days and then 75units for two days with a monitoring US on the 5th day in the morning which is tomorrow.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is wonderful. They communicate quickly although some of them are clearly less experienced than others. Any issues I had were addressed immediately. I was very impressed.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
There are baby photos at check out. I know this can be triggering for some. The office is clean and usually runs on time. They are quick to get results into the portal and address any concerns. I will say the US staff is hit or miss. They have been very nice but maybe need more education about how to speak to those with infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
Our diagnostics were covered by our insurance but the IUI including meds were not. Our first IUI was $4,000 including meds and all US.
Describe Gene Manko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
NA
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
Dr. Manko knew us by name each time we met. Each time we have discussed IVF, it has been in depth and answered all of our questions. We felt very confident that Dr. Manko knew the best course for us to take.... When we started fertility treatments, I had already had both tubes removed, so it was straight to discussing IVF for us.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Other
10
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
When we started fertility treatments, I had already had both tubes removed, so it was straight to discussing IVF for us. We scheduled our first cycle Summer 2016, but had to postpone for financing reasons due to building our home. Dr. Manko is the second doctor I saw for fertility treatments, and worked with us the best he could to save costs during the testing phases. He explained things thoroughly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Unfortunately, the discussion of financing does not come until very late in the process. You can google the costs, so its no surprise that it is going to cost $20k+ when it is all said and done. The surprise, which could cause you to have to delay your cycle, is that financing is outrageous. There isn't an easy payment plan and the interest rate is extreme. Save as much as you can before you even walk in the first time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr. Manko knew us by name each time we met. Each time we have discussed IVF, it has been in depth and answered all of our questions. We felt very confident that Dr. Manko knew the best course for us to take.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Ours was pretty straight forward IVF, no ICSI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff and care coordinator were all wonderful. The only issue I had with my (cancelled) treatment was how the financing was handled. I called several times to set up discussion (per my care coordinators instruction) and was told we couldn't talk about it without protocol. Finally, I said "please go ask someone else and don't dismiss me because I know my protocol exists somewhere." It was only then that she would speak to me. The frustrating part is that my question (had she let me ask it in the first place) was simply, "what are the financing terms?" If I'd have had the terms, I would have been able to stop sooner and perhaps not spent so much money on testing that I will have to spend again once we have enough saved to start.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Location - Port St. Lucie is absolutely their biggest strength. We have no one else up near us. Financing - Biggest weakness. The discussion of financing (if needed) should happen much sooner. Specifically for IVF patients because the costs are the highest for them and happen all at one time. Even if a blanket cost is used, such as, "Your treatment will cost around $25,000. Your financing options are: ___________________." I was hoping for terms that were a little more reasonable, like you can receive for other medical procedures including cosmetic procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
We cancelled our first cycle due to cost.
Describe Gene Manko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Manko is a big proponent of elective single embryo transfer. His number one goal is always a full term, healthy baby.
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Gene Manko
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
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0
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
0
Dr Manko has a lot of experience and was highly recommended but I feel like he didn’t give us realistic expectations based on my condition and gave false hope. I have stage 4 endometriosis and instead of referring me to a specialist to greater my chances he created an urgency to get Ivf done. Thinking about it now, I wish I would have looked at the research myself and the statistics to better make a decision, in order to be more successful in Ivf
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Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
0
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko has a lot of experience and was highly recommended but I feel like he didn’t give us realistic expectations based on my condition and gave false hope. I have stage 4 endometriosis and instead of referring me to a specialist to greater my chances he created an urgency to get Ivf done. Thinking about it now, I wish I would have looked at the research myself and the statistics to better make a decision, in order to be more successful in Ivf
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Read up on your scientific journals before, make sure you get a second opinion, and be your biggest advocate don’t be afraid to speak up
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
We went over all of the statistics based on my age and how healthy I was, never acknowledged how severe my endometriosis was and how our success rate was highly diminished due to his chronic condition
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses and staff are just there to do their job, they don’t seem to want to be more involved than what they already have to do
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The communication is horrible. We did genetic testing and if we didn’t fight the bill they would have charged us for make and female full genetic testing, when they had recommended for me to do a full test and just test my husband for whatever I get to make sure we spend less money. Another time I was scheduled on the wrong day! I called and made an appointment, I wrote it on my phone, I showed up and the receptionist told me that my appointment wasn’t today it was tomorrow. Just so many little annoying details that I wish they would be more careful with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
25,000
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Gene Manko
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0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
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8
Age
42
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
8
Dr manko had excellent communication. He was candid but kind. We left with knowledge and hope after each time we saw him. He knows what he is doing. He is sympathetic and understanding. We appreciated all his efforts.... He had the perfect demeanor. At times i felt like a number because of how long we waited each cisit and how communication is only through an electronic patient portal.... 3 cycles of clomid. When that did nit produce reults we did injectables.
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Age
42
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
8
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr manko had excellent communication. He was candid but kind. We left with knowledge and hope after each time we saw him. He knows what he is doing. He is sympathetic and understanding. We appreciated all his efforts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Trust in his wisdom.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr manko was kind and patient with us. He had the perfect demeanor. At times i felt like a number because of how long we waited each cisit and how communication is only through an electronic patient portal.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
3 cycles of clomid. When that did nit produce reults we did injectables. Two cycles of injectables. We did one single IUI and one double IUI. Negative reults on both of them.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
At times i felt the nirses were personal and at times i felt like just any old client.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The biggest weakness is that everything has to be done around the clinics schedule instead of the patients. U cant make an appt in the afternoon if that works for u because the test u need done is only performed in the morning. Not every clinic branch is open every day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
Our health insurance covered nothing so we found procedures and tests to be expensive to say the least.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Gene Manko
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8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing, 5 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
He [Dr Manko] spent all the time we needed explaining everything, and literally held my hand through the whole process. He called personally to share good and bad news....Billing dept awful. Front desk at main location not the friendliest, but great at Jupiter location. Big clinic, but still personal...Full cycles were $18,000 - $20,000 including medications. Transfer of frozen embryos was $9,000 - $11,000.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 5 Egg Freezing, 5 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
No complaints. He was great. Went above and beyond to make things work for us
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Share concerns so he can work with you to help. I was nervous about the injections and he was patient and willing to help me find ways to make it less scary
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
He spent all the time we needed explaining everything, and literally held my hand through the whole process. He called personally to share good and bad news.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
At 36, I wanted 2-3 children, so we went through 2 full egg retrieval cycles to freeze embryos before the first transfer. Total of 3 transfers, with 2 embryos each time. One negative, one chemical pregnancy and then my twins!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of my appointments for blood tests and ultrasounds were at the Jupiter office. Small office, and over the course of 5 cycles they treated me like family, sharing as much information as they had, mourning and celebrating with me.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Billing dept awful. Front desk at main location not the friendliest, but great at Jupoter location. Big clinic, but still personal
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
Full cycles were $18,000 - $20,000 including medications. Transfer of frozen embryos was $9,000 - $11,000
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost paperwork
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Gene Manko
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
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7
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2009 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
7
Dr Manko, is a great person. He his honest and caring. He tries his best to give you different options. This is if you get to meet with him, because now he is very busy.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2009 - 2011
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
7
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko, is a great person. He his honest and caring. He tries his best to give you different options. This is if you get to meet with him, because now he is very busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Busy office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Prior to Dr. Manko transition from private practice to joining IVF it was a great office, but after he transitioned and increased his case load it was no longer a personal experience. It was all about the money.
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Gene Manko
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
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