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: 2Neutral: 28.8
4 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 50% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend IVF Florida to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 28Neutral: 11Don't recommend: 97.9
48 assessments
  • 58% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 23% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
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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
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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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Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
Nursing
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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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
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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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Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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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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Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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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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Doctor
Gene Manko
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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