Gene Manko

IVF Florida

Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 36%Neutral: 52%Don't recommend: 12%7.7
36% strongly recommend
9 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
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.1
6.1
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
8
Good
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 Pennsylvania
Residency
U. of Pennsylvania

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Gene Manko works at

IVF Florida
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 25%7.5

At 6 offices

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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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 43
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Gene Manko] took time to explain treatment options to us and asked me follow up questions. He was also Really good at getting my husband to participate in conversations by being leas formal and down to earth...has years of experience and does a good job at explaining options and why each one may or may not be a good fit for you. He is attentive during conversations. For us he recommended donor eggs but was willing to try IUI first. After 3 cycles he encouraged us to reconsider donor eggs and explained why. He did not force it on us but gave us information and asked us to consider it
The staff [at IVF Florida] was well organized and would provide additional information and answer questions I may not have remembered to ask Dr Manko. They were Very well educated and compassionate...We spent between $2000 to $3000 per IUI cycle...With fertility care there seems to be a big focus on payment. Since it was not covered by my insurance they always kept me informed of fees and collected them when i checked out. That was reasonable but the checkout person seemed less caring and personable
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr. manko has years of experience and does a good job at explaining options and why each one may or may not be a good fit for you. He is attentive during conversations. For us he recommended donor eggs but was willing to try IUI first. After 3 cycles he encouraged us to reconsider donor eggs and explained why. He did not force it on us but gave us information and asked us to consider it
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Be prepared for Very nice but honest discussions. He discusses options with data on success rates And how tour specific situation fits into those options
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr. manko took time to explain treatment options to us and asked me follow up questions. He was also Really good at getting my husband to participate in conversations by being leas formal and down to earth
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I inquired about clomid and he agreed to a clomid challenge. I did not respond well to clomid. When i asked about other options we trialed letrozole. After a small response, he increased the letrozole dose to 7.5 mg. When the Ultrasound showed i responded well to that He also added FSH shots for 2 nights, one night ‘off’ and then an hcg trigger shot. From what i can recall my IUI was done ~ 36 hr later
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Darcy)
The staff was well organized and would provide additional information and answer questions I may not have remembered to ask Dr Manko. They were Very well educated and compassionate.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
With fertility care there seems to be a big focus on payment. Since it was not covered by my insurance they always kept me informed of fees and collected them when i checked out. That was reasonable but the checkout person seemed less caring and personable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko at IVF Florida.
We spent between $2000 to $3000 per IUI cycle
Describe Gene Manko's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
No embryo transfers done
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Doctor
Gene Manko
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 30
1 IUI
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
Before my monitoring US appointment [at IVF Florida- Jupiter] an unrealistic timeline was given. I mentioned this to the head nurse and she said she would handle it. Basically every nurse I spoke to made me thing the next US would be it and we would do IUI the next day. This was distressing because each US was $200...Our first IUI was $4,000 including meds and all US...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.
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 at IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Before my monitoring US appointment an unrealistic timeline was given. I mentioned this to the head nurse and she said she would handle it. Basically every nurse I spoke to made me thing the next US would be it and we would do IUI the next day. This was distressing because each US was $200.
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Doctor
Gene Manko
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 42
3 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
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.
The biggest weakness [IVF Florida] 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.... On more than one occasion nurses did not really inform us of the next step. There were times when we felt rushed because we were nit prepared because we did not have the knowledge.
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 IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
On more than one occasion nurses did not really inform us of the next step. There were times when we felt rushed because we were nit prepared because we did not have the knowledge.
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Doctor
Gene Manko
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2009 - 2011, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 28 - 30
1 IUI
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
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.
Prior to Dr. Manko transition from private practice to joining [IVF Florida] it was a great office, but after he transitioned and increased his case load it was no longer a personal experience.
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
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Manko was up front and honest. That is what i like when it comes to my treatments. I was stalled because of an abnormal pap and have been waiting to continue forward with my transfer...I used birth control for a few months to get my cycle on track, i used gonal f and another medicine that started with an m to get my eggs ready for retrieval. I was switched at last minute to a different trigger shot because of the way my body was reacting
The nurses [at IVF Florida] were very friendly and you felt at home when you had an appointment. It is pretty easy to understand and if you dont you can ask and they will tell you what you want to know in a way you can undertstand...Always eager to get you in and out in a timely manner and always there to make sure you understand what they are asking you to do
How was your experience with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
The nurses were very friendly and you felt at home when you had an appointment. It is pretty easy to understand and if you dont you can ask and they will tell you what you want to know in a way you can undertstand
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Do not be scared to ask any and every question. You may feel intimidated and scared but do not hesitate to ask whatever you would like because he is open and will answer any question
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko was up front and honest. That is what i like when it comes to my treatments. I was stalled because of an abnormal pap and have been waiting to continue forward with my transfer.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I used birth control for a few months to get my cycle on track, i used gonal f and another medicine that started with an m to get my eggs ready for retrieval. I was switched at last minute to a different trigger shot because of the way my body was reacting
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
They are very friendly but need to be more on top of their game when it comes to the waiting area. Otherwise they are awesome and comforting. Always eager to get you in and out in a timely manner and always there to make sure you understand what they are asking you to do
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Doctor
Gene Manko
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5