Rated 6.7
Strongly recommend: 67%Don't recommend: 33%6.7
67% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
7.3
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
7.3
7.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.3
7.3
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
6
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 Wisconsin
Residency
U. of Wisconsin
Fellowship
U. of Michigan

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
Gregory Christman works at

UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Rated 6.9
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 28%6.9

At 1 office

Gainesville
4037 NW 86 Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 265-6200
Explore Clinic

3 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 27 - 31
15 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Gregory Chistman] He dedicated ample time to go over all of the information, treatment, and medications, as well as took the time to answer any questions...He used the information that we gained from each failed attempt to guide the next cycle's treatment...He was always kind and sympathetic when the treatment didn't work...Once I was officially diagnosed with PCOS, Dr. Christman proposed that we try several cycles of Clomiphene (Clomid)...[he]tried the least invasive, simple treatments first and methodically went on to prescribe different treatments based on results
[nurse of UF Health Reproductive Medicine] She took the time after my appointments to answer any questions or address any concerns I had and made me feel comfortable...She showed me how to use the injection pen and practiced with me...I usually paid between $35-40 for office visits, and bloodwork was free with my insurance...the follistim injections (3 cycles) I spent about $70 for each vial of the medication, and over those cycles probably spent around $250 dollars
How was your experience with Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Christman is an extremely intelligent and experience doctor. When I was choosing a fertility specialist, I looked up Dr. Christman, and was very happy to see that he has not only won awards (such as Top 1% of US Reproductive Endocrinologists), he has also published and/or participated in numerous research papers and trials and several of them were dealing with exactly what I am diagnosed with. I felt that I was in capable hands with him, and have never doubted that he would come up with an appropriate care plan based on my PCOS diagnosis. From the minute I would be in the exam room or office for my visit, I knew that he would devote all of his attention to my treatment and take the time to discuss everything thoroughly, compassionately, and knowledgeably. He used the information that we gained from each failed attempt to guide the next cycle's treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
I would tell them to always ask questions and share their feelings about treatment options. Dr. Christman has most likely had experience about that treatment and can explain everything so that you are fully informed about everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Christman always gave me his full attention during my visits. He dedicated ample time to go over all of the information, treatment, and medications, as well as took the time to answer any questions we had. He remembered specific details of my case, and would refer to his notes to come up with the best treatment plan for my individual situation. He was always kind and sympathetic when the treatment didn't work, and took the time to help us talk about how we felt about the failed cycle and how to move forward.
Describe the protocols Gregory Christman used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Once I was officially diagnosed with PCOS, Dr. Christman proposed that we try several cycles of Clomiphene (Clomid) as I was not ovulated regularly on my own. Clomid would make me ovulate and we did several cycles of timed intercourse. Although I did ovulate, we did not get pregnant, and Dr. Christman proposed we try Letrozole since some women respond better to this drug. I did ovulate on letrazole for several cycles and these cycles also failed. We went on to clomid with an added hcg trigger shot (to force ovulation once the follicle or follicles were mature enough to be released) and eventually added in more monitoring with beginning, mid, and end of cycle ultrasounds. We also most recently tried follistim injections with an hcg injection for 3 cycles, along with very frequent monitoring (bloodwork throughout the cycle, sometimes as frequent as every other day to check my estrogen levels and progesterone and ultrasounds to monitor follicle size). I liked that Dr. Christman tried the least invasive, simple treatments first and methodically went on to prescribe different treatments based on results from the previous cycle. Unfortunately, we have never gotten a positive pregnancy test, but I never doubted that Dr. Christman's treatment plans were the problem.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UF Health Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jean)
Jean is an AMAZING nurse. She has worked alongside Dr. Christman for years, and she always treated me as a person, not just a patient on her list that day. She took the time after my appointments to answer any questions or address any concerns I had and made me feel comfortable. She would call me with results of tests or to check in about how I was feeling on the meds, and never seemed rushed. When we started the follistim injections, she was so kind and understanding when I was nervous. She showed me how to use the injection pen and practiced with me. She was realistic, and didn't sugar coat the risks or possibilities that the treatments could fail, so I felt that helped me not get too upset when things didn't workout. She has a good sense of humor and is a very easy person to talk to.
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
UF Springhill has been a wonderful clinic. I would recommend it to anyone. The facility itself has a large waiting area and everything is very clean and organized. The time between check in and being seen by a nurse was not usually very long, and they were always happy to answer any questions I had as I checked in. They learn patient's names and are always welcoming and kind. The rooms have all the latest equipment and machines and I was always happy with the professionalism and cleanliness.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
I usually paid between $35-40 for office visits, and bloodwork was free with my insurance. I typically paid $50 for clomid and around the same for Letrozole, and medroxyprogesterone was about $10. When doing the follistim injections (3 cycles) I spent about $70 for each vial of the medication, and over those cycles probably spent around $250 dollars. During the most recent cycles, there was much more frequent monitoring with ultrasounds that were $40 each visit, so I would usually pay around $200 per cycle.
Describe Gregory Christman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Not applicable, we have not done IVF.
10
Doctor
Gregory Christman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
0
2
Age 31
2 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 9 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Christman is hard to communicate with. He always interrupts when you are trying to talk to him or ask him a question. I was frustrated because he "made" us do IUIS with less than 2% chance of them working... He would always interrupt me when I tried to ask a question and laugh at things I would try to ask... He had us do 2 iuis with clomid and no monitoring. With our male factor issues this was a huge waste of money for a 2% chance it would work. He did this because he said once he had a patient get pregnant with a sperm count of 300,000 so he thought we might too though we mostly wanted to move to IVF.
[at UF Health Reproductive Med-Gainesville] It is hard to reach someone when you call, go through many phone trees and leaving messages. The nurses are friendly and helpful but I did not like Dr. Christman. The clinic is clean and seems safe. Cost of an IVF is higher than many surrounding clinics and their success rates are lower... IUI was pretty affordable there. Less than 1000 each time. However we did not use injectables or do any monitoring to confirm ovulation per the doctor.
How was your experience with Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Christman is hard to communicate with. He always interrupts when you are trying to talk to him or ask him a question. I was frustrated because he "made" us do IUIS with less than 2% chance of them working.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Only see him if you do not want to talk and want the doctor to talk over you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
He would always interrupt me when I tried to ask a question and laugh at things I would try to ask.
Describe the protocols Gregory Christman used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He had us do 2 iuis with clomid and no monitoring. With our male factor issues this was a huge waste of money for a 2% chance it would work. He did this because he said once he had a patient get pregnant with a sperm count of 300,000 so he thought we might too though we mostly wanted to move to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses were all friendly and helpful. It was hard to reach people there though.
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
It is hard to reach someone when you call, go through many phone trees and leaving messages. The nurses are friendly and helpful but I did not like Dr. Christman. The clinic is clean and seems safe. Cost of an IVF is higher than many surrounding clinics and their success rates are lower.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
IUI was pretty affordable there. Less than 1000 each time. However we did not use injectables or do any monitoring to confirm ovulation per the doctor.
Describe Gregory Christman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
NA
0
Doctor
Gregory Christman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
2
Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28 - 31
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
The best way to describe him [Dr. Christman], is Jolly. He is always happy and a pleasure to be around. You can tell he loves his job. He is very thorough and explains things with detail. He makes you feel like you are his only patient at that time. ... 250 of follistim for 8 days of stims. 250 of Ganirelix the last 4 days of stims. 75 on menopur the last 4 days of stims. Hcg trigger 10,000
Melinda [nurse]was great. I work night shift and was unable to get her calls sometimes. She gave me her personal phone number to contact her if I needed her. She called everyday she said she would go updates. ... Everyone [at UF Health Repo Med] seems organized. It’s easy to check in and out. I had maybe a 5 minute wait when waiting for appointments. Everything flowed smoothly and seamlessly. Everyone was friendly and knows you by name.
How was your experience with Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
The best way to describe him, is Jolly. He is always happy and a pleasure to be around. You can tell he loves his job. He is very thorough and explains things with detail. He makes you feel like you are his only patient at that time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
He likes to talk. :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Everyone at the clinic knows who you are and what’s going on. The clinic works as a group so for all 3 doctors to be personal and both nurses be involved in your care is nice.
Describe the protocols Gregory Christman used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
250 of follistim for 8 days of stims. 250 of Ganirelix the last 4 days of stims. 75 on menopur the last 4 days of stims. Hcg trigger 10,000
Describe your experience with your nurse at UF Health Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Melinda )
Melinda was great. I work night shift and was unable to get her calls sometimes. She gave me her personal phone number to contact her if I needed her. She called everyday she said she would go updates.
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Everyone seems organized. It’s easy to check in and out. I had maybe a 5 minute wait when waiting for appointments. Everything flowed smoothly and seamlessly. Everyone was friendly and knows you by name.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gregory Christman at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
$9500 for IVf cycle. $4500 for medications
10
Doctor
Gregory Christman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources