Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 4%9.2
76% strongly recommend
17 reviews
Humanity
9.6
9.6
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
9.5
9.5
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.3
8.3
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
8.1
Good
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Temple
Residency
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UCLA

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Kari Sproul von Goeben works at

Kindbody (formerly Vios Fertility Institute)
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 7%9.1

At 1 office

Crest Hill
2246 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403
815.725.4161
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17 patient reviews

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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
IVF
Donor Eggs
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Other
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sproul von Goeben was invaluable to us as we went through donor egg IVF. Her understanding and knowledgeability about my diagnosis, the medications and protocol she placed me on, and her referral to an endocrinologist to help manage my thyroid issues...For the transfer cycle, I was told the clinic’s typical protocol is Estradiol pills (Estrogen support), Endometrin vaginal suppositories, and injectable progesterone in oil ...
We paid over $30,000 to the clinic as part of the guarantee cycle (plus office visits + ultrasounds)...The FIRM has several clinics in the area. This is one of the reasons I chose them. They had clinics near where I worked and also where my husband worked. So he was able to do his semen analysis and things like that at the clinic near his work, and I did ultrasounds and appointments at the clinic closest to my work. The staff at all three clinics we wound up going to were friendly and helpful.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Sproul von Goeben was invaluable to us as we went through donor egg IVF. Her understanding and knowledgeability about my diagnosis, the medications and protocol she placed me on, and her referral to an endocrinologist to help manage my thyroid issues, I believe, is the reason for our successful transfer!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I would highly recommend Dr. Sproul von Goeben. She (and the staff at FIRM) are very helpful and responsive. When we try for a second child in another year or two, there is no doubt that we will return to see Dr. Sproul von Goeben!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Sproul von Goeben is very warm and friendly, while still maintaining professionalism and is honest and thorough when discussing diagnosis and treatment options.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For the transfer cycle, I was told the clinic’s typical protocol is Estradiol pills (Estrogen support), Endometrin vaginal suppositories, and injectable progesterone in oil (Progesterone support). I started estradiol pills 4 days after stopping birth control pills and then the Endometrin and injectable progesterone in oil the day our eggs were thawed & fertilized. So just those 3 medications unless Dr. Von Goeben specifically states otherwise. 1. Last birth control pill on ____ (date) 2. Start Estradiol 1mg taking 3 pills twice a day Four days later 3. Cryo Monitoring appointment was about 12 days after I started Estradiol. 4. Thawed and fertilized eggs the next day. And started progesterone support 5. Our transfer was 5 days later! Of our 6 frozen eggs, all six made the thaw, 5 fertilized, and 3 made it to day 5 blastocysts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy Graham)
Strengths were that she was great and timely with communication. Amy is the Donor Nurse Coordinator and she is very good at what she does! My only complaint was that as we were deciding which cycle plan was right for us, there were criteria we had to hit that was not told to us up front. So I would feel like we were good to move forward, and then was told we needed to do something else/make sure we hit certain criteria to qualify for one of the programs. I understand the need for this, I just wish those things had been told to us upfront.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The FIRM has several clinics in the area. This is one of the reasons I chose them. They had clinics near where I worked and also where my husband worked. So he was able to do his semen analysis and things like that at the clinic near his work, and I did ultrasounds and appointments at the clinic closest to my work. The staff at all three clinics we wound up going to were friendly and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic was very upfront about fees for cycles. Also recommended a pharmacy with decent prices for fertility medication. We paid over $30,000 to the clinic as part of the guarantee cycle (plus office visits + ultrasounds)
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
For us, Dr. Sproul von Goeben recommended single embryo transfer. She explained how getting two babies for one cycle can seem like a good idea, but oftentimes pregnancy with multiples can come with extra risks for mother & babies, and that twins can be delivered early and need time in the NICU, etc. I was comfortable with the decision. I had a failed embryo transfer with another doctor years ago (fresh cycle) and transferred 2 embryos, and neither implanted. I won’t dive into issues with the other doctor/clinic here. I will just reiterate that Dr. Sproul von Goeben and the FIRM have my full trust in taking care of my health and helping us to achieve a healthy pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 31
1 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. von Goeben] made sure both me and my husband understood everything and would always answer all our questions. She gave us facts and statistics, and allowed us to make our own informed decisions. I was able to advocate for myself if there was something I disagreed with, and always felt in charge and in the know with my treatment and protocols...Doctor VonGoben is an advocate for single embryo transfers. During our first transfer, we elected to put both our embryos in...For our second and third transfer, we went with a single embryo like she recommended...
All the [FIRM] nurses, no matter what location I went to were always so kind and helpful...The only issue I had with this clinic was the billing department. We got upfront cost ahead of time and paid the bills before services were rendered and I feel that was wrong. They also switched billing in the middle of our cycles and there were lots of discrepancies and errors we are still trying to deal with.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
From our first appointment and beginning steps, Doctor VonGoeben was kind and compassionate. She made sure both me and my husband understood everything and would always answer all our questions. She gave us facts and statistics, and allowed us to make our own informed decisions. I was able to advocate for myself if there was something I disagreed with, and always felt in charge and in the know with my treatment and protocols. We started with an IUI and moved to IVF. We have gone back for another transfer and plan to go back again when the time is right for another.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust her. Ask your questions, she will never make you feel stupid for asking something or wanting to fully understand more.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor VG was always so kind and friendly at all our appointments. She remembered details about my life and family and always made me feel safe.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We started in 2017 with all the fertility diagnostic testing. We then had a Clomid cycle and IUI which did not result in a pregnancy. We decided to wait a while before going back and moving forward with IVF. In 2018, we had our first egg retrieval and created 6 embryos, after PGS testing we had 2 normal embryos. We transferred both, and did not get pregnant. We immediately did another egg retrieval but added the drug Omnitrope to our protocol, this resulted in 11 embryos. After PGS testing, we had 3 healthy embryos, and 1 that needs retesting. We did a frozen embryo transfer in March of 2019 that gave us our daughter. We did another frozen embryo transfer in January of 2021 and are currently pregnant with our son.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
All the nurses, no matter what location I went to were always so kind and helpful. I always felt like a friend and welcomed when I came to the clinic.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The only issue I had with this clinic was the billing department. We got upfront cost ahead of time and paid the bills before services were rendered and I feel that was wrong. They also switched billing in the middle of our cycles and there were lots of discrepancies and errors we are still trying to deal with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We had partial coverage with insurance but we typically paid between $6,000-$10,000 (including medications) per egg retrieval
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Doctor VonGoben is an advocate for single embryo transfers. During our first transfer, we elected to put both our embryos in, and unfortunately we did not get pregnant. For our second and third transfer, we went with a single embryo like she recommended and got pregnant both times.
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 29
8 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I have now had a failed FET with Dr. von Goeben - she's still a very compassionate Doctor and I'll be moving forward trying for our baby again with her despite our failure. Dr. Sproul von Goeben has provided great bedside manner and answered all questions thoroughly... We only have one other good embryo so I am now doing an ERA and Receptiva test.
[Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] Strengths include Dr. Sproul von Goeben's bedside manner and having two offices with one open 24/7. Weakness would be sometimes a little rushed and there can be slight miscommunications stemming from this...Nursing staff still always very pleasant 1 year into seeing them....
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Update: I have now had a failed FET with Dr. von Goeben - she's still a very compassionate Doctor and I'll be moving forward trying for our baby again with her despite our failure. Dr. Sproul von Goeben has provided great bedside manner and answered all questions thoroughly. She seems to genuinely care and I hope to see her for IVF one day. While I haven't yet become pregnant I have hypothalamic amenorrhea and lean PCOS so I think that it may be a tougher diagnosis to tackle than some.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Since I work 40 hours a week I can't be as selective with my appointment times but if there is flexibility then I would try to see Dr. Sproul von Goeben in this office. I had to see another doctor a couple of times and didn't find that he was as good a fit for me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Review update: I have now had my first frozen embryo transfer which failed. Dr. von Goeben has met via phone with my husband and I to discuss what we can do to identify why our PGS normal (great grading) embryo didn't implant. We only have one other good embryo so I am now doing an ERA and Receptiva test. I was concerned because I had expressed interest in a kitchen sink protocol and wanting to do these test before we lost our girl embryo but she didn't think it was necessary at that point which makes sense and I trusted and of course, I didn't want to add to the cost if she thought it was overkill (we pay all OOP and don't have family help so we've spent $35k at this point and may have to do another retrieval). I have only undergone monitored ovulation induction at this point but she does go out of her way to be kind and explain everything in detail which I appreciate. I'm the type to come with a great deal of research of my own and to ask questions which she facilitated. She also is very kind and explained that she herself underwent IVF. I hope to do IVF with her one day.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Updated review: Failed FET with low dose (I have a AMH of 15 but low egg quality so OHSS is a huge concern) Gonal-F, Menopur, Lupron trigger as retrieval meds and oral estradiol and PIO / endometrin suppositories as transfer meds. If we can manage to afford another retrieval she suggested even lower doses of Gonal-F (I had 56 eggs retrieved but I only had 2 PGS normal 5-day blastocysts and 1 PGS normal 7-day blast which may have a likelihood to miscarry). I did not get OHSS from my retrieval so the Lupron only trigger definitely avoided it. My concern is that I had so many immature eggs so I think perhaps a higher dose Lupron trigger would have matured them (I have a 16 BMI hence the low dose). I also had a long length of stims which I've read can cause some egg quality deterioration. Previous review: I used Letrozole and trigger shots 6 times (one with Clomid combined) but have yet to become pregnant (I'm 29 with hypothalamic/anovulation/lean PCOS)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Updated review: Nursing staff still always very pleasant 1 year into seeing them. The nursing staff has always been pleasant here. No complaints at this point though it's a little early since I haven't yet had the opportunity to do IVF.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths include Dr. Sproul von Goeben's bedside manner and having two offices with one open 24/7. Weakness would be sometimes a little rushed and there can be slight miscommunications stemming from this. The receipts that they give you have ink that wears off in seconds.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Updated review: I've now spent about $35K for 6 timed intercourse cycles and one failed FET plus some early testing. We're preparing for an ERA currently. I imagine we'll have to do another retrieval so financially a hurdle in the near future. Previous review: I would estimate that every cycle of ovulation induction cost me about $600 all OOP not including the testing before beginning treatment
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
She highly prefers eSET which I agree with
What specific things went wrong at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They don't call in prescriptions so I have spent an hour waiting a few times but this was a minor inconvenience although it was later in the evening for me after work and a work-related event.
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Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
9
Age 35
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben] speaks pretty fast but is willing to explain i details any questions we had. She was warm and compassionate to our situation. Since I have diminished ovarian reserve, she gave me percentage about using my own eggs, known donor or unknown donor. Our chances were higher with a donor egg.... The protocol was to be on endometrim, pio shots, and estrogen pills before and after embryo transfer.
The strength is that they [Florida Institute for Repro Med] are on top of their game as far as getting you in and seeing the doctor. The front desk people and staff nurse/techs were amazing at their job. I always got a call back in a timely manner.... Amy my nurse was phenomenal. She went above and beyond and answer my questions and concerns. She emailed me in a timely manner as picking up the phone is hard to communicate while I am at work.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She speaks pretty fast but is willing to explain i details any questions we had. She was warm and compassionate to our situation. Since I have diminished ovarian reserve, she gave me percentage about using my own eggs, known donor or unknown donor. Our chances were higher with a donor egg.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be active participant with your appointments. Ask questions and write down answers as it’s hard to process all information and retain it. Be in your own time line.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She explained the process well and expectations on using egg donors. During consultations and appointments she’s addressed all our concerns.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The protocol was to be on endometrim, pio shots, and estrogen pills before and after embryo transfer. It took 8 days to get a positive result and wouldn’t trade it all for anything. I stopped treatments at 12 weeks and was supported by firm and dr van goeben until the very last day. Overall great experience.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Amy my nurse was phenomenal. She went above and beyond and answer my questions and concerns. She emailed me in a timely manner as picking up the phone is hard to communicate while I am at work. We spoke on the phone when we needed to but mainly emailed which helps me remember details of our conversations. Amazing work.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The strength is that they are on top of their game as far as getting you in and seeing the doctor. The front desk people and staff nurse/techs were amazing at their job. I always got a call back in a timely manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
In the beginning I was being quoted more than I was prompted to. But with a simple phone call, we were able to settle the price well. Since they had recently moved to a different billing place, I do have a balance with them I’m still disputing.
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We weren’t given the option but I would still stick with single set. There’s always a chance of splitting and I’d rather have the chance of knowing 1 embryo was placed.
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Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 29
3 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Von Goeben (having gone through infertity treatments herself), is very warm and welcoming. She is compassionate, in one of the hardest industries. She has been very patient and thorough with my husband and I which has helped us a lot....I’ve been treated for unexplained infertility since late 2017. I began with the normal testing, including testing for my husband. We then went into clomid and clomid plus trigger shot plus IUIs. I ended up needing surgery to remove some cysts that were not resolving on their own. We are now moving into IVF.
Strengthens- Relatively easy to get an appointment, including weekends and same day. Having multiple locations [Florida Institute for Repro Med] is very nice. Weaknesses- The administrative staff is not the best (particularly their billing staff). With infertify, some tests are very time sensitive and once my account was put on hold, because the staff collected the wrong amount.... IUI Cycles-$500-$600 a cycle. Clomid was covered under my insurance at the local pharmacy. IVF- early stages so unsure of the exact costs.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Von Goeben (having gone through infertity treatments herself), is very warm and welcoming. She is compassionate, in one of the hardest industries. She has been very patient and thorough with my husband and I which has helped us a lot.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust her and follow her lead. She knows what she is doing and it’s a process that may take longer than you want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
As a provider, Dr. Von Goerban truly cares about me as a patient. When I come back into the office after a failed cycle, I’ve been greeted with a warm smile and a hug, which has helped ease how hard this process has been. She’s been through it herself so she has first hand knowledge.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I’ve been treated for unexplained infertility since late 2017. I began with the normal testing, including testing for my husband. We then went into clomid and clomid plus trigger shot plus IUIs. I ended up needing surgery to remove some cysts that were not resolving on their own. We are now moving into IVF.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengthens- Relatively easy to get an appointment, including weekends and same day. Having multiple locations is very nice. Weaknesses- The administrative staff is not the best (particularly their billing staff). With infertify, some tests are very time sensitive and once my account was put on hold, because the staff collected the wrong amount.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
IUI Cycles-$500-$600 a cycle. Clomid was covered under my insurance at the local pharmacy. IVF- early stages so unsure of the exact costs. Early indication suggest $7-$8k a round plus medications. Our insurance will not cover it nor the medications.
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 32
IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I really wanted to do a fresh transfer, especially since we live on the opposite side of the country from the FIRM in Jacksonville, but she [Dr. Sproul von Goeben] felt like we were going to be happier long term if we went for a larger wuantity of embryos and a frozen transfer. I’m glad I trusted her and followed through with that treatment plan ... She definitely had a plan at each appointment, she was kind, and she remembered little things about my son who joined me at a few appointments
I’ve heard nothing but positive things about the Florida Institute For Repeoductive Medicine, and although I’m still in the middle of my treatment, I would have to agree it’s everyone else. I haven’t run into anything yet that would cause me to believe otherwise. ... She [nurse] has been incredible! She makes me feel so welcome and like she actually cares about me. She’s done everything she can to make this experience go as smooth as it can.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She was amazing. She made me feel comfortable at each appointment, and she laid everything out in an easy to understand way. She definitely had a plan at each appointment, she was kind, and she remembered little things about my son who joined me at a few appointments. She really knows her stuff, and I trust her advice and recommendations completely!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and speak up if you have concerns!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She spent plenty of time with me at each appointment and fully answered all of my questions.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I really wanted to do a fresh transfer, especially since we live on the opposite side of the country from the FIRM in Jacksonville, but she felt like we were going to be happier long term if we went for a larger wuantity of embryos and a frozen transfer. I’m glad I trusted her and followed through with that treatment plan, although she did offer to back off the medications and allow us to go for a fresh transfer with less embryos. I used Gonal F (225 units for 13 days) and Menopur (1 vial-75 units for 13 days), along with cetrotide (7 days) and 2 Lupron triggers. The medications were easy to inject, and I ended up with zero side effects. I had 16 mature eggs at my retrieval, and 12 day 2 embryos. I’ll find out the final embryo count in 2 days.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Catherine)
She has been incredible! She makes me feel so welcome and like she actually cares about me. She’s done everything she can to make this experience go as smooth as it can.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I’ve heard nothing but positive things about the Florida Institute For Repeoductive Medicine, and although I’m still in the middle of my treatment, I would have to agree it’s everyone else. I haven’t run into anything yet that would cause me to believe otherwise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$8,200 for a single IVF cycle (10% military discount included), which included anesthesia, ICSI, and cryo. My medications were about $2,800. My FET will be $3,000 plus the cost of medications (around $300, I believe).
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
We have not done our frozen transfer yet, but I will update once it’s done!
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Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
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Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
10
9
Age 35
3 IUI
Anovulation
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Sproul Von Goeben] is so warm & courteous. She knows who I am and our story before she enters the room. I never have to “fill her in” to continue my care. She is genuine & we feel like she is on our team! Rooting for us!...She looks at me as a whole and not just another person she is trying to get pregnant. She is thorough. Patient. Answers every question with honest answers, making sure you understand everything she’s said. She is empathetic. She genuinely is rooting for us and doing everything in her power to help us get AND STAY pregnant.
The offices [at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] are comfortable enough considering you’re there for an uncomfortable reason. Always clean which is super important!...They are very flexible with scheduling and work to get you in quickly, including weekend appointments...Every time I call to speak with the nurses with a question they are always compassionate and helpful. They always promptly return my calls.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Von Goeben is such a blessing! We had seen two other providers prior to her and my care was subpar. One of whom even missing underlying conditions and denying testing even though I asked for it. Once I switched to Dr Von Goeben she immediately saw what I saw, Ordered the appropriate tests, explained that she felt like we needed to start at the beginning so that nothing is missed. So we did. She re-evaluated me as if I were a new patient. She looks at me as a whole and not just another person she is trying to get pregnant. She is thorough. Patient. Answers every question with honest answers, making sure you understand everything she’s said. She is empathetic. She genuinely is rooting for us and doing everything in her power to help us get AND STAY pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Be 100% honest with her. Trust her. Be willing to be patient and follow through with her directions. She really does know what she is talking about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is so warm & courteous. She knows who I am and our story before she enters the room. I never have to “fill her in” to continue my care. She is genuine & we feel like she is on our team! Rooting for us!
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First thing we did was reevaluate my case. From sonohistograms to a TON of blood work. She also discovered I had an underlying condition that needed to be treated by an Endocrinologist so she referred me to an amazing one. She also referred me to an amazing OBGYN. Once all of the underlying “mess” was streightened out we did a round of birth control to keep my lining thin and allow a cyst to heal. Then a round of 100mg of Clomid for 6 days, followed by a trigger shot & an IUI. Which I am currently in the tww from. Because of my past treatment, she knew I would respond to the Clomid & She feels IUI will work for us since I did get pregnant (ended in loss) with my last IUI. She feels that my underlying undiagnosed Hashimoto’s with Hypothyroidism was the cause of my previous losses... I can’t share my results yet.... because I don’t have them! (Hellos two week wait.)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Every time I call to speak with the nurses with a question they are always compassionate and helpful. They always promptly return my calls.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The offices are comfortable enough considering you’re there for an uncomfortable reason. Always clean which is super important! At this clinic you are always seen my your Dr, even on the weekends you’ll see the on call Dr, never a nurse practitioner or nurse. They are very flexible with scheduling and work to get you in quickly, including weekend appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
All diagnostic things are covered by my insurance. And a detailed list of FIRM’s pricing for all services can be found on their website. I believe an IUI CYCLE is around $650 with meds or extra scans.
What specific things went wrong at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
With my first pregnancy my progesterone was dangerously low after my first beta & I was told progesterone suppositories were called into the pharmacy- so of course I went to get them as soon as I could & my pharmacy didn’t have it. I was able to call the on call Dr and get it called in and filled that night. Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in loss. Another issue was with a different provider at this clinic whom refused to order blood work to test my thyroid even though I had symptoms and specifically requested the test. Eventually he ordered the test and the results were abnormal and he didn’t call to let me know as he said he would. I learned about the abnormal result once quest posted the results on my app.... I called several times and the results were dismissed. This is what prompted me to switch to my current physician, Dr. Von Goeben and she immediately saw my results as a red flag.
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 35
3 IUI
2 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Sproul von Goeben] always hugs me when she sees me and gives a genuine smile. She is genuinely interested and concerned about every detail... Never rushes you or the appointment, takes the time to think about the questions before answering. Actually thinks about you while you aren't in front of her and will reach out to colleagues if she feels the need...Changed course to IVF due to ectopic pregnancy and 1 tube. Have done 2 rounds of IVF stimulation with menopur, gonal f, and Ovidrel trigger shot and 2nd round with menopur, clomid, and hgh, also with an Ovidrel or novarel trigger.
[The nurses at FIRM are] Warm friendly and caring! They even remember where my 1 good vein is!...They even will open on the weekend d but the appointment has to be scheduled by Friday...I wish they had more options available at all their clinics, for instance retrieval is only done at the downtown location in Jacksonville. Also I wish they'd get newer or more upgraded ultrasound machines. They are all highly trained and work as a team!
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Friendly, warm, kind, and knowledgeable. Never rushes you or the appointment, takes the time to think about the questions before answering. Actually thinks about you while you aren't in front of her and will reach out to colleagues if she feels the need.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Tell her all of your concerns so she can address them and help guide you through the process. Don't feel stupid for asking questions or for her to clarify.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She always hugs me when she sees me and gives a genuine smile. She is genuinely interested and concerned about every detail
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
First went to letrozole since I was already on that protocol, got pregnant right away, miscarried. So continued with letrozole for a while. Then switched to clomid because it tends to work better for pcos patients and gradually increased dosage, tried IUI and timed intercourse during this time about 18-24 mos. Conceived and miscarried again and had an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured had to have a tube removed. Changed course to IVF due to ectopic pregnancy and 1 tube. Have done 2 rounds of IVF stimulation with menopur, gonal f, and Ovidrel trigger shot and 2nd round with menopur, clomid, and hgh, also with an Ovidrel or novarel trigger.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Warm friendly and caring! They even remember where my 1 good vein is!
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I wish they had more options available at all their clinics, for instance retrieval is only done at the downtown location in Jacksonville. Also I wish they'd get newer or more upgraded ultrasound machines. They are all highly trained and work as a team!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They even will open on the weekend d but the appointment has to be scheduled by Friday
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Annual HIV check spouses insurance didn't cover $1200, nurse anesthetists $250, pgt testing and freezing $3000, plus medications, hgh not cover $1500
10
Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 27 - 28
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Kari Sproul Von Goeben] Always smiled and seemed to care. Sometimes I felt like she didn't listen what I wanted or felt like I needed though. She would disagree with me a lot on testing I wanted done. She did however always explain why and talk to me about it all. She listened to what I had to say and while not always agreeing, she gave me a reason why. It meant a lot that she always gave me hugs especially after my failed embryo transfer. She was somewhat comforting and maybe could somewhat relate to what I was going through. Overall she is a very kind person and I think she does want to help me become a mom
My IVF [at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] was $6000 for ultrasound monitoring appointments, egg retrieval, and transfer. On top of that we had to pay extra for the anesthesia and ICSI...As far as strengths the staff are all very nice and welcoming. For the most part they worked with my schedule for appointments and made it easier to be seen. As far as weaknesses, the waits were usually very long.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Von Goeben was always welcoming and kind. Always smiled and seemed to care. Sometimes I felt like she didn't listen what I wanted or felt like I needed though. She would disagree with me a lot on testing I wanted done. She did however always explain why and talk to me about it all. She listened to what I had to say and while not always agreeing, she gave me a reason why. It meant a lot that she always gave me hugs especially after my failed embryo transfer. She was somewhat comforting and maybe could somewhat relate to what I was going through. Overall she is a very kind person and I think she does want to help me become a mom
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Don't be afraid to speak up for what you want
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I sometimes felt like it was all about money. They refused to test me for things I thought would help but did me explanations as to why. I always had my questions answered but sometimes felt rushed. I did feel like a human for the most part as my doctor did hug me after my failed cycle and could feel my pain
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For my IUI's I was on Clomid which all failed. I don't remember much from those cycles. For my IVF I was taking Gonal F and Menopur. I believe I was on 300 of Gonal and 150 of Menopur. Then Cetrotide was added. Unfortunately I had to stay on the Gonal and Menopur a little longer than normal because my follicles were not exactly where they wanted them. I took the Lupron trigger shot and they retrieved 22 eggs. Of those 22, 19 were mature and fertilized with ICSI. Only 9 made it to biopsy and freeze and of this 9 PGS tested embryos, 7 were normal. Dr. Von Goeben was unable to do my actual retrieval. I then had a polypectomy done for multiple polyps. Then I was placed on birth control for about 2 weeks. After stopping that, I started taking estradiol 1 mg tabs, 3 in the morning and 3 at night (worked up to that). I had my day 13 scan and my lining was not thick enough. So she extended my estrogen by a week. After the next scan my lining was good and was told to start Progesterone supp. I took those for 6 days and on the 6th day had my embryo transfer. My transfer went very smoothly. Unfortunately it failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses were nice but sometimes it was hard to get ahold of them. However they always got back to me. I didn't have a nurse I wasn't happy with
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
As far as strengths the staff are all very nice and welcoming. For the most part they worked with my schedule for appointments and made it easier to be seen. As far as weaknesses, the waits were usually very long. The clinic was always freezing and waiting forever in an ice cold waiting room was not easy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Everything was out of pocket. My IUI's were each over $700 and that didn't include the $50 bottle of Clomid for each cycle. My IVF was $6000 for ultrasound monitoring appointments, egg retrieval, and transfer. On top of that we had to pay extra for the anesthesia and ICSI. Also the medications which were almost $5,000. Then the PGS testing which was $2,000 for the biopsy paid to the clinic and over $1,700 for the testing paid to the lab.
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My doctor strongly insists only 1 embryo be transferred for my age because of the risk of multiples. I asked after my failed transfer of 1 about doing 2 for the next one and she still recommends 1
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
5
3
Age 34
2 IUI
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Kari seems to care about you and she seems to say all the right things until your next appointment when you realize she says exact same things like a recording machine again. I think she could of adjusted some details after first unsuccessful IUI, but we proceeded right to the second one with the same “program “
After 2 failed IUI they [Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] had never called me to find out how I’m doing. I don’t even think they are aware the both IUIs failed ... They increased the price of IUI 2 days before my actual IUI appointment and conveniently forgot to tell me that ... I told the doctor and nurses several times that I think it’s too early to schedule an IUI because my opk was not even close to positive, yet they game me hcg injections and proceed with IUI the very next day.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Kari seems to care about you and she seems to say all the right things until your next appointment when you realize she says exact same things like a recording machine again. I think she could of adjusted some details after first unsuccessful IUI, but we proceeded right to the second one with the same “program “
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Take control in your hands!! You are the owner of your body! If you just need the doc to perform a procedure go there, but if you’re new to the whole thing, I would look for someone else
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I told the doctor and nurses several times that I think it’s too early to schedule an IUI because my opk was not even close to positive, yet they game me hcg injections and proceed with IUI the very next day.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Kari treated me as a perfect book patient, who ovulate on day 14. Every single visit she would give me a pregnancy test to pee on just to make sure I’m not pregnant and then charge me like $15 for it. She also did not care much about my schedule
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It’s hard to get seen by the male doctor, who I think actually started the clinic. Dr. Kari is the one who gets all new clients. After 2 failed IUI they had never called me to find out how I’m doing. I don’t even think they are aware the both IUIs failed
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$500 for IUI, $150 copay for every visit, ultrasound 300
What specific things went wrong at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They increased the price of IUI 2 days before my actual IUI appointment and conveniently forgot to tell me that
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
3
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We [with Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben] did first round with letrozole/Gemara as I have PCOS and they said women with PCOS can have a better reaction with those drugs vs Clomid. Day 12 came and the eggs weren’t we they needed to be so we started clomid instead. Came back and then did timed intercourse. The 2nd two times we did clomid with timed intercourse (150mg/day for 9 days) and this round we are following the same rx but going to try for an IUI
I like that they [FL Institute for Reproductive Med- Jacksonville] have weekend hours and lay out most pricing online so you can plan for visits. The south campus staff is who I normally talk to and they are all wonderful. The downtown office is also really great, everyone’s been really supportive... They are so wonderful. I was traveling M-F for my first 3 cycles and they were always helpful when I called in with questions and trying to get me scheduled around my travel schedule
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She’s very understanding to the situation at hand and does her very best to explain options and success rates of the various options. I normally don’t have any hesitation in asking more questions or seeing if she has any explanations as to why something didn’t work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Write down all your questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She remembered details from past visits and I feel like I’m a person not just a name on her list for the day
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did first round with letrozole/Gemara as I have PCOS and they said women with PCOS can have a better reaction with those drugs vs Clomid. Day 12 came and the eggs weren’t we they needed to be so we started clomid instead. Came back and then did timed intercourse. The 2nd two times we did clomid with timed intercourse (150mg/day for 9 days) and this round we are following the same rx but going to try for an IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They are so wonderful. I was traveling M-F for my first 3 cycles and they were always helpful when I called in with questions and trying to get me scheduled around my travel schedule
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I like that they have weekend hours and lay out most pricing online so you can plan for visits. The south campus staff is who I normally talk to and they are all wonderful. The downtown office is also really great, everyone’s been really supportive
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Insurance isn’t covering any of this so each ultrasound is $125. Pregnancy test is $10. Trigger shot is $115 (I think) if you administer them at home or $140 in the office?
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 33
4 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My experience [with Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben] has been wonderful. She makes me and my husband feel comfortable every time, easy to talk to and very caring. Every appointment she always explains , walks ya through next steps, etc. I would highly recommend her to anyone of my friends...If you are looking for a compassionate, yet knowledgeable doctor. She’s the one to go too!
One weakness [of Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] would be there billing returning phone calls to explain billing information. There strength would be very helpful, warm, caring, positive, and knowledgeable. They even help work around your work schedule...Around $800 each IUI cycle...My experience has been wonderful. She [Dr. von Goeben] makes me and my husband feel comfortable every time, easy to talk to and very caring.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
My experience has been wonderful. She makes me and my husband feel comfortable every time, easy to talk to and very caring. Every appointment she always explains , walks ya through next steps, etc. I would highly recommend her to anyone of my friends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
If you are looking for a compassionate, yet knowledgeable doctor. She’s the one to go too!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I feel like a human with my Doctor. She’s the absolute best.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My husband and I are under the umbrella of unexplained infertility. Before going to Dr. Von Goeben we tried clomid twice through our GYNO and had an HSG test, all we clear. Unfortunately, the clomid didn’t work after over a year and half of trying a little help with clomid we decided to see a fertility specialist. First steps was bloodwork to check health and egg reserve which is normal. Next times was IUI we have that that four times with not success. Here we are 2.5 years later still trying to start a family. It’s very frustrating when my husband and I are health.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Wonderful!!
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
One weakness would be there billing returning phone calls to explain billing information. There strength would be very helpful, warm, caring, positive, and knowledgeable. They even help work around your work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Around $800 each IUI cycle
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
13 IUI
IVF
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
3rd of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
...I liked that if I came in with something I'd read off the internet she [Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben] was willing to have a discussion about why or why not that particular treatment would apply to me. I did not like that when I wanted to try things she would say there wasn't a "medical indication" for what I wanted to try- when Infertility is unexplained that is exactly the issue, that no one knows what might work, and I wish she were more open to anecdotal information and not entirely research reliant.
Whether or not they run late depends on what doctor you're seeing which is frustrating. Also the doctors float between offices so you might not see your doctor every time unless you want to travel to wherever they are on that day...I liked that if I came in with something I'd read off the internet she [Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben] was willing to have a discussion about why or why not that particular treatment would apply to me. I did not like that when I wanted to try things she would say there wasn't a "medical indication" for what I wanted to try- when Infertility is unexplained that is exactly the issue, that no one knows what might work, and I wish she were more open to anecdotal information and not entirely research reliant.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is incredibly smart and up to date on current treatment options. I liked that if I came in with something I'd read off the internet she was willing to have a discussion about why or why not that particular treatment would apply to me. I did not like that when I wanted to try things she would say there wasn't a "medical indication" for what I wanted to try- when Infertility is unexplained that is exactly the issue, that no one knows what might work, and I wish she were more open to anecdotal information and not entirely research reliant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Try and trust her. Infertility is hard, but she is really good at what she does.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is very warm and inviting and easy to talk to.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Amazing. One of the best parts of this office is the nursing staff.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Whether or not they run late depends on what doctor you're seeing which is frustrating. Also the doctors float between offices so you might not see your doctor every time unless you want to travel to wherever they are on that day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My first born child ;-) I have insurance so I don't know
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
She felt strongly about single embryo transfer. That is what I wanted so I didn't push it, but I felt that had we wanted a multiple transfer it would not have been received well.
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 34
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Treated like a friend not a patient [by Dr. Von Goeben]...I wish all doctors were like her. She always explained everything in full detail and gave me very realistic expectations even when they weren’t the best. She went above and beyond researching information for a complication I was having and I honestly think if I had any other doctor I would not be holding my son right now... will cover everything you need
The clinic [Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] is very convenient... they have multiple locations all over the city but the main procedures are done in their downtown office. They we’re always able to make appointments easily and quickly and was able to work with my work schedule...The nursing staff was wonderful... they were always very personalable and sensitive to situations ... they have amazing needle skills and no blood draw or shot ever hurt.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She’s the best doctor I have ever been to ... I wish all doctors were like her. She always explained everything in full detail and gave me very realistic expectations even when they weren’t the best. She went above and beyond researching information for a complication I was having and I honestly think if I had any other doctor I would not be holding my son right now.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
None... she is amazing and will cover everything you need
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Treated like a friend not a patient
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff was wonderful... they were always very personalable and sensitive to situations ... they have amazing needle skills and no blood draw or shot ever hurt.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is very convenient... they have multiple locations all over the city but the main procedures are done in their downtown office. They we’re always able to make appointments easily and quickly and was able to work with my work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Unsure as my insurance was able to cover some of it
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
My safety was always a priority and they suggested doing only one embryo transfer at a time
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Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 40 - 41
1 IVF
European
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben] is very personable...easily available...Sometimes talks fast but will repeat herself if needed...I can tell she cares about me with the good outcomes and the bad...Had frozen embryos, transferred one, resulted in pregnancy but then miscarriage...Knowledgable about next steps as I am not the typical patient I feel.
Very nice staff. Sees you quickly [at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine]...2 locations near me and seems to be available for multiple appointments and times. I was able to see another doctor for treatment when mine wasn't available in the time frame required...They had a discount on FET which was helpful.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr von Goeben is great, easily available, tries to explain everything Sometimes talks fast but will repeat herself if needed. I can tell she cares about me with the good outcomes and the bad. Knowledgable about next steps as I am not the typical patient I feel.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
If you dont I understand, ask agai
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is very personable and seems to care
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Had frozen embryos, transferred one, resulted in pregnancy but then miscarriage. Trying again
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Very nice staff. Sees you quickly
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
2 locations near me and seems to be available for multiple appointments and times. I was able to see another doctor for treatment when mine wasn't available in the time frame required. I really cant think of any weaknesses. They had a discount on FET which was helpful
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Consultation was free. Preliminary ultrasounds were extra in addition to the embryo transfer. Genetic testing was extra if you wanted it
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Prefers single transfer in my situation but says she will do 2 if I want
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Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 37
2 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Goeben] is very thorough with her explanations. Has a good bed side manner. She made me feel as if she always remembers my case details...She is friendly and thorough on her explanation of everything. She does have a tendency to talk very fast so it’s sometimes hard to take in everything she is explaining all at once. She seemed to be understanding of my issues. It seems like She is on the lesser aggressive side when it come to treatments.
All of the [Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] staff seems very friendly with great personalities...The initial consultation was $100.00. All test besides semen analysis were already done by my gynecologist. The follow up was also $100.00. I have spent about $800-$900 per iui...The clinic is very welcoming and I haven’t had any issues scheduling appointments. They have multiple office which works out well when trying to schedule. All 3 Doctors had a good bedside manner. I’m hoping for a positive outcome with my situation. I haven’t had any bad or negative experiences with this office.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is friendly and thorough on her explanation of everything. She does have a tendency to talk very fast so it’s sometimes hard to take in everything she is explaining all at once. She seemed to be understanding of my issues. It seems like She is on the lesser aggressive side when it come to treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
To make sure you have a pen and paper ready. She gives a ton of information but is a very faced pace speaker.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is very thorough with her explanations. Has a good bed side manner. She made me feel as if she always remembers my case details.
Describe the protocols Kari Sproul von Goeben used in your cycles at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
After going over all my test results that were previously done by my gynecologist office. I was told I wouldn’t need Ivf that she would like to start with iui. After 2 unsuccessful iuis I was told by another Dr at the practice that it looks like iui won’t work and IVF is needed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
All of the staff seems very friendly with great personalities. I don’t have anything negative to say at all.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is very welcoming and I haven’t had any issues scheduling appointments. They have multiple office which works out well when trying to schedule. All 3 Doctors had a good bedside manner. I’m hoping for a positive outcome with my situation. I haven’t had any bad or negative experiences with this office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The initial consultation was $100.00. All test besides semen analysis were already done by my gynecologist. The follow up was also $100.00. I have spent about $800-$900 per iui
Describe Kari Sproul von Goeben's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I don’t have any experience with this topic yet.
7
Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 44 - 45
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr VG [Kari Sproul von Goeben] is a kind, compassionate, and well educated physician. She's knowledgeable, honest, and concerned about her patients. She explained all of our options and kept me posted throughout each of my procedures.... Dr VG remembers things about your personal life (dog name, etc) it's good to know that shes intetested in and remembers her patients.
The staff [at FL Institue for Reproductive Medicine] needs to ensure they follow up on items. Nurse practitioner are all very helpful. I love that there are multiple offices to select from rather than go down town for every visit. You can usually get an appointment very quickly.... Dr VG is a kind, compassionate, and well educated physician. She's knowledgeable, honest, and concerned about her patients. She explained all of our options and kept me posted throughout each of my procedures.
How was your experience with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr VG is a kind, compassionate, and well educated physician. She's knowledgeable, honest, and concerned about her patients. She explained all of our options and kept me posted throughout each of my procedures.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Listen to what she has to say. She's very knowledgeable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr VG remembers things about your personal life (dog name, etc) it's good to know that shes intetested in and remembers her patients.
Describe your experience with Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The staff needs to ensure they follow up on items. Nurse practitioner are all very helpful. I love that there are multiple offices to select from rather than go down town for every visit. You can usually get an appointment very quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kari Sproul von Goeben at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
5000
10
Doctor
Kari Sproul von Goeben
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources