Leo Bonaventura

Family Beginnings

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Medical SchoolIndiana University
ResidencyIndiana University
FellowshipIndiana University
Indianapolis North
8435 Clearvista Place
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 595-3665
Indianapolis South
5128 E. Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 595-3665
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Leo Bonaventura to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 33%Don't recommend: 67%6.7
3 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 67% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.3
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.3
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Family Beginnings to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 19%8.5
12 assessments
  • 63% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
He spends a lot of time with you to make sure you fully understand what is going on. He doesn't rush you, or push you to do things that will cost even more money when they aren't needed. ... Dr. Bonaventura is very knowledgable, and sits and goes over all different types of treatments that could benefit you. ... He will call you personally to talk about negative results, which I feel is very compassionate, instead of just hearing from a nurse.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Dr. Bonaventura is very knowledgable, and sits and goes over all different types of treatments that could benefit you. He explains the strengths and weaknesses of each treatment, and how each one may be better for you than the next. He doesn't rush you, and spends ample time talking about your cycles. When stress and emotions have begun to heighten, he is great at bringing you back down to a comfortable level. He isn't afraid to tell you that he believes you need to take break. When I wouldn't' listen to anyone else, I listened to him about taking a break, and it was the best thing we could have done. He will call you personally to talk about negative results, which I feel is very compassionate, instead of just hearing from a nurse. He has been in the field for years. Has knowledge that I feel other doctors I've been to didn't have, and also isn't in this business for the money. He doesn't push you to do things that are unnecessary, and realizes that infertility is an expensive road to travel.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He has years of knowledge and isn't afraid to be up front about it. He doesn't push you to have unnecessary things done to spend even more money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He spends a lot of time with you to make sure you fully understand what is going on. He doesn't rush you, or push you to do things that will cost even more money when they aren't needed.
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
Mini asprin and prenatal. IVF Long Lupron Protocol for second retrieval. Lupron 10IU daily starting on CD 1 GonalF 150 am /75 pm starting on CD 3 Menopur 75 starting on CD 3 Ovidrel CD11/depending on follicle size. Egg retrieval around CD 13 ICSI, assisted hatching. 5 days in lab. Fresh or frozen transfer. Vaginal progesterone suppositories Possible Prometrium 250mg daily.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim )
Kim can be overwhelming sometimes. When I first started going there I wasn't sure how I felt about her, but over the years I have grown to see her compassion and love for her job. She is straight forward, which takes a minute to get past. But she is always willing to help and answer questions. Sometimes she seems a bit frazzled, but she is also somewhat overworked and could use a second nurse to help her with the workload they see in this office!
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
Family Beginnings is very laid back, but they don't lack knowledge or compassion. The setting is comfortable. They are NOT pushy about doing unnecessary things that you can't afford, like I ran into with a different well known fertility clinic out of Indianapolis. They are very personable. You don't feel like another number or 'patient'. You become family with them after numerous visits, and it's easy to feel at ease during a very stressful and difficult time in your life.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings.
Medications - $1500-2500 Office visit - $110 (for calendar and consents) Blood work- LH $80 - up to 4 draws Estradiol $100 - up to 5 draws Progesterone $80 - 4 draws HIV and infectious disease labs - $200 Ultrasounds- Baseline $305 Monitoring $180 x 3 - $540 Trial transfer {hydrosonogram}. - $300 (may not be needed) IVF procedure - $4,000 Anesthesia meds - $90 Anesthesiologist - $460 Estimated total WITHOUT medications or any additional procedures $7155 ICSI- $1,000 Assisted Hatching - $400 Blastocyst culture - $400 Cryopreservation - $600 Annual storage fee after first year - $350 Embryo Biopsy procedure - $1500 Genesis Genetics Embryo Testing - $2300
Describe Leo Bonaventura's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Family Beginnings.
Dr. B doesn't recommend transferring more than 2. Our first retrieval and transfer the other doctor in the facility recommended transferring all three embryos that made it to day 5. Dr. B suggested no more than 2, because he has had three take in the past, and triplets is very risky. We decided to transfer 2 embryos our first transfer. 1 the second transfer. And our third transfer we planned on transferring 2, but one of them arrested during thawing. We decided to leave the third embryo frozen that day, and just transfer one.
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Leo Bonaventura
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Family Beginnings
Indianapolis South
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5
Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
He [Dr. Bonaventura] was very nice and loves to talk. He will answer all of your questions. He is knowledgeable about invocell and and medical knowledge that comes with fertility treatments. He is not great at communication outside of the office. I was sick and it took him a day to even respond to my message...You barely see the doctors unless it's an important procedure (transfer, retrieval). They get you in and out as quick as possible.
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Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He was very nice and loves to talk. He will answer all of your questions. He is knowledgeable about invocell and and medical knowledge that comes with fertility treatments. He is not great at communication outside of the office. I was sick and it took him a day to even respond to my message.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Stay on top of everything. Ask questions. Expect to not see him much.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
The clinic wants to get you in fast. You barely see the doctors unless it's an important procedure (transfer, retrieval). They get you in and out as quick as possible.
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
Letrozole and ovidrel. Gonal f for stims. PIO injections and progesterone suppositories. Birth control before month of stims.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim and Gia)
They are super busy. They are not able to Fully explain things and leave lots of room To potentially make mistakes. I had to call daily to ask questions that were never talked about. They rush off the phone and don't call when they say they will. I never had an email for them or even personal numbers. I had to call for my results for my blood work myself.
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
They are financially feasible. They aren't great with communication and they have way too many patients for them to handle at times. They don't treat you like you are their only patient- so know yourself and get as educated as possible on what to expect through the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings.
$8,000 for invocell and meds. All out of Pocket. My insurance covered nothing here.
Describe Leo Bonaventura's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Family Beginnings.
He suggests only two. Is okay to place only one if that is your choice.
What specific things went wrong at Family Beginnings?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
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5
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Family Beginnings
Indianapolis North
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6
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
6
Dr Boneventira was very compassionate and he believe do strongly in his treatment plans. I do feel like sometimes he used terms not everyone would understand regarding treatments and infertility. I only understood him because I’ve gone through treatment for so long.... He took into consideration our specific history and hurdles in recommending treatment.
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Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
6
How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Dr Boneventira was very compassionate and he believe do strongly in his treatment plans. I do feel like sometimes he used terms not everyone would understand regarding treatments and infertility. I only understood him because I’ve gone through treatment for so long.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Go in with questions and take good notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He took into consideration our specific history and hurdles in recommending treatment.
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
With our IUI cycle he used an ovulation suppressant bc is ovulated prematurely before with other doctors. Otherwise, treatment was kept the same.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
Kim was super compassionate and had a heart for her patient’s success.
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
This clinic really cares about it’s patients. One weakness is you need to be very organized and informed about your treatment because they are a very busy clinic and some things can fall through the cracks.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings.
I don’t remember exact costs but it was less than prior treatment with other doctors.
What specific things went wrong at Family Beginnings?
  • Failed to call with results
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Family Beginnings
Indianapolis North
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