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: 50%Don't recommend: 50%7.3
4 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 50% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8
Humanity

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

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

Communication
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.
5.5
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: 61%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 13%8.6
18 assessments
  • 61% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 26% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
9
8
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
8
He [Dr. Bonaventura] loves to talk! I see this as a good thing. It's comforting to know he is going to be very thorough with you, all while having normal conversations with you to keep you at ease. He doesn't talk all medical jargon like some doctors are known to do, and he makes sure that you are clear on all procedures and plans of treatment...suggests transferring single embryos, but will transfer up to two embryos if that is the patient/couples choice. He will not transfer 3 embryos due to having a past positive transfer with all 3 embryos implanting. He does not wish to put the woman or fetuses at a high risk, which comes with multiples.
she [nurse at Family Beginnings] sometimes will work 7 days a week, and with the amount of patients they treat, I can see how she can become overwhelmed. You have to stay on top of your instructions and results with her... have also had issues where the embryologist was to call me daily to give me updates, and I only heard from them every other day (which can be stressful when you are waiting for that call.)...The clinic is small, nothing fancy. I believe this shows that they are there for the patients, and not about elegantly furnishing their office and going over the top with decor. It is easily accessible for those who are traveling to the office (we travel 1 hour and 40 minutes from home.) The staff is very knowledgeable and ready to help with any questions or concerns. They are compassionate and want whats best for the patient. You just have to be aware that being such a small office, they are very busy and you have to stay on top of your information for yourself.
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
9
8
How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
I was hesitant to get a second opinion when we first decided to switch fertility doctors after a previous bad experience. My husband and I knew right away that we were in the right place and making the right decision by going forth with this second opinion. Everything was explained very well for us, from procedures, to why we would need certain meds and doses, to aftercare. I have anxiety issues and my husband even pointed out that Dr. Bonaventura is very good at communication when it comes to the high stress conversations that can go on during consultations and visits. He knows just what to say to help you feel at ease about everything that is going on. He is very straight forward about his patients and what he feels is best for them individually. One of his classic sayings is "if you were my daughter, I would...". Knowing that his daughter actually did go through infertility treatments, I feel like this is a very trustworthy statement. I also appreciate the fact that he doesn't push extra testing or things to raise your pricing even higher, which I know a lot of clinics end up doing. He understands that these treatments are expensive, and doesn't get pushy, like other doctors that I previously had consulted with. He also lights a candle for every patient that is having a procedure that day. This in itself tells me that he is invested in his patients and we aren't just another number to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He loves to talk! I see this as a good thing. It's comforting to know he is going to be very thorough with you, all while having normal conversations with you to keep you at ease. He doesn't talk all medical jargon like some doctors are known to do, and he makes sure that you are clear on all procedures and plans of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Dr. Bonaventura isn't in the fertility business to make money. He has been doing this for many years. He actually left a different practice that he helped open because the practice was more worried about money and what they could charge for, rather than focusing on getting their patients pregnant. I truly believe he is in this for the patients good, not more money in his pocket.
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
For my IVF cycles I have always used: Long lupron protocol Gonal-F 150 am / 75pm iu. - starting on cycle day 3, twice daily Menopur 75iu - starting on cycle day 3, once daily Lupron . - 10 iu starting on cycle day , once daily Cetrotide - as needed to delay release Ovidrel -250mcg 48 hours prior to egg retrieval PIO and/or progesterone suppositories. Baby Asprin Birth control prior to cycle. Baseline ultrasound and lab work between CD1-CD3, US and bloodwork on CD 7, 9, & 11 per testing results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
Kim has a lot on her plate being the only nurse at the North office. She sometimes seems frazzled and can often be very unorganized, which is understandable with her workload. She sometimes will work 7 days a week, and with the amount of patients they treat, I can see how she can become overwhelmed. You have to stay on top of your instructions and results with her. She is compassionate, but she is also busy. The first few times we dealt with her, my husband nor I were fans, but after getting to know her and to see just how busy she is, we understood.
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
The clinic is small, nothing fancy. I believe this shows that they are there for the patients, and not about elegantly furnishing their office and going over the top with decor. It is easily accessible for those who are traveling to the office (we travel 1 hour and 40 minutes from home.) The staff is very knowledgeable and ready to help with any questions or concerns. They are compassionate and want whats best for the patient. You just have to be aware that being such a small office, they are very busy and you have to stay on top of your information for yourself.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings.
Regular IVF retrieval cycle - Medications - $1500-$3000 IVF including blood work, monitoring ultrasounds, office visits, anesthesia, trial transfer - $7,155 ICSI - $1,000 Assisted Hatching $400 Blastocyst culture $400 Embryo freezing $600(first year) $300 annually after Embryo biopsy $1500 PGS testing $2300 INVOcell IVF $6,865.00 (not including medications.) medications - $1500-$3,000 Frozen embryo transfer $3,545.00
Describe Leo Bonaventura's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Family Beginnings.
Dr. Bonaventura suggests transferring single embryos, but will transfer up to two embryos if that is the patient/couples choice. He will not transfer 3 embryos due to having a past positive transfer with all 3 embryos implanting. He does not wish to put the woman or fetuses at a high risk, which comes with multiples.
What specific things went wrong at Family Beginnings?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
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Leo Bonaventura
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8
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Family Beginnings
Indianapolis South
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9
9
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
9
We did invocell [with Dr. Bonaventura]... We Re strictly Male factor infertility. Husband was put on supplements as well...He was very kind and personal. He took his time to talk to us and listen...We seen him at almost every appointment even if just briefly. He was always accessible by phone and let patients in treatment reach out via phone if they had an issue or emergency. He personally called me when I had my failed cycle and we discussed the next steps. He then talked to my husband when he called. He would be very blunt about the issues which I liked. He never beat around the Bush. However, you have to be educated on the protocols because sometimes I think they forget this is foreign information. Just read about the procedure so you know what to ask him.before the consult.
We did invocell [at Family Beginnings]...She [nurse] can rush you sometimes when you have questions on the phone. However very nice in person and genuinely cares...They had blocked times early day for [monitoring appointments]. It was easy to get an appointment and they always got me in and out...Invocell was 5500 plus a few ultra sounds and you paid for meds separately. It was about 9k total...They are always accessible to patients . Easy to get quick appointments. Usually have you in and out. Could improve on educating patients and explaining med protocols. I had to push to be on a kore aggressive protocol following a failed cycle. They need to be more aggressive in my opinion after failed cycles.
Age
30
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
9
How was your experience with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He is a kind doctor that actually takes the time to see patients. We seen him at almost every appointment even if just briefly. He was always accessible by phone and let patients in treatment reach out via phone if they had an issue or emergency. He personally called me when I had my failed cycle and we discussed the next steps. He then talked to my husband when he called. He would be very blunt about the issues which I liked. He never beat around the Bush. However, you have to be educated on the protocols because sometimes I think they forget this is foreign information. Just read about the procedure so you know what to ask him.before the consult.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
Look up information before hand. Ask important questions like success rates and how to increase your odds. Have a list ready to ask! It's sometimes overwhelming if you're not prepared.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings?
He was very kind and personal. He took his time to talk to us and listen
Describe the protocols Leo Bonaventura used in your cycles at Family Beginnings and their degree of success.
We did invocell. We did gonal f stims 150 u ×7 days with frequent US. Cetrotide x 1 and ovidril x 2 retrieved at day 14 and 5 day transfer. We Re strictly Male factor infertility. Husband was put on supplements as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Family Beginnings. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
She can rush you sometimes when you have questions on the phone. However very nice in person and genuinely cares
Describe your experience with Family Beginnings.
They are always accessible to patients . Easy to get quick appointments. Usually have you in and out. Could improve on educating patients and explaining med protocols. I had to push to be on a kore aggressive protocol following a failed cycle. They need to be more aggressive in my opinion after failed cycles.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Family Beginnings.
They had blocked times early day for this. It was easy to get an appointment and they always got me in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leo Bonaventura at Family Beginnings.
Costs were out of pocket. You paid by visit and then for the procedure. Invocell was 5500 plus a few ultra sounds and you paid for meds separately. It was about 9k total
Describe Leo Bonaventura's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Family Beginnings.
He suggested transferring 2 due to higher implantation rates, but there is increased rate of twins
What specific things went wrong at Family Beginnings?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Leo Bonaventura
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9
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Family Beginnings
Indianapolis North
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5
5
Age
25
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
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.
They [Family Beginnings] 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...They [nurses] 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.
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
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
5
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5
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Family Beginnings
Indianapolis North
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6
6
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
6
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.
This clinic [Family Beginnings- Indianapolis North] 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.... With our IUI cycle he used an ovulation suppressant bc is ovulated prematurely before with other doctors. Otherwise, treatment was kept the same.
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
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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Leo Bonaventura
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6
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Family Beginnings
Indianapolis North
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