Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 82%Don't recommend: 18%8.1
82% strongly recommend
12 reviews
Humanity
8.6
8.6
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
8.2
8.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.2
9.2
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

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

Responsiveness
8.6
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Philadelphia Col
Residency
UMDNJ
Fellowship
U. of Pennsylvania

How Doctor Communicates

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Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 82%Don't recommend: 18%8

Explore Clinic
Voorhees
200 New Jersey 73
Voorhees, NJ 08043

12 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 IVF
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
6th of 6 Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Doctor Manara seemed to genuinely care about us as humans and did not just see us as a number or as dollar signs. Doctor Manara did not sugar coat anything during our time under our care and was honest the whole time. I liked how after every ultrasound we got to sit down with Doctor Manara himself and ask any questions we had in person and get feedback...Doctor Manara advised to transfer one embryo since I had PGD & PGS testing...
This clinic's [Louis R. Manara, D.O.] strengths are the doctor, staff, and success rate. Doctor Manara seems to genuinely care about his patients. I like having one doctor and getting to see him at every appointment...The only weaknesses I can think of is that they do not open early enough for bloodwork and ultrasounds...Doctor Manara advised to transfer one embryo since I had PGD & PGS testing...
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Doctor Manara seemed to genuinely care about us as humans and did not just see us as a number or as dollar signs. Doctor Manara did not sugar coat anything during our time under our care and was honest the whole time. I liked how after every ultrasound we got to sit down with Doctor Manara himself and ask any questions we had in person and get feedback.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
My one piece of advice is to check out 2-3 clinics before picking one making sure Doctor Manara is one of those 2-3. I bet you’ll like him and his practice the best.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Doctor Manara was not trying to convince my husband and I to switch to his practice. He seemed to genuinely care about us as humans versus as dollar signs.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
For my retrieval with Doctor Manara I used clomid, gonal f, menopur, ganirelix, hcg trigger, and omnitrope. I believe it was for the transfer that I used estrogen. Also for the transfer I used progesterone in oil shots.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Kelly, the receptionist, is super sweet and helpful. All of the staff was very helpful.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
This clinic's strengths are the doctor, staff, and success rate. Doctor Manara seems to genuinely care about his patients. I like having one doctor and getting to see him at every appointment. I also like how this clinic does not close. South Jersey Fertility was the first of three clinics I went to and they close for 2 months out of 12 in a year for deep cleaning of where they do their procedures. The receptionist, Kelly, is very friendly and helpful. The only weaknesses I can think of is that they do not open early enough for bloodwork and ultrasounds. I have to be at work by 7:45am and my work is about 20 minutes from Dr. Manara's clinic. I was often late to work because the office did not open early enough.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I do not remember.
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Doctor Manara advised to transfer one embryo since I had PGD & PGS testing and we knew ahead of time the chance of miscarrying was much lower. Twin & multiple pregnancies are higher risk.
10
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 30 - 31
3 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
European
Latinx
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I liked having only one doctor every time. If I asked a question, he [Dr. Manera] would answer, and he was willing to change my treatment when I asked. A weakness would be that he never asked how I was feeling with treatment like if I was having any negative symptoms. I get that patients should be confident and speak-up, but sometimes it's difficult to know the difference between treatment symptoms and pre-existing issues like endo pain, cysts, etc.
There are no weekend or evening appointments available. I initially joined because they are open late on some days, but I was never provided an appointment other than the initial one that was later than lunchtime. The staff [Louis R. Manara] worked with me financially since I have no coverage, and everyone was always nice and willing to jump through hoops for me.... The staff is really nice, and I felt like when people asked how I was that they were genuinely interested.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
I liked having only one doctor every time. If I asked a question, he would answer, and he was willing to change my treatment when I asked. A weakness would be that he never asked how I was feeling with treatment like if I was having any negative symptoms. I get that patients should be confident and speak-up, but sometimes it's difficult to know the difference between treatment symptoms and pre-existing issues like endo pain, cysts, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Educate yourself, so you know what questions to ask. Also, if you don't get why he's going down a certain route just ask, and he will explain it, so that it makes sense.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
The staff is really nice, and I felt like when people asked how I was that they were genuinely interested.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
3 rounds of clomid for luetal phase deficiency. Tweaked Clomid dose each time when not successful. Switched to injectables w/ timed relations after that. I don't have fertility coverage, so that's why we didn't do IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Louis R. Manara, D.O.. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay)
Lindsay is frank and efficient. She doesn't sugar coat or waste your time.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
There are no weekend or evening appointments available. I initially joined because they are open late on some days, but I was never provided an appointment other than the initial one that was later than lunchtime. The staff worked with me financially since I have no coverage, and everyone was always nice and willing to jump through hoops for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Copays every time. Clomid was $13/ 5 pills HcG trigger 130 if taken at office IUI was $500 or 600 w/o insurance Helped me order Gonal-F through a foreign pharmacy for $450 per pen
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
N/A
9
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Third round [with Dr. Manara] we started naturally, primed with estrogen and androgen. We did same drugs but much lower protocol, we only got 3 eggs, but two were good and we got two embryos. Transferred both at 3 days and pregnant with a singleton... took CoQ10, DHEA and Vitamin D to help egg quality...He cared, was invested and didn’t give up hope. He allowed us to make the decision versus telling us what to do. He also changed protocols, and didn’t keep trying the same thing.
This clinic [Doctor's office of Louis R. Manaea] is awesome because it’s so personalized and you work with the same doctor and nurses all the time. Hours are a little limited due to that, but it’s worth it. I wouldn’t go anywhere else...Jen and Lindsey [nurses] were amazing. Everyone at the office was. They were generous, caring, empathetic and invested in your story. They were also a part of the retrieval and transfer.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Dr. Manara was incredible. He cared and went above and beyond to answer our questions and ensure we knew what was going on. He allowed us to make the choice to go to retrieval even with so few eggs and we got our miracle because of that!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Trust him. Ask questions, be informed and make suggestions, but ultimately trust him. He knows what he’s doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
He cared, was invested and didn’t give up hope. He allowed us to make the decision versus telling us what to do. He also changed protocols, and didn’t keep trying the same thing.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
First was high injections, gonal f, menopur and cetrotide. Responded poor. Got 4 eggs, 1 poor quality embryo that we transferred and it didn’t work. Waited 3 months and took CoQ10, DHEA and Vitamin D to help egg quality. Second was again high with pills added, and I didn’t respond, we canceled. Birth control pill to time cycle suppressed me. Third round we started naturally, primed with estrogen and androgen. We did same drugs but much lower protocol, we only got 3 eggs, but two were good and we got two embryos. Transferred both at 3 days and pregnant with a singleton.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Jen and Lindsey were amazing. Everyone at the office was. They were generous, caring, empathetic and invested in your story. They were also a part of the retrieval and transfer.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
This clinic is awesome because it’s so personalized and you work with the same doctor and nurses all the time. Hours are a little limited due to that, but it’s worth it. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
It was always early am which worked best. The techs were great and there were only a couple so you got to know them as well. Again very personalized.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
It’s hard to say bc I have good insurance. What I paid was nowhere near what he billed my insurance. For 3 rounds all the visits, labs, imaging and treatments not including meds because they were purchased there was probably around 7k. I paid an additional 4-5k for meds.
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
N/A
10
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
5 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He handles your care from start to finish...Dr. Manara is a one man show and does every single procedure himself...We have done 6 cycles total. One timed intercourse cycle - no IUI and 5 IUI's medicated with Clomid. I have PCOS and was not ovulating regularly so with the help of Clomid I have been regularly ovulating each month. I think Dr. Manara's diagnosis and treatment were spot on.
Honestly, everything [at Dr. Manara's Office] is amazing. I dont think they have any weaknesses. The front desk staff is incredible, they respond to questions timely and Dr. Manara sees you every visit...[Nurses are] AMAZING! These girls are so loving and remember you by name. We truly couldnt ask for a better clinic... When our insurance gave us an issue, Dr. Manara donated a shot of Ovidrel to us so we could still move forward with the procedure. HE cares!
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
I feel Dr. Manara TRULY cares about each patient. I have a few girls in my local support group that go to him as well and everyone says the same thing: he is compassionate and dedicated to helping us get pregnant. I would like to know our numbers without asking (sometimes he forgets to tell us) but when we ask a question he is ALWAYS willing to answer them honestly. I really trust him that he will get us to the results that we want. We appreciate everything he has done for us thus far.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
GO SEE HIM! haha He handles your care from start to finish. We switched clinics because the previous one we saw a different doctor every time. Dr. Manara is a one man show and does every single procedure himself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Dr. Manara handles your care from consult to conception. He has been extremely upfront with us about our journey and has in detail explained every little thing needed. When our insurance gave us an issue, Dr. Manara donated a shot of Ovidrel to us so we could still move forward with the procedure. HE cares!
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
We have done 6 cycles total. One timed intercourse cycle - no IUI and 5 IUI's medicated with Clomid. I have PCOS and was not ovulating regularly so with the help of Clomid I have been regularly ovulating each month. I think Dr. Manara's diagnosis and treatment were spot on.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
AMAZING! These girls are so loving and remember you by name. We truly couldnt ask for a better clinic.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Honestly, everything is amazing. I dont think they have any weaknesses. The front desk staff is incredible, they respond to questions timely and Dr. Manara sees you every visit. What more could you ask for?
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Costly - but only because we did not have the fertility benefit in our health coverage. The doctors office DID help us whenever we needed it, and we appreciated that greatly.
10
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
3 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Manara does see you at each appointment but he does not do the ultrasounds...He called me himself, two times over a span of more than a year...He never told me to take supplements or showed me ways that I could improve my fertility on my own... Each Ivf cycle be used the same drugs and they were never adjusted during stims. I was also diagnosed with a thyroid issue and that was not tested unless I asked for it to be.
Hours were not good. They [Louis Manara] open at 7:30...No weekend hours either....I never knew until the last minute when a retrieval or transfer was going to be. The clinic was always clean and for the most part most people were somewhat friendly...[nurse] Not very kind, but did her job well. Nothing like going into an egg retrieval hearing her talk about her current pregnancy. I also delt with Jen who was super sweet and caring.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Having had been treated with clomid, two ius, and three ivf egg retrievals I should have walked out of his office with a baby. I had been pregnant on my own so I knew it was possible. He never told me to take supplements or showed me ways that I could improve my fertility on my own. My first retrieval the drug he gave me for trigger had a negative effect on me and none of my eggs were good. It was a complete waste. I should have left then, but was naive and knew my insurance would cover me for three more rounds. Second time, I got more eggs but due to a potential snow storm he had me do a fresh transfer and I was able to freeze one. Both of the transfers ended in BNF. Third retrieval was the best for me, I was able to freeze four. All three transfers were BNF and I had to beg him to allow me to transfer two embryos for the final transfer. I was totally aware of the risk of carrying twins and he finally gave me the okay. Every transfer he used the same exact protocol. Something should have changed at some point but it never did.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
If you don’t get results, start asking questions and if you feel like you are getting lip service find a new doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Dr. Manara does see you at each appointment but he does not do the ultrasounds. Meeting with him after an ultra sound just adds to the time I was missing work for appointments. He called me himself, two times over a span of more than a year. There were often times the person at the front desk would call with bad news instead of one of the IVF nurses or Dr. Manara.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
He monitored me every other day for IVF. Each Ivf cycle be used the same drugs and they were never adjusted during stims. I was also diagnosed with a thyroid issue and that was not tested unless I asked for it to be. After each retrieval he has me take medication Incase I had to do a fresh transfer. When I did the frozen transfer each time again, same protocol, estrogen and that was it until the progesterone shots.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Louis R. Manara, D.O.. (Assigned nurse: Lindsey )
Not very kind, but did her job well. Nothing like going into an egg retrieval hearing her talk about her current pregnancy. I also delt with Jen who was super sweet and caring.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Hours were not good. They open at 7:30 where other offices open earlier. No weekend hours either. Not always accommodating with appointments even though I had been a patient for over a year. I never knew until the last minute when a retrieval or transfer was going to be. The clinic was always clean and for the most part most people were somewhat friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I am very fortunate, I only had to pay my $10 co-pay for appointments and most medication. I had to pay $400 for anesthia for retrievals. There was also a fee for freezing and storage but it was prorated if the embryos weren’t frozen for a year and I received money back.
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Based on my age he felt I should only ever transfer one, however after none of the transfers working, on my last transfer I wanted to do two because I could not take the heartbreak anymore.
What specific things went wrong at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I think that I should have been made aware of supplements that I could take to help my body or other lifestyle changes. I feel that this could have helped my outcome. I also think that pgs should have been recommend my third retrieval. Dr. Manara had suggested I get some rests done before my fourth round of IVF. He warned me that it might not be covered by insurance and told me to reach out to my provider, who told me to have the doctor’s office write me a letter. When I called the office for the letter they were so confused and acted like I was the first person who ever needed this. They ended up writing a letter, not stating what the insurance needed, and the insurance company denied the letter. That was the last straw for me.
0
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 35
1 IUI
2nd of 3 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Being treated with Doctor Manara and his staff you receive personal attention and he sees all of the treatments through himself. He personally called me when there was an issue and he has outstanding bedside manner....Louis Manara is a compassionate doctor. With my case specifically (Hyperplasia A-typia, PCOS), I realized that I needed one on one attention and that I could not be another number at a multiple doctor fertility clinic. Even though I was only with him for one IUI cycle before my hyperplasia reoccured, I will be going back to him after for future treatment if it clears.
This clinic is off the beaten path a bit compared to the rest in south jersey, however it is worth the extra five minute drive. When my IUI cycle fell on a holiday weekend, they came in to inseminate, without hesitation. Hours are good (not the best). They always answer the phone, and never make you feel like you are a burden with questions or concerns....Being treated with Doctor Manara and his staff you receive personal attention and he sees all of the treatments through himself....The nursing staff is also compassionate and professional.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Louis Manara is a compassionate doctor. With my case specifically (Hyperplasia A-typia, PCOS), I realized that I needed one on one attention and that I could not be another number at a multiple doctor fertility clinic. Even though I was only with him for one IUI cycle before my hyperplasia reoccured, I will be going back to him after for future treatment if it clears.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
If you need one on one attention, this is your doctor in south jersey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Being treated with Doctor Manara and his staff you receive personal attention and he sees all of the treatments through himself. He personally called me when there was an issue and he has outstanding bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
Letrozole, HCG shot, and IUI insemination. One round.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
The nursing staff is also compassionate and professional. Of all the clinics I have been to in south jersey, they are the best. Most of his staff has been with him for years. The nurse that did my ultrasound after the Letrozole was very thorough. The blood staff is also excellent.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
This clinic is off the beaten path a bit compared to the rest in south jersey, however it is worth the extra five minute drive. When my IUI cycle fell on a holiday weekend, they came in to inseminate, without hesitation. Hours are good (not the best). They always answer the phone, and never make you feel like you are a burden with questions or concerns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
only paid for the hcg shot which was not covered by my insurance.
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
n/a
10
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 35 - 36
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I see him [Dr. Louis Manara] at every visit and he takes the time to answer all your questions...after my failed transfer he spoke to me on the phone for 10 mins discussing options...We should have had a semen analysis earlier in the process... I do sometimes feel like he's ready to walk out when I still have questions because he's very busy.
We should have had a semen analysis [at Louis R. Manara, D.O.] earlier in the process...It's a smaller practice so the staff knows everyone by name. You see all the same people at every visit... I also wish I knew all the steps to retrieval ahead of time, like when I'd be taking each medicine and what they all do. Some meds were delivered to me and I had no idea what they were
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
He is warm and compassionate. I see him at every visit and he takes the time to answer all your questions. I do sometimes feel like he's ready to walk out when I still have questions because he's very busy. However, after my failed transfer he spoke to me on the phone for 10 mins discussing options. I also wish I knew all the steps to retrieval ahead of time, like when I'd be taking each medicine and what they all do. Some meds were delivered to me and I had no idea what they were.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Make sure your male partner gets a semen analysis right away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
His staff seems to know everyone by name. I see Dr. Manara at every visit.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
Follistim & Menopur, followed by ganirelix. Since my estrogen was high, we triggered with Lupron to avoid OHSS. Use estrace to prepare lining for FET, then PIO Injections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Louis R. Manara, D.O.. (Assigned nurse: Jen & Lindsey )
Jen is the best, very warm and answers all your questions. Lindsey is a bit more short with information.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Kelly at the front desk is the best. She always makes you feel welcome. It's a smaller practice so the staff knows everyone by name. You see all the same people at every visit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
$30 Co-pay
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
He believes is transferring one at a time. I agree with that for the first couple tries, but would then move to 2.
What specific things went wrong at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
We should have had a semen analysis earlier in the process.
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Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 28
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Not at all a personal experience. Very hands off, uninvolved and unconcerned. Very rushed appointments - doctor [Manara] did not perform ultrasounds himself but met with you for 2 minutes after before he rushed off...Impersonal. Convincing during the consult but my experience turned out to be very different. Did not perform baselines before starting a new cycle which landed me in the ER for a night with a large ovarian cyst. I had called him with concerns about my pain a week prior and many hours later a nurse returned my call and said he wasn't concerned and that was all - blew me off entirely.
Billing [at Louis R. Manara] was a mess. Nurses often failed to give me proper medication instructions and I only knew to ask because I had been through treatments before. Often given incorrect information or told "I don't know" with no attempt to get the answer...Procedure was ordered then blown off then I was charged for it....I felt like the nurses were not allowed to answer any questions as I was regularly told they would need to ask the doctor on very basic questions. I was given an injectable that hit a nerve in my back and was told it was unavoidable. They had issues drawing my blood.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Impersonal. Convincing during the consult but my experience turned out to be very different. Did not perform baselines before starting a new cycle which landed me in the ER for a night with a large ovarian cyst. I had called him with concerns about my pain a week prior and many hours later a nurse returned my call and said he wasn't concerned and that was all - blew me off entirely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
If you have not been through fertility treatments and don't know the processes and what to expect, be cautious. Ask questions. There are better places in the area. Consider that there is only one doctor in the entire practice with however many patients - that affects quality of care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Not at all a personal experience. Very hands off, uninvolved and unconcerned. Very rushed appointments - doctor did not perform ultrasounds himself but met with you for 2 minutes after before he rushed off.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I felt like the nurses were not allowed to answer any questions as I was regularly told they would need to ask the doctor on very basic questions. I was given an injectable that hit a nerve in my back and was told it was unavoidable. They had issues drawing my blood.
What specific things went wrong at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Procedure was ordered then blown off then I was charged for it. Billing was a mess. Nurses often failed to give me proper medication instructions and I only knew to ask because I had been through treatments before. Often given incorrect information or told "I don't know" with no attempt to get the answer.
0
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2011 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 28
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I couldn't be more happy. Extremely friendly and professional staff. Dr Manera made me feel comfortable and was gentle and compassionate in his demeanor. Wait times were pretty short. Procedures were explained well. I hope to go back again soon!...I never had any bad experiences, they were great. clean office. professional staff. competent doctor.
The staff [at Louis Manara's clinic] was extremely friendly, I felt like I got to know them...I never had any bad experiences, they were great. clean office. professional staff. competent doctor...I couldn't be more happy. Extremely friendly and professional staff. Dr Manera made me feel comfortable and was gentle and compassionate in his demeanor. Wait times were pretty short. Procedures were explained well. I hope to go back again soon!
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
I couldn't be more happy. Extremely friendly and professional staff. Dr Manera made me feel comfortable and was gentle and compassionate in his demeanor. Wait times were pretty short. Procedures were explained well. I hope to go back again soon!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
He is a wise man, take his advice for procedures. Have hope and dont give up!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
The staff was extremely friendly, I felt like I got to know them
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I never had any bad experiences, they were great. clean office. professional staff. competent doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Hmm....maybe 10k? we were lucky enough to have insurance coverage
10
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2011 - 2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
6th of 6 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Manara truly cared about my results and he told me over and over we would be successful even though it was hard to believe after so many failed attempts at another practice. Dr. Manara is one of a kind in his field and I can't say enough positive things about my time see his care...Everyone at the office knew me by name and I truly felt like a part of their family. It's the only doctor's office that ever made me feel like I was important.
Dr. Manara truly cared about my results and he told me over and over we would be successful even though it was hard to believe after so many failed attempts at another practice. Dr. Manara is one of a kind in his field and I can't say enough positive things about my time see his care...Everyone at the office knew me by name and I truly felt like a part of their family. It's the only doctor's office that ever made me feel like I was important.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Dr. Manara truly cared about my results and he told me over and over we would be successful even though it was hard to believe after so many failed attempts at another practice. Dr. Manara is one of a kind in his field and I can't say enough positive things about my time see his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Trust Dr. Manara! He knows his stuff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Everyone at the office knew me by name and I truly felt like a part of their family. It's the only doctor's office that ever made me feel like I was important.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
All of the nurses knew my name and were so friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
Co-pay
10
Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 36
3 IVF
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Manara was amazing from the 1st day my husband & I met him till the day I was released to my Ob. I never met someone that was as focused as I was to making my dream become a reality. I felt comfortable knowing he was going to make me a Mama & believed in his plan for me...Always greeted with a smile & followed up to make sure everything was going as well as it could.
The team was amazing. The nurses, front desk staff, embryology department, lab staff, Dr. Manara, etc. I felt like family and could talk to anyone of the staff for advice, a shoulder to cry on or to share amazing news with...If I ever needed to talk I know they [Louis R. Manara nurses] were there for me...
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Dr. Manara was amazing from the 1st day my husband & I met him till the day I was released to my Ob. I never met someone that was as focused as I was to making my dream become a reality. I felt comfortable knowing he was going to make me a Mama & believed in his plan for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
Never give up, keep a positive attitude & find someone that has gone through ivf. Ivf warriors stick together & allow you to know you're not the only one going through it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
I absolutely loved the ladies & Dr. Manara. Always greeted with a smile & followed up to make sure everything was going as well as it could.
Describe the protocols Louis Manara used in your cycles at Louis R. Manara, D.O. and their degree of success.
I was given the normal medication for my retrievals. Also given progesterone oil for after the transfer. All of the medications are to help stimulate & correctly keep levels where they needed to be.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I loved them all. If I ever needed to talk I know they were there for me.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
The team was amazing. The nurses, front desk staff, embryology department, lab staff, Dr. Manara, etc. I felt like family and could talk to anyone of the staff for advice, a shoulder to cry on or to share amazing news with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
They were responsible. I was a self pay individual. My insurance did not cover any costs for treatments.
Describe Louis Manara's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
I've done both 1 or 2 during my transfers.
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Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
2 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Louis Manara] has met with me at every single appointment to explain where we are in treatment and what the next step is...I would recommend Dr. Manara to anyone. His management of our expectations for IUI, thoroughness of explanation of preparation, and his compassion during our miscarriage went above and beyond what we could have expected. We have not brought a baby home yet, but I have no doubt Dr. Manara will do all he can to help us get there.
We are very lucky that all of our treatment thus far has been at least partly covered by insurance, with our two IUIs [at Dr. Louis Manara's Office] costing us less than $500 total...This clinic has a very personal feel, with the staff at the front desk greeting you by name. Dr. Manara has met with me at every single appointment to explain where we are in treatment and what the next step is. I have yet to have a negative experience with anyone at this clinic...[Dr. Louis Manara] has met with me at every single appointment to explain where we are in treatment and what the next step is...I would recommend Dr. Manara to anyone. His management of our expectations for IUI, thoroughness of explanation of preparation, and his compassion during our miscarriage went above and beyond what we could have expected. We have not brought a baby home yet, but I have no doubt Dr. Manara will do all he can to help us get there.
How was your experience with Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O.?
I would recommend Dr. Manara to anyone. His management of our expectations for IUI, thoroughness of explanation of preparation, and his compassion during our miscarriage went above and beyond what we could have expected. We have not brought a baby home yet, but I have no doubt Dr. Manara will do all he can to help us get there.
Describe your experience with Louis R. Manara, D.O..
This clinic has a very personal feel, with the staff at the front desk greeting you by name. Dr. Manara has met with me at every single appointment to explain where we are in treatment and what the next step is. I have yet to have a negative experience with anyone at this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Manara at Louis R. Manara, D.O..
We are very lucky that all of our treatment thus far has been at least partly covered by insurance, with our two IUIs costing us less than $500 total
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Doctor
Louis Manara
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Louis R. Manara, D.O.
Voorhees
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5