Marc Gualtieri

IVF Florida

Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 93%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 5%9.6
93% strongly recommend
12 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
9.6
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.2
8.2
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
7.9
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
U of Miami
Residency
U of Miami
Fellowship
University of Southern CA

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Marc Gualtieri works in 2 offices at

IVF Florida
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 25%7.5

Explore Clinic
Wellington
10115 W. Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
Jupiter
600 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

12 patient reviews

Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Marc Gualtieri] always knows your name and makes you feel as if he knows you personally. He always is fully aware of our patient plan and we’ve never had to remind him of our case or situation...We have done diagnostic testing at this point and are about to start IVF treatments...He explained the IVF with ICSI process clearly and didn’t leave room for any confusion...He had to perform the test 3 times and explained every time as to why something was not working and apologized for any discomfort he was putting me through
The nurse coordinator [of IVF Florida] is kind and is quick to pick up the phone...The phlebotomists are friendly and get their job done efficiently and effectively...The insurance/financial office is helpful when you have a question. I don’t like that you can’t access your account or expenses online in the patient portal...[cost]They estimate between 26k-28k. My insurance provided no coverage after diagnostic testing.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I’ve interacted with Dr. G every time I have gone in for an appointment or procedure outside of doing today a different office for a specific procedure. He is up to date on any progresses and never has to ask me what step we are in. He communicates clearly and answers all questions patiently. I never walk away wondering about additional details. He just seems like an extremely normal guy and makes you feel at ease in an new and scary situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. He’s quick to answer and is happy to do so!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. G always knows your name and makes you feel as if he knows you personally. He always is fully aware of our patient plan and we’ve never had to remind him of our case or situation. I feel as if he genuinely knows us!
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We have done diagnostic testing at this point and are about to start IVF treatments. He was on top of any updates and spent a lot of time with me on a phone consultation since this COVID situation. He explained the IVF with ICSI process clearly and didn’t leave room for any confusion. He did find uterine polyps and explained what causes them, etc. he updated my husband after the removal and again left no room for confusion. I did have to do an SIS test and at first my uterus was not holding the saline. He had to perform the test 3 times and explained every time as to why something was not working and apologized for any discomfort he was putting me through. He is thorough and patient. He was able to remove the polyps and now we are awaiting IVF!
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: There is the nurse coordinator at the PSL office who I really enjoy. I am unable to remember her name. The other ones that I have spoken to at Margate when scheduling my outpatient surgery was not pleasant and was not a fan of her. I cannot remember her name, but I felt she was impatient and rude to me when I was asking clarifying questions. The PSL nurse coordinator though was very kind. )
The women performing all radiological testing are comforting and make it less awkward and uncomfortable. The phlebotomists are friendly and get their job done efficiently and effectively. The PSL nurse coordinator is kind and is quick to pick up the phone when they transfer you to her. She is clear with her directions as well.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The insurance/financial office is helpful when you have a question. I don’t like that you can’t access your account or expenses online in the patient portal. It would be nice to see what you have completed and the costs based on your insurance. I will say that despite the fact that I mailed in my new insurance card I had to actually call to remind them to bill my insurance. I believe this is due to the fact that it’s based out of South Florida. It seems to be more of a number system down there. The front desk staff at PSL is wonderful and so gracious and kind. When I was getting my surgery to remove the polyps I dealt with Dr. G’s surgery team in South Florida and she scheduled my surgery without even calling me to see if I was available. I was thankfully already off that day, but they had scheduled it for less than 2 weeks out without even consulting me first. That was really strange to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
They estimate between 26k-28k. My insurance provided no coverage after diagnostic testing.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
No applicable experience at this time.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
As I mentioned before, they didn’t tell me I was scheduled for surgery in less than two weeks. Thankfully I was available and had seen the item on my patient portal calendar otherwise I would not have known until they called me. I found it odd that they wouldn’t call and at least say that it was scheduled for that day and I had to find out on my own. This was not for the PSL office though.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Port St. Lucie
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 33
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Marc Gualtieri] He's very straightforward, but easy to understand. He takes the time to look at your test results and walk you through them...We have unexplained infertility with possible male factor (low morphology). The plan right now is to do a medicated IUI cycle to try and optimize the process prior to moving on to more invasive methods...
[nurse of IVF Florida] They are extremely quick to respond to any questions or comments on the portal and are incredibly invested in their patients...The clinic is great with communication and is extremely convenient with having labs in house...The front desk is always on top of scheduling and reminders. It makes a challenging process just a little bit easier which is extremely appreciated.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
We're still in the early stages, but I am very happy with the treatment we have received so far. He's extremely thorough and very good at explaining what results mean. He was also great at explaining his recommendation for a course of action and how we should proceed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Do research ahead of time so that you can ask informed questions. He's a great resource and he is willing to answer any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He's very straightforward, but easy to understand. He takes the time to look at your test results and walk you through them.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We have unexplained infertility with possible male factor (low morphology). The plan right now is to do a medicated IUI cycle to try and optimize the process prior to moving on to more invasive methods. We're on hold right now due to Corona concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff has been impeccable. They are extremely quick to respond to any questions or comments on the portal and are incredibly invested in their patients.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic is great with communication and is extremely convenient with having labs in house. It's also helpful for a number of people that they have multiple office locations. The front desk is always on top of scheduling and reminders. It makes a challenging process just a little bit easier which is extremely appreciated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Normal costs thus far via insurance.
8
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
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.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
3 Fertility Medications
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gualteieri is very thorough. Very good at listening to your concerns, addressing any uncertainties and having a over all understanding of what the current situation is when it comes to planning for a family. He makes you feel welcome and worthy not just like you are another number. During my experience I have been under the care of him for two surgeries and during both he made me feel very comfortable. His bed side manor is impeccable! He continues to see me and is pushing for us to find out more or at least have as best of an understanding of what is going on for my current situation. I truly believe I will be successful in having a baby while being under his care.
[IVF Florida- Jupiter's] Strengths - very informative from the first visit. Patient portal is very easy to use and understand. Scheduling appointments are easy either by phone or over the phone, the staff is very fast at responding to you in the patient portal. The nurses and medical assistants are friendly and knowledgeable. You are almost always seen on time for your scheduled appointment and if seen late it is never more then 10 mins. I do not have any weaknesses to report at this time. I personally love this office and Dr.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr Gualteieri is very thorough. Very good at listening to your concerns, addressing any uncertainties and having a over all understanding of what the current situation is when it comes to planning for a family. He makes you feel welcome and worthy not just like you are another number. During my experience I have been under the care of him for two surgeries and during both he made me feel very comfortable. His bed side manor is impeccable! He continues to see me and is pushing for us to find out more or at least have as best of an understanding of what is going on for my current situation. I truly believe I will be successful in having a baby while being under his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Trust him, listen to him and be patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
This office and Dr treat everyone very well. From the moment you walk in and check in to the medical assistants taking blood draws, nurses scheduling procedures and surgery right down to the Dr himself sitting with patients as many times as needed. I have never felt rushed or pressured in any way.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
First Miscarriage - I was not under Dr Gualtieri's care and actually got pregnant naturally on my own. I miscarried at 8 weeks naturally. I began care with Dr G when my normal OBGYN would not conduct specific tests on me since I only experienced one loss. I visited Dr G and explained my concerns and request for additional testing. He ordered almost all of the testing I requested and I have been under his care since. We determined in my first set of blood work that I was O- and had become in contact with the D antibodies at some point in my life and my blood was now whats called sensitized. My husbands blood was tested as well and was determined he has O+ blood and we also found out that he is homozygous meaning he has identical alleles on both homologous chromosomes. So what does that mean? Our baby no matter what will have his blood type and be RH+. In turn my body will see those antigens in the baby’s blood and attacks them in utero. If enough of the baby’s blood cells are killed off, the baby can quickly become severely anemic and we could lose him/her. 1st medicated cycle - Clomid. I was prescribed this and took the pills on day 3 - 6 of my cycle followed by timed intercourse. I was monitored at the Dr's office and both my blood and ultrasounds were done. I did not become pregnant this cycle. 2nd medicated cycle - Letrozole. I was prescribed this just as I was with the Clomid they switched me to this since my lining wasn't getting as thick as it needed to be on my first cycle with Clomid. The letrozole was taken on days 3-7 of my cycle and I was not monitored this cycle. I did become pregnant after this round of medications. I went on to miscarry at week 8 again and ended up having a D&C performed by Dr G.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lynne)
Overall the medical assistants and Nurse and care coordinators are great. Lynne is my favorite person to work with when it comes to scheduling appointments and surgeries. The medical assistant is also very skilled when it comes to taking my blood. I do not have good veins and it is very hard to find them.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Strengths - very informative from the first visit. Patient portal is very easy to use and understand. Scheduling appointments are easy either by phone or over the phone, the staff is very fast at responding to you in the patient portal. The nurses and medical assistants are friendly and knowledgeable. You are almost always seen on time for your scheduled appointment and if seen late it is never more then 10 mins. I do not have any weaknesses to report at this time. I personally love this office and Dr.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
$35.00 initial copay for consultation. $35.00 for blood draws, $300.00 per ultrasound (not covered by insurance) when being monitored for medical cycle $250.00 outpatient hospital copay for Hysteroscopy surgery and D&C surgery
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I personally am not going thru an IVF cycle yet but they do have information posted up in the office stressing the importance of transferring one vs two to eliminate any health concerns and problems that can occur.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 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
IVF Florida
Jupiter
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
2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 28
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gualtieri took the time to get to know me and give me individualized care...had wonderful bedside manners and he always listened to mine and my husband’s concerns. He would also take the time to call from his personal cell phone if needed to discuss things after office hours...He was always polite and took the time to explain everything in an easy to understand manner. He would take our concerns and financial situation into consideration and adjust the treatment accordingly (i.e. increase the dosage of pills/injectables). He was successful at getting me pregnant in May of 2017 and now I am currently 2 months pregnant again thanks to his medical care.
I went to multiple locations of IVF Florida (Jupiter, Margate, Port St. Lucie, Wellington) and the nurses at each clinic location were knowledgeable and compassionate...It is a large practice but I still felt like the nurses/Dr. Gualtieri took the time to get to know me and give me individualized care. The only weakness is the wait time I would experience sometimes due to a large amount of patience waiting to be seen (this was the case even when I had an exact appointment time and arrived early).
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri would always take the time to explain the risks and benefits of each treatment for each cycle. He was always polite and took the time to explain everything in an easy to understand manner. He would take our concerns and financial situation into consideration and adjust the treatment accordingly (i.e. increase the dosage of pills/injectables). He was successful at getting me pregnant in May of 2017 and now I am currently 2 months pregnant again thanks to his medical care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Have an open mind but also have your own plan of action and he be prepared to convey that plan to Dr. Gualtieri- he will listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri had wonderful bedside manners and he always listened to mine and my husband’s concerns. He would also take the time to call from his personal cell phone if needed to discuss things after office hours.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so for my first pregnancy I needed to be on the highest dosage of Metformin to help with my levels. I was on Letrozal/Femara starting with 2.5 mg and only having success with ovulating on 7.5 mg. I also took 75 & 150 iu of GonalF injectables and Ovidrel (“trigger shot”). For my first pregnancy we did an IUI with 7.5 mg of Letrozal and injectables for my second pregnancy we did the same medication but with timed intercourse.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
I went to multiple locations of IVF Florida (Jupiter, Margate, Port St. Lucie, Wellington) and the nurses at each clinic location were knowledgeable and compassionate.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
It is a large practice but I still felt like the nurses/Dr. Gualtieri took the time to get to know me and give me individualized care. The only weakness is the wait time I would experience sometimes due to a large amount of patience waiting to be seen (this was the case even when I had an exact appointment time and arrived early).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Between both pregnancy we spent roughly $20,000
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Gualtieri would also warn us about the chances and risks of multiples but that was never a concern of ours.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
Anovulation
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
2nd of 3 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Marc Gualtieri] is extremely intelligent, very committed to making sure I understand my particular case & condition, gets back to me in a timely manner & always answers my questions of concern...He always explains everything to me in lamen terms & I always walk out like I get it. I am a bit over weight and he has never made me feel any less deserving of having a baby like my previous doctor. He suggested eating better & integrating exercise just to stay healthy & get my sugar levels under control. He can relate to me and that is impressive!
[The nurses at IVF Florida are] Compassionate. Helpful. Outgoing & always willing to help with additional resources. Gives great hugs & words of encouragement!!...Strengths would be the knowledge & education of assisted reproductive technology of all of the doctors and how there able to take an individualized approach still getting a positive result. Weaknesses would be sometimes it may take a minute to get called back when leaving messages with answering service over the weekends.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr G, is very well educated and highly skilled on what methods work for each individuals case. He always explains everything to me in lamen terms & I always walk out like I get it. I am a bit over weight and he has never made me feel any less deserving of having a baby like my previous doctor. He suggested eating better & integrating exercise just to stay healthy & get my sugar levels under control. He can relate to me and that is impressive!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Trust him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I’d like to start by saying I am over the moon happy I found Dr. G. I initially went to him as a second opinion after working previously with a different RE. From the day I made my appointment up until now I’m extremely glad I chose to stay with him. He is extremely intelligent, very committed to making sure I understand my particular case & condition, gets back to me in a timely manner & always answers my questions of concern. That by far is the most important thing to me. Knowing that we’re on the same page and he is willing to do what it takes to help me have a baby.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Well I have not had my actual IUI. I am in progress. So my husband & I were given a work up and consulted regarding results. We both did really well & the few areas of concern like my blood sugar which was also addressed by placing me on metformin. I’ve been on metformin for 4 months. Next phase of treatment includes ovulation induction medications including injectables & ultrasounds to monitor the effectiveness of the OI. Once final ultrasound and blood work is completed ovidrel will be prescribed & I’ll be scheduled for IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: LYNN H. )
Compassionate. Helpful. Outgoing & always willing to help with additional resources. Gives great hugs & words of encouragement!!
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Strengths would be the knowledge & education of assisted reproductive technology of all of the doctors and how there able to take an individualized approach still getting a positive result. Weaknesses would be sometimes it may take a minute to get called back when leaving messages with answering service over the weekends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
$1300-2500
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
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
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Wellington
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.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
5 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gualtieri is qualified and knowledgeable in the field of IVF and female reproduction. He even helped me when I had a question about being induced, well after I had "graduated" from IVF to my regular Obstetrician. I feel like he truly cares about his patients, in them achieving their goals of parenthood, and he is willing to listen and allow you to take agency over your own care.... We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and tried several IUIs for budgetary reasons.
The nursing staff [IVF Florida] was always helpful and willing to answer my questions....The clinic's strengths are its size, allowing it to utilize resources a smaller facility may not have available but this can also be a weakness. There is some inconsistency between the offices and I found my home office of Jupiter to be more amenable to me than the main office in Margate. In Jupiter I was a human, in Margate I was a number.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri is qualified and knowledgeable in the field of IVF and female reproduction. He even helped me when I had a question about being induced, well after I had "graduated" from IVF to my regular Obstetrician. I feel like he truly cares about his patients, in them achieving their goals of parenthood, and he is willing to listen and allow you to take agency over your own care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Make a list of questions before your appointment so you don't forget.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri is personable and eloquent and always made me feel like I mattered. I never felt like he had to check the chart to see who I was or what I was there for.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and tried several IUIs for budgetary reasons. When he finally recommended that we move to IVF, he explained the whole process and what the statistical odds were. My stim cycle was 75 of Menopur and 150 Gonal F in the morning and 75 Menopur with 75 Gonal F in the evening and wasn't changed during the cycle based on my follicular response. I then used Crinone after transfer. Our first cycle was successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff was always helpful and willing to answer my questions. Lynne was especially helpful with questions regarding how to give the shots and what to expect. She was also very compassionate with the emotional turmoil that occurs during this process.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinic's strengths are its size, allowing it to utilize resources a smaller facility may not have available but this can also be a weakness. There is some inconsistency between the offices and I found my home office of Jupiter to be more amenable to me than the main office in Margate. In Jupiter I was a human, in Margate I was a number. I would want a new patient to understand that you'll spend more time with your home office than Margate so if you feel this way too, you should probably still stick with them if you like your home office.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
The monitoring appointments were pretty well run. You would start in the initial waiting room, then get called back to a smaller room outside of the ultrasound room, then be called in as the patient ahead of you was finished. I don't remember waiting more than an hour or so to finish a full monitoring appointment. Those appointments were always in the morning which was convenient for me but may cause an issue for others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
I think each IUI was around $1,500.00 and the total cost for the IVF was about $15,000.00.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
When we first met for our consultation we discussed implanting 2 embryos due to my age (37 at the time) but by the time I had my fresh egg transfer the protocol had changed and only 1 was authorized. We had a discussion prior to the transfer (I was emotional because, you know, hormones) and he allowed us to implant two embryos based on our initial understanding and my acceptance of the risk of multiples. I don't know that he could even do this today due to the protocol change but the fact that he was open to my concerns and listened was most important.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
When I started at IVF Florida we discussed a 2 embryo transfer based on my age (37 at the time) but when it came time to do my transfer the facility's protocol had changed to only allow 1 embryo to be transferred in anyone younger than 40. This information wasn't conveyed to me until the morning of the transfer and caused some emotional turmoil. There was also a minor incident where a fee was not adequately explained but it was resolved.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
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
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 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.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Gualtieri always made the time to talk to me, answer all my questions, and calm me. He learned about my personality and tried his best to guide me in the process... He became a friend in the process and I trust him implicitly. He understands me as a patient and my needs emotionally. To me, that is first and foremost. Going into our second cycle, we have adjusted the protocol...We waited to see about my trigger so we would know the likelihood of overstim. We ended up using hcg and all went ok. No overstim and recovery was a breeze.
The only weakness I would share is when they [IVF Florida] called to tell me none of my embryos made it to freeze. The nurse should have had a kinder bedside manner...They [nurses] were just wonderful women that showed compassion and were with me on this tough journey. I'm sure there were a few times they wanted to hang up on me, but the patience and care they showed were invaluable...We are paying out of pocket and I feel it is a fair rate.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Although we did not get the result we wanted, I do not hold that against him. There are certain things we cannot control and that was the biggest lesson I learned from dr g and my first cycle. He became a friend in the process and I trust him implicitly. He understands me as a patient and my needs emotionally. To me, that is first and foremost. Going into our second cycle, we have adjusted the protocol. IVF is an experiment. We never know what will or won't work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He loves a prepared patient. You're a team in this infertility war. There's not much advice I would offer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I believe strongly that the doctor patient relationship in this process is extremely important. Dr. Gualtieri always made the time to talk to me, answer all my questions, and calm me. He learned about my personality and tried his best to guide me in the process.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I tested negative on blood and glucose for PCOS. For stim, we used menopur, gonal-f, and ganirelix. We waited to see about my trigger so we would know the likelihood of overstim. We ended up using hcg and all went ok. No overstim and recovery was a breeze. I did however, stim slightly fast and had lots of smaller follicles. Our next protocol will be more aggressive in hopes for more follicles and even growth across the board.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Erica)
They were just wonderful women that showed compassion and were with me on this tough journey. I'm sure there were a few times they wanted to hang up on me, but the patience and care they showed were invaluable.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The only weakness I would share is when they called to tell me none of my embryos made it to freeze. The nurse should have had a kinder bedside manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
It was billed through insurance last time so I cannot speak Fairly to costs. We are paying out of pocket and I feel it is a fair rate.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I agreed with the approach.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 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
IVF Florida
Margate
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 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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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 38
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Marc Gualtieri] has a really good bedside manner and understood that we needed to know everything- the science behind what we were doing and why. He was always available to us and took excellent care of us...He 100% will not do multiple embryo transfer. (As far as I was told)...He was candid, but hopeful. He was excellent...Everything was great but the price.
Nothing really went wrong at this [IVF FL- Jupiter] clinic; a few times, a nurse gave me one answer and dr. G gave me another. Overall everyone is smart and competent, you just have to keep track of everything and be in charge yourself...The reason we switched clinics is he was about 1/3 more expensive than another reputable clinic...Be your own advocate and keep track of everything yourself. The nurses sometimes give conflicting answers.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He was candid, but hopeful. He was excellent. The reason we switched clinics is he was about 1/3 more expensive than another reputable clinic. (He himself said I was comparing apples to apples when I switched, and not downgrading my care).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Be your own advocate and keep track of everything yourself. The nurses sometimes give conflicting answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He has a really good bedside manner and understood that we needed to know everything- the science behind what we were doing and why. He was always available to us and took excellent care of us.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Everything was great but the price. We live in a really expensive area of a comparatively thinly populated state, and I think you could get great care at lower prices in DC and NY because there’s more competition.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Their costs were approximately 1/3 higher than IVF MD, which (according to my doctor) is the only other reputable clinic here. If we could afford it, I’d go back, just bc it is so much more pleasant to deal with his office.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He 100% will not do multiple embryo transfer. (As far as I was told)
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Nothing really went wrong at this clinic; a few times, a nurse gave me one answer and dr. G gave me another. Overall everyone is smart and competent, you just have to keep track of everything and be in charge yourself.
9
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
6 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt that he [Dr. Gualtieri] really listened to me and managed my expectations appropriately. I am in the medical field (not anything OB/GYN related) and he talked in a way that I completely understood. He also made sure my husband understood everything as well. He gave me his cell phone number and when I had to contact him I didn’t feel like a burden....
I love the Jupiter office [IVF Florida]. I have only been to the Wellington office a couple of times and had no issues. I hate going to the Margate office (there I felt like I was just a number). Jupiter makes me feel special, I know most of the staff by name and you can just feel that they really care...The office only does single embryo transfers (unless there are special circumstances)...He is very down to earth, very personable and I feel like he really cares
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He is very down to earth, very personable and I feel like he really cares. Every encounter I have had with him has been pleasurable. He gave me his cell phone number for emergencies that I did have to use.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Go for it! He is innovative in his treatments and will consult other doctors in the practice if he feels it is necessary.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I felt that he really listened to me and managed my expectations appropriately. I am in the medical field (not anything OB/GYN related) and he talked in a way that I completely understood. He also made sure my husband understood everything as well. He gave me his cell phone number and when I had to contact him I didn’t feel like a burden. When he evacuated for the hurricane he was still on top of my stim cycle and called me immediately after my ultrasound before I left the office. Unfortunately it was bad news but he broke it to me gently and with compassion.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I love the Jupiter office. I have only been to the Wellington office a couple of times and had no issues. I hate going to the Margate office (there I felt like I was just a number). Jupiter makes me feel special, I know most of the staff by name and you can just feel that they really care.
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
The office only does single embryo transfers (unless there are special circumstances). I understand it due to the risks to both mother and baby.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
5
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I think he [Dr. Gualtieri] could of done better explaining the process . I had a couple of appointments where I left and I realized later I had more questions than answers. He is very personable but needs to explain more and provide more information...He always knew the facts about the status of progression and what stage I was in. He knew me by sight and name....Staff [IVF Florida] is compassionate but not have highly organized.
[IVF Florida ] I've been to the Margate location, Jupiter location and Wellington location. Margate is the mother ship and I found them very organized. Wellington office is great very organized. Jupiter seems to need help. Paperwork misplaced and lack of communication is a problem....Blood work was missing right before transfer. I was asked to sign a waiver for the genetic test I had taken already. Just things that should not happen. Adds to stress.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
I think he could of done better explaining the process . I had a couple of appointments where I left and I realized later I had more questions than answers. He is very personable but needs to explain more and provide more information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Be ready to ask the question or you won't receive the information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He always knew the facts about the status of progression and what stage I was in. He knew me by sight and name.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lynne)
Staff is compassionate but not have highly organized.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I've been to the Margate location, Jupiter location and Wellington location. Margate is the mother ship and I found them very organized. Wellington office is great very organized. Jupiter seems to need help. Paperwork misplaced and lack of communication is a problem.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
I paid out of pocket for everything. ivf meds anesthesia
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Yes, two due to age (40).
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Blood work was missing right before transfer. I was asked to sign a waiver for the genetic test I had taken already. Just things that should not happen. Adds to stress.
4
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
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2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Marc Gualtieri's protocols were] Timed intercourse, 2 iui’s, IVF...Single embryo transfer...He personalizes care extremely well! He knows his patients by name and knows what is going on without having to look it up. He will even personally call for frequent updates... I felt very cared for and safe under his care. I knew regardless of the outcome, he would make sure I eventually became pregnant - which he made possible! I would recommend him every day of the week
I was very pleased with IVF Florida. I Truly don’t have a negative complaint. The best part of the clinic is Dr G, Amanda in margate, Lynne, Megan, Shannon and Jen! They are amazing and I’ll foreber be grateful for each of them...[the nurses] were amazing, supportive, and extremely friendly! They became friends throughout the process. Jen who did my ultrasounds was amazing!...I was always seen on time and the staff was very efficient on getting me in and out.
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He truly is the best doctor. I felt very cared for and safe under his care. I knew regardless of the outcome, he would make sure I eventually became pregnant - which he made possible! I would recommend him every day of the week
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He’s the best doctor ever and you’re lucky to have him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
He personalizes care extremely well! He knows his patients by name and knows what is going on without having to look it up. He will even personally call for frequent updates.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Timed intercourse, 2 iui’s, IVF
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Megan, Lynne, and Shannon! They were fantastic )
Megan, Lynne, and Shannon were amazing, supportive, and extremely friendly! They became friends throughout the process. Jen who did my ultrasounds was amazing!
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I was very pleased with IVF Florida. I Truly don’t have a negative complaint. The best part of the clinic is Dr G, Amanda in margate, Lynne, Megan, Shannon and Jen! They are amazing and I’ll foreber be grateful for each of them
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
I was always seen on time and the staff was very efficient on getting me in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Approximately 30,000 with 2 IUIs, IVF - 2 transfers, all meds
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Single embryo transfer
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
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
IVF Florida
Jupiter
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
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2016 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 39
4 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Compassionate throughout the entire experience. He [Dr. Marc Gualtieri] hurt when we hurt. He was joyful when we were joyful. Amazingly kind human. Would recommend any family or friend to his care of treatment and would return back myself. Hopefully the opportunity will become available in the near future.
At times I was frustrated with the [IVF Florida] clinic wait times, but that was only because they were giving each patient the time they needed. When I needed extra time myself, they never thought twice and adjusted others. It was actually the sign of a very well run clinic! I appreciate all of the love and support that they showed me throughout… it kept me going!
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Compassionate throughout the entire experience. He hurt when we hurt. He was joyful when we were joyful. Amazingly kind human. Would recommend any family or friend to his care of treatment and would return back myself. Hopefully the opportunity will become available in the near future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Trust. Trust your doctor and the team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Personal connection throughout.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I do not remember.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
At times I was frustrated with the clinic wait times, but that was only because they were giving each patient the time they needed. When I needed extra time myself, they never thought twice and adjusted others. It was actually the sign of a very well run clinic! I appreciate all of the love and support that they showed me throughout… it kept me going!
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I asked for multiple and was discouraged and am so thankful in the long run.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 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
IVF Florida
Jupiter
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5