Mark Sanchez

Florida Fertility Institute

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Medical SchoolU. of Florida
ResidencyBayfront Medical
FellowshipU. of South Florida
Clewarwater
2454 McMullen Booth Road
Clewarwater, FL 33759
772-796-7705
Tampa
4726 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
813-993-9166
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mark Sanchez to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 14%8.2
13 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 27% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Florida Fertility Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 11%8.3
16 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 29% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
13 assessments
10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Don't expect him [Dr. Mark Sanchez] to coddle you, he'll tell you the truth about what's going on and what to expect with your particular situation... Following two failed IUIs I sat down with him again to discuss options and decided, with his candid input, to pursue IVF which resulted in five day 5 cryopreserved embryos. Our first transfer (two embryos) resulted in a singleton pregnancy (still in progress).
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr Sanchez was willing to meet with me to discuss any of my concerns at any step in the process. He was candid about the situation, kept expectations reasonable, and was quick to tell me when I was stressing out unnecessarily which was exactly what I needed to hear!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Don't expect him to coddle you, he'll tell you the truth about what's going on and what to expect with your particular situation.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Dr Sanchez started with the typical HSG and blood work, which revealed a tubal blockage. In light of appearing to have one open tube, he recommended IUI with clomid. Following two failed IUIs I sat down with him again to discuss options and decided, with his candid input, to pursue IVF which resulted in five day 5 cryopreserved embryos. Our first transfer (two embryos) resulted in a singleton pregnancy (still in progress).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
Every member of the nursing staff I interacted with was wonderful, whether I was calling them in a panic or arriving at 7 am for blood work. They made an extremely stressful process much more positive and made me feel confident every step of the way that they not only knew what they were doing, but that they were personally invested in a positive outcome.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
All of the staff members were wonderful, I felt that the dr listened to my concerns and explained very clearly what was going on and when I was stressing myself out unnecessarily, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend my best friend of anyone else to this clinic. After dealing with an OB/Gyn at the beginning of my infertility journey who was not sympathetic, understanding, or compassionate, I was pleasantly surprised by the kindness and compassion demonstrated by everyone here. I was so happy with this clinic that I drove down there (over an hour and a half one way) every other morning before work for my monitoring during my retrieval cycle and didn't even consider switching to a closer clinic at any point.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
The costs were very clearly stated for each step of the process. There were no surprise fees at any point (which of course is a huge fear with something as expensive and involved as IVF).
Describe Mark Sanchez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Fertility Institute.
I was told that at my age (under 30), my options were one to two embryos only. It was explained very clearly to me why this was, in relation to the risk of multiples.
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Mark Sanchez
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Sanchez is incredibly knowledgable and thorough. He has met with my husband and I a few times throughout our process, most recently to discuss IVF. During these meetings he is empathetic and compassionate to our struggles. He provides all of the information, scientific and the emotional challenges, to each scenario that he presents.... he first thing Dr. Sanchez did was run tests. I had all of my labs run and an HSG my husband also had his sperm checked. Everything came back fine
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez works with an amazing team at Florida Fertility Institute. Although he has not completed all of my tests and procedures I always feel like I am in good hands. Everyone at the practice explains everything that they are doing and ensures that you do not leave with any questions. Dr. Sanchez has great bedside manner, we even find ourselves laughing during our visits. He is able to take these uncomfortable visits and make them light and friendly. Every time we meet with Dr. Sanchez whether it is for a consolation, a test, or a procedure we feel like he has our best in mind and helps us make the most educated decisions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Relax before your first visit. My husband and I were nervous and unsure what to expect before our initial consultation with Dr. Sanchez. He immediately put my nerves at rest, spoke to us like people, and began to explain what what going on and what our many option were going forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez is incredibly knowledgable and thorough. He has met with my husband and I a few times throughout our process, most recently to discuss IVF. During these meetings he is empathetic and compassionate to our struggles. He provides all of the information, scientific and the emotional challenges, to each scenario that he presents. He is also very supportive to our decisions each step of the way. In addition to Dr. Sanchez the entire practice is compassionate. There are days walking out of the ultrasound that all you want to do is cry and they are there to support and help build you back up. You are always greeted with a warm smiling face by everyone you encounter. Throughout the past 18 months everyone at Florida Fertility Institute has made our struggles just a little bit easier.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
When my husband and I went to our initial consultation there was no reason that we were unable to get pregnant. So the first thing Dr. Sanchez did was run tests. I had all of my labs run and an HSG my husband also had his sperm checked. Everything came back fine. So we tried naturally for a few more months. Then we went back into meet with Dr. Sanchez and we decided to move onto IUI. We ran 3 rounds of IUI with clomid and still nothing so I had an SHG, again absolutely nothing wrong. So now we're preparing for IVF. There is still no reason that we are not getting pregnant so we are very hopeful that IVF will help us conceive.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is amazing at Florida Fertility Institute. You are always welcomed with a smile. Whenever I call I always get a call back within a few hours at the most. They answer my questions and take the time to ensure I understand what is going on.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Florida Fertility Institute is a very warm practice. Everyone there is friendly and caring. They really do understand that everyone that walks through the doors is struggling with infertility. They show an immense amount of compassion and empathy. They are there to help with each step of the way. They respond quickly to phone calls and questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
I do not have health insurance for infertility. For our IUI we paid approximately $1,000. There are many options for IVF and we are currently deciding on a one time option or a money back guarantee option (includes 3 cycles).
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
We saw Dr. Sanchez over the course of several months for treatment. He explained diagnosis and treatment options to us every step of the way. He was compassionate and funny. One visit we had to bring our 4 year old daughter( she was sick and out of school) and he even put cartoons on the TV while we had our consult and gave her a stuffed animal to keep. Yes he did have a resident in training with him; but i took that to mean he is knowledgeable enough to be teaching our future Drs. in the field. We are elated, after several miscarriages we are almost ready to have our miracle baby. I cannot thank Dr. S. enough! If you haven't gotten the results, treatment or compassion from other Fertility Drs. then run, don't walking go see Dr. Sanchez!
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
We saw Dr. Sanchez over the course of several months for treatment. He explained diagnosis and treatment options to us every step of the way. He was compassionate and funny. One visit we had to bring our 4 year old daughter( she was sick and out of school) and he even put cartoons on the TV while we had our consult and gave her a stuffed animal to keep. Yes he did have a resident in training with him; but i took that to mean he is knowledgeable enough to be teaching our future Drs. in the field. We are elated, after several miscarriages we are almost ready to have our miracle baby. I cannot thank Dr. S. enough! If you haven't gotten the results, treatment or compassion from other Fertility Drs. then run, don't walking go see Dr. Sanchez!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
See Him ASAP!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
We saw Dr. Sanchez over the course of several months for treatment. He explained diagnosis and treatment options to us every step of the way. He was compassionate and funny. One visit we had to bring our 4 year old daughter( she was sick and out of school) and he even put cartoons on the TV while we had our consult and gave her a stuffed animal to keep. Yes he did have a resident in training with him; but i took that to mean he is knowledgeable enough to be teaching our future Drs. in the field. We are elated, after several miscarriages we are almost ready to have our miracle baby. I cannot thank Dr. S. enough! If you haven't gotten the results, treatment or compassion from other Fertility Drs. then run, don't walking go see Dr. Sanchez!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Excellent!
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Great with appointment scheduling, courteous, and responsive. I was always put at ease by everyone. All of my questions were answered and at all times of the day and night including several calls over the weekend.
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
10 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Other
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[Dr. Sanchez] I learned that I was diagnosed with DOR (diminished ovarian reserve) ONLY by reading through my records which were mailed to another clinic. This dx was given in 2016. I would have not continued with treatment using my own eggs @ this point. Further after 4 RE's I learned that being a carrier for Fragile X increases my chances of DOR, Miscarriage and poor embryos/egg quality...10 IUIs w/ either clomid or injectable medications. Antagonist IVF protocol 1 chemical, 1 MC of twins & 1 MC of a singleton
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Other
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
After 3 years of treatments w/ this office I learned that I was diagnosed with DOR (diminished ovarian reserve) ONLY by reading through my records which were mailed to another clinic. This dx was given in 2016. I would have not continued with treatment using my own eggs @ this point. Further after 4 RE's I learned that being a carrier for Fragile X increases my chances of DOR, Miscarriage and poor embryos/egg quality. I was beginning to feel like this clinic did not care about my outcome but only wanted my money as well as insurance payment after my 3rd loss. I have wasted over 35K with this clinic only to find out that I needed either donor eggs or donor embryo's.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Demand testing, demand to be able to review your chart and be your own advocate. More importantly, go find ANOTHER clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
I do not feel like they cared about me as a person.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
10 IUIs w/ either clomid or injectable medications. Antagonist IVF protocol 1 chemical, 1 MC of twins & 1 MC of a singleton
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
After 3 years of treatments w/ this office I learned that I was diagnosed with DOR (diminished ovarian reserve) ONLY by reading through my records which were mailed to another clinic. This dx was given in 2016. I would have not continued with treatment using my own eggs @ this point. Further after 4 RE's I learned that being a carrier for Fragile X increases my chances of DOR, Miscarriage and poor embryos/egg quality. I was beginning to feel like this clinic did not care about my outcome but only wanted my money as well as insurance payment after my 3rd loss. I have wasted over 35K with this clinic only to find out that I needed either donor eggs or donor embryo's.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Florida Fertility Institute.
You could schedule any time that was convenient for you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
over 35k
Describe Mark Sanchez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Fertility Institute.
None
What specific things went wrong at Florida Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Educational Resources
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Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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He [Dr. Mark Sanchez] was also up front in discussion about my potential chances. Although he said that my low AMH may mean it would not be successful he understood me wanting to at least try a cycle before considering donor eggs...He was completely open and supportive of my decision to be a single mother by choice...He was always very nice, but sometimes felt a little condescending...He gave mostly overviews and left specifics of treatment to the IVF coordinater and finances to the billing department.
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Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
He was always very nice, but sometimes felt a little condescending. He gave mostly overviews and left specifics of treatment to the IVF coordinater and finances to the billing department. He was completely open and supportive of my decision to be a single mother by choice. Overall the experience with him was positive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Make sure to write down specific questions. He tents to give broad strokes of information so I sometimes felt unsure about each individual step.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
He was always very pleasant and personable. He was also up front in discussion about my potential chances. Although he said that my low AMH may mean it would not be successful he understood me wanting to at least try a cycle before considering donor eggs.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Since I had low AMH he recommended we go straight to IVF. My medications were pretty aggressive, meopur and follistim. The first cycle was cancelled due to poor response. For the second cycle we added human growth hormone prior to and overlapping with the stim medicines. When the five day ultrasound showed poor response again we converted to IUI and triggered for the one mature follicle. Since that try was not successful he recommended either donor eggs, which they can do, or donor embryos, which would require me to go elsewhere.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Charlie and Andrea)
They were all very nice and supportive. I had to ask specific questions though because they often glossed over steps or went through things very quickly. They did provide links to online resources.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
The clinic overall was very well organized. Everyone was very nice. They do most of their procedures and tests in house so are able to get you test results within the same day. You have to take checks because there is a fee for any card transactions. Although they mention a billing department if you have any questions about payments or your account t you must call the front desk and request to talk to Vanessa. It's the only way to get ahold of her and she is the only one with the information.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
There was an initial consultation charge of about $200 then a flat fee for the remainder of treatment, not including medications, of $10,750 plus $500 fee since I financed some of it. After two cycles, one cancelled due to poor performance and the second converted to IUI again because of poor response I was able to request a refund of my unused funds, $8949. Or that could have been used towards a different course of treatment.
Describe Mark Sanchez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Fertility Institute.
I never got that far
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
43 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Mark Sanchez's bedside manner was warm and compassionate, very empathetic and understanding of how draining the process was in every way. He managed expectations clearly and concisely and was always very honest... in Dr. Sanchez's hands, we always felt reassured. When he performed the transfer of our frozen embryo, he seemed as emotionally invested in our success as we were.
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Age
43 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
As previously indicated, he managed our expectations like a professional, warning us of potential risks, guiding us through best practices, and always answering every question with sincerity. On our first transfer, the embryos did not latch, which could've have happened for a number of reasons (they were too weak, my wife was more active than she should've been...who knows), and Dr. Sanchez prepared us for the possibility that despite all of the injections, all of the hormones, all of the financial obligation, all of the stress, that there is a chance that pregnancy may not occur. It is devastating receiving that phone call. Yet, in Dr. Sanchez's hands, we always felt reassured. When he performed the transfer of our frozen embryo, he seemed as emotionally invested in our success as we were. There was a moment before the transfer that I remember specifically, where he nodded his head and closed his eyes for a moment (possibly to pray, or meditate, or just get in the proper headspace), and witnessing this put a strange calm over me. Lo and behold, our baby was born beautiful, healthy, and perfect. We can never thank Dr. Sanchez enough, and only hope someday we can afford to see him again to give our child a sibling. We trust him without question.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Listen to him attentively, trust his counsel, and follow his instructions meticulously.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Mark Sanchez's bedside manner was warm and compassionate, very empathetic and understanding of how draining the process was in every way. He managed expectations clearly and concisely and was always very honest, but still treated us with kid gloves. He gave precise instructions on how to behave, what to avoid, and what to expect either way. He has a very kind and calm demeanor and legitimate concern for his patients. We could not have been in better hands.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We went three rounds: The first was IUI; although there was a number of hormone injections and medicines involved, the second was a two embryo transfer, and the third was the frozen embryo transfer that we cryogenically preserved from the first egg retrieval and insemination. I cannot recall the names of the medications/injections right now; although, we researched them intensively at the time. There were also dietary requirements, like extra Folic Acid, and added Estrogen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All of my communications with the nurses were excellent to my recollection. The only miscommunication we had was not being aware that there was a 3% charge for using a credit card, which is significant when the payments are as large as they are; however, that is more of an administrative error. As far as the care from the nurses, everything was excellent.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
The only weakness I can think of was the miscommunication about the fee for using a credit card. The clinic itself is immaculate, very aesthetically-pleasing and comfortable, the people from the business office that explain payment options were very astute, all of our nurses was very communicative and easy to reach if we had an after-hours concern - which happened a lot. It was a wonderful experience and we would not hesitate to repeat it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
All three attempts including all injections for all three times, all visits, egg retrieval, IUI, two embryo transfers, cryo freezing the embryo, and everything else fell below $30,000 I think. Important to remember that just one round of injections was around $7,500, I think...so, all in all, it was what we expected. Possibly less. I am ballparking.
Describe Mark Sanchez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Fertility Institute.
We had three embryos. We asked why we were not inserting all three at once, and Dr. Sanchez explained enough potential risks to convince us to only use 2 at first and freeze the third. this turned out to be the right advice because the third one turned out to be our baby boy.
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Dr. Sanchez sat down on several occasions and explained exactly what was going on and what to expect. He was genuine and seemed to care about me and my husband...Dr. Sanchez explained to my husband exactly how the IUI process worked and drew us a very nice picture of the time table of when to take certain injections, when the IUI would be done or not done if I was not responding correctly. Before the IUI, he explained different scenarios about an IUI and how the medicine could affect my body. After the IUI, I hyperstimulated, when I met with him, he was understanding and sympathetic but positive and made me feel better about the diagnosis.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez explained to my husband exactly how the IUI process worked and drew us a very nice picture of the time table of when to take certain injections, when the IUI would be done or not done if I was not responding correctly. Before the IUI, he explained different scenarios about an IUI and how the medicine could affect my body. After the IUI, I hyperstimulated, when I met with him, he was understanding and sympathetic but positive and made me feel better about the diagnosis.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. He is happy to make sure that you understand exactly what is going on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez sat down on several occasions and explained exactly what was going on and what to expect. He was genuine and seemed to care about me and my husband.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
First round we used a combination of Follistim and Menopur. I don't ovulate on my own so they were really trying to get my system working. My body responded very quickly and so I stopped taking the Follistim. First round didn't work. Second round, we started on a low dose of Follistim only. My body was responding but levels were not as high as they should be so the dosage of Follistim was raised. Second round worked:)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
Mandy was prompt in calling me back about blood levels and which medicine I should take or if I needed to change the dosage. She seemed to care about how I felt and very supportive. When I hyperstimulated she made sure I was able to get into the office to see the doctors and get the answers I wanted/needed.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Hours of the clinic are very specific. I had a flexible schedule so I was able to fit everything in my schedule but it could be difficult for others depending on their work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
My insurance does not cover fertility treatments, so I had to pay it all out of pocket. My insurance did cover part of the fertility medication. I did not compare the cost of IUI to other clinics but I thought that it was reasonable for fertility treatments.
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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Dr. Sanchez was kind and professional. He took his time and explained all processes and procedures. He never promised to fix our problems and he never made me feel bad for being overweight. He never made us feel rushed. He made sure both my husband and I understood all processes.... He also talked to us about emotional health and how much of a toll the already two losses were. He was very kind and never made us feel rushed.
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez was kind and professional. He took his time and explained all processes and procedures. He never promised to fix our problems and he never made me feel bad for being overweight. He never made us feel rushed. He made sure both my husband and I understood all processes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Be honest, he listens very well and takes your thoughts and opinions into consideration.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez and his staff were all polite and kind. At the first appointment he just sat down with my husband and I after reviewing our medical records and talked to us. He told us he was going to do everything he could to help. He said he can't guarantee a child, but he would do everything he could. He also talked to us about emotional health and how much of a toll the already two losses were. He was very kind and never made us feel rushed.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We did 4 rounds of IUI. I had to take Clomid and another prescription I can't remember the name of. My insurance did not cover the ultrasound prior to the IUI or the IUI or the medication and his office was very upfront with us about the charges.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Fertility Institute.
The nursing staff and IUI staff were all very nice and informative. When I had questions they always responded very quickly. I could email in the morning and would have a response before lunch.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Without a doubt I would recommend this clinic to anyone. I also had a Hystosalpingogram there by Dr. Zbella and he as well was kind. The only negative is that they do not have an office closer to me. It was a 45 minutes drive each way and that was with good traffic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
The office was always up front about the charges and fees. I never felt unaware. They even had the medication cheaper in office than I could find at any pharmacy in my area.
10
Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
Dr. Sanchez was amazing from the moment he walked into the consultation room. He was very much so about talking with us instead of to us...Dr. Sanchez was very compassionate yet straightforward when it came to discussing our options and next steps...He made sure to keep checking with us while we were talking to make sure he wasn't moving too fast and that we understood everything he was going over. He had a sense of humor that made us feel right at home while speaking.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez was very compassionate yet straightforward when it came to discussing our options and next steps. He told us that he was willing to try if we were, which meant the world to us. He made sure to keep checking with us while we were talking to make sure he wasn't moving too fast and that we understood everything he was going over. He had a sense of humor that made us feel right at home while speaking.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Go in with an open mind. He has your best interest at heart, trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez was amazing from the moment he walked into the consultation room. He was very much so about talking with us instead of to us.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Currently, my husband is on pregnyl injections and clomid to try and correct a male infertility issue to see if we are able to move forward.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Mandy)
Mandy has been amazing. Just like Dr. Sanchez, she has been welcoming from day one. Any and all questions that we have had, she has been more than happy to help with. Phone calls have all been returned same day.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
The clinic is very warm and welcoming. There has always been a smiling face to greet us as we walk in as well as leaving.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
Since we are not covered under our insurance for fertility, everything has been out of pocket. They have been wonderful and understanding with collecting funds and making sure that all that we need is covered under the current visit cost so there are no extra fees.
10
Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
35 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
Dr Sanchez is great...He is very knowledgeable and straightforward, but also personable and connects with his patients...I had a cancelled cycle and getting the information on details, and a follow up appointment, was not easy to obtain and took way too long to schedule. (And was actually rescheduled after we were already in the office).....He has a great bedside manor. Remembered previous visits and items we’d discussed. He would joke with us and made me feel very comfortable...
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Age
35 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
He is very knowledgeable and straightforward, but also personable and connects with his patients. My husband and I both liked him and felt comfortable going there for our procedures. Our senses of humor also matched well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Ask all of your questions. He will answer them. And he prepared for a joke which may or may not be funny. But he will think it is.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
He has a great bedside manor. Remembered previous visits and items we’d discussed. He would joke with us and made me feel very comfortable.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We did a fairly standard IVF with ICSI protocol as our first and only successful round. The others were part of a study - the IVY study, which did not work for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Florida Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Andrea)
Answered all questions asked but weren’t always great with responding to questions, especially off hours or lunch hours. The nursing staff that did blood draws, sonograms, etc were great.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Dr Sanchez is great but I was not a fan of Dr Zbella. His bedside manor was not great. Luckily, I didn’t have to deal with him much. Overall the clinic is good. They have dedicated IVF staff who I mostly dealt with. They were knowledgeable even if not always accessible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
I didn’t remember the exact costs but it was in the 13k range, not counting meds.
Describe Mark Sanchez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Fertility Institute.
Our embryos were not great quality so we put in 3. We felt that was the right choice and he would’ve done 2 or 3.
What specific things went wrong at Florida Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to convey critical information
8
Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Sanchez is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. He earned my complete trust through his amazing work and understanding of our needs. For example, we were trying IUI and were unsuccessful. Dr. Sanchez reviewed our file and didn't let us waste more time or money continuing down an unsuccessful path. It was worth trying initially but when it was clear to him adjustments were needed he acted. Without prompt from us he worked up another game plan and shortly after we were pregnant...
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. He earned my complete trust through his amazing work and understanding of our needs. For example, we were trying IUI and were unsuccessful. Dr. Sanchez reviewed our file and didn't let us waste more time or money continuing down an unsuccessful path. It was worth trying initially but when it was clear to him adjustments were needed he acted. Without prompt from us he worked up another game plan and shortly after we were pregnant. It was the compassion and dedication to our success that impressed us. You aren't getting doctors with photocopied action plans when you go to Florida Fertility Institute. The doctors and the PA, Andrea, give your unique situation customized treatment from start to finish.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Trust Dr. Sanchez with all your fertility needs. He will not disappoint.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez and his staff were compassionate and listened/answered all our questions and understood all our needs. They celebrated all our triumphs with us and were genuinely invested in our future family.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Florida Fertility Institute is an amazing group. Every one treats you with compassion and is extremely knowledgeable in their field.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
$15-20,000.00
10
Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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2
Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
2
Dr. Sanchez very strongly pushed ICSI-IVF for our Male Fertility. We did not feel like he addressed questions well. I was an IVF newbie and we were not educated well on IVF-ICSI or the possible risks or success/miscarriage possibilites.... I believe a mini dose protocol was used for our case. Low eggs retrieved.... The clinic [Florida Fertility Inst- Tampa] is difficult to get a hold of. Treatment didn't feel very personalized.
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Age
34
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
2
How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Dr. Sanchez very strongly pushed ICSI-IVF for our Male Fertility. We did not feel like he addressed questions well. I was an IVF newbie and we were not educated well on IVF-ICSI or the possible risks or success/miscarriage possibilites.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
The clinic is difficult to get a hold of. Treatment didn't feel very personalized.
Describe the protocols Mark Sanchez used in your cycles at Florida Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I believe a mini dose protocol was used for our case. Low eggs retrieved.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Different nurses. Had to leave a lot of voicemails as no one was usually available to speak with. I had to do a lot of following up on my own. Andrea-the PA was available if needed.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Weaknesses-did not educate much at all on the procedure or the why's. Did not explain well why I was taking a medication. I felt like I had to ask to find out anything. The clinic shares an office/building with a weight management department. Strengths- Embryologist-Seth O'Gradney- kind, took the time to explain and talk through things re: male factor Gail-ultrasound tech Andrea-was a good resource
Describe Mark Sanchez's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Florida Fertility Institute.
3 day transfer was standard at the time. Though I was told that a 5 day transfer would be more standard the following year.They did not recommend eSET in general.
What specific things went wrong at Florida Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
2
Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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8
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
8
He [Dr. Mark Sanchez] really does his best to make you feel comfortable in your current situation. Personally, I'd prefer a little more explanation though. His bedside manners are great. I feel like he truly cares and wants you to have a successful pregnancy.... [FL Fertility Institute is] Super expensive and they charge a 2% credit card fee, which I really don't like. The staff is all great though - Very happy with the care I've received thus far.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
He really does his best to make you feel comfortable in your current situation. Personally, I'd prefer a little more explanation though. His bedside manners are great. I feel like he truly cares and wants you to have a successful pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
Be sure to ask lots of questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute?
he does his best to make you feel comfortable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Mandy is super sweet and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Florida Fertility Institute.
Super expensive and they charge a 2% credit card fee, which I really don't like. The staff is all great though - Very happy with the care I've received thus far. Super expensive and they charge a 2% credit card fee, which I really don't like. The staff is all great though - Very happy with the care I've received thus far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Sanchez at Florida Fertility Institute.
Pretty expensive (in my opinion). An ultrasound is $250 and the IUI procedure is right around $600.
What specific things went wrong at Florida Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Mark Sanchez
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Florida Fertility Institute
Tampa
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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