Monica Mainigi

Penn Fertility Care

Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 40%8.8
60% strongly recommend
3 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
9.2
9.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.6
7.6
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
7.3
OK
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
NYU
Residency
U. of Pennsylvania
Fellowship
U. of Pennsylvania

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Monica Mainigi works at

Penn Fertility Care
Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 21%7.6

At 1 office

Philadelphia - Market
3701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
800-789-7366
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3 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Mainigi is thorough, communicative, compassionate, and incredibly detail-oriented. During a really vulnerable time, she completely put my partner and me at ease. She knew so many details about my story during each of our conversations and was able to talk about my medical history in detail without even glancing at my chart. She is incredibly prepared for each appointment. She's also very empathetic and completely understands the delicate balance between emotional urgency and cost.
The nursing staff [Penn Fertility Care] have all been wonderful. They've provided thorough answers to my questions and always respond very quickly when I reach out via the online messaging system....Strengths: Incredible staff, limited wait times, and lots of transparency about procedures and associated costs. Weaknesses: This is an issue with fertility treatments generally, but the only weakness I can find is the cost of treatment. Much of that is related to my insurance rather than to this clinic. IUIs with Clomid cost $1000, IUIs with injections
How was your experience with Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Dr. Mainigi is thorough, communicative, compassionate, and incredibly detail-oriented. During a really vulnerable time, she completely put my partner and me at ease. She knew so many details about my story during each of our conversations and was able to talk about my medical history in detail without even glancing at my chart. She is incredibly prepared for each appointment. She's also very empathetic and completely understands the delicate balance between emotional urgency and cost. Would recommend to anyone -- She's the best!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Provide her with as many details as possible, as she takes everything into consideration when creating an individualized plan. She's also incredibly honest and communicative, so you'll get thorough answers to your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Even if weeks -- or, in one case, months -- go by without an appointment, Dr. Mainigi always cites specific details about my experiences. She maintains eye contact the whole time rather than looking at a screen. This suggests that she both takes detailed notes after each appointment and reviews her patients' charts carefully before each appointment. I have never before had a doctor who is that detailed and prepared.
Describe the protocols Monica Mainigi used in your cycles at Penn Fertility Care and their degree of success.
After my initial testing (bloodwork, ultrasound), I had a hysteroscopy to evaluate whether or not I had a uterine polyp. Dr. Mainigi wanted to take this step after one of my ultrasounds because the alternative was to wait and do a second ultrasound weeks later -- which, in addition to not being efficient, wouldn't have enabled her to treat any polyps if she found them. Post procedure, she recommended that I begin IUI because she knew that I had already been trying for a long time and was eager to move forward as quickly as possible. She was very understanding when I delayed this by a couple of months after finding out that my insurance doesn't cover any fertility treatments, and supported my decision to try Clomid alone for two months. When that didn't work, we started the IUI process. I'm undergoing my first round now -- She generally recommends 3 rounds of IUI before moving on to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Penn Fertility Care. (Assigned nurse: Nicole)
The nursing staff have all been wonderful. They've provided thorough answers to my questions and always respond very quickly when I reach out via the online messaging system.
Describe your experience with Penn Fertility Care.
Strengths: Incredible staff, limited wait times, and lots of transparency about procedures and associated costs. Weaknesses: This is an issue with fertility treatments generally, but the only weakness I can find is the cost of treatment. Much of that is related to my insurance rather than to this clinic. IUIs with Clomid cost $1000, IUIs with injections (which I have not had) cost $2000, and a round of IVF is $8000. This is relatively comparable to the costs I've seen at other clinics in this area with the exception of the IUI, which seems to be a bit pricier than other clinics nearby.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care.
I had a great insurance plan during my initial visits and hysteroscopy, so I only had to pay $10 copays. Under my new insurance, I've had to pay for everything. The Clomid costs about $16/month (for 10 pills). A round of IUI is $1000 and a round of IVF is $8000. I was also told that IUI with injections is $2000 but I haven't undergone this procedure and don't know very much about it. Those prices do not include associated prescriptions. The one injection for my IUI was around $35 under my insurance plan. I believe I paid around $100 for my most recent consultation.
10
Doctor
Monica Mainigi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Penn Fertility Care
Philadelphia - Market
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
5
Age 28 - 33
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Manigi was very kind but over confident about the success of treatment due to my age. I did not have the intended result of pregnancy. She was familiar with endometriosis but I think my case was very complicated and I'm not sure she was fully aware of how to deal with my individual situation... Tubal check was the initial procedure to make sure my tubes were open followed by surgery was the initial treatment. I was first put on clomid and then moved to ivf
[Clinic staff at UPenn-Market were] Overwhelmed and unavailable at times which caused undue stress to patients. The clinical was flexible with scheduling and the turn around time from initial visit to treatment was quick. Wouldn't advise a young patient to go here as my case wasn't considered to be as bad as others which I feel often the severity of my case was overlooked and I was often told your young so you have time
How was your experience with Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Dr. Manigi was very kind but over confident about the success of treatment due to my age. I did not have the intended result of pregnancy. She was familiar with endometriosis but I think my case was very complicated and I'm not sure she was fully aware of how to deal with my individual situation
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Ask a lot of questions about your treatment plan and next steps in the event treatment doesn't help
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Dr. Manigi was pleasant and cared about my goals
Describe the protocols Monica Mainigi used in your cycles at Penn Fertility Care and their degree of success.
Tubal check was the initial procedure to make sure my tubes were open followed by surgery was the initial treatment. I was first put on clomid and then moved to ivf
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Penn Fertility Care.
Nursing staff were kind but overwhelmed and could not provide individual care
Describe your experience with Penn Fertility Care.
Overwhelmed and unavailable at times which caused undue stress to patients. The clinical was flexible with scheduling and the turn around time from initial visit to treatment was quick. Wouldn't advise a young patient to go here as my case wasn't considered to be as bad as others which I feel often the severity of my case was overlooked and I was often told your young so you have time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care.
About $18,000
Describe Monica Mainigi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Penn Fertility Care.
Proper count if follicles I developed ovarian cyst during ivf treatment which were initially mistaken as follicles
What specific things went wrong at Penn Fertility Care?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Penn Fertility Care.
It was hard to get information about the ivf trigger shot and I received conflicting information about dosage
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Monica Mainigi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Penn Fertility Care
Philadelphia - Market
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2019, Consult
10
10
Age 36 - 40
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Monica Mainigi] She really took the time to hear out my concerns and gave me honest feedback. She also was open to changing course if necessary...Voice your concerns to her but do your own research prior to each appointment to have an educated discussion...She gave me HRT for pre-menopause symptoms and anovulation. She gave me a very low dosage she said I coukd take for the rest of my life.
[clinic of Penn Fertility Care] They are organized with keeping records as well. However they may not always update records in a timely manner. So you should always utilize the online tool to ensure everything is reflected properly...She [Dr. Mainigi] really took the time to hear out my concerns and gave me honest feedback. She also was open to changing course if necessary..
How was your experience with Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
She really took the time to hear out my concerns and gave me honest feedback. She also was open to changing course if necessary. I felt and still feel like I could discuss anything with her. I would go back to her at any time to continue treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
Voice your concerns to her but do your own research prior to each appointment to have an educated discussion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Monica Mainigi at Penn Fertility Care?
She is very personable and always felt like a “girlfriend”!
Describe the protocols Monica Mainigi used in your cycles at Penn Fertility Care and their degree of success.
She gave me HRT for pre-menopause symptoms and anovulation. She gave me a very low dosage she said I coukd take for the rest of my life.
Describe your experience with Penn Fertility Care.
Reputation from penn medicine is strong. They are organized with keeping records as well. However they may not always update records in a timely manner. So you should always utilize the online tool to ensure everything is reflected properly.
What specific things went wrong at Penn Fertility Care?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
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Monica Mainigi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Penn Fertility Care
Philadelphia - Market
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources