Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 78%Don't recommend: 22%7.8
78% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
8.2
8.2
Humanity

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

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

Communication
8.2
8.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.3
5.3
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.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
8.4
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 Illinois
Residency
U of Miami
Fellowship
Emory

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
Sabrina Gerkowicz works at

IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 12%8.9

At 2 offices

Boca Raton
9960 Central Park Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33428
561-549-9010
Cooper City
9900 Stirling Rd
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-433-7060
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5 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We see Dr. Gerkowicz and I cannot express how much I love her...When we were feeling discouraged, I was able to schedule a mid-treatment check in with Dr. G THE NEXT DAY and she really calmed me down, reviewed all of my labs one by one, and helped us develop a plan moving forward. I love her because she isn’t one of those “just be patient” doctors. She always has advice and something to change things up to make you feel like we’re always optimizing for the outcome.
Appointment times [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] were super convenient for working women. I could get appointments as early as 7am. Appointments were quick. Staff was SOOOO kind. They had multiple offices to choose from if needed. Staff responded quickly and educated along the way...Ashley [a nurse] felt like a friend by the end. Super responsive and sweet...[Dr. Gerkowicz] explained our options and set a game plan together - 2 timed intercourse cycles and 3-4 IUI cycles and then we’d regroup. We met halfway through to make sure we both felt good about the plan.
How was your experience with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I cannot recommend her enough. She is so kind, informative and warm. She feels like family and as if she has a personal interest in creating your family. Her entire staff became family over the 9 months we saw them. She gave me hugs after every ultrasound. Spent at least 30 mins educating and explaining everything. I have no complaints or cons about her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
ASK QUESTIONS! She is very detailed but if you don’t understand, ask her to explain it more or differently. She absolutely will! A lot of patients are afraid to ask or go home with lingering questions and get mad. Only you know what you know and don’t know. Also, EXPECT and RESPECT the testing that is needed before treatment. I’ve seen reviews for the clinic that state they do too many tests up front. It’s absolutely necessary to do testing before suggesting treatment. I know it’s hard to wait to get to treatment. They fully understand you landed in front of them because you’ve been trying for a baby for a long time, but without testing how do you expect them to suggest the RIGHT treatment for you? It’s all individualized. Like how it should be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
We see Dr. Gerkowicz and I cannot express how much I love her and the entire team! They are so sweet, answer all of my annoying questions, and really educate throughout the process. When we were feeling discouraged, I was able to schedule a mid-treatment check in with Dr. G THE NEXT DAY and she really calmed me down, reviewed all of my labs one by one, and helped us develop a plan moving forward. I love her because she isn’t one of those “just be patient” doctors. She always has advice and something to change things up to make you feel like we’re always optimizing for the outcome.
Describe the protocols Sabrina Gerkowicz used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She explained our options and set a game plan together - 2 timed intercourse cycles and 3-4 IUI cycles and then we’d regroup. We met halfway through to make sure we both felt good about the plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
Ashley felt like a friend by the end. Super responsive and sweet.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Appointment times were super convenient for working women. I could get appointments as early as 7am. Appointments were quick. Staff was SOOOO kind. They had multiple offices to choose from if needed. Staff responded quickly and educated along the way.
10
Doctor
Sabrina Gerkowicz
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
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Boca Raton
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.

2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 40
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Latinx
Middle Eastern
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I was really disappointed from my experience with Dr Gerkowicz... she got very defensive covering up for her staff's mistakes which ranged from botched instructions for medication doses to badly handled prescriptions and even one procedure where they forgot about my partner and I in the room until closing...I took off work for our call, which was scheduled for a week after my IVF failure, and she just didn't show up. When I reached out to the office, someone else let me know that she dismissed me as a patient.
It feels like a cattle call [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine]. You will be on their phone's answering service for close to an hour any time you call. Once you've made it through you will deal with rude staff and long wait times for appointments. They will make you pay in full for expensive procedures up front even if you have insurance. And you will have a difficult time being reimbursed when they do not render the services you've paid for
How was your experience with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I was really disappointed from my experience with Dr Gerkowicz. I wanted to like her based on all her good reviews, and her friendly demeanor, but at the first sign of problems, she got very defensive covering up for her staff's mistakes which ranged from botched instructions for medication doses to badly handled prescriptions and even one procedure where they forgot about my partner and I in the room until closing. Rather than acknowledging any failings of her staff, she just avoided me like a high school teen and ultimately ditched me on my retrieval day and for my virtual follow up. Both of which, I had already paid for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Try an older and more experienced doctor with a more competent and communicative staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
the Doctor put me through two rounds of botched IVF cycles with and canceled my second round with no explanation. I had successfully created the most follicles, possible for myself. I trusted her in good faith, that she had a reason. But on our follow up appointment she left me out in the cold. I took off work for our call, which was scheduled for a week after my IVF failure, and she just didn't show up. When I reached out to the office, someone else let me know that she dismissed me as a patient.
Describe the protocols Sabrina Gerkowicz used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
She did a good job, getting me to produce follicles, when the instructions made it to me. But all the pettiness, prevented her from actually following through on a retrieval. What this meant for my partner and I was that we wasted a lot of money and 4 months of our time on injections and hormones and got nothing from it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
This was perhaps the most awful part of working with Dr. Gerkowicz. I was assigned 4 coordinators, none of which knew my case or what I was supposed to be doing. They often forgot to relay important information to me, or when they did it was done poorly. When I addressed this with the staff they got very defensive and rude with me, making the overall experience very stressful.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It feels like a cattle call. You will be on their phone's answering service for close to an hour any time you call. Once you've made it through you will deal with rude staff and long wait times for appointments. They will make you pay in full for expensive procedures up front even if you have insurance. And you will have a difficult time being reimbursed when they do not render the services you've paid for. They will handwrite their receipts and scribble what you are paying for. For anyone used to using a larger medical system or hospital it will look very questionable. My partner admittedly believed it was a scam at first.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They billed me and my partner 12 grand for two cycles of what ended up being just IUI's. My insurance covers them and also IVF. It was very difficult to get them to work with my insurance. And they would provide you with a start date for IVF and than threaten you to pay in full up front in order to begin treatment.
Describe Sabrina Gerkowicz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
None
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
It wasn't a pleasant experience. I do not recommend.
0
Doctor
Sabrina Gerkowicz
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 38
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gerkowicz is incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate when it comes to her patients. She is well-versed in knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community...She treated me with both western and eastern medicine by providing Rx as treatment as well as supplements and acupuncture. She is knowledgeable, she is patient, and she researches the best and newest technologies and research that would benefit me as a patient...
Everyone [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] I was in contact with was/is amazing and organized, and they respond to emails and phone calls within an acceptable amount of time...There is usually a very little wait unless you are seeing the doctor (then sometimes you’ll wait 30+ minutes, but you don’t mind once you see the care that Dr. Gerkowicz provided to her patients)...
How was your experience with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gerkowicz provided adequate testing to diagnose my fertility issues. She treated me with both western and eastern medicine by providing Rx as treatment as well as supplements and acupuncture. She is knowledgeable, she is patient, and she researches the best and newest technologies and research that would benefit me as a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Take notes!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
I never knew that I would be able to receive boutique clinic-like care at a large fertility practice. Dr. Gerkowicz is incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate when it comes to her patients. She is well-versed in knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community.
Describe the protocols Sabrina Gerkowicz used in your cycles at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
My first IUI Dr. Gerkowicz provided femara, ovidrel, and progesterone in addition to intralipid infusion for my elevated natural killer cell count. This resulted in a pregnancy which was miscarried at 9 weeks due to trisomy 16. My second IUI also resulted in a pregnancy. I was prescribed femara, Gonal F,estrogen, and ovidrel, as well as intralipid infusion. I miscarried at 8 weeks due to balanced translocation. My third IUI was a blur, and it resulted in a chemical pregnancy. My fourth IUI resulted in a pregnancy. I was prescribed femara, ovidrel, and Gonal F in addition to progesterone and lovenox for possible blood blotting issues. This pregnancy resulted in a healthy baby.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Bulzone)
Everyone I was in contact with was/is amazing and organized, and they respond to emails and phone calls within an acceptable amount of time.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
In particular at the Boca Raton clinic, everyone here is so knowledgeable and friendly. Dylin works at the front desk, and she’s who handles the money aspect. She’s very knowledgeable. The nurses, Leslie, Dulce, and Racine are amazing and patient. All of the medical assistants and phlebotomists are amazing too. They never leave bruises like at my previous clinic. There is usually a very little wait unless you are seeing the doctor (then sometimes you’ll wait 30+ minutes, but you don’t mind once you see the care that Dr. Gerkowicz provided to her patients). Everyone in the clinic knows me and my partner by name. They are the type of people who hug you every time they see you. It absolutely has a family-like atmosphere.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring ultrasounds cost about $285 each. IUI procedure costs about $305 each. Intralipid infusion costs about $215 each. RIVF is on the horizon for us, and I was quoted about $12,500 for an egg retrieval, embryo freezing without medications with an additional $6k for my partner’s transfer without medications.
Describe Sabrina Gerkowicz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Gerkowicz and the clinic will only do eSET with patients with advanced maternal age if the embryos are tested. It’s a case by case decision to transfer more than one embryo based on if they are tested and age of patient.
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
The head nurse, Gladys, failed to call with my results and information about my next procedure. She did this to both myself and my partner on different occasions. I had to call the emergency line, and when Gladys finally called me with my results, she gaslighted and belittled me. I called the CEO to complain about her, and she hasn’t been part of my treatment team since.
10
Doctor
Sabrina Gerkowicz
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Boca Raton
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 38
3 IUI
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gerkowicz, "Dr. G," is the kindest, most intelligent, patient and unfailingly positive doctor I have ever met. She dealt with my anxiousness surrounding the IVF process like no other, and was always there for me whenever I had a question or concern...She switches between the Cooper City and Boca Office, know that certain procedures are only done in the Cooper City office....
They [IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] were usually on time, they confirmed appointments in advance. I would have wished I could have done all my treatments at the Boca office because it was more convenient but I understand they did not have the staff and equipment to be open on the weekends and perform all the procedures necessary...one time they did not draw the correct blood test for me and I had to go back to the office the next day, it was not a big deal...
How was your experience with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gerkowicz, "Dr. G," is the kindest, most intelligent, patient and unfailingly positive doctor I have ever met. She dealt with my anxiousness surrounding the IVF process like no other, and was always there for me whenever I had a question or concern. I wish I could continue on as her patient, but because she is so good at her job and I am now pregnant, we had to part ways. I cannot recommend her enough, she is a gem.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She switches between the Cooper City and Boca Office, know that certain procedures are only done in the Cooper City office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Gerkowicz, "Dr. G," is the kindest, most intelligent, patient and unfailingly positive doctor I have ever met. She dealt with my anxiousness surrounding the IVF process like no other, and was always there for me whenever I had a question or concern. I wish I could continue on as her patient, but because she is so good at her job and I am now pregnant, we had to part ways. I cannot recommend her enough, she is a gem.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Racyne)
They were very kind and tried to be accommodating.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
They were usually on time, they confirmed appointments in advance. I would have wished I could have done all my treatments at the Boca office because it was more convenient but I understand they did not have the staff and equipment to be open on the weekends and perform all the procedures necessary. I did not have a bad experience with anyone. I would have them write your next appointment on a card for you at each visit
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
I have good insurance, even so I had to pay often to an out of network lab for STAT blood work, along with whatever testing/procedures/ treatments my insurance company did not cover, I would say I ended up paying around $8000 out of pocket
What specific things went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
one time they did not draw the correct blood test for me and I had to go back to the office the next day, it was not a big deal.
10
Doctor
Sabrina Gerkowicz
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
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Boca Raton
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Sabrina Gerkowicz] gives you a vip treatment and answers all the questions patiently...She does not make you feel like it's a business transaction, the opposite is true. You'll notice right away that she is very smart and knowledgeable...She is very patient and listen and explains everything...She is very detailed...so sweet, patient, caring, friendly...
The nurses [at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine] who did the ultrasounds, bloodwork and other were also very nice and friendly. Overall the staff was great...Very caring and friendly. Answered any question or concern. Always available and timely...All was good no issues or concerns. Very organized and almost all are very nice and friendly. The only small complaint would be that sometimes we had a bit of a wait to be seen...
How was your experience with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
After talking to other doctors I fell in love with her right away. She does not make you feel like it's a business transaction, the opposite is true. You'll notice right away that she is very smart and knowledgeable even though she is fairly young. She is very patient and listen and explains everything. She makes you feel like she is your best friend. I would recommend her without a question to anyone. She is very detailed and knows her work perfectly. The nurses who did the ultrasounds, bloodwork and other were also very nice and friendly. Overall the staff was great and doctor GERKOWICZ was awesome. Thank you
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She will be there for you all the way and do the best possible to make it happen. If you have her as your doctor you already have done the best you could do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine?
She is so sweet, patient, caring, friendly that I ever saw in any other doctor anywhere else. She gives you a vip treatment and answers all the questions patiently. She is the BEST!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Ashely/Dulce)
Very caring and friendly. Answered any question or concern. Always available and timely.
Describe your experience with IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
All was good no issues or concerns. Very organized and almost all are very nice and friendly. The only small complaint would be that sometimes we had a bit of a wait to be seen but it is expected with the Covid situation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sabrina Gerkowicz at IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
$20,000 everything
10
Doctor
Sabrina Gerkowicz
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
IVFMD South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Cooper City
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