Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 37%Don't recommend: 15%8.3
47% strongly recommend
14 reviews
Humanity
8.1
8.1
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
8.5
8.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.2
6.2
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
7.1
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
RWJ Rutgers
Residency
Thomas Jefferson
Fellowship
Michael Reese Hosp

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
Samuel Tarantino works in 2 offices at

The Reproductive Medicine Group
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 29%7.3

Explore Clinic
Clearwater
3165 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33761
North Tampa
5245 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33617

14 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 37
4 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Samuel Tarantino] is a knowledgeable doctor, explains all the steps the patient has to go through under IUI or IVF treatments. Good sense of humor, optimists and makes sure to share clearly all the medical reasons of his decisions...3 of IUIs resulted negative and one of them on a miscarriage pregnancy. Then the doctor decided to move to the IVF procedure.
[The Reproductive Medicine Group] Strength: helpful and professional team, several locations, knowledgeable doctors. Weaknesses: There is not the same service quality at all locations. A few times they have stressed me out with their indifference while I've needed their assistance. And being stressed affects the treatment and the results...All the Clearwater staff take good care of their patients, are compassionate and professional.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He is a knowledgeable doctor, explains all the steps the patient has to go through under IUI or IVF treatments. Good sense of humor, optimists and makes sure to share clearly all the medical reasons of his decisions.......
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Do not hesitate on asking all the questions they have, share their doubts and thoughts and get every possible information they need during educational classes
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
At all 4 IUIs, Clomid was prescribed. I don't remember excatly what where other medications. But 3 of IUIs resulted negative and one of them on a miscarriage pregnancy. Then the doctor decided to move to the IVF procedure. The first cycle resulted with 23 eggs retrieved, 12 embryo, 1 normal embryo which was trasnfered but didn't result in a pregnancy. The second IVF cycle resulted with 17 eggs retrieved, 13 embryo, 6 blast, 2 normal. Waiting for another retrieval cycle to get more normal embryos, then having a transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Reproductive Medicine Group. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
All the Clearwater staff take good care of their patients, are compassionate and professional. The coordinator Heather is very knowledgeable, responsive and organized. I liked the way she works and takes care of her patients since day 1. I would recommend anyone to have her as an IVF coordinator. Melissa the nurse as well, is very committed on giving the best treatment and service to the patients. She spends the right time with me, answering all my questions, clarifying all my doubts and assisting me with an exellent service. Jacinda the sonographer, is very patient and professional also. Treats everyone in a friendly manner and makes me feel comfortable. They all work as a team. The employers at other locations didn't fulfill my expectations at all, they can't be compare at the Clearwater team in many ways. The ART team has a few professional nurses/specialists I've worked with. Responsive and knowledgeable, always returning my calls on time and offering assistance at every step.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Strength: helpful and professional team, several locations, knowledgeable doctors. Weaknesses: There is not the same service quality at all locations. A few times they have stressed me out with their indifference while I've needed their assistance. And being stressed affects the treatment and the results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
While I was covered by Insurance for 10k lifetime, I payed 10k + self pay in the first IVF cycle. 6-7K for the second 3gg retrieval. Now that I've reached the max of the lifetime limit at my Insurance coverage, I have to pay everything myself. About 10k- 13K+ for the retrieval and visits, bloodwork, 6K medications. I don't know what the total amount for the transfer will be yet and the rest of the medication(shots). Will end up to 20K- 25K +
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Single embryo it's safer for the embryo itself and more chances to survive, to get a positive pregnancy test.
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 28 - 32
1 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Tarantino was absolutely amazing and explained everything in detail, the thing I didn’t like was I never really saw him after the first two visits everything was done by the staff. I wasn’t sure if everything was going good. It was hard to get ahold of anyone in the office to find out about the embryos...We had to do IVF due to the fact that my husband has azoospermia. Dr. Tarantino didn’t give me an aggressive treatment.
[The Reproductive Medicine Group clinic is] Very expensive, communication is vague but the dr is excellent. It would be nice if someone would communicate in details any results. I feel like I wasn’t advised of certain things. It’s easy to get appointments but if you don’t have insurance it’s very expensive...Every time we went into the office it felt like we were just in a line up. Get them in and get them out
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Dr. Tarantino was absolutely amazing and explained everything in detail, the thing I didn’t like was I never really saw him after the first two visits everything was done by the staff. I wasn’t sure if everything was going good. It was hard to get ahold of anyone in the office to find out about the embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He is amazing but there needs to be more communication in his office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Every time we went into the office it felt like we were just in a line up. Get them in and get them out
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
We had to do IVF due to the fact that my husband has azoospermia. Dr. Tarantino didn’t give me an aggressive treatment. I was on the lowest dose of medications and was able to make 14 eggs, 12 fertilized, 3 made it to day 5 blastocyst, 2 of them were abnormal and we only had one to transfer. I was on menopur, galirenix, progesterone, estrogen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
They were great but communication was vague
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Very expensive, communication is vague but the dr is excellent. It would be nice if someone would communicate in details any results. I feel like I wasn’t advised of certain things. It’s easy to get appointments but if you don’t have insurance it’s very expensive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
26,000
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Dr. advised it would be safer for me to transfer only 1 at a time because of my age but at the end of the process we could only transfer 1 due to the fact that it was the only one left and it was inconclusive results
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
The trigger shot that I had to take to mature my eggs before aspiration. The dosage they told me was incorrect and if it wasn’t for me calling the on call number I would have messed up the whole cycle and being that I was paying for everything out of pocket that would have been extremely expensive to continue
5
Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
5
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
North Tampa
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 31 - 32
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Tarantino thought that maybe the Lupron trigger hadn't worked correctly on me. He said some women's brains don't have the appropriate reaction to the Lupron and the eggs and not matured correctly or fully, creating the abnormalities, which he said the PGS indicated were all maternal issues. This is why he switched to HCG. I agreed after reading, although I was surprised that I only had two blasts, but thankfully they were great quality and both normal, so it worked out!
The group [The Reproductive Medicine Group] is a very large group, there is just no way for the physicians to know you individually. I have had an experience where my MD mixed up why I was there, or had to review my chart while I was there to confirm...I think the hardest thing for us was just the fact that the practice as a whole was so large, you see the MD for consent signing and the procedure, but none of the monitoring throughout...Second cycle, this office ordered lupron trigger instead of HCG. Which was the whole change for my protocol.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
We really liked Dr. Tarantino's personality, he is very friendly and jovial. He is easy for my husband to talk with from a man's perspective this is important, as it's such a sensitive subject to begin with. I think the hardest thing for us was just the fact that the practice as a whole was so large, you see the MD for consent signing and the procedure, but none of the monitoring throughout. I know this is par for the course for a practice this big, but sometimes I just wish we could have more one on one time. For our first round we had all abnormal embryos, and from my own research I felt we should change the trigger, Dr. Tarantino suggested this as well, so I felt comfortable that he was making changes instead of just sticking with the status quo.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He is experienced and knows what he is doing, just make sure you know what you need and ask for it! Don't be afraid to question decisions, make sure you keep track of your meds and everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
The group is a very large group, there is just no way for the physicians to know you individually. I have had an experience where my MD mixed up why I was there, or had to review my chart while I was there to confirm.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
Cycle 1 - Antagonist protocol with lupron trigger - they use lupron for everyone the first time because it is safer. I agree with this, but for me it did not produce good embryos. We retreived 11, 9 mature, 7 fertilized, 3 blasts (2 BB and 1 BC, so not great quality) and NONE came back PGS normal. Cycle 2 - Antagonist with HCG trigger, 14 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 blasts (but better quality, 1 AA and 1 AB), both were PGS normal! Dr. Tarantino thought that maybe the Lupron trigger hadn't worked correctly on me. He said some women's brains don't have the appropriate reaction to the Lupron and the eggs and not matured correctly or fully, creating the abnormalities, which he said the PGS indicated were all maternal issues. This is why he switched to HCG. I agreed after reading, although I was surprised that I only had two blasts, but thankfully they were great quality and both normal, so it worked out!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
We have two sets of nurses, the nurses from my office location - clearwater, and the ART nurses, who handle all of the IVF retrieval and transfer cycles. The nurse at my main office location actually made an error on my second cycle and ordered lupron as my trigger, this mistake carried down throughout the ENTIRE prep for my second cycle. Every single nurse would call and try to confirm I was using lupron trigger, which i was not. I was very upset with this, because I know using HCG would change the way I was monitored when it comes to OHSS, etc. So i really didn't want there to be even a single trace of a lupron trigger being used. Finally right before stims started I called and spoke with the ART nurses and was firm but respectful in requesting that they review my charts and make sure all traces of lupron were removed because I was worried that the physician would make decisions based off lupron and not HCG (especially since I said the practice is so large and there is no way for the MDs to remember individual patients). Thankfully the ART nurses appeased me and made sure all lupron traces were removed and never mentioned it again.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Strengths - experience, ART nurse communication Weaknesses - the size
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Pretty efficient, got there in the AM and they just take us one by one. The later you get there the longer it takes, so I try to get there before they open.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
a full cycle with PGS and meds was around 20K.
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
I agree with him, I am fine with single embryo, since I have never been pregnant there isn't history showing I should try multiple and personally I don't want multiples.
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Second cycle, this office ordered lupron trigger instead of HCG. Which was the whole change for my protocol.
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
7
Age 35 - 36
5 IUI
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Tarantino] has a very different sense of humor that sometimes was hard to read. I also did not feel like he put enough effort into our treatments. I was the one requesting more test and asking for more meds to be used during the IUI's we had performed. There was no direction on how many we should do before exploring IVF. I was already almost 35 when I visited him for the first consultation so I feel like now after doing more research and talking to others going through treatments, that we should have been put on meds to increase our chances right away.
They [Reproductive Med Group] have multiple offices so location choices were nice but only certain doctors at certain locations. It seemed each doctor would operate out of 2 of the 4 offices. If you were willing to see you doctor at either it made getting appointments easier. The N Tampa office also had a surgery center located in the same building.... I just remember one of my IUI cycles they hadn't put me in the actual schedule for my appointment the day I was ovulating
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He has a very different sense of humor that sometimes was hard to read. I also did not feel like he put enough effort into our treatments. I was the one requesting more test and asking for more meds to be used during the IUI's we had performed. There was no direction on how many we should do before exploring IVF. I was already almost 35 when I visited him for the first consultation so I feel like now after doing more research and talking to others going through treatments, that we should have been put on meds to increase our chances right away. We spent so much money in just IUI's doing 4 natural cycles and then only 1 cycle with chlomid on the 5th one, and again I had to ask for it. I felt like he would have just kept letting us waste money. It turned me off from going there and so I went to USF IVF starting in May of 2018.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
You have to have a lot of knowledge about what you want going into it already because he is very passive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
I felt sometimes that we had to request things and there was not a lot of direction given to us.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
4 natural cycle IUI with home OPK using donor sperm. 1 cycle with chlomid and home OPK using donor sperm. Also performed all testing for hormone levels during cycle and ovarian reserve (AMH) along with saline sonogram and HSG. Before we did the first cycle of IUI he removed polyps found in my uterus during the Saline sonogram. He also perform my D&C for my miscarriage (missed abortion).
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Reproductive Medicine Group. (Assigned nurse: Pam)
Quiet and soft spoken but very nice. Also tended to be passive at times but helpful when approached with questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
They have multiple offices so location choices were nice but only certain doctors at certain locations. It seemed each doctor would operate out of 2 of the 4 offices. If you were willing to see you doctor at either it made getting appointments easier. The N Tampa office also had a surgery center located in the same building.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Cost seem typical for fertility treatments
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Never discussed this with him.
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
I just remember one of my IUI cycles they hadn't put me in the actual schedule for my appointment the day I was ovulating. (they had accidently schedule it for like a week later) Luckily they still saw me but it made me get anxiety for a few minutes thinking they would cancel that cycle.
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
7
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
North Tampa
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 33
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Tarantino] is very nice and seems to know my case well. With that said all my bloodwork was normal and my husbands SA was great and he assured me I’d get pregnant on clomid. When I didn’t, we went on to IUI and said I would get pregnant during these 3/4 cycles. Two cycles in and I am not pregnant so it is disappointing and I wish he hadn’t set my expectations so high...Clomid and timed relations for 3 cycles. Then letrozole with IUI for 3-4 cycles
They [The Reproductive Medicine Group] lay out the prices of everything at the first visit which I thought was very helpful, including what your insurance does and doesn’t cover. They are friendly and seem to be organized...The front desk person told me I only had one IUI cycle left even though I had cancelled a previous IUI. I clarified with the nurse that the cancelled IUI did not count.....
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He is very nice and seems to know my case well. With that said all my bloodwork was normal and my husbands SA was great and he assured me I’d get pregnant on clomid. When I didn’t, we went on to IUI and said I would get pregnant during these 3/4 cycles. Two cycles in and I am not pregnant so it is disappointing and I wish he hadn’t set my expectations so high.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Don’t hesitate to ask any question either in person or calling
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He was very warm and joked a lot and listened to all my questions.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
Clomid and timed relations for 3 cycles. Then letrozole with IUI for 3-4 cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
They are friendly and explain everything well
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
They lay out the prices of everything at the first visit which I thought was very helpful, including what your insurance does and doesn’t cover. They are friendly and seem to be organized. There was a miscommunication on how many cycles I have left from a front desk person so I had to clarify with the nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Not covered by insurance, each sonogram is $155. Two sonograms per IUI cycle. Each IUI is $375. The HSG was around $300 I believe.
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
The front desk person told me I only had one IUI cycle left even though I had cancelled a previous IUI. I clarified with the nurse that the cancelled IUI did not count.
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
North Tampa
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 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, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 32 - 33
4 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Tarantino has been very personable in each visit. I have felt like he always is honest with his opinion and the statistics involved. I have felt pressured to do things "his way" at times, but when pushing back he has been receptive and supportive...lready had tried clomid, so we switched to Letrozole/Femara rounds for medicated cycles. Had a ultrasound prior to starting meds, another one to check follicles and then Ovidrel shot followed by IUI 36 hours later. did 5 cycles, now moving to IVF. He recommended after the 4th try to switch, but insurance required a total of 6 prior to IVF.
They [Repro Med Grp] have several locations and are able to do procedures on the weekends as needed at one location. They have been as helpful and supportive as I could have expected. The required IVF class is an inconvenience for sure ans would be better done as an online module to make it more cost effective and convenient for all involved...I have seen the nurses and ladies in the office the most, they always remember me and are very sweet and encouraging each visit.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Dr. Tarantino has been very personable in each visit. I have felt like he always is honest with his opinion and the statistics involved. I have felt pressured to do things "his way" at times, but when pushing back he has been receptive and supportive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Ask questions, and be sure that one, you understand what he is recommending but also that you are comfortable with that plan or push back.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
I have seen the nurses and ladies in the office the most, they always remember me and are very sweet and encouraging each visit.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
Already had tried clomid, so we switched to Letrozole/Femara rounds for medicated cycles. Had a ultrasound prior to starting meds, another one to check follicles and then Ovidrel shot followed by IUI 36 hours later. did 5 cycles, now moving to IVF. He recommended after the 4th try to switch, but insurance required a total of 6 prior to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Reproductive Medicine Group. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
Heather is the IVF coordinator and has been very helpful and responsive to all questions regarding testing to get ready to start IVF.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
They have several locations and are able to do procedures on the weekends as needed at one location. They have been as helpful and supportive as I could have expected. The required IVF class is an inconvenience for sure ans would be better done as an online module to make it more cost effective and convenient for all involved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
I don't remember /know all of it without looking at the bills, my insurance covered 90% after Deductible.
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 36
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.T was always on time and explained/answered our questions. He will give as much information as you're interested in knowing or not knowing without overwhelming you with science or data. He let's the patient take the lead, that's helpful when you're deciding on a plan with complex options...Dr.T is great. He will provide as little or as much info as you want to know, he has great bedside manner...He's great, I'd recommend him to anyone seeking fertility care.
The appointments are timely. The [Reproductive Medicine Group] nursing staff are kind and efficient. They call you when requested without fail, the portal is a great resource. It's got all information in one place and that's incredibly helpful along the way with your journey...All the clinic staff are great, patient and thoughtful...Dr.T is great. He will provide as little or as much info as you want to know, he has great bedside manner.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Dr.T was always on time and explained/answered our questions. He will give as much information as you're interested in knowing or not knowing without overwhelming you with science or data. He let's the patient take the lead, that's helpful when you're deciding on a plan with complex options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He's great, I'd recommend him to anyone seeking fertility care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Dr.T is great. He will provide as little or as much info as you want to know, he has great bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
For stimulation, after general workup. 2 weeks birthcontrol Menopur Follistim Granirelix Trigger with leupron and pregnyl Retrival
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Reproductive Medicine Group. (Assigned nurse: Amy Perry)
All the clinic staff are great, patient and thoughtful.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
The appointments are timely. The nursing staff are kind and efficient. They call you when requested without fail, the portal is a great resource. It's got all information in one place and that's incredibly helpful along the way with your journey.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Alot of money.
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
I don't have any comments. We only have one embryo to consider .
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
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
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Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2005 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
7
Age 28 - 35
2 Fertility Medications
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Tarantino] wasn't a very good listener. He was only telling me what he wanted to do vs what options I knew existed I had to argue with him to agree to the treatment plan that I thought would be best. He reluctantly agreed and my plan was less expensive and was successful.... He would tell me what I needed to do vs listening to what I knew that needed to be done.... Clomid- to get more eggs to be produced- unsuccessful Ovulation predictors/kits- helped times intercourse. That helped. Fibroid removal-to stop recurring miscarriages and help sustain pregnancies. Successfully got pregnant
They [The Reproductive Medicine Group] have several clinic locations so that is a positive. When you arrive you will still have to wait a while so be prepared to do so....They [nurses] were warm and welcoming. Some were a little cold but that was a minority.... An appointment was made and it wasn't scheduled in the calander so I drove out there for nothing... Communication was good. Just don't be afraid to speak up for yourself if you don't agree with something say so.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He wasn't a very good listener. He was only telling me what he wanted to do vs what options I knew existed I had to argue with him to agree to the treatment plan that I thought would be best. He reluctantly agreed and my plan was less expensive and was successful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Speak up for yourself, be your own advocate and do your research
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He would tell me what I needed to do vs listening to what I knew that needed to be done.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
Clomid- to get more eggs to be produced- unsuccessful Ovulation predictors/kits- helped times intercourse. That helped. Fibroid removal-to stop recurring miscarriages and help sustain pregnancies. Successfully got pregnant
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
They were warm and welcoming. Some were a little cold but that was a minority.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Communication was good. Just don't be afraid to speak up for yourself if you don't agree with something say so. If you need to reevaluate something or look at other options say so. They have several clinic locations so that is a positive. When you arrive you will still have to wait a while so be prepared to do so. But don't be afraid to speak up. Many are helpful but one size doesn't always fit all when it comes to these situations. Most places are trial and error until they find out what works.
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
An appointment was made and it wasn't scheduled in the calander so I drove out there for nothing
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Samuel Tarantino] was very comforting when I got bad news about my results. He gave me a hug and had me stay until I was ok. Very warm and caring. Dr. T allowed us to do IUI even though he thought we should have started right with IVF but we can’t afford IVF... We have tried 3 rounds of IUI using Ferma and then a trigger shot. I have had a mature egg all 3 months and my husband also had good numbers. The procedures didn’t work. We will try my next cycle for the final time and then sit down with him and come up with a new plan if it doesn’t work
The office [The Reproductive Medicine Group- Tampa] is very clean and they have a friendly staff. They are very helpful and approachable. They also explain everything in great detail and they never leave a question unanswered. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone struggling with infertility... Lucinda is my favorite nurse. She remembers my story and is very kind and always makes me feel comfortable
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He was very comforting when I got bad news about my results. He gave me a hug and had me stay until I was ok. Very warm and caring. Dr. T allowed us to do IUI even though he thought we should have started right with IVF but we can’t afford IVF
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He will listen to you so if you have questions, write them down and ask to speak to him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He is very kind and listens to me
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
We have tried 3 rounds of IUI using Ferma and then a trigger shot. I have had a mature egg all 3 months and my husband also had good numbers. The procedures didn’t work. We will try my next cycle for the final time and then sit down with him and come up with a new plan if it doesn’t work
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Lucinda is my favorite nurse. She remembers my story and is very kind and always makes me feel comfortable
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
The office is very clean and they have a friendly staff. They are very helpful and approachable. They also explain everything in great detail and they never leave a question unanswered. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone struggling with infertility
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
We only have to pay $65 for a copay when we go
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
North Tampa
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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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 41
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
Endometriosis
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
4th of 4 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
4 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Good experience. He walked me through miscarrying twins (a month apart) with compassion and helped me figure out next steps when it was time....He [Dr Tarantino] cared about my treatment. When we switched REs we interviewed several - the doctor at RMG (who is no longer there) was the only one to have actually read my file before he sat down with me and thus was able to answer my questions and help me make informed decisions. When I was transfered to Dr. T's care he also read my file and was prepared when he met with me.
When you are doing special services, sometimes there is a hiccup between the special services team and the IVF team. However the special services team will get it done. the results were worth the drive from Gainesville - we are now working on #2!...Cindy [nurse at Reproductive Medicine Group] is a plain speaking, get it done kind of woman. She is in charge of special services (donor eggs and surrogates) and knows how to juggle all of the different balls it takes to get these things done. She may not be warm and fuzzy all the time, but sometimes just getting things moving is more important.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Good experience. He walked me through miscarrying twins (a month apart) with compassion and helped me figure out next steps when it was time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
The clinic may not be the most Luxurious in terms of furnishings but I felt like I received excellent care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He cared about my treatment. When we switched REs we interviewed several - the doctor at RMG (who is no longer there) was the only one to have actually read my file before he sat down with me and thus was able to answer my questions and help me make informed decisions. When I was transfered to Dr. T's care he also read my file and was prepared when he met with me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Reproductive Medicine Group. (Assigned nurse: Cindy)
Cindy is a plain speaking, get it done kind of woman. She is in charge of special services (donor eggs and surrogates) and knows how to juggle all of the different balls it takes to get these things done. She may not be warm and fuzzy all the time, but sometimes just getting things moving is more important.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
When you are doing special services, sometimes there is a hiccup between the special services team and the IVF team. However the special services team will get it done. the results were worth the drive from Gainesville - we are now working on #2!
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
North Tampa
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
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I enjoyed working with [Dr. Tarantino] because I felt as though he was very knowledgeable and talented. I had 12 fibroids inside my Uterus and he performed surgery to remove them in a way to preserve my ability to have children. He also removed a polyp. I have taken all his advise and am currently waiting for response from the Genetics testing on our one embryo...has a great personality. He loves to smile and joke around. He gives brief descriptions and only explains things in detail when he you press him for more details.
Weakness [for The Reproductive Medicine Group]: The office is not great at explaining the next steps. They use a portal to communicate and if you want to talk to a nurse and ask questions you have to leave a voicemail and wait for a response...He [Dr. Tarantino] has a strong preference for eSET...I enjoyed working with Dr T because I felt as though he was very knowledgeable and talented. I had 12 fibroids inside my Uterus and he performed surgery to remove them in a way to preserve my ability to have children. He also removed a polyp. I have taken all his advise and am currently waiting for response from the Genetics testing on our one embryo.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
DR T has a great personality. He loves to smile and joke around. He gives brief descriptions and only explains things in detail when he you press him for more details. I enjoyed working with Dr T because I felt as though he was very knowledgeable and talented. I had 12 fibroids inside my Uterus and he performed surgery to remove them in a way to preserve my ability to have children. He also removed a polyp. I have taken all his advise and am currently waiting for response from the Genetics testing on our one embryo.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Trust his advise.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Strengths: years of experience, great suggestions. Weakness: The office is not great at explaining the next steps. They use a portal to communicate and if you want to talk to a nurse and ask questions you have to leave a voicemail and wait for a response.
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
He has a strong preference for eSET.
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
Male Factor
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Tarantino] has always been prepared with our history when we have our consultations as if he remembers our last conversation which I know is difficult with how many couples he sees.... He’s been honest with us from the start. Let us know our options with or without fertility treatment. He’s very encouraging and it makes this process much easier. I like that he gets excited about the treatment because he obviously believes he can help us grow our family!
Office staff [The Reproductive Medicine Group] is nice and welcoming a very organized, they have a lot of reading materials for every step of the way. So far things have been great. We had a bit of a hiccup with insurance but that’s not the offices fault... He [Dr. Tarantino] has always been prepared with our history when we have our consultations as if he remembers our last conversation which I know is difficult with how many couples he sees.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He’s been honest with us from the start. Let us know our options with or without fertility treatment. He’s very encouraging and it makes this process much easier. I like that he gets excited about the treatment because he obviously believes he can help us grow our family!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He has always been prepared with our history when we have our consultations as if he remembers our last conversation which I know is difficult with how many couples he sees.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Office staff is nice and welcoming a very organized, they have a lot of reading materials for every step of the way. So far things have been great. We had a bit of a hiccup with insurance but that’s not the offices fault
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2013 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 38
3 IUI
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Tarantino] really took the time to explain everything. He also explained each process and how it will would work. I would recommend him to any friends or family going through infertility. He shows great compassion and lets me know that I’m going to have a baby!... We started using Ferma 2.5 and Ovidrel shot. We have had 2 IUI’s and we didn’t become pregnant with either IUI. Just going to see what we should do next.
Just be patient when trying to get through on the phone [with Reproductive Med Group]. If a tech can’t answer your questions.Please always ask for the nurse to answer your questions. The stuff is always working, but can always take time to answer and questions or concerns you have. The nurses explain in great detail in emails they responses to.... Consultant $285 x2 , two dye test $2700 and sonograms 5 at $775 and lab work it cost of 5,000 etc that we have spent.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He really took the time to explain everything. He also explained each process and how it will would work. I would recommend him to any friends or family going through infertility. He shows great compassion and lets me know that I’m going to have a baby!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Just listen to him and he is very knowledgeable and he’s been doing this for many years. Just trust him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He took the time to explain everything to my husband and I. He came up with a plan and let me know what we have to do. He always listens to my concerns I had.
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
We started using Ferma 2.5 and Ovidrel shot. We have had 2 IUI’s and we didn’t become pregnant with either IUI. Just going to see what we should do next.
Describe your experience with your nurse at The Reproductive Medicine Group. (Assigned nurse: Heather, Jennifer and Nicole )
I have talked to Heather a few times through email and phone calls and she has been wonderful. She explains everything everything and listens to all my questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Just be patient when trying to get through on the phone. If a tech can’t answer your questions.Please always ask for the nurse to answer your questions. The stuff is always working, but can always take time to answer and questions or concerns you have. The nurses explain in great detail in emails they responses to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Consultant $285 x2 , two dye test $2700 and sonograms 5 at $775 and lab work it cost of 5,000 etc that we have spent.
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
I leave it up to the doctor what is best. He knows what works and doesn’t work.
What specific things went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Just that I was scheduled have a IUI and wasn’t canceled. I got a phone call on when was I coming in for the procedure. The other office had canceled it and didn’t let the other office know.
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. T [Tarantino] is great! I always feel well informed and that he cares for his patients. He has taken the time to talk to use and really explain our options. We have been able to make informed decisions and always feel like we are supported... During our IVF we used the antagonist protocol. After PGS testing none of our embryos were compatible with life... The only weakness in the clinic [Reproductive Med Group] is that it takes them a while to return phone calls. I am dealing with the special services department
I love everything about this clinic [Reproductive Med Group]... The only weakness in the clinic is that it takes them a while to return phone calls. I am dealing with the special services department and won't hear back for days. Other than that we are very happy with all the services that we recieve... Dr. T [Tarantino] is great! I always feel well informed and that he cares for his patients. He has taken the time to talk to use and really explain our options.
How was your experience with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
Dr. T is great! I always feel well informed and that he cares for his patients. He has taken the time to talk to use and really explain our options. We have been able to make informed decisions and always feel like we are supported
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
He is the best.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Tarantino at The Reproductive Medicine Group?
I love everything about this clinic
Describe the protocols Samuel Tarantino used in your cycles at The Reproductive Medicine Group and their degree of success.
During our IVF we used the antagonist protocol. After PGS testing none of our embryos were compatible with life
Describe your experience with The Reproductive Medicine Group.
The only weakness in the clinic is that it takes them a while to return phone calls. I am dealing with the special services department and won't hear back for days. Other than that we are very happy with all the services that we recieve
Describe Samuel Tarantino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at The Reproductive Medicine Group.
Dr. T will only transfer 1
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Doctor
Samuel Tarantino
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
The Reproductive Medicine Group
Clearwater
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5