Timothy Gelety

Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Medical SchoolOhio St
ResidencyUCLA
FellowshipUCSF
Tucson
5190 E. Farness Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 326-0001
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Timothy Gelety to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 35%6.2
4 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 35% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 35%6.6
4 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 35% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
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Dr. Gelety is well-respected in Tucson and I initially liked him, but as time went on, he became very dismissive to some of my basic questions....Come to find out, Gelety never even did the basic tests to rule out things like thyroid issues, low ovarian reserves, etc. He was pushing IVF hard (which I was fine with and was willing to do), but why should I spend all that money without ensuring any underlying issues have been diagnosed/addressed?
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Dr. Gelety is well-respected in Tucson and I initially liked him, but as time went on, he became very dismissive to some of my basic questions. I was dealing with a cyst that wouldn't go away and his answer was to do another Lap (which I recently had done already). There are other ways to get rid of cysts, none of which were even mentioned to me as options. Instead of suggesting birth control, he immediately suggested I have a Lap procedure. He went from 0 to 60 with no in between options which made me realize I should leave him and get a second opinion elsewhere. I have heard from friends that he pushes Laps which I initially didn't believe, but in the end I witnessed it first-hand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Make sure Dr. Gelety performs the basic tests in the beginning to rule out things like Thyroid issues, phase defects, etc. Once these are done, make sure he reviews them with you in great detail before he suggests treatment options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Everyone I encountered at Gelety's office were incredibly friendly and welcoming. However, as my appointments went on, I felt like I was getting my questions answered and was looked at as just another patient. Any time I'd ask Dr. Gelety a question, he'd respond with "yeah, yeah...we'll look into that later." Come to find out, Gelety never even did the basic tests to rule out things like thyroid issues, low ovarian reserves, etc. He was pushing IVF hard (which I was fine with and was willing to do), but why should I spend all that money without ensuring any underlying issues have been diagnosed/addressed?
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are all great!
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
The building itself is great - clean and has recently been updated. His prices are cheaper than at least one other RE in Tucson. Gelety isn't so great when it comes to being patient and answering your questions. If your treatment is going to be pretty straight-forward, then you should be fine seeing him. If you have a lot of issues and want someone to hold your hand the whole time and spends hours with you, Gelety isn't for you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
I always paid my $40 copay at each appointment which, if it was done, would cover the ultrasound and appointment with the doctor. Blood work was never covered (even though my health insurance covers blood work 100%) and cost $60. His prices for IUI and IVF are extremely reasonable and are much cheaper than at least one other RE in Tucson. Gelety and his staff are pretty firm on not working with your insurance so if you are one of the few who has fertility treatments covered by your health insurance, you will probably have to do all the leg work to get it paid for.
What specific things went wrong at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Timothy Gelety
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tucson
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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6
Age
26 - 28
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
6
Dr Gelety himself seemed like a confident, caring guy. He was just always so rushed I never had time to ask him all my questions, and a lot of times left frustrated and confused. He definitely knows what he is doing, the communication just isn't always there. I felt I was treated much better after I got pregnant. I did like that he gives out his personal cell number, and I called him a few times when I had urgent problems and he always called right back.
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
6
How was your experience with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Dr Gelety himself seemed like a confident, caring guy. He was just always so rushed I never had time to ask him all my questions, and a lot of times left frustrated and confused. He definitely knows what he is doing, the communication just isn't always there. I felt I was treated much better after I got pregnant. I did like that he gives out his personal cell number, and I called him a few times when I had urgent problems and he always called right back.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Get all your questions out as soon as he walks through the door for your appointment. Don't let him leave the room if you still have more questions, because he will disappear to the next patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
The office was always very busy, and I didn't see Dr Gelety himself for appointment until after my first IVF cycle. High employee turnover, long wait times. Always felt very rushed.
Describe the protocols Timothy Gelety used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and their degree of success.
For fresh cycles, Dr Gelety put me on birth control for a month, then I did Lupron injections to suppress my ovaries for 2-3 weeks. Menopur was used to stimulate follicle/egg development, trigger shot before egg retrieval, and progesterone in oil injections were started around transfer time. Frozen cycles were easier. Provera for 10 days to induce a period if needed, then estradiol pills to build uterine lining for 2-3 weeks. Progesterone in oil shots started around transfer time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. (Assigned nurse: Marta Silva)
Marta was not very good at communicating, and I felt like she didn't always listen to my questions/concerns.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
The embryologist seemed really good and nice. Also the clinic prices were very affordable comparatively speaking.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Fresh cycles were around $10-11k including medications. Frozen cycles were $1,200 and annual embryo storage fees are $200.
What specific things went wrong at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Timothy Gelety
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tucson
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
9
Dr Gelety isn’t overly friendly and his bed side manner could improve, but I never had a negative experience with him. He laid out multiple options for us and allowed us to choose what course of action we wanted to take. He also always gave options of where we would like to go next...He doesn’t take extra time with you unless it’s necessary, but he does care about you 100%. He’s a little socially awkward, which was a quirk I kind of liked in him.
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Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Dr Gelety isn’t overly friendly and his bed side manner could improve, but I never had a negative experience with him. He laid out multiple options for us and allowed us to choose what course of action we wanted to take. He also always gave options of where we would like to go next.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Don’t expect warm and fuzzy from him. He doesn’t take extra time with you unless it’s necessary, but he does care about you 100%. He’s a little socially awkward, which was a quirk I kind of liked in him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Dr Gelety specializes his care. He listened to my body and allowed us to move as fast or as slow as we would like to.
Describe the protocols Timothy Gelety used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and their degree of success.
We did 2 IUIs with Femara and a trigger shot. We then did Lupron 20units followed by 5units, Menopur 4 vials for 9 days, HCG 10,000 trigger, and then progesterone in oil for our IVF cycle. We did retrieval with a fresh embryo transfer using 3 day embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. (Assigned nurse: Kayla)
The nursing staff is phenomenal. They always made me feel welcome and they were genuinely interested in our successes.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
I made a family in this office. It felt warm and open every time I entered. It was genuinely a good fit for me and my husband. We had to travel for our appointments and they made sure it was easy for us to do what we could in our hometown rather than traveling.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Approximately $5,500 for IVF, $1,200 for ICSI, $475 for egg freezing.
Describe Timothy Gelety's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr Gelety left the option up to us, letting us know that one embryo was about a 20% success rate and two was about a 50% success rate. Ultimately, he did whatever we wanted to do though.
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Doctor
Timothy Gelety
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tucson
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
23 - 24
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
I’m young so we started out with clomid then femera then iui and now we are working on ivf [with Dr. Gelety]...I feel like he doesn’t have the best bed side manner but he has the same goals as I do. He try’s to be very thorough and make sure you know your plan but he moves quickly so sometimes I’m still left with questions . My labs had gotten mixed up and now I don’t trust him as much...Make him take the time to explain everything to you .
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Age
23 - 24
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
How was your experience with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
I feel like he doesn’t have the best bed side manner but he has the same goals as I do. He try’s to be very thorough and make sure you know your plan but he moves quickly so sometimes I’m still left with questions . My labs had gotten mixed up and now I don’t trust him as much
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
Make him take the time to explain everything to you .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
They were very kind , explained everything well, remembered my name and my condition .
Describe the protocols Timothy Gelety used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and their degree of success.
I’m young so we started out with clomid then femera then iui and now we are working on ivf
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love the nurses they are so supportive and caring . Sometimes they can not help answer my questions though
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
The clinic is small and a little outdated but the lab and the rooms are clean and organized . Typically they are really quick at moving you into the rooms so the waiting room is typically empty . The front desk staff welcome you .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Cost is very affordable , most things are very cheap compared to other centers .
Describe Timothy Gelety's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
He is more set on just transferring one even though he says there is a higher chance with two
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Doctor
Timothy Gelety
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tucson
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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