Vanessa Weitzman

IVF Florida

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Medical SchoolBoston U.
ResidencySt. Barnabus Med Ctr
Jupiter
600 Heritage Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
954.247.6200
Margate
2960 North State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
954.247.6200
Miami
7100 West 20th Avenue
Miami, FL 33016
954.247.6201
Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
954.247.6208
Port St. Lucie
160 NW Central Park Plaza,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
954.247.6215
Wellington
10115 W. Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33414
954.247.6222
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Vanessa Weitzman to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 24%Neutral: 43%Don't recommend: 32%7
6 assessments
  • 24% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 43% Neutral (7-8)
  • 32% 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 IVF Florida to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 17%8
50 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 23% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
8
Age
25 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
10 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
As a patient of Dr. Weitzman I felt very well taken care of. There was once a call to be made on my treatment (regarding the time of a trigger shot) when she was not on call. The doctor on call gave his instructions and after she reviewed it, she over-ruled them with her own instructions. She has a warm bedside manner and she is also direct...Dr. Weitzman performed a laparoscopy and came in to go over everything and give me a hug during pre-op. She is also the one to call me with the results of a treatment cycle.
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Age
25 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
10 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
As a patient of Dr. Weitzman I felt very well taken care of. There was once a call to be made on my treatment (regarding the time of a trigger shot) when she was not on call. The doctor on call gave his instructions and after she reviewed it, she over-ruled them with her own instructions. She has a warm bedside manner and she is also direct.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She is very likeable and and she's a good doctor but the patient should expect that since she works in a large practice, the odds are unlikely that she will be the one performing any of the actual treatment procedures because the doctors are on an on-call rotation. If the timing of the procedure can be flexible (for example, a laparoscopy in some cases) then it's possible to schedule it with your own doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
With Dr. Weitzman, I felt like a human. Dr. Weitzman performed a laparoscopy and came in to go over everything and give me a hug during pre-op. She is also the one to call me with the results of a treatment cycle. The practice is very large and it can feel like being a number. Also, I saw several staff throughout the process so it felt like only Dr. Weitzman really knew me as an individual.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
The strategy that stands out to me is the timing of the trigger shot. The doctor on-call who reviewed my results that day while Dr. Weitzman was away, gave his instructions for a trigger shot the following night. Dr. Weitzman also reviewed the results and called to override those instructions, saying that the trigger shot should be doe that very night. The rationale was that there were follicles that were a good size but a few that were smaller. Dr. Weitzman didn't want to compromise the mature follicles waiting for the immature ones to catch up. It turned out to be the right call in my unprofessional opinion because I ended up with 8 eggs, nearly twice as many as I had ever had. I don't remember how many fertilized but it was also the first time I was able to freeze an embryo.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are a few excellent nurses. They are excellent because they are compassionate, attentive, happy to be helpful, and make an effort to remember you. However, half of the nurses, if not more than half do not have these qualities. More often than not, they seem to do just what's required of them and nothing more.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Sometimes when the nurse is calling in the next patient, she'll announce whether she needs a urine sample for the entire waiting room to hear. I do not like that. I have waited a long time in that office before. It's usually not too bad but there have been a couple of times that it was a very long wait. I don't like that I'm not able to see the screen during an ultra sound. I've been to offices where there is a screen visible to the patient. Being able to see the screen makes the patient feel included in the treatment rather than in the dark (figuratively and literally).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
I think the costs were comparable to the other local clinics. I did not feel like I was nickle and dimed, which I have felt at other clinics.
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
The decision of how many to transfer (one or two) was definitely mine, but Dr. Weitzman strongly recommended one.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
26 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
From the moment I met Dr. Weitzman she always made me feel like I was important. Over the years she has been amazing. I always felt like I had someone in my corner who truly cared. I don't think I could make it thru this process without her...After our initial consultation 7.5 years ago she gave me something I had lost...hope. She is comforting, compassionate, eternally optimistic and the perfect example of the kind of doctor you want in your corner during this process. She has given me one beautiful son and has been there in my seemingly endless journey to #2...
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Age
26 - 33
Treated
2009 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
When I first decided I wanted to see Dr. Weitzman I did it based on a picture on the website. After our initial consultation 7.5 years ago she gave me something I had lost...hope. She is comforting, compassionate, eternally optimistic and the perfect example of the kind of doctor you want in your corner during this process. She has given me one beautiful son and has been there in my seemingly endless journey to #2.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Try to be patient and have faith in your doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
From the moment I met Dr. Weitzman she always made me feel like I was important. Over the years she has been amazing. I always felt like I had someone in my corner who truly cared. I don't think I could make it thru this process without her.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
IUI #1 2009 Clomid and one 150iu of Follistim followed by B2B IUIs IUI #2 2013 - same IUI #3-6 - all injectables using Follistim increasing doses each cycle. IVF #1 - Antagonist - 10 days of stims retrieved 11 eggs, 4 fertilozed. Transferred 1 Fair embryo on day 5 FET #1 - Transferred 2 thawed 5 day embryos Fair IVF #2 - Antagonist - 11 days of stims retrieved 7 eggs, 4 fertilized. Transferred 2 Fair embryo on day 3 *Ectopic pregnancy FET #2 Transferred 2 thawed embryos Fair
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nurses are wonderful. Super attentive, compassionate and an amazing extension of the Drs they work with. However, sometimes it's very hard to get them on the phone or get responses to basic questions. They also occasionally forget to call with results that you need that day.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The clinics are beautiful, welcoming and have everything on site at at least one location making not so you never have to go elsewhere for anything. So convenient! The only weakness would be the communication. Both the phone and the portal do not always get answered in a timely manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
Insurance covered
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
Dr. Weitzman is fantastic at office visits, but I wish I would have received a call when she selected to trigger. I actually only spoke to nurses during the IVF process except when I called. She did call me immediately and to speak once my cycle failed....She is excellent at our consultations and answers all questions. She is conservative and cautious as she gains data. She wants a healthy baby and mommy at they end... Nurses do lots of the tracking during IVF and to IUIs.
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Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino, Other
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
8
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She is excellent at our consultations and answers all questions. She is conservative and cautious as she gains data. She wants a healthy baby and mommy at they end. I just wish the practice is setup different. Nurses do lots of the tracking during IVF and to IUIs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman is fantastic at office visits, but I wish I would have received a call when she selected to trigger. I actually only spoke to nurses during the IVF process except when I called. She did call me immediately and to speak once my cycle failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the girls are excellent, but there is 1 that isn't enthusiastic. Despite their enthusiasm I wish I had one nurse from start to finish. I interacted with several during IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
IVF 12.243 plus preservation , storage, anesthesia, ocp start IUI about 2,000
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
She follows recommendation and from my understanding only transfers 1 embryo the first time.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
I absolutely loved dr.weitzman... except I only saw her twice-once on my first visit and the second at the review of all my diagnostic tests... Every other visit was with random nurses-never the same and rarely kind.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation
10
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
I absolutely loved her except I only saw her twice-once on my first visit and the second at the review of all my diagnostic tests. Every other visit was with random nurses-never the same and rarely kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
I don't know if you can ask questions about her involvement at the beginning but if you can and she can be part of each visit then she is wonderful!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
I absolutely loved dr.weitzman the office was terrible. I felt like a number, waited Forever at each appt, and there were so many mistakes made by the nurses and billing. This office made my life more hectic and stressful than the infertility did!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You are completely just a number here. They will never remember you or your diagnosis and they will mix you up with others. I got a few phone calls telling me they scheduled me for a procedure that I wasn't having!
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Waited FOREVER at every appointment, most of the staff isn't very kind and you will very much feel like a number here.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
Dr. Weitzman seems like she just has a job. It's routine for her...I can't think of one strength for this clinic [IVF Florida]. Unfortunately, when you don't know where to go and you google search in Florida this is the clinic that pops up because it's so big and they have so many centers. Bigger is not always better and if you are looking for specific care and a relationship with your RE this probably wouldn't be the best clinic to choose.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman seems like she just has a job. It's routine for her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
If you want a huge clinic that you get lost in this would be the one to choose.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
IVF Florida is like a factory, they scream your name out in front of a room full of men and women. It's cold, not organized and you get the feeling no one really cares.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
It's very cookie cutter of a protocol they love to just cycle women at this clinic. There was no real plan for us here just to keep paying and cycling.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You never knew who you were talking to, they would call me and it was for another patient. Very disorganized and confusing.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I can't think of one strength for this clinic. Unfortunately, when you don't know where to go and you google search in Florida this is the clinic that pops up because it's so big and they have so many centers. Bigger is not always better and if you are looking for specific care and a relationship with your RE this probably wouldn't be the best clinic to choose.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
All cash
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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5
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
She [Dr. Weitzman] was OK, didn't get a baby so can't rate her that high. She didn't do any of the egg transfers, we didn't talk to her that much either. She was just OK, going thru the typical routine. Don't know how high of a recommendation she would get because we didn't take home a aby even though we know it's not entirely her fault.... Remember they don't guarantee anything.... Always busy, never on time, always an all day event.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She was OK, didn't get a baby so can't rate her that high. She didn't do any of the egg transfers, we didn't talk to her that much either. She was just OK, going thru the typical routine. Don't know how high of a recommendation she would get because we didn't take home a aby even though we know it's not entirely her fault.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Remember they don't guarantee anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She was ok
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I don't remember
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Always busy, never on time, always an all day event. It's clean and they have the best equipment. It's pretty much the only place in our area and convienently near our house. I would recommend them because frankly there is no one around.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
24 thousand. We paid cash
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I dont have any comments.
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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