Vanessa Weitzman

IVF Florida

Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 30%7.3
50% strongly recommend
12 reviews
Humanity
7.1
7.1
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
8.4
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.8
4.8
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
6.8
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
Boston U.
Residency
St. Barnabus Med Ctr

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Vanessa Weitzman works at

IVF Florida
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 25%7.5

At 6 offices

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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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Weitzman is blunt, and straight forward, but not particularly compassionate or warm. She will casually throw out phrases like "during your next IVF cycle" like it is a foregone conclusion that we will throw another$20k into her clinic. Contact with her is minimal, the process at IVF Florida is run more by nurses...We did PGS testing, which the doctor did not reccommend. Two were chromosomally abnormal and would have resulted in miscarriage, and one normal....
IVF Florida is a large practice that operates extremely efficiently, but has all the warmth of an assembly line. Each appointment is blood work, ultrasound with a nurse, followed up by a nurse uploading results to their patient portal. Contact with the doctor is very minimal. In two years there, no one has asked me how I feel, or how I am handling this process. Very impersonal. But, they have great track record, and if they get the job done, who cares if you like the nurses??
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman is blunt, and straight forward, but not particularly compassionate or warm. She will casually throw out phrases like "during your next IVF cycle" like it is a foregone conclusion that we will throw another$20k into her clinic. Contact with her is minimal, the process at IVF Florida is run more by nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
If you want Face Time with your doctor, see someone else.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I did 17 days of birth control, followed by a stim cycle of gonal-F and Menopur. Trigger was HCG. Retrieval got 6 eggs (they ever told me how many to expect during ultrasound prior to retrieval). 5 fertilized. 3 made it to blastocyst. We did PGS testing, which the doctor did not reccommend. Two were chromosomally abnormal and would have resulted in miscarriage, and one normal. So potentially I would have paid $6k for an implantation that was chromosomally abnormal and would have resulted in miscarriage, and had to pay another $6k to try again. I am scheduled for implantation on 10/22. I am currently on Lupron, 10 units daily, and estrogen patches.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Each doctor has a team of nurses, so you see that same few. They are nice, but each of them only has a partial picture. None of them oversee the whole process, or speak to you about how you are doing. You see one person for blood draw, walk to another room for ultrasound, and then you get a portal message telling you what medicine to take. Not personal at all.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida is a large practice that operates extremely efficiently, but has all the warmth of an assembly line. Each appointment is blood work, ultrasound with a nurse, followed up by a nurse uploading results to their patient portal. Contact with the doctor is very minimal. In two years there, no one has asked me how I feel, or how I am handling this process. Very impersonal. But, they have great track record, and if they get the job done, who cares if you like the nurses??
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
It is a cattle call.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
A few thousand in miscellaneous tests and appointments. $12,000 for retrieval. $1,900 + $980 for PGD testing. $5,000 for implantation. $3,0000 in medication, because they called in double what I needed.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 42 - 43
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Weitzman's communication style is very compassionate. She takes her time to ensure that all questions are addressed; and encouraged us to call and ask to speak with her directly, if we had questions or concerns. From the first visit, she took the time to get to know me and connect with me. ... IVF of Florida only performs single embryo transfers due to the high risk nature of twin pregnancies for the mother and the babies.
Sometimes there is a delay to get someone on the phone. However, they encourage the use of emails and respond within 2-3 hours during business hours. Although they have multiple locations, not all locations have weekend hours or perform procedures. You may have to travel to a location that is 30-45 min from your home (depending on where you live) for tests and procedures. However, the location where our ultrasounds and labs were done, opened at 7am; so it did not interfere much with work.
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman's communication style is very compassionate. She takes her time to ensure that all questions are addressed; and encouraged us to call and ask to speak with her directly, if we had questions or concerns. From the first visit, she took the time to get to know me and connect with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Don't be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman and the clinic staff have been very responsive to our calls/emails. Questions are always answered.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I underwent 3-4 Clomid and 4-5 Femara cycles with my OB/GYN between July 2017 and July 2018. IVF Cycle started October 2018. This protocol was used due to my age (42). My husband's sperm is within normal limits. Antagonist Protocol with Oral Contraceptives: Doxycycline 100mg by mouth twice a day (hubby and I) for 10 days Menopur 150IU Q AM & 75 IU Q PM Gonal F 75 IU Q AM & 150IU Q PM Cetrotide 0.25mg Q PM HCG 10,000 IU IM Retrieved 4 eggs, but none of them fertilized; despite ICSI being performed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
The nurses and staff were very professional and responsive. Everyone at the clinic (front desk, ultrasound tech, phlebotomist) were very pleasant and professional. My nurse always gave detailed instructions and was patient when we needed additional clarification.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Sometimes there is a delay to get someone on the phone. However, they encourage the use of emails and respond within 2-3 hours during business hours. Although they have multiple locations, not all locations have weekend hours or perform procedures. You may have to travel to a location that is 30-45 min from your home (depending on where you live) for tests and procedures. However, the location where our ultrasounds and labs were done, opened at 7am; so it did not interfere much with work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
Approximately $18,000 w/ meds
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
IVF of Florida only performs single embryo transfers due to the high risk nature of twin pregnancies for the mother and the babies.
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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Weitzman] did not waste our time with unnecessary tests and was honest with each answer. For example when I struggled to get my trigger shot correctly, she personally called me back at 11pm to talk me through it....My doctor prefers to do single embryo transfer...She took the time to really review my file and experiences with previous doctors and procedures. She gave us the good, bad, she ugly all while keeping our best interests in the forefront.
This clinic [IVF Florida] is very busy and tends to run a bit late. However they are extremely worth the wait. They are kind and patient. They walked me through everything and had no hidden fees, or anything that came up...The nursing staff is always available to answer my emails, calls, or questions in person. They explained everything thoroughly and would walk me the process as many times as I needed.
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Dr. Weitzman knew she was my last hope. We were on the waiting list for adoption when we met Dr. Weitzman. She did not push us one way or the other but encouraged us to make the decision that we felt best with. She did not waste our time with unnecessary tests and was honest with each answer. For example when I struggled to get my trigger shot correctly, she personally called me back at 11pm to talk me through it. When she’d see me in the hallway for my monitoring appointments she always updated me and hugged me. She got how important this was and what doing IVF meant to us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Listen to her. She knows exactly what she’s talking about. But also be prepared to make the decisions for yourself. She won’t push you to do something you’re not comfortable with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She took the time to really review my file and experiences with previous doctors and procedures. She gave us the good, bad, she ugly all while keeping our best interests in the forefront. She listens, answers questions at all hours, and truly cares about our success.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I was on birth control pills for 19 days. 4 days prior to birth control stopping I started 20 units of Lupron each night up until I triggered. I took 225 units of menopur daily and 225 units of gonal f daily. She put me on high doses to make sure I would stimulate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Talia, Erica, and Eileen )
The nursing staff is always available to answer my emails, calls, or questions in person. They explained everything thoroughly and would walk me the process as many times as I needed.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
This clinic is very busy and tends to run a bit late. However they are extremely worth the wait. They are kind and patient. They walked me through everything and had no hidden fees, or anything that came up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
For the total package of 2 IVF cycles with medicines it is about $ 35,000
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
My doctor prefers to do single embryo transfer. I trusts her judgement.
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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Wellington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2017, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 25 - 33
10 IUI
4 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 4 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
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.
the doctors [at IVF Florida] 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...The practice is very large and it can feel like being a number...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.
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 at IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
I don't remember the exact issue but I do remember that I once received conflicting information from two different nurses. I was also told by a pharmacy that a nurse gave wrong information which resulted in me having to pay for a prescription out of pocket rather than getting it covered. It was hard to verify what really happened. It was a "he said, she said" situation, but that same nurse had failed to give me certain information in the past so I'm inclined to believe it was her mistake.
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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 26 - 33
7 IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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...
The [IVF Florida - Pem Pines] 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...The communication is really the biggest issue. I'm glad I am able to contact my Dr. directly whenever I have any concerns about the information I have been given or lack thereof...
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 at IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
The communication is really the biggest issue. I'm glad I am able to contact my Dr. directly whenever I have any concerns about the information I have been given or lack thereof.
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 40
3 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We immediately felt a connection with Dr Weitzman when we met her. She is very warm and an extremely good communicator. She takes her time and never makes you feel rushed. She understands how time sensitive the procedures are and squeezed us in so we could make sure and not miss a cycle. Can not speak highly enough about her - she is the best...She remembered details of our personal situation and always treated us kindly and respectfully...Do a lot of research on the PGS before getting to that option. Unfortunately that is the one area she was unable to provide much guidance since it is elective.
IVF Florida and Weitzman only do eSET. We did not have the option to transfer two. However, we got pregnant on the first embryo transfer so I’m glad we didn’t!...is a large practice so you can feel like a number at times given the traffic and amount of people in waiting room. The wait times are petty significant too. However, the expertise of the doctor and nursing staff, wkd hours make up for it...Jackie and the rest of the nursing staff was great...they kept the appointments moving and very rarely got so backed up did you waste your whole morning.
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
We immediately felt a connection with Dr Weitzman when we met her. She is very warm and an extremely good communicator. She takes her time and never makes you feel rushed. She understands how time sensitive the procedures are and squeezed us in so we could make sure and not miss a cycle. Can not speak highly enough about her - she is the best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Do a lot of research on the PGS before getting to that option. Unfortunately that is the one area she was unable to provide much guidance since it is elective.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She remembered details of our personal situation and always treated us kindly and respectfully.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I do not recall.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Jackie)
Jackie and the rest of the nursing staff was great.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
IVF Florida is a large practice so you can feel like a number at times given the traffic and amount of people in waiting room. The wait times are petty significant too. However, the expertise of the doctor and nursing staff, wkd hours make up for it.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
they kept the appointments moving and very rarely got so backed up did you waste your whole morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
The IUIs were around $1500 each, egg transfer was approximately $10k with Meds, $5k for embryo transfer. Another $5k for pgs.
Describe Vanessa Weitzman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
IVF Florida and Weitzman only do eSET. We did not have the option to transfer two. However, we got pregnant on the first embryo transfer so I’m glad we didn’t!
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
10
0
Age 33 - 34
6 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
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.
On 2 different occasions [at IVF Florida] I was doing fertility drugs with timed intercourse and I received a message that they have scheduled me for my IUI the next morning at 8am. I wasn't getting an IUI! I would call back minutes later but it was always impossible to get through because they only do their calls right before they close so if you miss it you get their after hours recording...Waited FOREVER at every appointment, most of the staff isn't very kind and you will very much feel like a number here.
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 at IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
On 2 different occasions I was doing fertility drugs with timed intercourse and I received a message that they have scheduled me for my IUI the next morning at 8am. I wasn't getting an IUI! I would call back minutes later but it was always impossible to get through because they only do their calls right before they close so if you miss it you get their after hours recording.
10
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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Pembroke Pines
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Other
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
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.
Billing department [at IVF Florida] is difficult to get ahold of. They told me to take an inject subq when it should have been IM. They apologized immediately. Having different nurses made the process uneasy....IVF 12.243 plus preservation , storage, anesthesia, ocp start IUI about 2,000...I just wish the practice is setup different. Nurses do lots of the tracking during IVF and to IUIs...Most of the girls [nurses] are excellent, but there is 1 that isn't enthusiastic. Despite their enthusiasm I wish I had one nurse from start to finish.
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 at IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Billing department is difficult to get ahold of. They told me to take an inject subq when it should have been IM. They apologized immediately. Having different nurses made the process uneasy.
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Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 38 - 39
2 IUI
5 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
1st of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
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.
I never saw my doctor [Dr Vanessa Weitzman] except for our consult everything else was done by nurses. On my second day of my IUI procedure, the nurse [at IVF Florida] said "I think I got it in" it's just a huge disappointment when you lose trust in your clinic and you are literally a number.
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 at IVF Florida.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
I never saw my doctor except for our consult everything else was done by nurses. On my second day of my IUI procedure, the nurse said "I think I got it in" it's just a huge disappointment when you lose trust in your clinic and you are literally a number.
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Vanessa Weitzman
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IVF Florida
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2017, Unknown Success
5
8
Age 34
3 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
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.
Always busy, never on time, always an all day event. It's clean and they [IVF Florida] 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.... [Cost Of Treatment] 24 thousand. We paid cash... Remember they don't guarantee anything.... She [Dr. Weitzman] didn't do any of the egg transfers, we didn't talk to her that much either.
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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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
3
5
Age 25
Anovulation
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Weitzman did speak in a caring manner and took the time to answer the questions that my husband and I had. She also ordered a range of tests rather than going off of bloodwork from a previous clinic, which I appreciate...Despite my young age, she was not willing to allow me try IVF using my own eggs. This made me feel like I was a statistic that could hurt their facility number and therefore wasn't worth trying with
This clinic was well organized and was able to schedule an appointment for us quickly. The [IVF Florida] staff and everyone at the clinic was respectful and nice...The ultrasound was $1,000 and not covered by insurance...The nurses were very sweet and took the time to reassure me, make sure I was comfortable during testing, etc.
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Weitzman did speak in a caring manner and took the time to answer the questions that my husband and I had. She also ordered a range of tests rather than going off of bloodwork from a previous clinic, which I appreciate. I have, however, heard from other clinics that they can try ivf with my own eggs. This makes me think that Dr. Weitzman either did not want to attempt it because low success rates hurt her numbers or she does not have adequate experience or research in relation to my diagnosis.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
If you are diagnosed with POF or DOR, go in expecting to be given the "donor egg" speech.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Despite my young age, she was not willing to allow me try IVF using my own eggs. This made me feel like I was a statistic that could hurt their facility number and therefore wasn't worth trying with.
Describe the protocols Vanessa Weitzman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I only went for a consultation and testing which included an AFC ultrasound and genetic testing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nurses were very sweet and took the time to reassure me, make sure I was comfortable during testing, etc.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
This clinic was well organized and was able to schedule an appointment for us quickly. The staff and everyone at the clinic was respectful and nice. Since I did not go through with treatment there I do not have much knowledge beyond the initial consultation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
I believe it was around $13,000 for an IVF cycle. The ultrasound was $1,000 and not covered by insurance.
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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
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Trustworthiness
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5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Weitzman] is the best caring person sweet make you feel confident about the entire process she make me and my husband feel like a human with hopes since the first time we meet with her...[new patient advice] Be patient do everything exactly as she will tell you to do so she is the dr and if you listen to her everything will go successfully for you
I remember all of[the IVF Florida nurses,] they were very nice every visit helped me with everything I needed...Is very clean office well decorated make you feel like home every detail of it every sign that you read will help you understand the process you are going through bathroom all you need for every visit is there I was very happy every time I was in that clinic
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
For me and my husband we have many words to describe Dr Vanessa Weitzman she is smart sweet understanding very honest about everything trustworthy friendly very professional we had the most wonderful experience with her our journey was successful we are so grateful to meet her we can’t explain there is not enough words to thank her she give our lives the most beautiful daughter our miracle princess all our Thanks to her and all the staff they were wonderful Thank You!!!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Be patient do everything exactly as she will tell you to do so she is the dr and if you listen to her everything will go successfully for you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She is the best caring person sweet make you feel confident about the entire process she make me and my husband feel like a human with hopes since the first time we meet with her
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Ilene )
I remember all of them they were very nice every visit helped me with everything I needed it specially Ilene very smart very sweet lady Thank You
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Is very clean office well decorated make you feel like home every detail of it every sign that you read will help you understand the process you are going through bathroom all you need for every visit is there I was very happy every time I was in that clinic
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Vanessa Weitzman
Humanity
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Clinic
IVF Florida
Wellington
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