Rated 7.4
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 27%7.4
56% strongly recommend
114 reviews
Operations
8
8
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.4
8.4
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.2
7.2
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.1
8.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ+ Care
7
7
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Attention to Detail
7.2
7.2
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
1,920
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 10 offices

Boca Raton
7280 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 104
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Coral Gables
126 Aragon Avenue, #126
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Jacksonville
8705 Perimeter Park Blvd, Suite 8
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Jensen Beach
3498 NW Federal Highway
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Jupiter
600 Heritage Drive, Suite 200
Jupiter, FL 33458
Margate
3251 N State Road 7, Ste 200
Margate, FL 33063
Miami
7100 West 20th Avenue
Miami, FL 33016
Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road, Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Port St. Lucie
160 NW Central Park Plaza,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Wellington
10115 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 401A
Wellington, FL 33414
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114 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Manko was up front and honest. That is what i like when it comes to my treatments. I was stalled because of an abnormal pap and have been waiting to continue forward with my transfer...I used birth control for a few months to get my cycle on track, i used gonal f and another medicine that started with an m to get my eggs ready for retrieval. I was switched at last minute to a different trigger shot because of the way my body was reacting
The nurses [at IVF Florida] were very friendly and you felt at home when you had an appointment. It is pretty easy to understand and if you dont you can ask and they will tell you what you want to know in a way you can undertstand...Always eager to get you in and out in a timely manner and always there to make sure you understand what they are asking you to do
How was your experience with Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida?
The nurses were very friendly and you felt at home when you had an appointment. It is pretty easy to understand and if you dont you can ask and they will tell you what you want to know in a way you can undertstand
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida?
Do not be scared to ask any and every question. You may feel intimidated and scared but do not hesitate to ask whatever you would like because he is open and will answer any question
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko was up front and honest. That is what i like when it comes to my treatments. I was stalled because of an abnormal pap and have been waiting to continue forward with my transfer.
Describe the protocols Gene Manko (retired) used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I used birth control for a few months to get my cycle on track, i used gonal f and another medicine that started with an m to get my eggs ready for retrieval. I was switched at last minute to a different trigger shot because of the way my body was reacting
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
They are very friendly but need to be more on top of their game when it comes to the waiting area. Otherwise they are awesome and comforting. Always eager to get you in and out in a timely manner and always there to make sure you understand what they are asking you to do
8
Doctor
Gene Manko (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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Verified

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2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32 - 34
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Middle Eastern
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I like he [Dr. David Hoffman] is personable and on one and one very nice and straight forward. The only thing I didn’t like is that sometimes he said one thing and the nurses said they can’t do it as far as scheduling goes...Take everything he says with a grain of salt as pertains to your schedule...We are in the process of a low hormone stimulus to see how many eggs I can get
[IVF Florida - Margate is] High tech and easily accessible to get to. Nice new facility as well. I like that there are multiple waiting rooms for different things and they are very knowledgeable on what to do and where to go. Still in the beginning so don’t know much but so far so good...$22k with before tests for diagnosing and monitoring and my meds were only $1900
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
I like he is personable and on one and one very nice and straight forward. The only thing I didn’t like is that sometimes he said one thing and the nurses said they can’t do it as far as scheduling goes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Take everything he says with a grain of salt as pertains to your schedule
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
I feel like the nurses cared about me
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
We are in the process of a low hormone stimulus to see how many eggs I can get
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Talia friedman)
They make you feel comfortable
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
High tech and easily accessible to get to. Nice new facility as well. I like that there are multiple waiting rooms for different things and they are very knowledgeable on what to do and where to go. Still in the beginning so don’t know much but so far so good
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
$22k with before tests for diagnosing and monitoring and my meds were only $1900
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I’m just getting older and I’d rather have the risk of a double pregnancy than do one and a time
8
Doctor
David Hoffman
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Margate
NPS
Operations
5 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
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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34
1 IUI
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Christie explained that because of the blocked Fallopian tube, IVF may be a better route. Because of cost, we wanted to try an IUI procedure first before investing so much into IVF...treated us respectfully and explained the plan of care in detail. When it came to the actual physical exam, he walked me through every step of the way which I found to be a huge stress reliever...extremely knowledgeable and has a gentle overall demeanor.
By the time I was called with instructions, it was late afternoon and the nurse [at IVF Florida] mentioned that I was very close to ovulating. When I asked if I should inject the medicine she stated “well, it’s really up to you if you want to go through with it at this point.” I was very disheartened that I received a follow up call so late in the day and that I couldn’t get a clear answer as to whether I should proceed.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
From the moment we met Dr Christie, he sat down with my husband and I for over an hour to discuss my case, treatment options and his own background. He treated us respectfully and explained the plan of care in detail. When it came to the actual physical exam, he walked me through every step of the way which I found to be a huge stress reliever. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has a gentle overall demeanor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
De Christie practices (mostly) out of the Pembroke Pines location. This fertility group is very large and has multiple locations. The main reason we decided to stop seeing him was because of the distance. If you live in that same area, I would definitely stick with him. Because fertility treatments often require you to go into the office at any given time, we found this to be difficult and unfortunately the office closest to our home (Coral Gables) did not provide some of the services that we needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr Christie himself handled my situation with respect, time and care. The office staff was not as open and kind but they were efficient.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I had never previously had any fertility diagnostics before going in to see Dr Christie, so at first, he ordered a bunch of lab work for both my husband and I. Once that came in we scheduled an HSG to look at my Fallopian tubes and uterine anatomy. When this needed to be done, my husband and I ended up having to drive an hour and a half to their pompano office because this was the only facility that could perform this on a weekend day. After the visit , i was scheduled for another follow up HSG with a cannulation because my left Fallopian tube was found to be blocked. The second HSG was unsuccessful at unblocking the tube. Dr Christie was not the physician who performed either of the two HSGs. A few days later, we met with Dr Christie to discuss future steps. Dr Christie explained that because of the blocked Fallopian tube, IVF may be a better route. Because of cost, we wanted to try an IUI procedure first before investing so much into IVF. To prepare for insemination, I took Clomid on specific days of my cycle in order to stimulate my ovaries. I then went in to the office for an ultrasound to check my follicle count. Once that was done, I was instructed to take an injection (can’t recall the name) in order to stimulate ovulation. 24 hrs later, we found ourselves having to drive up to Pompano for a third time in order to have the insemination done. The total time at the office was approximately three hours (it was a weekend and a bunch of other couples there). They called my husband in to obtain his semen sample. They then took it to do a “wash” in which they filter out some of the bad sperm. The nurse eventually called me into the examination room and she was the one who completed the IUI. They had me lay back on the exam table and she then inserted a speculum (much like how they do when you get a pap) and then she inserted a long catheter into my uterus. Once that was secured, she then pushed through my husbands semen (verified of course) through the canula. It was simple and painless. She then had me rest in the supone position for about 15 minutes before standing up and heading home. A few days after the procedure was done, I had to go to the office for another ultrasound and bloodwork to verify that I did indeed ovulate. They instructed me not to take any home pregnancy tests until the supposed first date of my period. Unfortunately, the procedure was not a success and my period arrived as scheduled. Dr Christie did educate us that IUI success rates are very low.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff did well with what they were working with. I’m aware that this is a busy fertility group and the need maybe very demanding. Overall, I was always treated kindly and with respect. I felt like there could have been better communication and follow up in regards to when to administer the one injection to make me ovulate prior to the IUI procedure. By the time I was called with instructions, it was late afternoon and the nurse mentioned that I was very close to ovulating. When I asked if I should inject the medicine she stated “well, it’s really up to you if you want to go through with it at this point.” I was very disheartened that I received a follow up call so late in the day and that I couldn’t get a clear answer as to whether I should proceed. At that point, I decided to go forward with the injection and the procedure because I had already taken Clomid.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Strengths: professional and courteous staff, clean office, knowledgeable and kind physician Weaknesses: multiple locations that not all perform the same services as others. Lack of clear communication/coordination post ultrasound in order to coordinate IUI and injection better.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
My insurance provider does not cover fertility services But I was happy to find that it did cover most of the “basic” bloodwork, ultrasounds, consultation visits and one of the two HSG procedures. The Clomid and injection were not covered but I was referred to a corpus pharmacy for that- the total for medication was approximately $150. The second HSG with cannulation was approximately $1400. The IUI was approximately $1200.
Describe Daniel Christie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
This was not done
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
- requested on multiple attempts to retrieve medical records via CD for imaging purposes from medical records department with no success. Only “paper” documents were sent after multiple attempts. - lack of clear and concise communication from one of the nurses/staff in regards to ultrasound results with follicle size and timing of injection prior to IUI procedure
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Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Maxson was good at giving you all your options and being honest with potential outcomes. He’s very kind and truly loved what he was doing. He is retired now but I would have definitely referred people to him... We do have female and male factor infertility diagnoses. The thought process was to see if the meds would help with more eggs/more chance of getting pregnant. IUI #1: zero meds just IUI with timed ovulation as a “trial”. IUI #2: IUI with 50mg clomid & 150iu gonal-f IUI #3: IUI with 75mg clomid and 150iu...all these resulted in no pregnancy.
kind of felt like a number with the clinic [IVF Florida] as a whole. Just so many people coming and going. But everyone treats you great...I do wish they would take a little more time to make sure you’re understanding everything. For people going through this for the first time it’s a lot to process and sometimes I’d get home and was like, wait, what?...Billing issues is our biggest complaint...We’d pay a copay and then get a bill for it later, even after confirming with them that it’s paid, we still got additional bills in the mail for the same copay...IUI: $474 each Ultrasound & blood work: Approx $300 for each IUI round
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson was good at giving you all your options and being honest with potential outcomes. He’s very kind and truly loved what he was doing. He is retired now but I would have definitely referred people to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
He is retired now.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
I’m general kind of felt like a number with the clinic as a whole. Just so many people coming and going. But everyone treats you great, Dr. Maxson and nurses. I do wish they would take a little more time to make sure you’re understanding everything. For people going through this for the first time it’s a lot to process and sometimes I’d get home and was like, wait, what?
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson (retired) used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Please note, all these resulted in no pregnancy. We do have female and male factor infertility diagnoses. The thought process was to see if the meds would help with more eggs/more chance of getting pregnant. IUI #1: zero meds just IUI with timed ovulation as a “trial”. IUI #2: IUI with 50mg clomid & 150iu gonal-f IUI #3: IUI with 75mg clomid and 150iu
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Nursing staff was great. Always very kind and explained things well, although sometimes kind of fast. Occasionally one would tell me a good bit of info that the other didn’t. And I’d wonder, why didn’t they tell me that last time, that would’ve been good to know. But overall they’re great.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
In terms of billing, things got messed up a lot. We’d pay a copay and a few weeks later we’d get a bill in the mail for that copay. Also prices went up this last year with zero warning, so when we went back for treatment we were really confused why everything was more expensive. Getting appts is easy, getting tests or procedures done is usually pretty quick. Overall I would recommend the clinic to people looking for a fertility doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida.
IUI: $474 each Ultrasound & blood work: Approx $300 for each IUI round
Describe Wayne Maxson (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
From my understand he’s not huge on multiple embryo transfers. Prefers to only transfer one. Which we are fine with.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Billing issues is our biggest complaint. As mentioned before. We’d pay a copay and then get a bill for it later, even after confirming with them that it’s paid, we still got additional bills in the mail for the same copay.
9
Doctor
Wayne Maxson (retired)
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
4 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 27 - 28
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
South Asian
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Barrionuevo] came in on his day off to do my second egg retrieval because he knew I felt more comfortable with him there...He modified and canceled my recent frozen embryo transfer because my lining wouldn't grow. He said it's safer to do an ERA on me now and I appreciate how he modified his plan based on my body's poor response to medication...He will only transfer a single embryo into me and is concerned about the increased risk of multiples even though I'd love to have twins. He said it could affect their health and I respect his rationale.
nurses [at IVF Florida - Miami] are excellent too - they were always responsive to my Type A questions and would communicate reliably through the ivf clinic patient portal so that I could be in the loop on my treatment, lab results, and other details...They were there to hug me after the miscarriage and are still rooting for me. Very grateful to the nurses there as they made my experience so much better even in the toughest of times... I'd arrive early around 730am and be seen for bloodwork and ultrasound back to back. Sometimes the clinic was backed up with more patients and it took longer (over 2 hours) and other times I was in and out within 30 minutes.
How was your experience with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
He is very caring and knowledgeable. The nurses he works with are on the ball and great at answering questions. I lost our baby at close to 9 weeks and am trying again hoping to have a second chance at having a healthy baby and he has never given up on my body and it's ability to conceive despite all of my reservations and self doubt. He came in on his day off to do my second egg retrieval because he knew I felt more comfortable with him there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
If you have questions, make sure to ask them when you meet with him because he is not a mind reader, and he will answer them for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
He would frequently call me after his long days and make time to address my concerns and discuss my results with me. His nurses are excellent too - they were always responsive to my Type A questions and would communicate reliably through the ivf clinic patient portal so that I could be in the loop on my treatment, lab results, and other details.
Describe the protocols Marcelo Barrionuevo used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He modified and canceled my recent frozen embryo transfer because my lining wouldn't grow. He said it's safer to do an ERA on me now and I appreciate how he modified his plan based on my body's poor response to medication.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
They are kind and knowledgeable. They were there to hug me after the miscarriage and are still rooting for me. Very grateful to the nurses there as they made my experience so much better even in the toughest of times.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
They bill you for bills you've paid or shouldn't be paying... I've had to argue with them on the propriety of some charges that were later admittedly removed as errors. The strengths are that they have good nurses and some good doctors.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Florida.
It was pretty routine. I'd arrive early around 730am and be seen for bloodwork and ultrasound back to back. Sometimes the clinic was backed up with more patients and it took longer (over 2 hours) and other times I was in and out within 30 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida.
Each egg retrieval was close to $10,000 and we did two egg retrievals. Each frozen embryo transfer was close to $5000 and we have one done transfer. We also pgd and Pgs tested the embryos for the breast and ovarian cancer gene that I have (brca) which was close to $8000 and the medications were over $5000 each cycle. Our insurance didn't cover any of our egg retrieval or transfer costs and only covered progesterone and birth control pills but none of the other ivf stimulation meds or the estrogen patches or the Luperon. We've spent about $50,000 so far on ivf.
Describe Marcelo Barrionuevo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He will only transfer a single embryo into me and is concerned about the increased risk of multiples even though I'd love to have twins. He said it could affect their health and I respect his rationale.
9
Doctor
Marcelo Barrionuevo
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 34
1 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Manko has a lot of experience and was highly recommended but I feel like he didn’t give us realistic expectations based on my condition and gave false hope. I have stage 4 endometriosis and instead of referring me to a specialist to greater my chances he created an urgency to get Ivf done. Thinking about it now, I wish I would have looked at the research myself and the statistics to better make a decision, in order to be more successful in Ivf
The nurses and staff [at IVF Florida] are just there to do their job, they don’t seem to want to be more involved than what they already have to do...The communication is horrible. We did genetic testing and if we didn’t fight the bill they would have charged us for make and female full genetic testing, when they had recommended for me to do a full test and just test my husband for whatever I get to make sure we spend less money. Another time I was scheduled on the wrong day! I called and made an appointment, I wrote it on my phone, I showed up and the receptionist told me that my appointment wasn’t today it was tomorrow. Just so many little annoying details that I wish they would be more careful with.
How was your experience with Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr Manko has a lot of experience and was highly recommended but I feel like he didn’t give us realistic expectations based on my condition and gave false hope. I have stage 4 endometriosis and instead of referring me to a specialist to greater my chances he created an urgency to get Ivf done. Thinking about it now, I wish I would have looked at the research myself and the statistics to better make a decision, in order to be more successful in Ivf
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida?
Read up on your scientific journals before, make sure you get a second opinion, and be your biggest advocate don’t be afraid to speak up
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida?
We went over all of the statistics based on my age and how healthy I was, never acknowledged how severe my endometriosis was and how our success rate was highly diminished due to his chronic condition
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nurses and staff are just there to do their job, they don’t seem to want to be more involved than what they already have to do
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The communication is horrible. We did genetic testing and if we didn’t fight the bill they would have charged us for make and female full genetic testing, when they had recommended for me to do a full test and just test my husband for whatever I get to make sure we spend less money. Another time I was scheduled on the wrong day! I called and made an appointment, I wrote it on my phone, I showed up and the receptionist told me that my appointment wasn’t today it was tomorrow. Just so many little annoying details that I wish they would be more careful with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gene Manko (retired) at IVF Florida.
25,000
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Genetic testing was an issue, they didn’t communicate with them that we only wanted to partially test for it
0
Doctor
Gene Manko (retired)
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
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2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
2 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Christie is kind, respectful and honest. He tells us the good and bad in a very nurturing manner. He is a very sweet man and we have all our faith tha8t he is doing everything he can to help us have a baby...Dr. Christie is extremely professional. He has always made himself available to us to answer questions or concerns. He is very knowledge and recommend a different procedure in our last cycle that allowed us to have 8 more embryos to complete PGS testing on.
Everyone at the clinic [IVF Florida] is absolutely wonderful. They are kind, patient and very thorough to ensure everything is correct and up to date. The use of the portal is an excellent and efficient way to receive results and communicate with the office and nurses....The entire staff is absolutely wonderful and so caring. Love them all....I purchased a 2 ivf cycle plan via Attain. I believe the cost was around $25k plus PGS testing $3k
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is extremely professional. He has always made himself available to us to answer questions or concerns. He is very knowledge and recommend a different procedure in our last cycle that allowed us to have 8 more embryos to complete PGS testing on. One of which is now our little popsicle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Don't keep wasting time. Go see Dr. Christie or any of this partners at IVF Florida. They are amazing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is kind, respectful and honest. He tells us the good and bad in a very nurturing manner. He is a very sweet man and we have all our faith tha8t he is doing everything he can to help us have a baby.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
In round 1, we went the "normal" way of fertilizing the eggs. On round 2 they were hand fertilized and we got 8 more embryos over the previous cycle (18 total). 8 in total made it to day 5 and after pgs one of those is now our popsicle. We couldn't be happier. We are now going to do an ERA to improve our chances of a successful transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The entire staff is absolutely wonderful and so caring. Love them all.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Everyone at the clinic is absolutely wonderful. They are kind, patient and very thorough to ensure everything is correct and up to date. The use of the portal is an excellent and efficient way to receive results and communicate with the office and nurses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I purchased a 2 ivf cycle plan via Attain. I believe the cost was around $25k plus PGS testing $3k, medication $2k per round, and PGS testing was $3,600 per 8 embryos. ERA should be around $1k. In addition I have about $500 for anesthesiologist and another $2500 for the removal of a fibroid. I think that covers it.
Describe Daniel Christie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
They do not allow multiple transfers and I'm not sure about eSet (not interested)
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 28
3 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Gualtieri took the time to get to know me and give me individualized care...had wonderful bedside manners and he always listened to mine and my husband’s concerns. He would also take the time to call from his personal cell phone if needed to discuss things after office hours...He was always polite and took the time to explain everything in an easy to understand manner. He would take our concerns and financial situation into consideration and adjust the treatment accordingly (i.e. increase the dosage of pills/injectables). He was successful at getting me pregnant in May of 2017 and now I am currently 2 months pregnant again thanks to his medical care.
I went to multiple locations of IVF Florida (Jupiter, Margate, Port St. Lucie, Wellington) and the nurses at each clinic location were knowledgeable and compassionate...It is a large practice but I still felt like the nurses/Dr. Gualtieri took the time to get to know me and give me individualized care. The only weakness is the wait time I would experience sometimes due to a large amount of patience waiting to be seen (this was the case even when I had an exact appointment time and arrived early).
How was your experience with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri would always take the time to explain the risks and benefits of each treatment for each cycle. He was always polite and took the time to explain everything in an easy to understand manner. He would take our concerns and financial situation into consideration and adjust the treatment accordingly (i.e. increase the dosage of pills/injectables). He was successful at getting me pregnant in May of 2017 and now I am currently 2 months pregnant again thanks to his medical care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Have an open mind but also have your own plan of action and he be prepared to convey that plan to Dr. Gualtieri- he will listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida?
Dr. Gualtieri had wonderful bedside manners and he always listened to mine and my husband’s concerns. He would also take the time to call from his personal cell phone if needed to discuss things after office hours.
Describe the protocols Marc Gualtieri used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so for my first pregnancy I needed to be on the highest dosage of Metformin to help with my levels. I was on Letrozal/Femara starting with 2.5 mg and only having success with ovulating on 7.5 mg. I also took 75 & 150 iu of GonalF injectables and Ovidrel (“trigger shot”). For my first pregnancy we did an IUI with 7.5 mg of Letrozal and injectables for my second pregnancy we did the same medication but with timed intercourse.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
I went to multiple locations of IVF Florida (Jupiter, Margate, Port St. Lucie, Wellington) and the nurses at each clinic location were knowledgeable and compassionate.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
It is a large practice but I still felt like the nurses/Dr. Gualtieri took the time to get to know me and give me individualized care. The only weakness is the wait time I would experience sometimes due to a large amount of patience waiting to be seen (this was the case even when I had an exact appointment time and arrived early).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marc Gualtieri at IVF Florida.
Between both pregnancy we spent roughly $20,000
Describe Marc Gualtieri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Dr. Gualtieri would also warn us about the chances and risks of multiples but that was never a concern of ours.
10
Doctor
Marc Gualtieri
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 24
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Overall, Dr. B [Barrionuevo] is amazing, and I’m glad to have found him. He shows compassion, and doesn’t make you feel silly for asking the simplest/irrational questions. He treats his patients with care. He explains everything in absolute detail. When delivering bad news, he shows empathy and brings an action plan.... During the egg retrieval cycle, we down-regulated with birth control. Once cleared, we started stims. Due to my young age and no apparent issues, I was placed on the lowest dose of Menopur and Follistim.
I could not give any negative feedback to this clinic [IVF Florida]. The nurses, care coordinators, financial consultants, appointment coordinators, and check out ladies make this all such a pleasant experience. As I mentioned, this journey is hard. But knowing and trusting you are in great hands makes it so much easier. On another note, for someone who works full time, this clinic is ideal. They open at 7:45am and if you show up a few minutes before doors open, you’re one of the first to be attended.
How was your experience with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Overall, Dr. B is amazing, and I’m glad to have found him. He shows compassion, and doesn’t make you feel silly for asking the simplest/irrational questions. He treats his patients with care. He explains everything in absolute detail. When delivering bad news, he shows empathy and brings an action plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Ask all the questions. Sometimes doctors don’t know that we don’t know, and that’s okay! They do this all day. But he will answer all your questions with loving care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
I understood the chances of IVF and fertility upon going in, and doctors are no heros. However, from the beginning, Dr. B explained to us everything in absolute detail. After a failed transfer, he personally called to see how we were doing and what our next steps would be. If we had questions, he’d call us within the expected time. I always feel that my concerns are met. While he has several patients and probably hears the same story again and again, I feel uniquely valued.
Describe the protocols Marcelo Barrionuevo used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
During the egg retrieval cycle, we down-regulated with birth control. Once cleared, we started stims. Due to my young age and no apparent issues, I was placed on the lowest dose of Menopur and Follistim. I was monitored almost every other day with bloods and U/S. Once cleared, 48 hours before egg retrieval, I was told to trigger with an intramuscular injection of HCG. For my FET prep, I also began with BC. I then down regulated with Lupron injections. Once cleared, I was given my calendar and told to begin estrogen patches to build up my lining. A week before my scheduled transfer, I came in to ensure my lining was thick enough for transfer. 5 days before transfer, I began PIO injections. After that transfer failed, I followed the same protocol for an ERA to ensure that I had the correct amount of PIO to be receptive to an embryo. I am now currently on my second FET prep, and since my ERA came back “receptive,” I am following the same protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff is what makes this clinic what it is. They are on their A game to ensure that you know what you are doing every step of the way. They are compassionate, even when it is difficult. The phlebotomist is my absolute favorite. She’s so sweet and has such a positive aura. And hugs all her patients upon arrival. This journey stinks, but the nurses make it easier.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I could not give any negative feedback to this clinic. The nurses, care coordinators, financial consultants, appointment coordinators, and check out ladies make this all such a pleasant experience. As I mentioned, this journey is hard. But knowing and trusting you are in great hands makes it so much easier. On another note, for someone who works full time, this clinic is ideal. They open at 7:45am and if you show up a few minutes before doors open, you’re one of the first to be attended.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida.
Thankfully I had insurance. Without insurance, each FET would have cost about $10,000, not including medications. The Egg Retrival would have cost $6000.
Describe Marcelo Barrionuevo's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
My clinic is very against transferring more than one embryo, especially if the patients are under the age of 40 and have good quality embryos. I disagree with this mentality, but trust my doctor and am going with the flow. When a patient has gone through multiple heartbreaks, and is also financially unable to follow through with multiple transfers, sometimes transferring multiples is their final chance - emotionally, physically, and financially.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
I only had one issue - I have moderately high prolactin levels. Throughout my first FET prep, I was informed to take a medication to get it under control. However, after my failed transfer, I was told to stop all medications. I assumed this also included my prolactin medication. A month before my next transfer, I mentioned the prolactin medication to my nurse. She made me feel as it was my fault; but this medication was never included on my chart. Had I not mentioned it, this could have affected my next transfer.
10
Doctor
Marcelo Barrionuevo
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
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
2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 30 - 32
1 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Successful
Schedule your appointments ASAP as he [Dr. Maxson] is only at each office on certain days for certain times...He used a variety of treatments always offering advice after a failed cycle. He also was good about seeking advice from the other partners...Dr. Maxson is very smart and knowledgeable in his field. He has many offices and sees many patients, so there is definitely a personalization factor that is missing. He is also very busy and very hard to get an appointment with.
[Costs at IVF Florida were] $5000 per frozen cycle not including meds. $12000 for fresh not including meds. ICSI was extra $1500...Having to go back several times to sign documents that were misplaced. Showing up for appointments that were not scheduled after the nurse told me to come in. Going to pick up time sensitive prescriptions at pharmacy that were not called in...Too large in terms of the patient to doctor ratio. The lady that draws blood is often late which can be quite annoying when you have a job to get to as well. There was much miscommunication in terms of financing, processes, where I was in my cycle, etc. I think due to the company being so large.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson is very smart and knowledgeable in his field. He has many offices and sees many patients, so there is definitely a personalization factor that is missing. He is also very busy and very hard to get an appointment with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
Schedule your appointments ASAP as he is only at each office on certain days for certain times.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
The clinic is so large that often times it felt like the doctors and nurses were just going through the motions. Very friendly, but very little personalization.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson (retired) used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He used a variety of treatments always offering advice after a failed cycle. He also was good about seeking advice from the other partners.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Bonnie)
There are quite a few nurses assigned to each doctor so keeping them all straight was difficult. Most of them were knowledgeable and helpful, sometimes I would come across a nurse that had no idea what I was talking about. When that happened I always asked to speak to Bonnie or Justine.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Too large in terms of the patient to doctor ratio. The lady that draws blood is often late which can be quite annoying when you have a job to get to as well. There was much miscommunication in terms of financing, processes, where I was in my cycle, etc. I think due to the company being so large.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida.
$5000 per frozen cycle not including meds. $12000 for fresh not including meds. ICSI was extra $1500.
Describe Wayne Maxson (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
I always wanted to transfer more, he would only do 2 each time per the guidelines for my age.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
Having to go back several times to sign documents that were misplaced. Showing up for appointments that were not scheduled after the nurse told me to come in. Going to pick up time sensitive prescriptions at pharmacy that were not called in.
6
Doctor
Wayne Maxson (retired)
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K
Professor
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wayne Maxson is an incredible doctor...I came to him after struggling with secondary infertility for over a year... He is brilliant and up to date on the most cutting-edge research and technology. He is an incredible scientist, but even more wonderful human being. He is kind, emotionally attuned to patients and empathic. During difficult moments in my fertility journey he offered me such comfort and treated me with the utmost respect. I felt that I was a person to him, and not just a number. He is truly remarkable and I highly recommend him. I came to him after struggling with secondary infertility for over a year...
Overall, I found the clinic in the Margate location (where I went) to be clean and professional. During certain times of day there was occasionally a wait, but other days I was in and out quickly. I found that the office ran very smoothly and they definitely have good systems in place...The nursing staff at IVF Florida is incredible. I truly adore Justine and Bonnie and I am so appreciative of everything they have done for me. They were always there to answer my questions and help walk me through the process. They helped explain everything and keep me on track. And they both show enormous compassion.
How was your experience with Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr. Wayne Maxson is an incredible doctor. He is brilliant and up to date on the most cutting-edge research and technology. He is an incredible scientist, but even more wonderful human being. He is kind, emotionally attuned to patients and empathic. During difficult moments in my fertility journey he offered me such comfort and treated me with the utmost respect. I felt that I was a person to him, and not just a number. He is truly remarkable and I highly recommend him. I came to him after struggling with secondary infertility for over a year. I was working with another reproductive endocrinologist (who did not offer IVF) but who had helped me get pregnant with my son (with the use of Clomid). When I returned to this doctor to get pregnant again, the Clomid did not work and I spent over a year (with 2 miscarriages) trying oral and injection options with IUI. At one point, my first doctor recommended I speak with Dr. Maxson for a second opinion. When I met with Dr. Maxson, he did NOT push me into doing IVF. In fact, he discouraged it at first and recommended less invasive courses of action. Once those failed, he discussed IVF options with me and with that information he helped guide me in the process. My medical presentation was actually very complicated due to a severe case of PCOS. We met hurdles at many points in the process and Dr. Maxson managed them beautifully - he even suggested a cutting edge test to confirm the perfect date of implantation for me, which turned out to be different from the norm. Because of him, I am blessed with a healthy, full-of-life and just delicious baby girl. She is almost 1 year-old.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr. Maxson will often explain different alternatives to you and often times there is no "right" or "wrong" decision. He rarely pushes you into a decision, unless he feels VERY strongly that it is important medically. More often than not, he is there to guide you but also respects your own viewpoints (within reason and safety of practice, of course). If you do feel that you need more guidance from him, ask him the decision he would make if you were his daughter or his family member. Dr. Maxson is extremely human and when you ask this question to him he will speak openly and honestly. He will meet you where you are at.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Wayne Maxson (retired) at IVF Florida?
Dr. Wayne Maxson is by far the most professional, bright, kind and caring doctor I have ever worked with. He always went above and beyond for me. I feel that he is deeply passionate about the work he is doing and he is a true scientist. As a father himself, he also is able to demonstrate enormous empathy and is very emotionally attuned to his patients.
Describe the protocols Wayne Maxson (retired) used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
It has been almost 2 years since I underwent the egg retrieval process and almost 1.5 years since the implantation. I apologize that I really do not remember - and probably have chosen to forget - much of the details. However, I will say that I highly recommend PGS testing. Due to my PCOS, I produce a large number of very poor quality eggs. After my egg retrieval, I had 12 blastocysts. I am so glad I tested them with PGS because 6 of the 12 came back with chromosomal abnormalities. I fortunately had this information (which Dr. Maxson recommended I obtain) and so I did not waste lots of cycles implanting poor embryos. My first embryo transfer (with a healthy embryo) did fail, which was somewhat surprising to my team. Dr. Maxson suggested I take a month "off" and use that month to do a test of my uterine wall with a cutting-edge technique (sorry can't remember the name!) that allows the doctors to determine the optimal day in the cycle for implantation. This test (which was very new when I was going through the process) showed that my uterine wall was not ready on the day that transfers are typically done...I needed to wait one more day. Knowing this information, we planned accordingly for the second embryo transfer and it was a success :)
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Justine and Bonnie)
The nursing staff at IVF Florida is incredible. I truly adore Justine and Bonnie and I am so appreciative of everything they have done for me. They were always there to answer my questions and help walk me through the process. They helped explain everything and keep me on track. And they both show enormous compassion.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Overall, I found the clinic in the Margate location (where I went) to be clean and professional. During certain times of day there was occasionally a wait, but other days I was in and out quickly. I found that the office ran very smoothly and they definitely have good systems in place.
Describe Wayne Maxson (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
My impression is that Dr. Maxson is conservative when it comes to multiple embryo transfer and he follows guidelines and literature on safe practices. When I was going through IVF, I was 32 years old. I also had one biological son from a non-IVF, Clomid cycle previously. Given this information, Dr. Maxson strongly discouraged multiple embryo transfer and explained the risks associated. It is possible he may be open to multiple embryo transfer in other cases, but I can only speak from my own experience.
10
Doctor
Wayne Maxson (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 38
PCOS
European
1st of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Christie was very nice during our first meeting, but then I barely saw him. The nurses were asked to handle everything else. Even after repeated treatments didn't work I didn't hear anything from him. I had to call and insist on a meeting to come up with a new game plan. Only at that time, after my pressing and after many months of treatment, did he suggest making an adjustment to the protocol...it was also really frustrating because the Dr. was not very reachable.
[IVF Florida] Too big and corporate-like. They treat everyone in the same way - not individualized care....I felt like everyone was having the exact same treatment plan regardless of their prognosis....The answering service was horrible! Sometimes I needed to get a hold of the clinic on the weekends, and it was very difficult to reach a nurse or Dr. Most of the time no one called back. One time I had an emergency and was told to wait at home and drink water, and then call on Monday. Not acceptable!
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie was very nice during our first meeting, but then I barely saw him. The nurses were asked to handle everything else. Even after repeated treatments didn't work I didn't hear anything from him. I had to call and insist on a meeting to come up with a new game plan. Only at that time, after my pressing and after many months of treatment, did he suggest making an adjustment to the protocol.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Don't go to IVF Florida. Period.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
At IVF Florida I felt like everyone was having the exact same treatment plan regardless of their prognosis. I had several other friends going there as well and we compared notes and realized nothing was individualized. Worst of all, the practice kept insisting that I come back many days in a row to do the same procedures over and over again with no discernable improvements. Of course, they charged a lot of money for every visit.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
At first we tried Clomed - absolutely no result. Then Femara - no luck there either. Then, only after my insisting, some injectable drugs to stimulate ovulation with Femara. However, the dosage was off and he didn't adjust it properly. After more combinations of oral and injectable drugs I finally ovulated (after about 5 months).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Some of the nurses were very nice and compassionate, but others treated us like just another object on a conveyor belt in a factory. They were very hesitant to give us any real information and told us the Dr. was the only one who could advise on certain matters. I get that this is for liability reasons, but it was also really frustrating because the Dr. was not very reachable. I also thought some of the nurses were trying to push us into having more expensive procedures (IVF) when it wasn't necessary.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Too big and corporate-like. They treat everyone in the same way - not individualized care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
The per visit costs were lower than other practices, but they made me come back for many unnecessary visits so the overall costs turned out to be a lot higher than other providers. The biggest cost, however, was the time I lost during many months of useless treatments.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
The answering service was horrible! Sometimes I needed to get a hold of the clinic on the weekends, and it was very difficult to reach a nurse or Dr. Most of the time no one called back. One time I had an emergency and was told to wait at home and drink water, and then call on Monday. Not acceptable!
0
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 26 - 27
4 IUI
Anovulation
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Christie is a very generous and kind hearted being. He took his time to explain to you everything that was going on and always looked for a solution when a treatment wasn't working. You also felt his hurt along with you when a pregnancy wasn't successful. He is a very knowledgeable and positive doctor...Dr. Christie always reffered to me by my name which made me feel good that he remembered me...
I think overall the [IVF Florida - Miami] clinic has done a good job. When I first started treatment they had yet to have the patient portal so it was a bit difficult to get in contact with a nurse. But after the patient portal the nursing team was very decent in responding. The portal is very useful and has all your results needed...Since I do have insurance I had to pay my $2,500 deductible. After that with copays and medications I paid around 1,000...
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is a very generous and kind hearted being. He took his time to explain to you everything that was going on and always looked for a solution when a treatment wasn't working. You also felt his hurt along with you when a pregnancy wasn't successful. He is a very knowledgeable and positive doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie is just amazing. The way he speaks makes you feel valued. Always ask questions! He has a great way of explaining in detailed and at your pace so you can fully understand with him every step of the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie always reffered to me by my name which made me feel good that he remembered me.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
With my first 2 IUI cycles I took Letrzole which were not successful. With my 3rd IUI cycle I took Clomid and it wasn't successful. Finally, with my 4th IUI cycle we took injectables only (Follistim) and it resulted in a successful IUI and pregnancy with Triplets.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lauren)
At the beginning of treatment we had a disconnection in communication after it was addressed everything went great. Mostly all are very friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. Darlyng is truly amazing! Always remembered me by my first name and was very knowledgeable and attentive.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I think overall the clinic has done a good job. When I first started treatment they had yet to have the patient portal so it was a bit difficult to get in contact with a nurse. But after the patient portal the nursing team was very decent in responding. The portal is very useful and has all your results needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
Since I do have insurance I had to pay my $2,500 deductible. After that with copays and medications I paid around 1,000.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
During 1 cycle, a failry large cyst that was known I had was mistaken for a mature follicle. We almost proceeded with an IUI till I brought it up to their attention so my cycle was cancelled. Dr. Christie was great in going over the information and proceeded to make sure this will never happen again and it never did!
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
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2010 - 2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
5
Age 37 - 39
1 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
2nd of 3 Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
[Daniel Christie is an] excellent RE...He was accessible via email for detailed questions that arose outside appointments and he followed up with me via phone whenever something happened with my IVF cycles (I had several unfortunate pregnancy outcomes)...His general modus operandi is "less is more" I think in terms of telling you what he's thinking about your case, but he's very willing to make you privy to his views on your case if you want in depth analysis of things.
In comparison to the staff I knew at the small [IVF Florida Miami] office, I didn't love the communication with the 2 other offices, but I assume if I'd gone to one of those two as my primary location, the situation might have been different...I consider it pretty normal that there were some forgotten phone calls and paperwork that didn't make it to my local clinic. Minor annoyances but nothing huge.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Excellent RE. He was new to his practice (IVF FL) when I was a patient from 2010-2012 and super attentive despite the fact that it is a huge practice with several offices. He was accessible via email for detailed questions that arose outside appointments and he followed up with me via phone whenever something happened with my IVF cycles (I had several unfortunate pregnancy outcomes). He has a great sense of humor and in general kept my and my husband's spirits up through a long slog through infertility treatments over several years. Despite the fact that another RE got me pregnant with donor eggs later, we completely credit Dr. Christie with encouraging us through the long ordeal and ultimately keeping us believing in the process of trying to have a healthy live birth.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Ask lots of questions. His general modus operandi is "less is more" I think in terms of telling you what he's thinking about your case, but he's very willing to make you privy to his views on your case if you want in depth analysis of things. He's a fantastic doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He was an excellent communicator and always went the extra mile to be in touch and be patient.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
IUI with gonal F (failed attempt Dec. 2010), IVF antagonist protocol (successful attempt but chemical pregnancy, March 2011), FET of single blast (successful attempt but ectopic pregnancy, May 2011), IVF estrogen priming antagonist protocol (successful attempt but Trisomy 18 pregnancy, Dec. 2011)
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Meicy Alvarez)
I loved working with Meicy, Emily, and the other ladies in the Miami office (no longer open - Meicy is now at Pembroke Pines). In comparison to the staff I knew at the small office, I didn't love the communication with the 2 other offices, but I assume if I'd gone to one of those two as my primary location, the situation might have been different.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
IUI - 500 to $1000. IVF - 3 cycle package for $21,500
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Lost results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
I only had minor things go wrong and given that I did 4 different infertility treatment cycles there and did one of those 4 from out of state, I consider it pretty normal that there were some forgotten phone calls and paperwork that didn't make it to my local clinic. Minor annoyances but nothing huge.
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
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
4 of 5
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
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2021, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 40
2 IVF
2 Embryo Freezing
Income $200K - $499K
Investor
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
2 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Weitzman] is very cold and no bedside manners. She was the doctor who retrieved my eggs twice and I don’t recommend her. Both times my cycles failed with her. Other two times with the other doctor were successful. After her doing my egg retrieval it took me two weeks to recover...She is so impersonal, she bragged about her weekend with her nurse right on front of me...
This clinic [IVF Florida] is so crowded and you feel like a number, not a patient. I felt like I’m just an another person to write a check. I didn’t feel like they cared for their patients. On the egg retrieval days there were 5 girls lined up. It looked like egg mill...Nursing staff at the surgical egg retrieval are nice. Few of them are not good at placing IV’s...
How was your experience with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Very cold and rude. She was so unprofessional, bragging about her weekend to a nurse right on front of me. I had her retrieve my eggs two separate times and both retrievals were horrible. Both retrievals were so bad I had to recover for two weeks after her and we yielded no embryos. I had two other retrievals done by another doctor, Dr. Christy and I was back to normal after a few days and both times we had embryos. I begged my doctor not to have her do my egg retrieval, but that was unavailable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
Stay away from her. Do yourself a favor and get someone else to treat you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida?
She is very cold and no bedside manners. She was the doctor who retrieved my eggs twice and I don’t recommend her. Both times my cycles failed with her. Other two times with the other doctor were successful. After her doing my egg retrieval it took me two weeks to recover. Avoid her at all cost. She is so impersonal, she bragged about her weekend with her nurse right on front of me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Nursing staff at the surgical egg retrieval are nice. Few of them are not good at placing IV’s.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
This clinic is so crowded and you feel like a number, not a patient. I felt like I’m just an another person to write a check. I didn’t feel like they cared for their patients. On the egg retrieval days there were 5 girls lined up. It looked like egg mill.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vanessa Weitzman at IVF Florida.
Insurance covered large portion
0
Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2015 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 36 - 39
2 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Christie] is a very humane physician. He takes the time and care to thoroughly explain to you the ivf process. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to go through fertility treatment. ...Unfortunately, at 21 weeks I lost the baby. He was very caring and took the time to show his condolences and give us hope for a successful pregnancy in the future...He is a very humane physician. He takes the time and care to thoroughly explain to you the ivf process. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to go through fertility treatment. We were able to get pregnant through our first transfer. Unfortunately, at 21 weeks I lost the baby. He was very caring and took the time to show his condolences and give us hope for a successful pregnancy in the future.
I really like the clinic [IVF Florida ]. They do take the time to explain the ivf process. My only concern may be understaffing. You typically have to leave an email or voicemail message whenever you have a question. However, they are typically responsive within the same day....The nursing staff took time to explain the ivf process as well. Unfortunately, I was not assigned to particular nurse, however, I really cannot complain about their work. They took the time to answer all questions
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He is a very humane physician. He takes the time and care to thoroughly explain to you the ivf process. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to go through fertility treatment. We were able to get pregnant through our first transfer. Unfortunately, at 21 weeks I lost the baby. He was very caring and took the time to show his condolences and give us hope for a successful pregnancy in the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Ask a lot of questions, because he will take the time to answer them all. He is very attentive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He is very kind and thorough in explaining the ivf process. He takes his time to sit and talk to you and shows genuine interest in your care
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He put me on Lupron since I could not be on BCP since I could be prone to blood clots.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
The nursing staff took time to explain the ivf process as well. Unfortunately, I was not assigned to particular nurse, however, I really cannot complain about their work. They took the time to answer all questions
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
I really like the clinic. They do take the time to explain the ivf process. My only concern may be understaffing. You typically have to leave an email or voicemail message whenever you have a question. However, they are typically responsive within the same day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I was able to get a loan through Attain for 2 ivf cycles with unlimited transfers. I had to pay medication and OR costs on my own.
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
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
2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I felt like a human. Dr. Hoffman has been in practice for many many years. He is honest and bc my prognosis was good for getting pregnant, he was positive. He would say to me, it’s not a matter of if for you it’s a matter of when. Bc of his knowledge and care I now have boy/girl twins...He is an excellent communicator. He’s very well read. His scope of practice is vast as one of his specialties being laparoscopic surgery. He performed two of these for me. Ivf of FL is a big practice with a lot of staff and a lot of patients. Sometimes it was difficult to get a hold of him but mostly I could.
Sometimes [the nurses at IVF Florida are] hard to get a hold of but they are SO busy! But once I got a hold of them and when in person their bed side was perfect! Sensitive and empathetic! Even the woman who took my blood regularly... Ivf of FL no longer transfers 2 embryos unless the patient is 40 or older... They’re organized and friendly. Some nurses offered for me to call them personally when I was feeling super stressed.
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He is an excellent communicator. He’s very well read. His scope of practice is vast as one of his specialties being laparoscopic surgery. He performed two of these for me. Ivf of FL is a big practice with a lot of staff and a lot of patients. Sometimes it was difficult to get a hold of him but mostly I could.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Be open and honest about your fertility goals and be patient as this can be a lengthy process. Dr. Hoffman will not rush to get you pregnant. He does things when the timing is right.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
I felt like a human. Dr. Hoffman has been in practice for many many years. He is honest and bc my prognosis was good for getting pregnant, he was positive. He would say to me, it’s not a matter of if for you it’s a matter of when. Bc of his knowledge and care I now have boy/girl twins
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Sometimes hard to get a hold of but they are SO busy! But once I got a hold of them and when in person their bed side was perfect! Sensitive and empathetic! Even the woman who took my blood regularly
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Very busy. A lot of staff. Once on the phone with them or they n person I was able to get good care. They’re organized and friendly. Some nurses offered for me to call them personally when I was feeling super stressed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
I had medical insurance which covered two rounds
Describe David Hoffman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He did not want to transfer 2 as I was under 40. He gave me all the negative possibilities with can come with a twin pregnancy. Ivf of FL no longer transfers 2 embryos unless the patient is 40 or older
10
Doctor
David Hoffman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2012 - 2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 40
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 4 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Christie was kind and compassionate and really took the time to listen to my opinions and questions and was there every step of the way....Dr. C was kind, compassionate and I had a great experience with him. mI did two rounds initially and was successful on the second round. I went back to have another baby and he was very honest about my small chances for success but still was willing to work with me.... he used max doses but always expected me to respond by day 9.
THis is a huge clinic so a bit like a factory. My RE [Dr. Christie] never did any of my retrievals nor transfers. They also do push day 3 transfers and dont push PGS testing which I found a bit outdated. Price wise they are very reasonable in comparison to other clinics. Their surgery center is very far, in Margate, and that is where they see patients on weekends which is very inconvenient...The nursing staff overall was very good....I was fortunate enough to have insurance so costs were minimal.
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. C was kind, compassionate and I had a great experience with him. mI did two rounds initially and was successful on the second round. I went back to have another baby and he was very honest about my small chances for success but still was willing to work with me. Unfortunately those other attempts were not successful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Be prepared with questions-he is open minded and will work with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Dr. Christie was kind and compassionate and really took the time to listen to my opinions and questions and was there every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I am a slow responder so he used max doses but always expected me to respond by day 9. I primed with estrogen patches-not birth control pills as the one cycle that I primed with BC pills seemed to over supress me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Lauren)
The nursing staff overall was very good.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
THis is a huge clinic so a bit like a factory. My RE never did any of my retrievals nor transfers. They also do push day 3 transfers and dont push PGS testing which I found a bit outdated. Price wise they are very reasonable in comparison to other clinics. Their surgery center is very far, in Margate, and that is where they see patients on weekends which is very inconvenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
I was fortunate enough to have insurance so costs were minimal.
Describe Daniel Christie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
He was very informative and had a good approach of giving his recommendation as well as letting me ultimately decide.
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He[Dr. Daniel Christie] is excellent and made what is an uncomfortable situation bearable...He always explained everything in a way that both my husband and I could completely understand...I had a HSG - twice. It was determined that I had a blocked tube. Had the tube opened via a second HSG. I took Clomid, Gonal F and Ovidrel injections...
All staff and nurses [of IVF Florida] were very kind and professional...We were always comfortable with any procedures...My insurance doesn’t cover infertility- since I had to have a HSG twice it has been quite expensive. We have spent over $5,000...He always explained everything in a way that both my husband and I could completely understand...
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He is excellent and made what is an uncomfortable situation bearable. I feel very comfortable and grateful to him even though we are still in the process. He always explained everything in a way that both my husband and I could completely understand. He put us both at ease and we felt we made the right decision by picking him as our doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Just be patient and try not to stress yourself out
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Hes incredibly patient and explains in a way to make sure you understand
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
I had a HSG - twice. It was determined that I had a blocked tube. Had the tube opened via a second HSG. I took Clomid, Gonal F and Ovidrel injections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida.
All staff and nurses were very kind and professional.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
We went to the gables, Pembroke Pines and margate offices. All 3 are very clean and all staff is extremely friendly/compassionate. We were very impressed with the team and the explanations. We were always comfortable with any procedures. They put us at ease. Even though we had to travel, we felt it was worth it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Christie at IVF Florida.
My insurance doesn’t cover infertility- since I had to have a HSG twice it has been quite expensive. We have spent over $5,000.
10
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Doctor Ory is very matter a fact but I appreate that in a doctor. He lays out all options very clearly and he is up to date on any new methods in the fertility world. He not only shares the options but he also gives you his best advise. Aside from that he has been able to motivate us for the next round....Make sure to ask questions or for a one on one call with dr Ory when needed! He will make time for you, but if you don’t ask you can feel like just a number at this massive clinic.
Since the clinic [IVF Florida] is so big, it is hard to nail down a date for an FET or any type of procedure. There is also a risk that major procedures are done by a different doctor. Put all your trust in another doctor is sometimes hard... The office of IVF Florida is very large, but since they have a smaller office in Miami it is easy to built a relationship with the nurses. Doctor Ory is very matter a fact but always takes the time to answer any question you may have.
How was your experience with Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida?
Doctor Ory is very matter a fact but I appreate that in a doctor. He lays out all options very clearly and he is up to date on any new methods in the fertility world. He not only shares the options but he also gives you his best advise. Aside from that he has been able to motivate us for the next round.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida?
Make sure to ask questions or for a one on one call with dr Ory when needed! He will make time for you, but if you don’t ask you can feel like just a number at this massive clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida?
The office of IVF Florida is very large, but since they have a smaller office in Miami it is easy to built a relationship with the nurses. Doctor Ory is very matter a fact but always takes the time to answer any question you may have. After I miscarried he made sure to follow up with me to make sure I was going ok.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Since the clinic is so big, it is hard to nail down a date for an FET or any type of procedure. There is also a risk that major procedures are done by a different doctor. Put all your trust in another doctor is sometimes hard
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida.
21k includes 2 full rounds of IVF incl unlimited FETs
Describe Steven Ory (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Florida.
Ivf Florida only transfers 1 embryo back
9
Doctor
Steven Ory (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
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.
8
Doctor
Vanessa Weitzman
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
Anovulation
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. David Hoffman] introduced himself and background, had a great bedside manner and explained everything to myself and my husband in great detail until we understood exactly what would happen. During each procedure he would explain as he was going and once completed would sit down with me and go over everything again. He is a great doctor and would recommend him to anyone, the office he works in on the other hand is huge and not the friendliest when trying to reach the doctor and/or nurse
The front desk staff [at IVF Florida] are not the friendliest at times, and when there is a finance issue, they will argue with you until you just give up and pay them what they wabt... Dr. Hoffman's nurse is great, very informative and compassionate... He is a great doctor and would recommend him to anyone, the office he works in on the other hand is huge and not the friendliest when trying to reach the doctor and/or nurse
How was your experience with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He introduced himself and background, had a great bedside manner and explained everything to myself and my husband in great detail until we understood exactly what would happen. During each procedure he would explain as he was going and once completed would sit down with me and go over everything again. He is a great doctor and would recommend him to anyone, the office he works in on the other hand is huge and not the friendliest when trying to reach the doctor and/or nurse
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
Have all your questions ready to ask cause once you leave it is pretty hard to get in touch with him or his nurse due to the front desk of the office
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Hoffman at IVF Florida?
He treated me with respect, explained everything until I understood
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
He put me on clomid 50 mg first round, ovulated late, second round - 4th round 100mg ovulated every month but did not conceive, currently on letrozole now and using estrogen to thicken lining and ovidril trigger when eggs are mature enough
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
Dr. Hoffman's nurse is great, very informative and compassionate
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
The front desk staff are not the friendliest at times, and when there is a finance issue, they will argue with you until you just give up and pay them what they wabt
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman at IVF Florida.
Insurance only covered diagnosis no treatment had a 60 co pay each visit
10
Doctor
David Hoffman
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 40
2 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Christie] takes his time answering questions and explaining procedure. He has a calm demeanor which is beneficial during such a high stressed experience....[The nurses] each provided different information. Wish everyone was on the same page.
They [staff at IVF Florida] did not order t[w]o tests (pap smear and rh factor) before starting treatment which could have resulted in canceling a cycle. Once they did not provide me with test results which would have determined if I needed any medication
How was your experience with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
He takes his time answering questions and explaining procedure. He has a calm demeanor which is beneficial during such a high stressed experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
Ask for copies of all medical tests. It's so easy to forget your results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Christie at IVF Florida?
There is always a different nurse or tech performing a procedure. It is difficult to develop a connection with anyone since they have a high volume of patients and most don't remember you. That said, there is one nurse who appears to remember me and has been very kind. When I meet with the Doctor he takes his time explaining options and treatment.
Describe the protocols Daniel Christie used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
IUI 1 and 2 -Clomid 100mg 5 days, Gonal-F 150 1 day, trigger shot and then two back to back IUIs-BFN
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
They each provided different information. Wish everyone was on the same page.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
They did not order to tests (pap smear and rh factor) before starting treatment which could have resulted in canceling a cycle. Once they did not provide me with test results which would have determined if I needed any medication
7
Doctor
Daniel Christie
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
7
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He is very straightforward and mechanical but he doesn't rush you or fail to explain. I just feel he is set in his ways and only does things one way.
There was a mix of cold and detached and warm and friendly [with the nurses]. You just never knew who you were gonna get.
How was your experience with Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida?
I do think he is kind, smart and professional however he lacks a warmth I could have used. Also, he is not open to hearing about information I brought about myself from tests performed by my functional medicine doctor that I think could have helped.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida?
Don't expect a warm, friendly doctor. He is extremely professional and almost military
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Ory (retired) at IVF Florida?
He is very straightforward and mechanical but he doesn't rush you or fail to explain. I just feel he is set in his ways and only does things one way. When I brought hormone panel tests that I did using saliva and information from my functional medicine doctor he just disregards.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Florida.
there was a mix of cold and detached and warm and friendly. You just never knew who you were gonna get.
5
Doctor
Steven Ory (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 38
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I don't want to say much bad about Doctor Barrionuevo as I only saw him once and he was good, and then I had a phone call with him. I had only wish he had done a deeper investigation of what happened before calling me with the false accusations from the nurses, as I was already shocked and that just made it worse...I was treat like a number by his team not by him. 0 empathy, disrespectful nurses.
the worst started when I was called to the room [at IVF Florida] to do the (HSG) test. I was asked to get in a little room , get half naked. When I tried to enter the next door for the test another patient was still having the test so I was asked to keep waiting in the little room for almost 10 minutes while hearing a lady (doing the same test I was about to get done) yelling and crying like she was been tortured. I, by any means , trying to say the pain was the fault of the medical team, I understand each person has a different condition or level of resistance. But when if finally was my turn I was scared, shaking, fearing the pain that could cause me the test. I told the team that it was a very uncomfortable situation and that I wished I haven’t heard those screams, I wish they would have made me wait in another place. The doctor there told me it was not common to have people yielding in pain that way. I told her I was very nervous and if it started hurting much to please stop, and she agreed. She started with the speculum and her first comment was “you are too tense, the speculum w
How was your experience with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
This is the worst medical experience I have ever had in almost 40 years! . My first appointment was with Doctor Barrionuevo. Apart from the 1 hour waiting the doctor was very kind and explained the details of the possible treatment in a very clear way. I have also a test done, everything was good. I was told someone from the financial services will contact me . After a few weeks waiting for the call I called about 4 times before being contacted back. Before the financial call I had an appointment for and ultrasound. When I arrived I was told about another exam (genetics) that need to be done and a nurse took my blood for it. When I asked if that was covered by the insurance she didn’t know and said the financial service should provide me that info, I asked a second nurse and got the same answer. When the financials team called me they haven’t check at that point my insurance coverage. When I asked about the specific cost of the genetic test the lady explained this info needs to be provided by the nurses..., she offered to contact the nurses and write back to me (which never happened…). Today I had an appointment to do another test (HSG). I asked to see the nurse to get clarification on the cost of the genetic test. She explained to me this was done by an external company and only that company can provide me costs. I understood but told her I would have appreciate someone would have explain that to me before taking my blood (a day I was going for another test.). Also I would have appreciate not to be sent from one team to another to get that info. The nurse became frustrated, started looking angry at me, raising her voice telling me “this is the way it is” like I should know it….I was not blaming anyone, I was just pointing my frustration of not been provided the right info on time and the opportunity they have internally to better align the communication to the patients. But the worst started when I was called to the room to do the (HSG) test. I was asked to get in a little room , get half naked. When I tried to enter the next door for the test another patient was still having the test so I was asked to keep waiting in the little room for almost 10 minutes while hearing a lady (doing the same test I was about to get done) yelling and crying like she was been tortured. I, by any means , trying to say the pain was the fault of the medical team, I understand each person has a different condition or level of resistance. But when if finally was my turn I was scared, shaking, fearing the pain that could cause me the test. I told the team that it was a very uncomfortable situation and that I wished I haven’t heard those screams, I wish they would have made me wait in another place. The doctor there told me it was not common to have people yielding in pain that way. I told her I was very nervous and if it started hurting much to please stop, and she agreed. She started with the speculum and her first comment was “you are too tense, the speculum will break, you need to relax’’. Easier said than done. Not sure how they expected me to be relaxed after all I heard, so I told them I was done and to please stop the test. I got back to the toilet to get dressed up, and I left the room. On my way out I asked the reception lady to please give me a follow up appointment with Doctor Barrionuevo, After waiting for about 5 minutes I told her I was nervous (shaken) and I have been there for too long so to please call me when she had the appointment booked, her answer was "No, you will have to call the appointment center." I felt horrible, totally discouraged. In the afternoon I received a call from Doctor Barrionuevo, he wanted to talk to me about what had happened. I was shocked to hear apparently all the nurses have accused me to insult them, smashing doors, breaking a clothes box! So not only the whole experience was frustrating enough, and instead of have a bit of empathy they just made it worse inventing false accusations to cover themselves of a job poorly done. Doctor Barrionuevo told me that due the circumstances it was better for me to move to another clinic, he offered to send all the info he has on my case, and encourage me to keep going with my treatment somewhere else. I have nothing bad to say about Doctore Barrionuevo but the whole experience was horrible and traumatizing and very discouraging for me. I am sharing this long review as I hope the clinic can take it to improve certain points and to avoid anyone else has such a bad experience as I had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
Find another clinic
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida?
I was treat like a number by his team not by him. 0 empathy, disrespectful nurses.
Describe the protocols Marcelo Barrionuevo used in your cycles at IVF Florida and their degree of success.
Didn't get to far, I stopped at diagnose
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Florida. (Assigned nurse: Andrea)
The nurse seems to be a bit lost in some pieces of information. But the way I was treated by the main nurse was disrespectful and non compassionate at all. Instead of trying to understand my questions and my feedback she became angry and defensive.
Describe your experience with IVF Florida.
Only strength for me was the location. I don't want to say much bad about Doctor Barrionuevo as I only saw him once and he was good, and then I had a phone call with him. I had only wish he had done a deeper investigation of what happened before calling me with the false accusations from the nurses, as I was already shocked and that just made it worse. The nurse team and specially the main nurser clearly the weaknesses
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marcelo Barrionuevo at IVF Florida.
I was told from $7K to $14K
What specific things went wrong at IVF Florida?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Florida.
This is the worst medical experience I have ever had in almost 40 years! . My first appointment was with Doctor Barrionuevo. Apart from the 1 hour waiting the doctor was very kind and explained the details of the possible treatment in a very clear way. I have also a test done, everything was good. I was told someone from the financial services will contact me . After a few weeks waiting for the call I called about 4 times before being contacted back. Before the financial call I had an appointment for and ultrasound. When I arrived I was told about another exam (genetics) that need to be done and a nurse took my blood for it. When I asked if that was covered by the insurance she didn’t know and said the financial service should provide me that info, I asked a second nurse and got the same answer. When the financials team called me they haven’t check at that point my insurance coverage. When I asked about the specific cost of the genetic test the lady explained this info needs to be provided by the nurses..., she offered to contact the nurses and write back to me (which never happened…). Today I had an appointment to do another test (HSG). I asked to see the nurse to get clarification on the cost of the genetic test. She explained to me this was done by an external company and only that company can provide me costs. I understood but told her I would have appreciate someone would have explain that to me before taking my blood (a day I was going for another test.). Also I would have appreciate not to be sent from one team to another to get that info. The nurse became frustrated, started looking angry at me, raising her voice telling me “this is the way it is” like I should know it….I was not blaming anyone, I was just pointing my frustration of not been provided the right info on time and the opportunity they have internally to better align the communication to the patients. But the worst started when I was called to the room to do the (HSG) test. I was asked to get in a little room , get half naked. When I tried to enter the next door for the test another patient was still having the test so I was asked to keep waiting in the little room for almost 10 minutes while hearing a lady (doing the same test I was about to get done) yelling and crying like she was been tortured. I, by any means , trying to say the pain was the fault of the medical team, I understand each person has a different condition or level of resistance. But when if finally was my turn I was scared, shaking, fearing the pain that could cause me the test. I told the team that it was a very uncomfortable situation and that I wished I haven’t heard those screams, I wish they would have made me wait in another place. The doctor there told me it was not common to have people yielding in pain that way. I told her I was very nervous and if it started hurting much to please stop, and she agreed. She started with the speculum and her first comment was “you are too tense, the speculum will break, you need to relax’’. Easier said than done. Not sure how they expected me to be relaxed after all I heard, so I told them I was done and to please stop the test. I got back to the toilet to get dressed up, and I left the room. On my way out I asked the reception lady to please give me a follow up appointment with Doctor Barrionuevo, After waiting for about 5 minutes I told her I was nervous (shaken) and I have been there for too long so to please call me when she had the appointment booked, her answer was "No, you will have to call the appointment center." I felt horrible, totally discouraged. In the afternoon I received a call from Doctor Barrionuevo, he wanted to talk to me about what had happened. I was shocked to hear apparently all the nurses have accused me to insult them, smashing doors, breaking a clothes box! So not only the whole experience was frustrating enough, and instead of have a bit of empathy they just made it worse inventing false accusations to cover themselves of a job poorly done. Doctor Barrionuevo told me that due the circumstances it was better for me to move to another clinic, he offered to send all the info he has on my case, and encourage me to keep going with my treatment somewhere else. I have nothing bad to say about Doctore Barrionuevo but the whole experience was horrible and traumatizing and very discouraging for me. I am sharing this long review as I hope the clinic can take it to improve certain points and to avoid anyone else has such a bad experience as I had.
0
Doctor
Marcelo Barrionuevo
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
IVF Florida
Miami
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5