Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 52%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 19%8
52% strongly recommend
26 reviews
Humanity
8
8
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.6
8.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4.7
4.7
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7.6
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Michigan
Residency
Michael Reese Hosp
Fellowship
Michael Reese Hosp

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
John Rapisarda works in 2 offices at

Fertility Centers of Illinois
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 18%8.2

Explore Clinic
Chicago/River North
900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6
Chicago, IL 60610
Glenview
2555 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026

26 patient reviews

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 36 - 37
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Rapisarda was very thorough and clear with us about our treatment plan, what to expect and any obstacles we've faced. He has adjusted the course of our treatment based and explained the adjustments along the way. ... For FET attempt #1, we did a course of estrogen and progesterone, plus baby aspirin and 3 monitoring visits prior to transfer. This resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Attempts #2 and #3 were cancelled because of fluid in lining due to prior c-section, and issues with lining thickness.
The downside [of FCI] is you're more like a number because they are so busy. I found the wait times for morning u/s and bloodwork to be extremely long recently. Expect that the financial coordinators for Dr. Rapisarda's team may be uninformed and callous - always double check their work. ... BCBS covered my care, but my employer has a lifetime maximum for fertility coverage. As I approach the lifetime max, that presents extreme complications with the cost of coverage for my family.
How was your experience with John Rapisarda at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
Dr. Rapisarda was very thorough and clear with us about our treatment plan, what to expect and any obstacles we've faced. He has adjusted the course of our treatment based and explained the adjustments along the way. We are early in our journey to conceive child #2 with Dr. Rapisarda (saw a different doc for child #1), but we're hopeful that we will have success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
Dr. Rapisarda will explain all options to you pretty objectively, but I've found that if you ask him for his recommendation or opinion on best course of action, he will provide you with his feedback.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles at Fertility Centers of Illinois and their degree of success.
For FET attempt #1, we did a course of estrogen and progesterone, plus baby aspirin and 3 monitoring visits prior to transfer. This resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Attempts #2 and #3 were cancelled because of fluid in lining due to prior c-section, and issues with lining thickness. The protocols used were the same as attempt #1, then a stimulated protocol for attempt #3.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The benefit of a place like FCI is high success rates, as it's a fertility factory. The downside is you're more like a number because they are so busy. I found the wait times for morning u/s and bloodwork to be extremely long recently. Expect that the financial coordinators for Dr. Rapisarda's team may be uninformed and callous - always double check their work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda at Fertility Centers of Illinois.
BCBS covered my care, but my employer has a lifetime maximum for fertility coverage. As I approach the lifetime max, that presents extreme complications with the cost of coverage for my family.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago/River North
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5