Fertility & IVF Center of Miami

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Miami
8950 N. Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 596-4013
Miami Beach
4308 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, Fl 33140
(305) 596-4013
Miramar
12600 Pembroke Rd
Miramar, Fl 33027
(305) 596-4013
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility & IVF Center of Miami to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 12Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 38.8
16 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 6% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
497
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.3
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
16 assessments
9
Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
I felt that I made the right decision on going to the IVF Center of Miami, even though my treatments did not give me the end result that I wanted. Everyone at the office was up to speed on my progress and they were just caring and felt like they were involved in my journey. As someone who has had a lot of ups and downs, I can easily blame the office for that, but it wasn't them. I did move on to another doctor in New York. In Miami I felt like I was the only person with any issues - and that I was the only one going through this. It was helpful that there was a Miami Beach office, but I would have liked a little more support with possibly classes or seminars or a group to talk about what challenges I was facing.
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
I felt that I made the right decision on going to the IVF Center of Miami, even though my treatments did not give me the end result that I wanted. Everyone at the office was up to speed on my progress and they were just caring and felt like they were involved in my journey. As someone who has had a lot of ups and downs, I can easily blame the office for that, but it wasn't them. I did move on to another doctor in New York. In Miami I felt like I was the only person with any issues - and that I was the only one going through this. It was helpful that there was a Miami Beach office, but I would have liked a little more support with possibly classes or seminars or a group to talk about what challenges I was facing.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My husband and I had a great relationship with Dr. Taylor. Even though I had my ups and downs, she truly treated both of us like we were family. She honestly cared about us and our wellbeing and was just genuinely concerned and wanted to help guide us through our journey.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Ashley was extremely caring - she cheered me up when I was having a bad day and would like me see that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and she truly felt that a baby was on the horizon for us.
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor?
Dr. Taylor wanted to help us so badly. We unfortunately were an odd case for the practice. I felt bad leaving and even cried after our last appointment knowing that I was going on to another doctor. She truly cared and I wants the best for us and I don't think I would have been able to get through this tough time without her. She would meet with me just to talk, as many times I wanted to and called to check up on me. I cannot thank her enough.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor?
Do your homework. I researched a lot and felt like I wanted to make sure I was getting the best care. I also would suggest to ask to see what Dr. Jacobs has to say about your case if you are out of the ordinary. I am the kind of person who is their own advocate and I think you need to be with any doctor in this situation.
Describe the protocols Joelle Taylor used in your cycles and their degree of success.
1st Egg Retrieval - standard Follistim, Menopur, Ganorelix, HCG Trigger Shot, Progesterone in Oil = 10 days, then Day 5 egg retrieval. This pregnancy resulted as an ectopic and Dr. Taylor helped us get through it. 1st Frozen Embryo Transfer - Birth control, Lupron, Progesterone in Oil = no issues with transfer. Go pregnant and unfortunately miscarried at 10 weeks. Dr. Taylor saw us right away and did a D&C the next day. 2nd Egg Retrieval - same as the first with the medication, but unfortunately my medication had to be increased and the retrieval results were poor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor.
I was lucky enough to have my insurance cover the costs. The only costs I can recall that were not covered was embryo storage - $1,450 per year.
9
Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
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9
Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
9
It [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] is small so you get to know everyone. It is on the expensive side.... FOr the most part the wait times were not bad, and I was able to schedule before work at times that were convenient for me.... THey [the nursing staff] were a bit un organized but over all very kind and compassionate.... A newer nurse gave me the wrong instructions in regards to coming in for an ultrasound/having a repeat beta.
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
9
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
It is small so you get to know everyone. It is on the expensive side.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Taylor could not have been kinder, more empathetic and understanding throughout the whole treatment process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
THey were a bit un organized but over all very kind and compassionate.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor?
I could tell from the moment that I walked into Dr. Taylor's office that I was going to have a very different experience. She was kind, understanding, patient, thoughtful-I could go on and on. SHe is very special and one of a kind. I highly recommend her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor?
Try to manage your expectations as Dr. Taylor can only do so much-unfortunately there are many other factors at play.
Describe the protocols Joelle Taylor used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Taylor used the antagonist protocol plus the growth hormone. As I am a slow responder we used max doses of Gonal F and Menopur as well as the growth hormone. I was primed with estrogen patches. The results were as expected for my age and my numbers-I have diminished ovarian reserve as well as poor egg quality. My first cycle all 3 of the embryos tested came back abnormal. The second cycle due to complications we were not able to PGS test before transfer, we transferred two and I miscarried at 6 weeks. The third that was tested came back abnormal and I have one frozen that was not tested as it was too weak.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
FOr the most part the wait times were not bad, and I was able to schedule before work at times that were convenient for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor.
THe costs were high, one of my cycles was covered partially by insurance so I really do not remember. I know I paid 14K for my last ivf cycle as meds and monitoring/blood tests were covered by insurance.
10
Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The clinic [Fert and IVF Ctr of Miami] doesn’t have a support group the way Another large fertility clinic in the area does which makes it more difficult to find people who are going through the same thing you are. The staff is very friendly and helpful but you will see multiple nurses and doctors throughout this process depending on what treatments you have done...The nursing staff was amazing. I saw them way more often than I saw Dr. Jacobs
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The clinic doesn’t have a support group the way Another large fertility clinic in the area does which makes it more difficult to find people who are going through the same thing you are. The staff is very friendly and helpful but you will see multiple nurses and doctors throughout this process depending on what treatments you have done.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Jacobs would always take the time you needed when explaining something to you but he wouldn’t remember your file and often have to refer to it during his conversation. I often felt like he had a script that he would share with all patients. He was very thorough and conservative which I appreciated.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was amazing. I saw them way more often than I saw Dr. Jacobs and grew a fondness for them early on. They started to feel more like family as I would visit them daily depending on my procedure at the time. They were very attentive, compassionate and caring. I still go back and visit them from time to time.
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
Dr. Jacobs has a very serious demeanor and a very dry personality but he will always have your best interests at heart. He is very conservative with his protocols and will always take the path with less risks. He was very thorough with his treatment plans. He did not perform any of my IUIs but did every ultrasound for my second egg retrieval and performed the actual egg retrieval. He also performed the frozen embryo transfer as well. He was easily accessible if you needed to reach out to him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
He will always have your best interests at heart and work towards getting you to achieve your goal in a conservative fashion.
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 3 IUIs with 100mg of clomid during CD3-7 and then triggered with Ovidrel. The IUI would always occur 36 hours after the trigger and he would recommend a single IUI unless he couldn’t confirm if you ovulated prior to the IUI. My first egg retrieval was 8 days of stims with 225 UI of Gonal F and 1 vial of Menopur per day. I started Cetrotide on day 5. I used Novarel for my trigger shot and was able to start my egg retrieval protocol within days of my failed IUI. I had 8 eggs retrieved, 6 were mature, 4 fertilized with ICSI and 2 were frozen on day 5 and sent for PGS testing. They both came back abnormal. I had to go on birth control for a minimum of 18 days before being about to start the frozen embryo transfer once I got my period. For my second egg retrieval I used 200 UI of Gonal F each night along with 1 vial of Menopur. I started Cetrotide once I had a folical that was at least 13mm. I stimmed for 11 days and used Novarel as my trigger shot. I got 11 eggs, all 11 were mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 2 blasts were frozen on days 5 and 6 and only 1 was PGS normal. We did a frozen embryo transfer with our 1 PGS normal embryo.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
The clinic was always able to schedule my ultrasound appointments with very little notice. They would usually run on time and the wait time was always reasonable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
Yes. The IUI payment structure was very transparent. Each ultrasound had a separate costs from the IUI. The total amount for the IUI would depend on the number of ultrasounds. For IVF there were 2 options, 1 single egg retrieval, or a package with 3 egg retrivals and unlimited transfer within a 1 year period. There was a minimal difference between the two packages.
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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6
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
[At Fertility & IVF Ctr of Miami] The nurses do all the ultrasounds, blood work and procedures for a medicated IUI. Every visit I see a different nurse and every visit I have to explain my story again to them since my treatment is different from the norm.... I wish they had a better support group like some of the other clinics in Miami.... Every nurse we have come across has been great. I wish they would introduce themselves when they walk in. I also wish they would check my file beforehand to get to know me a little.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The main reason I am at this clinic is for convenience. It is 5 minutes from our house and my office which makes the multiple appointments less stressful. I wish they had a better support group like some of the other clinics in Miami.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses do all the ultrasounds, blood work and procedures for a medicated IUI. Every visit I see a different nurse and every visit I have to explain my story again to them since my treatment is different from the norm.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every nurse we have come across has been great. I wish they would introduce themselves when they walk in. I also wish they would check my file beforehand to get to know me a little.
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
I think he is very set in his own ways. Being diagnosed with unexplained infertility I felt like it was a shot in the dark trying to figure out how to get me pregnant. It was a struggle in the beginning to feel like I was being heard. However we are on the same plan for IVF in the event that IUI doesn't work.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
Hold your ground. Don't let them push you into something you don't want. Always question the overages that you're paying.
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I am diagnosed with unexplained infertility. I take clomid 100mg from CD3-7 then have my check up on CD11 and trigger with Ovidrel. Once I do my IUI I start on 50mg progesterone suppositories that I take twice a day. This is the least invasive method. For this reason we started on this path.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
Each ultrasound is $355. It's an additional $20 to visit on the weekend. The IUI is $535 and $400 for a second IUI. Ovidrel is $99 and progesterone suppositories are $68. Clomid is $5
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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6
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
6
Most of the nursing staff [at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] was very nice. one of the nurses who usually drew my labs was so sweet and understanding. Alot of times I didn't see Dr Taylor at my visits, so I wish I would have been better informed by the staff. (This process is a challenging one, and sometimes a patients mind is flustered) The nurse who actually performed my IUI I had never met before that appointment and I felt like she was cold and could have been more informative
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
6
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Strength - Doctor's knowledge, Weakness - Staff issues
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Joelle Taylor from the first visit on, was kind, caring, and informative. My only negative comment would be that for some of her staff
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the nursing staff was very nice. one of the nurses who usually drew my labs was so sweet and understanding. Alot of times I didn't see Dr Taylor at my visits, so I wish I would have been better informed by the staff. (This process is a challenging one, and sometimes a patients mind is flustered) The nurse who actually performed my IUI I had never met before that appointment and I felt like she was cold and could have been more informative
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor?
Dr Joelle Taylor is amazing. She was highly recommended by many who had seen her, and thus, have a tangible blessing, that only resulted from her help and expertise. She has wonderful beside manner, and explained everything to my husband and I, wonderfully.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor?
To be patient with appointments, since they can be long.
Describe the protocols Joelle Taylor used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I do not remember exact specifications such as dosage information etc but I do know that she began my IUI cycle with Clomid 150mg (I had previously tried 6 cycles of Clomid with my OBGYN), then we continued with monitoring and then added injections. In the end, we followed with 2 IUIs back to back (on Monday, and Tuesday) to try and increase probability
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor.
$6000
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Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
The nurses [at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] were all amazing. As you go almost everyday at some points of the cycle. I got to really get to know them and I absolutely love them all. They were very supportive, encouraging and loving. We still stop by and visit when we can as we will never forget the role they played in make our dream come true.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The clinic is very clean, organized, and extremely punctual. Also located in the medical arts building of Baptist hospital in Miami. Baptist is a great location and an excellent hospital.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Taylor made me feel like family. Her constant contact and concern with how I was doing and feeling made me feel like family. Thanks to her loving care I was able to successfully complete my ivf journey.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses were all amazing. As you go almost everyday at some points of the cycle. I got to really get to know them and I absolutely love them all. They were very supportive, encouraging and loving. We still stop by and visit when we can as we will never forget the role they played in make our dream come true.
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor?
Dr. Taylor was able to help us achieve our dream of becoming parents. Thanks to her knowledge, compassion, and expertise we were able to conceive our daughter. She made the whole process simple and provided me support and encouragement along the way. She will forever have a special place in our hearts.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor?
Trust dr. Taylor! She knows what she is doing and will always be honest with you. Sometimes it may not be what you want to hear but believe me she will move mountains to help you achieve your dream.
Describe the protocols Joelle Taylor used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did egg retrieval, frozen cycle transfer. As well as many genetic testing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor.
I don't remember exact cost but I know they were very reasonable and comparable to market prices.
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Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Our cost were very high compared to most cases. We had to undergo PGD total cost with medications were nearly 55K. My daughter is my biggest investment! Everything about them [the staff at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] is wonderful! They care about us as humans!
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Everything about them is wonderful! They care about us as humans!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Thanks to Dr. Taylor and the entire staff of Fertility and IVF of Miami I am a mother to a beautiful healthy baby girl. The road to parenthood was not easy, thanks to Dr. Taylor my husband and I were able to achieve our dream. Had my second transfer not work I would have continued a 3rd time with Dr. Taylor. She is an exceptional physician and remarkable person! I highly recommend her to anyone who is on the road of infertility.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
GREAT!!!
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor?
Thanks to Dr. Taylor and the entire staff of Fertility and IVF of Miami I am a mother to a beautiful healthy baby girl. The road to parenthood was not easy, thanks to Dr. Taylor my husband and I were able to achieve our dream. Had my second transfer not work I would have continued a 3rd time with Dr. Taylor. She is an exceptional physician and remarkable person! I highly recommend her to anyone who is on the road of infertility.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor?
Trust her! She knows that she is doing! Had my 2nd cycle not worked I would have gone for a 3rd, 4th, 5th with her!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor.
OUr cost were very high compared to most cases. We had to undergo PGD total cost with medications were nearly 55K. My daughter is my biggest investment!
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Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Dr. Jacobs was very blunt with sensitive medical information and about what needed to be done. I appreciated being told the truth and our options up front. He was sympathetic....[The staff at Fertility and IVF Center of Miami] are extremely organized. They have an online system that tells you absolutely everything you need to know. The nursing staff always knows what is going on.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Warm and inviting, very clean. Expensive:
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Jacobs was very blunt with sensitive medical information and about what needed to be done. I appreciated being told the truth and our options up front. He was sympathetic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are extremely organized. They have an online system that tells you absolutely everything you need to know. The nursing staff always knows what is going on.
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
He is very blunt and very detailed in giving information. He will tell you exactly what you need to know and is a great, very smart Doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
Don't expect him to be very warm and sympathetic.
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
This was a few years ago, I can't remember details like this.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They gave me a window and I would go in at that time and be seen fairly quickly
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
Nothing was covered by our insurance so everything was ot of pocket and very expensive
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
37
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
7
It is great that there are multiple offices to this clinic [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami]. The nursing staff is exceptional. The wait is not long, they are generally on time will all appointments.... The nursing staff is exceptional both at the Miami office and the Miami Beach office. They always return your call and answer all questions... One time a nurse provided me with different information then the information that I asked for.
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Age
37
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
It is great that there are multiple offices to this clinic. The nursing staff is exceptional. The wait is not long, they are generally on time will all appointments.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I just felt that until he reviewed my chart, he had no clue who I was each time I sat in front of him.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is exceptional both at the Miami office and the Miami Beach office. They always return your call and answer all questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
Dr. Jacobs is a genius, there is no doubt about that. He is the founder of his clinic and clearly knows what he is talking about. However, he is not warm and fuzzy, if that is what you are looking for.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
That he is very matter of fact, and gets straight to the point.
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For all of my IUI's the treatment stayed the same. Half way through my IVF when we were trying to produce more eggs he upped my medication.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
Almost all of my costs were out of pocket. Simple blood work was covered by insurance
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
From my experience, he [Dr Michael Jacobs] is very thorough and doesn't waste your time. He asks for input and helps with strategy...Staff [at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] is very friendly. Office is warm and inviting. Dr. Jacobs is kind, gentle explains very well...3 fte cycles for $23k+. Meds are approximately $4-6k. PGD is approximately $2500. Plus copayment
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
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Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
I'm too new to know yet.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Staff is very friendly. Office is warm and inviting. Dr. Jacobs is kind, gentle explains very well.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Friendly and knowledgeable
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
From my experience, he is very thorough and doesn't waste your time. He asks for input and helps with strategy.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
Don't over think things. It is a long road so just concentrate on the task in front of you.
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I am in beginning stage so no in put here, yet.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
3 fte cycles for $23k+. Meds are approximately $4-6k. PGD is approximately $2500. Plus copayment
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
We did egg retrieval and decided to do a freeze all option [at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami]...They [nurses] made me feel so safe and they had such a warm optimistic attitude...They were great about emergency visits and getting me in even though I didn't have an appointment...She [Dr. Joelle Taylor] is warm and will ensure that she looks at all avenue in order to give you the best result, that means bringing home a baby, or in my case babies. She was so informative, and she made sure to do all tested to rule out certain infertility factors
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
They were great about emergency visits and getting me in even though I didn't have an appointment
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Her bedside manner is amazing and she made me feel like I was her only patient
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They made me feel so safe and they had such a warm optimistic attitude
How was your experience with Joelle Taylor?
She is warm and will ensure that she looks at all avenue in order to give you the best result, that means bringing home a baby, or in my case babies. She was so informative, and she made sure to do all tested to rule out certain infertility factors
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joelle Taylor?
She will ensure you get the best results but will not sugar coat anythinh
Describe the protocols Joelle Taylor used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did egg retrieval and decided to do a freeze all option then to acftizenvtransfervusing icsi
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joelle Taylor.
My insurance covered a great portion
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Doctor
Joelle Taylor
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
27
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Great location and facility [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] is high end and professional... [The nurses were] Always organized and polite. Answered any questions... Dr Jacobs was a great match for us. I liked his calm demeanor and how he explained everything. I felt very positive about his approach to our case. He even came to visit our son in the nicu after he was born.
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Age
27
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Great location and facility is high end and professional
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Jacobs always took the time to explain things throughly. Answered all our questions and was very upfront and honest
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Always organized and polite. Answered any questions
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
Dr Jacobs was a great match for us. I liked his calm demeanor and how he explained everything. I felt very positive about his approach to our case. He even came to visit our son in the nicu after he was born.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
Ask lots of questions and even take notes during any appointments
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did a round of clomid along with progesterone suppositories and an Ovidril booster shot
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
A lot of our fees were covered by insurance. Out of pocket was minor
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
33 - 39
Treated
2004 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The nursing staff [Fertility and IVF Center of Miami] was exemplary, showing compassion an making sure I understood the instructions given to me. I believe [costs were] about $1500 for a CC cycle, DS was separate....Dr. Akerman was quite compassionate and gave me a few recommendations for treatment and after thinking over everything I proceeded with one of them.
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Age
33 - 39
Treated
2004 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
Centrally located so easy to get to and very clean.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very caring and took the time to explain everything to me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was exemplary, showing compassion an making sure I understood the instructions given to me.
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman?
Dr. Akerman was quite compassionate and gave me a few recommendations for treatment and after thinking over everything I proceeded with one of them.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fernando Akerman?
Be patient with yourself and don't be afraid to ask your doctor anything.
Describe the protocols Fernando Akerman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a fibroid that my gyn thought needed to be taken out but Dr. Akerman thought we could at least try and proceed with CC/DI to see if I could get pregnant without a risky surgery first.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fernando Akerman.
I believe it was about $1500 for a CC cycle, DS was separate.
10
Doctor
Fernando Akerman
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
44 - 46
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
9
You need to stay on top of the office [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami], but Dr Jacobs will always spend the time making sure you are comfortable...Great staff. Very busy office so you need to stay on top of them. Weekends/holidays...there was always someone available to us...IUI around $8K. IVF cycles were $25K for 2 cycles. Donor egg transfer around the same. About $5-8K per cycle in meds from South Miami Pharmacy.
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Age
44 - 46
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
9
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Always communicated exactly where we were in process. Always optimistic of positive result.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great staff. Very busy office so you need to stay on top of them. Weekends/holidays...there was always someone available to us.
How was your experience with Michael Jacobs?
Kind. Trustworthy. Realistic while always staying hopeful of positive result.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Jacobs?
You need to stay on top of the office, but Dr Jacobs will always spend the time making sure you are comfortable.
Describe the protocols Michael Jacobs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Started with IUI. Then several rounds of retrieved eggs/embryos. Then donor eggs/embryos created successful pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Jacobs.
IUI around $8K. IVF cycles were $25K for 2 cycles. Donor egg transfer around the same. About $5-8K per cycle in meds from South Miami Pharmacy.
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Doctor
Michael Jacobs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miami Beach
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
I felt the nursing staff [at Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] were completely desensitized and made me feel bad for asking questions or becoming emotional at appointments...The clinic itself is well run, the front desk stafff is very kind and friendly and the system they use is user friendly and current. The facilities are all clean and updated. There are several facilities across south Florida which really helped us coordinate our care, for example my husband was able to have his speed tested at a location closer to his job and I was able to go to appointments closer to my job.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The clinic itself is well run, the front desk stafff is very kind and friendly and the system they use is user friendly and current. The facilities are all clean and updated. There are several facilities across south Florida which really helped us coordinate our care, for example my husband was able to have his speed tested at a location closer to his job and I was able to go to appointments closer to my job.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr.Hoffman gained my trust immediately. When I met Dr.Hoffman I had just had a laparoscopy and was traumatized by the severe findings and the lack of empathy from the doctor that performed it. I felt that Dr.Hoffman realized just how nervous and sad I was and really responded compassionately.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I felt the nursing staff were completely desensitized and made me feel bad for asking questions or becoming emotional at appointments.
How was your experience with David Hoffman?
Dr.hoffman was the right doctor for me. I needed someone that showed compassion and that I felt was as invested in expanding my family as I was while also being medically innovative and on top of their game. Dr.Hoffman was aggressive with my treatment and that indicated to me that he wanted me to have a baby as much as my husband and I. He always presented all options and never pressured us to make big decisions without thinking about it and he was readily available to answer questions and walk us through our treatment.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Hoffman?
Trust him
Describe the protocols David Hoffman used in your cycles and their degree of success.
As a coping mechanism I have blocked a lot of this part of the journey out and my husband gave me every single injection. Prior to becoming a patient of Dr.Hoffman I had a laporscopy. Dr. Hoffman performed a polypectomy to remove 2 polyps from uterus which were detected by a saline sonogram. I had an HSG test and my ovarian reserve and other hormone levels were measured. During ivf I was on a regimen of menapur, gonal f and lupron. The doses did not need to be changed throughout treatment and I had daily sonograms and blood tests to monitor. After retrieval I used progesterone suppositories.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Hoffman.
Around 27,000
10
Doctor
David Hoffman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miramar
Nursing
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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6
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
6
The technology in the clinic [Fertility & IVF Center of Miami] is not very advanced. You feel that the machines and equipment they are using are very old. Booking appointments is always complicated and whenever you need to reach someone, they always send you to a voicemail and you have to pray that they return your call...Dr Ackerman has a lot of years of experience but I am not sure he keeps up with the latest advances in technology and reproductive techniques. In addition I always felt like he has too many patients and is not able to give personalized service for that reason
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
6
Describe your experience with Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.
The technology in the clinic is not very advanced. You feel that the machines and equipment they are using are very old. Booking appointments is always complicated and whenever you need to reach someone, they always send you to a voicemail and you have to pray that they return your call
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office sees too many patients, the Dr is always late to see patients and it is very difficult to make appointments with him. When you do get to see him however, he does not make you feel rushed and is willing to answer all questions
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Fernando Akerman?
Dr Ackerman has a lot of years of experience but I am not sure he keeps up with the latest advances in technology and reproductive techniques. In addition I always felt like he has too many patients and is not able to give personalized service for that reason
6
Doctor
Fernando Akerman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility & IVF Center of Miami
Miramar
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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