Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Gainesville
6800 NW 9th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 333-0001
Jacksonville
7051 Southpoint Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 493-BABY (2229)
Orlando
2100 Aloma Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 339-BABY (2229)
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 22Neutral: 8Don't recommend: 38.7
33 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 24% Neutral (7-8)
  • 9% 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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60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
272
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
33 assessments
10
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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He has satellite offices [at J'ville Ctr Repro Med - Gaines] so you can do all your monitoring close to home. His prices are very competitive. He does all procedures out of Pensacola. His procedure team is very thoughtful and informative...He was a good bit cheaper than other clinics in my area...They are extremely flexible!...He likes to get into the details of every diagnosis and procedure, so if you are a less is more person let him know at the onset of appointment. I could see were some people may be in information overload after an appointment with him :-)...
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Age
36 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He has satellite offices so you can do all your monitoring close to home. His prices are very competitive. He does all procedures out of Pensacola. His procedure team is very thoughtful and informative.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Ripps, is very thoughtful and detailed oriented. He goes through your test results with you and gives you all the options you have. He only uses evidence based medicine. He personally calls you when you request it or have questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Dr Ripps has a few satellite offices where the do consultations and monitoring. He does all procedures out of his Pensacola office. He has an IVF coordinator, Linda, who is wonderful. All of his office staff are very friendly, helpful and get back with you promptly.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps?
Dr Ripps is very evidence based in his practice. He explained everything ever step of the way. He uses graphs and power points and makes everything very easy to understand. He is also very thoughtful.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps?
He likes to get into the details of every diagnosis and procedure, so if you are a less is more person let him know at the onset of appointment. I could see were some people may be in information overload after an appointment with him :-)
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After going through all my test results with me, he was very honest and told me it was going to be very difficult for me to get pregnant with my own eggs. He said to get the most out of our treatments for the money we should go straight to IVF. We did a traditional cycle on maxed out doses of menopure and folostem, we did not get any viable eggs. We then went to an antigonist cycle where I got 5 eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 made it to day 5 that resulted in a chemical pregnancy. I then chose to move to donor eggs. I am currently 5 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They are extremely flexible!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps.
He was a good bit cheaper than other clinics in my area
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Doctor
Barry Ripps
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Nursing
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
They [Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] work with you scheduling very well. I had problems with getting time from work and they were awesome. They worked with us if we had billing questions and tried to get as much coverage as possible by insurance.... n the end it can be costly but each fee and procedure did seem to be affordable.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They work with you scheduling very well. I had problems with getting time from work and they were awesome. They worked with us if we had billing questions and tried to get as much coverage as possible by insurance.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Never once did I feel like I was think to benefit his practice. He always took all the time I needed and wanted with me and never pushed me away
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Dr Poe was so caring. She took so much time to explain in detail everything we were doing and if there was better ways of it was the best. Why it was, and that we fully understood everything
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
He took time to go every how everything would work. Why we are were we are today and the things we can do to help. Never made me feel uncomfortable. If I was confused on what he was saying he would break it down for me step my step and explain definition of any words we didn't understand who how they fit into our treatments. When I explained that I was scared or nervous he took time to assure me of the risks and benefits to make sure I was comfortable with everything. When I had extra questions after I was able to call and get the answers I needed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
Have patience and an open mind because if you don't you will not get what you need.
Describe the protocols Michael Fox used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used about 3 different methods. One or two of them before I had a procedure to help and then after was well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Fox.
In the end it can be costly but each fee and procedure did seem to be affordable. We definatly didn't have money set aside but we were able to get what we needed up to the point of my body was not working for us and I have no other treatment options but IVF which we cant afford at this time
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Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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5
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
5
Nursing staff [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] was phenomenal. They were available at all hours and came in on weekends to perform treatments without complaint or disagreement. Were very nice to my four year old. Appeared to be almost as sad as I was when I got negative test results... weakness is it that the Gainesville office is a satellite office for what appears to be the main office or main offices in Jacksonville and Orlando. Any major treatment would happen in one of those locations at least an hour and a half from Gainesville.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
5
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Were you able to get me in quickly. Clean had almost everything I needed at the same facilities. Provided free samples when medications weren't available quickly. Were understanding of my work schedule and we're willing to meet very early or very late. A weakness is it that the Gainesville office is a satellite office for what appears to be the main office or main offices in Jacksonville and Orlando. Any major treatment would happen in one of those locations at least an hour and a half from Gainesville.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff was phenomenal. They were available at all hours and came in on weekends to perform treatments without complaint or disagreement. Were very nice to my four year old. Appeared to be almost as sad as I was when I got negative test results.
How was your experience with Melissa Yates?
Has no children of her own. Was annoyed with my 4 year old when he had to visit. Did not seem interested in children. In many cases left me with no hope. Had no idea about cost or options for financing. Did not direct me to someone who could help me with financing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Yates?
Don't look for sympathy. Don't look for a counselor. Expect clinical honesty.
Describe the protocols Melissa Yates used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Yates suggested ivi for 3 Cycles and while happy with my egg production did not result in positive test result. Suggested IVF but we have been unable to obtain the finances.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Yates.
$3000 iui per cycle
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Doctor
Melissa Yates
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The clinic [Jacksonville CRM - Gainsville] is not always very clear or upfront about costs. I had several surprise bills that were very large. My IFV with FET cost me about $17,000...[Nurse] Brittany was friendly and willing to be flexible. She communicated pretty well, though sometimes I wanted more information....After egg retrieval, the embryologist never called to tell me if any of my eggs had fertilized. I was eventually told over email, after contacting the nurse at the clinic in Gainesville, that no news was good news.
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lipari was thoughtful and thorough in considering my unique situation. Instead of allowing preconceptions cloud his decisions, he spoke with me frankly and kindly about concerns (I have a physical disability).
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Brittany was friendly and willing to be flexible. She communicated pretty well, though sometimes I wanted more information.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Dr. Lipari is kind and also very well informed about the latest research. He treated me as an individual and was willing to be creative when conventional approaches were not possible. Most communication is done via staff in Gainesville, but this worked out okay.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Ask questions; he will answer them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
The clinic is not always very clear or upfront about costs. I had several surprise bills that were very large. My IFV with FET cost me about $17,000.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
No one wants a miscarriage but I have had them with 3 different REs. The nursing staff at this office [Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] was the most compassionate while I went through it. For regular cycles they were always quick to respond and helpful....He [Dr Fox] really seems to care. He remembered me from visit to visit. He was (crazy) passionate about his diet plan and would discuss it and follow through each time. His "what went wrong" discussions were compassionate and worthwhile.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
As I mentioned before, Dr. Fox is PASSIONATE about a no carb diet. This can be a hard pill to swallow.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He really seems to care. He remembered me from visit to visit. He was (crazy) passionate about his diet plan and would discuss it and follow through each time. His "what went wrong" discussions were compassionate and worthwhile.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
No one wants a miscarriage but I have had them with 3 different REs. The nursing staff at this office was the most compassionate while I went through it. For regular cycles they were always quick to respond and helpful.
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
He appeared caring and compassionate, knowledgable and passionate about building families.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
He is going to put you on a no carb diet. It is his thing. He is crazy passionate about it.
Describe the protocols Michael Fox used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did IVF, but I don't recall the specific drugs that were used. They were adjusted as we did the various cycles.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Fox.
It was a package IVF deal for several cycles that was less expensive than other clinics in the area but did not include meds costs.
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Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
Nursing
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
9
Her [Dr. Sarah Paschall of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] colleagues would talk to her about how the treatment was going and what needed to be changed in the plan of action. I have learned that they listen to each other because I have seen her when I go to Jacksonville and when I go to Gainesville I see her colleagues who tells the doctor how everything is going and when the doctor comes to Gainesville they talk about what the next treatment plan will be.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The doctor has a multiple offices to help the many patients out there because his main office is Jacksonville but not always a good choice if you live to far away. I think that with the different locations you can go closer to your home and work well with one of the nurses or doctors and you can always see the doctor at the clinic to
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human because she listen to what I had to say and what I went though with others doctors before I came to see her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
When I would have a question they would answer the question and you can always get a hold of someone when you called the office.
How was your experience with Sarah Paschall?
She is very understanding. She listen to what you have to say. Her colleagues would talk to her about how the treatment was going and what needed to be changed in the plan of action. I have learned that they listen to each other because I have seen her when I go to Jacksonville and when I go to Gainesville I see her colleagues who tells the doctor how everything is going and when the doctor comes to Gainesville they talk about what the next treatment plan will be.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sarah Paschall?
That she is a good doctor and that she will listen to you and not treat you like a number and is very understanding.
Describe the protocols Sarah Paschall used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Some of the treatment was where I took 10 bills of letzole and 75ml of menopur for five days and see the doctor to see how everything was going and we have been doing that for a year now and now the next course of action is to have surgery done.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sarah Paschall.
My insurance paid for most of the tests but the bad thing is that the doctor would have to ask for more days so that I didn't end up paying for anything.
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Doctor
Sarah Paschall
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Orlando
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Everyone [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] was great.....I felt bad that I was constantly calling them with questions that I had forgotten after being told....and they didn't make me feel bad and we're ALWAYS upbeat...10,000 for up to the egg retrieval including anesthesia, pgs, icsi....5,000 meds....I was on a antagonist protocol...I believe at the highest doses of gonal 300ui/ menopur 150ui/centricide .she did have to adjust my meds and actually my egg retrieval happend 2 days before schd. Due to my age and low reserve n extreme male infertility. ...her intial thoughts on the cycle were spot on.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I would recommend a better prit ed out literature on everything.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr yates was very personable, and felt she genuinely cared about my outcome vs looking at me like a paycheck.She was so excited when more follicles were retrieved than our last count. She called me herself several times with instructions, results, and checking up on me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Everyone was great.....I felt bad that I was constantly calling them with questions that I had forgotten after being told....and they didn't make me feel bad and we're ALWAYS upbeat
How was your experience with Melissa Yates?
I choose dr yates due to that fact that I genuinely trusted her when she informed us on our success rates vs another clinic that assured me a nearly 70% success. She went over all our obstacles n test results, even though she stated our success rate was a bare minimum ...SHE WAS HONEST AND JUST DIDN'T WANT my $15,000+
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Yates?
In my case it was such a overload of info, once I left I forgot most of it....I would recommend writing it down while shes talking
Describe the protocols Melissa Yates used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on a antagonist protocol...I believe at the highest doses of gonal 300ui/ menopur 150ui/centricide .she did have to adjust my meds and actually my egg retrieval happend 2 days before schd. Due to my age and low reserve n extreme male infertility. ...her intial thoughts on the cycle were spot on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Yates.
10,000 for up to the egg retrieval including anesthesia, pgs, icsi....5,000 meds.
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Doctor
Melissa Yates
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Orlando
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
8
We paid about $11,000 (for surgery, cycle care and medications) [at Jacksonville Reproductive Medicine]...Marty was very blunt and lacked compassion, in the few times I spoke with her. There also seemed to be a disconnect from what the physicians/providers were telling me and what she was telling me. The new nurse that took her place is much more compassionate and encouraging...I followed same protocol and used the same meds with both mini-stim cycles. Initially I took 10 days of birth control pills starting on Day 1 of my cycle. This was followed by Menopur injections on days ----- and-----. I had ultrasounds during the cycle and triggered with Pregnyl on day ----. The reason there were no changes in cycle therapy for second round is bc I responded well (with ovulation) during first round, but unfortunately did not conceive.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I would say ask a lot of questions. Research things on your own, too. Don't be afraid to speak up or clarify something you're not sure abt. Timeliness is sometimes an issue when see Dr Lipari. His ARNP will generally see you before he comes in.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt that Sr Lipari really empathized with our situation and my test results. He has very patient and honest feedback and truly took his time to answer all of out questions. He explained everything in great detail.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marty was very blunt and lacked compassion, in the few times I spoke with her. There also seemed to be a disconnect from what the physicians/providers were telling me and what she was telling me. The new nurse that took her place is much more compassionate and encouraging.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
I am extremely confident in Dr Lipari's knowledge and experience. Although he tends to run behind in clinic, he took his time with my husband and me when we saw him. He was very honest, yet encouraging about my diagnosis.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Be prepared to spend a couple of hours at each visit. Also, my personal experience with the staff and nurses/MAs was a little frustrbeen on multiple occasions because I felt like there were several things not communbecause in advance, that should have been. There were also several times in which certain labs tests were not completed when they should have been. It was almost like there was a breakdown in communication between providers and nursing staff. In addition, be prepared to see a lot of different providers throughout your cycle.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I followed same protocol and used the same meds with both mini-stim cycles. Initially I took 10 days of birth control pills starting on Day 1 of my cycle. This was followed by Menopur injections on days ----- and-----. I had ultrasounds during the cycle and triggered with Pregnyl on day ----. The reason there were no changes in cycle therapy for second round is bc I responded well (with ovulation) during first round, but unfortunately did not conceive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
We paid about $11,000 (for surgery, cycle care and medications). My surgery and work up was covered by insurance, but my cycles and fertility treatment was not. My HRA and FHA helped with these costs.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
25 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
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The nurses [at JCRM] are extremely friendly and have became like family to me. They would greet me with smiles and hugs which meant the world to me. They would carry on conversations with me and get to know me more...They had certain morning hours they did the monitoring...If the staff wasn't so amazing it would be even harder to go back and spend all the money we have each time. I miss them when I'm not in the middle of a cycle. I never ran into a nurse or doctor there that wasn't compassionate or supportive about our cycles.
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Age
25 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The only thing that is hard is the financial part of the deal. If the staff wasn't so amazing it would be even harder to go back and spend all the money we have each time. I miss them when I'm not in the middle of a cycle. I never ran into a nurse or doctor there that wasn't compassionate or supportive about our cycles.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I always felt like I was their number one concern. Dr. Lipari is very personable and wants to do whatever it takes to get the outcome you came to receive. I feel like he genuinely cares for us and comforted us when we didn't get the outcome we hoped for.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses are extremely friendly and have became like family to me. They would greet me with smiles and hugs which meant the world to me. They would carry on conversations with me and get to know me more.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Dr. Lipari is very friendly, personable, and compassionate. I can tell he really strives to do whats best for the patient and looks out for their health above all. For example our first cycle I had extreme OHSS and he wanted me to get well first before transferring my embryos to give us the best chance at our pregnancy. I'm so thankful he did that because the FET resulted in our son. :)
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
To ask for him. Tell him what you want and trust him. He is truly an amazing Doctor.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My husband did a sperm analysis and had zero at first. He put him on HCG shots for a year, injecting twice a week. They would check the sperm count every so often and they did go up but not enough to get pregnant on our own. I also don't have regular cycles. We did IVF but then I over stimulated to the meds after retrieving 32 eggs so we did a FET with 2 embryos and Bentley was born in 2014. :) We froze the other 6.In Jan 2017 we went back to try again. They transferred 2 embryos which resulted in a positive test but my levels were low. On March 21, 2017 I went for my first ultrasound to see an empty sac. I was devastated and my nurse held me and cried with me. Both cycles I took: prenatal vitamins, aspirin, metformin, Leuprolide, estradiol, Progesterone, Doxycycline, and Methylprednisolone
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They had certain morning hours they did the monitoring. I absolutely LOVE my nurse Nicole so I looked forward to seeing her and didn't care what time my appointment had to be. She would have me in and out with all the information I needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
IVF Cycle- 6,800 (we did one of those) FET Cycle-1,375 (we did two of those) Meds varied both times because we were on two different insurances each time. The first time we spent maybe $300 for meds and this year we spent around $600 on meds.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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They [Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] do have "monitoring hours" and for the most part I would schedule my appointment in that time. However, they were flexible with scheduling afternoon appointments with me when I needed them. It just depends on what is going on that day in the clinic if your going to have to wait long or not wait at all...My nurse Tracy is a rock star! She is very good about responding quickly to my e-mails and will even call me to check on me throughout my cycle. She works very hard and has many patients to handle but once again, I never feel like a number.
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Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human. There's not one person in this office that doesn't greet you with a smile and treats you with respect and dignity.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse Tracy is a rock star! She is very good about responding quickly to my e-mails and will even call me to check on me throughout my cycle. She works very hard and has many patients to handle but once again, I never feel like a number. She always has a smile on her face when I see her. When things don't go as planned in a cycle, she is offering a kind word and reminding me to stay postive and not to get discouraged.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
You never know when you meet a new doctor how they will be. If they will have good bedside manner, if they will show compassion or even if they will be relatable. Dr. Lipari meets all of these for me. From the first time we met him he was warm and welcoming. This journey is very hard and can mentally and physically wear you down. Dr. Lipari cares for his patients as human beings and not as a number or statistic and this shows in his great work. There have been times where the cycle has not turned out they way we wanted and every time he sits down with my husband and myself and talks us through what went wrong what went right and reassures us that there is always a different approach. He has to be a busy man but never once do I get the impression he is being rushed or needs to leave us quickly to get to another patient. I really can't say enough great things about dr. Lipari!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
The reason you are seeking his help will most likely be for fertility reasons. Just know that sometimes these issues aren't a quick fix, it may take some time.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 3 cycles of low stimulation of femara 7.5mg 10 tablets on day 3/4 of cycle with menopur injections of 75 iui for 3 days followed by trigger shot for timed intercourse. We then moved on to the same protocol for an iui cycle that was cancelled due to low sperm count. They would like post-wash of a count of 2 million my husband initial count was only 1 million and once it is wash they said they will get 1/3rd of that. We decided to cancel and move on to Ivf. I did birth control pills for 12 days then stopped received my period 3 days later took 10 tablets of femara. Started taking gonal f 225 iui with menopur 75 iui for 5 days with ceterocide for 4 of those days. We had our egg retrieval and got 6 eggs, 3 fertilized and 2 arrested after fertilization and the other one only made it to 4 cell embryo.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I was working full time when I first started at this clinic. They do have "monitoring hours" and for the most part I would schedule my appointment in that time. However, they were flexible with scheduling afternoon appointments with me when I needed them. It just depends on what is going on that day in the clinic if your going to have to wait long or not wait at all.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Minimal Ivf cycle - $5250 for cycles 1-2 , medicines not included Iui- $1200
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Upon my first visit/consultation I was treated with so much respect. From the receptionist to the nurse everyone was so caring and understanding.... The strength is that they [J'ville Ctr Repro Med] are very good in what they do. The weakness is sometimes it can be a really long wait to see the doctor if you need to get in right away, because they are in high demand....I see the nurses majority of the time, however they are very skilled in what they do, and most if not all have had some fertility treatment done in order to conceive a baby. They are very understanding and willing to listen to the patients.
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Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The strength is that they are very good in what they do. The weakness is sometimes it can be a really long wait to see the doctor if you need to get in right away, because they are in high demand.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
After experience a traumatic loss due to a miscarriage at 5 months, (which is rare). I called to schedule an appointment with JCRM and they were able to get me in right away with the first available doctor whom happened to be Dr. Lipari. Upon my first visit/consultation I was treated with so much respect. From the receptionist to the nurse everyone was so caring and understanding. I didn't feel as if I was alone. I was giving hope that by attending this practice I would one day get my miracle baby. No matter what day or time, the staff is always so helpful and hopeful and willing to go above an beyond to whatever necessary for their patients.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I see the nurses majority of the time, however they are very skilled in what they do, and most if not all have had some fertility treatment done in order to conceive a baby. They are very understanding and willing to listen to the patients.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
The experience was inspiring and provided hope. After explaining my situation that my miscarriage was claimed to be due to incompetent cervix he immediately did an evaluation and had test scheduled. Due to my husband being in the military and prepping for deployment we were on a time crunch. Dr. Lipari was so understanding he was able to schedule the appointments within that same week. He didn't provide false hope but rather a sense of understanding. Providing with my diagnoses of PCOS he immediately put me on a low carb diet as well as did a polyp removal surgery. He remembers his patients name and situations, and is very patient and understanding.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
To have patience. Each and every person is different. We can't go off what someone else has done or is in the process of doing. Listen to the doctors recommendation.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The very first thing that I had to do was a test cycle run, which once I started my period I had to fall the office so they could schedule and HSG test on day 5. I had to take doxycycline up until the day of testing. Once the HSG was done and there was no blockage I had a test hysteroscopy in which they used to examine the uterus with a camera. Inside that is where they found 6 polyps and I was put back on doxycycline and scheduled for surgery removal on another day of my cycle. Upon removing the polyps I immediately went into BirthControl and took that for two additional weeks to surpress my ovaries for the next cycle. Once we started the cycle I was put on prenatal vitamins and aspirin. Day 7 I took letorzole which helps with follicles maturity. A week later I was administered the HCG shot which helped with ovulation induction. One week later after ovulation induction I was tested to ensure that in fact I did ovulate. One week after that I did a pregnancy test in house. Although it was negative we took the same approach to conduct IUI for the 2nd cycle since my husband was gone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Majority of my care is covered under the Tri-Care network. However for the IUI I did end up coming out of pocket and that cost was 750 because Tri-Care only covers Natural Intercourse to conceive
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis
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The clinic [Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] offered step by step support from financial aid, help in finding hotel rooms for out of state travelers, and convenient appointment times. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The clinic is incredibly efficient and well run.... My estimated costs for total minimal stimulation IVF was 6900.... Dr. Lipari took the time to explain the entire procedure and process of IVF to both my husband and myself, and also included my young daughter in the conversation.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic offered step by step support from financial aid, help in finding hotel rooms for out of state travelers, and convenient appointment times. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The clinic is incredibly efficient and well run.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lipari took the time to explain the entire procedure and process of IVF to both my husband and myself, and also included my young daughter in the conversation. He made sure we both understood every aspect of the treatment and took the time to answer all of our questions, even the smallest ones! He was engaging, personable and professional.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Dr. Lipari was incredibly thorough and professional at every interaction. My case was especially difficult since I was being managed from four hours away. I also had recently suffered an ectopic pregnancy loss, so he was especially sensitive to my husband and me during our first IVF experience. He explained every step of the process in great detail, and was incredibly helpful. During the transfer, I was at high risk for OHSS, and was devastated to find out that I couldn't transfer both of my embryos, Dr. Lipari was so supportive and explained that I was such a perfect candidate for an ESET, and my odds were favorable for a successful pregnancy. He made me feel so much better during a particularly difficult day.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Trust Dr. Lipari, his experience and his training. Follow his advice, his wisdom and his staff. He truly has your best interest at heart.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
My estimated costs for total minimal stimulation IVF was 6900.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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7
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
7
The billing and check out staff [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Med] need to be more organize and hire more people to handle the work load they have because they are very stressed and don't always seem willing to resolve our questions or concerns. (I've checked out at the front desk & was told nothing was de and when I got to my car they called saying I owed $400.00!! They have horrible communication skills). The billing /front desk staff also needs to be more understanding. Going through infertility treatments can be extremely difficult & stressful. They shouldn't treat their patients like a number & like we don't have any feelings.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr.Lipari is amazing & has helped us move forward with our journey. We love how he handles our stress & questions & don't want him to change! My only complaint about him is his availability. The billing and check out staff need to be more organize and hire more people to handle the work load they have because they are very stressed and don't always seem willing to resolve our questions or concerns. (I've checked out at the front desk & was told nothing was de and when I got to my car they called saying I owed $400.00!! They have horrible communication skills). The billing /front desk staff also needs to be more understanding. Going through infertility treatments can be extremely difficult & stressful. They shouldn't treat their patients like a number & like we don't have any feelings.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Since the first day we met Dr. Lipari (which was at a seminar held at his facility) we felt as if he truly cared about our concerns/feelings & overall care. Everytime we see him he takes time to explain things out to us & makes us feel like we are his only patients of the day. As if we have his undivided attention. He's very patient & kind & has always explained our test results clearly without getting frustrated or annoyed. He's is the first Doctor I've ever met that made me feel as if I truly mattered to his practice. We have gone through a lot in the last few years but we keep moving forward because we know we are taken care of with Dr. Lipari. There are never any surprises and he is always consistent. He follows through.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse, Traci, has been the best nurse I've had at this facility since we started seeing Dr. Lipari. She does her best to get back to us on appts/procedures etc. There have been a few mishaps due to poor communication but eventually got resolved after a few phone calls to the office. Nurce Candace is also very helpful & kind. Only once did she treat me as if I was annoying her & I feel that it was due to how busy they were at the start of the morning. Most of the staff is helpful & polite but it can quickly turn ugly when they get busy/backed up. Which happens often. The billing and check out department is my least favorite area of this practice. The billing/check out staff have given us incorrect information more times than I can count on two hands. Communication is lacking in this dept & has made this infertility journey a nightmare. Some of the staff have been rude & did not get back to us in a timely manner.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
He's the first Doctor I've ever met that didn't rush me out the door or forget to answer my questions or address my concerns. He is always very patient & kind. Not just with us but everytime I see him interacting with other patients, he is always very kind. He always gives my husband & I his undivided attention & throughly explains the plans and processes we have to go through. We've had several negative experiences with other staff members including another Doctor at this practice but Keep coming back because of him. He is an amazing Doctor & ive so glad we found him!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
None. He is a great Doctor.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We've had several IUI's with other Doctors. We are going to start our first IVF cycle in the next few months. I've been put on many different medications but don't remember all of them by name/dosage etc. (I'm at lunch at work & don't have the information with me).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Insurance didn't cover any ivf meds or treatments. Our appts were covered and we have to pay copays.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
The clinic [Jacksonville Center for Repro Med] is very clean/pretty.... The staff is so friendly and welcoming. I believe they could get more up to date in the latest tests/treatments and even embryology techniques. They seem to be doing the same techniques (besides cryo) they were doing 10 years+ ago. Most clinics have more innovative teams.... My new nurse (Sabrina) has failed to refill my Synthroid. Has failed to update my chart with results. Has failed to request labs for updated levels. And hasn't called me about latest labs to ease my mind.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Middle Eastern
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is very clean/pretty. I have been with them since 2014 and their time management has improved SO much in that time! I never wait more than 15-20 minutes total (name called, U/S, etc.). The staff is so friendly and welcoming. I believe they could get more up to date in the latest tests/treatments and even embryology techniques. They seem to be doing the same techniques (besides cryo) they were doing 10 years+ ago. Most clinics have more innovative teams.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was the first doctor to relate to us. He was willing to try new things even though there aren't many studies behind said treatments/tests.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She would call to let me know results of blood test but didn't put said results in my file, so I had to ask for follow up tests to make sure levels have improved. I had the follow labs done but haven't heard back.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
We are in the middle of a frozen embryo transfer cycle (donor egg). He recommended doing an ERA because we had 2 failed transfers with other doctors. We found out we've been transferring 1 day too early! Our previous doctor claimed the ERA to be a bogus test and guessed maybe we now had a sperm issue.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Be honest with him and your concerns. He will be honest in return. Do not be afraid to take his time... he will sit with your for as long as you need.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He recommended an ERA after others didn't. We found out that a Day 5 transfer was too early. We've had 2 failed transfers before. We are currently in the middle of a frozen embryo cycle (donor egg). He also discovered I had a minor case of hypothyroidism, so he put me on Synthroid. My levels are now in normal range, which could help this cycle. None of my previous doctors mentioned this and my levels have always been in the high 2's. I was on Lupron and Estradiol. I am starting PIO tonight for 6 days before transfer and will continue that and Estradiol until told otherwise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Dr. Lipari recommended the ERA and he let us know the clinical part of the test would be covered by insurance since it is diagnostic. Our previous doctor (same clinic) told us it would be completely out of pocket. We have spent over $70, 000 on treatments since 2013. This cycle with Dr. Lipari has by far been the cheapest at $2,000 since it is a frozen embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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[JX CRM] Strengths, work as a team to get the best outcomes. Give many seminars to help educate the community on many issues causing infertility. Weakness, I haven't had any issues that they were not more than happy to fix and quickly...Imelda treats me like family. I have also cried on her shoulder. She calls me back in a very timely manner. Is always compassionate with me. Handles my crazy mood swings from emotions and hormones very well. We ate getting ready to hear up for another round of ivf and she is already hitting the pavement hard.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths, work as a team to get the best outcomes. Give many seminars to help educate the community on many issues causing infertility. Weakness, I haven't had any issues that they were not more than happy to fix and quickly.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Lapari always takes his time with me. He relates to me and my struggle with his own past experiences he doesn't mind sharing. He stayed after the office was closed, after a failed round to talk it through with me. Shows so much compassion.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Imelda treats me like family. I have also cried on her shoulder. She calls me back in a very timely manner. Is always compassionate with me. Handles my crazy mood swings from emotions and hormones very well. We ate getting ready to hear up for another round of ivf and she is already hitting the pavement hard.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
He really knows what he is doing and takes his time to make sure you really understand it yourself. Very compassionate. Warm and friendly at all times. Very easy to talk to and has let me cry on his shoulder more than once. Feels like family.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Trust him. Be open, he really cares and you will never feel judged for your feelings.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He used ingectables for both my iui rounds with gangrilex. My low ovarian reserve required that they get my eggs to keep growing. I usually only get 1 or 2 in each round.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Including meds about $6,000 per round. Ivf was with Dr fox same office about $15,000. Meds were a bunch of that. My body takes extra time and meds to respond.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
8
The clinic [Jacksonville Center for Repro Med] is pretty and well kept. The staff is amazingly friendly. As much as I hate going there I'm never uncomfortable or ignored. Everyone remembers my name! Not sure that's a good thing. The nurses like to learn and I don't mind them using me as an example/teaching moment if it just betters the staff.... I love Traci. Answered messages/emails by end of day if not sooner. She was knowledgeable and answered all my questions. She kept up with Rx refills and follow ups.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Middle Eastern
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is pretty and well kept. The staff is amazingly friendly. As much as I hate going there I'm never uncomfortable or ignored. Everyone remembers my name! Not sure that's a good thing. The nurses like to learn and I don't mind them using me as an example/teaching moment if it just betters the staff.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I feel he treated me the same way he treated the woman before me and the woman after me. I did not feel like an individual.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I love Traci. Answered messages/emails by end of day if not sooner. She was knowledgeable and answered all my questions. She kept up with Rx refills and follow ups.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
Dr. Fox is a nice man, but he is old school. He isn't open to discuss new/trending/innovative treatments or tests. He is all about numbers and statistics and not about taking risks. I just felt that I didn't get the best care for MY BODY and issues.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Do not assume he knows all.
Describe the protocols Michael Fox used in your cycles and their degree of success.
2 IUIs... 3rd IUI converted to mini-IVF (less meds) due to too many stimulated follicles. This resulted in OHSS and 0 embryos. Mini-IVF #2 (less meds) resulted in 8 eggs and 2 Day 5 embryos... transferred both. BFN. IVF#3 resulted in 13 eggs but no embryos. (also under care of 3rd doctor) IVF#4 donor egg cycle. 16 eggs and 5 Day 5 embryos... transferred 1 (due to age and quality of embryo). Only 1 of remaining made it to freeze. Switched doctors after he claimed "maybe" there's a chromosomal issue with sperm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Fox.
It's 99% out of pocket, so basically a year's salary.
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Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
20 - 25
Treated
2009 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
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My nurse [at J'ville Ctr Repro Med - J'ville] was nice and seemed to have good intentions. She was usually available if I had questions or needed something clarified. However, after my third IVF at this clinic, and another negative test, I didn't hear from them at all asking how I was doing or if I wanted to start another treatment. It's almost as if THEY gave up on me. That is when I knew it was time to look for a new doctor...
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Age
20 - 25
Treated
2009 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
0
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Fox seems to prescribe the same treatment to all patients starting with his low carb diet. When I wasn't getting success from IVF, he never even blinked at changing the protocol, which led to more failure.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse was nice and seemed to have good intentions. She was usually available if I had questions or needed something clarified. However, after my third IVF at this clinic, and another negative test, I didn't hear from them at all asking how I was doing or if I wanted to start another treatment. It's almost as if THEY gave up on me. That is when I knew it was time to look for a new doctor.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
He does not have very good bedside manner. He will remember you but not what your treatment has been and the results. During appointments with him, he is constantly flipping through my chart to see what was going on, it didn't seem like he reviewed the chart beforehand at all. Appointments with him were consistently hours late.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
Be your own advocate and stand up for yourself. If something is not working, demand that a change be made.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
They would schedule multiple appointments at the same time (3 people for each 30 minute window). If you weren't the first one at 8am to sign in, you would definitely not be seen until 8:30.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Fox.
It was cheaper than most. Around $4000 for our first IVF mini cycle. Around $6000 for the second and third cycles. Medications not included and depends on the coverage you have.
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Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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Sabrina [a nurse at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Med] is very thorough in explanations. I understand she is extremely busy but wish I could receive communication more quickly from her.... We did letrozole with timed intercourse and a trigger shot to initiate ovulation. He [Dr. Christopher Lipari] was very clear about instructions and open to any and all questions.
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Age
26
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The entire team is great! They all know what you're there for and are kind and compassionate!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lipari was careful to explain what the course of action was and what he expected of me during treatment. He was kind and extremely compassionate.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Sabrina is very thorough in explanations. I understand she is extremely busy but wish I could receive communication more quickly from her.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Dr. Lipari was compassionate and extemely understanding in what I was going through, including the financial burden of trying to conceive. He's walked the infertility road and so he's able to relate to how you're feeling. He made sure I understood the plan and how to carry it out. He is very adamant about consuming a healthy diet which can seem unimportant but once you start doing things his way, your body responds in amazing ways! His advice and professional opinion have been spot on!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Go in with all your questions, no matter how silly you think they are, he'll answer them all patiently and clearly!
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did letrozole with timed intercourse and a trigger shot to initiate ovulation. He was very clear about instructions and open to any and all questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
My insurance did not cover anything for my treatment but what I did pay was extremely fair! This office strives to be affordable while not skimping on anything necessary!
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Despite my negative experience with my nurse, I think JCRM is great clinic and would highly recommend it to a friend. Not only is the care really fantastic, but their prices are very competitive and I appreciate that a lot....My nurse it seems was very forgetful....An embryo transfer cost roughly $1800, before being prorated for offsite cycle monitoring by around $900. Fresh IVF cycle was about $6000....I was not happy with the care that I received from Katrina.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Despite my negative experience with my nurse, I think JCRM is great clinic and would highly recommend it to a friend. Not only is the care really fantastic, but their prices are very competitive and I appreciate that a lot.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I never had to remind him of my situation; he always remembered.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I was not happy with the care that I received from Katrina. I decline to comment further as she is no longer working with this clinic.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Very compassionate and ethical, holding my health higher than other outcomes. For example, insisting on single embryo transfers because of the possibility that my cervix was compromised, which we found out later it was.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Insist on MTHFR screening if given RPL panel, not just homocysteine levels.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used donor eggs from the very start, knowing from previous bloodwork and failed IVF cycle that donor eggs were my best chance of pregnancy. I followed a Lupron suppression protocol with birth-control pills to prepare for the transfers. Five out of six transfers implanted successfully. I Experienced four losses, the first three likely due to a clotting disorder, possibly related to MTHFR. The fourth being due to an incompetent cervix. Finally upon my six embryo transfer I had a live birth.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
An embryo transfer cost roughly $1800, before being prorated for offsite cycle monitoring by around $900. Fresh IVF cycle was about $6000.
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
The Jacksonville office [CRM] is very large. Sometimes, it can feel a little overwhelming. I preferred the Gainesville location...The nursing staff at JCRM is very compassionate and caring. They will make sure you understand everything, and if they need to, consult your doctor for further clarification...There have been a few times when I was supposed to be scheduled for tests (both in the clinic itself and downstairs in the outpatient facility) and they have somehow not been scheduled correctly. This has caused major problems with my insurance billing.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The Jacksonville office is very large. Sometimes, it can feel a little overwhelming. I preferred the Gainesville location.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always remembered me and treated me and my husband with respect.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff at JCRM is very compassionate and caring. They will make sure you understand everything, and if they need to, consult your doctor for further clarification.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
Dr. Fox is a very straightforward guy. He tells you the facts without emotion, which can be very valuable in this process (because it can also be horribly emotional for you), but can also be kind of jarring if you don't go into your visits prepared for whatever news might be coming.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
Take notes when he's talking to you about treatment, and try not to go alone, is at all possible. That way, if you happen to miss something (as the fertility process can be very confusing) the person with you can help you disseminate the info later.
Describe the protocols Michael Fox used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He prescribed a low carb diet, surgery for the endo, and suggested IVF. His rationale for the IVF was my age and the fact that my endo had gone untreated for so long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Fox.
My costs were very high (which is why we were unable to pursue IVF) because of my insurance. I don't believe his clinic charges outrageous prices.
7
Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Other
9
During our year and a half at JCRM I had several nurses covering my case. I was not happy with the nurse instability at the time.... Began with Letrozole - wasn't working so injections were added. Tried 4 IUIs - all unsuccessful. Dr. Lipari suggested Laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis after third IUI. Stage 2 endo discovered and removed with excision surgery. Tried one more IUI - unsuccessful. Moved onto IVF. First attempt failed. Second attempt (with ICSI) successful.
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Other
9
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths - not pushy, will listen to your desires, begin with least invasive procedure, flexible hours, doctors are excellent. Weakness - cost, nurse changes
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Great bedside manner, listened to our concerns, never felt rushed
Describe your experience with your nurse.
During our year and a half at JCRM I had several nurses covering my case. I was not happy with the nurse instability at the time.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Very informative. Very kind. Discovered endometriosis and removed with excision surgery. I had another abdominal surgery 5 years later and it had not returned. Only complaint would be that we didn't see a doctor at every sonogram, but nurse practitioners were great as well.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
N/a
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Began with Letrozole - wasn't working so injections were added. Tried 4 IUIs - all unsuccessful. Dr. Lipari suggested Laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis after third IUI. Stage 2 endo discovered and removed with excision surgery. Tried one more IUI - unsuccessful. Moved onto IVF. First attempt failed. Second attempt (with ICSI) successful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
IUIs were about $1500 IVFs were about $10,000 with medications
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
20
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
8
The nurses and coordinators [at J'ville Ctr Repro Med - J'ville] never answer the phones and you always have to leave voicemails and wait for callbacks. It's much easier to just email...The nurses always remembered who I was and treated me with care...All that I paid for was medications, I paid roughly $45 first cycle, and then about $17 the second...
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Age
20
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
8
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses and coordinators never answer the phones and you always have to leave voicemails and wait for callbacks. It's much easier to just email.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He talked to us one on one amd on our level, he didnt use a ton of mumbo jumbo lingo and explained everything thoroughly so that we could make well thought out decisions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses always remembered who I was and treated me with care.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Dr Lipari was a great Dr to work with, I only got to see himaybe twice in ny four months at his practice. But I always felt well taken care of by his staff under his practice.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Keep an open mind and don't expect results right away.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used progesterone to start my cycle, then used letrozole and an hcg trigger injection.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
All that I paid for was medications, I paid roughly $45 first cycle, and then about $17 the second.
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Marty [nurse at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] has been great to work with. I know I can be quite annoying wth my emails sometimes, but she never hesitates to respond politely and in a timely manner. I feel any questions or concerns I have can be answered by her!...The majority of services provided to me have been covered by insurance. I have just been responsible for a small copay each visit.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other, Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I feel as if all of the nurses and Dr Lipari are all very sensitive to what I am going through as their patient. I always feel that their goal is in line with mine... to get me pregnant! Dr Lipari always listens to my questions and answers them thoroughly. I rarely walk out of that office feeling unsure or conflicted. That says a lot considering I am somewhat type A and always need answers to feel like I have some control over the situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marty has been great to work with. I know I can be quite annoying wth my emails sometimes, but she never hesitates to respond politely and in a timely manner. I feel any questions or concerns I have can be answered by her!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
If you have ANY questions, ask. Dr Lipari is great about answering any questions I have!
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Letrozole HCG Trigger IUI
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
The majority of services provided to me have been covered by insurance. I have just been responsible for a small copay each visit.
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
They [CRM Jacksonville] care deeply for their patients. They are extremely thorough, professional and ahead of so many with new procedures...[Nursing staff] Always there! No matter what time of night it was!...He [Dr. Lipari] was so thorough and explained everything in great detail. He addressed our concerns and fears. He stayed away from the treatments we weren't willing to try at that time. He was extremely encouraging and honest... He treated us like we were family.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They care deeply for their patients. They are extremely thorough, professional and ahead of so many with new procedures.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was so thorough and explained everything in great detail. He addressed our concerns and fears. He stayed away from the treatments we weren't willing to try at that time. He was extremely encouraging and honest. We saw another Dr the year before we met Dr Lipari and that doctor was nothing but doom and gloom. Dr Lipari changed my life. I finally got a diagnosis, had the correct surgery and was given a game plan. He is a God send!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Always there! No matter what time of night it was!
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
He cares about each patient. He treated us like we were family. When we were sad and disappointed, he was as well. He's companionate and honest. Caring and listens to you! He treats you like a person. He's simply amazing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
You're going to LOVE him! I've referred many clients to him.
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
22 - 26
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
Not only Dr. Lipari but the entire staff [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] made us feel like family. [Our nurse] was not only my nurse but became a friend and went above and beyond to help me. I had OHSS [Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome] and she really took care of me.
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Age
22 - 26
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Not only Dr. Lipari but the entire staff made us feel like family. I can never thank them enough for everything they did for us to have our family. And the way they helped me through one of the hardest times of my life.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was not only my nurse but became a friend and went above and beyond to help me. I had OHSS and she really took care of me.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
He always made my husband and I feel like he was looking out for us and trying his hardest to start our family. Through every struggle he was beside us and really cared. I have never seen such a compassionate doctor anywhere else. You are not a number with him. He will go above and beyond to help you.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Trust whatever advice he gives you. You will know you are where you need to be after the first appointment with him.
10
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
Wait times [at Jacksonville Ctr for Reproductive Med] can be long, but when you are in there they treat you like you are the only patient. The staff is all very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very compassionate through my experience. I love that they treat the whole patient to find out what is causing infertility rather than just producing a baby.... Be prepared to hear about making lifestyle and dietary changes.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Wait times can be long, but when you are in there they treat you like you are the only patient. The staff is all very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very compassionate through my experience. I love that they treat the whole patient to find out what is causing infertility rather than just producing a baby.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I feel that he has always been honest and forthcoming with info. He takes his time as needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She has been available anytime I need her. I can reach her by email or phone and she is always able to answer my questions.
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
Dr Fox is very straightforward. He is knowledgeable and opinionated based on his research and experience. He is a big believer in treating the whole patient rather than a quick fix. He won’t just jump to IVF unless he deems it medically necessary.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
Be prepared to hear about making lifestyle and dietary changes. He won’t be warm and fuzzy.
Describe the protocols Michael Fox used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He did an HSG and hysteroscopy along with a lot of blood work. He then performed laparoscopic surgery to remove endometriosis and a septum in my uterus. While in there he removed fibroids and diagnosed a hernia.
10
Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
7
We were left waiting for hours for an appointment [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] after we were forgotten...Staff have always been friendly on the phone and in person. Clean facility Weaknesses: long wait time, typically there two hours or more. Difficult to get an appointment with a doctor. Unresponsive billing department. Late surgery times. Long waiting time for testing and surgeries.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
7
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Staff have always been friendly on the phone and in person. Clean facility Weaknesses: long wait time, typically there two hours or more. Difficult to get an appointment with a doctor. Unresponsive billing department. Late surgery times. Long waiting time for testing and surgeries. Not enough informed time before appointments to fox insurance issues and renewals.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We were always treated on a personal level looking at our own situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They always seem to be available for any questions I have had, quick response, sensitive at appointments and phone calls.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Each visit we would leave the conversation feeling very positive. However there seems to be too much positivity to where we believed medicated cycles would be a sure thing and result in a pregnancy. Dr is very sensitive but does not go over the realistic chance of treatment not working. Once treatment started I did not feel like the doctor prepared us well.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Ask for straightforward answers and diagnosis.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Treatment protocol I responded well to, letrozole, menopur, HCG injection
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Insurance has covered treatment so far
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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4
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
4
i liked my primary nurse [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] but had issues w other nursing staff giving conflicting info on things related to treatment plan...during iui, nurses gave conflicting info on when to have intercourse. you have to harass them to get med records sent...you dont see dr every time -see nurses during treatment plan that give conflicting info -long waits -unorganized office, have had to re-request med records MANY times
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other, Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
4
Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
-lipari is knowledgable w good bedside manner -you dont see dr every time -see nurses during treatment plan that give conflicting info -long waits -unorganized office, have had to re-request med records MANY times
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
he spent time answering questions and was thorough in his answers
Describe your experience with your nurse.
i liked my primary nurse but had issues w other nursing staff giving conflicting info on things related to treatment plan (kind of a big deal). i also had one nurse complain to me about how she accidently got pregnant. what infertilty patient wants to hear that?
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
i liked him as a dr for the most part. j switched clinics bc he was always running behind and i often had to see nurse instead of dr. there was one issue with iui where he kind of brushed it off like it was no big deal, but it was a big deal bc it cost me$800
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
you wont see the dr often, if you do it will be long wait, and nurses give conflicting info
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
3 medicated cycles w letrozole and 2 iuis
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
i think monitored cycle was $400 and iui was $800 before meds
6
Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
7
They [nurses at Jacksonville CRM] were busy, not a lot of communication with them but they did their jobs....It's never easy to hear things aren't working physically. He [Dr. Fox] did a good job of being to the point and potential solutions. He had a lot of ideas about treatment that made sense and was able to communicate them well. He doesn't tend to come off as compassionate as other doctors I've seen, but he has a lot of information which I respect.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
7
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was kind and answered all the questions we had.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were busy, not a lot of communication with them but they did their jobs.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Michael Fox?
It's never easy to hear things aren't working physically. He did a good job of being to the point and potential solutions. He had a lot of ideas about treatment that made sense and was able to communicate them well. He doesn't tend to come off as compassionate as other doctors I've seen, but he has a lot of information which I respect.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Fox?
Make sure to bring someone along who you can process information with after the consult.
Describe the protocols Michael Fox used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After a semen analysis, he recommended putting me on hormone injections and a ketogenic diet.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Fox.
Surgery, Post surgery, Medicine, consult
8
Doctor
Michael Fox
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
You may have to wait past your appointment time [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] but only because Dr. Lipari doesn't rush anyone. Ask all of the questions you want and do not hold back. He is honest about all answers.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lipari is warm and brilliant. He is amazing. He remembers you as a person and is genuinely happy for you when pregnancy is achieved. He is a true rock star.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Again, Dr. Lipari is a genius and is just as kind as he is smart. He is one in a million. I brag about Dr. Lipari to other people and would recommend him to anyone.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
You may have to wait past your appointment time but only because Dr. Lipari doesn't rush anyone. Ask all of the questions you want and do not hold back. He is honest about all answers.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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7
Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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The clinic [Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] was very clean and elegant... I paid everything cash out of my pocket, we have no insurance cost about 6,000 for the first IVF and 10,000 for the second... He [Dr. Christopher Lipari] is very informative and friendly. I didn't get a follow up appointment after my 2 IVF fails so I think that's not very proper for a Dr. I still have no idea what went wrong with our IVF. I tried to email the nurse but after a negative beta I was removed from the email.
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Age
40
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was very clean and elegant
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very nice guy, explains everything perfectly
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They were nice
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
He is very informative and friendly. I didn't get a follow up appointment after my 2 IVF fails so I think that's not very proper for a Dr. I still have no idea what went wrong with our IVF. I tried to email the nurse but after a negative beta I was removed from the email....
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
If the nurse is forcing you to take the pain pills, ask the Dr if you really need them
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I took gonal f and other meds for 2 weeks the retrieval
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
I paid everything cash out of my pocket, we have no insurance cost about 6,000 for the first IVF and 10,000 for the second
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
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They [Jacksonville Center for Repro Med] are nice and neat. The waiting area and office staff are very friendly. I always feel welcome and not like someone with an issue. This can bring lots of mixed emotions and they are kind. The office is clean and the waiting rooms are nice.... They are wonderful and made me so comfortable even with some in depth tests needed I wasn't scared.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are nice and neat. The waiting area and office staff are very friendly. I always feel welcome and not like someone with an issue. This can bring lots of mixed emotions and they are kind. The office is clean and the waiting rooms are nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very friendly and he truly cares when he talks to you about making your dreams come true.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are wonderful and made me so comfortable even with some in depth tests needed I wasn't scared.
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
He was very kind and comforting. This is very stressful and he made me calm about it and made my issue not seem so bad. I appreciate his time and working with me on treatments that were needed or not since my insurance didn't cover everything. That meant a lot to me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Christopher Lipari?
Be open and listen to him he knows what he is talking about. It will give you hope.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Christopher Lipari.
Hundreds of dollars. To do the treatment I need was 800 a cycle if it works the first time
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
28
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
The staff [at Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine] is compassionate and caring, but appointments can take forever....We did testing and found that my partner had a very low sperm count. Since we weren't comfortable using donor sperm, we tried several treatment plans to treat the underlying condition that my husband had that was causing the issue. We did see some success, and numbers improved.
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Age
28
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The staff is compassionate and caring, but appointments can take forever.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Lipari was extremely compassionate with my particular situation, and he was willing to listen to my concerns and personal boundaries in regards to treatment.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Christopher Lipari?
Dr. Lipari was extremely thorough in early testing, and suggested a course of action I was comfortable with. He was easy to talk to and willing to try more experimental treatments.
Describe the protocols Christopher Lipari used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did testing and found that my partner had a very low sperm count. Since we weren't comfortable using donor sperm, we tried several treatment plans to treat the underlying condition that my husband had that was causing the issue. We did see some success, and numbers improved.
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Doctor
Christopher Lipari
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Jacksonville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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