Repromed Fertility Center

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Dallas
3800 San Jacinto
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 827-8777
Grapevine
823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 310-6686
McKenney
6850 TPC Drive
McKenney, TX 75070
(214) 483-3131
Rockwall
935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
Rockwall, TX 75032
(214) 771-0135
Tyler
7925 S. Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 561-8331
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Repromed Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 6Neutral: 2Don't recommend: 27.5
10 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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<35
35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
87
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7.7
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
10 assessments
10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
There are several locations [Repromed Fertility Center] which made it very easy to find availability near either my home or work. Having to go downtown for IUIs was a bit of a bother but very minor. They were always clean, quiet, and the equipment functioned reliably at all times....Melissa Davenport is fantastic....Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. So was everyone else I had the pleasure to speak with at their locations.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
There are several locations which made it very easy to find availability near either my home or work. Having to go downtown for IUIs was a bit of a bother but very minor. They were always clean, quiet, and the equipment functioned reliably at all times.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very attentive and answered all questions like they mattered to everyone in the room.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Melissa Davenport is fantastic. She was part of nearly every visit I had. She was also the one who had the job of informing me that I had miscarried. Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. So was everyone else I had the pleasure to speak with at their locations.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Pinto. It was sad that my final attempt ended in miscarriage but I never doubted he knew what he was doing or that we weren't pursuing the right treatment. He listened to me, gave me options, and let me make the choices I felt were right. I desperately want to go back and try again and will most definitely be going back to him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
Keep notes. There is a lot of information and tests coming at you and if you want to make informed decisions within the timeline you have, make sure you're keeping track of what's going on.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles and their degree of success.
There were lots of tests to ensure I had no infertility obstacles. Tubes weren't blocked, egg count was great, my uterus would hold water just fine, but I had a few polyps. We scheduled surgery to remove them since Dr. Pinto saw them as potential miscarriage risks and would not perform any treatments until they were removed. He did the surgery and after waiting a cycle we started Clomid and proceeded with the IUIs. The first time I took Clomid, he also had me take estrogen to make sure my uterine lining would be fine. Based on how I performed, it was decided the estrogen wasn't needed and I did not take it on the next two IUIs. I did take the progesterone all three times. I became pregnant on my third and last IUI after we have gotten a good feel for my body's timing. I miscarried at 6 weeks.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto.
My IUIs were $550 and the sonogram before the IUIs was $200. The shot to release the eggs was $104. All other visits were covered by insurance and at the time, my copay was $15. My prenatal vitamins are about $60 and are mailed to me each month.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Grapevine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
9
Dr. Pinto treated me like a human. He thoughtfully reviewed my case history with me, and outlined treatment options...Not surprisingly, I had a bit of an issue with my insurance during treatment. At times, it was hard to get ahold of a human from Dr. Pinto's insurance department [at Repromed Fertility Center]. Lots of voicemails were left. However, in the end, Dr. Pinto's coordinators smoothed everything out with my insurance. For that, I am grateful.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
9
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Not surprisingly, I had a bit of an issue with my insurance during treatment. At times, it was hard to get ahold of a human from Dr. Pinto's insurance department. Lots of voicemails were left. However, in the end, Dr. Pinto's coordinators smoothed everything out with my insurance. For that, I am grateful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Pinto treated me like a human. He thoughtfully reviewed my case history with me, and outlined treatment options. Each treatment option was supported by recent medical research. We began treatment with the least invasive option, and if it failed, we agreed would proceed to the next, more intense level of intervention. I appreciate his personalized approach to my treatment. Due to my history of previous losses (RPL) I had a tremendous amount of anxiety surrounding my treatment and early pregnancy. I really believe Dr. Pinto handled my anxiety better than any other provider (all OBGYNs) I'd ever worked with during my infertility journey. He even called me at nearly 8pm one evening to discuss the results of my blood work with me. I noticed that a previous reviewer stated that a nurse conducted all of her monitoring appointments. I received care in the Grapevine office, and Dr. Pinto conducted every single monitoring appointment himself. Needless to say, I saw Dr. Pinto a lot, and I believe he truly believe he cared about the outcome of my treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Vicki was so kind throughout the entire process. She was great about returning my phone calls in a timely manner, providing encouragement and scheduling appointments that worked with my schedule.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
Dr. Pinto has a big personality. Yet, I experienced him as a knowledgeable professional, so I welcomed his personality. It was nice to feel like I was working with a real person, and not just another staunch, detached medical professional. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Pinto inspired a glimmer of hope during a very trying time in my life. Treatment with Dr. Pinto was successful (on our first cycle), and I am currently 29 weeks pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
Ask questions about your diagnoses/treatment plan! Infertility is complex, baffling and draining. By gaining a better understanding of my situation, and I regained some sense of control (and sanity).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto.
We paid close to $1,000 out of pocket for medications, lab work, monitoring, diagnostic imaging for one cycle that resulted in my current pregnancy.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Some people are critical because his [Dr Anil Pinto] nursing staff does a lot of your "in-between" appointment where they are just monitoring follicular growth. I actually found to this to be beneficial because it made my appointments [at Repromed Fertility Center] fast and easy -- no waiting or delay, so I could schedule my appointment in the morning and then go to work. I was actually sad when I "graduated" to my OB to be leaving his care and that of his staff. Finally, his staff bent over backwards to work with my insurance company, who was a bit of a pain. If I were just a number or a walking cash machine, there is no way they would have spent hours on the phone trying to get me the coverage they knew I was entitled to have.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
First, my treatment schedule was never based on dates or times that were "easier" for him or his staff -- it was based on what my body was doing. Second, his staff -- from the nurses, to the front desk, to the people who draw your blood -- is amazing. They know you, talk to you, answer all of your questions, ect. I emailed my poor nurse, Marci, probably 10,000 times throughout this process, and she was always excellent. Some people are critical because his nursing staff does a lot of your "in-between" appointment where they are just monitoring follicular growth. I actually found to this to be beneficial because it made my appointments fast and easy -- no waiting or delay, so I could schedule my appointment in the morning and then go to work. I was actually sad when I "graduated" to my OB to be leaving his care and that of his staff. Finally, his staff bent over backwards to work with my insurance company, who was a bit of a pain. If I were just a number or a walking cash machine, there is no way they would have spent hours on the phone trying to get me the coverage they knew I was entitled to have.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff is amazing. I cannot overstate that enough.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
He is very matter-of-fact, which I appreciated. He explained everything to me like I was an educated adult, and empowered me to make the decisions that were best for me. He never tried to push me into one course of treatment or another. He explained each treatment, the pros and cons of them, and based on literature, the most successful outcome. Some people think he is too abrupt, but he is actually very caring. He doesn't coddle you. He informs you and makes sure that you have all the information that you need to make these important decisions. I found it to be very empowering after having spent three frustrating years trying to get pregnant with no success on my own.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
If you want someone to "there-there" you, he might not be the best doctor for you. He never overstates the issues -- you'll never hear him say that you have to use donor eggs, or that you'll never get pregnant with it IVF -- but he does give you the straight up scientific data on your odds of successful treatment. If you want someone who will treat you like an educated and informed adult, capable of making your own treatment decisions, he is absolutely perfect for you. And don't be off-set by his matter of factness. He cares about you, and he wants your treatment to be a success.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto.
Maxed out insurance lifetime max at $25,000; additional out-of-pocket at $20,000. This included three rounds of IVF egg retrieval (one of which had to be cancelled), and one implantation.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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7
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
7
I suppose a disconnect between a doctor's care and the billing department is relatively normal. In no way do we resent Dr. Escobar for the shock we felt when told about the cost of proceeding with IVF (which we opted not to do). Our insurance plan was from New Jersey so compared to plans from Texas, our coverage was generally excellent. Families in north Dallas suburbs are notoriously affluent, and there seemed to be a sentiment that $6K should be an easy check to write. We simply weren't that liquid! To be fair, I never followed up with the clinic about alternative payment options, other than to tell them we wouldn't be proceeding.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
7
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
I suppose a disconnect between a doctor's care and the billing department is relatively normal. In no way do we resent Dr. Escobar for the shock we felt when told about the cost of proceeding with IVF (which we opted not to do). Our insurance plan was from New Jersey so compared to plans from Texas, our coverage was generally excellent. Families in north Dallas suburbs are notoriously affluent, and there seemed to be a sentiment that $6K should be an easy check to write. We simply weren't that liquid! To be fair, I never followed up with the clinic about alternative payment options, other than to tell them we wouldn't be proceeding.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I also don't remember much about the nursing staff. I don't think I had a designated nurse or coordinator. I did receive adequate instructions from a nurse in a private office within the clinic, on the home injections, and felt comfortable during that process. Overall, I don't have any complaints about the nurses but I also don't have any outstanding moments that I can recall being thrilled.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Julian Escobar?
Overall, although we didn't end up with the result we wanted, I was happy with Dr. Escobar and the clinic in Dallas. I don't think he's at that clinic anymore though. Our treatment was a few years ago and I don't remember all the details, but I do remember that Dr. Escobar was very kind, understanding and direct. We understood the process and the next steps all the way through our treatments. I saw him every time I had an appointment. He has a very casual bedside manner and is easily relatable. After my 1st or 2nd failed IUI, I had the uncomfortable dye test and he was great during the procedure. It was painful and he kept me calm throughout.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julian Escobar.
Our insurance covered the meds and IUI treatments. It would have covered the IVF cycle, but the clinic's lab was not approved/covered by our carrier. The lab costs for the IVF cycle were going to be $6K.
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Doctor
Julian Escobar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Other
0
The clinic [Repromed Fertility Center-Dallas] was convenient to where I lived at the time and the nurses were nice enough. Other than that, I don't recommend this clinic because I don't respect Dr. Pinto...Another specific thing I don't like about this clinic: They make you shave and/or trim your pubic hair for hysteroscopy... I found it demeaning...[Nursing Staff] all I remember is thinking that they were very nice and organized!... The only thing that I remember thinking was expensive was that the hysteroscopy was performed at an off-site out-patient facility that charges about $1,000 just for using the facility for several hours.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 5 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS, Other
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Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The clinic was convenient to where I lived at the time and the nurses were nice enough. Other than that, I don't recommend this clinic because I don't respect Dr. Pinto (please see my discussion above for more on this). Another specific thing I don't like about this clinic: They make you shave and/or trim your pubic hair for hysteroscopy. This is not standard practice and I found it demeaning. I've had 6 hysteroscopies and the only time I had to prep my pubic hair was for Dr. Pinto. Not sure what that's about. I was reflecting on my experience at this clinic and wanted to write about two positive experiences I had: (1) I had partial ovarian torsion at one point during the one clomid cycle I did under Dr. Pinto's care and the doctor or nurse (can't remember!) on call took it really seriously and helped us figure out whether or not we needed to go to the emergency room. (2) I asked Dr. Pinto for a referral to a therapist and he gave me the name of someone I then went to for several months and she was FANTASTIC. Probably the best therapist I have ever been to. So I am grateful for those two things.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Pinto took a lot of time to meet with me and my husband and explain our situation which I really appreciate. However, one of the things that he did that I really did not like is that when he was talking to both of us he tended to make more eye contact with my husband than with me. He also didn't check in with me to make sure I understood. My husband is a doctor so that might have been part of what was going on in this situation. Regardless, it was not good doctoring for him to be doing this. He also made a number of comments that were off-putting. At one point, he said that we were "old" - maybe we were by Dallas standards - but at the time my husband was 32 and I was 34 so we really weren't that old in the infertility world!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don't remember too much. All I remember is thinking that they were very nice and organized!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
I went to Dr. Pinto for an infertility work-up. I had already been diagnosed with PCOS causing anovulation and had taken clomid 6 times, resulting in 2 miscarriages (a blighted ovum at 8 weeks and a chemical pregnancy) and was having a very light almost non-existent period each month. This had all been under the treatment of an ob/gyn in California where I was living before. After doing the infertility work up, Dr. Pinto said everything looked good except for my uterus which seemed to show a large polyp on a saline ultrasound. When I went in for the hysteroscopy, he diagnosed me with severe "Asherman's Syndrome" and tried to cut away the intrauterine scars. I did not talk to him for over a week after the procedure; he talked to my husband briefly right after the procedure and told himabout the Asherman's Syndrome diagnosis and then headed out on a vacation. I get that doctors need vacations (my husband is a doctor), but I thought it was really weird that he didn't schedule a time to talk to me about the diagnosis since it was a really big deal and I wanted to know more about the severity of the scarring since that matters for prognosis and I also wanted to know more about the post-op protocol. This was the beginning of things going downhill in our doctor-patient relationship. I felt like I had to hound Dr. Pinto for a meeting. When we finally met with him, he was really rude about the procedure and his vacation and answering my questions. I get that I am doing some shooting the messenger here. I probably would not have been happy with any doctor who told me that I had this diagnosis. But these are the moments when infertility patients need extra care and attention - when they are scared and don't know what's going to happen next! After taking estrogen for three weeks and then progesterone to induce a period, I had another saline ultrasound one month after the first hysteroscopy. Just based on the saline ultrasound, Dr. Pinto said my lining looked bad and there was nothing else he could do for us and that we needed a gestational carrier. My husband and I both felt like he did not seem to want us as patients anymore and was kind of "firing" us by saying we needed a gestational carrier. I was distraught. I now know for a fact that a saline ultrasound after one hysteroscopy is not the standard of care for Asherman's Syndrome patients. You cannot tell how the lining is without performing a repeat hysteroscopy and it's not true that there is nothing else to do at this point. This is when we left Dr. Pinto's practice and went to another fertility doctor in Dallas and also started going to our doctor in California for subsequent hysteroscopies. The California doctor did two more hysteroscopies and then said we could try to get pregnant. The California doctor did not know what Dr. Pinto saw on the initial hysteroscopy but he did not think it was severe Asherman's Syndrome and he also did not think you would be able to say there is nothing else to do after performing one hysteroscopy. Moreover, some doctors think that you can get better results if you place a balloon in the uterus after a hysteroscopy. This was not done, nor was I given the option for it, nor did I even consent to a hysterscopy for lysis of adhesions from Dr. Pinto. If I had been given the choice, I may not have even wanted him to be the doctor who initially cut away the scars.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
I went to Dr. Pinto because he was convenient to where I lived at the time. Convenience matters when you think you will be doing a lot of monitoring. However, if you have an at all complicated case, I would go to a different doctor. I don't think Dr. Pinto had a good handle on the latest research relating to our situation. We would ask for evidence on things and he would just talk about his clinical experience. I'm sure if you got a good result with this doctor, you would like him because he was very personable. But seriously, stay away if your situation is complicated.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I already explained this above.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto.
I don't remember paying anything for my care. I think an infertility work-up was covered by our insurance plus the hysteroscopy was a medical treatment that was also covered. The only thing that I remember thinking was expensive was that the hysteroscopy was performed at an off-site out-patient facility that charges about $1,000 just for using the facility for several hours. Other than that, surprisingly there were no bills. I always wonder if Dr. Pinto just wrote the whole thing off because he felt bad for us?!
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
[Repromed Fertility Center - Dallas] has high quality and highly trained nurses who do most of the ultrasound check-ups. They are more than capable to do this, which allows him [Dr. Pinto] to focus on the more difficult procedures....[Nurses] Always available by phone or e-mail, which I used several times with questions. Responsive, caring, friendly, upbeat. She delivered news about my miscarriage in a sincerely caring way...Some of the billing got messed up when a new employee came, but the office manager fixed it.
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Age
37 - 40
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Architect
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
Some of the billing got messed up when a new employee came, but the office manager fixed it. Otherwise, no problem getting appointments convenient for my work schedule. They were always very personable to interact with.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Pinto was very caring, professional, and interested in me as a person. He is very accepting of single moms and LGBT. His staff are wonderful too.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Always available by phone or e-mail, which I used several times with questions. Responsive, caring, friendly, upbeat. She delivered news about my miscarriage in a sincerely caring way.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
Dr. Pinto is very personable, straightforward, caring, and passionate about creating life for people wanting to become parents. He explains patiently and clearly whatever we are discussing and gives me adequate time to ask questions. When my child was born premature and in the NICU, he called to check on how we were doing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
Dr. Pinto has high quality and highly trained nurses who do most of the ultrasound check-ups. They are more than capable to do this, which allows him to focus on the more difficult procedures. I had no problem with this, but some patients expect the doctor to be there every single time. That is impractical and unnecessary and costly. Usually I saw the same nurse each week for my ultrasound check-ups before and after getting pregnant.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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2
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
The financial department [at Repro Med Fertility Center] is a joke. The financial head is rude and does not do her job well. I have gone around with her multiple times...Amber was the best nurse I have ever seen...She is so intelligent and shares her knowledge to make the patient more aware of what is going on...We were never told that my husbands sperm analysis was not good. We were only time about the issues I had.
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The financial department is a joke. The financial head is rude and does not do her job well. I have gone around with her multiple times.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Rarely even saw Dr. Pinto, mainly saw his nurse and when I did it was very short periods of time. Couldn't get much info out of him, had to fish for information about treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amber was the best nurse I have ever seen, she is the only reason that I stayed with Repromed so long. I would have found a new dr sooner if she hadn't have been there. She is so intelligent and shares her knowledge to make the patient more aware of what is going on.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
I did multiple cycles and never saw him. He was rarely in the office and when I did see him it was for a very short time. He had very little bed side manner. At times it seemed that he treated my husband much better than he did me, it was almost as if he had an issue with me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
Find someone different.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We never found a reason why I am infertile, diagnose with unexplained infertility. He never told us that my husbands sperm count, motility or morphology was low. We did 3 rounds of clomid and 3 rounds of femera with normal ovulation and normal follicle growth.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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Age
33 - 37
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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Dr. Pinto always talks to me and treats me like I'm his only patient...talks with me like I am his friend, not a patient. Always asking how I am doing and how my husband is (always calls him by his name) if he is not with me. Very friendly and great bedside manor!
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Age
33 - 37
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Pinto always talks to me and treats me like I'm his only patient...talks with me like I am his friend, not a patient. Always asking how I am doing and how my husband is (always calls him by his name) if he is not with me. Very friendly and great bedside manor!
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Dallas
Nursing
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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[at Repromed Fertility] The lab grading on embryos is great, good, fair. (Not AA etc.) Sometimes it’s hard having to talk to so many different departments. (Billing, different nurses, receptionist) I was sometimes more on top of my cycle then the office. (Ex. I knew I needed meds or lab work and would have to call the nurses and explain why I knew and then scramble to make it happen in time) Positive: I really felt pretty free to suggest things for my cycle and that is a huge plus! I would feel like my hands were tied otherwise. Price is average for the area. Second cycles are discounted I believe.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
The lab grading on embryos is great, good, fair. (Not AA etc.) Sometimes it’s hard having to talk to so many different departments. (Billing, different nurses, receptionist) I was sometimes more on top of my cycle then the office. (Ex. I knew I needed meds or lab work and would have to call the nurses and explain why I knew and then scramble to make it happen in time) Positive: I really felt pretty free to suggest things for my cycle and that is a huge plus! I would feel like my hands were tied otherwise. Price is average for the area. Second cycles are discounted I believe.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I didn’t have a problem with my “number” treatment, it’s not really an issue to me. He sees MANY patients and I mostly saw nurses at the Dallas office. (They were the ones measuring follicles, changing meds after consulting him etc.)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I loved many of the nurses there. Marci was the main IVF nurse at the time. They were all friendly.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
I have a daughter! Saying that makes anything that could be a negative seem small. Dr. Pinto is a business man. I had no problem with him. I felt heard most of the time, and felt pretty free to suggest things for my cycle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
Keep in mind the number of offices and therefore patients he has. He might not see you every time, or have the bedside manner you are hoping for. (He does make small talk) My take away: there is a huge wall full of baby photos that he helped make happen. His prices are average for the area.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I of course took the pills and did 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF. My first IVF was kinda standard high dose stim fresh day 3 transfer. It didn’t go well at all. (Low number of eggs and low quality embryos) My second time, we talked about antagonist protocol. (Quality over quantity) I took supplements and did a natural start antagonist cycle. I got quality over quantity (which is what we were going for) we froze the embryos and did a FET. (Day 3) I had my daughter from that cycle. I felt like Dr. Pinto was open to my using supplements and he had me stim an extra day. My second cycle was discounted which was awesome. I was very pleased with my results. I was impressed that he recognized in that first IVF that I would do better with a different protocol. I’ve heard many people say they tried the same protocol multiple times before switching and I wouldn’t have had $$$ for multiple tries.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto.
IVF back in 2013/2014 was about 12K with meds.
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Rockwall
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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They [nurses at Repromed Fertility Center] are very busy but were very kind. One point I was very upset about something and the RN was super nice and compassionate. She could tell I was nervous to ask Dr. about specifics of something and she offered to to ask him for me. She did and the Dr. even called me later to apologize that he had upset me and to clarify a few things. It was total miscommunication and I appreciated both the RN and the Dr.'s response.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Repromed Fertility Center.
It is a very busy place which can be overwhelming. There are several offices. The phone system can be annoying sometimes but they just switched to a new on and are working out the kinks. I have always gotten a response same day which is very much appreciated.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I appreciate his candor. He is not warm and fuzzy but I do believe he cares about his patients and want success. When I was upset or had questions, he called me after hours to help me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are very busy but were very kind. One point I was very upset about something and the RN was super nice and compassionate. She could tell I was nervous to ask Dr. about specifics of something and she offered to to ask him for me. She did and the Dr. even called me later to apologize that he had upset me and to clarify a few things. It was total miscommunication and I appreciated both the RN and the Dr.'s response.
How was your experience with Anil Pinto?
Dr. Pinto is very smart and I believe to be a very good human being. He is not warm and fuzzy but he is to the point. It was more important to me to have someone who is good at their job than someone who is going to worry about my emotional needs. I would prefer both but that is pretty hard to come by. Dr. Pinto was responsive to my questions and problems and though he can come across a little insensitive he is actually very kind.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anil Pinto?
Come prepared with your questions. He doesn't sugar coat anything so be prepared to have some painful facts/odds hit you in the face.
Describe the protocols Anil Pinto used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Mini-IVF with 2 egg retrievals, PGS testing and then subsequent transfer if successful retrievals and testing. The idea was quality/quantity. I have low egg reserve, 1 tube and I am nearly 39. 2 pregnancies: One child 3 y/o and another ectopic. Neither was conceived through ivf.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anil Pinto.
SHG: $350 (This fee is due at the Time of Service) TET: $350 (This fee is due at the Time of Service) MinStim: $5000 (This fee includes 2 Retrievals and 1 Transfer) RX were about $1500 with discount
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Doctor
Anil Pinto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Repromed Fertility Center
Tyler
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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