Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Fort Myers
12611 World Plaza Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 275-8118
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 3Don't recommend: 17.9
8 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 38% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% 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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30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
110
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7.6
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
8 assessments
0
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI, IVF, Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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[Spec Repro Med] I called & emailed to Karina the accounting lady & she only responded with it is a phone consultation fee. My husband called & left a message and we did not hear back from them for another several months when they sent a bill & said it was going to collections- they would not talk to us until this time & she said he is not budging on the fee.... I did receive a call from his AMAZING nurse who said she would get him to drop the fee. She is really is the only saving grace for his practice
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
IUI, IVF, Egg Freezing, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
Do NOT go! I went because they said they could get me in quick and give me grade A donor embryos. His personal nurse Whitley was absolutely compassionate and top notch. I would never say the things he said to me to another human. He also made degrading comments about another doctor I had worked with in the past. Very unprofessional.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I went to Dr. Sweet because he said he wanted to be a miracle blessing to me & my husband and he could provide us Grade A quality embryos very quickly. He insisted that we travel to Ft. Myers to consult with him & have all of my medical testing repeated w him as he did not trust others doctors records & procedures that had verified my general health, uterine health & hormone levels. Even though I had just seen a well respected docotr in St. Louis. He said his clinic need the same procedures repeated 2 months later. Keeping with having a positive attitude that this would work I paid the money cash & began treatment. He said it could take 1-2 attempts but not more than that because they had the best embryos of any clinic. I got to choose if I wanted 2 or 3 embryos but on the day of the procedure he & his embryologist said the embryos were sooo good that they couldn't possibly take a chance to put 3 in- they strongly urged me to only take the 2 embryos, they could not in good conscience put 3 in as I would have multiple births & at "my age" I could not afford that to happen for my own health (although women are having babies in their late 40s & early 50s today w healthy twins at that)! The pregnancy did not occur so we spoke on the phone as to what the next step would be. I decided to move forward w another attempt. I paid cash again for the services & he said I could pick 2 or 3 embryos & then again they said these embryos are even stronger than the last ones there is no way they could put 3 inside of me & they did not want to skew their numbers so high that they looked like they were not being honest on their records, as they have such a high taken rate on successful pregnancies. So I opted again against my instinct to only have 2 transferred. They were rated grade "A+" embryos. I was going to take a 3rd round & pay cash again but when on the phone again w Dr. Sweet said, "Jeanine I have a responsibility to these embryos to provide them the best chance at survival & to put them where they can have a chance to live. It's like real estate. you buy a piece of property & you have been sinking money into it & you come to realize that this property no longer is worth putting anymore money into. The property is not going to give you the return you are wanting. It is better to just cut your losses." I was so caught off guard & completely devastated by his comments I couldn't even respond. He said it was up to me if I wanted to move forward to another transfer but he could not in good conscience do more than 3 rounds w me because he wanted to put these babies in a place where they had a chance at life. I decided not to take a third round as I was really battling with emotional rebound about my own self. I sent the embryo pictures to 2 different embryologist, both clinics said AT BEST they might be a grade B. Six months after I decided not to come to the clinic for the 3rd time I received a bill for over $200 for that 20 minute devastating & degrading phone call. I called & emailed to Karina the accounting lady & she only responded with it is a phone consultation fee. My husband called & left a message and we did not hear back from them for another several months when they sent a bill & said it was going to collections- they would not talk to us until this time & she said he is not budging on the fee. I did receive a call from his AMAZING nurse who said she would get him to drop the fee. She is really is the only saving grace for his practice (she even gave us her cell if we needed to talk over the weekends!) You have a right to know. I was not told that he was charging me for a phone call to decide what the next step would be, as we did this on the last treatment and there was no charge, maybe because I decided to move forward w another treatment. Beware~
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Whitley is the only reason I was not going to write a bad review- she is amazing and compassionate!
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
I went to Dr. Sweet because he said he wanted to be a miracle blessing to me & my husband and he could provide us Grade A quality embryos very quickly. He insisted that we travel to Ft.Myers to consult with him & have all of my medical testing repeated w him as he did not trust others doctors records & procedures that had verified my general health, uterine health & hormone levels. Even though I had just seen a very well respected doctor in St. Louis 2 months earlier with all of the same tests. He said his clinic needed the same procedures repeated 2 months later as they couldn't put trust in another doctors reports he wanted to be sure of the results to be most accurate. Being positive that this would work I paid the money cash & began treatment. He said it could take 1-2 attempts but not more than that because they had the best embryos of any clinic. I got to choose if I wanted 2 or 3 embryos but on the day of the procedure he & his embryologist said the embryos were sooo good that they couldn't possibly take a chance to put 3 in- they strongly urged me to only take the 2 embryos, they could not in good conscience put 3 in as I would have multiple births & at "my age" I could not afford that to happen for my own health (although women are having babies in their late 40s & early 50s today w healthy twins at that)! The pregnancy did not occur so we spoke on the phone as to what the next step would be. I decided to move forward w another attempt. I paid cash again for the services & he said I could pick 2 or 3 embryos & then again they said these embryos are even stronger than the last ones there is no way they could put 3 inside of me & they did not want to skew their numbers so high that they looked like they were not being honest on their records, as they have such a high taken rate on successful pregnancies. So I opted again against my instinct to only have 2 transferred. They were rated grade "A+" embryos. I was going to take a 3rd round & pay cash again but when on the phone again w Dr. Sweet said, "Jeanine I have a responsibility to these embryos to provide them the best chance at survival & to put them where they can have a chance to live. It's like real estate. you buy a piece of property & you have been sinking money into it & you come to realize that this property no longer is worth putting anymore money into. The property is not going to give you the return you are wanting. It is better to just cut your losses." I was so caught off guard & completely devastated by his comments I couldn't even respond. He said it was up to me if I wanted to move forward to another transfer but he could not in good conscience do more than 3 rounds w me because he wanted to put these babies in a place where they had a chance at life. I decided not to take a third round as I was really battling with emotional rebound about my own self. I sent the embryo pictures to 2 different embryologist, both clinics said AT BEST they might be a grade B. Six months after I decided not to come to the clinic for the 3rd time I received a bill for over $200 for that 20 minute devastating & degrading phone call. I called & emailed to Karina the accounting lady & she only responded with it is a phone consultation fee. My husband called & left a message and we did not hear back from them for another several months when they sent a bill & said it was going to collections- they would not talk to us until this time & she said he is not budging on the fee. You have a right to know. I was not told that he was charging me for a phone call to decide what the next step would be, as we did this on the last treatment and there was no charge, maybe because I decided to move forward w another treatment. We did receive a call from his AMAZING nurse that said she would have him waive the fee. Beware~
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
I understand that there are no guarantees in this field. We have been on this journey for almost 15 years and spent over $200,000 cash out of pocket. There are NO reviews good or bad of any of the doctors or clinics in 15 years from us. This was a very emotionally devastating experience to recover from. If you have been through this journey you hear all kinds of negative news, your eggs are too old, you're too old, you have less than a 15% chance to have a live birth etc. But to have a doctor make comments like he did not only affected my emotions, it had a major impact on our business with regard to performance. I have been very diligent on reading positive books, doing yoga, meditation healing and acupuncture and I am back on track. I would have never written this review if they had not sent a consultation fee 6 months after the treatment, then never returned the calls and then told us last week they were sending us to collections. I was so disappointed and also wanted to warn others. We have enough inner battles to overcome- it shouldn't be with our doctor! Warmest Regards, Jeanine
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
donor embryos
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet.
I spent roughly 8-10000 per treatment with all of the extra blood work, tests and meds needed
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Craig Sweet
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
In the year we have been patients, the staff at Dr. Sweet's office [Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery] has changed quite a bit. I haven't gotten to know any one nurse or assistant. The office staff seems unorganized and lacks compassion.... When I had my initial testing, the staff never called to let me know of my abnormal hormone results. I didn't find out until I was back at the office for another appointment weeks later. They have failed to call about other results as well, and called to reschedule appointments because of staff error a couple times. It is difficult to get an appointment. The staff seems to respond more quickly to email and have answered questions to my satisfaction via email
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
8
Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
This clinic and doctor have a great reputation. Dr. Sweet is extremely experienced and knowledgable. I appreciated that he did not push us toward expensive treatments but allowed us to try low-cost medication for several months. I would just like a more personal relationship with someone on the nursing staff. I almost always talk to and see a different nurse or assistant.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Sweet takes time with us and makes us feel like more than a number. However, we sometimes feel like a number when dealing with the ever-rotating staff.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In the year we have been patients, the staff at Dr. Sweet's office has changed quite a bit. I haven't gotten to know any one nurse or assistant. The office staff seems unorganized and lacks compassion.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
During our initial consultation, Dr. Sweet was very warm and humorous. He explained everything in detail and made us feel comfortable. He tells things like they are and seems to be honest about our chances--no sugar coating. He can be a bit abrupt at times.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
Don't expect him to tell you what you want to hear. He is realistic about options and chances.
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Initially, it was believed our only issue was PCOS. Dr. Sweet put me on 4-6 rounds of Letrozole, along with a low dose of Metformin. Two HSGs (both difficult for the radiologists to interpret) have since revealed I may have a blocked tube. I may have surgery on the tube and we expect to undergo IVF in the coming months.
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Doctor
Craig Sweet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
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10
Age
43
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
It [Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery] was an outpatient clinic. Not too fancy but just right...What Dr. Sweet may lack in bedside manner at times, his main nurse Whitley makes up for it. She is great!...I did not have any eggs and was single do I needed speed too. I chose embryos I wanted. Continued on birth control pills until 20 days prior to transfer, then started Lupron injections, then closer I started taking Estradial several times a day along with progesterone injections and vaginal suppositories.
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Age
43
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
It was an outpatient clinic. Not too fancy but just right.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Personal calls from his nurse; many follow up emails; regularly checked in with me to see if I had any questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
What Dr. Sweet may lack in bedside manner at times, his main nurse Whitley makes up for it. She is great!
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
I liked his no nonsense approach and honest and very professional demeanor. He always got right down to business and didn't waste time. He knew exactly what needed to be done and did not sugar coat anything as to give me false hope.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
Don't be scared off by his sometimes dry bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did not have any eggs and was single do I needed speed too. I chose embryos I wanted. Continued on birth control pills until 20 days prior to transfer, then started Lupron injections, then closer I started taking Estradial several times a day along with progesterone injections and vaginal suppositories.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet.
7,500
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Craig Sweet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
Operations
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8
Age
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
8
I felt like the nursing staff [at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery] was less understanding and more there to get the job done....Our insurance was not verified correctly and this ended up costing us over $300 in a fee the clinic charged us.
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Age
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
8
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Sweet has very good bedside manor and is understanding that the process is emotional.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I felt like the nursing staff was less understanding and more there to get the job done
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
Dont really have anything negative to say about Dr.Sweet he is a very nice guy understanding and honest told us what could increase chances etc. he is honest that he doesnt know everything but definitely tries everything he can. He is honest about success rates regardless of if u will like it or not.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
Go in with open mind and stay off the internet or you will second guess everything and it will make you crazy
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our 3rd iui was successful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet.
Mostly insurance billed iui pricing differs ivf $9900
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Craig Sweet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
The office staff [at Specialistis in Reproductive Medicine and Suergy] sometimes mixed up our paperwork. They sent us someone else's results once. Overall they were good with scheduling appointments in a flexible manner, etc. They were usually very positive and kind-mannered.... The nursing staff were mostly organized and thorough.... We followed the doctors advice to do IVF and were successful after one round.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
The office staff sometimes mixed up our paperwork. They sent us someone else's results once. Overall they were good with scheduling appointments in a flexible manner, etc. They were usually very positive and kind-mannered.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were mostly organized and thorough.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
Dr. Sweet is straightforward, thorough and honest. He is very good at what he does and I would recommend him for this purpose. We had success on our first IVF round and appreciated his guidance throughout the process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
I would advise future patients to be realistic about their journey through this process as it is different for all.
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We followed the doctors advice to do IVF and were successful after one round.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet.
$10000 for IVF and $7000 for drugs.
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Doctor
Craig Sweet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
8
The office [Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery] has a cycle every 6-8 weeks. I have a very busy work schedule and having to work around their calendar was very difficult...Emails were not always timely and I often felt rushed with my questions...Cycle #1 $11,000, FET $4000, Cycle #2 $9400... I feel very rushed when meeting with the Nurses.
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
8
Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
The office has a cycle every 6-8 weeks. I have a very busy work schedule and having to work around their calendar was very difficult.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Although Dr. Sweet is great, I feel very rushed when meeting with the Nurses.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Emails were not always timely and I often felt rushed with my questions.
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
He is very knowledgeable and I like that he doesn't sugar coat details. He isn't warm and fuzzy but he isn't harsh either. He takes the time to explain all the options that are available with realistic expectations.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
Write down your questions and take notes
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Menopur, Follistim, Saizen, Ganirellez, letrozole, HCG, Crinone
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet.
Cycle #1 $11,000, FET $4000, Cycle #2 $9400
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Doctor
Craig Sweet
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
Operations
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Age
40
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr. Sweet amazing. The staff [Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery] not as much - don't let that stop you. He's AMAZING!!!!...The office can be a little disjointed and I suspect it's because Dr. Sweet's rates are reasonable therefore he's focused on success and not cushiness....Less expensive than I had previously paid and very reasonable....Dr. Sweet spent a very long time to evaluate and explain everything....He is so dedicated and no nonsense. I would highly recommend him
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Age
40
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
Dr. Sweet amazing. The staff not as much - don't let that stop you. He's AMAZING!!!!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Sweet spent a very long time to evaluate and explain everything.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The office can be a little disjointed and I suspect it's because Dr. Sweet's rates are reasonable therefore he's focused on success and not cushiness.
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
I can't say enough about Dr. Sweet. He is so dedicated and no nonsense. I would highly recommend him and his results are amazing. I would travel across the world to have Dr. Sweet as my Dr. Very kind, compassionate but most importantly skilled!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
Do no go elsewhere. He is by far the best!
Describe the protocols Craig Sweet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Donor Embryo, frozen transfer, first cycle success!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Sweet.
Less expensive than I had previously paid and very reasonable.
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Doctor
Craig Sweet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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[Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery] On time, friendly, private...[Dr. Craig Sweets] He's very considerate and genuinely seemed like he wanted us to be successful. We had a lot of questions and he spent a lot of time with us answering each of them in depth. He gave us a lot of options and didn't appear to be pushing the most expensive but wanted us to do what was right for us. He gave us a lot of resources to review so we were really educated..
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.
On time, friendly, private
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He spends a lot of time face to face helping us to understand our situation specifically and wants us to really understand our options. It honestly feels like he cares about us and wants us to be successful. Very human, very genuine
How was your experience with Craig Sweet?
He's very considerate and genuinely seemed like he wanted us to be successful. We had a lot of questions and he spent a lot of time with us answering each of them in depth. He gave us a lot of options and didn't appear to be pushing the most expensive but wanted us to do what was right for us. He gave us a lot of resources to review so we were really educated
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Sweet?
Ask a lot of questions, he likes to be an educator, he'll give you all the information you need if you ask for it
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Doctor
Craig Sweet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Fort Myers
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Clinic Atmosphere
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