UF Health Reproductive Medicine

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Gainesville
4037 NW 86 Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 265-6200
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend UF Health Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Don't recommend: 10
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
94
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
1 assessment
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2007 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Other
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The clinic [UF Health Reproductive Medicine] failed to notice that I ovulated early during a monitored injectible iui cycle - they continued injections and preformed the IUI (and charged me $300 to do it) while I was already pregnant and bleeding from the ectopic pregnancy. Then they did not do anything to find out why I was bleeding and cramping for several days after the IUI. It was several days before I was finally diagnosed with the ectopic pregnancy.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2007 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Other
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Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
If you are looking at IVF, I found clinics in Tampa and Orlando were much less expensive than Gainesville.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
After my ectopic pregnancy when I went back to discuss next options she used the cliche line "at least you can get pregnant," not recognizing how painful it was to loose a baby after over a year of fertility treatment with her. She didn't bother to read my file when I was ready to try again and changed her mind about what caused my infertility. (At first she said endo and then decided that I didn't have it - a subsequent doctor confirmed i did.) her clinic test of whether I qualified for treatment was entirely BMI based. Discussions with her made it clear she didn't read my file before stepping in the room with me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jean was the only good think about the clinic and actually wished me luck when we switched clinics.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak?
She clearly didn't know who I was as a patient. The nurses did most of the work, including reading ultrasounds. Ultimately, someone missed the fact that I ovulated during an injectable iui cycle and even though I was already pregnant and bleeding from an ectopic the doctor on call did an IUI anyway and told me it was not likely to work (the charged me for it). Despite my calling about pain and bleeding it took several more days before they did a pregnancy test and discovered the ectopic pregnancy. When I went for my initial "what happened" appointment she said that the ectopic was likely caused by Endometrosis. When I went back several months later to discuss cycling again she told me I didn't have it. In sum, I felt like she didn't care about my treatment or me, and I wasted thousands of dollars (out of pocket/no insurance) on treatmemt with her and at least a year of time when I would have been better off seeing a different doctor - any different doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alice Rhoton-Vlasak?
jacksonville and Tampa are closer than you think - it is worth the drive.
Describe the protocols Alice Rhoton-Vlasak used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did several clomid challenges, 3 IUIs with Climid only, 3 IUIs with clomid+injectibles and some IUIs with just injectibles.
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Doctor
Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
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