UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture: 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 is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Miami
1400 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-8642
Plantation
8100 SW 10th Street
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 210-1078
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Don't recommend: 45.2
6 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 67% 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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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
186
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
6 assessments
10
Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Everyone at the clinic [U of Miami] was very welcoming. It was very hard to get the first initial appointment I believe I had to wait almost 2 months but once I was in it was easy to change appointments or get the earliest ones during stims for my ultra sounds. They were very flexible with me...My nurse was great she was compassionate and caring and always made me feel comfortable. Even when I would overwhelm her with questions. My only complaint was at times is was hard to get a hold of her I found email to be the best way to reach her.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center.
Everyone at the clinic was very welcoming. It was very hard to get the first initial appointment I believe I had to wait almost 2 months but once I was in it was easy to change appointments or get the earliest ones during stims for my ultra sounds. They were very flexible with me.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
While we had wonderful results I felt like I had more of a connection with my nurse rather than Dr. Attia. He was very dry and to the point.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse was great she was compassionate and caring and always made me feel comfortable. Even when I would overwhelm her with questions. My only complaint was at times is was hard to get a hold of her I found email to be the best way to reach her.
How was your experience with George Attia?
Dr. Attia was very direct and to the point. Which can be good but I did not feel a personal connection to him. I felt like all appointments with him were rushed on the occasions that I saw him. As you know during fertility treatments you can pretty much visit the clinic three to five times in a week. I would say that I only saw him about two times in any given week until I reached the end of my journey. Then he would be accompanied by other doctors. Whether interns or visiting doctors. For my first sonogram to determine if I was having one or two babies there were about four to five doctors in the ultra sound room. On that first visit we were unable to hear the heartbeats due to the babies still being too small. Even though Dr. Attia reassured me it was still too soon with the room being full of people I didn't know it was very uncomfortable and emotional for me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Attia?
Do not be turned off by his bedside manner he is brilliant at what he does.
Describe the protocols George Attia used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My fertility treatments began January 1, 2016 with birth control pills. I took the pills for about 3 weeks. Then I began Lupron ( don't remember the exact dosage) I began stims on feb 12 decreasing the dosage of lupron and adding gonal f and menapur to the injections. Trigger of Noval was feb 22 at 11:20 pm and egg retrieval was feb 24 at 8am. 24 eggs were retrieved 15 matured 11 tested using PDg testing. Only 2 embryos were viable and they were transferred on feb 24. Resulting in a twin pregnancy. My babies are just about 6 months old now and perfectly healthy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Attia.
$10,000 initial procedure (dr visits, ultra sounds, egg retrieval, icis, transfer) $3,500 medications $5,000 pdg testing
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Doctor
George Attia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center
Miami
Nursing
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5
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
5
It is a hospital based clinic [UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center] so my insurance charged me for my HSG, it could have been free and of course they didn't tell me that. I got an ice surprise bill later. It is a small office with lots of patients. When you call you usually get to speak to someone just probably not the nurse or doctor or not las you request...She [nurse] seemed overwhelmed...I did not receive many details, just that he want to proceed with a medicated IUI or IVF transferring two. It was overwhelming.
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
5
Describe your experience with UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center.
It is a hospital based clinic so my insurance charged me for my HSG, it could have been free and of course they didn't tell me that. I got an ice surprise bill later. It is a small office with lots of patients. When you call you usually get to speak to someone just probably not the nurse or doctor or not las you request.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Attia tended to look more at the computer than at us. He also always had students and not just 1. Being so new at the time made the process overwhelming
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
She seemed overwhelmed.
How was your experience with George Attia?
He seemed to be rushing. He also seemed ready to move right into IVF and wanted to put two, which per recommendations is 1 too many. He tends to look more at the monitor than the patient. He did answer all of my questions, but being a newbie I didn't have that many. My new doctor did a much better job explains my test results and found an error in one of the test. Other people that I know have used him successfully but he just wasn't the right fit for me.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Attia?
I recommend a new patient come read with their questions, state they don't want students in their consultation, and have their mind set on the number of embryos the want transferred.
Describe the protocols George Attia used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did not receive many details, just that he want to proceed with a medicated IUI or IVF transferring two. It was overwhelming.
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Doctor
George Attia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center
Miami
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6
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
6
The nursing staff [at UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center] seemed rushed. It also felt unorganized. Sometimes the nurses seem annoyed with questions...they always run late, seem very unorganized, and not a good communicator...I did the FDA testing at their office and a few days before retrieval was told that the lab never received the labs so I had to rush to an outside lab to have labs drawn or else my retrieval would have been cancelled.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
6
Describe your experience with UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center.
The clinic has 2 locations so you are able to decided which to go to. The dr was nice and informative to me. The weaknesses is they always run late, seem very unorganized, and not a good communicator.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When I went to their office the dr and nurses would always greet me by my name.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff seemed rushed. It also felt unorganized. Sometimes the nurses seem annoyed with questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
How was your experience with George Attia?
The dr. is nice but feels very very rushed. His nurse is also nice but very very rushed. I didn't completely feel that everything was explained to me thoroughly. Returning phone calls is a weakness of this clinic. Also, the front office gave me different answers than the nursing staff which made it very confusing. When I first met with the dr. he seemed very positive and upbeat. He always greeted me with a smile. The office wait is always really long and they are hardly ever on time.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Attia?
Be prepared to wait and be persistent with communications with this office. Ask questions until you get an answer.
Describe the protocols George Attia used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol. 8 days of stims on high doses of menopur and gonal-f. They ordered the correct amount of meds and made sure that I didn't have to over pay for extra meds I wouldn't need.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
This office does monitoring appointments before noon so you just have to show up and wait your turn. You could be there for 30 minutes to 2 hours just waiting.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Attia.
Dr. Attia was the cheapest dr that I found in the area.
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Doctor
George Attia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center
Miami
Nursing
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9
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
i don t have anything bad to say [about University of Miami], just because it wasn't a positive result for me , i am not going to blame them, i would recommend this clinic absolutely because they have good prices, and good care, may not be the best, but they do their jobs...i felt some times like a number and some times like a human, i was expecting a little bit more of attention or care, some of the staff were really nice, some not. this is a difficult time we go through and we need more special attention.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center.
i don t have anything bad to say, just because it wasn't a positive result for me , i am not going to blame them, i would recommend this clinic absolutely because they have good prices, and good care, may not be the best, but they do their jobs.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
i felt some times like a number and some times like a human, i was expecting a little bit more of attention or care, some of the staff were really nice, some not. this is a difficult time we go through and we need more special attention.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
i remember i was dealing with 2 nurses, all the time, one was more compassionate than the other one. one was very dry. i didn't like that
How was your experience with George Attia?
he is very nice and kind, but since he has to see so many people for the same reason maybe sometimes i didn't feel like he was warm enough for me. i went to him because some of my friends went with him and got positive results, but it wasn't my case. some nurses are not nice at all, some are more compassionate. i would like to try again with him because he already knows me and knows what happened previously and he can work based on that.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Attia?
ask all the questions you have, never ever keep a dude
Describe the protocols George Attia used in your cycles and their degree of success.
it was a regular protocol of stimulation and egg retrieval because apparently everything was fine with me, just unexplained infertility, but we end up knowing my hormones levels were very low. i remember using meropur, cetrotide, trigger shot, and the progesterone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under George Attia.
they charge 10,500 for IVF, plus medicine on the side, medicine we paid to the pharmacy.
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Doctor
George Attia
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center
Miami
Nursing
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1
Age
38
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Other
1
I do feel like I lost time based on how the UM fertility clinic is operated...They [nurses] only leave instructions via voicemail. I got a very important msg late and gave myself the wrong dose of a medication due to this...I did not get my trigger shot sent to the fertility pharmacy I had on file by the nurse in time during my IUI with another treating doctor at the clinic. Luckily, I was able to call the after hours line and get the medication, at full cost at a 24 hour Walgreens. I really had to go out of my way to get it.
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Age
38
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Other
1
Describe your experience with UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center.
It feels like you are in a factory setting. You are just a number and will be waiting a long time to see a doctor. I thought a teaching hospital would be more research based and on the forefront of the latest technology; however, I found other private clinics to be way more advanced and modern.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Much of the time spend in his office was his reviewing of my charts, results, ordering new labs, and his asking questions about my cycle. At times he had other nurses or phone calls interrupt our visit. While he seemed like a nice guy, I did ultimately feel like we did too many repeated labs before really getting to the bottom of our fertility issues. I do feel like I lost time based on how the UM fertility clinic is operated.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They only leave instructions via voicemail. I got a very important msg late and gave myself the wrong dose of a medication due to this.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Arthur Shapiro?
He is perhaps managing way too many patients. He is an older gentleman, seems interested in helping women and couples have a baby, but seems overworked. There is no way he can know anyone on a personal level due to his schedule.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Shapiro?
Be patient, he is often delayed or late due to meetings.
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Doctor
Arthur Shapiro
Communication
Compassion
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center
Miami
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0
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
0
They [staff at UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center] forgot to tell me important details about my treatment. I was supposed to have tests that they never gave me. So, I carried a miscarried pregnancy for three months because they never did a ultrasound...I was not informed about the dosages of follistim that I was supposed to take each day. I had to call the on call number and then I got a nasty reaction from the nurse. They did not tell me what day to take the activation shot. When I called the on call line again, the nurse argued with me that I had been told by the doctor. After I had a positive pregnancy test, I was not called for any follow-up appointments. I was supposed to have ultrasounds (I was unaware of this). So the pregnancy ended, but I carried around an empty sac because I did not miscarry. It took 3 months for another doctor to figure out what happened and I had to have a d&c.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
0
Describe your experience with UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center.
They were not very compassionate. The wait time was very long for blood work and appointments. I also had appointments that I was told to arrive for that were never placed on the calendar. When I expressed my concerns about the problems. They became irritated with me and my treatment became worse.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They forgot to tell me important details about my treatment. I was supposed to have tests that they never gave me. So, I carried a miscarried pregnancy for three months because they never did a ultrasound.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with George Attia?
Dr. Attia is a competent doctor. He performed the treatment in a professional manner. He does not oversee his office staff and nurses appropriately. That is a problem. Patient treatment suffers because of it.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of George Attia?
There are many other options in South Florida. I would see someone else.
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George Attia
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Frequency seen during appointments
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UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center
Miami
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