Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida

Available Resources

Genetic counseling: Offered
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture: Offered
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
is not offered
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing: Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
is not offered
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
Bonita Springs
9420 Fountain Medical Court
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
239-333-2229
Sarasota
6050 Cattleridge Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232
941-342-1568
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 89%Don't recommend: 11%9.5
12 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.6
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
9.2
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
8.7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
8.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
8.8
Attention to Detail

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CDC Success Rates

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
163
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
9.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
12 assessments
10
10
Age
41
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
He [Julio Pabon] was very real and treated me with respect and had so much empathy. Best bedside manner!...I felt very comfortable with Dr Pabon. From the first day of consultation until the end I felt like I was the most important patient. He always stayed positive which helped me immensely. Especially helped me get through the second time... First transfer wasn’t successful. He adjusted the estrace for the second transfer and we are now 11 weeks pregnant with twins. We transferred 2 healthy embryos this time. 1 the first time.
We paid $25,000-$35,000 total [at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida] with retrieval, genetic testing, era test, 2 separate embryo transfers and all of the medications and final ultrasounds and blood work after pregnancy...The staff is very very friendly. They seem to have good training on how to deal with woman in my shoes. I did feel like there were a couple of surprises with costs at certain times. I was shocked a couple of times and felt I wasn’t given warning with some things. Overall, as long as you go in prepared to ask so many questions including costs for each step you will be extremely happy with this office. I am going to miss seeing them.
Age
41
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
I felt very comfortable with Dr Pabon. From the first day of consultation until the end I felt like I was the most important patient. He always stayed positive which helped me immensely. Especially helped me get through the second time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Be open to what you may hear. And ask more questions than you think you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
He was very real and treated me with respect and had so much empathy. Best bedside manner!
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
I don’t recall exact protocol. But it seemed to work regarding the egg retrievable. The meds were spot on and the retrieval was a success. First transfer wasn’t successful. He adjusted the estrace for the second transfer and we are now 11 weeks pregnant with twins. We transferred 2 healthy embryos this time. 1 the first time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida. (Assigned nurse: Ramona and Ashley )
Ramona was my main nurse. she was very thorough on explaining protocol and the next steps. She was very empathetic and seemed to genuinely care about me while I was a patient.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
The staff is very very friendly. They seem to have good training on how to deal with woman in my shoes. I did feel like there were a couple of surprises with costs at certain times. I was shocked a couple of times and felt I wasn’t given warning with some things. Overall, as long as you go in prepared to ask so many questions including costs for each step you will be extremely happy with this office. I am going to miss seeing them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
We paid $25,000-$35,000 total with retrieval, genetic testing, era test, 2 separate embryo transfers and all of the medications and final ultrasounds and blood work after pregnancy.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
10
Doctor
Julio Pabon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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10
10
Age
42 - 45
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr. Pabon personally called me with news even if it was on the weekend or in the evenings...I am 44 years old and just delivered my second Dr. Pabon baby! Dr. Pabon is an amazing, caring physician and if I could give him eleven stars I would!... I am a single-mother-by-choice (my daughters were conceived with donor sperm) who decided when I was 40 that I was finally ready to become a mother... Because of my age, Dr. Pabon suggested that I go straight to an IVF procedure.
The nurses [at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida] were also extremely kind and compassionate and they always knew who I was as soon as I walked in. They gave me clear instructions and returned my calls promptly...The staff were very supportive and always knew my name when I came to the office...some of the front desk ladies (who were new since my first pregnancy) were not as patient, caring, and organized as a few of them who were there with my first pregnancy (and had since left.)
Age
42 - 45
Treated
2016 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
I am 44 years old and just delivered my second Dr. Pabon baby! Dr. Pabon is an amazing, caring physician and if I could give him eleven stars I would! I live in Orlando and it was totally worth the 2.5 hour drive to see him. I am a single-mother-by-choice (my daughters were conceived with donor sperm) who decided when I was 40 that I was finally ready to become a mother. I looked at several different fertility offices and ultimately chose Dr. Pabon because his success rates were significantly higher than other offices and the staff who initially answered the phone were extremely kind and helpful. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Pabon, because he is one of the most skilled, compassionate doctors that I have ever worked with. He made personal calls (even on the weekends and after hours) to check on me and make sure that I had the information that I needed. He genuinely cares about his patients and their outcomes. Because of my age, Dr. Pabon suggested that I go straight to an IVF procedure. I wanted to try getting pregnant by IUI instead, because I had no known fertility issues (aside from my advanced age) and the IUI procedure is significantly less expensive. Dr. Pabon supported my choice, but said that we should set a limit on the number of IUIs (we decided on four) and that if it didn’t work, we agreed to advance to IVF. In hindsight, I wish I took his advice from the beginning, because unfortunately the IUIs did not work and it ultimately cost me both more time and money than if I went with his recommendation from the beginning. (I would recommend going straight to IVF to anybody over 35 who is trying to conceive.) I ended up doing two egg harvests because I knew that I wanted to have at least two children and Dr. Pabon suggested that I collect as many embryos as I needed to have the number of children that I wanted then, because with every year that would pass my eggs would become older and statistically less viable. I also decided to do genetic testing which was absolutely the right choice for me because: a) many of my embryos ended up not being viable and it would have been expensive and heartbreaking to go through several failed pregnancy attempts with non-viable embryos and b) I really wanted to have daughters and you can learn the sex of the embryos through the genetic testing. With my first harvest I collected 11 eggs and got six embryos of which only two were viable. Just in case one of my pregnancies did not take, I did a second harvest and collected eight eggs and five embryos, three of which were viable. Before we did the implantation, Dr. Pabon strongly encouraged me to lose some weight because excessive fat can negatively impact the outcome. It wasn’t easy to hear (or do!), but I did get within five pounds of a normal BMI before my first implantation. I added fertility acupuncture to Dr. Pabon’s closely monitored drug regimen and fortunately ended up conceiving on the first try at 41! My first daughter was born 34 weeks later! (Unfortunately, I developed severe pre-eclampsia, so she had to be delivered early by C-section, but she is a happy and healthy two-year-old now, so no long-term problems!) At 43 I decided I was ready to have my second child. Since I had the embryos already, I only had to do another implantation. Dr. Pabon is always at the cutting edge of treatments, and I was impressed by how even in the two years since I previously conceived, he added several new protocols. With the implantation of my second daughter, I had some spotting, so Dr. Pabon recommended that I get an ultrasound in Orlando (so that I wouldn’t have to drive all the way to Sarasota) to check and make sure that everything was OK. I got a phone call that evening from him saying that they could not find a heartbeat and that he was very sorry, but that my pregnancy had probably terminated (I was almost at the seven-week mark). He was very kind and compassionate, and I was, of course, devastated. I refused to believe the results though (denial is the first stage of grief, right?) and was adamant that everything was OK. Dr. Pabon thoughtfully listened to me and said that if I wanted to come to Sarasota in a couple of days, he would give me a second opinion. He strongly iterated that I needed to maintain my drug regimen in the interim. (I had been religious about taking my drugs with both pregnancies; there is quite an extensive list of shots and pills that need to be administered at various times throughout the day, so I made an Excel spreadsheet so that I wouldn’t miss any doses!) When I arrived in Sarasota, I was the last appointment of the day and the office was very somber, clearly having been prepared to deliver me bad news. A few seconds after he started the ultrasound, he said, “I see a heartbeat!” and started to laugh. I started to cry because I was so relieved! He called my second daughter (who was born at 37 weeks, again due to pre-eclampsia) “Bonus Fry”! 😊 So, long story short, Dr. Pabon is a miracle worker who helped me conceive two beautiful, healthy daughters after I turned 40. He and his staff are wonderful, caring people who I would give my highest recommendation to. For women over 40 trying to conceive, I have the following advice: 1. Definitely use Dr. Pabon! His success rates are higher because he carefully monitors each patient, is not afraid to give them hard advice (like lose weight), and is always at the leading edge of treatment technologies 2. Go straight to IVF, it will save you time and money in the long run 3. Do the genetic testing. It is a bit more expensive up front, but will be a lot less expensive than a second round of IVF due to implanting an inviable embryo. 4. Be extremely precise with your medications. Dr. Pabon carefully calibrates the dosage and timing for you, but you need to follow his advice to the letter! Use spreadsheets, alarms, post-its, whatever you have to, in order to take your meds on time. 5. Add fertility acupuncture. I did it with both pregnancies. With my second pregnancy Dr. Pabon even added that in as an option at his clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
He knows what he is doing, so follow his advice exactly, even if it is inconvenient or not what you were initially thinking. At the same time, trust that you know your body and communicate with him if you think something is not right; he will listen to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
The staff were very supportive and always knew my name when I came to the office. Dr. Pabon personally called me with news even if it was on the weekend or in the evenings.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
Dr. Pabon recommended that I go straight to IVF due to my age. I didn't listen to him and wasted several thousands of dollars on IUIs when I could have gone straight to IVF and conceived on the first try. He also recommended the genetic testing, which I am glad that I did, because many of my embryos were not viable and we were then able to implant only the ones that were. I conceived two daughters with him, both on the first implantation attempt. (I was 41 the first time and 43 the second time.)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were also extremely kind and compassionate and they always knew who I was as soon as I walked in. They gave me clear instructions and returned my calls promptly.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
The clinic is the doctor and the nurses (plus support staff), so I don't have much else to add. I know that he has moved to a new location now, so I can't really comment on the new facilities. If I were to make one negative comment about the facility it would be that with my second implantation, some of the front desk ladies (who were new since my first pregnancy) were not as patient, caring, and organized as a few of them who were there with my first pregnancy (and had since left.)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Hmm. It was awhile ago now. I believe in 2016 the process which included two egg harvests, one failed embryo transfer attempt (my lining wasn't thick enough), and one successful embryo transfer cost $50,000 with the cost of all drugs and everything. For my second child (just the embryo transfer, drugs, follow-up appointments, etc.) I believe it was $20,000.
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Initially I did not think it was a good idea because IVF is so expensive and I was worried that if I only implanted one embryo I wouldn't have a viable pregnancy at the end. Dr. Pabon explained to me though that a single embryo transfer is actually better for the baby and better for the mother and usually ended up with a BETTER chance of a viable pregnancy, not a worse one. (He was right!)
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Julio Pabon
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Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Sarasota
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
Dr Pabon cared more about the patient than getting his numbers up. For me, I had a low amount of eggs that I produced for retrieval but he didn't urge me to cancel. ... Dr Pabon was very direct in telling me I needed to slow down and follow his processes which included getting fully tested. ... He said if I was going to cancel and do it again he would have increased the dosage. ...
They [Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of FL] were in between front desk staff while I was there so that made things a bit difficult at times in the process but the new staff that started at the end seemed really knowledgable and helpful. I think they will be good with this new staff going forward. ... I loved Ramona [nurse]. I think Ramona is over worked but it makes me admire her commitment. ... She was very helpful to me when I needed it the most from her and I will miss seeing her.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
At first it was all overwhelming. I came to him as I was still going through my third miscarriage and didn't want to be there. I was ready to get pregnant again as fast as possible. Dr Pabon was very direct in telling me I needed to slow down and follow his processes which included getting fully tested. While there ended up not being any underlying issues for the miscarriages aside for age (I was 34) and bad luck, I am glad I followed his plan. He presented IVF as an alternative and while it was one of the most stressful things I have ever done I am really glad I did it and grateful to him and his team for trying to make it as easy as possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Trust the process. He knows what he is doing even if its not all happening on your timeline. Dr Pabon will get you pregnant with a healthy baby.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr Pabon cared more about the patient than getting his numbers up. For me, I had a low amount of eggs that I produced for retrieval but he didn't urge me to cancel. He told me that was my decision but he wouldn't cancel with where I was at (4-5 eggs). Thankfully I went forward and ended with 2 healthy embryos.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
12 days of injectables for the retrieval. I did the basic levels I believe b/c of my FSH bloodwork but I didn't end up responding great. He said if I was going to cancel and do it again he would have increased the dosage. After retrieval I was on about 1 month of lupron injections and then I started the estrogen pills and patches followed by progesterone leading up to transfer. I have continued all 3 into my first trimester.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida. (Assigned nurse: Ramona)
I loved Ramona. I think Ramona is over worked but it makes me admire her commitment. They are a small office and she does so much to help Dr Pabon and the patients. She was very helpful to me when I needed it the most from her and I will miss seeing her.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
They were in between front desk staff while I was there so that made things a bit difficult at times in the process but the new staff that started at the end seemed really knowledgable and helpful. I think they will be good with this new staff going forward.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
25k
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
I was good with only 1 the whole time
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Doctor
Julio Pabon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
Nursing
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10
10
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
10
10
Dr Pabons expertise and compassion at what he does allows for him to develop a specific protocol and plan for each one of his patients. With us suffering from mild male factor infertility our protocol was pretty easy and straight forward. He added a little synthroid just to help get my TSH levels closer to what he prefers for pregnancy. We have just started the process and I have no doubt in his process to achieve a successful pregnancy.
With the clinic [Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of FL] being a solo practice Dr Pabon only has one nurse who so far has been very informative, compassionate, and helpful....Dr Pabon knows each and every one of his patients as is they were his only patient. The relationship he has built with me and the compassion he provides has made this process easier and less stressful....Dr Pabon told my husband and I on day 1 during our consult that his primary goal with every patient is to have a healthy Singleton pregnancy.
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr Pabon is beyond amazing with both his professional practice and his compassion and care for his patients. He has gone above and beyond to be by my side 100% of the way. He is so knowledgeable and makes it his priority to make sure his patients are comfortable and completely educated and aware of every single step of the process. No matter the time or day he would return my calls and ease any concern or fear I was having. I have never trusted a doctor as much as I trust him. His sense of humor was a plus to this emotional, mental, and physically draining experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Leave it all in his hands. Let go of any type of control you hold onto and trust him 100% of the way in your journey. He will have your best interest at hand the entire time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr Pabons compassion and attentiveness was outstanding. From the very second we first walked through his clinic doors he made us feel as his highest priority. His care was so personalized. He personally called me with every single result or piece of information. I feel as if I have his undivided attention 100% of the time which I feel is so crucial in this process. Dr. Pabon has an incredible way of making his patients feel so special and without a doubt his number one priority.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
Dr Pabons expertise and compassion at what he does allows for him to develop a specific protocol and plan for each one of his patients. With us suffering from mild male factor infertility our protocol was pretty easy and straight forward. He added a little synthroid just to help get my TSH levels closer to what he prefers for pregnancy. We have just started the process and I have no doubt in his process to achieve a successful pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
With the clinic being a solo practice Dr Pabon only has one nurse who so far has been very informative, compassionate, and helpful.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
The physician/patient relationship at the clinic due to it being a solo practice is remarkable. Dr Pabon knows each and every one of his patients as is they were his only patient. The relationship he has built with me and the compassion he provides has made this process easier and less stressful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
$25,000
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Dr Pabon told my husband and I on day 1 during our consult that his primary goal with every patient is to have a healthy Singleton pregnancy.
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Doctor
Julio Pabon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Sarasota
Nursing
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10
10
Age
41 - 44
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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10
I am always seen by Dr Pabon at every single visit except blood draws. He has personally called me with every single test result. He called shortly after my miscarriage to check in and see how I was. He was concerned about me...He was understanding of my unique situation of being a single mom by choice. He has done nothing but support me on my fertility journey and looked for the absolute best options for me. I cannot say enough about him!
They [Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida] are almost always on time. The office and Dr never make you feel rushed. The office staff is always friendly and polite. Email communication could be slightly better but that's usually only with one nurse...Initial consult $450...Ultrasounds $280...IUI $450...Beta blood draw $90...Mock transfer $1250...FET $3800...The nursing staff are all great I person. Getting email responses can be challenging at times.
Age
41 - 44
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr Pabon is amazing. He truly cares about his patients and wants nothing but a healthy pregnancy/live birth for each of us seeking his help. He has a huge heart and so much compassion. He tells you like he sees it, he is honest but very warm bedside manner. He was understanding of my unique situation of being a single mom by choice. He has done nothing but support me on my fertility journey and looked for the absolute best options for me. I cannot say enough about him! And funny thing, yes I would recommend my best friend to him and she just found out she is pregnant after seeing him. I
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
He's amazing. LISTEN to what he's says, and do what he tells you to do. He's very smart and knows what he's doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
I am always seen by Dr Pabon at every single visit except blood draws. He has personally called me with every single test result. He called shortly after my miscarriage to check in and see how I was. He was concerned about me.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
Cycle #1 Climis days 3-7 50mg? Hcg trigger injection Resulted in pregnancy likely twins. 2 sacs saw one heartbeat. Miscarried at 9-10 weeks. Cycle 2 and 3 Femarra and HCG trigger Both negative beta Cycle 4 clomid 25 mg cycle days 5-7? HCG trigger injection Negative beta Cycle 5 Clomid 25 mg only every other day I think? Hcg beta Resulted in chemical pregnancy. Cycle 6 unmedicated except for hcg trigger. Resulted in negative beta. He changed from Clomid to Femarra to try to lessen the thinning of uterine lining. Lowered Clomid does on next tries for same reason, trying to get a thinker uterine lining.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are all great I person. Getting email responses can be challenging at times.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
They are almost always on time. The office and Dr never make you feel rushed. The office staff is always friendly and polite. Email communication could be slightly better but that's usually only with one nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Initial consult $450 Ultrasounds $280 IUI $450 Beta blood draw $90 Mock transfer $1250 FET $3800
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
I'm getting ready to do an FET and he really only likes to transfer 1 embryo to have the lowest risk possible of multiples.
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Julio Pabon
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
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5
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
5
I think Dr Pabon was a nice, soft spoken guy. My consult with him was good, I believed he was pretty thorough. He recommended we do IVF right away seeing as how I was 37 and counting. I really wanted to try IUIs first and he was ok with it. I’m not sure that I ever really connected with him, but it wasn’t a bad experience either. ... To start with the IUI process he put me on Femara instead of Clomid because it has less side effects and is safer for me.
I had a very blasé experience at this clinic [Fertility Center and Applied Genetic of FL]. I was frequently left needing more answers. I was told the doctor was gonna have surgery so he couldn’t do my treatments for a month or two and no one ever contacted me back to get back on his schedule. ... I felt like a human mostly. Everyone was kind. I wouldn’t say that they remembered my name or anything, but they we're nice.
Age
37
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
5
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
I think Dr Pabon was a nice, soft spoken guy. My consult with him was good, I believed he was pretty thorough. He recommended we do IVF right away seeing as how I was 37 and counting. I really wanted to try IUIs first and he was ok with it. I’m not sure that I ever really connected with him, but it wasn’t a bad experience either.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Stay on top of your appointments. They weren’t great at calling me to get the next steps going. I always had to call to keep progressing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
I felt like a human mostly. Everyone was kind. I wouldn’t say that they remembered my name or anything, but they we're nice.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
To start with the IUI process he put me on Femara instead of Clomid because it has less side effects and is safer for me. I started on CD 5 for three days. Ultrasound on CD 10 and Ovidrel HCG injection that night. IUI at CD 13. Started progesterone suppositories two days later to make sure I had a healthy lining and prevent miscarriage. Negative Result. The Ovidrel was horrendous for me. I shot my belly at 10pm and woke up in the middle of the night feeling super nauseous and dizzy with a pounding migraine. It lasted approximately 8hours. Second try- He added an additional day to the Femara so I took it four days instead of three to see if we could get more eggs released. Only injected half of the Ovidrel shot on CD11, no side effects. IUI on CD13. Negative Result. Third try no changes. Femara CD5 for four days, Ovidrel half shot CD10, IUI CD12, progesterone suppositories two days later. Negative Result.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nothing much to speak of. Everyone was nice but not super helpful. There wasn’t anyone that I felt went above and beyond their duties. I had to call frequently with questions and follow ups.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
I had a very blasé experience at this clinic. I was frequently left needing more answers. I was told the doctor was gonna have surgery so he couldn’t do my treatments for a month or two and no one ever contacted me back to get back on his schedule. I just didn’t feel the love here. There was nothing super wrong about the clinic, it just wasn’t a good fit.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Consultation, initial testing, and three IUIs cost approx $10k
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
NA we didn’t get that far
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
7
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Julio Pabon
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Sarasota
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10
10
Age
48 - 50
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
10
During each and every visit, he [Dr. Pabon] spent ample time explaining the treatment plans along with potential side effects...During our initial consultation visit, he reviewed our previous records of what procedures and treatment plans had been attempted and essentially formulated a plan without repeating diagnostic testing that was already performed thereby eliminating any unnecessary procedures, testing, costs, and basically time...
Very professional setting and ideal location in Sarasota, FL [at Fert Ctr adn Appl Gen of FL]. Christina was the initial office manager when we started our treatments, but had resigned during our time at the clinic. She was just wonderful and the one who initially coordinated our course in our so called quest. The waiting area is very clean as well as the examination/treatment rooms. The atmosphere is quiet but not too quiet and ideal for nervous couples during their first encounter. The staff is dressed professionally and always remained calm...
Age
48 - 50
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
During our initial consultation visit, he reviewed our previous records of what procedures and treatment plans had been attempted and essentially formulated a plan without repeating diagnostic testing that was already performed thereby eliminating any unnecessary procedures, testing, costs, and basically time. He recommended that we attempt IVF with frozen specimens due to higher success rates. Overall, he did not "beat around the bush" and knew that we had been trying to conceive for over 5 years and wanted us to get the best results possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
This type of issue requires the utmost patience and trust because although every aspect is calculated and measured, success does not always occur during the first attempt although it has happened for some couples.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
From our initial visit in January 2014, the friendly staff always remembered our names and made us feel comfortable during every visit. Dr. Pabon was always cheerful often wearing a bow tie as he greeted us. During each and every visit, he spent ample time explaining the treatment plans along with potential side effects.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
The protocols for each of the three egg retrievals was very similar in regard to the dosing of progesterone and of Lupron, however, the dosing of Follistim changed during each subsequent round of egg retrieval. The dosing of estrogen was similar during the first two rounds of treatment, but changed considerably (forgot if dose was increased for decreased) during the third egg retrieval. The dosing of medications after the three embryo transfers remained fairly consistent.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida. (Assigned nurse: Ramona)
Besides Dr. Pabon, Ramona is the other main factor why we continued our treatments at this particular clinic. For over 2 years, she became part of our family as she showed us the needed compassion that our friends and family could not exhibit because they have never and will never understand our struggles of infertility. Ramona always knew the right words to say to us especially after the miscarriages, most notably the fetus at 8 weeks. She even cried with us as we carefully watched the ultrasound to find the heartbeat that no longer echoed on the screen. She had been present during every egg retrieval and during every embryo transfer. She often conveyed our medication instructions in detail and is the only nurse at this clinic to obtain blood during the first venipuncture attempt on visits when blood testing was necessary. Of course, she was present when we momentarily thought that we had another miscarriage, and she was so elated when she saw the beating heart.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Very professional setting and ideal location in Sarasota, FL. Christina was the initial office manager when we started our treatments, but had resigned during our time at the clinic. She was just wonderful and the one who initially coordinated our course in our so called quest. The waiting area is very clean as well as the examination/treatment rooms. The atmosphere is quiet but not too quiet and ideal for nervous couples during their first encounter. The staff is dressed professionally and always remained calm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Egg retrievals were grouped under a standard cost that included the anesthesia staff, ultrasound, medications, monitoring, and other items. Transfer of frozen embryos also had a standard payment including one serum pregnancy test. Medications ordered from out of state pharmacy varied somewhat in costs due to changes in doses and at times medications.
10
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Julio Pabon
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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10
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF, Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
He truly is a caring person, was "in it" with us throughout the process. He really took the time to guide us and when we had setbacks due to my stubborn ovaries he was very thorough in explaining options and managing our expectations. You can tell he loves his job and is passionate about assisting his patients to help them achieve the gift of life. Personalized service throughout and we are so very happy we found and chose him.
Diane, Ramona, Christine as well as the other staff were always great. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, caring, compassionate, among other things... His costs are very transparent and listed on his website.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IVF, Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr. Pabon was amazing and no words can express our gratitude for without him we would not have our son! He is truly an expert and we came to him for family balancing using the IVF and PGS procedure as we already had two daughters conceived naturally. We travelled from Atlanta and they managed my medications remotely, it was a year of trying and four IVF freeze protocols due to my ovaries that didn't respond very well to stimulation. He truly is a caring person, was "in it" with us throughout the process. He really took the time to guide us and when we had setbacks due to my stubborn ovaries he was very thorough in explaining options and managing our expectations. You can tell he loves his job and is passionate about assisting his patients to help them achieve the gift of life. Personalized service throughout and we are so very happy we found and chose him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Look no further and choose him. He is at the forefront of the latest advances in his field. Read through the very thorough information that he has on his website so you will have educated yourself first so you would be able to ask more specific questions about possible treatment options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Very personalized plan and protocols and individualized service and they remember your name and situation
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
We did IVF with PGS for family balancing. I'm advanced maternal age -37/38 when we started the journey and 39 when our baby was born. The first round my ovaries didn't respond well to stimulation. Follistim, Lupron and Hcg were prescribed and they did a live sperm ICSI and it resulted with 4 fertilized embryos and only one lasted into day 5 and it was discovered that it was the gender we wanted but abnormal chromosomes after the PGS testing. We did the next two stimulations with a higher dosage of Follistim and also a live ICSI and froze the embryos. This was the procedure recommended as my ovaries were "stubborn" and only produced a little bit of eggs per stimulation. In the fourth stimulation the embryos with the same live ICSI protocol was blended with the thawed Day 1 embryos from IVF cycles 2 and 3 and all grown together to Day 5 embryos then tested with the latest PGS technology. In the end we ended up with one embryo for each gender and one abnormal day 5 embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida. (Assigned nurse: Diane)
Diane, Ramona, Christine as well as the other staff were always great. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, caring, compassionate, among other things
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
All trustworthy, all strengths, all positives, highly recommended and we are happy clients with our amazing baby gift that resulted from our experience with Dr Pabon and his team
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
His costs are very transparent and listed on his website. The IVF cycle pricing is very fairly priced and a value if you consider the level of care and personal expert service you receive from their team: The most advanced PGS screening is an expensive additional expense but so worth it. The follistim and other medications are expensive so make sure you factor that in when you are trying to anticipate costs. The lazier your ovaries are the more expense it will be for the medications bec the higher the dosage.
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Julio Pabon
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10
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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10
10
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
During both of our pregnancies we had early bleeding and he got us right in and assured us everything would be fine! When we grieved our chemical pregnancy, I felt like he was right there with us. He was also available to answer questions and called us back himself anytime we had one. We truly love Dr. Pabon.
Ramona [a nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida] is fantastic, she is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was able to answer a lot of our questions. Diane is the other nurse she is also amazing. She has a great bedside manner and is extremely personable. Ashley works or is with the embryologist. She is friendly and helps find answers to questions about treatments
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr. Pabon is amazing! He takes the time to get to know his patients. He explained everything to us and all of our options during our treatment with him. He is compassionate and really wants what is best for the family not just his office. During both of our pregnancies we had early bleeding and he got us right in and assured us everything would be fine! When we grieved our chemical pregnancy, I felt like he was right there with us. He was also available to answer questions and called us back himself anytime we had one. We truly love Dr. Pabon
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Trust him. He knows what he is doing and really wants the best outcome for you and your family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
The staff and Dr. Pabon are amazing! They knew us by name after the first visit, they all knew our chart well and were able and available to answer any questions we had. They did amazing follow ups with us and we even went back to visit both during our first pregnancy and after our son was born. We are excited to go back and see them this pregnancy, they are like family to us
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
When we went to Dr. Pabon initially we had unexplained infertility and PCOS. He talked through our options of doing IUI vs Invitro. We wanted to be more aggressive in our treatments so we choose to do IVF. The first round of IVF we did I ended up hyper stimulating with 29 eggs and getting ill which called for an all freeze cycle. Only three of our embryos made it to day 5. We transferred 1 embryo the following month which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The following cycle we transferred the two remaining embryos (poor quality) which resulted in a negative pregnancy test. Heart broken we decided to try one more round. Dr. Pabon introduced us to the idea of doing PGS which we choose to do. He adjust our medications and added a vitamin regime of COQ10 and melatonin to our meds. We did our second round with out hyper stimulating which resulted in 4 embryos making it to the PGS testing. 2 embryos went to testing first 1 was missing a set of chromosomes and was labeled as unusable the second embryo in that group resulted in a full term pregnancy with our first son. Our second embryos came back 1 male and 1 female. Those two embryos went to long term storage In August of this year, we transferred our second male embryo and the female went to storage. I am now in my 31st week of pregnancy with our second boy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida. (Assigned nurse: Ramona )
Ramona is fantastic, she is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was able to answer a lot of our questions. Diane is the other nurse she is also amazing. She has a great bedside manner and is extremely personable. Ashley works or is with the embryologist. She is friendly and helps find answers to questions about treatments
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
The clinic is extremely private. Clean and organized. They don't allow children to come to appointments because of sensitivity issues and you are asked to place your cell phone in a basket or refrain from bringing it to appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
We did two cycles of IVF which were about 10,000 each, one had PGS which a was a little bit more. Our embryo transfers were around 5,000 each and we paid for 2 out of the 3 of them (one was covered in our IVF cost)
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Julio Pabon
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
We started off with trying IUIs., when these did not work we went to IVF... I was over stimulated so my embryos had to be frozen... Dr Pabon was great. From the first visit he sat and talked with me any my husband and knew his stuff. He was very knowledgable. He personally called me several times to check on my after procedures and to give me the good news that I was pregnant. He would take time to answer questions after an appointment.
Never a long wait. They scheduled each patient so that you typically never saw anyone. They were also considerate to our feelings. If someone came in with a child and knew it might upset you, they would let you go out the back door.
Age
33
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Dr Pabon was great. From the first visit he sat and talked with me any my husband and knew his stuff. He was very knowledgable. He personally called me several times to check on my after procedures and to give me the good news that I was pregnant. He would take time to answer questions after an appointment. He really wants to help couples have a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Go in with an open mind and don't be afraid to ask questions. Listen to what he says and he will help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
The entire office always greeted me, knew my name and I felt like they cared. They were happy for us when we got pregnant.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
We started off with trying IUIs., when these did not work we went to IVF. This started off with injections to help produce eggs. I had to go in for several ultrasounds to determine when it was time for retrievial. So many injections. I was put under anesthesia for this procedure. It seemed to take minutes to do. I was over stimulated so my embryos had to be frozen. I was put on more hormones and the transfer happened a few months later. Two embryos were transferred. I became pregnant and stayed on a bunch of hormones until I was 12 weeks along.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were awesome! So sweet and caring.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Never a long wait. They scheduled each patient so that you typically never saw anyone. They were also considerate to our feelings. If someone came in with a child and knew it might upset you, they would let you go out the back door.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
I think all together with all treatments and medications it was around $20,000.
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Julio Pabon
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Trustworthiness
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10
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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10
10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
Excellent, smart, knowledgeable, up on current research in the field, caring, empathetic person and Dr. I always felt that I was being well cared for as a patient. After ever failed transfer (3 failed) Dr. pabon would come in with a new course of treatment. He communicated well with us and there were even times where he called after hours or when he was not in the office to help us with questions or concerns.
The office [Family Center and Applied Genetics of FL] is small and the 2 main nurses that I always worked with knew us and knew our situation. We felt cared about. ... You have to advocate for yourself at times. If you have a question, are trying to get an appt or get on the next cycle for transfer sometimes you have to just keep calling and make it happen. They really try to fit everyone in
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Excellent, smart, knowledgeable, up on current research in the field, caring, empathetic person and Dr. I always felt that I was being well cared for as a patient. After ever failed transfer (3 failed) Dr. pabon would come in with a new course of treatment. He communicated well with us and there were even times where he called after hours or when he was not in the office to help us with questions or concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Give Dr. Pabon a chance. Initially our first consultation he seemed a little distant but after being a patient he was not like that at all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
There was a lot of communication between my husband and I and Dr. Pabon. The office is small and the 2 main nurses that I always worked with knew us and knew our situation. We felt cared about. After each failed transfer Dr. Pabon would meet with us and he had real empathy for his patients. We would come up with a new plan together. For every failed transfer Dr.Pabon would call us with the results, not his nurse. I was overall very comfortable with thi Dr. and the practice and I would highly recommend them. Infertility is so hard and the results can’t be guaranteed. But having a supportive, smart team to work with was so helpful.
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
You have to advocate for yourself at times. If you have a question, are trying to get an appt or get on the next cycle for transfer sometimes you have to just keep calling and make it happen. They really try to fit everyone in.
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Due to the risks to mother and babies on mulitiple births, Dr.Pabon strongly recommended against them. It was only after we had 3 failed transfers that we all agreed to transfer 2 embryos. And that 4th transfer we got pregnant with our son.
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Julio Pabon
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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6
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
6
The first consultation cost 300 just to talk to him [Dr. Julio Pabon] and get an appointment... The first appointment goes fast and the doctor talks fast too...When I left the appointment I was still very confused and I felt rushed out...Doctor is very matter a fact. He is nice but can be hard to read. I have only seen him one time and all I’ve gotten done is blood tests and genetic screening. He did not do a baseline ultrasound knowing that I have PCOS.
No communication [from Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida]. Will find out results to a blood test weeks later...They [nurses] were ok. I have not dealt with them much...The first consultation cost 300 just to talk to him [Dr. Julio Pabon] and get an appointment...Be blunt on what you want. The first appointment goes fast and the doctor talks fast too. Have them write doelwn what you need to do. When I left the appointment I was still very confused and I felt rushed
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
7
6
How was your experience with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Doctor is very matter a fact. He is nice but can be hard to read. I have only seen him one time and all I’ve gotten done is blood tests and genetic screening. He did not do a baseline ultrasound knowing that I have PCOS.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
Be blunt on what you want
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
No communication. Will find out results to a blood test weeks later.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida and their degree of success.
Femara 7.5mg and timed intercourse
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were ok. I have not dealt with them much
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Be blunt on what you want. The first appointment goes fast and the doctor talks fast too. Have them write doelwn what you need to do. When I left the appointment I was still very confused and I felt rushed out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
The first consultation cost 300 just to talk to him and get an appointment
Describe Julio Pabon's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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6
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Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
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