University of South Alabama

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Nutrition counseling
is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered: Not Offered
Administration of shots
is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
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Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
is not offered
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
Mobile
1610 Center Street
Mobile, AL 36604
251-415-1496
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend University of South Alabama to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
5.7
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
7.9
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.
7.2
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
10
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
5.5
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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35-37
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
49
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
10
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
10
10
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
[Dr. Rizk] ordered labs and ultrasounds. The ultrasounds were to just verify my diagnosis of PCOS...He was really trying to get me ready to started the IVF process but finances stopped us from moving forward...He did say that they like to do at least two embryos just in case one didn't make it, maybe the other one would. He was saying that each cycle is so expensive that maybe this would help out with the cost.
the labs for my husband and I was 500 each if it was covered by our insurance if not 1000 each [at University of South Alabama]...Very nice clinic. It is a little busy...The staff is very professional and try to get you in and out but they do have a lot of patients that they work with. My overall experience was a good one...She [nurse] was very informative about the process and what to expect just not as sensitive to our needs as the doctor was. When we found out that the doctor wanted to do IVF and he told her to get the process started, financially we through the clinic was going to work with us but that wasn't the case. We were trying to find out our options and others to get help but she wasn't very helpful with that. She just informed us that our insurance wouldn't pay.
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
Dr. Rizk was awesome. Compared to coming from Dr. Inge at the Center of Reproductive, Dr. Rizk was heaven sent. He spoke to my husband and I as humans. He understood that we had be trying for a while and how sensitive this situation was to us. He showed a lot of compassion and explained everything well. He gave us hope!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
Just be open. He's very understanding and sensitive to his patients needs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
I felt like I was treated like a human because Dr. Rizk really showed compassion towards my husband and I. He really tried to get the ball rolling in making our dream a reality. But when he recommended IVF as our best option, it was a setback for us best IVF is so expensive. Dr. Rizk continued to work with his nurse practitioner to try and help but we just wasn't able to do it financially.
Describe the protocols Botros Rizk used in your cycles at University of South Alabama and their degree of success.
I need started a cycle with Dr. Rizk. When I lived in another city before moving here trying to find a fertility specialist, my OBGYN started me on a clomid cycle times two. Dr. Rizk viewed my previous file and felt like IVF would be best for me. He did an outpatient procedure, I think a D&C because she wanted to make sure it wasn't anything left in my lining. He also ordered labs and ultrasounds. The ultrasounds were to just verify my diagnosis of PCOS. I had several vaginal ultrasounds but I can't remember what each of them were for. He was really trying to get me ready to started the IVF process but finances stopped us from moving forward.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of South Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Ruth L Kennedy, CRNP)
She was very informative about the process and what to expect just not as sensitive to our needs as the doctor was. When we found out that the doctor wanted to do IVF and he told her to get the process started, financially we through the clinic was going to work with us but that wasn't the case. We were trying to find out our options and others to get help but she wasn't very helpful with that. She just informed us that our insurance wouldn't pay.
Describe your experience with University of South Alabama.
Very nice clinic. It is a little busy and you will spend most of your day there. I didn't realize how many people are actually affected by fertility issues. The staff is very professional and try to get you in and out but they do have a lot of patients that they work with. My overall experience was a good one.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama.
I can't remember tge cost of the IVF cycles but I do know that the labs for my husband and I was 500 each if it was covered by our insurance if not 1000 each
Describe Botros Rizk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of South Alabama.
He did say that they like to do at least two embryos just in case one didn't make it, maybe the other one would. He was saying that each cycle is so expensive that maybe this would help out with the cost.
10
Doctor
Botros Rizk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of South Alabama
Mobile
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
10
Age
26
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
10
He [Dr. Rizk] struggles with being on time but he is worth the wait. I never felt rushed by him or made to feel like I was incompetent. He always explained everything and made sure that i was on the same page. I would and do recommend him to everyone in the area....I always felt like he individually knew me, my husband and our embabies and cared about our individual outcome....Having irregular periods he wanted to suppress it completely to have the best outcome. He monitored me every 2-3 days while on menopur.
The clinic [University of S Alabama] is trash. He works in the back with his own staff....Ruth and Paula went above and beyond. Always knew who I was by face. Very responsive to phone calls and texts....You had to go during monitoring hours which were early in the morning. But 9 out of 10 times you had a time slot in those monitoring hours. If the ultrasound techs were backed up or someone had to be seen more urgently it delayed everyone.
Age
26
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
He struggles with being on time but he is worth the wait. I never felt rushed by him or made to feel like I was incompetent. He always explained everything and made sure that i was on the same page. I would and do recommend him to everyone in the area.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
Be patient with him as he will always be patient with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama?
I always felt like he individually knew me, my husband and our embabies and cared about our individual outcome.
Describe the protocols Botros Rizk used in your cycles at University of South Alabama and their degree of success.
We did birth control, lupron, menopur followed by egg retrieval, heparin, transfer and progesterone in oil. Having irregular periods he wanted to suppress it completely to have the best outcome. He monitored me every 2-3 days while on menopur.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of South Alabama. (Assigned nurse: Ruth and Paula )
Ruth and Paula went above and beyond. Always knew who I was by face. Very responsive to phone calls and texts.
Describe your experience with University of South Alabama.
The clinic is trash. He works in the back with his own staff. Unfortunately you have to go through the main front desk and they are the rudest, laziest people in Alabama. Once past them everything is better.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at University of South Alabama.
You had to go during monitoring hours which were early in the morning. But 9 out of 10 times you had a time slot in those monitoring hours. If the ultrasound techs were backed up or someone had to be seen more urgently it delayed everyone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Botros Rizk at University of South Alabama.
He did a flat rate that covered everything from initial visit to transfer and monitoring. Storage is extremely affordable. He also gave us a military discount
What specific things went wrong at University of South Alabama?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Botros Rizk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
University of South Alabama
Mobile
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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