Alice Rhoton-Vlasak

UF Health Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolU. of Florida
ResidencyU. of Florida
FellowshipMayo Clinic
Gainesville
4037 NW 86 Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 265-6200
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Alice Rhoton-Vlasak to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 70%Don't recommend: 30%8.1
5 assessments
  • 70% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 30% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.5
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
7.5
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend UF Health Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 30%7.7
8 assessments
  • 63% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 8% Neutral (7-8)
  • 30% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
10
10
Age
23
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
We had 1 cancelled IUI, 1 complete IUI and we are undergoing 1 cycle of IVF currently [with Dr. Rhoton-Vlasak]...always makes sure we understand everything thoroughly before proceeding. You can tell that her main priority is to help us conceive a healthy baby, while also making sure to keep Mom healthy as well!...She keeps us updated at all times. She checks on me thoroughly throughout the process to make sure the dosage is right and we’re progressing properly. She makes us feel comfortable and encourages that we ask as many questions as possible.
My nurse [at UF Health Reproductive Medicine], Jean Melby, is a rockstar!! I would 100% recommend her to anyone! She’s ALWAYS there to answer any question I may have. You can tell she genuinely cares about every patient that walks through the door. She even offers her personal cell number in case I need her during off hours! She’s awesome!...We love our clinic. As a new patient, it can be stressful, but they make you feel right at home. They learn your names and are so friendly. They have an online chart where you can see all your messages, future appointments and also keep up to date on finances.
Age
23
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
We love Dr. Rhoton! She keeps us updated at all times. She checks on me thoroughly throughout the process to make sure the dosage is right and we’re progressing properly. She makes us feel comfortable and encourages that we ask as many questions as possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
We don’t have any advice to give in regards to being a patient of Dr. Rhoton’s. She makes the whole experience comfortable and informative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Rhoton always makes sure we understand everything thoroughly before proceeding. You can tell that her main priority is to help us conceive a healthy baby, while also making sure to keep Mom healthy as well!
Describe the protocols Alice Rhoton-Vlasak used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
With my IUI’s, she was always sure to explain everything thoroughly and made it clear that if we were producing too many eggs, that for my own health, we would need to cancel. She’s always focused on the safety of her patients first and foremost. After seeing how my body responded, she adjusted my dosage and watched me very closely as to make sure not to overstimulate me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UF Health Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: RE Jean Melby)
My nurse, Jean Melby, is a rockstar!! I would 100% recommend her to anyone! She’s ALWAYS there to answer any question I may have. You can tell she genuinely cares about every patient that walks through the door. She even offers her personal cell number in case I need her during off hours! She’s awesome!
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
We love our clinic. As a new patient, it can be stressful, but they make you feel right at home. They learn your names and are so friendly. They have an online chart where you can see all your messages, future appointments and also keep up to date on finances.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
We had 1 cancelled IUI, 1 complete IUI and we are undergoing 1 cycle of IVF currently. Looking to have spent approximately $20k
10
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Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
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10
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UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
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6
6
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
6
6
I really appreciated Dr Rhoton’s bedside manner, explanations, compassion and thoughtfulness. However, there were some things that happened or the way in which things happened that make me question her knowledge. ... It was only until I decided to do IVF (after failed medicated IUIs) that she tested my ovarian reserve and we discovered I do have a low reserve for my age ...
Strengths: location, staff, services available. Staff works well as a team. Clinic [UF Health Reproductive Medicine] is clean and updated. Weaknesses: busy clinic, still do some paper charting, hours can be tricky (lab closed during lunch) ... Be aware that some of the ultrasound appointments will only be staffed by the nurses. I would have preferred to see the doctor for those. ...
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
6
6
How was your experience with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
I really appreciated Dr Rhoton’s bedside manner, explanations, compassion and thoughtfulness. However, there were some things that happened or the way in which things happened that make me question her knowledge. Perhaps I am a complicated case (and she has been totally helpful and supportive of us going out of state to a larger more well-known IVF center to continue treatment), but our egg retrieval resulted in unexpectedly small number of eggs retrieved (5-6 is what we were expecting based on ultrasounds and we only got 2). Secondly, she never tested my ovarian reserve for almost a year and a half. It was only until I decided to do IVF (after failed medicated IUIs) that she tested my ovarian reserve and we discovered I do have a low reserve for my age (prior to this we had just been given the diagnosis of unexplained infertility). Had I known this information from the beginning, we probably would have jumped straight to IVF rather than wasting precious time doing the other treatments. Dr. Rhoton is very open to your thoughts and questions, so if you go to her just make sure to educate and advocate for yourself. I wish i had pushed for the ovarian reserve test.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Educate yourself and don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Rhoton reached out to me several times after our IVF failed and continued to check up on me to make sure I was okay. I felt that she was just as disappointed with our outcomes as we were.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
They are super helpful and kind. They are able to answer most of your questions. However, they can get so busy. They always got back to me within 24 hours but it can be hard to get a hold of them.
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: location, staff, services available. Staff works well as a team. Clinic is clean and updated. Weaknesses: busy clinic, still do some paper charting, hours can be tricky (lab closed during lunch)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Be aware that some of the ultrasound appointments will only be staffed by the nurses. I would have preferred to see the doctor for those.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Given our insurance and being in-network with them, our IVF cycle (which did not include a transfer) was only about $6-7k
6
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Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
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0
0
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2007 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Other
0
0
She [Dr Rhoton-Vlasak] clearly didn't know who I was as a patient. The nurses did most of the work, including reading ultrasounds. Ultimately, someone missed the fact that I ovulated during an injectable iui cycle and even though I was already pregnant and bleeding from an ectopic the doctor on call did an IUI anyway and told me it was not likely to work (the charged me for it). Despite my calling about pain and bleeding it took several more days before they did a pregnancy test and discovered the ectopic pregnancy. When I went for my initial "what happened" appointment she said that the ectopic was likely caused by Endometrosis. When I went back several months later to discuss cycling again she told me I didn't have it. In sum, I felt like she didn't care about my treatment or me, and I wasted thousands of dollars (out of pocket/no insurance) on treatmemt with her and at least a year of time when I would have been better off seeing a different doctor - any different doctor.
The clinic [UF Health Reproductive Medicine] failed to notice that I ovulated early during a monitored injectible iui cycle - they continued injections and preformed the IUI (and charged me $300 to do it) while I was already pregnant and bleeding from the ectopic pregnancy. Then they did not do anything to find out why I was bleeding and cramping for several days after the IUI. It was several days before I was finally diagnosed with the ectopic pregnancy.
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2007 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Other
0
0
How was your experience with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
She clearly didn't know who I was as a patient. The nurses did most of the work, including reading ultrasounds. Ultimately, someone missed the fact that I ovulated during an injectable iui cycle and even though I was already pregnant and bleeding from an ectopic the doctor on call did an IUI anyway and told me it was not likely to work (the charged me for it). Despite my calling about pain and bleeding it took several more days before they did a pregnancy test and discovered the ectopic pregnancy. When I went for my initial "what happened" appointment she said that the ectopic was likely caused by Endometrosis. When I went back several months later to discuss cycling again she told me I didn't have it. In sum, I felt like she didn't care about my treatment or me, and I wasted thousands of dollars (out of pocket/no insurance) on treatmemt with her and at least a year of time when I would have been better off seeing a different doctor - any different doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
jacksonville and Tampa are closer than you think - it is worth the drive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
After my ectopic pregnancy when I went back to discuss next options she used the cliche line "at least you can get pregnant," not recognizing how painful it was to loose a baby after over a year of fertility treatment with her. She didn't bother to read my file when I was ready to try again and changed her mind about what caused my infertility. (At first she said endo and then decided that I didn't have it - a subsequent doctor confirmed i did.) her clinic test of whether I qualified for treatment was entirely BMI based. Discussions with her made it clear she didn't read my file before stepping in the room with me.
Describe the protocols Alice Rhoton-Vlasak used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We did several clomid challenges, 3 IUIs with Climid only, 3 IUIs with clomid+injectibles and some IUIs with just injectibles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at UF Health Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Jean (no longer there))
Jean was the only good think about the clinic and actually wished me luck when we switched clinics.
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
If you are looking at IVF, I found clinics in Tampa and Orlando were much less expensive than Gainesville.
What specific things went wrong at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
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Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Very pleasant and I feel very confident that with her help I can eventually get pregnant. She [Dr. Rhotan-Vlasak] explained all options and outcomes in great detail....Before coming to Alice, I had already had blood work, HSG test, ultrasound, and my husband had semin analysis. All pointed to unexplained infertility. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2.5 years. We decided to come to Alice to take the next steps. She started by doing an ultrasound while on my period to clear me to start clomid.
Only weakness [of UF Health Reproductive Medicine] was getting a hold of the nurses since all callls go through a call center and instead of connecting me, they would leave them a message. All staff were very kind and encouraging! They do have a weekend crew Incase your ovulation occurs after hours which is very helpful....Nurses were very compassionate and worked hard to make sure I could be fit in when I called to confirm ovulation.
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Very pleasant and I feel very confident that with her help I can eventually get pregnant. She explained all options and outcomes in great detail. I completely understand what needs to be done, we are just being held back financially.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Be open with her. She truly wants to help you get pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
Very inquisitive about our everyday lives and stress. Was very hopeful and remembered details upon future visits.
Describe the protocols Alice Rhoton-Vlasak used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Before coming to Alice, I had already had blood work, HSG test, ultrasound, and my husband had semin analysis. All pointed to unexplained infertility. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 2.5 years. We decided to come to Alice to take the next steps. She started by doing an ultrasound while on my period to clear me to start clomid. I had blood work to confirm ovulation and IUI the day after I tested positive for ovulation in urine. I did not become pregnant this first round of IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were very compassionate and worked hard to make sure I could be fit in when I called to confirm ovulation.
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Only weakness was getting a hold of the nurses since all callls go through a call center and instead of connecting me, they would leave them a message. All staff were very kind and encouraging! They do have a weekend crew Incase your ovulation occurs after hours which is very helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
The ultrasound and blood work was covered under my insurance with copay, but I had to pay out of pocket for the IUI and fertility drugs.
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Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
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10
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UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
She [Dr. Rhoton-Vlasak] is so kind and understanding. I never feel rushed with her and I feel like she encourages questions and wants to give you as much information as needed...When she did my HSG--she walked me through every step and helped me understand what was going on...We first did an entire evaluation and she determined we were unexplained fertility. She gave us our options and we decided to wait a couple of months to do anything. Then we started the first step, 50mg of clomid and IUI. We are currently in the tww. If it didn't work we will try 2 more times.
They [staff at UF Health Reproductive Medicine] show compassion right when you walk through the door. They are there to help you in any way needed. Organized, clean, and understanding. Makes it easier when you have nice office staff. If you have questions you forgot to ask the doctor they will gladly get you a nurse to answer anything...They never called us to tell us about my husbands sperm analysis. We got the info at our meeting but we were wanting to know before hand.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
I really enjoy going to her and I really feel that she will do whatever she needs to get that couple pregnant. She is very thorough when explaining things. When she did my HSG--she walked me through every step and helped me understand what was going on.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
She is so kind and understanding. I never feel rushed with her and I feel like she encourages questions and wants to give you as much information as needed.
Describe the protocols Alice Rhoton-Vlasak used in your cycles at UF Health Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We first did an entire evaluation and she determined we were unexplained fertility. She gave us our options and we decided to wait a couple of months to do anything. Then we started the first step, 50mg of clomid and IUI. We are currently in the tww. If it didn't work we will try 2 more times.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sweet and funny
Describe your experience with UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
They show compassion right when you walk through the door. They are there to help you in any way needed. Organized, clean, and understanding. Makes it easier when you have nice office staff. If you have questions you forgot to ask the doctor they will gladly get you a nurse to answer anything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Alice Rhoton-Vlasak at UF Health Reproductive Medicine.
Most are covered under insurance. My last IUI was $362
What specific things went wrong at UF Health Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
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Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
UF Health Reproductive Medicine
Gainesville
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