Paul Magarelli

High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers

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Medical SchoolU. of Arizona
ResidencyDuke
FellowshipUCLA
Colorado Springs
265 S. Parkside Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
877-475-2229
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Paul Magarelli to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Don't recommend: 43
5 assessments
  • 20% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 80% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Don't recommend: 42.6
5 assessments
  • 20% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 80% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
1
Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Unexplained
1
I had to have my husband come to all my appointments on our second cycle after I started injections because I was tired of leaving in tears. They convinced me to buy medicine that I didn't need, and so many of my follicles ended up being over mature and useless, I went to 3 different physicians after leaving Dr Magerelli and they all told me that its very probable that they were not monitoring me the way they should have been. The number of eggs retrieved and the number that ended up fertilized was most likely the result of a very poor lab and uneducated staff/techs.
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Unexplained
1
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
This office is run like a factory, it is not at all individualized. Not everyone has the same cycle or length of cycle, so if you do not fit into their schedule they will cancle your IVF cycle. You never see the doctor and the physicians assistant is incredibly rude and very difficult to deal with, especially when you are on significant hormones and she is nasty to you. I had to have my husband come to all my appointments on our second cycle after I started injections because I was tired of leaving in tears. They convinced me to buy medicine that I didn't need, and so many of my follicles ended up being over mature and useless, I went to 3 different physicians after leaving Dr Magerelli and they all told me that its very probable that they were not monitoring me the way they should have been. The number of eggs retrieved and the number that ended up fertilized was most likely the result of a very poor lab and uneducated staff/techs. The lab and procedure area do not seem like they are at all professional, I remember thinking "this can't be sanitary" quite a few times. I will agree with the last poster, they will sometimes tell you to continue with medicine, you aren't even on, they have no clue what is going on and it's scary to think they might be telling me the wrong thing. I missed a call once and they didn't specify which medication or what dose and didn't return my call till the following day at noon, I spent my evening guessing on what they could have meant, it's an unorganized disaster. Do yourself a favor, take out the loans, wait and save, do whatever you have to do, but avoid this place at all cost. Trust me, you will end up spending WAY more than they say it costs, its definatly a bait and switch. The price is a lie and it's a very dishonest office.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Find a different doctor...one who is honest about their success rates!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It felt like a fertility "mill" it was more like a factory than anything, you had to be on their schedule or they would cancle your cycle....nothing was based on Your body, it was based on their calendar of when they were doing retrievals or transfers. It's heartbreaking to have a cycle cancled because you didn't meet "their" deadline
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The physicians assistant is horrible. Some of the nurses are nice, but very confused and overworked. They have no clue what is going on and it seems like a guessing game on what they are going to tell you to do...
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The nurses are overworked, and it's obvious by attitude and amount of confusion they demonstrate. You will meet with the doctor once or twice, and your care will be determined by the nurses and physicians assistant. Scheduling is a nightmare, and they consistently run late, so don't expect to leave within a reasonable amount of time. They implemented a new patient portal, which they say makes communication faster, and it does the exact opposite, makes it longer!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
It cost nearly 12k, they make you feel like you NEED to do CCS, and if you don't your cycle will probably fail. So the $4500 price is absolutely not true at all, and is VERY deceptive
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
[Dr Paul] Magarelli was the friendliest RE we have come across. My husband and I were treated like dollar signs at every clinic we went to except Magarelli's, who went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable and treated like we were visiting an old friend. We knew what to expect at every appointment, and he talked to us like we were equals. I love his sense of humor and ability to make us laugh even though we were beyond stressed and anxious. Every time I walked away from the clinic, I felt excited and positive.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Magarelli was the friendliest RE we have come across. My husband and I were treated like dollar signs at every clinic we went to except Magarelli's, who went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable and treated like we were visiting an old friend. We knew what to expect at every appointment, and he talked to us like we were equals. I love his sense of humor and ability to make us laugh even though we were beyond stressed and anxious. Every time I walked away from the clinic, I felt excited and positive.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Give him a chance. I do not understand why there are any negative reviews of him. We felt so taken care of and respected by him, and he made us feel so at ease. He explained everything to us in detail and why our protocol made sense, but I encourage all new patients of any RE to make sure you ask the right questions from the start (research important questions to ask your RE), and you won't leave with unrealistic expectations.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Every time I was in the office, I was greeted warmly and everyone always remembered me by name. Magarelli always came into the room with a huge smile, jokes, and a positive attitude, and remembered our situation clearly, as though we were his friend.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Magarelli decided a freeze all cycle with PGS would help us after 8 years of TTC with no results. With PGS, we were able to determine that we had a chromosome abnormality when my husbands sperm met my eggs, and this could not be tested by any other kind of genetics blood test. We did BCP, egg retrieval, sent off our embryos to be tested, and then did a transfer one month later, with a positive pregnancy test in the end.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff always answered my questions and remembered me by name. I knew this wasn't just from looking at a chart because they would pass me in the hall or happen to see me in the lobby and say hello by name with a smile. If I had any questions and called in, I always received a call back same day.
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The clinic was clean and organized. The team seemed like a well oiled machine. The embryologist often did my blood draws and chatted with us like we were best friends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
Exactly as described. 8k for IVF, unlimited FET's, egg retrievel, egg transfer, ICSI, PGS testing for 8 embryos. About 4k for medications.
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Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
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0
Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
I'm not sure where to even begin.. From the beginning I didn't have a great gut feeling about Dr. Magarelli, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and move forward as a patient of his (we were referred to him by Tricare, so our options were a bit limited). He put on a really good show at our first appointment, telling us that he would most certainly help us have "one healthy baby" - his motto. We felt hopeful that this would be the case. However, our first cycle ended with two abnormal embryos. Dr. Magarelli was less than compassionate when giving me this news, and even went as far as to get upset with me for not saying anything (I was in shock and very upset).
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
I'm not sure where to even begin.. From the beginning I didn't have a great gut feeling about Dr. Magarelli, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and move forward as a patient of his (we were referred to him by Tricare, so our options were a bit limited). He put on a really good show at our first appointment, telling us that he would most certainly help us have "one healthy baby" - his motto. We felt hopeful that this would be the case. However, our first cycle ended with two abnormal embryos. Dr. Magarelli was less than compassionate when giving me this news, and even went as far as to get upset with me for not saying anything (I was in shock and very upset). Despite this happening, Dr. Magarelli assured us that changing my medication protocol would yield better results, so we moved forward with a second cycle. This cycle resulted in zero embryos. When Dr. Magarelli called to give me this news (I was expecting it by this time and had already started seeking a second opinion), he was joking about how he had a cold and didn't feel good.. as if that was appropriate. When I told him we'd be looking for another doctor his response was, "Sounds great, good luck!", and I never heard from him again.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Run in the other direction. Seriously. He might be the cheapest in town, but you get what you pay for.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My husband and I felt as if we were just a number due to the fact that on multiple occasions Dr. Magarelli couldn't remember our names (we had been seeing him for several months by this point), and the fact that he was so quick to push IVF rather than discussing other options. After we decided to move forward with IVF, we didn't see Dr. Magarelli until the morning of the egg retrieval - he wasn't at any of the numerous visits in between.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My first IVF cycle began with birth control for a few weeks, followed by Lupron, and then Gonal-F & Low Dose HCG. I was on 10 units of Lupron, 10 units of Low Dose HCG, and 75 IU's of Gonal-F morning and night. I was on a very low dose due to the fact that I have no known issues, and responded very well to it. After my retrieval however, it was clear that I had hyper-stimulated even with the low doses. We retrieved 18 eggs, 10 mature, 5 fertilized, and 2 made it to freeze. Those 2 were chromosomally abnormal. For my second cycle I was again on birth control, followed by Lupron, and then Menopur. I was on 10 units of Lupron and started out at one vial of Menopur a day. After a few days and no response, my dose of Menopur was upped to 4 vials per day. I injected the Menopur intramuscularly, for a reason that I still don't know. This cycle we retrieved only 4 eggs, 2 mature, 2 fertilized, and 0 making it to freeze. Dr. Magarelli believes that I ovulated on my own prior to the retrieval.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff changed quite a bit throughout the 9 months that we were at the clinic. Most of them were friendly and helpful, but others not as much. However, one of the nurses that drew blood on a regular basis (I can't remember her name) was amazing. She was one of the few reasons that I felt comfortable going through another cycle with them.
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
In the beginning, the clinic was very hard to get a hold of in order to schedule tests. I would call repeatedly and get no answer, or it would take them several days to call me back. I often had to wait until my next cycle to do the tests because they didn't get back to me in time to schedule them. After we paid for our first IVF cycle, they were a bit more attentive. However, they always said the patient portal was the best method of contact, but I rarely got answers in a timely manner, if at all. I will say though, the clinics financial coordinator is amazing. She always responded promptly to emails and answered any questions I had about the finances.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
Initally, Dr. Magarelli charged $7500 for IVF w/ ICSI, plus $400 for anesthesia, plus medications. They provided a $500 military discount, but required the payment in full before the start of the cycle. However, just before our first cycle began, they lowered the price to $4500, plus $400 for anesthesia, plus medications. At this time they didn't offer us the military discount. There was also a $1000 fee for the embryo biopsy each cycle.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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4
Age
23 - 25
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
4
Dr. Magarelli did not have good bedside manner. He was very blunt and did not show compassion. He seems to be knowledgable though....Don't expect to see him often at all and don't expect someone that will ask how you are doing after a failed cycle and say they apologize....He used the same protocol for almost of all his patients except for the dosages. For my 2nd IVF, we used the same medications just increased the dose and same exact protocol for the third.
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Age
23 - 25
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
4
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli did not have good bedside manner. He was very blunt and did not show compassion. He seems to be knowledgable though.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Don't expect to see him often at all and don't expect someone that will ask how you are doing after a failed cycle and say they apologize.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Felt like a human because they didn't talk about the money aspect too much and some of the nurses really cared for you and got to know you.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He used the same protocol for almost of all his patients except for the dosages. For my 2nd IVF, we used the same medications just increased the dose and same exact protocol for the third.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I saw one nurse almost all the time and she was great! Very compassionate and thorough
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The clinic looks a little run down and cheap. All the retrievals and transfers are done in a back room of the clinic. Their equipment doesn't seem too high quality either.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
It was a package deal not including medications.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
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0
Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
Dr. Magarelli was okay, I didn't have a lot of interaction with him and I felt like his nurse practitioner was the driving force in many of the decisions...I felt like they were unfamiliar with the protocol they used on me. The Nurse Practitioner told me they never used it and that seemed apparent when the told me to continue medications I was not on.
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Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli was okay, I didn't have a lot of interaction with him and I felt like his nurse practitioner was the driving force in many of the decisions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Don't waste your time and money here!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses NEVER knew what was going on with my cycle. Most days I was told to continue taking a medication that was not part of my protocol and had to remind them daily that I was not on that medication. It made me wonder if they were even looking at my chart.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were rude. One could not properly pronounce many common terms and procedures. Everything just seemed disorganized.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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