Advanced Fertility Center of Texas

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College Station
1602 Rock Prairie Road
College Station, TX 77845
713-467-4488
Houston
10901 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
713-467-4488
The Woodlands
17198 St. Luke's Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384
713-467-4488
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Advanced Fertility Center of Texas to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 18
6 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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Attention to Detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
191
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
6 assessments
8
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
8
Sometimes it's hit or miss with the nursing staff [at Advanced Fertility Center of Texas]. There are days when they answer phones or immediately return phone calls. Other days, the voicemail only picks up and the day is almost over before a call is returned. However, the staff is always friendly and professional during appointments.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Center of Texas.
The clinic is located in the central part of town, making it easily accessible. The waiting area could be a little bigger, as there's often couple coming in for appointments. With a long couch and three chairs, patients are often standing in a corner or propped against the furniture. I will say that the waiting area is always neat and clean.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Allon takes the time to sit down and go over personal goals with his patients. He makes time to answer any questions and never makes you feel like a number.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sometimes it's hit or miss with the nursing staff. There are days when they answer phones or immediately return phone calls. Other days, the voicemail only picks up and the day is almost over before a call is returned. However, the staff is always friendly and professional during appointments.
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
Dr. Allon is compassionate, patient and gentle towards his patients. He is extremely straightforward but in a gentle and stern manner. Dr. Allon has always been thorough and sympathetic towards infertility issues.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
Take something to write with because there's no spoon-feeding with Dr. Allon. He gives you all the needed information at one time so there's no surprises.
Describe the protocols Michael Allon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
So far, we have only done a cycle of clomid to go in and look at the number of eggs produced. Dr. Allon determined that I had PCOS and recommended a hysteroscopy. It's still fairly early to speak about the results produced but I'm confident in Dr. Allon's plan towards pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Allon.
We paid for the consultation and blood work that had to be completed. We have purchased clomid through a local pharmacy and are taking the recommended fertility vitamins from the clinic. We have recently been billed for the hysteroscopy as well.
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Doctor
Michael Allon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Center of Texas
College Station
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10
Age
47 - 49
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
They were all very, very compassionate. The one negative was that I felt like depending on what procedure I was getting there was always someone different and they didn't always communicate. It would have been nice if my coordinator would have been a little more involved.
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Age
47 - 49
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
All of the nurses and Doctor's really knew my situation and me. I never felt like I had to remind someone of my case.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all very, very compassionate. The one negative was that I felt like depending on what procedure I was getting there was always someone different and they didn't always communicate. It would have been nice if my coordinator would have been a little more involved.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
He was very compassionate. He was honest with us in the beginning that because of my age donor eggs were my best option and he "wouldn't put you through" trying with my own as he just thought it would not work. Because he is so thorough we discovered before my 2nd transfer that my uterus was covered in scar tissue because of my previous C-section. It took a lot more work to get my uterus healed before I was ready for a transfer. Dr. Allon never gave up on me but I totally trusted that if we were to get to the point where it was an impossibility that he would have been honest with me. There were a couple of times that I had questions and emailed or call and he always called me back immediately, giving me his mobile number to call whenever I needed to. As far as I'm concerned he is an angel.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
Listen to him. Ask a lot of questions.
Describe the protocols Michael Allon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The first step was always the hysteroscopy. With my first round it was routine and then we went straight into a successful transfer. The 2nd time there was scar tissue almost completely covering my uterus, he removed it all and we did another hysteroscopy. The scar tissue was back so we did another one and then inserted a pediatric catheter for one week, another hysteroscopy showed that that cleared up the scar tissue but then the Ultrasound showed fluid in my uterus. He had to drain it twice and then we did another hysteroscopy to see what kept showing up on the Ultrasound. It was some inflammation that he had to remove. So I finally got on the treatment calendar estrace twice a day, one baby aspirin, dexamethasone, doxycline a couple of days before, PIO injections a couple of days before. That transfer did not work. After my period came we started again immediately with the same protocol plus another medication to increase blood flow to my uterus (pentafoxylyn?) and 1000mg of vitamin E. This time the transfer resulted in pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Allon.
Can't remember the fresh cycle but the FET was $3125 each time.
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Doctor
Michael Allon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Center of Texas
Houston
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IVF, 4 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
They [Advanced Fertility Center of Texas] provide the best care and are good at making appointments that fit with your schedule. A weakness at the clinic is wait time for appointments, but it depends on the day. Some days there is little wait, others times it's longer.... Dr. Allon has his own inhouse lab, so those costs are out of pocket.... Jeanine is the coordinator I dealt with the most. They are excellent at answering my many questions and reassuring me when needed.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IVF, 4 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Center of Texas.
They provide the best care and are good at making appointments that fit with your schedule. A weakness at the clinic is wait time for appointments, but it depends on the day. Some days there is little wait, others times it's longer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff at Dr. Allon's clinic make a point to get to know you. They learn your name so that makes you feel like a human, not just another number. Everyone, including Dr. Allon genuinely care about your situation and needs.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
For retrieval cycles you meet with Dr. Tralik and her two coordinators. They are all amazing and care about the difficult process you're going through. Jeanine is the coordinator I dealt with the most. They are excellent at answering my many questions and reassuring me when needed.
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
Dr. Allon truly cares about me as his patient. We've had many setbacks and each time that has happened he assesses the situation and comes up with a new plan. He's compassionate and honest. We were successful once and have a beautiful daughter. We are being treated by home again and trying to have baby #2. We love Dr. Allon and are glad he has our back during such a stressful process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
Trust your gut and make sure you ask any questions you have. He's there to help make dreams come true,
Describe the protocols Michael Allon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I lost weight prior to treatment in order to improve my egg quality. He has a wellness center on site to help with that. I took CoQ10 and prenatal vitamins. We did not use birth control before my cycle in order to not suppress my ovaries. Meds used were Gonal-F, Ovadrel, and Menopur. We ended up getting 5 good quality frozen embryos. After the first transfer failed, he looked at reasons why that could have happened. He ran more tests to rule certain things out and discovered that my prolactin was high. For the successful transfer I was taking medication to lower my prolactin. Dr. Allon only uses frozen embryos. After my positive pregnancy test, he monitored me closely for the first 12 weeks.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Allon.
I had health insurance coverage for the first round of treatment that covered procedures. But, Dr. Allon has his own inhouse lab, so those costs are out of pocket. Paying 100% out of pocket this time and for one egg retirval and transfer (includes all lab work and freezing costs) it will be $11,000-$12,000 plus the cost of meds $2,000-$6,000.
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Doctor
Michael Allon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Center of Texas
Houston
Nursing
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10
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Overall this clinic is amazing and I recommend people there a lot. I've noticed the level of concern and personalization of the staff [at Advanced Fertility Center of Texas] has decreased as time has gone on and the clinic has been more successful.
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Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Center of Texas.
Overall this clinic is amazing and I recommend people there a lot.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
At the beginning, in 2013, I was very much treated like a human. The more popular he got, the more I felt like a number.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I had a variety of nurses. Some didn't seem to care and some seemed very compassionate. I've noticed the level of concern and personalization of the staff has decreased as time has gone on and the clinic has been more successful.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
Allon is fantastic. He listens to what I know about my own body and takes that into consideration with treatment. While he does have typical treatments for specific infertility dx, he doesn't hesitant to change based on YOU. He did this with all my cycles.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
Ask all the questions
Describe the protocols Michael Allon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I used Femara CD 3-7 5 mg, Gonal F 150 IU and Menopur 75 IU CD 6-10. In my case I needed u/s on CD 8 and 10. I'd trigger CD 10 and IUI would be CD 12.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Allon.
I spent $1500-$2000 per cycle, not including medications.
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Doctor
Michael Allon
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Center of Texas
Houston
Nursing
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
0
I feel Dr. Allon is stretched very thin. He does not handle any of the actual fertility protocols but only the procedures. He knows your name when he enters the room before the procedure. He has a great bedside manner but if you want to speak with him during treatment you have to pay for a consultation fee....Be ready for limited communication from him, everything comes from the nurse....[The nurses] prayed with us before the transfer and each called me when we received the negative BETA
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
0
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I feel Dr. Allon is stretched very thin. He does not handle any of the actual fertility protocols but only the procedures. He knows your name when he enters the room before the procedure. He has a great bedside manner but if you want to speak with him during treatment you have to pay for a consultation fee.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They prayed with us before the transfer and each called me when we received the negative BETA
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
He has a great bedside manner and is a wonderful doctor. He just has limited time because of the number of patients at the clinic. He really needs a partner at his practice
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
Be ready for limited communication from him, everything comes from the nurse.
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Doctor
Michael Allon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Center of Texas
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
30
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The nurses [at Advanced Fertility Center of Texas] were very caring and comfortable to talk to and ask questions to. They answered the many questions we had over the phone and were so kind when providing us both good and bad news. They were very good about explaining every step of the process when I was going through it... The facility was great, and it was so nice to have one place to go rather than going to do some procedures in a hospital. We one of the staff was very kind and honest about the different steps and expectations. The staff offered to help in any way they could.
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Age
30
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Advanced Fertility Center of Texas.
They were excellent. The facility was great, and it was so nice to have one place to go rather than going to do some procedures in a hospital. We one of the staff was very kind and honest about the different steps and expectations. The staff offered to help in any way they could.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very caring and tailored everything towards us as individuals. He was caring and warm, and explained things in several different ways when we had questioned.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very caring and comfortable to talk to and ask questions to. They answered the many questions we had over the phone and were so kind when providing us both good and bad news. They were very good about explaining every step of the process when I was going through it.
How was your experience with Michael Allon?
Dr. Allon made sure we understood every step of our journey. He sat with us while we cried happy tears and sad ones, and through our many many questions. He was sure that we understood the risks and the gains and why he was making the recommendations that he did. He answered our many calls after hours when we were scared something was wrong and never once made us feel like those calls weren't welcomed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Allon?
To trust him. He has your best interest at heart.
Describe the protocols Michael Allon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We first completed IUI since we had already done clomid with my ob/gyn. We had what he considered a perfect cycle with the numbers always like they should be, and an insimination that was good. We ended with a negative pregnancy test. Because everything was "perfect" he wanted us to move to IVF. He worried that there was something going on that we couldn't see or test for. We moved to IVF with a frozen cycle so all the drugs could go out of my system before my body tried to accept the embryo. We transferred two embryos after thawing 3 because they worried that more than 2 embryos would be too big for my body. They thawed 3 because the first egg was only "okay" quality. They transferred the 2 best and I did acupuncture to help with the transfer. I also took a vitamin regimen that Dr. Allon recommended to help my body give me the best results. We were very excited when we received the news that we were pregnant after our first IVF cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Allon.
The IVF MD costs were around 10,000 with medication not included. They provided us with a pharmacy that was available and helpful.
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Doctor
Michael Allon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Center of Texas
The Woodlands
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