Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Tucson
5190 E. Farness Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 326-0001
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility to a friend?
Don't recommend: 24
2 assessments
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% 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
Low attention to detail
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
303
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
2
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
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The nurses [at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility] are all great...The building itself is great - clean and has recently been updated. His prices are cheaper than at least one other RE in Tucson. Gelety isn't so great when it comes to being patient and answering your questions. If your treatment is going to be pretty straight-forward, then you should be fine seeing him. If you have a lot of issues and want someone to hold your hand the whole time and spends hours with you, Gelety isn't for you.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other, Unexplained
2
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
The building itself is great - clean and has recently been updated. His prices are cheaper than at least one other RE in Tucson. Gelety isn't so great when it comes to being patient and answering your questions. If your treatment is going to be pretty straight-forward, then you should be fine seeing him. If you have a lot of issues and want someone to hold your hand the whole time and spends hours with you, Gelety isn't for you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everyone I encountered at Gelety's office were incredibly friendly and welcoming. However, as my appointments went on, I felt like I was getting my questions answered and was looked at as just another patient. Any time I'd ask Dr. Gelety a question, he'd respond with "yeah, yeah...we'll look into that later." Come to find out, Gelety never even did the basic tests to rule out things like thyroid issues, low ovarian reserves, etc. He was pushing IVF hard (which I was fine with and was willing to do), but why should I spend all that money without ensuring any underlying issues have been diagnosed/addressed?
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are all great!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Timothy Gelety?
Dr. Gelety is well-respected in Tucson and I initially liked him, but as time went on, he became very dismissive to some of my basic questions. I was dealing with a cyst that wouldn't go away and his answer was to do another Lap (which I recently had done already). There are other ways to get rid of cysts, none of which were even mentioned to me as options. Instead of suggesting birth control, he immediately suggested I have a Lap procedure. He went from 0 to 60 with no in between options which made me realize I should leave him and get a second opinion elsewhere. I have heard from friends that he pushes Laps which I initially didn't believe, but in the end I witnessed it first-hand.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety?
Make sure Dr. Gelety performs the basic tests in the beginning to rule out things like Thyroid issues, phase defects, etc. Once these are done, make sure he reviews them with you in great detail before he suggests treatment options.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety.
I always paid my $40 copay at each appointment which, if it was done, would cover the ultrasound and appointment with the doctor. Blood work was never covered (even though my health insurance covers blood work 100%) and cost $60. His prices for IUI and IVF are extremely reasonable and are much cheaper than at least one other RE in Tucson. Gelety and his staff are pretty firm on not working with your insurance so if you are one of the few who has fertility treatments covered by your health insurance, you will probably have to do all the leg work to get it paid for.
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Doctor
Timothy Gelety
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tucson
Nursing
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
6
The office was always very busy, and I didn't see Dr Gelety himself for appointment until after my first IVF cycle. High employee turnover, long wait times. Always felt very rushed. The embryologist seemed really good and nice. Also the clinic prices were very affordable comparatively speaking....Marta [nurse at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility] was not very good at communicating, and I felt like she didn't always listen to my questions/concerns.
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
The embryologist seemed really good and nice. Also the clinic prices were very affordable comparatively speaking.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office was always very busy, and I didn't see Dr Gelety himself for appointment until after my first IVF cycle. High employee turnover, long wait times. Always felt very rushed.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marta was not very good at communicating, and I felt like she didn't always listen to my questions/concerns.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Timothy Gelety?
Dr Gelety himself seemed like a confident, caring guy. He was just always so rushed I never had time to ask him all my questions, and a lot of times left frustrated and confused. He definitely knows what he is doing, the communication just isn't always there. I felt I was treated much better after I got pregnant. I did like that he gives out his personal cell number, and I called him a few times when I had urgent problems and he always called right back.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Timothy Gelety?
Get all your questions out as soon as he walks through the door for your appointment. Don't let him leave the room if you still have more questions, because he will disappear to the next patient.
Describe the protocols Timothy Gelety used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For fresh cycles, Dr Gelety put me on birth control for a month, then I did Lupron injections to suppress my ovaries for 2-3 weeks. Menopur was used to stimulate follicle/egg development, trigger shot before egg retrieval, and progesterone in oil injections were started around transfer time. Frozen cycles were easier. Provera for 10 days to induce a period if needed, then estradiol pills to build uterine lining for 2-3 weeks. Progesterone in oil shots started around transfer time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Timothy Gelety.
Fresh cycles were around $10-11k including medications. Frozen cycles were $1,200 and annual embryo storage fees are $200.
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Doctor
Timothy Gelety
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Tucson
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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