Cardone & Associates

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Stoneham
2 Main St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
781-438-9600
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cardone & Associates to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Neutral: 18.5
2 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 50% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
238
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.4
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
2 assessments
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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My primary contact [at Cardone & Associates] was with the nursing staff, who were warm and responsive, and I always felt like both they and the doctor when I saw him were paying attention to me as an individual. The only way in which I felt like a number is that they have very well set-up procedures (a plus overall!) and when I was first getting the run-down of those, I felt pretty overwhelmed by all the details, but the nurses were super-patient in answering every question I had during my cycle, even though I'm sure they'd told me half of the answers already and I'd forgotten!
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Cardone & Associates.
Bloodwork and ultrasounds for monitoring are done early AM only -- I think it's 6:30-8 am. The affiliated hospital for testing is Winchester. The insurance coordinator is AMAZING.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My primary contact was with the nursing staff, who were warm and responsive, and I always felt like both they and the doctor when I saw him were paying attention to me as an individual. The only way in which I felt like a number is that they have very well set-up procedures (a plus overall!) and when I was first getting the run-down of those, I felt pretty overwhelmed by all the details, but the nurses were super-patient in answering every question I had during my cycle, even though I'm sure they'd told me half of the answers already and I'd forgotten!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The thing I most loved was that they were extremely responsive -- they apologized if it took more than a day to get back to EMAIL and were always available by phone. They were very patient-focused and always took the time to answer my questions and to help me solve problems. (One time, for example, I had to figure out how to refill a medication for the next day and they helped me figure out the best way to get it.)
How was your experience with Vito Cardone?
Dr. Cardone is pretty matter-of-fact. He came across as very experienced and he took the time to explain test results to us in detail, which I appreciated. He was also completely non-judgemental about our family plan (my wife and I were TTC with a known donor). I did have a hard time with the hysterosalpingogram, and when I saw him afterwards, he joked about me "surviving." I also never spoke to him at all during or after my cycle of treatment, which seemed a little odd.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vito Cardone?
They're good about talking about all of the logistics, but if there are things you prefer or specific questions you have, it's good to go in prepared with those. Sometimes they need to be reminded if you're new to treatment that you need things explained!
Describe the protocols Vito Cardone used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and don't ovulate, and I hadn't had success with Clomid, so Dr. Cardone used injectable hormones (Gonal-F) plus a trigger (Ovidrel) and then supplemental progesterone (Crinone). They monitor extensively via bloodwork and ultrasound, every few days at first and then more frequently.and my Gonal-F was adjusted after a few days. I had an endogenous LH surge and then took my trigger, and I ovulated on day 17. I used timed intercourse on days 16 and 17, a positive pregnancy test two weeks later, and a confirmed twin pregnancy by ultrasound at 6 weeks. I lost one twin to miscarriage at 11 weeks and had a healthy singleton birth.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vito Cardone.
My insurance covered basically everything because I had diagnosed infertility and had been TTC for a year with our donor. We paid out of pocket for the donor's tests, which were a few hundred dollars, and we also were required to do social worker visits because we used a known donor, which were another few hundred dollars.
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Doctor
Vito Cardone
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cardone & Associates
Stoneham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
27 - 31
Treated
2010 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
7
Some nurses were more caring and warm than others... Nurses provided conflicting information and didn't always explain the course of treatment or a change in it.
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Age
27 - 31
Treated
2010 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
7
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses would call me each week almost like a recording with my "instructions". Some nurses were more caring and warm than others. I had minimal interaction with Dr. Cardone unless we were making a change to the plan.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Jen was amazing. Amanda was pretty good. Kim had little bed side manner and generally gave off an attitude that was not what I was looking for in my fertility care. It was a tough road and she always made me feel bad about things--even blaming me for doing a shot wrong once when in actuality their clinic had given me false information.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Vito Cardone?
He was great at explaining the plan he proposed and why he proposed it. He would listen to our questions and was available for follow up if we had questions when we left. Downside was we didn't see him all that often.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vito Cardone?
Ask questions and don't hesitate to ask to talk to Dr. Cardone directly.
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Doctor
Vito Cardone
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Cardone & Associates
Stoneham
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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