Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida

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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 is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Bonita Springs
9420 Fountain Medical Court
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
239-333-2229
Sarasota
6050 Cattleridge Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232
941-342-1568
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 410
4 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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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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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
99
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
4 assessments
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Age
48 - 50
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Very professional setting and ideal location in Sarasota, FL [at Fert Ctr adn Appl Gen of FL]. Christina was the initial office manager when we started our treatments, but had resigned during our time at the clinic. She was just wonderful and the one who initially coordinated our course in our so called quest. The waiting area is very clean as well as the examination/treatment rooms. The atmosphere is quiet but not too quiet and ideal for nervous couples during their first encounter. The staff is dressed professionally and always remained calm...
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Age
48 - 50
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Very professional setting and ideal location in Sarasota, FL. Christina was the initial office manager when we started our treatments, but had resigned during our time at the clinic. She was just wonderful and the one who initially coordinated our course in our so called quest. The waiting area is very clean as well as the examination/treatment rooms. The atmosphere is quiet but not too quiet and ideal for nervous couples during their first encounter. The staff is dressed professionally and always remained calm.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From our initial visit in January 2014, the friendly staff always remembered our names and made us feel comfortable during every visit. Dr. Pabon was always cheerful often wearing a bow tie as he greeted us. During each and every visit, he spent ample time explaining the treatment plans along with potential side effects.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Besides Dr. Pabon, Ramona is the other main factor why we continued our treatments at this particular clinic. For over 2 years, she became part of our family as she showed us the needed compassion that our friends and family could not exhibit because they have never and will never understand our struggles of infertility. Ramona always knew the right words to say to us especially after the miscarriages, most notably the fetus at 8 weeks. She even cried with us as we carefully watched the ultrasound to find the heartbeat that no longer echoed on the screen. She had been present during every egg retrieval and during every embryo transfer. She often conveyed our medication instructions in detail and is the only nurse at this clinic to obtain blood during the first venipuncture attempt on visits when blood testing was necessary. Of course, she was present when we momentarily thought that we had another miscarriage, and she was so elated when she saw the beating heart.
How was your experience with Julio Pabon?
During our initial consultation visit, he reviewed our previous records of what procedures and treatment plans had been attempted and essentially formulated a plan without repeating diagnostic testing that was already performed thereby eliminating any unnecessary procedures, testing, costs, and basically time. He recommended that we attempt IVF with frozen specimens due to higher success rates. Overall, he did not "beat around the bush" and knew that we had been trying to conceive for over 5 years and wanted us to get the best results possible.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon?
This type of issue requires the utmost patience and trust because although every aspect is calculated and measured, success does not always occur during the first attempt although it has happened for some couples.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The protocols for each of the three egg retrievals was very similar in regard to the dosing of progesterone and of Lupron, however, the dosing of Follistim changed during each subsequent round of egg retrieval. The dosing of estrogen was similar during the first two rounds of treatment, but changed considerably (forgot if dose was increased for decreased) during the third egg retrieval. The dosing of medications after the three embryo transfers remained fairly consistent.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon.
Egg retrievals were grouped under a standard cost that included the anesthesia staff, ultrasound, medications, monitoring, and other items. Transfer of frozen embryos also had a standard payment including one serum pregnancy test. Medications ordered from out of state pharmacy varied somewhat in costs due to changes in doses and at times medications.
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Doctor
Julio Pabon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
Nursing
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Age
29 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Ramona [a nurse at Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida] is fantastic, she is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was able to answer a lot of our questions. Diane is the other nurse she is also amazing. She has a great bedside manner and is extremely personable. Ashley works or is with the embryologist. She is friendly and helps find answers to questions about treatments
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Age
29 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
The clinic is extremely private. Clean and organized. They don't allow children to come to appointments because of sensitivity issues and you are asked to place your cell phone in a basket or refrain from bringing it to appointments.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff and Dr. Pabon are amazing! They knew us by name after the first visit, they all knew our chart well and were able and available to answer any questions we had. They did amazing follow ups with us and we even went back to visit both during our first pregnancy and after our son was born. We are excited to go back and see them this pregnancy, they are like family to us
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Ramona is fantastic, she is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was able to answer a lot of our questions. Diane is the other nurse she is also amazing. She has a great bedside manner and is extremely personable. Ashley works or is with the embryologist. She is friendly and helps find answers to questions about treatments
How was your experience with Julio Pabon?
Dr. Pabon is amazing! He takes the time to get to know his patients. He explained everything to us and all of our options during our treatment with him. He is compassionate and really wants what is best for the family not just his office. During both of our pregnancies we had early bleeding and he got us right in and assured us everything would be fine! When we grieved our chemical pregnancy, I felt like he was right there with us. He was also available to answer questions and called us back himself anytime we had one. We truly love Dr. Pabon
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon?
Trust him. He knows what he is doing and really wants the best outcome for you and your family.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
When we went to Dr. Pabon initially we had unexplained infertility and PCOS. He talked through our options of doing IUI vs Invitro. We wanted to be more aggressive in our treatments so we choose to do IVF. The first round of IVF we did I ended up hyper stimulating with 29 eggs and getting ill which called for an all freeze cycle. Only three of our embryos made it to day 5. We transferred 1 embryo the following month which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The following cycle we transferred the two remaining embryos (poor quality) which resulted in a negative pregnancy test. Heart broken we decided to try one more round. Dr. Pabon introduced us to the idea of doing PGS which we choose to do. He adjust our medications and added a vitamin regime of COQ10 and melatonin to our meds. We did our second round with out hyper stimulating which resulted in 4 embryos making it to the PGS testing. 2 embryos went to testing first 1 was missing a set of chromosomes and was labeled as unusable the second embryo in that group resulted in a full term pregnancy with our first son. Our second embryos came back 1 male and 1 female. Those two embryos went to long term storage In August of this year, we transferred our second male embryo and the female went to storage. I am now in my 31st week of pregnancy with our second boy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon.
We did two cycles of IVF which were about 10,000 each, one had PGS which a was a little bit more. Our embryo transfers were around 5,000 each and we paid for 2 out of the 3 of them (one was covered in our IVF cost)
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Julio Pabon
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
Nursing
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF, Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
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Diane, Ramona, Christine as well as the other staff were always great. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, caring, compassionate, among other things... His costs are very transparent and listed on his website.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$500K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IVF, Egg Freezing, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
All trustworthy, all strengths, all positives, highly recommended and we are happy clients with our amazing baby gift that resulted from our experience with Dr Pabon and his team
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very personalized plan and protocols and individualized service and they remember your name and situation
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Diane, Ramona, Christine as well as the other staff were always great. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, caring, compassionate, among other things
How was your experience with Julio Pabon?
Dr. Pabon was amazing and no words can express our gratitude for without him we would not have our son! He is truly an expert and we came to him for family balancing using the IVF and PGS procedure as we already had two daughters conceived naturally. We travelled from Atlanta and they managed my medications remotely, it was a year of trying and four IVF freeze protocols due to my ovaries that didn't respond very well to stimulation. He truly is a caring person, was "in it" with us throughout the process. He really took the time to guide us and when we had setbacks due to my stubborn ovaries he was very thorough in explaining options and managing our expectations. You can tell he loves his job and is passionate about assisting his patients to help them achieve the gift of life. Personalized service throughout and we are so very happy we found and chose him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon?
Look no further and choose him. He is at the forefront of the latest advances in his field. Read through the very thorough information that he has on his website so you will have educated yourself first so you would be able to ask more specific questions about possible treatment options.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did IVF with PGS for family balancing. I'm advanced maternal age -37/38 when we started the journey and 39 when our baby was born. The first round my ovaries didn't respond well to stimulation. Follistim, Lupron and Hcg were prescribed and they did a live sperm ICSI and it resulted with 4 fertilized embryos and only one lasted into day 5 and it was discovered that it was the gender we wanted but abnormal chromosomes after the PGS testing. We did the next two stimulations with a higher dosage of Follistim and also a live ICSI and froze the embryos. This was the procedure recommended as my ovaries were "stubborn" and only produced a little bit of eggs per stimulation. In the fourth stimulation the embryos with the same live ICSI protocol was blended with the thawed Day 1 embryos from IVF cycles 2 and 3 and all grown together to Day 5 embryos then tested with the latest PGS technology. In the end we ended up with one embryo for each gender and one abnormal day 5 embryo.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon.
His costs are very transparent and listed on his website. The IVF cycle pricing is very fairly priced and a value if you consider the level of care and personal expert service you receive from their team: The most advanced PGS screening is an expensive additional expense but so worth it. The follistim and other medications are expensive so make sure you factor that in when you are trying to anticipate costs. The lazier your ovaries are the more expense it will be for the medications bec the higher the dosage.
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Doctor
Julio Pabon
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
Nursing
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Age
33
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Never a long wait. They scheduled each patient so that you typically never saw anyone. They were also considerate to our feelings. If someone came in with a child and knew it might upset you, they would let you go out the back door.
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Age
33
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida.
Never a long wait. They scheduled each patient so that you typically never saw anyone. They were also considerate to our feelings. If someone came in with a child and knew it might upset you, they would let you go out the back door.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The entire office always greeted me, knew my name and I felt like they cared. They were happy for us when we got pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were awesome! So sweet and caring.
How was your experience with Julio Pabon?
Dr Pabon was great. From the first visit he sat and talked with me any my husband and knew his stuff. He was very knowledgable. He personally called me several times to check on my after procedures and to give me the good news that I was pregnant. He would take time to answer questions after an appointment. He really wants to help couples have a family.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Julio Pabon?
Go in with an open mind and don't be afraid to ask questions. Listen to what he says and he will help you.
Describe the protocols Julio Pabon used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started off with trying IUIs., when these did not work we went to IVF. This started off with injections to help produce eggs. I had to go in for several ultrasounds to determine when it was time for retrievial. So many injections. I was put under anesthesia for this procedure. It seemed to take minutes to do. I was over stimulated so my embryos had to be frozen. I was put on more hormones and the transfer happened a few months later. Two embryos were transferred. I became pregnant and stayed on a bunch of hormones until I was 12 weeks along.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Julio Pabon.
I think all together with all treatments and medications it was around $20,000.
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Julio Pabon
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Fertility Center and Applied Genetics of Florida
Bonita Springs
Nursing
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