Describe your experience with LifeSource Fertility Center.
Everyone that I interacted with at this clinic was knowledgable and helped to make a difficult process as easy as possible. It was a small clinic that helped to make keep the experience personal and tailored. I didnt feel like I would get lost in the shuffle or that I was just another number to them. I was excited to have my miracle baby a few days prior to Dr. G's retirement so that I could bring him to meet the team that made him possible!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. G has a very clinical and blunt nature when you first meet him. As my treatment progressed from treating my pain and endometriosis to IUI to ICSI IVF, I got to know him better and see how caring he was. He understood my personal background and story and tailored my treatment accordingly as opposed to a "one-size fits all" approach. He truly cares for his patients. He took the time to explain everything to me in detail. He even came in on the weekends for my appointments when he was not the "on call" doctor for that particular weekend.
How was your experience with Joseph Gianfortoni?
Dr. G has a very clinical and blunt nature when you first meet him. He tells it like it is, even if that is not what you want to hear. As I got to know him better through my treatment, it became evident how caring and invested he was in his patients and the miracles he was attempting to perform for them. He would make sure to personally call back to answer my questions, even if it was when he finished up working for the night at 9 or 10PM. When my treatment called for weekend visits, he made exceptions to come in for them even when it was his weekend off.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Gianfortoni?
Unfortunately Dr. G has retired since my treatment with him. However, if anyone does happen to have the opportunity to consult with him, I would let them know to not write him off immediately due to his up front matter of fact attitude. He tells it like it is up front, but he is compassionate, works with you, and definitely knows what he is doing.
Describe the protocols Joseph Gianfortoni used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Due to my history of endometriosis and scar tissue, Dr. G was able to do IUI once, and then fast track us to IVF. He considered my history and my insurance coverage to come up with the treatment plan that he thought would be most effective and if possible limit cost (while not affecting potentially outcome). We decided to go with ICSI IVF.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Gianfortoni.
I was lucky enough to have good insurance coverage so my procedures were covered. My medicines wound up being around $5K.