IVF Phoenix

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Mesa
6859 E. Rembrandt Ave
Mesa, AZ 85212
602.765.2229
Scottsdale
9817 N 95th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
602-765-2229
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend IVF Phoenix to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 9Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 19.3
13 assessments
  • 82% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 9% 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
38-40
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
93
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.5
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
13 assessments
10
Age
45
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Immunological
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He [Dr Couvaras] is an amazing Doctor. I have Hashimoto's and MTHFR and he knew how to work with these not just offer more testing...They [the staff at IVF Phoenix] helped us set up an HSA to benefit from the tax incentives...All the staff are so helpful. They were available weekends and after hours.
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Age
45
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Immunological
10
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
Awesome. Modern clean. No clutter. Convenient
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Smaller office and not a factory where you felt like a number. Also does not push Ivf in the first meeting. Smart caring and has incredible insight
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All the staff are so helpful. They were available weekends and after hours
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
He is an amazing Doctor. I have Hashimoto's and MTHFR and he knew how to work with these notmjustboffer more testing like the other Doctor
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Book an appointment. Don't delay. He is the best in the Mesa/Gilbert area
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
From beginning to end he looked at the problems I was having and worked on getting me better before trying to make a baby. It worked!
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
They helped us set up an HSA to benefit from the tax incentives. They care!
10
Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Mesa
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10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
15 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
he immune balancing protocol that was tailored to my body, I followed it and found out I was pregnant immediately after following the protocol for two months. (Spontaneous pregnancy, we weren't even trying and were about to do an IUI when I discovered I was actually pregnant.). With the second child I followed his immune balancing protocol for several month but did not get pregnant. While on a fertility break but still following most of his recommendations I became pregnant.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
15 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
Amazing clinic! Can't recommend it enough. Compassionate doctor who truly knows infertility and how to tailor his program to each patient. I never felt like I was a number while going there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Couvaras and Rhoda his wife are very involved. They both took time to listen to my concerns throughout the process. They were also very good at explaining everything and following up. Dr. Couvaras is definitely a doctor with compassion that takes interest in his patients.
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
Amazing doctor, he identified the shortcomings in my body that other fertility endcrinokogista never found after years of working with other fertility doctors. His immune balancing protocol helped me conceive my first and seemed to help trigger something within my body that helped me become pregnant with my second child, even though I wasn't under his care for the second child. Both pregnancies he followed me through my first trimester and put me on a special protocol since my condition makes me more likely to conceive. My daughter is extremely healthy, and with my second pregnancy and being over 35, everything looks great and I will be delivering soon.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Just see him!!! Follow the protocol, he will talk about things you have never heard of in the infertility community...but trust him, he really knows his stuff.
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The immune balancing protocol that was tailored to my body, I followed it and found out I was pregnant immediately after following the protocol for two months. (Spontaneous pregnancy, we weren't even trying and were about to do an IUI when I discovered I was actually pregnant.). With the second child I followed his immune balancing protocol for several month but did not get pregnant. While on a fertility break but still following most of his recommendations I became pregnant.
10
Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The staff [at IVF Phoenix] was good but could be better. Dr C and his wife are fantastic. I felt at times the staff was not very patient with all my questions on dosing and were short with me during some of my visits. The nurse confused some important info in my chart and had difficulty getting my infusion done. She seemed to be in a hurry to get me out as soon as possible.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
Fantastic, personalized attention that is untraditional and outside the box in terms of identifying and treating a patients underlying conditions, so that they can get pregnant on their own.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Couvaras created a customized treatment plan for us. He was very thorough during my evaluation and testing, and identifying all underlying health issues.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff was good but could be better. Dr C and his wife are fantastic. I felt at times the staff was not very patient with all my questions on dosing and were short with me during some of my visits. The nurse confused some important info in my chart and had difficulty getting my infusion done. She seemed to be in a hurry to get me out as soon as possible.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
From the first consulation, Dr Couvaras spent a lot of time reviewing my health history and creating a custom treatment plan. He uncovered several underlying health concerns and adjusted my treatment accordingly. I did not follow his exact protocol and as a result, we did not get pregnant on our first IUI. However, I committed to the protocol and meds and we were able to get pregnant on our own under his care.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
I never went to any other fertility specialists. I spent a lot of time researching infertility doctors and wanted to see the best doctor in AZ. Dr Couvaras is an exceptional doctor that is able to identify underlying health issues that complicate and prevent women's ability to get pregnant. Instead of using a cookie cutter, one size fits all approach, he customizes a treatment plan specific to the individual and does not insist on aggressive treatments like IVF from day one.
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility and my husbands sperm was normal in count and morphology. He suspected a vasospasm issue; therefore, I wasn't getting proper blood flow to my reproductive organs. I was started on supplementation for that, as well as low-dose lovenox injections twice daily. He suspected activated NK cells and had me do IVIL infusions prior to my medicated IUI. I had low growth hormone levels, so supplementation was added to my therapy. Dr. Couvaras also had me on a strict diet and exercise routine. I also tested positive for some viral and immunological issues, and as put on an antiviral therapy. Due to my age (over 35) my drug treatment protocol was aggressive. I took growth hormone injections, clomid, FSH and then a trigger shot. After the IUI I was on progesterone supplements. The first IUI did not work. The second cycle I cancelled half way through due to a job change. We decided to try Dr Couvaras antiviral protocol, strict diet and exercise, and consistency with vitamins, arginine, and lovenox injections for 3 months and I got pregnant on my own. I strongly believe I would not have been able to get pregnant on my own without his guidance and protocol.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
Everything was covered under my insurance until I was diagnosed with infertility. Then almost everything was cash pay until we got pregnant
10
Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Everyone at IVF Phoenix is a pleasure to work with. Always friendly, helpful, and available...Dr. Couvaras and his staff were readily available and happy to answer all of our questions. We never felt like an inconvenience... I went on a low histamine diet, began daily doses of heparin, and took various supplements and medications.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Couvaras and his staff were readily available and happy to answer all of our questions. We never felt like an inconvenience.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone at IVF Phoenix is a pleasure to work with. Always friendly, helpful, and available.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Couvaras. Before seeing him, our infertility was not linked to any of the common problems (low sperm count or morphology, endometriosis, PCOS, etc.). My husband's analysis was normal, I seemed to be ovulating regularly, and had no obvious issues. I conceived once unassisted but miscarried early on. We then moved on to IUI and underwent 6 unsuccessful IUI treatments. When none of those treatments worked, we decided to consult with Dr. Couvaras. Dr. Couvaras performed a whole battery of tests and determined that we were likely having repeated implantation failures. Dr. Couvaras takes a holistic and more non-traditional view of infertility. I could only find a few doctors around the country who even address similar issues. He started me on a protocol which addressed many issues including high histamine levels, issues in the methylation pathway, low vitamin D, and others, which may have been affecting my ability to implant. I went on a low histamine diet, began daily doses of heparin, and took various supplements and medications. We completed the protocol in 7-8 months. On the second month after completing the protocol we conceived with the use of clomid and timed intercourse alone. I firmly believe that if we had gone to a different specialist, we would have been advised to proceed to IVF without further research. I also believe that since most doctors are not looking at the same immunological and metabolic processes that Dr. Couvaras addresses, that IVF would have been unsuccessful and we would have been left thinking that there were no other options. I am grateful that we ended up under his care and I am 28 weeks along right now thanks entirely up to his groundbreaking research in this field.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Sometimes the protocol doesn't make sense. Sometimes you cannot find a ton of backing for the protocol online. And many times, other specialists will brush off this type of treatment. But those specialists are wrong. Just stick with the protocol exactly, because it works.
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
The clinic [IVF Phoenix] has two separate locations which is great to be able to accommodate many women in the Phoenix area. There was a time when there were quite a few new nurses on staff which made it frustrating seeing as though I would get incorrect answers to my questions or no answer at all.... Courtney is absolutely amazing to work with and no matter how busy the office is she would always be on top of her game and make you feel comfortable with all the ultrasounds and next steps you might have.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
The clinic has two separate locations which is great to be able to accommodate many women in the Phoenix area. There was a time when there were quite a few new nurses on staff which made it frustrating seeing as though I would get incorrect answers to my questions or no answer at all. I'm hoping this is no longer the case and that they have grown their knowledge to help answer simple questions that don't require the Drs input.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I feel like he took the time to help me understand the process of fertility treatments, but with unexplained infertility diagnosis it's hard to feel like he truly knows what will get us pregnant but that's due to the unknown.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Courtney is absolutely amazing to work with and no matter how busy the office is she would always be on top of her game and make you feel comfortable with all the ultrasounds and next steps you might have. Even after taking months off from treatments she remembered me the moment I called back in. Fertility treatments are one of the most stressful things to go through and having someone like Courtney gave me the confidence and courage that I was on the right path to conceiving.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
Dr Couvaras is very open to trying new things and keeping updated with new fertility treatments. Before putting me on clomid he tried to naturally get all my levels on track with supplements and a light carb diet. It did help to get many things back to normal, but when it didn't lead to pregnancy he had me start clomid with timed intercourse. That didn't lead to pregnancy so my next cycle we will try clomid with IUI before moving on to IVF.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
To give the process time and even though all the check ups and blood work seems like too much to handle, it's all worth it for them to have further knowledge on what might work better the next cycle.
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on 50mg of clomid days 3-7 along with shots of heparin twice a day from cycle day 1 up to ovulation to increase blood flow to my uterus. I had 2-3 vaginal ultrasounds the first two weeks of my cycle to check follicular development and once 1 or 2 follicles were large enough they would have me do an HCG trigger shot and have intercourse twice that day and once the next day, we had done timed intercourse rather than IUI as my husband SA came back with flying colors . I had done that protocol for 3 cycles which none resulted in a pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
I had lipids every cycle with clomid which was around $375. I don't recall any other specifics other than spending roughly $8k in total with supplements, appointments, prescriptions and injectables in about 6 months.
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
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8
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Immunological
8
It [IVF Pheonix] is higher end, clean, with a nice modern interior. Large number of staff, big place both in Scottsdale and Gilbert...It's a big office, lots of patients, not sure that anyone is remembered. Warm and fuzzy staff? eh. Not bad, not awesome!... If you are uncomfortable with unconventional approaches and want to stick with only more tried and true methods, or are just starting your journey then others may be better to start with...Pretty high end [cost of treatment]
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Immunological
8
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
It is higher end, clean, with a nice modern interior. Large number of staff, big place both in Scottsdale and Gilbert.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Somewhere in between. He is good, and most of the time we felt fine with the Doctor himself, just sometimes felt like, I don't know. It's a big office, lots of patients, not sure that anyone is remembered. Warm and fuzzy staff? eh. Not bad, not awesome!
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
He is cutting edge as far as new, sometimes experimental treatment and just really being comprehensive, looking at things quite holistically. He found I was battling with an immune deficiency and helped me get my health and energy back. That alone made him worth it. Still, somewhat experimental I felt in some areas. That could be exactly what someone needs, but he is pricey!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
If you have unexplained infertility he's probably the best to go to. He is considered one of the nation's best for a reason. If you are uncomfortable with unconventional approaches and want to stick with only more tried and true methods, or are just starting your journey then others may be better to start with.
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
After getting my immune system back to normal he worked on raising my tnf alpha levels. Used things like specific exercise goals, heparin, fish oil, couldn't tell you what else. Got my numbers to where we tried a round of IUI but didn't work. Couldn't get tnf alpha back up again, and had dried up health savings acct so we switched to another recommended doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
Pretty high end
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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5
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Immunological
5
[At IVF Phoenix] Pertinent information from stat blood work was rarely communicated back and it would take my initiative to get new information. Blood draws in office always failed miserably, as well as IV's. Information and instructions were presented as if I already knew and expected to know, which left for a lot of confusion...Dr Couvaras and his wife are supportive. Staff leans on the side of under communicative
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Immunological
5
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
Dr Couvaras and his wife are supportive. Staff leans on the side of under communicative
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. C treats you like you matter but this can diminish as treatments/results don't go as planned. Started to feel as if I was a lost cause.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Pertinent information from stat blood work was rarely communicated back and it would take my initiative to get new information. Blood draws in office always failed miserably, as well as IV's. Information and instructions were presented as if I already knew and expected to know, which left for a lot of confusion.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
He is very detailed and explains things in a way a patient would understand. He has a wide knowledge of the body and the way things work and looks for things to check that not many other doctors would. I appreciated the way he went about things, it may not work for everyone and is definitely not the norm in the industry. At times so much information was given that made it difficult to remember.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
He doesn't treat with the normal or typical way most doctors in the fertility industry would. He has a completely different protocol than anyone so be prepared to go through different steps and supplements.
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Large amounts of supplements and regimens initially used
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
35 - 42
Treated
2003 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, 6 IVF, 6 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
He [Dr. Couvaras at IVF Phoenix] went the extra mile, ALWAYS! He spent hours with us talking what could be happening. He finally determined I am "allergic" to pregnancy and he vowed to never give up on us. Sunday appointment times were common, he never said no. This Doctor is committed to his work.
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Age
35 - 42
Treated
2003 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 6 IVF, 6 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
They have since moved, but the location was easy to find, clean and cozy
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He went the extra mile, ALWAYS! He spent hours with us talking what could be happening. He finally determined I am "allergic" to pregnancy and he vowed to never give up on us. Sunday appointment times were common, he never said no. This Doctor is committed to his work. Now we have GORGEOUS boy girl twins ;)
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Everyone was very caring and were great emotional support to us. It was always a team effort
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
We always felt like his only patients! He spent all the time we needed and never gave up on us. He was always clear and concise in his explanation each vist, making sure we never left confused.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Trust him
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on a series of stimulating meds, blood thinners, vitamins and prenatal meds. Once we discovered my 'allergy' to pregnancy we start steroids to suppress my imune system to retain the pregnancy
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
Our insurance covers 90% of our costs. The finance person was a wonderful lady (I can't remember her name but she was SO sweet)
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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N/A
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Immunological
N/A
Dr. Couvaras took time to explain every step of the way. He showed compassion during time of loss and happiness during times of joy. He hugs you, remembers you and treats you like a friend if he sees you out in public! He's an amazing human himself!
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Immunological
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Couvaras took time to explain every step of the way. He showed compassion during time of loss and happiness during times of joy. He hugs you, remembers you and treats you like a friend if he sees you out in public! He's an amazing human himself!
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
Dr C is very smart and will show you lots of information, graphs, charts, diagrams, sometimes it's too much but I always felt, 100%, that I knew the what, why, when and how! I feel blessed to have been able to navigate my infertility journey with him by our side. I absolutely love him! (He's funny too!)
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Be upfront, have questions ready ahead of time and be ready to learn a lot !
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Immunological, Other
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[The nursing staff at IVF Phoenix is] Cold and unorganized...I get told different prices for stuff. Told to buy trigger shot, then I never used it. They let me leave w/o medication. I then needed to drive back to get it a half hour one way and 45 mins the other way...the nurses are not organized and every time you call and speak to a different nurse you get a different answer...Each month they chart and tried to modify my treatment for the best possible outcome.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Immunological, Other
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Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
He seems to get really good results. I only wish I had found him 3 years ago and didn’t waste my money on other worthless doctors. They are weeks b/c the nurses are not organized and every time you call and speak to a different nurse you get a different answer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Each month they chart and tried to modify my treatment for the best possible outcome.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Cold and unorganized.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
He looked at my total history. Diagnosed me and tried lifestyle changes before meds. I like everything about his way of treatment. If I can just get pregnant again, I do feel he will get me to carry full term.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Just trust in his ways.
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He made many lifestyle changes to get me to have a 28-29 day cycle every month. We did timed intercourse and haven’t got pregnant yet in her care. We just did an iui with femara and Hgh and heparin. I test in 2 days. We will see. This is our last try with anything as we can’t afford anything else.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
Meds were expensive. He office visits were reasonable and covered by insurance.
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
47 - 48
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Unexplained
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He [Dr. Couvaras at IVF Phoenix] thoroughly explained everything and did extensive bloodworm. Some of The suliments he advised, I still use....Dr Couvaris was kind, thorough, and convinced my husband to finally get a sleep study and cpap, to improve his health and our chances of conceiving.
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Age
47 - 48
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
Clean, nice, and professional. Comforting
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Couvaris was kind, thorough, and convinced my husband to finally get a sleep study and cpap, to improve his health and our chances of conceiving.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I always felt cared for, and about. Nurses were available any time
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
He thoroughly explained everything and did extensive bloodworm. Some of The suliments he advised, I still use
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
Listen and follow everything he advisrs
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Suliments to improve health, and fertility. Insemination. Fertility shots and drugs to improve health and fertility/heparin therapy and antiviral protocols
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Couvaras.
Less than other clinic which insisted on IVF imesiately
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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I absolutely love Dr. C! [Dr Couvaras] We tried to get pregnant for 5 years! Without him I wouldn't be holding my 1 month old baby! He staff was absolutely amazing! [IVF Phoenix is] beautiful office and always clean!
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Age
25 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with IVF Phoenix.
Beautiful office and always clean!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was always kept in the loop with things, and talked to like a human!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
He staff was absolutely amazing!
How was your experience with John Couvaras?
I absolutely love Dr. C! We tried to get pregnant for 5 years! Without him I wouldn't be holding my 1 month old baby!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Couvaras?
He Tells you how it is- and has a great sense of humor!
Describe the protocols John Couvaras used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We tried MANY different things to try to raise my husbands Sperm count before moving into donor sperm.
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Phoenix
Scottsdale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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N/A
Age
26 - 33
Treated
2003 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
N/A
The staff and Dr Couvaras were so kind and understanding. They called me by name as soon as I walked in. Dr Couvaras was incredibly knowledgable and knew from the first visit what was going on and after tests came back he was 100% right. He was informative, personable and took care of my health needs as a priority. I never felt left on the back burner. Innovative for sure because now I have 3 amazing children!
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Age
26 - 33
Treated
2003 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff and Dr Couvaras were so kind and understanding. They called me by name as soon as I walked in. Dr Couvaras was incredibly knowledgable and knew from the first visit what was going on and after tests came back he was 100% right. He was informative, personable and took care of my health needs as a priority. I never felt left on the back burner. Innovative for sure because now I have 3 amazing children!
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Doctor
John Couvaras
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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