John Rapisarda

Fertility Centers of Illinois

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of Michigan
ResidencyMichael Reese Hosp
FellowshipMichael Reese Hosp
Chicago
900 N. Kingsbury
Chicago, IL 60610
312-222-8230
Glenview
3703 W. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
847-998-8200
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend John Rapisarda to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 6Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 47.7
11 assessments
  • 55% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 36% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Fertility Centers of Illinois to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83Neutral: 22Don't recommend: 258.3
132 assessments
  • 64% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
6
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
For the most part I was happy with him as a doctor... My only real frustration was that we retrieved 29 eggs and only ended up with 3 embryos which is a huge variance. There was no explanation given as to why there were so few.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
6
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
For the most part I was happy with him as a doctor. I had 2 embryos transferred and 1 of them was ectopic and ended in me having my Fallopian tube and baby removed to save the other baby. He was very thoughtful and personally called me to talk with me about my iotions since he was not at the clinic that day. My only real frustration was that we retrieved 29 eggs and only ended up with 3 embryos which is a huge variance. There was no explanation given as to why there were so few. I had to ask much later on and even then he wasn't sure and had to look in my chart and said that the notes mentioned there could be poor egg quality. I was hoping for more insight
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Be specific in your questions and an active participant in your treatment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
FCI has a baby factory feeling. It's incredibly busy
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Dr Rapisarda's nurse at the Chicago clinic is amazing. I think her name is Christina. She is so kind, a great listener, organized and compassionate. She was so excited for me when I got he positive pregnancy result and devastated when she learned I had an ectopic pregnancy. She really made my experience pleasant
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Very busy, make sure to try a few doctors until you're with one that you're comfortable with. I switched from Baltos to Rapisarda in the beginning. Nothing to do with her personally but she was so busy and on vacations and medical leave it was going to be 4 months before I could start treatments with her. I didn't want to wait any longer so found a doctor who was open.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
Insurance covered our treatments. We paid the deductible and co pays for each visit.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
...I was on edge and nervous about ever getting pregnant and needed someone to bring me back to a calm place and explain things in terms I could understand. He [Dr. John Rapisarda] is extremely patient and never rushed through any explanations. The only thing I would have wanted more of is to have communicated with him directly during times that were a challenge. I understand it is very difficult since he has so many patients. though...
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
Dr. Rapisarda is a very competent, intelligent, even keel doctor. His bedside manner is exactly what I was looking for. Very calm and warm, but also very subtle and neutral in his demeanor and approach. I really appreciated this since I was the opposite in my demeanor. I was on edge and nervous about ever getting pregnant and needed someone to bring me back to a calm place and explain things in terms I could understand. He is extremely patient and never rushed through any explanations. The only thing I would have wanted more of is to have communicated with him directly during times that were a challenge. I understand it is very difficult since he has so many patients. though.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Trust the process and Dr. Rapisarda. He knows what he is doing. It may not work the first time or the second time, but he will find the right "recipe" to make your dream of having a child come true. Be patient and don't stop living during this time. Try to enjoy your life even during this emotional time. Most importantly, reach out to women and couples who have been there. They are your biggest supporters!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Rapisarda never made me feel rushed. He explained my diagnosis and treatment options as many times as I needed to fully understand. During my first visits, I was an emotional wreck. It was extremely difficult to grasp I could not get pregnant on my own (or that my chances were very low). I came in with a very negative mindset and slowly I began to trust Dr. Rapisarda and the process. I began to understand the science behind the treatment. He was very neutral, never giving me false hope and never telling me it was going to happen. I really appreciated the level of hope he was giving me because it felt realistic.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was not a candidate for chlomid. I started with IVF and it was cancelled due to poor response and converted to an IUI cycle that did not work. A few months later, Dr. Rapisarda put me on a different protocol for IVF that did work.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Stephanie and Laura were amazing. They were empathetic, compassionate, intelligent, and timely. Stephanie knew exactly how to relate to me. Her and I formed a very special bond and I really cherish her treatment during this time in my life.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
The doctor and nurses were excellent. The blood draw was even pleasant and I hate needles. The ultrasound technician was a little quiet, but very competent. The front desk was good, but some team members there could use a little more of an empathetic approach when interacting with patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
My insurance covered my treatment. I only had to pay co-pays.
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John Rapisarda
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Glenview
Nursing
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7
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
7
He [Dr. Rapisarda] was open and honest with us about our situation. He spoke bluntly while remaining positive about his ability to help us with our specific situation. The game plan was very clear from the beginning. He made sure we were comfortable with the procedures we were going to undertake and did not push us to do anything we were not comfortable with. We only met with him three times...Dr. Rapisarda is very open and understanding and willing to work with his patients to achieve their goals in a way that is comfortable for them. He will be honest with you regarding what will and will not work
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
7
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
My husband and I had a good experience with Dr. Rapisarda. He was open and honest with us about our situation. He spoke bluntly while remaining positive about his ability to help us with our specific situation. The game plan was very clear from the beginning. He made sure we were comfortable with the procedures we were going to undertake and did not push us to do anything we were not comfortable with. We only met with him three times - once during our initial consult, once after initial testing was completed and then an exit meeting after we became pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Be your own advocate. Dr. Rapisarda is very open and understanding and willing to work with his patients to achieve their goals in a way that is comfortable for them. He will be honest with you regarding what will and will not work but you should feel comfortable speaking up about your questions and comfort with procedures
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with weak ovulation, low progesterone and a possible mild case of PCOS. I was ovulating on my own each month but my levels were slightly below the normal range. I was prescribed Clomid and then used Crinone progesterone after ovulation. I got pregnant on my second cycle of Clomid
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I loved Jessica. She was responsive and always compassionate. Prior to visiting FCI, we had an early loss about a year prior. I was nervous about both my ability to get pregnant and stay pregnant. She was understanding to both of those issues and help alleviate my fears.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Their hours were very convenient for me. I was able to come in before work for my testing which made the process much less stressful for me since I did not have to worry about taking time off from my job.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
My costs were reasonable. I did not have extensive or invasive procedures. Many of the diagnostic procures were covered by my insurance.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Glenview
Nursing
Operations
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3
Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
3
He [Dr. John Rapisarda] probably won't do any of your procedures. Don't expect warmth, but he is very direct and professional. He will give you a lot of information if you do your research in advance and know what questions to ask. Don't expect him to give you a sense of the process, that is more what his nurses will do.... It felt chaotic and I never knew what the next steps were. I was never sure if Dr. Rapisarda even knew what was going on.
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Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
3
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
He was certainly very professional, but not warm or friendly. I also felt judged around some of my decisions to stay on medications during pregnancy. It felt chaotic and I never knew what the next steps were. I was never sure if Dr. Rapisarda even knew what was going on. I was a very involved patient - I called frequently and was always asking for updates and clarification - I would hate to think of what it would be like for someone who wasn't that persistent. I felt in the dark a lot in a very intense process.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Be ready to advocate for yourself and ask lots of questions. He probably won't do any of your procedures. Don't expect warmth, but he is very direct and professional. He will give you a lot of information if you do your research in advance and know what questions to ask. Don't expect him to give you a sense of the process, that is more what his nurses will do.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It was challenging to get in touch with him and he never actually spoke to me during my cycle. I know the process is unpredictable and there's no way you can get the same doctor every time, but I truly NEVER spoke with him besides at the beginning and at the very end, once we had a successful pregnancy. When we met for our ending session, my wife and I both felt like he had no idea who we were. Even though we achieved a pregnancy, it was a very stressful process and I was looking for more care and interaction from my provider.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a uterine polypectomy. Follistim and several other drugs during stim cycle (can't remember them all). 10 day cycle before retrieval. Then 5 day embryo fresh transfer. While waiting for pregnancy test, endometrin suppositories, estrogen, and baby aspirin. He didn't do any of the procedures.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Christy was really great, but there were times when she was out of the office during my treatment and that was incredibly stressful. I found the other nurses to never know my treatment plan, to be confused frequently, and once I never received a call regarding my medication for that evening and I had to call the on-call number 3 times before someone called me back to apologize and inform me what the dosage was for the day.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Lots of resources, so everything can happen there and you don't need to be referred out for much. Some nursing staff are great. Downsides of this clinic are that it is so huge, you are frequently being shuffled around with hoards of other people. It's hard not to feel absolutely like a number or cattle at times, which is so challenging when you're pumped up on hormones and dealing with infertility.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
He [Dr Rapisarda] was direct but kind, and after years of feeling discouraged my husband and I finally felt a sense of hope. We were delighted to get pregnant on our first IVF cycle, resulting in a beautiful daughter. Two years later our son was born from a FET...I was very fortunate to have my IVF covered by insurance at 80%. The medication was often the costliest part of my care.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
He was direct but kind, and after years of feeling discouraged my husband and I finally felt a sense of hope. We were delighted to get pregnant on our first IVF cycle, resulting in a beautiful daughter. Two years later our son was born from a FET.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Don't be afraid to ask follow-up questions. He's extremely knowledgeable and won't hesitate to give you more in-depth answers if you need them.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was kind and very compassionate. I really could feel that he cared.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Sometimes a little difficult to reach when called in with questions, but responsive within the day to questions about lab work, etc.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
It's enormous, which is both a strength and weakness. But i always felt comforted being surrounded by so many other women going through the same thing I was. At last, after so many unsuccessful ultrasounds and IUI's at my obgyn, surrounded by happily pregnant women, I no longer felt isolated or like a failure. It's a very efficient clinic and I appreciated that I could often go in for blood work and ultrasounds early enough to not interfere with my work. And it was staffed by very kind people, from the front desk to the lab techs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
I was very fortunate to have my IVF covered by insurance at 80%. The medication was often the costliest part of my care.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Rapisarda spoke honestly and completely. He explained everything slowly and repeated when necessary -as I was taking notes. I felt like he knew was knowledgable and that I was in good hands. After my first negative pregnancy he explained our next course of action.... One day I went to the clinic for the mandatory psych eval and saw Dr. Rapisarda and he spoke to me by name. I'm not a very vocal, questioning patient so that meant a lot.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
Dr. Rapisarda spoke honestly and completely. He explained everything slowly and repeated when necessary -as I was taking notes. I felt like he knew was knowledgable and that I was in good hands. After my first negative pregnancy he explained our next course of action.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Do not be thrown off by the size of the clinic. I saw it as a source of comfort versus a number or being in a baby factory.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
One day I went to the clinic for the mandatory psych eval and saw Dr. Rapisarda and he spoke to me by name. I'm not a very vocal, questioning patient so that meant a lot.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember the protocols. I'm not sure that I ever asked for those details.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The first cycle I worked with Nikki. She was very compassionate and available. She answered all of my questions, looked me in the eye and kept great track of my records. During this second FET, I'm working with Ali and she has been just as compassionate and responsive. I want to buy them gifts!
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
I'm amazed at how well FCI runs. If I ever needed an office manager, I would try to poach theirs. The admins at the front desk can be cold but they have little to do with care. Plus, they are the first line of offense so I'm sure they get a lot of pressure.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I typically went in at the top of the morning before work. I never had a hard time getting in early. The appointments ran well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
I only paid co-pays.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
He is very patient and takes the time to answer all questions. He understands the emotional aspect of fertility. He is accessible and makes himself available when there are questions... Dr. Rapisarda called us on his day off when our first transfer with him was unsuccessful.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
He is very patient and takes the time to answer all questions. He understands the emotional aspect of fertility. He is accessible and makes himself available when there are questions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Don't be afraid to ask any question.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
All my questions were answered. We had many face to face meetings both before and after cycles. Dr. Rapisarda called us on his day off when our first transfer with him was unsuccessful.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Two retrievals, two transfers, pgd, pgs, hysteroscopy for diagnostic purposes.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was great! Very compassionate when we got bad news and just as excited for us when we got good news. She was easy to reach and always got back to us. She communicated through email too, which was nice for quick questions.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Very organized and efficient, but busy with a lot of patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
Most costs were covered under my insurance.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Rapisarda answered all my questions, laid out pros cons and left decisions up to me and I felt like I had options and choices which is huge because during this process you have very few options and choices. He is respectful and caring when things don't always work out the way they should.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
Dr. Rapisarda answered all my questions, laid out pros cons and left decisions up to me and I felt like I had options and choices which is huge because during this process you have very few options and choices. He is respectful and caring when things don't always work out the way they should.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Give him a try. He will listen and try to help you.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was able to easily make an appointment and see the doctor when needed.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My stem cycle was 13 days. Started out on Follistem, then added Medipure was on low dose and monitored to ensure I did not get overstimulated.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Christy was available on email all the time and would respond back super fast. She was a huge help and would put your mind at ease.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Well organized, well oiled machine which is what you need when you have many many doctors appointments. Get you in, treat you and get you out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
After my deductible was met I paid nothing more.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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3
Age
31 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
3
Nothing alarmingly negative to report about Dr. Rapusarda, but nothing extremely positive...Advocate for yourself - no question is a stupid question. If you want to explore a different protocol, or medication - ask! Don't assume that because he doesn't mention it that it's not possible...We found that I responded very well to crinone vs other progesterone products. With my third IVF, we used the estrogen priming protocol to hopefully recruit more eggs - I did end up with the most eggs of my 3 retrievals
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
3
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
Nothing alarmingly negative to report about Dr. Rapusarda, but nothing extremely positive. Due to the format of FCI in general, I never felt like a unique patient, but more like running on an assembly line,
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Advocate for yourself - no question is a stupid question. If you want to explore a different protocol, or medication - ask! Don't assume that because he doesn't mention it that it's not possible.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We found that I responded very well to crinone vs other progesterone products. With my third IVF, we used the estrogen priming protocol to hopefully recruit more eggs - I did end up with the most eggs of my 3 retrievals, but in the end, still only had 2 embryos on day 5. (13 retrieved, 8 ICSI'd, 5 fertilized, 2 embryos on day 5, transferred one (miscarriage at 9wks), froze one).
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Strengths - efficient, mostly organized Weaknesses - you don't feel like a unique patient
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
Lucky to have great insurance which has covered most of my treatment
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
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Dr. Rapisarda explained everything to the fullest extent (i am a healthcare professional, so for me it is easier to understand most of this "stuff"). He was empathetic when delivering bad news.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Other, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
Dr. Rapisarda explained everything to the fullest extent (i am a healthcare professional, so for me it is easier to understand most of this "stuff"). He was empathetic when delviering bad news.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Make sure you write down all of your questions ahead of time to make sure you ask all of your questions.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses at the office got to know me as a person and were there whenever i needed them. Dr. Rapisarda was always so caring and empathetic whenever i met with him.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses were alwasy available via phone or email, and would spend any amount of time I needed talking through any questions or problems.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Glenview
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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6
Age
36
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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I only did one cycle with Dr. Rapisarda. It was unsuccessful and we moved on to CCRM...I felt they [the staff at FCI] communicated very well...Loved my nurse. She was so sweet...aggressive antagonist approach.... Cheaper than Indiana because I was a self-pay and most people in Illinois have fertility coverage....They didn't have the best statistics. But I liked the people and I liked the facility.
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Age
36
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with John Rapisarda?
I only did one cycle with Dr. Rapisarda. It was unsuccessful and we moved on to CCRM.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Rapisarda?
Do research.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt they communicated very well.
Describe the protocols John Rapisarda used in your cycles and their degree of success.
aggressive antagonist approach.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Loved my nurse. She was so sweet.
Describe your experience with Fertility Centers of Illinois.
They didn't have the best statistics. But I liked the people and I liked the facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Rapisarda.
Decent. Cheaper than Indiana because I was a self-pay and most people in Illinois have fertility coverage.
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Doctor
John Rapisarda
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Clinic
Fertility Centers of Illinois
Chicago
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