Community Reproductive Endocrinology

Indianapolis
7250 Clearvista Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46256
317) 621-0600
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Community Reproductive Endocrinology to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 110
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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Scheduling
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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
108
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis
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Small, quaint office [Comm Repro Endo]. Usually you are one of the only patients there. You may see one other patient. But they don't try and cram tons of patients in at once, which results in you having plenty of unrushed time with the staff. In addition, they are usually very prompt--if your appointment is at a given time, expect to be seen at that time. No waiting for an hour! All around it's just a peaceful, non-stressful place to visit with caring staff and they respect your time...
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with Community Reproductive Endocrinology.
Small, quaint office. Usually you are one of the only patients there. You may see one other patient. But they don't try and cram tons of patients in at once, which results in you having plenty of unrushed time with the staff. In addition, they are usually very prompt--if your appointment is at a given time, expect to be seen at that time. No waiting for an hour! All around it's just a peaceful, non-stressful place to visit with caring staff and they respect your time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He took the time to really listen to me and my husband before ever doing a physical examination. Even though he had thoroughly reviewed our medical history, he asked ME questions and listened to MY answers. He asked what our desires were, what our desired outcome was and how quickly we wanted to get there. He cared about what we had to say and took all the time needed to answer questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They are ALL so so supportive. I'm not sure about Sarah, but I know that Katie was a patient of Dr. C previously. She had surgery for endo and then IVF which resulted in twins! So she's very supportive and understanding. Every member of the staff takes the time to answer my questions no matter how stupid or annoying. And when they called to notify me that I would be miscarrying, they were so supportive.
How was your experience with David E. Carnovale?
He is incredibly thorough and attentive. He knows when to be light hearted and when to be serious. He was great at explaining endometriosis and he expressed sympathy and disdain at the fact that I had not felt cared for or valued at our first fertility clinic. When I came to him with a pregnancy, he was positive and upbeat--but when the ultrasound revealed that the pregnancy might not be viable, he didn't sugar coat. He was clear that I might miscarry (which I did) but he did not rub it in or do so in a manner that was thoughtless. You could tell he just wanted me to be prepared. I've always felt cared for and valued and respected, not talked down to.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David E. Carnovale?
Take notes. He is incredibly smart and will walk you through everything. But also always come with your questions written down. He'll take the time to answer them, but if you don't have them written down, sometimes he's so thorough that you get caught up in all the info he's giving you and forget the other questions you had.
Describe the protocols David E. Carnovale used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He suggested and did perform laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis after reviewing and listening to my symptoms as well as seeing evidence on an US. We did conceive naturally after that but miscarried. We will be starting IVF in fall of 2016.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David E. Carnovale.
My laparoscopy was robotic, so total cost would have been $64,000(ish) without insurance. It was covered though since it's not considered fertility treatment. If I needed to have a tube repaired, it would have been $2500 out of pocket (because tubal repairs are considered fertility treatment). One round of IVF is approx $12,500 with another $2500-$4,000 for meds.
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Doctor
David E. Carnovale
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Community Reproductive Endocrinology
Indianapolis
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