LifeSource Fertility Center

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture: 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
Richmond
7603 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA 23229
804-673-2273
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend LifeSource Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 210
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
111
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
10
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
2 assessments
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
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Everyone that I interacted with at this clinic [Lifesource Fertility Center] 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!
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
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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.
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Doctor
Joseph Gianfortoni
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
LifeSource Fertility Center
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
Dr and staff [at LifeSource Fertility Center] were very individualized in their treatment. Upfront and honest candor and always made us feel welcome and cared for even at difficult times. [The nursing staff] treated each patient like an individual. Very compassionate. Efficient with their time and the doctor.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr and staff were very individualized in their treatment. Upfront and honest candor and always made us feel welcome and cared for even at difficult times. Never over optimistic but willing to accept a challenge and work with us. Dr really looked at our history and health to explain our options but left the final decisions up to us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Treated each patient like an individual. Very compassionate. Efficient with their time and the doctor.
How was your experience with Joseph Gianfortoni?
Dr G is a straight shooter and honest. He has the patients best interest at heart and was genuinely as upset at each failed cycle as we were. Yet his honestly gave us what we needed to make the hard decisions rather than waste our money. He also worked directly with the clinic on our behalf.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Gianfortoni?
He has a dry sense of humor. If you don't like honestly and someone who is upfront about your chances, risk factors, or overall health see someone else.
Describe the protocols Joseph Gianfortoni used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Steroid added to cycle for transfers to reduce inflammation and aid implantation. We had issues with transfers so we did several mock ones and used Valium.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Gianfortoni.
Very reasonable. Practice was cost conscious.
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Doctor
Joseph Gianfortoni
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
LifeSource Fertility Center
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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