High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers

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Colorado Springs
265 S. Parkside Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
877-475-2229
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 10Neutral: 3Don't recommend: 47.4
17 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 18% Neutral (7-8)
  • 24% 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
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
87
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7.6
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
17 assessments
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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The nursing staff [at Reproductive Medicine and Fertility Center] changed quite a bit throughout the 9 months that we were at the clinic. Most of them were friendly and helpful, but others not as much. However, one of the nurses that drew blood on a regular basis (I can't remember her name) was amazing. She was one of the few reasons that I felt comfortable going through another cycle with them.
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
In the beginning, the clinic was very hard to get a hold of in order to schedule tests. I would call repeatedly and get no answer, or it would take them several days to call me back. I often had to wait until my next cycle to do the tests because they didn't get back to me in time to schedule them. After we paid for our first IVF cycle, they were a bit more attentive. However, they always said the patient portal was the best method of contact, but I rarely got answers in a timely manner, if at all. I will say though, the clinics financial coordinator is amazing. She always responded promptly to emails and answered any questions I had about the finances.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My husband and I felt as if we were just a number due to the fact that on multiple occasions Dr. Magarelli couldn't remember our names (we had been seeing him for several months by this point), and the fact that he was so quick to push IVF rather than discussing other options. After we decided to move forward with IVF, we didn't see Dr. Magarelli until the morning of the egg retrieval - he wasn't at any of the numerous visits in between.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff changed quite a bit throughout the 9 months that we were at the clinic. Most of them were friendly and helpful, but others not as much. However, one of the nurses that drew blood on a regular basis (I can't remember her name) was amazing. She was one of the few reasons that I felt comfortable going through another cycle with them.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
I'm not sure where to even begin.. From the beginning I didn't have a great gut feeling about Dr. Magarelli, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and move forward as a patient of his (we were referred to him by Tricare, so our options were a bit limited). He put on a really good show at our first appointment, telling us that he would most certainly help us have "one healthy baby" - his motto. We felt hopeful that this would be the case. However, our first cycle ended with two abnormal embryos. Dr. Magarelli was less than compassionate when giving me this news, and even went as far as to get upset with me for not saying anything (I was in shock and very upset). Despite this happening, Dr. Magarelli assured us that changing my medication protocol would yield better results, so we moved forward with a second cycle. This cycle resulted in zero embryos. When Dr. Magarelli called to give me this news (I was expecting it by this time and had already started seeking a second opinion), he was joking about how he had a cold and didn't feel good.. as if that was appropriate. When I told him we'd be looking for another doctor his response was, "Sounds great, good luck!", and I never heard from him again.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Run in the other direction. Seriously. He might be the cheapest in town, but you get what you pay for.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My first IVF cycle began with birth control for a few weeks, followed by Lupron, and then Gonal-F & Low Dose HCG. I was on 10 units of Lupron, 10 units of Low Dose HCG, and 75 IU's of Gonal-F morning and night. I was on a very low dose due to the fact that I have no known issues, and responded very well to it. After my retrieval however, it was clear that I had hyper-stimulated even with the low doses. We retrieved 18 eggs, 10 mature, 5 fertilized, and 2 made it to freeze. Those 2 were chromosomally abnormal. For my second cycle I was again on birth control, followed by Lupron, and then Menopur. I was on 10 units of Lupron and started out at one vial of Menopur a day. After a few days and no response, my dose of Menopur was upped to 4 vials per day. I injected the Menopur intramuscularly, for a reason that I still don't know. This cycle we retrieved only 4 eggs, 2 mature, 2 fertilized, and 0 making it to freeze. Dr. Magarelli believes that I ovulated on my own prior to the retrieval.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
Initally, Dr. Magarelli charged $7500 for IVF w/ ICSI, plus $400 for anesthesia, plus medications. They provided a $500 military discount, but required the payment in full before the start of the cycle. However, just before our first cycle began, they lowered the price to $4500, plus $400 for anesthesia, plus medications. At this time they didn't offer us the military discount. There was also a $1000 fee for the embryo biopsy each cycle.
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Paul Magarelli
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0
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Unexplained
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It felt like a fertility "mill" it [Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center] was more like a factory than anything, you had to be on their schedule or they would cancle your cycle....nothing was based on Your body, it was based on their calendar of when they were doing retrievals or transfers. It's heartbreaking to have a cycle cancled because you didn't meet "their" deadline
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Age
37
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
None, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The nurses are overworked, and it's obvious by attitude and amount of confusion they demonstrate. You will meet with the doctor once or twice, and your care will be determined by the nurses and physicians assistant. Scheduling is a nightmare, and they consistently run late, so don't expect to leave within a reasonable amount of time. They implemented a new patient portal, which they say makes communication faster, and it does the exact opposite, makes it longer!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It felt like a fertility "mill" it was more like a factory than anything, you had to be on their schedule or they would cancle your cycle....nothing was based on Your body, it was based on their calendar of when they were doing retrievals or transfers. It's heartbreaking to have a cycle cancled because you didn't meet "their" deadline
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The physicians assistant is horrible. Some of the nurses are nice, but very confused and overworked. They have no clue what is going on and it seems like a guessing game on what they are going to tell you to do...
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
This office is run like a factory, it is not at all individualized. Not everyone has the same cycle or length of cycle, so if you do not fit into their schedule they will cancle your IVF cycle. You never see the doctor and the physicians assistant is incredibly rude and very difficult to deal with, especially when you are on significant hormones and she is nasty to you. I had to have my husband come to all my appointments on our second cycle after I started injections because I was tired of leaving in tears. They convinced me to buy medicine that I didn't need, and so many of my follicles ended up being over mature and useless, I went to 3 different physicians after leaving Dr Magerelli and they all told me that its very probable that they were not monitoring me the way they should have been. The number of eggs retrieved and the number that ended up fertilized was most likely the result of a very poor lab and uneducated staff/techs. The lab and procedure area do not seem like they are at all professional, I remember thinking "this can't be sanitary" quite a few times. I will agree with the last poster, they will sometimes tell you to continue with medicine, you aren't even on, they have no clue what is going on and it's scary to think they might be telling me the wrong thing. I missed a call once and they didn't specify which medication or what dose and didn't return my call till the following day at noon, I spent my evening guessing on what they could have meant, it's an unorganized disaster. Do yourself a favor, take out the loans, wait and save, do whatever you have to do, but avoid this place at all cost. Trust me, you will end up spending WAY more than they say it costs, its definatly a bait and switch. The price is a lie and it's a very dishonest office.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Find a different doctor...one who is honest about their success rates!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
It cost nearly 12k, they make you feel like you NEED to do CCS, and if you don't your cycle will probably fail. So the $4500 price is absolutely not true at all, and is VERY deceptive
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Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Every time I was in the office [Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center], I was greeted warmly and everyone always remembered me by name. Magarelli always came into the room with a huge smile, jokes, and a positive attitude, and remembered our situation clearly, as though we were his friend...The nursing staff always answered my questions and remembered me by name. I knew this wasn't just from looking at a chart because they would pass me in the hall or happen to see me in the lobby and say hello by name with a smile. If I had any questions and called in, I always received a call back same day.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The clinic was clean and organized. The team seemed like a well oiled machine. The embryologist often did my blood draws and chatted with us like we were best friends.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Every time I was in the office, I was greeted warmly and everyone always remembered me by name. Magarelli always came into the room with a huge smile, jokes, and a positive attitude, and remembered our situation clearly, as though we were his friend.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff always answered my questions and remembered me by name. I knew this wasn't just from looking at a chart because they would pass me in the hall or happen to see me in the lobby and say hello by name with a smile. If I had any questions and called in, I always received a call back same day.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Magarelli was the friendliest RE we have come across. My husband and I were treated like dollar signs at every clinic we went to except Magarelli's, who went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable and treated like we were visiting an old friend. We knew what to expect at every appointment, and he talked to us like we were equals. I love his sense of humor and ability to make us laugh even though we were beyond stressed and anxious. Every time I walked away from the clinic, I felt excited and positive.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Give him a chance. I do not understand why there are any negative reviews of him. We felt so taken care of and respected by him, and he made us feel so at ease. He explained everything to us in detail and why our protocol made sense, but I encourage all new patients of any RE to make sure you ask the right questions from the start (research important questions to ask your RE), and you won't leave with unrealistic expectations.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Magarelli decided a freeze all cycle with PGS would help us after 8 years of TTC with no results. With PGS, we were able to determine that we had a chromosome abnormality when my husbands sperm met my eggs, and this could not be tested by any other kind of genetics blood test. We did BCP, egg retrieval, sent off our embryos to be tested, and then did a transfer one month later, with a positive pregnancy test in the end.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
Exactly as described. 8k for IVF, unlimited FET's, egg retrievel, egg transfer, ICSI, PGS testing for 8 embryos. About 4k for medications.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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7
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
There were a lot of changes going on with people at the time. They [HQAFC- CO Springs] were also working out kinks with a digital/portal system. Paperwork not being there or not knowing I had tests done previous-which were sent there already they couldn't find, etc.... Weaknesses-staff inconsistency, paperwork chaos, digital portal not working. Strengths-seemed to truly care, tailored treatment to my body, not a generalization.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
There were a lot of changes going on with people at the time. They were also working out kinks with a digital/portal system. Paperwork not being there or not knowing I had tests done previous-which were sent there already they couldn't find, etc. That was a bit challenging. They had many wonderful office staff there to listen and answer questions. Amanda was superb! Christina was as well. The lab staff was great too. They really did try to help us achieve pregnancy with live birth. Weaknesses-staff inconsistency, paperwork chaos, digital portal not working. Strengths-seemed to truly care, tailored treatment to my body, not a generalization.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It did seem like there was care and concern from staff, but still got lost in the mix of disorganization of the clinic and paperwork.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We did see different nurses most of the time. Carla was super sweet and compassionate in her care. Chasity was very compassionate and helpful as well. They did try to be available, but paperwork seemed to be an issue often. Also, calls would come from the New Mexico sister clinic too. Again, I think some of this was major change going on in the clinic and also a transition to digital/portal.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli is not the warmest, fuzziest best friend kind of Dr, however he was frank when you had the chance to talk to him. He did seem to care about being honest and helping you to acheive pregnancy. Dr. Magarelli was out of town for a little bit during our treatment. We also did not know he would not be doing our egg retrieval until the morning of. So things weren't communicated well in that regard. However, they did provide me with Dr Magarelli's cell phone if I ever had a question.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Stay on top of things, be your own advocate to make sure you are persistent on making sure your care gets priority and bring copies of all of your paperwork every visit as their system to digital only was not working well at all. Don't be intimidated by a Dr.'s personality and speak up if you need to-ask questions even if you feel stupid at the time.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Everything was mostly digitally on "the portal", but it did have it's problems. I know it was a new system for them so they were trying to work out the kinks, but at best it was really mainly used for email messages back and forth for lab results, increase meds, etc. I do feel like they did tailor my treatment to my body and not to a 10 day or 12 day, etc. They extended it as needed based on response or adjusted meds as needed. I was on Lupron, Menopur, Gonal F protocol and they increased meds as needed. They did strongly encourage acupuncture (his wife is an acupuncturist) and also encourage healthy diet and vitamin protocols, which was good.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
It is HQA fertility center. High Quality Affordable Care. They reduce the cost to make it more affordable for anyone to have a baby. This is not the exact number but like $9200 or so and this include PGS testing, but not medication costs or any other MFI procedures.
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Paul Magarelli
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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I had waited two weeks from the time I got my labs drawn to finally call to get results [from High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers]. Nurse Carla informed me that they usually give the lab results in person and not call or put them on the portal. It would have been nice to know versus waiting for a phone call...$8900 - Cycle fee w/screening for PGS $3500 - Added fee for PGD screening for up to 8 embryos at one time $400 - Anesthesia $12,800 - Total Cycle Fee, plus medications
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other, Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
Clinic is very nice, clean, staff is welcoming. Lots of fertility information available for reading around the clinic. They are prompt are professional. I think anyone that goes will feel the same way.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I thought he was very good, but he is has a PhD and Doctorate- My husband and I needed a little more laymans terms and time to completely understand. He took the time, although we did feel as we were a little inconveniencing him.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nurse Carla I do without speaking to again. She did not take the time to explain what was going on, when I asked something she repeated what she had already said. She did not take the time to read my chart and proceeds to tell me what testing my husband needs to do, when all the while the reason we are there is because he is sterile. I felt she was very unknowledgeable and unprofessional. At one point I asked if 1 procedure and physician visit could be combined so that we didn't have to make 2 trips out of town- she told me no there are people who drive from other states to do different visits I could too. I though this was RUDE and completely unprofessional for a clinic of this nature. Amanda was my care coordinator- She along the rest of the staff has always been great, more than helpful. She takes the time to explain things and answers questions sometimes late in the evenings. It shows she takes pride in what she does.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli is a well educated and experienced physician. It shows when he explains what is happening and what will happen. Although seems to be a little high strung, we felt he was more than competent to complete our process. We have the upmost confidence in what he does.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, although what he is saying makes sense to him, it may not make sense to you. Come with questions wrote down and don't be afraid to ask away. He talks quick, but ask him to help you better understand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
$8900 - Cycle fee w/screening for PGS $3500 - Added fee for PGD screening for up to 8 embryos at one time $400 - Anesthesia $12,800 - Total Cycle Fee, plus medications
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Paul Magarelli
Communication
Compassion
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS
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[High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers'] Strength - Communicates very well when portal works. Appointments are always available. Weakness - Portal (only way of communication) is constantly down. If you work, plan to take off a lot and wait a couple hours for an an appointment.... 8,900 for IVF with ICIS and genetic testing, $400 for anesthesia, meds vary by age
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
Strength - Communicates very well when portal works. Appointments are always available. Weakness - Portal (only way of communication) is constantly down. If you work, plan to take off a lot and wait a couple hours for an an appointment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is a very knowledge doctor. I understand that he has many patients, but I felt that he didn't take enough notes because he did not remember things we had talked about before. But once I reminded him of things, he seemed to go with the flow and answer most of the questions I had.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very nice and communicates very well.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
A lot of people say that he pushes IVF and most of the time there is something "wrong" with the husband's sperm. I didn't feel like he pushed anything. But at the same time, I did feel like IVF was the area he was most knowledgeable in. He won't talk money with you, if you have questions about finances or how to pay he will direct you to his other staff. Mostly my experience has been pleasant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
His bedside manner isn't the greatest. He does have a "know-it" all attitude, but don't take it personally. Wouldn't you want a doctor who is confident in what he does?
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
8,900 for IVF with ICIS and genetic testing, $400 for anesthesia, meds vary by age
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Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
The nursing staff [HQA Fertility Ctr] has been competent so far. However, you have to stay on your toes and make sure to ask the right questions.... The clinic is extremely affordable compared to the local alternatives. The nurses are great with blood draws and ultrasounds, always make you feel comfortable. The metro location is not available for most appointments, which is disappointing. They have been off on their estimates on other services rendered, like medications.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The clinic is extremely affordable compared to the local alternatives. The nurses are great with blood draws and ultrasounds, always make you feel comfortable. The metro location is not available for most appointments, which is disappointing. They have been off on their estimates on other services rendered, like medications.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
With this clinic being one of the fastest growing, you can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes too many patients can lead to some miscommunication.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has been competent so far. However, you have to stay on your toes and make sure to ask the right questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
We have not been through a whole cycle yet, but he seems to be knowledgeable in the field of infertility. He is confident and warm when talking to his patients. Even though he is a very busy man, he does take the time to say hi even though you’re only seeing the nurse that day. He answered every one of our questions and explained how his process worked. He also explained how he is able to make IVF affordable for his patients.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
He is a very knowledgeable doctor so follow his lead on what he believes is best for your case.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have not been through a full cycle yet with Dr. Mag, however, I am on short protocol to begin the cycle. My ovarian reserve is great, so there should be no issues getting a decent amount of eggs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
$9,300 for full cycle ER, and one transfer, PGS testing. This does not include medications.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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This clinic [High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers- CO Springs] is absolutely amazing. They take pride in their work. They treat us and I am sure every other patient like family. They break down the process step by step. Their hearts are warm and open for us, right when we walk in the door.... Medication is around 500 dollars. Transfer sperm from bank is 200 dollars. FAP genetic testing is 3,500 dollars. The cost of IVF is around 14,000 dollars. The total cost for us is about 18,000 dollars.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
This clinic is absolutely amazing. They take pride in their work. They treat us and I am sure every other patient like family. They break down the process step by step. Their hearts are warm and open for us, right when we walk in the door.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt really comfortable, and the doctor was very considerate and explained the whole process from beginning to end. We have felt like we have known not only the doctor, but the whole staff our whole life. This process has been very difficult for us, and with a great staff and environment, we feel very moved and loved.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great and knowledgeable staff who care for the patients. They make the Dr office a great and comfortable atmosphere. If you have questions, they will answer them thoroughly, and if they don't know the answer they will make sure they find out and let you know.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli goes above and beyond to break the whole process out to where us as the patients can comprehend it. He shows passion and exceeds at his work. It has been a very trying time for us, and Dr. Magarelli treats us like a family member.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
That he is great at what he does, and he will go above and beyond to help you receive your dream of becoming a parent.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I can not really remember off hand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
Medication is around 500 dollars. Transfer sperm from bank is 200 dollars. FAP genetic testing is 3,500 dollars. The cost of IVF is around 14,000 dollars. The total cost for us is about 18,000 dollars.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
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3
Age
23 - 25
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
3
One of the nurses [at Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center] gave me the wrong embryo report. I've also gotten confliting information about how many eggs were retrieved at my last retrieval. In my current cycle, they claimed they were going to call me on a specific day to report if my embryos had made it or died on day 6 but they never called...Don't expect to see him [Dr Paul Magarelli] often at all and don't expect someone that will ask how you are doing after a failed cycle and say they apologize.
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Age
23 - 25
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
3
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The clinic looks a little run down and cheap. All the retrievals and transfers are done in a back room of the clinic. Their equipment doesn't seem too high quality either.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Felt like a human because they didn't talk about the money aspect too much and some of the nurses really cared for you and got to know you.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I saw one nurse almost all the time and she was great! Very compassionate and thorough
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli did not have good bedside manner. He was very blunt and did not show compassion. He seems to be knowledgable though.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Don't expect to see him often at all and don't expect someone that will ask how you are doing after a failed cycle and say they apologize.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He used the same protocol for almost of all his patients except for the dosages. For my 2nd IVF, we used the same medications just increased the dose and same exact protocol for the third.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
It was a package deal not including medications.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
10
The clinic’s [High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers- CO Springs] staff are all very positive and informative. Getting a return phone call was sometimes difficult. I would often times be waiting for a return call that I thought was time sensitive due to medication needed to be taken by a certain time and would have to wait until the following day for a call back. I had the same issues with finding out the results of my pregnancy test after transfer.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
The clinic’s staff are all very positive and informative. Getting a return phone call was sometimes difficult. I would often times be waiting for a return call that I thought was time sensitive due to medication needed to be taken by a certain time and would have to wait until the following day for a call back. I had the same issues with finding out the results of my pregnancy test after transfer.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was always treated respectfully and appreciated the way he was upfront and honest about everything.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was all very professional, supportive, informative and positive.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr Magarelli took his time to explain all information and I felt he was trustworthy from the beginning when I first met him. He answered all questions my husband and I had and always showed compassion and understanding.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Be patient, this whole process takes time.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I do not remember specifics of protocols
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
$14,000 per IVF cycle including genetic embryo testing
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
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Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
I really needed the strong support and encouragement through all of this. The clinic [Repro Med and Fertility Ctr] took extra initiative to make sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. Sometimes, they seemed a little unorganized with knowing who was supposed to see me next. But that could just be that they had some new people working there.... They were very encouraging and genuinely cared about my pregnancy.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
I really needed the strong support and encouragement through all of this. The clinic took extra initiative to make sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. Sometimes, they seemed a little unorganized with knowing who was supposed to see me next. But that could just be that they had some new people working there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I was greeted with encouragement and positivity every visit, starting with my first.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very encouraging and genuinely cared about my pregnancy.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
I was very nervous and apprehensive in the beginning but was reassured and had all of my questions answered. I was walked through my options and they made sure I was informed throughout my treatment. it was like having my own cheer leading squad.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
He's an energy ball. Don't be put off by it. He really wants to help.
Describe the protocols Paul Magarelli used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Had to take some stimulation meds which made me ovulate more. After that, I had an egg retrieval. They inseminated the eggs to make 4 embryos. 3 were healthy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
The costs were great. I didn't realize how much more money other clinics were charging for the same level of care.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
They [Hight Quality Affordable Fertility Centers] do thorough testing of both partners. I did not always get my test results however, and didn't know what certain things meant. They do a class before you start your cycle that was helpful. In the class they go over the different medications and how/where to inject. The office itself is very clean.... The cycle itself was $5900 I believe and medications were about another $3000
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
They do thorough testing of both partners. I did not always get my test results however, and didn't know what certain things meant. They do a class before you start your cycle that was helpful. In the class they go over the different medications and how/where to inject. The office itself is very clean.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The doctor was great but sometimes it seemed like there was a lack of communication between me and the office. I think because they have so many patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very nice overall but were slow to respond on the clinics patient portal.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
He is a very straight forward doctor and some might interpret him as rude but he's just honest. He told me my chances of conceiving at the beginning of the process and didn't sugar coat anything. He did not do any of my monitoring scans except the last one but I felt like I could talk to him if needed, as he was always in the office. He did my egg retrieval but the other doctor he works with did my transfer, though he was in the room. I think he's a great doctor who has a lot of knowledge and experience to offer.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Have tough skin
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
The cycle itself was $5900 I believe and medications were about another $3000
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
I had so many questions during treatment [at High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers], but everyone was answered, and each person provided us with support – medically and emotionally...The staff were comforting and knowledgeable from the start and helped us feel ready to proceed with IVF. The nurse was very encouraging and funny. Sometimes she seemed very busy and I feel like she wished she could have spent more time with me. I'm thankful for her care and her staffs care.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
Extremely welcoming and warm staff. They really want to help you and will do everything to make you feel comfortable. They are full of energy, so be prepared for that. I feel like they could benefit from having a larger staff. Sometimes I would see one person doing so many tasks.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I had so many questions during treatment, but everyone was answered, and each person provided us with support – medically and emotionally.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The staff were comforting and knowledgeable from the start and helped us feel ready to proceed with IVF. The nurse was very encouraging and funny. Sometimes she seemed very busy and I feel like she wished she could have spent more time with me. I'm thankful for her care and her staffs care.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
I felt like he was knowledgeable about everything. Many of my questions were met with a quick response with several levels of detail. Sometimes I felt like the information was going to be impossible to retain, but once I got started with treatment, I caught on soon.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
He seems like he really wants to help you.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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0
Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
The nurses [at Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center] NEVER knew what was going on with my cycle. Most days I was told to continue taking a medication that was not part of my protocol and had to remind them daily that I was not on that medication. It made me wonder if they were even looking at my chart.
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Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
0
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses NEVER knew what was going on with my cycle. Most days I was told to continue taking a medication that was not part of my protocol and had to remind them daily that I was not on that medication. It made me wonder if they were even looking at my chart.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were rude. One could not properly pronounce many common terms and procedures. Everything just seemed disorganized.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Dr. Magarelli was okay, I didn't have a lot of interaction with him and I felt like his nurse practitioner was the driving force in many of the decisions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Don't waste your time and money here!
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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HQA Fertility as provided us with the help we needed to have our chance at pregnancy we wouldn’t otherwise have had. It has been a difficult journey and Dr. Magarelli and his wonderful, caring and supportive team have shown us nothing but care and enthusiastic support all along the way...They have been compassionate and caring this whole time. I feel very welcome here...It is a small place and see's many patients who sometimes take a while.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
They have been compassionate and caring this whole time. I feel very welcome here. There seems to be a lot of different roles that go into this and I see many new faces each visit. Maybe they could be a little clearer on wait times.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He delayed another meeting that he had to make sure that my husband and I felt comfortable with the information and understood everything.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I was always speaking with someone. Not sure if all of them were nurses but their medical staff seemed to really care about me.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
HQA Fertility as provided us with the help we needed to have our chance at pregnancy we wouldn’t otherwise have had. It has been a difficult journey and Dr. Magarelli and his wonderful, caring and supportive team have shown us nothing but care and enthusiastic support all along the way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Bring a book to the waiting room. It is a small place and see's many patients who sometimes take a while.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
cheaper than any other clinic we researched
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
She [nurse at High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers] was very nice and educational. Also told you information bluntly which I appreciated...The costs were less than everywhere else that we looked. $8,900 for full IVF...When I saw the team I always felt comfortable and welcome. I liked the online portal that they had. I got to ask questions at home and get instructions for taking my medication.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
They are a very nice team. Sometimes you have to wait longer than you might have wanted, but I think that's ok. When I saw the team I always felt comfortable and welcome. I liked the online portal that they had. I got to ask questions at home and get instructions for taking my medication.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He made us feel that we had a chance for conception after a few years of trying to conceive.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was very nice and educational. Also told you information bluntly which I appreciated.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
Every time we left his office we felt ready to continue this incredible journey. The following appointments were never a disappointment – all the staff has been very supportive and friendly. HQA fertility offers an online portal that is very helpful and useful. Nurses and staff are very prompt in responding to your questions or concerns.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
He is compassionate but be prepared to hear answers you maybe were not expecting about yourself
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
The costs were less than everywhere else that we looked. $8,900 for full IVF
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Strengths it's affordable fertility clinic [HAQ Fertility] and they trulybwabt you to get pregnant. It's a more boutique experience, small and personal. Weakness it's in Colorado Springs which is a trek from Denver....[Cost of Treatment] It was a package and everything cost $9300. Meds were $5500. No hidden costs at all. It was great...Give the clinic and Dr. Magarelli a chance to impress you....I am getting ready for my 1st retrieval and right now in the process I am very happy with the level of communication, responsiveness and the treatment plan.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
Describe your experience with High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers.
Strengths it's affordable fertility clinic and they trulybwabt you to get pregnant. It's a more boutique experience, small and personal. Weakness it's in Colorado Springs which is a trek from Denver.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
So far it's been a great experience and he listened and understanding. He answered all my questions and showed compassion.
How was your experience with Paul Magarelli?
I am getting ready for my 1st retrieval and right now in the process I am very happy with the level of communication, responsiveness and the treatment plan. My first appointment put me at ease and I felt I could ask any question and not be judged. I felt comfortable and that's been important.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Magarelli?
Give the clinic and Dr. Magarelli a chance to impress you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Magarelli.
It was a package and everything cost $9300. Meds were $5500. No hidden costs at all. It was great.
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Doctor
Paul Magarelli
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
High Quality Affordable Fertility Centers
Colorado Springs
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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