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Prior to Brown Fertility, my wife and I battled infertility for four years. My wife has endometriosis...and although she had surgery for it, we were unsuccessful at getting pregnant on our own. After multiple failed IUI attempts (seven in total), we sought out international adoption. When our adoption plans stalled, we looked into IVF again because of my wife's age (34 at the time). We had originally looked into it, but decided to not pursue it due to religious and financial concerns. This time around, we met with Dr. Brown in his Tallahassee office and he broke down what plan would be best for us while considering our religious and financial concerns…of utmost importance was our desire to not create more embryos than we were willing to parent. We were so happy and relieved to hear that Dr. Brown is a Christian and that his practice does not dispose of embryos. Since we opted to go with minimal stimulation, we felt that their “Commitment to Conception Plan” was best for us even though it would be more financially. Dr. Brown did tell us that chances for conception would be reduced obviously since we were choosing to go with minimal stimulation, but he understood our wishes and knew that we would not sacrifice our beliefs for money.
My wife and I found most of the staff at Brown Fertility helpful and compassionate. Some others could use a bit more professionalism, courtesy, and compassion. We sometimes experienced poor communication from the nursing and billing staff. There was confusion and at times we did not receive information that was needed to help us make some crucial decisions. Dr. Brown himself was very understanding and sensitive to our situation, beliefs, and religious concerns. He did not pressure us to do anything we weren't comfortable with. He explained things in detail for us, and was good about mixing in encouragement while being realistic.
Overall, we were very satisfied with our experience at Brown Fertility. We ultimately chose to go the path of minimal stimulation; retrieved three eggs with two surviving. We implanted one embryo with ICSI and was pregnant on our first try! My wife and I are still amazed, yet tremendously grateful for God's provision and blessing. Our daughter was born January 24, 2015 at 6 lbs. 9 oz. She is now two-months old at 10 lbs. 3 oz. and very healthy. We have one frozen embryo remaining. We will going back to Brown Fertility when we are ready and see if God has another family member in store for us.
This practice is only about money! We have wasted all our saving their bait and switch billing technique with no results. My complaint is about the billing practices and the rude and uncompassionate staff. They keep padding this $400 administrative fees every time we go although we have been patient for a while. We have spent approximately $22,000 on two failed IVF and each time the staff will not even bother to follow up with us about the result of the transfer. When you finally call to tell them the result, they immediately launch into this sales pitch about more fees you have to pay for another transfer with no emotions! For a business that is about compassion, this place is TERRIBLE!
Dr. Samuel E. Brown's response
Dear patient, we are extremely disappointed to hear about your experience
with the financial aspect of our practice. This is certainly not indicative
of the care we strive to provide patients on a daily basis and we'll do all
we can to correct your experience and ensure we improve this area of our
practice for future patients. Our doctors and staff really do care about
our patients' experience and therefore we take patient reviews very
seriously. Our practice administrator has been alerted of your feedback and
would greatly appreciate a phone call so she can learn more about your
situation and correct it immediately. Please contact her at your earliest
convenience at 904-260-0352.
Submitted March 25, 2015
Dr. Brown has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau because of hidden fees and dishonest business practices. Be extremely careful about entering into any kind of relationship with this practice.
Terrible experience. Treatment seems to be standardized and with the Lack of communication you feel you're throwing away you money. Their staff is disorganized and doesn't return calls. The main nurse we met was almost insulting and totally lacked compassion. I was on the verge of tears twice after I met her. All she does if push for IVF. Felt treated with absolutely no compassion.
Dr. Samuel E. Brown's response
Dear Patient, we are sincerely sorry to hear you had such a negative experience at our practice. This is certainly not indicative of the care we strive to provide patients on a daily basis. Please contact our Front Office Manager at 904-260-0352 so we can gather more details and learn from your experience. We did recently undergo some major staff changes and feel strongly that our current clinical team is one of the best in the country. For that reason we hope you will consider entrusting your care with our practice once again in the near future. Whether it's with Brown Fertility or another practice, we sincerely hope you find success!
Submitted Jan. 30, 2015
This concerns the cruel and snobby treatment I received. Not about in house nurses or doctors. I loved my doctor actually. Hope was setting in again. How are you going to just drop someone for their health care? Way to go with patient follow through. Not! Very saddened and insulted. After reading the review below which I PRAY is not true.. I just don't understand the level of crookedness that goes on in this field. Suffering, REAL people! I don't know who runs all the shots here and have an opinion that it is someone behind scenes. Not Dr.Brown. How do you sleep at night? Oh, on pads of cash...Life is not all money and we reap what we sow!
My husband and I approached Brown Fertility Clinic after 3 failed IUI cycles at my regular OBGYN's office. Immediately, he discovered that my eggs were not of the best quality. So, he explained our options with care and gave us the success percentages for each option. We chose egg donation, and we were quickly scheduled for our cycle. We were happy with Dr. Brown, but there were a few communication challenges along the way with the staff. They were, however, wonderful and caring in the office setting. Wait times were sometimes normal and sometimes a bit longer than expected. After a few delays with the cycle, we almost reached retrieval. Then, we were informed that our donor had ovulated through the medications, and we lost the eggs for that cycle. We were devastated, but we met with the staff to discuss our options again. The staff immediately contacted another donor and scheduled us for the next cycle without the full charges-just my medications. We reached the end of our cycle, and I became pregnant with the implantation of only 1 embryo! We are very thankful to Dr. brown and his staff for our little "pea" growing inside of my belly! We would definitely recommend them to others.
I used brown fertility. They seem to be aware of women’s fertility issues but not men’s. My husband had an absence of sperm in his sperm analysis and taught help and direction form Dr. Brown. At the consultation he just said he was not sure what was wrong with him but never performed a physical examination on him. He said our only option was donor sperm. We checked in a year later for help and direction of what is wrong with my husband, again no exam and I keep pushing for questions and answers. Finally, exasperated he stated that we could try to see a urologist but that not to listen to them and don’t go on Clomid and there is really nothing they can do, that he is the fertility doctor. I did not even know seeing urologist is something we should even be doing and though they dealt with other issues, such as urinary track infections or other dysfunctions. He gave us a referral to a urologist who was horrible and I am assuming is a buddy of his. We immediately researched and found a better urologist who specializes is male fertility issues here in Jacksonville, she is wonderful. We are not in the medical field at all which is why we did not see one sooner, we were directed to Dr. Brown from my gyno thought that was the correct step. However, it was a nightmare getting my husband’s medical records transferred to the urologist. The urologist office contacted us and said that their offices would not send the records over. Even though it is the law they have to send medical records over. My husband called multiple times, politely asking them to send over. I finally called and then went down there on my lunch break and demanded that they be transferred. After the paper work was received to the office, it stated that Doctor Brown recommended that we see a urologist at our initial appointment over a year ago which is false, we were NEVER told this. Then only at the second appoint did he mention seeing a urologist and he warned against it. After Brent had an exam with the urologist, the doctor said right away you have varicocele (which is varicose vein) and that any Doctor even a general heath doctor could feel it and diagnose it. He needed surgery to correct it as not correcting it could cause it to shirk. She performed the surgery and my husband tested and it worked, he now has a low sperm count. This means we waited a year and half for answers that he should have diagnosed. He is on Clomid to assist with the count. We will still need help to conceive, but the fact is that we can now have a biological child. Had we listed to doctor brown, my husband may not have had the surgery that he needed, and we may not be have a biological child. Now we went back to see their offices for IVF as it really is our only option in town near to us and wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. We started IVF treatment and could and and would not get any returned calls regarding questions and treatment until I threated to cancel my IVF cycle over it. We would have to call and mark the messages as high priority over three days in a row with both me and my husband to get call backs even though I was in the middle of an IVF cycle and needed call backs with questions. The bottom line is this office has no customer service and make an extremely difficult issue such as infertility even worse. They may be able to help you get pregnant but they are a nightmare to deal with. They understand medicine but not communication, customer service or human interaction. They were to my work and home which is why we used them as I have limited time off work. Just be pre-pared for this if you decide to use them.
I hac 2 failed IUIs znd 1 failed IVF treatment. I was under Dr Browns care for 3 years since he performed my robotic myomectomy (uterine fibroid surgery). I was highly disappointed bc I felt like a number. Everyone is put on the same cycle and youare sharing a room with two other couples separated by a curtain. No privacy what so ever. You are never told that your experience will be this way so it took me by surprise. We were out of money not sure what our next plan was and God sent us a miracle. We changed Drs and now we are expecting our first child. The new office/Dr was amazing and we felt lime we were their only patient.
Dr. Brown and his staff have always treated me with compassion and courtesy. Emily is wonderful and Jenna the nurse manager is an angel! No matter what my concern, I always felt like they took the time and really CARED. The staff has changed over recently for the better and I would recommend Dr Brown to anyone trying to conceive.
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