Ratings for Dr. Milton McNichol
Dr. McNichol and his staff are truly one of a kind. After a long and painful journey of infertility (one miscarriage and one ectopic pregnancy that ended in emergency surgery/tube removal), we decided to leave the large practice reproductive endocrinologist and go see Dr. McNichol instead. With deep understanding of the traumatic experiences of the past, Dr. McNichol truly helped us by taking us in right away if we had any concerns, gave us his personal number if we needed to call him directly, and took time to answer any questions we had. He answered questions with the latest scientific facts and statistics, drew pictures, and made things so very easy to understand. There were no surprises and he was very upfront and honest with us, which says a lot about his character and integrity. His office is decorated nicely, so warm and welcoming, and his office staff is friendly and accommodating. Everyone always greeted us with a smile and made us feel welcome. The wait time was minimal, 15 minutes or less. I'm happy to say that after many years, we are now expecting. We are so very blessed to have met Dr. McNichol and his staff. They are the best!!!
After 3.5 years of going through secondary infertility, I am endlessly thankful to say I am pregnant, thanks in large part to Dr. McNichol. I have longish cycles (35 - 40 days), possible PCOS (elevated DHEA-S) and possible ovulation dysfunction. I also have MTHFR, homozygous for C677T. I had been going to CRM in downtown Orlando, and I felt frustrated because it became so much busier than when I went there for my first pregnancy . . . which resulted in more mistakes and less time to talk with the doctor. I decided to switch to Dr. McNichol, and I was blown away by the attention he gave our family. He took the time to answer all our questions, called me personally with results, and did almost every ultrasound himself. What impressed me the most was that Dr. McNichol was willing to work WITH us, allowing me to proactively make requests and decisions. He was open to the fact that I was seeing a naturopathic doctor and an acupuncturist, and seemed genuinely interested in the things they discovered. When I asked to be referred to specialists about specific concerns (like my MTHFR and potential blood clotting issues), he was always humble and willing to do that. When I was concerned about various blood levels (like my thyroid levels), he ordered tests for them (the nurse at my previous doctor said "we don't do that"). We DISCUSSED each plan of action and what was right for me. He respected my wishes and never made me feel ashamed of them -- he ordered compounded progesterone for me and used saline instead of gel during ultrasounds because I don't like putting unnecessary chemicals in my body. This is the way a doctor-patient relationship should be -- mutual respect and working together to come up with a plan of action. Dr. McNichol was almost always right on time (there were waits once in a while, which is to be expected with a doctor who personally sees to all his patients). Nikki, his nurse, was considerate and always promptly answered my questions (emailing her is a great way to communicate). The front office staff were always pleasant and kind. After 4 rounds of letrozole and IUIs, I got pregnant, and Dr. McNichol and his staff all genuinely celebrated with our family. I am so thankful for this special doctor and the caliber of practice that he runs.
Wasted a year 1/2 dealing with complete incompetency with the staff. Trying to get someone to call me back was a major ordeal and half the time, he didn't even know why I was there because things weren't noted correctly. After multiple tests and surgeries, we were supposed to start IVF/DE last month and after 2 MONTHS of trying to get someone to contact me, I gave up and found another doctor, who in just 1 month has been more productive and proactive with my situation. Devastating experience.
Doctor McNichol is the best fertility doctor in Orlando. He is very knowledgeable and explains in a way to understand. I got pregnant for the first time with his help. Again, when I wanted a second child, I went to him and I am 7 weeks pregnant. God bless you !!! You are truly the best.
This doctor is sloppy and scatterbrain. He leaves the patient in the middle of a conversation to go attend another patient. Does not give clear instructions for how to take the medications and when. Does not follow up with the patient, even to return test results or to answer clarifying questions. I got tired of hearing this guys say "That was my mistake". I would not trust anything he does. He is not invested in your best interest. He is only interested in his own financial interest. His office double books patients all the time. Be prepared to show up on time for your appointment and to be told to go get something to eat and come back in an hour because the dr is not ready for you. You may get this message in the form of lies such as “we are setting up for you” and then when you go to the exam room you see that there was in fact nothing that needed to be set up or that they are setting it up right there as you stand ready for your exam which is already an hour late. Expect this to be standard practice for him. His office staff will lie to you through their teeth and overcharge you for everything even though your insurance covers it.
Dr. McNichol truly is one of the kindest physicians I have ever met. When I first met him after having been with another clinic, I went to discuss my options for fertility treatments. Since it was the holidays, I decided to wait until January to start treatment. I found out I was pregnant on New Years day naturally. Though I had not done anything more than a consult with him, Dr. McNichol immediately began monitoring my pregnancy and providing my initial prenatal care. I really don't think there are many doctors that would do that. Later I went back to him for IVF treatment when I was trying to again get pregnant. I can truly say I was a partner in my care. I would bring in articles and suggestions for my treatment plans and he always listened and would do his own research to ensure that it would be the right plan. He is truly the best!! I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a caring and understanding physician where you are so much more than a number!
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