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Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine

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Last Update: 01/07/2021

Description

Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine (FIRM) is an American fertility clinic with 7 locations throughout South Georgia and Florida.

Specifically, the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida has its own laboratory to carry out any traditional assisted reproduction treatment. In addition, this clinic offers surrogacy and sex selection programs, procedures which are permitted by the country's legislation.

According to the information on their website, the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine accepts various health insurance policies. Furthermore, this clinic offers discounts on certain services for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and teachers. They also have financing options to help their patients pay for treatment.

On the other hand, FIRM sees patients any day of the week throughout the year. The available languages in patient care are Spanish, English, Chinese, and French.

However, all of this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

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Treatments and costs

The fertility treatments performed at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine are listed in the table below.

Embryo AdoptionPrice not available
Fertility preservationPrice not available
Frozen Embryo Transfer$3,000
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI$6,900
IUI with Donor SpermPrice not available
IUI with Partner's Sperm$865
IVF with Donor EggsPrice not available
Low medication IVF$5,400
Preimplantation Genetic DiagnosisPrice not available
Sperm freezing$495

This clinic also offers surrogacy and gender selection since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

On its website, the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine details the tests and techniques that are included in the price of the treatments we have indicated above. Artificial insemination by husband has a cost of $865. The budget includes monitoring, medication for ovulation induction, and insemination.

Furthermore, one IVF cycle is $3,000 and includes monitoring, embryology services as well as egg retrieval and embryo transfer. Low medication IVF, on the other hand, has a lower cost and is priced at $5,400. In cases of frozen embryo transfer, the costs are $3,000 and include office visits, monitoring, thawing, and transfer.

However, it should be noted that anesthesia, fertility medications, and complementary techniques such as ICSI or Assisted Hatching are excluded from the costs and have to be paid extra.

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read on here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

The treatment costs may vary significantly depending on the tests or techniques included or not, such as the seminogram, medication, fertility testing, medical visits, prolonged culture or embryo vitrification.

This Tool helps you to find out the exact costs of the different fertility clinics (what's included and what's not) and provides you with lots of useful tips for your first appointment.

Complementary techniques

In addition to the treatments indicated, Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine has a multitude of complementary techniques that allow us to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

It is advisable to ask in the clinic what the costs are for these techniques before starting the treatment in order to avoid surprises in the budget.

Diagnostic tests

Before determining the appropriate assisted reproduction treatment, the following diagnostic studies can be performed at the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine according to the information on its website:

  • Female fertility testing.
  • Male fertility testing.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Tubal ligation reversal.
  • Laparoscopy.
  • Myomectomy.
  • Psychological consultation.
  • Genetic counseling.

However, all of this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

Success rates

This data has been collected by the American CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the year 2016. Directly comparing pregnancy rates between different clinics can lead to mistakes.

IVF/ICSI

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

The CDC stipulates both the total number of cycles realized per clinic in general and number of cycles performed by the patient's age group: under 35 years, between 35-37 years, between 38-40 years, between 41-42 years and above 43 years.

This is the total number of performed cycles by Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine in a year.

More information
IVF cycles with fresh eggs: 192 per year
IVF cycles with frozen eggs: 495 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Cycles with fresh eggs

Age of recipient: under 35 years old
61.5%
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
35%
Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
22.2%*
* Percentage extracted from only 9 cases
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
28.6%*
* Percentage extracted from only 7 cases
Age of recipient: over 43 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from only 1 cases

Cycles with frozen eggs

Age of recipient: under 35 years old
60.6%
Age of recipient: between 35 and 37 years old
48.1%
Age of recipient: between 38 and 40 years old
43.1%
Age of recipient: between 41 and 42 years old
50%
: over 43 years old
37.5%*
* Percentage extracted from only 8 cases

IVF with egg donation

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

In regards to egg donation cycles, these are the ranges of annual cycles carried out by Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine.

More information
Total cycles with fresh embryos: 65 per year
Total cycles with frozen embryos: 56 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Fresh embryo transfer
54.8%
Fresh embryo transfer
50%

Reviews

The opinions found on the Internet about the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine are both positive and negative. Below are some Google Business Reviews referring to the clinic located in Prudential, Jacksonville, Florida.

For example, Lauren would recommend this fertility clinic to anyone. Specifically, Lauren is grateful to Dr. Dufy, but she is also pleased with the ovarian puncture by Dr. Freeman and the embryo transfer by Dr. Sproul. This patient comments that FIRM made every step very pleasant and an incredible experience that she will never forget.

In addition, Latoya is also happy at FIRM and was able to become pregnant after a long journey. This patient talks about Melinda Henne and says she is a very sweet person.

However, there are also negative opinions about this clinic. This is the case with Alex, who exposes a communication problem after calling the clinic twice and not getting an answer. A similar opinion is held by user Heide, who comments that the patient care service is the worst ever.

If you would like to tell us about your experience at the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine, whether it is positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comments section.

Medical team

Dr. Kevin L. Winslow
Dr. Kevin L. Winslow
Clinic Director
Gynecology & Obstetrics
Dr. Daniel M. Duffy
Dr. Daniel M. Duffy
Gynecology & Obstetrics
Dr. Michael L. Freeman
Dr. Michael L. Freeman
Gynecology & Obstetrics
Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben
Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben
Gynecology & Obstetrics
Dr. Teresa Erb
Dr. Teresa Erb
Gynecology & Obstetrics
Dr. Melinda Henne
Dr. Melinda Henne
Gynecology & Obstetrics

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As mentioned above, the Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine has 7 locations throughout Florida and South Georgia. Specifically, in the state of Florida, there are two clinics. The following sections detail the location of each one of them.

Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine Jacksonville Downtown

The address of this clinic is 836 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is a city in Duval County in the state of Florida.

The closest airport is Jacksonville International Airport, which is approximately a 22-minute drive from the clinic on I-95 S.

Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine Jacksonville South

This office is located at 14540 Old St Augustine Rd Ste 2503, Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville International Airport is a little further away than the previous location, a 35-minute drive on I-95 S.

Last Update: 01/07/2021