Fertility Partnership

1 doctors work here

Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 30%7.3
54% strongly recommend
25 reviews
Operations
8.4
8.4
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.4
8.4
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.5
7.5
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.6
8.6
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
6.8
6.8
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
389
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Saint Peters
5401 Veterans Mem. Pkwy.
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636.441.7770

4 patient reviews filtered by:

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 38 - 39
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Simckes really has a passion for helping you reach your goals and it shows in the way he speaks to you. The only critique I have is that he look over your chart before coming into the exam room and that he not be so rushed to try to cram information down your throat and then take off. ... I am older (35-40 range) and have PCOS & slight male factor- we used a "high / low" protocol with a Lupron trigger. I got 23 mature eggs but only 2 made it to blast. ...
my miscarriage happened on a Friday. I did not hear from the doctor until the following Thursday because he was never informed of my situation. ... The ladies at the front desk [Fertility Partnership] and nurses that take vitals are always extremely nice. ... The office manager is lacking in communication. If you don't get a call back or email you have to continue chasing after her. She is tolerable though.
How was your experience with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Dr. Simckes really has a passion for helping you reach your goals and it shows in the way he speaks to you. The only critique I have is that he look over your chart before coming into the exam room and that he not be so rushed to try to cram information down your throat and then take off. Other than that Dr. Simckes has the ideal bedside manner for those that like a little humor mixed in with the seriousness of infertility. He's a great guy all in all.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Go with the flow! He really cares, he's just so busy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
During the few minutes we would see him he was amazing. Spoke to us like old friends. The part that wasn't so good is it seemed like he never fully knew who he was talking to. Would ask us questions that we expected him to have the answers to as they should be in our chart.
Describe the protocols David Simckes used in your cycles at Fertility Partnership and their degree of success.
I am older (35-40 range) and have PCOS & slight male factor- we used a "high / low" protocol with a Lupron trigger. I got 23 mature eggs but only 2 made it to blast. We avoided OHSS so I don't think my outcome is the fault of my protocol at all.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Partnership. (Assigned nurse: Dainelle for FET)
My nurse seemed "new" at her job and lacked compassion and communication skills. She wasn't ever rude or mean just more like blahsay
Describe your experience with Fertility Partnership.
The ladies at the front desk and nurses that take vitals are always extremely nice. Sara at front desk goes above and beyond to answer questions and assist when she is needed. The office manager is lacking in communication. If you don't get a call back or email you have to continue chasing after her. She is tolerable though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Simckes at Fertility Partnership.
I paid $8700 for IVF / FET not including monitoring or meds
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Partnership?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Partnership.
Well, I had to wait over 24hrs for BETA results because I was not informed the clinic closes early on a certain day of the week. Beta is pretty important in this process and being told at the last minute I would not get results caused unneeded stress. Also, my miscarriage happened on a Friday. I did not hear from the doctor until the following Thursday because he was never informed of my situation.
7
Doctor
David Simckes
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Fertility Partnership
Saint Peters
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2014 - 2015, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
7
3 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He was very set on facts. Your weight is this. You have this condition. You need to be treated for this to get that outcome...He is obviously knowledgeable, but he comes off more casual to make you more comfortable. Some people would be bothered by the profanity, but I'm not one. He edged the line of inappropriate but never crossed it. I felt very comfortable in his care. He went above and beyond to ensure my cycle needs were met (including performing an IUI on a holiday, because that's where my cycle fell)...
Be prepared for an non-traditional clinic experience [at Fertility Partnership] from his personality to the manner in which questions are asked. His patients are often overbooked, so wait time was up to 3 hours for some appointments...They're very busy, but they seem to know what they're doing...Super busy. Plan to wait. Try to not have your first appointments on Mondays...
How was your experience with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
He is rough with the ultrasound probe. He is very candid. He is very crass. He is obviously knowledgeable, but he comes off more casual to make you more comfortable. Some people would be bothered by the profanity, but I'm not one. He edged the line of innapropriate but never crossed it. I felt very comfortable in his care. He went above and beyond to ensure my cycle needs were met (including performing an IUI on a holiday, because that's where my cycle fell).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Be prepared for an non-traditional clinic experience from his personality to the manner in which questions are asked. His patients are often overbooked, so wait time was up to 3 hours for some appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
He was very set on facts. Your weight is this. You have this condition. You need to be treated for this to get that outcome. But he was also very adamant he understand your personality. If he ever got a "she's crazy" vibe, he would continue discussions until he felt either he knew you better or would refer you to a different Doctor.
Describe the protocols David Simckes used in your cycles at Fertility Partnership and their degree of success.
He insisted on metformin, 1000 mg 2x per day, but not the extended release. I did 1 round of clomid. 2 rounds of clomid mixed with bravelle. I ended up on an antagonistic IVF cycle, to better compliment my PCOS. He was adamant about progesterone gel after IUI and PIO Injections with transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Partnership.
They're very busy, but they seem to know what they're doing.
Describe your experience with Fertility Partnership.
Super busy. Plan to wait. Try to not have your first appointments on Mondays.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Simckes at Fertility Partnership.
The billing moved from in house to 3rd party mid cycle. I had to battle that transition. In house had a lot of issues clearly conveying cost. 3rd party was a medical billing company.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Partnership?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Partnership.
The doctor forgot to tell the coordinator to start my transfer cycle. I called to scheduled the transfer and they informed me I didn't have my pre cycle drugs. So I ended up starting a month later than planned.
8
Doctor
David Simckes
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Fertility Partnership
Saint Peters
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 27
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I think they may have a few too many patients and he [Dr. David Simckes] definitely has 1000 things on his mind at once. I have always felt welcomed and not like a hassle...From my first appointment on I have been in constant contact with Dr. Simckes and his staff. My first appointment Dr. Simckes spent a good 2 hours answering all of my questions. He made sure I was comfortable during all of my tests and even made jokes to ease the awakwardness. He listened to what I was concerned about and taking action on my thoughts. I’m not following a basic protocol and I feel like my treatment is tailored to me.
The first day I arrived the front desk staff [at Fertility Partnership] mixed up my file with someone else’s. All of our medical records were mixed together & I had to tell them that they had the wrong file. I think that was my most unimpressed moment with this clinic...they [nurses] have a lot on their plate but they always make sure I have what I need...My husband has still yet to take a SA analysis at this clinic. He has done them in the past but never here. We were supposed to do one the first visit but the text was never ordered
How was your experience with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
I do believe that Dr. Simckes is a great doctor. I think they may have a few too many patients and he definitely has 1000 things on his mind at once. I have always felt welcomed and not like a hassle
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Just be patient. Everything will happen in time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
From my first appointment on I have been in constant contact with Dr. Simckes and his staff. My first appointment Dr. Simckes spent a good 2 hours answering all of my questions. He made sure I was comfortable during all of my tests and even made jokes to ease the awakwardness. He listened to what I was concerned about and taking action on my thoughts. I’m not following a basic protocol and I feel like my treatment is tailored to me.
Describe the protocols David Simckes used in your cycles at Fertility Partnership and their degree of success.
I am still undergoing my first treatment
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Fertility Partnership.
Great, they have a lot on their plate but they always make sure I have what I need
Describe your experience with Fertility Partnership.
The first day I arrived the front desk staff mixed up my file with someone else’s. All of our medical records were mixed together & I had to tell them that they had the wrong file. I think that was my most unimpressed moment with this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Simckes at Fertility Partnership.
My cost with out meds is roughly $7,950
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Partnership?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Fertility Partnership.
My husband has still yet to take a SA analysis at this clinic. He has done them in the past but never here. We were supposed to do one the first visit but the text was never ordered
10
Doctor
David Simckes
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Fertility Partnership
Saint Peters
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 37
Endometriosis
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
4 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Simckes] gave us his phone and we could text him any time anything. He also tried to understand our background including family hisotry, race etc (We are Asian- Hispanic couple).... He is amazing Dr but he tends to be clumsy. His nurse is absolutely the best. Two of them made a perfect team. He listens to all of my concerns, did all tests. But I always fear he might forget something..... He checks ultrasound every day to check how much I need injections etc. ALso he checked the cause of infertility based on my race and family history as well.
Clinic [Fertility Partnership] strength is for over 40 patients. Also the price is very reasonable (pretty much all included such as blood test, ultrasound). Weakness is he is taking too much patients and very busy, too clumsy but he always listens to you though. You gotta wait for an hour or so to meet him after your appointment but that is because he takes a lot of time with you.... [Nurse] She is always beyond my expectation and explained everything, great bridge btw me and Dr when he was during procedures so I could not talk to him at that moment. She makes sure he called me back too.
How was your experience with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
He is amazing Dr but he tends to be clumsy. His nurse is absolutely the best. Two of them made a perfect team. He listens to all of my concerns, did all tests. But I always fear he might forget something...
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
You need to organize because he is very clumsy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
He gave us his phone and we could text him any time anything. He also tried to understand our background including family hisotry, race etc (We are Asian- Hispanic couple).
Describe the protocols David Simckes used in your cycles at Fertility Partnership and their degree of success.
He checks ultrasound every day to check how much I need injections etc. ALso he checked the cause of infertility based on my race and family history as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Partnership. (Assigned nurse: Denise Graham)
She is always beyond my expectation and explained everything, great bridge btw me and Dr when he was during procedures so I could not talk to him at that moment. She makes sure he called me back too.
Describe your experience with Fertility Partnership.
Clinic strength is for over 40 patients. Also the price is very reasonable (pretty much all included such as blood test, ultrasound). Weakness is he is taking too much patients and very busy, too clumsy but he always listens to you though. You gotta wait for an hour or so to meet him after your appointment but that is because he takes a lot of time with you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Simckes at Fertility Partnership.
$12000
Describe David Simckes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Partnership.
Two at the same time
8
Doctor
David Simckes
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Fertility Partnership
Saint Peters
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5