Plaza OB/GYN

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
is not offered
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots is not offered: Not Offered
Administration of shots
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Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
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Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
is not offered
Providing backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Providing backup medication
is not offered
Houston
1801 Binz Street, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-3333
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Plaza OB/GYN to a friend?
Neutral: 100%7
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 100% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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Operations

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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
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Scheduling

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Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
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Billing Department

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Nursing Team
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Nursing Team

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Attention to Detail
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Attention to Detail

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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.

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This Clinic
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
7
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
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Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
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The clinic [Plaza OB/GYN] is in somewhat of an outdated building, and the wait time was always VERY long. I came to expect my appointments taking at least two hours because I would often have to wait an hour before being taken back, and then waiting another thirty minutes before I was seen in my room... Mostly manageable. The office was good at billing things for care of my endometriosis disease, instead of billing it as infertility procedures.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
7
Describe your experience with Plaza OB/GYN.
The clinic is in somewhat of an outdated building, and the wait time was always VERY long. I came to expect my appointments taking at least two hours because I would often have to wait an hour before being taken back, and then waiting another thirty minutes before I was seen in my room.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isam Balat at Plaza OB/GYN?
Dr. Balat wasn't very warm or fuzzy himself, but his PA he had there was wonderful. She always treated me like I was a human and had a sincere interest in my life.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Plaza OB/GYN. (Assigned nurse: Emily Ence)
She was very concerned with my well-being. She knew details and events about my life and made sure to ask about them to show compassion.
What specific things went wrong at Plaza OB/GYN?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
How was your experience with Isam Balat at Plaza OB/GYN?
Dr. Balat doesn't show a lot of emotion when talking with his patients. He isn't very warm and fuzzy, but he is very knowledgeable. He was supportive of our desire to have children, and knew exactly what we needed to try in regards to our situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isam Balat at Plaza OB/GYN?
Don't be put off by his blunt words. He is a very good doctor who knows what he is doing.
Describe the protocols Isam Balat used in your cycles at Plaza OB/GYN and their degree of success.
We started with clomid and HCG shot for an IUI cycle. We did this regimen twice. We then tried Lupron injections, along with FSH shots for an IUI cycle. Decided to do laparoscopy to remove stage 4 endometriosis. After the cycle, we tried FSH shots for an IUI cycle. All of these resulted in negative pregnancy tests.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isam Balat at Plaza OB/GYN.
Mostly manageable. The office was good at billing things for care of my endometriosis disease, instead of billing it as infertility procedures.
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Doctor
Isam Balat
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Plaza OB/GYN
Houston
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