Craig Witz

Houston Fertility Institute

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolBaylor
ResidencyU. of Texas
FellowshipU. of Texas
Houston - Hous
2500 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 490-2527
Webster
251 Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
281-554-5111
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Craig Witz to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 25%7.7
10 assessments
  • 66% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 25% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Houston Fertility Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 12%8.7
73 assessments
  • 65% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 22% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
10 assessments
6
Age
36 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
Dr. Witz seems like a great doctor. When I met with him, I felt like he answered all of my questions candidly. However, I rarely saw him. I would see him for a meeting before I started a round of IUI. He never performed any of my IUI procedures, as he has colleagues that take different shifts....Dr. Witz prescribed a small dosage of clomid followed by IUI. One of his colleagues questioned my treatment strategy when he performed an initial exam as I started a cycle however, he went with the orders left by Dr. Witz. It made me concerned that perhaps there were newer ideas that may work better.
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Age
36 - 38
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Dr. Witz seems like a great doctor. When I met with him, I felt like he answered all of my questions candidly. However, I rarely saw him. I would see him for a meeting before I started a round of IUI. He never performed any of my IUI procedures, as he has colleagues that take different shifts. Maybe my cycles just didn't coincide with his work schedule. He was highly recommended by my gynecologist.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Infertility is a vicious cycle. Be prepared to see lots of women crying. Every appointment was full of women crying because they lost a baby, because they got pregnant, or because they found out they weren't pregnant. Dr. Witz was never there when I got my pregnancy test results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Every visit was to a jammed pack waiting room full of women trying to have babies, women pregnant, and women with small children. I rarely saw the same nurse twice. I only saw the doctor at the beginning of each cycle. Rarely did I ever get in & out near my appointment time. The only constant people were the people taking my blood.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Witz prescribed a small dosage of clomid followed by IUI. One of his colleagues questioned my treatment strategy when he performed an initial exam as I started a cycle however, he went with the orders left by Dr. Witz. It made me concerned that perhaps there were newer ideas that may work better.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff seemed to have a high turn-over ratio. The only constant staff were the women who took the blood. When I went back 6 months after completing & failing 3 cycles, there was not a single nurse that i had seen before.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
HFI is a well respected clinic. I wish there was a separate waiting area for women receiving fertility treatment from the women who are already pregnant or who were having to have D&Cs. I was always stressed out seeing all of the different emotions. I also wish there was a way to get in at your appointment time. Most appointments took less than 10 minutes, but it could take an hour or more to get into a treatment room. Saturdays & the days after holidays were the worst.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
$1500 per medicated IUI cycle plus drugs.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Houston - Hous
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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0
Age
39
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
0
On our first round of IVF [with Dr. Craig Witz], we had a lot of eggs retrieved (~12 embryos) but then very low quality. Most eggs stopped growing after day 3. Only one egg passed genetic testing and it was a 7 day egg. Now we know most clinics would not have transferred this egg due to low quality. Instead, Dr. Witz encouraged us to do so. When this was unsuccessful, he told us on the next attempt, we could add growth hormone to improve egg quality. Once the next procedure protocol was established, Dr. Witz did not prescribe growth hormone. When we discussed this with him, he told us due to FDA scrutiny, fertility clinics were no longer using growth hormone and we'd have to go to Europe to get it. So we proceeded with a 2nd round of egg retrieval without it. Again, we had a large number of eggs / embryos, but they did not make it past day 3. We were left with only one 7 day embryo that passed genetic testing. Again, Dr. Witz encouraged us to transfer this egg. So we went through the time/stress/expense to transfer it with yet again a bad result. We have since learned that most other fertility clinics across the U.S. still use growth hormone. We used it on our next egg retrieval round in Colorado and had excellent results (6 very high quality embryos resulting in one live birth - our daughter). I believe HFI is now using growth hormone again. During procedures, Dr. Witz seemed more interested in the music we wanted played than explaining the procedure itself. He may have been trying to get us to relax but it felt strange.
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Age
39
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
0
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
This clinic was a complete waste of time and we felt misguided throughout the process. On our first round of IVF, we had a lot of eggs retrieved (~12 embryos) but then very low quality. Most eggs stopped growing after day 3. Only one egg passed genetic testing and it was a 7 day egg. Now we know most clinics would not have transferred this egg due to low quality. Instead, Dr. Witz encouraged us to do so. When this was unsuccessful, he told us on the next attempt, we could add growth hormone to improve egg quality. Once the next procedure protocol was established, Dr. Witz did not prescribe growth hormone. When we discussed this with him, he told us due to FDA scrutiny, fertility clinics were no longer using growth hormone and we'd have to go to Europe to get it. So we proceeded with a 2nd round of egg retrieval without it. Again, we had a large number of eggs / embryos, but they did not make it past day 3. We were left with only one 7 day embryo that passed genetic testing. Again, Dr. Witz encouraged us to transfer this egg. So we went through the time/stress/expense to transfer it with yet again a bad result. We have since learned that most other fertility clinics across the U.S. still use growth hormone. We used it on our next egg retrieval round in Colorado and had excellent results (6 very high quality embryos resulting in one live birth - our daughter). I believe HFI is now using growth hormone again. During procedures, Dr. Witz seemed more interested in the music we wanted played than explaining the procedure itself. He may have been trying to get us to relax but it felt strange.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
If you are older or have egg quality issues, ask him to use growth hormone during the first attempt. If you have a 7 day egg that passes genetic testing (or a low quality egg), don't bother to transfer it. Freeze it and go for another retrieval.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
The clinic was extremely busy and did a poor job of communicating the process to me or displaying that they cared about what we were going through. In particular, I think they do a poor job of communicating with out of town patient. Maybe an in town patient experience would be better. I frequently could not get through to the nurse to ask questions in a timely manner.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Our protocol felt very cookie cutter. He didn't make adjustments during the process based on how fast our eggs were growing or that were specific to our issue - poor egg quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Houston Fertility Institute.
We were initially assigned a relatively new nurse who was horrible - she was not compassionate and over-worked. She also didn't have answers to our basic questions but always stated that the doctor wasn't available to answer them. The 2nd nurse was someone who had been at the clinic a long time and was much more understanding and knowledgable. Although you could tell she was also overworked and had limited time.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
It was a nice clinic but the staff seemed overworked.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
The first round of IVF was between $15 and $20k, I can't remember exactly. If you get genetic testing (PGS), I think it was $5k and that covered 10 eggs. If your first round doesn't work, you get a discount on the 2nd round, so I think that was more about $10k to $12k.
Describe Craig Witz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
We knew for certain we only wanted to transfer one embryo (and we never had more than one at HFI) so this wasn't discussed.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Houston - Hous
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
24 - 30
Treated
2007 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr.Witz had a dry sense of humor that matched ours and he consistently tried to set attainable goals. There are no guarantees in infertility but he definitely tries to help to build your family.... Dr. Witz was repeatedly kind but frank when I needed it. My Husband and I both say that we would not have survived the process (clomid, IUI 3x and IVF 2x then a FET 1) had we not had Dr. Witz. It’s easy to feel like a petry dish but he helped us stay human and helped us look for the humor in the awful.
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Age
24 - 30
Treated
2007 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
I’m a Latina and when you receive the blow that infertility is a battle you’re going through it can be crippling bc our culture is so deep rooted in family that you think you’re broken. Dr. Witz was repeatedly kind but frank when I needed it. My Husband and I both say that we would not have survived the process (clomid, IUI 3x and IVF 2x then a FET 1) had we not had Dr. Witz. It’s easy to feel like a petry dish but he helped us stay human and helped us look for the humor in the awful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Be prepared to hear what you don’t want to hear. Infertility doctors are not genies. Do your research, go in with your questions, don’t stop asking until you get a clear and understood reply, be prepared to hear real answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
I’m a pull the bandaid off kind of person and Dr.Witz understood that and rolled with it. Infertility is awful and we’re all trying to survive it. Dr.Witz had a dry sense of humor that matched ours and he consistently tried to set attainable goals. There are no guarantees in infertility but he definitely tries to help to build your family.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
We started our path with a round of clomid followed by 3 rounds of IUI. Dr. Witz was very confident that IUI would do the trick due to my PCOS past, but wanted to give it a shot as it was less invasive and definitely more cost affordable. We weren’t successful but both Dr. Witz and I wanted to at least try. We took some time to save up and moved forward with IVF. It was fairly normal round though I ended up hyperstemming after the egg retrieval and had a 5 day stay in the hospital. Dr. Witz came every evening to check on me though it was in the complete opposite direction of his home. We delayed the transfer bc he wanted me to recover emotionally and physically. We transferred a month later and had a successful positive pregnancy. Dr. Witz kept me in his care until I was 14 weeks along. I se him once a week through those 14 weeks, and twice a week I had blood work. We exhausted all our avenues with Cycle 1 and when we decided to try for a sibling we knew it would be Dr. Witz that we’d be calling. Our second IVF round was not as complicated and we had better success. No hyper stimulation, though we did start progesterone earlier and carried it through longer I think. With our successful retrieval with tried a frozen embroy transfer but we didn’t get a positive result. It was a tough blow. Dr. Witz met with us afterwards and laid out the cards for us. He was blunt but also kind. It’s a fine line to walk when there are so many emotions running.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Houston Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Carolina)
Nurses can make or break a clinic. The nurses I dealt with, Carolina and Maria were the best. They knew who I was, what I was going through that day and were my champions throughout the process.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
The clinic does need help with scheduling but every doctor office I have ever visited is always running behind. Bring a book or enjoy some Pinterest but it’s no different that waiting on my kids pediatrician,
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
Our IVF rounds cost between $12-17k, IUI $2 , FET $7k
Describe Craig Witz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
Dr. Witz doesn’t like to transfer more that 2 at a time in order to be responsible with his patients
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Houston - Hous
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
9
Dr. Witz is very knowledgable in infertility and the plan of action needed to achieve success. He did elaborate diagnostic testing and HSG and a hysteroscopy to rule out any issues that may be causing my miscarriages. He recommended IVF with chromosomal (PGS) testing for an accurate pregnancy. He felt confident we would get pregnant on our own again, but if we chose to, we could do IVF. We actually chose to speed up the process and try IUI. It was successful and I am now pregnant!
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Dr. Witz is very knowledgable in infertility and the plan of action needed to achieve success. He did elaborate diagnostic testing and HSG and a hysteroscopy to rule out any issues that may be causing my miscarriages. He recommended IVF with chromosomal (PGS) testing for an accurate pregnancy. He felt confident we would get pregnant on our own again, but if we chose to, we could do IVF. We actually chose to speed up the process and try IUI. It was successful and I am now pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Don't be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Dr. Witz took the time to understand me and my husband. He did as much diagnostic testing as he could to find out why I have had two consecutive miscarriages.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
RPL blood panel, hysteroscopy, HSG. All results came back normal. We ended up doing IUI with Clomid, Gonal-F, and Ovidrel, along with progesterone. I am pregnant as a result from one IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Houston Fertility Specialists. (Assigned nurse: Cecilia)
Cecelia knows and understand the struggle of infertility and she treats you as an equal. She is helpful and replies to emails quickly.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Specialists.
Waiting room at piney Point seems a bit small. They are usually on time with appointments and even waited for my husband who was stuck in traffic. Staff is polite and welcoming and always say bye. Some people bring their kids, so be aware that you may see a kid in there and it could trigger emotions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Specialists.
IUI with meds was close to $3500
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Specialists
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Immunological, Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Witz] is always willing to answer questions and if something doesnt work he changes the course of treatment. We had so many setbacks and he was always compassionate about them. After our stillbirth of our daughter he reached out to my MFMs to better understand my complicated pregnancy and what we could do in the future to try and prevent another loss.... For my frozen transfers we have to use letrozole to help me grow a follicle because just giving me estrogen doesnt build my lining up.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Immunological, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
He is always willing to answer questions and if something doesnt work he changes the course of treatment. We had so many setbacks and he was always compassionate about them. After our stillbirth of our daughter he reached out to my MFMs to better understand my complicated pregnancy and what we could do in the future to try and prevent another loss. Infertility is hard enough then add in pregnancy loss! Having a great doctor is so important.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Try and live day by day
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
My doctor always gave me all the information I needed even when I asked crazy questions.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
For my frozen transfers we have to use letrozole to help me grow a follicle because just giving me estrogen doesnt build my lining up.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Houston Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Kristin )
She was my rock during everything. Always calls me back when I need her. Having a great nurse makes the experience so much better!
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
Strengths that they care and they tailor your needs to you individually. Communication, they always answer the phone or message you back fast on the portal page. Blood work comes back same day which is very important in managing dose of meds. Weaknesses they are super busy so sometimes there is a wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
My insurance covers diagnosis testing. IUI was 1,400 i think and our IVf olus medications was 18,000
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Webster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
I mostly felt like a human, but the conversations [with Dr. Craig Witz] felt rushed and not very thorough...He did lots of tests and I never got any answers as to why I wasn't conceiving. "unexplained infertility" was the diagnosis, and then they wanted tons of money for the next steps...That's why I stopped going, it felt like they were very money hungry at that point.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
The conversations with him felt rushed and not very detailed. He did lots of tests and I never got any answers as to why I wasn't conceiving. "unexplained infertility" was the diagnosis, and then they wanted tons of money for the next steps. That's why I stopped going, it felt like they were very money hungry at that point.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Listen carefully and ask him to explain all of what he says slowly and thoroughly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
I mostly felt like a human, but the conversations felt rushed and not very thorough.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don't remember any specifics so excellence or lack there of was not an issue.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
The office atmosphere is really nice. Just know that this clinic is not cheap, and they do not work with you on payment plans. They expect payment in full at the time of services, which is unreasonable and impossible for many people.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
My insurance covered all of the testing up to the diagnosis of infertility. After that the prices were very high, even for taking Clomid because they require you to have ultrasounds etc and pay upfront($800).
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Webster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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1
Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
1
I felt like I was being forced into IVF vs. being able to discuss all options, even when they didn't have my records or test results back yet. It came off as either do IVF, or never have a child. Which, if my test results indicated that, it would be one thing. But it felt very rushed and like there was no interest in what was actually going on with me.
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Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
1
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
I felt like I was being forced into IVF vs. being able to discuss all options, even when they didn't have my records or test results back yet. It came off as either do IVF, or never have a child. Which, if my test results indicated that, it would be one thing. But it felt very rushed and like there was no interest in what was actually going on with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Be assertive in what you want, or what you expect. You are your own advocate, and need to stand up for yourself. You do have choices in treatment options, or at least the choice to discuss the pro's and con's of all of them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
We were looking to move to Dr. Witz, unfortunately I felt like just a number in their system looking for a quick result. They didn't even have all of my medical records from my previous clinic before make extreme suggestions on next steps. It felt like instead of being interested in me as a patient, they were interested in me as a number or $$.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
The clinic was nice, and the staff appeared to be nice. Their billing department was not as helpful as I was expecting in helping to understand the different costs associated with treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
IUI's started at $2,000+, IVF was significantly more expensive then other clinics in the area.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Webster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Witz was extremely knowledgeable and capable. He answered all of our questions honestly and thoroughly, with numbers and science to back up his answers. Although he was sometimes a bit blunt, we preferred this honest and candid demeanor. At the end of the day he was an understanding and compassionate professional...In general, the nursing staff was excellent. They were caring, and capable. One of the nurses did not explain things well nor answer questions correctly, but once we figured this out we were sure to double check the instructions she gave us. Other than that, though, she was extremely friendly and caring.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Dr. Witz was extremely knowledgeable and capable. He answered all of our questions honestly and thoroughly, with numbers and science to back up his answers. Although he was sometimes a bit blunt, we preferred this honest and candid demeanor. At the end of the day he was an understanding and compassionate professional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Ask questions, and know that he can be blunt but is extremely caring.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
The nurses in the office were phenomenal and remembered everything. I felt very confident and comfortable with Dr. Witz and the Webster office staff.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In general, the nursing staff was excellent. They were caring, and capable. One of the nurses did not explain things well nor answer questions correctly, but once we figured this out we were sure to double check the instructions she gave us. Other than that, though, she was extremely friendly and caring.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
We had some issues with the billing portion of our treatment and were very dissatisfied with the honesty of the billing department. It took a while, but we were able to sort out our problem. The Piney Point surgery center seemed much colder and impersonal than the Webster clinic, but the care there was satisfactory as well.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Webster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Witz is fantastic! I would recommend him to anyone TTC. He makes the process better by explaining the process, answering questions, and really connecting with you. You're not just a number with him....The whole nursing staff is fantastic! They're always willing to talk through whatever questions or concerns you have. They're very compassionate and caring people.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Dr. Witz is fantastic! I would recommend him to anyone TTC. He makes the process better by explaining the process, answering questions, and really connecting with you. You're not just a number with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
He is so caring and understanding. He is great at answering any questions you may have and he really listens to your concerns.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The whole nursing staff is fantastic! They're always willing to talk through whatever questions or concerns you have. They're very compassionate and caring people.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
HFI is focused on service, quality care, and results. I feel like I am getting the best care possible with Houston Fertility Institute. I couldn't imagine going through such a difficult and emotional process with a better group of people- Dr. Witz and the team at HFI are the absolute best in Houston!
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Webster
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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He [Dr. Witz] is probably my favorite doctor I've ever had. Very honest, and explained things in great detail. Took the time to call and check on me often, always got me in for an appointment to check on things if I felt the slightest bit of doubt.... One IVF cycle that resulted in hyperstimulation due to pcos, and a freeze all cycle. Frozen transfer the next month that resulted in a twin pregnancy.... When I hylwrsrimulated due to PCOS he was genuinely concerned. Called to check on me even after hours.
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Age
31
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
He is probably my favorite doctor I've ever had. Very honest, and explained things in great detail. Took the time to call and check on me often, always got me in for an appointment to check on things if I felt the slightest bit of doubt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
Trust him, he knows what he's doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute?
When I hylwrsrimulated due to PCOS he was genuinely concerned. Called to check on me even after hours.
Describe the protocols Craig Witz used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I don't remember exactly. One IVF cycle that resulted in hyperstimulation due to pcos, and a freeze all cycle. Frozen transfer the next month that resulted in a twin pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Houston Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Lisa, Vanessa )
Wonderful staff! Called immediately with all results
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
I visited the Katy office while Dr. Wits was there which was a much better fit for us. The Piney location wait times could get a little long sometimes because of the amount of patients treated at that location which is also their surgery center.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Craig Witz at Houston Fertility Institute.
Approx 15k total
Describe Craig Witz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
Counseled us on the risks of implanting two (which was our preference) advised not to transfer more then that
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Doctor
Craig Witz
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Institute
Houston - Hous
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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