Dara Havemann

Dallas IVF

Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 13%8.5
75% strongly recommend
25 reviews
Humanity
9.1
9.1
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
9
9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.3
7.3
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
8.6
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Missouri
Residency
U. of Texas
Fellowship
U. of Texas

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Dara Havemann works at

Dallas IVF
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 11%8.8

At 1 office

McKinney
5301 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
(469) 219-8210
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25 patient reviews

LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
1 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Havemann is open to any and all questions we have had throughout this process and has always demonstrated having knowledge regarding anything asked...was great about educating us regarding the risks and benefits of both single embryo transfer as well as multiple. She provides her professional opinion based on your specific medical history and other factors yet was supportive and open to hearing our personal preference as well...is amazing in making all of the procedures very clear to understand while also providing a warm and caring bedside manner. It is very evident that she truly is invested in you personally and is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable and secure throughout the entire process. She is open and honest and has a wealth of knowledge in the field to make anyone feel secure.
For us, the best thing about Dallas IVF is the caring and supportive staff and environment consistently. Dr. Havemann was always present and available during almost every appointment and we never felt as if we were "just a patient". The staff makes you feel as if they are all also truly invested in your family and are there with you through every heartbreak and/or celebration...Casey [nurse] is always quick to offer support as well as answer any and all of our questions. We frequently called her in between appointments with further questions or concerns and she was always fast to respond and made us feel cared for.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann has always made us feel like more than just a patient. We always left feeling secure and knowing that she truly has our best interests at heart and is motivated to help us obtain our goals.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Go see her, now! You will leave feeling secure and confident, as well cared for personally. I would suggest bringing a list of questions with you, as Dr. Havemann is open to any and all questions we have had throughout this process and has always demonstrated having knowledge regarding anything asked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann is amazing in making all of the procedures very clear to understand while also providing a warm and caring bedside manner. It is very evident that she truly is invested in you personally and is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable and secure throughout the entire process. She is open and honest and has a wealth of knowledge in the field to make anyone feel secure.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Initially, we chose to pursue the INVOcell route utilizing my wife's eggs and donor sperm. Dr. Havemann used egg/ovary stimulation medications (menopur, Gonal-F, GnRH) performed at home) prior to the egg retrieval to improve outcomes. Egg retrieval went perfectly, resulting in 6 eggs retrieved as planned, and the INVOcell device was inserted the same day for the 5 day incubation period. As a result, we had one 5day blastocyst embryo which was then frozen. Given that I am going to carry our child, she then prepared my uterus with medication to assure the best environment for the embryo transfer. The frozen transfer went great, however unfortunately it did not result in pregnancy. Following that cycle, all treatments were cancelled due to COVID-19 and left us with an unplanned down time. When treatments were able to restart in May 2020, we chose to move forward with IUI in hopes of saving further financial stress prior to attempting IVF. Dr. Havemann utilized Letrozale for ovarian stimulation prior to the IUI procedure, which was completed with donor sperm. Following the IUI procedure she prescribed progesterone vaginal suppositories. Unfortunately, this round of IUI resulted in a negative pregnancy test as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Casey Defeo)
Casey is always quick to offer support as well as answer any and all of our questions. We frequently called her in between appointments with further questions or concerns and she was always fast to respond and made us feel cared for.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
For us, the best thing about Dallas IVF is the caring and supportive staff and environment consistently. Dr. Havemann was always present and available during almost every appointment and we never felt as if we were "just a patient". The staff makes you feel as if they are all also truly invested in your family and are there with you through every heartbreak and/or celebration.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
INVOcell treatment package: $6400 / Frozen Embryo Transfer: $3700/ IUI procedure: $300-500
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Dr. Havemann was great about educating us regarding the risks and benefits of both single embryo transfer as well as multiple. She provides her professional opinion based on your specific medical history and other factors yet was supportive and open to hearing our personal preference as well.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 41
5 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Dara Havemann] didn't just look at me and say come back after losing weight. She diagnosed what was going on and took steps to help in achieving the first part of our family...I was extremely happy that we were able to conceive our first child...Started with a low dose of injections and added to get to the desired results...She cared about how you were doing outside of treatment as well.
The nurses [at Dallas IVF] are willing to go above and beyond when asked. They have helped out with many of the insurance issues I faced. When asking questions that I thought were dumb they never made me feel that way, but assured me that it was ok...I love that there are multiple locations I was able to utilize. If I needed to be seen in a different location I was able to be seen and still get the great care. My biggest complaint in that their surgery center is considered out of network.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
I was extremely happy that we were able to conceive our first child. She didn't just look at me and say come back after losing weight. She diagnosed what was going on and took steps to help in achieving the first part of our family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Don't be scared to make the first appointment or be surprised when she is the one that greets you for your consults.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She cared about how you were doing outside of treatment as well.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We started with as natural as possible of a cycle with monitoring. Each failure we changed up what we were doing in hopes of bringing a positive result. Started with a low dose of injections and added to get to the desired results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
The nurses are willing to go above and beyond when asked. They have helped out with many of the insurance issues I faced. When asking questions that I thought were dumb they never made me feel that way, but assured me that it was ok.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I love that there are multiple locations I was able to utilize. If I needed to be seen in a different location I was able to be seen and still get the great care. My biggest complaint in that their surgery center is considered out of network.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Insurance covered most of our current costs.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 Fertility Medications
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Dara Havemann] always spends the time answering necessary questions and seems to welcome those questions without hesitation. She was warm and compassionate throughout my miscarriage...We did timed intercourse with injectables...resulted in pregnancy on our first cycle. Unfortunately I miscarried on week 8
I love the McKinney office [of Dallas IVF]. The nursing staff is responsive. They even answer the phone when you call the nursing line. Unlike most offices when you leave a message and wait for a return call... hated ever having to go to the Frisco location...For one cycle of timed intercourse it was around 3k with medication and testing
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr Havemann from day one did an amazing job at explaining things and coming up with a game plan. She always spends the time answering necessary questions and seems to welcome those questions without hesitation. She was warm and compassionate throughout my miscarriage.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr Havemann is amazing. Every step of the way throughout my miscarriage it felt more like talking to a friend. She never felt cold and really felt like she cared
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We did timed intercourse with injectables. We used Follistim for 10 days while being monitored every other day with sonograms and then hcg trigger to ovulate. This resulted in pregnancy on our first cycle. Unfortunately I miscarried on week 8
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Mckinney location is amazing. I hated ever having to go to the Frisco location
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
They are organized and on time. You barely have to wait when you show up for your appointment. Dr Havemann even comes out to get her own patients. I love the McKinney office. The nursing staff is responsive. They even answer the phone when you call the nursing line. Unlike most offices when you leave a message and wait for a return call
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
For one cycle of timed intercourse it was around 3k with medication and testing
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 42
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Havemann understands what her patients are going through and treats them like family. She is very good with communication and explains procedures and plans during her care...very informative and helpful...We only did a telemedicine visit due to COVID 19, but I feel that we covered every thing on the phone for starting my fertility journey.
I have not been to the clinic [Dallas IVF] yet, but I was able to get a telemedicine visit rather quick...I was able to communicate via email and phone for appointment details and payment. We started with Zoom to conduct the appointment, however there was a connection error and had to finish the visit by phone. The next visit should be in person to get an ultrasound and review my lab work.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann understands what her patients are going through and treats them like family. She is very good with communication and explains procedures and plans during her care. We only did a telemedicine visit due to COVID 19, but I feel that we covered every thing on the phone for starting my fertility journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Pay attention. She is very informative and helpful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann and I have worked together professionally before and I feel that our past relationship helped us. She knew how to talk to me and helped me during our visits.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
So far I have only had labs drawn and will have an ultrasound in 3 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Casey)
We have only communicated via email.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I have not been to the clinic yet, but I was able to get a telemedicine visit rather quick due to COVID 19. I was able to communicate via email and phone for appointment details and payment. We started with Zoom to conduct the appointment, however there was a connection error and had to finish the visit by phone. The next visit should be in person to get an ultrasound and review my lab work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
I paid my specialty copay with my insurance.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
N/A
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 32 - 34
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. H [Havermann] always felt very authentic in her communication as we struggled through loss after loss. ... We have unexplained infertility and recurring pregnancy loss. Dr. have been did in fact get us pregnant twice but we miscarried twice under her care. ... Nothing really changed cycle to cycle other than switching from progesterone suppository to injection on the last cycle.
I would say 95% of the time my appointments [Dallas IVF] were taken on time or within five minutes of the start time. ... I am unsure if we were assigned a nurse. I know for sometime we had a young lady named Lauren she was very sweet. athere was another nurse that showed a little less compassion and came off as unrelatable but she clearly knew what she was doing, just not warm bedside manner.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann is extremely thorough she will do every single test and make sure no stone is left uncovered. Unfortunately our situation was frustrating for both her and us. We have unexplained infertility and recurring pregnancy loss. Dr. have been did in fact get us pregnant twice but we miscarried twice under her care. She had referred us to specialist on recurring pregnancy loss and even had reached out to a reproductive specialist at UT Southwestern for additional insight on some of our RPL testing. I do have an autoimmune disease that I can’t help but think may be a contributing factor, but I have been repeatedly told it is a bone issue and that Dallas IVF gets women pregnant all the time with the same issue. We are still not pregnant which is frustrating, I truly felt that IVF was the answer after Initial consultations. We are down to our last embryo now and are considering one last round or a gestational carrier.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Be patient. She is not going to rush the process, she is very theorough and will lively require many tests.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
When I would go into the clinic the women always knew where we were at in our treatment cycle. When I would call on the phone they knew me by name. I even had one of the nurses told me they were heartbroken and had been thinking about us after finding out we miscarried. Dr. H always felt very authentic in her communication as we struggled through loss after loss.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We did one egg retrieval that was highly successful. We did ICSI and genetics testing and had 6 day 5 embryos. We did estrogen pills to time the FETs and progesterone suppositories or injections as well. We got pregnant twice and had two negative tests. Nothing really changed cycle to cycle other than switching from progesterone suppository to injection on the last cycle. We also took a six month break between 3rd and 4th cycles for a mental and physics reset.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
I am unsure if we were assigned a nurse. I know for sometime we had a young lady named Lauren she was very sweet. There was another nurse that showed a little less compassion and came off as unrelatable but she clearly knew what she was doing, just not warm bedside manner. At the end of our treatments there was a new nurse that started and ahe was extremely compassionate and warm. Overall we had a positive experience with the nursing staff. They do respond quickly to calls and emails and are always helpful.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I would say 95% of the time my appointments were taken on time or within five minutes of the start time. I only had to wait once for an extended period of time. No major issues with clinic, everything was operated as expected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
We spent roughly $25,000 on the egg retrieval process. $3700 for each frozen embryo transfer plus progesterone at about $1000 per month for suppositories or ~$150 per month for injections. $35 copay per visit plus lab test fees. Our first four IUIs were about $1500 each.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Dr. H was open on this topic to whatever the patient preferred. We would not have opted for this.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas IVF?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Dallas IVF.
We got our second beta test results on our fourth IVF cycle from an on-call doctor. He called to tell us congratulations you’re pregnant. Unfortunately he didn’t know it was our second test and my hCG levels were actually going down indicating a miscarriage. I feel like he should’ve known that we had already taken a test in the second test was not an indicator of pregnancy but was an indicator of miscarriage. We also never got our results on the same day of our blood test even though I had fun in between 7 AM and 9 AM for same-day results we had to call the after hours emergency line to get the results.
8
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We went through each of my cycles/treatment plans that I had with my previous RE, she [Dr. Havemann] explained exactly why my body reacted the way that it did to each and ever procedure, med change, and dosage change. We then came up with a new care plan for my next cycle, based on my reactions to previous cycles...She really took the time to make sure that I understood every single thing she was saying to be during our consultation.
They [nurses at Dallas IVF] are always very pleasant and work hard to make sure I felt comfortable...They always allow me to make a payment on my balance as well. All costs are explained if asked...At this time, I have no weaknesses to list. They are quick to answer phones, get appointments scheduled, and help with any billing questions. If you are on a limited financial budget (like me,) they are very considerate and willing to work with you on paying down your balance.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She really took the time to make sure that I understood every single thing she was saying to be during our consultation. I was seeing a different RE, and was just not getting my needs met. My OB/GYN referred me to see Dr. Havemann (he raved about her) and I am so glad that I decided to make the change. I had labs drawn prior to my consult with her, and she took the time to explain EACH and every lab (and there were a lot) in great detail. We reviewed each of my previous cycles and care plans, and discussed the changes that she would like to make.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
MAKE THE APPOINTMENT!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann took the time to explain EVERYTHING to me in detail. I was previously seeing a different RE, and I just felt like I needed to shake things up a bit since we were not getting anywhere. Dr. Havemann came up with a completely different care plan, and I am excited for my next cycle to start so that we can see the magic happen!
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We went through each of my cycles/treatment plans that I had with my previous RE, she explained exactly why my body reacted the way that it did to each and ever procedure, med change, and dosage change. We then came up with a new care plan for my next cycle, based on my reactions to previous cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They are always very pleasant and work hard to make sure I felt comfortable.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
At this time, I have no weaknesses to list. They are quick to answer phones, get appointments scheduled, and help with any billing questions. If you are on a limited financial budget (like me,) they are very considerate and willing to work with you on paying down your balance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
I have a copay for specialist visits, so I paid my copay. Of course, any procedures (such as ultrasound) are additional but they do not collect for that up front. They always allow me to make a payment on my balance as well. All costs are explained if asked.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
NA
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 42
Other
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Havemann cares and does not push ivf on you. She focus on fixing the issue and not pushing her agenda. Most clinic suggested ivf but Dr Havemann doesn’t. She absolutely cares about her patients and takes detailed notes on your history.... She cares about her patients. She never rushes her appointments but she super busy....she always comes to meet you and looks at you when she talks
The nurses [Dallas IVF] are ok. I ask for earlier appointment and they said they call with one later but I never got a call saying it was available or not available. I had to call them To check on status once in a while because they forget about you.... Most my procedure is medical and covered by insurance. But their prices seem higher than other DFW clinics for ivf.... Dr Havemann cares and does not push ivf on you.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr Havemann cares and does not push ivf on you. She focus on fixing the issue and not pushing her agenda. Most clinic suggested ivf but Dr Havemann doesn’t. She absolutely cares about her patients and takes detailed notes on your history.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She cares about her patients. She never rushes her appointments but she super busy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Human- she always comes to meet you and looks at you when she talks
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
I didn’t talk to the nurses because I’m fairly new but the nurses seem to be OK. Not the best at communication sometimes but could be because they are busy
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The nurses are ok. I ask for earlier appointment and they said they call with one later but I never got a call saying it was available or not available. I had to call them To check on status once in a while because they forget about you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Most my procedure is medical and covered by insurance. But their prices seem higher than other DFW clinics for ivf.
8
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
2 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Dara Havemann] She was forthcoming with information and statistics but personalized my treatment to make me feel like my family was her primary concern...We tried IUI with medication and then ultimately decided on IVF due to my risk of cysts...i probably would have gotten pregnant with IUI but i was not willing to go through multiple cycles so we agreed on IVF and frozen embryo transfer...
[nurse of Dallas IVF] They always returned my calls. They were helpful in answering all of my questions and providing reassurance...I liked the personalization of treatment. I felt comfortable discussing my concerns...She [Dr. Havemann] was amazing and answered all my questions and concerns. she made me feel like i was her top priority and that my goals were her goals.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was amazing and answered all my questions and concerns. she made me feel like i was her top priority and that my goals were her goals. Even when my cycle did not respond as expected, she was positive and hopeful. She worked with me and my job and achieved our goal of a successful pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Trust her and follow her instruction.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr Havemann made me feel hopeful and excited to start fertility treatments. She was forthcoming with information and statistics but personalized my treatment to make me feel like my family was her primary concern. I can not recommend her and her staff enough.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We tried IUI with medication and then ultimately decided on IVF due to my risk of cysts. Ultimately, i probably would have gotten pregnant with IUI but i was not willing to go through multiple cycles so we agreed on IVF and frozen embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They always returned my calls. They were helpful in answering all of my questions and providing reassurance when it waas most needed.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I liked the personalization of treatment. I felt comfortable discussing my concerns. and it was more of a conversation than a lecture. Dr Havemann was very informative but also spoke as if i was a friend or relative instead of just a client/patient. I will and have recommended dr havemann to anyone experiencing infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
NA
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
unsure.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
We had 18 eggs retrieved [with Dr. Havemann] and got 8 five day embryos that we did PGS testing on and we wound up with 6 total healthy embryos. Our first transfer was a success but we miscarried at 6 weeks...Dr. Havemann and her entire staff know my husband and I by name. When we call the office, they know who we are. When we experienced a loss they we all aware and said they had been thinking of us.
IVF [at Dallas IVF] was roughly $20k + medication (ranges from 3k-6k. That includes ICSI and PGS testing. IUI at this clinic was about $3400 with medication)...The McKinney location has a great staff. They are always kind and helpful. I have always had my calls returned promptly and the check in/check out process is easy. They have a great website with a lot of patient resources. No negatives from my experience.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann is extremely warm and welcoming. She is extremely thorough in trying to investigate the cause of infertility to best guide next steps. Unfortunately, we still fell into the “unexplained” category, but I do feel like she exhausted every test possible to come to that conclusion. She communicates very clearly and she is honest. When it comes to hard discussions she is very empathetic. Having been through IVF herself she truly understands the infertility journey. I was amazed that she personally did all of my treatments and a Dr. from the practice is always available by phone after hours if you need anything. We did get pregnant through IVF with Dr. H after 4 failed IUIs with another doctor in the clinic. Unfortunately we miscarried but we will be trying again soon.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Make sure you are okay with a doctor who is very thorough. While that may sound standard, being thorough takes time and you have patience because it is a process. You will not go in and schedule IVf for the next month that is not how it works, even though many of us with infertility feel we are running out of time. Over a period of months we tested my fallopian tubes, had a hysteroscopy to check out my uterine lining, tested egg quality, did blood work to test my autoimmune condition, etc. before being led to IVF. For me, it wouldn’t make sense to me to go through such an emotional and expensive procedure without ruling those things out first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann and her entire staff know my husband and I by name. When we call the office, they know who we are. When we experienced a loss they we all aware and said they had been thinking of us.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
For IVF egg retrieval, I did hormone injections with a trigger shot (I cannot recall the dose or name). The only side effect I recall was severe bloating and a little bruising from the shots which were painless. I also took a progesterone suppository after the transfer. We had 18 eggs retrieved and got 8 five day embryos that we did PGS testing on and we wound up with 6 total healthy embryos. Our first transfer was a success but we miscarried at 6 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Lauren)
Lauren and another nurse (I cannot recall her name) were always very thorough with us explaining everything step by step, providing calendars, and follow up calls to keep us on track. They have always called back timely with results.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The McKinney location has a great staff. They are always kind and helpful. I have always had my calls returned promptly and the check in/check out process is easy. They have a great website with a lot of patient resources. No negatives from my experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
$35 copay for all of my visits. IVF was roughly $20k + medication (ranges from 3k-6k. That includes ICSI and PGS testing. IUI at this clinic was about $3400 with medication. Progesterone to take after the procedure is $1800/mo if not covered by insurance.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
We only wanted to transfer one. From my understanding the max they will transfer is 2 to avoid risks of high order multiples.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I truly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Havemann. We received our diagnosis of poor egg quality from her and even though those were not the results we were hoping for I still loved meeting with her every time...even when we received such devastating news. She is equally personable and professional.... We planned to do a freeze all cycle for IVF. When my follicles were not responding as hoped she changed dosage of medications, etc.
They [Dallas IVF] are busy but even so I usually did not have to wait too long. When I needed an appointment they were always able to squeeze me in when needed. They worked around my working schedule as much as possible... Each procedure was "a la carte" here instead of being a pre-packaged payment for all services. This ended up being a better deal for us. The cost of a full IVF cycle was a slightly more pricey than my previous clinic but WELL worth it.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
I truly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Havemann. We received our diagnosis of poor egg quality from her and even though those were not the results we were hoping for I still loved meeting with her every time...even when we received such devastating news. She is equally personable and professional. She follows through on everything she says 100%. I did not feel like a number there at ALL as I did at the other fertility clinic I used in the past.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Go see her immediately...you will not regret it at all...she is wonderful!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann is so caring but yet also extremely professional. Having seen another fertility doctor before Dr. Havemann helped me realize what a treasure she is!
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We planned to do a freeze all cycle for IVF. When my follicles were not responding as hoped she changed dosage of medications, etc. She kept me extremely informed throughout the whole process. I only was able to retrieve 4 eggs (later diagnosed with low egg count and poor egg quality), 3 fertilized, but none made it past day 5. She personally called me to discuss this as well as a follow up appointment where she delivered the worst news I have up to this point received in the best way possible.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They were all very nice and caring.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
They are busy but even so I usually did not have to wait too long. When I needed an appointment they were always able to squeeze me in when needed. They worked around my working schedule as much as possible and were much more accommodating than my previous fertility clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Each procedure was "a la carte" here instead of being a pre-packaged payment for all services. This ended up being a better deal for us. The cost of a full IVF cycle was a slightly more pricey than my previous clinic but WELL worth it.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 23 - 26
3 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Havemann is very throrough and dedicated to making sure I understand every step and reason for the process. During surgery she made me feel like a queen... is such a personable RE. She enters the field with incredible knowledge, but also personal experience. All three of her children were conceived through fertility treatments which makes her very compassionate and understanding to every situation. She gave us our first child through treatment and I wouldn't see anyone else as we are working on getting the second child.
[Protocols with Dr. Dara Havemann] I've used letrozole (similar to clomid), I've taken birth control to thin the uterine lining, each visit to the office generally includes a ultrasound scan...I also had a laparoscopic scope, and a surgery to remove polyps...[The nurses are] Very compassionate and helpful. Willing to answer questions if I asked them. Even called me on Saturdays and Sundays when the office was closed to check in on me... was very willing to go the most affordable route and discuss options.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann is such a personable RE. She enters the field with incredible knowledge, but also personal experience. All three of her children were conceived through fertility treatments which makes her very compassionate and understanding to every situation. She gave us our first child through treatment and I wouldn't see anyone else as we are working on getting the second child.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Listen to her story, if you have questions ASK THEM! She always answers them very candidly and thorough.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann is very throrough and dedicated to making sure I understand every step and reason for the process. During surgery she made me feel like a queen and her and her staff genuinely check up after the fact. They even called me on a Sunday!
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I've used letrozole (similar to clomid), I've taken birth control to thin the uterine lining, each visit to the office generally includes a ultrasound scan. I've used the gonal F rediject injections, the "trigger" shot, I also had a laparoscopic scope, and a surgery to remove polyps.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Very compassionate and helpful. Willing to answer questions if I asked them. Even called me on Saturdays and Sundays when the office was closed to check in on me.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
This is a partner clinic with Dallas IVF and they have an office in Frisco and Plano, Texas as well. This makes everything they do very uniform and thorough. Also, it makes weekend treatments a breeze and you know you are always going to be in contact with a highly qualified RE if Dr. Havemann is not readily available.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
She happened to be out of network for my insurance, but was very willing to go the most affordable route and discuss options.
9
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27
Native American
Other
Income $50K - $99K
5th of 5 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Dara Havemann] was really thorough in what she explained. Our options, how things were going to go. But also wanted our opinion. She made she we were on the same page and was also excited for us to get going. She was sensitive and said she was sorry we were going through this. But was also very positive. We are doing embryo adoption and told us exactly how it was going to look. No questions. Talking to her didn’t feel clinical, but rather like I was meeting with someone who WANTED to help us. She doesn’t like to mess around and was willing to wait a few months until things were perfect.
The clinic [Dallas IVF-McKinney] is very homey feeling. The waiting room is quiet and calming. The front desk was welcoming. I was quick to get back for my procedure. Each room had a seperate room for changing which I found nice. Everything felt up to date and warm.... They [the nursing staff] seemed really nice and down to earth. Haven’t interacted with them much. But they were nice.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was really thorough in what she explained. Our options, how things were going to go. But also wanted our opinion. She made she we were on the same page and was also excited for us to get going. She was sensitive and said she was sorry we were going through this. But was also very positive. We are doing embryo adoption and told us exactly how it was going to look. No questions. Talking to her didn’t feel clinical, but rather like I was meeting with someone who WANTED to help us. She doesn’t like to mess around and was willing to wait a few months until things were perfect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She understands what infertility is like. She is sympathetic and down to business. She knows that people are done waiting and want to get moving. Go in with an open mind. She has such good information that I trusted her immediately and was willing to do whatever she recommended.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She sat and listened to me. Was very sympathetic but also down to the point. She her self had infertility so she gets it.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We started with provera everyday for 10 days. This was to start my cycle. We then did 2 weeks of estrogen to help prevent ovulation and thicken the uterine lining. After that we did progesterone shots everyday until 14 weeks pregnant. So far the provera has worked. Getting ready to start the estrogen.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They seemed really nice and down to earth. Haven’t interacted with them much. But they were nice.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic is very homey feeling. The waiting room is quiet and calming. The front desk was welcoming. I was quick to get back for my procedure. Each room had a seperate room for changing which I found nice. Everything felt up to date and warm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
It was a little more than expected, but at this point we were just happy to have someone who listened to us. Over all we spent about $3700 per cycle.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
She is willing to transfer 2 embryos and was informative of the risks. She made sure we understood them and what that meant for multiple babies.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
22 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Since Dr. Havemann has been through IVF herself she understands the process and the emotions that go with it. She is caring, smart and very quick. You can tell she knows what she’s talking about and she’s very thorough! I love that she draws pictures and writes out descriptions for me to take with me.... For IVF we used menopur, gannirlex, and foloistim. She was almost spot on when ordering meds and figuring out how much I’d need. We did stims for 9 days with follicle checks and blood work every other day. I felt she was gentle and thorough the day of my retrieval.
The clinic [Dallas IVF McKinney] is convientely located next to Baylor Mckinney. It’s a nice location and seems very clean/well taken care of. All the staff members have been extremely nice. If you have to have a sono on the weekend or a retrieval done it wil be at the frisco location. The frisco location is also where the embryologist and your embroys stay frozen
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Since Dr. Havemann has been through IVF herself she understands the process and the emotions that go with it. She is caring, smart and very quick. You can tell she knows what she’s talking about and she’s very thorough! I love that she draws pictures and writes out descriptions for me to take with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Start saving money unless you have insurance coverage
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann comes to the waiting room each appointment to greet us. She is compassionate and caring.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
For IVF we used menopur, gannirlex, and foloistim. She was almost spot on when ordering meds and figuring out how much I’d need. We did stims for 9 days with follicle checks and blood work every other day. I felt she was gentle and thorough the day of my retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Lauren )
All members of Dr. Hs team are kind, organized and thorough.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic is convientely located next to Baylor Mckinney. It’s a nice location and seems very clean/well taken care of. All the staff members have been extremely nice. If you have to have a sono on the weekend or a retrieval done it wil be at the frisco location. The frisco location is also where the embryologist and your embroys stay frozen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Our IVF cycle cost us about 17,500. That was with conventional insemination, monitoring appointments, med cost, retrieval, anesthesia, and PGS testing of 5 embryos. We do not have any fertility coverage through insurance.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Dr. H suggests we transfer 1-2 PGS tested embryos
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
At 1st, she [Dr. Dara Havermann] ran a lot of blood tests and we went over treatments. I had high AMH and a lot of follicles! I have PCO ovaries and we concluded that I don't always ovulate on my own. So we started medicated cycles with IUI's to see if could possible get pregnant a less invasive way. After a few of those, we ended up going to IVF due to age, being able to chromosome testing.
[Dallas IVF-McKinney has the] Best nursing staff!! From Toni that does your sonograms, to Leiana and Lauren the head nurse...everything is wonderful! I never get upset if the doctor isn't around because I feel 100% comfortable with these ladies and trust them.... Great communication from everyone. I can email day / night and someone always responds promptly. They are great at explaining everything so you always what you need to do. They work together well as a team, so it's like a big family when you are there.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Love Dr.Havemann! She's very sweet, personable and very open / honest about everything. She's gone thru IVF herself, so can relate to everything you go thru, which makes a world of difference! Through treatments, you don't always see her, but it's comforting knowing she's always behind the scenes making sure things are done correctly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Be honest and open to her about all of your struggles.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
At 1st, she ran a lot of blood tests and we went over treatments. I had high AMH and a lot of follicles! I have PCO ovaries and we concluded that I don't always ovulate on my own. So we started medicated cycles with IUI's to see if could possible get pregnant a less invasive way. After a few of those, we ended up going to IVF due to age, being able to chromosome testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Lauren Spencer)
Best nursing staff!! From Toni that does your sonograms, to Leiana and Lauren the head nurse...everything is wonderful! I never get upset if the doctor isn't around because I feel 100% comfortable with these ladies and trust them.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Great communication from everyone. I can email day / night and someone always responds promptly. They are great at explaining everything so you always what you need to do. They work together well as a team, so it's like a big family when you are there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Self Pay / No insurance: $11,200 egg retrieval IVF Monitoring appointments: $1,500 PGS Testing: $150 / embryo Frozen Embryo Transfer: $3,700 Anestesia: $500 IUI: $525
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
When the first cycle was unsuccessful, she [Dr. Dara Havemann] adjusted the doses...She addresses you by name, asks about your day, remembers details about your life that are unrelated to your treatment...She is a wonderful Dr. You can truly tell that she cares. She is open about her own IVF journey, and you can feel that she is on your side. She is compassionate and thorough. She explains everything to you in a way that you can understand, and you can tell that she is invested in you and your journey.
They [nurses at Dallas IVF] are warm and welcoming, and very knowledgeable. They show compassionate and patience with me...The clinic is so timely. All the staff are friendly and they are almost always right on time. Everyone is helpful and fights for you. The receptionist argued over and over again with my insurance, just to make sure I they were giving me the coverage I was supposed to get.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She is a wonderful Dr. You can truly tell that she cares. She is open about her own IVF journey, and you can feel that she is on your side. She is compassionate and thorough. She explains everything to you in a way that you can understand, and you can tell that she is invested in you and your journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and to ask why.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She addresses you by name, asks about your day, remembers details about your life that are unrelated to your treatment
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Based on my labs she dosed my pills abd injections. When the first cycle was unsuccessful, she adjusted the doses.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They are warm and welcoming, and very knowledgeable. They show compassionate and patience with me.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic is so timely. All the staff are friendly and they are almost always right on time. Everyone is helpful and fights for you. The receptionist argued over and over again with my insurance, just to make sure I they were giving me the coverage I was supposed to get.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Initial visit $300 Dr visit after $150 US $150 IUI $300
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Consult
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 27
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Havemann was very compassionate and caring. She stopped everything she was doing to discuss my recent miscarriage, and I felt like she truly felt bad for what we had been through. We didn't feel pressured by her to try certain treatment methods or recommendations...She explained the process in a down-to-earth manner that helped us understand it much better...She doesn't seem to cut corners and is very thorough.
Nursing staff [at Dallas IVF] was very helpful and easy to talk to...They offer a 3 cycle guarantee program, where if you do not get pregnant (up to 12 weeks) after 3 cycles, you receive a partial refund...The clinic seems to be very well ran. The staff has always been nice and accommodating each time that we contacted them regarding appointments. They call timely with results, and Dr. Havemann takes the time to discuss results with you individually.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann was very helpful and knowledgeable. She is compassionate, and we truly felt like she cared about whether or not we had a baby. She explained the process in a down-to-earth manner that helped us understand it much better.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She is great at explaining each step of the process in detail. She doesn't seem to cut corners and is very thorough.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann was very compassionate and caring. She stopped everything she was doing to discuss my recent miscarriage, and I felt like she truly felt bad for what we had been through. We didn't feel pressured by her to try certain treatment methods or recommendations.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We did not undergo any IVF cycles with Dr. Havemann, but we will be starting with her soon.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Nursing staff was very helpful and easy to talk to.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic seems to be very well ran. The staff has always been nice and accommodating each time that we contacted them regarding appointments. They call timely with results, and Dr. Havemann takes the time to discuss results with you individually.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
They offer a 3 cycle guarantee program, where if you do not get pregnant (up to 12 weeks) after 3 cycles, you receive a partial refund.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
I am unsure about her thoughts regarding eSET.
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Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
6
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Dara Havemann] listens to what you want but also makes recommendations [regarding Eset Approach]...really takes the time to listen to your concerns and needs and explains everything thoroughly...is kind,thorough shows empathy and genuinely cares! I always feel very comfortable speaking to her and don’t feel rushed. She had also gone through fertility treatments herself. Knowing that she has experienced the same journey put me at ease in a sense. She is the best!
They [staff at Dallas IVF] are all friendly and polite. They definitely show compassion. I don’t like how they do a separate appointment for financial. I think they should do it all in one setting. Other than that I do not have any complaints...They [nurses] are all polite and get to know you as well. I am never stressed about my medication being wrong like I was in my previous clinic...She [Dr. Dara Havemann] listens to what you want but also makes recommendations [regarding Eset Approach]
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr Havemann is kind,thorough shows empathy and genuinely cares! I always feel very comfortable speaking to her and don’t feel rushed. She had also gone through fertility treatments herself. Knowing that she has experienced the same journey put me at ease in a sense. She is the best!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Bring all questions she will answer them
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann really takes the time to listen to your concerns and needs and explains everything thoroughly
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Additional blood work, saline sonogram
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They are all polite and get to know you as well. I am never stressed about my medication being wrong like I was in my previous clinic.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
They are all friendly and polite. They definitely show compassion. I don’t like how they do a separate appointment for financial. I think they should do it all in one setting. Other than that I do not have any complaints.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Have not completed cycle so far I’m at $3200
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
She listens to what you want but also makes recommendations
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
European
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Havemann met us in the waiting room and was friendly and kind from the moment we met her. We enjoyed the visit and the information she shared with us. She was professional, thourough and compassionate during procedures.... She was personable and friendly.... Their approach is to transfer a single embryo because it is safest for mother and baby.
The clinic [Dallas IVF- McKinney] was clean, safe, professionally managed and calm. The staff were helpful and friendly and put us at ease from the moment we arrived. We felt like they were cheering us on throughout the whole process and always willing to answer any questions we had. We enjoyed our visit.... Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Dr. Havemann met us in the waiting room and was friendly and kind from the moment we met her. We enjoyed the visit and the information she shared with us. She was professional, thourough and compassionate during procedures.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Definitely see her. If we had to go through the process again, we would choose Dr. Havemann again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was personable and friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
The clinic was clean, safe, professionally managed and calm. The staff were helpful and friendly and put us at ease from the moment we arrived. We felt like they were cheering us on throughout the whole process and always willing to answer any questions we had. We enjoyed our visit.
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
Their approach is to transfer a single embryo because it is safest for mother and baby.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35
2 IUI
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Havemann] was kind and explained next steps. She has experienced infertility as well so she was able to relate to my struggles. She ran several tests to give us a comprehensive view of underlying causes. She understood my frustrations as a woman and was warm on days that I began to cry from exhaustive efforts.... Injectibles and clomid for both IUI cycles.... She was patient and kind.
Great atmosphere. I never waited long. They [Dallas IVF] were friendly. I almost felt like part of the family. They called me by my nickname and each time rooted for me and wished me well. The clinic is beautiful and clean.... Very kind and patient!...The cost were expensive and insurance covered hardly anything at all.... She [Dr. Havemann] ran several tests to give us a comprehensive view of underlying causes.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was kind and explained next steps. She has experienced infertility as well so she was able to relate to my struggles. She ran several tests to give us a comprehensive view of underlying causes. She understood my frustrations as a woman and was warm on days that I began to cry from exhaustive efforts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Have LOTS of money because infertility is an EXPENSIVE journey!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was patient and kind.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Injectibles and clomid for both IUI cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Very kind and patient!
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Great atmosphere. I never waited long. They were friendly. I almost felt like part of the family. They called me by my nickname and each time rooted for me and wished me well. The clinic is beautiful and clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
The cost were expensive and insurance covered hardly anything at all.
9
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 28 - 29
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She was very personable, sweet and compassionate....Once we got to IVF everything fell apart...Dr. Havemann also pushed for us to fertilize “X” amount and freeze the rest because since we were on the younger side..I think her bed side manner is great but her intuition as a doctor and her confidence in herself and her decisions she makes needs some growth... it was not communicated to me clearly we were not doing ICSI...
I think the strength of this clinic [Dallas IVF McKinney] is their bed side manner. I think their weakness is communication....getting messages to Dr. Havemann was challenging...our ultrasound tech didn’t seem familiar with IVF because I had some follicles measuring 22 mm and she told me that I had already ovulated and caused a big scare...Communication and professionalism in the whole practice is very poor. I truly felt that Dr. Havemann and the embryologist knew they had both made poor and unethical decisions...
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Our experience was that she never wanted to think outside of the box and give us a diagnosis or even theorize why we aren’t getting pregnant. She seems very timid and scared. For example, after 3 miscarriages I had to push hard for a recurrent loss panel - which is pretty standard. So, all of our treatments and procedures were a very generic, blanketed approach. She was supportive and sweet throughout our time with her. Once we got to IVF everything fell apart. Due to going into IVF with unexplained infertility and a very generic approach, I was concerned about a zero fertilization rate and had requested to do ICSI. I was assured by my nurse if it was deemed necessary on day of procedure it would be done and I let it go because it wasn’t explained clearly how that decision was going to be made so I assumed it was going to be done because I had asked. (Rookie mistake) Dr. Havemann also pushed for us to fertilize “X” amount and freeze the rest because since we were on the younger side she prepared us that we would probably end up with more embryos than the number of children we wanted. We decided to fertilize 10 and freeze any remainder. We ended up with 10 to fertilize and 7 to freeze at retrieval. On the day of retrieval the embryologist suggested doing ICSI and Dr. Havemann made the executive decision to do conventional IVF because she made the statement we had a religious objection to ICSI because we had only requested 10 eggs to be fertilized and we were worried about having too many embryos. Fertilizing “X” amount and freezing the rest was her idea! For the record, we do not have any religious objections to any fertility treatments/procedures and this was a complete assumption made on Dr. Havemann’s part and I found out after speaking with embryologist this was actually noted in our medical chart!! In the end, we had a zero fertilization rate and had one slow-to-start embryo that was poorly graded and we were told ICSI probably would have circumvented this issue. That was an expensive and upsetting lesson, especially when it was not communicated to me clearly we were not doing ICSI and I had to find out my doctor put notes about me being religious in my chart. Even worse the embryologist later denied our conversation where she told me she recommended ICSI but Dr. Havemann made the decision to do conventional due to our “religious objections” to ICSI. Also, since our embryos were doing so poorly, we kept being told every day when the embryologist would call that Dr. Havemann would call us that day to check on us and explain where to go from there. This was told to us 4 times and we never received a call from Dr. Havemann. That was very upsetting. We did do a fresh transfer on day 5, in which that morning the embryologist called me and chewed me out denying our previous conversation about the ICSI and called me crazy and a liar. Which was very unprofessional and upsetting. We did get pregnant from this transfer but it ended in a chemical pregnancy a week later. In our appointment to debrief this whole IVF cycle and figure out how to move forward, Dr. Havemann was looking across her desk at me 8 months pregnant and crying tears saying how unfair this was for us but that at least we learned a lot. She apologized for the religious assumption and the poor communication and said she would do ICSI moving forward. And used the cliche hindsight is 20/20. I would not recommend her if you aren’t a straight forward, text book, simple case. I think her bed side manner is great but her intuition as a doctor and her confidence in herself and her decisions she makes needs some growth. Communication and professionalism in the whole practice is very poor. I truly felt that Dr. Havemann and the embryologist knew they had both made poor and unethical decisions and were both trying to cover their behinds so we couldn’t sue or wouldn’t get a compensated cycle. We had an independent doctor that has been doing IVF for 30 years look at our case and he said the least Dr. Havemann owed us was a free cycle with our frozen eggs. I don’t even trust Dr. Havemann to do something for free on me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Make sure you are communicating yourself very clearly about your wants and needs as a patient. I would get as much in writing as you can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was very personable, sweet and compassionate.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Timed Intercourse- Letrozole, Follistim 75 iu every other day for a total of 3 shots and progesterone suppositories 100 mg daily for 14 days IUI - Letrozole, Follistim 75 iu every other day for a total of 3 shots, Pregnyl trigger shot, progesterone suppositories 100 mg daily for 14 days IVF - Ganirelix 250 mg for 4 days, Menopur, Gonal F 300 iu daily, Pregnyl trigger shots and Crinone 90 Mg progesterone daily for 14 days
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Angela )
Joan was great! Angela was sweet but I feel communication to getting messages to Dr. Havemann was challenging.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
I think the strength of this clinic is their bed side manner. I think their weakness is communication. I would just make sure you get as much as possible in writing and go in trying to not be too emotional about this process and stay on top of every detail yourself.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Dallas IVF.
For the most part, since I was working I requested the earliest appointment so there wasn’t much of a wait. The only thing I didn’t like was our ultrasound tech didn’t seem familiar with IVF because I had some follicles measuring 22 mm and she told me that I had already ovulated and caused a big scare and she told a nurse and she came in and looked at the size of the follicles and told me I had not ovulated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
An IUI was about $500 plus the medications. IVF was about $15,000 plus medications
Describe Dara Havemann's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Dallas IVF.
I was pleased that my doctor felt one embryo was best for us.
What specific things went wrong at Dallas IVF?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Dallas IVF.
We thought we were getting ICSI with our IVF cycle but Dr. Havemann made the executive decision to do conventional IVF because she assumed we had religious objections to ICSI which was an incorrect assumption. We had a zero fertilization rate and it was said after the fact that if ICSI had been done we probably would have had different outcomes but we thought ICSI was being done. It was very upsetting. Also, when we were doing TI and IUIs Dr. Havemann had me on Letrozole and it made me terribly sick and gain about 10 lbs every cycle. I asked if I could switch to Clomid to see if I tolerated it better and was told she had never heard of anyone having side effects on Letrozole and when I addressed my concern of the weight gain she said I didn’t look like I had gained any weight and not to worry about that. It made me feel like I had no say in this.
0
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 38
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
We never thought we would hear what Dr Havemann told us that day. Dr Havemann went over what happened to our eggs. She couldn’t really explain why they defragmented. She said they were bad eggs and that all my other eggs would be the same and give us the same results and didn’t recommend IVF. She told us I would never have any biological children and my only options were to do donor eggs or adoption. We left her office heartbroken that day in August.
They [nurses at Dallas IVF] were courteous but not informative. They seemed rushed and gave me short answers...The lab called me on Monday and informed me of the development. They called me again on Tuesday and one egg had stopped growing. They called me again on Wednesday to inform me that all the eggs had become defragmented...My husband and I went to the appointment disappointed but with the hopes that we would continue working with Dr Havemann and discuss another round of IVF or other options. We never thought we would hear what Dr Havemann told us that day. Dr Havemann went over what happened to our eggs. She couldn’t really explain why they defragmented.
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was cordial but she was not forthcoming with information. We only met with her 3 times throughout our IVF process. The initial consultation, decision to do IVF & course, and the last diagnosis consultation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
We choose to do a round of IVF after that as it gave us the greatest chance to get pregnant. She tested my husband and everything was fine with him. She also tested me and I had fewer egg reserve then normal for my age but everything else was fine. We proceeded with the shots and medications. Dr Havemann retrieved 5 eggs on a Saturday in July & sent them to the lab to combine them with my husbands sperm. The lab called me on Monday and informed me of the development. They called me again on Tuesday and one egg had stopped growing. They called me again on Wednesday to inform me that all the eggs had become defragmented. We scheduled an appointment with Dr Havemann to discuss our options the following week in August. My husband and I went to the appointment disappointed but with the hopes that we would continue working with Dr Havemann and discuss another round of IVF or other options. We never thought we would hear what Dr Havemann told us that day. Dr Havemann went over what happened to our eggs. She couldn’t really explain why they defragmented. She said they were bad eggs and that all my other eggs would be the same and give us the same results and didn’t recommend IVF. She told us I would never have any biological children and my only options were to do donor eggs or adoption. We left her office heartbroken that day in August. But we regained our hope the following month when I took a pregnancy test at home and it came back positive. We were cautious and didn’t quite believe it. I scheduled an appointment with an OBGYN for October and that’s when they confirmed I was pregnant. I continued my doctors appointments and the baby was healthy. I gave birth to my daughter on May 10, 2017 the following year. Fast forward 19 months and I took another pregnancy test which showed positive. I scheduled another appointment with my OBGYN who confirmed another healthy pregnancy. I gave birth to my second daughter last 7/01/19.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
I feel I didn't learn anything new with Dr. Havemann. Everything I brought to the table I had learned online from my own research. She seemed passive and just going with the motions. It was hurried.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
We choose to do a round of IVF after that as it gave us the greatest chance to get pregnant. She tested my husband and everything was fine with him. She also tested me and I had fewer egg reserve then normal for my age but everything else was fine. We proceeded with the shots and medications. Dr Havemann retrieved 5 eggs on a Saturday in July & sent them to the lab to combine them with my husbands sperm. The lab called me on Monday and informed me of the development. They called me again on Tuesday and one egg had stopped growing. They called me again on Wednesday to inform me that all the eggs had become defragmented. We scheduled an appointment with Dr Havemann to discuss our options the following week in August. My husband and I went to the appointment disappointed but with the hopes that we would continue working with Dr Havemann and discuss another round of IVF or other options. We never thought we would hear what Dr Havemann told us that day. Dr Havemann went over what happened to our eggs. She couldn’t really explain why they defragmented. She said they were bad eggs and that all my other eggs would be the same and give us the same results and didn’t recommend IVF. She told us I would never have any biological children and my only options were to do donor eggs or adoption. We left her office heartbroken that day in August. But we regained our hope the following month when I took a pregnancy test at home and it came back positive. We were cautious and didn’t quite believe it. I scheduled an appointment with an OBGYN for October and that’s when they confirmed I was pregnant. I continued my doctors appointments and the baby was healthy. I gave birth to my daughter on May 10, 2017 the following year. Fast forward 19 months and I took another pregnancy test which showed positive. I scheduled another appointment with my OBGYN who confirmed another healthy pregnancy. I gave birth to my second daughter last 7/01/19.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They were courteous but not informative. They seemed rushed and gave me short answers.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
We choose to do a round of IVF after that as it gave us the greatest chance to get pregnant. She tested my husband and everything was fine with him. She also tested me and I had fewer egg reserve then normal for my age but everything else was fine. We proceeded with the shots and medications. Dr Havemann retrieved 5 eggs on a Saturday in July & sent them to the lab to combine them with my husbands sperm. The lab called me on Monday and informed me of the development. They called me again on Tuesday and one egg had stopped growing. They called me again on Wednesday to inform me that all the eggs had become defragmented. We scheduled an appointment with Dr Havemann to discuss our options the following week in August. My husband and I went to the appointment disappointed but with the hopes that we would continue working with Dr Havemann and discuss another round of IVF or other options. We never thought we would hear what Dr Havemann told us that day. Dr Havemann went over what happened to our eggs. She couldn’t really explain why they defragmented. She said they were bad eggs and that all my other eggs would be the same and give us the same results and didn’t recommend IVF. She told us I would never have any biological children and my only options were to do donor eggs or adoption. We left her office heartbroken that day in August. But we regained our hope the following month when I took a pregnancy test at home and it came back positive. We were cautious and didn’t quite believe it. I scheduled an appointment with an OBGYN for October and that’s when they confirmed I was pregnant. I continued my doctors appointments and the baby was healthy. I gave birth to my daughter on May 10, 2017 the following year. Fast forward 19 months and I took another pregnancy test which showed positive. I scheduled another appointment with my OBGYN who confirmed another healthy pregnancy. I gave birth to my second daughter last 7/01/19.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
$15,000
0
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 31
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Havemann] explains things well and is willing to answer questions and listen to concerns. I'm also very impressed with her staff. The respond immediately with any messages I leave, and call as soon as they get lab results in...Don't be scared to speak up and ask questions or present concerns. She exhibits compassion and a genuine desire to care for you as her patient...
They [nurses at Dallas IVF - McKinney] have all been kind and very helpful. What I'm most impressed with is their communication. As soon as tests results come in, they call immediately. If I call with a question, they either answer right them or call back within 30 minutes. They also email to check in with me...[Clinic] Strengths- communication, organization, ability to do early morning appointments Weaknesses- none that I have experienced so far...
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
I'm a new patient and haven't fully gone through my first cycle, but so far she has been great. She explains things well and is willing to answer questions and listen to concerns. I'm also very impressed with her staff. The respond immediately with any messages I leave, and call as soon as they get lab results in.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Don't be scared to speak up and ask questions or present concerns. She exhibits compassion and a genuine desire to care for you as her patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was compassionate and understanding of all that I have been through because she also has PCOS.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I have PCOS, so for my first cycle she recommended Femara and IUI. Other than anovulation, I did not have other abnormal markers such as egg quality/count or advanced age. She chose Femara and Metformin to help with ovulation and IUI because my husband has a morphology issue that she felt sperm washing/IUI would assist with implantation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
They have all been kind and very helpful. What I'm most impressed with is their communication. As soon as tests results come in, they call immediately. If I call with a question, they either answer right them or call back within 30 minutes. They also email to check in with me.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Strengths- communication, organization, ability to do early morning appointments Weaknesses- none that I have experienced so far
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Copay for doctor visits, medication, sonograms, IUI
8
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 43
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Haverman] was very informative oand detailed on the whole process and was truthful about my odds for my age...Still in progress with my IVF. When this cycle is done I will provide details...
[Dallas IVF - McKinney is] Very warming and welcoming. Beautiful office... [Nurses] Joan and Angela have been amazing. The medication teaching they provided was excellent. Plus when I had doubts or concerns they took the time to listen and give me honest feedback...
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was very informative oand detailed on the whole process and was truthful about my odds for my age.
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
Still in progress with my IVF. When this cycle is done I will provide details.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Joan and Angela have been amazing. The medication teaching they provided was excellent. Plus when I had doubts or concerns they took the time to listen and give me honest feedback.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Very warming and welcoming. Beautiful office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
Around 19,000-20,000
9
Doctor
Dara Havemann
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
9
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2014 - 2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. McKinney] went through the IVF process herself, so she really understands the emotional side of things, and is extremely empathetic. She was great at checking in with both my husband and I's emotional health in addition to our physical health. I was always comforted that she personally did every ultrasound and procedure; I truly felt like I was in the best hands possible...
The entire nursing staff [at Dallas IVF - McKinney] is wonderful. They're so compassionate, often having to deliver bad news. I really felt like they cared about me personally. Since I got pregnant and "graduated" from their care, I've honestly missed them and wanted to go by there just to see how they were...Everyone at her office really got to know us personally. We feel like they're all part of the family!...
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She is wonderful. She went through the IVF process herself, so she really understands the emotional side of things, and is extremely empathetic. She was great at checking in with both my husband and I's emotional health in addition to our physical health. I was always comforted that she personally did every ultrasound and procedure; I truly felt like I was in the best hands possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Ask questions, and tell her how much info you do or do not want.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She spent as much time as we needed answering questions, explaining the details and her reasonings for our protocol. Everyone at her office really got to know us personally. We feel like they're all part of the family!
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
I have PCOS, so we always had to do a "low & slow" protocol to ensure I didn't overstimulate. We were always successful with that (never had to cancel an IUI cycle for too many follicles – typically had 2-3). I did always have big cysts after every medicated cycle, though, and had to skip a month for them to resolve. When we did IVF, we did 10 days of birth control, followed by 12 days of Follistim + Menopur, and Ganirelix the last 5-6 days. Due to my PCOS, we had planned to do a freeze-all cycle with a Lupron trigger to prevent OHSS, but the day of my trigger, my E2 levels were still low enough that she was comfortable moving forward with a fresh transfer, and switched me to an HCG trigger at the last minute. It worked! I got pregnant that cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Dallas IVF. (Assigned nurse: Kim)
The entire nursing staff is wonderful. They're so compassionate, often having to deliver bad news. I really felt like they cared about me personally. Since I got pregnant and "graduated" from their care, I've honestly missed them and wanted to go by there just to see how they were.
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Dallas IVF is great -- the McKinney office is perfect, in my opinion, because it's very small. Occasionally there would be one other person in the waiting room, or I would pass someone on my way in, but it was never a packed house, which can be awkward in an infertility situation. It also contributes to getting to really know the nurses and staff personally. On the other hand, the larger Dallas IVF practice is great, because there's always a doctor and/or office open to you if you need a weekend monitoring appointment or have a question. The ONLY thing I ever didn't like about the Dallas IVF practice was the phlebotomist in the Frisco office; she wasn't super friendly and left big bruises in my arm every time she drew my blood.
10
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 29
1 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I feel like we did not get a realist C expectation and full analysis of what could have been done differently... I feel like even she [Dr. Dara Havemann] was surprised by our results but offeremed minimum explanations or resolutions... especially bc we were very clear that we only had 1 shot at IVF... She was caring... IVF with freezing multiple embryos. On at least 3 different injections plus oral and suppository meds. Only 2 embryos made it to implantation
Overall ok... but they [Dallas IVF] were more expensive than other clinics in the area and I was less than impressed. A part of me feels like we were not a priority bc we stated from the beginning that we could not affect red to do multiple cycles... which I feel should have had the opposit affect. They were always extremely busy... and they absolutely should have separate waiting areas for those that are having to go in and take repeated blood test to confirm a lost pregnancy
How was your experience with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
I feel like we did not get a realist C expectation and full analysis of what could have been done differently... I feel like even she was surprised by our results but offeremed minimum explanations or resolutions... especially bc we were very clear that we only had 1 shot at IVF
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
Expect to be oversold on Expectations... but she is very nice
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF?
She was caring
Describe the protocols Dara Havemann used in your cycles at Dallas IVF and their degree of success.
IVF with freezing multiple embryos. On at least 3 different injections plus oral and suppository meds. Only 2 embryos made it to implantation
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Dallas IVF.
Very knowledgeable but could have been more understanding when I had to go back for blood test for 4 weeks in a row to keep calm ngirming a miscarriage which was so very hard
Describe your experience with Dallas IVF.
Overall ok... but they were more expensive than other clinics in the area and I was less than impressed. A part of me feels like we were not a priority bc we stated from the beginning that we could not affect red to do multiple cycles... which I feel should have had the opposit affect. They were always extremely busy... and they absolutely should have separate waiting areas for those that are having to go in and take repeated blood test to confirm a lost pregnancy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dara Havemann at Dallas IVF.
$27,000+
What specific things went wrong at Dallas IVF?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Dallas IVF.
Overall lack of communication and the receptionist where akaways rushed and irritated
5
Doctor
Dara Havemann
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
5
Clinic
Dallas IVF
McKinney
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