David Austin Schirmer III

Emory University Reproductive Center

Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 39%9.2
61% strongly recommend
7 reviews
Humanity
8.6
8.6
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
9.3
9.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6
6
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
7
OK
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 Connecticut
Residency
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship
Emory University Hospital

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
David Austin Schirmer III works at

Emory University Reproductive Center
Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 9%8.6

Explore Clinic
Atlanta
550 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

7 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
we were asked what our preferred learning style is (ie. hearing it, seeing it, doing it) and that information was utilized by Dr. Schirmer and every member of our treatment team to ensure that we understood each step of the process...When a treatment cycle seemed to not be going as planned, he met with us to "regroup"...continue with the current treatment plan or move to a more aggressive approach. We have felt valued and heard throughout this entire process.
Emory is a teaching hospital and they pride themselves on having a great working relationship with each patient, which is very evident in their approach. Each doctor makes you feel so at ease and understood...[nurse] made sure to stay in contact with me via Patient Portal as well as telephone calls and she answered any questions I had...provided us with a full itemized break-down of all of the costs...
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr. Schirmer has shown compassion throughout our entire fertility treatment journey. He has informed us of our odds, the clinic's success rates, and our personal success rates and he has gone above and beyond to make sure that we are comfortable with every step we have taken. He has been transparent about every procedure, cycle, step, and possible outcome and he has diligently worked to develop a treatment plan specific to our needs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Dr. Schirmer is very open to answering every single question you have. I went into our IVF orientation with a LONG list of questions and he gladly took all the time needed to answer each and every question I had. I have never felt "rushed out of the door" or like he is "too busy to see us" because Dr. Schirmer goes out of his way to make sure we are fully informed and feel comfortable with each step.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr. Schirmer took as much time as needed to meet with us for any questions and concerns. He presented all of the information in a way that I could understand yet allowed me to have the final say in my treatment plan. During our initial consultation, as well as our IVF orientation, we were asked what our preferred learning style is (ie. hearing it, seeing it, doing it) and that information was utilized by Dr. Schirmer and every member of our treatment team to ensure that we understood each step of the process. Our transfer cycle is cancelled/postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our treatment team has reached out to updated us throughout this process to make sure we are as much at ease as possible during this waiting time.
Describe the protocols David Austin Schirmer III used in your cycles at Emory University Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Schirmer, like most Reproductive Endocrinologists, started with "conservative" treatments due to my age (26 years) and the length of time my husband and I had been trying to conceive at the time (1 year). During our initial consultation he reviewed possible treatment plans for us but ultimately let us decide what we wanted to do. As a team, we chose to do Timed Intercourse with Injectables which we did for several complete cycles before we decided to move to IVF. After every failed cycle, Dr. Schirmer met with us to discuss our next steps and what our desired treatment plan would be going forward. He never pressured us to move to a more aggressive (expensive) plan but laid out the facts and statistics of every fertility treatment (timed intercourse, IUI, IVF, etc.) and ultimately allowed us to have an open and honest conversation with us about our specific plan. When a treatment cycle seemed to not be going as planned, he met with us to "regroup" and figure out whether we wanted to continue with the current treatment plan or move to a more aggressive approach. We have felt valued and heard throughout this entire process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Emory University Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Tadzia Toote)
Tadzia was very compassionate and caring throughout each step of the process. She calmed me down on so many different occasions because going through infertility is something that is very stressful and often overwhelming. She made sure to stay in contact with me via Patient Portal as well as telephone calls and she answered any questions I had.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
I don't have a single negative thing to say about Emory Reproductive Center! Every single nurse, doctor on call, financial counselor, front desk personnel, and "medical fellow" has gone above and beyond to ensure that our experience has been outstanding. Emory is a teaching hospital and they pride themselves on having a great working relationship with each patient, which is very evident in their approach. Each doctor makes you feel so at ease and understood, which is SO important for someone struggling with infertility. I am connected to other women who are patients at Emory Reproductive Center and there is nothing but positive, glowing reviews.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center.
Before each treatment plan was initiated, Dr. Schirmer and an Emory Reproductive Center Financial Counselor sat down with us to review the costs associated with our care. They reviewed different payment methods, options, and third-party companies for financial packages (particularly for IVF) that were available to us. They provided us with a full itemized break-down of all of the costs that we would be responsible for in that chosen treatment plan and worked with us to make sure we could get the desired fertility treatment.
Describe David Austin Schirmer III's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Emory University Reproductive Center.
Dr. Schirmer prefers an elective single embryo transfer but ultimately let me make the final decision. He laid out all of the facts and statistics and informed us of the increased risks to me and the babies, should we get pregnant with multiples. However, it was a discussion that we were able to talk through and voice our opinion and Dr. Schirmer let us make the ultimate decision about the number of embryos to transfer. Our clinic grades each embryo and transfers the best quality embryo first to increase the chance of a viable pregnancy. Due to conversation we had, the recommendation of Dr. Schirmer, and the results of my own research, we have chosen to transfer only one embryo and we are so happy that Dr. Schrimer heard our concerns and talked them through with us.
8
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
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
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
7
Age 32 - 34
3 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Schirmer was very transparent on the opportunities for success and struggles we faced during our infertility journey. He was kind and patient at each step of our process, answering all questions we had in an honest yet optimistic manner, and provided thoughtful detailed options along the way...We had 3 failed IUI’s which I do think was a waste of money, but [he] changed treatment plans and after switching to IVF we retrieved 18 eggs
[Emory U approx cost] ~$15k for IVF retrieval & transfer, plus $7k for medication (out of pocket)...I don’t love that the large number of doctors are on rotation so it wasn’t guaranteed that Dr. Schirmer would perform my procedures. I also overpaid around $2K and it took over 8-months of my aggressively following up with Emory to then only get a credit instead of an actual refund. The billing isn’t handled by the Dr but it was enough of a frustrating experience to make me not want to return for future treatments
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
I went in having done a tremendous amount of research ahead of time but my husband had not. I asked a lot of questions to confirm what I had researched and to get my husband up to speed, and Dr. Schirmer was so patient and informative. We had 3 failed IUI’s which I do think was a waste of money, but Dr. Schirmer changed treatment plans and after switching to IVF we retrieved 18 eggs. Using ICSI we got 2 blastocyst embryos after our first retrieval. After a frozen transfer, we had a healthy baby! Dr Schurmer was great along the way and performed my transfer. We then tried a second retrieval which resulted in 28 eggs. Despite undergoing an emergency ICSI procedure after only 1 egg was fertilized naturally, no embryos made it paste day 3 growth. Another doctor in the practice performed this retrieval but she was great too. It was devastating to spend so much money out of pocket to not get any embryos in the end. Dr. Schirmer was very considerate and sympathetic when presenting our options and future treatment plans. We are in the process of planning next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Ask questions if you have them. Make sure you are upfront and honest about what you want and what concerns you have so he can provide answers and you can be on the same page. I was concerned over a resident who performed one of my exams because the person smelled like smoke (which I was incredibly sensitive to) and Dr Schirmer was sensitive to my frustration and I didn’t encounter the situation again and he assured me that is not something that would occur again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr. Schirmer was very transparent on the opportunities for success and struggles we faced during our infertility journey. He was kind and patient at each step of our process, answering all questions we had in an honest yet optimistic manner, and provided thoughtful detailed options along the way. His dedicated nurse was wonderful was wonderful and kind as well.
Describe the protocols David Austin Schirmer III used in your cycles at Emory University Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I already shared a good bit about this in my other response. 3-rounds of failed IUI. 1 retrieval that resulted in 2 embryos. 1 frozen transfer resulted in a live birth. 1 retrieval that resulted in no embryos. Lots of hormone medicine... so many shots and patches.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Emory University Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: T)
Tadzia was great. She was very kind and would follow up when she said she would.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
I don’t love that the large number of doctors are on rotation so it wasn’t guaranteed that Dr. Schirmer would perform my procedures. I also overpaid around $2K and it took over 8-months of my aggressively following up with Emory to then only get a credit instead of an actual refund. The billing isn’t handled by the Dr but it was enough of a frustrating experience to make me not want to return for future treatments. I eventually did because I really liked Dr. Schirmer but Emory’s billing system is the worst I’ve seen. They strung me along saying a refund check would be in the mail and sent within the month. It took several months of my following up to then eventually just go into labor and have that credit applied to my balance for labor and delivery. I would have much rather had that $2K in my pocket for 8-months than let them sit on it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center.
~$15k for IVF retrieval & transfer, plus $7k for medication (out of pocket)
Describe David Austin Schirmer III's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Emory University Reproductive Center.
I was told that Emory had a policy about not doing multiple embryo transfer for the first transfer for healthy women. We only transferred one embryo and got a single live birth. There are apparently some other considerations for transferring multiple embryos like older women or those with many failed transfers.
10
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
7
Clinic
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
he [Dr. David Schirmer] was super approachable and took a lot of time to explain our options and how each option would work...we plan to use him again to transfer remaining embryos from our retrieval...He recommended single embryo as I was young (34)...I had 3 unsuccessful rounds of clomid assisted IUIs. Then shifted to IVF...I used menopur and gonal f. I had to be stimulated for 14 days then did the trigger prior to my retrieval
they [clinic of Emory University Reproductive Center] had early morning appointments and validated parking given how often I had to go...They pulled out 14 eggs, 12 fertilized and 5 remained after 5 days. I did genetic testing and 3 were genetically normal. I did a frozen transfer of 1 embryo...I was able to use insurance for some costs...We had to pay a certain amount prior to starting the cycle for IVF...he [Dr. Schirmer] was super approachable and took a lot of time to explain our options and how each option would work.
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
he was super approachable and took a lot of time to explain our options and how each option would work. He was also incredibly skilled based on our positive results. I would go to him again if given the option and we plan to use him again to transfer remaining embryos from our retrieval. We are very thankful for his excellent skill that resulted in our wonderful daughter
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Be sure to ask lots of questions- he was excellent at reviewing our questions and giving advice without being prescriptive
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
He was super collaborative and Informative
Describe the protocols David Austin Schirmer III used in your cycles at Emory University Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I had 3 unsuccessful rounds of clomid assisted IUIs. Then shifted to IVF. I used estrogen patches for a few days before starting stimulation. I used menopur and gonal f. I had to be stimulated for 14 days then did the trigger prior to my retrieval. They pulled out 14 eggs, 12 fertilized and 5 remained after 5 days. I did genetic testing and 3 were genetically normal. I did a frozen transfer of 1 embryo resulting in a successful pregnancy and birth.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Emory University Reproductive Center.
She was new so not as knowledgeable about what to expect and not precise with her works like the physicians were. Had I been less educated and informed, it would have been acceptable but since I had done so much research I think I asked harder questions.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
The clinic process was very standard and professional from the front desk to the doctors. I liked that they had early morning appointments and validated parking given how often I had to go. It was nice to be able to go before work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center.
I was able to use insurance for some costs but all costs were discussed up front with a financial person. We had to pay a certain amount prior to starting the cycle for IVF
Describe David Austin Schirmer III's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Emory University Reproductive Center.
He recommended single embryo as I was young (34). I agree with this approach.
10
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
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
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 32 - 33
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Schirmer was very emphatic from day 1! He didn't push for a certain type of treatment just to generate revenue. He was very honest and methodical which is exactly what my husband and I wanted from our doctor. He always explained this with great detail. He made sure to cross the t's dot the i's. ... He ran all the fertility tests AMH, FSH, HSG, etc. He also did genetic testing to see if there were any genetic problems.
Making appointments are usually not too tough. They [Emory University Repro Center] try to get you scheduled according to your schedule. I was able to talk to billing or nurses as needed. The response time is very quick. The billing can be a bit challenging to understand but you can talk to the department and get further explanations. You can also set up payment plans with accruing any interest.
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr. Schirmer was very emphatic from day 1! He didn't push for a certain type of treatment just to generate revenue. He was very honest and methodical which is exactly what my husband and I wanted from our doctor. He always explained this with great detail. He was very through and made sure to cross the t's dot the i's.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Ask questions...even the silly ones. He takes his time and it's happy to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr. Schirmer was very emphatic from day 1! He didn't push for a certain type of treatment just to generate revenue. He was very honest and methodical which is exactly what my husband and I wanted from our doctor. He always explained this with great detail. He made sure to cross the t's dot the i's.
Describe the protocols David Austin Schirmer III used in your cycles at Emory University Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
He ran all the fertility tests AMH, FSH, HSG, etc. He also did genetic testing to see if there were any genetic problems.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Emory University Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Tadzia)
She answered my questions on the portal very quickly. She checked in on me during my miscarriage to make sure I was doing ok.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
Making appointments are usually not too tough. They try to get you scheduled according to your schedule. I was able to talk to billing or nurses as needed. The response time is very quick. The billing can be a bit challenging to understand but you can talk to the department and get further explanations. You can also set up payment plans with accruing any interest.
Describe David Austin Schirmer III's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Emory University Reproductive Center.
I believe he recommends eSET.
10
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
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
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When we came to Dr. Schirmer III we were told that by a previous fertility clinic our only option was to go through IVF. Dr. Schirmer didn't agree with that and said let's exhaust all other options before we do that. He helped my husband by getting him with a male fertility specialist and in the end, that's what gave us our healthy baby girl.
The experience [at Emory University Reproductive Center] overall was wonderful. We hope to use them again soon. I can't think of anything that was negative or an area in which they needed to improve. They provided multiple treatment plans and a clear path to the next steps based on how things would progress. It was so helpful to see a roadmap of where we were going and what would happen each step along the way.
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
When we came to Dr. Schirmer III we were told that by a previous fertility clinic our only option was to go through IVF. Dr. Schirmer didn't agree with that and said let's exhaust all other options before we do that. He helped my husband by getting him with a male fertility specialist and in the end, that's what gave us our healthy baby girl.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Take him up on the sound advice he gives. He's very open to hearing what you would like and delivering realistic options to fit your timetable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
He was very sympathetic and hopeful. He gave us all the information we needed to make a concise decision.
Describe the protocols David Austin Schirmer III used in your cycles at Emory University Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I was put on Metformin as that always helps regulate my period due to having PCOS. My husband was directed to a specialist who put him on Clomid. Clomid help my husband's sperm counts and motility.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Emory University Reproductive Center.
They were very responsive and informative in their responses.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
The experience overall was wonderful. We hope to use them again soon. I can't think of anything that was negative or an area in which they needed to improve. They provided multiple treatment plans and a clear path to the next steps based on how things would progress. It was so helpful to see a roadmap of where we were going and what would happen each step along the way.
10
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
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.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
0
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Schirmer is very good at explaining biological issues. However, he does not know all the in's and outs of financial repercussions or timing of ordering prescriptions, so there was a lot of non-communication between him and his support staff...always ask follow-up questions and what if scenarios. "What are my next steps? Who should I contact? What if my medication doesn't come in time? If I miss an appointment or am 15 minutes late, what should I do?"
There are multiple [Emory University Reproductive Center] nurses that will read your messages in the portal. The portal does not allow a "reply" feature, and their names are not found in the portal...My insurance covered my first round, but very little medication. $7k total after insurance...[clinic error]They didn't submit orders to the pharmacy multiple times in my case. Which led to scraping my treatment half way through 1 round, and also having to delay another round.
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr Schirmer is very good at explaining biological issues. However, he does not know all the in's and outs of financial repercussions or timing of ordering prescriptions, so there was a lot of non-communication between him and his support staff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
always ask follow-up questions and what if scenarios. "What are my next steps? Who should I contact? What if my medication doesn't come in time? If I miss an appointment or am 15 minutes late, what should I do?"
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
The care team uses online portals to communicate, and were extremely poor at doing so. There were multiple nurses reading my messages, and they wouldn't read previous conversation threads, so they'd ask similar questions or not answer my questions. And it took at least 24 hours to receive any form of response. I would call their after hours line frequently with questions, and they'd respond with "i'll enter your question into the portal". Due to this poor communication, I had 2 months of cancelled treatment because I couldn't get prescriptions sent in time or ordered correctly. Horrible.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Emory University Reproductive Center.
There are multiple nurses that will read your messages in the portal. The portal does not allow a "reply" feature, and their names are not found in the portal. It is a nightmare. I've been to 2 other fertility places, and they both use better systems and communicate in a timely manner without shuffling cases.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
The Clinic stinks. They forgot to take my payments, with-held treating me until the balance of my previous treatment was sorted out with my insurance, and they don't answer their phones. It feels like no one knows what they're doing because you can't reach them, or there are too many cooks in the kitchen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center.
My insurance covered my first round, but very little medication. $7k total after insurance
What specific things went wrong at Emory University Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Emory University Reproductive Center.
They didn't submit orders to the pharmacy multiple times in my case. Which led to scraping my treatment half way through 1 round, and also having to delay another round.
8
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2019, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 29
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
So far I have only had one appointment with Dr Schirmer and he was very thorough. He explained each test and procedure he would like done and explains WHY and WHAT it would tell us. He also described a possible plan of action based on various possible results. He did say he ultimately felt like a more aggressive approach would be recommended in my case but at the end of the day we could do whatever I am comfortable with. I believe many others may consider him to be a fast talker however...
The clinic [Emory] was very organized. I appreciated getting a buzzer that let me know I was being called back instead of my name being yelled across a lobby. The staff at the front desk was kind and greeted me as I approached...Meeting with Tadzia after our consult gave us a chance to further discuss the testing that was needed and ask any other questions we may have had. She was very thorough and kind.
How was your experience with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
So far I have only had one appointment with Dr Schirmer and he was very thorough. He explained each test and procedure he would like done and explains WHY and WHAT it would tell us. He also described a possible plan of action based on various possible results. He did say he ultimately felt like a more aggressive approach would be recommended in my case but at the end of the day we could do whatever I am comfortable with. I believe many others may consider him to be a fast talker however.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
If you already have documents bring everything you have. Bring up anything that has happened in the past even if you believe it to not be related. Bring something to take notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center?
Dr Schirmer spent a great deal of time going over my records and history with me. He even stopped and asked questions or stopped to explain his thoughts about the information being given. He answered questions my husband had without hesitation.
Describe the protocols David Austin Schirmer III used in your cycles at Emory University Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We are not yet at that phase. However he did recommend we do IVF based on a serious infection I previously had an the damage it did to one tube. He believes that with endo and that infection the chances that my remaining tube is functional is slim.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Emory University Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Tadzia)
Meeting with Tadzia after our consult gave us a chance to further discuss the testing that was needed and ask any other questions we may have had. She was very thorough and kind.
Describe your experience with Emory University Reproductive Center.
The clinic was very organized. I appreciated getting a buzzer that let me know I was being called back instead of my name being yelled across a lobby. The staff at the front desk was kind and greeted me as I approached.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Austin Schirmer III at Emory University Reproductive Center.
I am currently self pay and a consult is around $450.
9
Doctor
David Austin Schirmer III
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Emory University Reproductive Center
Atlanta
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5