David Schmidt

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)

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Medical SchoolU. of Connecticut
ResidencyU. of Connecticut
FellowshipU. of Connecticut
Farmington
2 BATTERSON PARK ROAD
Farmington, CT 06032
(844 467 3483)
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend David Schmidt to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
4 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 2%9.5
28 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 15% Neutral (7-8)
  • 2% Don't recommend (0-6)
4 assessments
10
Age
31 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Sometimes he [Dr. David Schmidt] was a little too gentle and hopeful given our complicated situation. He cares so much and just wants the best for his patients. He gave us a number of different options and we’ve had many follow up appointments over the past 3 years...He can be a little optimistic even when we were very burnt out, sad, and frustrated. As a scientist myself, I understand the statistics behind things, and sometimes I wish he could sit with my anger and disappointment rather than be super positive. We might not ever get a baby, and sometimes there’s nothing science can do about it. That’s an important and honest thing to acknowledge.
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Age
31 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Sometimes he was a little too gentle and hopeful given our complicated situation. He cares so much and just wants the best for his patients. He gave us a number of different options and we’ve had many follow up appointments over the past 3 years.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
He can be a little optimistic even when we were very burnt out, sad, and frustrated. As a scientist myself, I understand the statistics behind things, and sometimes I wish he could sit with my anger and disappointment rather than be super positive. We might not ever get a baby, and sometimes there’s nothing science can do about it. That’s an important and honest thing to acknowledge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Always very kind and compassionate and treated my wife and I like any other couple (we’re a same sex couple)
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
Our first pregnancy ended because our son had a fatal genetic disorder. We got pregnant right away, so this was a rude awakening to infertility. We did pgs testing on the remaining embryos and found 4 of the 5 had genetic issues. We tried two cycles of IUI with my wife but had a chemical pregnancy and then a negative outcome. Tried to transfer the final healthy embryo but it didn’t take. We did an exploratory uterine surgery on my wife to see if there was a physical reason for the lack of pregnancy. We didn’t find anything. She did a cycle with her eggs and we got 2 genetically normal embryos. Transferred one and it didn’t take. In the meantime, we tried a retrieval cycle with my eggs again, but we only got one embryo and the genetics were inconclusion. We’re waiting to start another transfer with the remaining healthy embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Kathy Varkal )
Kathy could not be a better nurse. She has taken us under her wing and shown us such care and compassion. We’ve been working with her close to 3 years and we’ve developed a strong bond with her. We feel like she’s almost family.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Strengths: Lots of doctors, close off the highway so it’s easy to get to, have financial and insurance people there to work with you. Weaknesses: Lots of patients so it’s very very busy, some front staff are a little confused sometimes
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Sometimes it took so long that I’d be there over an hour waiting and my whole day was thrown off schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Insurance covered most of our procedures. About $1,000 for freezing, $1,400 for transferring my embryo to my wife, and $150 a quarter for storage of embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
David Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Schmidt utilized visuals to help explain procedures, and had a very personable manner. At our initial visit and exams, he said "let's get you two on your way to having a baby!" in a way that felt believable (and ultimately proved to be)...Schmidt utilized visuals to help explain procedures, and had a very personable manner. At our initial visit and exams, he said "let's get you two on your way to having a baby!" in a way that felt believable (and ultimately proved to be)...A corny joke or two? This isn't a bad thing; it's good to be treated by a human.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Schmidt utilized visuals to help explain procedures, and had a very personable manner. At our initial visit and exams, he said "let's get you two on your way to having a baby!" in a way that felt believable (and ultimately proved to be).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
A corny joke or two? This isn't a bad thing; it's good to be treated by a human.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt had a warm, positive attitude in each visit and procedure.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
After diagnostics showed we had unexplained fertility, Dr. Schmidt preceded with treatment right away. We were surprised to start IVF right away, and expected to go through other treatments first, a la "see if this works first," but later were relieved that we did what we did. It was nice to feel like the Dr. was taking our case seriously.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Marsha)
Before the very detailed regime of fertility drugs, Marsha was great at keeping us organized. When news wasn't good (low numbers after implantation) Marsha said it wasn't great, but not impossible, and recommended we relax in the two days before our next blood test. Indeed we did have a late bloomer, that did keep multiplying (and is now a toddler). Marsha was the perfect mix of realistic but warm.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
This clinic provided us a full educational regime of procedure explanations, multiple diagnostic procedures, and online resources to help train us in medicine use (which shots are in skin, which are inter muscular). They were upfront in recommendations, and we chose to follow (inter muscular medicine verses vaginal suppositories; single egg implantation of day 5 hatches, not drinking through treatment, etc.). It all proved successful. Cost is high, but insurance was happily accepted. Lots of shots and vaginal ultrasounds, with partner welcome in most visits, including the day we saw her heartbeat for the first time. Calls returned in a timely manner!
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Insurance covered the majority of treatments (diagnosis, extraction and implantation, monitoring visits) except for embryo freezing.
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Doctor
David Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Hartford
Nursing
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10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Despite not having a positive pregnancy yet, we feel 100% comfortable & confident in Dr. S. hands. He has a bed side manner that I thought didn't exist anymore, always going above & beyond to make sure we are comfortable with our treatment....He has never rushed a phone conversation or an appointment, always answering every question we both had.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Despite not having a positive pregnancy yet, we feel 100% comfortable & confident in Dr. S. hands. He has a bed side manner that I thought didn't exist anymore, always going above & beyond to make sure we are comfortable with our treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Don't wait, call & schedule your appointment ASAP as this process takes time!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
I have always felt a personal connection & investment from Dr. S. He has never rushed a phone conversation or an appointment, always answering every question we both had.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Marsha)
Marsha is very thorough with her communication.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Strengths: Their open 363 days a year, value our overall health incorporating programs like yoga at the center. Veronica on Dr.Schmidt's team is one of their strongest assets, she's gone above & beyond for us! Weakness: The long waits for morning bloodwork & ultrasounds, understandable but still long.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Well oiled deli counter line.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
David Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
25 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
[Dr Schmidt was] never in a rush to move onto the next patient, took extra time and care to answer any questions i had, personally called me a few days after egg retrieval to see how i was feeling...First come first serve...some days were super fast while others there was a lengthy wait due to patient volume
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Age
25 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Highly recommend him, very kind, caring and patient. Very gentle
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dont waste any more time, call him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Never in a rush to move onto the next patient, took extra time and care to answer any questions i had, personally called me a few days after egg retrieval to see how i was feeling
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Jenny, marsha)
Amazing!!
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
New, clean, friendly, professional, compassionate
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
First come first serve...some days were super fast while others there was a lengthy wait due to patient volume
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Doctor
David Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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