Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
15 reviews
Humanity
9.7
9.7
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
9.7
9.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.2
7.2
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
7.7
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 Connecticut
Residency
U. of Connecticut
Fellowship
U. of Connecticut

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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David Schmidt works at

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 2%9.3

At 1 office

Farmington
2 BATTERSON PARK ROAD
Farmington, CT 06032
(844 467 3483)
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15 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
he [Dr. Schmidt] is so kind and thoughtful and caring. He takes as much time as you need to make you feel heard, supported and educated on your treatment options....He did not give me false hope, didn't make undue promises or say anything fake, but he did give me enough hope that they would be able to find a way to get me pregnant...one round of IVF using antagonist protocol, ER and fresh transfer...
They [Center for Advanced Reproductive Services] are a big "shop" and they do see tons of patients but that works in your favor because they are open all the time and can be pretty flexible. I've read of other clinics putting patients on BC so that they can time cycles starting with Drs. schedule/availability. This is NOT the case at CARS given how much production they are used to...
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt really is the best doctor. He is kind, compassionate, communicative and a good listener. He mentioned to me once that he was a glass-half-full kind of Dr. and that some of the other Drs. were different - this I noticed and completely appreciated. He did not give me false hope, didn't make undue promises or say anything fake, but he did give me enough hope that they would be able to find a way to get me pregnant. I really trusted Dr. Schmidt, not just to make a good treatment plan but also to perform any necessary surgeries. I had a hysteroscopy and the ER & transfer with Dr. Schmidt, the hysteroscopy and ER being under anesthesia and the former being at UConn, but I felt so safe in his hands. I could go on and on about how much we loved Dr. Schmidt and I would 100/10 recommend him as the best Dr. at CARS (although to be fair, I'm sure all their docs are great).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt does talk a fair bit - but if you are paying close attention he usually answers all your questions before you ask them. However, a good practice for any Dr. is to come with your questions prepared and don't be afraid to politely interrupt to ask/confirm/clarify.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt is the absolute best - he is so kind and thoughtful and caring. He takes as much time as you need to make you feel heard, supported and educated on your treatment options.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
I went into the Center not wanting to jump in IVF and Dr. Schmidt was very receptive. First, we did testing (HSG, bloods, TV ultrasound, etc) and a polypectomy/hysteroscopy. We then did 3 rounds of IUI with letrozole 2.5mg by this time I was ready to move to IVF so we did one round of IVF using antagonist protocol, ER and fresh transfer. It was sucessful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Jenny is the clinical nurse, Peggy is the IVF nurse)
Both Jenny and Peggy were amazing! Jenny, the clinical nurse for IUI, was so very compassionate and even though she wasn't my active nurse when I got pregnant via IVF when she found out I was pregnant she came (into the u/s room) to tell me how happy she was for me. She was also clear, organized, detailed and helpful. Peggy, the IVF nurse, was also compassionate kind, organized and detailed although she was a little more brusque personality-wise (but to be clear, this did not impact her ability to be kind and compassionate!). All of the other nurses and techs (u/s techs, blood draw techs, etc) were great for the most part! There were a few blood draw techs who didn't do a great job and the draws were really painful, but most techs were great (as well as kind and compassionate).
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
I went into working with CARS a bit afraid it would be an IVF mill, but I did not find that to be the case in the end. They are a big "shop" and they do see tons of patients but that works in your favor because they are open all the time and can be pretty flexible. I've read of other clinics putting patients on BC so that they can time cycles starting with Drs. schedule/availability. This is NOT the case at CARS given how much production they are used to. I think, depending on your doc, it's possible to get lost and feel like you aren't getting as much personal attention as you want, but I didn't feel this at all. Set your expectations that you won't talk to your Dr. regularly, but you can contact your nurse during regular business hours and they either will have your answer or will check with the Dr. and get back to you. There are also on-call nurses/Drs. for the weekends but I never needed to contact anyone after hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
They have a great pre-paid/non-insurance pricing. I had insurance that covered our IVF cycle completly. IUIs we paid out of pocket and were $699 for our income range. IVF would have been $12k out of pocket, for our income range, not including meds.
Describe David Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Dr. Schmidt was very clear that they really work hard to avoid multiples. He told me that they would not transfer more than 1 embryo into someone under 35. I do not know what they would allow if I was over 35 or if I had had a failed transfer.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 32 - 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. David Schmidt] always explained each treatment option and step we had. When something wasn't working, we discussed options for our next steps...started us with clomid and IUI for 3 cycles. I had a good egg each time, but we increased the dosage from 50, to 100 after the first cycle to hope for better results the second and third times around...[he]suggested it would be safer to transfer one embryo due to my uterus size.
[nurses of Center for Advanced Reproductive Services] They explained everything and made sure to ask if we had any questions. If I called in the morning, I always had an answer before they left that day...It can get very busy in the mornings for cycle ultrasounds/bloodwork...Cycle monitoring is done each morning and the list starts being written at 6:45 am. Ultrasounds don't actually start until 7:30 am...
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
From our very first appointment, we felt very comfortable speaking with Dr. Schmit. He always explained each treatment option and step we had. When something wasn't working, we discussed options for our next steps. He is very upbeat and truly wants to help his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Make sure that you have a list of questions. He is very willing to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
I felt like Dr. Schmit always remembered things that my husband and I spoke with him about. He always seemed genuinely happy to see is.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
Dr. Schmit started us with clomid and IUI for 3 cycles. I had a good egg each time, but we increased the dosage from 50, to 100 after the first cycle to hope for better results the second and third times around. Because neither worked, and we were paying out of pocket for everything, he suggested moving onto IVF. I responded well to the IVF meds and didn't need to change the planned protocols. He suggested a fresh transfer after our retrieval, which we did but had negative results with. For our second transfer, he suggested a fresh transfer since I have no lining issues and it would be quicker. For the third transfer, we did a lupron protocol and used estrogen patches. I got pregnant, but had a chemical pregnancy. Before doing our fourth transfer, Dr. Schmidt suggested a hysteroscopy to make sure there was nothing prohibiting implantation in my uterus. It was mostly clear and we went ahead with the same protocol as transfer #3. This one ended with a negative. Now we are waiting for next steps.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Marsha, then Peg)
We worked with two nurses and both were wonderful. They explained everything and made sure to ask if we had any questions. If I called in the morning, I always had an answer before they left that day.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Overall I like CARS. It can get very busy in the mornings for cycle ultrasounds/bloodwork. Unfortunately because of the time I need to be at work, that meant leaving my house at 6:15 am so I could arrive and get on the lists. Then it was a lot of waiting around until they actually open. Weekends have a very long wait since the other locations in the state are not open for ultrasounds/bloodwork. I always felt like everyone was kind and wanting to help.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Cycle monitoring is done each morning and the list starts being written at 6:45 am. Ultrasounds don't actually start until 7:30 am, so it is a very long wait if you walk in the door to try to be first. At 7:30, they tend to move quickly, but it is still very hard to be out of the building before 8 am.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
I paid out of pocket. The clinic did offer an out of pocket plan that is tiered based on income. With medication and the out of pocket costs for treatments, we have spent about $25,000.
Describe David Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Dr. Schmit suggested it would be safer to transfer one embryo due to my uterus size.
What specific things went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
I needed to call the on call doctor on a weekend day to call in a prescription for clomid. It was a holiday weekend and I need the clomid quickly so I could start on day 3.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 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, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Schmidt is so personable and kind! He is genuinely invested in you and your dreams to have a child...I went into our first appointment expecting to be in tears and was pleasantly surprised to find myself excited about our plan and full of hope...You will not often get to communicate with [doctor] directly, however he has a strong team and he knows exactly who you are each time you do get to see him.
They [Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)] seem to be well organized and are great at communicating...you have your own “team.” Each doctor has a nurse, an IVF nurse and an insurance specialist...The one thing that can be disappointing is that you never know which doctor is going to do your procedure because they constantly rotate. I do wish that I got to see my doctor for all of my procedures.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt is extremely kind and personable. He took the time to explain everything thoroughly and to answer all of our questions. He has an amazing bedside manner. We really appreciated his positivity. I went into our first appointment expecting to be in tears and was pleasantly surprised to find myself excited about our plan and full of hope. We trust him completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Go into this knowing that your main contact person is going to be your nurse. You will not often get to communicate with Dr. Schmidt directly, however he has a strong team and he knows exactly who you are each time you do get to see him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt is so personable and kind! He is genuinely invested in you and your dreams to have a child.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Peggy)
Peggy has been a pleasure to work with. She is very kind and helpful. She returns all of my emails and phone calls quickly. I ask a lot of questions and she happily answers all of them.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
I’ve been pleasantly surprised with CARS! They seem to be well organized and are great at communicating. All of my phone calls and emails are answered in a timely manner. I like how they have it set up where you have your own “team.” Each doctor has a nurse, an IVF nurse and an insurance specialist. I like that my team communicates and shares info easily and that I have set people to contact. The one thing that can be disappointing is that you never know which doctor is going to do your procedure because they constantly rotate. I do wish that I got to see my doctor for all of my procedures.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
4 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Schmidt made us feel at ease right away and was upfront about the success rates for each procedure. When I didn’t respond well to our first IVF protocol, Dr. Schmidt went through the changes we’d be making and helped us understand what may have gone wrong...he is very caring and compassionate and seems to genuinely want success for his patients.
Early morning appointment for monitoring [at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services] can have a long wait, but being able to have monitoring that early in the morning is great. I would advise being very familiar with your particular insurance coverage...They took the time to answer all our questions and always called us back promptly.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt made us feel at ease right away and was upfront about the success rates for each procedure. When I didn’t respond well to our first IVF protocol, Dr. Schmidt went through the changes we’d be making and helped us understand what may have gone wrong. After my egg retrieval we thought we would only have 2 embryos (we needed up with 5), so we switched to a day 3 transfer of 2 embryos to maximize the chance for success. Dr. Schmidt guided us along making these decisions and was great at communicating what our options were. Overall he is very caring and compassionate and seems to genuinely want success for his patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Trust him and his team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt always took the time to thoroughly go over our treatment options, protocols, and explained our test results to us in detail. He was always willing to answer the 100 questions I asked, and he explained things in a way that were easy to understand.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
We used Clomid for IUI cycles. Dr. Schmidt said in our case using injectibles for IUI wouldn’t be worth the added cost. Our first IVF cycle included Lupron, Menopur and Gonal-F. After I ovulated on my own that cycle we went to estrogen patches, Menopur, Gonal-F, and cetrotide to bring us to the egg retrieval. After the egg retrieval I had injections of progesterone in oil.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Jenny, Peggy)
Jenny and Peggy are amazing. They took the time to answer all our questions and always called us back promptly. Peggy was great at helping with injections and made sure to see us and congratulate us when we went for our first ultrasound after learning we were pregnant.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Early morning appointment for monitoring can have a long wait, but being able to have monitoring that early in the morning is great. I would advise being very familiar with your particular insurance coverage, if applicable. Our billing representative at UCONN was new and we had to make sure we stayed on top of the charges.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Our first IUI was roughly $650. The others were about $90 because we met the first tier of our deductible. We paid $6,000 for IVF including medications - the rest was covered by insurance because we met our out of pocket max.
Describe David Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
We had planned to transfer one day 5 embryo due to the high success rates, but had to switch to transferring 2 day 3 embryos at the last minute. Dr. Schmidt told us that would give us the same chance for success that one day 5 embryo would have.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
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
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IVF
3 Embryo Freezing
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have completed three IVF cycles that resulted in 10 frozen embryos at the end. Dr. Schmidt started with less aggressive approach first and based on my response, changed the stimulation protocol that resulted in very successful third cycle. He encouraged our decision to do PGS test on our frozen embryos and explain pros and cons very clearly. He was successfully transferred single normal embryo and currently I'm 10 weeks pregnant. We are very happy and satisfied with the treatment options taken for us by Dr. Schmidt.
All the nurses I met at the CARS are very caring, friendly and helpful. I haven't met anyone who was rude, mean or consider me as a nuisance... Overall environment is very pleasant. I particularly like the beautiful photo wall inside the clinic that shows photos of babies that came to this world because of the care of CARS team. It gives hope and bring positive thoughts to our stressful IVF journey.... My insurance covered costs associated with IVF treatment. We had to pay for embryo freezing, biopsy and PGS test.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt is the best. He takes time to explain everything in details and make sure we understand all the information. I felt safe and comfortable when treated by Dr. Schmidt. I highly recommend him to my friends and colleagues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
I was fortunate to have Dr. Schmidt and his team for my IVF treatment. During my treatment process I met doctors, nurses and staff members at CARS, and everyone was very helpful and friendly. They tried their best to make my journey as comfortable as possible.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
I have completed three IVF cycles that resulted in 10 frozen embryos at the end. Dr. Schmidt started with less aggressive approach first and based on my response, changed the stimulation protocol that resulted in very successful third cycle. He encouraged our decision to do PGS test on our frozen embryos and explain pros and cons very clearly. He was successfully transferred single normal embryo and currently I'm 10 weeks pregnant. We are very happy and satisfied with the treatment options taken for us by Dr. Schmidt.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Marsha Kennedy)
All the nurses I met at the CARS are very caring, friendly and helpful. I haven't met anyone who was rude, mean or consider me as a nuisance.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Overall environment is very pleasant. I particularly like the beautiful photo wall inside the clinic that shows photos of babies that came to this world because of the care of CARS team. It gives hope and bring positive thoughts to our stressful IVF journey.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
My insurance covered costs associated with IVF treatment. We had to pay for embryo freezing, biopsy and PGS test.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
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
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
N/A
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Schmidt is a very warm doctor who you feel really cares about the outcome for you...you do not see your doctor as much as you see the nurses and staff. I am ok with this but I can see how some people could feel like a number...I really enjoyed sitting down and speaking with Dr. Schmidt. He always has a smile on his face and seems to bring a positive vibe with him in the room. He really took the time to sit with my husband and I and to explain everything in detail with us. This process can be very difficult and especially when things aren't going as you planned having a good doctor behind you is key.
you see the staff [at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN)] a lot compared to your doctor. The doctor is reviewing everything every time you go, but you do speak with the staff more times than the doctor...At the center all the nurses and staff really are a huge part of care...I really enjoyed sitting down and speaking with Dr. Schmidt. He always has a smile on his face and seems to bring a positive vibe with him in the room. He really took the time to sit with my husband and I and to explain everything in detail with us. This process can be very difficult and especially when things aren't going as you planned having a good doctor behind you is key.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
I really enjoyed sitting down and speaking with Dr. Schmidt. He always has a smile on his face and seems to bring a positive vibe with him in the room. He really took the time to sit with my husband and I and to explain everything in detail with us. This process can be very difficult and especially when things aren't going as you planned having a good doctor behind you is key.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
I would just let them know that you see the staff a lot compared to your doctor. The doctor is reviewing everything every time you go, but you do speak with the staff more times than the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr. Schmidt is a very warm doctor who you feel really cares about the outcome for you. At the center all the nurses and staff really are a huge part of care and you do not see your doctor as much as you see the nurses and staff. I am ok with this but I can see how some people could feel like a number.
9
Doctor
David Schmidt
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 33
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Schmidt] was a great communicator and always gave us realistic expectations. He never exaggerated possible outcomes in a negative or positive way. He was honest and worked with us to make tough decisions instead of making them for us or not providing the information we needed to make an informed choice....Dr.Schmidt took into consideration what medications he felt would be best and also how the cost would effect us as a family. This was very important to us. If medications were available that would serve the same function and were less money we went in that direction.
The clinic [Center for Advanced Reproductive Services] works well and I feel like every staff members works as a team. I’m always impressed by their level of communication and knowledge of each case. In order to begin any treatment, you meet with the entire team including the financial analyst. They are very honest and upfront about cost and also provide resources....The monitoring appointments were quick and well organized. Typically I would be in and out within 30 minutes.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
He was a great communicator and always gave us realistic expectations. He never exaggerated possible outcomes in a negative or positive way. He was honest and worked with us to make tough decisions instead of making them for us or not providing the information we needed to make an informed choice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Be honest and up front with your expectations and be an active part of your IVF team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
He was extremely personable and talked to us like people and not just patients passing through. He knew all our specific details and created a plan based on not only our testing but our conversations and life style.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
We used a variety of meds and protocols for each cycle. Dr.Schmidt took into consideration what medications he felt would be best and also how the cost would effect us as a family. This was very important to us. If medications were available that would serve the same function and were less money we went in that direction. He consistently monitored me through each cycle to make adjustments as needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Marsha )
She is an amazing nurse who truly feels compassion and connection to her patients. The entire staff made me feel like part of a family. They are all invested in the process and are just as excited to celebrate with you and also be there for you when things don’t work out.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
The clinic works well and I feel like every staff members works as a team. I’m always impressed by their level of communication and knowledge of each case. In order to begin any treatment, you meet with the entire team including the financial analyst. They are very honest and upfront about cost and also provide resources.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
The monitoring appointments were quick and well organized. Typically I would be in and out within 30 minutes. On a few occasions they were a little more backed up but the staff worked quickly to move everyone along and were apologetic for any delay.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
The first 2 rounds including my retrieval were covered by insurance. The third and forth frozen transfers each cost 4,000, however it did not include medications which ended up being close to 2,000 for each round
Describe David Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Overall he did not recommend multiple egg transfer during our initial IVF. Once we had a running history of miscarriage and negative tests, it was recommended that we attempt a multiple egg transfer. From the beginning he was very honest about percentages for both single and multi egg transfers. There was always logic behind his recommendations.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 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.

2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 33
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Schmidt is wonderful. ... He is one of the few doctors anywhere that asks if I am comfortable or in pain during every procedure My husband always asks a thousand questions, even some which may sound stupid, but Dr. Schmidt answered them all patiently and with great understanding. ... As I am under 35, he was only able to transfer one embryo ... He is very knowledgeable and shows great compassion.
the clinic [Center for Advanced Repro] has a discounted self-pay range depending on income for IVF which includes all costs except medication (does include egg retrieval). ... Everyone there is friendly and ready to help. Most of the staff who draws blood is great even though I am a difficult draw. When I had my polyp removal surgery, someone called me everyday to see how I was feeling.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr Schmidt is wonderful. Even when seeing an outside acupuncturist for IVF-related reasons, the acupuncturist said Dr. Schmidt was the most compassionate doctor there. He is one of the few doctors anywhere that asks if I am comfortable or in pain during every procedure My husband always asks a thousand questions, even some which may sound stupid, but Dr. Schmidt answered them all patiently and with great understanding. He is very knowledgeable and shows great compassion. I truly believe that he is the reason we conceived twins during our second transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Do not be afraid to ask questions, and write them down before you go because you may forget. Do not get discouraged if your initial plan does not work, Dr. Schmidt will find another way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Our doctor was very patient with all of our questions. Even though there were several times spent with him that I was crying, he remained kind and supportive. He has a good, appropriate sense of humor and a positive attitude.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
At first we used clomid and intercourse. Dr. Schmidt was then thinking about doing an IUI, but as we are self-pay he recommended going straight for IVF to get a better chance for our money. All my ultrasounds, bloodwork, and hysterosalpingogram looked clear at that point. Dr. Schmidt wanted to also do a water ultrasound. This showed that I had some small polyps. Dr. Schmidt performed surgery to remove them as they could cause miscarriage. Then the next month I was able to do egg retrieval and a fresh transfer. As I am under 35, he was only able to transfer one embryo at that point which did not result in a pregnancy. Three months later we did a frozen embryo transfer of 2 embryos (Dr. Schmidt said 2 was allowed now that the last transfer failed). We had a positive pregnancy blood test and when i went in for an ultrasound discovered both embryos implanted!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Marsha)
Marsha was my primary nurse once I moved onto starting the IVF process. She was always patient and understanding even if I was calling multiple times. When my husband and I were pregnant, we were not even at the clinic to see Marsha that day, yet she came out to both of us hugging and congratulating us. She was there through all the times of tears as well.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Everyone there is friendly and ready to help. Most of the staff who draws blood is great even though I am a difficult draw. When I had my polyp removal surgery, someone called me everyday to see how I was feeling. if I ever felt something was wrong after treatment, surgery, or a transfer. there was always a doctor on call and they would always see me the same day. At times, going in for daily blood draws and ultrasounds had long waits, but later on the wait time did improve. They take your privacy seriously and go through great lengths to make you comfortable even when you're very nervous.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
The early morning (7:30-9) monitor hours are convenient for the schedules of most. Initially I could be waiting a long time if I did not get there right at 7 am. However, as time went on the wait time greatly improved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
I was self-pay for all costs. The clinic has a discounted self-pay range depending on income for IVF which includes all costs except medication (does include egg retrieval). We fell in the $10,500 bracket. Then the cost for self-pay frozen embryo transfer was $4,725.
Describe David Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
After being there for 2.5 years, this is the first time I had an issue with the nurse not refilling my CVS prescription. However, I called early enough that I still have enough time to correct this before I run out.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ
2015 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 34
2 IUI
3 IVF
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
Sometimes it took so long that I’d be there [Center for Advanced Reproductive Services] over an hour waiting and my whole day was thrown off schedule...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...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.
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
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
One nurse was horrible. She was rude, harsh, and didn’t put in for the right blood work so our schedule was pushed back a month. When we got back with Kathy everything was fixed.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
2 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the minute I met Dr. Schmidt I felt comfortable and confident being in his care. One of the first procedures scheduled for me was a repeat procedure that I had had done by a previous doctor. My previous experience had been traumatic to say the least. Dr. Schmidt acknowledged my fears and was SO compassionate and caring during the procedure with him. To say the two procedures were like night and day is an understatement and I really attribute that to Dr. Schmidt's level of experience and genuine interest in his patients wellbeing. And because of this, the results were much more accurate and we were able to get a better understanding of my infertility problems.
Bloodwork can be a little overwhelming, morning monitoring can get really busy but the clinic [UCONN Medical] does a good job of moving people along. The lab staff are all extremely friendly and compassionate (and really good at drawing blood). The OR staff are fabulous and unbelievabley compassionate- emotionally I was at a serious low point during my D&C and all my nurses and anesthesiologist recognized that and supported me in the kindest way. The level of compassion the entire clinic shows their patients is noteworthy!
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
From the minute I met Dr. Schmidt I felt comfortable and confident being in his care. One of the first procedures scheduled for me was a repeat procedure that I had had done by a previous doctor. My previous experience had been traumatic to say the least. Dr. Schmidt acknowledged my fears and was SO compassionate and caring during the procedure with him. To say the two procedures were like night and day is an understatement and I really attribute that to Dr. Schmidt's level of experience and genuine interest in his patients wellbeing. And because of this, the results were much more accurate and we were able to get a better understanding of my infertility problems. Our first IUI was successful but unfortunately ended in miscarriage at 10 weeks. Dr. Schmidt was there to support us every step of the way in a way that made us feel like he took our loss as a personal loss as well. Most recently we've found out that we are expecting (and surprisingly not through IUI) and Dr. Schmidt has given us the same level of attention and care that we've received during monitored cycles.
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 hesitate to ask questions during your appointments or follow up with them afterwards. In my experience, he will always take the time to answer them in easy to understand terms.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Not only does Dr. Schmidt take the time to answer all our questions during every appointment, he makes it a point to always ask about what's going on in our lives, how we're doing, etc. When we've shared personal information he always follows up at our next appointment, asking how things went. He seems to take a vested holistic interest in his patients. When we were informed of our miscarriage after a successful IUI cycle with him, he pulled himself out of appointments to meet with us, confirm the miscarriage, answer questions and comfort us.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
Repeat HSG to assess validity of previous HSG results, baseline bloodwork, genetic testing for both myself and my husband, injectable fertility medications with monitoring, 2 IUIs (one resulting in pregnancy) and a D&C after miscarrying at 10 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical). (Assigned nurse: Jenny)
Jenny was fantastic at communicating information in a timely manner and answering any medication related questions I had. She always returned my phone calls and followed up as needed.
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Bloodwork can be a little overwhelming, morning monitoring can get really busy but the clinic does a good job of moving people along. The lab staff are all extremely friendly and compassionate (and really good at drawing blood). The OR staff are fabulous and unbelievabley compassionate- emotionally I was at a serious low point during my D&C and all my nurses and anesthesiologist recognized that and supported me in the kindest way. The level of compassion the entire clinic shows their patients is noteworthy!
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
My insurance paid for most of my treatments. There was some confusion at one point regarding a balance and the need to pay it in full before one of my IUIs could be performed but it was quickly resolved.
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 31 - 32
3 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Schmidt was the first doctor I felt like really listened to me. He took the time to hear my story, diagnose and the explain. He’s optimistic and comforting and assured me that he would work with us to get us pregnant.... I have no complaints about Dr Schmidt. He made me feel at ease, always answered all my questions and took time with my husband and I. His nurses were also great and understanding. The Center is a great place of support and everyone there is willing to work with your situation to get the outcome you’re looking for.
The Center [Center for Advanced Reproductive Services- UCONN] is great and very supportive. Weakness is that they text and email you all the time asking you to share them on social media. Our fertility journey is private, so we don’t plan to do that.... His nurses were also great and understanding. The Center is a great place of support and everyone there is willing to work with your situation to get the outcome you’re looking for.
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
I have no complaints about Dr Schmidt. He made me feel at ease, always answered all my questions and took time with my husband and I. His nurses were also great and understanding. The Center is a great place of support and everyone there is willing to work with your situation to get the outcome you’re looking for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Ask questions and be detailed. He’s a doctor who is willing to take tome with you to fully explain everything so take him up on that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr Schmidt was the first doctor I felt like really listened to me. He took the time to hear my story, diagnose and the explain. He’s optimistic and comforting and assured me that he would work with us to get us pregnant.
Describe the protocols David Schmidt used in your cycles at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical) and their degree of success.
I’m at the start of my treatment and we’ve taken a break to save up for a cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
He nurses were great and very supportive
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
The Center is great and very supportive. Weakness is that they text and email you all the time asking you to share them on social media. Our fertility journey is private, so we don’t plan to do that.
Describe David Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Dr Schmidt told us they try not to do multiple embryo transfers
9
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2014 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 31
1 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Schmidt was warm and caring, the three times we went to him for care he knew who we were, he knew how many kids we had from previous rounds, we felt known. He was always very candid...maybe would sometimes joke to much, but thats only if I have to find a negative... He always made sure we knew what to expect for all our care and timelines of how things should go
All the doctors [at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services] work as a team, so you may not see only your doctor for procedures or tests or for scans during your cycle. But your doctor was always the one who was reviewing your results and making decisions for your care...Everyone [nursing staff] was nice, efficient and caring...Very efficient, first come first serve, but you were never waiting very long
How was your experience with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr Schmidt maybe would sometimes joke to much, but thats only if I have to find a negative. One example would be our first scan of our twin pregnancy, trying to figure out if we were having one or two. He said "oh its just one, no wait it's two, no no its just one. Nope definitly two." He always made sure we knew what to expect for all our care and timelines of how things should go.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Ask questions, tell him your thoughts, the more he understands you the more he connects and helps you through all the stresses of infertility
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Schmidt at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)?
Dr Schmidt was warm and caring, the three times we went to him for care he knew who we were, he knew how many kids we had from previous rounds, we felt known. He was always very candid, and was able to joke with us.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Everyone was nice, efficient and caring
Describe your experience with Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
All the doctors work as a team, so you may not see only your doctor for procedures or tests or for scans during your cycle. But your doctor was always the one who was reviewing your results and making decisions for your care.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical).
Very efficient, first come first serve, but you were never waiting very long
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
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.

2013 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 35
3 IUI
2 Egg Freezing
2 Embryo Freezing
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
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.
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...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.
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
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 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.

2012 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 29
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[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
[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
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
10
Doctor
David Schmidt
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
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Farmington
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
2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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.
Before the very detailed regime of fertility drugs, Marsha [nurse at UConn Ctr Adv Repro S - Hart] 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...
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
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
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Clinic
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (UCONN Medical)
Hartford
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5