How was your experience with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Dr Simckes is extremely knowledgeable and he really cares about his patients. His communication style is abrasive and he seems very rushed in all of our appointments. His bedside manner was no for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Be sure that you come to appointments prepared with your questions and take lots of notes. He can rush through appts and give half-hearted answers sometimes, so you have to slow him down and focus him at times.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Simckes at Fertility Partnership?
Dr Simckes personally performs all ultrasounds, follow-ups, etc, so you are in constant contact with him throughout the process.
Describe the protocols David Simckes used in your cycles at Fertility Partnership and their degree of success.
Prior to egg retrieval, he prescribed prenatal, Vit D, CoQ10, and folguard. For retrieval, I stimmed with menopur and follistim. For transfer, my protocol was PIO, estrogen, heparin, and prednisone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Partnership. (Assigned nurse: Denise)
The primary nurse for retrieval and fresh transfer is very organized and reliable. The nurse for FET’s is inexperienced, not knowledgeable, and disorganized.
Describe your experience with Fertility Partnership.
Strengths—very personal touch with Dr seeing you at every appointment and doing all monitoring. Dr Simckes really does care about his patients and is willing to take suggestions on treatment from them.
Weaknesses—long waits, Dr is always late or running behind. Financial advisor is a mess.
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Simckes at Fertility Partnership.
For egg retrieval and FET with PGS testing, as well as meds, we paid approximately $15k out of pocket.
Describe David Simckes's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Partnership.
Dr Simckes does not promote PGS testing and he does advise multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Partnership?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Lost paperwork
- Failed to call with results
- Failed to order appropriate test
- Lost results
- Provided conflicting information
- Failed to convey critical information
- Lost or damaged samples
- Scheduled the wrong procedure