Greene (Don) Royster

Brooke Army Medical Center

Medical SchoolUniformed Services University
ResidencySan Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
FellowshipNational Institutes of Health
Fort Sam Houston
3551 Roger Brooke Dr.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
210-916-7500
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Greene (Don) Royster to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Don't recommend: 53%6.3
2 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 53% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
4.7
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
6.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Brooke Army Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 44%Don't recommend: 56%5.8
7 assessments
  • 44% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 56% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
3
3
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
3
3
Dr. Royster did not always show me the screen during ultrasound checks or explain what he was seeing. He didn’t explain my lab results or where he would like them to be. Dr. Royster was nice enough, but I don’t feel like he spent enough time explaining things. ... Dr. Royster did many of my follicle checks for two TI cycles and three IUI cycles, though he did not perform the actual IUIs himself. ... Be ready to do some Google research because things will not be explained well. ...
Clinic operates for military affiliated patients at a free/reduced cost. Very early morning labs required (by 6:00 AM) then sitting around for 1.5 hours for clinic to open to do follicle checks. Everything feels very rushed. ... IUI is free at Brooke Army Medical Center for eligible patients and IVF is significantly reduced. Medications are included free of charge for both through a grant program.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
3
3
How was your experience with Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center?
Dr. Royster did not always show me the screen during ultrasound checks or explain what he was seeing. He didn’t explain my lab results or where he would like them to be. Dr. Royster was nice enough, but I don’t feel like he spent enough time explaining things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center?
Be ready to do some Google research because things will not be explained well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center?
Appointments felt very rushed.
Describe the protocols Greene (Don) Royster used in your cycles at Brooke Army Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Royster did many of my follicle checks for two TI cycles and three IUI cycles, though he did not perform the actual IUIs himself. He had me taking 7.5 mg letrozole CD 5-9 for the TI intercourse cycles, both unsuccessful. I did one IUI cycle with 7.5 mg letrozole CD 5-9 and two with letrozole 7.5 mg CD 5-9 and 75 units Follistim CD 10-13. All unsuccessful IUIs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was fine. They were nice enough, but not overly nice. I did not have a lot of nurse interaction overall.
Describe your experience with Brooke Army Medical Center.
Clinic operates for military affiliated patients at a free/reduced cost. Very early morning labs required (by 6:00 AM) then sitting around for 1.5 hours for clinic to open to do follicle checks. Everything feels very rushed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center.
IUI is free at Brooke Army Medical Center for eligible patients and IVF is significantly reduced. Medications are included free of charge for both through a grant program.
What specific things went wrong at Brooke Army Medical Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Greene (Don) Royster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston
Nursing
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10
3
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
3
He [Dr. Royster] is the most caring infertility doctor I have encountered. He was always more than willing to answer and fully explain his answers to any questions I had. He has a way of putting your mind at ease and it is easy to trust him...the time limit you have with him at your monitoring appointments is not his choice. Schedule a one on one and let him know you need more time to answer questions or concerns.
Monitoring appointments are very much like a cattle call. Everyone for that day is told to be there at the same time for labs and then you sit in the waiting room [at Brooke Army Medical Center] to be called back 3 at a time for monitoring....Nurses are amazing! I always felt like they were just as invested in our infertility journey as we were....The clinic has a very rushed feeling. Be prepared to be there REALLY early on monitoring days and know you will only have a few minutes with the doctor to discuss results. When you call the clinic you you will have to leave a message on the answering service which is frustrating but they are very good about calling you back before the end of the day.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
3
How was your experience with Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center?
He is the most caring infertility doctor I have encountered. He was always more than willing to answer and fully explain his answers to any questions I had. He has a way of putting your mind at ease and it is easy to trust him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center?
Understand that the time limit you have with him at your monitoring appointments is not his choice. Schedule a one on one and let him know you need more time to answer questions or concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center?
He definitely knows how to treat you like a human but unfortunately the clinic pushes so many patients through at a time you become just a number.
Describe the protocols Greene (Don) Royster used in your cycles at Brooke Army Medical Center and their degree of success.
We used Lupron, Menopur, and Follistim for stims. Ovidrel for egg release and PIO for transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses are amazing! I always felt like they were just as invested in our infertility journey as we were.
Describe your experience with Brooke Army Medical Center.
The clinic has a very rushed feeling. Be prepared to be there REALLY early on monitoring days and know you will only have a few minutes with the doctor to discuss results. When you call the clinic you you will have to leave a message on the answering service which is frustrating but they are very good about calling you back before the end of the day.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Brooke Army Medical Center.
Monitoring appointments are very much like a cattle call. Everyone for that day is told to be there at the same time for labs and then you sit in the waiting room to be called back 3 at a time for monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Greene (Don) Royster at Brooke Army Medical Center.
IVF was $7000 including meds, IUI is free and no charge for meds.
What specific things went wrong at Brooke Army Medical Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Greene (Don) Royster
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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