Jerald Goldstein

Fertility Specialists of Texas

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of Texas Southwestern
ResidencyWash U. St. Louis
FellowshipWash U. St. Louis
Dallas
8230 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
214-750-5500
Frisco
5757 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
214-618-2044
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jerald Goldstein to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 19%8.5
16 assessments
  • 70% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% 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 Fertility Specialists of Texas to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 10%8.6
31 assessments
  • 61% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 30% Neutral (7-8)
  • 10% Don't recommend (0-6)
16 assessments
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
Jerald was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We never felt rushed or like we were on the clock. When we received devastating results, he assured us we would put together a plan to have a family.... He made sure to take plenty of time to sit and talk to us and try to connect with us. We weren’t just in and out of the office. He was thorough and when he confirmed the loss of my fertility, he was very caring and assured me we’d put together a plan.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Jerald was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We never felt rushed or like we were on the clock. When we received devastating results, he assured us we would put together a plan to have a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Ask a lot of questions and don’t hesitate to have him explain if you don’t understand something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He made sure to take plenty of time to sit and talk to us and try to connect with us. We weren’t just in and out of the office. He was thorough and when he confirmed the loss of my fertility, he was very caring and assured me we’d put together a plan.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
Since we have to use an egg donor and aren’t to that place yet, I can’t answer fully. He did prescribe me estrogen though to get my cycles back to normal and he also redid all blood tests to confirm the diagnosis.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
When I first started on the estrogen, it made me very sick. The nurse called me and emailed me to check on me. She also offered (free of charge) to hold a conference call with my sisters (potential egg donors) and mom to answer questions, address concerns, etc. It meant so much to not only myself but my family.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
The only complaint I have is the person that discussed our insurance coverage wasn’t extremely empathetic. It was like a job interview. Would have liked to seen more compassion. The rest of the clinic, however, was extremely compassionate and friendly. Made you feel at home during an hard time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Since we basically went to get confirmed results and out a plan together, our insurance covered majority of the basic visit. If we were to move forward with the donor egg/transfer/embryo transfer, our out of pocket costs would be around $14,000 with insurance.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Due to my autoimmune disease (Addison’s Disease) he suggested a single embryo transfer since my body can’t handle additional stress. I was surprised he knew about this rare disease and appreciated his honesty.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
9
Dr. Goldstein is very smart and thinks about multiple things at once. That can come across as scatter-brained and can make it difficult to pin him down to get answers. BUT if you're patient with him about getting all the answers, he will take the time to get you all the information you need. He truly wants his patients to have all the information, and he's even made time to see me when I didn't have an appointment
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein is very smart and thinks about multiple things at once. That can come across as scatter-brained and can make it difficult to pin him down to get answers. BUT if you're patient with him about getting all the answers, he will take the time to get you all the information you need. He truly wants his patients to have all the information, and he's even made time to see me when I didn't have an appointment. He is such a cheerleader for you and isn't afraid of changing course if something is working. He will also take into account the patient's preference. For example, my surrogate had used a medication before that she liked. He typically doesn't prescribe it but since she had had no issues with it before, he didn't mind including it in her protocol this time. He's truly interested in making his practice better. I had switched from another doctor in the practice - one that I was very unhappy with. That doctor had a very warm personality but failed on multiple fronts. Dr. Goldstein really wanted to take the time to understand what I was unhappy about. He even spent time going over his colleague's protocol and told me what he would have done differently. There was no defensiveness on his part, even though he practiced with the other doctor, which I really appreciated. I finally feel very confident in our choice of fertility specialist.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He's brilliant. But you have to be patient/persistent in getting answers to your questions because he can get lost on tangents. But you won't regret choosing him as your doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein has a huge heart. He takes the time to see his patients directly even when it's not necessary. You can tell it's so important to him that patients end up with a take-home baby. His personality is a little different - but it's because he's so smart and thinking all the time - but the warmth that comes through from his is evident.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
I had two egg retrieval cycles with my prior RE, who practices with Goldstein. The first cycle ended with no healthy embryos. The second cycle ended with only two. The only difference in medication in the two cycles was the addition of human growth hormone and the upping the dosage of Menopur by quite a bit. When Dr. Goldstein looked at the results and the protocol prescribed by his colleague, he said that he would have significantly changed my medications because it was clear that my body didn't respond to them the first round. I felt like Dr. Goldstein had a lot more tools in his toolbox to choose from than did my prior doctor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Jeanette)
Jeanette - a nurse and the surrogacy coordinator - is the absolute best. She's smart, responsive, and compassionate. Her information was always timely and accurate. I can't say enough good things about her.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I don't think any clinic is perfect, and this one is no exception. At one point, I found myself being repeatedly put on hold for 20 minutes. But I complained and was put through to the office manager, and that never happened again. Occasionally, the nurses can get overwhelmed and you can fall through the cracks - you don't get timely information or you realize something in your protocol isn't accurate. That is certainly the exception, not the norm. Overall, the staff was really good. But you definitely have to take an active role in your own care and stay on top of things. I also had multiple wonky billing issues - At one point I found I had a credit by happenstance. It was a total fluke I found out about it, and yet every appointment I had to keep telling them I didn't owe anything. I don't know how often they reconcile their books, but when they do, they aren't good about informing the patients. I also had a few surprise bills where "all-inclusive" packages didn't include a few things that weren't disclosed. I will say that these are all minor issues that popped up. In the year and a half I've been going to the clinic, almost everything went smoothly, and when it didn't the clinic was usually apologetic and wanted to make things right. There are some staff members that are absolutely awesome so I just made sure to use those people as my points of contact!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Our egg retrievals were part insurance, part out of pocket. I'm honestly not sure we saved any money by using insurance because our portion was so high. Cash pay might have been cheaper. We are now using a gestational carrier. It is $5000 per FET cycle. That doesn't include her initial medical clearance or her medications. That does include a surrogacy coordination fee, which some clinics charge separately. I've been very happy with the surrogacy coordinator there. She's the best.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Dr. Goldstein fully supports my eSET decision. I came in with that decision, but he never once pushed or intimidated that we should do more than one. He really thinks one is best, though I know because of the expense of surrogacy, if we wanted him to transfer two, he would do it.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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6
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
6
Dr. Goldstein does have a stutter or speech impediment so you have to be patient with him. I do like that he advocates for acupuncture. He is also open-minded if you request additional medications that you think may help in the treatment plan. I do not like that he sometimes asks the same questions as if he does not remember your protocol or history.... It would be nice to receive a phone call from Dr. Goldstein when something does not go as planned such as a miscarriage. A follow up call would be nice
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
6
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein does have a stutter or speech impediment so you have to be patient with him. I do like that he advocates for acupuncture. He is also open-minded if you request additional medications that you think may help in the treatment plan. I do not like that he sometimes asks the same questions as if he does not remember your protocol or history.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Do not be afraid to ask questions and be your own advocate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
It would be nice to receive a phone call from Dr. Goldstein when something does not go as planned such as a miscarriage. A follow up call would be nice. He also tends to ask the same questions over and over as if he does not remember you.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
Two weeks of birth control before stims starting on CD2. Follistim 150-300 and Menopur 75-150. I also used omnitrope which is something I asked for to possibly help with egg quality. My estrogen levels were high so we used lupron as a trigger instead of Novarel which is what we were going to originally use. For FET I used lupron, estradiol tablets, antibiotics, and baby aspirin. I also used PIO with a sesame base- I had an allergic reaction so had to ask to be switched to PIO in ethyl oleate. I ended up with 3 embryos to freeze out of 11 eggs collected.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Brandy and then Teicha )
Tiecha- I do not feel as though she has much compassion or sympathy. She is not very warm. She is also not very prompt at returning emails in a timely manner. But if a problem arises she does get it handed quickly. I really like Brandi at the office. She is very sweet, unfortunately she works under another doctor in the practice and not Dr. Goldstein anymore.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I like that they have different locations so it makes the clinic more accessible. It is a clean clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I do not have the information with me but I believe the cost of IVF is around $15,000. Not including medications.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Since this was my second round of IVF but my first transfer, Dr. Goldstein believed I had been through a lot so he suggested transferring two embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
9
Dr. Goldstein took ample time with me going over our medical and infertility history. He made me feel like i was his only appointment that day and never once did i feel rushed or not heard. He was very straightforward and honest and had several different options for us moving forward. I feel like he is trustworthy and not just in it for the money or noteriety.... he encouraged another egg retrevial he supported our desire to pursue a frozen embryo transfer with the remaining embryos we had.
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein took ample time with me going over our medical and infertility history. He made me feel like i was his only appointment that day and never once did i feel rushed or not heard. He was very straightforward and honest and had several different options for us moving forward. I feel like he is trustworthy and not just in it for the money or noteriety.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
If you have a question ask! They genuinely want you to feel comfortable in the process and decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
I felt he actually took the time to read through my history. We’re a military family so we’ve moved several times through our journey. He is very warm and honest and i feel doesn’t set unrealistic expectations. I hope to pursue treatment with him.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
Dr. Goldstein feels that the reason our last two transfers with a previous doctor failed were likely due to embryo quality. Although he encouraged another egg retrevial he supported our desire to pursue a frozen embryo transfer with the remaining embryos we had.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
She was very sweet and had a great bedside manner
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
They seem well organized and appear to have a good system in place. I never had to wait much after my appointment time to be seen and never had any office issue. I was always greeted promptly and with a smile and felt comfortable and like the front staff cared.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
For the embryo transfer it was estimated between $5k-7k. Dr. Goldstein feels we need a fresh cycle which was quoted at $17k. Higher prices reflect our insurance not covering our treatment which they sadly do not.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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0
Age
34
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
At the time I didnt think much either way of him. He [Dr. Goldstein] was awkward in his interactions with others but that was it....We did two IVF fresh rounds....he didnt change it from one round to the next. Both rounds had very poor results.... I had significant fertility diagnosis that he missed and continued to do IVF rounds without addressing the problems first. I had fibroids, Endometriosis, and a Uterine Septum that went undiagnosed through 2 rounds of IVF.
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Age
34
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
At the time I didnt think much either way of him. He was awkward in his interactions with others but that was it. After paying 24,000 for two failed cycles, and seeing a different doctor. I was LIVID to discover I had significant fertility diagnosis that he missed and continued to do IVF rounds without addressing the problems first. I had fibroids, Endometriosis, and a Uterine Septum that went undiagnosed through 2 rounds of IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
I would highly recommend that they visit someone else with greater attention to detail, and the ethics to not take patients money without telling them the entire medical picture. I filed a complaint on this doctor for doing IVF rounds on me without treating my other medical conditions. My subsequent IVF doctor performed a surgery prior to IVF rounds so that I could get pregnant. He should have done this, but he didnt. He just kept taking my money for IVF rounds that he should have known would not be successful considering all my conditions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr Goldstein has very poor social skills, little affect, and is robotic in nature in his interactions with patients. This makes for horrible bed side manner. When patients (such as myself) were distraught or saddened over poor outcomes with transfers he awkwardly didnt know how to respond.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
We did two IVF fresh rounds. I dont recall the specific medications or injections I used. I just know that he didnt change it from one round to the next. Both rounds had very poor results. only producing 2 transferable embryos with nothing to freeze. I dont even know the embryo grades as that information was never explained or shared with me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didnt have a relationship with the nurses there. I dont recall working with anyone specific person to give a description of.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I liked the clinic itself and how it functioned. They give you a colored picture of your embryos prior to transfer. They also offer to play calming music and have someone pray or do calming breathing exercises with you after the transfer while you wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
ABout $12,000 per IVF cycle give or take some medications.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
We did 2 embryo transfer each time and I was fine with that. In fact, I prefer that.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr. Goldstein] is very smart and sometimes it’s like his brain is working faster than he can talk. He’s definitely motivated to help you reach your goal and in my experience tended to be least invasive first before moving to more invasive procedures which made me very comfortable.... Timed intercourse with and without injectables negative . IUI with injectables - always produced multiple follicles (Goldstein made us aware every time of the risk of multiples and risks associated) negative with 1 cycle cancelled due to a cyst.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He is very smart and sometimes it’s like his brain is working faster than he can talk. He’s definitely motivated to help you reach your goal and in my experience tended to be least invasive first before moving to more invasive procedures which made me very comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
To be patient with him when he’s talking to you.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
Timed intercourse with and without injectables negative . IUI with injectables - always produced multiple follicles (Goldstein made us aware every time of the risk of multiples and risks associated) negative with 1 cycle cancelled due to a cyst. IVF frozen cycle due to risk of OHSS and he feels it has a better success rate 1 miscarriage and 1 successful
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Tiesha )
The nurses were all amazing and kind. They were very compassionate when calling it discussing bad news. We started with Brandi as our nurse who we loved and then Teisha, who we loved also, became ours as the doctors switched nurses. I just wish they had given us a heads up about them switching.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I loved this clinic and would highly recommend them to anyone. The front desk people were a little frustrating, but nothing major. The nursing staff is amazing and were quick to respond to messages and emails.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Frozen IVF cycle was about $12000 not including meds. 2nd Transfer was $1200 I believe.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
31 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
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Dr. Goldstein is quirky and slightly antisocial, but is incredibly intelligent, compassionate and dedicated. He's sometimes hard to understand, due to a slight speech impediment. However, he's highly skilled and I'm astounded by his knowledge in his field. He's an incredible physician and truly loves his patients and his practice....If you want the best, Dr. Goldstein is exactly that. If you're needing a hand holder, he's probably not going to be a fit, personality wise. He has great compassion, but is more clinical in his approach. However, his nurses are incredible at filling the gap.
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein is quirky and slightly antisocial, but is incredibly intelligent, compassionate and dedicated. He's sometimes hard to understand, due to a slight speech impediment. However, he's highly skilled and I'm astounded by his knowledge in his field. He's an incredible physician and truly loves his patients and his practice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
If you want the best, Dr. Goldstein is exactly that. If you're needing a hand holder, he's probably not going to be a fit, personality wise. He has great compassion, but is more clinical in his approach. However, his nurses are incredible at filling the gap.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
I was always treated warmly but felt not important during the time we waited to find out if our ectopic pregnancy was viable.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Kelly Moore)
Kelly is the most amazing nurse I've ever had. She truly loves her patients and is familiar with their treatment cycle. After not seeing her for about a year she recognized me in a public setting and ran to embrace me. A truly incredible nurse!!
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
The Dallas and Frisco offices are incredibly busy. Wait times can be long. Nurses are great! Phlebotomists are incredible. Charlotte in the Frisco office is great at difficult blood draws. Other doctors in the practice are awesome as well!! The embryologist, Dr. Guerrero is one of my all time favorite people.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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5
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
I think he [Dr. Jerald Goldstein] should take a moment with patients during check ups and visits and maybe perform IUI’s. The nurses do the IUI’s. More confidence when speaking at events. Be honest without sugar coating.other than that he’s a great guy and he knows his stuff.... We did a round of Clomid, a trigger shot. Same thing second round but the trigger shot may have been different kind of trigger shot.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Native American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
I think he should take a moment with patients during check ups and visits and maybe perform IUI’s. The nurses do the IUI’s. More confidence when speaking at events. Be honest without sugar coating.other than that he’s a great guy and he knows his stuff.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or be open.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He’s a nice man and I know he genuinely wants to help couples have a family. I am still working on my family so we are not there yet.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
We did a round of Clomid, a trigger shot. Same thing second round but the trigger shot may have been different kind of trigger shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Jeanette is my favorite, and the last nurse who did my second IUI was understanding when I explained that I needed her to take her time and use small equipment because I’m a small person.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
The only thing was I needed a procedure done in a time frame before I flew to my home town where I had a donor and I would’ve had to do the whole check up and reschedule the procedure, I was able to get the same procedure faster with a different fertility clinic and also found out through that clinic I had polyps. I understand it’s policy and procedure but it would’ve pushed my chances with my donor out. Not that it mattered it didn’t take anyways so I had surgery and now I hope he can help me and have it work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I paid about $4000 per IUI including the sperm and shipping to the facility
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I think it’s good to explain the possibility of multiples but when you are like me it may sound like I am greedy but I’d rather put in at least 3 because if I do 2 and none take I won’t get to do this again. Many of us can afford to be parents but many of us can’t afford the charges to specialty have a family the harder way especially back to back. An IVF is the total of a car. With a car you have something to show that truly is crushing to spend all that money for nothing and your dreams shattered. I never thought I’d have to do fertility. We both have jobs but as good as they are we are not rich we just wanted a chance at having at least one baby.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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My experience with Dr Goldstein was very good even though our first cycle was not successful. He meet with my husband and I and took his time with us planning our next cycle and really explaining to us the odds. We knew going in that my age (36) played a factor and he fully explained every detail. We could not be happier with him...Dr Goldstein always took the time to answer every question I had and he would throughly explain each process...
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
My experience with Dr Goldstein was very good even though our first cycle was not successful. He meet with my husband and I and took his time with us planning our next cycle and really explaining to us the odds. We knew going in that my age (36) played a factor and he fully explained every detail. We could not be happier with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Go in with an open mind and from personal experience don't start the process unless you are committed to at least 3 tries at IVF for one successful pregnancy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr Goldstein always took the time to answer every question I had and he would throughly explain each process.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
Dr Goldstein upped my menopur during the 2nd cycle but all other drugs remained the same.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Brandy )
I cannot say enough about the nurses at the Frisco office! Brandy was amazing at explaining all of my shots and meds and she was also available anytime I had a question. Teicha completed one of my retrievals with me and was absolutely amazing! Angie did a few of my scans and she always took her time and would show me clearly what she was seeing. The nurses were just as important as the dr. They truly hire the best.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
The clinic is very busy and in high demand. They are extremely timely with appointments and try their best to stay on time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
If I remember correctly the drugs and procedures were approximately 18K each.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Dr Goldstein clearly explained the risks of transferring multiple embryos but ultimately he and I both felt very comfortable transferring 2 at each cycle.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Overall, we were very happy with his knowledge and manner during our time under his care. We had to ask questions but he was willing to answer all questions we had and further explain what we didn't understand. He never seemed in a hurry to see the next patient.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Overall, we were very happy with his knowledge and manner during our time under his care. We had to ask questions but he was willing to answer all questions we had and further explain what we didn't understand. He never seemed in a hurry to see the next patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
To ask questions and not be intimidated by him. He is really smart and has been in this field a long time, he knows what he is doing and has surrounded himself by a great staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
HUMAN. Being our second doctor for IVF, we felt like we were at a 5 star spa/facility. Everyone was so kind, helpful and generous from our previous experience. And the atmosphere was calming and non-stressful. It made the whole process easier and more relaxing than before during an already extremely stressful situation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Leetiecha Martinson, Amy Fleming)
I formed a quick bond with both of my primary nurses during both times I was under Dr. Goldstein's care. One of which is no longer there. They made me feel like I was first on their list and answered any and all questions I had. They are pretty easy to get a hold of via phone or email. I am still friends with each of them today.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
I live out of state so the doctor allowed me to do my monitoring with my local OBGYN. That made a tremendous difference in my stress level during their care.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
24 - 28
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
He [Dr. Goldstein] always asks how you’re doing, like truly. Not just because it the polite thing to ask. He takes the time to make sure all my questions are answered!...He’s a little “all over the place” at times but it’s because he’s thinking of every angle of your care. He thinks out loud and truly wants the best possible outcome. He always makes sure I know the plan and that I’m doing okay mentally and emotionally throughout the process.
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Age
24 - 28
Treated
2014 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He’s a little “all over the place” at times but it’s because he’s thinking of every angle of your care. He thinks out loud and truly wants the best possible outcome. He always makes sure I know the plan and that I’m doing okay mentally and emotionally throughout the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Just prepare for him to be a little spacey at times but he’s truly a fantastic doctor
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He always asks how you’re doing, like truly. Not just because it the polite thing to ask. He takes the time to make sure all my questions are answered!
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
We did stimming and egg retrieval and then froze all due to my estrogen being too high. We then waited a few weeks and did a frozen transfer of two embryos! Both stuck and we have twins!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Very organized and quick to respond to any questions I had
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Clinic is beautiful. Everyone is very friendly and understanding of your desire to have children. The rooms are clean, I never waited very long to be seen. Warm and inviting atmosphere vs cold doctors office!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
My insurance covered 50% of our infertility treatment. So we paid about $10k for IVF and first transfer.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr. Goldstein and all of his staff made my husband and I feel extremely comfortable.... Dr. Goldstein is very good at what he does! My husband and I came in feeling very nervous and he set our mind at ease. Very friendly and compassionate. Not only that, he explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions. We were not rushed out of the office — we felt very at home and like we’ve k own him for years. Just a wonderful man.
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Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein is very good at what he does! My husband and I came in feeling very nervous and he set our mind at ease. Very friendly and compassionate. Not only that, he explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions. We were not rushed out of the office — we felt very at home and like we’ve k own him for years. Just a wonderful man.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein and all of his staff made my husband and I feel extremely comfortable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very friendly and knowledgeable !
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Minimal wait time. Very friendly staff, nurses and doctor Goldstein is wonderful! Very comfortable environment and everyone was very welcoming from the beginning and each time we’ve been to the office. My husband and I are very glad that we chose Fertility Specialists of TX and especially Dr. Goldstein.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
$60 copay and some charges for blood work. We were quoted around 2k for our IUI not including medication
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Dallas
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
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He [Dr. Jerald Goldstein] was easy to speak to and listened to all my concerns and reassured me. He was also very blunt and straight forward with what was going to happen which I liked. He took his time with me being the first time I have seen a RE...He took his time to explain everything that was going to happen to me and made sure I was comfortable...I have OHSS and don't ovulate like I should so I was given pills to try and bring a normal period. They did not work. I was also given birth control to regulate my periods. Which also did not work.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He was easy to speak to and listened to all my concerns and reassured me. He was also very blunt and straight forward with what was going to happen which I liked. He took his time with me being the first time I have seen a RE.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Make a list of questions and take it with you. Ask ask ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He took his time to explain everything that was going to happen to me and made sure I was comfortable
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
I have OHSS and don't ovulate like I should so I was given pills to try and bring a normal period. They did not work. I was also given birth control to regulate my periods. Which also did not work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
The front desk nurses were not friendly and showed no compassion. They were always moody and I always felt like I was a inconvenience to them
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
The doctors are awesome. The staff could use some work. Go in with a open mind
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
10,000
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Because of my age and how infrequent my periods are I was told I would need to transfer to embryos.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Dr. Goldstein was always caring and compassionate. He truly cares about every patient....Dr. G was always honest but compassionate. He is not the most articulate doctor, but he always explained everything in detail and was always willing to answer questions. He uses an individual approach instead of cookie cutter....Dr. Goldstein prescribed Lupron as part of my protocol. For the 2nd and 3rd transfers we used Lupron again...There was just one incident of miscommunication about what the next protocol would be, but nothing major
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. G was always honest but compassionate. He is not the most articulate doctor, but he always explained everything in detail and was always willing to answer questions. He uses an individual approach instead of cookie cutter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Follow all instructions carefully and ask questions if you don't understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Dr. Goldstein was always caring and compassionate. He truly cares about every patient.
Describe the protocols Jerald Goldstein used in your cycles at Fertility Specialists of Texas and their degree of success.
We used frozen eggs from a previous doc for the first cycle. It ended in an early loss. At a previous doctor I ovulated through the meds, so Dr. Goldstein prescribed Lupron as part of my protocol. For the 2nd and 3rd transfers we used Lupron again.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Specialists of Texas. (Assigned nurse: Kelly)
Kelly was our care coordinator/oversaw most of our care. She was always kind and helpful.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Strengths: usually short wait times, compassionate staff, individual care Weaknesses: no locations south of Dallas, all were a long drive for us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
We had insurance coverage for most of the procedures.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
It depends on the patient. He seems to prefer SET, but will transfer two if he thinks it will give the best chance as long as the patient consents
What specific things went wrong at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
He's [Dr. Goldstein] great - very smart and direct but lets you make decisions based on the information that he presents. We felt like he cared about our process and he was supportive throughout and always available to answer questions or concerns we might have had...He's a great Doctor....it was easy to deal with any issues that came up with their staff [Fertility Specialists of Texas]. Very direct and communicative. We were always able to reach the person we needed to within a few hours of calling.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He's great - very smart and direct but lets you make decisions based on the information that he presents. We felt like he cared about our process and he was supportive throughout and always available to answer questions or concerns we might have had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Don't hesitate! He's a great Doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Super friendly staff and everyone was really excited and supportive throughout the whole process.
Describe your experience with Fertility Specialists of Texas.
It's a very nice space and it was easy to deal with any issues that came up with their staff. Very direct and communicative. We were always able to reach the person we needed to within a few hours of calling.
Describe Jerald Goldstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
He strongly suggested the transfer of one embryo based on success rates and he was happy that we agreed.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
28
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
8
He addressed the medical side but validated that what we were going through wasn't easy and he cared about physical and emotional... After 3 other fertility doctors who weren't able to solve our problem, he figured it out at consult and had we scheduled for surgery a week later. I have waited to be seen by him, but I trust him and will continue my care with him!
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Age
28
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
He is very knowledgable! After 3 other fertility doctors who weren't able to solve our problem, he figured it out at consult and had we scheduled for surgery a week later. I have waited to be seen by him, but I trust him and will continue my care with him!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
Be patient, be prepared to review your history several times. I believe he is taking it all in and that helps him make a decision.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerald Goldstein at Fertility Specialists of Texas?
I felt like he was able to put emotion to what we were going through. He addressed the medical side but validated that what we were going through wasn't easy and he cared about physical and emotional. The only down side is that every time we go in, it seems like he forgets who we are and needs to go over our whole chart to remember.
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Doctor
Jerald Goldstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Fertility Specialists of Texas
Frisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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