Jerry Sims

CORM

Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 89%Neutral: 11%9.7
89% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
9.8
9.8
Humanity

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Communication
8.5
8.5
Communication

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Frequency Seen
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8
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Responsiveness
8.4
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Education

Medical School
U. of Oklahoma
Residency
U. of Oklahoma
Fellowship
U. of Oklahoma

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Jerry Sims works at

CORM
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 15%8.7

At 3 offices

Beaumont
2344 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706
409.898.1603
Houston
7400 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 790-9900
Webster
1015 Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 332-0073
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2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 43
Donor Eggs
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Sims is very straightforward and to the point. We knew going in the route we would need to take...We will be using donor eggs so our cycle was a bit different...very upfront about the positive and negative aspects of the process. He does have a very dry sense of humor, which both myself and my husband loved... clinic only does single embryo transfer...Because of my age I was hoping for a possible multiple pregnancy so I would only have to go through this process once.
All of the staff [at CORM] are always so helpful and happy, this makes a big difference when you are going through infertility. They are also on top of things, I never have to wait long...My nurse has been awesome up to this point. She is always available and answers all questions promptly...clinic only does single embryo transfer..
How was your experience with Jerry Sims at CORM?
Dr. Sims is very straightforward and to the point. We knew going in the route we would need to take and he was very upfront about the positive and negative aspects of the process. He does have a very dry sense of humor, which both myself and my husband loved. We look forward to continuing our journey to building our family with his help.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerry Sims at CORM?
He is definitely not what you would expect, but in a good way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerry Sims at CORM?
He was very down to earth and approached our consultation appointment and every appointment since with a very empathetic yet straightforward attitude, which at this point in our journey is very much appreciated.
Describe the protocols Jerry Sims used in your cycles at CORM and their degree of success.
We will be using donor eggs so our cycle was a bit different. We have been through multiple routine tests, including labs, ultrasounds, etc. At this point we have only had medications for cycle starts due to irregularities. We chose a donor and we currently have 6 frozen embryos just waiting for the world to return to normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CORM. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Martin)
My nurse has been awesome up to this point. She is always available and answers all questions promptly.
Describe your experience with CORM.
The clinic is very nice. All of the staff are always so helpful and happy, this makes a big difference when you are going through infertility. They are also on top of things, I never have to wait long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerry Sims at CORM.
Egg purchase and transfer cost was $23,200.00. For ultrasounds and labs I’ve spent roughly $500.00.
Describe Jerry Sims's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CORM.
Our clinic only does single embryo transfer which I really didn’t want to do. Because of my age I was hoping for a possible multiple pregnancy so I would only have to go through this process once.
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Jerry Sims
Humanity
Communication
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Trustworthiness
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10
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CORM
Beaumont
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2019, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 33
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Sims did what he felt was best in our unique situation, I do feel that maybe we could have pushed a bit harder to retrieve more eggs but I respect his decision as a medical professional...always explained his rationale for the decisions he made...felt like I was in good hands...just wish we would have had better results...When things didn’t go as we had hoped I felt that he truly did care.
extremely pleased with the timeliness of their [CORM] responses to phone calls and their flexibility with scheduling early and late appointments for ultrasounds and blood work...I did get poor advice from this nurse in training and ended up purchasing a $400 medication I did not need. I even called back to question her advice...frustrating after already putting so much money into treatments...
How was your experience with Jerry Sims at CORM?
Dr. Sims did what he felt was best in our unique situation, I do feel that maybe we could have pushed a bit harder to retrieve more eggs but I respect his decision as a medical professional. Dr. Sims always explained his rationale for the decisions he made in choosing our medication regimen. I always felt like I was in good hands with Dr. Sims. I just wish we would have had better results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerry Sims at CORM?
If you are willing to push your body, make sure you let him know you want to be very aggressive with medications and treatments for egg retrieval.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerry Sims at CORM?
Dr. Sims was extremely kind and caring. When things didn’t go as we had hoped I felt that he truly did care.
Describe the protocols Jerry Sims used in your cycles at CORM and their degree of success.
In both IVF cycles we used Gonal F, cetrotide, micro HCG and Novarel trigger. We retrieved 10 eggs the first cycle, 2 fertilized and divided but stalled at multicellular day 3 and zero made it to blast. Cycle 2 we retrieved 11 eggs. 7 fertilized, 3 divided, made it to multicellular and stalled on day 3, zero made it to blast/freeze.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CORM. (Assigned nurse: Brooke)
Brook was absolutely amazing and always returned calls quickly. Brook did leave for maternity leave after I started cycle one and things were a bit of a mess as they trained a new nurse, I did get poor advice from this nurse in training and ended up purchasing a $400 medication I did not need. I even called back to question her advice and told her Brook had said to hold off on this particular med, she assured me i needed the medication. I know this would not have happened if Brook were there and I completely understand that people make mistakes. It was just a tad frustrating after already putting so much money into treatments. My second round of IVF went perfectly and Brook was my primary nurse throughout the second round.
Describe your experience with CORM.
I personally have had zero issues with the clinic and have been extremely pleased with the timeliness of their responses to phone calls and their flexibility with scheduling early and late appointments for ultrasounds and blood work. I worked full time and only took off the day of retrieval. Of course I wish that my 2 IVF cycles resulted in healthy little embryos but unfortunately that is not the case, I can’t say the clinic is to blame for that. Some people just aren’t as lucky as others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerry Sims at CORM.
First round IVF all in was approximately 15k plus an additional 6k for medications. Round two of IVF was around 8k plus an additional 4.5k for medications. I did receive around 4K credit after round one due to no embryos resulting in no transfer.
Describe Jerry Sims's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CORM.
I would be willing to transfer multiple embryos but I respect my doctors decision to transfer single embryos due to the risk for multiples which increase risks for both mother and child.
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Jerry Sims
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9
Clinic
CORM
Webster
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2015, Successful
10
10
Age 29
2 IVF
Anovulation
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Excellent doctor. He [Dr. Sims] was always very understanding and caring. Very knowledgeable and also felt that all my diagnoses were treated correctly. He would always be in the visit never just his nurse and that's always a really good sign.... Honestly I felt the clinic [CORM] let me down. I dint have such a good experience with them. There was times I called becuase I had a question and they would not call me back. Ignored me when I was asking about what
Honestly I felt the clinic [CORM] let me down. I dint have such a good experience with them. There was times I called becuase I had a question and they would not call me back. Ignored me when I was asking about what the other doctor had promised me. Not such good customer service. Also sorry but I did not feel that i was part of a team/ family.... I had a very embarrassing situation with one of the MD theres. I was on my way out of the building and I was stopped by a doctor ( not dr. Sims) to check my receipt of my treatment
How was your experience with Jerry Sims at CORM?
Excellent doctor. He was always very understanding and caring. Very knowledgeable and also felt that all my diagnoses were treated correctly. He would always be in the visit never just his nurse and that's always a really good sign.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerry Sims at CORM?
Trust what he says.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerry Sims at CORM?
I was treated like a human but I had a very embarrassing situation with one of the MD theres. I was on my way out of the building and I was stopped by a doctor ( not dr. Sims) to check my receipt of my treatment for the day and even when I told her that I had already paid she asked to see my receipt. That day there clerk had printed my receipt on a different color paper so doctor though I had not paid. She later called me to apologize and offer some fear services due to the mistake but once o started asking about it i was ignored. I knew then I did not have a stable relationship with that office I was just a number to them.
Describe the protocols Jerry Sims used in your cycles at CORM and their degree of success.
Did not do any cycles with dr sims
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CORM.
Great nursing staff they called me back anytime I had a question. Even if it was simple.
Describe your experience with CORM.
Honestly I felt the clinic let me down. I dint have such a good experience with them. There was times I called becuase I had a question and they would not call me back. Ignored me when I was asking about what the other doctor had promised me. Not such good customer service. Also sorry but I did not feel that i was part of a team/ family.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerry Sims at CORM.
Around $340 per visit not including labs.
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Jerry Sims
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CORM
Webster
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2011 - 2014, Successful
10
9
Age 25 - 28
12 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Immunological
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. sims was my knight in shining armor. He saved me from more than 10 years of failed fertility treatments. Without him I would not have my two beautiful twin boys! I feel that he truly assisted in a miracle when he assisted us in getting pregnant.... Dr. Sims had to use the highest dose of every med to get me to respond but it did work!
I think that the clinic [CORM- was great and it was close to home for me so I didn't have to travel a lot. I liked that they did not allow children to be present in the clinic. I know that everyone is different, but when going through this difficult time it was comforting to me not to have to smile behind my tears.... The nurses were overall good. Some better than others.
How was your experience with Jerry Sims at CORM?
Dr. sims was my knight in shining armor. He saved me from more than 10 years of failed fertility treatments. Without him I would not have my two beautiful twin boys! I feel that he truly assisted in a miracle when he assisted us in getting pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerry Sims at CORM?
Be comfortable being a patient and remember to ask questions if you don't understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jerry Sims at CORM?
He was always personable and kind. I never felt like a number I felt like I mattered.
Describe the protocols Jerry Sims used in your cycles at CORM and their degree of success.
Dr. Sims had to use the highest dose of every med to get me to respond but it did work!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CORM.
The nurses were overall good. Some better than others.
Describe your experience with CORM.
I think that the clinic was great and it was close to home for me so I didn't have to travel a lot. I liked that they did not allow children to be present in the clinic. I know that everyone is different, but when going through this difficult time it was comforting to me not to have to smile behind my tears.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerry Sims at CORM.
The IVF was $13,000 in 2014 that did not include medications
What specific things went wrong at CORM?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at CORM.
Everyone makes mistakes so you have to be on top of your care and protocol. I would recommend that no matter what doctor you see you must be your own advocate.
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Jerry Sims
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Clinic
CORM
Webster
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