Leah Schenk

Houston Fertility Specialists

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Medical SchoolRoy J Lucille A Carver
ResidencyN. Eastern Ohio U.
FellowshipEastern Virginia Jones
Houston
7900 Fannin
Houston, TX 77054
713-512-7900
Webster
251 Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
713-512-7900
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Leah Schenk to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 84%Don't recommend: 16%9.2
6 assessments
  • 84% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8
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 Houston Fertility Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 16%8
45 assessments
  • 59% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
10
10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. Schenk took lots of notes and has made lots of changes. She knows we drive 3 hours to see her each time, and she makes our time well worth the drive! She will do as much as she can during one visit, just to help us out!...has been very thorough from the beginning. She caught that I have PCOS within a month of starting to see her. She is very kind and helps you understand everything. She accommodates us being as we drive 3 hours (one way) each time to see her. I have already recommended her to my cousin and a friend of mine to help them with infertility.
All of the staff at Aspire Fertility in Houston, Tx are amazing! They make you feel so positive and comfortable from the time you walk in the doors, until you leave. They give you all the information you need to know or ask for and are all great!...Positive environment all the way around! Everyone is so nice and welcoming! Everyone is always smiling and they don't hesitate to answer any questions you may have! They treat you like a human being and not just some other person coming in for infertility.
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility?
Dr. Schenk has been very thorough from the beginning. She caught that I have PCOS within a month of starting to see her. She is very kind and helps you understand everything. She accommodates us being as we drive 3 hours (one way) each time to see her. I have already recommended her to my cousin and a friend of mine to help them with infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility?
Don't hold any information back! Be upfront and honest!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility?
Dr. Schenk took lots of notes and has made lots of changes. She knows we drive 3 hours to see her each time, and she makes our time well worth the drive! She will do as much as she can during one visit, just to help us out!
Describe the protocols Leah Schenk used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility and their degree of success.
The first month, we tried everything naturally. The second and third month we did Clomid and Ovidrel shots to release the eggs. I have had a transvaginal ultrasound every two weeks since December 2018. On our fourth month we switched to Femara and didn't have to take the Ovidrel shot. We did IUI in April, but I have since had my cycle. We start Femara again this week and go back to see Dr. Schenk on May 3, 2019.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Aspire Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tori)
All of the staff at Aspire Fertility in Houston, Tx are amazing! They make you feel so positive and comfortable from the time you walk in the doors, until you leave. They give you all the information you need to know or ask for and are all great!
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
Positive environment all the way around! Everyone is so nice and welcoming! Everyone is always smiling and they don't hesitate to answer any questions you may have! They treat you like a human being and not just some other person coming in for infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility.
My insurance covers the majority of my appointments. I've had to pay for an HSG and that was roughly $175. I also had to pay for Ovidrel shots. The pharmacy provides a coupon, so it is only $107 out of pocket. I also had to pay for the IUI procedure and it was $549.
Describe Leah Schenk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Aspire Fertility.
I haven't had this procedure.
10
Doctor
Leah Schenk
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
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6
8
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
6
8
Very pleasant doctor, but did not see her for each visit. Can tell she [Dr. Schenk] is very busy and has lots of patients. Delegates the egg monitoring and medication administering to other staff. I did feel "heard" and she made a point to be proactive with my preferences.... This was my first IUI attempt, so we started with a basic Clomid 100mg regiment cycle days 3-7, then switched to Follistim injection (originally 125iu then dropped dose to 100iu due to responding VERY well) for cycle days 8-12, Ovidrel trigger on cycle day 12. Did not undergo IUI due to too many follicles.
Not the clinics [Houston Fertility Specialists] fault, but it's in the Houston vicinity, which is huge. Depending on how your cycle falls, even if you are based out of a clinic on the North side, if you have to have lab work or scans done on a day the DR is downtown, that's where you go.... The RN that explained my follicle numbers and sizes was wonderful! Took the time to really answer all my questions. Was very thorough when showing me the Follistim Pen and medications.
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
6
8
How was your experience with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Very pleasant doctor, but did not see her for each visit. Can tell she is very busy and has lots of patients. Delegates the egg monitoring and medication administering to other staff. I did feel "heard" and she made a point to be proactive with my preferences.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Even monitored/assisted cycles can end in a Negative pregnancy test. We might not be able to control everything, but we sure can control a LOT!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Tried to accommodate varied schedules, very helpful with the expensive medications, made sure I was able to obtain everything I needed.
Describe the protocols Leah Schenk used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
This was my first IUI attempt, so we started with a basic Clomid 100mg regiment cycle days 3-7, then switched to Follistim injection (originally 125iu then dropped dose to 100iu due to responding VERY well) for cycle days 8-12, Ovidrel trigger on cycle day 12. Did not undergo IUI due to too many follicles. Were advised to try unassisted.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The RN that explained my follicle numbers and sizes was wonderful! Took the time to really answer all my questions. Was very thorough when showing me the Follistim Pen and medications.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Specialists.
Not the clinics fault, but it's in the Houston vicinity, which is huge. Depending on how your cycle falls, even if you are based out of a clinic on the North side, if you have to have lab work or scans done on a day the DR is downtown, that's where you go. Luckily, my job was in between and they graciously let me go over my lunch hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists.
My insurance did not pay anything except the blood work. They were understanding of having to pay out-of-pocket, but it was still very expensive.
Describe Leah Schenk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Specialists.
Did not get this far.
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Doctor
Leah Schenk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Houston Fertility Specialists
Webster
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9
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
10
After each failed cycle she [Dr Leah Schenk] always met with us and explained what happened that cycle. She was open to any input I had in changing my medication each cycle and listened to our opinions while providing pros and cons of what we wanted to try...Make sure to ask questions. She doesn't mind answering them like some doctors, but you do have to ask.
Dr. Schenk [at Houston Fertility Specialists] has her own team of nurses that you can reach via a dedicated phone line. The phone generally doesn't get answered if it rings, but they do return messages the same day. They are all very busy and have little time to spend with individual patients but are kind and caring when they are with you.
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
10
How was your experience with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Dr. Schenk was both compassionate and candid throughout the whole process and would give us frank estimations of our chances with each cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Make sure to ask questions. She doesn't mind answering them like some doctors, but you do have to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
After each failed cycle she always met with us and explained what happened that cycle. She was open to any input I had in changing my medication each cycle and listened to our opinions while providing pros and cons of what we wanted to try.
Describe the protocols Leah Schenk used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
When we first began I was diagnosed with PCOS and she was sure it would be fairly easy to treat. We began with Femara IUIs and did two of those with no success before the protocol was changed. I was closely monitored each month via ultrasound to check for follicle development and uterine lining. For the next two IUIs we did both Femara and Follistim before the IUI with additional blood work monitoring and got pregnant on the fourth. Unfortunately, we lost the pregnancy at 9 weeks but Dr. Schenk was very compassionate and gave us our options with both pros and cons for each treatment of how to proceed with the miscarriage. We opted for a D/C and she performed the operation herself instead of sending me off to a strange doctor. After a two cycle healing process to rebuild the uterine lining we began again with Femara and Follistim IUIs since they worked before with the same monitoring as before. We completed two more with no success so we decided that we would do one more IUI before moving on to IVF the following year. We talked with Dr. Schenk and decided to do a Follistim only protocol for the IUI to see how I reacted to the medication that way we would have some information going into IVF if this IUI didn't work. Luckily, the last IUI worked and we did not have to move on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Schenk has her own team of nurses that you can reach via a dedicated phone line. The phone generally doesn't get answered if it rings, but they do return messages the same day. They are all very busy and have little time to spend with individual patients but are kind and caring when they are with you.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Specialists.
I believe all the other doctors at the clinic other than Dr. Mazur use the in house ultrasound tech to perform their ultrasounds. In general, this would not be an issue, as you have your ultrasound then wait to see the nurse or doctor. Unfortunately, when we had our miscarriage the tech performed the ultrasound and we found out what had happened though they can't officially tell you anything and then had to sit around in the waiting room for the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists.
As we were only doing IUI procedures they were covered under my insurance.
9
Doctor
Leah Schenk
Communication
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Specialists
Houston
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10
9
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
9
Dr. Schenk listened to how i wanted to be treated as a patient. She was very gentle with my body throughout all the procedures. I cant be more thankful for the bedside manner she displayed....She took her time with me. Ther eas no rushing or emphasis on the negatives concerning age, medical history, etc. She was excited with me during the whole process...Thorough hormone testing, counseling on procedures, egg retrieval, embryo freezing, pgs testing, explaining embryo quality, letting us cboose embryo, transfer.
The clinic name [Hou Fert Specialists] speaks to the fact that bringing fertility to couples is the main goal. After, becoming pregnant, there were many available doctors to help with.y concerns. I am grateful to all the nursing staff and doctors...Got a prescription not needed and it wasted money...horough hormone testing, counseling on procedures, egg retrieval, embryo freezing, pgs testing, explaining embryo quality, letting us cboose embryo, transfer.
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
9
How was your experience with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Dr. Schenk listened to how i wanted to be treated as a patient. She was very gentle with my body throughout all the procedures. I cant be more thankful for the bedside manner she displayed. I have referred others to her because of this.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Tell her from the beginning exactly how you want to be treated. Let her know that you dont want to focus on negative statistics and to always be honest, but caring at the same time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
She took her time with me. Ther eas no rushing or emphasis on the negatives concerning age, medical history, etc. She was excited with me during the whole process.
Describe the protocols Leah Schenk used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
Thorough hormone testing, counseling on procedures, egg retrieval, embryo freezing, pgs testing, explaining embryo quality, letting us cboose embryo, transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Houston Fertility Specialists.
Very informative in follow up care.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Specialists.
Need more doctors on my side of town. The clinic name speaks to the fact that bringing fertility to couples is the main goal. After, becoming pregnant, there were many available doctors to help with.y concerns. I am grateful to all the nursing staff and doctors.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists.
$20,000
Describe Leah Schenk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Specialists.
Dr. Schenl let us choose the embryo and explained AB,BB, etc so we could make the decision.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Specialists?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Leah Schenk
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Houston Fertility Specialists
Webster
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10
10
Age
25
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
She [Dr. Schenk] is a Great listener and Gives great feedback. She is genuinely concerned about you and your cycles. She has great bedside manner. ... She first started me on metformin for PCOS until we could check my husbands sperm and if everyone came back ok we would start Clomid. I am currently on my first round of Clomid with Dr Schenk. ... She explains everything in great detail and makes sure you are involved in every step of the way and makes sure you understand everything that is happening.
The Clinic [Aspire Houston] was nice and neat and Very spacious. It was a little difficult to find the office for someone who lives in a small town trying to find her way around in a big town 2.5 hours away from home. ... Nurses were great and make you feel welcomed. ... I have paid for my initial visit and labs. I have also paid for my husbands labs and my first ultrasound. ...
Age
25
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility?
She is a Great listener and Gives great feedback. She is genuinely concerned about you and your cycles. She has great bedside manner. Overall great experience so far. She explains everything in great detail and makes sure you are involved in every step of the way and makes sure you understand everything that is happening.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility?
Be patient while at her office. The visit is worth the wait in the waiting room.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility?
She is very personable and kind.
Describe the protocols Leah Schenk used in your cycles at Aspire Fertility and their degree of success.
She first started me on metformin for PCOS until we could check my husbands sperm and if everyone came back ok we would start Clomid. I am currently on my first round of Clomid with Dr Schenk.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were great and make you feel welcomed.
Describe your experience with Aspire Fertility.
The Clinic was nice and neat and Very spacious. It was a little difficult to find the office for someone who lives in a small town trying to find her way around in a big town 2.5 hours away from home.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leah Schenk at Aspire Fertility.
I have paid for my initial visit and labs. I have also paid for my husbands labs and my first ultrasound.
10
Doctor
Leah Schenk
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Aspire Fertility
Houston
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10
10
Age
27 - 34
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
She [Dr. Schenk] thinks before she reacts. She calmly lays out options. She takes her time with patients. I never felt rushed and always had the answers I needed. She also is sympathetic towards the financial pain and stress this causes. She did not nickel and dime us for everything. I always trusted her. She greatly considered all options before suggesting a course of treatment. We always felt safe with her. I have recommended her to others and they have been happy.
Great lab facility. It's a big practice [Houston Fertility Specialists]. I know others have not liked their Dr at the same practice as much as I liked mine. Overall, I have no complaints about the practice. It's in the same building as my obgyn so it was extremely convenient for me.... She [Dr. Schenk] did not nickel and dime us for everything. I always trusted her. She greatly considered all options before suggesting a course of treatment. We always felt safe with her.
Age
27 - 34
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
She thinks before she reacts. She calmly lays out options. She takes her time with patients. I never felt rushed and always had the answers I needed. She also is sympathetic towards the financial pain and stress this causes. She did not nickel and dime us for everything. I always trusted her. She greatly considered all options before suggesting a course of treatment. We always felt safe with her. I have recommended her to others and they have been happy. I would use her again if I needed to do IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Trust her. She has a more reserved demeanor than others but she is fantastic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists?
Kind and thoughtful
Describe the protocols Leah Schenk used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Specialists and their degree of success.
I don't remember. It's been 13 years.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Specialists.
Great lab facility. It's a big practice. I know others have not liked their Dr at the same practice as much as I liked mine. Overall, I have no complaints about the practice. It's in the same building as my obgyn so it was extremely convenient for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Leah Schenk at Houston Fertility Specialists.
Reasonable compared to other clinics
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Doctor
Leah Schenk
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Houston Fertility Specialists
Houston
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