Lillian Swiersz

Freyja Clinic

Rated 5.7
Strongly recommend: 17%Neutral: 50%Don't recommend: 33%5.7
17% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
6.7
6.7
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
7.3
7.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.7
7.7
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
5.5
OK
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
Loyola Medical School
Residency
Kaiser Permanente
Fellowship
Stanford Medical Center

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
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Freyja Clinic
Rated 6.6
Strongly recommend: 24%Neutral: 53%Don't recommend: 24%6.6

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Redwood City
570 Price Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2008 - 2011, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
3
Age 33 - 36
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 4 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
5 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Lillian Swiersz] did baseline bloodwork and then used Clomid with a trigger shot for timed intercourse...We didn't feel as though Dr. Swiersz was interested in understanding why we were failing to conceive. When a FSH test came back high (likely due to acupuncture-related chinese herbs), she showed incredible lack of compassion and told us we were very unlikely to ever have children. We promptly found a new doctor...She was very by the book - I felt like she wanted to move us further down the ART process without understanding why we were failing to conceive.
It didn't feel as though PAMP had a specialized clinic at all - very baseline services, and nothing that was pushing the boundaries of current science...We didn't feel as though Dr. Swiersz was interested in understanding why we were failing to conceive. When a FSH test came back high (likely due to acupuncture-related chinese herbs), she showed incredible lack of compassion and told us we were very unlikely to ever have children. We promptly found a new doctor...Dr. Swiersz was the first RE we met with. She did baseline bloodwork and then used Clomid with a trigger shot for timed intercourse. She did do an ultrasound to check follicle development before the trigger shot.
How was your experience with Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
We didn't feel as though Dr. Swiersz was interested in understanding why we were failing to conceive. When a FSH test came back high (likely due to acupuncture-related chinese herbs), she showed incredible lack of compassion and told us we were very unlikely to ever have children. We promptly found a new doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
Don't choose Dr. Swiersz if you prioritize bedside manner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
She was very by the book - I felt like she wanted to move us further down the ART process without understanding why we were failing to conceive.
Describe the protocols Lillian Swiersz used in your cycles at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and their degree of success.
Dr. Swiersz was the first RE we met with. She did baseline bloodwork and then used Clomid with a trigger shot for timed intercourse. She did do an ultrasound to check follicle development before the trigger shot.
Describe your experience with Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
It didn't feel as though PAMP had a specialized clinic at all - very baseline services, and nothing that was pushing the boundaries of current science.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Insurance covered our diagnostic workup and treatment.
Describe Lillian Swiersz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
n/a - we didn't do IVF with her.
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Doctor
Lillian Swiersz
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
3
Clinic
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto - El Camino (closed)
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2010 - 2011, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
1
Age 34 - 35
6 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She wasn't there most of the time, seemed distracted when she was there. Not aggressive enough... She was always on the phone, seemed over worked.
They were disorganized, always late. Getting the correct prescription seems like a crap shoot.
How was your experience with Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
She was nice but seemed distracted and naive
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
be an advocate for yourself
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lillian Swiersz at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
She wasn't there most of the time, seemed distracted when she was there. Not aggressive enough
Describe your experience with your nurse at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. (Assigned nurse: Karen)
She was always on the phone, seemed over worked.
What specific things went wrong at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
They were disorganized, always late. Getting the correct prescription seems like a crap shoot
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Doctor
Lillian Swiersz
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
1
Clinic
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto - El Camino (closed)
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5