How was your experience with Mazen Abdallah at Houston Fertility Institute?
He was a poor communicator and spoke very fast. He mumbled and his accent is very strong. I felt that he pushed for donor eggs because that was easier for him to get a success. He was very mellow which is nice but I didn't feel important. There was no enthusiasm in his work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mazen Abdallah at Houston Fertility Institute?
Interview him and other doctors. If you choose him, don't expect to see him but once and tell him to speak slower.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mazen Abdallah at Houston Fertility Institute?
I was never contacted unless I asked a question. I only saw him twice, consult and after failed retrieval.
Describe the protocols Mazen Abdallah used in your cycles at Houston Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
IUI was gonal alone with a trigger. We had several follicles but it didn't work.
I was not explained the reason for the protocol until I asked a nurse.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The Cypress office has 1 nurse left from when I went there. She is very kind and responds fairly quickly.
Describe your experience with Houston Fertility Institute.
Strengths- multiple office locations, no matter where your doctor is stationed you can go to any location, generally well organized.
Weakness- not very personal care, staff seems to turn over, patient load is too high.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mazen Abdallah at Houston Fertility Institute.
The IUI was around $2k. IVF was covered via insurance.
Describe Mazen Abdallah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Houston Fertility Institute.
He said due to my quality we'd transfer 2.
What specific things went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Houston Fertility Institute.
Prescription needed to be called in, in a timely manner and wasn't.