Michael Podraza

Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility

Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Houston
ResidencySisters of Charity Hospital
FellowshipPope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction
Park Avenue
6005 Park Avenue, Suite 828B (O'Ryan Building)
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 254-8180
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Michael Podraza to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%6
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
4
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
6
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 Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%5
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% Don't recommend (0-6)
1 assessment
6
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
6
Dr. Podraza is very knowledgeable at what he does. He is caring and explains things well. He does NOT read charts before he enters the room. Every time I went there, he would ask me what stage I was in or what my last test results showed.... Dr. Podraza put me on thyroid medication, myo-inositol, and chromium piconilate. Dr. Podraza put me on 5 pills (taken all on same day) of letrozole. I did not ovulate or have a cycle after. He put me on 10 pills of letrozole (taken all on same day).
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
6
How was your experience with Michael Podraza at Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility?
Dr. Podraza is very knowledgeable at what he does. He is caring and explains things well. He does NOT read charts before he enters the room. Every time I went there, he would ask me what stage I was in or what my last test results showed. He always asked if we had done bloodwork or if we had talked about such and such. I went in for a consultation about surgery (which he recommended), and he had no idea why I was there or what steps we had already taken.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Podraza at Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility?
Be your own advocate. Call the office when you are supposed to hear results because they will not call you like they say. Ask questions and take notes so you remember what they say (because they won’t).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Podraza at Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility?
I felt like I was a cookie cutter approach. I think they are too overloaded. My prescriptions did NOT get called in on more than one occasion. I never got called when they said I would.
Describe the protocols Michael Podraza used in your cycles at Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility and their degree of success.
I do not have any cycles at all. Dr. Podraza put me on thyroid medication, myo-inositol, and chromium piconilate. Dr. Podraza put me on 5 pills (taken all on same day) of letrozole. I did not ovulate or have a cycle after. He put me on 10 pills of letrozole (taken all on same day). I did not ovulate or have a cycle after. He then put me on 15 pills (all taken on same day) of letrozole. I did not ovulate or have a cycle after. He then decided I should have an ovarian wedge resection. I decided to seek a second opinion and stopped going there.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses/staff were somewhat rude. At one point, I was asking questions on the phone and they were rushing me off. The front desk worker, Paige, was never rude. She wasn’t overly joyful, but she always answered my questions or left messages for Tina. Tina, the nurse who called with results, seemed very overworked and would sometimes only call if I called and left a message. Towards the end it got better, but it seemed disorganized. She wouldn’t know what medicines I had already taken either.
Describe your experience with Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility.
It is on the 8th floor of St. Francis hospital. It is a nice office, just very tiny. The waiting room is small as well. There are about 4 exam rooms, an ultrasound room, his office, a bathroom, and a lab.
What specific things went wrong at Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
6
Doctor
Michael Podraza
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility
Park Avenue
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