Norman Assad

Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)

Medical SchoolU. of Western Ontario
ResidencyU. of Western Ontario
FellowshipRoyal College
Johnson City
1319 Sunset Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 439-7246
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Norman Assad to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Don't recommend: 50%7
2 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 50% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 82%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 6%9.1
10 assessments
  • 82% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 6% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
9
Age
35
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
9
Dr Assad is a very kind & caring physician. He takes time with his patients & presents appropriate options in an understandable way. After an HSG, IVF was likely our only viable option & honestly we weren't sure we would be able to afford it.... Overall, pills were our first option. I had used Clomid several years prior which had been helpful in conception for us. So, when we sought to have another child, Clomid was the obvious option. But after 4-5 cycles nothing was happening. So we did 3-4 months of Femara, but still nothing. I had an HSG and much to our surprise, it appeared that both tubes were blocked - no reason known. We had actually just had a miscarriage several months prior. At that point IVF was presented & we decided to take a step back.
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Age
35
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Again, Dr Assad is a very kind & caring physician. He takes time with his patients & presents appropriate options in an understandable way. After an HSG, IVF was likely our only viable option & honestly we weren't sure we would be able to afford it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Arrive early for your appointment & bring a list of questions you wish to have addressed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr Assad is very kind & listens to his patients.
Describe the protocols Norman Assad used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
Overall, pills were our first option. I had used Clomid several years prior which had been helpful in conception for us. So, when we sought to have another child, Clomid was the obvious option. But after 4-5 cycles nothing was happening. So we did 3-4 months of Femara, but still nothing. I had an HSG and much to our surprise, it appeared that both tubes were blocked - no reason known. We had actually just had a miscarriage several months prior. At that point IVF was presented & we decided to take a step back.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very kind & compassionate. Very friendly.
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
We found it somewhat difficult to get an appointment, but otherwise no issues. Dr Assad is a great guy.
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Lost appointments
9
Doctor
Norman Assad
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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5
Age
25 - 26
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
5
When seeking Dr. Assad it was to determine what was going on with my body. Yes, we wanted a child at the time but that was not at the top of our list. Dr. Assad knew this and I was passed along as quick as possible. My questions did not matter to him. He wrote me a prescription and was done. He didnt care that it wasnt helping.... Visits were very short (5-10minutes) considering I drove over an hour. He cared less about me or my questions. Terrible bedside. He only seemed in it for the money
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
5
How was your experience with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dr. Assad had terrible bedside. He was short with answers and my questions never seemed to matter to him. My visits were short for the distance I had to travel. I seemed like a number and all he wanted was my money.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Dont just go to a doctor for location. Go for someone you like and are comfortable with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
Visits were very short (5-10minutes) considering I drove over an hour. He cared less about me or my questions. Terrible bedside. He only seemed in it for the money
Describe the protocols Norman Assad used in your cycles at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU) and their degree of success.
When seeking Dr. Assad it was to determine what was going on with my body. Yes, we wanted a child at the time but that was not at the top of our list. Dr. Assad knew this and I was passed along as quick as possible. My questions did not matter to him. He wrote me a prescription and was done. He didnt care that it wasnt helping.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great
Describe your experience with Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Great location. Friendly when entering and exiting
Describe the costs associated with your care under Norman Assad at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU).
Reasonable
What specific things went wrong at Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
5
Doctor
Norman Assad
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Quillen Fertility and Women's Services (ETSU)
Johnson City
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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