Rated 9.4
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 29%9.4
71% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
9.4
9.4
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
9.4
9.4
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
8.5
Good
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
Hahnemann Drexel U.
Residency
Duke
Fellowship
Brigham & Women's Hosp

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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Paul Zarutskie works at

Baylor / Texas Childrens
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 8%9.1

At 1 office

Houston - Main Street
6651 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
832-826-7500
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4 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Paul Zarutskie is] Very knowledgeable and experienced doctor. He is willing to consider the parts of this process that have a lot of science behind it as well as some of the supportive therapies that may not be proven but have anecdotal support if you are interested. He is very thorough and considerate. He has a great bedside manner and listens to patient concerns.... Dr Z goes above and beyond to make things make sense and answer any questions we have. He has called me personally to update me at each step of the egg retrieval/fertilization so far. His nurses are always responsive to questions and have always felt comfortable running things by him.
Clinic staff [at Baylor/ Texas Children's] are friendly and helpful. They are almost always running on time. Since they are in the medical center, it was easy for me to access them since I work there. Financial counseling is available every day and gave us an idea of what to expect when we started.... Brandy has been very responsive to questions and concerns. She is knowledgeable, but also always talks to Dr Z when necessary.
How was your experience with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Very knowledgeable and experienced doctor. He is willing to consider the parts of this process that have a lot of science behind it as well as some of the supportive therapies that may not be proven but have anecdotal support if you are interested. He is very thorough and considerate. He has a great bedside manner and listens to patient concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Dr Z goes above and beyond to make things make sense and answer any questions we have. He has called me personally to update me at each step of the egg retrieval/fertilization so far. His nurses are always responsive to questions and have always felt comfortable running things by him.
Describe the protocols Paul Zarutskie used in your cycles at Baylor / Texas Childrens and their degree of success.
We are still in treatment right now for recurrent pregnancy loss. He was extremely thorough in his work up. He has been patient and supportive as we navigate the IVF journey. We have had one successful egg retrieval and are waiting to here embryo numbers in the next few days. We will hopefully have a frozen transfer with Dr Z as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Baylor / Texas Childrens. (Assigned nurse: Brandy)
Brandy has been very responsive to questions and concerns. She is knowledgeable, but also always talks to Dr Z when necessary.
Describe your experience with Baylor / Texas Childrens.
Clinic staff are friendly and helpful. They are almost always running on time. Since they are in the medical center, it was easy for me to access them since I work there. Financial counseling is available every day and gave us an idea of what to expect when we started.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
Our insurance covers some of the therapy with Dr Z. Office visits:$25 copay Ultrasounds: $35 copay Retrieval: $650 copay and $750 for anesthesia Each office visit, the financial counselor runs your cost and sends you an email prior to the visit with estimated patient cost. This includes every ultrasound monitoring visit.
10
Doctor
Paul Zarutskie
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston - Main Street
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 39
Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
European
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Paul Zarutskie] has the perfect combination of compassion, empathy, realism and deep medical expertise that you want in a doctor in this field. He is a terrific communicator in a field where a lot of the decisions for patients are not black and white; he always answered any and all questions I had in great detail and was honest when the "right" decision was a bit ambiguous. He always did his best to put himself if my shoes and consider all implications of any decisions I made -- emotionally, physically and financially.
I was absolutely treated like a human and not a number [at Baylor/Texas Childrens]. They understand this is not an easy process for the patients and do their best to communicate in an effective, empathetic manner...entire staff was professional and great at communication. My primary nurse was Brandy, who was fantastic. Everything is through the patient portal, and she was always prompt to respond to any questions I sent through that.
How was your experience with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Dr. Zarutskie was recommended by a friend I trust a great deal. He has the perfect combination of compassion, empathy, realism and deep medical expertise that you want in a doctor in this field. He is a terrific communicator in a field where a lot of the decisions for patients are not black and white; he always answered any and all questions I had in great detail and was honest when the "right" decision was a bit ambiguous. He always did his best to put himself if my shoes and consider all implications of any decisions I made -- emotionally, physically and financially. This does not happen with all doctors, which is why I fully trusted him throughout this journey. It felt like he was a true partner along the whole journey with me, rather than just an advisor. Given my endometriosis diagnosis, he always explained all the risk factors in a straightforward and clear manner. He also made sure he was the one to do my retrievals and call me with the results himself; I appreciated his hands-on approach as it was clear he was putting his patients first.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
He is willing and wanting to answers any and all questions you may have at any stage of the process. He has decades of experience in this field, so come prepared with all your questions and write things down if it helps; he will spend as much time as you need to feel comfortable and fully informed before making any decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
I was absolutely treated like a human and not a number by Dr. Zarutskie and his staff. They understand this is not an easy process for the patients and do their best to communicate in an effective, empathetic manner.
Describe the protocols Paul Zarutskie used in your cycles at Baylor / Texas Childrens and their degree of success.
Egg retrieval for egg preservation. Lupron, menopur, gonal F, HCG trigger.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Baylor / Texas Childrens. (Assigned nurse: Brandy)
Dr. Zarutskie's entire staff was professional and great at communication. My primary nurse was Brandy, who was fantastic. Everything is through the patient portal, and she was always prompt to respond to any questions I sent through that. She also was very empathetic and compassionate about how she communicated with patients, which always helps as it's already a stressful process to begin with. The front desk staff and ultrasound techs were also very professional and kind; I only had positive experiences with all of them.
Describe your experience with Baylor / Texas Childrens.
Ultrasound appts and lab appts both started at 7am every day, which is very convenient for patients who work full time. The only downside to this clinic is that it's part of TCH so there was always a wait to get your labs done given the high number of patients being treated in the same lab.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
I had great insurance coverage, but if you do have to pay out of pocket, the clinic offers a very competitive self-pay discount for those patients.
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Doctor
Paul Zarutskie
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston - Main Street
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 39
1 IVF
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I like that Dr Zarutskie’s care is based on research and that he includes that in our discussions and his explanations of why he is doing what he is doing with my plan of care. He is always open to any and all questions and makes sure I understand before we part...Ask ALL questions, even if you think they are silly....
The entire clinic [Baylor / Texas Childrens] is warm and welcoming. They ensure I understand everything and respect my need to ask lots of questions...My nurse(s) were always very quick to respond and patient with my many questions...their quick response time, research based, teaching clinic. Friendly staff. Comfortable waiting area...they are very busy with long wait for first consult. Paid parking.
How was your experience with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
I like that Dr Zarutskie’s care is based on research and that he includes that in our discussions and his explanations of why he is doing what he is doing with my plan of care. He is always open to any and all questions and makes sure I understand before we part
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Ask ALL questions, even if you think they are silly
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
The entire clinic is warm and welcoming. They ensure I understand everything and respect my need to ask lots of questions
Describe the protocols Paul Zarutskie used in your cycles at Baylor / Texas Childrens and their degree of success.
Menopur and FSH. Triggerx2.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Baylor / Texas Childrens. (Assigned nurse: Brandy)
My nurse(s) were always very quick to respond and patient with my many questions.
Describe your experience with Baylor / Texas Childrens.
Clinic Strengths - their quick response time, research based, teaching clinic. Friendly staff. Comfortable waiting area. Clinic Weaknesses - they are very busy with long wait for first consult. Paid parking.
Describe Paul Zarutskie's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
I only have 1 PGS normal embryo to transfer
What specific things went wrong at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
They forgot to order one lab
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Doctor
Paul Zarutskie
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston - Main Street
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 37
IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Zarutskie approaches each visit like we're old friends. He takes his time explaining every detail of the process and answering questions. He doesn't feel like a treating physician but like a partner on this journey. And as busy as he is, he's always respectful of our time....Dr. Zarutskie is friendly and thoughtful. He is patient in explaining the processes and how/why each factor comes into play. We feel assured and informed and appreciate the time that he takes with us.
They [Baylor / TX Childrens] are always responsive, organized and friendly....I always prefer working with specialist that are affiliated with teaching hospitals like Baylor. I feel like because they aren't an independent clinic there isn't as much push to get higher numbers and there is a more personal approach. I also appreciate that it's on the rail line and convenient to get to from downtown....Dr. Zarutskie is friendly and thoughtful. He is patient in explaining the processes and how/why each factor comes into play.
How was your experience with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Dr. Zarutskie is friendly and thoughtful. He is patient in explaining the processes and how/why each factor comes into play. We feel assured and informed and appreciate the time that he takes with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Trust him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Zarutskie at Baylor / Texas Childrens?
Dr. Zarutskie approaches each visit like we're old friends. He takes his time explaining every detail of the process and answering questions. He doesn't feel like a treating physician but like a partner on this journey. And as busy as he is, he's always respectful of our time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Baylor / Texas Childrens.
They are always responsive, organized and friendly.
Describe your experience with Baylor / Texas Childrens.
I always prefer working with specialist that are affiliated with teaching hospitals like Baylor. I feel like because they aren't an independent clinic there isn't as much push to get higher numbers and there is a more personal approach. I also appreciate that it's on the rail line and convenient to get to from downtown.
10
Doctor
Paul Zarutskie
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston - Main Street
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources