Paul Zarutskie

Baylor / Texas Childrens

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Medical SchoolHahnemann Drexel U.
ResidencyDuke
FellowshipBrigham & Women's Hosp
Houston
6651 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
832-826-7500
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Paul Zarutskie to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8.7
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Good
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 Baylor / Texas Childrens to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 15%8.6
14 assessments
  • 65% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 15% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
10
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
[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.
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
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
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
10
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
10
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.
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
10
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.
10
Doctor
Paul Zarutskie
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
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.
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
10
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.
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
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Baylor / Texas Childrens
Houston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.