Richard Schmidt

Nova IVF

Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 6%9.3
78% strongly recommend
19 reviews
Humanity
9.8
9.8
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
9.5
9.5
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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.6
6.6
Frequency Seen

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Responsiveness
8.4
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Medical School
Baylor
Residency
Valley Hosp
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Valley Hosp

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Nova IVF
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 14%9.6

At 1 office

Mountain View
2500 Hospital Dr
Mountain View, CA 94040
650-325-6682
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2017, Unknown Success
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Age 39
5 IVF
5 Egg Freezing
Donor Eggs
Endometriosis
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Schmidt was wonderful. He did his best to make our experience successful. Although he was not able to provide us our dream results- having babies with my eggs and my husband's sperm. We both feel he did his best. We're currently on our 6th IVF cycle (1st donor cycle). We're hoping and praying this will bring us our miracle baby...AMH- 0.4 FSH- 16, 23.5, 25, 4 Used Menopur, Lupron, Ganirelix, Clomid
...I would recommend Dr. Schmidt [of Nova IVF]. However, I didn't get to see him often. I went through 6 cycles with him and some of the cycles, I didn't see him until the retrieval. There are things that I wish could have been done better. But, I'm also aware that doctors are not miracle workers. From speaking with friends and acquaintances who have gone to different IVF clinics, Dr. Schmidt definitely ranks up there...My nurse was very prompt, detailed oriented, compassionate, prompt, and knowledgeable. She was helpful with answering questions. However, I would have loved to see more of Dr. Schmidt and have my questions answered by him.
How was your experience with Richard Schmidt at Nova IVF?
Dr. Schmidt was wonderful. He did his best to make our experience successful. Although he was not able to provide us our dream results- having babies with my eggs and my husband's sperm. We both feel he did his best. We're currently on our 6th IVF cycle (1st donor cycle). We're hoping and praying this will bring us our miracle baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Richard Schmidt at Nova IVF?
Be patient. Ask questions. Don't worry about sounding too demanding. It's your body, your life, your happiness!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Richard Schmidt at Nova IVF?
Dr. Schmidt is has great bedside manners. He's caring, sensitive, and sympathetic. He works hard with the hopes of making your dream come true. His team is wonderful as well.
Describe the protocols Richard Schmidt used in your cycles at Nova IVF and their degree of success.
AMH- 0.4 FSH- 16, 23.5, 25, 4 Used Menopur, Lupron, Ganirelix, Clomid
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nova IVF. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie)
My nurse was very prompt, detailed oriented, compassionate, prompt, and knowledgeable. She was helpful with answering questions. However, I would have loved to see more of Dr. Schmidt and have my questions answered by him.
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
This clinic has great reviews. I would recommend Dr. Schmidt. However, I didn't get to see him often. I went through 6 cycles with him and some of the cycles, I didn't see him until the retrieval. There are things that I wish could have been done better. But, I'm also aware that doctors are not miracle workers. From speaking with friends and acquaintances who have gone to different IVF clinics, Dr. Schmidt definitely ranks up there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Richard Schmidt at Nova IVF.
We purchased the 3-cycle plan, which costs approximately $20,000 that is excluding medication. For each cycle, the medication ranged from $3,000-$6,000. We went through 6 cycles total (including one donor cycle) so we've spent a pretty penny on our IVF procedures.
Describe Richard Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nova IVF.
We had 3 frozen embryos, which were grade A- and C+. We decided to transfer all 3 embryos with the hopes that one would implant. Our doctor says it was a 50% chance that one will implant if we transferred 3 embryos. That helped make our decision to transfer all 3 embryos.
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