Trimble Spitzer

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

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Medical SchoolEastern Virginia Jones
ResidencyGeorge Washington
FellowshipUCSF
Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708
866-645-4584
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Trimble Spitzer to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 50%9
2 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 50% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9
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
9
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
Poor
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 Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 25%9.5
4 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 25% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
She [Dr. Spitzer] will answer your questions and concerns truthfully...on BC for 7 months while Diagnosed with stage 1 endometrial hyperplasia...Currently on Second cycle of Femara (unmonitored)...She sat down with me and genuinely cared about me. She sympathizes with her patience and wants to help them...She is the one who diagnosed me with stage 4 endometrial hyperplasia and she was the one who preformed my D&C. None of my other doctors cared that I rarely had a cycle.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
She is the one who diagnosed me with stage 4 endometrial hyperplasia and she was the one who preformed my D&C. None of my other doctors cared that I rarely had a cycle. No one explained how dangerous that was. I cannot say enough about Dr. Spitzer!! She is the absolute sweetest and she cares so much about me! I’m currently on my second round of Femara with times intercourse between uterine biopsies to see if my condition has improved.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
Ask as many questions or concerns that you may have. She will answer your questions and concerns truthfully. The best advice that I have is that I wish I went to her sooner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
She sat down with me and genuinely cared about me. She sympathizes with her patience and wants to help them.
Describe the protocols Trimble Spitzer used in your cycles at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and their degree of success.
on BC for 7 months while Diagnosed with stage 1 endometrial hyperplasia Put on BC for 7 months while I was focusing on my health and not TTC Diagnosed with stage 4 endometrial hyperplasia and had a D&C Ready to TTC: Started 5MG Femara Cd3-7 Saw two large follicles on CD13 Ovulated CD18 Currently on Second cycle of Femara (unmonitored)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I cannot remember the nurse’s I had for my follicle scan, but he was very nice and even explained to me how PCOS worked. Sometimes it’s a little frustrating when Dr. Spitzer and I discuss a procedure, but then it’s not added to my notes. Trying to explain this to the front desk is well... feels hopeless unless I actually talk to her personally.
Describe your experience with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
The strengths are definitely the compassion and knowledge of infertility Dr. Spitzer has. The only weakness I can think of is relaying information to her nurses can be a little lost, but nothing an email directly to her can’t fix.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
So far everything has been covered by Tricare.
What specific things went wrong at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
  • Failed to call with results
10
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Trimble Spitzer
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Portsmouth
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8
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
With military medicine sometimes there is a feeling of being a number. Dr Spitzer has been great though and has thoroughly explained things through the process and always answered any questions we've had.... There could haven been a bit more communication on different aspects of procedures during different phases. Other than that Dr Sputzer has been great. I've seen others have complaints about her bed side manner not being good but I haven't experienced anything like that.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
How was your experience with Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
There could haven been a bit more communication on different aspects of procedures during different phases. Other than that Dr Sputzer has been great. I've seen others have complaints about her bed side manner not being good but I haven't experienced anything like that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
Ask questions if you have any while you're in the office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth?
With military medicine sometimes there is a feeling of being a number. Dr Spitzer has been great though and has thoroughly explained things through the process and always answered any questions we've had.
Describe the protocols Trimble Spitzer used in your cycles at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and their degree of success.
I wish there could be more protocol on specific locations and she worked in one location. The communication with The Jones Institute could be better as we didn't have the paperwork the first time due to we didn't get it from the clinic the day before. I feel like the strategies and if thkngs arent happening positively then doing something different the next time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurse at Portsmouth Naval is great but the same can't be said for the various ones at Langley.
Describe your experience with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Portsmouth clinic is very nice and has great equipment but Langley doesn't even compare. Portsmouth's clinic is also in an area of the hospital that feels a little more quiet and set aside but Langley is not this way
Describe the costs associated with your care under Trimble Spitzer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
With Tricare we are so far responsible for the sperm washing. There will be higher costs associated with IVF.
Describe Trimble Spitzer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
This hasn't been discussed but is potentially next step.
8
Doctor
Trimble Spitzer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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