William Dodson

Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)

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Medical SchoolTemple
ResidencyDuke
FellowshipDuke
Hershey
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 531-3503
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend William Dodson to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 33%Don't recommend: 67%4
2 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 67% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.7
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
8.7
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
OK
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 Hershey Medical Center (Penn State) to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 32%7.1
6 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 32% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Dr. Dodson spoke to me about myself instead of about my case. He tailored treatments to me and to what I wanted. He understood that I wanted to understand as much as I could about it... He was understanding about my feelings and emotions and he included me and my husband in all decisions. He really has done his research and has so much experience in this field...We did some testing of my husband first and determined that he did have very low count but rather than trying to determine why he had low count, we just went straight forward with IVF that we didn't waste any more time. We almost held back on the transfer because I was so close to hyperstimulated, but they backed my medicine up a little bit so that I would not hyper stimulate.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Dr. Dodson knew that I was devastated from our previous attempts in State College and our unsuccessful IUI. He was understanding about my feelings and emotions and he included me and my husband in all decisions. He really has done his research and has so much experience in this field.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Tresses expertise but also advocated for yourself. Don't wait too long.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Dr. Dodson spoke to me about myself instead of about my case. He tailored treatments to me and to what I wanted. He understood that I wanted to understand as much as I could about it. When our first transfer resulted in me losing the embryos before I even could get a positive pregnancy test they hugged me and cried with me.
Describe the protocols William Dodson used in your cycles at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State) and their degree of success.
We did some testing of my husband first and determined that he did have very low count but rather than trying to determine why he had low count, we just went straight forward with IVF that we didn't waste any more time. We almost held back on the transfer because I was so close to hyperstimulated, but they backed my medicine up a little bit so that I would not hyper stimulate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State). (Assigned nurse: Joni and Jess)
Both of the nurses were very communicative and held me and hugged me when I was crying. I was able to talk to them very often and could call them all the way from State College when I was having questions or problems.
Describe your experience with Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
Use the nurses as much as you can because they have so much knowledge and compassion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
It was pretty expensive but they had a program where if you did not have insurance to cover it then you would get a 30% discount. We are still paying it off but they are very nice about it.
Describe William Dodson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
He would transfer one or two embryos but that was all that he wanted to do too keep the baby and me safe. I was okay with that and would only ever want to transfer 2 anyway.
10
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William Dodson
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)
Hershey
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1
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
1
He [Dr. William Dodson] was kind to me while under his care, but was aloof when he made the phone call to tell me our pregnancy test was negative...has many years of experience and works by the book which is good because as emotional patients, we need his honesty. But when it came to him telling us that our test was negative...there was no closure or suggestion of next steps...Don’t expect to have small talk or be comforted when you are crying.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
1
How was your experience with William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Dr. Dodson has many years of experience and works by the book which is good because as emotional patients, we need his honesty. But when it came to him telling us that our test was negative and there wasn’t anything we did wrong, there was no closure or suggestion of next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
Don’t expect to have small talk or be comforted when you are crying.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)?
He was kind to me while under his care, but was aloof when he made the phone call to tell me our pregnancy test was negative.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Joni and Jamie were amazing. They were compassionate and kind.
Describe your experience with Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
Talk with financial services before you do anything. The clinic staff did not seem to be in agreement with how much self pay patients were to pay each time. The girls at the front desk were super nice.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
It was a well-oiled machine, we went in and our paperwork was ready. Our paperwork was placed in the in based on time of arrival.
Describe the costs associated with your care under William Dodson at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
We were quoted $13,000; however, we paid over $17,000.
Describe William Dodson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Hershey Medical Center (Penn State).
He told us it would be a game day decision on how many embryos to implant.
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Doctor
William Dodson
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Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Hershey Medical Center (Penn State)
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