Susan Davies

Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists

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Medical SchoolRush U. Med Ctr
ResidencyRush U. Med Ctr
FellowshipRush U. Med Ctr
Glenview
2640 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026
847-972-0300
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Susan Davies to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Don't recommend: 25.3
3 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
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 1Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 15.7
3 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
6
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
6
Gonal F was used for egg retrievals. Because I responded so well, the doses were low. For embryo transfer I did 6 pills of estrace a day along with 2mL progesterone in oil shots a week leading up to the transfer and continuing after. I also was on baby aspirin and prenatal vitamins. I was diagnosed with a certain mthfr mutation that she stated causes blood clots but refused to do blood thinner because it has not been proven to be successful. In all my results have been 2 chemical pregnancies and 2 miscarriages. My wife also went to her and has had similar protocols and results.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
6
How was your experience with Susan Davies?
Dr. Davies is a very caring, nice person. My biggest issue is the amount of times I would see her. The only time I would see her is if I scheduled a consultation or the day of my egg retrieval or embryo transfer. I rarely saw her in the office unless it was previously scheduled. In times of heartache and pain, occasionally she would call but for the most part she lets her staff handle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Susan Davies?
Ask questions, she is the most patient doctor who will answer any and every question. Demand changes to protocol if it isn't working out.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Davies staff is small, the more you are at their office the more like family they become. It is probably to a fault because it is one of the only reasons we have stayed so long. They are extremely friendly, one of the nicest group of people I have met and they make you feel like you are their only patient.
Describe the protocols Susan Davies used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I do not completely remember, I would need my patient records. Gonal F was used for egg retrievals. Because I responded so well, the doses were low. For embryo transfer I did 6 pills of estrace a day along with 2mL progesterone in oil shots a week leading up to the transfer and continuing after. I also was on baby aspirin and prenatal vitamins. I was diagnosed with a certain mthfr mutation that she stated causes blood clots but refused to do blood thinner because it has not been proven to be successful. In all my results have been 2 chemical pregnancies and 2 miscarriages. My wife also went to her and has had similar protocols and results.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Aanal is very caring and honest. Occasionally she will put her personal opinions on treatment that are different from the doctor's treatment plan and can be confusing. But for the most part she is very caring and communicated everything effectively.
Describe your experience with Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
I love that it is a small clinic so you do not feel like a number. They make you feel important and there are times you forget they have a bunch of other patients. I think their biggest weakness wold be they recently took on a lot more patients and wait times can be insane, sometimes over an hour. They really need to hire another ultrasound tech because having only one during the IVF cycle time does not allow a quick visit. There were times I was waiting up to an hour. In my experience they are a great group of women to work with that make you feel comfortable, but because it has been several years with no live birth and no real explanation, I can not possibly say I am satisfied with them at this point.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Susan Davies.
Im not sure as insurance covered most of it. Their office manager is very good about breaking down costs and benefits with you.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Susan Davies
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists
Glenview
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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0
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
Dr. Davies meant well. She was compassionate and explained the process thoroughly; however, when we were not successful achieve pregnancy transfer after transfer she blamed statistics...If we were going to go through another round of stimulation with her she wanted to use the same protocol with the addition of testing my linings...she had sceheduled my medications around her clinics schedule instead of my body’s cycles...
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
How was your experience with Susan Davies?
Dr. Davies meant well. She was compassionate and explained the process thoroughly; however, when we were not successful achieve pregnancy transfer after transfer she blamed statistics. After five embryos (3 transfers), you would expect that you would be pregnant if it were statistics. If we were going to go through another round of stimulation with her she wanted to use the same protocol with the addition of testing my lining prior to stimulation as well as genetic testing on the embryos. After each failed transfer she asked us what we were thinking we should do next which seemed strange. She also said she had ideas which were the same each time. I do know two people who were successful with her however, I still wouldn’t recommend her to friends. When you look at her pluisbed statistics online they are not very good compared to other clinics.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Susan Davies?
Go onto the online data base where you can see percentages of successful transfers, births, etc for each doctor. It was enlightening for us and ultimately why we switch ed doctors. Her numbers were not published when we started seeing her because her clinic was new.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Davies and her staff were very compassionate.
Describe the protocols Susan Davies used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I do not remember. However, I was on birth control and she had sceheduled my medications around her clinics schedule instead of my body’s cycles
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses and physician assistant were very compassionate and helped make us feel comfortable. We had so much communication with them. The practice is so small that they knew you by name and they felt like family.
Describe your experience with Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
This clinics strength is the compassion from the nurses and doctor. Their weakness however is the low success rates which in my opinion is the most important thing during this process because above all that is the reason you are there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Susan Davies.
$2,500
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Doctor
Susan Davies
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists
Glenview
Nursing
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
She [Dr Susan Davies] looked through my records and she said too many things were done wrong with me. She said first they induced my egg donor too much. I had 32 eggs when she should of had around 14 eggs. That means I was being implanted with too many bad eggs.The eggs should of been genetically tested to get rid of the bad eggs. Then she said my blood wasn't clotting to the embryo. She said all my pregnancies before were chemically pregnancies. She listens and solved my problem BEST PLACE!
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Susan Davies?
Finally , I found my Doctor who saved me! My gyno recomended Dr. Davies. I had a meeting with her. I liked the fact she only has one office so I don't have to run to other offices. Plus she is in private practice. We had a long meeting when I met her . I asked her straight out Will I be able to have a baby. She said yes you will. She looked through my records and she said too many things were done wrong with me. She said first they induced my egg donor too much. I had 32 eggs when she should of had around 14 eggs. That means I was being implanted with too many bad eggs.The eggs should of been genetically tested to get rid of the bad eggs. Then she said my blood wasn't clotting to the embryo. She said all my pregnancies before were chemically pregnancies. She listens and solved my problem BEST PLACE!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Susan Davies?
Shows empathy and kind
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I never felt rushed with her. She knew what my problem was right away. I saw two other doctors who never knew what my problem was. She was kind and honest. she promised me my dream will come true to have my little Molly, I always wanted.
Describe the protocols Susan Davies used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Told me to have my eggs genetic tested to get rid of bad eggs
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Very warm and welcoming
Describe your experience with Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists.
Located in the Glen in Glenview . Very clean
Describe the costs associated with your care under Susan Davies.
Most covered by insurance
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Doctor
Susan Davies
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Davies Fertility & IVF Specialists
Glenview
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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