Ratings for Dr. George M. Grunert
When I found out that I had fertility issues I felt like someone stabbed me straight through the heart, and left me there to commiserate alone. I was told that my AMH was low. At the time, I had no idea what that even meant and my desperate attempts to reach out to my OBGYN were completely ignored. Honestly I felt as though I was told “hey lady, your eggs are bad, call us if you ever do get pregnant”. The next three days were followed with frantic research, tears, wine, more research, my husband pleading with me to give him my laptop, and then more tears. I then decided that I was not going to let this control my decision to be a mother, I was going to find the best fertility doctor possible, and get pregnant. The next two days were followed by an obsessive amount of research. I narrowed it down to three doctors, and then called the first to see about taking me on as a new patient. He could, in two months. Looking back two months is really nothing, but at the time I felt as though his nurse may as well told me “sorry he can’t see you before its too late for you”. Was this a Ridiculous way of thinking? Of course!, but at the time I just could NOT wait that long. I thank God every day that I did think this way, because my second call was to Dr. Grunert’s office. He was also not available for two months, but due to some stroke of amazing luck ( Personally I think it was his nurses inability to tell me there was nothing she could do to squeeze me in- as she heard my tears clogging up the other end of the receiver) they could squeeze me in -3 weeks. When I met with Dr. Grunert, he was very knowledgeable and reassuring, but most importantly at the time for me, he made me realize that there was no more need for tears or looking back, it was time to make a plan to get me preggo Sweet baby Jesus the man gave me hope, got me back up on my feet and ready to battle my way to motherhood.It was what was to follow that set him apart from all the rest. It was the way he held my hand through my very difficult journey that makes me nothing short of love this man. Let me explain… 3 failed attempts at artificial insemination and it was time to consider IVF. After many weeks of shots and pills Dr. Grunert performed my first egg retrieval. Yeah, I typed it out right, none of the eggs were a viable option for pregnancy and my first retrieval was a bust 😞 Dr. Grunert called me personally to deliver the news and asked me to come into his office to discuss options. Again my heart fell to the bottom of my shoes and I felt the weight of each of my steps walking into his office. I barely let the man speak two words before I Blurted out ( tears back in full effect) “ no, no Dr. Grunert , this can’t be happening, I am supposed to be a mom, I know I am”! He let me get it all off my chest and then very calmly said “Okay so lets work on that" He then explained it was his professional and personal opinion that I give it one more shot. I received another personal call from Dr. Grunert a few months later. Two of my eggs were genetically tested and were viable. The chances of my delivering one of them was 80%. So is this why I love this man so much? Nope, you guessed it, he did even more. When I was 7 weeks pregnant I started to bleed. Not Spot, bleed. I, of course freaked out and drove to the ER at about 100 miles and hour. I called his on-call nurse to let them know. When I walked, no scratch that, leaped into the ER hands between my legs as if I could prevent my baby from falling out or something, I heard the nurses behind the counter speaking to my doctor. You guessed it, Dr. Grunert was on the phone with the hospital before I even arrived Thank God, it wasn’t pregnancy ending bleeding, just one of the scariest moments of my life. So this, this is why I love my Dr so much, yes? Nope. He did even more ( I know !!!, This is why I am writing about it) he met me as his clinic the next morning ( a Saturday, offices closed- as in lights off and vacant) to give me an ultrasound. You see he figured let her hear her babies heartbeat and let her go home feeling a lot more confident that everything was alright. There wasn’t even anyone there to log the appointment in for him, he was the Dr., the Nurse, and the receptionist that day. He did that for me, my sanity and well my husband, if we are being honest. I heard Liam’s heartbeat that day, and we both slept like babies that night. Alright Tania , nice story we understand why you love him so much right? Well let me just add, he found me a new OBGYN, he checked up on me on the scheduled due date, and he asked to meet Liam when I brought him to the office a year and a half later. He was actually extremely busy, I could see the people running around the office, the worried and excited faces in the waiting room, but he still wanted to meet my son. So much so that he validated my parking. So it that the end of my story (finally)? well, it is for now, but l
Spent 8 years with this Dr TTC. He came highly recommended by family friends so I felt trapped. He treated me like a Lab Rat and had very little compassion for me. I felt like such a failure and kept believing he would help us to achieve a child. After He tried 6 IUIs he suggested IVF but it was so expensive that we couldn't go forward. His parting words to me were just learn to be childless.
His nurses went beyond what was asked. I walked in so worried and nervous,and walked out so confident and informed. I am the type of patient that ask a million questions, but no matter how many times thing were reviewed i was treated so kindly. Dr.Grunert is brilliant and goes into detail. Dr.Grunert and his staff were patience and compassionate ,and i would recommend them a million times.
The staff is terrible and is a liability on an otherwise credible physician. As out of town patients, we were twice forced to pay for unnecessary trips that staff assured us were "required" appointments, but upon arriving found out that the procedures could have been done by a local doctor and forwarded to Dr. Grunert. We specifically asked about this before each appointment, so learning of this fact when arriving was frustrating, to say the least and cost us several hundred dollars in pointless airfare and transportation. We really appreciated Dr. Grunert's no nonsense attitude, esp. after having several prior physicians give us inflated hopes when the underlying data suggested a different prognosis. He's a "give it to me straight" type doctor, so that may turn some people off, but we found it refreshing. Ultimately, the ineptness of the office management was sufficient to lead us to look at other options.
Extremely rude and impatient. Knowledgeable yes however he has a terrible way of conveying information. Very insensitive, factual, and detached. He does not have the greatest bed side manner. His staff is kind with the exception of one nurse. You will wait to see him because he never runs on time. I'm personally in the prices of looking for a doctor with more patience and compassion so that I can feel comfortable taking to my doctor about my concerns.
I asked if it would help to have an Endometrial Function Test(EFT). He said he didn’t think it would. Then he asked me, “Would you still want to go forth with an IVF cycle if you had a abnormal finding?” I felt uncertain about how to respond because he didn’t seem too concerned. And I thought if he wasn’t concerned, then maybe I shouldn’t be. I hesitated, “I guess so..” In my records, he wrote: “I asked her if an abnormal result would change their decision about proceeding, would lead them to decide to stop, or to transfer embryos to a gestational carrier. She said they would elect to try to IVF with embryo transfer to her no matter what the result. We discussed the fact that, since her EFT would not change her decision, that there was no real point in doing an EFT.” I never stated those words. I wouldn't have asked for EFT if the results did not matter. Later he said: “After 3 or 4 IVF cycles, you might want to consider being childless, you aren't married to Henry VIII.”
Dr. George M. Grunert's Credentials
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- Baylor College Of Medicine (Grad. 1973)
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