Ratings for Dr. Hal C. Danzer
Dr. Danzer is amazing. He helped us get pregnant on the first round of IVF. He is attentive and kind and never makes you feel rushed. He is one of those rare doctors that acts like a normal down-to-earth person and understands the value of "bedside manner". Thank you!
I had an ectopic pregnancy after my 2nd Danzer IVF. They didn't catch it. I complained of severe pain, they did an U/S and still missed it. They told me I had a cyst, and that it "would go away". I bled internally for 24 hours and could have died. They then noticed my HCG was sky high and called me in for surgery. We moved onto adoption afterwards (smart). Years later, he turned me into a collection agency for embryos we had on ice. We moved out of state and had NO idea we owed money..... we never got a bill! So, we paid immediately, and then his collection agency SOLD our credit card number and we had thousands of dollars in bogus charges! It's like a bad dream. As if we didn't lose enough already and pay the guy over 20 grand. We should have sued him for "missing" a ruptured tube, but we didn't because he was "nice". Don't let what happened to me happen to you. It was careless what they did, and I could have lost my life. Choose your RE wisely. Your life depends on it.
I went to Dr. Danzer after 5 failed attempts at IUI. He is kind, considerate and has always been very responsive to my questions and concerns. During the process of the first cycle of IVF we realized that I was not producing enough eggs, he immediately stopped the cycle and did another round of IUI so that all of the efforts were not wasted. That didn't work. He advised me to give my body a break for a month and that we would try another formula when the time was right. We did and I now have a beautiful baby girl. I went back for a second try a year later. We followed a little bit of a different formula, but got the same results. We implanted 3 embryos, but unfortunately none of them took. I decided to take a year off and am going to give it another try. Dr. Danzer is a pioneer in this field. He takes the time to evaluate the problem and will make adjustments as needed. His staff is friendly and helpful. If you go to him, your going to the best.
These folks went above and beyond to help me. There were always there to answer my questions. Dr. Danzer spent time and went over the options with me. The office is open 7 days a week. Marybeth was fantastic, as were Helen and everyone else. America was great in making sure that my insurance was on board. All in all a FANTASTIC group of people.
I had a very bad experience with Dr. Hall Danzer and his staff. They lack professionalism. We started the fertility treatment with pills and then injections. I asked for a second appointment to discuss the risk of multiple pregnancies. According to him: "The probability of multiple pregnancy for someone at 43 very low." A month later I was pregnant with triplets. The sad story is that none of the embryos came to term. If you are starting this journey my advice: multiple pregnancies can happen! And you need to consider the cost of raising multiple babies, the risks associated with the pregnancy- long term bed rest, and that the risk of genetic disorders increase with age. Find a doctor and ask about the statistics of their patients. Neither Dr. Hall Danzer nor his staff followed up with us so I am sure that they are unable to calculate their rate of success. We decided to pursue IVF and we are looking for a different doctor.
Dr. Danzer has a wonderful bedside manner and is one of the kindest doctors you'll ever meet; however, his knowledge of IVF is out of date, and he is not a good doctor for complicated infertility cases. I always had a low number of eggs retrieved and poor fertilization (around 50%) in his lab. He was unwilling to try new protocols and would often shrug his shoulders. At 31 years old and after two failed cycles, he told me I had a 10% chance of success and tried to sell me donor eggs. I went to CCRM in Colorado and I had more eggs retrieved in one cycle than both of my cycles combined with Dr. Danzer. I had 95% fertilization and great embryo quality. I'm now pregnant! It didn't want to leave Dr. danzer because he is so kind, but he wasn't getting me pregnant.
After four failed IUI cycles and no actual diagnosis, I am seeking a new doctor. The nurses are very insensitive. I asked for water prior to a blood test and the nurse looked at me and said, "NO!" Then she laughed and handed me the water and said, "I just like saying no to people." WTF?!? The office has repeatedly made errors ordering my prescriptions and often fails to return calls. I rarely get to speak with Dr. Danzer. Most communication about testing and drug monitoring comes from the nurses, which is lousy because when I have questions they have no answers. The response I hear most often is, "I'm sorry, I can't answer that, I'm not a doctor."
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- St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104 (Grad. 1971)
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