CORM

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Beaumont
2344 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706
409.898.1603
Houston
7400 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 790-9900
Pearland
10907 Memorial Hermann Dr
Pearland, TX 77584
281.332.0073
Webster
1015 Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 332-0073
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CORM to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 18.3
7 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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35-37
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
349
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7 assessments
10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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The doctors in this office [C.O.R.M. - Houston] see their patients almost every time and make an effort to be the primary doctor...The nurses did a good job conveying dr. Perfetto's plan...We did oral and injectable iui...is a smaller practice
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with CORM.
The doctors in this office see their patients almost every time and make an effort to be the primary doctor.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Always felt like I was involved in decision making and never felt lost in the process
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses did a good job conveying dr. Perfetto's plan
How was your experience with Candice O'Hern Perfetto?
Dr. Perfetto had an amazing bedside manner and always made me feel like I was involved. I trusted her recommendations and did not feel pressured to rush to ivf like I did at other clinics. She also saw me at most of my visits and made sure I always knew our next steps
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Candice O'Hern Perfetto?
She is a smaller practice so she may not be the doctor you hear about, but she's the doctor worth finding.
Describe the protocols Candice O'Hern Perfetto used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did oral and injectable iui
Describe the costs associated with your care under Candice O'Hern Perfetto.
1200
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Doctor
Candice O'Hern Perfetto
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CORM
Houston
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2
Age
39
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
The clinic [CORM in Webster] is clean and efficiently run. You feel welcomed and the overall atmosphere is comforting, which is nice. The billing department was wonderful as well. They keep on top of things and keep you informed about insurance coverage and fees. I also really liked the nursing staff...She [Dr. Vicki Schnell] overestimated our chances of IVF working for us, giving us a 90% chance of success if we had a genetically normal embryo even with advanced maternal age (which now seems excessively high). She would tell my husband and I one thing and then not tell nursing staff during the course of our cycle and then the nursing staff would be confused when we asked about things. This added to significant stress during the cycle with lots of back and forth urgent communication. Finally, when we had our regroup after the failed cycle, she said the failure was solely due to my eggs and that there was no reason to do extra testing o
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Age
39
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
2
Describe your experience with CORM.
The clinic is clean and efficiently run. You feel welcomed and the overall atmosphere is comforting, which is nice. The billing department was wonderful as well. They keep on top of things and keep you informed about insurance coverage and fees. I also really liked the nursing staff.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The overall staff at CORM are warm and friendly, and Dr. Schnell is for the most part, too. However, when it came to presenting results of our genetic testing, she told us about our multiple embryo abnormalities of our genetically tested blast with a very cheery tone over the phone after leaving a cheery voicemail that they were in, which was not supportive and quite upsetting for us.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My primary nurse was really compassionate but often anxious, which added to the stress of the cycle.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Vicki Schnell?
Dr. Schnell is knowledgeable about her field and overall supportive, and I know that she has helped a lot of people, including others I know, especially younger friends. She always took time to answer all of our questions and was overall timely. However, she was somewhat disorganized. She would sometimes go over blood work and sometimes not. At times, I had to ask her to review it with us. Once she had blood work results back for two weeks and saw that she wanted to add a medication once she reviewed them but it was two weeks after the results were available on our portal. She overestimated our chances of IVF working for us, giving us a 90% chance of success if we had a genetically normal embryo even with advanced maternal age (which now seems excessively high). She would tell my husband and I one thing and then not tell nursing staff during the course of our cycle and then the nursing staff would be confused when we asked about things. This added to significant stress during the cycle with lots of back and forth urgent communication. Finally, when we had our regroup after the failed cycle, she said the failure was solely due to my eggs and that there was no reason to do extra testing on sperm. She also had no knowledge about certain protocols potentially helping and went to look them up in the middle of our meeting...the same protocol I had success with at another clinic later. It also turns out that the other clinic found that we had a significant sperm issue as well. When I asked how she felt about us getting a second opinion, she stated that she preferred we do so within her practice.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vicki Schnell?
Do your research on IVF and other treatments so you can ask informed questions throughout the process.
Describe the protocols Vicki Schnell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did IVF, priming with birth control, and we used micro dose Ovidrel, Ganirelix, Follistim, and a trigger shot. We had far fewer eggs retrieved than anticipated and only had one abnormal blast. The rest of the embryos arrested after day three (after looking great on day three).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Monitoring appointment were efficiently run.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vicki Schnell.
Our insurance had a contract with them which was wonderful. We had only a few thousand in out of pocket costs.
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Doctor
Vicki Schnell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
CORM
Webster
Nursing
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10
Age
31 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
They always called when they said they would, and were open to my getting a second opinion. They [the nurses] are knowledgable and keep everything super organized.
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They always called when they said they would, and were open to my getting a second opinion. Also, they monitored me when I got pregnant naturally the month after my failed IVF. They personally called and got me in with the MFM that later saved my daughter during a high risk pregnancy. I wouldn't have gotten pregnant without Dr. Schnell's excellent surgical skills bc the lap she did helped me get pregnant naturally. She also monitored me again when I got pregnant naturally this year and miscarried, and was super compassionate as everyone at CORM was.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All of them have empathy. They cry with you when you have a loss and are happy for you when you have success. They are knowledgable and keep everything super organized. They call back when they say they will.
How was your experience with Vicki Schnell?
She is brilliant and always knows the research. I feel she has the best interest of patients at heart. One area of improvement would be taking time to explain why she does things more slowly.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vicki Schnell?
She knows what she's doing and is through. Because she's not warm and fuzzy, don't interpret it as a lack of caring. She does care, but appears detached sometimes (she really isn't, though). You can trust her.
Describe the protocols Vicki Schnell used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I can't remember the protocol but I think it was low dose Lupron, Gonal F. We were able to reach retrieval and transfer. We had two good quality embryos. Negative pregnancy test, but I did get pregnant the cycle after naturally, so overall it was successful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Vicki Schnell.
I think it was $15,000 for IVF, and another $15,000 for surgeries, etc.
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Doctor
Vicki Schnell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CORM
Webster
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
The only thing I dislike is the new system they've [C.O.R.M-Clear Lake] implemented. You call and are connected to a call center who then has to transfer you to the clinic after you've explained why you called. It would be much easier to call the clinic directly to get my questions answered.... I've encountered several of the nurses and every single one has been incredibly sweet and kind. They are all so friendly.
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with CORM.
The only thing I dislike is the new system they've implemented. You call and are connected to a call center who then has to transfer you to the clinic after you've explained why you called. It would be much easier to call the clinic directly to get my questions answered.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The first time I contacted dr crochet's office I was in tears, I had just been told that my second pregnancy was going to miscarry. I called his office and they actually worked me in that day. This is a very busy office that takes a couple weeks to get in yet he worked me in that day. Unfortunately there was nothing he could do to save our pregnancy but I felt that he understood our desperation and had us come in rather than treating us like a number.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I've encountered several of the nurses and every single one has been incredibly sweet and kind. They are all so friendly.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with John Crochet?
I like that dr. Crochet handles delicate issues like weight compassionately. He was very kind in telling me it would be helpful to lose weight, he didn't make me feel 2 inches tall for being overweight. We may not leave happy each and every time we see him but we always leave armed with more knowledge and what we need to do for the next visit or treatment.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Crochet?
hes a great doctor, it may take a week or two to get in to see him but take that as a good sign. He's a great doctor.
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Doctor
John Crochet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CORM
Webster
Nursing
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N/A
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
N/A
Office staff [at CORM] is not so great, however... not giving me a cycle schedule or Rx on my first IUI cycle until I protested in the office. Also nearly missed first IUI due to office not having my husband's bloodworm...Don't let them tell you "someone will call you" after on cycle day 1-3 bloodwork. Insist on getting a cycle schedule/plan and prescriptions for cycle then and there. Also be Watch the billing; there's an issue with in vs out of network billing where they've used the wrong tax ID (at least with United Healthcare)
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Crochet is great and explains the process and answers all my questions. Office staff is not so great, however... not giving me a cycle schedule or Rx on my first IUI cycle until I protested in the office. Also nearly missed first IUI due to office not having my husband's bloodworm.
How was your experience with John Crochet?
Excellent communication and explanation regarding scientific stuff and always patient to answer all my questions. Showed compassion with setbacks... both frustration with office issues and after ectopic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Crochet?
Don't let them tell you "someone will call you" after on cycle day 1-3 bloodwork. Insist on getting a cycle schedule/plan and prescriptions for cycle then and there. Also be Watch the billing; there's an issue with in vs out of network billing where they've used the wrong tax ID (at least with United Healthcare)
Describe the protocols John Crochet used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used letrozole for 5 days then 3 days of menopure (2 vials each day) due to follicular response. Trigger shot 36 hours before IUI. I have PCOS and don't ovulate on my own. I got pregnant, but it was ectopic.
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Doctor
John Crochet
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
Nursing
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
Care is extremely personal, well organized and accountable. Information is very open and free flowing. Call backs were almost immediate, even on weekends. A nurse practitioner was assigned to me as well so i was able to have a consistent team.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Care is extremely personal, well organized and accountable. Information is very open and free flowing. Call backs were almost immediate, even on weekends. A nurse practioner was assigned to me as well so i was able to have a consistent team.
How was your experience with Vicki Schnell?
She is a very thorough and detail oriented individual. She runs a tight ship, so to speak, so I felt confident mistakes would be at a minimum. She ran ultrasounds regularly after conception and was proactive with labs and follow ups. She leaves little to chance. She took into consideration her availability for egg retrieval and implantation as soon as we decided to proceed with ivf.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Vicki Schnell?
She is empathetic but not warm and fuzzy. If you need a shoulder to cry on, she will give you resources aplenty. She is there to do the best job she can for the best outcome for you.
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Doctor
Vicki Schnell
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CORM
Webster
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8
Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
The clinic [CORM Beaumont] was very accommodating.....They seemed very responsive.....One nurse seemed a little indifferent at times, but that's the worst thing I can say...Femara....Letrozole....Ovidrel......injections and IUI 3 times.....One cycle without IUI...unsuccessful....400 out of pocket for IUI
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Age
25
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with CORM.
The clinic was very accommodating.....They seemed very responsive.....One nurse seemed a little indifferent at times, but that's the worst thing I can say...
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very nice gentleman.....No complaints about his demeanor....
How was your experience with Jerry Sims?
Friendly and approachable. We had very good numbers, but they only panned out after IUI #3 which resulted in a "chemical" pregnancy...I am M 49 y/o, she is F 26 y/o. No physical issues, nor count or motility issues. Unfortunately, no luck yet either....I felt like we continued doing essentially the same things with the same results....
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jerry Sims?
He is a very nice physician. I'm sure he does well for many of his patients
Describe the protocols Jerry Sims used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Femara....Letrozole....Ovidrel......injections and IUI 3 times.....One cycle without IUI...unsuccessful....
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jerry Sims.
400 out of pocket for IUI ...Meds covered
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Doctor
Jerry Sims
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
CORM
Beaumont
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