North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Kingwood
350 Kingwood Medical Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
281-444-4784
The Woodlands
111 Vision Park
The Woodlands, TX 77384
281-444-4784
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 5Neutral: 19.5
7 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
81
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.6
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
7 assessments
10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
10
I love how small the clinic was, it felt very comfortable and I was always at ease when I entered the door. Assistant staff were very helpful too...Trust her [Dr. Dorothy Roach]. I was convinced nothing would work for me given we'd been trying for 5+ years when we began seeing her. I was shocked to get a positive pregnancy test with just my second IUI.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
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Describe your experience with North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I love how small the clinic was, it felt very comfortable and I was always at ease when I entered the door. Assistant staff were very helpful too.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Each time I visited the office, it felt like everyone knew me and treated me like family.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Angela was prompt in returning telephone calls and communicating Dr Roach's next course of treatment for me.
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
Dr Roach's knowledge and experience is why I chose to see her. She looked at my case individually and prescribed treatment accordingly.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Trust her. I was convinced nothing would work for me given we'd been trying for 5+ years when we began seeing her. I was shocked to get a positive pregnancy test with just my second IUI.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Roach used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We started with 50mg Clomid for 2 cycles. No success, but Dr Roach obviously gave us the most minimally invasive treatment to begin with. My blood work came back great with increased hormone levels. Dr Roach changed me to 5mg Femera due to Clomid's tendency to thin the uterine lining and we opted to go straight to IUI given the time we'd been trying. In addition to Femera on days 3-7, 250mg Ovidrel trigger shot on day 14, IUI day 16day. 100mg progesterone 3 days post IUI. That cycle was unsuccessful with spotting on day 27 despite the progesterone. Second IUI cycle Dr Roach increased my medication dosage - 7.5mg Femera days 4-8, 250mg Ovidrel trigger shot at 12 day ultrasound, IUI day 14. 400mg progesterone 3 days post IUI together with 4mg estradiol. Positive pregnancy test 14 days post IUI! Hubby was on FertileAid herbal supplements to increase motility and count. Worked - we got 75% motility on the second IUI up from 12% in the first analysis.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Roach.
Approximately $900 per IUI cycle (ultrasound, lab fee and procedure) plus medication. My insurance covered nothing.
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine
Kingwood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
The clinic [North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine], both locations, are very nice and comforting. They are organized and always on time. The Woodlands location has a LabCorp close to it, so it's easy to get your bloodwork done if you need to before or after an appointment...Angela [nurse] was so sweet! She was always energetic on the phone and was comforting when she called to tell me the bad news of my chemical pregnancy
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic, both locations, are very nice and comforting. They are organized and always on time. The Woodlands location has a LabCorp close to it, so it's easy to get your bloodwork done if you need to before or after an appointment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She always made time for us and never rushed us. She answered all questions and told me the truth whether I liked it or not. I needed that.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Angela was so sweet! She was always energetic on the phone and was comforting when she called to tell me the bad news of my chemical pregnancy.
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
As a patient I got every answer I needed. I was put on meds that I needed that made me sick, and she was understanding, but also explained the importance and basically told me I had to take them. She was sympathetic when I had a chemical pregnancy and was there to let us know what to do next, which resulted in our little girl finally!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Trust the process. She will find the issue and a solution for your specific needs.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Roach used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have PCOS, and she first put me on Metformin for 2 months before starting Provera to make me have a cycle. I also took Clomid 100mg starting on cycle day 3. I did not ovulate. The next cycle of Provera and Clomid 150mg starting on day 5 I had a chemical pregnancy. She prescribed progesterone vaginal suppositories to try to get my levels up, but it did not work. We did another round of Provera and Clomid 150mg starting on cycle day 3 and I got pregnant and had a healthy pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Roach.
I had to pay $500 up front and any other visits were a $20 co-pay. I think I had about 4 visits with her.
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine
Kingwood
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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N/A
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
N/A
Each time I visited the office, I was greeted by all the staff like they knew me.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Each time I visited the office, I was greeted by all the staff like they knew me.
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
Dr Roach has so much knowledge and experience, she tailored my treatment plan for my individual case. I always felt I was in the right hands for someone who had been struggling with infertility for 5 years.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Trust her.
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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7
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
7
There is only one nurse [at North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine] for Dr. Roach. This nurse services all patients and is also the liaison with regard to communication with Dr. Roach...
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
7
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Roach is the only doctor at her practice, which has its advantages and drawbacks. The advantage is that she will meet you personally at each visit to discuss your plan, treatment, and to answer any questions. Dr. Roach is very intelligent and has been practicing in the field for a long time. She may not exude tons of warm fuzziness, but I sensed that she did genuinely care about my well-being and wanted a successful outcome for me as her patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There is only one nurse for Dr. Roach. This nurse services all patients and is also the liaison with regard to communication with Dr. Roach.
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
Dr. Roach initially met with myself and my husband and she understood our specific situation with male factor. She explained our options, which were IUI using donor sperm or IVF and the help of a urologist. We never felt pressured by her to lean one way or another. She presented facts, answered our questions, and never rushed us. Her candid approach didn't bother me in the least and I never found her to be rude. When we opted to go with IUI using donor, she reassured me that I was making a good choice for us as a couple, which I appreciated. She and I did hit a bump in the road when she seemed reluctant to complete the paperwork that I needed to purchase vials for the donor of our choice at The Sperm Bank of California. Admittedly, the paperwork was new to her. She initially would not complete the paperwork in its entirety, which prevented me from ordering from that bank with the perfect donor for us. Once she realized what needed to be completed and that I was willing to walk if this wasn't done, she relented and we were able to move forward pleasantly with the first IUI using the donor of our choice. I appreciated this very much. Dr. Roach is great is seems to have more of a naturalist approach to medicine. She shares her knowledge and expertise, but let me decide on using clomid or not for my first IUI. One drawback is that since she is the only practicing doctor, is she is out for any reason (i.e. out for one week), it may translate to having to wait until she returns for treatment. As timing in all of this is critical, it can delay a dream for one month.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Listen to Dr. Roach's recommendations based on your set of circumstances. She is very smart and has been in the field for a long time, so she's also highly experienced. However, offer your own input and be your own advocate for your treatment when you need to. I definitely had to do so in my case because as parients, only we can make the best choices for ourselves and our families and this choices will affect us and our families going forward beyond the window of treatment with any doctor. Ultimately, Dr. Roach has always honored and respected my wishes as a patient.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Roach used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Roach had an approach that was personal. She wanted me to attempt 3 IUIs and later do an hsg test in the event that they failed rather than doing the hsg test first and then going forward with the treatment. When my first treatment failed and this hit me hard emotionally, I realized that I wanted that hsg test done before I invested anymore time or money in IUIS. I also wanted the clomid. I presented these requests to her, and she complied. Sometimes, you have to take the reins in your own treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Roach.
Her costs, are by far, the least expensive at $770 per IUI versus $1,000 and up elsewhere. She has this strongly in her favor.
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Woodlands
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
Angela [nurse at North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine] is amazing! She always calls you back within a few minutes to a few hours when you leave her a message, she's super friendly, and knows her stuff!...This clinic is extremely good at what they do. They've created a relaxed atmosphere where as a patient you feel comfortable and know you're in the best hands. Appointments never feel rushed. From the doctor to the ladies working at the front desk, everyone makes you feel like you're the most important part of their day. The only downside is that cell phone reception stinks inside the building!
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is extremely good at what they do. They've created a relaxed atmosphere where as a patient you feel comfortable and know you're in the best hands. Appointments never feel rushed. From the doctor to the ladies working at the front desk, everyone makes you feel like you're the most important part of their day. The only downside is that cell phone reception stinks inside the building!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everyone in her office knows my name and remembers my medical history without having to look at my file. Each treatment is tailored for me to have the maximum effectiveness in hopes of conceiving.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Angela is amazing! She always calls you back within a few minutes to a few hours when you leave her a message, she's super friendly, and knows her stuff!
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
Dr Roach is incredibly kind and shows so much compassion in every situation and yet will tell you like it is. She explains everything in a way that is easy to understand but never makes you feel like you're an idiot! Being the only doctor in the practice ensures an intimate experience where you really get to know her and her staff.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Come with questions! She will sit with you for as long as it takes to answer each and every one of your questions. If you don't understand something, be sure to speak up!
Describe the protocols Dorothy Roach used in your cycles and their degree of success.
10mg Femara cycle days 3-7, ultrasound day 12, 250mcg Ovidrel injection day 13 between 3-4pm, IUI day 14, progesterone suppository days 16-28, pregnancy test day 28.
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Woodlands
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
[Dr Roach was] friendly, helpful, straight to the point. Didn't sugar coat, but still had wonderful bedside manner....From the person who picked up the phone to my release, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Staff [at North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine] was familiar with my case and prepared every contact I had with them....They faxed orders to an out of state lab when I had to travel in the middle of a cycle for a death in the family.
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Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic is small. Actual person picks up the phone. Organized.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From the person who picked up the phone to my release, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Staff was familiar with my case and prepared every contact I had with them.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Absolutely awesome. They faxed orders to an out of state lab when I had to travel in the middle of a cycle for a death in the family.
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
Friendly, helpful, straight to the point. Didn't sugar coat, but still had wonderful bedside manner.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Trust her.
Describe the protocols Dorothy Roach used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Clomid, metformin Er, with Ti. 3 rounds before moving to IUI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Roach.
Insurance covered everything.
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Woodlands
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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I didn't really experience any weaknesses with this clinic [North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine].... They said some tests were optional but a week before my IUI they then decided to tell us the test was not optional and we'd have to have it done before we could do the IUI after I was already on the medications.... Her nurse is amazing she answers all your questions and she calls back in a timely manner!
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I didn't really experience any weaknesses with this clinic. As with any clinic verify your insurance to make sure you're in network, have your questions ready so you don't forget and log your cycles so you can give exact dates.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Her nurse is amazing she answers all your questions and she calls back in a timely manner!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Dorothy Roach?
Dr. Roach is a great physician it's a small clinic with one nurse and both Dr. Roach and her nurse make you feel very welcomed, we could only afford one cycle of IUI since they were out of network with our insurance but I didn't want to choose another Dr I really liked her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Dorothy Roach?
Listen to her advice she knows what she's talking about.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Dorothy Roach.
The IUI was around 800-900 I believe the medications were between 10 to 70 each
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Doctor
Dorothy Roach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
North Houston Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Woodlands
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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