I’m so glad I gave Dr. Hartzfeld at McDowell Mountain Gynecology a try. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, but reached a stall in my treatment. The pain and symptoms were altering life daily. The worst part though was that my previous doctor seemed no longer willing to discuss my symptoms and treatment. It felt very much like; “Well, you have endometriosis, what do you expect?” My requests for hormone treatment and other options were rejected. Eventually, she even stopped returning my calls.
That’s when I switched to Dr. Hartzfeld. She spent over an hour with me the first visit listening to my experiences and diagnosis. She truly cared and never dismissed any of my concerns or beliefs. We brainstormed different treatment options and for the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel as trapped by my diagnosis.
I know endometriosis has no cure. I will be in treatment for the rest of my life and my journey is far from over. So it’s doctors like Dr Hartzfeld who dedicate time and care to you that really stand out. I felt like my treatment was a discussion again and I had more control.
I am pleased to share that after Dr Hartzfeld made some suggestions and altered some medication, my daily symptoms have subsided enough not to impact my daily life as drastically as it once was. Trust me, from the perspective from a person that had dealt with endometriosis, that is a huge win. I am extremely grateful for Dr Hartzfeld’s expert care and time. I plan to be her patient for a long while and owe her many thanks. It’s worth noting, my partner loves her too and says we owe Dr. Hartzfeld fresh baked cookies every time I go in for an appointment!