Arizona Center for Fertility Studies

2 doctors work here

Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 3%Don't recommend: 26%8.2
71% strongly recommend
26 reviews
Operations
8.7
8.7
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Scheduling
8.5
8.5
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Billing Department
7.8
7.8
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Nursing Team
9.4
9.4
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Attention to Detail
7.8
7.8
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Annual Cycles
72
National Avg
635
This Clinic
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

Glendale
6316 W Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
480.571.0407
Scottsdale
8997 E. Desert Cove Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.630.0212

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2019, Consult
9
9
Age 39
IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Lipskind] was on time for our appointment and reviewed our paperwork in detail with each of us (my husband and I). He never seemed rushed. He was careful to explain everything in simple terms with support and compassion. He was optimistic and hopeful for us, which I appreciated. He explained a few options in detail about what the procedures and process entailed, gave us his thoughts on next steps and WHY, and seemed very open to either direction and didn't push us.
[Costs at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies are] Approx $950 for an IUI with Clomid or Femara (including ultrasounds, sperm prep and insemination) but not including cost of drugs)...Every member of the staff I talked to on the phone, emailed, and saw in person at the clinic was so kind and compassionate. A welcome relief from the typical staff who's curt, hurried and insensitive. They were communicative, proactive, and organized, and they did it all with a smile on their faces! The literal only drawback I've experienced so far: the office is dated and the waiting room a bit dark. The facility could use a facelift.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
We've so far only seen Dr. Lipskind once for our initial consultation. He came as a personal recommendation from my OB and I felt very confident in her trust in him. He was on time for our appointment and reviewed our paperwork in detail with each of us (my husband and I). He never seemed rushed. He was careful to explain everything in simple terms with support and compassion. He was optimistic and hopeful for us, which I appreciated. He explained a few options in detail about what the procedures and process entailed, gave us his thoughts on next steps and WHY, and seemed very open to either direction and didn't push us. I appreciated his suggestion to take a more conservative approach to see how my body responds to the fertility medications before jumping straight in to IVF. I felt heard, cared for and ready to move forward with confidence.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Do your own research ahead of time. Come to the appointment informed about different treatment options. I realized later that he talked about an IUI, which I knew all about, but didn't fully explain what that was to my husband. I filled him in after. :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind took the time to answer all of our questions, present all of our options, suggest his thoughts on course of action, but was completely open to what WE wanted to do next. He is kind, thoughtful and I didn't feel like he jumped to any generic treatment, I felt like he took all our factors into consideration and made treatment suggestions based on us as human, not as numbers, or jumping straight to IVF. He did not seem rushed to get the appointment over with. The staff at his office are amazing as well. So kind, caring and thoughtful.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We've only just started, this is our first cycle with Dr. Lipskind. Our treatment protocol will be to start with at least one IUI cycle. While I assumed we'd jump straight into IVG, the rationale to start with IUI is to see how my ovaries respond initially to the fertility drugs. That will give us a better course of action before we move to IVF, if necessary. We will know on day 3 after ultrasound which drugs and dosage. His initial thought is likely Clomid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I only saw one nurse but she was wonderful and kind.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Every member of the staff I talked to on the phone, emailed, and saw in person at the clinic was so kind and compassionate. A welcome relief from the typical staff who's curt, hurried and insensitive. They were communicative, proactive, and organized, and they did it all with a smile on their faces! The literal only drawback I've experienced so far: the office is dated and the waiting room a bit dark. The facility could use a facelift.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Approx $950 for an IUI with Clomid or Femara (including ultrasounds, sperm prep and insemination) but not including cost of drugs)
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
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9
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Shane Lipskind
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Adaptability
9
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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Verified

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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Other
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Lipskind] spends as much time with you as you need. He thoroughly explained everything to me (sometimes several times)...We were with another fertility doctor and did everything but IVF with no success or answers. When we saw Dr Lipskind he diagnosed me with endometriosis and a uterine septum. We did surgery to correct the septum. We did IVF, I had 2 tested frozen embryos. We did our first transfer and are now pregnant for the first time ever!! Dr Lipskind made my husband and I feel comfortable and listened to throughout the entire process. He is an awesome doctor but also has great bedside manner, I find that rare.
The nurses [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] and Dr Lipskind are amazing. Everyone in that office knows their stuff and are incredibly friendly too. The office is a little outdated but that doesn’t really bother me, I’m not seeing them for the decor!...All of the nurses are kind and knowledgeable. They have gone above and beyond for me. They treat me like a friend every time I go in to the office. I can call or email with anything and they always get back to me quickly.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind is a fantastic doctor. I had no idea why I wasn’t getting pregnant. We were with another fertility doctor and did everything but IVF with no success or answers. When we saw Dr Lipskind he diagnosed me with endometriosis and a uterine septum. We did surgery to correct the septum. We did IVF, I had 2 tested frozen embryos. We did our first transfer and are now pregnant for the first time ever!! Dr Lipskind made my husband and I feel comfortable and listened to throughout the entire process. He is an awesome doctor but also has great bedside manner, I find that rare.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
It’s a little warm in the office so wear summer clothes ;)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind and all of his staff are companionate and kind. He spends as much time with you as you need. He thoroughly explained everything to me (sometimes several times).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Awesome! All of the nurses are kind and knowledgeable. They have gone above and beyond for me. They treat me like a friend every time I go in to the office. I can call or email with anything and they always get back to me quickly.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The nurses and Dr Lipskind are amazing. Everyone in that office knows their stuff and are incredibly friendly too. The office is a little outdated but that doesn’t really bother me, I’m not seeing them for the decor!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We were lucky, our insurance covers part of our treatment. We have not completed the process yet, we are pregnant but only 5 weeks. I think it will end up being close to 15k. But I also had to have uterine surgery that added to the cost
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We only had 2 embryos and had never been pregnant so we wanted to do 1 embryo at a time.
10
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Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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LGBTQ
Verified

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2014 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 33
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The doctor [Lipskind] is an excellent communicator and caring. He explains all the procedures and always supports us in all the choices we make. He is patient and explains everything so that we fully understand what is going on giving us our best chances to conceive. ... The doctor suggested we have an HSG procedure that was done at an imaging location. This was done to check for any blockages or issues with the uterus and tubes. Lastly we had a series of ultrasounds done in office to check the follicle count and growth before using a trigger shot to trigger ovulation and attempt the IUI.
They [Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] are often busy but will work with you on scheduling and will always maintain great communication though the whole process. As a new patient you will be charged a consultation fee but that is then credited to your account to use later on other procedures. ... The nurses were very kind and professional. They were understanding and knowledgeable. They were always smiling and remembered us when we came in.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
The doctor is an excellent communicator and caring. He explains all the procedures and always supports us in all the choices we make. He is patient and explains everything so that we fully understand what is going on giving us our best chances to conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be honest and tell the doctor about any concerns he is very knowledgeable and will help answer any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
The staff and doctors are very professional and kind. They listen to me and my spouse. They are caring and never treat us wrong or in a negative way.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We had an IUI with out first child and used a natural cycle. Even though we did not use fertility medication we still used vitamins and supplements that the doctor prescribes (prenatal, vitamin D, COQ10 and baby aspirin). These were used to help maintain a healthy chance for pregnancy. We also had routine bloodwork for both myself and spouse in order to rule out any illness or other concerns. The doctor suggested we have an HSG procedure that was done at an imaging location. This was done to check for any blockages or issues with the uterus and tubes. Lastly we had a series of ultrasounds done in office to check the follicle count and growth before using a trigger shot to trigger ovulation and attempt the IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The nurses were very kind and professional. They were understanding and knowledgeable. They were always smiling and remembered us when we came in.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
They are very friendly and they treat their patients right. They are often busy but will work with you on scheduling and will always maintain great communication though the whole process. As a new patient you will be charged a consultation fee but that is then credited to your account to use later on other procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Vitamins and supplements approximately $100 a month while trying to conceive HSG rest approximately $200 Ultrasound services approximately $360 IUI approximately $900 Consultation fee $300
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Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
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10
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 46
1 IUI
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $0 - $49K
Lawyer
5th of 5 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Lipskind provides lots of individualized attention and was very patient answering all our questions...We just started our treatment...Not only is Dr. Lipskind super smart, but he tells it like it is. Also, because he's been through IVF to start his own family recently, he has a special understanding of all the issues...Because we want to try with my own eggs first despite AMA, we are doing a minimal stim cycle, using Follistim and Clomid...was clear upfront that he would only transfer one embryo at a time due to risk factors.
very impressed [by the nurses at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] so far. I have been to other clinics in the past where there wasn't as much communication or individualized attention...It's at the top of the range, but I realize that for my age and issues, lower cost options were not going to be a good fit...Strengths - cutting edge knowledge, top of the line equipment, knowledgeable staff, individualized attention...Weaknesses - No insurance accepted, no payment plans Since we are just starting, I can't say too much else at this point.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
We just started our treatment at ACFS. Not only is Dr. Lipskind super smart, but he tells it like it is. Also, because he's been through IVF to start his own family recently, he has a special understanding of all the issues.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind provides lots of individualized attention and was very patient answering all our questions.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
Because we want to try with my own eggs first despite AMA, we are doing a minimal stim cycle, using Follistim and Clomid.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jenn)
Just getting started, but very impressed so far. I have been to other clinics in the past where there wasn't as much communication or individualized attention.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Strengths - cutting edge knowledge, top of the line equipment, knowledgeable staff, individualized attention Weaknesses - No insurance accepted, no payment plans Since we are just starting, I can't say too much else at this point.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
It's at the top of the range, but I realize that for my age and issues, lower cost options were not going to be a good fit.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Dr. Lipskind was clear upfront that he would only transfer one embryo at a time due to risk factors.
10
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Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 33 - 35
2 IUI
IVF
1 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Cancer
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I like how analytical Dr Nemiro is. He really give me the realistic numbers when we were trying to decide what was next for us. His expert advise is what we need to make an educated decision and not waste our time, emotions or our money.... for the egg retrieval we did an ovarian stimulation protocol with viagra suppositories 25 mp 4x day for 2 wks, growth hormone 1/2 cc once day for 2 wks, luprion 20 units for 10 days and then 10 units for 2 wks, estrace 2mg tab once a day for 2 wks, cetrotide 50 units for 2 wks & FSH 10 vials once a day for 2 wks. I also had to take cabergoline .5 mg after the retrieval & more luprion 20 units once a day until my next mense. This was because my estrogen levels were at 6400 after the retrieval.
All of the nursing staff [at AZ Center for Fertility Studies-Scottsdale] showed me compassion, from my primary nurse, financial coordinator to the front desk staff. They are all wonderful.... The office layout can be confusing but the result is a private space and keeps it from feeling clinical or cold. The office does not feel like it is sterile and cold as other clinics do. Makes it feel almost homey.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I like how analytical Dr Nemiro is. He really give me the realistic numbers when we were trying to decide what was next for us. His expert advise is what we need to make an educated decision and not waste our time, emotions or our money.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Do your own research and ask questions. As educated and wonderful a doctor may be, asking smart questions will always be in your best interest. It also allows the Doctor or staff to help you better when they know what you are thinking.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
The staff is amazing and always available by phone or email with question. Dr. Nemiro spent several evenings on phone calls with me to answer all of my questions and give me hope.
Describe the protocols Jay Nemiro (retired) used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
I can't recall the protocols used for my IUIs other than that the first one only one vial was used for my injections and the second we used two vials per injection. for the egg retrieval we did an ovarian stimulation protocol with viagra suppositories 25 mp 4x day for 2 wks, growth hormone 1/2 cc once day for 2 wks, luprion 20 units for 10 days and then 10 units for 2 wks, estrace 2mg tab once a day for 2 wks, cetrotide 50 units for 2 wks & FSH 10 vials once a day for 2 wks. I also had to take cabergoline .5 mg after the retrieval & more luprion 20 units once a day until my next mense. This was because my estrogen levels were at 6400 after the retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Singleton)
All of the nursing staff showed me compassion, from my primary nurse, financial coordinator to the front desk staff. They are all wonderful.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The office layout can be confusing but the result is a private space and keeps it from feeling clinical or cold. The office does not feel like it is sterile and cold as other clinics do. Makes it feel almost homey.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
IUI's were around $1500 to $2000. The egg retrieval was about $10,000 or so which includes a 20% discount on provider services because our infertility was due to my husband's cancer treatments. medications were an additional $5,00 to $6,000.
Describe Jay Nemiro (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I don't know his approach just yet but I do know that he has advised that we transfer no more than two embryos.
9
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Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
3 Fertility Medications
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
3rd of 5 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Jay [Dr. Nemiro] was very personal and talked and treated us like we were friends. He was compassionate and friendly...missed a large cyst during an ultrasound resulting in the okay moving forward with a cycle of injections. This created the cyst to grow substantially larger requiring us to cancel the cycle...His treatments however were to the book. He did what worked for most people...explained everything to us. He was very late to most appointments but made up for it as he would spend as much time with you during the appointment as needed. Never felt rushed with him.
The clinic staff [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] was the best I have ever had. They know each and every patient and made them feel welcomed. The clinic is very outdated and they use paper and pen for documentation which sometimes caused a delay in certain stuff...HMG and HCG for timed intercourse, heparin 2x a day for MTHFR, prednisone (steroid), and intralipid infusion...The nurses and office staff were the best. I felt like they were family. They greeted my husband and I by first name when we came. They showed compassion and were always a phone call away if we needed anything.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Nemiro has been in the field for a long time and knows his material. His treatments however were to the book. He did what worked for most people. Jay was very compassionate and explained everything to us. He was very late to most appointments but made up for it as he would spend as much time with you during the appointment as needed. Never felt rushed with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
That he talks a lot and jokes. He loves what he does and wants you to have a baby just as much as you do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Jay was very personal and talked and treated us like we were friends. He was compassionate and friendly.
Describe the protocols Jay Nemiro (retired) used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
HMG and HCG for timed intercourse, heparin 2x a day for MTHFR, prednisone (steroid), and intralipid infusion
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
The absolute best. The nurses and office staff were the best. I felt like they were family. They greeted my husband and I by first name when we came. They showed compassion and were always a phone call away if we needed anything.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The clinic staff was the best I have ever had. They know each and every patient and made them feel welcomed. The clinic is very outdated and they use paper and pen for documentation which sometimes caused a delay in certain stuff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
they did not ever bill insurance everything was out of pocket
What specific things went wrong at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Dr. missed a large cyst during an ultrasound resulting in the okay moving forward with a cycle of injections. This created the cyst to grow substantially larger requiring us to cancel the cycle.
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Jay Nemiro (retired)
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Adaptability
10
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 31
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Lipskind was very compassionate and personable during our care. He was quick to return my calls and emails when we weren’t in the office. When we were in the office, he took all the time we needed to go over everything each time we had an appointment. ... We did a very high dose of menopur because Dr Lipskind wanted to approach our cycle more aggressively.
We loved this clinic for the people and their work! The office itself is very old though and doesn’t have a super warm/inviting feel to it. I wish they had more upgraded rooms/equipment/etc The clinic seemed to function really well together though. Everyone knew their role and got done what was needed! ... ACFS does price matching for other local clinics. Our IVF cycle was $8500.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind is very compassionate and thorough. His goal is for you to have a baby. Our cycle did not go as planned/hoped for and Dr Lipskind has been wonderful with knowing what to adjust for our next cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be open to his suggestions and treatment so that you may have the best outcome possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind was very compassionate and personable during our care. He was quick to return my calls and emails when we weren’t in the office. When we were in the office, he took all the time we needed to go over everything each time we had an appointment.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We did a very high dose of menopur because Dr Lipskind wanted to approach our cycle more aggressively. We also did cetrotide and gonal f.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Melinda Darland )
The nursing staff was amazing! Melinda and Jennifer became my very fast friends as the My helped me navigate the ivf process. They were always kind and thorough when I had questions and would get back to me very quickly!
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We loved this clinic for the people and their work! The office itself is very old though and doesn’t have a super warm/inviting feel to it. I wish they had more upgraded rooms/equipment/etc The clinic seemed to function really well together though. Everyone knew their role and got done what was needed!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
ACFS does price matching for other local clinics. Our IVF cycle was $8500. That did not include anesthesia, uterine polyp exploration or meds.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We did not make it to transfer
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Shane Lipskind
Humanity
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9
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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2018, Successful
10
10
Age 31
3 IUI
2 IVF
Other
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Nemiro is very responsive to any questions or concerns you might have. He’s upfront and honest but very good bedside mannered. He really does care about getting you the ultimate outcome which is a baby...Expect upfront honesty from Dr Nemiro. but not in a mean way :) he’s great!... incredibly nice and always took the time to listen and answer any question I ever had as well as very honest.
The only weakness [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] I can think of if I have to pick one is maybe oldish machines but they do the job so no complaints really. A clinic does not have to have top notch brand new equipment to do a good job. Great clinic, great staff, GREAT Dr! :)...They [nurses] are awesome, funny, and that you like a friend. They answer all questions either via phone or email by the end of each day if not sooner.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Nemiro is very responsive to any questions or concerns you might have. He’s upfront and honest but very good bedside mannered. He really does care about getting you the ultimate outcome which is a baby. I’ve seen 4 different Fertility Drs some in different states. And hands down no questions asked Dr Nemiro is the best of the best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Expect upfront honesty from Dr Nemiro. but not in a mean way :) he’s great!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Staff and Dr Nemiro are incredibly nice and always took the time to listen and answer any uestion I ever had as well as very honest.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
They’re awesome, funny, and that you like a friend. They answer all questions either via phone or email by the end of each day if not sooner.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The only weakness I can think of if I have to pick one is maybe oldish machines but they do the job so no complaints really. A clinic does not have to have top notch brand new equipment to do a good job. Great clinic, great staff, GREAT Dr! :)
Describe Jay Nemiro (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
He will not transfer more than 2. And leaves the decision up to you if you want to transfer 1 vs 2 and goes over the pros and cons.
10
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
10
10
Age 31
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Native American
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Lipskind is super amicable. Very smart and excellent at what he does. He was very very throrough- he noticed things my previous dr missed. I am forever grateful to him. He is very warm and while fertility treatment can be isolating he makes you feel very comfortable and connected.... I could feel that he and his staff were emotionally connected with our achieving pregnancy. I had a scare (subchorionic hemotoba) and I felt totally connected and supported and then relieved after he did an immediate ultrasound and diagnosed the hematoma.
It [Arizona Center for Fertility Studies-Scottsdale] looks pretty 80’s. But I’d much rather have up to date equipment and drs at the top of their field and give that money to their pocket as opposed to new decor and a higher rent rate which adds nothing to the level of care or success rate.... We were advised on the new recommendation of transferring one- and given the option to do up to two but this was based on our desire to have a large family- and our ability and willingness to care for multiples.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind is super amicable. Very smart and excellent at what he does. He was very very throrough- he noticed things my previous dr missed. I am forever grateful to him. He is very warm and while fertility treatment can be isolating he makes you feel very comfortable and connected.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Book now!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I could feel that he and his staff were emotionally connected with our achieving pregnancy. I had a scare (subchorionic hemotoba) and I felt totally connected and supported and then relieved after he did an immediate ultrasound and diagnosed the hematoma.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
It was very thorough- things that other clinics do as add ins was part of the standard of care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jen and Sondra)
They would email me back even if it were late- calm my nerves. Super supportive and comforting.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
It looks pretty 80’s. But I’d much rather have up to date equipment and drs at the top of their field and give that money to their pocket as opposed to new decor and a higher rent rate which adds nothing to the level of care or success rate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The cost seemed high because it was all inclusive- whereas where I was previously nickel and dimed you. Apples to apples it was $400 more and they price matched for me.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We were advised on the new recommendation of transferring one- and given the option to do up to two but this was based on our desire to have a large family- and our ability and willingness to care for multiples.
10
Doctor
Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We are so thankful that we found Dr. Nemiro. He was very easy to talk to. But we also knew right away that he would do everything possible to get me pregnant. This experience is incredibly stressful. Dr. Nemiro made it as easy as possible...My retrieval protocol was aggressive. He even had me taking viagra suppositories to increase egg quality....He is super smart. Very chatty. Trust his instincts....Every time we met with Dr. Nemiro it was very comfortable and conversational.
The front desk/office staff were fabulous. Dr.Nemiro and the nurses were all available via email which we loved. We got very quick responses. I cannot think of any weaknesses. We had the best experience at ACFS....Gina, Melinda, and Jenn were all amazing. We couldn't rave about them enough. We are so thankful for that team that took care of us....My retrieval protocol was aggressive....This experience is incredibly stressful. Dr. Nemiro made it as easy as possible.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
We are so thankful that we found Dr. Nemiro. He was very easy to talk to. But we also knew right away that he would do everything possible to get me pregnant. This experience is incredibly stressful. Dr. Nemiro made it as easy as possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He is super smart. Very chatty. Trust his instincts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Every time we met with Dr. Nemiro it was very comfortable and conversational.
Describe the protocols Jay Nemiro (retired) used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
My retrieval protocol was aggressive. He even had me taking viagra suppositories to increase egg quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Singleton)
Gina, Melinda, and Jenn were all amazing. We couldn't rave about them enough. We are so thankful for that team that took care of us.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The front desk/office staff were fabulous. Dr.Nemiro and the nurses were all available via email which we loved. We got very quick responses. I cannot think of any weaknesses. We had the best experience at ACFS. We would recommend this clinic to anyone struggling with getting pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
$12,000
Describe Jay Nemiro (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Dr. Nemiro felt very strongly that at my age (40) we needed to transfer 2 embryos to have one stick.
10
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
10
10
Age 40
8 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Jay Nemiro] was soft and caring... is an excellent communicator and gives you hope and facts gently. He also helped with my anxiety and kept me from blanket-restricting all actions during the process (exercise, hot tubs, etc). He was confident but not arrogant...Be direct with what you want to know. Tell him your fears, he will work with you!...I believe they had better outcomes with placing 2 so that was the rationale.
Easy environment [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies]. Staff and nurses kind. Maybe need a little work on updating patient materials. But there’s so much online that you can find...Loved everyone. All staff have history...Their waiting room is very friendly!...[nurses were] Gentle, let me cry, freak out, listened and supported me all the way through. Very compassionate...I believe they had better outcomes with placing 2 so that was the rationale. We are quite happy only one stuck because we have our hands full with one!
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Jay is an excellent communicator and gives you hope and facts gently. He also helped with my anxiety and kept me from blanket-restricting all actions during the process (exercise, hot tubs, etc). He was confident but not arrogant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be direct with what you want to know. Tell him your fears, he will work with you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Loved everyone. All staff have history. Jay was soft and caring. Their waiting room is very friendly!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jen)
Gentle, let me cry, freak out, listened and supported me all the way through. Very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Easy environment. Staff and nurses kind. Maybe need a little work on updating patient materials. But there’s so much online that you can find. I loved the mix of Shane’s advanced education and Jay’s wisdom and experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
30,000
Describe Jay Nemiro (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I believe they had better outcomes with placing 2 so that was the rationale. We are quite happy only one stuck because we have our hands full with one!
10
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
2 IVF
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Lipskind] was so friendly and truly cared about us. I personally saw him at all of my appointments unless he was out of town. One time when he was out of town, he spoke with me on the phone after I checked in with the nurse. Not only is he a wonderful doctor, but he truly cared about us...He personally called with test results if we received bad news, but always had a plan in place on something we could do differently the next time. He truly cared about how I was feeling and understood how emotionally difficult the infertility process can be...
Everyone [at Az Ctr for Fert Studies] was so friendly from the front office staff to the financial consultant to the embryologists to the doctors. I felt like they were our cheerleaders. They were for us when we received good news and were compassionate when we received bad news. I actually miss going into the office to see everyone...I worked with a few nurses in the office, but primarily with Jennifer. All of them were fantastic. They were so compassionate and caring. If I called or emailed with a question they made sure to get back to me the same day...
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lipskind. My specific problem had to do with thin uterine lining. Shane tried everything to try and thicken up my lining. We had a lot of setbacks, but he worked so hard to try and find a solution so that we could do an embryo transfer. He called clinics all over the country and developed a protocol that ended up working for me. We got pregnant on our first transfer. My husband and I could not have been happier with Shane. He was so friendly and truly cared about us. I personally saw him at all of my appointments unless he was out of town. One time when he was out of town, he spoke with me on the phone after I checked in with the nurse. Not only is he a wonderful doctor, but he truly cared about us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Just be patient if things aren't going your way. It took us some time to get pregnant, but Shane worked tirelessly to try and found a solution for us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
My husband and I knew we had selected the right doctor after our first meeting with Shane. He is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever worked with. He personally called with test results if we received bad news, but always had a plan in place on something we could do differently the next time. He truly cared about how I was feeling and understood how emotionally difficult the infertility process can be.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We tried a few different protocols, but the one that worked was a Lupron prep cycle with heparin, Trentnal (to try and boost blood flow for lining) and estrogen patches.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
I worked with a few nurses in the office, but primarily with Jennifer. All of them were fantastic. They were so compassionate and caring. If I called or emailed with a question they made sure to get back to me the same day.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I absolutely loved this office. Everyone was so friendly from the front office staff to the financial consultant to the embryologists to the doctors. I felt like they were our cheerleaders. They were for us when we received good news and were compassionate when we received bad news. I actually miss going into the office to see everyone.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
After conversations with Dr. Lipskind, we decided to transfer two embryos based on my age and what the success rates were transferring two. We ended up transferring two and got pregnant with one.
10
Doctor
Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Jay is what I wanted in a doctor- candid, blunt, confident and knowledgeable. I wouldn't say he was warm, but I didn't need that. I wanted to get pregnant, and that's what happened. He knows what he's doing, and I trusted him from moment one. He wants you pregnant, and he doesn't try to make more money by making the process slower than it needs to be. He'd listen to me and offer his opinion always...
[ACFS nurse] Jennifer is an angel on earth. She's the perfect compliment to dr. Nemiro. She's warm, cares so deeply, and wears her heart on her sleeve...Jay is what I wanted in a doctor- candid, blunt, confident and knowledgeable. I wouldn't say he was warm, but I didn't need that. I wanted to get pregnant, and that's what happened. He knows what he's doing, and I trusted him from moment one. He wants you pregnant, and he doesn't try to make more money by making the process slower than it needs to be. He'd listen to me and offer his opinion always.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Jay is what I wanted in a doctor- candid, blunt, confident and knowledgeable. I wouldn't say he was warm, but I didn't need that. I wanted to get pregnant, and that's what happened. He knows what he's doing, and I trusted him from moment one. He wants you pregnant, and he doesn't try to make more money by making the process slower than it needs to be. He'd listen to me and offer his opinion always.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He gets the job done. Trust him and his process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I felt like everyone knew me there and was routing for me!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Singleton )
Jennifer is an angel on earth. She's the perfect compliment to dr. Nemiro. She's warm, cares so deeply, and wears her heart on her sleeve.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
It's slightly outdated in appearance, but not on technology and knowing what needs to be done to get the results you long for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We spent around $40k.
Describe Jay Nemiro (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
He is supportive of transferring the amount you are comfortable with. He does see more success with two, and will tell you that.
10
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2016, Successful
9
9
Age 41 - 42
IUI
4 IVF
4 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Nemiro is very direct but aggressive. He worked for us as our fertility challenges were age related and I appreciated his aggressiveness in that situation. We were successful and for that I'm grateful. I'd definitely recommend him to others in our similar situation... The schedule can be a little challenging with their up three weeks, down two week schedule. Dr. Niemero ALWAYS runs late so just be prepared. Finance manager isn't super great in terms of customer service. But nursing staff rocks.
Jen [a nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] rocks. She is the day to day point person in his practice. She's very compassionate, fun, kind but super knowledgeable.... The schedule can be a little challenging with their up three weeks, down two week schedule. Dr. Niemero ALWAYS runs late so just be prepared. Finance manager isn't super great in terms of customer service. But nursing staff rocks.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Nemiro is very direct but aggressive. He worked for us as our fertility challenges were age related and I appreciated his aggressiveness in that situation. We were successful and for that I'm grateful. I'd definitely recommend him to others in our similar situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Ask questions whenever you have them.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jen Singleton)
Jen rocks. She is the day to day point person in his practice. She's very compassionate, fun, kind but super knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The schedule can be a little challenging with their up three weeks, down two week schedule. Dr. Niemero ALWAYS runs late so just be prepared. Finance manager isn't super great in terms of customer service. But nursing staff rocks.
9
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
9
9
Age 39
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Talk to him [Dr. Jay Nemiro] a little to get a sense of your personalities mesh...Very thorough and smart. Very confident...He explained everything in detail on the phone before we even met him. Had gone through multiple appointments before he asked for a penny...[Staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies seemed] very nice but seem overworked...about 15,000 for IVF with PGS
Talk to him [Dr. Jay Nemiro] a little to get a sense of your personalities mesh...Very thorough and smart. Very confident...He explained everything in detail on the phone before we even met him. Had gone through multiple appointments before he asked for a penny...[Staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies seemed] very nice but seem overworked...about 15,000 for IVF with PGS
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Very thorough and smart. Very confident.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Talk to him a little to get a sense of your personalities mesh
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He explained everything in detail on the phone before we even met him. Had gone through multiple appointments before he asked for a penny
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Very nice but seem overworked
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I don't remember exact number, but about 15,000 for IVF with PGS
9
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 39
2 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr Jay Nemiro] is very direct, and will lay all his cards out on the table. It can be a bit of a shock at first, but he will fight to get you pregnant...I felt listened to, respected, and like he was personally rooting for me. Prior to getting pregnant, I needed surgery on my uterus and he called results at 6:30 on a Friday night so I wouldn't have to be in limbo all weekend. He spoke to a friend of mine who liveswho lives across the country over the phone who had suffered RPL and was near giving up. (She's a Mom now, too)!
My phone calls [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] were returned in a timely manner (not the case at my first clinic). All my options were discussed beforehand. When I had concerns (which I think happen most of the time doing ART), I knew I could get thru to Dr. Jay and have satisfaction of an answer. Strengths: they fought with me to get me pregnant and most of the staff I came in contact with seemed to care about my getting a successful outcome. Weakness: sometimes a bit of a support staff turnover. Not really anything that effected my getting pregnant, tho.
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I feel like he is very honest and candid, along with very knowledgeable. My first RE was apathetic and dishonest and I was not given the benefit of someone fighting to get me pregnant. I felt listened to, respected, and like he was personally rooting for me. Prior to getting pregnant, I needed surgery on my uterus and he called results at 6:30 on a Friday night so I wouldn't have to be in limbo all weekend. He spoke to a friend of mine who liveswho lives across the country over the phone who had suffered RPL and was near giving up. (She's a Mom now, too)!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He is very direct, and will lay all his cards out on the table. It can be a bit of anshock at first, but he will fight to get you pregnant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
My phone calls were returned in a timely manner (not the case at my first clinic). All my options were discussed beforehand. When I had concerns (which I think happen most of the time doing ART), I knew I could get thru to Dr. Jay and have satisfaction of an answer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Gina)
Gina is amazing! She is compassionate and caring. She gave up her lunch one day to sit with me when I was scared and alone for a procedure and talked about her pets so I wouldn't be alone. I have poured my heart out to her and she listened and cared. Jenn is very compassionate and caring and sweet.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Strengths: they fought with me to get me pregnant and most of the staff I came in contact with seemed to care about my getting a successful outcome. Weakness: sometimes a bit of a support staff turnover. Not really anything that effected my getting pregnant, tho.
10
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Successful
10
10
Age 39
2 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Tubal Blockage
Other
European
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Jay Nemiro] met with me personally to go over game plan before each IVF, listened to my concerns, and was candid about why he recommended what he did recommend. He even met with me, free of charge, in between children, for a question I had. He stayed in the office to call le with test results as late as 7 pm one Friday night, so I wouldn't have to worry all weekend. I always felt like I was a person (rather than a number or a statistic) and that we were a team with a stake in the fight to get me pregnant.
Strengths [of Arizona Center for Fertility Studies], caring staff, tho some seemed a bit overworked, they always made sure I was taken care of....He [Dr. Jay Nemiro] is very compassionate and direct. I always felt respected, even though I obviously did not have his level of training and experience. I always felt he very strongly wanted to get me pregnant . (& then he did. And did again).
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He is very compassionate and direct. I always felt respected, even though I obviously did not have his level of training and experience. I always felt he very strongly wanted to get me pregnant . (& then he did. And did again).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and realize he is pretty direct; tjat os a good thing IMHO, but some people don't care for it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He met withwith me personally to go over game plan before each IVF, listened to my concerns, and was candid about why he recommended what he did reccommend. He even met with me, free of charge, in between children, for a question I had. He stayed in the office to call le with test results as late as 7 pm one Friday night, so I wouldn't have to worry all weekend. I always felt like I was a person (rather than a number or a statistic) and that we were a team with a stake in the fight to get me pregnant.
Describe the protocols Jay Nemiro (retired) used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
Most of this I have forgotten, but I do remember we switched IBF stim meds when the first didn't get us to retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Gina )
Gina is amazing! I cried in her arms a couple times when we had setbacks. She is very knowledgeable and safe when the process becomes overwhelming. She came over on her lunch and sat with me before my hysteroscopy at the hospital one day when I was scared and felt very alone. That was above and beyond! Jenn is very sweet and caring andand honestly rooting for you!
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Strengths, caring staff, tho some seemed a bit overworked, they always made sure I was taken care of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Like a BMW purchase maybe? IVF three times isn't cheap. I don't remember all the actual numbers...
What specific things went wrong at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I had to call a couple of times once for one medication. It was frustrating at the time, but I addressed it to Dr. Nemiro and it NEVER happened again.
10
Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Successful
10
9
Age 37 - 38
1 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Lipskind suggested two embryos to transfer to get us the success rate we needed and it worked for us...He was the only doctor I have encountered that spoke to us as people and not just another number. We really appreciated this attentiveness. When I was pregnant and had questions, he still was kind and patient to answer them. I will never forgot his kindness and patience with us during our fertility journey...I had some small polyps that Dr Lipskind removed. Once that was done, I moved onto Heparin at 20 days into the cycle. I
First cycle the eggs were frozen and during second cycle the eggs were fertilized and genetically tested [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies]...did a infusion at the lab that treated me for immunodeficiency...They [nurses] were wonderful. If I had questions they would call me back within the day and were helpful in clarifying any questions I had...The clinic is normal and the people are really friendly. I love that Dr. Lipskind was always available to answer and questions we had. The office could use decorative updates but that didn't affect the excellent service we received
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He is an excellent doctor. We love Dr. Lipskind and he was so great with us especially when fertility issues can be difficult especially when you are desperately trying to conceive. We will never forget Dr. Lipskind. He is the sole reason we have our little one and we are so grateful for his help in helping us conceive him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Don't wait and go see Dr. Lipskind. I will definitely be referring people I know to Dr. Lipskind. Hands down he is the best doctor I have gone to and very nice. I never had any issues.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
For our free second opinion Dr. Lipskind was kind to go over my previous medical chart and help me understand the reasons for our difficulty for conceiving. He was very patient and answered my questions. I went to this appointment alone. He allowed me to bring my husband for the second appointment so that my husband. He was kind to go over the information with my husband and this lead us to making our decision to stick with Dr. Lipskind. He was the only doctor I have encountered that spoke to us as people and not just another number. We really appreciated this attentiveness. When I was pregnant and had questions, he still was kind and patient to answer them. I will never forgot his kindness and patience with us during our fertility journey. It really made all the difference to having a doctor that listened to us and made me feel comfortable during this difficulty and emotional time.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We did two egg retrievals as I was borderline for having enough eggs for genetic testing. We did lupron for 14 days which quiet my whole system down. I was also on birth control to help with the cycle to fit into the retrieval cycle. The fertility drugs I was taking was FSH (10 vials mixed with one water vial for about 12 to 14 days) and Centurion one vial mixed but split into two 50 ml doses on a 29 gauge needle. The doctor and nurse monitored the cycle through ultrasound and assessed when the eggs were ready to be retrieved. I was around a 12 day cycle for retrieval. First cycle the eggs were frozen and during second cycle the eggs were fertilized and genetically tested. I then had a normal period and waited for my next cycle to do the lupron again. I did lupron for 40 days. Then we did the histogram to check my uterus to make sure no obstruction before transfer. I had some small polyps that Dr Lipskind removed. Once that was done, I moved onto Heparin at 20 days into the cycle. I did labs one time and then agian 2 days later to make sure the dose was right. If not I had to readjust and redo labs. I then did a infusion at the lab that treated me for immunodeficiency. I then started my progesterone oil shots about 2 or 3 days before my transfer. I had to continue Heprin, lupron and progesterone shots twice a day for the next 14 days along with Estrace and another drug until pregnancy test. I also had to take a lot of vitamins during my whole IVF journey. This was the most aggressive IVF plan I have gone through.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
They were wonderful. If I had questions they would call me back within the day and were helpful in clarifying any questions I had
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The clinic is normal and the people are really friendly. I love that Dr. Lipskind was always available to answer and questions we had. The office could use decorative updates but that didn't affect the excellent service we received
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
It was a bit more then we expected but well worth it for statistical rate of success we wanted to acquire
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Dr. Lipskind suggested two embryos to transfer to get us the success rate we needed and it worked for us.
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Doctor
Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
10
10
Age 33
Fertility Medications
Other
European
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Lipskind reversed my tubal ligation back in March of 2015. I am now holding our newest addition, a healthy 10 week old little boy. He helped us through the entire journey and made us feel so comfortable. Even when we miscarried back in 2016 he was a great support. I tell everyone I know that is looking for a fertility doctor to go see him. He gave us what we thought we could never have...another baby. He is amazing.
They [AZ center for Fertility Studies] do a great job at making the journey as easy as possible. Great place and great staff. I did not experience anything I would want to be changed. I felt like everything was open, honest, and up front..... We had a reversal so it was one surgery. He did walk us through every step of the procedure beforehand and on the day of surgery. After I got pregnant he monitored me until I was 12 weeks to make sure the baby was where is needed to be.
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind reversed my tubal ligation back in March of 2015. I am now holding our newest addition, a healthy 10 week old little boy. He helped us through the entire journey and made us feel so comfortable. Even when we miscarried back in 2016 he was a great support. I tell everyone I know that is looking for a fertility doctor to go see him. He gave us what we thought we could never have...another baby. He is amazing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Ask all the questions you have. He will never make you feel rushed and unimportant. He gives you all the answers you need even if it is something you do not want to hear.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind was amazing. He always took the time with my husband and I when we were not only deciding on the reversal but through out the entire journey. He answered every question and concern that we had. Including being a cheerleader through the process.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We had a reversal so it was one surgery. He did walk us through every step of the procedure beforehand and on the day of surgery. After I got pregnant he monitored me until I was 12 weeks to make sure the baby was where is needed to be.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Every nurse that I saw was amazing, friendly, and reassuring.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
They do a great job at making the journey as easy as possible. Great place and great staff. I did not experience anything I would want to be changed. I felt like everything was open, honest, and up front.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I paid 9200.00 for everything including after care like follow ups, pregnancy tests, blood tests, and ultrasounds.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
none, keep doing what you are doing.
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Doctor
Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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LGBTQ
2013 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 25 - 27
8 IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Lipskind] let us vent, he cared for us, he went out of his way to check on us when our son was stillborn. He valued us as people and treated us as such, rather then as "another patient"...We spent over two years with ACFS due to struggles during our pregnancy attempts and he was ALWAYS there for us to vent, cry to and to cheer us on. He remained professional while also treating us like we were more "another patient" to him. I highly recommend Dr. Lipskind if you are struggling to conceive, he is an incredible doctor and human being...
Comparable to other clinics [ACFS] with a price match guaranteed, they also allowed us to pay on a payment plan as long as it was paid in full between IUIs...The entire staff at ACFS was incredible...centrally located, easily able to schedule appointments, friendly staff...We spent over two years with ACFS due to struggles during our pregnancy attempts and he [Dr. Lipskind] was ALWAYS there for us to vent, cry to and to cheer us on...
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind helped my wife and I conceive our twins. We spent over two years with ACFS due to struggles during our pregnancy attempts and he was ALWAYS there for us to vent, cry to and to cheer us on. He remained professional while also treating us like we were more "another patient" to him. I highly recommend Dr. Lipskind if you are struggling to conceive, he is an incredible doctor and human being. To this day, we still send photos of our kids and let him know how thankful we are to him for partaking in our journey with us. Thank you so much, Dr. Lipskind!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be yourself, be honest and you will not be disappointed with your care. I have actually referred 4 people to Dr. Lipskind to date.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He let us vent, he cared for us, he went out of his way to check on us when our son was stillborn. He valued us as people and treated us as such, rather then as "another patient".
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
Clomid days 5-9, trigger shot once follicles were ready & IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Lisa Anderson - we named our daughter after her.)
The entire staff at ACFS was incredible
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
centrally located, easily able to schedule appointments, friendly staff
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Comparable to other clinics with a price match guaranteed, they also allowed us to pay on a payment plan as long as it was paid in full between IUIs
10
Doctor
Shane Lipskind
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
10
10
Age 32
IUI
1 IVF
Other
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Nemiro uses very high dosing of stimulation drugs, but is also accompanied by drugs that will prevent OHSS and you are closely monitored. The overall goal is to get all the eggs you have and keeping you safe. Dr Nemiro uses PGS/PGD testing and performs frozen 5 day transfers as they have proven to be more successful, even though it is a longer process than the 3 day fresh transfer...always very personable and kind, remembering aspects about not only our medical history, but as human being as well.
It's worth waiting for an appt [at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies] and worth the investment...staff were always very personable and kind, remembering aspects about not only our medical history, but as human being as well...[nurse] Always kept us well informed and knowledgeable in the speciality of infertility, female health, obstetrics. Very responsive dove to emails and phone calls when we had questions...We were supposed to have a lipid infusion and it was never scheduled. It was rescheduled appropriately and there were no issues following
How was your experience with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
We were grateful for Dr. Nemiro's 'get down to business' and aggressive treatment plan. We knew that this was a huge financial investment with no 100% guarantee and were thankful for Dr. Nemiro leaving no stone unturned, while also being very conservative. Throughout our research, we have found that not every provider practices the same way. He was always very open, honest and compassionate
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He knows what he's doing. Just do what he says.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Nemiro and staff were always very personable and kind, remembering aspects about not only our medical history, but as human being as well.
Describe the protocols Jay Nemiro (retired) used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
Dr Nemiro uses very high dosing of stimulation drugs, but is also accompanied by drugs that will prevent OHSS and you are closely monitored. The overall goal is to get all the eggs you have and keeping you safe. Dr Nemiro uses PGS/PGD testing and performs frozen 5 day transfers as they have proven to be more successful, even though it is a longer process than the 3 day fresh transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer, Gina and Sarah )
Always kept us well informed and knowledgeable in the speciality of infertility, female health, obstetrics. Very responsive dove to emails and phone calls when we had questions
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
It's worth waiting for an appt and worth the investment
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jay Nemiro (retired) at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Some medications covered by insurance-everything else was out of pocket
Describe Jay Nemiro (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We teamferred 2 embryos with the hope of both 'sticking.' Dr Nemiro was very honest with us that this was a 20% probability. One embryo 'stuck' and we were not disappointed nor surprised. We were very happy Dr Nemiro encouraged a 2 embryo transfer and we were paying completely out of pocket and wanted to avoid multiple transfers
What specific things went wrong at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We were supposed to have a lipid infusion and it was never scheduled. It was rescheduled appropriately and there were no issues following
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Doctor
Jay Nemiro (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
Operations
Scheduling
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Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources