Shady Grove Fertility

65 doctors work here

Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 11%8.6
68% strongly recommend
507 reviews
Operations
9.1
9.1
Operations

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Scheduling
9.2
9.2
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.4
7.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
4
4
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.6
7.6
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles
9,940
National Avg
635
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42

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
65 doctors work here
8.2
Average Doctor Score
Robert Stillman
Shady Grove Fertility
100% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
Isaac Sasson
Shady Grove Fertility
100% strongly recommend
22 Reviews
Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 100%9.8
Jeanne O'Brien
Shady Grove Fertility
88% strongly recommend
21 Reviews
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 4%9.6
Joseph Doyle
Shady Grove Fertility
78% strongly recommend
21 Reviews
Rated 9.4
Strongly recommend: 78%Neutral: 22%9.4
Tarita Pakrashi
Shady Grove Fertility
80% strongly recommend
14 Reviews
Rated 9.4
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 20%9.4
Anate Aelion Brauer
Shady Grove Fertility
91% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 91%Don't recommend: 9%9.3
Celso Silva
Shady Grove Fertility
77% strongly recommend
21 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 2%9.3
Gilbert Mottla
Shady Grove Fertility
76% strongly recommend
18 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 24%9.3
Anish Shah
Shady Grove Fertility
84% strongly recommend
21 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 16%9.3
Eric Levens
Shady Grove Fertility
79% strongly recommend
40 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 6%9.3
Nicole Banks
Shady Grove Fertility
63% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 37%9.3
Sunita Kulshrestha (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
89% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 89%Neutral: 11%9.2
Tara Budinetz
Shady Grove Fertility
80% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 20%9.2
Shayne Plosker
Shady Grove Fertility
80% strongly recommend
19 Reviews
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 8%9.1
Erika Johnston-MacAnanny
Shady Grove Fertility
85% strongly recommend
17 Reviews
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 85%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 5%9.1
Patricia McShane
Shady Grove Fertility
100% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 100%9
Ricardo Yazigi (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
68% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 7%9
Geof Tidey
Shady Grove Fertility
64% strongly recommend
6 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 9%9
Frank Chang
Shady Grove Fertility
62% strongly recommend
16 Reviews
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 6%8.9
Cigdem (Cori) Tanrikut
Shady Grove Fertility
40% strongly recommend
2 Reviews
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 40%Neutral: 60%8.8
Jason Bromer
Shady Grove Fertility
71% strongly recommend
50 Reviews
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 7%8.7
Melissa Esposito
Shady Grove Fertility
80% strongly recommend
14 Reviews
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 8%8.7
David Saffan
Shady Grove Fertility
47% strongly recommend
13 Reviews
Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 47%Don't recommend: 6%8.6
Joseph Osheroff
Shady Grove Fertility
63% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 37%8.5
Lauren Roth
Shady Grove Fertility
56% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 44%8.5
Michael Levy
Shady Grove Fertility
70% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 17%8.5
Ryan Martin
Shady Grove Fertility
65% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 65%Don't recommend: 35%8.4
Kate Devine
Shady Grove Fertility
42% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 42%Neutral: 52%Don't recommend: 6%8.4
Shruti Malik
Shady Grove Fertility
59% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 12%8.4
Andrea Reh
Shady Grove Fertility
60% strongly recommend
16 Reviews
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 14%8.4
Anthony Imudia
Shady Grove Fertility
77% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 77%Don't recommend: 23%8.2
Rebecca Chason
Shady Grove Fertility
75% strongly recommend
4 Reviews
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 13%8.1
Tomer Singer
Shady Grove Fertility
63% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 23%8.1
Caleb Kallen
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
70% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 29%8.1
Alex Polotsky
Shady Grove Fertility
56% strongly recommend
19 Reviews
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 16%8
Anitha Nair
Shady Grove Fertility
74% strongly recommend
19 Reviews
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 19%8
Barbara Osborn
Shady Grove Fertility
19% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 19%Neutral: 62%Don't recommend: 19%8
Naveed Khan
Shady Grove Fertility
53% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 35%Don't recommend: 12%7.9
Eric Widra
Shady Grove Fertility
48% strongly recommend
27 Reviews
Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 48%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 26%7.7
Brad Swelstad
Shady Grove Fertility
55% strongly recommend
18 Reviews
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 27%7.5
Shona Murray
Shady Grove Fertility
53% strongly recommend
25 Reviews
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 53%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 34%7.3
Paulette Browne
Shady Grove Fertility
29% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 29%Neutral: 57%Don't recommend: 14%7.3
Howard McClamrock
Shady Grove Fertility
44% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 7.2
Strongly recommend: 44%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 31%7.2
Paul Shin
Shady Grove Fertility
15% strongly recommend
3 Reviews
Rated 7.1
Strongly recommend: 15%Neutral: 70%Don't recommend: 15%7.1
Kimberly Moon
Shady Grove Fertility
30% strongly recommend
15 Reviews
Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 30%Neutral: 34%Don't recommend: 36%7
Jeffrey McKeeby
Shady Grove Fertility
39% strongly recommend
14 Reviews
Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 39%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 38%7
Simon Kipersztok (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
40% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 40%Neutral: 40%Don't recommend: 20%7
Rachana Garde
Shady Grove Fertility
51% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 6.9
Strongly recommend: 51%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 32%6.9
Arthur Sagoskin
Shady Grove Fertility
15% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 6.8
Strongly recommend: 15%Neutral: 63%Don't recommend: 22%6.8
Michael Edelstein
Shady Grove Fertility
44% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 6.8
Strongly recommend: 44%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 43%6.8
Stephanie Beall
Shady Grove Fertility
50% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 6.7
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 23%6.7
Brianna Schumacher
Shady Grove Fertility
56% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 6.2
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 36%6.2
Lorna Timmreck
Shady Grove Fertility
23% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 6
Strongly recommend: 23%Neutral: 39%Don't recommend: 39%6
Eugene Katz (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
20% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 4.8
Strongly recommend: 20%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 50%4.8
Nancy Durso
Shady Grove Fertility
22% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 4.6
Strongly recommend: 22%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 71%4.6
Nicole Doyle
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Selma Amrane
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Robert Setton
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
Rated
Jennifer Hsu
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Emily Barnard
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Cassandra Roeca
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Nanette Santoro
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Rachel Sprague
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Jessica Kanter
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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Russell Hayden
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
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This clinic has 37 offices

Allentown
5018 Medical Center Circle, Suite 210
Allentown, PA 18106
484-640-5367
Annapolis
2000 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
410.224.5500
Arlington
901 N Stuart Street Suite 610
Arlington, VA 22201
703.574.3772
Baltimore
720 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
443.825.3340
Bel Air
201 Plumtree Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
410.569.0545
Brandon
515 South Kings Ave
Brandon, FL 33511
813-513-6794
Brooklyn
41 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
929.419.5123
Chesterbrook
945 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
610.981.6000
Colorado Springs - Shady Grove
4125 Briargate Parkway, Suite 350
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-314-3333
Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
410.997.6999
Denver
8200 E. BELLEVIEW AVENUE, SUITE 615-E
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
720-704-8221
Fairfax
8501 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
703.876.0735
Fair Oaks
12011 Lee Jackson Mem. Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
703.246.0500
Frederick
165 Thomas Johnson Dr.
Frederick, MD 21702
301.631.1180
Fredericksburg
200 Executive Center Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
877-455-2182
Glen Burnie
203 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 328-2304
Hagerstown
1165 Imperial Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
1.888.761.1967
Henrico
7607 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA 23229
804-256-2986
Leesburg
19500 Sandridge Way
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-723-1757
Manhattan
110 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022
212-203-4826
Marietta
61 Whitcher St
Marietta, GA 30060
678-540-1098
Norfolk
601 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23507
757-937-7955
Richmond
7607 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA 23229
804-256-2986
Rockville
9601 Blackwell Road, 4th and 5th floors
Rockville, MD 20850
301.340.1188
Salisbury
1647 Woodbrooke Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
1.888.761.1967
Sibley
5215 Loughboro Road, NW, Ste. 410
Washington, DC 20016
202.677.4720
Silver Spring
804 Pershing Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910
877-975-5529
Stony Point
9030 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235
804-500-9999
Tampa Westshore
5016 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
813-321-0146
Towson
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
410.512.8300
Waldorf
3010 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601
301.705.9923
Warrington
865 Easton Road Suite 290
Warrington, PA 18976
1-888-761-1967
Washington DC
2021 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.296.2595
Wesley Chapel
2590 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
813-616-1442
Westminster
844 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
410.512.8300
Wexford
6400 Brooktree Ct
Wexford, PA 15090
412.785.1057
Woodbridge
13580 Groupe Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-680-1770
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101 patient reviews filtered by:

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
0
7
Age 40 - 41
6 IVF
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $500K
2nd of 10 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Widra] is defensive and not open to listening to his patients. The whole time I had to push him to try something different. One cycle I called him a couple of times to let him know I felt the cycle was not going well, and he told me he thought it was going fine. I ended up with only one embryo. The next cycle he increased my meds I got four embryos. If he would have listened during the first cycle then I may not have need a second cycle.
Shady Grove has very convenient offices and flexible hours, which makes it convenient for pursuing fertility. However I think they could do more to customize for patients over 35 by having protocols set up for these patients....You always had to go through a nurse. And I was always having to suggest what should be done next. I should not have to manage the doctor. He should be up to date on research.
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is defensive and not open to listening to his patients. The whole time I had to push him to try something different. One cycle I called him a couple of times to let him know I felt the cycle was not going well, and he told me he thought it was going fine. I ended up with only one embryo. The next cycle he increased my meds I got four embryos. If he would have listened during the first cycle then I may not have need a second cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Do not expect him to be proactive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
You always had to go through a nurse. And I was always having to suggest what should be done next. I should not have to manage the doctor. He should be up to date on research.
Describe the protocols Eric Widra used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
IVF and frozen eggs and genetic testing of embryos. He insisted on doing frozen cycles until I pushed him into freezing the eggs and genetic testing of embryos. I did not want to continually go through miscarriages, and I had one previously. Not sure why he would have ever suggested fresh IVF cycle for anyone over 40.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Carrie)
Carrie was a wonderful nurse, but Eric Widra would have her call me instead of talking to me himself. He was reactive and uncomfortable approaching patients.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove has very convenient offices and flexible hours, which makes it convenient for pursuing fertility. However I think they could do more to customize for patients over 35 by having protocols set up for these patients.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady grove is fairly efficient with appointments and flexible. They have improved their scheduling and monitoring hours by opening up additional clinics to help with traffic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility.
All costs at shady grove are fairly uniform across.
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Doctor
Eric Widra
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Unsuccessful
0
8
Age 39
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I am still annoyed that I wasn't allowed to try even 1 cycle with my own eggs--maybe because people with DOR don't typically get pregnant as easily as I did...Dr. McKeeby could only say "well, something else must have gone wrong" and looked at my #s and just said, "you need to do donor egg." There was no further discussion about any other possible solution. I just felt like they were trying to sell me something that I didn't want and left for a 2nd opinion at another clinic.
If you don't like him [Dr Jeffrey McKeeby] , just move on to Mottla. It was night and day...SG is a very organized clinic, compared to the other one I went to. It's pretty, clean, relaxing, maybe because it is a for-profit organization. I felt known and the people were very friendly....Jackie was my first nurse at SG. I almost didn't want to change docs bc I was so attached to her.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
I had a co-worker who had a rare uterine condition and he treated her for the 3 cycles that both of our insurances would have paid for. She really liked him and just described him as being "dorky". At a donor recipient support group, I also met another woman who also left SG because of McKeeby... so maybe he works for some people, but as I said, I ultimately left for a 2nd opinion at Johns Hopkins bc of this doctor. It took 4-5 months to see that doc and my numbers got way worse during that time period. I am still annoyed that I wasn't allowed to try even 1 cycle with my own eggs--maybe because people with DOR don't typically get pregnant as easily as I did.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
If you don't like him, just move on to Mottla. It was night and day. Also, the fertility world is filled with all sorts of natural remedies that could "possibly work for you". This made me into an obsessed person who was trying to make the perfect egg of my own. That wasn't to be, at least this time around. Even Mottla said that miracle babies do exist, but we needed at least to get a jump start on baby #1, given our ages (now 41 and 45, due in 2 weeks with our DE baby on first cycle).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Miscarriage #3 was my first baby with a heartbeat that we knew of. At 12w, I found out that the chromosomally-normal M had passed away at 10w. Dr. McKeeby could only say "well, something else must have gone wrong" and looked at my #s and just said, "you need to do donor egg." There was no further discussion about any other possible solution. I just felt like they were trying to sell me something that I didn't want and left for a 2nd opinion at another clinic.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey McKeeby used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Never got that far with him. Was so thrown by his only saying to use a DE.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Jackie was my first nurse at SG. I almost didn't want to change docs bc I was so attached to her. She was fantastic at answering calls and all my questions, including about how to improve egg quality. SG is not "alternative" sort of clinic in terms of using/recommending supplements, etc. which may be both good and bad, depending on what sort of person you are.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
SG is a very organized clinic, compared to the other one I went to. It's pretty, clean, relaxing, maybe because it is a for-profit organization. I felt known and the people were very friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
Didn't get that far.
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Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2010 - 2013, Unsuccessful
5
8
Age 32 - 35
7 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Levens is a nice doctor and well knowledge but maybe he needs to works in the way how to talk to his patients in certain circumstances.... When I did my IUI with Doctor Chang and I got a positive pregnancy test my husband and I went to the Shady Grove in Rockville... Dr Levens was on charge that morning and when he saw us he looks surprise to see us but not like his patient. When we explain what was the reason of our visit (positive test pregnancy) he said to us very serious “well sometimes the home pregnancy test are false positive so we are going to do blood test to confirm if you are pregnant or not”.
The staff of Annandale [Shady Grove] office were so nice and very knowledge. Easy to make an appointment. They made my first appointment with dr Levens, I think it was the most available at that time. They always call me to reminder my doctor’s appointment. They always welcome to the office and make you feel comfortable. The only problem was the waiting room was a little small (I was there more than 7 years ago) and the area were they taken the blood sample was really small too.
How was your experience with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Levens is a nice person but he made a comment that I didn’t like it. When I did my IUI with Doctor Chang and I got a positive pregnancy test my husband and I went to the Shady Grove in Rockville MD to do the blood test. We were so excited and nervous at the same time. Dr Levens was on charge that morning and when he saw us he looks surprise to see us but not like his patient. When we explain what was the reason of our visit (positive test pregnancy) he said to us very serious “well sometimes the home pregnancy test are false positive so we are going to do blood test to confirm if you are pregnant or not”. At that moment we felt really sad and nervous that could be a false positive, but luckily it wasn’t a false positive it was a BFP. I think that comment that Dr Levens made about the false positive (for a couple who were trying for almost 7 years to get pregnant) was a really bad one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Levens is a nice doctor but I would you recommend dr Chang.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Levens is a nice doctor and well knowledge but maybe he needs to works in the way how to talk to his patients in certain circumstances.
Describe the protocols Eric Levens used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I did clomid and IUI. He did the hormones injections in the third or fourth day of my cycle and I have to go almost every day to the office to see is the medicine was working. In the 13 or 14 day of my cycle I did the trigger shot and next day I went to the office for the IUI. Sometimes dr Levens did the IUI other time a different doctor did the IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
They were really nice nurses and always answered your questions and calling you back most of the time the same day.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The staff of Annandale office were so nice and very knowledge. Easy to make an appointment. They made my first appointment with dr Levens, I think it was the most available at that time. They always call me to reminder my doctor’s appointment. They always welcome to the office and make you feel comfortable. The only problem was the waiting room was a little small (I was there more than 7 years ago) and the area were they taken the blood sample was really small too.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility.
I don’t remember very well but I think it was more than $1500 per treatment.
5
Doctor
Eric Levens
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 34
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Doyle had a good beside manner and has been responsive to our concerns and questions. ... He has made changes to our protocol from another clinic based on our input and results ... using autoimmune protocol, injectable progesterone. using known donor eggs. ... He was optimistic about our chances, provided updates to our protocol and was reassuring. ... Be candid and ask as many questions as you can when you see him
Our nurse and care coordinator [Shady Grove Fertility] have been very responsive. they are attentive to our scheduling and financial concerns and have been accommodating. they have helped us when we have issues with financial staff and helped coordinate all of our appointments and payments. ... The financial staff has been slow to respond to our concerns. ... they have so many patients under their care that they can deliver results and use science based protocols, yet can be lacking in personal touches smaller clinics can provide.
How was your experience with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Doyle had a good beside manner and has been responsive to our concerns and questions. We hope to have good results under his care. He has made changes to our protocol from another clinic based on our input and results
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Be candid and ask as many questions as you can when you see him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
He was optimistic about our chances, provided updates to our protocol and was reassuring. His clinical staff has been responsive to our concerns and questions, explaining reasoning for medical decision making.
Describe the protocols Joseph Doyle used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
using autoimmune protocol, injectable progesterone. using known donor eggs.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Vivian Oseni)
Our nurse and care coordinator have been very responsive. they are attentive to our scheduling and financial concerns and have been accommodating. they have helped us when we have issues with financial staff and helped coordinate all of our appointments and payments.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove is a leader in the field, but there are times where you are not an individual, but a client. they have so many patients under their care that they can deliver results and use science based protocols, yet can be lacking in personal touches smaller clinics can provide.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility.
we are using a shared risk model, which increases costs but provides us with money back guarantee
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
The financial staff has been slow to respond to our concerns. They have failed to provide us with timelines of when payment will be due, making it hard to financially plan.
7
Doctor
Joseph Doyle
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 41
3 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We've had good experience [with Dr. Moon] albeit not the result we hoped for yet. I would appreciate more guidance with regards to use of supplements and alternative wellbeing eg acupuncture, but unless there is hard science and evidence she doesn't make recommendations. We would have liked to have been given the full pgs report after both lots of treatments as it would have helped us process the disappointment. On asking we received it, but you have to know to ask and be your own advocate.
[nurses at Shady Grove Fertility] Very kind. Always responded to emails and calls...Convenience of location, size of practice and data to support clinical judgement. I would rather it was my Dr doing transfer, retrieval but that comes down to timing of your procedure and their scheduling
How was your experience with Kimberly Moon at Shady Grove Fertility?
We've had good experience albeit not the result we hoped for yet. I would appreciate more guidance with regards to use of supplements and alternative wellbeing eg acupuncture, but unless there is hard science and evidence she doesn't make recommendations. We would have liked to have been given the full pgs report after both lots of treatments as it would have helped us process the disappointment. On asking we received it, but you have to know to ask and be your own advocate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kimberly Moon at Shady Grove Fertility?
The more you ask her, the more info you'll get. She has also been through ivf herself and so understands from the patient point of view.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kimberly Moon at Shady Grove Fertility?
After second retrieval ended with no pgs normal eggs she spent a long time with us explaining the problems and what options we had. Never any pressure.
Describe the protocols Kimberly Moon used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I think it was standard protocol with Menopur/Gonal f/ cetrotide and Lupron trigger. Good response, 5 embryos but only one normal. Fet failed. Second retrieval was Lupron Stop protocol with 375 Gonal f and 125 Menopur. Again good response, but all 4 embryos came back abnormal. Retrieval 3 starts tomorrow and back to first protocol. I took 2 months break and tried all the supplements etc of my own accord.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Alex)
Very kind. Always responded to emails and calls
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Convenience of location, size of practice and data to support clinical judgement. I would rather it was my Dr doing transfer, retrieval but that comes down to timing of your procedure and their scheduling.
8
Doctor
Kimberly Moon
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 38
IVF
Donor Eggs
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Doyle took a lot of time to meet with my husband and I prior to us selecting the clinic. He has also met with me and called me to answer additional questions....Dr. Doyle is a good and clear communicator. He backed up his recommendations and plans with data and research to explain what he was thinking and why. He took time to call me when I had additional questions. He ensure we were comfortable with the plan.
SG [Shady Grove] is a power house in the world of fertility....Really, all concerns relate to the financial department and a lack of communication there...We decided to proceed with SG because of their results and also because of their shared risk program, which is very unique...Because of this results-oriented approach, you do not get the same level of personalization and attention as you would at a smaller clinic.
How was your experience with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Doyle is a good and clear communicator. He backed up his recommendations and plans with data and research to explain what he was thinking and why. He took time to call me when I had additional questions. He ensure we were comfortable with the plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Be prepared and come with a lot of questions in mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Doyle took a lot of time to meet with my husband and I prior to us selecting the clinic. He has also met with me and called me to answer additional questions.
Describe the protocols Joseph Doyle used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Doyle has recommended a my use of estradiol and injectable progesterone to prepare for transfer. I will also use an autoimmune protocol with prednisone.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
SG is a power house in the world of fertility. They do a lot of research and have many patients. Because of this results-oriented approach, you do not get the same level of personalization and attention as you would at a smaller clinic. We decided to proceed with SG because of their results and also because of their shared risk program, which is very unique.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility.
We paid to complete a shared risk with donor eggs program which costs about $30,000 not including medications but comes with a guarantee.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
Really, all concerns relate to the financial department and a lack of communication there. I felt like we had to be really on top of them in order to give them a lot of money. This shouldn't be the feeling and primary stressor during this process.
7
Doctor
Joseph Doyle
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 29
3 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Bromer] empathized with us and understood how important this is to us to expand our family. ... He took the time to listen to our concerns and questions and allowed plenty of time to answer them. He was also realistic but positive which kept us positive. Keeping us positive was so important considering the dark time that infertility brings. ... he decided to start me on Femara with monitoring and then with a trigger shot of Ovidrel when the follies were ready.
It’s a long process to get everything started as far as pre screening things, and then you have to make another appointment to come up with your plan and it just takes a while. It’s hard when you have been wanting something for so long and the process to get there takes awhile. ... The only thing that I wish that they [Shady Grove Fertility] would do different is explain things at your monitoring visit rather than calling with your results.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
He took the time to listen to our concerns and questions and allowed plenty of time to answer them. He was also realistic but positive which kept us positive. Keeping us positive was so important considering the dark time that infertility brings.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
write down all questions that you have and bring them with you so you don’t forget what you wanted to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
He empathized with us and understood how important this is to us to expand our family.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
After 2 anovulatory cycles with Clomid with my previous provider, he decided to start me on Femara with monitoring and then with a trigger shot of Ovidrel when the follies were ready. Progesterone suppositories day 3 after trigger until negative pregnancy test or otherwise directed!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jody)
The only thing that I wish that they would do different is explain things at your monitoring visit rather than calling with your results.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
It’s a long process to get everything started as far as pre screening things, and then you have to make another appointment to come up with your plan and it just takes a while. It’s hard when you have been wanting something for so long and the process to get there takes awhile. But good things come to those to wait.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Very expensive. One monitoring visit is $490. IUI is 1800. IVF is around 25k
10
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2014 - 2017, Successful
8
8
Age 40 - 43
5 IVF
Male Factor
Other
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Working with Dr. O'Brien was great. She is dedicated, passionate and very clear regarding expectation...I would not hesitate to recommend her. She was straightforward and clear regarding what to expect and made sure we were aware of all of the potential variables that factored into the decision making process. It is helpful to educate yourself about the process and leverage Dr. O'Brien's expertise. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.
the billing department, and admin staff [at Shady Grove] treated us like a number. We were often overbilled without explanation...Our nurses were great...we have had a positive experience. However there were occasions where the admin staff provided information that was incorrect. For example we received a bill for storage costs for a frozen embryo. This was a shock to us as we did not actually have any embryos that were able to be frozen.
How was your experience with Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
She is great. I would not hesitate to recommend her. She was straightforward and clear regarding what to expect and made sure we were aware of all of the potential variables that factored into the decision making process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
Do your homework. Be proactive. It is helpful to educate yourself about the process and leverage Dr. O'Brien's expertise. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
Working with Dr. O'Brien was great. She is dedicated, passionate and very clear regarding expectation. However, the billing department, and admin staff treated us like a number. We were often overbilled without explanation.
Describe the protocols Jeanne O'Brien used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I do not recall the treatment strategies.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Our nurses were great.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The admin and billing staff were sometimes less than helpful. We were often billed in advance for procedures and often the amount we were billed was not consistent with the final bill.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility.
It depended on if we had insurance coverage. Several of our initial cycles were covered. When not covered by insurance the costs were high (but expected).
Describe Jeanne O'Brien's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
No comment.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
In aggregate we have had a positive experience. However there were occasions where the admin staff provided information that was incorrect. For example we received a bill for storage costs for a frozen embryo. This was a shock to us as we did not actually have any embryos that were able to be frozen.
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Doctor
Jeanne O'Brien
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2017, Unknown Success
10
8
Age 31 - 34
1 IUI
IVF
Surrogacy
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Chang was always very straightforward & knowledgeable. He was always very responsive when I wanted or needed to speak with him directly. He was factual sharing pros & cons of each situation/option.... He doesn't tell you what you want to "hear". If gives you the facts based on his recommendations in a very straightforward way, giving pros & cons of the different options.
With the larger clinic [Shady Grove] when working with the clinical coordinator &/or financial teams I they do not seem to have the same amount of compassion or sensitivity. I have not been happy with my experiences. I feel like a "number" that pays the bills.... The nursing staff that i have worked with during my time at Shady Grove have been amazing. I have had a few different nurses based on different reasons. All have been great communicators as well as very compassionate.
How was your experience with Frank Chang at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Chang was always very straightforward & knowledgeable. He was always very responsive when I wanted or needed to speak with him directly. He was factual sharing pros & cons of each situation/option.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Chang at Shady Grove Fertility?
He doesn't tell you what you want to "hear". If gives you the facts based on his recommendations in a very straightforward way, giving pros & cons of the different options.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
The nursing staff that i have worked with during my time at Shady Grove have been amazing. I have had a few different nurses based on different reasons. All have been great communicators as well as very compassionate.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
With the larger clinic when working with the clinical coordinator &/or financial teams I they do not seem to have the same amount of compassion or sensitivity. I have not been happy with my experiences. I feel like a "number" that pays the bills.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Frank Chang at Shady Grove Fertility.
I've purchased an IVF package which had multiple items included.
Describe Frank Chang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
He always recommended a SET, for the health of the baby/myself. Many doctors want to do more to help with their "stats"; however, Dr. Chang always strongly recommended towards what is the healthiest pregnancy/baby.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
I had a test performed at another location. My primary nurse was out the day my results were supposed to come in. I had to call that afternoon due to get the results since i had not heard from anyone. Sounded like a fax issue but nurses very very apologetic.
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Doctor
Frank Chang
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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2015 - 2016, Successful
7
7
Age 34 - 35
6 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Nice. Knowledgeable. I dealt with my nurse and the staff more than her [Dr. Beall]...I didn't have a fertility problem. I was just using donor sperm. After 4 unsuccessful natural cycles, she switched me to a medicated cycle with clomid. I got pregnant on the second medicated cycle...She's perfectly nice, I just didn't develop a relationship with her. I saw her outside the office and said hi. She didn't recognize me after being her patient for 7 months.....She's a good doctor to see. Another doctor did most of my IUI procedures, so choosing a clinic is more important than choosing a specific doctor....
They [the nurses] were nice. I didn't develop any relationships with them during treatment...I usually had to have procedures on the weekends and it was a nightmare scheduling those because the after-hours call people would not forward my calls. This happened at least 4 times where I had to make frantic calls to get next day procedure appointments....explained before that it was difficult to schedule IUI's on the weekends. It was often an hour or two before my ovulation timing before I heard that I could come in for an appointment.
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Nice. Knowledgeable. I dealt with my nurse and the staff more than her. She's perfectly nice, I just didn't develop a relationship with her. I saw her outside the office and said hi. She didn't recognize me after being her patient for 7 months.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
She's a good doctor to see. Another doctor did most of my IUI procedures, so choosing a clinic is more important than choosing a specific doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Treatments were routine, not very personalized
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I didn't have a fertility problem. I was just using donor sperm. After 4 unsuccessful natural cycles, she switched me to a medicated cycle with clomid. I got pregnant on the second medicated cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim Blackwell)
They were nice. I didn't develop any relationships with them during treatment.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I usually had to have procedures on the weekends and it was a nightmare scheduling those because the after-hours call people would not forward my calls. This happened at least 4 times where I had to make frantic calls to get next day procedure appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
One medicated IUI cycle without insurance was $1600. As of March 2017, it's $1800. The injection shot was $100. I can't remember how much clomid was.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
I explained before that it was difficult to schedule IUI's on the weekends. It was often an hour or two before my ovulation timing before I heard that I could come in for an appointment.
7
Doctor
Stephanie Beall
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
9
8
Age 42
2 IUI
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
I always felt like he [Dr. David Saffan] was aware of my history and my condition. I also believe after the first resulted negative pregnancy. He knew exactly what to do for my 2nd cycle which resulted in a positive pregnancy and live birth. Most of all, after our initial consultation and testing, he told me "he have a good feeling about me". The was the most positive thing a doctor has ever said to me.
[My nurse at Shady Grove] was very good with following up with my care. Especially with showing me how to administer the injections. She always kept me informed on what was going on during my cycles...I thought they were good with providing cheap option for the prescription drugs. I thought even, though you had to pay out of pocket for the whole cycle (in uninsured, they could have offered to break that up into 2-4 payments). Clinic Nps
How was your experience with David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility?
It was explain in my comments earlier. He was very good in diagnosing my situation and told me he had really good feeling about me. I'm not sure what else to say and I don't want to keep repeating myself but I'm forced to type 200 characters.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility?
Stay positive and hopeful and follow his instructions completely.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility?
I always felt like he was aware of my history and my condition. I also believe after the first resulted negative pregnancy. He knew exactly what to do for my 2nd cycle which resulted in a positive pregnancy and live birth. Most of all, after our initial consultation and testing, he told me "he have a good feeling about me". The was the most positive thing a doctor has ever said to me.
Describe the protocols David Saffan used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I do remember taking clomid and also doing shots. The 2nd time, I had to do the shots more frequently.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: dont remember)
She was very good with following up with my care. Especially with showing me how to administer the injections. She always kept me informed on what was going on during my cycles.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I thought they were good with providing cheap option for the prescription drugs. I thought even, though you had to pay out of pocket for the whole cycle (in uninsured, they could have offered to break that up into 2-4 payments).
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility.
1600 per cycle, plus the cost of prescription drugs
Describe David Saffan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
no comments. This did not apply to my situation.
9
Doctor
David Saffan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2006 - 2012, Successful
7
7
Age 35 - 41
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Graphic Designer
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
My second cycle was three days after my 35th birthday. Dr. Yagizi convinced me that I had to go with three embryos because I was of advanced maternal age, even if only by 3 days. And it was my second try. Thankfully I only ended up with twins. I liked all of the advice and treatments until I hyperstimulated and was hospitalized. That was awful and I had to have all the fluid drained four times!... I really liked Dr. Yagizi, but Dr. Katz was the doctor I usually saw and although I was able to have twins, I was hyperstimulated so badly for the second cycle that I had to be hospitalized for a week. That didn't give me a ton of confidence in them.
Check their [SGF- Towson] hyperstimulation rate. The doctors and nurses were great, but I think the treatment was way too aggressive considering they retrieved 21 eggs from just one ovary. Dr. Katz was great with giving me advice when I came in and he recommended going straight to IVF since I only had one ovary so my insurance would cover that. I do think he was misleading however when he explained the process because I was surprised he insisted on a second fresh retrieval for my second IVF even though I had plenty of frozen. I didn't understand that fresh was so much more effective than frozen.
How was your experience with Ricardo Yazigi (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
I really liked Dr. Yagizi, but Dr. Katz was the doctor I usually saw and although I was able to have twins, I was hyperstimulated so badly for the second cycle that I had to be hospitalized for a week. That didn't give me a ton of confidence in them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ricardo Yazigi (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Make sure you don't get hyperstimulated!
Describe the protocols Ricardo Yazigi (retired) used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
My second cycle was three days after my 35th birthday. Dr. Yagizi convinced me that I had to go with three embryos because I was of advanced maternal age, even if only by 3 days. And it was my second try. Thankfully I only ended up with twins. I liked all of the advice and treatments until I hyperstimulated and was hospitalized. That was awful and I had to have all the fluid drained four times!
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Check their hyperstimulation rate. The doctors and nurses were great, but I think the treatment was way too aggressive considering they retrieved 21 eggs from just one ovary. Dr. Katz was great with giving me advice when I came in and he recommended going straight to IVF since I only had one ovary so my insurance would cover that. I do think he was misleading however when he explained the process because I was surprised he insisted on a second fresh retrieval for my second IVF even though I had plenty of frozen. I didn't understand that fresh was so much more effective than frozen.
7
Doctor
Ricardo Yazigi (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
8
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
Male Factor
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Melissa Esposito] took the time to give me her honest opinion on my situation and made personal phone calls to calm my nerves...She is personable. I would have liked more suggestions to increase his count. I feel like she communicates well but doesn’t give you many options for treatment. I would have liked to wait until I moved to ivf but she seems to push you in that direction
Some clinics [Shady Grove Fertility] perform certain procedures. It’s best to know what can be done locally and for what procedures you will need to travel for. The billing department can be a hassle. Verify your own coverage before accepting what the billing department tells you. I was told something was covered and ended up with a 3500 bill...All of my nurses have been very accommodating. If one nurse isn’t available another one will assist you
How was your experience with Melissa Esposito at Shady Grove Fertility?
She is personable. I would have liked more suggestions to increase his count. I feel like she communicates well but doesn’t give you many options for treatment. I would have liked to wait until I moved to ivf but she seems to push you in that direction
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Esposito at Shady Grove Fertility?
Make sure you are your own advocate. Research the different treatment options available and come to her with questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Melissa Esposito at Shady Grove Fertility?
She took the time to give me her honest opinion on my situation and made personal phone calls to calm my nerves
Describe the protocols Melissa Esposito used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on clomid 25mg. I ovulated on my own so the treatment was just a boost. It did not help because my issue is mfi
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
All of my nurses have been very accommodating. If one nurse isn’t available another one will assist you
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Some clinics perform certain procedures. It’s best to know what can be done locally and for what procedures you will need to travel for. The billing department can be a hassle. Verify your own coverage before accepting what the billing department tells you. I was told something was covered and ended up with a 3500 bill
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Esposito at Shady Grove Fertility.
My cost was more than I expected
Describe Melissa Esposito's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I would prefer multiple because we can’t afford multiple rounds. We are older and this will be our last child.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
I’ve only had issues with the billing department
10
Doctor
Melissa Esposito
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 30 - 31
IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Shin has been friendly and open from the first consultation. He treated my husband for varicocele through surgery. He walked us through our options for treatment and how this would effect our fertility chances moving forward. He made my husband feel comfortable and at ease...He is open, honest and willing to answer all questions. He explained the preferred course of action and what the results would be...
The clinic [Shady Grove Fertility] is large but you are treated like an individual. We've rarely felt like we are in a factory. It is just smooth and well-run for the most part. Billing has always been where we've had to follow up and clarify things with staff...Dr. Shin has been friendly and open from the first consultation. He treated my husband for varicocele through surgery. He walked us through our options for treatment and how this would effect our fertility chances moving forward. He made my husband feel comfortable and at ease..
How was your experience with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is open, honest and willing to answer all questions. He explained the preferred course of action and what the results would be. Given our ages, he thought that we should see the varicocele surgery through the 9 month wait period to look for improvements. We chose to move forward with IVF but in the hopes that we could conceive naturally down the line.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask all of your questions up front about the chances of success with your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Shin has been friendly and open from the first consultation. He treated my husband for varicocele through surgery. He walked us through our options for treatment and how this would effect our fertility chances moving forward. He made my husband feel comfortable and at ease.
Describe the protocols Paul Shin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Varicocelectomy surgery to treat a varicocele causing low sperm count, motility, morphology, etc.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic is large but you are treated like an individual. We've rarely felt like we are in a factory. It is just smooth and well-run for the most part. Billing has always been where we've had to follow up and clarify things with staff.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
8
Doctor
Paul Shin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
9
8
Age 32 - 33
4 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Osheroff] always called to follow up during treatment and explained everything in detail...is a good communicator....He did not give false hope, but was compassionate at the same time. I was always well-informed every step of the way during our last IVF cycle....I was given the lowest doses, which were slowly increased based off of the results of my blood tests and ultrasounds. My body did not react quickly and they were only able to retrieve two eggs, one of which was transferred. It was not a successful cycle.
I paid a little less than $8,000 for one IVF cycle [at Shady Grove Fertility] that included a military discount...Appointments are readily available and you have access to a nurse 24/7 via phone. It is easy to get in touch with the nurses. The clinic is in convenient locations. The financial counselors could be a little bit more quick to respond though...[nurse] Responded quickly and was always available to answer any questions I had. Always organized and efficient, yet kind
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Osheroff is a good communicator. He always explains things in detail. He did not give false hope, but was compassionate at the same time. I was always well-informed every step of the way during our last IVF cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask questions or take breaks from treatment if you need it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
He always called to follow up during treatment and explained everything in detail.
Describe the protocols Joseph Osheroff used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I started off on birth control for a month and then started injections. I was given the lowest doses, which were slowly increased based off of the results of my blood tests and ultrasounds. My body did not react quickly and they were only able to retrieve two eggs, one of which was transferred. It was not a successful cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim B.)
Responded quickly and was always available to answer any questions I had. Always organized and efficient, yet kind.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Appointments are readily available and you have access to a nurse 24/7 via phone. It is easy to get in touch with the nurses. The clinic is in convenient locations. The financial counselors could be a little bit more quick to respond though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility.
I paid a little less than $8,000 for one IVF cycle that included a military discount. My insurance did not cover any of the treatment.
9
Doctor
Joseph Osheroff
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
4
7
Age 27
Male Factor
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Successful
[Dr. Jeffrey McKeeby] had a strong preference on elective single embryo transfer and did not explain in detail why...Sometimes I felt rushed and didn't completely understand his explanations...Our visits were only 10-15 minutes that felt rushed. He was not very compassionate or caring about our diagnosis and how that effected us. He did not care to ask what we wanted or how we felt. Always confused leaving his office, never confident in the plan he had chosen for us.
[The nurse at Shady Grove Fertility was] Caring, very helpful but always felt like she was too busy for me...The billing department is always behind. The front desk ladies are always very nice and helpful. The phlebotomists in the office are always wonderful, I never have any problems getting blood and its always painless!! The sonogram techs are very comforting and helpful...My doctor had a strong preference on elective single embryo transfer and did not explain in detail why.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Very nice doctor but he did not take enough time explaining procedures or our next steps. Our visits were only 10-15 minutes that felt rushed. He was not very compassionate or caring about our diagnosis and how that effected us. He did not care to ask what we wanted or how we felt. Always confused leaving his office, never confident in the plan he had chosen for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
I would not recommend Dr. McKeeby if you are looking for a doctor who is compassionate or willing to give you the extra time to explain further or answer questions and concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Sometimes I felt rushed and didn't completely understand his explanations.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jackie)
Caring, very helpful but always felt like she was too busy for me.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The billing department is always behind. The front desk ladies are always very nice and helpful. The phlebotomists in the office are always wonderful, I never have any problems getting blood and its always painless!! The sonogram techs are very comforting and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
19,500
Describe Jeffrey McKeeby's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
My doctor had a strong preference on elective single embryo transfer and did not explain in detail why.
4
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
8
8
Age 38
2 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Very knowledgeable and compassionate all the times meeting him [Dr. Katz]. Heard from him with negative preg tests, when no embryos created and also when I had 2 embryos the next round. He likes to call directly with that news so it meant a lot, especially with lots of nurse communication throughout the process. ... First protocol resulted in no eggs making embryo stage so Lupron cycle was done next two rounds with success. Also ERA done after first failed FET.
They [Shady Grove] are knowledgeable but there are a lot of patients at once. Sometimes feel like a number, especially after monitoring appointments. They try really hard to not make you feel this way. I trust they know what they are doing. ... All nurses have been amazing from the coordinator to the surgical nurses at the surgical center. So very understanding and compassionate.
How was your experience with Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Very knowledgeable and compassionate all the times meeting him. Heard from him with negative preg tests, when no embryos created and also when I had 2 embryos the next round. He likes to call directly with that news so it meant a lot, especially with lots of nurse communication throughout the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask a lot of questions, he will answer them all
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Many patients in and out sometimes makes you wonder how personalized your care is
Describe the protocols Eugene Katz (retired) used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
First protocol resulted in no eggs making embryo stage so Lupron cycle was done next two rounds with success. Also ERA done after first failed FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jenna )
All nurses have been amazing from the coordinator to the surgical nurses at the surgical center. So very understanding and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They are knowledgeable but there are a lot of patients at once. Sometimes feel like a number, especially after monitoring appointments. They try really hard to not make you feel this way. I trust they know what they are doing.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
Hard to get there before work but they saw patients pretty quick. Weekends at Towson we’re a nightmare, too many people
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility.
Was not itemized
Describe Eugene Katz (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Doesn’t recommend multiple but will transfer multiple if you really want to
8
Doctor
Eugene Katz (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Bel Air
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 42
10 Fertility Medications
Black or African-American
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Malik] was very pleasant and sat and talked with me . I did but feel rushed fir the consultation. However I asked her before I got started if they could do just my blood work and testing for another site I was doing the ivf from and she assured me that they could. I later found out they they could not. Which was extremely heart breaking ...
There should be more private reception area [at Shady Grove]. The reception area is right by the waiting area and every one can hear what ever you have to discuss with them. The billing area is right there. The reception speak loud. We are there for an already sensitive topic . ... The nursing staff did not seem rude but were not very welcoming and friendly
How was your experience with Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was very pleasant and sat and talked with me . I did but feel rushed fir the consultation. However I asked her before I got started if they could do just my blood work and testing for another site I was doing the ivf from and she assured me that they could. I later found out they they could not. Which was extremely heart breaking
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
Make sure she knows exactly what she is saying is correct information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
The first time I went I was treated well but after felt like a number
Describe the protocols Shruti Malik used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was ordered to do a saline sonogram
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
The nursing staff did not seem rude but were not very welcoming and friendly
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
There should be more private reception area. The reception area is right by the waiting area and every one can hear what ever you have to discuss with them. The billing area is right there. The reception speak loud. We are there for an already sensitive topic .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility.
I am not sure
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
I was told that they could do all bloodwork and monitor to me for ivf since my clinic that I was using for the ivf was out of state . They told me to find a place to monitor me and that could do my test locally.
8
Doctor
Shruti Malik
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fair Oaks
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
4
7
Age 38
1 IUI
IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Anitha Nair] was indifferent about my options. She present the risk of each procedure but didn't' seem to have a strong opinion on what option would get me my baby. She would do whatever I wanted which is great to a point.... She is nice and all but she doesn't seem to out of the box to try something new or give you an example of what worked for her other patients that might work for your situation. Do your homework and come with questions.
The clinic [Shady Grove-Arlington] is nice, clean, and equipment is new. The facility is nice, I don't have any issues with scheduling an appointment. I like how the clinic is near a metro which was great because it was on my way to work.... Overall the nurses were attentive and nice.... After my IVF fail, I realized I wasn't on the most aggressive protocol which I thought she would put me on after my failed medicated IUI. Again, you are your own advocated.
How was your experience with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
She indifferent about my options. She present the risk of each procedure but didn't' seem to have a strong opinion on what option would get me my baby. She would do whatever I wanted which is great to a point.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
Just proceed with caution. She is nice and all but she doesn't seem to out of the box to try something new or give you an example of what worked for her other patients that might work for your situation. Do your homework and come with questions..
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was indifferent. She seems compassionate but I didn't believe it.
Describe the protocols Anitha Nair used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
After my IVF fail, I realized I wasn't on the most aggressive protocol which I thought she would put me on after my failed medicated IUI. Again, you are your own advocated.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
Overall the nurses were attentive and nice.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic is nice, clean, and equipment is new. The facility is nice, I don't have any issues with scheduling an appointment. I like how the clinic is near a metro which was great because it was on my way to work.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility.
Everything had a cost to it... so expect at that.
Describe Anitha Nair's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
My main doctor only wanted to transfer 2 but the actually doctor doing the transfer did 3 which I agreed to since they quality fo the embryos weren't great If I didn't transfer the third one , it would most likely died.
4
Doctor
Anitha Nair
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
7
7
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I wish he [Dr. Jason Bromer] would have been more aggressive in our treatment and more proactive since we were paying out of pocket. After I had my first iui that was a terrible experience he stepped up and offered to do the procedure the next time...He is very personable and will meet with you to explain everything....The first two cycles of iui he recommended clomid and a hug trigger shot with progesterone after the procedure. When those two cycles did not work he changed me to letrozole which caused early ovulation and an unsuccessful cycle.
The staff is great at Shady Grove. The only complaint that I have had is the financial department. They do not return emails or phone calls. I have asked questions and they can not give any information....I currently love my nurse. She will email to check up on me. She is also very thorough and gives detailed directions...They had my appointment in the system but not for the right procedure. I also had a cycle cancelled for early ovulation that they did not catch with no refund or partial refund.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
I wish he would have been more aggressive in our treatment and more proactive since we were paying out of pocket. After I had my first iui that was a terrible experience he stepped up and offered to do the procedure the next time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is very personable and will meet with you to explain everything.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
The first two cycles of iui he recommended clomid and a hug trigger shot with progesterone after the procedure. When those two cycles did not work he changed me to letrozole which caused early ovulation and an unsuccessful cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Mindi )
I currently love my nurse. She will email to check up on me. She is also very thorough and gives detailed directions.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The staff is great at Shady Grove. The only complaint that I have had is the financial department. They do not return emails or phone calls. I have asked questions and they can not give any information.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
An iui cycle has a global fee of $1800. They have several options for discount programs
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
They had my appointment in the system but not for the right procedure. I also had a cycle cancelled for early ovulation that they did not catch with no refund or partial refund.
7
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Hagerstown
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 28
3 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
My husband and I really like him [Dr. Bromer]. He treats you like a person, not just a patient. He took the time to answer our question and went into detail about procedures. He also explained what our options are, for moving forward. ... He takes the time to answer any questions I or my husband might have. ... First we would meet for our day 3 appt. This appt. You do labs, and monitoring your follicles. If all is good, start the chlomid.
Strengths are that they [Shady Grove Fertility] are very compassionate to their patients. ... I would say that they are not very child friendly. Which seems odd because they are a place that promotes having children. ... My nurse was very kind and understanding. They like to move you around to different nurses a lot though.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
My husband and I really like him. He treats you like a person, not just a patient. He took the time to answer our question and went into detail about procedures. He also explained what our options are, for moving forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is very kind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
He takes the time to answer any questions I or my husband might have.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
First we would meet for our day 3 appt. This appt. You do labs, and monitoring your follicles. If all is good, start the chlomid. On day 11 or 12 come back for more labs and monitoring, if everything has reacted the way it's supposed to and all is ready to go, then that evening take the trigger shot and have intercourse. Two days later, come in for IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Allison catalani)
My nurse was very kind and understanding. They like to move you around to different nurses a lot though.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Strengths are that they are very compassionate to their patients. Not sure about weaknesses. I would say that they are not very child friendly. Which seems odd because they are a place that promotes having children.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I am not sure complete totals. Insurance is still processing. So far out of pocket, it's been 2700. But I know insurance is still processing.
8
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 32
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Shruti Malik] has a nice "bedside manner" even though she never actually participated in any of my procedures.... We did 3 cycles of IUI. First I was on Clomid, the emotional side effects were terrible for me and I was quite angry about how I felt while on the medication because it basically put me into a panic attack state for a couple of days. With this feedback the next two cycles used Femara instead. We did 3 cycles of IUI and none of them worked.
This clinic [Shady Grove-Fair Oaks] is conveniently located near Route 50 and Route 66. It's right next to a Mall, so if you feel upset after your visit there are many outlets for your feelings there. The office is pretty boring, it's not particularly nice waiting there but nothing terrible either... Alison [a nurse] was responsive, polite, and professional.
How was your experience with Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Malik went through the same initial presentation as another Shady Grove doctor, complete with hand drawing of uterus and fallopian tubes. She has a nice "bedside manner" even though she never actually participated in any of my procedures.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
Speak up if you think something is not going well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
I felt that Dr. Shruti really did understand how difficult this process was for me and she called me directly after at least one failed IUI and talked about my concerns.
Describe the protocols Shruti Malik used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We did 3 cycles of IUI. First I was on Clomid, the emotional side effects were terrible for me and I was quite angry about how I felt while on the medication because it basically put me into a panic attack state for a couple of days. With this feedback the next two cycles used Femara instead. We did 3 cycles of IUI and none of them worked.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Alison)
Alison was responsive, polite, and professional.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
This clinic is conveniently located near Route 50 and Route 66. It's right next to a Mall, so if you feel upset after your visit there are many outlets for your feelings there. The office is pretty boring, it's not particularly nice waiting there but nothing terrible either.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility.
I had insurance that covered up to 6 rounds of IUI when I saw Dr. Malik.
8
Doctor
Shruti Malik
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fair Oaks
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017, Unsuccessful
5
8
Age 24
2 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
once the appointment is over, it is hard to get ahold of him [Dr. Saffan] again... When it was time for the procedure we found my husbands numbers were extremely low so the procedure was unsuccessful. Second cycle the same exact thing happens with low low numbers and he suggested we move to Ivf...Only had contact with him twice in the span of 5 months...He was straight to the point and did not sugar coat anything. He was invested when we saw him in his office but only ever heard from the nurses once we stepped out of his office. We never saw him in the office unless we requested an appointment with him.
Toni [nurse at Shady Grove Fertility] was very responsive and caring. She was easily reachable via email...I spent about 2500 for 2 IUI cycles including medication...This clinic is clean and very fast. The office is open early and can get you in and out very fast. Wait times are short and everyone you see is smiling. They have plenty of rooms for personal conversations...once the appointment is over, it is hard to get ahold of him [Dr. Saffan] again
How was your experience with David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility?
He was straight to the point and did not sugar coat anything. He was invested when we saw him in his office but only ever heard from the nurses once we stepped out of his office. We never saw him in the office unless we requested an appointment with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility?
Get all your questions together prior to the appointment because once the appointment is over, it is hard to get ahold of him again.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility?
Only had contact with him twice in the span of 5 months
Describe the protocols David Saffan used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
He suggested us to go straight to IUI which was fun with me, that’s what I wanted. When it was time for the procedure we found my husbands numbers were extremely low so the procedure was unsuccessful. Second cycle the same exact thing happens with low low numbers and he suggested we move to Ivf
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Toni )
Toni was very responsive and caring. She was easily reachable via email.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
This clinic is clean and very fast. The office is open early and can get you in and out very fast. Wait times are short and everyone you see is smiling. They have plenty of rooms for personal conversations and they have pads and wipes to clean up after your appointment
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Saffan at Shady Grove Fertility.
I spent about 2500 for 2 IUI cycles including medication
5
Doctor
David Saffan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Successful
8
8
Age 39 - 40
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Other
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Widra was frank and straightforward while also being patient and understanding. He cited studies and had ample evidence to support the decisions we made. We felt well cared for working with him. He was clear and concise which appealed to me and my husband...Dr. Widra was clear and patient with us. He was very compassionate when your first pregnancy, after an IUI, ended in a missed AB...
While they[Shday Grove - DC K St] see a lot of patients, I found them still attentive to me needs. I had a pretty straightforward case however, so that might have helped...We did a two-for-a-discount cycle, though we didn't end up needing the second cycle. We received some financial aid, I think the total without medication for this was $15,000...
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Widra was frank and straightforward while also being patient and understanding. He cited studies and had ample evidence to support the decisions we made. We felt well cared for working with him. He was clear and concise which appealed to me and my husband.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions when you need to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Widra was clear and patient with us. He was very compassionate when your first pregnancy, after an IUI, ended in a missed AB.
Describe the protocols Eric Widra used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I'm afraid I don't remember the specifics here.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kristal)
She was responsive and kind.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
While they see a lot of patients, I found them still attentive to me needs. I had a pretty straightforward case however, so that might have helped.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
I was able to schedule for a general time, and was usually seen reasonable close to that scheduled time. If running late and I needed to get to an appointment elsewhere, they were able to accommodate my needs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility.
We did a two-for-a-discount cycle, though we didn't end up needing the second cycle. We received some financial aid, I think the total without medication for this was $15,000.
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Eric Widra
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Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
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2015, Successful
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8
Age 31
1 IUI
3 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. McClamrock] was very blunt and provided little explanation for things that went wrong. He would say, “it was a fluke”. .. he needs work in bedside manner...he was extremely blunt when it came to explanation of procedures and especially set backs. I did feel that he was extremely knowledgeable and would return to him again...He urged us to transfer only 1 embryo....I stimulated my ovaries on follistim and menopur. I used a shot to stop ovulation and a HCG trigger shot.
Shady Grove is a very large clinic. That comes with positives and negatives. They have lots of knowledge behind them. They also can make you feel like one in about 1000. Although this can be daunting, I feel the overall success of the clinic far outweighs the negativity of it being such a large facility....I loved my nurse. She was extremely compassionate. I felt she was a good offset to the bluntness of the doctor. I cried when I “graduated” the clinic.
How was your experience with Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility?
As I said before, he was extremely blunt when it came to explanation of procedures and especially set backs. I did feel that he was extremely knowledgeable and would return to him again. Shady Grove is a huge clinic, so I think that had something to do with the feelings I had with the clinic being so large.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility?
He’s blunt. Don’t take it personal. He knows his stuff, so trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility?
He was very blunt and provided little explanation for things that went wrong. He would say, “it was a fluke”. I am forever grateful to him because he helped us make our son, but he needs work in bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Howard McClamrock used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I stimulated my ovaries on follistim and menopur. I used a shot to stop ovulation and a HCG trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Pricilla )
I loved my nurse. She was extremely compassionate. I felt she was a good offset to the bluntness of the doctor. I cried when I “graduated” the clinic.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove is a very large clinic. That comes with positives and negatives. They have lots of knowledge behind them. They also can make you feel like one in about 1000. Although this can be daunting, I feel the overall success of the clinic far outweighs the negativity of it being such a large facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility.
My ivf cycles were covered under insurance.
Describe Howard McClamrock's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
He urged us to transfer only 1 embryo.
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Howard McClamrock
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Shady Grove Fertility
Baltimore
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