Shady Grove Fertility

65 doctors work here

Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 10%8.7
69% strongly recommend
474 reviews
Operations
9
9
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

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

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

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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
Celso Silva
Shady Grove Fertility
91% strongly recommend
17 Reviews
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 91%Neutral: 5%Don't recommend: 4%9.6
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
Anitha Nair
Shady Grove Fertility
86% strongly recommend
18 Reviews
Rated 9.5
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 3%9.5
Sunita Kulshrestha
Shady Grove Fertility
72% strongly recommend
4 Reviews
Rated 9.4
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 28%9.4
Eric Levens
Shady Grove Fertility
86% strongly recommend
39 Reviews
Rated 9.4
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 3%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
Anish Shah
Shady Grove Fertility
84% strongly recommend
21 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 16%9.3
Nicole Banks
Shady Grove Fertility
63% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 37%9.3
Brianna Schumacher
Shady Grove Fertility
67% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 33%9.3
Tara Budinetz
Shady Grove Fertility
80% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 20%9.2
Patricia McShane
Shady Grove Fertility
100% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 100%9
Ricardo Yazigi
Shady Grove Fertility
68% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 7%9
Joseph Doyle
Shady Grove Fertility
68% strongly recommend
18 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 32%9
Geof Tidey
Shady Grove Fertility
64% strongly recommend
6 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 9%9
Gilbert Mottla
Shady Grove Fertility
57% strongly recommend
17 Reviews
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 43%8.9
Frank Chang
Shady Grove Fertility
62% strongly recommend
16 Reviews
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 6%8.9
Andrea Reh
Shady Grove Fertility
75% strongly recommend
14 Reviews
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 16%8.9
Shayne Plosker
Shady Grove Fertility
74% strongly recommend
16 Reviews
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 19%8.8
Cigdem (Cori) Tanrikut
Shady Grove Fertility
40% strongly recommend
2 Reviews
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 40%Neutral: 60%8.8
Erika Johnston-MacAnanny
Shady Grove Fertility
71% strongly recommend
14 Reviews
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 4%8.8
Shruti Malik
Shady Grove Fertility
62% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 8%8.8
Jason Bromer
Shady Grove Fertility
66% strongly recommend
47 Reviews
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 7%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
Anthony Imudia
Shady Grove Fertility
77% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 77%Don't recommend: 23%8.2
Melissa Esposito
Shady Grove Fertility
68% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 19%Don't recommend: 13%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
Eric Widra
Shady Grove Fertility
36% strongly recommend
25 Reviews
Rated 7.7
Strongly recommend: 36%Neutral: 52%Don't recommend: 12%7.7
Barbara Osborn
Shady Grove Fertility
19% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 19%Neutral: 36%Don't recommend: 45%7.5
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
Michael Edelstein
Shady Grove Fertility
38% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 38%Neutral: 30%Don't recommend: 33%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
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
32% strongly recommend
13 Reviews
Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 32%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 45%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
Naveed Khan
Shady Grove Fertility
49% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 6.9
Strongly recommend: 49%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 24%6.9
Stephanie Beall
Shady Grove Fertility
50% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 6.7
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 23%6.7
Eugene Katz (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
27% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 6.5
Strongly recommend: 27%Neutral: 50%Don't recommend: 23%6.5
Arthur Sagoskin
Shady Grove Fertility
23% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 6.3
Strongly recommend: 23%Neutral: 37%Don't recommend: 40%6.3
Lorna Timmreck
Shady Grove Fertility
23% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 6
Strongly recommend: 23%Neutral: 39%Don't recommend: 39%6
Paul Shin
Shady Grove Fertility
50% strongly recommend
2 Reviews
Rated 5
Strongly recommend: 50%Don't recommend: 50%5
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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2016, Successful
8
9
Age 33
3 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $500K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I found her [Dr. Osborn] to be very warm and caring. We wanted a lot of detail and she was happy to provide it. She had an analysis of our results and expected outcome using different treatments. We were going to go forward with IVF with her...She's very warm in individual meetings....Very research / evidence based. Some people don't like that they won't deviate from protocols but from my perspective there's a reason those protocols exists
[Shady Grove] Very research / evidence based. Some people don't like that they won't deviate from protocols but from my perspective there's a reason those protocols exists and I appreciate their adherence to evidence based medicine...Myasia is very friendly and makes you very comfortable...My insurance covered everything so no comments other than having several billing errors that were cleared up with a phone call...
How was your experience with Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
I found her to be very warm and caring. We wanted a lot of detail and she was happy to provide it. She had an analysis of our results and expected outcome using different treatments. We were going to go forward with IVF with her but ended up with a spontaneous pregnancy before we shifted to IVF.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
She's very warm in individual meetings.
Describe the protocols Barbara Osborn used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
3 rounds of IUI with no success, spontaneous twin pregnancy ending in miscarriage. Decision to move on to IVF but had another spontaneous pregnancy prior to starting.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Myasia)
Myasia is very friendly and makes you very comfortable
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Very research / evidence based. Some people don't like that they won't deviate from protocols but from my perspective there's a reason those protocols exists and I appreciate their adherence to evidence based medicine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility.
My insurance covered everything so no comments other than having several billing errors that were cleared up with a phone call.
8
Doctor
Barbara Osborn
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Sibley
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 37 - 39
IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mottla was exactly the doctor that my husband and I needed during our infertility journey. He's compassionate, but he's also candid about the realities of your particular case....He was very easy to get in touch with during my cycles (his nurse, Dana, is amazing) and wrote to us when we lost our first son (we got pregnant on our very first IVF/ICSI cycle with him) at birth
Dana [nurse at Shady Grove in Annapolis] is awesome. We love her!....Dr. Mottla was exactly the doctor that my husband and I needed during our infertility journey. He's compassionate, but he's also candid about the realities of your particular case....He was very easy to get in touch with during my cycles (his nurse, Dana, is amazing) and wrote to us when we lost our first son (we got pregnant on our very first IVF/ICSI cycle with him) at birth
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Mottla was exactly the doctor that my husband and I needed during our infertility journey. He's compassionate, but he's also candid about the realities of your particular case; although we went to him fully expecting to be told there was nothing he could do to help us build our family, his optimism that we would be able to have a child gave us the strength we needed to continue moving forward. He was very easy to get in touch with during my cycles (his nurse, Dana, is amazing) and wrote to us when we lost our first son (we got pregnant on our very first IVF/ICSI cycle with him) at birth - we'd communicated to Dana that we hoped to try again one day, and he wanted us to know he'd be there for us when we were ready. Dr. Mottla is one of the best doctors I've ever had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Trust him - he knows what he's doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Mottla was amazing. I truly felt like he cared about the outcome of our treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Dana)
Dana is awesome. We love her!
10
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2011 - 2015, Successful
8
9
Age 38 - 42
3 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Widra is smart and I really liked him. He was sometimes serious but I prefer my doctor to be serious and understand what he is doing than be cheerful and not know what he is doing. One thing I didn't like about him was his preference for singleton versus having twins.... Dr. Widra would patiently answer all my questions though sometime he would appear to get exasperated with me. Maybe not his fault. I usually would read up a lot and come with too many questions.
clean Friendly state of the art equipment [at Shady Grove Fertility-Washington DC]... Dr. Widra is smart and I really liked him. He was sometimes serious but I prefer my doctor to be serious and understand what he is doing than be cheerful and not know what he is doing. One thing I didn't like about him was his preference for singleton versus having twins.... Dr. Widra would patiently answer all my questions though sometime he would appear to get exasperated with me. Maybe not his fault. I usually would read up a lot and come with too many questions.
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Widra is smart and I really liked him. He was sometimes serious but I prefer my doctor to be serious and understand what he is doing than be cheerful and not know what he is doing. One thing I didn't like about him was his preference for singleton versus having twins.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Do not be bothered by his not so cheerful personality
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Widra would patiently answer all my questions though sometime he would appear to get exasperated with me. Maybe not his fault. I usually would read up a lot and come with too many questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Carrie Andrews)
She followed up adequately
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
clean Friendly state of the art equipment
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility.
$20,000
Describe Eric Widra's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I already did. Dr Widra preferred singletons and would always advise you so. I was very upset that he seemed relieved when one of the two heartbeats we had seen previously was no longer progressing.
8
Doctor
Eric Widra
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
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.

2015, Successful
8
10
Age 33
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Uterine Fibroids
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Timmreck] was patient and straightforward. She knew the current research. She was thorough and honest. She answered our questions and never made us feel rushed or pressured. She outlined her plan for us and provided a rationale. She discussed next steps but was positive and encouraging...Clinic with HcG trigger. Progesterone inserts. Oral supplements. ..Ask all of your questions so that she has the opportunity to answer them...
[Shady Grove Columbia] Very organized and good hours for working women. They have everything organized and written so you don't have to try and remember. Easy to reach nurses via email...[The nurses] They were thorough and compassionate. Never made me feel bad no matter how many questions I had. Always got an answer quickly...She [Dr. Timmreck] outlined her plan for us and provided a rationale. She discussed next steps but was positive and encouraging.
How was your experience with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was patient and straightforward. She knew the current research. She was thorough and honest. She answered our questions and never made us feel rushed or pressured. She outlined her plan for us and provided a rationale. She discussed next steps but was positive and encouraging.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask all of your questions so that she has the opportunity to answer them.
Describe the protocols Lorna Timmreck used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Clinic with HcG trigger. Progesterone inserts. Oral supplements. We got pregnant and now have a healthy baby girl!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Casey McNeely)
They were thorough and compassionate. Never made me feel bad no matter how many questions I had. Always got an answer quickly.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Very organized and good hours for working women. They have everything organized and written so you don't have to try and remember. Easy to reach nurses via email.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility.
Do not recall
Describe Lorna Timmreck's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
N/a
8
Doctor
Lorna Timmreck
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
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.

2015, Successful
10
9
Age 36
6 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Widra was candid and direct, which I greatly needed after seeing another doctor (with another group) who was always vague. Dr Widra showed me stats and talked me through everything in a clear manner...Given that I had low ovarian reserve he focused on producing as many eggs as possible and was very attentive during monitoring to adjust medications as needed...Ask as many questions, Dr Widra is very open.
Monitoring [at Shady Grove DC] is a pain, and they have a ton of patients, but it was managed well....I had a good insurance, but the staff was exceptionally knowledgeable and knew how to maximize insurance....I had a one on one nurse who was always available and when she wasn't, I was informed who to contact. I could email or call anytime...[Nurse] She was direct and careful. Would ask about my mental health and was available for emails and calls
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Widra was candid and direct, which I greatly needed after seeing another doctor (with another group) who was always vague. Dr Widra showed me stats and talked me through everything in a clear manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask as many questions, Dr Widra is very open.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
I had a one on one nurse who was always available and when she wasn't, I was informed who to contact. I could email or call anytime.
Describe the protocols Eric Widra used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Given that I had low ovarian reserve he focused on producing as many eggs as possible and was very attentive during monitoring to adjust medications as needed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Rachel)
She was direct and careful. Would ask about my mental health and was available for emails and calls
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Only limitation was sometimes they would need to ask the doctor, which was reasonable.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
Monitoring is a pain, and they have a ton of patients, but it was managed well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility.
I had a good insurance, but the staff was exceptionally knowledgeable and knew how to maximize insurance.
Describe Eric Widra's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
NA
10
Doctor
Eric Widra
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2012 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We wanted a physician who is an expert in his practice and experienced in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Widra fit this description perfectly. He fully explained the course of treatment, gave us clear expectations, and met every predicted outcome - successfully.
We had two cycles, and two nurses [at Shady Grove Fertility] . The first was wonderful - clear in her communication and organized. The second we did not care for as much - felt we had to initiate communication and that her instructions were rushed and not as clear as we would have liked.
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
We wanted a physician who is an expert in his practice and experienced in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Widra fit this description perfectly. He fully explained the course of treatment, gave us clear expectations, and met every predicted outcome - successfully.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
He knows what he is doing, you are in excellent hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
We found Dr. Widra to be warm and friendly, straightforward with his diagnosis and plan, clear and concise with a plan of action. Exactly what we wanted.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
We had two cycles, and two nurses. The first was wonderful - clear in her communication and organized. The second we did not care for as much - felt we had to initiate communication and that her instructions were rushed and not as clear as we would have liked.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic is excellent. They are capable and professional.
10
Doctor
Eric Widra
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
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, Successful
7
9
Age 32
2 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
1st of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Understanding, patiently explained all treatment options, warm personality!
She splits time between the Annandale and Woodbridge offices and isn't frequently available in Annandale. If it is important to you to actually SEE your doctor frequently, I'd recommend the other office location or selecting a different doctor.
How was your experience with Rachana Garde at Shady Grove Fertility?
Understanding, patiently explained all treatment options, warm personality!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachana Garde at Shady Grove Fertility?
She splits time between the Annandale and Woodbridge offices and isn't frequently available in Annandale. If it is important to you to actually SEE your doctor frequently, I'd recommend the other office location or selecting a different doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachana Garde at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Garde was able to explain my fertility issues and options for various treatments. She primarily works in another office (Woodbridge, I believe), so I often saw her colleagues instead.
Describe the protocols Rachana Garde used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Each cycle we added another element: Clomid only, Clomid + IUI, Clomid + Injectables + IUI
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Sara)
The nurse would call the same day as any bloodwork and provide me an update on the results, including the actual estrogen, progesterone levels. Would help clarify next steps, including making appointments on my behalf.
7
Doctor
Rachana Garde
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
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.

2013 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 39 - 40
3 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr Sasson] is in a word - amazing. We had losses before him. This was our last chance and he understood the emotion. He was just as excited as we were when he saw our babies on u/s...He is very blunt - he doesn't sugar coat. But you are always his most important patient....I remember that after our loss done by one of his colleagues - he was very honest about why it failed and why a change in meds and protocol were necessary
They [the staff at Shady Grove Fertility in Chesterbrook] are very welcoming but busy. Thankfully you are never treated like a number...He [Dr Sasson] is in a word - amazing. We had losses before him. This was our last chance and he understood the emotion. He was just as excited as we were when he saw our babies on u/s...He is very blunt - he doesn't sugar coat. But you are always his most important patient....I remember that after our loss done by one of his colleagues - he was very honest about why it failed and why a change in meds and protocol were necessary
How was your experience with Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is in a word - amazing. We had losses before him. This was our last chance and he understood the emotion. He was just as excited as we were when he saw our babies on u/s
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is very blunt - he doesn't sugar coat. But you are always his most important patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is amazing. We were not the easiest case. He answered all of our questions candidly, with respect and understanding.
Describe the protocols Isaac Sasson used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I remember that after our loss done by one of his colleagues - he was very honest about why it failed and why a change in meds and protocol were necessary
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Morgan )
We are still friends with our Fertility nursing team. They were always available. They celebrated and cried with us.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They are very welcoming but busy. Thankfully you are never treated like a number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility.
We were very lucky and had ours covered by insurance/employer
10
Doctor
Isaac Sasson
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Chesterbrook
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
PCOS
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Timmreck was extremely patient with all of my questions, and very understanding when things didn't work out for a cycle. Even when I miscarried - I felt as though I was supported and cared for....Ask questions - dont' be afraid - she will answer them...Dr Timmreck was fantastic - highly recommend. She treated me as a person and not just another patient. I felt like she was genuinely concerned for my well being and cared about my success with the treatments....
All of the nursing staff [at Shady Grove - Columbia] cared for my well being. They were compassionate and kind every single visit. They cried with me when I miscarried and cheered me on every cycle. They were a large part of my support system...Excellent financing options. Fantastic front desk staff. Professional skilled phlebotomists. Excellent hours for accommodating schedules... Even when I miscarried - I felt as though I was supported and cared for....
How was your experience with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Timmreck was fantastic - highly recommend. She treated me as a person and not just another patient. I felt like she was genuinely concerned for my well being and cared about my success with the treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions - dont' be afraid - she will answer them
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Timmreck was extremely patient with all of my questions, and very understanding when things didn't work out for a cycle. Even when I miscarried - I felt as though I was supported and cared for.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim B)
All of the nursing staff cared for my well being. They were compassionate and kind every single visit. They cried with me when I miscarried and cheered me on every cycle. They were a large part of my support system
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Excellent financing options. Fantastic front desk staff. Professional skilled phlebotomists. Excellent hours for accommodating schedules
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility.
$10,000 est
10
Doctor
Lorna Timmreck
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2012 - 2013, Successful
6
9
Age 32 - 33
IVF
Surrogacy
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had only a couple short meetings with her throughout the process. She [Dr Osborn] was my first doctor so I did not know all the questions to ask, I found out most information online...Ask lots of questions. Ask her to tell you the numbers. I had to ask a few times to get to the bottom of it - I asked "Based on my numbers, what is the estimated number of cycles it will take to get to a live birth?" Then her answer was 2.6
Shady Grove is a factory. Good results, but I only saw Dr. Osborn 3 times the whole time I was there...Multiple locations, convenient, runs like a well oiled machine, but also feels like an assembly line...I actually signed up for shared risk program where you pay 2.5 times the cost of one cycle, with money returned if there was no live birth after 6 cycles.
How was your experience with Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
I had only a couple short meetings with her throughout the process. She was my first doctor so I did not know all the questions to ask, I found out most information online..
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask lots of questions. Ask her to tell you the numbers. I had to ask a few times to get to the bottom of it - I asked "Based on my numbers, what is the estimated number of cycles it will take to get to a live birth?" Then her answer was 2.6
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
Shady Grove is a factory. Good results, but I only saw Dr. Osborn 3 times the whole time I was there
Describe the protocols Barbara Osborn used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
300 Gonal-f, 225 Menopur
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Linda Hocker)
I needed to get 1 extra vial for an extra day of meds but could not get it from the pharmacy downstairs and Linda was able to call the office and get me one
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Multiple locations, convenient, runs like a well oiled machine, but also feels like an assembly line
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility.
I actually signed up for shared risk program where you pay 2.5 times the cost of one cycle, with money returned if there was no live birth after 6 cycles.
6
Doctor
Barbara Osborn
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2009 - 2012, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 31 - 34
5 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Katz was a compassionate doctor, and despite not having a successful pregnancy I would recommend him as a physician to someone dealing with infertility....He communicates well the plan of treatment and changes throughout the course of the treatment. He demonstrated compassion after a failed egg retrieval and informed myself and my husband with the change in our plan....Bravelle, Menopur, Gonal F, HCG, ICSI....ask any and all questions you may have along the way.
Clinic [Shady Grove - Bel Air] was very profession and aesthetically appealing. The staff was courteous and kind during every visit. They demonstrated an interest in our personal journey and desire for success. They were saddened when we didn’t succeed and they want to stay in contact with us despite going to another fertility clinic for our last attempt....[Cost Of Treatment] $20000.00...Dr. Katz was a compassionate doctor, and despite not having a successful pregnancy I would recommend him as a physician to someone dealing with infertility.
How was your experience with Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
He communicates well the plan of treatment and changes throughout the course of the treatment. He demonstrated compassion after a failed egg retrieval and informed myself and my husband with the change in our plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Take notes, and ask any and all questions you may have along the way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Katz was a compassionate doctor, and despite not having a successful pregnancy I would recommend him as a physician to someone dealing with infertility.
Describe the protocols Eugene Katz (retired) used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Bravelle, Menopur, Gonal F, HCG, ICSI
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Clinic was very profession and aesthetically appealing. The staff was courteous and kind during every visit. They demonstrated an interest in our personal journey and desire for success. They were saddened when we didn’t succeed and they want to stay in contact with us despite going to another fertility clinic for our last attempt.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility.
$20000.00
9
Doctor
Eugene Katz (retired)
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
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.

2014 - 2017, Unknown Success
8
9
Age 32 - 35
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Bromer made us feel comfortable at every meeting, always makes sure we fully understood the details, encourages questions, and is candid with his answers when prompted. He shared his own personal experiences with infertility which made it feel like he could relate to us on a personal level....The Frederick office [of Shady Grove] is amazing. The Rockville office is bigger and makes you feel less important.... The staff recognized us by name and were familiar with our faces.
The Frederick office [of Shady Grove] is amazing. The Rockville office is bigger and makes you feel less important.... The staff recognized us by name and were familiar with our faces... Dr. Bromer made us feel comfortable at every meeting, always makes sure we fully understood the details, encourages questions, and is candid with his answers when prompted. He shared his own personal experiences with infertility which made it feel like he could relate to us on a personal level.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Bromer made us feel comfortable at every meeting, always makes sure we fully understood the details, encourages questions, and is candid with his answers when prompted. He shared his own personal experiences with infertility which made it feel like he could relate to us on a personal level.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask for follow up questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
The staff recognized us by name and were familiar with our faces.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Toni Benjamin )
Toni communicates well and makes sure you feel you are taken care of. She goes out of her way to ensure you get the information you need.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The Frederick office is amazing. The Rockville office is bigger and makes you feel less important.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Most things were covered by insurance
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
10
10
Age 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I highly recommend Dr Levens. He took the time to go over everything in great detail - diagnosis, treatment options, risks, etc. Appointments were never rushed. He spoke compassionately. He also took the time to personally respond to a message I left after hours as he wanted to ensure I was taken care of before he left the office for the day....I was very happy. Appointments ran on time. I never waited long for morning blood draws. Everyone was friendly and professional.
I highly recommend Dr Levens. He took the time to go over everything in great detail - diagnosis, treatment options, risks, etc. Appointments were never rushed. He spoke compassionately. He also took the time to personally respond to a message I left after hours as he wanted to ensure I was taken care of before he left the office for the day....I was very happy. Appointments ran on time. I never waited long for morning blood draws. Everyone was friendly and professional.
How was your experience with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
I highly recommend Dr Levens. He took the time to go over everything in great detail - diagnosis, treatment options, risks, etc. Appointments were never rushed. He spoke compassionately. He also took the time to personally respond to a message I left after hours as he wanted to ensure I was taken care of before he left the office for the day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Trust his expertise but don't be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Levens always took the time to explain things, in detail and compassionately.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Lots of communication. My only complaint was in trying to get a quick answer to a question when my primary nurse was on vacation.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I was very happy. Appointments ran on time. I never waited long for morning blood draws. Everyone was friendly and professional.
10
Doctor
Eric Levens
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013 - 2015, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 32
6 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr McClamrock is extremely caring - he checked in with me after my retrieval and always took the time to answer my questions...Dr McClamrock spent a lot of time with me answering my questions - I felt like my treatment was very personalized and I was very happy with the excellent care I received...Ask lots of questions - Dr McClamrock is happy to answer them!...
It is a large clinic [Shady Grove - Harbor], but Harbor is a small office. We went to Towson for major procedures...Priscilla was amazing - she was kind, funny and provided us with thorough instructions...
How was your experience with Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr McClamrock spent a lot of time with me answering my questions - I felt like my treatment was very personalized and I was very happy with the excellent care I received.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask lots of questions - Dr McClamrock is happy to answer them!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Howard McClamrock at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr McClamrock is extremely caring - he checked in with me after my retrieval and always took the time to answer my questions.
Describe the protocols Howard McClamrock used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I had a freeze all cycle due to ovarian hyperstimulation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Priscilla)
Priscilla was amazing - she was kind, funny and provided us with thorough instructions.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
It is a large clinic, but Harbor is a small office. We went to Towson for major procedures.
10
Doctor
Howard McClamrock
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Baltimore
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
10
10
Age 42
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Level [Levens] constantly checked on us throughout our journey. He was open for all questions and communication that we had...Dr Levens described all of our risk and options that could possibly arise throughout the process.Dr.Levens also called before and after all surgeries and procedures to make sure all of our concerns and questions were answered ...The staff [at Shady Grove - Annandale] was overall well organized they made sure they were available for our calls or rescheduling appointments
The staff [at Shady Grove - Annandale] was overall well organized they made sure they were available for our calls or rescheduling appointments...I believe my cost totaled at about 8,000...The office was well organized. They have no weaknesses that I can recall...Dr Levens described all of our risk and options that could possibly arise throughout the process.Dr.Levens also called before and after all surgeries and procedures to make sure all of our concerns and questions were answered
How was your experience with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Levens described all of our risk and options that could possibly arise throughout the process.Dr.Levens also called before and after all surgeries and procedures to make sure all of our concerns and questions were answered .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
To totally trust Dr.levens
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Level constantly checked on us throughout our journey. He was open for all questions and communication that we had
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kelly)
The staff was overall well organized they made sure they were available for our calls or rescheduling appointments
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The office was well organized. They have no weaknesses that I can recall
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility.
I believe my cost totaled at about 8,000
10
Doctor
Eric Levens
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
10
10
Age 32
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Doyle] was unable to do our egg retrieval and was very apologetic and disappointed to not be able to perform this procedure on his patient. He called and followed up with us that same day. He is a very up-beat individual.
Everyone [at Shady Grove] was very nice and genuinely cared about every patient that was there. We were all greeted promptly and with a smile. Staff would say hi, and make small talk.
How was your experience with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Doyle was very personable. He was patient, answering all of our questions in a way we could understand. He also took time to call us with our results and answer our questions. He was unable to do our egg retrieval and was very apologetic and disappointed to not be able to perform this procedure on his patient. He called and followed up with us that same day. He is a very up-beat individual.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Everyone was very nice and genuinely cared about every patient that was there. We were all greeted promptly and with a smile. Staff would say hi, and make small talk.
10
Doctor
Joseph Doyle
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2011 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 37
6 IUI
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Mckeeby is an amazing doctor. He is patient and kind. If there are as bad news to deliver he made sure I fully understood what was going on. He took the time to make me understand the next steps....Dana is the best! I absolutely loved her as a nurse and person too. I felt like she was truly excited for me and my pregnancies...Wait times [at Shady Grvcan sometimes be long.
Dr Mckeeby is an amazing doctor. He is patient and kind. If there are as bad news to deliver he made sure I fully understood what was going on. He took the time to make me understand the next steps....Dana is the best! I absolutely loved her as a nurse and person too. I felt like she was truly excited for me and my pregnancies...Wait times [at Shady Grvcan sometimes be long.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Mckeeby is an amazing doctor. He is patient and kind. If there are as bad news to deliver he made sure I fully understood what was going on. He took the time to make me understand the next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions if you don't understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
When I was going through my treatment my mom was dying. The staff was so supportive. They knew me and my situation and took a personal interest.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Dana White)
Dana is the best! I absolutely loved her as a nurse and person too. I felt like she was truly excited for me and my pregnancies.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Wait times can sometimes be long.
10
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2011 - 2012, Successful
8
9
Age 27 - 28
1 IUI
1 IVF
Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He didn't really realize how painful the whole process was for us. However, he was friendly and explained things well.
Though they changed nurses on me during my treatment, I am actually glad they did cause my new nurse was awesome.
How was your experience with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
At times I felt as the Dr did so often, he didn't really realize how painful the whole process was for us. However, he was friendly and explained things well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions if you don't understand something
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
I think especially the nurses did a great Job. Though they changed nurses on me during my treatment, I am actually glad they did cause my new nurse was awesome
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Donna Materia-Hoover)
Donna was always so fun. Yes we all knew the reason why where there, but she would not make it the focus of our meetings, if you understand what I mean. She would ask questions, engage us in conversations that had nothing to do with IVF or the needles I had to prick myself with. I sometimes just needed that.
8
Doctor
Arthur Sagoskin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2010 - 2012, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Other
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Osborn met with us to understand who we are, our background, etc. She met with us again to review genetics study tesults and explain everthing. She came in to see me during most of my visits, and she followed up after my daughter was born....She took time to get to know my husband and me....I followed a traditional course of treatment with clomid, IUI, then IVF....hey know exactly what they are doing and have all the facilities with the most recent technology.
Shady Grove is THE place to go! They know exactly what they are doing and have all the facilities with the most recent technology. I went to clinics in DC, VA, MD and PA depending on my travel schedule....Dr. Osborn met with us to understand who we are, our background, etc. She met with us again to review genetics study tesults and explain everthing. She came in to see me during most of my visits, and she followed up after my daughter was born....She took time to get to know my husband and me....I followed a traditional course of treatment with clomid, IUI, then IVF
How was your experience with Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Osborn met with us to understand who we are, our background, etc. She met with us again to review genetics study tesults and explain everthing. She came in to see me during most of my visits, and she followed up after my daughter was born.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
Use her!!! She is terrific!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barbara Osborn at Shady Grove Fertility?
She took time to get to know my husband and me.
Describe the protocols Barbara Osborn used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I followed a traditional course of treatment with clomid, IUI, then IVF.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove is THE place to go! They know exactly what they are doing and have all the facilities with the most recent technology. I went to clinics in DC, VA, MD and PA depending on my travel schedule.
10
Doctor
Barbara Osborn
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Sibley
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2006 - 2012, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 38
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Esposito was patient and caring. During our experience she willing to explain the reproductive science, as well as, health risks. She had a sense of humor but was absolutely professional. We received excellent care and results!...[protocols] Tracking menstral cycle and learning about fertile periods....The clinic [Shady Grove] was kept very clean and the staff was extremely professional. Any medical advice that was offered was personal and confidential.
The clinic [Shady Grove] was kept very clean and the staff was extremely professional. Any medical advice that was offered was personal and confidential. The clinics waiting space and it’s medical rooms were all comfortable environments. They answered phone calls and questions in a timely manner....[Nursing Staff] Professional and caring...Dr. Esposito was patient and caring. During our experience she willing to explain the reproductive science, as well as, health risks.
How was your experience with Melissa Esposito at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Esposito was patient and caring. During our experience she willing to explain the reproductive science, as well as, health risks. She had a sense of humor but was absolutely professional. We received excellent care and results!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Esposito at Shady Grove Fertility?
Eat well, keep stress at bay and trust your Doctor.
Describe the protocols Melissa Esposito used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Tracking menstral cycle and learning about fertile periods.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Professional and caring.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic was kept very clean and the staff was extremely professional. Any medical advice that was offered was personal and confidential. The clinics waiting space and it’s medical rooms were all comfortable environments. They answered phone calls and questions in a timely manner.
10
Doctor
Melissa Esposito
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 44 - 45
3 IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Prefer not to answer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Justin Bromer] Very compassionate, straight forward and professional. Excellent communication and bedside manner...Always upfront and available to answer any questions or explain his answers to to make sure your making the best decision for yourself. Never felt rushed and went the extra mile to ensure we understood or to educate us...Get ready to be treated like you always wanted to be treated by a doctor.
[Shady Grove Fertility - Frederick] Very informative and accommodating. Great communication and organization....[Dr. Justin Bromer] Very compassionate, straight forward and professional. Excellent communication and bedside manner...Always upfront and available to answer any questions or explain his answers to to make sure your making the best decision for yourself. Never felt rushed and went the extra mile to ensure we understood or to educate us...Get ready to be treated like you always wanted to be treated by a doctor.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Always upfront and available to answer any questions or explain his answers to to make sure your making the best decision for yourself. Never felt rushed and went the extra mile to ensure we understood or to educate us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Get ready to be treated like you always wanted to be treated by a doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Very compassionate, straight forward and professional. Excellent communication and bedside manner.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Very informative and accommodating. Great communication and organization.
10
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
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2013 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 35
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sasson will always be in my heart. He has not only made my dreams of becoming a mommy true. But the way he treated me was even more welcoming. Made me trust every word he said. And felt very comfortable with every treatment I did... he was always up front with me and explained things the way I understood them...
Love the nursing staff at Shady Grove Chesterbrook...
How was your experience with Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Sasson will always be in my heart. He has not only made my dreams of becoming a mommy true. But the way he treated me was even more welcoming. Made me trust every word he said. And felt very comfortable with every treatment I did.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
Trust in him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
I love Dr. Sasson, he was always up front with me and explained things the way I understood them. Best Dr. Hands down.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lisa )
Love the nursing staff at Shady Grove Chesterbrook.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility.
Between my fresh and frozen I'd have to say almost 20k
10
Doctor
Isaac Sasson
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Chesterbrook
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014, Successful
10
10
Age 39
1 IUI
IVF
Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
4th of 4 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Chang] went straight to the point, avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments. I recommend him 100%
Write down everything. Given his [Dr. Chang's]expertise, he may not be as accessible.
How was your experience with Frank Chang at Shady Grove Fertility?
After being treated by several doctors in different clinics, Dr Chang's expertise rised above all! he went straight to the point, avoiding unnecesary tests and treatments. I recommend him 100%
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Frank Chang at Shady Grove Fertility?
Write down everything. Given his expertise, he may not be as accesible
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
timely and precise
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Doctor
Frank Chang
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Educational Resources
Successful
10
10
1 IUI
2 IVF
Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $500K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I highly recommend Dr. Widra. Friends have been successful. He is honest, compassionate, trustworthy and very skilled....Go see him. You will know where you stand and he will always be up front.
They [the staff at Shady Grove] understood the journey on which you were embarking and the emotion surrounding it. Dr. Widra and all of the Shady Grove staff were so compassionate...When I got a negative result she could not have been kinder and more compassionate.
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
I highly recommend Dr. Widra. Friends have been successful. He is honest, compassionate, trustworthy and very skilled.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Go see him. You will know where you stand and he will always be up front.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
They understood the journey on which you were embarking and the emotion surrounding it. Dr. Widra and all of the Shady Grove staff were so compassionate. When I read the story of this site's founders I was compelled to do the survey because we were lucky enough to have a great experience. And I am confident I would be writing this even if I did not become pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Sandra)
When I got a negative result she could not have been kinder and more compassionate. And when I became pregnant, she was elated. They are in lock step with you.
10
Doctor
Eric Widra
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Successful
10
10
2 IUI
3 IVF
Donor Eggs
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Operations
5th of 5 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Mottla was very knowledgable and took the time I needed to process the challenges in my journey. He went above and beyond. He is direct and to the point. He is efficient and on time. His new office is lovely and much nicer and larger than the prior one.
Anne [nurse at Shady Grove] and Dr. Mottla were completely on the same page. I heard everything twice....Dr Mottla was very knowledgable and took the time I needed to process the challenges in my journey. He went above and beyond. He is direct and to the point. He is efficient and on time. His new office is lovely and much nicer and larger than the prior one.
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Mottla was very knowledgable and took the time I needed to process the challenges in my journey. He went above and beyond. He is direct and to the point. He is efficient and on time. His new office is lovely and much nicer and larger than the prior one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Listen to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Mottla was great. He always made a point to follow up with me and explain the plan. He saw me in the morning for monitoring and modified his schedule to accommodate mine.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Anne Stegner)
Anne and Dr. Mottla were completely on the same page. I heard everything twice.
10
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources