Shady Grove Fertility

45 doctors work here

Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 58%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 18%8.1
58% strongly recommend
489 reviews
Operations
8.7
8.7
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9
9
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
6.9
6.9
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.5
8.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
8.4
8.4
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.3
7.3
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

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

For more information please see our FAQs.

Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
2,381
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

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
45 doctors work here
NPS
7.8
Average Doctor Score
Robert Stillman
Shady Grove Fertility
100% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
Emily Barnard
Shady Grove Fertility
100% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
John Csokmay
Shady Grove Fertility
92% strongly recommend
6 Reviews
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 92%Don't recommend: 8%9.6
Jeanne O'Brien
Shady Grove Fertility
88% strongly recommend
24 Reviews
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 2%9.6
Eric Levens
Shady Grove Fertility
83% strongly recommend
41 Reviews
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 83%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 7%9.3
Joseph Doyle
Shady Grove Fertility
71% strongly recommend
24 Reviews
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 28%Don't recommend: 1%9.1
Cigdem (Cori) Tanrikut
Shady Grove Fertility
50% strongly recommend
2 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 50%9
Ricardo Yazigi (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
73% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 9%9
Frank Chang
Shady Grove Fertility
65% strongly recommend
17 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 4%9
Shruti Malik
Shady Grove Fertility
75% strongly recommend
11 Reviews
Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 10%9
David Saffan
Shady Grove Fertility
61% strongly recommend
13 Reviews
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 6%8.9
Lauren Roth
Shady Grove Fertility
60% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 40%8.7
Jason Bromer
Shady Grove Fertility
69% strongly recommend
51 Reviews
Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 8%8.7
Kate Devine
Shady Grove Fertility
61% strongly recommend
15 Reviews
Rated 8.6
Strongly recommend: 61%Neutral: 36%Don't recommend: 3%8.6
Brad Swelstad
Shady Grove Fertility
70% strongly recommend
20 Reviews
Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 14%8.4
Rebecca Chason
Shady Grove Fertility
71% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 71%Don't recommend: 29%8.3
Joseph Osheroff
Shady Grove Fertility
50% strongly recommend
7 Reviews
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 50%8.3
Sunita Kulshrestha (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
67% strongly recommend
6 Reviews
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 26%8.3
Melissa Esposito
Shady Grove Fertility
74% strongly recommend
15 Reviews
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 12%8.3
Michael Levy
Shady Grove Fertility
67% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 20%8.2
Andrea Reh
Shady Grove Fertility
70% strongly recommend
27 Reviews
Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 22%8.2
Gilbert Mottla
Shady Grove Fertility
57% strongly recommend
19 Reviews
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 18%8.1
Barbara Osborn
Shady Grove Fertility
25% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 25%Neutral: 49%Don't recommend: 25%8
Stephanie Beall
Shady Grove Fertility
59% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 8
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 9%8
Kathryn Humm
Shady Grove Fertility
65% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 12%7.8
Anitha Nair
Shady Grove Fertility
68% strongly recommend
22 Reviews
Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 5%Don't recommend: 26%7.8
Eric Widra
Shady Grove Fertility
38% strongly recommend
29 Reviews
Rated 7.4
Strongly recommend: 38%Neutral: 39%Don't recommend: 23%7.4
Naveed Khan
Shady Grove Fertility
56% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 25%7.3
Arthur Sagoskin
Shady Grove Fertility
34% strongly recommend
12 Reviews
Rated 6.9
Strongly recommend: 34%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 33%6.9
Rachana Garde
Shady Grove Fertility
43% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 6.9
Strongly recommend: 43%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 34%6.9
Simon Kipersztok (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
33% strongly recommend
5 Reviews
Rated 6.7
Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 44%Don't recommend: 22%6.7
Kimberly Moon
Shady Grove Fertility
35% strongly recommend
15 Reviews
Rated 6.6
Strongly recommend: 35%Neutral: 23%Don't recommend: 42%6.6
Howard McClamrock
Shady Grove Fertility
31% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 6.6
Strongly recommend: 31%Neutral: 31%Don't recommend: 37%6.6
Paulette Browne
Shady Grove Fertility
45% strongly recommend
6 Reviews
Rated 6.6
Strongly recommend: 45%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 32%6.6
Paul Shin
Shady Grove Fertility
26% strongly recommend
3 Reviews
Rated 6.5
Strongly recommend: 26%Neutral: 49%Don't recommend: 26%6.5
Lorna Timmreck
Shady Grove Fertility
41% strongly recommend
8 Reviews
Rated 6.5
Strongly recommend: 41%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 32%6.5
Jeffrey McKeeby
Shady Grove Fertility
27% strongly recommend
15 Reviews
Rated 6
Strongly recommend: 27%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 52%6
Eugene Katz (retired)
Shady Grove Fertility
18% strongly recommend
10 Reviews
Rated 4.4
Strongly recommend: 18%Neutral: 29%Don't recommend: 53%4.4
Nancy Durso
Shady Grove Fertility
21% strongly recommend
9 Reviews
Rated 4.4
Strongly recommend: 21%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 68%4.4
Selma Amrane
Shady Grove Fertility
0% strongly recommend
1 Review
Rated 3
Don't recommend: 100%3
Nicole Doyle
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
Rated
Jennifer Hsu
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
Rated
Russell Hayden
Shady Grove Fertility Pennsylvania
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
Rated
Jaimin Shah
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
Rated
Laura Zalles
Shady Grove Fertility
strongly recommend
0 Reviews
Rated
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This clinic has 21 offices

Annapolis
2000 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Arlington
901 N Stuart Street Suite 610
Arlington, VA 22201
Baltimore
720 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Bel Air
201 Plumtree Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Fairfax
8501 Arlington Blvd., Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
Fair Oaks
12011 Lee Jackson Mem. Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
Frederick
165 Thomas Johnson Dr.
Frederick, MD 21702
Fredericksburg
200 Executive Center Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Glen Burnie
203 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Hagerstown
1165 Imperial Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Leesburg
19500 Sandridge Way
Leesburg, VA 20176
Rockville
9601 Blackwell Road, 4th and 5th floors
Rockville, MD 20850
Salisbury
1647 Woodbrooke Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
Sibley
5215 Loughboro Road, NW, Ste. 410
Washington, DC 20016
Spring
2255 E Mossy Oaks Rd
Spring, TX 77389
Towson
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
Waldorf
3010 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601
Washington DC
2021 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Westminster
844 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
Woodbridge
13580 Groupe Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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489 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
6
Age 36
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He has a pleasant personality but as far as feeling like an important patient we felt like just another couple. We had and still have many unanswered questions and no baby. My protocol was wrong for me and never adjusted...My protocol remained the same as anyone else’s even though I was showing clear signs of hyper stimulation. Despite my questions I was shook off and told to continue as prescribed
Customer service [at Shady Grove] is good...Billing needs to be easier to access and understand...Nurses and doctors need to listen up when a patient says something is wrong...It’s not a horrible place...Overall we all have the same end goal. We just need to get there together with more communication and a better understanding of what’s right for many isn’t always right for one...She [nurse] was very good about responding and answering questions.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
He has a pleasant personality but as far as feeling like an important patient we felt like just another couple. We had and still have many unanswered questions and no baby. My protocol was wrong for me and never adjusted and had dangerous post retrieval consequences.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions and remind him that you are a person who is very important to someone not just another face in a practice. If you feel that something is wrong press the issue until you are satisfied with the answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
My protocol remained the same as anyone else’s even though I was showing clear signs of hyper stimulation. Despite my questions I was shook off and told to continue as prescribed As if my health and well being were less important than the money they were making. Sitting in the waiting room watching people come and go like a machine really set in how much money is involved in the process for each patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jackie)
She was very good about responding and answering questions.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Customer service is good Billing needs to be easier to access and understand Nurses and doctors need to listen up when a patient says something is wrong. It’s not a horrible place. Overall we all have the same end goal. We just need to get there together with more communication and a better understanding of what’s right for many isn’t always right for one.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
Out of pocket we have spent over $20,000.
Describe Jeffrey McKeeby's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
While he was reluctant to transfer 2 embryos he still supported it.
5
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
6
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
4 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Black or African-American
Income $500K
Lawyer
2nd of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mottla is able to communicate effectively and show compassion. I had a lot of confidence in his recommendations. He monitors all of his patients even though one may not necessarily see him at every appointment...For my first transfer with Donor Eggs, Dr. suggested eSet. My husband agreed with Dr., although I wanted to transfer two. On second transfer, we transferred two embryos and conceived twins.
The clinic runs like a well-oiled machine, which made me feel very comfortable. The only downside is that all procedures take place in the Rockville office.... I traveled across the country to be treated by Dr. Mottla, based on a friend’s recommendation and SGFC’s reasonable picing and shared-risk program.... Frozen Donor eggs with Shared Risk Plan: $40,000...my experience at Shady Grove was completely different from the first clinic I uses.
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Mottla is able to communicate effectively and show compassion. I had a lot of confidence in his recommendations. He monitors all of his patients even though one may not necessarily see him at every appointment. I traveled across the country to be treated by Dr. Mottla, based on a friend’s recommendation and SGFC’s reasonable picing and shared-risk program.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
You can trust him. He takes his job very seriously.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
He provided personalized attention and compassion.
Describe the protocols Gilbert Mottla used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I don’t recall the specific protocols. They were different for every cycle and tailored specifically to me.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic runs like a well-oiled machine, which made me feel very comfortable. The only downside is that all procedures take place in the Rockville office, which was a bit of a trek for me. I experienced a cycle at another clinic on the West Coast—my experience at Shady Grove was completely different from the first clinic I uses.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
I used outside monitoring with a RE on the West Coast. I scheduled these appointments easily with the dr.’s medical assistant. They were happy to monitor me because I was paying cash for each monitoring appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility.
Several cycles: Multi-cycle IVF plan (ie one price included 2 cycles): $17,500 (not including any medication) Frozen Donor eggs with Shared Risk Plan: $40,000
Describe Gilbert Mottla's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
For my first transfer with Donor Eggs, Dr. suggested eSet. My husband agreed with Dr., although I wanted to transfer two. On second transfer, we transferred two embryos and conceived twins.
10
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Native American
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He’s amazing. He took the time to talk to us about all the risks of transferring more than one blast. He was kind but was straight to the point about everything. I Highly recommend him...I owe everything to Dr.McKeeby and his staff, they were all amazing and kind....He reassured me that my husband and I would get pregnant with the numbers we had...They’re all about building personal relationships with the patients during such a sensitive time. The made me feel loved and thoroughly cared for.
I loved them. The iui portion made me feel like cattle being pushed through but other than that Shady Grove is the best! Beth and McKeeby were a great time. The other staff and doctors were great and I got to know them, too. They’re all about building personal relationships with the patients during such a sensitive time. The made me feel loved and thoroughly cared for...She [RN] was amazing. She became a therapist during that time. She’s so sweet and caring.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
He’s amazing. He took the time to talk to us about all the risks of transferring more than one blast. He was kind but was straight to the point about everything. I Highly recommend him. He reassured me that my husband and I would get pregnant with the numbers we had and we did the first time we did Ivf! I owe everything to Dr.McKeeby and his staff, they were all amazing and kind. I don’t know what else to say so I’m just going to type until I hit the minimum word requirements. You do know I have one year old twins and I don’t have time for this long ass survey...
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Relax because you’re in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
They truly cared and when I brought my twins in when they were born the entire staff talked to me like they saw me yesterday.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey McKeeby used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I don’t recall.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Beth Basil )
She was amazing. She became a therapist during that time. She’s so sweet and caring.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I loved them. The iui portion made me feel like cattle being pushed through but other than that Shady Grove is the best! Beth and McKeeby were a great time. The other staff and doctors were great and I got to know them, too. They’re all about building personal relationships with the patients during such a sensitive time. The made me feel loved and thoroughly cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
2k I had infertility insurance
Describe Jeffrey McKeeby's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
He warned me. I didn’t listen.
10
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
2012 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 28
7 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.McKeeby has a great sense of humor...very professional with amazing bed side manner that treats his patients with amazing care. He goes out of his way to answer questions and made sure my husband and I were comfortable...I was diagnosed with PCOS and we started with doing clomid, injectables and IUIs but eventually conceived on our second round of IVF. He advocated for IVF since I was successfully pregnant on our first IUI but had a miscarriage.
Stacy [nurse at Shady Grove] was amazing, I could call and speak with her whenever I needed. She kept me organized because there is a lot of information and kept me in the loop...Monitoring appointments were set for specific times in morning everyday...This clinic has so much compassion for the patients. They felt like family and always made sure to be understanding. The office is very nice and clean, comfortable and uplifting environment
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr.McKeeby is very pro-active with his treatment plan and has ability to understand what you are willing to go through and make the plan fit your needs. He made us feel relieved that there was hope and thoroughly explained all avenues
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr.McKeeby has a great sense of humor and he knows what he is talking about. I would advise to listen to his treatment plan and go forth with whatever he suggests
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr.McKeeby is very professional with amazing bed side manner that treats his patients with amazing care. He goes out of his way to answer questions and made sure my husband and I were comfortable
Describe the protocols Jeffrey McKeeby used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with PCOS and we started with doing clomid, injectables and IUIs but eventually conceived on our second round of IVF. He advocated for IVF since I was successfully pregnant on our first IUI but had a miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Stacy)
Stacy was amazing, I could call and speak with her whenever I needed. She kept me organized because there is a lot of information and kept me in the loop
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
This clinic has so much compassion for the patients. They felt like family and always made sure to be understanding. The office is very nice and clean, comfortable and uplifting environment
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
Monitoring appointments were set for specific times in morning everyday. Other than living 2 hours away they are very convenient and did not wait long at all
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
I had insurance but added a secondary once we realized the bills were stacking up. My insurance covered 80% which is great
10
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
4
NPS
7
Age 27
Male Factor
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
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
1 Fertility Medications
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Levens] took his time to know Me and my husband first then proceed to talk about the treatment options. He was really understanding and caring...He takes his time to know you and your partner first before even getting to the medical treatment. His understanding and takes his time explaining everything and answers any questions you have about the treatment. He will call you if you can’t make it to your appointment and keep in touch with you through out the process.
Great place to feel like they [Shady Grove] are there for you and always go above and beyond to make sure you are getting the best options and treatment. Appointments are always available when you need them even on weekends. The staff is really nice and always happy to help...They are all amazing people and that you like family....He [Dr. Levens] took his time to know Me and my husband first then proceed to talk about the treatment options
How was your experience with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
He takes his time to know you and your partner first before even getting to the medical treatment. His understanding and takes his time explaining everything and answers any questions you have about the treatment. He will call you if you can’t make it to your appointment and keep in touch with you through out the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Aslways ask questions and never hold back
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
He took his time to know Me and my husband first then proceed to talk about the treatment options. He was really understanding and caring
Describe the protocols Eric Levens used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
He started me with estrogen patch and provera pills. Soon I will start the progesterone shots
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bonsita seabrooks)
They are all amazing people and that you like family.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Great place to feel like they are there for you and always go above and beyond to make sure you are getting the best options and treatment. Appointments are always available when you need them even on weekends. The staff is really nice and always happy to help
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility.
Currently waiting but it will be around 30k
Describe Eric Levens's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
He suggested that i would only transfer one embryo because of my small size
10
Doctor
Eric Levens
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
Age 31 - 33
3 IVF
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Jeffrey McKeeby] never treated me like a number, when I suffered losses he was also very upset by what was happening. He always explained what was happening or what the treatment was and walked me through everything...never left me feeling alone in the entire process, he was there for me the entire time. He was easy to talk to, held my hand when it needed to be held and told me to just do it when I needed that blunt attitude. If it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have our daughter.
Due to a genetic disorder we had to do IVF [at Shady Grove Fertility]. After my second loss we did an ERA to see if I needed more time on POI, which I did. Everything was always explained in detail...Whenever I needed anything Jackie [nurse] was there, she helped me through some of the toughest times in my life...We did shared risk at the cost of $26,000...everyone there showed the utmost compassion from the moment that we walked in the door to the day that we were discharged at 9 weeks pregnant. When I did have to call the on call nurses there were times that I felt like another number and that made me sad because I always had the best responses from the Annapolis clinic.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. McKeeby never left me feeling alone in the entire process, he was there for me the entire time. He was easy to talk to, held my hand when it needed to be held and told me to just do it when I needed that blunt attitude. If it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have our daughter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
To give time to warm up to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
He never treated me like a number, when I suffered losses he was also very upset by what was happening. He always explained what was happening or what the treatment was and walked me through everything.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey McKeeby used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Due to a genetic disorder we had to do IVF. After my second loss we did an ERA to see if I needed more time on POI, which I did. Everything was always explained in detail
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jackie Sebert)
Whenever I needed anything Jackie was there, she helped me through some of the toughest times in my life
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I loved everything about Shady Grove, everyone there showed the utmost compassion from the moment that we walked in the door to the day that we were discharged at 9 weeks pregnant. When I did have to call the on call nurses there were times that I felt like another number and that made me sad because I always had the best responses from the Annapolis clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
We did shared risk at the cost of $26,000
10
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 39
Male Factor
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
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
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2009 - 2012, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 41 - 44
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I thought he [Dr. Mottla] was very understanding and I liked his approach to things. He was a good listener. He talked through the options carefully and did not discourage me from skipping IUI (due to being age 41) and going straight to IVF...He was great, but the nurse who I mostly worked with was a bit scattered and did not communicate as well as I would have liked... I did not like that they required a meeting with a psychologist that THEY chose.
I don't have any concerns about this clinic. [Shady Grove - Annapolis] I used it because it was convenient. I did not like that they required a meeting with a psychologist that THEY chose. That person wanted to charge $250, but I talked with someone I know who charged less than half of that...He [Dr Mollta] was great, but the nurse who I mostly worked with was a bit scattered and did not communicate as well as I would have liked...about $13,000 or $14,000 for one IVF cycle.
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
I thought he was very understanding and I liked his approach to things. He was a good listener. He talked through the options carefully and did not discourage me from skipping IUI (due to being age 41) and going straight to IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
He was great, but the nurse who I mostly worked with was a bit scattered and did not communicate as well as I would have liked.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Dana)
She seemed a bit scattered and it wasn't always clear to me what was coming next.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I don't have any concerns about this clinic. I used it because it was convenient. I did not like that they required a meeting with a psychologist that THEY chose. That person wanted to charge $250, but I talked with someone I know who charged less than half of that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility.
I paid about $3,000 for medications, plus about $13,000 or $14,000 for one IVF cycle. I can't recall the exact total.
10
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2011 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 37
2 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
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
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Operations
5th of 5 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other 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
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
3
NPS
5
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Our first visit, we really liked Dr Mottla. He has a warm manner and was reassuring...We had issues as time went on, particularly with communication and with my partner being included in the process...I was disappointed with the lack of explanation when plans would change after an IUI cycle didn't work...we didn't feel like our unique situation or past conversations were being taken into account...
I go to both the Annaoplis and Columbia clinics [Shady Grove Fertility] due to where I work. Staff at both are friendly and helpful...At the Annapolis clinic, they have me meet with the nurse at the end of each labs/US appt which is VERY helpful and helps me feel comfortable with the plan. However, this is not done at the Columbia office, so there have been some miscommunication and confusion...
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Our first visit, we really liked Dr Mottla. He has a warm manner and was reassuring. He was pretty realistic about success rates, which I appreciated, though I did have to press him for specific numbers. We had issues as time went on, particularly with communication and with my partner being included in the process. I am a Primary Care Doctor, so I may have been seeking more explanation of treatment plans than other people, but I was disappointed with the lack of explanation when plans would change after an IUI cycle didn't work; for example why we were switching medications. There was also a big misunderstanding where my partner and I thought we were only doing one cycle of IUI and then moving onto IVF, but after our first cycle of IUI didn't work, Dr. Mottla just created a treatment plan for a second cycle of IUI with new medications and his nurse told us as if this was the plan all along, so we didn't feel like our unique situation or past conversations were being taken into account, ie, we felt like a number. It is also fairly difficult to get timely appointments with a provider to discuss our questions and treatment plans; it definitely has not been offered or recommended and we have had to advocate for ourselves to schedule and schedule pretty far in advance, which can be stressful during the very uncertain journey of infertility treatment.Once I voiced my concerns about wanting more explanation for treatment decisions, Dr Mottla and our nurse did try to share more of the clinical thought process with me, which I appreciate greatly. I would like to see the default approach be to ask patients what level of information and explanation they appreciate. The staff at the Annapolis location also provides more explanation than the Columbia office. At the Annapolis office, the nurse meets with me after each labs/US visit to go over the plan and see if I have questions, which I LOVE, but the Columbia office doesn't do that, and I have to go to both offices due to where I work, so there have been miscommunication and misunderstandings esp when I go to the Columbia office. Finally, my partner has felt very removed from the process which has been hard on both of us. For reasons still somewhat unclear to me, Dr. Mottla called me initially to discuss my partner's semen analysis results instead of my partner, and wasn't planning on calling my partner until I asked him to; this felt very inappropriate to us and like an effort wasn't being made to include him. They say that they treat us "like a team", but all that really means is that everything falls on the woman, which leaves me feeling stressed and alone and him feeling excluded and ignored. Citing COVID protocols, my partner was excluded from my IUI ultrasound. We had been excited for him to be more involved and he is scientifically-minded, so I thought it would be cool for him to see the dominant follicle and be more involved in the process, as well as to be there to support me. Unfortunately, we didn't realize he couldn't come in until we were at the appt, so he spent the appt stewing in the car for 45 mins and I felt more alone than ever. I take COVID very seriously, but it is April 2022, he is fully vaccinated including booster, and I know firsthand that most offices and hospitals are lifting their restrictions, so it was all around upsetting and seemed to have little medical reasoning.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Advocate for yourself early and often. If you want to see him/discuss your treatment plan, schedule an appointment with plenty of advance notice. If you want to know the actual chances of success, ask for specific numbers; fertility care in general tends to default to toxic positivity which was counterproductive and upsetting for my partner and me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
I am a Primary Care Doctor, so I may have been seeking more explanation of treatment plans than other people, but I was disappointed with the lack of explanation when plans would change after an IUI cycle didn't work; for example why we were switching medications. There was also a big misunderstanding where my partner and I thought we were only doing one cycle of IUI and then moving onto IVF, but after our first cycle of IUI didn't work, Dr. Mottla just created a treatment plan for a second cycle of IUI with new medications and his nurse told us as if this was the plan all along, so we didn't feel like our unique situation or past conversations were being taken into account, ie, we felt like a number. It is also fairly difficult to get timely appointments with a provider to discuss our questions and treatment plans; it definitely has not been offered or recommended and we have had to advocate for ourselves to schedule and schedule pretty far in advance, which can be stressful during the very uncertain journey of infertility treatment.Once I voiced my concerns about wanting more explanation for treatment decisions, Dr Mottla and our nurse did try to share more of the clinical thought process with me, which I appreciate greatly. I would like to see the default approach be to ask patients what level of information and explanation they appreciate. The staff at the Annapolis location also provides more explanation than the Columbia office. At the Annapolis office, the nurse meets with me after each labs/US visit to go over the plan and see if I have questions, which I LOVE, but the Columbia office doesn't do that, and I have to go to both offices due to where I work, so there have been miscommunication and misunderstandings esp when I go to the Columbia office. Finally, my partner has felt very removed from the process which has been hard on both of us. For reasons still somewhat unclear to me, Dr. Mottla called me initially to discuss my partner's semen analysis results instead of my partner, and wasn't planning on calling my partner until I asked him to; this felt very inappropriate to us and like an effort wasn't being made to include him. They say that they treat us "like a team", but all that really means is that everything falls on the woman, which leaves me feeling stressed and alone and him feeling excluded and ignored. Citing COVID protocols, my partner was excluded from my IUI ultrasound. We had been excited for him to be more involved and he is scientifically-minded, so I thought it would be cool for him to see the dominant follicle and be more involved in the process, as well as to be there to support me. Unfortunately, we didn't realize he couldn't come in until we were at the appt, so he spent the appt stewing in the car for 45 mins and I felt more alone than ever. I take COVID very seriously, but it is April 2022, he is fully vaccinated including booster, and I know firsthand that most offices and hospitals are lifting their restrictions, so it was all around upsetting and seemed to have little medical reasoning.
Describe the protocols Gilbert Mottla used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
IUI x3, first clomid, then letrazole for last two cycles due to thin uterine lining (6mm) at day 8-9. Also used vaginal estrogen for first two cycles and menopur for last cycle. HCG trigger shot and vaginal progesterone used for all three cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Hall)
Ashley is a little newer to fertility care, so there were some miscommunications initially, but she listened to my feedback and since then, she has been proactive with communicating treatment plans and explanations with me. She is very professional, respectful, and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I go to both the Annaoplis and Columbia clinics due to where I work. Staff at both are friendly and helpful. Toxic positivity has sometimes been an issue; for example staff telling me "that's so exciting" at the start of IUI, which was actually a pretty stressful and confusing time for us. At the Annapolis clinic, they have me meet with the nurse at the end of each labs/US appt which is VERY helpful and helps me feel comfortable with the plan. However, this is not done at the Columbia office, so there have been some miscommunication and confusion. I strongly recommend that patients advocate for themselves and ask questions as much as possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility.
No insurance coverage, paid $1440 for each IUI cycle and extra for meds
Describe Gilbert Mottla's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Unknown
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
We have gotten conflicting information at times for treatment plans and reasoning, eg nurse told us that doctor recommended switching medications but didn't know why; one nurse told us a medication was for one thing and another nurse told us it was for something different. When my husband had his first semen analysis, there was an abnormal result but we didn't realize till he signed up for the portal 2 wks later; no one had called with the results, and when the doctor did call, they called me instead of my husband.
3
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
9
Age 35
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Ask all the questions you have. He [Dr. Mottla] is always willing to answer...will transfer 1 embryo...He always calls. It’s such a rarity. I’ll send him an email asking him a question and he will pick up the phone and call me. It means so much... I had submucosal fibroids. Well 5 months and 3 surgeries later I am finally ready to get started...After my first failed transfer I’ve started to feel more like a number. He’s still a great doctor but I do often feel rushed...
I haven’t worked with her [nurse] much yet but so far she is very responsive...The office was easy to get to and I never really run into traffic getting there. I love the Annapolis office... the staff is so friendly and warm. I don’t have anything negative to say about the clinic everyone is super friendly and the office is clean and warm environment. Of the shady grove offices in the area Annapolis is my favorite...I am in the beginning stages. I will begin birth control in a week then proceed to injections. I don’t know what meds I’ll be on yet.
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
I was recommended by a former patient and decided to send Dr. Mottla an email. I had already gone through 4 iui cycles (1 cancelled) and 1 miscarriage. He responded quickly but asked if it was ok to call me since he was leaving town for a conference. We decided I would come in for a consult for IVF. Turns out I had submucosal fibroids. Well 5 months and 3 surgeries later I am finally ready to get started. Today Dr. Mottla called me to reassure my decision to do IVF and I couldn’t be happier to have him as a doctor. After my first failed transfer I’ve started to feel more like a number. He’s still a great doctor but I do often feel rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask all the questions you have. He is always willing to answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
He always calls. It’s such a rarity. I’ll send him an email asking him a question and he will pick up the phone and call me. It means so much.
Describe the protocols Gilbert Mottla used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I am in the beginning stages. I will begin birth control in a week then proceed to injections. I don’t know what meds I’ll be on yet.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Dana White)
I haven’t worked with her much yet but so far she is very responsive.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The office was easy to get to and I never really run into traffic getting there. I love the Annapolis office... the staff is so friendly and warm. I don’t have anything negative to say about the clinic everyone is super friendly and the office is clean and warm environment. Of the shady grove offices in the area Annapolis is my favorite.
Describe Gilbert Mottla's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Dr. Mottla will transfer 1 embryo.
7
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 36 - 38
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Jeffrey McKeeby] spent a lot of time talking to me and even went over on time on an appointment when I showed up late...even draws pictures upside down from across his desk so we could see anatomically where the numbers were coming from and he gave up detailed information about the hormone levels...We tried IUI and get 4 follicles and a high sperm count, the office told us it was excellent but we still didn't get pregnant.
I think that the financial piece of the puzzle which was a huge factor of the treatment plan should be clearly explained [by Shady Grove Fertility] when the treatment options are given. You are only allowed to have one treatment plan even though you discuss multiple options with the doctor, this results in numerous phone calls to the financial consultant to discuss your options and if you try to combine plans like taking eggs out for IVF and you want to also freeze some of those eggs they will not let you.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
He takes the time to explain the information and even draws pictures upside down from across his desk so we could see anatomically where the numbers were coming from and he gave up detailed information about the hormone levels.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't expect to be able to retrieve eggs for IVF and set some of those eggs aside to freeze.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
He spent a lot of time talking to me and even went over on time on an appointment when I showed up late.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey McKeeby used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We tried IUI and get 4 follicles and a high sperm count, the office told us it was excellent but we still didn't get pregnant.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I think that the financial piece of the puzzle which was a huge factor of the treatment plan should be clearly explained when the treatment options are given. You are only allowed to have one treatment plan even though you discuss multiple options with the doctor, this results in numerous phone calls to the financial consultant to discuss your options and if you try to combine plans like taking eggs out for IVF and you want to also freeze some of those eggs they will not let you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
My insurance does not cover any fertility treatment, so everything was out of pocket.
6
Doctor
Jeffrey McKeeby
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Gilbert Mottla] is kind, compassionate, and honest. He showed compassion for our journey and where we are while being honest about our treatment and next steps. He has give us realistic expectations but also hope. He has been amazing to work with.... He has gone above and beyond to be present, inform us, and share care at times of need. He has been truly wonderful to work with.
Everyone that works there [at Shady Grove Fertility- Annapolis] is kind and compassionate. They make it a comfortable place to go and feel safe. I wish time was honored better. When you are already overwhelmed with the appointment it is hard to wait for quite some time before being seen. But they do their best I believe to get us back as soon as possible.... She has been absolutely wonderful. She has been very compassionate to us and our situation. In addition, she is knowledgeable and available as I've needed her. It is evident that she really cares about her patients.
How was your experience with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
As mentioned before he is kind, compassionate, and honest. He helped us to better grasp what is going on and gave us realistic expectations. He showed compassion for the struggles we have faced in this journey but provided hope with our next steps. He has gone above and beyond to be present, inform us, and share care at times of need. He has been truly wonderful to work with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gilbert Mottla at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is kind, compassionate, and honest. He showed compassion for our journey and where we are while being honest about our treatment and next steps. He has give us realistic expectations but also hope. He has been amazing to work with.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Beth)
She has been absolutely wonderful. She has been very compassionate to us and our situation. In addition, she is knowledgeable and available as I've needed her. It is evident that she really cares about her patients.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Everyone that works there is kind and compassionate. They make it a comfortable place to go and feel safe. I wish time was honored better. When you are already overwhelmed with the appointment it is hard to wait for quite some time before being seen. But they do their best I believe to get us back as soon as possible.
10
Doctor
Gilbert Mottla
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 29 - 30
4 IUI
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Rebecca Chason is] Very polite and communicated the whole process fully. We never felt judged or treated differently for being an lgbt couple. Our nurse always followed up with more information and left room for questions...She was very hands on and explained everything perfectly...I have never felt like a burden or out of place
They [SGF staff] work like a team and are always so helpful. I have never felt like a burden or out of place. The flow of the office Is easy to understand. Very professional with how they handle each case. If I ever had and questions they always knew where to direct me...IUI with medicine was about 2000 with a discount...[our nurse] She would always follow up and make sure I knew what to expect.
How was your experience with Rebecca Chason at Shady Grove Fertility?
Very polite and communicated the whole process fully. We never felt judged or treated differently for being an lgbt couple. Our nurse always followed up with more information and left room for questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rebecca Chason at Shady Grove Fertility?
You are in good hands
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rebecca Chason at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was very hands on and explained everything perfectly
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
Jennifer was very soft spoken and positive with her approach. She would always follow up and make sure I knew what to expect.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They work like a team and are always so helpful. I have never felt like a burden or out of place. The flow of the office Is easy to understand. Very professional with how they handle each case. If I ever had and questions they always knew where to direct me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rebecca Chason at Shady Grove Fertility.
IUI with medicine was about 2000 with a discount.
10
Doctor
Rebecca Chason
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Annapolis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 31 - 33
4 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Reh was just the person we needed on our team during our fertility journey. My husband and I were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and Dr. Reh was so direct and clear with information and options, yet also positive and optimistic. Her team is amazing and I always felt like I was able to get into contact with the right person when I needed. She listened to me, validated me, and gave me options when options were available - I felt like I had space and respect to make decisions that were best for my husband and I. I appreciated her direct nature and honesty throughout the entire process.
Currently 37 weeks with a little boy thanks to Dr. Reh, her [SGF] team, and IVF...My nurse, Lana, is the greatest human on the planet, and the NP I worked with, Tammy, is also the greatest human. I loved working with them! The girls at the front desk were also so kind and helpful, the nursing staff that drew blood were lovely - overall a 10/10 office...My only complaint is that sometimes wait times for monitoring appointments reached 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, I was always able to get an appointment when I needed, felt comfortable and safe in the clinic environment, and it was generally easy to access
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was just the person we needed on our team during our fertility journey. My husband and I were diagnosed with unexplained infertility and Dr. Reh was so direct and clear with information and options, yet also positive and optimistic. Her team is amazing and I always felt like I was able to get into contact with the right person when I needed. She listened to me, validated me, and gave me options when options were available - I felt like I had space and respect to make decisions that were best for my husband and I. I appreciated her direct nature and honesty throughout the entire process. During monitoring appointments, I didn't always see her, but a) I loved the team so much that it didn't matter who I saw and b) if I ever needed to see her directly or speak with her, it was easy to do! Currently 37 weeks with a little boy thanks to Dr. Reh, her team, and IVF!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
She is willing to consider all options!
Describe the protocols Andrea Reh used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
For IUI cycles, Dr. Reh prescribed Letrozole with a trigger shot. All 4 IUI cycles resulted in at least 1-3 appropriately sized follicles. None were successful. For egg retrieval, I followed a "standard" protocol and had a successful retrieval with 19 eggs, 13 mature, 11 fertilized, 6 day-5 embryos, 4 PGT-A normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lana)
My nurse, Lana, is the greatest human on the planet, and the NP I worked with, Tammy, is also the greatest human. I loved working with them! The girls at the front desk were also so kind and helpful, the nursing staff that drew blood were lovely - overall a 10/10 office.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
My only complaint is that sometimes wait times for monitoring appointments reached 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, I was always able to get an appointment when I needed, felt comfortable and safe in the clinic environment, and it was generally easy to access.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
I was an out of pocket patient. An IUI cost about $2,000 per cycle with medications. I paid for the Shared Risk Program with PGTA testing - this cost about $26,000. Medications for egg retrieval were about $4,000. Overall, I paid about $40,000 throughout treatments.
10
Doctor
Andrea Reh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Malik went through our entire history...She was willing to do all of the potential testing that I wanted to do and provided unique guidelines based on our situation. She always approached things very methodically instead of emotionally - laying out the facts and the possibilities that we could consider (but ultimately we were the ones who made the decision of how to move forward)...Overall, I felt like she was very invested in our journey and I trusted her.
SGF strengths - compassionate staff, lots of appointment availability so you can get the appointments you want, relatively short wait time, depth of knowledge by practitioners SGF weaknesses - the only negative is that the clinic you sign up with is the one you have to always go to. I signed up for a further clinic because they had the soonest appointment time and then I got locked into that as my location for 1.5 years.
How was your experience with Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Malik is a very methodical, practical doctor. She approaches things with a level head vs. being emotional and lays out multiple paths that you can consider (including the risks and benefits of each). I had a few other fertility specialists that I knew in other states that I got second opinions from, and she always welcomed that other feedback/insight and never felt overly protective of doing things "her way" if I felt strongly about doing something else. When our IVF egg retrieval went poorly (we retrieved eggs but discovered poor egg quality and did not get to the blastocyst stage), she came prepared with a new treatment plan for us to adjust with this new data. Ultimately IVF is a long process and each new test / result is a new data point to customize in the future. I felt like Dr. Malik was in it for the long haul with us. We did get spontaneously pregnant after our failed IVF cycle and Dr. Malik made sure to be the one to do our ultrasound at 7 weeks. She also made sure to be our doctor on days where I needed certain procedures done since she knew my chart the best. Overall, I felt like she was very invested in our journey and I trusted her. Even though we got spontaneously pregnant, I would have felt comfortable going forward with another IVF cycle with Dr. Malik despite the first one not going well because I felt like she had a customized plan as a next step. Would definitely recommend her to others.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
Do your own research and ask questions - Dr. Malik will lay out all the facts but for us she relied on us to make the final decision on how to move forward. This allows the patients to have control over the situation but I think it's good to understand a bit on your own before going into appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Malik went through our entire history which included 2 missed miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. She was willing to do all of the potential testing that I wanted to do and provided unique guidelines based on our situation. She always approached things very methodically instead of emotionally - laying out the facts and the possibilities that we could consider (but ultimately we were the ones who made the decision of how to move forward).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Rachel)
Rachel was my nurse at SGF and she was amazing - she was my primary POC during the process even though I knew Dr. Malik was the one dictating my treatment plan in the background. Rachel was always available to talk and I felt like she really was my cheerleader during the entire process. The one thing for patients to remember is that I think sometimes the nurses can be overly positive - and its always good to remember that you never know the results until they officially come in. Regardless, I always appreciated talking to Rachel and I loved working with her.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
SGF strengths - compassionate staff, lots of appointment availability so you can get the appointments you want, relatively short wait time, depth of knowledge by practitioners SGF weaknesses - the only negative is that the clinic you sign up with is the one you have to always go to. I signed up for a further clinic because they had the soonest appointment time and then I got locked into that as my location for 1.5 years.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shruti Malik at Shady Grove Fertility.
I can't compare costs to other clinics but their financial team gave me a full breakdown prior to every treatment / procedure so I was 100% clear on what my costs would be
10
Doctor
Shruti Malik
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2020 - 2021, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
5
Age 36 - 37
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Nair was not very thorough or compassionate, and our visits with her felt so harried and lacking in clarity...She hardly went into any detail about our diagnoses, didn't listen to our concerns, and, again, didn't allow for questions given the time constraints...At one point when I asked a question, she replied that we didn't have time for questions today, but that if I had questions to schedule a follow-up visit...
The clinic [Shady Grove Fertility] follows a team nursing model, so I did not have one nurse assigned to me. Some of the nurses were more helpful and/or compassionate than others. I didn't find the team nursing model particularly patient-friendly. On any given day, I'd have 3 or 4 nurses responding to my messages in the online patient portal, even on the same message thread. This often lead to miscommunication, particularly when a nurse hadn't fully read or been aware of past communications...
How was your experience with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Nair was not very thorough or compassionate, and our visits with her felt so harried and lacking in clarity. During our post-initial testing visit where she gave us our diagnoses and outlined next steps, it was very rushed. Each time we tried to ask questions she ushered us along, stating "We only have 30 minutes today". Thirty minutes to provide us each with a new medical diagnosis and discuss options and next steps was simply not enough time. She hardly went into any detail about our diagnoses, didn't listen to our concerns, and, again, didn't allow for questions given the time constraints. As a medical provider myself, I couldn't believe that a physician would provide patients a new medical diagnosis without going into much detail about what that meant for them. She didn't even leave us with written handouts or links for us to read and understand better. At one point when I asked a question, she replied that we didn't have time for questions today, but that if I had questions to schedule a follow-up visit. So I went ahead and scheduled a follow-up visit (which seemed absurd that I even needed to do so just to be able to ask questions), and when the consult started she couldn't have come off as being more annoyed that she was having to meet with a patient again simply to answer questions. She came off as very cold during this consult and gave awkwardly short, non-detailed answers to my questions. At one point during the consult, she appeared to be looking down at her phone as I was talking. It felt extremely dismissive and lacking in compassion. Dr. Nair seems like she has taken on WAY too many patients than she can manage. My husband and I decided to switch care under a different physician at the clinic, and we felt so much better taken care of after that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
If you're not okay with having extremely limited contact with your healthcare provider, then consider switching to a different fertility doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
I never met with or heard from Dr. Nair after the initial consult. And the initial consult felt so rushed, so much so that she didn't allow for my husband and I to ask many questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic follows a team nursing model, so I did not have one nurse assigned to me. Some of the nurses were more helpful and/or compassionate than others. I didn't find the team nursing model particularly patient-friendly. On any given day, I'd have 3 or 4 nurses responding to my messages in the online patient portal, even on the same message thread. This often lead to miscommunication, particularly when a nurse hadn't fully read or been aware of past communications.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The time alotted for consultations is unreasonably short. Thirty minutes is not enough time to discuss diagnoses, next steps, concerns, and ask questions. Strengths: nurses respond to messages in the online portal fairly quickly, and return calls during off-hours quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility.
Tests, procedures, and medications covered by my insurance with co-pay required
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
2
Doctor
Anitha Nair
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
5
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
3
Age 37
6 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Anitha Nair] was nice, but we only interacted with her twice during seven months of treatment, once at the consult, and once in a video appointment after our first few rounds of treatment failed. She was very optimistic, which when everything failed made us feel like the optimism was unrealistic...In six of the cycles we did IUIs, all failed.
The nurses and staff [at Shady Grove Fertility] were very nice, communication through the portal was responsive...we only spoke to the doctor once after the initial consultation. It was a lonely, impersonal, and disappointing process for the most part, and there didn’t seem to be much available in the way of support groups or other support resources
How was your experience with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was nice, but we only interacted with her twice during seven months of treatment, once at the consult, and once in a video appointment after our first few rounds of treatment failed. She was very optimistic, which when everything failed made us feel like the optimism was unrealistic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
Insist on a frank and realistic explanation of your chances of success.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
Over about seven months of treatment we only spoke to the doctor once after the initial consultation. After the first few cycles failed, we had to wait a couple weeks but eventually had a video appointment with the doctor, and she was nice. We decided to do a few more cycles of treatment, which all failed as well. It was a lonely, impersonal, and disappointing process for the most part, and there didn’t seem to be much available in the way of support groups or other support resources. The nurse sent an encouraging message before a procedures once during six cycles of treatment, otherwise we just showed up for appointments, and staff were nice and efficient but it was impersonal. After our last treatment failed, that was it, there were no condolences and no follow-up, except of course for billing.
Describe the protocols Anitha Nair used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We did seven Clomid cycles, adding Gonal F after the first few failed, but it did not help the number of follicles. In six of the cycles we did IUIs, all failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
They nursing staff were nice and efficient. Once I got incorrect instructions over the phone, but had the written protocol and was able to conform the correct instructions. Once the nurse for my case helped make sure I was able to get medication when it was added to my protocol on short notice, which I appreciated even though it was out of pocket.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The nurses and staff were very nice, communication through the portal was responsive. Our non-IVF treatment was not successful, and when our first few cycles failed there seemed to be an expectation that we would continue to IVF, even though it wasn’t a good option for us. Over about seven months of treatment we only spoke to the doctor once after the initial consultation. It was a lonely, impersonal, and disappointing process for the most part, and there didn’t seem to be much available in the way of support groups or other support resources.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility.
My insurance covered half of most costs. It added up to thousands of dollars out of pocket. Our treatment failed, but we’re still getting bills for $100 here and $130 there, and those will continue for months as they work through it with our insurance. The bills are depressing reminders of the failed treatment.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
Once I was given incorrect information about when to take my medication. I was given a written protocol with the correct information and was able to confirm the correct information through the message system.
4
Doctor
Anitha Nair
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
3
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
10
Age 37 - 39
3 IVF
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Reh is very professional and sensitive to how emotionally fraught infertility treatment can be. She always treated us and our decisions with respect...I also appreciate that from the beginning she emphasized that my behavior or diet or supplement regimen was not contributing to my infertility. I was confident that she was trying the treatment that had the highest odds of success.
I think the [SGF] clinic’s strength is the shared risk program and the convenience of early morning monitoring which minimizes the interruption to your professional life. The biggest weakness would be the minimal contact with your doctor during the treatment cycle and discouraging of direct correspondence with your doctor...eSET is preferred but two embryos transferred due to multiple failed cycles.
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh is very professional and sensitive to how emotionally fraught infertility treatment can be. She always treated us and our decisions with respect. She was understanding when we initially sought treatment at another clinic for financial reasons and also understood that finances affected other decisions like opting out of PGT-A testing. I also appreciate that from the beginning she emphasized that my behavior or diet or supplement regimen was not contributing to my infertility. I was confident that she was trying the treatment that had the highest odds of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don’t expect to be able to reach her directly. I have heard that other doctors in the practice are more accessible. She would call to give important results but otherwise all communication is through her nurse.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
I appreciate that she expressed sincere sympathy with my failed cycles and I never felt like she forgot my treatment history when we spoke. Her tone always reflected the reality of the situation - that she was trying different protocols in hopes that it would make a difference but that I was a unique case that didn’t fit basic expected outcomes.
Describe the protocols Andrea Reh used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Lupron stop protocol yielded 1 abnormal embryo, antagonist with estrogen patch protocol yielded 1 embryo and miscarriage, micro lupron flare yielded 2 embryos and miscarriage. The goal with each was to increase my low number of mature eggs but changes in protocol did not yield a different outcome, despite trying different trigger times/types.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Ashley)
Ashley was very responsive on the portal which I really appreciated. I was often at work where I had little privacy so I appreciated that I could discreetly get the information I needed in a timely way. I always felt like she was in my corner.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I think the clinic’s strength is the shared risk program and the convenience of early morning monitoring which minimizes the interruption to your professional life. The biggest weakness would be the minimal contact with your doctor during the treatment cycle and discouraging of direct correspondence with your doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
22,500 for shared risk plus cost of medication
Describe Andrea Reh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
eSET is preferred but two embryos transferred due to multiple failed cycles.
7
Doctor
Andrea Reh
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 38
1 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Andrea Reh] made it clear that she may or may not be the doc to perform some procedures based on the day and timing of the cycle...She made recommendations but also allowed me to make my own informed decision. Due to having endometriosis and one blocked tube IVF is the preferred treatment...Following initial ultrasound she reported to her staff that I would have to take birth control for one month prior to proceeding. I just started Clomid cycle with Gonal f injection
Weakness [at Shady Grove Fertility]: financial services are helpful. I do not like that I don't receive an itemized bill of what I am actually spending money on SPECIFICALLY...Overall the entire SGF team at all locations work together for treatment...Staff are all phenomenal. Kind, personable, helpful. One nurse shared her own SGF story with me (she was a patient before becoming and employee)...It was explained that single embryo is preferred. I am not at this stage yet so we will see what happens in the future
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
At this time I have only met with Dr. Reh once for my consultation. She made recommendations but also allowed me to make my own informed decision. Due to having endometriosis and one blocked tube IVF is the preferred treatment. My insurance does not cover IVF so I decided to begin with IUI for a few cycles. Dr. Reh moved forward with my desired treatment. Following initial ultrasound she reported to her staff that I would have to take birth control for one month prior to proceeding. I just started Clomid cycle with Gonal f injection
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Have all documents in order to present to her so that she can review them with you in the room. If she has questions she can ask. Make notes of your questions and ask them at the end...once she is finished talking
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was thorough and very matter of fact which is a quality I like. She presents as a little rehearsed in effort to ensure she gets all pertinent information out prior to allowing questions to be asked. My suggestion with her would be to take notes as she speaks and at the end seek clarification on details. She is open about the structure of SGF in that you will not likely meet with her after the consultation but she and her team are involved in monitoring the process closely. Dr Reh also made it clear that she may or may not be the doc to perform some procedures based on the day and timing of the cycle. Overall the entire SGF team at all locations work together for treatment
Describe the protocols Andrea Reh used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Initial ultrasound, one month of birth control, Clomid (5 days) and Gonal f injection plus trigger shot, IUI. I am currently still taking the Clomid
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Caitlin Herbert)
Staff are all phenomenal. Kind, personable, helpful. One nurse shared her own SGF story with me (she was a patient before becoming and employee).
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I appreciate them for remaining open during COVID 19 madness. They have taken measures to reduce number of people in clinic during monitoring hours. Weakness: financial services are helpful. I do not like that I don't receive an itemized bill of what I am actually spending money on SPECIFICALLY.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
Kaiser insurance: thus far $377 for Rx, $450 for IUI, $30 office visit
Describe Andrea Reh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
It was explained that single embryo is preferred. I am not at this stage yet so we will see what happens in the future
9
Doctor
Andrea Reh
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Reh was honest in her assessments, if not a little conservative in her estimates of our chances of conceiving. She seemed up to date on the latest literature. She answered all of our questions. She made adjustments to my treatment as we went in response to how I was progressing. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience...
The [SGF] clinic was nice and clean. Street parking was generally available. Exam rooms were comfortable. I didn't usually have to wait much longer than my appointment time. They don't do some of the procedures at the Arlington location so I had to go to Fairfax for extraction and transfer, but weekday appointments were a breeze in Arlington...My only complaint was that they did not use the Patient Portal to the fullest extent
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was honest in her assessments, if not a little conservative in her estimates of our chances of conceiving. She seemed up to date on the latest literature. She answered all of our questions. She made adjustments to my treatment as we went in response to how I was progressing. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was not especially warm, but she was extremely knowledgeable and competent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was very matter of fact. She was not especially warm, but she was very knowledgeable. I felt confident in her abilities.
Describe the protocols Andrea Reh used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Gonal-F (225 IUs) and Menopur (75 IUs) evenings; Cetrotide in the mornings; Lupron trigger; 27 eggs released; 21 mature eggs; 12 embryos; 7 day-5 or day-6 blastocysts; 2 chromosomally normal blastocytsts; 1 male child
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Yes, but don't remember)
The staff called when they said the would, appointments were easy to make, and most documents were available on the patient portal. My only complaint was that they did not use the Patient Portal to the fullest extent. For example, they sent treatment documents, outcome documents, and billing information all through the email option. They never posted information to the different links (billing, test results, etc.).
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic was nice and clean. Street parking was generally available. Exam rooms were comfortable. I didn't usually have to wait much longer than my appointment time. They don't do some of the procedures at the Arlington location so I had to go to Fairfax for extraction and transfer, but weekday appointments were a breeze in Arlington.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
We did the shared risk program (guaranteed live birth or most of the fee is refunded). I believe that was $28,500 (due to my age). Meds on top of that for one cycle were ~$4,000.
Describe Andrea Reh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Dr. Reh preferred single embryo transfer and we agreed
10
Doctor
Andrea Reh
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
2
Age 39 - 40
3 IUI
Uterine Fibroids
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Reh seemed competent and was friendly and good to talk to. I did feel at times like she was obligated to try to sell extra services. However, this is only based on one in-person meeting, one phone call, and one voicemail....Dr. Reh was great to deal with, I felt informed and respected in my conversations with her...I did three unmedicated IUI...I’m not sure Dr. Reh had anything to do with that protocol choice— it seemed to come from the nurse.)
The clinic [Shady Grove] did not stay on top of the insurance requirements, leading to a canceled cycle. There were also a number of times with intense confusion about what the protocol was actually supposed to be (with an attitude of “it’s just an iui...Definitely a factory...easy appointment scheduling, lots of locations, work-friendly hours. I would be careful if you have need for confidentiality— while in the waiting room I heard front desk staff talking about patients’ files
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh seemed competent and was friendly and good to talk to. I did feel at times like she was obligated to try to sell extra services. However, this is only based on one in-person meeting, one phone call, and one voicemail. Most of my interaction were with other staff at shady grove, which were not always as positive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Try to get more time and check in more with Dr. Reh herself— she seemed like she knew what she was doing, but it got lost in translation being relayed through multiple layers of staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was great to deal with, I felt informed and respected in my conversations with her. That wasn’t always (or even mostly) the case with the nurses and support staff at shady grove, however— overall, I felt very much like a number.
Describe the protocols Andrea Reh used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I did three unmedicated IUI which resulted in negatives. (One of these was monitored, with a trigger and prometrium after iui, but I’m not sure Dr. Reh had anything to do with that protocol choice— it seemed to come from the nurse.) the next planned steps were/are a medicated iui and then she suggested an IVF cycle with PGD.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
The nursing staff was widely variable— some were fabulous, some seemed contemptuous. I definitely had the sense that they might be more engaged and on top of things if I were doing more expensive/involved treatment, but my IUI attempts weren’t at that level.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Definitely a factory and primarily about their profits. That said, some things do go more smoothly because of their corporate feel— easy appointment scheduling, lots of locations, work-friendly hours. I would be careful if you have need for confidentiality— while in the waiting room I heard front desk staff talking about patients’ files, including names (not in a gossip way, in a work-related manner, but more info than the waiting room should have heard.) This actually led to my being aware of a prominent person’s pregnancy a couple months before it was announced in the newspaper— presumably someone who definitely wanted her privacy on the matter!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
With 50% coverage on my insurance, the cost for appointments was $105-$135. (However, when the insurance snafu happened, I became aware that the self-pay option was actually about 5-6 times that amount.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic did not stay on top of the insurance requirements, leading to a canceled cycle. There were also a number of times with intense confusion about what the protocol was actually supposed to be (with an attitude of “it’s just an iui— just do what ever you want about these medications...” and late notification about test results.
5
Doctor
Andrea Reh
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
2
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 39
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
we met with Dr Reh to lay out a treatment regime but then went through the rest of it under the care of clinicians at other facilities that were closer to work, so we didn’t get to see her as regularly as we did in the beginning... She always took the time to answer all of our questions and was honest with us about possible outcomes without sugar coating our situation.... Dr Reh listed to our concerns and took time to explain the pros and cons of each treatment option. She was also honest about questions we had that she couldn’t answer. We never felt guilted, pushed, or pressured into making a decision.
The Ballston facility [of Shady Grove Fertility] was great-the office staff remembered us, answered our questions and helped us with insurance questions. The Foggy Bottom location, by contrast, was always so busy and hectic you feel like a cog in a wheel...I was worried that Shady Grove would try and push us into treatments that I wasn’t comfortable with/we couldn’t afford. Dr Reh listed to our concerns and took time to explain the pros and cons of each treatment option. She was also honest about questions we had that she couldn’t answer. We never felt guilted, pushed, or pressured into making a decision.
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
I was worried that Shady Grove would try and push us into treatments that I wasn’t comfortable with/we couldn’t afford. Dr Reh listed to our concerns and took time to explain the pros and cons of each treatment option. She was also honest about questions we had that she couldn’t answer. We never felt guilted, pushed, or pressured into making a decision.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
I would say have know that she will be honest with you and have faith in the decisions you make together. At least in our experience, we met with Dr Reh to lay out a treatment regime but then went through the rest of it under the care of clinicians at other facilities that were closer to work, so we didn’t get to see her as regularly as we did in the beginning. We asked a lot of questions of Dr Reh in the beginning so that we fully understood our path forward and that helped us navigate through treatment. This was important as the treatment can feel very factory-ish and the other medical personnel you’re dealing with may not have the time or insight to answer questions specific to your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
My husband and I waited to start our family and I dreaded ending up exactly where we found ourselves-needing fertility assistance. I didn’t know what to expect, worried about the costs and somewhat about being blamed by our Dr for waiting so long. If I’d known how wonderful Dr Reh would be to work with, I never would have had these concerns. She always took the time to answer all of our questions and was honest with us about possible outcomes without sugar coating our situation. I ended up having my blood work/ultrasound work done at the DC Shady Grove facility and it definitely felt factory-ish, but in our meetings at Ballston with Dr Reh we never, ever felt like a number.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The Ballston facility was great-the office staff remembered us, answered our questions and helped us with insurance questions. The Foggy Bottom location, by contrast, was always so busy and hectic you feel like a cog in a wheel.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
We had insurance that covered 50%, and they had an excellent financial counselor (Grace). We knew the cost of treatments before proceeding with them, so we were able to make informed decisions.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
10
Doctor
Andrea Reh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5