Shady Grove Fertility

65 doctors work here

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

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.2
9.2
Scheduling

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

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.4
7.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
4
4
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.6
7.6
Attention to Detail

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

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

CDC Success Rates

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

Available Resources

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

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

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 28 - 29
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sasson was awesome. We learned exactly what to expect and next steps and how to proceed with treatments. We were confident that the decisions we were making were well thought out and executed. I felt safe and trusted him with our care and the expansion of our family...We used clomid 75 mg because I had significant follicles in each ovary. I had a monitored cycle and then administered a trigger shot and did timed intercourse. I got pregnant with our beautiful daughter during that cycle
The only issue I had [at Shady Grove Fertility] was when I was told to come in early for monitoring so I could get to work on time. I was told if I got there first I’d be taken first but this didn’t happen...Front desk staff was slightly grumpy at times. I was told to come in first then had to wait which was difficult because I was a teacher and had to get to class. I loved the team that drew blood but I am often difficult to get blood from so that was challenging for them
How was your experience with Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Sasson was awesome. We learned exactly what to expect and next steps and how to proceed with treatments. We were confident that the decisions we were making were well thought out and executed. I felt safe and trusted him with our care and the expansion of our family
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
Trust him! He’s amazing! And bring someone with you to the HSG scan
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Sasson was amazing. He told me what to expect and assured me that we would make things work. He was patient kind and explained everything throughly and slowly. We knew each step and exactly what we were getting into
Describe the protocols Isaac Sasson used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We used clomid 75 mg because I had significant follicles in each ovary. I had a monitored cycle and then administered a trigger shot and did timed intercourse. I got pregnant with our beautiful daughter during that cycle
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Emily)
Emily was AMAZING. I know she is no longer with shady grove.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Front desk staff was slightly grumpy at times. I was told to come in first then had to wait which was difficult because I was a teacher and had to get to class. I loved the team that drew blood but I am often difficult to get blood from so that was challenging for them
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isaac Sasson at Shady Grove Fertility.
We spent about 3000 dollars from start to finish worth our daughter
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
The only issue I had was when I was told to come in early for monitoring so I could get to work on time. I was told if I got there first I’d be taken first but this didn’t happen.
10
Doctor
Isaac Sasson
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Chesterbrook
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

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

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
Male Factor
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Plosker exudes confidence and above all empathy during this process. His patience and determination has given us so much hope and encouragement during this hard road of infertility. We are so grateful to have found Shady Grove and have all the hope that Dr.Plosker will help guide us to the best possible outcome for our family. We are believing in him to provide us with our miracle baby
What drew us here was the program options and the financial programs to help us navigate. IVF is expensive so having opportunity to get medical costs reduced when our insurance doesn't cover is huge. We have heard nothing but great things from folks who have has success with Shady Grove. We drive 2 hours for every appointment because this is the best care we have found.
How was your experience with Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Plosker exudes confidence and above all empathy during this process. His patience and determination has given us so much hope and encouragement during this hard road of infertility. We are so grateful to have found Shady Grove and have all the hope that Dr.Plosker will help guide us to the best possible outcome for our family. We are believing in him to provide us with our miracle baby 👶
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility?
Come with questions and expect to get them fully answered!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Plosker took his time with us. Answering any and every question we had. His confidence to get us pregnant has given us hope again.
Describe the protocols Shayne Plosker used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We are awaiting to start mediation for our first egg retrieval. Our protocol was delayed due to Covid19.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
Excellent communicator, empathetic and passionate about her job
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
What drew us here was the program options and the financial programs to help us navigate. IVF is expensive so having opportunity to get medical costs reduced when our insurance doesn't cover is huge. We have heard nothing but great things from folks who have has success with Shady Grove. We drive 2 hours for every appointment because this is the best care we have found.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility.
Our cycle (which we are waiting to start) will cost 22,000 plus the cost of meds and genetic testing.
10
Doctor
Shayne Plosker
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Brandon
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 30 - 31
IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Shin has been friendly and open from the first consultation. He treated my husband for varicocele through surgery. He walked us through our options for treatment and how this would effect our fertility chances moving forward. He made my husband feel comfortable and at ease...He is open, honest and willing to answer all questions. He explained the preferred course of action and what the results would be...
The clinic [Shady Grove Fertility] is large but you are treated like an individual. We've rarely felt like we are in a factory. It is just smooth and well-run for the most part. Billing has always been where we've had to follow up and clarify things with staff...Dr. Shin has been friendly and open from the first consultation. He treated my husband for varicocele through surgery. He walked us through our options for treatment and how this would effect our fertility chances moving forward. He made my husband feel comfortable and at ease..
How was your experience with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is open, honest and willing to answer all questions. He explained the preferred course of action and what the results would be. Given our ages, he thought that we should see the varicocele surgery through the 9 month wait period to look for improvements. We chose to move forward with IVF but in the hopes that we could conceive naturally down the line.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask all of your questions up front about the chances of success with your treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Shin has been friendly and open from the first consultation. He treated my husband for varicocele through surgery. He walked us through our options for treatment and how this would effect our fertility chances moving forward. He made my husband feel comfortable and at ease.
Describe the protocols Paul Shin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Varicocelectomy surgery to treat a varicocele causing low sperm count, motility, morphology, etc.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic is large but you are treated like an individual. We've rarely felt like we are in a factory. It is just smooth and well-run for the most part. Billing has always been where we've had to follow up and clarify things with staff.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
8
Doctor
Paul Shin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 36 - 37
2 IUI
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr.Doyle was open to feedback and was very kind and supportive. I enjoy working with him and his team, they work well together and make sure that I have everything that I need...He is communicative, would call me personally to check in...asks for my opinions/feedback...If you're not sure, ask questions, he will answer them. Advocate for yourself and do your own research...I also think that they sometimes thought I knew or understood terms during the beginning, so I would encourage people to ask questions and do your own research. I ended up working with a number of doctors, which can be off putting; so again make sure you ask them questions so you know what is going on.
Sometimes the wait is extremely long [at Shady Grove Fertility]. I also think that they sometimes thought I knew or understood terms during the beginning, so I would encourage people to ask questions and do your own research. I ended up working with a number of doctors, which can be off putting; so again make sure you ask them questions so you know what is going on...Dr.Doyle was open to feedback and was very kind and supportive. I enjoy working with him and his team, they work well together and make sure that I have everything that I need...He is communicative, would call me personally to check in...asks for my opinions/feedback...If you're not sure, ask questions, he will answer them. Advocate for yourself and do your own research...I also thi
How was your experience with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is communicative, would call me personally to check in. Dr.Doyle was open to feedback and was very kind and supportive. I enjoy working with him and his team, they work well together and make sure that I have everything that I need.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
If you're not sure, ask questions, he will answer them. Advocate for yourself and do your own research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is very communicative and asks for my opinions/feedback.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Sometimes the wait is extremely long. I also think that they sometimes thought I knew or understood terms during the beginning, so I would encourage people to ask questions and do your own research. I ended up working with a number of doctors, which can be off putting; so again make sure you ask them questions so you know what is going on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility.
Copays and out of pocket for egg freezing.
8
Doctor
Joseph Doyle
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
0
7
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Latinx
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
The fact that she would leave me a voicemail with devastating news about the status of our embryos tested with PGT with no way to get in touch to learn more about why or details was HORRIBLE. She showed little compassion or care to leave news like that without talking to a patient directly. ... it was clear that she reviewed my file in prep for each conversation. no problem with that- more that the time we spent waiting exceeded amount of time actually spent with the doctor.
When I wanted to see a new doctor [at Shady Grove Fertility] ... I was able to get in with the new doctor within a week and the transition was easy and painless. ... We started with a protocol that included 450 iUs of GonalF daily, 150 IUs of Menopur, and then Cetrotide. That cycle resulted in a cancelled retrieval due to development of a dominant follicle. The 2nd cycle started with 10 days of birth control followed by 2 days of Lupron Injections (2x daily), 450 IUs daily of Gonal F and 150 IUs daily of Menopur. This resulted in 3 follicles with 2 eggs retrieved, 2 healthy high quality embryos, but one had genetic condition and other chromosomal issue.
How was your experience with Rachana Garde at Shady Grove Fertility?
The fact that she would leave me a voicemail with devastating news about the status of our embryos tested with PGT with no way to get in touch to learn more about why or details was HORRIBLE. She showed little compassion or care to leave news like that without talking to a patient directly. My sister's doctor (also at Shady Grove) called her day of her retrival to see how she was feeling but I got no such call from Dr. Garde.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rachana Garde at Shady Grove Fertility?
Be prepared to have your expectation set and wait to see her. Also check and see if your insurance is covering what costs are for out of pocket meds and then filing a claim later. Insurance rates for medication were not "discounted" and my $15,000 lifetime benefit didnt cover all drugs for the first round, which was subsequently cancelled.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rachana Garde at Shady Grove Fertility?
While the care seemed personal, it was clear by the waiting time for each appointment (sometimes in excess of 30 minutes) it was clear that she reviewed my file in prep for each conversation. no problem with that- more that the time we spent waiting exceeded amount of time actually spent with the doctor. Felt like we got more from our nurse than the doctor. She also called me and left me a voicemail after her working hours to let me know that my embryos were not viable with no way to get in touch to learn more.
Describe the protocols Rachana Garde used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
. We started with a protocol that included 450 iUs of GonalF daily, 150 IUs of Menopur, and then Cetrotide. That cycle resulted in a cancelled retrieval due to development of a dominant follicle. The 2nd cycle started with 10 days of birth control followed by 2 days of Lupron Injections (2x daily), 450 IUs daily of Gonal F and 150 IUs daily of Menopur. This resulted in 3 follicles with 2 eggs retrieved, 2 healthy high quality embryos, but one had genetic condition and other chromosomal issue.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
When I wanted to see a new doctor due to Dr. Garde's poor bedside manner and communication style, I went with the Doctor that my sister sees and has been happy with. I was able to get in with the new doctor within a week and the transition was easy and painless.
Describe Rachana Garde's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
eSET is doctor and insurance preference
0
Doctor
Rachana Garde
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Consult
7
7
Age 37
European
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My only experience so far with Dr Plosker was a consultation but I liked him. He took the time to discuss my options for fertility preservation. He explained the process and took time to answer any questions I had. The one thing I did notice is that the consultation was approached with an assumption I had not made a final decision on pursuing the treatment and that I had not done thorough research so some information was repetitive to what I had already learned through my own research
There was some confusion as I thought the [Shady Grove Fertility] financial consultant who was out on the day of my appointment would be calling me but instead she sent all information through the patient portal. This was a miscommunication on how the process would happen and not bad but did delay in me getting the financial information initially. I do like their options for retrieval guarantees if you qualify and overall found the facility and the people in it very good
How was your experience with Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility?
My only experience so far with Dr Plosker was a consultation but I liked him. He took the time to discuss my options for fertility preservation. He explained the process and took time to answer any questions I had. The one thing I did notice is that the consultation was approached with an assumption I had not made a final decision on pursuing the treatment and that I had not done thorough research so some information was repetitive to what I had already learned through my own research. This did not upset me but I do feel the consultation would have been a little better if where I was in the decision and research process had been discussed before or at the beginning of the consultation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility?
Early in the consultation discuss where you are in the process/decision to pursue fertility treatment and a general idea of your knowledge of the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Plosker took the time to listen to my concerns and to discuss the various outcomes both short term and long term in the decision to pursue fertility preservation.
Describe the protocols Shayne Plosker used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Initial consultation so the discussion or treatment was primarily limited to options and discussions of the initial testing.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic in my experience was good. The worker at the front desk was extremely helpful and the case worker I met with after the doctor was very helpful. There was some confusion as I thought the financial consultant who was out on the day of my appointment would be calling me but instead she sent all information through the patient portal. This was a miscommunication on how the process would happen and not bad but did delay in me getting the financial information initially. I do like their options for retrieval guarantees if you qualify and overall found the facility and the people in it very good. I do plan to do a consultation with at least one other facility as I do not want to hastily decide on who to use for such an important process without first considering multiple options but this would be the case no matter what clinic I first visited. I believe I am likely to decide to pursue the fertility preservation process with Shady Grove Fertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shayne Plosker at Shady Grove Fertility.
The only cost at this point was for the initial consultation visit.
7
Doctor
Shayne Plosker
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Brandon
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 36 - 37
2 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Bromer is kind, extremely knowledgeable in this area of medicine. I feel confident and comfortable with his advice, plan of care/course of action. He listens to my concerns and what I would like to do. We work well as a team in this fertility journey. I trust him and what he recommends...I did have also a laproscopic ovarian cyst removal by another specialist which was recommended...great follow up in making sure I completely understand everything discussed/planned.
The office [Shady Grove Fertility] is clean, modern, comfortable...From the front desk, lab, ultrasound, billing, provider...Everyone makes sure that each experience there was the best experience...Dr. Bromer is kind, extremely knowledgeable in this area of medicine...He listens to my concerns and what I would like to do. We work well as a team in this fertility journey...Always treated well - good bedside manner, great follow up in making sure I completely understand everything discussed/planned.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Bromer is kind, extremely knowledgeable in this area of medicine. I feel confident and comfortable with his advice, plan of care/course of action. He listens to my concerns and what I would like to do. We work well as a team in this fertility journey. I trust him and what he recommends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is a great doctor and will work with you to achieve (hopefully) a pregnancy!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Always treated well - good bedside manner, great follow up in making sure I completely understand everything discussed/planned.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
He placed me on Metdormin 500mg three times daily. Bloodwork/labs cycle day 3. Clomid 50mg for 5 days during my cycle days 3-7. Ultrasound/labs cycle day 11 or 12. If labs/ultrasound indicate then will do the trigger injection. Then IUI 1-2 days later I think? Prometrium twice daily, day after IUI. We did this twice. We also did one cycle of just clomid. All three cycles unsuccessful. I did have also a laproscopic ovarian cyst removal by another specialist which was recommended by Dr Bromer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Kind, considerate, thoughtful, helpful, friendly.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I do not have any complaints. From the front desk, lab, ultrasound, billing, provider. Every experience has been great. The office is clean, modern, comfortable. Everyone makes sure that each experience there was the best experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I am not sure. We had to meet a $2,000.00 dollar deductible then I believe everything was covered 80% and we were responsible for 20%.
Describe Jason Bromer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
n/a
10
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
8
9
Age 32 - 33
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Silva] is straight forward and let’s you know what to expect without giving us the run around...He called me personally after every treatment to answer any questions and offer support. I thought that was so compassionate and I really appreciated it. He is thorough and honest in his recommendations...
She [Shady Grove Fertility assigned nurse] was very kind and always helped coordinate my fertility around my busy work schedule. She really showed compassion during a very scary time for us...$1800 per IUI (we did 3 and that included all bloodwork and ultrasounds through the pregnancy test), $200 in medication per IUI cycle..
How was your experience with Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is straight forward and very pleasant. He called me personally after every treatment to answer any questions and offer support. I thought that was so compassionate and I really appreciated it. He is thorough and honest in his recommendations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility?
Listen and make sure to ask questions about treatment and what to expect.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is straight forward and let’s you know what to expect without giving us the run around.
Describe the protocols Celso Silva used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
IUI three times with injections and oral medications. Prometrium until the pregnancy blood work.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Beth)
She was very kind and always helped coordinate my fertility around my busy work schedule. She really showed compassion during a very scary time for us.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Beautiful clinic, Great team and Dr Silva is wonderful. They are so accommodating and kind. Courtney (APRN) makes you feel like you’re the most important patient every time you go in. She remembers you and makes you feel comfortable. Dr Silva has great bedside manner and I appreciate his straightforward approach. He provides options for treatment while providing reasonable treatment options. I always feel like I am in the beat hands with Shady Grove Fertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility.
$1800 per IUI (we did 3 and that included all bloodwork and ultrasounds through the pregnancy test), $200 in medication per IUI cycle
8
Doctor
Celso Silva
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Tampa Westshore
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Levens was up front about possible difficulties with getting enough eggs based off previous tests however never in a cold manner. ... He has always set realistic expectations with us and explained in detail his reasoning behind best treatment options. ... I never felt down to or made to feel dumb in his explanations. He talked my husband through a lot of the technical stuff (I’m in healthcare so have a small based of knowledge) without my husband feeling overwhelmed.
The Fairfax/Annandale clinic has good hours for working people. I’ve never had much of a wait with the monitoring appointments not had an issue getting a time. The office is always clean and organized ... Everyone has been great. Grace has always answered any and all questions I’ve had in a timely manner. I’ve never had an issue getting in contact with her (or any nurse covering her patients) ... Thus far approximately $3000 for timed intercourse, IUI and IVF medications ...
How was your experience with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Levens was up front about possible difficulties with getting enough eggs based off previous tests however never in a cold manner. I never felt down to or made to feel dumb in his explanations. He talked my husband through a lot of the technical stuff (I’m in healthcare so have a small based of knowledge) without my husband feeling overwhelmed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don’t put off getting an appointment with him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Levens has been nothing but great. He has always set realistic expectations with us and explained in detail his reasoning behind best treatment options.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Grace)
Everyone has been great. Grace has always answered any and all questions I’ve had in a timely manner. I’ve never had an issue getting in contact with her (or any nurse covering her patients)
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The Fairfax/Annandale clinic has good hours for working people. I’ve never had much of a wait with the monitoring appointments not had an issue getting a time. The office is always clean and organized
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Levens at Shady Grove Fertility.
Thus far approximately $3000 for timed intercourse, IUI and IVF medications
10
Doctor
Eric Levens
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fairfax
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 35 - 36
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Tarita Pakrashi] never treated me like a number. She was also very caring and encouraging. Despite having such a low AMH and male factor infertility she still encouraged us to be able to get pregnant without donor eggs or sperm which is very important to us...She allowed us to try IUI first which was unsuccessful. She also listened to our concerns and kept us informed every step of the way...
Very compassionate and caring team [at Shady Grove Fertility] willing to work with you and help you. Won't turn you away or tell you that it's impossible to have a biological child. Fully explained all options and answers as questions...IUI was about 250 ultrasound about 125 sperm analysis was about 100 IVF 11k IVF meds 3 to 7K TESE 2600...I always received answers to mutt questions and return calls. All my concerns were addressed...
How was your experience with Tarita Pakrashi at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Pakrashi was also very caring and compassionate. She didn't jump right into IVF or donor eggs or donor sperm. She allowed us to try IUI first which was unsuccessful. She also listened to our concerns and kept us informed every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Tarita Pakrashi at Shady Grove Fertility?
Make sure to advocate for yourself. If something doesn't seem right speak up.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Tarita Pakrashi at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. P never treated me like a number. She was also very caring and encouraging. Despite having such a low AMH and male factor infertility she still encouraged us to be able to get pregnant without donor eggs or sperm which is very important to us.
Describe the protocols Tarita Pakrashi used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was put on letrozole 7.5mg from day day 3 to day 7 as I have DOR. I then had a ultrasound on day 11 where I had 3 follicles and was told to trigger that night. IUI was scheduled for day 13.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
I always received answers to mutt questions and return calls. All my concerns were addressed
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Very compassionate and caring team willing to work with you and help you. Won't turn you away or tell you that it's impossible to have a biological child. Fully explained all options and answers as questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Tarita Pakrashi at Shady Grove Fertility.
IUI was about 250 ultrasound about 125 sperm analysis was about 100 IVF 11k IVF meds 3 to 7K TESE 2600
Describe Tarita Pakrashi's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
She leaves there decision up to the patient which I love
10
Doctor
Tarita Pakrashi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Norfolk
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She’s [Dr. Jeanne O'Brien] an excellent problem solver, and is at the forefront of her field. As a researcher, I need to trust that my doctor is looking at the problem from every angle. Dr. O’Brien does that, and does it with compassion and consideration for finances and the emotional burden of infertility...Every time I meet with her, she remembers who I am, my profession, and my fertility goals. She always answers my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
[The Shady Grove Fertility clinic is] very efficient and coordinated. There’s a wide range of availability for monitoring visits, so it’s easy to go before work. The clinic is clean, professional, with cutting edge technology, but its very expensive as an out of pocket patient. Make sure you have good insurance coverage or have saved money, because treatment fees are due up front...$1800 for IUI out of pocket
How was your experience with Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
She’s an excellent problem solver, and is at the forefront of her field. As a researcher, I need to trust that my doctor is looking at the problem from every angle. Dr. O’Brien does that, and does it with compassion and consideration for finances and the emotional burden of infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions! She’s happy to answer and explain.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
Every time I meet with her, she remembers who I am, my profession, and my fertility goals. She always answers my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They’re very efficient and coordinated. There’s a wide range of availability for monitoring visits, so it’s easy to go before work. The clinic is clean, professional, with cutting edge technology, but its very expensive as an out of pocket patient. Make sure you have good insurance coverage or have saved money, because treatment fees are due up front.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility.
$1800 for IUI out of pocket
10
Doctor
Jeanne O'Brien
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33
Male Factor
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Joseph Doyle] Took the time to explain everything Showed empathy...Listened to me without interrupting...Very understanding and personable...Made sure I felt comfortable with the course of treatment...Told me what the next steps were and what to expect...Felt like a human being and not just a number
[The staff at Shady Grove Fertility] are sure flexible with appointments and have weekends and early morning appointments which is awesome if you work full time. Just about all of the phone staff are nice...We were sent someone else’s lab work once. Labs were done outside of the clinic but shady grove sent the results
How was your experience with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Very understanding and personable Made sure I felt comfortable with the course of treatment Told me what the next steps were and what to expect Felt like a human being and not just a number He has been wonderful so far!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Take notes and don’t be scared to ask as many questions as you need to ask
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility?
Took the time to explain everything Showed empathy Listened to me without interrupting
Describe the protocols Joseph Doyle used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Soon to be starting IVF
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Effie)
Similar to Dr Doyle Very patient and kind
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They are sure flexible with appointments and have weekends and early morning appointments which is awesome if you work full time. Just about all of the phone staff are nice but there was one that was rude to my husband which made us feel really uncomfortable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Doyle at Shady Grove Fertility.
Still figuring out costs but all testing was out of pocket.
Describe Joseph Doyle's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Not yet we haven’t started
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
We were sent someone else’s lab work once. Labs were done outside of the clinic but shady grove sent the results. It wasn’t that big of a deal but was alarming.
10
Doctor
Joseph Doyle
Humanity
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We felt good in the hands of [Dr. Stephanie Beall] helping us...Communicative and very responsive in terms of risk. She changed her protocol in the second IVF cycle and it got successful, so we need to be patience. She is very empathetic listening to you and design the treatment protocol based on the individual rather than just getting generics...
A lot of cases [at Shady Grove Fertility]...set protocol and very very high standards. Most important being is their number of clinics in DMV area like a lot of them in MD and VA and its all centralized so you can get your monitoring done at any of Shady Grove's clinics...We felt good in the hands of [Dr. Stephanie Beall] helping us...Communicative and very responsive in terms of risk. She changed her protocol in the second IVF cycle and it got successful, so we need to be patience. She is very empathetic listening to you and design the treatment protocol based on the individual rather than just getting generics...
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Communicative and very responsive in terms of risk. She changed her protocol in the second IVF cycle and it got successful, so we need to be patience. She is very empathetic listening to you and design the treatment protocol based on the individual rather than just getting generics
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
be direct in answering your question and if you are working with her Denita please be responsive
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
We felt good in the hands of Dr Beall helping us.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
A lot of cases, set protocol and very very high standards. Most important being is their number of clinics in DMV area like a lot of them in MD and VA and its all centralized so you can get your monitoring done at any of Shady Grove's clinics
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
mostly IVF and medicines costs
10
Doctor
Stephanie Beall
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2020, Successful
9
9
Age 34 - 36
1 IUI
1 IVF
Other
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was 33 at the time of my egg retrieval [with Dr. Reh], and had a good retrieval that resulted in 8 PGS normal embryos. The hardest part for me was preparing my lining. Dr. Reh tried multiple different protocols, including estrogen priming and a natural cycle. Dr. Reh also recommended a series hysteroscopies with a surgeon outside of SGF. That turned out to be a really excellent recommendation - I was able to get pregnant after that.
SGF is a very large clinic, which comes with advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages I experienced was my doctor presenting my case to her colleagues to get additional feedback. She came back with other recommendations for us to consider in my treatment. Of the disadvantages, the biggest one, for me, was that major procedures (retrieval and transfer) will be performed by doctors you don't know. I never had a bad experience with a doctor, but for people want their doctor for every procedure, it might not be possible.
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh is a very good doctor. She showed a lot of compassion for me as I was going through treatment and hit a lot of road blocks. She was also willing to try different approaches/med protocols when the typical approach didn't work for me. She also presented my case to her colleagues to get others feedback, which I feel like shows a lot of humility and willingness to go beyond to figure out what would work for me. Even though we got pregnant without IVF, Dr. Reh and her colleagues gave me the diagnosis and connected me to a surgeon who was able to help us and is probably the reason we got pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Be prepared with questions and don't be afraid to ask about alternative approaches.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was my doctor for about 2 years. I saw her very frequently in the Arlington office, even for lining checks and smaller check-ins. She definitely got to know me and always took time to ask me about myself. She also was very kind around giving bad news, and she gave me some good pep talks when we hit some road blocks.
Describe the protocols Andrea Reh used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was 33 at the time of my egg retrieval, and had a good retrieval that resulted in 8 PGS normal embryos. The hardest part for me was preparing my lining. Dr. Reh tried multiple different protocols, including estrogen priming and a natural cycle. Dr. Reh also recommended a series hysteroscopies with a surgeon outside of SGF. That turned out to be a really excellent recommendation - I was able to get pregnant after that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Ashley Wills)
The nursing staff were so excellent. I do not have enough good things to say about Ashley and the others at the Arlington office. They really made me feel like they were on my team. It was a bit bittersweet to "graduate" and say good bye.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
SGF is a very large clinic, which comes with advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages I experienced was my doctor presenting my case to her colleagues to get additional feedback. She came back with other recommendations for us to consider in my treatment. Of the disadvantages, the biggest one, for me, was that major procedures (retrieval and transfer) will be performed by doctors you don't know. I never had a bad experience with a doctor, but for people want their doctor for every procedure, it might not be possible.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
I thought monitoring appointments were efficiently run. I frequently saw my primary doctor during these appointments. This was a benefit to the Arlington office. I also had the same nurses and techs at most appointments, so it was a comfortable experience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility.
I did SGF's Shared Risk Program with PGS. It was $19,500 + $5,000 for PGS. That included up to 6 retrievals and all FETs.
Describe Andrea Reh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
We never discussed anything other than an eSET. I would not have wanted to transfer multiple.
9
Doctor
Andrea Reh
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Successful
10
10
Age 33
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Reh is so kind and caring and is happy to help you understand all aspects of fertility testing and treatment. ... Dr. Reh was extremely knowledgeable, kind, caring and patient with us throughout the process. Although we ended up just going through testing, Dr. Reh explained everything thoroughly, was always open to questions, and made us feel confident in the process. We enjoyed working with her.
The clinic [Shave Grove Fertility - Arlington Branch] is very organized and clean. ... I believe they truly understand how hard this process can be for many people and try to make it as positive as possible. ... Don't be afraid to ask any question. ... The entire staff is welcoming, friendly and compassionate. ... Dr. Reh was extremely knowledgeable, kind, caring and patient with us throughout the process. Although we ended up just going through testing, Dr. Reh explained everything thoroughly, was always open to questions, and made us feel confident in the process. We enjoyed working with her.
How was your experience with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh was extremely knowledgeable, kind, caring and patient with us throughout the process. Although we ended up just going through testing, Dr. Reh explained everything thoroughly, was always open to questions, and made us feel confident in the process. We enjoyed working with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask any question. Dr. Reh is so kind and caring and is happy to help you understand all aspects of fertility testing and treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Andrea Reh at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Reh took her time with us at every appointment. She made connections and tried to get to know us as people. She was always open to questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic is very organized and clean. The entire staff is welcoming, friendly and compassionate. I believe they truly understand how hard this process can be for many people and try to make it as positive as possible.
10
Doctor
Andrea Reh
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Arlington
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019, Unknown Success
3
4
Age 34
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
As unexplained infertility patients [of Dr. Swelstad], it was really a bummer that we didn't find any answers or did any extra tests to have a more accurate diagnosis. Although I really appreciated that we went into the IUI cycle in full immersion, trying everything from the beginning. I wish there was more interaction with him, also if it was just via email...There weren't extra tests done, just standard...when they realized I had too many mature follicles. The dr who saw the result (no Swelstad), called me and explain that there was a high risk of multiple pregnancy, so it was protocol to stop the cycle. If we decided to go ahead and have timed intercourse (IUI was out of the pics at this point), we should have consider the possibility of selective reduction in the future. We agree that that wasn't a problem and went ahead. We are now in the 2 weeks wait
I forgot my insurance card, but I had the app with all the important numbers. The clinic [Shady Grove Fertility] is not really digitalized, so couldn't just insert my patient numb, they had to make a paper copy of my card. In 2019 seemed weird. Financial person didn't contact us, but waited for us to contact him. I would have like to have somebody to talk to us right away...Nursing staff was nice and always understanding, also when I was crying really hard, due to my hormone imbalance.
How was your experience with Brad Swelstad at Shady Grove Fertility?
As unexplained infertility patients, it was really a bummer that we didn't find any answers or did any extra tests to have a more accurate diagnosis. Although I really appreciated that we went into the IUI cycle in full immersion, trying everything from the beginning. I wish there was more interaction with him, also if it was just via email
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brad Swelstad at Shady Grove Fertility?
expect no special treatment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brad Swelstad at Shady Grove Fertility?
There weren't extra tests done, just standard.
Describe the protocols Brad Swelstad used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
we did day 3 to 7 of letrozole since I already tried clomid with my OBG with no success. It follow with Gonal f on day 7 and 9 and then we went in for blood work at day 11, when they realized I had too many mature follicles. The dr who saw the result (no Swelstad), called me and explain that there was a high risk of multiple pregnancy, so it was protocol to stop the cycle. If we decided to go ahead and have timed intercourse (IUI was out of the pics at this point), we should have consider the possibility of selective reduction in the future. We agree that that wasn't a problem and went ahead. We are now in the 2 weeks wait
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Nursing staff was nice and always understanding, also when I was crying really hard, due to my hormone imbalance.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Staff at the front desk wasn't extremely friendly. It didn't bother me too much, but it did bother my husband. I forgot my insurance card, but I had the app with all the important numbers. The clinic is not really digitalized, so couldn't just insert my patient numb, they had to make a paper copy of my card. In 2019 seemed weird. Financial person didn't contact us, but waited for us to contact him. I would have like to have somebody to talk to us right away. But it's all ok
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brad Swelstad at Shady Grove Fertility.
we didn't pay for the first appointment, only for the meds (around $300 +/-), second ultrasound and blood work ($150 +/-)
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
once they told us that the drugs were being ordered, I called my pharmacy, but they couldn't verify the doctor name. So it took an extra day before I could pick up the meds
3
Doctor
Brad Swelstad
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
4
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Fair Oaks
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2019, Successful
8
10
Age 38
3 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Although we only saw Dr.Bromer a few times during treatment (our nurse was our main go to and was the absolute BEST!), Dr. Bromer took his time and answered our questions at the initial consult. He also checked in during a follicle check appointment to see how things were progressing and called us after PGS testing was complete, before and after egg retrieval, and before our embryo transfer. He was also there on the day of our first ultrasound to congratulate us, show us our baby, and her heartbeat! He was compassionate and we always felt like we were in good hands under his care.
Our nurse Toni made our experience [at Shady Grove Fertility] exceptional. We looked forward to hearing from her and actually miss her now that we are pregnant!...We chose the shared risk program ($22,500) through Shady Grove which included 6 stimulated cycles and unlimited transfers until 1 live birth. We also added the PGS testing for 5,000 for a total of $27,500...The clinic is well organized. From our first contact to set up a consultation, to financial counseling, to our final appointment before discharge, everything always ran smoothly and the staff had all bases covered. I really liked how patients get a patient portal online where you have direct access to your test results, monitoring and treatment schedule, and messaging for your doctor, nurse, front desk, or financial coordinator. If I had to name one weakness it would probably be that they are not open on weekends for monitoring or phone calls, so if one of your monitoring days falls on a weekend you have to travel to another office. For us, it was Rockville, MD which was an additional 30 minute drive.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
We switched to SGF after a not so great experience with another clinic in Pittsburgh. We had heard so many wonderful things about Shady Grove and were so excited and full of hope to start treatment with them. Dr. Bromer is friendly, positive, and honest, but also to the point which we appreciated. He took his time with us at our initial in person consult. Prior to this, wewere even given a free of charge phone consult before scheduling our first office consultation since we lived 2 hours away from the clinic. Both times he was very knowledgeable, kind and answered our questions about treatment, PGS testing, ICSI, and medication protocols.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
If you are a self-pay patient as we were, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the financial options offered. You will meet with a financial advisor at SGF as well, and she is awesome. But we went with the “shared risk” plan and probably could have gone with the “multi cycle” plan to save some $. Hindsight is 20/20, but be sure to ask questions about chances of success based on your particular situation or diagnosis before making that big decision!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Although we only saw Dr.Bromer a few times during treatment (our nurse was our main go to and was the absolute BEST!), Dr. Bromer took his time and answered our questions at the initial consult. He also checked in during a follicle check appointment to see how things were progressing and called us after PGS testing was complete, before and after egg retrieval, and before our embryo transfer. He was also there on the day of our first ultrasound to congratulate us, show us our baby, and her heartbeat! He was compassionate and we always felt like we were in good hands under his care.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was treated with a high responder antagonist protocol. I believe the reason for this was that I don’t have any diagnosed fertility issues (although I *may* have some underlying problems, read below) and Dr. Bromer was confident that he could retrieve eggs. I am in a same sex marriage, which was the primary reason my wife and I chose IVF to start a family. However, I also have a substantially sized endometrioma on my right ovary which was likely getting in the way of IUI success and most likely points to endometriosis elsewhere, although I’ve never had the lap surgery done. As far as the treatment plan goes, I was on birth control for 18 days prior to starting 150 IUs of Follistim/Gonal F daily (after my first follicle check this was increased to 175 daily) and 75 IU Menapur, daily. I started Ganirelix 1x per day once follicles were &gt;14mm. Triggered with Lupron. The results were: 16 eggs retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized and 8 made it to 5 day blastocysts. Of those 8, 6 were PGS normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Toni)
Our nurse Toni made our experience exceptional. We looked forward to hearing from her and actually miss her now that we are pregnant! She was extremely organized, prompt, friendly, and positive. She made sure to call at a time that my wife and I would be available. She never treated us like a number even though I’m sure she was extremely busy. She always took her time when speaking to us and made sure to answer all of our questions...and we had a lot of questions! Shady Grove Frederick was a wonderful experience and the main reason was because of Toni and the staff there. We always felt like we were in good hands when we were there.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove Frederick is one of their smaller office in my opinion, so we always felt like we were getting individualized attention. We always saw the same friendly faces at each appointment which took a lot of the anxiety away. The clinic is well organized. From our first contact to set up a consultation, to financial counseling, to our final appointment before discharge, everything always ran smoothly and the staff had all bases covered. I really liked how patients get a patient portal online where you have direct access to your test results, monitoring and treatment schedule, and messaging for your doctor, nurse, front desk, or financial coordinator. If I had to name one weakness it would probably be that they are not open on weekends for monitoring or phone calls, so if one of your monitoring days falls on a weekend you have to travel to another office. For us, it was Rockville, MD which was an additional 30 minute drive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Our treatment was not covered at all under insurance. We chose the shared risk program ($22,500) through Shady Grove which included 6 stimulated cycles and unlimited transfers until 1 live birth. We also added the PGS testing for 5,000 for a total of $27,500. We became pregnant on the first try, after 1 retrieval and 1 transfer, so we overpaid! BUT, we probably wouldn’t have changed our decision. Hindsight is 20/20, but I think we would have gone with the shared risk plan ultimately for peace of mind and not knowing if we would have failed transfers or not. To help compare the other plans available...1 cycle at SGF is $10,500. With PGS it’s 14,000. The “multi cycle” plan allows for 2 stimulated cycles with unlimited frozen embryo transfers for $18,500 or $23,500 with PGS.
Describe Jason Bromer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove Fertility in general has a strong stance on only transferring 1 embryo in most circumstances. Personally, we were totally on board with this.
8
Doctor
Jason Bromer
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Frederick
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 36 - 37
9 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I'm out of state (I live in NC) and feel more connected to Dr. O'Brien than I ever did the doctor I worked with close to home. She's incredibly generous with her time and perspective. After my first transfer failed, she called me and we spoke for 20 mins. After the second failed and another retrieval was needed, she did the same. She was patient and answered my many (many) questions. I've had a lot of complications and challenges - a canceled cycle, DOR, slow response to meds, I can't follow the normal FET protocol (allergic to PIO), my lining doesn't thicken as it should.
We were hoping for 8 eggs but only got 4 [at Shady Grove Fertility]. Lucky for me, 3 fertilized and became AA embryos. One has been transfered (fresh) and resulted in chemical pregnancy. The other two were PGS tested and are normal...Shawn [nurse] has been amazing. I live out of state and she's patient and helpful with ensuring my orders are sent to clinics when I need to monitor and letting me know if results aren't in yet, etc. She's very attentive and answers all of my (many) questions promptly. She delivers bad news with compassion and shows genuine excitement with good news. For instance, when she called to tell me my two embryos were PGS normal, I think she was as happy as I was! You can't fake that. I'm grateful to her - she helps keep me sane in this mess of a process.
How was your experience with Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
I gush about Dr. O'Brien every chance I get - and I don't have a baby yet! She's a wonderful doctor. She's generous with her time and knowledge, she's innovative and persistent. She's also very honest and open with sharing her thought process. She advocates for her patients. On many occasions, I've been in for monitoring and end up getting a surprise visit. When my first retrieval attempt canceled, she came in and told me herself - and helped me feel ok about it. The next time around, I saw her in the hall and she pulled up my results to review them with me in real-time. She's taken time out of her day to call me to discuss next steps (answering all of my questions for 20+ minutes!) and never makes me feel like I'm not important. She's even emailed me with updates or to let me know she'd call at a certain time. I feel so lucky to have found her!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask questions - she'll answer thoughtfully and thoroughly! She is very transparent so that does mean she shares a lot of information and detail. The first time I spoke with her (phone consult) it was a little overwhelming but now that I know her and her style, I greatly appreciate that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. O'Brien is the second doctor I've worked with. With the first, I felt like a number. I was worried that might be the case at Shady Grove as well given the size of the clinic. It couldn't be more untrue! I'm out of state (I live in NC) and feel more connected to Dr. O'Brien than I ever did the doctor I worked with close to home. She's incredibly generous with her time and perspective. After my first transfer failed, she called me and we spoke for 20 mins. After the second failed and another retrieval was needed, she did the same. She was patient and answered my many (many) questions. I've had a lot of complications and challenges - a canceled cycle, DOR, slow response to meds, I can't follow the normal FET protocol (allergic to PIO), my lining doesn't thicken as it should. She is innovative and unflappable. She always has a solve to help us get past the hurdle. I truly believe she wants me to be pregnant almost as badly as I do. Her belief in me and in our cause helps keep me going when I struggle to believe it myself. She's straight forward, honest, caring and persistent. With her on my side, I have hope that this will work. (And now I'm crying!)
Describe the protocols Jeanne O'Brien used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Retrieval attempt 1 - microflare. I took microdose Lupron for several days and then added in Gonal-F and Menopur. With only three follicles leading, she decided to cancel because she felt my ovaries could do better. Retrieval 1 - estrogen priming. This started with estrogen patches for several days. I added other meds later (forget the details!) and then Gonal-F and Menopur. The doses were pretty high, especially of Menopur. Towards the end I was taking 5 vials! Also added in Cetrotide to help extend the cycle and allow more follicles to grow. I ultimately had 6 retrieved, 4 mature. Retrieval 2- microflare - after the first cancellation on this protocol, she lowered the microdose lupron dose to ensure my follicles didn't grow too fast. This also allowed for lower doses of Gonal-F and Menopur. We were hoping for 8 eggs but only got 4. Lucky for me, 3 fertilized and became AA embryos. One has been transfered (fresh) and resulted in chemical pregnancy. The other two were PGS tested and are normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Shawn Thompson)
All of the nurses at Shady Grove are fantastic. Shawn has been amazing. I live out of state and she's patient and helpful with ensuring my orders are sent to clinics when I need to monitor and letting me know if results aren't in yet, etc. She's very attentive and answers all of my (many) questions promptly. She delivers bad news with compassion and shows genuine excitement with good news. For instance, when she called to tell me my two embryos were PGS normal, I think she was as happy as I was! You can't fake that. I'm grateful to her - she helps keep me sane in this mess of a process.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove is massive and I worried I'd be just a number with them. It's not the case. The entire staff is compassionate, helpful and caring. I also believe their size allows them to be cutting edge and have vast experience and expertise. Nothing seems to surprise them - probably because they see it all. I also love that they have a Wellness Center onsite with acupuncture! I participate in the Shared Risk program which gives me peace of mind. It's a wonderful option and is not something I've seen available at many other places. An exception to my high praise is the billing department. To be clear, I don't mean the financial counselors - April Jackson was wonderful. The billing department is unresponsive and challenging to work with. I had a really bad experience with them working with my insurance that caused me a lot of added heartache I didn't need. I mentioned this to my nurse, Shawn, and financial counselor, April, and they helped me escalate it to a senior person on the team to help get resolution.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeanne O'Brien at Shady Grove Fertility.
The majority of my first IVF cycle (actual procedure) was covered by my insurance. Dr. O'Brien did a lot to help ensure I was able to maximize that. Now I am doing Shared Risk which is EXPENSIVE - but it's worth it for the peace of mind. If you qualify, it's a great option if there's a likelihood that you'll have to do multiple retrievals and transfers.
10
Doctor
Jeanne O'Brien
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Widra has many patients and isn't focused on day to day care. That being said, it's clear he knows who we are and the circumstances of our case. When we have worked with him directly he has not rushed us and been patient to answer all questions. Lastly, he has weighed all of our factors carefully as well as our financial planning, and helped us make decisions accordingly.... Dr. Widra is blunt and this is what you notice first and foremost about him. However he is compassionate in his own way
Shady Grove is a large practice and it is a business. They do their best to provide the best care but by nature because it is such a enormous practice you are constantly dealing with different people for all parts of the process. It would be easy to feel like a number but I actually don't. I think it does force you to realize you and your partner are in charge, and you must consistently speak up for yourself at every step. They appear to follow science to the enth degree and for that I respect them.
How was your experience with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Widra is blunt and this is what you notice first and foremost about him. However he is compassionate in his own way and he is extremely knowledgeable. He is also a leader in a large practice. If you you are looking for a straight shooter with a strong research background, he is your guy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't be afraid to push back and ask questions. He is flexible and understanding but because he is a bit intimidating it can be a bit hard. But I think he respects and appreciates when you are your own advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Widra has many patients and isn't focused on day to day care. That being said, it's clear he knows who we are and the circumstances of our case. When we have worked with him directly he has not rushed us and been patient to answer all questions. Lastly, he has weighed all of our factors carefully as well as our financial planning, and helped us make decisions accordingly.
Describe the protocols Eric Widra used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
First cycle (fresh) : Vivelle patch, then Cetrotide injection, then pre eval, initial Dosing: 300 IU Gonal-F and 150 IU Menopur (2 vials), monitored follicles and finished with HCG Trigger injection. Retrevial two days later (7 eggs--&gt; 2 embryos) and then 5 day transfer of 1 fresh and froze the other. Estradiol/Estrace and endrometrin during TWW. Negative preg test. Second cycle(ERA and FET): Estradiol/Estrace 2mg tablets 3 times a day, then lining check, then Progesterone in Oil 1 ml every third day, then 2 endometrin inserts 2x a day. ERA test showed late stage receptivity so timing of oil shots was shifted by 12 hours. Transfered 1 week ago and waiting for preg test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Carrie )
Carrie is sweet, knowledgeable and typically available. She is our main POC and translates/communicates all information about our protocol. She has endless patience and is a treasure trove of information. She seems to always act on our behalf and has been a true reliable source of comfort and data. For monitoring, we see a revolving door of nurses and other medical staff. They are all nice, some more helpful than others, but haven't been dissatisfied with any. Just know that you really never have a singular person your dealing with on any given day, except our main nurse.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove is a large practice and it is a business. They do their best to provide the best care but by nature because it is such a enormous practice you are constantly dealing with different people for all parts of the process. It would be easy to feel like a number but I actually don't. I think it does force you to realize you and your partner are in charge, and you must consistently speak up for yourself at every step. They appear to follow science to the enth degree and for that I respect them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Widra at Shady Grove Fertility.
In total for the fresch cycle, including meds, with 50% insurance we initially paid about $6000 for the first cycle. We were later reimbursed some of it due to a higher payout of the insurance. For the ERA and FET we paid I think around $2000 including meds with insurance.
Describe Eric Widra's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Strongly recommended against multiple transfers.
8
Doctor
Eric Widra
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 26 - 27
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Jason Bromer] he focused on hearing what our goals were in this and his opinions on those goals. He communicated well with us, but spoke in a lot of medical terms which made it difficult for my husband to understand (not so much me since I am a nurse), but I felt this is something that might cause confusion with other patients. Throughout the IUI procedures, we saw him 1 time when he stopped in during an ultrasound and he discussed the plan of care for that cycled IUI. Overall, he was very genuine, kind hearted, and you could tell he liked what he did as a profession.
[Shady Grove Fertility] Strengths would be the nursing team. They all treat the patients so personal and are compassionate. Most of them have gone through this themselves and understand the emotions. Weaknesses are of the financial team. Multiple times my husband and I were charged double for things such as copays that we paid in the office. Look at your bill and take note to things before you pay! They are also so difficult to get in touch with if you do have questions!
How was your experience with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Bromer met up with my husband and I for both our initial consult to the office and again later when we wanted more information regarding IVF after our IUIs had failed. Both times, he focused on hearing what our goals were in this and his opinions on those goals. He communicated well with us, but spoke in a lot of medical terms which made it difficult for my husband to understand (not so much me since I am a nurse), but I felt this is something that might cause confusion with other patients. Throughout the IUI procedures, we saw him 1 time when he stopped in during an ultrasound and he discussed the plan of care for that cycled IUI. Overall, he was very genuine, kind hearted, and you could tell he liked what he did as a profession.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
Take a tablet/paper/pen to your appointments when discussing plans with him. He uses a lot of larger/medical terms that some/most people would not understand unless in the medical field. My husband found difficulty in understanding some things due to this. Also, if you are not sure of something or agree with a plan he may have projected, please speak up because he was so willing to adjust to our needs and wants in this process!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility?
The nurses were very personal and caring when calling and keeping me up to date on my cycle and plan of care. The clinic was usually busy most days but everyone made me and my husband feel welcome and important.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
During each IUI, I had baseline ultrasound/bloodwork done on day 3 of period. Days 3-7, I took clomid while being monitored every 2-3 days during. When my follicles were at optimal size, I then took a trigger injection and the next day was scheduled for my IUI procedure. Both IUI cycles resulted in proper stimulation of my follicles where one cycled actually ended up having such a large number of good sized follicles that they spoke about canceling that cycle IUI. Both IUI cycles resulted in negative beta tests.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Julie)
Julie was our primary nurse during our cycles and I absolutely couldn't have recommended anyone more! She went above and beyond and was there every time I needed an update or just had a question needing answered. When I had poor result in my HSG and needed set up for a saline sonogram unexpectedly the next day, she helped to get me scheduled in asap so that I did not have to wait a whole cycle to have this done. She was outstanding!!
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Strengths would be the nursing team. They all treat the patients so personal and are compassionate. Most of them have gone through this themselves and understand the emotions. Weaknesses are of the financial team. Multiple times my husband and I were charged double for things such as copays that we paid in the office. Look at your bill and take note to things before you pay! They are also so difficult to get in touch with if you do have questions!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Each IUI cycle costed near $3,000. Medications were about $200-$300. When consulted for IVF, base price was around $15,000 with medications costing from $2,900-$4,000.
Describe Jason Bromer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
During a consult to discuss IVF in the future, we discussed the importance in only transferring a single embryo. It was explained to us that the risks of multiples can be dangerous and that it is not recommended to transfer more than one embryo.
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Jason Bromer
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Shady Grove Fertility
Hagerstown
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Verified

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2019, Unsuccessful
2
2
Age 40
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Katz seemed compassionate but also seemed over focused on the donor egg option. We felt he treated us only because we wanted to be treated and that he did so with a very pessimistic viewpoint. He didn't seem to want to spend time understanding our unique situation and adapting the treatment protocol accordingly...He would only transfer one embryo at a time.
It [Shady Grove Fertility clinic] seemed like the cheapest option out there and it certainly is set up to draw people in with webinars and fancy marketing materials. The office was very modern and nice. We just felt like a number in a large machine and that it lacked personalization and empathy...My assigned nurses (I had two as there was turn-over while I was there) were nice. They answered my questions.
How was your experience with Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Katz seemed compassionate but also seemed over focused on the donor egg option. We felt he treated us only because we wanted to be treated and that he did so with a very pessimistic viewpoint. He didn't seem to want to spend time understanding our unique situation and adapting the treatment protocol accordingly. He seemed to rush from our first treatment into the second and the second option was just larger doses of the hormones rather than trying a different approach. Needless-to-say, we had to cancel the second cycle because my body didn't respond to the hormones.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
Do a lot of research ahead of time so you can be your own advocate. Know that his clinic does not adapt or try a lot of new protocols so if the ones they use don't work for you, you most likely will need to go somewhere else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility?
The doctors and staff are nice, but it is clear that they are treating a large volume of patients. It felt like we were moved through their office as if we were on a conveyor belt. We felt like it was rather impersonal and inflexible.
Describe the protocols Eugene Katz (retired) used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
My protocol started with birthcontrol (Nuvaring) for about 20 days, then we went on lupron for 10 days, followed by menapur (350) and follistim (250). After testing, he increased the follistim. The rationale was to stop the body, and then to try and ramp up egg production so that we could retrieve as many as possible. I only retrieved 5 eggs, 3 fertilized, and none made it beyond day 3.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tina and Beth )
My assigned nurses (I had two as there was turn-over while I was there) were nice. They answered my questions. I was rather upset when the turnover happened as I had become dependent on the first nurse and in the midst of all the stress of a cycle, it was hard to adjust to a new one. At times they were hard to get a hold of. The nurses who did the sonograms and drew blood varied in how engaging they were (how much they explained what they were doing when they were doing it) or how well (or not) they took blood. Some of them left pretty large bruises.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
It seemed like the cheapest option out there and it certainly is set up to draw people in with webinars and fancy marketing materials. The office was very modern and nice. We just felt like a number in a large machine and that it lacked personalization and empathy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eugene Katz (retired) at Shady Grove Fertility.
Thankfully, we did have insurance coverage. However, even with it we paid $35 per visit, had a $200 initiation fee, and had to put down $1,200 before starting IVF. After one and a half cycles, we owed the clinic an additional $1,000. We had put down $3,500 to do genetic testing (which we never did). When we asked for it to be refunded, they said they had to wait until all of our bills were processed with our insurance company before they would release it. We still have not received it - making the total (with insurance) around $5,700 (so far - I do not know if we will receive more bills).
Describe Eugene Katz (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
He would only transfer one embryo at a time. He said multiples was too much of a risk.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
I had to remind them frequently of my allergies to antibiotics. We also had some issues with scheduling.
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Eugene Katz (retired)
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Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 34
2 IUI
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Silva is candid and thorough. I appreciated his honesty and his go get attitude. He didn’t pull any punches but tried to be caring in his delivery. Even if the news wasn’t great, he worked to make sure you understood and he let you know we could work through this...I had some uterine scarring removed, confirmation of left tubal blockage and a benign uterine polyp removed. Diagnostic labs revealed no other abnormalities.
The [SGF] facility itself is brand new and very clean. I always enjoyed going there and felt safe and cared for. No real weakness. The staff was always friendly and professional and I didn’t have to wait long for any of my appts...The nursing staff was amazing. They made my feel comfortable and even shared their own personal experiences with fertility and that meant so much.
How was your experience with Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Silva is candid and thorough. I appreciated his honesty and his go get attitude. He didn’t pull any punches but tried to be caring in his delivery. Even if the news wasn’t great, he worked to make sure you understood and he let you know we could work through this.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Silva will be honest about you chances of success so be ready if the news isn’t what you may want. He will answer all of your questions so be ready with them when you see him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility?
I was always welcomed by the staff and by Dr Silva. My time was also appreciated. Dr Silva took my appt over the previous appt because I showed up on time. So I wasn’t bumped back waiting.
Describe the protocols Celso Silva used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was seen by SGF for a more thorough work up of testing for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and subsequent HSG and Hysteroscopy. I had some uterine scarring removed, confirmation of left tubal blockage and a benign uterine polyp removed. Diagnostic labs revealed no other abnormalities.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Shady Grove Fertility.
The nursing staff was amazing. They made my feel comfortable and even shared their own personal experiences with fertility and that meant so much.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The facility itself is brand new and very clean. I always enjoyed going there and felt safe and cared for. No real weakness. The staff was always friendly and professional and I didn’t have to wait long for any of my appts
Describe the costs associated with your care under Celso Silva at Shady Grove Fertility.
The cost for SGF was one of the determining factors for my not proceeding with an IVF cycle with them. I knew I could go with a less expensive clinic so although the care, facility and staff are awesome, the cost was significantly greater for someone like me paying out of pocket.
Describe Celso Silva's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I know Dr Dilva preferred single embryo transfer but would be open to multiple after some long conversations.
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Celso Silva
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Shady Grove Fertility
Tampa Westshore
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2018 - 2019, Consult
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We saw Dr. McKeeby after our first failed cycle at another clinic. We were heartbroken, financially struggling and still, we clung to hope. He sat with us for over an hour during our first initial consult. He went thru every page (400 pages) of our medical records from our previous facility. When we tried to transfer our eggs from the other facility to Shady Groves lab, he called me personally to tell me the bad news. The old RE did not freeze our eggs appropriately and they would not be viable for thaw. He gave us devastating news, but he was calm and precise about his reasons. I respect him due to his honesty and compassion.
They [nurses at Shady Grove Fertility] take the time to talk to us and explain each question or concern that we have...The benefits/strengths include the cleanliness of all of their facilities, their friendly staff (from the front desk, to the lab technicians, to the nurses and physicians) and the way they make you feel welcome and less like a number...The only thing that went wrong was the clinic scheduled my appointment for the Annapolis location and I was suppose to be at the Salisbury location. It has bumped our appointment almost 30 days back, but it was a small mistake with no consequences.
How was your experience with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
We saw Dr. McKeeby after our first failed cycle at another clinic. We were heartbroken, financially struggling and still, we clung to hope. He sat with us for over an hour during our first initial consult. He went thru every page (400 pages) of our medical records from our previous facility. When we tried to transfer our eggs from the other facility to Shady Groves lab, he called me personally to tell me the bad news. The old RE did not freeze our eggs appropriately and they would not be viable for thaw. He gave us devastating news, but he was calm and precise about his reasons. I respect him due to his honesty and compassion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask a ton of questions, because he will absolutely take the time to answer them. When you leave all of your medical questions are answered completely, and you understand the treatment plans ahead.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. McKeeby was the second RE that we saw. His team (Urologist Dr. Tanikarut) has been phenomenal. We were really let down by our first RE and had lost most hope to being parents. Dr. McKeeby is in the midst of making a plan for our future IVF cycles. He is honest and realistic and for that I am thankful. I am a nurse, and I know a lot more than the average patient. He doesn't make me feel like my questions and concerns are a bother, he takes the time to answer them completely.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey McKeeby used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We have not done a cycle with Dr. McKeeby yet, my husband is still on the medications to boost his count and raise his testosterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Beth )
We are still new in the process at this clinic, but from our past experience they have been great. Our previous facility never knew us (even if we were there the day prior, they would forget why we were there (male factor), did not call to follow up post egg retrieval). We aren't just a number to them. They take the time to talk to us and explain each question or concern that we have.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The only thing that is hard about our clinic is the drive. It is a two hour drive to get to the clinic with cryopreservation, but we do not mind because we really like the clinic and staff. The benefits/strengths include the cleanliness of all of their facilities, their friendly staff (from the front desk, to the lab technicians, to the nurses and physicians) and the way they make you feel welcome and less like a number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey McKeeby at Shady Grove Fertility.
I do not remember specifics as we are have an appointment coming up to sit down in regards to IVF costs.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
The only thing that went wrong was the clinic scheduled my appointment for the Annapolis location and I was suppose to be at the Salisbury location. It has bumped our appointment almost 30 days back, but it was a small mistake with no consequences.
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Jeffrey McKeeby
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10
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Shady Grove Fertility
Salisbury
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2019, Successful
10
9
Age 35 - 38
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I always felt like she [Dr. Anitha Nair] really cared about me as an individual. She asked about my work, never rushed when I had lots of questions, was candid yet compassionate in all of her communication. And even though my transfer was scheduled while she was on vacation, she called me to check in that morning!...She was fully present during our visits. She never rushed or seemed annoyed when I had a lot of questions. She treated me like an educated, informed adult (which is more than I can say for my prior doctor).
It was easy to get an appointment [at Shady Grove Fertility], and the locations are convenient. All of the staff were competent and kind. I did have to call to remind the insurance/billing specialist about my authorizations, after not hearing from them before a procedure...My nurse the first time was very good. She sometimes didn’t get back to me as quickly as I would have liked, but overall was compassionate and answered my questions and served as a very helpful resource. The other nurses and staff who I interacted with during monitoring appointments, etc. were all wonderful.
How was your experience with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
I always felt like she cared about the smallest details, and that she had my best interests at heart. She was fully present during our visits. She never rushed or seemed annoyed when I had a lot of questions. She treated me like an educated, informed adult (which is more than I can say for my prior doctor).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
Have your list of questions ready, and she will answer all of them!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility?
I always felt like she really cared about me as an individual. She asked about my work, never rushed when I had lots of questions, was candid yet compassionate in all of her communication. And even though my transfer was scheduled while she was on vacation, she called me to check in that morning!
Describe the protocols Anitha Nair used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We did a pretty standard (antagonist?) IVF protocol for a fresh transfer. It was the first cycle we had tried, after 3 failed IUIs at another clinic that declined to let us try a fresh transfer. I did not take BCP because I’ve had bad reactions in the past, and Dr. Nair was supportive of me declining that component. I responded well to the protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
My nurse the first time was very good. She sometimes didn’t get back to me as quickly as I would have liked, but overall was compassionate and answered my questions and served as a very helpful resource. The other nurses and staff who I interacted with during monitoring appointments, etc. were all wonderful.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
It was easy to get an appointment, and the locations are convenient. All of the staff were competent and kind. I did have to call to remind the insurance/billing specialist about my authorizations, after not hearing from them before a procedure.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
It definitely felt a little bit like a cattle call, but a well run one. I went in the morning before work and it was always packed but moved along fairly quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anitha Nair at Shady Grove Fertility.
I had really good insurance coverage for the cycle, including meds. I had already met my out of pocket max, thanks to IUIs done earlier in the year, so my IVF cycle cost very little. I paid an office visit copay when I saw the doctor. The most expensive part was the cost for a nurse to help me at home with my injections the first few days (I was nervous!!). And also the embryo storage, which insurance did not cover.
Describe Anitha Nair's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I was happy to do eSET, and Dr. Nair was fully supportive given my age and history.
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Anitha Nair
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Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
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