Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)

2 doctors work here

Rated 8.8
Strongly recommend: 76%Neutral: 16%Don't recommend: 8%8.8
76% strongly recommend
46 reviews
Operations
9.3
9.3
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.9
8.9
Scheduling

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

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8
8
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9
9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ Care
9.3
9.3
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Attention to Detail
7.9
7.9
Attention to Detail

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

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

CDC Success Rates

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

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

Annual Cycles
380
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

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

This clinic has 1 office

Las Vegas
5320 S. Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

46 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
2 IVF
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Foulk allowed me to be me and talk with my true emotions...He never once dismissed any of my concerns and fears...During my 2nd round of hormone treatments, Dr. Foulk was determined to make sure I make it to egg retrieval. He increased my doses slowly & we saw results...he understood my religious approach with going forward with a transfer...He really takes the time to go over everything with you and is very open on trying different approaches...Due to the quality of my eggs always coming back as "abnormal" after PGS testing, Dr. Foulk was not against doing multiple embryo transfers
[Nevada Fertility Center nurse and staff] They were so compassionate and understanding that no question( regardless if I thought it was a little dumb ) went unanswered... I had additional fees to consider such as using a donor sperm...I was a participant who won 50% off a frozen IVF cycle and I was also part of the CLARA clinical trial so my out of pocket expenses weren't too much...my first round of Frozen IVF w/ the 50% discount came out to about $7000. Each egg retrieval was around $450...The only negative/weakness is the waiting for the call back for results
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk is honest, patient, and amazing. The only thing I would say that is negative is that he travels from the clinic in Las Vegas and Utah so it is hard to schedule an appointment. But when I do have the chance to sit with him, no matter the outcome he is always there with a smile on his face and his tone of voice always gives me so much hope. He really takes the time to go over everything with you and is very open on trying different approaches. I have yet to hear him decline or laugh at my crazy ideas. As one of his patients, I cannot express how much I am grateful to put this dream of mine in his hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Go into your first visit with an open mind. Don't expect everything to happen at once, but once the ball starts rolling Dr. Foulk & his staff will be by your side 1000%. Dr. Foulk is also a very patient & knowledgeable man. So if you have questions, I would ask away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk allowed me to be me and talk with my true emotions. Even with tears running down my cheeks he and his staff has been amazing throughout my fertility journey. Unlike a doctor at a clinic, he never dismissed you when you walked passed. He always had a smile and greeted you even if he was rushing through the office between patients. Dr. Foulk also listened to everything I had to say. He never once dismissed any of my concerns and fears. I love his motto: "I was meant to be a mom.." and I am so happy that he is as determined as I am to make this dream for me come true.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
My body always seemed to fail me when it came down to my hormones. It was never where it needed to be. During my 2nd round of hormone treatments, Dr. Foulk was determined to make sure I make it to egg retrieval. He increased my doses slowly & we saw results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Ealy & Chelsy Foulk)
The staff is so amazing! Since I was going there for over a year, I created this amazing bond with them. If I hit a rough patch they were there with me and when I cried they cried. When it was time to celebrate they were right there with me showering me with hugs! I couldn't ask for anything more from them. They were so compassionate and understanding that no question ( regardless if I thought it was a little dumb ) went unanswered. They were even there when I needed help with my shots! I was able to call the nurse ( Kim ) at 8 AM on the dot and she walked me through hands shaking and all!! Then when I struggled with my additional shots my other nurse ( Chelsy ) was right there to help me with the additional shots and re-assured me that I was doing everything correct. The staff is always filled with positive energy and they always made every visit no matter how nerve racking it was .. smooth.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I think I have said so much about how much I love the staff at the clinic. The only negative/weakness is the waiting for the call back for results. That would only be the hardest thing for me. Other than that I have not had any negative experiences. Even the receptionist is amazing!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I never had issues with any of my appointments. They were always set based as close to my availability as possible and I never had to wait too long to be taken to the back. There were a few times when they were running behind, but it was never bad to where I noticed anything.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I was a participant who won 50% off a frozen IVF cycle and I was also part of the CLARA clinical trial so my out of pocket expenses weren't too much. I had additional fees to consider such as using a donor sperm, but I think they weren't too bad. Total for my first round of Frozen IVF w/ the 50% discount came out to about $7000. Each egg retrieval was around $450 for the anesthesia which had to be paid separate and on the day of the retrieval and the monthly cost for storage is $60.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Due to the quality of my eggs always coming back as "abnormal" after PGS testing, Dr. Foulk was not against doing multiple embryo transfers. I also appreciated the fact that he understood my religious approach with going forward with a transfer that contained "abnormal" embryos.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 28
1 IVF
Male Factor
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
The doctor [Dr. Mark Johnson] was always so kind and interested in you and your family. He remember certain things about me and I felt like he got to know me and my husband as a person...Great bedside manner and compassionate care for his patients. He is well educated and explained everything ever step of the way and was there to answer any question that I had...we had male factor infertility, so he prescribed me low dosages of the medications. I was grateful for this as it not only saved me money but I didn't have any bad experiences or reactions with any of the mediations.
They [Sher Fertility of Las Vegas] are very organized from the beginning. They describe everything well and provide you with a detail calendar to follow and what to expect. Any questions I had I was able to contact staff or the doctor and received a response the same day or if not they next day. My nurse is always available by email which made it super easy to communicate all my questions...my supervisors were flexible with me and my schedule. They allowed me to come in later so I could schedule my monitoring for first thing in the morning. I felt that it ran pretty smoothly never felt like there was a huge line or wait. I did notice on the day of retrieval and transfer there were many women waiting in the lobby. This was due to everyone's cycle being scheduled together.
How was your experience with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Johnson has been an amazing doctor throughout this entire process! I am so happy we chose him as our doctor. Great bedside manner and compassionate care for his patients. He is well educated and explained everything ever step of the way and was there to answer any question that I had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
You will be in good hands with Dr. Johnson. He takes the time to get to know you and your situation and develops a plan that is appropriate for your treatment. He is thorough and knows his stuff. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you have them. Him and his nursing staff are great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
The doctor was always so kind and interested in you and your family. He remember certain things about me and I felt like he got to know me and my husband as a person.
Describe the protocols Mark Johnson used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
For us we had male factor infertility, so he prescribed me low dosages of the medications. I was grateful for this as it not only saved me money but I didn't have any bad experiences or reactions with any of the mediations.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Chelsy)
Chelsy was always so sweet and kind throughout the entire process. I really appreciated her patience with me through during this time as I always had questions or concerns. She was available by phone and email which was super convenient for me with a busy schedule.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
They are very organized from the beginning. They describe everything well and provide you with a detail calendar to follow and what to expect. Any questions I had I was able to contact staff or the doctor and received a response the same day or if not they next day. My nurse is always available by email which made it super easy to communicate all my questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I'm lucky that my supervisors were flexible with me and my schedule. They allowed me to come in later so I could schedule my monitoring for first thing in the morning. I felt that it ran pretty smoothly never felt like there was a huge line or wait. I did notice on the day of retrieval and transfer there were many women waiting in the lobby. This was due to everyone's cycle being scheduled together.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
SIRM is a little bit newer to the Las Vegas area and they try to offer low cost services compared to other offices in the area.
Describe Mark Johnson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Single embryo transfer for safer positive outcomes.
10
Doctor
Mark Johnson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 30
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
4th of 4 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Sher] was present at every appointment, unfortunately that did not prove out to be a positive for me. It has taken several years for me to come to terms with the fact that I felt violated repeatedly during my pelvic ultrasounds...would sit between my legs, and instead of asking me to "scooch forward a few inches", would grab my hips/butt and pull me toward him. This happened on multiple occasions. When you are going through IVF you're already in such a vulnerable situation, I just ignored i
[The staff at Nevada Fertility Center] are well organized and very kind. They are responsible for a large number of patients who are in-cycle, which I think makes it feel like they are stretched a little thin at times. Nevertheless, I have never had an issue getting a response from them. To be noted, the nursing team has had significant turnover and I do not believe any of the nurses who were present when I was treated work there anymore.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I did 4 retrievals and 1 transfer with Dr. Sher at his Nevada clinic. He was present at every appointment, unfortunately that did not prove out to be a positive for me. It has taken several years for me to come to terms with the fact that I felt violated repeatedly during my pelvic ultrasounds. I've had dozens of pelvic ultrasounds with other doctors and they always stand to my side when inserting the probe. Dr. Sher would sit between my legs, and instead of asking me to "scooch forward a few inches", would grab my hips/butt and pull me toward him. This happened on multiple occasions. When you are going through IVF you're already in such a vulnerable situation, I just ignored it and didn't realize how violating this was until I found a doctor that truly respects my body autonomy and the importance of medical consent. Another big disappointment came when I realized the published success rates on the CDC site for my age & diagnosis were SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the success rates he quoted for me at our initial consult. Success rates from person-to-person and clinic-to-clinic can be hard to compare, but the lack of consistency was a major red flag. During our initial consult he told me roughly 70% chance of success, on the day of my transfer he told me "50/50 shot" (this transfer of 2 euploid embryos resulted in a chemical pregnancy) - and then the published success rates for my year of treatment indicated roughly 29% live birth rate in my age bracket. This was a major red flag to me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I would proceed with caution. He has a very convincing pitch and his ideas around protocols sound good, but ultimately my results were absolutely nothing like what he projected they would be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Things started out really well with Dr. Sher, but eventually did go downhill. I felt incredibly optimistic about him after our first Skype consult. He made me feel really special and important. He continued to be warm and friendly throughout treatment, but after a while I started to lose confidence in the quality of the plan. Dr. Sher gave me his cell phone number and always reminded me I could call any time - I was really heartbroken when I did actually call and he rushed me off the phone telling me to just call the office instead.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Dr. Sher had me on the agonist-antagonist conversion protocol for low AMH. It was a very expensive and high dose protocol (starting with 600u of FSH). Since leaving the practice, I have spoken with other physicians and seen research that suggests the doses he used were entirely inappropriate and potentially harmful to my outcome. On this protocol, I had the highest number of mature eggs retrieved that I've had on any other protocol but the lowest number of euploid blastocysts. Getting a lot of eggs is not very helpful when you don't end up with usable embryos in the end.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The nurses are incredibly responsive and normally respond to emails within a day. They are well organized and very kind. They are responsible for a large number of patients who are in-cycle, which I think makes it feel like they are stretched a little thin at times. Nevertheless, I have never had an issue getting a response from them. To be noted, the nursing team has had significant turnover and I do not believe any of the nurses who were present when I was treated work there anymore.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic is under new management and has a different staff now than when I was treated. I recently went in to sign paperwork and did not recognize a single person working there. One thing I remember (and am not sure if they've changed) is a large whiteboard near the nursing station that says the names of every patient coming in that day and why they were coming. This was clearly visible to any patient who walked to the bathroom at the clinic. The operative suite where egg retrievals happened felt dated and overall the clinic didn't have the bells and whistles some the newer clinics do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We bought a package through Attain. Our cost was around $23,000 for two retrievals and unlimited FETs until we bring home a baby, this package has now expired and did not result in a live birth. The package included PGT biopsy, but not the testing, did not include anesthesia or egg freezing and storage. Anesthesia was required to be paid the day of the retrieval by check or cash.
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
He recommended transferring 2 PGT-A euploid embryos for me at age 29, which goes against ASRM recommendations.
What specific things went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I was given the wrong time for a phone meeting at one time, which caused me to wait by the phone for an hour unnecessarily.
0
Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 Fertility Medications
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr.Foulk is very open and understanding about how the process works and explains the possibilities of each procedure whether it be positive or negative but not in a bad way. He has a sweet demeanor when it comes to the delivery of bad news as if he can sympathize with your pain...protocol of using lower dose medicines but also using a new medicine to us which was considered to be called “Embryo Glue”. We have been in the infertility journey for 6 years at this point and hadn’t heard of this until him...
This clinic [Nevada Fertility Center] is very on top of it with the communication, bedside manner, they are never too busy or over scheduling making it a long wait...Sage and Monica [nurses] were both very helpful and amazing! Very compassionate and understanding, great bedside manner...So welcoming and kind. Didn’t even treat us any different being a same sex relationship...The staff is very thorough regarding the process and instructions...
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr.Foulk is very open and understanding about how the process works and explains the possibilities of each procedure whether it be positive or negative but not in a bad way. He has a sweet demeanor when it comes to the delivery of bad news as if he can sympathize with your pain.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Listen closely and carefully because he does have a soft tone to his voice and above all ask any questions that come to heart or mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
As you walk they smile and greet you. Making you feel welcomed and invited. The staff is very thorough regarding the process and instructions.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
One of the main things my wife and I hold dear to heart is the protocol of using lower dose medicines but also using a new medicine to us which was considered to be called “Embryo Glue”. We have been in the infertility journey for 6 years at this point and hadn’t heard of this until him and he listened to us when we suggested a water ultrasound being my wife had gone through 2 polyp surgeries due to the amount of meds our prior Dr had us on and he was surprised we never had one before.
How competent was Russell Foulk at LGBTQ care?
So welcoming and kind. Didn’t even treat us any different being a same sex relationship
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Sage and Monica)
Sage and Monica were both very helpful and amazing! Very compassionate and understanding, great bedside manner. They both including other staff always make us feel like family and go above and beyond making us feel as though they want this for us as bad as we do. Especially after hearing how long we’ve been enduring this challenge and they are surprised of all the knowledge we’ve gained along this journey.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
This clinic is very on top of it with the communication, bedside manner, they are never too busy or over scheduling making it a long wait. Always smiling and very personable. The office gets you scheduled and on the calendar quickly and makes sure you understand and are on the same page.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We had our embryos and Soren transferred over so we just needed to do a water ultrasound, labs, ultrasound, and transfer. Which was around $3000. All out of pocket. Resulted in a chemical pregnancy so now we have to do another egg retrieval
How competent was Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) at LGBTQ care?
We were not treated any different which shows us as a couple that there is no difference.
Describe your experience using 3rd party reproduction (donor eggs, donor sperm, or gestational carrier) at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Our prior clinic was being difficult getting our medical records, embryos and sperm transferred. Thankfully Monica, Dr. Foulk were very helpful with the process and just as determined and committed to get our embabies to their new family facility.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
While we have only interacted with Dr. Foulk during our consult and any surgeries or retrievals, he has always been very kind, doesn't rush us during our appointments and is very thorough in explaining everything to us. He has great bedside manner and is consistently positive while being honest...He was very positive in the consult and gave us the time of day after a urologist told my husband he would never be able to have kids. Every single appointment has been amazing with him and his whole staff.
The [Nevada Fertility Center] staff is amazing, the client portal to access everything you need is so nice to have, and I appreciate them being on top of everything. The only weakness is the finance side as I felt there were a few things not explained to us as well, which caused more money out of our pocket than we expected
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
While we have only interacted with Dr. Foulk during our consult and any surgeries or retrievals, he has always been very kind, doesn't rush us during our appointments and is very thorough in explaining everything to us. He has great bedside manner and is consistently positive while being honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
There are no dumb questions! Ask every single question you have - I had personal questions related to my husband and I, as well as questions from my own research via Google and Facebook Groups.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
From the moment we met Dr. Foulk, he treated us like we had been patients forever. He was very positive in the consult and gave us the time of day after a urologist told my husband he would never be able to have kids. Every single appointment has been amazing with him and his whole staff.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
My husband has azoospermia, so he underwent surgery to extract sperm, then I went on 150IU Follistim and 75IU Menopur. Week of retrieval I also added in 250 MCG Ganirelix and 1500IU Pregnyl / 81IU Lupron a day or two before egg retrieval. In the midst of my FET, currently, and doing Estradial and Progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Melissa Jordan)
The entire staff at my clinic is amazing. They truly care, are friendly, happy to answer questions, and always available. Melissa is so wonderful and honestly with how emotional and financially straining this process can be, it has been so wonderful to have access to her.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The staff is amazing, the client portal to access everything you need is so nice to have, and I appreciate them being on top of everything. The only weakness is the finance side as I felt there were a few things not explained to us as well, which caused more money out of our pocket than we expected. (i.e. - thawing my husbands sperm to create the embryos - which was going to be necessary since day one but they didn't add it into our overall price).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We were self-pay - $12,300 for Egg Retrieval Cycle, $3,300 for FET, $1100 for Sperm Extraction Surgery, $500 for each anesthesia treatment (2x for us), $4,000 in medication so far (and not done with my FET cycle).We will be close to $25,000.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Peterson and Kim the nurse practitioner have both been very personable and invested in my care...While being personable he is also honest and realistic. When I asked questions he responded with evidence-based answers and references studies...Dr. Peterson allowed me to give my opinion on whether or not I continued my cycle when there were multiple eggs just prior to ovulation...
All of the staff [at Nevada Fertility Center] has been outstanding. Kim [NP] did most of my exams and ultrasounds. April and Maribel were often the ones greeting me and placing me in a room. Both were very prompt whenever I called or messaged them on the app. Ronnie at the front desk is always friendly, helpful and somehow remembers my name each time...
How was your experience with Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
All of my monitoring appointments except for one were with Kim, Dr. Peterson's NP. The one that was not with Kim was done by another NP in the office. At nearly all my appointments Dr. Peterson was in his office and available if needed. Kim is compassionate, detailed, takes the time to explain everything, and was always prompt in getting back to me whenever I messaged with questions. Whether on the phone or in-person I felt cared for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
He is very personable (even over telemed). While being personable he is also honest and realistic. When I asked questions he responded with evidence-based answers and references studies.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Peterson and Kim the nurse practitioner have both been very personable and invested in my care. This is night and day compared to the previous clinic I was at.
Describe the protocols Kurt Peterson used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I had two IUI cycles with Kim and Dr. Peterson. With both Letrozole 5mg x 5 days was used. Both cycles my lining was thin and I was prescribed Estrace 2mg. We used ultrasound monitoring and an HCG trigger shot for ovulation. Following IUI I was prescribed Progesterone until my blood draw for the pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kim, NP)
All of the staff has been outstanding. Kim did most of my exams and ultrasounds. April and Maribel were often the ones greeting me and placing me in a room. Both were very prompt whenever I called or messaged them on the app. Ronnie at the front desk is always friendly, helpful and somehow remembers my name each time.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Strengths - personable, good about explaining the process, prompt in getting back to me. The clinic was never overcrowded and I never waited more than 10 min for my appointment. Weakness - as strange as it sounds I wished they collected my copay each time I went. A couple of times I offer to pay but was told they would wait for insurance and the copays added up. I would rather pay each time to avoid this.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
IUI was covered by my HPN insurance so there was little for me. I have a meeting with the financial department to discuss the cost of IVF. IVF seems to be far more responsible than other clinics in town.
Describe Kurt Peterson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I do not have any comments about this however I can say that Dr. Peterson and Kim were far more willing to troubleshoot my cycles as issues developed. Additionally, Dr. Peterson allowed me to give my opinion on whether or not I continued my cycle when there were multiple eggs just prior to ovulation. The previous clinic canceled my cycles for issues such as a 9mm cyst and a thin uterine lining. Dr. Peterson and Kim explained the issue or prescribed medications to help.
10
Doctor
Kurt Peterson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
2022, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 36
Male Factor
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Peterson seemed open and enthusiastic about helping me and my husband start our family. He was honest about this experience working with gay couples and answered all our questions to the best of his ability. We never felt rushed or othered during our conversation...seemed enthusiastic about helping us 2 gay guys start our family
[Nevada Fertility Center] Front desk and all the staff were super friendly and helpful. You could tell they primarily served heterosexual clients but we never felt awkward or uncomfortable interacting with anyone at the clinic being a gay male couple. The front desk and nurses that took our blood/semen samples were all friendly and professional.
How was your experience with Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Super personable and seemed enthusiastic about helping us 2 gay guys start our family. He was honest about his conservative upbringing in Utah but admits to having since grown after being exposed to more gay people. We liked the honesty and openness he seemed to exude during that initial meeting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Feel free to ask questions. Dr. Peterson was very patient and never made us feel like we were asking a 'dumb' question or one with an obvious answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Peterson seemed open and enthusiastic about helping me and my husband start our family. He was honest about this experience working with gay couples and answered all our questions to the best of his ability. We never felt rushed or othered during our conversation.
Describe the protocols Kurt Peterson used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
We did initial blood work and sperm screenings. My husband's sample was accepted and frozen but mine had no sperm count (due to a previous testosterone therapy). Dr. Peterson prescribed me some medications to help with sperm production and we were going to check again in a few months.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Crystal Rosburg)
Crystal is amazing. She is our primary point of contact at the clinic because she specializes in 3rd Party reproductive patients. She is a previous gestational carrier having carried siblings for a gay couple. She knows her stuff and answers emails/questions quickly.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Front desk and all the staff were super friendly and helpful. You could tell they primarily served heterosexual clients but we never felt awkward or uncomfortable interacting with anyone at the clinic being a gay male couple. The front desk and nurses that took our blood/semen samples were all friendly and professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kurt Peterson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
They have different packages but specifically have one tailored to gay male couples that has unlimited embryo transfers guaranteed until a birth occurs which they made sure to emphasize because other clinics don't have this.
Describe Kurt Peterson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
He seemed to strongly prefer eSET because of the safety of both the fetus and the gestational carrier.
How competent was Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) at LGBTQ care?
Its still early in the process but so far no red flags.
Describe your experience using 3rd party reproduction (donor eggs, donor sperm, or gestational carrier) at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We aren't at the step of using donor eggs yet but we're considering using their pool. Because they source their eggs from their Utah branch, they claim to have a large ~300 donor pool to choose from. They do not source gestational carriers.
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Doctor
Kurt Peterson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
LGBTQ Care
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ Care
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
PCOS
European
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Foulk is very soft spoken and kind. We asked a lot of questions about our failed transfer and he took the time to address each question and make sure we knew our options. He listened to our concerns and gave us the best next steps to looking into additional testing...It was more affordable for us to have him do my hysteroscopy and polyp removal than to go through our insurance. His transfer prices are also fair and reasonable.
[the Nevada Fertility Center nurse] was always available to speak with and ask questions. I would call and leave her a message and be contacted within the hour...The clinic runs smoothly. From making the first appointment, to finances and the insurance team. the front desk [staff] is always happy and greets us with a smile. The insurance verification team is amazing..
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr Foulk is very soft spoken and kind. We asked a lot of questions about our failed transfer and he took the time to address each question and make sure we knew our options. He listened to our concerns and gave us the best next steps to looking into additional testing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
He is very kind and will take the time to answer your questions. So make sure to ask any and all questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr Foulk speaks directly to you as a patient and human. He listens to our concerns and addresses them with consideration to our feelings.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
We switched to Dr Foulk after going through an egg retrieval, ERA and hysteroscopy/polyp removal with another clinic. Due to the ERA being done at the old clinic, we decided to keep the natural stimulated transfer cycle like the old clinic had me do. Unfortunately it resulted in a failed transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Sage)
Sage was always available to speak with and ask questions. I would call and leave her a message and be contacted within the hour.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic runs smoothly. From making the first appointment, to finances and the insurance team. Ronnie is at the front desk and is always happy and greets us with a smile. The insurance verification team is amazing! They make sure to run pre auths for needed procedures and have our copays figured out for us when we are there. Tina in finance is so kind and helpful. She makes sure we know all our options before signing any financial agreements.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Dr Foulks prices were very fair. It was more affordable for us to have him do my hysteroscopy and polyp removal than to go through our insurance. His transfer prices are also fair and reasonable.
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $500K+
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
After a failed IUI with another provider, he [Dr. Foulk] met with me on a Sunday and reassured me he had a plan and I would be pregnant in the coming few months. He knew exactly what protocol to use and didn’t send me for unnecessary testing. He considered our willingness to be aggressive. We didn’t want a conservative approach and he was willing to comply. I loved that the most. He didn’t want to waste time and he understood my impatience after years of TTC.
Dr. Foulk and his staff [at Nevada Fertility Center] took to me quickly. By the 2nd appointment, everyone knew my name and my story and by month 3 of treatment, I considered them friends. I was tended to immediately after each concern and was given after hour contact info which I used very frequently to ease my mind...[the nurses] took care of me, gave me direction and motivation. They texted me after hours and celebrated each victory with me. The staff was never too busy for a question, a repeat blood draw (I had 12 in 20 days to check on levels) or adjusting meds. All my questions to Dr. Foulk’s NP, Kim Carter, we’re immediately directed to the doctor when he was out of state (he has a few clinics in the nation) and I had an answer in minutes in most cases. All lab results were provided within 4 hrs from blood draw (this is record timing). Just feel so lucky I experienced this with them.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
After a failed IUI with another provider, he met with me on a Sunday and reassured me he had a plan and I would be pregnant in the coming few months. He knew exactly what protocol to use and didn’t send me for unnecessary testing. He considered our willingness to be aggressive. We didn’t want a conservative approach and he was willing to comply. I loved that the most. He didn’t want to waste time and he understood my impatience after years of TTC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Don’t get discouraged if they don’t answer the phone. Just get up and go and make an appointment. You will get results and you will be treated like a princess.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk and his staff took to me quickly. By the 2nd appointment, everyone knew my name and my story and by month 3 of treatment, I considered them friends. I was tended to immediately after each concern and was given after hour contact info which I used very frequently to ease my mind.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Successful round of IUI Hsg precious cycle determined one side had thank adhesions so we were only going to move forward if we had a follicle on my good side (we did!). 5mg femara 3-7 75miu follistim day 9 & 11 2mg estrogen day 10 & 11 10,000miu pregnyl trigger day 11 Iui day 12 with 22mm follicle Partner SPerm was 192mil prewash 88mill 85% motility post wash
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Carter)
Dr. Foulk’s team of ladies who took care of me are my angel heroes. I can’t put it in any other terms. These girls took care of me, gave me direction and motivation. They texted me after hours and celebrated each victory with me. The staff was never too busy for a question, a repeat blood draw (I had 12 in 20 days to check on levels) or adjusting meds. All my questions to Dr. Foulk’s NP, Kim Carter, we’re immediately directed to the doctor when he was out of state (he has a few clinics in the nation) and I had an answer in minutes in most cases. All lab results were provided within 4 hrs from blood draw (this is record timing). Just feel so lucky I experienced this with them.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
2 “weaknesses” 1. Front desk doesn’t always answer phone promptly (I think they’re phone system is being upgraded now). 2. Dr. Foulk is at practice only 1 week/month so if you HAVE to see the doc, it may be scheduled further out than you’d like. Strengths: Staff are compassionate and the most educated group of girls. Dr. Foulk is so up-to-date that I didn’t feel like “he could be doing more”. Availability from early morning hours which is convenient so you don’t have to take time from work or go after hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
~$1k per IUI Cash patient Insurance covered meds Injections were separate
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Foulk is always willing to give you a call after every treatment no matter the outcome. To touch bases again and to talk about next options or just give encouraging words...treats you like family. He is clear with his explanations, goals for your treatments, and diagnosis...He is extremely personable and understands the struggles that we are going through...We started the cycle with planning to do timed intercourse, but ended up wanting to do IUI. Since my follicles werent maturing, we cancelled the cycle and I then took provera to start my period and try again a different treatment plan. The next month I started taking metformin to help with my insulin resistant PCOS. We did letrozole and injectibles. My follicles finally grew, but my IUI was unsuccessful. Due to the pandemic, we took a month off and will go back when my next period starts.
I spent more on medication than I did on the actual IUI [at Nevada Fertility Center]. I spent $1,100 on my IUI. I spent almost $2,000 on the clomid, letrozole, and follistims...The staff is all so friendly and accommodating. They treat you like family. The are extremely understanding and will help with whatever you need help with. I am a teacher and I teach during the hours that they are open, they are always willing to move things around to help you get in for an appointment. They are thorough with what you need to do. They do step by step instructions for injectibles and give you a calendar so you know what to do and when to do it. They treat you like you matter.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk treats you like family. He is clear with his explanations, goals for your treatments, and diagnosis. He is always a call away and does whatever it takes to make sure that you're not another number. He is extremely personable and understands the struggles that we are going through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Be honest and open with him so that you get the most out of your experience with him. He is honest and open with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I always feel that communication is key. Communication is at the top of their priority. They are quick to respond and Dr. Foulk is always willing to give you a call after every treatment no matter the outcome. To touch bases again and to talk about next options or just give encouraging words.
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
My first cycle was cancelled with Dr. Foulk because my follicles weren't maturing. During that cycle I took two rounds of Clomid and Follistim injectibles. We started the cycle with planning to do timed intercourse, but ended up wanting to do IUI. Since my follicles werent maturing, we cancelled the cycle and I then took provera to start my period and try again a different treatment plan. The next month I started taking metformin to help with my insulin resistant PCOS. We did letrozole and injectibles. My follicles finally grew, but my IUI was unsuccessful. Due to the pandemic, we took a month off and will go back when my next period starts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kim Carter )
Kim Carter is also amazing. I felt like she was apart of my family, like an older sister guiding me through something difficult. She always called back with an answer. She was extremely flexible and understanding. She showed compassion when things werent going so well. I am so happy to have her apart of the staff I see when I go to the Nevada Fertility Center.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The staff is all so friendly and accommodating. They treat you like family. The are extremely understanding and will help with whatever you need help with. I am a teacher and I teach during the hours that they are open, they are always willing to move things around to help you get in for an appointment. They are thorough with what you need to do. They do step by step instructions for injectibles and give you a calendar so you know what to do and when to do it. They treat you like you matter.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I spent more on medication than I did on the actual IUI. I spent $1,100 on my IUI. I spent almost $2,000 on the clomid, letrozole, and follistims.
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
N/A to my experience.
8
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
4th of 4 Docs
4 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I definitely felt he [Dr. Foulk] reviewed our specifics carefully and looked to see what he could do to make a difference this time ... He took the time to explain his thinking and didn't push us into anything. He showed empathy and tried to do what he could to work around our schedule & budget. On cycle day he sat and talked with me after the procedure longer than necessary.
Recently billing has been less transparent and hidden charges have been billed but generally they are great ... Everyone [at Sher Fertility of LV] is well-organized, friendly, & attentive. It's easy to find and while you're there for treatment there's plenty to do in LV to keep your mind occupied. Pricing is generally transparent which is helpful and they are just so easy to work with.
How was your experience with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Foulk's communication style & and the details and care given to us put us at ease even just over the phone before we met. In person he was just as caring and you didn't feel like he was rushing through his time with you. The only thing I didn't like is when we arrived for ERA biopsy it was with another doctor. But he did perform the egg retrieval and was great all along the way.oh also I ended up getting billed for extra charges outside cycle fee that we’re not previously discussed or disclosed to me. This didn’t happen with previous doctors at same clinic and was very frustrating. That still isn’t resolved.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Ask if he will be hands-on to do your procedures himself Ask about ALL charges as you go
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
He definitely took the time to review our case thoroughly before getting on the phone. He took the time to explain his thinking and didn't push us into anything. He showed empathy and tried to do what he could to work around our schedule & budget. On cycle day he sat and talked with me after the procedure longer than necessary. I could feel he cared about my experience and my comfort. He really makes you feel he cares about YOU and you’re in good hands. I’m so glad we tried one more cycle with him!
Describe the protocols Russell Foulk used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Protocol would be same as I had previously (Lupron based IVF) but with ERA to adjust transfer window accordingly. For the transfer he suggested adding Neupogen to help the uterus be receptive to the embryo since we've had trouble with implantation in the past. I definitely felt he reviewed our specifics carefully and looked to see what he could do to make a difference this time
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly for retrieval / Dayana for transfer)
Both nurses were very communicative, quick to respond, answered all of my questions, and just kind all along the way. They never got rattled when I got stressed out and asked for help out of stress. They were always available and helpful and compassionate. Both the nurses and Dr. Foulk were fantastic.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
It's a great clinic. Clean, comfortable, approachable. Everyone is well-organized, friendly, & attentive. It's easy to find and while you're there for treatment there's plenty to do in LV to keep your mind occupied. Pricing is generally transparent which is helpful and they are just so easy to work with. Recently billing has been less transparent and hidden charges have been billed but generally they are great
Describe the costs associated with your care under Russell Foulk at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Approx $750 for ERA Transfer + $12000 for IVF cycle + $4000 for Transfer + 175 for fluid ultrasound + 100 for neupogen (before discounts he offered due to our situation)... plus medications of course
Describe Russell Foulk's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
N/A - we only had 1 embryo to consider
10
Doctor
Russell Foulk
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
9
Age 39
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
3rd of 4 Docs
4 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Johnson spent lots of time talking with me, never felt rushed. He showed empathy & compassion for our situation and seemed like he genuinely cared about our case ... I did an ERA biopsy with him and he didn't get all of the measurements in the first US, had to go back in. ... He ordered lab work then said he didn't understand the results and I should seek primary care. ... He might truly be amazing at his job, but he puts you at ill ease as he always seemed a bit unsure, nervouse, clumsy a bit with his speech, demeanour & performance.
They (Sher Fertility of Las Vegas) have a patient portal but sometimes contact you via email or via phone. You tend to have a single nurse contact, but then along the way you might interact with others too. The nurses aren't directly available by phone 24/7, but often respond after hours via email. If you have trouble with that, they ahve a 24/7 answering service that will put you in touch with a doctor or nurse if need be. Very well-run operation
How was your experience with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Although Dr. Johnson really seemed like he cared and was super patient & kind, he came off like he did not understand what he was doing in every communication. I hate to this say this, but it is true. He ordered lab work then said he didn't understand the results and I should seek primary care. I did an ERA biopsy with him and he didn't get all of the measurements in the first US, had to go back in. I even felt the nurse was a bit embarrassed by his manner. He might truly be amazing at his job, but he puts you at ill ease as he always seemed a bit unsure, nervouse, clumsy a bit with his speech, demeanour & performance. This may not effect his ability to provide results, I'm just not sure. But being "veterans" at this and looking for direction, support, comfort, finality, we didn't feel we could get it with him sorry to say.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
"Interview" multiple doctors and choose the one that feels the best fit for you, whether that's Dr. Johnson or someone else. Just because we didn't feel it was quite right doesn't mean he won't be the right choice for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Johnson spent lots of time talking with me, never felt rushed. He showed empathy & compassion for our situation and seemed like he genuinely cared about our case
Describe the protocols Mark Johnson used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Estrace, Delestrogen, PIO - ERA
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
the nursing staff there is totally stellar. They are on top of it, available, helpful, & kind!
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic is nice, clean, comfortable. All of the nurses & staff are friendly & well organized. They have a patient portal but sometimes contact you via email or via phone. You tend to have a single nurse contact, but then along the way you might interact with others too. The nurses aren't directly available by phone 24/7, but often respond after hours via email. If you have trouble with that, they ahve a 24/7 answering service that will put you in touch with a doctor or nurse if need be. Very well-run operation
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Around $2000 for Blood Draws, Ultrasounds, Meds, ERA, & Labs
3
Doctor
Mark Johnson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IUI
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
IUI - cycle [with Dr. Mark Johnson] was cancelled due to slow growing follicles. Ovulated on my own resulting in a chemical...Responded well to clomid previous cycle but not at all on this one so it was cancelled...I saw Dr Johnson at every single appointment! My husband travels a lot for work and I swear DR J knew his schedule better than I did!! I even have his personal cell number which lets face it not a lot of DR's give that out...While we haven't had our miracle rainbow baby yet I wouldn't go back and not be a patient of DR Johnson's. Not only did we see him at every appointment but he took an interest in us as people not just patients. New Patient Advice Doctor Nps
The medical assistant that worked with us [at Sher Fertility of Las Vegas] had her strengths and her weaknesses. Let's start with her weaknesses which was not being able to remember what our treatment plan was and telling me to inject an intramuscular HCG into my stomach. Her strengths were that she is very nice and compassionate and she is AMAZING at taking blood!! I have veins that aren't easy to find and she would always get it first try! If someone else tried I would just ask for her!...They also do not treat their patients like a number... when you are there you feel like you are among friends. Weakness would be that they are pretty busy so it can be hard to get a hold of someone immediately but you will always get a call back.
How was your experience with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
DR Johnson is an amazing doctor! While we haven't had our miracle rainbow baby yet I wouldn't go back and not be a patient of DR Johnson's. Not only did we see him at every appointment but he took an interest in us as people not just patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
You will leave happy that you chose him!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I saw Dr Johnson at every single appointment! My husband travels a lot for work and I swear DR J knew his schedule better than I did!! I even have his personal cell number which lets face it not a lot of DR's give that out
Describe the protocols Mark Johnson used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Cycle 1 - 5mg Letrozole IUI - cycle was cancelled due to slow growing follicles. Ovulated on my own resulting in a chemical. Cycle 2 - 100mg Clomid IUI - BFN Cycle 3 - 100mg Clomid IUI - Responded well to clomid previous cycle but not at all on this one so it was cancelled
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kristina)
The medical assistant that worked with us had her strengths and her weaknesses. Let's start with her weaknesses which was not being able to remember what our treatment plan was and telling me to inject an intramuscular HCG into my stomach. Her strengths were that she is very nice and compassionate and she is AMAZING at taking blood!! I have veins that aren't easy to find and she would always get it first try! If someone else tried I would just ask for her!
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Strengths are how amazing they are with their patients and that I've seen my doctor at every visit! They also do not treat their patients like a number... when you are there you feel like you are among friends. Weakness would be that they are pretty busy so it can be hard to get a hold of someone immediately but you will always get a call back.
10
Doctor
Mark Johnson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
Male Factor
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Don’t be turned off by the initial endearing ‘quirkiness’ [of Dr Mark Johnson]; he is extremely intelligent and has a heart of gold...They are willing to transfer two, but Dr Johnson wants us to meet with a high risk OB before doing so...was the second local doctor we had a consultation with and the first doctor to spend the time with us. During our consultation he spent over two hours with us explaining every detail of treatment, going over our files and personal issues and never rushed us. He makes us feel like he has all the time in the world for us and we’re never rushed.
SIRM as a whole seems to push a single embryo transfer versus multiple, but seems that it would be determined by your age...This is the 3rd clinic we reached out to (second locally), and couldn’t recommend them more. After every appointment I leave feeling more confident in choosing them...even the receptionist Shamila is so nice and always answers my questions and calls me back fast with answers...Over the phone if dealt with Dayana who is quick to answer questions and send emails at the times she says she will. In person I’ve dealt more with Christine(a?) who is awesome. She has a great personality and makes us feel comfortable and welcome every time.
How was your experience with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Johnson is extremely welcoming and compassionate. We never feel like a number and always like someone he truly cares about. Our first consultation he spent almost two and a half hours with us explaining every single detail of the treatments and our file. He then asked if we had time for a quick ultrasound so he could get a better look at my follicles. He always asks if we’re comfortable and says we can slow the process down if we need/want to. Our second appointment, I was scheduled for a sonohystogram near the same time as a PESA for my husband so we wouldn’t be waiting for each other. Two days before the appointment my husbands scheduled time got moved up 4 1/2 hours (to 630 am) and Dr. Johnson came in earlier than he was scheduled that day so we weren’t waiting for each other. He was so incredibly nice about it. (I mean what doctor would do that?!) Dr. Johnson has a great sense of humor and laughs/jokes with us often; which I could see some people having a problem with, but I love it. It’s already a serious enough process that it’s nice to not feel so stressed during the appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Don’t be turned off by the initial endearing ‘quirkiness’; he is extremely intelligent and has a heart of gold.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Johnson was the second local doctor we had a consultation with and the first doctor to spend the time with us. During our consultation he spent over two hours with us explaining every detail of treatment, going over our files and personal issues and never rushed us. He makes us feel like he has all the time in the world for us and we’re never rushed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Dayana )
Over the phone if dealt with Dayana who is quick to answer questions and send emails at the times she says she will. In person I’ve dealt more with Christine(a?) who is awesome. She has a great personality and makes us feel comfortable and welcome every time.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
This is the 3rd clinic we reached out to (second locally), and couldn’t recommend them more. After every appointment I leave feeling more confident in choosing them. Our first consult at red rock fertility we weren’t even able to see the doctor and were pushed into signing up that day. It just didn’t feel right. At SIRM, even the receptionist Shamila is so nice and always answers my questions and calls me back fast with answers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Johnson at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Dr. Johnson does ‘step’ billing as I call it, which I love. The IVF/retrieval portion is $8100, not including meds; transfer is $2900, not including meds; PESA is $850 with optional $450 anesthesia; PGT-A is $1850 plus $1450 for 8 embryos. You Pay each step when you get to it.
Describe Mark Johnson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
SIRM as a whole seems to push a single embryo transfer versus multiple, but seems that it would be determined by your age. They are willing to transfer two, but Dr Johnson wants us to meet with a high risk OB before doing so.
10
Doctor
Mark Johnson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Anovulation
Endometriosis
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Immunological
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I came to Dr. Sher from another clinic that wasn’t so great. I thought I’d had plenty of testing done but he ordered more. Because of my PCOS and endometriosis he ordered a NK Cells panel... that confirmed that I do have elevated natural killer cells in my body that will likely harm any embryos before they have a chance unless I prepare my body with things like interlipid infusions prior to transfer. But those results indicated that I needed to do a DQ Alpha test with me and my husband, and we’re a partial match which means half our embryos won’t be accepted by my body.
I wish that as of now, all the testing results [from Sher Fertility of LV] were posted on my patient profile portal so I can re review it whenever. They’re in the process of transitioning to online but not quite there yet. Also with Dr. Sher leaving the practice end of March, know that you will not be seeing him.. but dr Johnson and dr Faulk have all been highly regarded by the nursing staff- which I trust completely
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
The only negative is that he’s retiring from actively seeing patients after the upcoming March cycle. He’s been doing this for over 30 years and is moving to a consultation only based practice- but not hands on. I wish a million times I had just gone to see him first. I’m still hopeful that the new doctors at SIRM will uphold his same standard of individualized care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Be open and honest and be ready to get tested for a lot up front, to know what you’re dealing with instead of trying the “standard” and making changes after it doesn’t work. It seems like a lot of steps before you can just jump in but it’s worth it
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher is there for all of the appointments and monitoring. It’s not handled by nurses that are reviewed by him later. Every patient is given his personal cell phone and told to call with ANY questions. I did call, and received patient warm answers from him personally. The staff is all superb. And since cycles are limited to how many can join, it affords a personal experience each time.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I came to Dr. Sher from another clinic that wasn’t so great. I thought I’d had plenty of testing done but he ordered more. Because of my PCOS and endometriosis he ordered a NK Cells panel... that confirmed that I do have elevated natural killer cells in my body that will likely harm any embryos before they have a chance unless I prepare my body with things like interlipid infusions prior to transfer. But those results indicated that I needed to do a DQ Alpha test with me and my husband, and we’re a partial match which means half our embryos won’t be accepted by my body. As for treatment- I went on birth control,to align me with the next cycle date. Started leupron injections in the mornings, and omnitrope injections in the evenings. Came off birth control and started my period. Went in for baseline ultrasounds (conducted by Dr. Sher ), given clearance to start stimulation meds. We did 150 of gonal for two days, then 75 of gonal and 75 of menopur for the remainder till I was ready. The first retrieval did not go as expected and my eggs were stuck to the walls of my lining. Only 1 egg came out, but it did not fertilize. The next cycle we bumped up the stimulation meds to 300, and got 14 eggs, 11 fertilized, but 3 made it to blast stage. Currently awaiting PGS results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kim ealy)
This is another thing that truly sets apart SIRM. the staff is soooo helpful, encouraging, loving. Kim, my nurse, checks her emails after hours and always replies to any questions I have. The calendar they give you let’s you know what to expect and when. When I had to extend my meds out a few days the first cycle, they gave me some that I was short on, saving me hundreds. The list goes on and on but I love them all
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I wish that as of now, all the testing results were posted on my patient profile portal so I can re review it whenever. They’re in the process of transitioning to online but not quite there yet. Also with Dr. Sher leaving the practice end of March, know that you will not be seeing him.. but dr Johnson and dr Faulk have all been highly regarded by the nursing staff- which I trust completely.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
My insurance covers 50% of eligible costs up to 20,000 lifetime benefit. My first retrieval, after all ultrasounds and monitoring came to just under $900 with insurance. My second retrieval billing is still pending.
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Because of our partial DQ Alpha match, they will only do single embryo transfer for me... because if one is that match, my body would abort both.
10
Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 50
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Engineer
4th of 4 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
3 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I came to Dr. Sher because I just had my second miscarriage. We did DNA analysis and tested for antibodies to various diseases to figure out what caused my miscarriage. The only thing that showed up was that I have MTHFR C677T mutation. ... Dr Sher really wants to help you. He's very knowledgeable on all aspects of fertility. He also told me what I needed to do to prepare for my next cycle. Unfortunately, I had problems with fibroids and had to deal with that first.
well it was always very easy to get an appointment and they [Sher Fertility of Las Vegas] never made you wait more than 15 minutes for your appointment. the office wasn't busy each time I went there for consultation. I never consulted a nurse for their pricing but based on what I saw as estimates, their pricing seemed higher. ... they were all very friendly to me. they were quick to respond over email as well.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr Sher really wants to help you. He's very knowledgeable on all aspects of fertility. He also told me what I needed to do to prepare for my next cycle. Unfortunately, I had problems with fibroids and had to deal with that first. I also had 2 miscarriages so I'm a difficult case. He has retired since last year and passed onto other doctors and I will meet with them to assess working with them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I think Dr Sher was one of the best doctors. His prices are high but people come all over the world to see him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher is very knowledgeable on all aspects of fertility. He is very passionate and really wants to help people. Unfortunately I had fibroid issues to deal with and he has since retired and is not practicing at the moment so I'm not able to continue treatment with him.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I came to Dr. Sher because I just had my second miscarriage. We did DNA analysis and tested for antibodies to various diseases to figure out what caused my miscarriage. The only thing that showed up was that I have MTHFR C677T mutation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
they were all very friendly to me. they were quick to respond over email as well.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
well it was always very easy to get an appointment and they never made you wait more than 15 minutes for your appointment. the office wasn't busy each time I went there for consultation. I never consulted a nurse for their pricing but based on what I saw as estimates, their pricing seemed higher.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I didn't get to do a cycle with Dr Sher as he retired. I only did diagnostic testing for miscarriage and fibroids. My health insurance covered most of those costs.
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
not applicable. we never got that far
10
Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We only have one to transfer but if two made it we would have transferred two because of my age and recurrent miscarriages...Dr. Sher even gives out his personal cell phone when you are going through the process in case you have any questions. And.....he answers. Believe me, I've used it before. He is blunt and truthful but does it with a loving heart because he is trying everything he can to make you parents.
Every visit [at Sher Fertility of Las Vegas] I felt loved and cared for. Especially by Kimberly Ealy, Jessica, Kristina, Amanda, Tina, Heather, Diana, Brianna, Chalet and I'm sure many more. They became my family and celebrated with us as we had good news and hugged us when we had not so good news. They truly care!...Approximately 10K in office for IVF. Also had Natural killer cell testing at about $1400...With all of the appointments, shots, treatments you will be going through, you can put your trust in this staff at SIRM.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Where to begin? Dr. Sher us one of a kind. No wonder he has delivered over 18,000 babies and still going. He has patients fly from other countries for his services. Dr. Sher is honest, kind, compassionate and truly cares about his patients and their families. The minute we met him and then had an hour conversation about our issues and concerns, he made us feel comfortable and breathe a little easier. We knew we needed to be here and with the SIRM family. We had been to other clinics but nothing compared to the warmth we received. Excited to see what the future holds.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Ask questions and never feel afraid to share all of the thoughts you may have. Dr. Sher is a wealth of knowledge. Utilize that!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher has an amazing bedside manner and truly cares about his patients. He is the best in the business because of this. We know he is doing everything he can, while being completely honest with us during the process, for us to have our baby. Love the staff as well. Top notch!
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I began with birth control to regulate my periods, then started on Lupron and Omnitrope. The first week I had a lot of headaches and mood swings. Then a week later I began Ganirellix and stopped the Lupron at that time. A few days later I added Follistim and 2 days after added Menopur. My follicles weren't growing fast enough and large enough so the continued me on an additional few days past the "normal" to give them time to grow and the caught up.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Ealy)
Every visit I felt loved and cared for. Especially by Kimberly Ealy, Jessica, Kristina, Amanda, Tina, Heather, Diana, Brianna, Chalet and I'm sure many more. They became my family and celebrated with us as we had good news and hugged us when we had not so good news. They truly care!
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
With all of the appointments, shots, treatments you will be going through, you can put your trust in this staff at SIRM. They care! Dr. Sher even gives out his personal cell phone when you are going through the process in case you have any questions. And.....he answers. Believe me, I've used it before. He is blunt and truthful but does it with a loving heart because he is trying everything he can to make you parents.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Approximately 10K in office for IVF. Also had Natural killer cell testing at about $1400 and bloodwork for DQHLA (sp) at $250 each for my husband and me. Meds came out to about $7000
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We only have one to transfer but if two made it we would have transferred two because of my age and recurrent miscarriages.
10
Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was even more surprised as he [Dr. Sher] tried to correlate my history of infertility and my particular medical conditions (PCOS, insulin resistance, tubal factor, among others), to explain in a natural and scientific way my failures in previous attempts. He did what a Doctor rarely does and took a lot of time explaining how one could try to overcome each of the obstacles, I think I learned more in that consultation than in all the time I've been reading, researching and trying to conceive. ...He'll let you pick sex if you want to, and would transfer up to 2 embryos. Has educated about the risks of multiples....When he has had to call me by phone, he is always punctual and never makes me feel that someone else is waiting for him...
it's [Sher] a cozy and warm place, it does not have pictures of babies on the walls,...The clinic is clean, spacious and everything is well organized. Maybe it does not have the appearance of being a brand new and ultra-modern place, like other offices I've visited... She [nurse] sends my prescriptions to every pharmacy she knows and gives me tips on how to maximize my savings with each one. She provides me with on time updates about my progress, is on top of everything and well organized, and is always making sure to point the full half of the glass instead of the empty one. She is very knowledgeable and aproachable too, as well as the Doctor, and is always crossing her fingers for me and sending baby dust my way.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I think it's going to be difficult and a bit long to put this into words, but I'm going to try. For me, Dr. Sher is the most knowledgeable professional in the IVF arena, today and since decades ago. I think perhaps in all the United States and surely must be one of the best in the world, it is incredible the amount of practices that are implemented today in IVF thanks to him. You just have to do a bit of online research to be amazed. But I do not want to talk about this, but about my own personal experience with him. I was very surprised when we arrived that he had taken the time to study all our history previously, (before I had gone with Dr. Bruce Shapiro also in the Las Vegas area, and I had asked to transfer all my file to Dr. Sher ). I was even more surprised as he tried to correlate my history of infertility and my particular medical conditions (PCOS, insulin resistance, tubal factor, among others), to explain in a natural and scientific way my failures in previous attempts. He did what a Doctor rarely does and took a lot of time explaining how one could try to overcome each of the obstacles, I think I learned more in that consultation than in all the time I've been reading, researching and trying to conceive. My only regret is not having met Dr. Sher before, for example before trying to use Clomid, which by producing large amounts of eggs caused also a large increase in free testosterone, and not only produced poor quality eggs that had difficulty to reach my uterus through my only blocked tube -which was believed by another doctor to be healthy because it was permeable to some grade-, but also caused the fall of half of my beautiful and abundant hair. Dr. Sher sent me a list of all the articles in his blog related to my situation, and asked me to read everything before starting the cycle, so I did and it helped me a lot to be informed and not to be anxious during the process. I love that every time we see each other, even if he is not looking at his computer, he always reminds me by my name and also my husband. As he told me himself once, he was going to take care of me during my treatment as if I were his little sister, and he really has always made me feel that way. If I have to mention his weaknesses, there would be only two: 1) Hopefully it will be less time before the initial consultation with him could be obtained, although in reality it is worth the wait, since the doctor and his team are in charge of compiling exhaustively all the tests, images, medical history, that you have listed in the initial questionnaire sent to you by mail. In this part it is important that you'll be equally thorough, and as the form says, be very detailed, because the Doctor will take all this time to investigate and more importantly, analyze the history of each patient, in order to determine the best way to approach your treatment. 2) I wish the Doctor was not about to retire, I still can not believe that he will retire in mid-2019, I hope I can conceive before that date because I do not want to see any other doctor than Dr. Sher.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Book your consultation with him as soon as you have the first thought, just take the phone and dial the number because it will pass time before you get to see him and he is worth every minute you are going to wait. You'll have time to do all your research online later, and if in the end you decide you don't want to see him, or you'll go with another doctor (which I personally think will be a mistake), just be polite and nice and cancel within the timeframe you're given to do so.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
My husband and I had to wait 2 months to meet Dr. Sher in our initial consultation. It was worth every minute we waited. When we arrived we realized that the doctor already knew every detail of our medical history by heart, he called us by our names with total spontaneity, and he made us feel like he was a father who knows his children, and knows that he can help them in their need. Moreover, he wishes with all his heart that our success is also his success. He explained in detail why I have failed on past attempts, was honest about the implications of all the factors that condition my fertility, and offered me a comprehensive treatment to address each one of them. He offered me his telephone number in the first consultation and every time we see each other he reminds me that I am only one call away, at any time. He remembers my name and my husband's, and that is important for us. It tells me that this Doctor really loves his profession and feels passion for what he does, and that makes me trust him. When he has had to call me by phone, he is always punctual and never makes me feel that someone else is waiting for him. I do not know if one day we will be parents, I just know that when that day comes, it will be thanks to Dr. Sher.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Dr. Sher what is called the prolonged coasting method for me to cycle, to avoid Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). In my first IVF cycle with him, he suggested toinitiate a long pituitary down regulation protocol (using Lupron) coming off a birth control pill (BCP). Then stimulated with 450U of Folistim for two days and reduced the dosage to 300U daily thereafter, adding 375U of Menopur, and I also had 8U of Omnitrope to help my eggs grow and to improve quality. I had 8 follicles that were between 15 and 22mm. At this time “prolonged coasting” was stopped and I was administered a “trigger shot” of 10,000u hCG. 2 mature eggs were retrieved and 2 others were retrieved but weew not fully mature, they were let grow for some hours and them all there 4 were fertilized correctly but 3 of them stopped growing around days 3 and 4. Only one beautiful embryo made it to blastocist and had been frozen. I'm still waiting on PGS results for next week, but it looks great and I'm positive it will be healthy and highly graded. I am already preparing for my next cycle, as we want as least to have some more to try transfer. I was going to do it on December but we moved it to October, since I'll be coming out of BCP and I already got my period, doctor recomends to let ovaries rest for at least a month, so we'll be doing that. For next cycle my doses are going to be increased, and we are keeping the same protocol. which is expected to continue protecting me against OHSS, but we hope for better results with the adjusted doses considering I'm heavy overweight right now. I'm following the fertility diet too to help my eggs, alsod using CQ10, prenatal vitamins with only Folic Acid (No DHEA for now, read Dr. Sher's explanation here: https://haveababy.com/fertility-information/ivf-authority/dhea-and-ivf-harmful-in-certain-cases), as I have high insulin/insuline resistance, which makes my testosterone to be higher already. Completing with Metformin 500 mg twice a day to try to keep that insuline resistance under control.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Kimberly Ealy)
Kim (as well as all the other girls on Dr. Sher's staff) is what we call an angel on earth. She will get back to me in less than 5 minutes when I email her, and when they are cycling never later than end of day. She has never not replied to me or call me back when asked or promised. She sends my prescriptions to every pharmacy she knows and gives me tips on how to maximize my savings with each one. She provides me with on time updates about my progress, is on top of everything and well organized, and is always making sure to point the full half of the glass instead of the empty one. She is very knowledgeable and aproachable too, as well as the Doctor, and is always crossing her fingers for me and sending baby dust my way.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic is conveniently located near my house and my work and and to me it's a cozy and warm place, it does not have pictures of babies on the walls, I think I read in an interview that it is a symbol of the doctor's respect towards people who have not yet been able to achieve it and have had traumatic experiences. I love that every time I go, there are couples with their babies coming and going. The clinic is clean, spacious and everything is well organized. Maybe it does not have the appearance of being a brand new and ultra-modern place, like other offices I've visited, but I think that Dr. Sher's office feels more like a home and a place where they care a lot more about people, in contrast with those other places that I have visited that look brand new and ultra-modern, but had made me felt they are cold and only care about $$$. A great strenght is they offer something to snack whenever you have to go for tests early in the morning: they have bars, oatmeal, pastries, Honest juice, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I was insurance covered, insurance also pays my medication for 2 cycles. I paid $1,752 for Biopsy and anesthesia on egg retrieval and $1651 for inmune testing.
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
He'll let you pick sex if you want to, and would transfer up to 2 embryos. Has educated about the risks of multiples.
10
Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 38
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Upon our first consultation we were absolutely sold on Dr. Sher. Our previous experience with other doctors was more cold, and all about getting down to business/treatment. Dr. Sher took the time to explain infertility and his approach... Dr. Sher perscribed a different medication protocol then I had w/my previous RE. He was very specific about why the previous one did not suit my condition, age, etc. He also did extra testing including a hysterscopy, fluid ultrasound
The calendar and information is all very nicely organized. Makes it easy to follow instruction and know what to expect. The only thing I would say they [Sher Fertility] could do better is help you understand what to expect when you arrive in town.... After my first visit, Heather, at the front desk always remembered my name - after only seeing me once! The team would personally email me and write/speak in a casual manner using my name and so forth.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Upon our first consultation we were absolutely sold on Dr. Sher. Our previous experience with other doctors was more cold, and all about getting down to business/treatment. Dr. Sher took the time to explain infertility and his approach, fully acknowledging we had the choice to go anywhere and this was his opportunity to explain what he was about so we could decide if he was the right fit. No hard sell. He clearly cares about what he does. He also gives out his cell number before you even sign up and his able to be contacted any time for questions. He takes each patient seriously and wants to make sure each feels comfortable. He is super warm and personable. Makes you feel he's really rooting for you. Also I felt very comfortable with his vast expertise. He's a pleasure to be around, puts you at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Don't be afraid to contact him w/any questions - he's your best resource. When you go in for visits though, the time will be very quick, so you have questions then hit him w/them quickly!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
After my first visit, Heather, at the front desk always remembered my name - after only seeing me once! The team would personally email me and write/speak in a casual manner using my name and so forth.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Dr. Sher perscribed a different medication protocol then I had w/my previous RE. He was very specific about why the previous one did not suit my condition, age, etc. He also did extra testing including a hysterscopy, fluid ultrasound, and a bunch of immunological testing to rule out other implantation issues. He was able to rule out a host of uterine/immune issues that could be causing implantation failure. He also did PGS testing on my embryos which I hadn't done before.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Dayana)
Very kind and super communicative. She responded super quickly to every email or call and always had the information I was looking for. Her and the rest of the staff are all very nice!
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The calendar and information is all very nicely organized. Makes it easy to follow instruction and know what to expect. The only thing I would say they could do better is help you understand what to expect when you arrive in town. For FET, I had 1 quick visit then didn't have to come back for almost a week. I thought I would be monitored in between and that the FET could be pushed back so I planned a much longer and more expensive "vacation" there then needed. I could have done the initial visit in town then only go up for FET and saved a lot of time, vacation days, and money. I wish they'd explain these expectations better and help out-of-towners plan, but I get that's not their priority. Overall super happy with them though!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
$200 Consultation Cycle was around $10k + $450 for anesthesia + $1500 PGS FET was $4050 Medications around $4000 + travel expenses Consultations / phone calls w/doctor beyond the initial one are all free!!
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
eSET was not discussed - I only had 1 viable embryo after PGS. As far as multiple we did discuss this earlier on and he said it was really our personal decision, but again we only had 1 to work with so we didn't delve to far into this topic.
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Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
5
Age 25 - 27
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Severino left our treatment strategy up to my husband and I, and gave cautious recommendations like starting treatment with just Clomid. After 5 Clomid cycles with negative pregnancy results, we decided to move forward with IUI treatment, which the Dr. didn't endorse nor counter. After 2 negative IUI cycles, we asked him if we should resign ourselves to IVF and he confirmed. It was the first recommendation we ever received.
They [the nursing staff at Sher Fertility- LV] never follow up with clinical results, different team members give you conflicting information, and they don't provide "next steps" unless you request them several times.... Dr. Severino hasn't given me any reason to mistrust his treatment plans, but his team has made me want to switch clinics several times. The patient has to drag information/next steps out of the clinical team each visit and the Front Office is frustratingly incompetent.
How was your experience with Mark Severino at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Severino hasn't given me any reason to mistrust his treatment plans, but his team has made me want to switch clinics several times. The patient has to drag information/next steps out of the clinical team each visit and the Front Office is frustratingly incompetent.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mark Severino at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
The patient must be responsible for requesting information and expectations since it won't be given unsolicited by the doctor/staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mark Severino at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Severino treats you like a human, but you only interact with the doctor 15% of the time. The clinic staff/nurses at Sher definitely make you feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Mark Severino used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Dr. Severino left our treatment strategy up to my husband and I, and gave cautious recommendations like starting treatment with just Clomid. After 5 Clomid cycles with negative pregnancy results, we decided to move forward with IUI treatment, which the Dr. didn't endorse nor counter. After 2 negative IUI cycles, we asked him if we should resign ourselves to IVF and he confirmed. It was the first recommendation we ever received.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Briana)
Required several phone calls and emails for clear instructions. Delayed response time.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic and staff have not been impressive in any way. The Front Office staff are mostly useless and always have to transfer you or "get back to you" and the nurse teams seem unorganized and uncaring. They once tried to take bloodwork from me before I told them it was not required for IUI treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mark Severino at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
IUI treatment cost about $5,000, including meds.
Describe Mark Severino's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
He's "not in the business of creating Octomoms."
What specific things went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
They never follow up with clinical results, different team members give you conflicting information, and they don't provide "next steps" unless you request them several times.
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Doctor
Mark Severino
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
5
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 26
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
We've had 4 miscarriages (to include 1 mmc, 1ep, and 1 cp), and presented [to Dr. Geoffrey Sher] having already completed chromosome analysis, blood clotting disorders, and the fetal remains. I was then tested for elevated NK cells, and PCOS, and my spouse and I were tested for DQ Alpha match. We found that we are a partial match, but I do not have elevated NK cells. So this means that there is no obvious cause for our recurrent losses, and thus not a lot that we can do. He recommended doing medicated cycles to increase our chances of conceiving each cycle. We did this before and conceived our 3rd pregnancy this way, so I am not hopeful that this will result in a live birth.
I had issues with the coordinator [at Sher Fertility of LV] in that she was difficult to get in contact with, and did not respond promptly. I also had some issues getting in contact with the front office at times. Nurses did call promptly when asked via telephone, but not via the message portal.... I never actually went to the physical clinic as I live out of state where there is no RE. I appreciate that they accommodated skype calls, and coordinating care out of state. It took quite a bit of time to get a consult, and that was frustrating but apparently this is to be expected.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher is really kind, and worked well with us. I am disappointed that we did not get the answers that ew wanted, and thus not much of a treatment plan. However, this was explained well to us, regardless of how poorly I felt about it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Read the blog before seeing Dr. Sher
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher remained compassionate through our care, however, I felt badly whenever I was told that there was nothing else he could do for us at this time to increase the likelihood of having a successful pregnancy. He did not explain this without compassion, I just hate there's nothing else that can be done for us at this time.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
We've had 4 miscarriages (to include 1 mmc, 1ep, and 1 cp), and presented having already completed chromosome analysis, blood clotting disorders, and the fetal remains. I was then tested for elevated NK cells, and PCOS, and my spouse and I were tested for DQ Alpha match. We found that we are a partial match, but I do not have elevated NK cells. So this means that there is no obvious cause for our recurrent losses, and thus not a lot that we can do. He recommended doing medicated cycles to increase our chances of conceiving each cycle. We did this before and conceived our 3rd pregnancy this way, so I am not hopeful that this will result in a live birth.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I had issues with the coordinator in that she was difficult to get in contact with, and did not respond promptly. I also had some issues getting in contact with the front office at times. Nurses did call promptly when asked via telephone, but not via the message portal.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I never actually went to the physical clinic as I live out of state where there is no RE. I appreciate that they accommodated skype calls, and coordinating care out of state. It took quite a bit of time to get a consult, and that was frustrating but apparently this is to be expected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The initial consult was $200, and all subsequent consults were of no cost to us. I am not sure the final cost for all of our labs at Reprosource, but before insurance - which isn't likely to cover much - they were around $2k. I'm not sure the cost of clomid as I did cycles with letrozole before, and it was covered by my insurance.
What specific things went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
When I got a call with my lab results I received wrong information regarding my case and care because Dr. Sher had another chart in front of him that he was reading from. Another tie I was instructed that I would receive a script for clomid to my pharmacy, and that never happened. Instead I will be pursuing medicated cycles with my previous provider.
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Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
2 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I have always had problems with my thin lining. So he [Dr. Geoffrey Sher] had me on vaginal viagra. It helped so much! Also even though my natural killer cell test came back negative we tried intralipids and it worked wonders. We finally had success. Other then that the protocol was standard...usually likes to only transfer one embryo to reduce the chances of twin pregnancy. But if it is your wish or he thinks it would be a higher chance for success he will gladly transfer two
Everyone I was in contact with [at Sher Fertility of Las Vegas] was nice and always available. The nurses seemed to care about me very much and I felt like I was in good hands. The lady that’s in charge of billing is a bit more reserved and more about business then the others, but that’s ok...They have set times and cycle dates. But it always worked out for me....They are always available and help with anyhing you need. Even dumb questions or concerns. I didn’t like that sometimes multiple nurses (2 or even 3) seemed to be dealing with my case and not always communicated with each other before contacting me. I had to explain things over again a few times.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I love him, there is no other way to describe it. Before I got my miracle baby I told my husband: if we fail with Dr. Sher I will know we did everything we could to try to succeed and it just wasn’t meant to be. He is the only RE that cares, have 110% and gave me hope. He is humble, so incredibly knowligable and a caring doctor. I truly believe he is one of if not the best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
If you feel like giving up, if you feel like your RE isn’t fighting as hard as you, go see Dr. Sher. Even if all fails you will know there wasn’t anything else anyone could have done. He fights for you. Trust him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Every time I emailed or called Dr Sher he responded quickly and knew exactly who I was and all of my story. He has so many patients during a cycle, yet he remembers little details about you. He cares and you can feel it
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I have always had problems with my thin lining. So he had me on vaginal viagra. It helped so much! Also even though my natural killer cell test came back negative we tried intralipids and it worked wonders. We finally had success. Other then that the protocol was standard
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Briana)
Everyone I was in contact with was nice and always available. The nurses seemed to care about me very much and I felt like I was in good hands. The lady that’s in charge of billing is a bit more reserved and more about business then the others, but that’s ok
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I love how everyone seems to remember you, even if months have passed. They are always available and help with anyhing you need. Even dumb questions or concerns. I didn’t like that sometimes multiple nurses (2 or even 3) seemed to be dealing with my case and not always communicated with each other before contacting me. I had to explain things over again a few times. Also if you are doing IVF as in international patient, you will have to find a lot of medication on your own, because they don’t know what to substitute specific medication with, if what they use in the US is not available in your country.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
They have set times and cycle dates. But it always worked out for me
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
17.000 for a two egg retrieval plan. Unlimited fet and 5.000 for genetic testing plus meds around 2000
Describe Geoffrey Sher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Dr Sher usually likes to only transfer one embryo to reduce the chances of twin pregnancy. But if it is your wish or he thinks it would be a higher chance for success he will gladly transfer two
10
Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2015 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 29
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Dayal] is very honest about each situation and about your progress...Upon seeing Dr. Dayal, I had blood work done and ultrasounds that determined that I needed a surgery to remove the build up of the lining of my uterus that when tested was cancerous and pre cancerous. The blood work also concluded that I do not produce some of the chemicals that are required to ovulate or to shed the lining of my uterus and fertility medications were not resulting in ovulation. Given all of the results and the results from the previous Dr. it was deemed that IVF would be the best course of treatment. She said that trying any other course of action would be just a waste of time and money because she didn't see a high chance of these courses having any results. Currently we are waiting and trying to save up money for IVF.
The clinic [Sher Fertility] is very informative and they are dedicated in helping you on your journey and in trying to find answers. They used to do seminars once a year for informative purposes and where they would draw to give away a free round of IVF...I have worked with several of them [nurses] and I can say that they are all very professional and they give you and overall sense that they care for your wellbeing and about your journey.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
We are still waiting to save money for IVF so we are currently at a standstill. She has been very upfront and honest through the process so far. She has informed us of the best treatment and has not pushed us to try routes that she has thought to be a waste of both time and money since there would be no real chance of seeing results. She has first taken care of me and my overall health so that I am in the best possible position to get the best outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Do not go into this thinking that IFV is a last resort or that it is a terrible outcome. Know that it is a process and she will work with you and coming up with the best course of action.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
She has been very patient with your health as the top priority. She is very honest about each situation and about your progress.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I went through many tests and a surgery. I had previously done rounds of Clovis with no results. I had an previous procedure before coming to see Dr. Dayal where they did a minor surgery to look at my uterus. It was determined that I had PCOS and a blocked tube. Upon seeing Dr. Dayal, I had blood work done and ultrasounds that determined that I needed a surgery to remove the build up of the lining of my uterus that when tested was cancerous and pre cancerous. The blood work also concluded that I do not produce some of the chemicals that are required to ovulate or to shed the lining of my uterus and fertility medications were not resulting in ovulation. Given all of the results and the results from the previous Dr. it was deemed that IVF would be the best course of treatment. She said that trying any other course of action would be just a waste of time and money because she didn't see a high chance of these courses having any results. Currently we are waiting and trying to save up money for IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I have worked with several of them and I can say that they are all very professional and they give you and overall sense that they care for your wellbeing and about your journey.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The clinic is very informative and they are dedicated in helping you on your journey and in trying to find answers. They used to do seminars once a year for informative purposes and where they would draw to give away a free round of IVF if you were to require one but they are not doing this currently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
So far, everything has been covered by my insurance for preventative care. Currently, the cost for my IVF is about $7,500 with medications costing between $3,000 and $5,000.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We have not reached this part in our treatment.
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Immunological
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I really liked Dr.Sher. He is compassionate and super knowledgeable. He makes you feel like part of a team...He presents all the options and then let's you decide what is best for you. The one cycle where I poorly responded to the meds (no one could figure out why) I literally stumped him he was kinda cold and seemed angry. The nurse later explained to me that his demeanour was out of frustration because he felt bad he couldn't give me an answer. The next cycle we went in though he was much better and super happy that he had figured out a solution. That cycle resulted in us having our baby boy!
Dr. Sher is VERY passionate about his clinic and his job. You can tell by the way his clinic operates. His staff are there for you 100%. Being able to email someone at any time of the day and getting an answer shortly after shows they are there for their patients....We purchased a 2 cycle package for around $13,000 (kinda works like the lottery if it works the first time you loose the second cycle). For us we felt like if if worked the first time we wouldn't care. :) Our medications were around $3000
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
I really liked Dr.Sher. He is compassionate and super knowledgeable. He makes you feel like part of a team...one that will be winning. He doesn't sugar coat things though and he is honest about what he feels you need to do to bring home a baby. Whether that be using a donor or surrogate. He presents all the options and then let's you decide what is best for you. The one cycle where I poorly responded to the meds (no one could figure out why) I literally stumped him he was kinda cold and seemed angry. The nurse later explained to me that his demeanour was out of frustration because he felt bad he couldn't give me an answer. The next cycle we went in though he was much better and super happy that he had figured out a solution. That cycle resulted in us having our baby boy!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
If you are tired of other clinics not being able to provide directions and answers go see Dr.Sher - it was the best decision we ever made!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr.Sher is VERY passionate about his clinic and his job. You can tell by the way his clinic operates. His staff are there for you 100%. Being able to email someone at any time of the day and getting an answer shortly after shows they are there for their patients.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
I don't remember the stim protocol but I was given intralipids and steroids for high NK cells.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Linda)
These guys are the glue that holds everything together. They manage so many things and make you feel as prepared and in control as possible.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I didn't like the front receptionists. I thought they dressed poor and at times acted unprofessional. They had a hard time with blood draws on me for some reason. I have never had a problem elsewhere but often times I would get poked 2-3 times a visit to find a good vein.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
We purchased a 2 cycle package for around $13,000 (kinda works like the lottery if it works the first time you loose the second cycle). For us we felt like if if worked the first time we wouldn't care. :) Our medications were around $3000
What specific things went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 23 - 24
Anovulation
Endometriosis
PCOS
Immunological
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
10th of 10 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Sher is very knowledgable in his speciality. He was not arrogant in any way and was very compassionate when discussing my chemical pregnancy after using our last two embryos. He has a good sense of humor and explained the procedures well...Dr. Sher's office staff is subpar. Emails are not returned promptly, it is not encouraged to call your nurse as they are "too busy" with other patients. Dr. Sher however was always pleasant and I choose to stay under his care because of his incredible bedside manner.
The office manager [at Sher Fertility of Las Vegas] seems forgetful. Their office scheduled us for a frozen embryo transfer after we paid our deposit and scheduled flights and hotel. When we had our nurse review (over a month later), they revealed the providers would be out of town and we would need to reschedule. I said this was not acceptable as we had already made arrangements and paid a $2,000 deposit. They did rectify the situation and made it work but this was after undue stress was put on the patient (myself). They don't seem to communicate well.
How was your experience with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher is very knowledgable in his speciality. He was not arrogant in any way and was very compassionate when discussing my chemical pregnancy after using our last two embryos. He has a good sense of humor and explained the procedures well. He is very warm and friendly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Although he has a large practice and seems to be too busy at times, he's not. He provides his email and cell phone and promptly responds at any hour. Be patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
Dr. Sher's office staff is subpar. Emails are not returned promptly, it is not encouraged to call your nurse as they are "too busy" with other patients. Dr. Sher however was always pleasant and I choose to stay under his care because of his incredible bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Geoffrey Sher used in your cycles at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas) and their degree of success.
Dr. Sher recognized I definitely had an autoimmune issue causing failure with our embryo transfers. He addressed my anti-phospholipid antibodies with Lovenox as well as my endometriosis. He gave me Dexamethasone to prevent embryo rejection. We plan to use a coasting method when we do our first egg retrial with him in June. We achieved our first ever pregnancy (in five years of trying to conceive), with him despite it ending in a chemical pregnancy. He gives us hope.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas). (Assigned nurse: Jamie)
Jamie was well organized. She did seem busy at times but as a medical assistant in a busy rheumatology clinic, I get that. She was always amicable. The nurse who called us with our beta results, Breanna, I did not feel was compassionate with giving us the news of our loss.
Describe your experience with Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
The office manager seems forgetful. Their office scheduled us for a frozen embryo transfer after we paid our deposit and scheduled flights and hotel. When we had our nurse review (over a month later), they revealed the providers would be out of town and we would need to reschedule. I said this was not acceptable as we had already made arrangements and paid a $2,000 deposit. They did rectify the situation and made it work but this was after undue stress was put on the patient (myself). They don't seem to communicate well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geoffrey Sher at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
Frozen embryo transfer with military discount - $3,275 Two cycle micro IVF - $14,175 PGS testing $4,125 Skype consult $200
What specific things went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas).
I honesty might be one in 100 that has had issues with the clinic but I truly believe that Dr. Sher will get us pregnant. The issues I have faced have not happened again and apologies were made to my husband and I.
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Doctor
Geoffrey Sher
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Nevada Fertility Center (FKA SIRM Las Vegas)
Las Vegas
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5