Washington Fertility Center

2 doctors work here

Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 13%8.9
75% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Operations
7.3
7.3
Operations

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Scheduling
9.5
9.5
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
9.3
9.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.3
9.3
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8
8
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles
124
National Avg
635
This Clinic
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This clinic has 5 offices

Annandale
4316 Evergreen Lane
Annandale, VA 22003
703-658-3100
Fredericksburg
2549 Cowan Bld
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-479-6054
Haymarket (closed)
15195 Heathcote Boulevard
Haymarket, VA 20169
703-658-3100
Reston
1830 Town Center Drive
Reston, VA 22090
703-658-3100
Rockville (closed)
14955 Shady Grove Rd.
Rockville, MD 20850
703-658-3100
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4 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
10
8
Age 37 - 38
5 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Banks is warm, intelligent, and thoughtful. She made me feel like we were partners in the process. One little difference that I love is that she always angles the ultrasound monitor screen so that I can also see it, and describes to me what she's seeing. I felt so much more knowledgeable and better able to participate in decision making. I appreciated that she respected my personal preferences, risk assessments, and decisions,
This [Wash Fert Ctr] is not a fancy place. They're smart, they're caring, and they've done this for awhile, but they're a lean operation. I had straightforward needs - no infertility diagnosis and natural cycle IUIs...If you need a ton of hand-holding or want the front office to run like clockwork they may not be right for you, but if you're looking for a less-expensive, capable option for fertility treatment, they're a great alternative to the bigger operations in the area.
How was your experience with Nicole Banks at Washington Fertility Center?
Dr. Banks is warm, intelligent, and thoughtful. She made me feel like we were partners in the process. One little difference that I love is that she always angles the ultrasound monitor screen so that I can also see it, and describes to me what she's seeing. I felt so much more knowledgeable and better able to participate in decision making. I appreciated that she respected my personal preferences, risk assessments, and decisions, while always providing counsel to help me make an informed decision (e.g., when I decided to cancel an IUI cycle because I didn't like the follicle maturation pattern, or when we decided to try one cycle with Clomid).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicole Banks at Washington Fertility Center?
Dr. Banks always remembered details of my case, greeted me warmly, and asked about my daughter. Our appointments felt like a continuing conversation rather than rapid processing. She always takes time to answer questions, explain procedures, and set expectations.
Describe the protocols Nicole Banks used in your cycles at Washington Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We primarily did natural cycle IUIs. I have no diagnosed fertility issues - doing IUI because I'm a single mother by choice using donor sperm. I appreciated that Dr. Banks did not make me do extensive fertility testing before starting treatment, as all of the testing would have been out of pocket. She was very thoughtful about what was truly required versus nice to have, and let me make the cost/benefit trade off. When I had a few cycles that were "off" - the follicle wasn't maturing at my normal pace and ovulation was delayed - we tried one cycle with a small dose of Clomid. We did not do an IUI that month since I produced 10+ eggs and she said that even if I was willing to go through with insemination, she wasn't (very fair!). We went back to natural cycles after that, though she said that if we ever needed to move to IVF, we know my body responds well to Clomid. My pregnancy is the result of a natural cycle IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Washington Fertility Center.
It's a lean operation. They don't so much have nurses as supporting staff. I like them all and they treated me well, but the primary relationship is with the doctor.
Describe your experience with Washington Fertility Center.
This is not a fancy place. They're smart, they're caring, and they've done this for awhile, but they're a lean operation. I had straightforward needs - no infertility diagnosis and natural cycle IUIs - and they have been great at treating me for both of my pregnancies (one live birth, one 10 weeks along). If you need a ton of hand-holding or want the front office to run like clockwork they may not be right for you, but if you're looking for a less-expensive, capable option for fertility treatment, they're a great alternative to the bigger operations in the area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicole Banks at Washington Fertility Center.
Their care is so much less expensive than any of the other area options! My natural cycle IUI cash rate should have been a $795 flat fee (includes all ultrasounds and blood work), but they actually grandfathered me into the rates from my first pregnancy with them, so I paid even less than that.
Describe Nicole Banks's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Washington Fertility Center.
We didn't discuss embryo transfer, but did discuss the number of mature follicles that she was willing to proceed with for an IUI. She said that two would be a conversation, but not a major concern. Three mature follicles would be a very serious conversation and potentially counsel to not proceed. Four or above she would not be willing to proceed with the IUI.
10
Doctor
Nicole Banks
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Washington Fertility Center
Annandale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $500K+
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Asmar is very compassionate and empathetic which are great qualities for a doctor to have. He's an expert in his field and I could always email him at anytime with concerns and he'd respond shortly after and get me in the office quickly if needed...After dealing with 1 miscarriage, 2 failed IUIs, an abdominal myomectomy and laparoscopic surgery to block off a hydrosalpinx and remove a polyp, Dr. Asmar and his team were our saving grace. We started the IVF journey in October 2020 and after 1 try we are now 10 weeks pregnant. The staff is very thorough and precise in their methodology. Their embryologist are top notch. The office staff is super friendly abd welcoming! Dr. Asmar is very compassionate and empathetic which are great qualities for a doctor to have. He's an expert i
They [the nurses at Washington Fertility Center] were very accommodating and empathetic...They were pretty reasonable compared to competitors just smaller clinic and staff...The staff is very thorough and precise in their methodology. Their embryologist are top notch. The office staff is super friendly abd welcoming! Dr. Asmar is very compassionate and empathetic which are great qualities for a doctor to have. He's an expert in his field and I could always email him at anytime with concerns and he'd respond shortly after and get me in the office quickly if needed
How was your experience with Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center?
After dealing with 1 miscarriage, 2 failed IUIs, an abdominal myomectomy and laparoscopic surgery to block off a hydrosalpinx and remove a polyp, Dr. Asmar and his team were our saving grace. We started the IVF journey in October 2020 and after 1 try we are now 10 weeks pregnant. The staff is very thorough and precise in their methodology. Their embryologist are top notch. The office staff is super friendly abd welcoming! Dr. Asmar is very compassionate and empathetic which are great qualities for a doctor to have. He's an expert in his field and I could always email him at anytime with concerns and he'd respond shortly after and get me in the office quickly if needed. I highly recommend this fertility center for those struggling with conception.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center?
Don't get discouraged please note all of the obstacles we had.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center?
After dealing with 1 miscarriage, 2 failed IUIs, an abdominal myomectomy and laparoscopic surgery to block off a hydrosalpinx and remove a polyp, Dr. Asmar and his team were our saving grace. We started the IVF journey in October 2020 and after 1 try we are now 10 weeks pregnant. The staff is very thorough and precise in their methodology. Their embryologist are top notch. The office staff is super friendly abd welcoming! Dr. Asmar is very compassionate and empathetic which are great qualities for a doctor to have. He's an expert in his field and I could always email him at anytime with concerns and he'd respond shortly after and get me in the office quickly if needed. I highly recommend this fertility center for those struggling with conception. Don't get discouraged please note all of the obstacles we had.
Describe the protocols Pierre Asmar used in your cycles at Washington Fertility Center and their degree of success.
IVF w ICSI Money Back Guarantee
Describe your experience with your nurse at Washington Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lan )
They were very accommodating and empathetic
Describe your experience with Washington Fertility Center.
The staff is very thorough and precise in their methodology. Their embryologist are top notch. The office staff is super friendly abd welcoming! Dr. Asmar is very compassionate and empathetic which are great qualities for a doctor to have. He's an expert in his field and I could always email him at anytime with concerns and he'd respond shortly after and get me in the office quickly if needed
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center.
They were pretty reasonable compared to competitors just smaller clinic and staff
10
Doctor
Pierre Asmar
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Washington Fertility Center
Annandale
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015, Successful
3
3
Age 35
IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Doctor [Pierre Asmar]was cheerful but not detail-oriented. Never felt like he really understood/remembered that I was there because I'm a single mother by choice, rather than that I had diagnosed fertility issues...Ask questions and be alert. I learned most of what I needed to know by listening to the conversation between the doctor and the staff and asking for clarification about what they were saying.
Disorganized, but cheaper than any of the other options I found in the area...Doctor [Pierre Asmar]was cheerful but not detail-oriented. Never felt like he really understood/remembered that I was there because I'm a single mother by choice, rather than that I had diagnosed fertility issues...Ask questions and be alert. I learned most of what I needed to know by listening to the conversation between the doctor and the staff and asking for clarification about what they were saying.
How was your experience with Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center?
Doctor was cheerful but not detail-oriented. Never felt like he really understood/remembered that I was there because I'm a single mother by choice, rather than that I had diagnosed fertility issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center?
Ask questions and be alert. I learned most of what I needed to know by listening to the conversation between the doctor and the staff and asking for clarification about what they were saying.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pierre Asmar at Washington Fertility Center?
The office was odd. It looked like a front for a criminal enterprise - no filing cabinets behind the front desk, no land line, difficulty answering questions without calling the main location, difficulty making appointments (they write my time on a piece of scrap paper and said they'd call me back if it wouldn't work out). Doctor came in and said, cheerfully, "you know the drill!" even though it was my first visit. I eventually figured out they were expecting me to undress for a vaginal ultrasound. Hard to feel either like a number or a human when the whole place just felt disorganized.
Describe your experience with Washington Fertility Center.
Disorganized, but cheaper than any of the other options I found in the area.
What specific things went wrong at Washington Fertility Center?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
3
Doctor
Pierre Asmar
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
3
Clinic
Washington Fertility Center
Reston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2009 - 2010, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 42 - 43
1 IUI
3 IVF
Donor Eggs
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Writer
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Abbasi] was thorough and open. We liked her.We did not work with her for very long because we moved out of the area. She was personable and careful. We trusted her and would have continued with her if we had not moved.
They [the staff at Washington Fertility Center] were professional and efficient but very human and kind...I don't remember having any problems with this practice. I don't think we ever felt hurried or ignored. I'm sure we would have gone on to the next option after we tried an unsuccessful insemination, but we moved.
How was your experience with Rafat Abbasi at Washington Fertility Center?
She was thorough and open. We liked her.We did not work with her for very long because we moved out of the area. She was personable and careful. We trusted her and would have continued with her if we had not moved. I don't remember having any problems with this practice. I don't think we ever felt hurried or ignored. I'm sure we would have gone on to the next option after we tried an unsuccessful insemination, but we moved.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rafat Abbasi at Washington Fertility Center?
She seemed very genuine. We had a good experience.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rafat Abbasi at Washington Fertility Center?
They were professional and efficient but very human and kind
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rafat Abbasi at Washington Fertility Center.
Covered by insurance
10
Doctor
Rafat Abbasi
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
10
Clinic
Washington Fertility Center
Reston
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources