Rated 8.4
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 12%8.4
68% strongly recommend
14 reviews
Humanity
8.8
8.8
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.5
8.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.6
6.6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7.8
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
George Washington
Residency
George Washington
Fellowship
Eastern Virginia Jones

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Abbaa Sarhan works at

Genetics & IVF Institute
Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 4%9.1

At 1 office

Fairfax
3015 Williams Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
703.698.7355
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 37 - 38
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I wish she had [Dr. Sarhan] expressed to me the urgency of going ahead with eggs freezing, because I ended up waiting a year and a half...I wish she had been more honest with me about how fertility works. She said. These are your test results right now, I can't guarantee you'll have the same numbers again in 6 months. I interpreted that to mean that my numbers might be the same in 6 months. But of course, quality and quantity go down with age, always. I wish she had expressed to me the urgency of going ahead with eggs freezing, because I ended up waiting a year and a half.
[Columbia Fertility Associates is] a small practice which I liked...I didn't go ahead with treatment...I found another clinic with cheaper prices...When I decided to switch clinics due to finding a better price, the admin staff were very slow in transferring my records to the new clinic. I liked the financial co sultans, who sat down with me for a good amount of time to discuss options...One of my blood tests didn't get AMH tested, so I had to get it tested again. I'm not sure if this was the clinic's fault or the lab's. I had to make several calls to get my records sent to my new clinic.
How was your experience with Abbaa Sarhan at Columbia Fertility Associates?
I wish she had been more honest with me about how fertility works. She said. These are your test results right now, I can't guarantee you'll have the same numbers again in 6 months. I interpreted that to mean that my numbers might be the same in 6 months. But of course, quality and quantity go down with age, always. I wish she had expressed to me the urgency of going ahead with eggs freezing, because I ended up waiting a year and a half.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abbaa Sarhan at Columbia Fertility Associates?
Nothing I can think of.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abbaa Sarhan at Columbia Fertility Associates?
It's a small practice which I liked. The doctor gave me her email for follow up questions.
Describe the protocols Abbaa Sarhan used in your cycles at Columbia Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
I didn't go ahead with treatment with her because I found another clinic with cheaper prices.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Columbia Fertility Associates.
I didnt have much contact with the nursing staff since I just had a couple of consultations and diagnostics.
Describe your experience with Columbia Fertility Associates.
When I decided to switch clinics due to finding a better price, the admin staff were very slow in transferring my records to the new clinic. I liked the financial co sultans, who sat down with me for a good amount of time to discuss options.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abbaa Sarhan at Columbia Fertility Associates.
My insurance covered the consultation and diagnostics. I then switched clinics for a better price.
Describe Abbaa Sarhan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia Fertility Associates.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Columbia Fertility Associates?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Columbia Fertility Associates.
One of my blood tests didn't get AMH tested, so I had to get it tested again. I'm not sure if this was the clinic's fault or the lab's. I had to make several calls to get my records sent to my new clinic.
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Doctor
Abbaa Sarhan
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Columbia Fertility Associates
Bethesda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 38 - 39
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Sarhan was very warm and compassionate and laid out a plan for treatment. She was clear in her communication and I was confident I could reach out to her with any other questions. After the initial consult, however, all communication was via my nurse and I didn't have a direct line to Dr. Sarhan...Dr. Sarhan advised to do three rounds of timed intercourse with Letrozole followed by three rounds of IUI. We agreed to discuss IVF later if needed. The first IUI was successful and resulted in a singleton pregnancy.
Every person I interacted with at GIVF was very kind, however there was very little consistency with who I saw for monitoring or ultrasounds. My interactions with Dr. Sarhan were always very warm, though after the initial consult, communications went via my nurse...The billing/invoicing was all paper/mailed with no online payment option. The costs were opaque and could have included more detail than the mailed paper invoice.
How was your experience with Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Dr. Sarhan was very warm and compassionate and laid out a plan for treatment. She was clear in her communication and I was confident I could reach out to her with any other questions. After the initial consult, however, all communication was via my nurse and I didn't have a direct line to Dr. Sarhan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Abbaa Sarhan at Genetics & IVF Institute?
Every person I interacted with at GIVF was very kind, however there was very little consistency with who I saw for monitoring or ultrasounds. My interactions with Dr. Sarhan were always very warm, though after the initial consult, communications went via my nurse.
Describe the protocols Abbaa Sarhan used in your cycles at Genetics & IVF Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Sarhan advised to do three rounds of timed intercourse with Letrozole followed by three rounds of IUI. We agreed to discuss IVF later if needed. The first IUI was successful and resulted in a singleton pregnancy.
Describe your experience with Genetics & IVF Institute.
The clinic was professional, clean, and had good COVID protocols. The billing/invoicing was all paper/mailed with no online payment option. The costs were opaque and could have included more detail than the mailed paper invoice.
8
Doctor
Abbaa Sarhan
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Genetics & IVF Institute
Fairfax
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5