Anish Shah

Shady Grove Fertility

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Medical SchoolU. of North Carolina
ResidencyDuke
FellowshipDuke
Stony Point
9030 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235
804-379-9000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Anish Shah to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 89%Neutral: 11%9.7
18 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.4
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8.9
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shady Grove Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 13%8.5
348 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
18 assessments
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
Dr. Shah was always conversational and accommodating during appointments. If my husband or I expressed concern or discomfort, he was there to help and reassure.... Dr. Shah has hours available on the weekends to accommodate menstrual cycles, which has been a big help for us. There have been times where we needed to come in later in the day, which has also helped my husband and I with scheduling. Dr. Shah has been the only physician we have had,
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Shady Grove Fertility?
I have had two IUI rounds with Clomid and injections with Dr. Shah, and we are planning our third. The most difficult aspect of the process has been making sure we get the appointments that work for our schedule and for the doctor. Dr. Shah has hours available on the weekends to accommodate menstrual cycles, which has been a big help for us. There have been times where we needed to come in later in the day, which has also helped my husband and I with scheduling. Dr. Shah has been the only physician we have had, making the experience consistent for each visit. He has made my husband and I both feel comfortable during the process. Dr. Shah is a very technical speaker, he is rather blunt, and direct with the information he provides. This approach has been great for my husband and I because we appreciate knowing all of the details as we go along. We like to hear technical terms and we appreciate direct language for what is to come. We have grown thick skin through the process of infertility and have decided we want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly no matter what. Dr. Shah has supported us through each step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Shady Grove Fertility?
I would advise evaluating your schedule to know what times of day you will be available for treatments. It's best to determine whether you will have flexibility in your work schedule or not at the outset. Dr. Shah is in high demand, so scheduling can throw some curveballs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Shah was always conversational and accommodating during appointments. If my husband or I expressed concern or discomfort, he was there to help and reassure.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We used/ are using clomid and ovidrel for our IUI cycles. We have been advised that IVF may be the most effective since age and sperm count is the biggest factor for our infertility (I am 34, my husband has low sperm count). My insurance, however, allotted 4 cycles of IUI, so we thought we would try IUI before taking the financial plunge for IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are very accommodating and helpful. They are not overly friendly, but are available for answering questions. The nurses are very, very busy in the office, so we don't spend much time with them.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic does not always communicate between team members between the doctor's office and front office staff. The practice has 5 doctor's that are a part of the fertility group, so it is rather busy. They are working on making this more smooth, though, by implementing an electronic system soon. The clinic is on the fourth floor of a medical building, with the sperm lab on the 3rd floor. This makes IUI cycles very easy for us.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
started taking 50mg of clomid due to my anovulation related to PCOS. We tried this [with Dr. Shah] for six months then he upped the dose to 100mg. After this failed three times, we moved onto 5mg femera with the ultrasounds to check for follicle growth and a trigger shot when they were mature. We tried this for five months. He recommended we move onto IUI, but with my anovulation I felt IVF would be more appropriate. He was very supportive and we had our consult appointment to plan and schedule my hormones, retrieval and transfer this summer.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
This is probably the best experience I have ever had with a doctor, which is significant considering the reason we had to see him. He is amazing. He is very friendly, and quick to answer any questions or concerns we have. He was very calm and supportive when we had to change treatment, and explained every single step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Go see him!! He is the best there is. It is evident when he talks about what he does how much passion he has for fertility and IVF.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah is incredibly warm and genuine. I never feel rushed when he's talking to me. He really takes his time to ensure I understand everything and that he and his team are going to support me through this process.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
My script I carried over from my OBGYN before I went to see Dr Shah was for provera. I then started taking 50mg of clomid due to my anovulation related to PCOS. We tried this for six months then he upped the dose to 100mg. After this failed three times, we moved onto 5mg femera with the ultrasounds to check for follicle growth and a trigger shot when they were mature. We tried this for five months. He recommended we move onto IUI, but with my anovulation I felt IVF would be more appropriate. He was very supportive and we had our consult appointment to plan and schedule my hormones, retrieval and transfer this summer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I worked with two different nurses when I went to see Dr Shah and both were great. One assisted during my HSG and was very supportive and comforting during the procedure.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
It seems to be a very busy clinic, so I imagine there may be issues with calls/returning calls but I've never experienced this. My call was always answered, appointments always made, and just generally no issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Up until this point (we are headed towards IVF), most of our treatment has been partially covered by insurance. There is a financial coordinator working with us for IVF. Additionally, they helped me get in touch with a pharmacy who had affordable medications when I was doing the trigger shot as that was not covered at all by insurance.
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Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Anish Shah] educated us on the tradeoffs of eSET vs multiple embryo transfer...was especially nice and personable, and he was always willing to answer all our questions without rushing us...(I think both times we sat down with him, at the original consult and after all the diagnostic tests had been performed, we spoke for over an hour; I'm the kind of patient who wants to know and understand things well). He was also extremely knowledgeable and seem to have a strong grasp of data and scientific studies. He was very personable, great bedside manner, and I felt he was going to work hard to help us get pregnant.
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Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino, Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
I had a great experience with Dr. Shah. I loved that I saw him every time, even for ultrasounds he was the one performing them (which is not the case in all fertility clinics). I also loved that he made time to talk to us and answer all our questions (I think both times we sat down with him, at the original consult and after all the diagnostic tests had been performed, we spoke for over an hour; I'm the kind of patient who wants to know and understand things well). He was also extremely knowledgeable and seem to have a strong grasp of data and scientific studies. He was very personable, great bedside manner, and I felt he was going to work hard to help us get pregnant. We had to wait a long time for the original consult, but after that everything happened relatively quickly (which again has not been our experience with other clinics). We ended up doing consults and diagnostic tests (ultrasounds, HSG, etc) and right when we were going to start treatment with IUI we moved out of the state, otherwise we would have undergone treatment with this clinic. Another thing I'll say is that after we started seeing Dr. Shah and I had to go to other doctors for other health conditions, several women (physicians, nurses) upon hearing I was seeing Dr. Shah would tell me they loved Dr. Shah, or that they had been his patient and were able to have a baby or knew someone who had, so he seems to be well respected and well regarded.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
I would tell every prospective patient of any doctor to not hold back and ask as many questions as you have! He's really smart and he knows his stuff. I didn't always have a good experience with the nursing staff but don't let that deter you. I also liked that he recommended other specialists for other conditions I had who turned out to be top notch, so he seems to be well connected.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Everyone in the office was nice, Dr. Shah was especially nice and personable, and he was always willing to answer all our questions without rushing us.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
We were going to move forward with Clomid and IUI if things looked favorable upon starting Clomid. We planned on starting with Clomid/IUI for about 4 cycles and if we did not get pregnant to then reassess.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
My experience with the nursing staff was mixed. I had a negative experience with one nurse whom I found condescending (this was when I went for the HSG). However, on the following visit I had a nurse who was absolutely wonderful--she was personable, compassionate, and made me feel comfortable. I always had difficulty with speaking with the nursing staff on the phone however. I would leave a voicemail and often I would not be able to speak with anyone until about 3 days later, which was very frustrating (they would call me back the following day but if I was not next to the phone and missed their call I'd have to call them back and and leave them another voicemail and wait for their call again, which may not come until the following day). We did discuss this with Dr. Shah and he apologized and said that was not normal, would look into it.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The clinic is beautiful, it's decorated nicely, there's a nice energy to the place. The front desk staff were always courteous. As mentioned in a previous question, they need to work on how they handle calls from patients because it was hard to get a hold of staff/nurses when I had a question (I'd call, they'd send me to a voicemail, then I'd have to wait for them to call me back but this process usually took about 3 days for me to speak to the nursing staff. So this to me seems like an issue with the way the clinic is run). Other than that the clinic staff were always professional and courteous.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
We ended up moving right before starting treatment but our insurance covered all consults and diagnostic tests. We were going to have to pay for IUI out of pocket (our insurance did not cover it), and I believe the cost was in the mid to high $300s, can't remember the exact amount.
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
He educated us on the tradeoffs of eSET vs multiple embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
Dr. Shah is my favorite doctor ever! Aside from God, he is the reason we have a family now and our lives are filled with brightness. He has excellent bedside manner and explains each step of the process. He was accessible 24/7 with any emergent questions or needs... Endometrial patch was used to beef up my lining prior to my successful transfer. Progesterone injections caused painful side effects and he let me switch to injections ever third day, suppositories every day. Baby aspirin daily. Heparin or Lovenox for first and second trimesters.
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Age
31 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah is my favorite doctor ever! Aside from God, he is the reason we have a family now and our lives are filled with brightness. He has excellent bedside manner and explains each step of the process. He was accessible 24/7 with any emergent questions or needs. Our road to parenthood was hard and he guided us with his expertise, compassion, and honesty through every step of the way. He was spot on with his percentages and helped us to make the best decisions necessary for our unique needs. I’ve recommended Dr. Shah to everyone I’ve met who is going through infertility. You will be in good hands under his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Listen to all of your options, ask about odds/percentages, and trust in his recommendations. Following two losses, he knew with certainty that our child was among our remaining embryos. It was hard to believe in that due to the loss, but he was right.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
We had a very important appointment scheduled to confirm a heartbeat after a previous loss. At the last minute, our appointment was cancelled and rescheduled to the following day. I told the office I couldn’t emotionally wait another day and would wait all afternoon if needed, or see another doctor. Dr Shah then drove across town from a medical emergency to see us because he knew how important it was to us. We are definitely people to him and he is rooting for us just as badly as we are.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
Endometrial patch was used to beef up my lining prior to my successful transfer. Progesterone injections caused painful side effects and he let me switch to injections ever third day, suppositories every day. Baby aspirin daily. Heparin or Lovenox for first and second trimesters.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Richmond Center for Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Valerie )
Valerie was very helpful with guiding us through IVF. The other nurses were compassionate. Sometimes the voicemails left were vague and it would be hard to reach her or any nurse, ending up in phone tag.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The clinic is the most stressful part of the whole process. I had several appointments cancelled at the last minute. It’s hard enough taking off from work and then having to reschedule to the next day. It was also nearly impossible to reach a person at times. The phones would keep ringing or go to voicemail. I had the office manager’s direct number and that helped immensely! There is now a direct line to the IVF nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
We did a shared risk program. With ICSI and using our own eggs/sperm, it was $22,000 + medications. For three transfers, including meds it was around $30k.
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Dr. Shah educated us on all of the complications, financial and medical, related to having multiples. He did not pressure me to transfer more than one embryo at a time. On our third transfer, he did offer to transfer two embryos but respected our decision to use only one.
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
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Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr. Shah and his team are very personable and took the time to get to know both myself and my husband and are very patient when answering our questions and concerns. I once had to call him on a weekend and I could hear him taking time away from his own family and kids to help answer my questions...always makes me feel comfortable, answers my questions and never makes me feel like I am in a rush, even though the office is very busy. He always has a positive demeanor and has a great bedside manner, showing compassion each time things don't work out the way we had hoped.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
Dr. Shah always makes me feel comfortable, answers my questions and never makes me feel like I am in a rush, even though the office is very busy. He always has a positive demeanor and has a great bedside manner, showing compassion each time things don't work out the way we had hoped.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
He's a very compassionate doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
Dr. Shah and his team are very personable and took the time to get to know both myself and my husband and are very patient when answering our questions and concerns. I once had to call him on a weekend and I could hear him taking time away from his own family and kids to help answer my questions.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Virginia Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We are currenty doing Femara + Ovidrel injectsion + timed intercourse, I seem to be responding better and better each month, last month I had 2 healthy folicles (one on each side about the same size) My husband does have sperm issues, the count and motility are fine but the shape are off, so that plus my PCOS makes it challenging. So far we've done this course of treatment 4 times. In the beginning I had such irregular cycles I was on Provera to induce periods, I am now having natural cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Virginia Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: June)
June and the other staff are very helpful, patient and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Virginia Fertility Associates.
The clinic is always clean, welcoming and they often have little treats next their coffee machine which is nice on the days when you have to get stuck with needles. Plenty of parking and the clinic that does the sperm is on the floor below so you can do everything in the same place.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates.
So far my insurance is covering most things, I do have to pay for my shot out of pocket, which comes from Mandells and is $107. My other pills (Femara & Provera) have been no more than $10/each, the copay for visits is $40, transvaginal ultrasounds after insurance is about $80.
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Anish Shah
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Fertility Associates
Richmond
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Dr. Shah has great bedside manner. So positive and optimistic. He tailors treatment to each individual. He sees his patient at every visit even for ultrasounds. He is very detail and patient when explaining the IVF process. He also gives each of his patients his cellphone number and answer his phone every single time no matter the day or time... He performed a light scath and a polyp revomal before transforing as he noted a polyp during my mock transfer.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
Dr. Shah has great bedside manner. So positive and optimistic. He tailors treatment to each individual. He sees his patient at every visit even for ultrasounds. He is very detail and patient when explaining the IVF process. He also gives each of his patients his cellphone number and answer his phone every single time no matter the day or time. BEST DOCTOR EVER!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
Follow his instructions to the letter and you will be successful
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
His was completely humble and honest. He never did it give me false hopes and provided accurate information at all times. Was kind and always optimistic and personalized his treatment to make me feel like he was always working on my behalf. He gave me options and never made it about money. He always had a warm and welcoming smile and went the extr step to make sure his recommendations were correct.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Virginia Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
We started with birth control, after stopping it I started injectables, gonal f, menapur, and cetrotide. Multiple blood work and close monitoring during this time. He adjusted medication during this time to make I did not get OHSS. He also prescribed antibiotics and medication to avoid getting sick after retrieval. He performed a light scath and a polyp revomal before transforing as he noted a polyp during my mock transfer. He allowed my body to heal before transfer and I’m currently waiting on my cycle to start to begin transfer protocol which consist of estradiol pills vaginally, patches and PIO shots.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Virginia Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: Valerie)
She was the best. Very knowledgeable about everything IVF. She always makes sure that she gives you exactly what you need and tries to save you as much money as she can without cutting any corners or care needed.
Describe your experience with Virginia Fertility Associates.
No weaknesses at all. This clinic is great all around. The entire staff is friend and are always willing to work around any issues that might present itself. Patient must come in with a positive mind and attitude. Willing to follow instructions for the best possible outcome. The office has a lot of patients that speak very highly of Dr. Shah and it’s staff. I was recommended by a friend and decided to make an appointment, this was the best decision I have made and so far the best money I have ever paid. I’m will recommend them to anyone and everyone.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Virginia Fertility Associates.
Monitoring was great!!! No problems and my doctor was able available and spoke to me during these appointments. To let me know what or what not to expect
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates.
About 27k
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Virginia Fertility Associates.
No review on this yet
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Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Fertility Associates
Richmond
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8
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
Dr. Shah was very understanding and empathetic during the process. He gave me the responsibility of passing information along to my wife, and kept me involved in the process heavily....Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor who gives the appropriate level of detail to make treatment explanations thorough but also understandable for non-doctors. In addition, he clearly has an evidenced-based ideology which I personally agree with. Facts - and not emotions or impulses - are what drives his decisions. While even he admitted that there were steps that ended up not working during our cycle, I do believe that he gave us the best possible chance for success.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor who gives the appropriate level of detail to make treatment explanations thorough but also understandable for non-doctors. In addition, he clearly has an evidenced-based ideology which I personally agree with. Facts - and not emotions or impulses - are what drives his decisions. While even he admitted that there were steps that ended up not working during our cycle, I do believe that he gave us the best possible chance for success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor and trustworthy person. The main drawbacks remain his office staff service.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah was very understanding and empathetic during the process. He gave me the responsibility of passing information along to my wife, and kept me involved in the process heavily.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was very nice in person and made us feel comfortable while in the office, but seemed to forget where we were in the process or lose track of where we were when we called in. There were no mistakes made that affected the procedure (to our knowledge, at least) but it is disconcerting to call in and talk to someone who does not seem as organized as you had hoped - especially when considering the cost of the services.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The clinic seemed like an average, "fine" clinic. I have no complaints regarding the clinic, but also had no experiences there that led me to believe it was anything special. It was clean and new feeling, and I had absolutely no issues with it. Having not spent much time in clinics, maybe this does actually make it special.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
The costs were high but normal for the procedure.
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Anish Shah
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
Nursing
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10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr. Shah lets you know that you are not alone and assures that pregnancy is an option. He has explained the best case scenario for our situation and he makes sure his staff stays on top of scheduling and ultrasound appts....my husband found out he was diabetic, and also has low sperm count. He is currently being treated by a urologist and endocrinologist. He has also had surgery. Dr. Shah suggested for me to be treated for PCOS and recommended a healthy diet. He has recommended me to take Femara for ovulation and be monitored for IUI cycles.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah lets you know that you are not alone and assures that pregnancy is an option. He has explained the best case scenario for our situation and he makes sure his staff stays on top of scheduling and ultrasound appts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
If I had to give one piece of advice, I would let someone know that Dr. Shah is personable and you can trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Good bedside manner, very busy practice. Feel a little rushed or that I have to ask questions to really know what to expect.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
Thus far, Dr. Shah recommended my husband have labs done to make sure he was healthy. He stated that we can't blame the infertility entirely on the female. With that being said, my husband found out he was diabetic, and also has low sperm count. He is currently being treated by a urologist and endocrinologist. He has also had surgery. Dr. Shah suggested for me to be treated for PCOS and recommended a healthy diet. He has recommended me to take Femara for ovulation and be monitored for IUI cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Richmond Center for Fertility. (Assigned nurse: June)
June is a good communicator. She calls to inform me of medications prescribed and calls them into my pharmacy. She handles my ultrasound appts as well.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
I would rate this clinic as a 10 out of 10. The lobby is warm and inviting, easy to find. The receptionist keeps your information private and wait time has always been top notch. The only weakness I would speak of would be to maybe try doing follow up calls to the patient once a procedure is over such as follow up 15 days after the IUI to see how the patient is doing to see if the next menstraul cycle has began or any positive pregnancy results. You kind of have to call them if you need to know what the next step would be.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
My insurance covers my IUI, ultrasounds and medications except injectable meds. My husband has to pay out of pocket for his wash.
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
I have not done IVF.
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Dr Shah sat patiently with us while explaining our options, allowed us to process the information and ask questions before proceeding. We have had an ongoing dialogue from day one that never felt rushed or inadequate.... I very much have enjoyed working with Dr Shah and while we need to move onto IVF, we plan on staying with Dr Shah through that process. He is open mined, willingly to share professional studies(I'm a nurse and really wanted to know this info) and has always been available for questions or concerns.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
I very much have enjoyed working with Dr Shah and while we need to move onto IVF, we plan on staying with Dr Shah through that process. He is open mined, willingly to share professional studies(I'm a nurse and really wanted to know this info) and has always been available for questions or concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Make a list of all your questions prior to your visit in order to maximize the conversation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr Shah sat patiently with us while explaining our options, allowed us to process the information and ask questions before proceeding. We have had an ongoing dialogue from day one that never felt rushed or inadequate.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
This was our 3rd IUI with the practice(the first two were with Dr Tidey-who was fine, I just wanted a fresh set of eyes for round 3). We mutually decided that after round 3 of IUI we would move onto IVF. We are currently preparing for that now with a start date hopefully between now or spring 2019
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I am a nurse and hold my fellow colleagues to a high standard. I felt that at times, I was brushed off and have expressed this with the office manager.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
So far, I've been happy(my husband as well) with our experience. The office staff is polite, answers questions(with the exception of a few nurses), and is willing to answer all your questions patiently without rushing you. While it's certainly not expected, I've noticed everyone remembers your name!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
For each round of IUI(we did both meds and shots) it was roughly $2-3,000
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
we haven't gotten to this discussion yet
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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9
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
9
Dr. Shah is a great doctor very intelligent,great mannerism, he is very compassionate about his job and seems like he would go the extra mile to care for his patients. I felt like when i first seen him that he could most definitely help me get pregnant with just basic treatments however my body had other plans... During my course of treatments with Dr.Shah we tried several rounds of femara and ovidril injections with no conception, I also during those treatments had 3 iuis again with no such luck. He also tried me on Metforming to treat my pre diabetes/pcos
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
Dr. Shah is a great doctor very intelligent,great mannerism, he is very compassionate about his job and seems like he would go the extra mile to care for his patients. I felt like when i first seen him that he could most definitely help me get pregnant with just basic treatments however my body had other plans and he was unable to do so at that time we have decided to go the next step and start IVF treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
Be willing to try different things and never give up.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
I felt like a human because Dr. Shah took his time one on one with me, answered any questions that myself or my husband had. I felt more than a patient I didn’t feel like another statistic.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Virginia Fertility Associates and their degree of success.
During my course of treatments with Dr.Shah we tried several rounds of femara and ovidril injections with no conception, I also during those treatments had 3 iuis again with no such luck. He also tried me on Metforming to treat my pre diabetes/pcos
Describe your experience with your nurse at Virginia Fertility Associates. (Assigned nurse: June)
The nursing staff seems very compassionate about their jobs and they love what they do.
Describe your experience with Virginia Fertility Associates.
This is overall a great practice there are no complaints in my book. The staff is very friendly, very clean and sterile office. Phone calls are usually answered within a timely manner. They’re very informative and very knowledgeable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates.
My insurance only covered ultrasounds and office visits my iuis were $300 a piece the femara was about $10-$15 dollars due to a special pharmacy contract and the ovidril was $100 a shot
9
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Fertility Associates
Richmond
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8
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
Dr. Shah is very good at what he does, the only setback is how unorganized the clinic is run. If we are only rating Dr. Shah individually and not looking at the entire process, then I think he deserves a high rating. He is very much an expert in his field and also compassionate, the only issue is they are all veryunorganized and this sometimes makes the patient feel as though Dr. Shah isn't quite "on top of things" with the process.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
8
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah is very good at what he does, the only setback is how unorganized the clinic is run. If we are only rating Dr. Shah individually and not looking at the entire process, then I think he deserves a high rating. He is very much an expert in his field and also compassionate, the only issue is they are all veryunorganized and this sometimes makes the patient feel as though Dr. Shah isn't quite "on top of things" with the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Be assertive and don't always "trust the process" as the clinic makes mistakes (forget to order meds, lose chart, call you with other patient's info) that you have to point out to them pretty frequently . . .
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
The clinic is extremely unorganized as a whole, which at times make you feel like a number vs. a human. Overall, they all individually have the right intentions, but the collective effort tends to be very unorganized and the patients feel that the most.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Richmond Center for Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Valerie)
The nursing staff is extremely unorganized and impossible to get a hold of, it's not their fault, the clinic hasn't figured out a process for patient's that makes sense. They are overburdened and inaccessible.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The clinic is unorganized, I do not think I have ever had an appointment that wasn't moved at the last minute (nearly every single appointment was rescheduled even during a cycle). They are all individually quite good at what they do, but the collective effort is extremely poor and unorganized. There are serious order of operations/organization issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Around 15,000
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
eSET
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
8
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
23 - 24
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr. Shah was very easy to talk to and always positive. He explained everything I was going through and answered all questions as needed...Don't be nervous! He is a very kind man and is willing to work with you and help you understand your course of treatment.
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Age
23 - 24
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Don't be nervous! He is a very kind man and is willing to work with you and help you understand your course of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr.Shah was very easy to talk to and always positive. He explained everything I was going through and answered all questions as needed.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
I would get an ultrasound at cd3 for every cycle when on injections. Pills -- I got an ultrasound the first round on cd3 to check my lining. Every other round, I'd just pick up the pills and get an ultrasound on cd10. If my body wasn't producing any follicles at cd10 then we would up my dosage of whatever treatment I'm on and come back around cd12-cd16. Most every time I had one or two follicles. The last cycle I did, I had too many follicles mature so we had to cancel it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There were only 2 that I met. They are both kind women but one is more personable than the other. Although, they are both helpful if you need anything or have questions.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
For a weakness, it's kind of a small practice so you will be in the waiting room forever. On the positive side of being a small practice , the doctors and nurses will get to know you and vice versa so that it doesn't necessarily feel like doctor's visits each time. You also always see the same doctor every time which I think is a plus.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
It really depends on your insurance so it's hard to say what other people will be paying. Each cycle I took pills, I paid $1. For injections, I paid $24 per injection pen. Each cycle I also needed a trigger shot and that was an additional, $20.
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
[Protocol with Dr. Shah] Max dosage of Gonal F & Menopur. IVF & ICSI with genetic testing...Single transfer recommended if embryos had PGS. He would consider multiple if embryos did not have PGS testing...always called us by name, remembered specifics of our treatment plans...is extremely knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. He is willing to answer questions, listen to input based on my own research, and try new protocols. He explains things in a manner that is understandable to an average person.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah is extremely knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. He is willing to answer questions, listen to input based on my own research, and try new protocols. He explains things in a manner that is understandable to an average person.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Ask as many questions as you can and be your own advocate. The practice is very busy, so be sure to be on top of your own treatment protocol.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah always called us by name, remembered specifics of our treatment plans, and was engaging in our lives.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
Max dosage of Gonal F & Menopur. IVF & ICSI with genetic testing
Describe your experience with your nurse at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Nurses were helpful, compassionate, and informative.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
Very busy and often runs behind schedule. A tip would be to book your appointment as early in the morning as possible to avoid wait times. There are a variety of doctors to choose from. I do not know if different doctors specialize in different diagnoses, and would have liked to have known that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
$22,000 for IVF with ICSI (shared risk program) $5000+ for medications per cycle
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Single transfer recommended if embryos had PGS. He would consider multiple if embryos did not have PGS testing.
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
9
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
My experience with Dr. Shah has been great so far! He tries to get to know his patients on a deeper level than just their medical journey. He has great communication skills and is quick to respond. He is encouraging and does not sugar coat anything. I have not had a negative experience yet!... There was a situation that my husband experienced. He was given negative results from a nurse or employee in the lab instead of the doctor.
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Age
28
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
My experience with Dr. Shah has been great so far! He tries to get to know his patients on a deeper level than just their medical journey. He has great communication skills and is quick to respond. He is encouraging and does not sugar coat anything. I have not had a negative experience yet!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
To listen to him and believe that he is making the right decision for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
I feel like I was treated more like a human than a number with Dr. Shah by his honesty and his personal time he spend after working hours.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has welcomed me but not any different than any other general office visit. There was one negative experience where a nurse didn't know how to use the scale to weigh me which is a sensitive subject for me as most people are towards their weight however I am not positive if this was an actual nurse or someone else helping out.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The clinic is very pretty, clean and comfortable. Dr. Shah's office is spacious and it is nice to sit at eye level with the doctor. The lab is conveniently right underneath. We have not had any negative experiences so far.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
They have a money back guarantee program but it costs more than single cycle around $30,000 including medications and genetic testing.
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
42 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
He’s [Dr. Shah] a great doctor — very caring, answers all my questions, and calls to check up on me after procedures and when we get results back.... We did ivf because we had a special morphology problem. We were advised of the chances of success due to age. We did a retrieval and ended up with 5 embryos, which when tested were all genetically abnormal. We did a second round with the same results. Advice now is to do donor eggs.
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Age
42 - 44
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
This far, I see no weaknesses. We did not achieve the result we wanted due to egg problems. He’s a great doctor — very caring, answers all my questions, and calls to check up on me after procedures and when we get results back.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Know all your risks, do your own research and be prepared to ask questions— he’ll answer everything thoroughly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
He’s very caring, explains things well and has a great bedside manner. He called me to check on me multiple times
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
We did ivf because we had a special morphology problem. We were advised of the chances of success due to age. We did a retrieval and ended up with 5 embryos, which when tested were all genetically abnormal. We did a second round with the same results. Advice now is to do donor eggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are always caring, answer questions, and available to talk via phone.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The clinic just merged with another in richmond and they now have double the doctors. New facilities are wonderful and all the doctor’s are great. The lab and place they do the procedures is in the same building and just downstairs, so it’s super convenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Ivf multicye- $18000 initial payment. Once all meds and other fees were paid- approx $28000
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
Dr. Shah explained that he likes to start with single embryo transfers first, especially when genetic testing was performed, as a pregnancy with multiples could lead to a higher risk for complications.... I always felt like I could trust him to be honest with me, even with hard news. I had to uterus surgeries done by Dr. Shah and he put me at ease and treated me with respect. Our IUIs were not successful, but Dr. Shah didn't give us false hope - he was honest with us that they would likely not result in a pregnancy
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
We had a lot of obstacles to overcome, but I always felt like I could trust him to be honest with me, even with hard news. I had to uterus surgeries done by Dr. Shah and he put me at ease and treated me with respect. Our IUIs were not successful, but Dr. Shah didn't give us false hope - he was honest with us that they would likely not result in a pregnancy. That honesty helped us with the process, because we could keep our expectations realistic. When we finally conceived after our second embryo transfer, Dr. Shah and his staff were genuinely happy for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Be ready for a difficult journey - but trust that he will guide you through it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah was so compassionate and always made me feel informed.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
Really nice facility, and very clean. Comfortable waiting room. Very rarely had to wait long to see my doctor. Sometimes hard with getting phone calls returned or paperwork filled out (for things like short term disability after my surgeries).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Costs were high. The lab used for IVF was not covered by our insurance, even though Dr. Shah was in-network.
Describe Anish Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Richmond Center for Fertility.
Dr. Shah explained that he likes to start with single embryo transfers first, especially when genetic testing was performed, as a pregnancy with multiples could lead to a higher risk for complications.
What specific things went wrong at Richmond Center for Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
10
Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
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10
Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
he [Dr. Shah] is wonderful. he really cares about you as a patient and tries to keep yo uinformed. his bedside manner is excellent and gives you hope as a patient! I really wished I had started with him....He is fabulous and always keeps me informed. he communicates with me after hours and has even provided me with his personal cell phone number. he also makes sure I know all the risks involved so I can make an educated decision.
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Age
42
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
He is fabulous and always keeps me informed. he communicates with me after hours and has even provided me with his personal cell phone number. he also makes sure I know all the risks involved so I can make an educated decision.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
he is really busy and has lots of patience so you have to have patience when seeing him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates?
he is wonderful. he really cares about you as a patient and tries to keep yo uinformed. his bedside manner is excellent and gives you hope as a patient! I really wished I had started with him.
Describe your experience with Virginia Fertility Associates.
The clinic is a great clinic. the staff are very friendly. they definitely try to make you feel as a comfortable as possible. I do advise to be your own advocate and to ask as many questions as possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah at Virginia Fertility Associates.
$25,000 - IVF and genetic testing
What specific things went wrong at Virginia Fertility Associates?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Fertility Associates
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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Dr. Shah was an incredibly compassionate doctor. He did a wonderful job with our initial consultation and adjusting treatment when necessary. Should my husband and I decide to pursue fertility treatments in the future, I would definitely go back to Dr. Shah...I originally responded to 7.5mg of Letrozole and stayed on that dosage through all treatment. I had an ultrasound between days 12-14 to see if follicles developed and if so, in which ovary. If the results were what was desired, we triggered ovulation with Ovridrel. 3 cycles we then did IUI. Unfortunately, we did not get pregnant.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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How was your experience with Anish Shah at Richmond Center for Fertility?
Dr. Shah was an incredibly compassionate doctor. He did a wonderful job with our initial consultation and adjusting treatment when necessary. Should my husband and I decide to pursue fertility treatments in the future, I would definitely go back to Dr. Shah.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles at Richmond Center for Fertility and their degree of success.
I originally responded to 7.5mg of Letrozole and stayed on that dosage through all treatment. I had an ultrasound between days 12-14 to see if follicles developed and if so, in which ovary. If the results were what was desired, we triggered ovulation with Ovridrel. 3 cycles we then did IUI. Unfortunately, we did not get pregnant.
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The practice was very communicative and reliable. Nurses always responded within the same day of me contacting them. I was impressed with their ability to schedule on weekends, holidays, and in inclement weather.
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Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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