Arthur Sagoskin

Shady Grove Fertility

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolHahnemann Drexel U.
ResidencyAllentown Affiliated Hosp
Rockville
9601 Blackwell Road, 4th and 5th floors
Rockville, MD 20850
301.340.1188
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Arthur Sagoskin to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 14%Neutral: 70%Don't recommend: 16%7.3
5 assessments
  • 14% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 70% Neutral (7-8)
  • 16% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shady Grove Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 12%8.6
274 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
7
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
He [Dr. Arthur Sagoskin] is very friendly and patient with my wife and I when we asked a lot of questions. He was able to make time for a last minute appointment when my cycle started and we realized my first IUI didn't work. He has always been on time for our appointments and never once rushed us.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is very friendly and patient with my wife and I when we asked a lot of questions. He was able to make time for a last minute appointment when my cycle started and we realized my first IUI didn't work. He has always been on time for our appointments and never once rushed us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Come in with a list of questions.
Describe the protocols Arthur Sagoskin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We decided to do all the pretesting to make sure I had a good follicle count and my tubes were clear. We did an medicated IUI first and if it didn't take we would be doing medicated. That is what we are currently doing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tina)
Kate and Tina are very friendly. When we are in person they are very warm and kind. They both answered all the questions we had. My cycle and questions always ended up happening when Tina was out of the office. It was hard to get in touch with her a few times. She also didn't place the order for my medication on time and I almost didn't receive it on time. I called the Pharmacy and it was noted that I was not in the system. I called and emailed Tina on Thursday but she was out of the office until Tuesday. She called me Tuesday afternoon and said that she talked to the Pharmacy and they would rush it to me. In the end it all worked out, however, she is just hard to reach sometimes.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
We have enjoyed Shady Grove Rockville. The offices are beautiful. The desk staff are always so friendly and kind. The nurses who take blood have also been very gentle and kind. The Dr who did both of my IUIs was amazing and so friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility.
We paied $1800 for the medicated IUI and around $300 for nonmedicated. My insurance didnt cover any of it.
Describe Arthur Sagoskin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Arthur Sagoskin
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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6
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
Strengths [of Dr. Sagoskin]: experienced; knowledgable; offered suggestions for further testing (I wish he would have suggested a few tests must sooner); followed up after negative results and a lose; advocated for me during a miscommunication between my nurse/him/embryology. Weaknesses: disingenuous at times; not proactive at the right times (I offered up tests/procedures I would like to do, etc. and he would say "good idea" -- but shouldn't he have suggested them?); mildly responsive messages.
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
6
How was your experience with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Strengths: experienced; knowledgable; offered suggestions for further testing (I wish he would have suggested a few tests must sooner); followed up after negative results and a lose; advocated for me during a miscommunication between my nurse/him/embryology. Weaknesses: disingenuous at times; not proactive at the right times (I offered up tests/procedures I would like to do, etc. and he would say "good idea" -- but shouldn't he have suggested them?); mildly responsive messages.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Advocate for yourself and be aware of all the tests available to you and push for them, even if they are "experimental" or "unproven".
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Very personal attention when I first started seeing Dr. Sagoskin. Loved him and his no nonsense manner. 2+ years later and no success, I feel like I'm being treated more like a number and an inconvenience at times.
Describe the protocols Arthur Sagoskin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I was 38 when I started treatment. Protocol 1: BCPs, Antagonist protocol, lower doses of Gonal F and Menopur, slow & long stim, Ganarelix, Lupron/HGC dual trigger. 20+ follicles, only 2 retrieved, both mature, both fertilized naturally, and 3-day transfer of visually great embryos, BFN. Protocol 2: BCPs, Antagonist, higher doses of Gonal F and Menopur, slow & Ling stim,, Ganarelix, HCG trigger, (I demanded aftee the suggestion of two other REs) double-lumen needle during retrieval, 25 eggs retrieved, at least half mature, all fertilized naturally, 6 high grade blastocysts, eSET, positive beta (but low), doubled two times, then deceased and miscarried at 6 weeks (they say chemical since no heartbeat was seen, I consider a miscarriage). Frozen five 5-day blastocysts. Protocol 3: BCPs, Antagonist, highest doses (yet) of Gonal F, Menopur, Ganarelix, slow stim, HCG trigger, double-lumen retrieval, 25 eggs retrieved, 13 mature, 13 fertilized with ICSI, freeze all with PGS testing, 2 6-day hatching blastocysts biopsied and frozen. Thawed 5 frozen blasts from Protocol 2, lost one in thaw, biopsied 4 for PGS testing and refroze. PGS tested 6 blasts, 2 (1 from protocol 2 and one from protocol 3) tested as PGS normal. FET #1: BCPs, Non-injectable E2 and P4 administered vaginally. eSET PGS normal 6-day blast from Protocol 3, BFN. Before next FET elected to do Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA) biopsy/testing with BCPs then Injectable E2 and P4 + 5 days. Biopsy returned "non-receptive". Retest ERA with BCP then injectable E2 and P4 + 7 days. Biopsy returned "receptive". Waiting to do transfer of remaining PGS normal 5-day blast from Protocol 2. Will do BCPs, then back to back Endometrial "scratches" (one tests for endometriosis, one may aid with implantation) and then transfer. Waiting for CD1 to start new FET protocol with Injectable E2 and P4 + 7.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay Friedman)
Very detailed and thorough. Extremely responsive with email and voicemail. Knowledgeable. Respected. We had a miscommunication that damaged our relationship, but we were able to put that aside. I trust her and would strongly recommend her to others patients.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Strengths: friendly staff, quick response times, great monitoring appointment times, usually minimal wait. Financial Counselors responsive. Weaknesses: Sometimes it feels like a factory, nurses and doctors lack empathy and need to think before they speak. Sensitivity training/refresher would be great for everyone. Recently added many more doctors and nurses and feels less personal, chaotic at times. What a new patient should know: Be realistic and take off the rose colored glasses. Prepare for failure. IVF is not always the answer, sometimes it doesn't work even after multiple attempts with seemingly great outcomes. Advocate for yourself, do your research, question everything, demand respect. Ask for detailed description of an egg retrieval, from talking to anesthesiologist in triage, to walking into operating room and what and who to expect to see. Take all of your pain meds after retrieval, even if you don't think you need them (you will). PGS test and only transfer normals (don't set yourself up for failure and heartbreak if you don't have to).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility.
I have some insurance coverage so meds for 2 of 3 cycles was fully covers and paid for one cycle of meds out-of-pocket. Specialist company's for each visit including monitoring. Insurance covered all procedures except for PGS testing (covered biopsy) and RhoGam shot after miscarriage (due to blood type).
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Arthur Sagoskin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
39 - 42
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
11 IUI, Egg Freezing, IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
Sometimes felt like a number and sometimes felt like a human. Excellent doctor[Dr. Arthur Sagoskin] but not overly warm and fuzzy...He is knowledgeable, and experienced. I trusted him and his recommendations. He also listened to my concerns. He was conservative with my treatment and made sure I was comfortable with decisions, especially as we moved further along in the process...I had several nurses over the years , there seemed to be frequent turnover or changes. Lindsay was the one I worked with the most. She was very nice and great in person but her emails were often unclear or she didn't adequately answer my questions. More so with IVF.
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Age
39 - 42
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
11 IUI, Egg Freezing, IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
How was your experience with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
He is knowledgeable, and experienced. I trusted him and his recommendations. He also listened to my concerns. He was conservative with my treatment and made sure I was comfortable with decisions, especially as we moved further along in the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
If you only want warm and fuzzy, he's probably not the right doctor for you, but he's so knowledgeable and can get you pregnant!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Sometimes felt like a number and sometimes felt like a human. Excellent doctor but not overly warm and fuzzy.
Describe the protocols Arthur Sagoskin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
IUI with clomid and bravelle. IVF with standard meds (I can't remember the meds) FET with estrogen and progesterone injections.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay )
I had several nurses over the years , there seemed to be frequent turnover or changes. Lindsay was the one I worked with the most. She was very nice and great in person but her emails were often unclear or she didn't adequately answer my questions. More so with IVF.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Good reputation. Many locations. Open every day. Helpful financial counselors. Feel like a number at times tho due to volume of patients. Waiting room always very full.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility.
Everything was out of pocket for me but they offered financial assistance
Describe Arthur Sagoskin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I did PGS testing so transfered only 1 embryo.
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Doctor
Arthur Sagoskin
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
9
Dr. Sagoskin provided a reasoned strategy and was open to adjustments along the way as necessary.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
9
How was your experience with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
He was scientific and explained things in a way that respected my level of education (not 'dumbing down' the process). It was helpful attending the Rockville location so that he could personally oversee the majority of my treatment. Once I felt that he pushed a treatment (ICSY) that was more in the interest of his success rate than my personal wishes. But ultimately I respect and trust his expertise and ability to devise an individualized plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't hesitate to ask for updates and lots of information directly from the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
My nurses Emily and Lindsay were fantastic, personal, detailed and thorough. I felt Dr. Sagoskin provided a reasoned strategy and was open to adjustments along the way as necessary.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Lindsay)
We spoke daily and she knew my history intimately. She was compassionate when a cycle was canceled and enthusiastic when we had success. She was willing to answer questions in a timely manner, even occasionally beyond office hours.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Arthur Sagoskin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
He didn't really realize how painful the whole process was for us. However, he was friendly and explained things well.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
How was your experience with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
At times I felt as the Dr did so often, he didn't really realize how painful the whole process was for us. However, he was friendly and explained things well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions if you don't understand something
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Arthur Sagoskin at Shady Grove Fertility?
I think especially the nurses did a great Job. Though they changed nurses on me during my treatment, I am actually glad they did cause my new nurse was awesome
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Donna Materia-Hoover)
Donna was always so fun. Yes we all knew the reason why where there, but she would not make it the focus of our meetings, if you understand what I mean. She would ask questions, engage us in conversations that had nothing to do with IVF or the needles I had to prick myself with. I sometimes just needed that.
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Doctor
Arthur Sagoskin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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