Joseph Osheroff

Shady Grove Fertility

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Medical SchoolU. of Pennsylvania
ResidencyThomas Jefferson
FellowshipU. of Pennsylvania
Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
410.997.6999
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Joseph Osheroff to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 45%8.5
6 assessments
  • 55% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 45% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.8
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
5.8
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: 65%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 15%8.4
396 assessments
  • 65% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 15% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
7
5
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
7
5
Dr. Osheroff did not really do any of my procedures or monitoring. We only saw him when it came to an office visit and he did do my last IUI...I wish it was a little more personal and heartfelt, but Dr. Osheroff is very intelligent when explaining different things...Dr. suggested we transfer one or two embryos, but no more because a risk for multiple pregnancies. ...Dr. explains very by the book on how the treatment should work 'statistically'.
I have been to 3 different branches of the shady grove and all the woman we have come in contact with were very sweet and happy to help us. From the faces at the front- to taking blood- even the doctors monitoring the follicles! The only weakness I've noticed is how hard it is to get a phone call in to them...Kim has been very helpful. She has given all the information on what is to come and what to expect after.
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
7
5
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Osheroff did not really do any of my procedures or monitoring. We only saw him when it came to an office visit and he did do my last IUI. Part of me believes he did the third IUI to basically say he believed it was done right since they have all failed. It is very discouraging when you get the negatives. I wish it was a little more personal and heartfelt, but Dr. Osheroff is very intelligent when explaining different things.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Osheroff gives the negative or positive when it comes to results/ next steps. Other than that just depend on your nurse to give you the information you need.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. explains very by the book on how the treatment should work 'statistically'. " 'Statistically' you should have no reason why you shouldn't get pregnant. " Not very warm or really want to hear when you have had three IUIs that haven't worked.
Describe the protocols Joseph Osheroff used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I have been prescribed clomid because I am an insulin resistant PCOS, I do not ovulate on my own. First approach was 4 months of clomid with intercourse, all unsuccessful. The IUIs were thought to work because my husband has only a 3% morphology, after the wash he has about 7-10 million usable sperm. We tried 3 months clomid with IUI, all unsuccessful. Dr. said we could continue doing a few more IUIs, but doesn't suggest it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim Blackwell)
Kim has been very helpful. She has given all the information on what is to come and what to expect after. Even when we were getting discouraged she had called me and told me what she had gone through and gave us different outlooks on the treatments given.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I have been to 3 different branches of the shady grove and all the woman we have come in contact with were very sweet and happy to help us. From the faces at the front- to taking blood- even the doctors monitoring the follicles! The only weakness I've noticed is how hard it is to get a phone call in to them, but if you saw the line at the 7 am open, you would understand!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility.
My insurance doesn't pay for anything infertility. Had to pay for all testing/ medications (don't remember costs- maybe over $1,000?) IUI was about $2,000 each with medications. ($6,000 total) If we do an IVF it is $15,000 for one procedure and that does not include any storing/ extras.
Describe Joseph Osheroff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Dr. suggested we transfer one or two embryos, but no more because a risk for multiple pregnancies. If we have the option, the more the better-- two would be what we would want for a greater risk to have babies. Growing up you never think to yourself that you would love to have multiples, until you have infertility issues and then you think you can handle anything that is thrown your way!!!!
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
7
Doctor
Joseph Osheroff
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
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8
8
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
8
8
Dr Osheroff knows his stuff and tells it to you straight up in a more scientific way. So I felt in the middle of number and human. He made sure you understand but wasn't warm, friendly, or comforting...Dr Osheroff was straight forward and to the point. He didn't have great bedside manner but made sure you understood everything going on from every angle. He was happy to answer questions and didn't make you feel rushed.
I liked this clinic [Shady Grove]. It was convenient to my house. They had many locations with different hours for monitoring appointments. I liked that I could go anywhere I needed to. They also had a support group lead by a psychologist where I met some great friends...My nurse was fine when she was there, she was out of the office alot. I talked to other nurses during those times who I liked as well.
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
8
8
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Osheroff was straight forward and to the point. He didn't have great bedside manner but made sure you understood everything going on from every angle. He was happy to answer questions and didn't make you feel rushed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
He said the best thing anyone ever said, "I can't tell you when, but I can tell you it will happen." I actually told a friend this right before she saw Dr o and he said the same thing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Osheroff knows his stuff and tells it to you straight up in a more scientific way. So I felt in the middle of number and human. He made sure you understand but wasn't warm, friendly, or comforting.
Describe the protocols Joseph Osheroff used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I did 3 rounds of clomid by themselves. Then 2 rounds of clomid and IUI. All clomid rounds I took pills from days 3 to 7. All were negative. IUI #3 was injectibles, also negative. IVF #1 was the antagonist protocol. My progesterone was too high the day before transfer so that cycle became freeze all. 11 retrieved, 2 made it to freeze. IVF #2 was long lupron protocol. 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature, 6 fertilized, 1 transfered and 4 frozen. This resulted in 1 live birth. Then FET #1 was estradiol and pio, 1 embryo transfered from IVF 1 batch, that resulted in live birth.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natalie)
My nurse was fine when she was there, she was out of the office alot. I talked to other nurses during those times who I liked as well.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I liked this clinic. It was convenient to my house. They had many locations with different hours for monitoring appointments. I liked that I could go anywhere I needed to. They also had a support group lead by a psychologist where I met some great friends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility.
I paid out of pocket for 2 clomid IUI. For IUI with injectibles I purchased secondary insurance. After IUI 3 and IVF 1, we met out of pocket max, so IVF 2 was 100% covered plus my monthly premium.
Describe Joseph Osheroff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I really wanted to transfer 2 embryos during my first transfer (2nd retreival), even though my husband was against it. Drs protocol is under 38 and no negatives or miscarriages, then 1 is transfered. It is not just caring for multiples, but added risk to mom and babies. We transfered one and discussed that of it didn't work, we would look into multiple.
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Doctor
Joseph Osheroff
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
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10
10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
Dr. O [Joseph Osheroff] made sure my treatments would not cause more damage to my body or fertility after i experienced a molar pregnancy. He always gave the good news with the bad which helped my husband and i to make the hard decisions. Dr. O is very positive, but made sure we always understood the risks.... With my two iui cycles with clomid i had trouble with uterine lining being thick enough, the doctor gave me additional hormones to take to help. Now on my third iui cycle, we are switching up medicines so this problem does not happen this cycle.
My only issue [with Shady Grove-Columbia] is the weekend nurses called and left a message you were unable to return the call and ask questions. You had to wait until monday to ask questions and that would interfere with work or other life scheduling.... Natalie was great. Always called with my plan, answered all questions i had. She was very helpful and calming.
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
10
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. O made sure my treatments would not cause more damage to my body or fertility after i experienced a molar pregnancy. He always gave the good news with the bad which helped my husband and i to make the hard decisions. Dr. O is very positive, but made sure we always understood the risks.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Just relax, allow the dr to talk and give you his adivse. I found i didnt need to ask questions with him cause he made sure to cover everything wheile explaining each step to us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
The doctor took the time to explain to me not only the positive outcomes but also the risky side of things. He knew my case was complicated after a molar pregnancy and made sure i was cleared by multiple doctors before we started treatements.
Describe the protocols Joseph Osheroff used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
With my two iui cycles with clomid i had trouble with uterine lining being thick enough, the doctor gave me additional hormones to take to help. Now on my third iui cycle, we are switching up medicines so this problem does not happen this cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natalie)
Natalie was great. Always called with my plan, answered all questions i had. She was very helpful and calming.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
My only issue is the weekend nurses called and left a message you were unable to return the call and ask questions. You had to wait until monday to ask questions and that would interfere with work or other life scheduling.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
10
Doctor
Joseph Osheroff
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
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9
8
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
8
He [Dr. Osheroff] always called to follow up during treatment and explained everything in detail...is a good communicator....He did not give false hope, but was compassionate at the same time. I was always well-informed every step of the way during our last IVF cycle....I was given the lowest doses, which were slowly increased based off of the results of my blood tests and ultrasounds. My body did not react quickly and they were only able to retrieve two eggs, one of which was transferred. It was not a successful cycle.
I paid a little less than $8,000 for one IVF cycle [at Shady Grove Fertility] that included a military discount...Appointments are readily available and you have access to a nurse 24/7 via phone. It is easy to get in touch with the nurses. The clinic is in convenient locations. The financial counselors could be a little bit more quick to respond though...[nurse] Responded quickly and was always available to answer any questions I had. Always organized and efficient, yet kind
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
8
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Osheroff is a good communicator. He always explains things in detail. He did not give false hope, but was compassionate at the same time. I was always well-informed every step of the way during our last IVF cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask questions or take breaks from treatment if you need it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
He always called to follow up during treatment and explained everything in detail.
Describe the protocols Joseph Osheroff used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I started off on birth control for a month and then started injections. I was given the lowest doses, which were slowly increased based off of the results of my blood tests and ultrasounds. My body did not react quickly and they were only able to retrieve two eggs, one of which was transferred. It was not a successful cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim B.)
Responded quickly and was always available to answer any questions I had. Always organized and efficient, yet kind.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Appointments are readily available and you have access to a nurse 24/7 via phone. It is easy to get in touch with the nurses. The clinic is in convenient locations. The financial counselors could be a little bit more quick to respond though.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility.
I paid a little less than $8,000 for one IVF cycle that included a military discount. My insurance did not cover any of the treatment.
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Doctor
Joseph Osheroff
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Nursing
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9
10
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
He's [Dr.Joseph Osheroff] cordial. He knows his stuff and explains it all. He can be very direct but I liked how much knowledge he had and shared it all. He answers your questions. He uses your name. He has a solid education and is experienced. I believe in him and I think he will help us have our baby...If you want a very warm doctor he may not be the right fit. But if you want knowledge and experience I'd highly recommend him.
So far very organized and friendly and kind. I'm still pretty new in the process..[Nurse at Shady Grove is] Friendly, kind, honest. She gave me feedback fast, responded quickly to all my emails and always have test results when she said she would...He's [Dr.Joseph Osheroff] cordial. He knows his stuff and explains it all. He can be very direct but I liked how much knowledge he had and shared it all. He answers your questions. He uses your name. He has a solid education and is experienced. I believe in him and I think he will help us have our baby...If you want a very warm doctor he may not be the right fit. But if you want knowledge and experience I'd highly recommend him.
Age
35
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
10
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
He's cordial. He knows his stuff and explains it all. He can be very direct but I liked how much knowledge he had and shared it all. He answers your questions. He uses your name. He has a solid education and is experienced. I believe in him and I think he will help us have our baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
If you want a very warm doctor he may not be the right fit. But if you want knowledge and experience I'd highly recommend him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Always said hi, knows my name and always uses it, and answers all my questions. I am able to be seen often.
Describe the protocols Joseph Osheroff used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Just starting my first stimulated iui cycle. I'm on clomid then a shot then will trigger and do iui. He thinks it'll give us best chance to fertilize with my husbands mild MFI. If post wash numbers don't look good we will move onto ivf. If they're ok, then will do a few cycles and see what happens. He gave us great reasons and facts and I am happy to go with this plan
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim B and a few others )
Friendly, kind, honest. She gave me feedback fast, responded quickly to all my emails and always have test results when she said she would.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
So far very organized and friendly and kind. I'm still pretty new in the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Not sure. All has been covered by my insurance. They do have financial counselors who explains n everything
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
9
Doctor
Joseph Osheroff
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
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7
7
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
7
7
Dr. Osheroff was detailed and supportive of us. He is not overly emotional but was very informational. ... Shady Grove and Dr. Osheroff are strongly committed to the eSET philosophy, but ultimately it was our decision. ... Don’t expect him to be super emotional and listen to his advise. ... your contact with your doctor is limited by having to see other physicians when you are required to do most of the IVF procedures at the main clinic. ...
In my opinion Shady Grove is a numbers oriented practice, but you should not let that discourage you from seeking treatment as the standard of care is high. Every step of our treatment was ultimately our decision and we were respected. ... The entire staff in Columbia were warm and supportive. ... Shady Grove and Dr. Osheroff are strongly committed to the eSET philosophy, but ultimately it was our decision.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
7
7
How was your experience with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Osheroff was detailed and supportive of us. He is not overly emotional but was very informational. The worst part of the process at Shady Grove is that your contact with your doctor is limited by having to see other physicians when you are required to do most of the IVF procedures at the main clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don’t expect him to be super emotional and listen to his advise.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility?
The entire staff in Columbia were warm and supportive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
The nursing staff is the best part of the Columbia office, and frankly they are the ones you have the most contact with due to your daily monitoring.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
In my opinion Shady Grove is a numbers oriented practice, but you should not let that discourage you from seeking treatment as the standard of care is high. Every step of our treatment was ultimately our decision and we were respected.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joseph Osheroff at Shady Grove Fertility.
Fresh IVF cycle was around $19,000. Our yearly cryo for the 7 extra embryos we froze is $650/year.
Describe Joseph Osheroff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady Grove and Dr. Osheroff are strongly committed to the eSET philosophy, but ultimately it was our decision.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Joseph Osheroff
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
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