Lorna Timmreck

Shady Grove Fertility

Rated 6
Strongly recommend: 23%Neutral: 39%Don't recommend: 39%6
23% strongly recommend
7 reviews
Humanity
6.5
6.5
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
7.8
7.8
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.1
5.1
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
7.7
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Texas
Residency
Rush U. Med Ctr
Fellowship
Beth Israel Boston

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
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Lorna Timmreck works at

Shady Grove Fertility
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 12%8.5

At 2 offices

Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
410.997.6999
Rockville
9601 Blackwell Road, 4th and 5th floors
Rockville, MD 20850
301.340.1188
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2014, Successful
10
10
Age 32
2 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr Timmreck] won't hold your hand, but she's honest, compassionate, kind, and patient...She was straight-forward, and she didn't "hand-hold," but she still answered every question we had patiently and kindly. She took the time to know our story and make recommendations based on what WE wanted...and I never had a question about the next step that was not answered...I felt that she was rational, calm, and patient. I stress "patient" because it was very important to us that ALL of our questions were answered fully.
[Shady Grove - Colombia] Strengths: Good infrastructure, competent and caring doctors and staff, a "no child" in the waiting room policy, and a high success rate. Weaknesses: Some patients feel like the clinic is a "factory." I personally have not felt that way, but my case was fairly straightforward...Kim Sorrentino [Nurse at Shady Grove] was extremely warm and friendly. She answered questions within the same day, and when she was not available (time off, etc.), my questions were answered by other staff members. The woman who coordinated our IUI steps (Elaine?) was also kind and warm. The nurses performing the blood draws were also friendly and warm.
How was your experience with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
I always felt like I had all the information from Dr. Timmreck. She gave us our odds, but did so in a way that was compassionate. She wasn't as warm as our nurse, but she was not cold by any means. I felt that she understood the significant emotional side of infertility and was patient and kind. When we were ready for treatment (before she recommended it), she supported our decision. When for financial and emotional reasons, we were ready to to move from one form of treatment to another (before she recommended it), she supported our decision. I felt that she was rational, calm, and patient. I stress "patient" because it was very important to us that ALL of our questions were answered fully. I felt like she was fighting WITH us, and I never had a question about the next step that was not answered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
She won't hold your hand, but she's honest, compassionate, kind, and patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was straight-forward, and she didn't "hand-hold," but she still answered every question we had patiently and kindly. She took the time to know our story and make recommendations based on what WE wanted.
Describe the protocols Lorna Timmreck used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
General Day 3 testing (AMH, prolactin, FSH, E2, etc.), HSG, semen analysis, repeat pregnancy loss panel (RPL). No red flags--"unexplained infertility." No apparent reason for previous losses. Timed intercourse for 1-2 cycles. Clomid (100 mg for 5 days) + Ovidrel trigger+ IUI for 2 cycles. Progesterone suppositories (200 mg twice a day vaginally) until beta test. (Clomid--hoping to get more than one egg during the IUI process to increase the chances of getting a "quality" egg.)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim Sorrentino)
Kim Sorrentino was extremely warm and friendly. She answered questions within the same day, and when she was not available (time off, etc.), my questions were answered by other staff members. The woman who coordinated our IUI steps (Elaine?) was also kind and warm. The nurses performing the blood draws were also friendly and warm.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Strengths: Good infrastructure, competent and caring doctors and staff, a "no child" in the waiting room policy, and a high success rate. Weaknesses: Some patients feel like the clinic is a "factory." I personally have not felt that way, but my case was fairly straightforward.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility.
I think an IUI (with medication and monitoring) cost around $2000.
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Doctor
Lorna Timmreck
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2018, Successful
10
9
Age 32 - 36
2 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Timmreck] was/is incredibly patient in answering every question and addressing concerns. She has taken our numbers and put them into context for us, and discussing how we are in between different sets of statistics...Clomid IUI with hcg trigger We have recurrent pregnancy loss and unexplained infertility. Our second cycle was successful...She perhaps is not as hand-holding as a true newcomer might like, however, she is direct, explains everything in layman terms, and has your best interest at heart.
They [Shady Grove] need a bigger location. Waiting times during monitoring are long. Mostly, though, things run smoothly. The staff is competent and friendly. There is a free monthly support group at the clinic, as well, run by a therapist who specializes in infertility. Go. It is well worth it...Kim Sorrentino is very warm and friendly. She was organized and always related all results to me with their implication. The overall staff is friendly and competent.
How was your experience with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
She perhaps is not as hand-holding as a true newcomer might like, however, she is direct, explains everything in layman terms, and has your best interest at heart. She willingly answers every question you have, even if you have previously covered the topic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
No question is silly. Please ask them all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was/is incredibly patient in answering every question and addressing concerns. She has taken our numbers and put them into context for us, and discussing how we are in between different sets of statistics.
Describe the protocols Lorna Timmreck used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Clomid IUI with hcg trigger We have recurrent pregnancy loss and unexplained infertility. Our second cycle was successful, but we were ready to move to IVF if it had not been successful. In trying to add to our family, we are again starting with Clomid IUI. We plan on doing at least two cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim Sorrentino)
Kim Sorrentino is very warm and friendly. She was organized and always related all results to me with their implication. The overall staff is friendly and competent.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They need a bigger location. Waiting times during monitoring are long. Mostly, though, things run smoothly. The staff is competent and friendly. There is a free monthly support group at the clinic, as well, run by a therapist who specializes in infertility. Go. It is well worth it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility.
Around $1800-$2000 per IUI cycle?
Describe Lorna Timmreck's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
N/A
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Doctor
Lorna Timmreck
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2014, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
PCOS
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Timmreck was extremely patient with all of my questions, and very understanding when things didn't work out for a cycle. Even when I miscarried - I felt as though I was supported and cared for....Ask questions - dont' be afraid - she will answer them...Dr Timmreck was fantastic - highly recommend. She treated me as a person and not just another patient. I felt like she was genuinely concerned for my well being and cared about my success with the treatments....
All of the nursing staff [at Shady Grove - Columbia] cared for my well being. They were compassionate and kind every single visit. They cried with me when I miscarried and cheered me on every cycle. They were a large part of my support system...Excellent financing options. Fantastic front desk staff. Professional skilled phlebotomists. Excellent hours for accommodating schedules... Even when I miscarried - I felt as though I was supported and cared for....
How was your experience with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Timmreck was fantastic - highly recommend. She treated me as a person and not just another patient. I felt like she was genuinely concerned for my well being and cared about my success with the treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions - dont' be afraid - she will answer them
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Timmreck was extremely patient with all of my questions, and very understanding when things didn't work out for a cycle. Even when I miscarried - I felt as though I was supported and cared for.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kim B)
All of the nursing staff cared for my well being. They were compassionate and kind every single visit. They cried with me when I miscarried and cheered me on every cycle. They were a large part of my support system
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Excellent financing options. Fantastic front desk staff. Professional skilled phlebotomists. Excellent hours for accommodating schedules
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lorna Timmreck at Shady Grove Fertility.
$10,000 est
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Doctor
Lorna Timmreck
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources