Rated 5.2
Strongly recommend: 9%Neutral: 59%Don't recommend: 32%5.2
9% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
5.7
5.7
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
6.1
6.1
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
2.5
2.5
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
4
OK
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
N Eastern Ohio U
Residency
Akron City Hosp
Fellowship
Rush U Med Ctr

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
not available by directline
not available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Marjan Attaran works at

Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 59%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 20%8.1

At 2 offices

Cleveland
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
216-444-6601
Strongsville
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH 44136
216-444-6601
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6 patient reviews

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2022, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 35
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I only met Dr. Attaran once for about ten minutes. I was later informed I would probably not work with her again even though she was my designated doctor...I found Dr. Attaran to be cold, detached and uninterested. I had to meet with her to begin IVF and my biggest take-away after speaking to her, for less than 10 minutes, was that she didn’t think IVF would work- despite me having two successful pregnancies from IVF and nothing about my situation changing.
If you want to work with The Cleveland Clinic because of their labs or endocrinologist, come prepared! If this is your first time doing IVF i would never recommend using the Clinic because you to be your own advocate every step of the way and know what each step entails. The only reason I knew my treatment was so off the rails is because I had previously done IVF twice...While all of them we're pleasant, I never spoke to the same nurse twice. I attribute this to the many mistakes that were made prior to my IVF cycle.
How was your experience with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
I found Dr. Attaran to be cold, detached and uninterested. I had to meet with her to begin IVF and my biggest take-away after speaking to her, for less than 10 minutes, was that she didn’t think IVF would work- despite me having two successful pregnancies from IVF and nothing about my situation changing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
If you want to work with The Cleveland Clinic because of their labs or endocrinologist, come prepared! If this is your first time doing IVF i would never recommend using the Clinic because you to be your own advocate every step of the way and know what each step entails. The only reason I knew my treatment was so off the rails is because I had previously done IVF twice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
While I did not finish an IVF cycle at The Cleveland Clinic I only met Dr. Attaran once for about ten minutes. I was later informed I would probably not work with her again even though she was my designated doctor.
Describe the protocols Marjan Attaran used in your cycles at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was supposed to do an antagonist protocol but pulled the plug on the day I was supposed to start injections because I was not confident the office knew what they were doing with my case. The day before I was supposed to start, I learned the office had been basing my whole treatment plan on the wrong date (period start date). This is after it took me days to get a person on the phone to tell them this important date.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: I wish I had been assigned a primary nurse. I believe that would make this a better run office. )
While all of them we're pleasant, I never spoke to the same nurse twice. I attribute this to the many mistakes that were made prior to my IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
I didn’t experience any strengths. If I had to guess, I would think The Cleveland Clinic endocrinologist is better than some places. Weaknesses: Organization Communication Attention to Detail Availability
What specific things went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Marjan Attaran
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
0
Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Cleveland
Operations
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Verified

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2020, Unknown Success
7
8
Age 34
Male Factor
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
So far, my experience has been limited. When I do get to actually speak with the doctor herself, she does listen and answer my questions in a fair manner. She [Dr. Attaran] is neither overly warm or cold but very neutral...she did describe everything and answer all my questions well and did not rush me until I had no more questions. However once shes gone, it's very difficult to get a hold of her again, as she doesnt return calls or MyChart messages herself.
Strength: knowing that their lab is very good and their andrology department is strong. Considering that MFI is our issue, this is important for us...it would cost about 21,000 for a cycle and additional 5000 for PGS testing... Weakness: so far, I dont feel warm and fuzzy about the place and tbh dread having to deal with them bc I know how difficult it can be to get through or get a straight answer. The billing situation is horrible and nobody tells you how much anything is upfront.
How was your experience with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
She is fairly thorough so far. My initial visit left me with the impression that she thought I was overthinking things and that we would just conceive naturally, when it turns out that would be a miracle due to severe MFI. I feel that perhaps if I hadnt advocated for myself I would not have received all the testing upfront which would have been a huge waste of time, but it's hard to speculate. However once we figured out that IVF is what we will need (which by the way, she never told us as such but rather asked what I would like from her, which I find a very disconcerting way to start a visit with any patient), she did describe everything and answer all my questions well and did not rush me until I had no more questions. However once shes gone, it's very difficult to get a hold of her again, as she doesnt return calls or MyChart messages herself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Be proactive in your own care.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
So far, my experience has been limited. When I do get to actually speak with the doctor herself, she does listen and answer my questions in a fair manner. She is neither overly warm or cold but very neutral.
Describe the protocols Marjan Attaran used in your cycles at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Still waiting for a cycle once COVID 19 settles down.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
I seem to always have a different nurse respond to a message or phone call. I really don't know any of them at this point. My initial IVF teaching nurse was great, thorough and compassionate. I asked her to follow up on a question I forgot to ask the doctor about and it did take her a few days but she called me back to follow up on the answer. She actually forgot the actual question so the reply wasnt what I needed but she at least tried.
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Strength: knowing that their lab is very good and their andrology department is strong. Considering that MFI is our issue, this is important for us. Weakness: so far, I dont feel warm and fuzzy about the place and tbh dread having to deal with them bc I know how difficult it can be to get through or get a straight answer. The billing situation is horrible and nobody tells you how much anything is upfront.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Not through it all yet but was told it would cost about 21,000 for a cycle and additional 5000 for PGS testing.
What specific things went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Marjan Attaran
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Beachwood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2018, Unknown Success
7
7
Age 37
3 IUI
Donor Sperm
Anovulation
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $500K
Doctor
1st of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I just didn’t feel like she [Dr. Marjan Attaran] explained things thoroughly for me and she ordered labs and didn’t ever respond regarding what they meant to my IVF cycle. She did send me to a specialist regarding my medical history which was important for me to avoid complications...Used an antagonist protocol. I have PCOS but am unable to use estrogen due to having a history of blood clots. I took provera to induce a period. I started gonal F 200 units on day 3 of the cycle and started lovenox at the same time. Lupron Trigger planned Day 14 due to high risk for OHSS with PCOS and elevated AMH
[Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center] is a big hospital and big practice. There were times where I felt like I had to repeat myself over and over to get what I needed throughout my cycle...Leading up to egg retrieval the office didn’t order labs they needed and That partly prevented me from being able to do a fresh transfer...It is recommmended that I not take estrogen and the IVF nurse was talking about starting my cycle with birth control pills. Speaks to poor chart review and communication from the physicians to the nurses. Dot the Is and cross the Ts then double check
How was your experience with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
She was very nice and it my impression may be partly due to the fact that I am also a physician but I just didn’t feel like she explained things thoroughly for me and she ordered labs and didn’t ever respond regarding what they meant to my IVF cycle. She did send me to a specialist regarding my medical history which was important for me to avoid complications. Leading up to egg retrieval the office didn’t order labs they needed and That partly prevented me from being able to do a fresh transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
You have to stay on top of things. I am a physician and I have a good friend who is a REI so I know what questions to ask and what to look out for but for the average person or someone with no medical background they could leave you lost. It is recommmended that I not take estrogen and the IVF nurse was talking about starting my cycle with birth control pills. Speaks to poor chart review and communication from the physicians to the nurses. Dot the Is and cross the Ts then double check
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
It is a big hospital and big practice. There were times where I felt like I had to repeat myself over and over to get what I needed throughout my cycle
Describe the protocols Marjan Attaran used in your cycles at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Used an antagonist protocol. I have PCOS but am unable to use estrogen due to having a history of blood clots. I took provera to induce a period. I started gonal F 200 units on day 3 of the cycle and started lovenox at the same time. Lupron Trigger planned Day 14 due to high risk for OHSS with PCOS and elevated AMH
Describe your experience with your nurse at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Avon office nurses )
I was having monitoring in the city where I lived and was traveling for IVF. The clinic gave me outdated information regarding ability to get monitoring where I lived, literally the contacts on the list had not worked there for 3+ years. I gave them feedback and corrected the information They gave me but I am 99% sure they didn’t not update their information. They were not helpful in figuring out the process and still did not get me the proper orders up until the end. There were two occasions that they forgot to call me and update on the plan of the day after the 12pm conference including on the day they decided about my egg retrieval date. I literally logged into my MyChart account and just saw it there. I called the office and was told there was no one to talk to in the office. i will say that nurse Kerry got the swing of things she got me the orders for ultrasound and blood work when I needed them but she must have gone on vacation the week of my retrieval because the other nurses did not know how to get me orders though it was outlined in my chart
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
We paid the higher price for IVF here at Celeveland Clinic mainly because it’s the lab and embryologists that make the difference. We tolerated the poor communication for what we hope is the chance at a better outcome
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Package $11,700 cost before insurance
What specific things went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Doctor
Marjan Attaran
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Avon
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
8
6
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
She [Dr. Marjan Attaran] is extremely knowledgeable and took time to explain the plan. I do wish she was more accessible for questions outside her clinic. I understand she has NPs but there are times I want to talk to her...We tried clomid to help better develop my eggs. The thought might be they were immature since my cycle was shorter than the average. Also tried progesterone suppositories after IUI to help prevent miscarriage
[Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center is] Very organized, kind of intimidating because they have IVF videos running on repeat (which is ok if everything is going well). I remember avoiding the video at my check up appointment to confirm my miscarriage...Nursing staff was great! The ultra sound tech was absolutely awful. It was to the point I had the nurses put in my chart for me never to have that person again
How was your experience with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
She is extremely knowledgeable and took time to explain the plan. I do wish she was more accessible for questions outside her clinic. I understand she has NPs but there are times I want to talk to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Be prepared with basic knowledge of your cycle.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
She understands that fertility is a sensitive topic from patient to patient.
Describe the protocols Marjan Attaran used in your cycles at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We tried clomid to help better develop my eggs. The thought might be they were immature since my cycle was shorter than the average. Also tried progesterone suppositories after IUI to help prevent miscarriage. Clomid made my cycle off so it was discontinued.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Nursing staff was great! The ultra sound tech was absolutely awful. It was to the point I had the nurses put in my chart for me never to have that person again.
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Very organized, kind of intimidating because they have IVF videos running on repeat (which is ok if everything is going well). I remember avoiding the video at my check up appointment to confirm my miscarriage.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Each IUI is $700 ...I have had 3 and a miscarriage. The surgery associated with the miscarriage was over 2k. Plus the drugs...about $600 (the progesterone suppositories has to be compounded)
What specific things went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
I was told to get blood work to evaluate my prolactin level. I wasn’t told to fast or what time so I did it when it was convenient and my level came back high and I thought that’s why I was having issues conceiving. But actually I go it drawn at the wrong time and had to get it redrawn and it was normal.
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Marjan Attaran
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Beachwood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Consult
10
10
Age 39
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Attaran] took her time. She was patient and explained everything in detail that a regular person would understand. She was on the level as the patient. Very nice, considerate and professional. ...I loved her as my second opinion and I will defiantly be back soon. She was easy to understand and passionate. She treated you like a human not a number or based on financial income. She explained different procedures and gave options.
Very helpful, accommodating and treated you like an individual. They [Cleveland Clinic] took their time to answer your questions. They did not rush you. They gave you options on locations to be treated at based on where you live. ... Compassionate, good listeners and asked questions. They [Nursing staff] treated you as a patient and gave you the time you deserved.
How was your experience with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
I loved her as my second opinion and I will defiantly be back soon. She was easy to understand and passionate. She treated you like a human not a number or based on financial income. She explained different procedures and gave options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
You will receive the one on one attention you need. She will be honest and try to help you. She listens and doesn’t judge you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
She took her time. She was patient and explained everything in detail that a regular person would understand. She was on the level as the patient. Very nice, considerate and professional.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Compassionate, good listeners and asked questions. They treated you as a patient and gave you the time you deserved.
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Very helpful, accommodating and treated you like an individual. They took their time to answer your questions. They did not rush you. They gave you options on locations to be treated at based on where you live.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
My insurance covered the consultation I didn’t have to pay a penny.
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Doctor
Marjan Attaran
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Beachwood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Verified

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2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 33
5 IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Stregnths [for Dr. Marjan Attaran] -Thorough, professional, and empathetic. Good bedside manner and honest about prognosis for all treatment options Weaknesses -long wait times to get appointments...Initially 3 IUIs with luteal phse progesterone suppository due short cycles. Then 2 IUIs with clomid and trigger shot...Treatments were explained in depth , ample time spent with me during appointments...Schedule early !...Some nursing staff not always full aware of treatment plan when answering questions
[The nurses at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center are] Generally patient, knowledgeable and accessible...Each IUI was about 400 dollars, though as an employee of the medical center i received a discount. With donor sperm and medications each cycle came to 1,000-1500...Strengths - professional , high standard lab, compassionate staff. Weaknesses- long wait times for certain appointments, many different staff members involved in care. Some nursing staff not always full aware of treatment plan when answering questions
How was your experience with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Stregnths -Thorough, professional, and empathetic. Good bedside manner and honest about prognosis for all treatment options Weaknesses -long wait times to get appointments, many nursing staff members involved in care
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Schedule early !
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center?
Treatments were explained in depth , ample time spent with me during appointments
Describe the protocols Marjan Attaran used in your cycles at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Initially 3 IUIs with luteal phse progesterone suppository due short cycles. Then 2 IUIs with clomid and trigger shot .
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Generally patient, knowledgeable and accessible.
Describe your experience with Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Strengths - professional , high standard lab, compassionate staff. Weaknesses- long wait times for certain appointments, many different staff members involved in care. Some nursing staff not always full aware of treatment plan when answering questions
Describe the costs associated with your care under Marjan Attaran at Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center.
Each IUI was about 400 dollars, though as an employee of the medical center i received a discount. With donor sperm and medications each cycle came to 1,000-1500
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Doctor
Marjan Attaran
Humanity
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center
Beachwood
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources