Meera Shah

Nova IVF

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.9
9.9
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
8.2
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
Stanford
Residency
UCSF
Fellowship
Stanford

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Meera Shah works at

Nova IVF
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 14%9.6

At 1 office

Mountain View
2500 Hospital Dr
Mountain View, CA 94040
650-325-6682
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6 patient reviews

2021, Successful
10
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Shah is one of the most compassionate humans I have come across and I cannot recommend her more. While we knew it was crazy busy in the rest of the clinic, she took her time with us. She listened and we never once felt rushed. She could sense when we were fearful and needed reassurance. She provided the utmost comfort when we miscarried while also maintaining a level of confidence that it wasn’t the end for us.
When you walk into Nova, Laura greets you with a very warm welcome. She is incredibly friendly and with you 100% along the way. As you are learning this is very stressful but with the knowledge, support and guidance of Nova, we were able to focus on the important steps and place confidence in Nova to care of EVERYTHING on the backside (insurance claims, protocols, protocol changes, meds, labs, next steps, resources etc.). Nova does not work through insurance but they will submit all of your claims to insurance for reimbursement.
How was your experience with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
We cannot say enough good things about Nova and the team. When we started our journey with IVF, we were so lost, scared, confused and really did not know where to start. We made many appointments with doctors and had numerous consultations. After much research, we pretty much had our mind made up with a particular doctor but we were waiting to meet with them. However, when we met with Dr. Shah, our minds changed quite fast. We felt this sense of calm, compassion and understanding with Dr. Shah. This never went away throughout our whole process and it allowed us to place trust and faith in Dr. Shah and her team. Her knowledge and the way she delivered information to us as patients felt genuine and as if she were giving the same recommendation to her family member. Dr. Shah was so patient with the many questions over and over, even the same questions over and over. She could not have picked a more suiting career for the amount of compassion she has. She recommended a conservative approach when we miscarried which we really appreciated. She was also open to changing FET protocols when I mentioned that I hated the way I felt on Lupron for my first FET. She took our personal needs into consideration and tried to make it as easy as possible. Another trait that stands out is her confidence. I felt horrible after my egg retrieval and it might have been partially to OHSS. I was so nervous and anxious. I think I called her everyday for 5 days and she was so patient but continued to tell me, “I promise you will turn the corner in a few days. You will wake up and feel like a new person.” I heard this everyday for 5 days and sure enough, I did. After that, I let go of the reigns and placed all faith in Dr. Shah.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Just schedule a consultation even if you have no intention of choosing Nova. She gives you an immense amount of hope in one of the hardest times. You will not be disappointed if you choose Dr. Shah. This is already an emotional roller coaster and she makes it 10x easy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Dr. Shah is one of the most compassionate humans I have come across and I cannot recommend her more. While we knew it was crazy busy in the rest of the clinic, she took her time with us. She listened and we never once felt rushed. She could sense when we were fearful and needed reassurance. She provided the utmost comfort when we miscarried while also maintaining a level of confidence that it wasn’t the end for us.
Describe the protocols Meera Shah used in your cycles at Nova IVF and their degree of success.
Before starting stims, we triggered with Hcg. It was then followed by stims with FSH and Letrozole once daily for 10-12 days. I believe I started Ganirelix 4ish days before retrieval and then a big trigger of Lupron 12 hrs before my retrieval. My husband took antibiotics for 2 days before retrieval and I took some the day before. The days mentioned above are not exact as I don’t recall the specifics however the IVF Coordinators walk you through each step. We retrieved 27 eggs, 22 fertilized and 15 day 5 blasts. We did a freeze all cycle. No ICSI used.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nova IVF.
Each and every person we interacted with shared the same compassion that made us choose Dr. Shah. We felt very comfortable through each step. The coordinators were all very responsive and timely via email and telephone. We would recommend Nova to anyone and everyone who is struggling with fertility 100 times, over and over again.
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
When you walk into Nova, Laura greets you with a very warm welcome. She is incredibly friendly and with you 100% along the way. As you are learning this is very stressful but with the knowledge, support and guidance of Nova, we were able to focus on the important steps and place confidence in Nova to care of EVERYTHING on the backside (insurance claims, protocols, protocol changes, meds, labs, next steps, resources etc.). Nova does not work through insurance but they will submit all of your claims to insurance for reimbursement. The flow of patient care and coming in and out is so fluid. You feel like you can get in and out and one with your day which was nice for us since our drive was an hour and a half.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meera Shah at Nova IVF.
Egg Retrieval, freeze all and storage, and 1 FET $17, 000 Medications for egg retrieval 3k-7k through pharmacy. Look for cheaper options. They are out there. Check pharmacies in Europe that will ship. Just make sure the clear the meds with your doctor Additional FET 5,000 per transfer.
Describe Meera Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nova IVF.
Dr. Shah will give you her recommendation but leave the decision ultimately up to you. We did two single embryo transfers. We were offered to do multiples but she recommended we do one.
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Doctor
Meera Shah
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nova IVF
Mountain View
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
2019, Successful
10
10
Age 38
1 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Shah has a phenomenal bed-side manner; she was always very patient and asked me how I was throughout the ultrasounds and the treatments. ... She always greeted me with a smile and was very friendly and approachable. ... Hormone medication for egg creation Hormone medication for embryo transfer Hormone medication for sustaining the pregnancy (in the very initial stage)
I would describe Nova IVF as a first class fertility clinic with phenomenal doctors and nurses. ... [nurse] Phenomenal, supportive and really patient with me! ... I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shah and the Nova team to anyone looking for fertility treatment. ... Dr. Shah presented all the facts, and my partner and I took it into consideration when making the decision about single embryo transfer or multiple embryo transfer. ...
How was your experience with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
As I said before, I absolutely love everything about Dr Shah, from her bedside manner to her expert knowledge and ability to explain things in a very easy way. She is extremely professional and without any hesitation I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shah and the Nova team to anyone looking for fertility treatment. Nova, and in particular, Dr. Shah is your doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Ask to be treated by Dr. Shah, she'll take good care of you and give you the best treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Dr. Shah has a phenomenal bed-side manner; she was always very patient and asked me how I was throughout the ultrasounds and the treatments. She would apologize for any discomfort, which of course, was not her fault, just the nature of the procedure. Dr. Shah always checked in on me and gave me a heads up when she was nearly finished with a procedure. When my partner and I asked questions about the treatment, she always made time for us and answer our questions, and was very understanding and supportive. She always greeted me with a smile and was very friendly and approachable. Thank you Dr. Shah for being the most amazing doctor I've worked with, I wish you could be my Doctor for everything!
Describe the protocols Meera Shah used in your cycles at Nova IVF and their degree of success.
Hormone medication for egg creation Hormone medication for embryo transfer Hormone medication for sustaining the pregnancy (in the very initial stage)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nova IVF. (Assigned nurse: Dani and Alyssa)
Phenomenal, supportive and really patient with me! Thank you!
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
Based on my experience, I would describe Nova IVF as a first class fertility clinic with phenomenal doctors and nurses. Dr. Shah is a compassionate doctor with phenomenal bedside manner and clearly a high-end expert in her field. I don't have a bad word to say about my experience with Nova or Dr. Shah, I would recommend them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meera Shah at Nova IVF.
Covered by insurance
Describe Meera Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nova IVF.
I went with single embryo transfer as it had a lower probability of resulting in twins. Dr. Shah presented all the facts, and my partner and I took it into consideration when making the decision about single embryo transfer or multiple embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Meera Shah
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nova IVF
Mountain View
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016, Successful
10
9
Age 34
6 IUI
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Meera Shah] never allowed us to get discouraged. She was confident in the direction of the treatment, which ultimately gave us the confidence to continue. When we experienced a miscarriage, she seemed as heartbroken as we were but continued to encourage us and helped us to get through it. When we eventually got pregnant with our twins, it was the happiest moment of our lives and we were proud to have had Dr. Shah be a part of it with us. We've never had a more genuine and caring doctor.
[Nova IVF is] Clean and well organized. The rooms are big enough to where you don't feel cramped. Location is not the most convenient, but there are a good amount of hotels and restaurants in the area if you're coming in from out of town as we were.... Our strategy from the beginning was to get pregnant without IVF. She believed that we were both young and healthy enough to do it on our own, but for some reason it just wasn't happening. We planned to do 3-4 IUI treatments. After the third treatment, we got pregnant but had a miscarriage
How was your experience with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
She never allowed us to get discouraged. She was confident in the direction of the treatment, which ultimately gave us the confidence to continue. When we experienced a miscarriage, she seemed as heartbroken as we were but continued to encourage us and helped us to get through it. When we eventually got pregnant with our twins, it was the happiest moment of our lives and we were proud to have had Dr. Shah be a part of it with us. We've never had a more genuine and caring doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Believe in her confidence!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
It felt like she cared about my wife and I and was personally invested in helping us to achieve our ultimate goal of getting pregnant.
Describe the protocols Meera Shah used in your cycles at Nova IVF and their degree of success.
Our strategy from the beginning was to get pregnant without IVF. She believed that we were both young and healthy enough to do it on our own, but for some reason it just wasn't happening. We planned to do 3-4 IUI treatments. After the third treatment, we got pregnant but had a miscarriage. At that point, we knew we were on the right path. We took a couple of months off to deal with the heartbreak of the miscarriage and started up again with the same strategy in mind. We were pregnant with twins after a couple of months.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nova IVF.
Very considerate and caring. Organized and respectful of their patient's time.
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
Clean and well organized. The rooms are big enough to where you don't feel cramped. Location is not the most convenient, but there are a good amount of hotels and restaurants in the area if you're coming in from out of town as we were.
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Doctor
Meera Shah
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Nova IVF
Mountain View
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 33
2 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Shah] strongly encouraged single embryo transfer...As an obese woman I am used to doctors not taking me seriously or blaming everything on my weight. Dr. Shah never makes me feel that way. She is always open and honest about treatment and answers all the questions I have...We opted not to do genetic testing
All of the nurses at Nova are fantastic, caring, and supportive...Their biggest strength is being weight-neutral so if you are in a larger body I recommend them highly. They are also very COVID safe. I also liked that they are open to trying new things. For example, they didn't have experience doing the Alice and Emma tests but were happy to do them for me.
How was your experience with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Dr. Shah is wonderful. As an obese woman I am used to doctors not taking me seriously or blaming everything on my weight. Dr. Shah never makes me feel that way. She is always open and honest about treatment and answers all the questions I have. I trust her completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Write down your questions before appointments so you remember to ask them all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Everyone in the clinic always knew my name and treated me with care and respect. Especially Dr. Shah. I always feel like she truly cares about me.
Describe the protocols Meera Shah used in your cycles at Nova IVF and their degree of success.
Started with an egg retrieval: Lupron, FSH, HCG trigger. My AFC was 14 but only retrieved 2 because my ovaries were hard to reach. They both fertilized and were frozen on day two. We opted not to do genetic testing. Then we did two IUIs that didn't work. Then we did a timed intercourse cycle with Letrozole that also didn't work. Then we did an FET which didn't work and are about to do a second FET with our last embryo.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Nova IVF.
All of the nurses at Nova are fantastic, caring, and supportive. I love them all.
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
Their biggest strength is being weight-neutral so if you are in a larger body I recommend them highly. They are also very COVID safe. I also liked that they are open to trying new things. For example, they didn't have experience doing the Alice and Emma tests but were happy to do them for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meera Shah at Nova IVF.
Costs seem to be on par with other clinics in the area.
Describe Meera Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nova IVF.
Dr. strongly encouraged single embryo transfer
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Doctor
Meera Shah
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nova IVF
Mountain View
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 36
1 IUI
Unexplained
South Asian
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Shah treats her patients with personalized attention and care. She focuses on the emotional aspects of infertility and makes sure that patients do not lose hope throughout the process...was an incredibly thoughtful and insightful physician. Her bedside manner and her approach to treating the delicate nature of infertility treatment is unparalleled. She really cares about her patients and will spend extra time explaining everything to them. She also has a calm demeanor and never lets her patients lose hope.
Nova IVF is incredibly organized. Dr. Richard Schmidt who is also an amazing physician, runs the clinic and keeps the entire clinical operation very professional and personalized. All the nurses, clinical coordinators and front desk personnel know all the details about each patient and are always willing to answer questions. They also always answer the phone which is a huge lifesaver especially when you are a busy working professional trying to manage your care. Great clinic- highly recommend them to anyone in the Bay Area seeking fertility services.
How was your experience with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Dr. Shah was an incredibly thoughtful and insightful physician. Her bedside manner and her approach to treating the delicate nature of infertility treatment is unparalleled. She really cares about her patients and will spend extra time explaining everything to them. She also has a calm demeanor and never lets her patients lose hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
You are in great hands and Nova IVF clinic is absolutely incredible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Dr. Shah treats her patients with personalized attention and care. She focuses on the emotional aspects of infertility and makes sure that patients do not lose hope throughout the process.
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
Nova IVF is incredibly organized. Dr. Richard Schmidt who is also an amazing physician, runs the clinic and keeps the entire clinical operation very professional and personalized. All the nurses, clinical coordinators and front desk personnel know all the details about each patient and are always willing to answer questions. They also always answer the phone which is a huge lifesaver especially when you are a busy working professional trying to manage your care. Great clinic- highly recommend them to anyone in the Bay Area seeking fertility services.
10
Doctor
Meera Shah
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nova IVF
Mountain View
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 37
4 IVF
4 Embryo Freezing
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $500K+
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Shah] is equal parts warm/compassionate/friendly and brilliant/thorough/skilled...She was patient in answering all of my questions, clear in what I should expect, and I felt like she wanted this as much for my family as I did. She has been my biggest cheerleader, one of the few people I wanted to talk to after a devastating loss, and my advocate through the entire IVF process....
Everyone on the nursing staff and care coordinator team [at Nova IVF] is warm and kind. They all made me feel at ease throughout the process, and were knowledgeable about my specific treatment plan...From the moment I walked in, Laura at the front desk acted as if she knew me. I never even had to say what I was there to do. She knew. She also was very understanding about the huge financial investment and cognizant of the impact it would be on me and my family.
How was your experience with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
When I first met Dr. Shah at 8am the day after Christmas, I immediately felt at ease with her. She is equal parts warm/compassionate/friendly and brilliant/thorough/skilled. My first impression has only been confirmed time and time again over the last few years. She was patient in answering all of my questions, clear in what I should expect, and I felt like she wanted this as much for my family as I did. She has been my biggest cheerleader, one of the few people I wanted to talk to after a devastating loss, and my advocate through the entire IVF process. There are no words to fully describe how grateful I am for Dr. Shah. How can you say thank you enough for the part she played in the existence of my own child? When I brought my baby girl to meet Dr. Shah, I said "Look what we made!" and I mean it! I look at her beautiful little face and know that she is here because of Nova IVF and Dr. Shah!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Trust her! She may be the younger doctor at Nova, but she knows her stuff just as well! She's the one reading (and writing) all of the latest articles on all things fertility. She has the knowledge and the experience you need to yield the best outcome possible!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meera Shah at Nova IVF?
Dr. Shah is one of the warmest people I have ever met, inside or outside of a medical office. She was open and honest about the possible outcomes, loving about the losses, and compassionate through the ups and downs.
Describe the protocols Meera Shah used in your cycles at Nova IVF and their degree of success.
After two failed frozen embryo transfers, we did an ERA to test if I my uterus is early receptive/late, etc. After that we found out how to adjust my progesterone timing to yield a successful transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Nova IVF. (Assigned nurse: Gabby)
Everyone on the nursing staff and care coordinator team is warm and kind. They all made me feel at ease throughout the process, and were knowledgeable about my specific treatment plan, etc
Describe your experience with Nova IVF.
The clinic's strengths are in their people. From the moment I walked in, Laura at the front desk acted as if she knew me. I never even had to say what I was there to do. She knew. She also was very understanding about the huge financial investment and cognizant of the impact it would be on me and my family. I keep saying it here, but I can't say it enough, everyone at Nova is so kind and compassionate. This is heavy stuff to go through, and I felt supported the whole time I was there not just by my doctor, but the nurses and front office people as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meera Shah at Nova IVF.
There are costs for an entire egg retrieval, plus FET. Also for storing embryos. And then additional procedures or follow up ultrasounds once pregnant
Describe Meera Shah's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Nova IVF.
My water had broken at 19 weeks (PPROM) so with that in mind, we only transferred one, knowing that multiples would be even more high risk than a singleton subsequent pregnancy.
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Doctor
Meera Shah
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Nova IVF
Mountain View
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources