Michael Scheiber

Institute for Reproductive Health

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Medical SchoolStanford U.
ResidencyUCSF
FellowshipU. of Cincinnati
West Chester
7242 Tylers Corner
West Chester, OH 45069
513.924.5550
Florence
6900 Houston Rd.
Florence, KY 41042
513.924.5550
Cincinnati
3805 Edwards Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45209
513.924.5550
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Michael Scheiber to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 74%Neutral: 4%Don't recommend: 22%8.2
35 assessments
  • 74% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 4% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Treated like a number
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Poor communication
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Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
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Responsiveness
Poor response time
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Institute for Reproductive Health to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 13%8.6
84 assessments
  • 70% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
35 assessments
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Treatment plans never changed [with Dr. Michael Scheiber], nor were any further tests recommended after several failed transfers. The only solution seemed to be to throw another complete round of donor egg ivf at us....For frozen embryo transfers 1-3, estrace was started at day 1, 3X per day. Progesterone was started 5 days before transfer. 1 early loss and 2 negatives. FET 4 was a “natural cycle” with with follicle monitoring. Once follicle was big enough, we did the trigger shot to release the egg. FET was then a week later. Progesterone was started 5 days before the transfer. Transfer resulted in a negative beta.
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Appointments always felt very rushed. If I had questions during the appointment, he didn’t answer, but referred me to the nursing staff. When asking for further testing after an early loss, I felt treated as a child asking for a second piece of cake. Treatment plans never changed, nor were any further tests recommended after several failed transfers. The only solution seemed to be to throw another complete round of donor egg ivf at us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Be very knowledgeable about treatment options and advocate for yourself! Be very blunt in asking for answers to any questions you may have!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
explanations of treatments were never given. Monitoring visits were always very rushed, and when I asked questions during he would refer me to the nursing staff as if he couldn’t be bothered to answer.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
For frozen embryo transfers 1-3, estrace was started at day 1, 3X per day. Progesterone was started 5 days before transfer. 1 early loss and 2 negatives. FET 4 was a “natural cycle” with with follicle monitoring. Once follicle was big enough, we did the trigger shot to release the egg. FET was then a week later. Progesterone was started 5 days before the transfer. Transfer resulted in a negative beta.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very knowledgeable and answered questions very thoroughly.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
The clinic is very clean and professional. The front desk person was always friendly and helpful! The donor coordinator was so helpful during the whole process, making me feel very comfortable. The main drawback was feeling like a number in the clinic without getting any further testing that was requested.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Michael Scheiber
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Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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He [Dr. Scheiber] is a wonderful doctor and person. I don't think the reason we have been unsuccessful is his fault. I wish we hadn't rushed into IVF, but he did feel that my age was a bigger factor than I feel it is. He is warm and caring but he is very by the book and often hesitates to change protocols. But he knows what he is doing. He has been in the business a very long time.... We started out with Letrozole, which I did respond to, but I was not conceiving. We moved onto Letrozole with Trigger Shot and IUI, and I still was not successful. I took a break for a few months and then did IVF.
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He is a wonderful doctor and person. I don't think the reason we have been unsuccessful is his fault. I wish we hadn't rushed into IVF, but he did feel that my age was a bigger factor than I feel it is. He is warm and caring but he is very by the book and often hesitates to change protocols. But he knows what he is doing. He has been in the business a very long time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Understand that he is a human doctor, not god. He has limitations and nothing is guaranteed. Know that he is always willing to sit down and talk to you, just make sure you call and schedule the time for the sake of his time and yours.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Most of the time I completely felt like a human but there were a few times that it was so busy that I could tell I was being rushed through.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We started out with Letrozole, which I did respond to, but I was not conceiving. We moved onto Letrozole with Trigger Shot and IUI, and I still was not successful. I took a break for a few months and then did IVF. We did this because I was approaching age 35. 8 eggs were retrieved and we ended up with 3 embryos. My first transfer was fresh and it ended in a Chemical Pregnancy. I took a break for several months before I transferred a frozen embryo but that failed. Right now we are just waiting before we do anything else because of finances.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were always very warm and caring. They work very hard. Sometimes it would take awhile to hear back but that is only because they are busy with their patients in the office too.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
The clinic is very nice. They have a few satellite offices that really help since Greater Cincinnati is so big. They have recently added a nurse practitioner who is able to help with some appointments which makes wait times better and scheduling easier. I know they often have support group nights but I have never attended. My biggest suggestion would be for them to have an actual counselor on site who is able to help couples mentally and emotionally prepare. It is by far the scariest and hardest thing I ever had to go through and I felt like I was just winging it so much of the time. Someone like this or even information on resources that people can reach out to on their own would be a giant help. All of the doctors are really great. I can't speak for any other clinics, but overall I have been very happy with Dr. Scheiber and IRH. We are just still waiting for our happy ending. Sadly, a lot of times things just come down to finances and that is just a sad fact of life in this country.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Pretty efficient. I definitely never waited in line or anything like that. My appointments were scheduled within the monitoring window and it worked out well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I know our insurance helped cover our inseminations, so I can't remember the cost of those. I believe our fresh IVF cycle was $9000 and my frozen cycle was $4500, not including meds.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Dr. Scheiber always let me choose. He is very pro eSET, which makes a lot of sense. Financially, I see why people often transfer more than 1, but eSET is the safest option for the health of the babies should you conceive so that is what we always did.
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Michael Scheiber
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Frequency seen during appointments
8
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Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
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0
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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On our first day one one D.R. Schiber had us down for an IUI when we have to do IVF, we were prescribed the wrong medicine and 2 months lost.... We never had a follow up call after our one embryo arrested. I had to follow up and wait two more months for another ‘consultation.... We never felt like Dr Schiber truly knew who we were and he was very quick during office visits. We never felt like we had a chance to ask him questions & felt as if we were a bother to him.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Several miscommunication errors. On our first day one one D.R. Schiber had us down for an IUI when we have to do IVF, we were prescribed the wrong medicine and 2 months lost. (Travel following month). Once we started our IVF cycle we were anticipated to get 4 eggs but only retrieved one. We did know that there was this possibility but we never got a clear answer of why. The retrieving doctor (Dr Awadalla) told us something different from Dr Schiber. Dr Schiber said he would get back to us after discussing with Dr Awadalla but that never happened. We never had a follow up call after our one embryo arrested. I had to follow up and wait two more months for another ‘consultation. Our next IVF cycle was canceled due to inconsistent growth. Following the canceled cycle we decided to go with donor embryos. Our nurse practitioner told us that the quality of the two donor embryos was good & great. Once I received my medical records from the Institute for Reproductive Health it showed that the embryos were actually rated good & poor. The donor cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy and once my beta numbers dropped I never received a call from the doctor. I even went in with terrible left side pain and never received a call following up with me. We have very specific fertility problems yet didn’t feel like we were on a tailored plan. I left the practice and found that my next doctor did throughout testing before starting an IVF cycle with us. We felt as if they just wanted out money and did not truly care if it worked for us, especially since we would never receive a call when each cycle did not result in a pregnancy. We never felt like Dr Schiber truly knew who we were and he was very quick during office visits. We never felt like we had a chance to ask him questions & felt as if we were a bother to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Ask questions even if you feel rushed and educated yourself before your visit. You know your body best and if you have specific concerns do your best to be heard.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Never present, never remembered us.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
Antagonist - Femara, 75 Menopur/200 Gonal F adding certrotide. Canceled cycles was a Microdose Lupron flare.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were kind and patient but we had many scheduling mistakes. On more than 3 occasions we had to change appointment times because of a scheduling conflict on their end. They also wrote down a protocol completely wrong & scratched out everyone to rewrite it after we pointed out their mistake. Another big reason you should educate yourself. My husband has very low spent count so we wanted to freeze a few vials to be safe before egg retrieval. There was a miscommunication there & they were never frozen so he had to go back in. We were 100% out of pocket so taking time off of work & scheduling these appointments was very hard for us.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
The clinic was clean and support staff was great. Be prepared for several canceled appointments due to scheduling issues on their part, we had about 5. Ask all of the questions and do your own research.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
9500 for full IVF cycle not including Medication. 4500 for donor embryo transfer.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We did not make it this far with our own embryos and we had to transfer the two donor at the same time because they were frozen together.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Lost or damaged samples
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Michael Scheiber
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Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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We were thoroughly impressed with Dr. Scheiber and the entire team at IRH. He was very personable and extremely professional. We ended up relocating to a different state without getting pregnant, but even after we left, he and his staff were helpful in providing necessary records and recommendations to resume treatment elsewhere. We'd highly recommend Scheiber!...We started on a low-dose pill I took during 5 days of my menstrual cycle. I didn't respond as much as hoped (in terms of follicle growth), so the dosage was increased 50% for the remaining 4 cycles. We tried IUIs 4 times.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
We were thoroughly impressed with Dr. Scheiber and the entire team at IRH. He was very personable and extremely professional. We ended up relocating to a different state without getting pregnant, but even after we left, he and his staff were helpful in providing necessary records and recommendations to resume treatment elsewhere. We'd highly recommend Scheiber!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
The team at IRH work seamlessly to provide care every day of the week. For the in-office treatments and some investigative procedures, you will probably be seen by other doctors. They're all very good at IRH.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber always treated us like people. He was patient to explain our case and options with us.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We started on a low-dose pill I took during 5 days of my menstrual cycle. I didn't respond as much as hoped (in terms of follicle growth), so the dosage was increased 50% for the remaining 4 cycles. We tried IUIs 4 times. Had we not relocated to another state, we would have skipped the intermediary option and gone straight to IVF. This was recommended because of my age (and weight).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All of the nurses we encountered during our treatment were professional and caring.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
IRH is a fantastic clinic all around. The staff are people too, so even though service is provided every day, you may not have the same staff each visit. This didn't bother us at all since they work seamlessly together and we had regular check-in visits with our primary doctor (Dr. Scheiber) there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Our medical insurance coverage was quite good. I don't remember exact costs, but we found the costs to be competitive (for the U.S.)
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Michael Scheiber
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Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
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10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Dr. Scheiber was very quick to diagnose me with PCOS. A quick ultrasound confirmed his diagnosis. I had to have a surgery before we started treatments to clear tissue out of my uterus. We started with femara. That wasn’t working well so I was given injectables. We did 5 or 6 iui’s all with femara and injectables without success. Dr. Scheiber was positive during the whole process but also realistic. He saw that iui’s weren’t working and suggested a meeting to discuss new ideas.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber was very quick to diagnose me with PCOS. A quick ultrasound confirmed his diagnosis. I had to have a surgery before we started treatments to clear tissue out of my uterus. We started with femara. That wasn’t working well so I was given injectables. We did 5 or 6 iui’s all with femara and injectables without success. Dr. Scheiber was positive during the whole process but also realistic. He saw that iui’s weren’t working and suggested a meeting to discuss new ideas. Which was IVF. We were lucky to have some insurance coverage so we were able to start right away. We did education day the middle of January and injections started the second week of February. I had my first retrieval 2/24. Transfer was 2/27. We transferred two 3 day embryos. They didn’t stick. Second retrieval was 4/14. Transfer was 4/19. We transferred two 5 day embryos. They also didn’t stick. That was a very low point for me. If it wasn’t for Dr. Scheiber I would have quit right there. He convinced me to try a frozen transfer with our remaining 2 embryos. Our last chance. Dr. Scheiber was super upbeat and during the transfer on 5/25 he was like this is it! This time is going to work! On June 8 2016 I received the best phone call ever. I was pregnant! We had our first 2 ultrasounds at IRH then we graduated to my OB/GYN. On February 10,2017 I had a healthy baby boy!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
You’ve made the right choice choosing IRH and Dr. Scheiber. He’s kind but will tell you the truth. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Schieber always greeted me with a smile, and was always positive about the treatments I was doing. He answered mine and my husband’s questions. He was always approachable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I wish I was better at names. Everyone at IRH is amazing and kind. I never came across any rude people in all my many visits to the office. I remember being told good luck by other nurses who I had before, just not that day. I believe they all genuinely care for all their patients and they all want to help you have a baby.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
IRH strengths: -The Drs/nurses work well together. They all enjoy being there. That makes their patients more comfortable about being there. -they’re knowledgeable about their field. They’re very confident on their treatment plans. -the wait times aren’t usually long. I don’t think I’ve waited longer than 10 minutes in the room. - they have 3 offices for patients convenience. The only weakness is their new phone system. I’m not a huge fan of automated. But I know it helps them help more people. I would just like to talk to a real person.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I was going like every other day or every 2 days for like two weeks during the cycle. I was usually able to schedule appointments when it was convenient for me. But obviously some days don’t work as well as others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We were lucky and had insurance coverage. The drugs were expensive. I think for the Iui and ivf cycles we paid close to $10,000 on drugs and $10,000 for the cycles. Our costs would have doubled or tripled had we not had coverage.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We chose to transfer two embryos. We thought it would give us a better shot at atleast one sticking. The office suggests one, but won’t do any more than two.
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Michael Scheiber
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
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10
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Scheiber is very much to the point but makes sure I understand what's happening. He listens and responds to my questions no matter how long it takes. He was very straightforward about our chances of conceiving without giving false hope or seeming overly negative. What really makes me feel great about seeing him is the way he treated me when I miscarried. He had to deliver the news to us and even though he sees this all the time was visibly upset, which made me feel he truly cares.
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber is very much to the point but makes sure I understand what's happening. He listens and responds to my questions no matter how long it takes. He was very straightforward about our chances of conceiving without giving false hope or seeming overly negative. What really makes me feel great about seeing him is the way he treated me when I miscarried. He had to deliver the news to us and even though he sees this all the time was visibly upset, which made me feel he truly cares. He then came in several hours early on his surgery day to fit me in so I wouldn't have to wait several days for a d&c. We are about to do our first frozen embryo transfer with him this month. We were having trouble getting the money together so shopped around for a cheaper clinic. We found one and I called IRH to see if he would match their price. He did far better than match it to keep me there and to not risk transporting our precious embryos elsewhere. Because of that we're able to do the transfer now rather than 6 months to a year from now. I feel like every bit of my treatment protocol has been spot on and I trust him implicitly. I know we're in excellent hands and feel 100% confident we'll have our miracle baby soon!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Ask questions! Even if you think of them later. He gives minimum detail unless you ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber always takes time to explain everything and makes sure I understand. He answers my questions thoroughly and honestly.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
3 IUIs: only medication used was Ovidrel since we have male factor infertility. All 3 resulted in negative tests. IVF: can't recall the protocol but started birth control to suppress my cycle so it could be easily fracked and timed. Went off that and began stim injections to produce a number of eggs. Was closely monitored via ultrasound to check progress and retrieval was set based on follicle size. We had 12 follicles, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 5-day old blastocysts. We transferred 1 embryo which resulted in pregnancy but ended at 10 weeks due to chromosomal abnormality. Dr. Scheiber did not recommend pre genetic screening for the embryos because I do not have infertility and have high quality eggs. FET#1: prescribed Estrace beginning cycle day 1. Will be monitored for ovulation via ultrasound. Once I've ovulated the transfer will be scheduled for 5 days later. Upon transfer I'll begin progesterone therapy until at least the beta test 8-10 days later, longer if the test is positive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Heather)
All the IRH nurses are wonderful, but every time Heather was working when I was there she requested to work with me. We really connected at the West Chester office and she remembered me each time I was in. She has such a positive energy and exudes the hope all staff at a place like this should. She was a huge cheerleader for us through the whole process and when we got our positive. She was in the room when we found out we lost our baby and cried right along with us. I will never forget her or her compassion.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Weaknesses: the phone system is a bit confusing, even for seasoned patients. Also really have to pay attention to your bill for errors. Strengths: multiple locations around the city. Drs belong to The Christ Hospital which is the best in Cinci in my opinion. They offer an online and inperson support group which has been so wonderful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
IUI: about $1k/cycle IVF: $10k plus around $4k for medication FET: $4500 plus about $350 for medication
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Dr. Scheiber is a huge proponent for eSET unless there is a strong medical reason to transfer more than one. His logic is technology has advanced to a point it's no longer necessary to transfer multiple to be successful and since a multiples pregnancy is riskier than a singleton he avoids recommending it if possible. At the end of the day though it's the patients decision, but he will make sure you have all the facts to make an informed choice.
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Michael Scheiber
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Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
West Chester
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5
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
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Don’t expect to see him [Dr. Michael Scheiber] much...I will say that the protocol that was used and rationale behind it was not explained to me. Maybe I should’ve asked more questions, but I just followed directions. There was no explaining of ‘why’ they were doing things this particular way...When consulting with Dr. S via phone after my failed IVF cycle, I felt like he was not even looking at my chart. He mentioned uterine fibroids, when previously he mentioned my uterus looking perfect. I didn’t feel I was getting the individual treatment I was wanting at this moment when discussing this huge disappointment in my life.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber performed a laparoscopy on me and I was under his care for IUIs and IVF. He was very comforting at the time of surgery. He does explain things in a way that it is easy to understand. I did not like the fact that I barely saw him after my surgery. The majority of treatment was performed by his counter parts. I was surprised when I went in for my egg retrieval that he was not even there for that. I thought for sure I would see him then, and I was disappointed that no one informed me he would not be doing the procedure. I did not see him one time during my IVF cycle, and it was pretty much the same for the IUIs I had the year before. When consulting with him after the egg retrieval (failed cycle), I felt as though he offered generic advice and did not have my chart to look at. He offered no change in protocol when I asked about future treatment, which was discouraging.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Don’t expect to see him much.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
When consulting with Dr. S via phone after my failed IVF cycle, I felt like he was not even looking at my chart. He mentioned uterine fibroids, when previously he mentioned my uterus looking perfect. I didn’t feel I was getting the individual treatment I was wanting at this moment when discussing this huge disappointment in my life.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I do not remember specifically the protocols that were used specifically for me. I used injectables for three IUI attempts (one was cancelled due to large follicle being on the side where I did not have a tube) and an IVF cycle. I will say that the protocol that was used and rationale behind it was not explained to me. Maybe I should’ve asked more questions, but I just followed directions. There was no explaining of ‘why’ they were doing things this particular way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was overall very caring and more willing to spend time answering questions I had.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Very nice facility. Clean and comfortable. I always got a call back when calling with questions from for the staff. The clinic seems to be organized, overall and it was not overcrowded. I never had to wait too long. They also helped me to find my medications at the best possible price at that time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I do not remember specifically.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
No comment
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Provided conflicting information
5
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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3
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
Dr. Scheiber himself has been the best out of the three doctors we've seen but is still only so so, and I wish it felt more like he cared about me as a person rather than a case....Other than passed tissues across a table and a few reassuring head nods, the doctors seemed to have minimal empathy for the pain and frustration associated with this invasive, frustrating, and traumatic process. My miscarriage was described (by another doctor at the clinic) as "disappointing." I'm sure it was disappointing for them and their statistics, but for me it was one of the saddest experiences of my life. Disappointing doesn't begin to cover it
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Unexplained
3
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
I answered this on an earlier question. On one foot, this experience has been very frustrating and sad in its own right but also additionally so because of issues at the fertility clinic. Dr. Scheiber himself has been the best out of the three doctors we've seen but is still only so so, and I wish it felt more like he cared about me as a person rather than a case.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Make sure you do your homework and ask lots of questions along the way. There are times when my treatment course was adjusted or explanations were corrected because of information I supplied as opposed to information that they offered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Other than passed tissues across a table and a few reassuring head nods, the doctors seemed to have minimal empathy for the pain and frustration associated with this invasive, frustrating, and traumatic process. My miscarriage was described (by another doctor at the clinic) as "disappointing." I'm sure it was disappointing for them and their statistics, but for me it was one of the saddest experiences of my life. Disappointing doesn't begin to cover it. There are also so many different nurses there that until IVF, I was just another patient. Once a nurse called me back and asked if my partner and I were having sex to increase our chances of IUI success. I'm a lesbian, so this wouldn't have helped. The nurse simply didn't think to open our chart before calling us...the first page would have told her that we're two women. The number of LGBT related microaggressions we experience is through the roof. We cross out mislabeled forms and correct their language on a regular basis. They also failed to manage my thyroid condition appropriately or advise me to seek treatment from an endocrinologist who could. This clinic has the best success rates in the area and switching at this point would cost us an additional thousand dollars at least, but I wish I had other options.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
5 natural iui at my request. 1 iui with femara (bad reaction). IVF #1 fresh transfer, 225 follistim, ganirelix, ovidrel. Eset. Pregnancy...missed miscarriage at 9 weeks. D&C. IVF #2 in progress, 225 follistim, 75 menopur, ganirelix, ovidrel. PGS (to reduce chance of additional miscarriage...at my request)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
This is so mixed. There might be 50 nurses working there. The IVF nurses are mostly good (though the other day one contradicted the doctor so that was frustrating), and they are more professional and compassionate than the other staff. Other nurses have been rude, homophobic, incompetent, or unprofessional. One seriously offended me and then had the dr. apologize on her behalf instead of doing it on her own like an adult.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Strength: efficiency, high reported success rates Weaknesses: human compassion, personalization of treatment, making you feel like they have time for you Do your homework before you go
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
IVF with ICSI 9,600. IUI total about $1000 (x7).
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I'm young (27) so he prefers eSET, and I had "success" with it once and we will probably do this again this cycle.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
3
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
He [Dr. Michael Scheiber] was extremely caring and always asked about our daughter when we saw him. He had a great sense of humor during the whole process (which was appreciated!) while being frank with us about the challenges we would face trying to conceive at our ages... I had three IUIs (with Clomid and Ovidril) and had a negative result, a chemical pregnancy, a month off and a negative result before taking another month off to mentally regroup. After that month to regroup (and stop stressing about it!) I got pregnant on our fourth IUI (still with Clomid and Ovidril).
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Age
38 - 40
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was extremely caring and always asked about our daughter when we saw him. He had a great sense of humor during the whole process (which was appreciated!) while being frank with us about the challenges we would face trying to conceive at our ages.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Trust him. He will be frank with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber and his staff have always been very warm and compassionate. When I had a chemical pregnancy he called me after I had had several conversations with the nursing staff. He had very kind words for me and gave me some peace in a very emotional situation.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
For my first pregnancy it took several rounds of Clomid before I ovulated. When I did finally ovulate I took Ovidril and he gave us the option to do IUI or not. We elected to do IUI (because we didn't know how long it would take before I would ovulate again) and I got pregnant. The second time around was not so easy. I had three IUIs (with Clomid and Ovidril) and had a negative result, a chemical pregnancy, a month off and a negative result before taking another month off to mentally regroup. After that month to regroup (and stop stressing about it!) I got pregnant on our fourth IUI (still with Clomid and Ovidril).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn't like that you can never talk to a live person but they are very prompt about returning calls. I never had a bad experience with a nurse on the phone or in person.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Strengths- Multiple locations, flexible hours, reasonable cost, good success and quality doctors and staff. All three doctors are great. Weaknesses- I didn't like when I was given an appointment to see the nurse practitioner (or felt like I was forced to see her) when I was told I was seeing one of the doctors. She, in my opinion, is very rough during examinations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I think it was $475 for my first IUI in 2015 and $500 per IUI in 2016/2017.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
N/A
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
9
You will not see Dr Scheiber at every appointment. All of the doctors in the practice have different bedside manners and some are way different than others!...He is a very smart man, & I believe has the best interest in all of his patients...ICSI performed, 5 day transfer of one blastocyst rated perfect... We had done a lot of leg work in the beginning of treatment so he was ready to get started with us as soon as we arrived. We had all of our info in place and were just as eager to get started with treatment! We wish we were able to see him each time we went but there are 3 locations and 3 doctors. We have had to be flexible.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
9
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
We enjoy seeing Dr Scheiber. He cares for us and answers our questions. We have been with him from October 2016-current. We had done a lot of leg work in the beginning of treatment so he was ready to get started with us as soon as we arrived. We had all of our info in place and were just as eager to get started with treatment! We wish we were able to see him each time we went but there are 3 locations and 3 doctors. We have had to be flexible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
You will not see Dr Scheiber at every appointment. All of the doctors in the practice have different bedside manners and some are way different than others! I was shocked! He is a very smart man, & I believe has the best interest in all of his patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber was always very welcoming, accepting, and comforting. He spoke to both myself and my husband frequently in the office. He cared & answered all of my questions.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
IUI with Femara days 3-7, once IUI was complete we had intercourse that evening and the next day - negative Another semen analysis was completed and nothing had changed since husband changed diet and started Clomid. IVF - BCP, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirilex, & HCG trigger - egg retrieval while under conscious sedation. ICSI performed, 5 day transfer of one blastocyst rated perfect. Started endometrin -negative test at 10dp5dt. Beginning 1st FET - Estradiol & baby aspirin day 1-day20. Day 14 ultrasound and will start endometrin at that time. Day 20 thaw and transfer of hopefully two blasts.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Jacquie )
Nursing staff is great! They're helpful, but hard to get ahold of. We have to leave a message every time we have a question. We request they return a call between certain times and they do their best with that. A trend we have seen is they tend to return calls around 3:45-4:00 pm which is inconvenient because they don't return calls after 4. So if you miss the call between 3:45-4:00 you have to wait until the next day.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
You cannot speak to someone directly. You must leave a message and wait for a call back. Inconvenient for me working In healthcare field as well. Billing/financial is helpful but not as helpful as I wish they would be when it comes to insurance benefit and helping me figure out what is best. Nursing staff is helpful. Catering to me when I need to lay down for bloodwork. Drs schedules are hard to work with if you only want to see one doctor! Need to be flexible but everyone has been great!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
IUI - $350ish IVF w/ ICSI - $20,000 billed to insurance. Roughly $11,000 if self pay. Meds were ordered through online pharmacy at $3,000 FET - $8,000 billed to insurance, $4500 if Self pay
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Drs only wanted to transfer 1 embryo first cycle. We were disappointed as we wanted to transfer two. We were told it would only increase chances by 2%. We "had great odds with my age & the rating of our embryo". Resulted in negative pregnancy test. We are pushing for 2 embryos transferred this time. We had a lot of pushback transferring two the first round and was talked down upon when we asked about transferring two from another dr within the practice.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
He's [Dr. Scheiber] honest and seems to want the same outcome we want... He's hands on, takes the time to explain and waits for all my questions. At first I felt like just another patient but after our first loss he seemed more compassionate. Sometimes when I call the clinic he's the one that will call me back instead of the nurses and I appreciate that.... once you become a patient and have to deal with your actual doctor you do get treated like they really do want what's best for you.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He's hands on, takes the time to explain and waits for all my questions. At first I felt like just another patient but after our first loss he seemed more compassionate. Sometimes when I call the clinic he's the one that will call me back instead of the nurses and I appreciate that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Don't be embarked to ask anything and everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He's honest and seems to want the same outcome we want
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
If I remember correctly we don't really have any issues but Dr. Scheiber put his on our drill to increase our our number of follicles. He said it would probably take a few tries to work, but likely we got pregnant with the first two are you I cycles. And we even got pregnant with our fourth cycle. We had a third loss and that was the hardest and it was a situation that Dr. Scheiber had never dealt with as well. We all decided that a D&C would be the best option. He explained the risk.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I've always been pretty happy with the nurses there. Usually if I call before for Mike the message says I get a call back. There have been a few times where I haven't gotten a call before four and it definitely is frustrating but they usually apologize and we go on with life
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
This is the second fertility doctor I've seen and they are by far the best that I've been to. A lot of family also has been patient of theirs and they've all been satisfied. It does give little overwhelming because people are going in and out and sometimes it feels a bit not like a doctors office because people are spending so much money. But once you become a patient and have to deal with your actual doctor you do get treated like they really do want what's best for you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We had fortunately insurance provider most of our coverage all we had to pay really was our $45 co-pay each cycle plus an eight dollar bill from the insurance so we're pretty blessed. These only cover are you why so anything after that we haven't done and I don't know how much they cost
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
9
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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5
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
5
The appointments felt rushed. He [Dr. Scheiber] never spent more than a few minutes in the exam room with us and gave us only a small window for questions...We felt like we were on an assembly line at each visit, being passed from station to station with little compassion. The appointments were very short and not very thorough considering what we were (and still are) going through...We started with Femara and trigger injections. We eventually did an IUI using this method but nothing worked. He wanted to move forward with injectables but when we brought up the chances of having multiples he seemed to brush it off a little bit.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
5
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
We felt like we were on an assembly line at each visit, being passed from station to station with little compassion. The appointments were very short and not very thorough considering what we were (and still are) going through
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Be ready with questions beforehand, you will not be able to reach anyone once you leave the office. Try to think of different scenarios that could happen during the exam and be prepared with your questions for each one.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
The appointments felt rushed. He never spent more than a few minutes in the exam room with us and gave us only a small window for questions.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We started with Femara and trigger injections. We eventually did an IUI using this method but nothing worked. He wanted to move forward with injectables but when we brought up the chances of having multiples he seemed to brush it off a little bit.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We met a LOT of different staff members at their offices, they are a large facility. None of them showed the compassion that we were hoping for and several were rude on the phone.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Knowing that they are a large facility and it might be easy for patients to get lost in the shuffle, more emphasis should be placed on patient care. Infertility is truly a nightmare and a lot of our visits were upsetting or made us extremely anxious. We didn't need our hands held but a little compassion can go a long way in times like that! The communication is by far the worst part, there is no way to talk to anyone once you leave. You leave a voicemail and hope to get a call back. It took three days to get a returned call once and when I explained that my question was time-sensitive (like many questions are with infertility) the girl on the phone seemed very annoyed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We paid out of pocket for almost everything including exams, ultrasounds and procedures. Part of my surgery for endometriosis was covered, but we still paid $4700 after the fact.
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
5
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
y husband and I underwent 12 cycles of treatment (we switched to Dr. S [Michael Scheiber] after the 9th or 10th cycle - he only needed 2 cycles to get the job done), and once the issue was identified, he went head on in finding a solution. When one cycle failed, he got a little more aggressive in treatment and adjusted our plan until we conceived our daughter. He didn't speak to us like a doctor, he spoke to us like human beings. He was thorough, always made sure we understood what was going on, and most importantly, made me feel so absolutely confident. Our transfers with him were the smoothest embryo transfers compared to other doctors and I always knew that he was right on the money.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
After having been a patient of Dr. Scheiber, I could not imagine having any other doctor. My husband and I underwent 12 cycles of treatment (we switched to Dr. S after the 9th or 10th cycle - he only needed 2 cycles to get the job done), and once the issue was identified, he went head on in finding a solution. When one cycle failed, he got a little more aggressive in treatment and adjusted our plan until we conceived our daughter. He didn't speak to us like a doctor, he spoke to us like human beings. He was thorough, always made sure we understood what was going on, and most importantly, made me feel so absolutely confident. Our transfers with him were the smoothest embryo transfers compared to other doctors and I always knew that he was right on the money.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
The only advice I can offer a prospective patient is to take the leap of faith! Dr. Scheiber will not let you down. Whether you get the outcome you dream of or not, you will always know he did everything he could.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. S had compassion, understood what my husband and I were going through, and refused to give up. He was determined to make our dreams come true and I felt I could ask him anything.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
Dr. Scheiber didn't become my primary until later in my journey, and my diagnosis of factor II had just been discovered, but the minute I came to him he switched my medicines up to target the issue. Our first transfer resulted in a chemical pregnancy, so right away he made a few adjustments and the next cycle resulted in my daughter. I don't remember specifics, but I remember him being very vigilant in finding the right combination of medicine/injectibles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is one of the best I've had the pleasure of working with. They were kind, understanding, incredible at making you feel at ease, and are sympathetic to what you are going through. They are always available to answer any questions and happy to help.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
The office is incredibly organized! Your appointment will ALWAYS be right on time and every department of that office is very responsive to calls and questions. The nursing staff goes above and beyond and you will never leave the office feeling like you don't have a full understand of anything going on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
IRH offers a money back program. I believe it was $18,000 which gave you 2 egg retrievals, 2 fresh cycles, and 2 frozen cycles. If at the end of all of that you have not had a live birth, they give you 70% (I believe) of your money back.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Every time we did a transfer, we placed two embryos which I thought was perfect. Two was where he drew the line for me and I was very happy with that.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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9
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
9
Dr Schieber was very kind and compassionate. When I had failed cycles he validated my sadness and then we came up with next steps together. And when we finally got pregnant he was very excited for us!...For my first child we did IUI with injectibles (follistim) 3 times. And the 3rd time worked! I wasnted to move onto IVF after the second cycle failed but Dr Sheiber encouraged me to do 3 cycles before moving on. I'm so glad he did.
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Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr Schieber is very kind and compassionate. He has a really good sense of humor which was helpful to us during this season of life. There was one day that he seemed really rushed (but that was not the norm so I'm not sure if something was going on in the clinic that day that he needed to get to...?). One thing that I needed to adjust to initially was he didn't really seem to think taking "natural routes" would really help much... I asked him if I should go on a gluten-free or fairy-free diet and he just kind of chuckled. He said I could if I wanted to, but didn't think it would make much difference. The doctor I had seen before him was very much an advocate of the natural route so I had to adjust to Dr Schiebers mindset.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Go see him sooner than later!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr Schieber was very kind and compassionate. When I had failed cycles he validated my sadness and then we came up with next steps together. And when we finally got pregnant he was very excited for us!
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
For my first child we did IUI with injectibles (follistim) 3 times. And the 3rd time worked! I wasnted to move onto IVF after the second cycle failed but Dr Sheiber encouraged me to do 3 cycles before moving on. I'm so glad he did. I was also on progesterone starting in the latter half on my cycle and when I had a positive pregnancy test I was kept on it for 10-12 weeks. We started with this protocol because with my first Dr I had done 8 rounds with Femara/Progesterone and al had failed. I had also done an HCG and had a laparoscopy with my previous Dr and was diagnosed with stage 2 endometriosis. With my second child we also did injectibles (Global-F) and IUI twice. The second one resulted in a positive pregnancy test. I was also on Progesterone until week 10 of pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were excellent! Always called me back within hours. Were very kind and compassionate to me. Also, very knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
The wait time is usually under 10 minutes. They can schedule new patients within a few weeks. They were very flexible with my schedule. They are very kind and compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I think our IUI's (including monitoring appointments and sperm collection) were around $800. This did not include medication, as my insurance fortunately covered those.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Scheiber was a blessing to us, he always had our best interest at heart and always made sure we weren't wasting time or money on treatments....Dr Scheiber jumped right into treatment cycles- IUI with femara and ovidrel for trigger. He monitored me with bloodwork and ultrasounds before the actual IUI... He was always compassionate, caring, and a kind person. I always felt comfortable under his care, and he always helped me have a positive outlook.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber was a blessing to us, he always had our best interest at heart and always made sure we weren't wasting time or money on treatments. We were always on top of how cycles went and how to move forward for future cycles. He was always compassionate, caring, and a kind person. I always felt comfortable under his care, and he always helped me have a positive outlook. I would and have recommended him to anyone that needs to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist. I am forever grateful for his care and helping us to achieve a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Trust him, and his plan for you! He knows what he's doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He talked to me like I was a friend, a person with feelings.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
After years of trying to conceive and complaining to my gynecologist, I knew something was wrong. I found a new Gynecologist and we started cloned right away (4 cycles) all were negative so we were referred to see Dr. Scheiber at IRH. A huge blessing!!! Dr Scheiber jumped right into treatment cycles- IUI with femara and ovidrel for trigger. He monitored me with bloodwork and ultrasounds before the actual IUI, and although it always took my body at least 4 cycles, we were happy and successful with 2 different pregnancies under Dr. Scheiber's care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff were always friendly, informative, and compassionate whether we had a negative or positive cycle.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
IRH has awesome positivity and support! The only downfall I experienced was their phone system, it's automated and you must leave a voicemail and then wait for them to call back. I was a little impatient to wait for a response from them while in cycles.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
Dr Scheiber always treated me with respect and showed genuine passion and dedication to our treatment. We are still undergoing treatment and have not even considered seeing someone else.... Dr. Schiber is very compassionate about infertility and dedicated to tearing his patients. He’s honest about his thoughts as to whether treatment is going to work and what he recommends.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Schiber is very compassionate about infertility and dedicated to tearing his patients. He’s honest about his thoughts as to whether treatment is going to work and what he recommends. The only thing that I disliked was seeing the NP whenever I had an appointment at the Rookwood office. At the Northern KY office you always see a physician
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
We were well prepared a head of time before going to the clinic. Have all medical record and test related to infertility sent before your appointment so that he has time to review and come up with a plan before your visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr Scheiber always treated me with respect and showed genuine passion and dedication to our treatment. We are still undergoing treatment and have not even considered seeing someone else.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is thorough. You have to call a voice mail line first but the majority of the time you will receive a call back in less than 30 mins
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Strengths: dedication to success, doctors are friendly and very knowledgeable about infertility and express empathy and compassion. Weakness: size. Large clientele some may get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes you see a NP instead of a physician which can be frustrating when you want answers or direction for the next cycle
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Uncovered cost have been around 2,000
What specific things went wrong at Institute for Reproductive Health?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Florence
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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4
Age
37 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
If you think that you are a common case, then it will probably go well [with Dr. Micheal Scheiber]. If you need lots of communication and think you'll need extra testing etc, then I would consider someone else...We confirmed low AMH in my wife. We just tried donor eggs with ICSI and transferred the embryos. Not much changed beyond that, one miscarriage and no other pregnancies...We have had several visits by now and done 6 transfers and barely had much interaction at all with him. No further tests offered, just a statement that we need to keep trying or consider a gestational carrier along with donor eggs.
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
I feel he's very knowledgable and for most people he's probably good. For us he was not very communicative and was not interested in further testing even if we were willing to pay for it. After exhausting all of our embryos, instead of trying to think about our options and further testing we could do, he suggested either trying a new donor round or a gestational carrier.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
If you think that you are a common case, then it will probably go well. If you need lots of communication and think you'll need extra testing etc, then I would consider someone else.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
We have had several visits by now and done 6 transfers and barely had much interaction at all with him. No further tests offered, just a statement that we need to keep trying or consider a gestational carrier along with donor eggs.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We confirmed low AMH in my wife. We just tried donor eggs with ICSI and transferred the embryos. Not much changed beyond that, one miscarriage and no other pregnancies.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very nice and organized when we were there. However, not as responsive on returned calls as we'd like.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
They are efficient and not outrageously priced for the area. They do appear to know what they are doing for most scenarios. They are just not great for folks that have struggled for a long time and want extra testing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
They were about the same as the other fertility doctor in Lexington. It ran about $15000 for a single fresh donor cycle and 4500 for each following frozen cycle.
4
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Amazing care through the good AND the bad times. Infertility can be an overwhelming mountain to climb, and we felt like they had our back and were standing behind us the entire time. Even through our first failed cycle, I felt better after my call from Dr. Scheiber and I was ready to try again.... My first IVF cycle failed, was on gonal f, menopur. The second time around we added in Lupron, and it worked and I have beautiful 14 month old boy/girl twins! And I am also now pregnant with a frozen embryo from their retrieval cycle.
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Amazing care through the good AND the bad times. Infertility can be an overwhelming mountain to climb, and we felt like they had our back and were standing behind us the entire time. Even through our first failed cycle, I felt better after my call from Dr. Scheiber and I was ready to try again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Feel free to ask or talk about anything. He is an open book!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He made us feel like we had a connection with him from day one. I was happy to be under his care.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
My first IVF cycle failed, was on gonal f, menopur. The second time around we added in Lupron, and it worked and I have beautiful 14 month old boy/girl twins! And I am also now pregnant with a frozen embryo from their retrieval cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Sarah, among others)
The nursing staff at IRH is incredible. The care you receive in person or over the phone is one of kind. They treat you like you are one of their own, even when you ask the same question a million times. I have laughed with them and I have cried with them. They are phenomenal. My favorite nurse is Sarah, she will forever have a special place in my heart.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
State of the art lab!! They are constantly doing upgrades and improvements. Truly the on the cutting edge of infertility treatment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
8500 for IVF + about 4000 in meds 4500 for frozen cycle + about 1200 in meds (crinone is so expensive!!)
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Yes, I was told if it was the top notch blast, we would transfer one. If the grade quality was a bit lower, we would transfer two. We transferred two.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr Schieber listened to my whole long story of previous tests and treatments, and laid out all the options we had going forward. He explained the benefits and drawbacks of each option, but never pressured us to make a certain decision. I appreciated his honesty and willingness to help with whatever decision we made....He always spoke in a personal manner, made a couple jokes, and light-heartedly teased my husband.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
By the time I went to see Dr Schieber I had already completed numerous medicated cycles and even 4 IUIs under my Ob-gyn. I worried that I would have to repeat that course with a new doctor. But Dr Schieber listened to my whole long story of previous tests and treatments, and laid out all the options we had going forward. He explained the benefits and drawbacks of each option, but never pressured us to make a certain decision. I appreciated his honesty and willingness to help with whatever decision we made.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Don't be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He always spoke in a personal manner, made a couple jokes, and light-heartedly teased my husband. Sounds silly, but those things make a difference in feeling like a doctor is speaking to you like a real person they know- not just a case number
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Our experience with the nursing staff has been limited since we've only gone through testing aspects so far with this office, but from that standpoint they were very organized and efficient.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
The clinic itself is very efficient. Appointment times were very prompt. The staff is very helpful and willing to answer questions
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We paid about $400 for the initial consultation visit, which included some lab work for me. We paid about $100 each for genetic carrier testing.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Michael Scheiber] was very personable and cares about each and every patient. He met with us first. Told us like it is and what we had to try to what steps to take and what he recommended. He was very precise and clear on what to expect.... He really cared about helping us pursue our dream of having children. He explained everything clearly that we would understand. He was flexible and very personable.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was very personable and cares about each and every patient. He met with us first. Told us like it is and what we had to try to what steps to take and what he recommended. He was very precise and clear on what to expect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He is a miracle worker, as is the whole clinic and doctors/nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He really cared about helping us pursue our dream of having children. He explained everything clearly that we would understand. He was flexible and very personable.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I do not remember particulars, but we did one IUI with him, after 2 failed ones at UC, with meds and injectibles. That IUI didn't work, so he suggested IVF, and it worked the first time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very attentive and explained procedures clearly. Helped me out when it was hard for me to give blood and showed compassion when the IUI didn't work.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Great care, great nurses, and amazing doctors! All three doctors(the men, woman wasn't there at the time I was) were amazing. I saw them all, but Dr. Scheiber the most. They really do care before procedures, during, and even after...we have an IRH reunion at the local zoo every other year so the doctors, nurses, and other associates can see all the miracles they created! We love it!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I believe we had some sperm treatments that were no more than a couple hundred. The IUI was around $1,000, and IVF was around $10,000.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
He said he would not transfer more than 2 embryos at a time. 1 or 2 and that's it...same with all the doctors there.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dr. Scheiber and felt very safe under his care. There were times of frustration, but Dr. Scheiber always communicated plan changes, next steps, etc in a very clear manner. I recommend him to everyone I meet...We battled PCOS and severe male factor. Dr. Scheiber was VERY clear from the get-go that IVF was probably going to need to take place in order to conceive.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dr. Scheiber and felt very safe under his care. There were times of frustration, but Dr. Scheiber always communicated plan changes, next steps, etc in a very clear manner. I recommend him to everyone I meet.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Don't be afraid to ask clarifying questions. If there was something I didn't understand or it was over my head, I asked questions. I always asked a TON of questions and he never once got frustrated with us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber was extremely passionate and had excellent bedside manner. I never felt like a number while under his care.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We battled PCOS and severe male factor. Dr. Scheiber was VERY clear from the get-go that IVF was probably going to need to take place in order to conceive. We went through with a few cycles of IUI in hopes of a "hail Mary" situation, but ultimately, knew we'd need IVF with ICSI to conceive. He was VERY clear with us from our first consultation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: I do no recall)
Every single one of the nurses and providers were so compassionate and understanding. We hold them in such high regard and really enjoyed working with everyone at the office.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Strengths - compassionate, very professional, caring, organized, excellent communicators Weakness - The phone system. I often had to leave messages rather than get a hold of a body. To new patients - ask questions, don't be afraid to ask and be an advocate for yourself. TRUST.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Our IVF cycles were completely covered by insurance, so we never saw a bill.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
We went through a total of 3 transfers and transferred 2 embryos each time due to our ages - mid 30s.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
26 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
I am a patient that is a carrier for a rare genetic disorder. PGD is the best option for my husband and I, as not to pass this along. Dr. S [Scheiber] has great knowledge of this procedure and is willing to try anything and everything to help you achieve a successful pregnancy...Dr. S is very understanding and caring. He gives his honest opinion when asked and has always made me feel very comfortable and cared for...Dr. S has a wonderful bedside manner!
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Age
26 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
I have always felt valued as a patient. I have had everything explained to me in a way that is easy to understand and communication has been top notch. All of the doctors, nurses and staff are very caring and try their best to keep yhings positive. The environment is also very clean and welcoming.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. S has a wonderful bedside manner!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. S is very understanding and caring. He gives his honest opinion when asked and has always made me feel very comfortable and cared for.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I am a patient that is a carrier for a rare genetic disorder. PGD is the best option for my husband and I, as not to pass this along. Dr. S has great knowledge of this procedure and is willing to try anything and everything to help you achieve a successful pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Institute for Reproductive Health. (Assigned nurse: Penny)
Penny is amazing! She is a great communicator and does her best to help in any way possible!
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Communication is key and they have that here! Everyone is on the same page and seems to work as a team. The clinic is very clean and welcoming, as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Around $20,000 a cycle
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
Dr. Scheiber was wonderful! He was always open, honest, and set realistic expectations for what we could expect. The whole process is so overwhelming and he just made it so much better! I would see him again in a heartbeat.... First we did the basic work up for both myself and my husband. This included bloodworm, semen analysis, HSG, and medical history. We had some male factor, but otherwise unexplained. We tried a couple cycles of IUI and then moved on to IVF.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber was wonderful! He was always open, honest, and set realistic expectations for what we could expect. The whole process is so overwhelming and he just made it so much better! I would see him again in a heartbeat.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
If you have any questions just ask. He was always so good at explaining everything in a way we could understand and most of the time he answered our questions before we even asked.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was personable! If he saw me in the waiting room just there to get labs, he would always stop to chat. He took extra time to make you feel like you mattered
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
First we did the basic work up for both myself and my husband. This included bloodworm, semen analysis, HSG, and medical history. We had some male factor, but otherwise unexplained. We tried a couple cycles of IUI and then moved on to IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were fantastic! They were easy to reach to answer any questions
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Infertility is such a difficult thing to deal with and IRH just made it better! Many do not have insurance coverage for these procedures, but IRH does have some agencies it works with.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
My insurance did not cover anything related to infertility so was completely out of pocket. Almost $19k for the IVF money back program plus medications.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2010 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
10 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Dr. Scheiber is a very caring doctor that is invested in his patients. He is accepting of all situations, and is willing to work with challenging situations. He is optimistic, which is refreshing while going through this process.... He always took a lot of time with us, was very caring, and personally reported test results to us sometimes.... We started with clomid cycles and IUI's. After the first 4 didn't work, Dr. Scheiber suggested IVF, but it wasn't an option for us because of finances. We continued with IUI's while also having a HCG test somewhere in there to make sure everything was working properly. The test was normal and we saved up enough money for IVF. We did one egg retrieval with follistim. Then we had one fresh transfer of 2 embryos that didn't result in pregnancy. The very next cycle we had a frozen transfer of 2 embryos that resulted in a twin pregnancy and successful birth of 2 girls.
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2010 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
10 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber is a very caring doctor that is invested in his patients. He is accepting of all situations, and is willing to work with challenging situations. He is optimistic, which is refreshing while going through this process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Make sure you ask a lot of questions so that you fully understand the course of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He always took a lot of time with us, was very caring, and personally reported test results to us sometimes.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We started with clomid cycles and IUI's. After the first 4 didn't work, Dr. Scheiber suggested IVF, but it wasn't an option for us because of finances. We continued with IUI's while also having a HCG test somewhere in there to make sure everything was working properly. The test was normal and we saved up enough money for IVF. We did one egg retrieval with follistim. Then we had one fresh transfer of 2 embryos that didn't result in pregnancy. The very next cycle we had a frozen transfer of 2 embryos that resulted in a twin pregnancy and successful birth of 2 girls.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
10
[Dr. Michael Scheiber is] Very realistic but also optimistic. He is very honest. Always positive and on time with appintments. I saw all the doctors in this practice and really like them all. ...During IUI, I took Femara for 5 days, follistim for a few days and then Ovidrel right before insemination. During IVF, I used menopur and follistim for 10 days, ganirelix for 5 days and ovidrel before retrieval
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Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Very realistic but also optimistic. He is very honest. Always positive and on time with appintments. I saw all the doctors in this practice and really like them all. Love this place! Would recommend to anyone. 3 locations and they try to help make everything convenient for the patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Trust him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He has a consult with you and your partner on day 1. He is always honest but in a nice manner. Always optimistic but realistic at the same time.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
During IUI, I took Femara for 5 days, follistim for a few days and then Ovidrel right before insemination. During IVF, I used menopur and follistim for 10 days, ganirelix for 5 days and ovidrel before retrieval
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Awesome! Return calls promptly even on the weekends.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
3 locations so easy to get an appointment. 5 providers, all very nice. Basic staff is awesome. IVF staff is amazing. The financial team is great and available for any questions. Prices seem reasonable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
IVF self pay $9300
10
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr. Michael Scheiber] made us feel comfortable and made us feel like it was all possible when we were thinking it wasn't. He never gave up hope that we'd get pregnant. He was very knowledgeable and I would go back to him in a heartbeat... He started us out on a low dose and increased because he wanted to make sure we gotbwhat we wanted with the least amount of medicine. And when it didn't work, he sat us down and discussed next steps
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He made us feel comfortable and made us feel like it was all possible when we were thinking it wasn't. He never gave up hope that we'd get pregnant. He was very knowledgeable and I would go back to him in a heartbeat.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Make sure you let him know how you're feeling or what your concerns are. He'll help you with it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He made us feel important and that it could happen for us. Never gave up hope.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
He started us out on a low dose and increased because he wanted to make sure we gotbwhat we wanted with the least amount of medicine. And when it didn't work, he sat us down and discussed next steps
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all curtious at all times
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
I didn't like that you always had to leave a voicemail and they would call you back. Strengths were that they were very confident in their abilities. You would go in and feel confident they could make your dreams come true. And for me, they did.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
It was expensive but very worth it
10
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
We started with Dr S[cheiber] after 5 years of infertility and 2 years with a different Dr. He was so understanding of our situation and confident in his skill. He was warm and friendly with us and performed his own ultrasounds each time we went to see him. Even after our first fresh cycle failed, he made us confident that he could still help us become parents...made sure we were ok for every step of treatment.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
We started with Dr S after 5 years of infertility and 2 years with a different Dr. He was so understanding of our situation and confident in his skill. He was warm and friendly with us and performed his own ultrasounds each time we went to see him. Even after our first fresh cycle failed, he made us confident that he could still help us become parents.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Be patient and take his advice as you follow his treatment plan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was very sympathetic to our situation and made sure we were ok for every step of treatment.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
It's a wonderful clinic, in all honesty, I can't think of a thing that I would've liked to have done differently. The staff was great and we got the children we had always wished for. The nurses were there every step of the way, celebrating the triumphs and mourning the losses with us and for us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Our insurance paid for most of the ultrasounds and we paid out of pocket for meds and labs specific to fertility.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
The first transfer, we asked for 2 embryos and he would only allow us to transfer 1. I do have a high incidence of twins in my family. Our frozen transfer was 2 embryos, one of which did implant and miscarry at 7.5 weeks. Our final transfer was a fresh cycle and 2 embryos, which resulted in our twins.
10
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
He is very caring and compassionate. He has a bubbly contagious personality, and you can tell he truly loves what he does. He always puts me at ease and I would trust him with anything. I have and would recommend him to anyone....Very caring and concerned. Always there to answer ever question I had (and there were a lot)! You could very easily tell that their emotions match ours (in a good way), they were happy when we were happy and they were sad when we were upset.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 5 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He is very caring and compassionate. He has a bubbly contagious personality, and you can tell he truly loves what he does. He always puts me at ease and I would trust him with anything. I have and would recommend him to anyone. Even though I live out of state my husband and I drive about an hour and a half just to see him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Trust the process and trust Dr. Scheiber, you are in great hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Very caring and concerned. Always there to answer ever question I had (and there were a lot)! You could very easily tell that their emotions match ours (in a good way), they were happy when we were happy and they were sad when we were upset.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone was super helpful and very informative.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
I do not have any complaints, if there ever were any issues they were handled promptly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I had to pay out of pocket because my insurance did not cover anything. But I don't remember the exact amount
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
He always suggested transferring no more than 2, for my age.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr Scheiber] was great and open to answering any questions we had. Sometimes he seemed rushed but he clearly sees a lot of patients....I used follistim, menopur, and cetrotide. He chose this based on my pcos. I overstimulated but they expected this to some extent and treated me with IV meds on retrieval day as well as oral meds at home but I cannot remember the name...They [Cincinnati Fertility] are very organized and efficient. We had issues with thawing during our first FET and I always wondered if there was a problem in the lab, but I have 2 beautiful children because of them.
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Age
28 - 32
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was great and open to answering any questions we had. Sometimes he seemed rushed but he clearly sees a lot of patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Trust your doctor and ask him questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He remembered things about us not related to fertility.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I used follistim, menopur, and cetrotide. He chose this based on my pcos. I overstimulated but they expected this to some extent and treated me with IV meds on retrieval day as well as oral meds at home but I cannot remember the name.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They have all been nice but I have sometimes felt rushed by them.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
They are very organized and efficient. We had issues with thawing during our first FET and I always wondered if there was a problem in the lab, but I have 2 beautiful children because of them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
The costs were much cheaper than in Louisville where I'm from.
10
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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3
Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
3
I feel like he [Dr. Michael Scheiber] didn't take the time to explain stuff to us; after I have done tons of research and found that he should not have even allowed me to attempt IVF because my AMH was so low and FSH was way to high. He acted like we would be successful after round one... He didn't take time to explain anything I was in the dark the entire process; he added ICSI after we had already paid and never said it was extra so I was surprised with over $2,000 bill.
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Age
36
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
3
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He didn't take time to explain anything I was in the dark the entire process; he added ICSI after we had already paid and never said it was extra so I was surprised with over $2,000 bill. Not at all happy I drove little over 3 hours one way because I felt the clinic maybe helpful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
I feel like he didn't take the time to explain stuff to us; after I have done tons of research and found that he should not have even allowed me to attempt IVF because my AMH was so low and FSH was way to high. He acted like we would be successful after round one.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
I feel like they should get to know you as a person find out your needs, explain bloodwork and the process. Let me know what my blood work means, tell me what the ultrasounds show, not just be back in 2 days and we will draw more blood and do another ultra sound
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I had to pay over $18,000
3
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr. Michael Scheiber] was so friendly and compassionate. I had complete faith in him and his abilities....I went to him after many failed rounds of pills & IUIs. He did 1 round of IVF with me and we were successful. He was very good. He was open & honest but he was also always positive in his belief I could get pregnant....He was very to the point but caring at the same time. He was also patient....
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Age
35
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
I went to him after many failed rounds of pills & IUIs. He did 1 round of IVF with me and we were successful. He was very good. He was open & honest but he was also always positive in his belief I could get pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Go see him! He was so friendly and compassionate. I had complete faith in him and his abilities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was very to the point but caring at the same time. He was also patient.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
We did 1 round of IVF. It was a 3 day fresh egg transfer. I did develop OHSS afterwards but it was all worth it when I found out I was pregnant!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
From what I remember everyone there was nice & polite. I felt they all enjoyed their jobs.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
I loved the clinic. Everyone seemed to be on the same page. I had no issues with them. I would recommend anyone to them in a heartbeat. My husband and I were so defeated by the time we made it to this clinic but everyone there made us feel this was going to be our time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
I had some insurance but not much. Had to pay out of pocket for meds.
10
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
He is honest & straightforward. He cares and it shows....When my 4th iui failed after full use of injects, I had cysts and was devastated to have to take a cycle off, because I wasn't sure I'd be strong enough to try again. Dr schieber looked me in the eyes and told me he truly believed we would get and stay pregnant. He asked me to be strong & let me know we were in this together.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He is honest & straightforward. He cares and it shows.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Trust him. Be prepared that it takes time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
When my 4th iui failed after full use of injects, I had cysts and was devastated to have to take a cycle off, because I wasn't sure I'd be strong enough to try again. Dr schieber looked me in the eyes and told me he truly believed we would get and stay pregnant. He asked me to be strong & let me know we were in this together.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
Clomid + trigger + iui = not great response Femara + trigger + iui = not great response Gonal f + trigger + iui = good response, not pregnant, but became pregnant immediately after this cycle while on a medication break
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kind and encouraging
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Welcoming, calm
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Iui was $300 Ultrasounds were $150-250 There was a discount for paying out of pocket
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
[Dr Scheiber was] very warm and welcoming and truly wants to help you succeed....Makes a point to make you feel special and he is truly interested in your success....Most of the time were [nurses at Cincinnati Fertility] very friendly and helpful....[The clinic was] very professional, clean, neat and inviting environment...For everything (Letrozole, Follicle Scan, Ovidrel, IUI, Sperm thawing and washing) I paid about $780 each cycle. We used a donor so we had that charge on top of everything else which was $640/vial, plus $200 for shipping.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 5 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Very warm and welcoming and truly wants to help you succeed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Makes a point to make you feel special and he is truly interested in your success.
Describe the protocols Michael Scheiber used in your cycles at Institute for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I have done 3 rounds of IUI with Letrozole days 3-7, follicle scan day 10, 11 or 12, then he would let me know when to take my trigger shot (Ovidrel) and set up the IUI 36 hours later. IUI #1 and #2 failed...currently in my TWW to find out if 3rd time's a charm!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most of the time were very friendly and helpful.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
Very professional, clean, neat and inviting environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
For everything (Letrozole, Follicle Scan, Ovidrel, IUI, Sperm thawing and washing) I paid about $780 each cycle. We used a donor so we had that charge on top of everything else which was $640/vial, plus $200 for shipping.
10
Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Florence
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
9
Overall, it was a very positive experience. We liked Dr. Scheiber and are happy that we went to him. He was highly recommended. He was caring and seemed like he genuinely wanted to help us start our family.... He was caring, but we sometimes felt dismissed with some of the questions we had.... He gave us the option of going with one or two. We knew we’d be happy with twins, so we went with two. Our big surprise came during our first ultrasound when we found out that one embryo split and there were three babies! We were not prepared for that.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
9
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Overall, it was a very positive experience. We liked Dr. Scheiber and are happy that we went to him. He was highly recommended. He was caring and seemed like he genuinely wanted to help us start our family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
He was caring, but we sometimes felt dismissed with some of the questions we had.
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
It’s a really nice office. Sometimes they run behind schedule or it’s hard to get an appointment. They do lots of patient education and monthly events, which is nice. They also do a baby reunion every year, which is really neat.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
Around $10,000 total cost.
Describe Michael Scheiber's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Institute for Reproductive Health.
He gave us the option of going with one or two. We knew we’d be happy with twins, so we went with two. Our big surprise came during our first ultrasound when we found out that one embryo split and there were three babies! We were not prepared for that.
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Cincinnati
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
Dr. Scheiber is Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, makes you feel at ease. Has good bed side manners , explained the procedure and what to expect , let me know if I had any concerns once I got home to call the office...With Dr Scheiber you don't have to worry he will tell you everything you need to know and is there for you...They don't have any weaknesses from what I seen or dealt with...The cost was about $11,000 we financed...Awesome!!! [re: nursing staff]
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Scheiber is Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, makes you feel at ease. Has good bed side manners , explained the procedure and what to expect , let me know if I had any concerns once I got home to call the office .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health?
With Dr Scheiber you don't have to worry he will tell you everything you need to know and is there for you.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Awesome!!!
Describe your experience with Institute for Reproductive Health.
They don't have any weaknesses from what I seen or dealt with
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Scheiber at Institute for Reproductive Health.
The cost was about $11,000 we financed
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Doctor
Michael Scheiber
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Institute for Reproductive Health
Florence
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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