How was your experience with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I started out on this journey seeing Dr Shamonki. Over the course of 2 years, I saw a few other fertility Doctors. It has been a very challenging journey. I came back to see him as a patient and still in the process. We are aiming to do an embryo transfer in May. Out of all the doctors I did cycles with, he was the most professional, competent, trustworthy. My favorite. I highly recommend him. This is a really tough journey and the doctors I think should be held to a high standard. I work in the medical field. Dr Shamonki exceeds the mark. Every time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He will listen to your concerns, he will meet you where you are in your treatment and try the hardest for you.
I sometimes wished we had done more bloodwork. I think he felt it was necessary to over do labs.
You are in good hands. Go for it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Dr Shamonki treats every patient he has like a family member. He really does. He always had time for me. Always treated me with the upmost respect. He is laid back and confident at the same time. I always felt I was very well taken care of when I was undergoing treatment with him. My Mini IVF was very smooth. He also treats others in his office very well. I think it is also a good judge of character if the people that work for a doctor think highly of them. The whole office is really good. His father was a fertility Dr and still people think highly of him also. Dr Shamonki was the first Dr I saw when I started this journey, and I ended up coming back under his care. So I have a few other doctors to compare him to. He is truly an exceptional doctor.
Describe the protocols Mousa Shamonki used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
I did clomid, Gonal F, Lupron, Menapur. Progesterone, estrogen priming.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California. (Assigned nurse: Shannen and Laura)
Shannen B and Laura are incredible. So is Michelle. I am very fortunate that they are part of Dr Shamonki's team. They are each very smart, always kind, showed compassion and much patience.
When you go through this journey and nurses are not helpful or kind, it can really be a game changer. It makes SUCH a difference.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
They do try to bill your insurance and very helpful. Very nice billing dept.
They always responded, I met with them in person many times. They also told me about the compassionate care discount which was very helpful.
They also helped me apply for a grant on a deadline which I thought was really nice, even at the last minute.
On the weekends, Even if the clinic is open, often you will get the answering service. This was sometimes frustrating, but you always got a call back from nurse or doctor. Shamonki gives out his cell number so you always have that if a true urgent need.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I work full time, They let me come to the office that was the most convenient for me which was helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Mousa Shamonki at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I would say they were moderate costs. He was not the most expensive nor was he the least expensive.
Describe Mousa Shamonki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.