Paul Shin

Shady Grove Fertility

Medical SchoolU. of Virginia
ResidencyU. of Virginia
FellowshipCleveland Clinic
Washington DC
2021 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.296.2595
Frederick
165 Thomas Johnson Dr., Ste. F
Frederick, MD 21702
301.631.1180
Fair Oaks
12011 Lee Jackson Mem. Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
703.246.0500
Woodbridge
13580 Groupe Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-680-1770
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Paul Shin to a friend?
Don't recommend: 100%0
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 100% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
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Responsiveness
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shady Grove Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 12%8.6
274 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 12% Don't recommend (0-6)
1 assessment
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Age
32
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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TESE Microdissection in an effort to retrieve mature sperm in high quantities after a diagnosis of severe oligospermia...He [Dr. Paul Shin] mentioned donor sperm three times IN SPITE of us telling him that wasn't the route forward for us at that time. And for the record, we didn't need donor sperm to conceive! Thank goodness he wasn't in charge our case (he is a urologist and our AMAZING RE was in charge) because if he were, our amazing children wouldn't exist! I worry that other REs might not stand up to Dr. Shin's self-important confidence in his believe that if cutting fails then there's no hope at all.
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Age
32
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Paul Shin has the stereotypical rock star surgeon personality. He seems to be mechanically talented as far as actual cutting is concerned, but he isn't a DOCTOR in the sense that a doctor is meant to care for his/her patients. When Dr. Shin' s first and only attempt to help us failed (quite dramatically and surprisingly) he gave up. When we went in for our followup appointment he wasn't interested in even discussing anything but donor sperm. When we explained out RE's plan to move forward without donor sperm, he was utterly dismissive. He mentioned donor sperm three times IN SPITE of us telling him that wasn't the route forward for us at that time. And for the record, we didn't need donor sperm to conceive! Thank goodness he wasn't in charge our case (he is a urologist and our AMAZING RE was in charge) because if he were, our amazing children wouldn't exist! I worry that other REs might not stand up to Dr. Shin's self-important confidence in his believe that if cutting fails then there's no hope at all.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Don't give up when he does.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
Wait times were ridiculous. One visit we waited for 90 minutes in the exam room. Dr. Shin also had no interest in trying to adjust to our unique infertility needs. When his first attempt to help us failed, he essentially threw his hands up in the air and told us to give up--despite our telling him that our RE had a plan to move forward!
Describe the protocols Paul Shin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
TESE Microdissection in an effort to retrieve mature sperm in high quantities after a diagnosis of severe oligospermia.
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
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