Paul Shin

Shady Grove Fertility

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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.
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?
Strongly recommend: 50%Don't recommend: 50%5
2 assessments
  • 50% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 50% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
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Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
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Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shady Grove Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 14%8.4
443 assessments
  • 65% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 14% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
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10
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
10
[Protocol with Dr. Paul Shin] Varicocele surgery and follow up sperm analyses...At the consultation, Dr. Shin listened to what we had been through and decided to perform an exam on my husband. During the exam he discovered the fertility issue - a varicocele which explained the sperm issues we saw in the analysis and is a cause of male factor infertility...My husband and I had gone through a year of infertility treatments abroad (IUI, injectable hormones with timed intercourse, 6 months of femara) with no success before we saw Dr. Shin...After so much mystery surrounding our infertility, it felt like a huge relief to have an answer!
Varicocele surgery and follow up sperm analyses [with Dr. Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility]...I think Shady Gove Fertility is one of the only clinics that employs a urologist! It speaks to their commitment to trying to figure out the cause the fertility issues and the best way to treat patients...At the consultation, Dr. Shin listened to what we had been through and decided to perform an exam on my husband. During the exam he discovered the fertility issue - a varicocele which explained the sperm issues we saw in the analysis and is a cause of male factor infertility...
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
At the consultation, Dr. Shin took my husband to room to examine him and then he came back and got me where he showed me a clearly formed varicocele that was so apparent it could be seen with the naked eye! He used an ultrasound to show us how large it was. After so much mystery surrounding our infertility, it felt like a huge relief to have an answer! Research showed us that up to 40% of males with a varicocele experience trouble conceiving. After Dr. Shin discovered the varicocele, we recommended a few options including surgery. Because we wanted multiple children and our age, we decided to pursue IVF AND also varicocele surgery with the hope that we might be able to conceive naturally in the future. He performed the surgery in August 2017. Subsequent sperm analysis showed improvement. Dr. Shin stayed in touch with us and consulted with us on the improvements. Following the surgery, we had my husband's sperm analyzed several times and it showed improvement. This was encouraging news. In May 2018, we welcomed out son who had been conceived via IVF. In May 2019, we started TTC naturally and became pregnant NATURALLY 6 months later! We are expecting our son in April 2020. We truly believe that the surgery Dr. Shin performed helped us conceive our son and are so grateful to him. He is a very easy going, compassionate individual with a great sense of humor who guided us during a difficult time and helped us achieve our dream of expanding our family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
If sperm analyses have shown that there are factors below normal range, please see a urologist, specifically Dr. Shin! So many times clinics only look at the woman when male factor infertility can play a role 50% of the time! Because we saw Dr. Shin we were able to tackle the fertility issue and conceive naturally!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility?
My husband and I had gone through a year of infertility treatments abroad (IUI, injectable hormones with timed intercourse, 6 months of femara) with no success before we saw Dr. Shin. Some of my husband's sperm numbers in the sperm analysis, specifically morphology, were below the normal range. While the flags were apparent in terms of issues related to sperm, the doctors we saw previously did not look into my husband and what might be causing our fertility issues and said we had unexplained infertility. At the consultation, Dr. Shin listened to what we had been through and decided to perform an exam on my husband. During the exam he discovered the fertility issue - a varicocele which explained the sperm issues we saw in the analysis and is a cause of male factor infertility.
Describe the protocols Paul Shin used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Varicocele surgery and follow up sperm analyses.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
I think Shady Gove Fertility is one of the only clinics that employs a urologist! It speaks to their commitment to trying to figure out the cause the fertility issues and the best way to treat patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Paul Shin at Shady Grove Fertility.
The varicocele surgery was completely covered by insurance (Aetna).
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Doctor
Paul Shin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Washington DC
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10
Age
32
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
10
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.
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!...TESE Microdissection in an effort to retrieve mature sperm in high quantities after a diagnosis of severe oligospermia.
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
0
10
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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Doctor
Paul Shin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
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