Rated 5
Strongly recommend: 50%Don't recommend: 50%5
50% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
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6
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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6
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
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7
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Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
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Education

Medical School
U. of Virginia
Residency
U. of Virginia
Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic

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Paul Shin works at

Shady Grove Fertility
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 12%8.5

At 4 offices

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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2013, Unsuccessful
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10
Age 32
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
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Unsuccessful
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.
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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Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville
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