Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 69%Don't recommend: 31%7.3
69% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Humanity
9.4
9.4
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
7.4
7.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.2
6.2
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.

Responsiveness
6.3
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
Khartoum (Sudan)
Residency
Yale
Fellowship
U. of Texas

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Sana Salih works at

University of Illinois at Chicago
Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 26%7.6

Explore Clinic
Chicago
1801 West Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

4 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, 36 Eggs Frozen
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 37
1 Egg Freezing
PCOS
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My first consult [with Dr. Salih] was virtual which was fine, but I met her in the office later on and she described everything thoroughly. I wasn’t expecting to be there quite so long though but I appreciate her desire to be thorough...If you have a question for the doctor come prepared to ask it at your first appointment with her. The majority of my interactions were with the nurse and ultrasound techs...
The reproductive endocrinology clinic [University of Illinois at Chicago] is down the hallway from the ob/GYN clinic. Sometimes they close the ER wait room and direct people down the hall to the ob/GYN clinic. If I were struggling with infertility I think it would be hard to share a room with lots of pregnant women....$7110.00 for all ultrasound, blood work, and procedure done under sedation. Another $2000 approximately for prescriptions, some of which I didn’t use....
How was your experience with Sana Salih at University of Illinois at Chicago?
My first consult was virtual which was fine, but I met her in the office later on and she described everything thoroughly. I wasn’t expecting to be there quite so long though but I appreciate her desire to be thorough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sana Salih at University of Illinois at Chicago?
If you have a question for the doctor come prepared to ask it at your first appointment with her. The majority of my interactions were with the nurse and ultrasound techs.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sana Salih at University of Illinois at Chicago?
I went in for an ultrasound on a Saturday and she called me back into her office to discuss my risk for OHSS at great length and she also alerted me that I probably will have someone pushing down on my abdomen during the procedure because of where my ovary was positioned.
Describe the protocols Sana Salih used in your cycles at University of Illinois at Chicago and their degree of success.
I have PCOS so she prescribed low doses.Month prior to retrieval I was on ordinary prenatal vitamins from CVS; Aygestin 2 tablets daily as primer; Metformin 500 mg 3x/day; folic acid 1 Mg; ovasitol inositol powder twice a day (actually suggested by doc...I thought it was woo woo, but I took it). Day 1 - 8 of stimulation Menopur 75 IU; Gonal F 125 IU (Ganirelix 250 mcg day 6) Day 9-10 of stimulation Menopur 75 IU; Gonal F 100 IU Day 11 - Lupron trigger 100 units.
Describe your experience with your nurse at University of Illinois at Chicago. (Assigned nurse: Joy)
They were always kind and prompt. I had a snafu with the pharmacy in terms of billing that she helped resolve. She also showed me how to inject myself and was in the room during my transfer. It was nice having a familiar face in the room.
Describe your experience with University of Illinois at Chicago.
The reproductive endocrinology clinic is down the hallway from the ob/GYN clinic. Sometimes they close the ER wait room and direct people down the hall to the ob/GYN clinic. If I were struggling with infertility I think it would be hard to share a room with lots of pregnant women.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sana Salih at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Completely out of pocket. $7110.00 for all ultrasound, blood work, and procedure done under sedation. Another $2000 approximately for prescriptions, some of which I didn’t use.
Describe Sana Salih's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at University of Illinois at Chicago.
She said they’d only transfer embryos based on the age I was at retrieval, so it would always only be one at a time.
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Doctor
Sana Salih
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
3
Age 26
1 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Shalih] was very pleasant and compassionate each time, however she didn't communicate well and never explained each step well or as to why we were doing it. I did like the fact that I saw her each visit and for my procedure. After my failed IUI she didn't seem bothered and basically said let's do it again. We didn't like that approach at all.... I did clomid on it's own 3 times first days 3-7 which resulted in failed cycles. Then for our IUI, we were on 75 of Gonal F
It's a small office [RMA of Philadelphia] and I was seen super quickly and by my doctor- this I loved! But the receptionist was not pleasant or friendly to me at all which made it a little awkward. They always took me on time though which was another plus... The nurse practioner, Melissa was not pleasant at all and quite rude when I had questions about the injections. It was overwhelming to feel stupid for having questions when dealing with infertility itself is already such a tough thing.
How was your experience with Sana Salih at RMA of Philadelphia?
She was very pleasant and compassionate each time, however she didn't communicate well and never explained each step well or as to why we were doing it. I did like the fact that I saw her each visit and for my procedure. After my failed IUI she didn't seem bothered and basically said let's do it again. We didn't like that approach at all.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sana Salih at RMA of Philadelphia?
Ask questions and ask why she is doing things
Describe the protocols Sana Salih used in your cycles at RMA of Philadelphia and their degree of success.
I did clomid on it's own 3 times first days 3-7 which resulted in failed cycles. Then for our IUI, we were on 75 of Gonal F, 100mg clomid and did the trigger shot. We went in every other day for monitoring
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Philadelphia. (Assigned nurse: Melissa )
When explaining the injections she rushed through the directions and when I asked her to repeat, she was quite rude and confused why I didn't get it. Very bad experience.
Describe your experience with RMA of Philadelphia.
It's a small office and I was seen super quickly and by my doctor- this I loved! But the receptionist was not pleasant or friendly to me at all which made it a little awkward. They always took me on time though which was another plus
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sana Salih at RMA of Philadelphia.
Clomid was cheap with our insurance but for the IUI package insurance covered nothing so we spent a total of about 2300$ for that cycle
Describe Sana Salih's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Philadelphia.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Philadelphia?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of Philadelphia.
The nurse practioner, Melissa was not pleasant at all and quite rude when I had questions about the injections. It was overwhelming to feel stupid for having questions when dealing with infertility itself is already such a tough thing. She wasn't understanding or compassionate at all. The receptionist wasn't particularly friendly either which was a shame. Lastly, our doctor just didn't communicate well at all and some vital info wasn't told to us until much later
3
Doctor
Sana Salih
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
3
Clinic
RMA of Philadelphia
Mechanicsburg
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
6
Age 32 - 34
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
1st of 3 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Sometimes I felt rushed during the appointments - that was hard to experience. I had so many questions and felt like I didn't get the chance to ask what I needed. Dr. Shalih was compassionate, but sometimes I felt like she was too busy to slow down and talk with me.... I did an egg retrieval and FET with Dr. Shalih. This included hormones, injectables and many clinic visits. My husband had a reverse vascectomy that failed, so the only way we were able to get pregnant was through IVF.
[Gunderson Fertility Center is] Very organized!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was extremely important to me as a Type A communicator. I never had any questions after speaking with the nurses about my treatment protocol. That was such a gift to me.... The nursing staff was outstanding. They treated me like a family member and it was very hard to say goodbye to them all when the clinic closed.... $25K for the entire IVF process (included 2 transfers)
How was your experience with Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Sometimes I felt rushed during the appointments - that was hard to experience. I had so many questions and felt like I didn't get the chance to ask what I needed. Dr. Shalih was compassionate, but sometimes I felt like she was too busy to slow down and talk with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Ask as many questions as you can!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Dr. Salih always showed she cared about me.
Describe the protocols Sana Salih used in your cycles at Gundersen Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I did an egg retrieval and FET with Dr. Shalih. This included hormones, injectables and many clinic visits. My husband had a reverse vascectomy that failed, so the only way we were able to get pregnant was through IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Gundersen Fertility Center.
The nursing staff was outstanding. They treated me like a family member and it was very hard to say goodbye to them all when the clinic closed.
Describe your experience with Gundersen Fertility Center.
Very organized!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was extremely important to me as a Type A communicator. I never had any questions after speaking with the nurses about my treatment protocol. That was such a gift to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center.
$25K for the entire IVF process (included 2 transfers)
Describe Sana Salih's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Gundersen Fertility Center.
She had a very strong opinion that we should transfer one at a time.
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Doctor
Sana Salih
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
6
Clinic
Gundersen Fertility Center
Onalaska
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 Embryo Freezing
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Shalih was amazing. She was very friendly and compassionate...I felt like a human because I had my own team of nurses and doctor. They always talked to me and greeted by name and were very open to all of my questions.
I felt like a human because I had my own team of nurses and doctor [at Gundersen Fertility Center]. They always talked to me and greeted by name and were very open to all of my questions...Very organized. Very clean and welcoming...$11,000 for the IVF and $8,000 for the medications involved.
How was your experience with Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Dr. Shalih was amazing. She was very friendly and compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center?
Go in with an open mind. She will do what she can to help
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center?
I felt like a human because I had my own team of nurses and doctor. They always talked to me and greeted by name and were very open to all of my questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Gundersen Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Ruth)
Compassionate
Describe your experience with Gundersen Fertility Center.
Very organized. Very clean and welcoming
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sana Salih at Gundersen Fertility Center.
$11,000 for the IVF and $8,000 for the medications involved.
10
Doctor
Sana Salih
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Gundersen Fertility Center
Onalaska
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5