Shahab Minassian

Main Line Fertility

Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 17%7.9
70% strongly recommend
13 reviews
Humanity
8.5
8.5
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
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.9
6.9
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
6.8
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
Thomas Jefferson
Residency
Abington Mem Hosp
Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson

How Doctor Communicates

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Shahab Minassian works at

Main Line Fertility
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 81%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 7%9.2

At 2 offices

Reading
2210 Ridgewood Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
484.258.2880
Bryn Mawr
825 Old Lancaster Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-0800
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13 patient reviews

Verified

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2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
1
Age 31 - 33
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Minnassian was often very blunt and I feel did not do a good job of explaining everything to me. When I did question things it seemed to be swept under the rug and I felt like I didn’t know what I was talking about so my thoughts were not considered. He often seemed rushed and in 2 years only felt like we had two good conversations.... We only did one cycle of clomid and trigger shot with him because he would not allow us to move forward.
The hours [RHPN] were the only good thing. They need to work on their bedside manner and keeping policies consistent from the nurses to the front desk staff. There seeemed to be a big weakness of communication between the staff and I always felt like I had to restate my issues when talking to the dr, nurse or other staff... The nurses were always stiff and not very compassionate. Some seemed annoyed at questions I would ask or if I got upset in the office I was shrugged off
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Dr. Minnassian was often very blunt and I feel did not do a good job of explaining everything to me. When I did question things it seemed to be swept under the rug and I felt like I didn’t know what I was talking about so my thoughts were not considered. He often seemed rushed and in 2 years only felt like we had two good conversations.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Do your own research and be an advocate for yourself. If it doesn’t feel right don’t agree to it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
I was called to setup an appiyand the nurse argued with me, told me I was wrong and then called back to apologize because after we argued then she when and looked at my chart, realized who I was, my situation and that I was in the right. I never felt a connect with the doctor or any of the nurses, never got a warm welcome, was always talked to as if it was my first time being there
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
We only did one cycle of clomid and trigger shot with him because he would not allow us to move forward. He was very intent on treating my endometritis (infection in uterus) with very heavy antibiotics and multiple biopsies. He felt that this was the only reason I was not getting pregnant and once we cleared it up we would have no issues
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The nurses were always stiff and not very compassionate. Some seemed annoyed at questions I would ask or if I got upset in the office I was shrugged off
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The hours were the only good thing. They need to work on their bedside manner and keeping policies consistent from the nurses to the front desk staff. There seeemed to be a big weakness of communication between the staff and I always felt like I had to restate my issues when talking to the dr, nurse or other staff
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
We have a $1500 deductible and a $50 copay every time I saw him
What specific things went wrong at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
I was being treated for endometritis and was out thru three rounds of heavy antibiotics and countless biopsies. I was never given a pregnancy test or told to take one before my biopsies and was not aware of all the risks until much later. I had a nurse tell me that I was wrong that they would not do a biopsy when I said I had mine. She later called back to apologize and after she looked at my chart realized I was right.
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
1
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
5
Age 28 - 30
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $50K - $99K
IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
My husband had a couple semen analysis after some things were found wrong with him and Dr Minassian had my husband start on Vitamin E, CoQ10 & Selenium. We were told that IVF would be the best option for us. Through much blood work & testing I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and my prolactin levels were a bit high. I was told I have low egg quality & Ovarian Reserve...Dr. minassian wanted to do a Mock transfer to see how progesterone was affecting my body, we did get some results to know how much progesterone I needed
The nurses [at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility] have always been really nice to me when I have appts. I don’t spend a lot of time with them. Deb Schott is the IVF coordinator and she’s AMAZING. Love her. She is kind and seems to really care for the patients she deals with. I am happy that we get to deal with her on a daily basis during treatments. She returns phone calls and emails in a decent timing. She is blunt yet encouraging.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Dr. Minassian is a good & kind hearted doctor. He seems to want what’s best for his patients. Dr. Minassian answers the questions as best as he can and like any doctor, sometimes they don’t have the answers you are looking for. I have felt like nuisance once when I needed to call him over a weekend but later he apologized after checking my circumstance out. During my transfers, he seems rushed but I know that timing means everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Make sure to ask all the questions you want answered and listen closely because he does seem to talk fast and it’s okay to ask for a repeat. He cares what you have to say and he does his best to answer you. Be patient because he does run late for appointments sometimes so make sure you schedule enough time between jobs and other activities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
I felt a little bit like both. He seems to care about you and answers the questions you have. Sometimes he may seem like he’s in a hurry. He can be very blunt and to the point, he doesn’t seem to dance around the issues which is what I like.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
I had a laparoscopy from a previous doctor before Shahab to diagnose me with Stage 1 Endometriosis through an Endometrioma and she didn’t write too much for Minassian to go off of to start with us. He recommended another laparoscopy to see what he was dealing with. After the laparoscopy, we did a lot of blood work to check hormone levels. My husband had a couple semen analysis after some things were found wrong with him and Dr Minassian had my husband start on Vitamin E, CoQ10 & Selenium. We were told that IVF would be the best option for us. Through much blood work & testing I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and my prolactin levels were a bit high. I was told I have low egg quality & Ovarian Reserve. We have had a few set backs & all but we have accepted them because reality is infertility sucks! We started IVF last April 2017. We had our first transfer last May with two frozen embryos and a pregnancy did not occur. August 2017 we had our 2nd transfer with one frozen embryo. It resulted with a low HCG level. The numbers did not increase but lowered. I consider it an early miscarry because I felt the cramping & back pain when the little one was implanting. One of my babies was transferred, it’s still a life. I hate the term “chemical pregnancy.” It’s still losing a life. Dr. minassian wanted to do a Mock transfer to see how progesterone was affecting my body, we did get some results to know how much progesterone I needed, so that’s good I guess. We were planning to start back January 2018 but our clinic is temporarily closed due to an inconvenience on their end with much confusion on our end. We are still currently waiting to hear back from them. We have two frozen embryos left.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Deb Schott)
The nurses have always been really nice to me when I have appts. I don’t spend a lot of time with them. Deb Schott is the IVF coordinator and she’s AMAZING. Love her. She is kind and seems to really care for the patients she deals with. I am happy that we get to deal with her on a daily basis during treatments. She returns phone calls and emails in a decent timing. She is blunt yet encouraging.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The clinic is very nice and clean. The check in/out staff are prompt and very pleasant to deal with. If you call and have to leave a message, the team is good at responding in a decent time. The nurses and ultrasound techs are als very kind and patient. The doctors are nice. As for most doctor offices, the place is busy and you might have to wait a little bit for the appt. but overall very nice clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
My monitoring appts have been mainly for our IVF & transfer treatments. Usually they are scheduled for a particular time. I have a good job that works with my treatments and has not been an issue. Sometimes I need to go in for a random appt but they have been pretty good with setting them up when it conveniences me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Insurance doesn’t cover anything, we have to pay out of pocket. The costs are expensive as we knew it would be before starting any type of treatments. They have worked with us for payments and such. Everything is expensive.
Describe Shahab Minassian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Dr. Minassian said that he prefers to do single embryo transfers only due to the high possibility of multiples. My husband and I made a plan before going into IVF so that we don’t drain our bank accounts. We are okay with the decisions that he stuck to. We plan to do two embryos for the last round in future.
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
5
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 37
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Doctor [Minassian] seemed fixated on invasive diagnostic procedures instead of interventions to assist with conception...He also failed to explain how one test would lead to missing an entire cycle...I stopped going to this doctor after he kept focusing on endometriosis when there was no evidence for this. Rather than start me on medication or appropriate interventions, he kept trying to do more tests even though nothing showed up. Testing is useful to a point but not when valuable cycles are being lost for no good reason...
The satellite clinic [at RHPM- Reading Health] was very cramped and not comfortable. Wait times were well over 30 mins every visit. It was not a welcoming environment...[Nurse staff was...] Nice but disorganized. It was very hard to reach anyone (always playing phone tag). They messed up an appt. They sent me someone else's medical records. It was not a good experience...
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
The doctor focused on invasive diagnostic procedures instead of interventions to assist with conception. He also failed to explain how one test would lead to missing an entire cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Go to another provider. I had much better success after one cycle with the fertility center.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
It seemed disjointed and disorganized. Doctor seemed fixated on invasive diagnostic procedures instead of interventions to assist with conception.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
I stopped going to this doctor after he kept focusing on endometriosis when there was no evidence for this. Rather than start me on medication or appropriate interventions, he kept trying to do more tests even though nothing showed up. Testing is useful to a point but not when valuable cycles are being lost for no good reason.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Nice but disorganized. It was very hard to reach anyone (always playing phone tag). They messed up an appt. They sent me someone else's medical records. It was not a good experience.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The satellite clinic was very cramped and not comfortable. Wait times were well over 30 mins every visit. It was not a welcoming environment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Costs seemed consistent with rates in this area.
What specific things went wrong at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
I had a appt card written by office staff. Later they said I had no follow up appt scheduled. They had no record of my appt. I had to be rescheduled at a different time. I was sent someone else's medical records. I was given conflicting information at the same visit (staff vs Dr). I had to skip a cycle for one test and was not informed ahead of time that this would be an issue.
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 25
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Shahab Minassian] was very helpful in understanding what was happening. And he also helped us to decide on a plan for us to have a child. It took a little bit for all the bloodwork to come back, but when it did we got our diagnosis and we moved forward...He took the time to make us understand what the diagnosis was. He also helped us come to terms with a treatment plan. And helped us know all our options and feel comfortable with the one we cho
[The nurses at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility] Seemed a little bit unorganized, but overall very nice staff. Very polite and super helpful with all our questions...We had results that needed to be faxed to another office before an appointment and the results never got there...The space could definitely be bigger. It also would be great if they could preform inseminations/ procedures there. The perks of being so small is that the staff gets to know who you are. They are friendly and you get to see the doctor pretty much every time you go in for an appointment. Clinic Nps
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He was very helpful in understanding what was happening. And he also helped us to decide on a plan for us to have a child. It took a little bit for all the bloodwork to come back, but when it did we got our diagnosis and we moved forward.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Everything takes time, so be patient if you want the best treatment. It takes time for the test to come back, and even though you want it right now, it works better when you have all the answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He took the time to make us understand what the diagnosis was. He also helped us come to terms with a treatment plan. And helped us know all our options and feel comfortable with the one we choose.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
We are in the process of treatment now, so we didn’t get to protocols yet.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Seemed a little bit unorganized, but overall very nice staff. Very polite and super helpful with all our questions.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The space could definitely be bigger. It also would be great if they could preform inseminations/ procedures there. The perks of being so small is that the staff gets to know who you are. They are friendly and you get to see the doctor pretty much every time you go in for an appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
We did not have any procedures yet where we needed to be billed. Just office visits covered by insurance.
Describe Shahab Minassian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
No comment
What specific things went wrong at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
We had results that needed to be faxed to another office before an appointment and the results never got there. Not sure which office was at fault, the one we were going to or the clinic.
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Minassian is a] very kind sweet doctor! He worked so hard to figure out exactly what was going to work best for us to have a baby! He was always very attentive and never rushed through appointments! He always showed compassion but in a professional manner!! He always explained things so well, and answered any questions! A very patient doctor!...An older school practice but worth it!
The doctors and nurses [at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility] are wonderful! I think the staff that works the desk and who answer the phones could be friendlier!! It’s an “old school” clinic so they didn’t have pictures available of our embryos which was a downfall however the amazing care we received made up for it!...They were attentive and always so quick to answer my questions and put my mind at ease!
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
A very kind sweet doctor! He worked so hard to figure out exactly what was going to work best for us to have a baby! He was always very attentive and never rushed through appointments! He always showed compassion but in a professional manner!! He always explained things so well, and answered any questions! A very patient doctor!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
See him!!! He’s worth any time of travel and time out of your schedule! An older school practice but worth it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
My experience was beyond great! The staff treated myself and my husband wonderful! They were attentive and always so quick to answer my questions and put my mind at ease!
Describe your experience with your nurse at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Debra Schott)
Deb not only was a great nurse, she was extremely compassionate and comforting!! She was so helpful and would answer any questions at any time! She was readily available and was so helpful during this time!
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The doctors and nurses are wonderful! I think the staff that works the desk and who answer the phones could be friendlier!! It’s an “old school” clinic so they didn’t have pictures available of our embryos which was a downfall however the amazing care we received made up for it!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
My clinic worked directly with a credit union called diamond credit union. This process was extremely simple to use. We had to go through the credit union in order to apply for a line of credit. Once we were approved the credit union paid our clinic directly. This took any pressure off of us when it came to making sure things were paid for! It was all taken care of prior too!
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
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
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 34
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have a same-sex partner and he [Dr. Shahab Minassian] was respectful of that...We did an unmedicated IUI because that's what I wanted to do. I had no known fertility problems, just needed to do IUI because I have a female partner. He did recommend I take progesterone for the first trimester because I got pregnant while still nursing my first child and so my progesterone levels were a bit low...He was not in a rush-- sat down with me to have an in-depth conversation and answer my questions.
They [RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertiliy] were great at doing things like returning phone calls quickly and being organized. They were respectful in person. The one thing I didn't like was that once I got pregnant, the nurse I spoke to by phone gave me a long list of all the fear-based things I should do (what to eat, what not to eat, etc.) and that seemed rather negative...Good at returning phone calls. Clean. Typical waiting room...We did an unmedicated IUI because that's what I wanted to do. I had no known fertility problems, just needed to do IUI because I have a female partner. He did recommend I take progesterone for the first trimester because I got pregnant while still nursing my first child and so my progesterone levels were a bit low.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He was not in a rush-- sat down with me to have an in-depth conversation and answer my questions. He seemed respectful. I have a same-sex partner and he was respectful of that. We only did one IUI because I got pregnant on the first try.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask any questions you want to ask or to ask if something is possible. He is realistic but also reasonable to work with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
The clinic was very friendly-- returned phone calls, seemed organized. The nurses were friendly in person. Dr. M. took the time to answer my questions and seemed like a reasonable person to work with.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
We did an unmedicated IUI because that's what I wanted to do. I had no known fertility problems, just needed to do IUI because I have a female partner. He did recommend I take progesterone for the first trimester because I got pregnant while still nursing my first child and so my progesterone levels were a bit low.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
They were great at doing things like returning phone calls quickly and being organized. They were respectful in person. The one thing I didn't like was that once I got pregnant, the nurse I spoke to by phone gave me a long list of all the fear-based things I should do (what to eat, what not to eat, etc.) and that seemed rather negative. I didn't want a fear-based pregnancy.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Good at returning phone calls. Clean. Typical waiting room.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
I don't remember the specifics. Probably under $1,000.
Describe Shahab Minassian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
N/A
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
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
9
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2014 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 38
2 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Minassian] met with my husband & I each time we were there for a good amount of time, gave us ample opportunity to ask questions. Sometimes a bit rough w/ the tools however, some procedures were painful....Always take time to answer questions, returned phone calls and emails within a few hours, very compassionate
Teaching hospital, there are frequently students or residents in the exams. They always ask if you are comfortable w/ that before they come in...I live about 2 hours from this clinic, they allowed me to have all Bloodwork & ultrasound monitoring at my home obgyn office...Very patient w/ multiple questions and emails, returned calls & emails right away. Very compassionate during failed cycles. All the nurses willing to spend as much time as I wanted answering questions
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He met with my husband & I each time we were there for a good amount of time, gave us ample opportunity to ask questions. Sometimes a bit rough w/ the tools however, some procedures were painful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Make sure to ask questions
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Always take time to answer questions, returned phone calls and emails within a few hours, very compassionate
Describe your experience with your nurse at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Deb schott)
Very patient w/ multiple questions and emails, returned calls & emails right away. Very compassionate during failed cycles. All the nurses willing to spend as much time as I wanted answering questions
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Teaching hospital, there are frequently students or residents in the exams. They always ask if you are comfortable w/ that before they come in
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
I live about 2 hours from this clinic, they allowed me to have all Bloodwork & ultrasound monitoring at my home obgyn office
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Base price $12000, cash customers (no insurance) got 30% discount, so we paid $8400, plus meds which were about $1200
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
5
Age 34
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Minassian] sees a lot of people and it was at a hospital and I felt like just another patient....Minassian is extremely to the point and detailed which I liked. He is thorough and thoroughly reviewed by charts and history from my prior fertility doctor. He is not overly compassionate, but very smart.... Be prepared for a surgery to look at your uterus. I feel like this is a standard of his.... Minassian was extremely intelligent, but not very compassionate.
Minassian was extremely intelligent, but not very compassionate. Far drive for me and nurses weren’t very compassionate. Multiple rounds of injectables and no results. I really felt like a number and not a human. He was located at a hospital and Office [RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF] was very much hospital like. Had to have a surgery to check my uterus.... [Nursing Staff] Very much in the routine and not very compassionate. Just another patient.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Minassian is extremely to the point and detailed which I liked. He is thorough and thoroughly reviewed by charts and history from my prior fertility doctor. He is not overly compassionate, but very smart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Be prepared for a surgery to look at your uterus. I feel like this is a standard of his.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He sees a lot of people and it was at a hospital and I felt like just another patient.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
Injectables with gonorelix to delay ovulation. No IUI. Multiple rounds, zero results.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Very much in the routine and not very compassionate. Just another patient.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Minassian was extremely intelligent, but not very compassionate. Far drive for me and nurses weren’t very compassionate. Multiple rounds of injectables and no results. I really felt like a number and not a human. He was located at a hospital and Office was very much hospital like. Had to have a surgery to check my uterus.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Very expensive
8
Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
5
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2012 - 2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 34 - 35
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He's [Dr. Shahab Minassian] a little quirky but a pleasure to deal with. He was able to quickly diagnose me with a complication that was completely missed by my previous doctor. He answered all of my questions patiently and made sure I was comfortable before we moved on...I had two surgeries to remove blockages. When I conceived my daughter I had taken daily shots and was inseminated with IUI...I had no concerns. The staff was friendly and helpful. Wait times were usually not very long. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
I had no concerns. The staff [at RHPN Women's Clinic] was friendly and helpful. Wait times were usually not very long. I would use them again in a heartbeat...He's [Dr. Shahab Minassian] a little quirky but a pleasure to deal with. He was able to quickly diagnose me with a complication that was completely missed by my previous doctor. He answered all of my questions patiently and made sure I was comfortable before we moved on...I had two surgeries to remove blockages. When I conceived my daughter I had taken daily shots and was inseminated with IUI...
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He's a little quirky but a pleasure to deal with. He was able to quickly diagnose me with a complication that was completely missed by my previous doctor. He answered all of my questions patiently and made sure I was comfortable before we moved on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Ask questions!
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
I had two surgeries to remove blockages. When I conceived my daughter I had taken daily shots and was inseminated with IUI.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
I had no concerns. The staff was friendly and helpful. Wait times were usually not very long. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The costs were high because my insurance covered nothing.
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
7
Age 33 - 35
2 IUI
Male Factor
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Consultant
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We like him [Dr. Shahab Minassian]. He talks everything out with us and answers all of our questions. He has good bedside manner too. Initially the process was scary and stressful and we felt we didnt know what was going on but he explained when we asked. The 2nd IUI was much better and less stressful since we knew what to expect...1st IUI 50mg Clomid 5 days, cycle day 4-9 then ultrasounds and bloodwork until ovulation noted, then trigger shot to release eggs, IUI, then 5 days later booster shot of 1cc hcg, pregnancy beta blood work 14 days after IUI
[RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility] It is clean and not crowded. I like that there is never a lot of other people in the waiting room...The nurses answer questions and tell you what they are doing along the way. I LOVE that the nurse from Bryn Mawr office would show me the ultrasound screen and walk me through all she was doing and what I was seeing. She was very knowledgeable...He [Dr. Minassian] was understanding of our situation, and gave us information when asked or even when we did not ask. He was caring with good bedside manner.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
We like him. He talks everything out with us and answers all of our questions. He has good bedside manner too. Initially the process was scary and stressful and we felt we didnt know what was going on but he explained when we asked. The 2nd IUI was much better and less stressful since we knew what to expect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He is good.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
He was understanding of our situation, and gave us information when asked or even when we did not ask. He was caring with good bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
1st IUI 50mg Clomid 5 days, cycle day 4-9 then ultrasounds and bloodwork until ovulation noted, then trigger shot to release eggs, IUI, then 5 days later booster shot of 1cc hcg, pregnancy beta blood work 14 days after IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
The nurses answer questions and tell you what they are doing along the way. I LOVE that the nurse from Bryn Mawr office would show me the ultrasound screen and walk me through all she was doing and what I was seeing. She was very knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
It is clean and not crowded. I like that there is never a lot of other people in the waiting room. I would suggest water available since all they have is tea and hot beverages. The room is open and the TV has informative things on it relating to fertility. There is a bathroom next to the waiting room for your convenience.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
my insurance covered so we had to pay full deductible out of pocket. We were not allowed to start a new cycle unless the balance was $500 or less. I had to pay 900 and another time 700 out of pocket and without knowing i would need to pay that amount the day of the appointment
Describe Shahab Minassian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
We didnt have that.
9
Doctor
Shahab Minassian
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
7
Clinic
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Minassian easily explained all information clearly to us from our initial visit...Our continued IVF process has been placed on hold due to COVID19 but my process so far has been blood testing and hysteroscopy to complete process for ivf and retrieval...Despite our hurt of having to wait [his] staff has continued to reach out to me and do the best to assist me during this crucial time.
They [nurse of RHPN] have been accommodating and compassionate...During COVID19 closure they have been assisting with moving forward in the process and medication preparation to ensure smooth continuous care...so far including labs and hysteroscopy $600...After procedure they followed up with me the next day to ensure that I was comfortable and if I had any questions or concerns.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Dr Minassian easily explained all information clearly to us from our initial visit. We left the office each time having a clear understanding of the process and steps to follow. After our first appointment Dr. Minassian reached out to me asking if I had any additional questions after all of the information that was provided. It made us feel cared about and valued as patients.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Develop a list of questions you may have. Dr. Minassian does a very good job at addressing questions and concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility?
Dr. Minassian was extremely personable and explained everything on a level that was easy for us to understand as a couple. There was a quick follow up regarding testing and procedures. The process moved seamlessly until our current pandemic interrupted out current plans. Despite our hurt of having to wait Dr. Minassian staff has continued to reach out to me and do the best to assist me during this crucial time.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility and their degree of success.
Our continued IVF process has been placed on hold due to COVID19 but my process so far has been blood testing and hysteroscopy to complete process for ivf and retrieval
Describe your experience with your nurse at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Dawn)
All staff have been amazing and pleasant. They have been accommodating and compassionate. During COVID19 closure they have been assisting with moving forward in the process and medication preparation to ensure smooth continuous care
Describe your experience with RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
All staff at offices are personable and kind. I was able to schedule quickly with all appointments. Staff followed up with me regarding lab tests that have been completed and pending results that were needed as well. After procedure they followed up with me the next day to ensure that I was comfortable and if I had any questions or concerns.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
Total so far including labs and hysteroscopy $600
Describe Shahab Minassian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility.
IT was recommended to only perform ivf with single embryo transfer because it was safest for myself and potential child
10
Doctor
Shahab Minassian
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
RHPN Women's Clinic and IVF-Fertility
West Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Minassian] was kind but to the point. He expressed his concerns. Gave detailed description of the procedures that need to be done. Treated myself and husband with respect. And at the same time had a sense of humor which made us feel comfortable...We just had 2 consultations with him. Blood work, semen analysis done. Next up ultra sound and hystroscopy and biopsy.
Great clinic, great staff . Great communication from doctors and staff. [the Main Line Fertility staff] are always there to help you if you have questions or need any help.i would recommend this clinic to anyone who needs infertility help...Everything was explained to me to the point. The doctor was nice and made me feel comfortable.
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility?
He was kind but to the point. He expressed his concerns. Gave detailed description of the procedures that need to be done. Treated myself and husband with respect. And at the same time had a sense of humor which made us feel comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, he will answer to the best of his ability. He's great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility?
Everything was explained to me to the point. The doctor was nice and made me feel comfortable.
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at Main Line Fertility and their degree of success.
We just had 2 consultations with him. Blood work, semen analysis done. Next up ultra sound and hystroscopy and biopsy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Main Line Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Laura and Sara)
Sara was my first coordinator and she was wonderful. Just was assigned to Laura and so far she is great.
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility.
Great clinic, great staff . Great communication from doctors and staff. They are always there to help you if you have questions or need any help.i would recommend this clinic to anyone who needs infertility help.
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Main Line Fertility
Reading
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Friendly, but states things honestly and up front. He [Dr. Minassian] always used my name and answered any questions that I had. He made me feel comfortable when I was extremely nervous to have a Male doctor. He has definitely met my expectations and exceeded in excellent patient care... We did clomid and a trigger shot. Then did an iui. It worked but miscarried... He mentioned the multiple embryo transfer when we do ivf
The office [Main Line Fertility] is very well Organized. All the staff there is Friendly and they Communicate well! The only thing I'd say was the girl who did blood draws didn't seem to be able to do it well. It always hurt and more often than not she couldn't find the vein and would go through both arms and wiggling it around. But no one else has ever had trouble finding it for me. But she is very sweet and I'm grateful to be a patient at MLF in reading
How was your experience with Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility?
Friendly, but states things honestly and up front. He always used my name and answered any questions that I had. He made me feel comfortable when I was extremely nervous to have a Male doctor. He has definitely met my expectations and exceeded in excellent patient care
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility?
Ask questions and be sure to be involved in the decision process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility?
He always used my name and was nice, accommodating and pleasant to be around
Describe the protocols Shahab Minassian used in your cycles at Main Line Fertility and their degree of success.
We did clomid and a trigger shot. Then did an iui. It worked but miscarried
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Main Line Fertility.
Very friendly, and able to answer any additional questions that I had
Describe your experience with Main Line Fertility.
The office is very well Organized. All the staff there is Friendly and they Communicate well! The only thing I'd say was the girl who did blood draws didn't seem to be able to do it well. It always hurt and more often than not she couldn't find the vein and would go through both arms and wiggling it around. But no one else has ever had trouble finding it for me. But she is very sweet and I'm grateful to be a patient at MLF in reading
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahab Minassian at Main Line Fertility.
Most of it has been covered by my insurance except my husband's chromosome testing
Describe Shahab Minassian's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Main Line Fertility.
He mentioned the multiple embryo transfer when we do ivf
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Doctor
Shahab Minassian
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 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
Main Line Fertility
Reading
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5