Shane Lipskind

Arizona Center for Fertility Studies

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Medical SchoolU. of Arizona
ResidencyNorthwestern
FellowshipHarvard
Scottsdale
8997 E. Desert Cove Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 630-0212
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shane Lipskind to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.8
7 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
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Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
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Frequency Seen
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8.8
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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 Arizona Center for Fertility Studies to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 19%8.4
20 assessments
  • 73% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 7% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
9
Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
He [Dr. Lipskind] was on time for our appointment and reviewed our paperwork in detail with each of us (my husband and I). He never seemed rushed. He was careful to explain everything in simple terms with support and compassion. He was optimistic and hopeful for us, which I appreciated. He explained a few options in detail about what the procedures and process entailed, gave us his thoughts on next steps and WHY, and seemed very open to either direction and didn't push us.
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Age
39
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
We've so far only seen Dr. Lipskind once for our initial consultation. He came as a personal recommendation from my OB and I felt very confident in her trust in him. He was on time for our appointment and reviewed our paperwork in detail with each of us (my husband and I). He never seemed rushed. He was careful to explain everything in simple terms with support and compassion. He was optimistic and hopeful for us, which I appreciated. He explained a few options in detail about what the procedures and process entailed, gave us his thoughts on next steps and WHY, and seemed very open to either direction and didn't push us. I appreciated his suggestion to take a more conservative approach to see how my body responds to the fertility medications before jumping straight in to IVF. I felt heard, cared for and ready to move forward with confidence.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Do your own research ahead of time. Come to the appointment informed about different treatment options. I realized later that he talked about an IUI, which I knew all about, but didn't fully explain what that was to my husband. I filled him in after. :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind took the time to answer all of our questions, present all of our options, suggest his thoughts on course of action, but was completely open to what WE wanted to do next. He is kind, thoughtful and I didn't feel like he jumped to any generic treatment, I felt like he took all our factors into consideration and made treatment suggestions based on us as human, not as numbers, or jumping straight to IVF. He did not seem rushed to get the appointment over with. The staff at his office are amazing as well. So kind, caring and thoughtful.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We've only just started, this is our first cycle with Dr. Lipskind. Our treatment protocol will be to start with at least one IUI cycle. While I assumed we'd jump straight into IVG, the rationale to start with IUI is to see how my ovaries respond initially to the fertility drugs. That will give us a better course of action before we move to IVF, if necessary. We will know on day 3 after ultrasound which drugs and dosage. His initial thought is likely Clomid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I only saw one nurse but she was wonderful and kind.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Every member of the staff I talked to on the phone, emailed, and saw in person at the clinic was so kind and compassionate. A welcome relief from the typical staff who's curt, hurried and insensitive. They were communicative, proactive, and organized, and they did it all with a smile on their faces! The literal only drawback I've experienced so far: the office is dated and the waiting room a bit dark. The facility could use a facelift.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Approx $950 for an IUI with Clomid or Femara (including ultrasounds, sperm prep and insemination) but not including cost of drugs)
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
n/a
9
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Shane Lipskind
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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10
Age
28 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
The doctor [Lipskind] is an excellent communicator and caring. He explains all the procedures and always supports us in all the choices we make. He is patient and explains everything so that we fully understand what is going on giving us our best chances to conceive. ... The doctor suggested we have an HSG procedure that was done at an imaging location. This was done to check for any blockages or issues with the uterus and tubes. Lastly we had a series of ultrasounds done in office to check the follicle count and growth before using a trigger shot to trigger ovulation and attempt the IUI.
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Age
28 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
The doctor is an excellent communicator and caring. He explains all the procedures and always supports us in all the choices we make. He is patient and explains everything so that we fully understand what is going on giving us our best chances to conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be honest and tell the doctor about any concerns he is very knowledgeable and will help answer any questions you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
The staff and doctors are very professional and kind. They listen to me and my spouse. They are caring and never treat us wrong or in a negative way.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We had an IUI with out first child and used a natural cycle. Even though we did not use fertility medication we still used vitamins and supplements that the doctor prescribes (prenatal, vitamin D, COQ10 and baby aspirin). These were used to help maintain a healthy chance for pregnancy. We also had routine bloodwork for both myself and spouse in order to rule out any illness or other concerns. The doctor suggested we have an HSG procedure that was done at an imaging location. This was done to check for any blockages or issues with the uterus and tubes. Lastly we had a series of ultrasounds done in office to check the follicle count and growth before using a trigger shot to trigger ovulation and attempt the IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were very kind and professional. They were understanding and knowledgeable. They were always smiling and remembered us when we came in.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
They are very friendly and they treat their patients right. They are often busy but will work with you on scheduling and will always maintain great communication though the whole process. As a new patient you will be charged a consultation fee but that is then credited to your account to use later on other procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Vitamins and supplements approximately $100 a month while trying to conceive HSG rest approximately $200 Ultrasound services approximately $360 IUI approximately $900 Consultation fee $300
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Shane Lipskind
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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10
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
He [Dr. Lipskind] was so friendly and truly cared about us. I personally saw him at all of my appointments unless he was out of town. One time when he was out of town, he spoke with me on the phone after I checked in with the nurse. Not only is he a wonderful doctor, but he truly cared about us...He personally called with test results if we received bad news, but always had a plan in place on something we could do differently the next time. He truly cared about how I was feeling and understood how emotionally difficult the infertility process can be...
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lipskind. My specific problem had to do with thin uterine lining. Shane tried everything to try and thicken up my lining. We had a lot of setbacks, but he worked so hard to try and find a solution so that we could do an embryo transfer. He called clinics all over the country and developed a protocol that ended up working for me. We got pregnant on our first transfer. My husband and I could not have been happier with Shane. He was so friendly and truly cared about us. I personally saw him at all of my appointments unless he was out of town. One time when he was out of town, he spoke with me on the phone after I checked in with the nurse. Not only is he a wonderful doctor, but he truly cared about us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Just be patient if things aren't going your way. It took us some time to get pregnant, but Shane worked tirelessly to try and found a solution for us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
My husband and I knew we had selected the right doctor after our first meeting with Shane. He is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever worked with. He personally called with test results if we received bad news, but always had a plan in place on something we could do differently the next time. He truly cared about how I was feeling and understood how emotionally difficult the infertility process can be.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We tried a few different protocols, but the one that worked was a Lupron prep cycle with heparin, Trentnal (to try and boost blood flow for lining) and estrogen patches.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
I worked with a few nurses in the office, but primarily with Jennifer. All of them were fantastic. They were so compassionate and caring. If I called or emailed with a question they made sure to get back to me the same day.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I absolutely loved this office. Everyone was so friendly from the front office staff to the financial consultant to the embryologists to the doctors. I felt like they were our cheerleaders. They were for us when we received good news and were compassionate when we received bad news. I actually miss going into the office to see everyone.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
After conversations with Dr. Lipskind, we decided to transfer two embryos based on my age and what the success rates were transferring two. We ended up transferring two and got pregnant with one.
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Shane Lipskind
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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9
Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Dr Lipskind was very compassionate and personable during our care. He was quick to return my calls and emails when we weren’t in the office. When we were in the office, he took all the time we needed to go over everything each time we had an appointment. ... We did a very high dose of menopur because Dr Lipskind wanted to approach our cycle more aggressively.
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Age
31
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind is very compassionate and thorough. His goal is for you to have a baby. Our cycle did not go as planned/hoped for and Dr Lipskind has been wonderful with knowing what to adjust for our next cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be open to his suggestions and treatment so that you may have the best outcome possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind was very compassionate and personable during our care. He was quick to return my calls and emails when we weren’t in the office. When we were in the office, he took all the time we needed to go over everything each time we had an appointment.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We did a very high dose of menopur because Dr Lipskind wanted to approach our cycle more aggressively. We also did cetrotide and gonal f.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Melinda Darland )
The nursing staff was amazing! Melinda and Jennifer became my very fast friends as the My helped me navigate the ivf process. They were always kind and thorough when I had questions and would get back to me very quickly!
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We loved this clinic for the people and their work! The office itself is very old though and doesn’t have a super warm/inviting feel to it. I wish they had more upgraded rooms/equipment/etc The clinic seemed to function really well together though. Everyone knew their role and got done what was needed!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
ACFS does price matching for other local clinics. Our IVF cycle was $8500. That did not include anesthesia, uterine polyp exploration or meds.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We did not make it to transfer
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Shane Lipskind
Communication
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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10
Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
Dr. Lipskind reversed my tubal ligation back in March of 2015. I am now holding our newest addition, a healthy 10 week old little boy. He helped us through the entire journey and made us feel so comfortable. Even when we miscarried back in 2016 he was a great support. I tell everyone I know that is looking for a fertility doctor to go see him. He gave us what we thought we could never have...another baby. He is amazing.
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Age
33
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind reversed my tubal ligation back in March of 2015. I am now holding our newest addition, a healthy 10 week old little boy. He helped us through the entire journey and made us feel so comfortable. Even when we miscarried back in 2016 he was a great support. I tell everyone I know that is looking for a fertility doctor to go see him. He gave us what we thought we could never have...another baby. He is amazing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Ask all the questions you have. He will never make you feel rushed and unimportant. He gives you all the answers you need even if it is something you do not want to hear.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind was amazing. He always took the time with my husband and I when we were not only deciding on the reversal but through out the entire journey. He answered every question and concern that we had. Including being a cheerleader through the process.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
We had a reversal so it was one surgery. He did walk us through every step of the procedure beforehand and on the day of surgery. After I got pregnant he monitored me until I was 12 weeks to make sure the baby was where is needed to be.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every nurse that I saw was amazing, friendly, and reassuring.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
They do a great job at making the journey as easy as possible. Great place and great staff. I did not experience anything I would want to be changed. I felt like everything was open, honest, and up front.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
I paid 9200.00 for everything including after care like follow ups, pregnancy tests, blood tests, and ultrasounds.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
none, keep doing what you are doing.
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Shane Lipskind
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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10
Age
31
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
Dr Lipskind is super amicable. Very smart and excellent at what he does. He was very very throrough- he noticed things my previous dr missed. I am forever grateful to him. He is very warm and while fertility treatment can be isolating he makes you feel very comfortable and connected.... I could feel that he and his staff were emotionally connected with our achieving pregnancy. I had a scare (subchorionic hemotoba) and I felt totally connected and supported and then relieved after he did an immediate ultrasound and diagnosed the hematoma.
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Age
31
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr Lipskind is super amicable. Very smart and excellent at what he does. He was very very throrough- he noticed things my previous dr missed. I am forever grateful to him. He is very warm and while fertility treatment can be isolating he makes you feel very comfortable and connected.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Book now!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
I could feel that he and his staff were emotionally connected with our achieving pregnancy. I had a scare (subchorionic hemotoba) and I felt totally connected and supported and then relieved after he did an immediate ultrasound and diagnosed the hematoma.
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
It was very thorough- things that other clinics do as add ins was part of the standard of care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Jen and Sondra)
They would email me back even if it were late- calm my nerves. Super supportive and comforting.
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
It looks pretty 80’s. But I’d much rather have up to date equipment and drs at the top of their field and give that money to their pocket as opposed to new decor and a higher rent rate which adds nothing to the level of care or success rate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
The cost seemed high because it was all inclusive- whereas where I was previously nickel and dimed you. Apples to apples it was $400 more and they price matched for me.
Describe Shane Lipskind's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
We were advised on the new recommendation of transferring one- and given the option to do up to two but this was based on our desire to have a large family- and our ability and willingness to care for multiples.
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Shane Lipskind
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10
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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10
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
He [Dr. Lipskind] let us vent, he cared for us, he went out of his way to check on us when our son was stillborn. He valued us as people and treated us as such, rather then as "another patient"...We spent over two years with ACFS due to struggles during our pregnancy attempts and he was ALWAYS there for us to vent, cry to and to cheer us on. He remained professional while also treating us like we were more "another patient" to him. I highly recommend Dr. Lipskind if you are struggling to conceive, he is an incredible doctor and human being...
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Age
25 - 27
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
Treatment
8 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Dr. Lipskind helped my wife and I conceive our twins. We spent over two years with ACFS due to struggles during our pregnancy attempts and he was ALWAYS there for us to vent, cry to and to cheer us on. He remained professional while also treating us like we were more "another patient" to him. I highly recommend Dr. Lipskind if you are struggling to conceive, he is an incredible doctor and human being. To this day, we still send photos of our kids and let him know how thankful we are to him for partaking in our journey with us. Thank you so much, Dr. Lipskind!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
Be yourself, be honest and you will not be disappointed with your care. I have actually referred 4 people to Dr. Lipskind to date.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies?
He let us vent, he cared for us, he went out of his way to check on us when our son was stillborn. He valued us as people and treated us as such, rather then as "another patient".
Describe the protocols Shane Lipskind used in your cycles at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies and their degree of success.
Clomid days 5-9, trigger shot once follicles were ready & IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. (Assigned nurse: Lisa Anderson - we named our daughter after her.)
The entire staff at ACFS was incredible
Describe your experience with Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
centrally located, easily able to schedule appointments, friendly staff
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shane Lipskind at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies.
Comparable to other clinics with a price match guaranteed, they also allowed us to pay on a payment plan as long as it was paid in full between IUIs
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Shane Lipskind
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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
Scottsdale
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