Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
30 reviews
Humanity
9.9
9.9
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.1
9.1
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
8.5
Good
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
U. of Virginia
Residency
George Washington
Fellowship
National Inst of Health

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor available by personal cell phone
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Shvetha Zarek works at

Oma Fertility of St. Louis
Rated

At 1 office

St. Louis
15320 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63017
314-464-3979
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30 patient reviews

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Zarek always greets us warmly even if just passing us by in the waiting room. She is straightforward and presents information truly with the heart of a teacher. She also is very easy to get in touch with and encourages us to text her with any questions or concerns...presented us with written and verbal education on exactly what was happening at that time (I had an endometrioma that had encapsulated one of my ovaries) and what our options were going forward.
The clinic [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, provides a calming environment...the waiting room is rather small, so it can be uncomfortable at more busy times, but overall they tend to get people moved out of the waiting room and into offices/exam rooms quite quickly...communication through the healthcare portal has also been excellent!...usually have to leave a message at the office as opposed to someone answering, but they do always get back to me within the hour.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
When first meeting Dr Zarek my husband and I had no idea what to truly expect. Dr Zarek talked with us for close to an hour, and presented us with written and verbal education on exactly what was happening at that time (I had an endometrioma that had encapsulated one of my ovaries) and what our options were going forward. She fully explained the process and what her recommendations would be for fertility treatment in the future. She has been consistent with treatment plans and education. Unfortunately each IUI up to date has failed to result in a preganance, and Dr Zarek has checked in on each testing day and provided me with compassionate encouragement with each failed test, as well as laying out a hopeful and simple plan for what is next. I believe Dr Zarek's strengths include her love of people and passion for helping those attempting to start/grow a family. She is articulate and clear, with consistent plans and information, which are very important to me. I would say the only weakness I have noticed is that she can be somewhat rushed at times due to busy clinic schedule, but I would add the caveat that I have never felt hurried or pushed aside even when I can tell she is quite busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Bring a notepad and writing materials, you will be provided with a lot of information and if you're like me, you will want to take notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek always greets us warmly even if just passing us by in the waiting room. She is straightforward and presents information truly with the heart of a teacher. She also is very easy to get in touch with and encourages us to text her with any questions or concerns.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
For both IUIs Dr Zarek put me on Letrozole to help with stimulating follicle growth, and then Ovidrel to stimulate ovulation. Both times were correct and needed for the most successful ovulation possible. I did ovulate at the proper time and at the time IUI was completed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Al of the nursing staff I have met have been so friendly and caring. They also do well explaining any processes or tasks to us that we may need to complete. They're written communication through the healthcare portal has also been excellent!
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, provides a calming environment. One weakness is that the waiting room is rather small, so it can be uncomfortable at more busy times, but overall they tend to get people moved out of the waiting room and into offices/exam rooms quite quickly. One of the other main weaknesses is that I usually have to leave a message at the office as opposed to someone answering, but they do always get back to me within the hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
My insurance covers office visits and imaging services, so IUIs cost ~ $500 (Ultrasound covered by insurance would have increased total cost for the IUI to $1000). My medication runs ~$160 per IUI cycle.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Dr Zarek expressed to us that she strongly disagrees with multiple embryo transfer due to the increased chance of a multiples pregnancy, explaining that a multiples pregnancy significantly increases risks to the baby as well as the mother.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
6 of 5
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43 - 44
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
European
Income $100K - $199K
Graphic Designer
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Zarek is very knowledgeable, honest and compassionate. She was very encouraging throughout the entire process, always poised and grounded. I believe she LOVES what she does and it comes through in her meticulous work and in how she cared for me.
The clinic [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was very accommodating...always worked with us to set the appointment times which worked for us. Friendly and welcoming with every visit, very comfortable waiting room and positive atmosphere.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek is very knowledgeable, honest and compassionate. She was very encouraging throughout the entire process, always poised and grounded. I believe she LOVES what she does and it comes through in her meticulous work and in how she cared for me. My husband and I are very grateful to have met and worked with Dr Zarek:) I would recommend Dr Zarek to my closest family and friends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
I would tell them to have trust in Dr Zarek's abilities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek made me feel like I am her only patient; she was attentive and kind, I could reach out to her anytime with questions or concerns.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
The first step for us was the ovary stimulation and egg retrieval. We used Follistim, Menopur, Leuprolide, birth control pills and HCG prior to retrieval. We did 2 frozen transfers: 1st transfer- started with birth control pills, then Leuprolide injections and Estradiol pills. After the transfer I started progesterone injections and progesterone suppositories while continuing the estrogen pills. 2nd transfer: Dr Zarek adjusted the amounts of my medications, added estrogen patches and changed the type of suppositories I was using. During my donor egg transfer we used similar procedures but Dr Zarek adjusted my medication amounts. Dr Zarek monitored my blood test results regularly and adjusted my medications accordingly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Patricia Casey)
Casey (her first name is Patricia but she goes by Casey) was superb in everything she did!!! She was available to take my text or call anytime I needed her, coordinated Everything with my insurance and made sure all my necessary medications were available on time. She always offered encouragement, has an excellent sense of humor and helped me through my challenging moments. I did not have to worry about prescriptions and availability of certain medication; she took care of it all!
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic was very accommodating. We were traveling long distance (5 hours) to see the doctor and the clinic always worked with us to set the appointment times which worked for us. Friendly and welcoming with every visit, very comfortable waiting room and positive atmosphere.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Most of my monitoring appointments were scheduled for me and done at my clinic close to home. Being 5 hours away made it hard to drive to my morning appointments at Dr Zarek's office. I had two ultrasounds per cycle done at Dr Zarek's clinic and they were scheduled to accommodate our schedule; very pleasant experience each time and we were informed of all findings.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We had separate hospital and doctor fees. The hospital fees included all lab work and transfer procedures; doctor fees covered all work done by Dr Zarek and her team. The cost of the entire process was approximately $35,000 plus an additional $15,500 for the donor eggs. Our insurance covered some of the medication and all blood tests; we paid for ultrasounds and everything else out of packet.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I agreed with Dr Zarek's approach: for the 2 frozen embryo transfers using my own eggs she implanted 2 eggs with each transfer and for the donor egg transfer she implanted one egg.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the very first consult to the graduation of the program, Dr. Zarek was amazing...She was always kind and optimistic, but also very informative. We were very happy to chose her as our doctor. She was always easy to reach when we had questions, and was very passionate about helping us get our rainbow baby...She was always easy to reach when we had questions, and was very passionate...
Everything about the [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] clinic was great! The only weakness is there was quite a gap in the billing from the visits. BUT, I do feel that is common in most hospitals/clinics, so it wasn’t a deal breaker for us...The nursing staff and ultrasound tech were great! They were extremely kind and helpful, and celebrated with us when we got pregnant with our rainbow baby.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
From the very first consult to the graduation of the program, Dr. Zarek was amazing. She explained everything with great detail and was very optimistic and confident in our journey to our rainbow baby. She has such a kind positive energy that is contagious and helped my partner and I to feel at ease with our infertility struggle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
You can finally relax because you are in the best hands! It was such a relief to find Dr. Zarek for us and to have such a great team behind us!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was great! She was always kind and optimistic, but also very informative. We were very happy to chose her as our doctor. She was always easy to reach when we had questions, and was very passionate about helping us get our rainbow baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The nursing staff and ultrasound tech were great! They were extremely kind and helpful, and celebrated with us when we got pregnant with our rainbow baby.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Everything about the clinic was great! The only weakness is there was quite a gap in the billing from the visits. BUT, I do feel that is common in most hospitals/clinics, so it wasn’t a deal breaker for us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
When we started our journey with Dr. Zarek, we were set up with an appointment with a financial counselor that helped to explain the costs associated with IUI as well as the diagnostics. They were extremely helpful and even had the specific names of pharmacies that had the cheapest medicines associated with our treatment. It was so great to have a heads up of what we would be spending during our journey. They even called my insurance company to see what was covered and what wasn’t.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 28
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I have been under the care of Dr Shvetha Zarek. We were referred to her after we experienced a miscarriage and couldn't become pregnant again. She has been very proactive about getting to the bottom of our fertility issues and she has always made us feel comfortable when moving forward with tests and procedures. She is an amazing doctor and her bright attitude is always reassuring.
I really don't have anything negative to say about [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility]. It is a very calm and welcoming environment and the staff make you feel right at home. They are very prompt and work around your schedule...[the nurses] are so welcoming and reassuring at every appointment. They are excellent about communication and really want you to have success
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My husband and I have been under the care of Dr Shvetha Zarek. We were referred to her after we experienced a miscarriage and couldn't become pregnant again. She has been very proactive about getting to the bottom of our fertility issues and she has always made us feel comfortable when moving forward with tests and procedures. She is an amazing doctor and her bright attitude is always reassuring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Ask questions. This journey is a difficult one and you should be comfortable moving forward with every treatment option. Dr Zarek always answers our questions and makes sure that we are okay with moving forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek has always been very welcoming. From the moment I met her, I absolutely adored her and trusted her completely. She made it a point to reach out to me during my miscarriage and has also reached out during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is truly a caring person
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I took a medication called Letrozole followed by an injection of Ovidrel for ovulation induction, then used times intercourse to conceive. Resulted in pregnancy and was monitored closely with vaginal ultrasounds. Pregnancy was not progressing as it should but I couldn't bring myself to end the pregnancy with the hopes that things would begin progressing normally. Dr Zarek respected my decision and continued to monitor us closely. I began to have bleeding and contacted Dr Zarek office. The were very accommodating and got us in very quickly to be seen. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, but I wouldn't change how we handled it in anyway. During the miscarriage process Dr Zarek and her team were very supportive and I can't thank them enough for the compassion they showed. When we returned to the office to continue with treatments and get answers we were felt so loved and cared for. They are all on your side and will do what they can to make this process easy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I have so many great things I can say about all of them. They are so welcoming and reassuring at every appointment. They are excellent about communication and really want you to have success.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I really don't have anything negative to say about the clinic. It is a very calm and welcoming environment and the staff make you feel right at home. They are very prompt and work around your schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I am unsure of exact costs. I know that I had 2 ultrasounds done between taking my Letrozole and getting my Ovidrel injection and each of those were 400$. Also, the ultrasounds monitoring my pregnancy were 169$ each. These were done every 2-3 days
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I don't have comments on this at this point. We were scheduled for a consultation to discuss this process at the beginning of April, but that appointment has been postponed due to Covid-19
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
For the first transfer Dr. Zarek was pretty set on doing one embryo. When that transfer ended in a chemical pregnancy I asked about doing two embryos for the second transfer and she was agreeable to that plan... She is personable, caring, supportive, and upbeat. She gave me her personal cell phone number so I could text her any time I needed to - and always responded quickly! I even had to text her close to 10 pm one night due to some bleeding and she responded right away and helped calm my fears. She is without a doubt the best doctor of any kind I've ever had.
The clinic staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] (front desk staff, ultrasound technicians, everyone) are all very friendly and compassionate. They all knew me by name and felt like friends taking care of me. The only area to be improved would be the finance department as they don't do a great job itemizing exact costs...always knew me and my husband by name and remembered parts of our life outside of fertility. I truly feel like we've built a friendship with everyone there.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My experience with Dr. Zarek has been fantastic. I switched from a different doctor and I'm so glad I did. She is personable, caring, supportive, and upbeat. She gave me her personal cell phone number so I could text her any time I needed to - and always responded quickly! I even had to text her close to 10 pm one night due to some bleeding and she responded right away and helped calm my fears. She is without a doubt the best doctor of any kind I've ever had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
If you're thinking about it, go for it! She's amazing and you won't be disappointed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek and the entire staff at the clinic always knew me and my husband by name and remembered parts of our life outside of fertility. I truly feel like we've built a friendship with everyone there.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I don't remember exact details but the injectable medications I used during my egg retrieval cycle were Lupron, Follistim, and Menopur. Then during frozen embryo transfers I used Lupron to prevent ovulation, estrogen (pills, patches, and injections) to build my lining, and of course progesterone starting 5 days before transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I had two different coordinators during my time with this clinic. The first was very organized and thorough. The second was less organized but both were very friendly.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic staff (front desk staff, ultrasound technicians, everyone) are all very friendly and compassionate. They all knew me by name and felt like friends taking care of me. The only area to be improved would be the finance department as they don't do a great job itemizing exact costs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We paid for a package that included all ultrasound monitoring, egg retrieval, and one embryo transfer that cost $8,000 (in April 2019, I believe this has since gone up in price) and my medications came to a total of about $3,600.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
For the first transfer Dr. Zarek was pretty set on doing one embryo. When that transfer ended in a chemical pregnancy I asked about doing two embryos for the second transfer and she was agreeable to that plan.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
3 IUI
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek went above and beyond anything we could have asked for throughout the process. We had a direct number in which she encouraged us to reach out with any questions and also took time to reach out to us as well...took fantastic care of us...so personable and compassionate during such an emotional process. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor...I was diagnosed with PCOS. My husbands sperm was great. I had and abundance of eggs since I do not have a cycle/ovulate on my own. She put me on femara I think I started at 5 mg. The first iui failed. Then the second round of meds my body didn't respond so my dosage was upped to 7.5. After the 2nd failed iui I had a cyst show up with had to be drained. Mh 3rd iui cycle was our lucky cycle! Nurse
Every person I met throughout this process [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was great. The receptionist Vanessa, to the blood draws, and ultrasounds techs. I was able to converse with them and they remembered things from one visit to the next which was super comforting and helped with staying relaxed and actually enjoy the visits...She [nurse] was great at getting back to me via the patient portal and/or by phone with any questions I had
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek took fantastic care of us. She reached out to us personally through the achievements and setbacks. We were so blessed to have someone so personable and compassionate during such an emotional process. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
She works to learn about you and your wants as a couple. She really goes above and beyond to know her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek went above and beyond anything we could have asked for throughout the process. We had a direct number in which she encouraged us to reach out with any questions and also took time to reach out to us as well.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with PCOS. My husbands sperm was great. I had and abundance of eggs since I do not have a cycle/ovulate on my own. She put me on femara I think I started at 5 mg. The first iui failed. Then the second round of meds my body didn't respond so my dosage was upped to 7.5. After the 2nd failed iui I had a cyst show up with had to be drained. Mh 3rd iui cycle was our lucky cycle!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill)
We had Jill for majority of our time there. She was great at getting back to me via the patient portal and/or by phone with any questions I had
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Every person I met throughout this process was great. The receptionist Vanessa, to the blood draws, and ultrasounds techs. I was able to converse with them and they remembered things from one visit to the next which was super comforting and helped with staying relaxed and actually enjoy the visits
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We froze my husbands sperm since he had good sperm. So I think it was only $20 to unthaw and wash for an iui. Each ultrasound was $370. The ovidrel shot was $100 and I want to say the actual iui was around $385
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
Verified

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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
PCOS
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Zarek really takes the time to explain everything—the procedures, the diagnosis, the process. She made sure that we can reach her at any time—she literally gave us her personal cell #. And also: you can really tell that she actually cares. I can honestly say that I’ve never had a doctor that is this personal! I was nervous going into this journey, but Dr. Zarek really put us at ease!... Dr. Zarek believes that it is best to transfer only one embryo at a time because multiples pose a greater risk
From what I’ve experienced so far, I have no complaints. The clinic [MO Ctr for Repro Med & Fertility] is organized, communicative, and treats me like a human being. It feels private, and has a calm environment. I would recommend this clinic to others....The nursing staff is great. They call to communicate anything that needs communicating, and are kind and compassionate in their care!... We have just begun, but when speaking about the costs, it seemed like the costs were around average.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
I have had a great experience with Dr. Zarek. 1. She is very knowledgeable—and is truly an educator at heart. She is great at explaining everything in a way that is easy to understand without making you feel stupid. 2. Honest and compassionate —she is very frank, but compassionate about what is going on and I really appreciate that. 3. Personal—I have never had a doctor who is as invested in me as Dr. Zarek. When she gave us her cell # at our first appointment, I was BLOWN AWAY.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
If you haven’t set up an appointment...just do it! Dr. Zarek is the best!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek really takes the time to explain everything—the procedures, the diagnosis, the process. She made sure that we can reach her at any time—she literally gave us her personal cell #. And also: you can really tell that she actually cares. I can honestly say that I’ve never had a doctor that is this personal! I was nervous going into this journey, but Dr. Zarek really put us at ease!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
We are still in the testing phase.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The nursing staff is great. They call to communicate anything that needs communicating, and are kind and compassionate in their care!
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
From what I’ve experienced so far, I have no complaints. The clinic is organized, communicative, and treats me like a human being. It feels private, and has a calm environment. I would recommend this clinic to others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We have just begun, but when speaking about the costs, it seemed like the costs were around average.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Dr. Zarek believes that it is best to transfer only one embryo at a time because multiples pose a greater risk for the health of mom and babies—and transferring multiple only increases your chances by a little bit, statistically. This also gives you the opportunity to save extra embryos for another transfer if the first doesn’t take. We haven’t gotten to that point in treatment, but I tend to agree with her rationale.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
3
Age 34 - 35
1 IUI
Donor Sperm
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Dr. Zarek was willing to speak with us candidly about IUI vs IVF and what might be in store for us with the different options. She was also willing to talk more in detail as we had different thoughts or wanted more information throughout the process. She made sure she was available for questions/urgent issues, which was comforting...We did IUI with sperm donor. Our first 3 cycles we did used letrozole to stimulate ovulation, Ovidrel to ovulate, and 2 weeks of progesterone (oral.) For the fourth, after discovering the Letrozole wasn't actually doing much, we did an unmedicated cycle with an Ovidrel shot to ovulate, 2 weeks of progesterone suppositories, and an Ovidrel shot a few days after the IUI to keep my body from trying to start my cycle over too early. This was the successful protocol.
The clinic staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were all amazing and so helpful and friendly. This is NOT one of those clinics where you go for the Dr but dread the other clinic staff. They were all great. The only "weakness" is that that despite saying on their website they are open until 5, they only seem to answer their phones until 4:30...Jill [nurse] was so helpful and willing to answer any questions...I appreciated Jill's bedside manner and willingness to talk...When I was graduating, I signed an ROI for my new OBGYN. When they called the day before my first appointment, they noted they hadn't received anything. So I printed out all my notes and brought them in.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was willing to speak with us candidly about IUI vs IVF and what might be in store for us with the different options. She was also willing to talk more in detail as we had different thoughts or wanted more information throughout the process. She made sure she was available for questions/urgent issues, which was comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Feel free to ask questions, even if you think they're stupid.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek and her team were always available to answer questions and were willing to sit with me and my husband to answer questions or discuss treatment plans.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
We did IUI with sperm donor. Our first 3 cycles we did used letrozole to stimulate ovulation, Ovidrel to ovulate, and 2 weeks of progesterone (oral.) For the fourth, after discovering the Letrozole wasn't actually doing much, we did an unmedicated cycle with an Ovidrel shot to ovulate, 2 weeks of progesterone suppositories, and an Ovidrel shot a few days after the IUI to keep my body from trying to start my cycle over too early. This was the successful protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill Karen)
Jill was so helpful and willing to answer any questions. I've had experiences in the past with clinics that have great doctors but nurses that are brusque or who act annoyed with your questions; this was NOT my experience at MU Health. I appreciated Jill's bedside manner and willingness to talk.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic staff were all amazing and so helpful and friendly. This is NOT one of those clinics where you go for the Dr but dread the other clinic staff. They were all great. The only "weakness" is that that despite saying on their website they are open until 5, they only seem to answer their phones until 4:30.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I can't remember specifically - I think it was about 375 for the ovulation ultrasounds (although my insurance changed at the end to pay for that) and about 375 for the IUI. We also had to pay for donor sperm but that isn't related to the clinic. I think Ovidrel was 125. The letrozole and progesterone were covered by my insurance.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We didn't get to the point of discussing it in depth, but in contrast to my previous RE clinic, it appears MU Health doesn't do PGS testing and is more comfortable with multiple transfers. I have no knowledge or opinion on which approach is "better" and this may not be a completely accurate representation of MU Health's approach as we never did IVF, only discussed it.
What specific things went wrong at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
When I was graduating, I signed an ROI for my new OBGYN. When they called the day before my first appointment, they noted they hadn't received anything. So I printed out all my notes and brought them in.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
3
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Due to prior treatments with our first doctor whom had retired, Dr. Zarek started right at IVF since we had no frozen embryos. We immediately did the genetic testing for both my husband and myself...We went through birth control followed by Lupron and then Follistim...Our IVF transfer did not work out and Dr. Zarek called to talk about what we could do next and when. We immediately started an FET cycle. At our baseline ultrasound, I had 2 cysts as a result from the IVF cycle. At that moment we decided to stop the cycle because we didn't want to go through another procedure to drain the cyst. We started another cycle for a November transfer which was successful.
We have had excellent dealings with the entire nursing staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility]. Jill was our nurse for the IVF cycle and Casey for the FET cycle. Both responded promptly on the patient portal. Casey even allowed us to text her which was beneficial after hours...IVF was around $8,000 for the procedure and ultrasounds. Medication was another $3,000-$4,000. Bloodwork was over $100 each time. FET was around $3,700...Christine was great about communicating prices and dealing with the hospital billing. The hospital billing sometimes didn't get our credits moved over and we would receive a bill. Christine always took care of it.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is up front about everything. Since we were returning patients (our previous doctor had retired) she started with what we had ended with previously. We didn't have to go through the whole gamut of testing and procedures to get to the IVF point. She told us the plan and that's what we did. Dr. Zarek was always available and open to communication through texting. It was nice to have that line of communication since some questions/situations were more important than others. She always responded promptly. Dr. Zarek is continuously checking on me to see how I'm doing whether it was during the IVF or FET cycles and now pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
I would tell any patient to not be afraid to ask questions. Dr. Zarek was always open to what we asked and always had an answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was amazing to work with and always spoke to my husband and I as peers. She never spoke down to us and was always positive. She respected us and our wishes.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
Due to prior treatments with our first doctor whom had retired, Dr. Zarek started right at IVF since we had no frozen embryos. We immediately did the genetic testing for both my husband and myself. Luckily we had our first visit with Dr. Zarek before an IVF cycle and started immediately. We went through birth control followed by Lupron and then Follistim. We had ultrasounds and bloodwork to monitor embryo development. Before the retrieval, the HCG injection was administered. The embryologist called with the fertilization rate after the first day and I believe 3rd day. Our IVF transfer did not work out and Dr. Zarek called to talk about what we could do next and when. We immediately started an FET cycle. At our baseline ultrasound, I had 2 cysts as a result from the IVF cycle. At that moment we decided to stop the cycle because we didn't want to go through another procedure to drain the cyst. We started another cycle for a November transfer which was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill and Casey)
We have had excellent dealings with the entire nursing staff. Jill was our nurse for the IVF cycle and Casey for the FET cycle. Both responded promptly on the patient portal. Casey even allowed us to text her which was beneficial after hours.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We had a great experience. The only downfall was pur insurance covered nothing. Christine was great about communicating prices and dealing with the hospital billing. The hospital billing sometimes didn't get our credits moved over and we would receive a bill. Christine always took care of it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
IVF was around $8,000 for the procedure and ultrasounds. Medication was another $3,000-$4,000. Bloodwork was over $100 each time. FET was around $3,700. The medication was around $1,000 and that includes through the first trimester. Bloodwork was again over $100 per time.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Dr. Zarek recommended to only transfer one embryo, which is what we wanted, but was not against transferring two if that is what we had wanted.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 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
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Zarek] is up front and honest about every possibility...She always asked me questions to really make sure I was doing ok and how my husband and I were doing. Very personal care. You can really feel that she wants you to have a successful cycle...She genuinely cares about her patients...At my second appt I bawled my eyes out while she hugged me because I had gotten upsetting news about a family member. The next time I came in she had gotten a card and had the staff sign it. She texts me to make sure I'm doing ok too.
PGS testing [at Sher Institute]. Its 1625 for biopsy and freezing, 385 for the first embryo and 250 for every embryo after that...The fresh retrieval and transfer was 8284, plus anesthesia, plus freezing, plus meds. The FET normally is 3700...My husband was scheduled for a semen analysis outside their normal time but they accommodated his schedule due to traveling through the area. But they forgot to put him on the schedule. They still fit him in though
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek is amazing. She genuinely cares about her patients. She always asked me questions to really make sure I was doing ok and how my husband and I were doing. Very personal care. You can really feel that she wants you to have a successful cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Ask her questions about anything and everything. Utilize her helpfulness. Be prepared to have hard conversations. She is up front and honest about every possibility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
When i had the phone consultation we spent the first 20 minutes talking about life. She was asking qurstions about me, not just my medical histoey. The first time I met her she gave me a huge hug. At my second appt I bawled my eyes out while she hugged me because I had gotten upsetting news about a family member. The next time I came in she had gotten a card and had the staff sign it. She texts me to make sure I'm doing ok too.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
I started with lupron and prednisone. Then swapped lupron for Ganirelix. The day I started stims I added folic acid, 450 follistim (for just 2 days then 300 after that), lovenox and kept Ganirelix and prednisone. On day 3 of stims I added .5ml of menopur. I was on all of that until trigger. The day of my first ultrasound I also had 1 bag of intralipids.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Amy)
Everyone is very sweet and caring. My nurse wasn't always that responsive. I sent her an email while she was on vacation and it wasn't all an urgent matter (the part that was I just text dr zarek). So I waited to hear from her. It's been over a week since she got back and I still haven't heard from except that she sent me my paperwork for my fet.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
The staff is their biggest strength. They all are wonderful and very friendly. Weaknesses are that they are so busy that they sometimes seem very rushed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
The fresh retrieval and transfer was 8284, plus anesthesia, plus freezing, plus meds. The FET normally is 3700 but because a freeze all was medically necessary and I did not have a transfer with my paid cycle they are not charing me. We also added PGS testing. Its 1625 for biopsy and freezing, 385 for the first embryo and 250 for every embryo after that.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
My dr was very straight forward ND said she usually only ever recommends 1 embryo. That way if it doesn't work you have the most chances to do everything you can. I.e. adding meds, changing meds,doing an era test, etc.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
My husband was scheduled for a semen analysis outside their normal time but they accommodated his schedule due to traveling through the area. But they forgot to put him on the schedule. They still fit him in though
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Zarek went over every past treatment with our previous doctor and she went in depth as to what treatments we would be doing under hercare, what tests we'd undergo, how the process goes for an IVF cycle, we met with her nurse and the financial coordinator all in our initial appointment with her so we knew what to expect. She's warm and friendly and has an amazing bedside manner. After my unsuccessful HSG, and very painful fluid US, she hugged me and told me it will be ok, we will be successful. She told me to be positive, even after finding out my tubes are closed. She has such faith in what she does, plus her success in the past truly speaks for itself.
We feel so at ease and welcome when we go in [to Sher Fertility] for appointments. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor are so friendly and call you by name. You never have to wait for an appointment like at some offices, and our very first appointment Dr Zarek came to the waiting room herself to take us to her office. That is true customer service...Merry Kay [nurse] was so warm and compassionate. She further explained what we would be going through and how the process works. She's called promptly with lab results, and really took the time to listen to us. My husband and I are both nurses ourselves, but this is new territory for us and we were glad to have her as our nurse.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek went over every past treatment with our previous doctor and she went in depth as to what treatments we would be doing under hercare, what tests we'd undergo, how the process goes for an IVF cycle, we met with her nurse and the financial coordinator all in our initial appointment with her so we knew what to expect. She's warm and friendly and has an amazing bedside manner. After my unsuccessful HSG, and very painful fluid US, she hugged me and told me it will be ok, we will be successful. She told me to be positive, even after finding out my tubes are closed. She has such faith in what she does, plus her success in the past truly speaks for itself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
I've had no negative experience under her care, so I'd say my advice would be to expect to sit down for a lengthy meeting with her and it's not a fast process, it takes time to get your plan together.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek sat down with my husband and I and went in depth with us about our history, our previous fertility treatments, and our options and plan for further treatment under her care. We never felt like a burden, or that she wasn't interested. She is warm and has a positive outlook for our care.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
Currently, she is treating me for critically low Vit D levels and I'm taking 50,000 Units once a week, also my thyroid is low so I'm on 75 mcg Synthroid once a day. We are finishing up initial testing so we can start an IVF cycle in July. We just found out that my tubes are closed, so my only option to ever carry my own child is via IVF. So we will start further meds in a couple months.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Merry Kay )
Merry Kay was so warm and compassionate. She further explained what we would be going through and how the process works. She's called promptly with lab results, and really took the time to listen to us. My husband and I are both nurses ourselves, but this is new territory for us and we were glad to have her as our nurse.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
This clinic is amazing g. This is our 2nd fertility clinic, and compared to the last one, we are over the moon happy with our plan to have a baby. We feel so at ease and welcome when we go in for appointments. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor are so friendly and call you by name. You never have to wait for an appointment like at some offices, and our very first appointment Dr Zarek came to the waiting room herself to take us to her office. That is true customer service.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
As of currently, we've paid $50 per appointment under our insurance and we've went to facilities appropriate for our labs and HSG testing, meaning no out of pocket costs yet. As far as IVF costs, we will have $4000 lifetime covered by insurance and we will put $4000 down as deposit, with the rest of costs to be discussed as we go through the process.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
We have not done this yet, however, she does prefer to only transfer 1 embryo the first try, but will transfer 2 if we desire, but no more than that.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
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
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
2 IVF
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Zarek personally called me to check to see how I was doing. We had her personal contact info during treatments and after. She still messages me to check in and it has been a year since we were under her care. She made sure all questions were answered and always talked in terms we understood. Absolutely loved Dr Zarek.... Dr Zarek was very thorough from the day we met her. She always explained things in ways we could understand and tested for things no once else did. She is very passionate about her job and it truly shows.
The clinic [SIRM-STL] is very well ran and everyone works together as a team to help you in anyway possible. Wouldn't go anywhere else.... Amy [a nurse] was excellent. Always returned calls promptly and answered any questions we had. Always assured us to call if we needed anything and that's what she was there for. Also stopped into to see us every time we were at the office. Amy loves her job and it shows.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek was very thorough from the day we met her. She always explained things in ways we could understand and tested for things no once else did. She is very passionate about her job and it truly shows.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
I would say trust her with your full heart because she has you best interest at heart. She will not put you through testing etc tgat is not needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek personally called me to check to see how I was doing. We had her personal contact info during treatments and after. She still messages me to check in and it has been a year since we were under her care. She made sure all questions were answered and always talked in terms we understood. Absolutely loved Dr Zarek.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
Do to previous testing we had been through and our histories Dr Zarek recommended IVF for best results. This was not the case with previous Dr and we had wasted TONS of money and meds etc on multiple IUI. She also tested and treated myself for killer cells before and after each transfer. This was done because of positive blood test for killer cells. After 1st ivf which ended in chemical pregnancy my meds were adjusted and 2nd 1vf was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Amy )
Amy was excellent. Always returned calls promptly and answered any questions we had. Always assured us to call if we needed anything and that's what she was there for. Also stopped into to see us every time we were at the office. Amy loves her job and it shows.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
The clinic is very well ran and everyone works together as a team to help you in anyway possible. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
2 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I felt like we were part of her [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] family, not just her patients. She is very caring, down to earth, blunt and funny...we did a 2 frozen embryo...and rusulted in our twins who were born at 35w2d, because of preeclampsia... She explains things very clearly and makes sure if you have any questions you can get ahold of her at any time. She always gets back to you in a timely manner.
Everyone [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was nice and polite and had an awsimd bed side manner...I would recommend this clinic to anyone! They are all around amazing facility...we moved on to IVF. We did one cycle retrieved 22 eggs. I think 8 were good but only 5 turned into embryos. I was a big candidate for having hoss. I decided to skip a cycle to avoid this. So we did a 2 frozen embryo transfer the next month and rusulted in our twins who were born at 35w2d, because of preeclampsia.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
She is very down to earth. She laid all possibilities and procedures. Where they were going to start first with testing and move on from what they find in testing. She explains things very clearly and makes sure if you have any questions you can get ahold of her at any time. She always gets back to you in a timely manner. She treats you like your part of her family but also keeps things professional at the same time. She is very sensitive to your individual needs as a person. She was very sucsessful in my personal treatment and was always eager to move on to the next step to success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Make sure you keep in touch about instructions about each cycle. Personally I forgot to call on day one of cycle and missed a whole cycle because of it. So it was personal not because of anything the doctor or center did.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
My husband and I felt like we were part of her family, not just her patients. She is very caring, down to earth, blunt and funny.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
We did 2 iui's one with famara. I think that's what it's called. It's an alternative to clomid. She wrote a blog on the comparison between the two. Then we moved on to IVF. We did one cycle retrieved 22 eggs. I think 8 were good but only 5 turned into embryos. I was a big candidate for having hoss. I decided to skip a cycle to avoid this. So we did a 2 frozen embryo transfer the next month and rusulted in our twins who were born at 35w2d, because of preeclampsia.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Morgan )
Everyone was nice and polite and had an awsimd bed side manner.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
I would recommend this clinic to anyone! They are all around amazing facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
My husbands insurance covered everything we only had a co pay.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
1 IVF
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek is a wonderful Doctor! I would recommend her to any friend or family going through fertility issues. She is always willing to answer questions or sit down with you to go over information. During our process she explained everything very thorough, always layed down our options, and prepared us for the good and the bad!... Dr Zarek would always make sure we had her cell phone number that way if we had any questions she wanted us to call her!
The clinics [Sher Institute of Medicine- St Louis] is very clean and good part of town. All the staff is super nice and willing to assist you in any way... For our IVF we paid about $15k which included medications and procedures... Amy [a nurse] was always willing to help even if I had some silly questions and she never made me feel stupid for not knowing something
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr. Zarek is a wonderful Doctor! I would recommend her to any friend or family going through fertility issues. She is always willing to answer questions or sit down with you to go over information. During our process she explained everything very thorough, always layed down our options, and prepared us for the good and the bad!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
She is a smart doctor and cares for you like her own family!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek would always make sure we had her cell phone number that way if we had any questions she wanted us to call her!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
I can't remember them but I know when I started all my medications Dr Zarek made sure I knew what I could and could not do because certain movements of my body could affect my ovaries
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Amy )
Amy was always willing to help even if I had some silly questions and she never made me feel stupid for not knowing something
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
The clinics is very clean and good part of town. All the staff is super nice and willing to assist you in any way
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
For our IVF we paid about $15k which included medications and procedures
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
I would like to say my doctor and the lab had to make an executive decision about our one and only embryo bc it wasn't doing the best. They were wanting to freeze it but they knew it wouldn't survive the freeze. I apploud Dr Zarek and the lab for making the decision to transfer our embryo on day 5 because it survived in me and now I'm pregnant
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
6 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Zarek was very caring and made sure to always explain everything. She gave me good solid facts and good reasonable expectations....Dr. Zarek was very involved. She texted and emailed to check on us and made me feel like she really, really cared about my care. I liked that she was able to be realistic but also positive. We never had false hope but she never suggested that we weren't going to be parents someday!...Dr. Zarek is wonderful
...they [Sher Institute] need everything paid up front...The nursing staff was very good. My only complaint was that although they have a separate waiting room for women with children, the nurses paraded babies around the halls once you were brought back. I know they are proud of their work but I do not want to watch everyone squee over new babies while finding out that my cycle failed....Dr. Zarek was very involved. She texted and emailed to check on us and made me feel like she really, really cared about my care.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr. Zarek was very involved. She texted and emailed to check on us and made me feel like she really, really cared about my care. I liked that she was able to be realistic but also positive. We never had false hope but she never suggested that we weren't going to be parents someday!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr. Zarek is wonderful (if you have Fertility coverage, we did not and they need everything paid up front which is no fault of Dr. Zarek' did course)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr. Zarek was very caring and made sure to always explain everything. She gave me good solid facts and good reasonable expectations.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
I took 5 mg of Letrozole. I used progesterone, folate, and vitamin D. It worked the first time but ended in miscarriage. We tried it four more times because I responded well and ovulated nicely. My husband's SA looked good. Dr. Zarek suggested IUI but I declined due to the cost of imjectables.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
The nursing staff was very good. My only complaint was that although they have a separate waiting room for women with children, the nurses paraded babies around the halls once you were brought back. I know they are proud of their work but I do not want to watch everyone squee over new babies while finding out that my cycle failed.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
None
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
I do not remember exact costs but I do know that it added up really, really quickly!
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
3 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 44
2 IUI
Male Factor
Other
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
7 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Zarek gave me her personal cell phone number and told me to call or text if I had any questions...[she] took the time to talk to us and find out what we wanted to try for treatment. She performed tests before treatment that others had not and explained the results in detail...In preparing for the IUI, I was originally given Letrozole 5 mg. When I went in for my ultrasound the follicle was small so they gave me additional Letrozole (7.5 mg) before doing IUI.
The doctor and nursing staff [of Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were very informative and usually responded in a timely manner. I was not happy with the person that did the billing for office. I am still trying to get the billing correct...Most of the nursing staff was great. There were a few times that I would call or send a message and it took a while for someone to respond.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek took the time to talk to us and find out what we wanted to try for treatment. She performed tests before treatment that others had not and explained the results in detail. We really felt like she wanted to help us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My advice is to do your own research before you see the doctor so that you can ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek gave me her personal cell phone number and told me to call or text if I had any questions.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
In preparing for the IUI, I was originally given Letrozole 5 mg. When I went in for my ultrasound the follicle was small so they gave me additional Letrozole (7.5 mg) before doing IUI. The second IUI I was given Letrozole 7.5 mg. I did an Ovidril trigger with both IUIs. We did not have a pregnancy with either IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Most of the nursing staff was great. There were a few times that I would call or send a message and it took a while for someone to respond.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The doctor and nursing staff were very informative and usually responded in a timely manner. I was not happy with the person that did the billing for office. I am still trying to get the billing correct.
9
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Zarek made sure we felt as comfortable with her as possible from the moment she personally came to get us from waiting room for first visit. Was compassionate and helpful in everyway possible. We are early in our first cycle with her but she has been informative and caring the whole way through. She even gave us her cell number to keep in close contact with her throughout treatment. She is an absolute Doll and we are so grateful to have found her
Very professional office [Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine]. Everybody so nice and extremely helpful. Easy to get into, unlike other places.... Amy very sweet and compassionate. Always readily available for questions and to let me know what's going on.... Dr Zarek made sure we felt as comfortable with her as possible from the moment she personally came to get us from waiting room for first visit. Was compassionate and helpful in everyway possible. We are early in our first cycle with her but she has been informative and caring the whole way through.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr Zarek made sure we felt as comfortable with her as possible from the moment she personally came to get us from waiting room for first visit. Was compassionate and helpful in everyway possible. We are early in our first cycle with her but she has been informative and caring the whole way through. She even gave us her cell number to keep in close contact with her throughout treatment. She is an absolute Doll and we are so grateful to have found her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Be open and ask any question may pop in your head. She is so understanding and informative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
She is so caring and wants to get to know you as a person/family. Not just as a patient
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
I am early in treatment so far we are suppressing follicles using Lipton 10 then 5 units, then switched to ganirelix 125 . Had baseline ultrasound today. Will start follistim in couple days for stimulation. Then .5 of menopur. Will do the hcg trigger and have egg retrieval hopefully in two weeks
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Amy albertson)
Amy very sweet and compassionate. Always readily available for questions and to let me know what's going on.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
Very professional office. Everybody so nice and extremely helpful. Easy to get into, unlike other places.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 32
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in...I am a candidate for IVF, I did an ultrasound of my ovaries, it told us how many "Ready to fertilize" eggs were already there...They [The staff at SIRM] were attentive & answered all questions without getting short.
She [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in...I am a candidate for IVF, I did an ultrasound of my ovaries, it told us how many "Ready to fertilize" eggs were already there...They [The staff at SIRM] were attentive & answered all questions without getting short.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Amazing!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Not to do tons of research on your own, your Dr. is full of knowledge not Google!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
She was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis) and their degree of success.
I am a candidate for IVF, I did an ultrasound of my ovaries, it told us how many "Ready to fertilize" eggs were already there
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
They were compassionate & professional.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
They were attentive & answeted all questions without getting short.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
9
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 21
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek listened to all of our concerns and made sure all of our treatments were explained...made being a parent possible for us!...was even available for questions outside of her work hours/days. We only saw her for about a month but that was all the time it took her to figure out why we weren’t able to conceive. Before she could even do any further testing, I became pregnant! We are very blessed to be able to have worked with Dr. Zarek.
[The nurses at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center are] Always very thorough in explaining procedures. Very nice and you can tell they are passionate about what they do!...Clinic was very good overall. It was a smaller clinic which was good because it made each visit a very calming environment. Highly recommend this clinic to anyone who is looking for fertility treatments...Dr. Zarek did a blood test and we found out my vitamin D levels were low so she put me on a high dosage of vitamin D and I hadn’t even Been taking them for a whole month before I conceived.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed)?
Dr. Zarek made being a parent possible for us! She listened to every concern and was even available for questions outside of her work hours/days. We only saw her for about a month but that was all the time it took her to figure out why we weren’t able to conceive. Before she could even do any further testing, I became pregnant! We are very blessed to be able to have worked with Dr. Zarek.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed)?
Never be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed)?
Dr. Zarek listened to all of our concerns and made sure all of our treatments were explained.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed) and their degree of success.
Dr. Zarek did a blood test and we found out my vitamin D levels were low so she put me on a high dosage of vitamin D and I hadn’t even Been taking them for a whole month before I conceived.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed).
Always very thorough in explaining procedures. Very nice and you can tell they are passionate about what they do!
Describe your experience with Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed).
Clinic was very good overall. It was a smaller clinic which was good because it made each visit a very calming environment. Highly recommend this clinic to anyone who is looking for fertility treatments.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (Closed)
Peoria
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Immunological
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Zarek offered a cell phone number that she could be reached at any any time. She was wonderful about reaching out after hours and even while away on vacation... is very welcoming. She remembers her patients and husbands as well as things they discussed about their lives outside of infertility/treatments. She’s someone that you want to keep in contact with long after infertility...She is an amazing doctor and friend. She will go the distance it takes or exhaust all options trying.
Jamie [nurse at SIRM St Louis] goes out of her way to make you feel important, welcome, and taken care of...absolutely love SIRM STL. We did do a little exploring with two other offices and found ourselves at home with SIRM. The waiting room time is hardly anything. The women that work in the office all remember you by name and take excellent care of you...Dr. Zarek offered a cell phone number that she could be reached at any any time. She was wonderful about reaching out after hours and even while away on vacation... is very welcoming. She remembers her patients and husbands as well as things they discussed about their lives outside of infertility/treatments. She’s someone that you want to keep in contact with long after infertility...She is an amazing doctor and friend. She will go the distance it takes or exhaust all options trying.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr. Zarek is very welcoming. She remembers her patients and husbands as well as things they discussed about their lives outside of infertility/treatments. She’s someone that you want to keep in contact with long after infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
She is an amazing doctor and friend. She will go the distance it takes or exhaust all options trying.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)?
Dr. Zarek offered a cell phone number that she could be reached at any any time. She was wonderful about reaching out after hours and even while away on vacation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis). (Assigned nurse: Jamie)
Jamie goes out of her way to make you feel important, welcome, and taken care of.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis).
My husband and unborn absolutely love SIRM STL. We did do a little exploring with two other offices and found ourselves at home with SIRM. The waiting room time is hardly anything. The women that work in the office all remember you by name and take excellent care of you.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 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.

2017 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 31
1 IUI
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
10 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Zarek] is caring, compassionate, understanding, thorough, and makes the process seem effortless! She is amazing at what she does while making you feel like you are her only patient in the world! She provided personal contact information and was always available for quick text questions and as hoc phone calls... After determining slight male factor, we decided to do IUI for the next cycle...This resulted in a pregnancy and I am currently 7 weeks with TWINS!!
Working with the doctor and nurses [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was a breeze...The front desk staff is also very helpful and responsive. Their follow through and follow up with the insurance company could have been a little better but it all ended up working out...[nurses are] Very thorough, great communication, and friendly!
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek is hands down the best doctor I have ever seen!! She is caring, compassionate, understanding, thorough, and makes the process seem effortless! She is amazing at what she does while making you feel like you are her only patient in the world! She provided personal contact information and was always available for quick text questions and as hoc phone calls! I have not see this kind of care and responsiveness from any other doctor, ever. She is by far the best!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Be ready for her to make your dreams come true, quickly!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek made me feel like I was her only patient!! Always kind, patient, understanding, and available!!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
We used letrozole 5mg for the first cycle with timed intercourse. We did this to start so that we had time to have all testing done and results analyzed. After determining slight male factor, we decided to do IUI for the next cycle. This included letrozole 5mg, ovidrel trigger shot, IUI, timed intercourse, and progesterone. This resulted in a pregnancy and I am currently 7 weeks with TWINS!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Cassie)
Very thorough, great communication, and friendly!
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Working with the doctor and nurses was a breeze! They are some of the best and I could not have asked for anything more! The front desk staff is also very helpful and responsive. Their follow through and follow up with the insurance company could have been a little better but it all ended up working out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Letrozole was covered by insurance Ovidrel $150 out of pocket Progesterone $53 for 12 day supply (for whole first trimester) IUI procedure- $350 Outside ultrasounds $400 Appointments with Dr Zarek $350
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 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, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 24 - 25
2 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Infertility is such an emotional stressful experience on its own, but I remember feeling so much better even after our first visit with her [Dr. Zarek]. She is a very positive person and reminded me of all of my options of care from the very beginning. I remember leaving her office and telling my husband I actually felt hopeful for once that we would end up pregnant. Communication is very prompt which is nice during fertility treatments. I would highly recommend her to anyone that I know who may be struggling with obtaining pregnancy.
The clinic [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] from the receptionist to the nurses and ultrasound techs were wonderful. I never had to wait very long in the waiting room it seemed like. The receptionist were always good about working with me for appointments and would even move stuff around so it would work out for me...I did medication with injectables and timed intercourse X2. Letrozole 5mg on days 3-7 of my period followed up with a mid cycle scan around day 12-14. If i had any follicles that were of size I would inject myself with ovridrel. Five days after injection I would take progesterone twice daily for twelve days. I would then test after progesterone was complete or after I missed my period.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was all around one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever encountered. She seemed very excited and eager to help me which I valued because I knew she had other patients besides me. Infertility is such an emotional stressful experience on its own, but I remember feeling so much better even after our first visit with her. She is a very positive person and reminded me of all of my options of care from the very beginning. I remember leaving her office and telling my husband I actually felt hopeful for once that we would end up pregnant. Communication is very prompt which is nice during fertility treatments. I would highly recommend her to anyone that I know who may be struggling with obtaining pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Don't be nervous. Get excited and have faith because she will do everything she can to help you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Everyone from the receptionist to the whole care team always greeted me with a smile, and seemed as if they knew who I was.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I did medication with injectables and timed intercourse X2. Letrozole 5mg on days 3-7 of my period followed up with a mid cycle scan around day 12-14. If i had any follicles that were of size I would inject myself with ovridrel. Five days after injection I would take progesterone twice daily for twelve days. I would then test after progesterone was complete or after I missed my period.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Nursing staff was wonderful and very attentive. Communication was quick and effective. I never had a nurse unable to answer any of my questions. They were always kind and supportive.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic from the receptionist to the nurses and ultrasound techs were wonderful. I never had to wait very long in the waiting room it seemed like. The receptionist were always good about working with me for appointments and would even move stuff around so it would work out for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Around $5,000. Insurance covered a lot more then I expected.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 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 39 - 40
3 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt like I could always contact Dr Zarek with any questions and concerns. She would also text to find out how I was feeling after certain fertility treatments or changes to medication. I greatly appreciated her reaching out between appointments to find out how everything was going...would always go out of her way to explain different fertility treatments and there success rates. There were a couple times where I felt Dr Zarek had a preference on a type of treatment. I was always able to make the final decision, but sometimes felt a little pressure due to timing or other financial constraints.
The nursing staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were able to answer questions fairly quickly. There were times though when response was slower because they were dealing with other patients...Costs were reasonable when compared to other clinic costs...It is easy to get a hold of someone if you have questions. The front desk will always try to find an answer. There are 2 separate billing for procedures. It can be confusing and resulted in certain procedures being overcharged. I was able to work with front desk to fix billing issues.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek would always go out of her way to explain different fertility treatments and there success rates. There were a couple times where I felt Dr Zarek had a preference on a type of treatment. I was always able to make the final decision, but sometimes felt a little pressure due to timing or other financial constraints.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek is a great doctor who will listen to your concerns or questions. Don't be afraid to ask or have your concerns expressed. She will do her best to address them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
I felt like I could always contact Dr Zarek with any questions and concerns. She would also text to find out how I was feeling after certain fertility treatments or changes to medication. I greatly appreciated her reaching out between appointments to find out how everything was going.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I had IUI procedures with Dr Zarek. After miscarriage and negative pregnancy tests, I agreed to moving to IVF. Pre-treatment began with birth control to regulate cycle for IVF. IVF cycle began with taking fertility drugs which I responded well to and resulted in successful egg retrieval. First transfer was unsuccessful. Second transfer was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill Price and Casey Dodge)
The nursing staff were able to answer questions fairly quickly. There were times though when response was slower because they were dealing with other patients.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
It is easy to get a hold of someone if you have questions. The front desk will always try to find an answer. There are 2 separate billing for procedures. It can be confusing and resulted in certain procedures being overcharged. I was able to work with front desk to fix billing issues.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Costs were reasonable when compared to other clinic costs.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Dr Zarek recommended no more than a 2 embryo transfer to improve chances without increasing chances of a multiples pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
2 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek does a wonderful job getting to know you. She takes more time visiting with you than any other doctor I have experienced. Asking questions about your life and taking a real, genuine interest in who you are and how you are doing...It was evident from day one she really cares about her patients and their success. She even gives her personal phone number to you so you can text her with any updates or concerns. I also loved how present she was with our care; performing all procedures herself...met with us and told us ALL the possible treatment plans for someone with my diagnosis (Endometriosis and PCOS).
Part of the diagnostic protocol [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was for me to have an SIS done to make sure my tubes were clear. This was when they discovered they were blocked...[nurse] gave us her personal phone number so we could text her with questions or concerns. She worked tirelessly with Dr. Zarek to provide us the best plan. Her plan was then outlined on a detailed calander, which I loved! She also meet with us to discuss next steps after every doctors appointment or IVF ultrasound.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is the best doctor I have ever seen! She is warm and inviting. It was evident from day one she really cares about her patients and their success. She even gives her personal phone number to you so you can text her with any updates or concerns. I also loved how present she was with our care; performing all procedures herself. She made us feel so loved!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
If you want to really be taken care of by a knowledgeable and caring doctor go see Dr. Zarek. I would recommend her to anymore! I meet people out in the community who have seen her too and they all talk so kindly of her as well!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek does a wonderful job getting to know you. She takes more time visiting with you than any other doctor I have experienced. Asking questions about your life and taking a real, genuine interest in who you are and how you are doing.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
When my husband and I first went to see Dr. Zarek we were coming off of a miscarriage from an IUI procedure with a doctor who took little to no time with us. I was apprehensive to say the least. Day one Dr. Zarek met with us and told us ALL the possible treatment plans for someone with my diagnosis (Endometriosis and PCOS). She then set up a time to begin performing diagnostic testing. This was one of the best parts of her treatment plan. It allowed us to get some real answers before going blindly into expensive and stressful procedures. Part of the diagnostic protocol was for me to have an SIS done to make sure my tubes were clear. This was when they discovered they were blocked. I could have wasted so much time, money, and energy with the last doctor doing IUIs that would have never successfully gotten me pregnant. DR. Zarek saved us from thst struggle. We then began IVF procedures. I am currently pregnant with Twins!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Casey )
Casey was wonderful! She too gave us her personal phone number so we could text her with questions or concerns. She worked tirelessly with Dr. Zarek to provide us the best plan. Her plan was then outlined on a detailed calander, which I loved! She also meet with us to discuss next steps after every doctors appointment or IVF ultrasound.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Our clinic was amazing! This people work tirelessly for you, often coming in on weekends to make sure you are getting the care you need when you need it! I also, loved how they knew my name and personally greeted me everytime!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
5,000 for IVF meds, 8,000 for IVF procedure and ultrasounds, 1,500 for additional bloodwork.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was very honest and realistic regarding our situation and always made sure we understood what was going on. She was easy to get into contact with outside of office hours when we had questions or concerns and replied quickly. She made my husband and I feel comfortable and involved through the whole process...Dr. Zarek is very personable and easy to get along with. She keeps you up to date on everything and tells you results when she knows them.
All of the staff at [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were very warm and welcoming every appointment...The nurses and Dr. Zarek were amazing in helping us during our miscarriage. They answered all of our questions and gave us all the time we needed to process everything...They were wonderful in helping schedule appointments and making sure we had zoom links so we could speak with Dr. Zarek.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was absolutely wonderful through our time with her. She helped us understand what could potentially be causing our fertility issues and addressed them accordingly. She was very honest and realistic regarding our situation and always made sure we understood what was going on. She was easy to get into contact with outside of office hours when we had questions or concerns and replied quickly. She made my husband and I feel comfortable and involved through the whole process. I would highly recommend Dr. Zarek to others.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is very personable and easy to get along with. She keeps you up to date on everything and tells you results when she knows them. She's easy to get into contact with all hours of the day. She explains everything so that it's easy to understand and encourages questions if you have them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
All of the staff at the clinic were very warm and welcoming every appointment. Dr. Zarek kept us informed and up to date on everything going on. She was very honest and realistic regarding our situation. The nurses and Dr. Zarek were amazing in helping us during our miscarriage. They answered all of our questions and gave us all the time we needed to process everything.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
When we first saw Dr. Zarek, she did general testing, such as ultrasound to check my reproductive organ structure and tested blood flow to my ovaries. She also drew blood to get a general idea of how everything was. Based on my results, she determined my thyroid hormones were imbalanced and was causing irregular cycles which made it difficult to know when ovulate and get pregnant. During our miscarriage, she did an ultrasound and blood tests to confirm and provided support throughout. When I became pregnant again, she drew beta levels three times to follow the upward trend and follow-up ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The nursing staff were always warm and welcoming when we called or had appointments. They were exceptionally amazing when we had our miscarriage. The nurse that confirmed my beta levels dropping and ultrasound was very sweet and compassionate. She gave my husband and I privacy afterward until we were ready to speak with Dr. Zarek. My husband and I were so greatful for them. When I became pregnant again, they were very supportive and positive.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
For the most part, the clinic was easy to get a hold of. Recently, it was hard to call the clinic. I'm not sure if something was wrong with their phones, but they returned my message quickly. They were wonderful in helping schedule appointments and making sure we had zoom links so we could speak with Dr. Zarek. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone having fertility issues or wanted to get answers regarding fertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We are thankful our insurance has been able to cover all costs associated with our care. We've had no issues associated with it
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We did not use embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
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
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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