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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
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10
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Frequency Seen
9.1
9.1
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Responsiveness
8.5
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Medical School
U. of Virginia
Residency
George Washington
Fellowship
National Inst of Health

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Shvetha Zarek works at

Oma Fertility of St. Louis
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St. Louis
15320 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63017
314-464-3979
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2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2016, Successful
10
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2015 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 31
3 IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
10
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
10
9
Age 32
2 IUI
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 3 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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
9
Clinic
STL Fertility (formerly SIRM St. Louis)
St. Louis
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources