Stephanie Beall

Shady Grove Fertility

Rated 6.7
Strongly recommend: 50%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 23%6.7
50% strongly recommend
9 reviews
Humanity
8.2
8.2
Humanity

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Communication
7.2
7.2
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Frequency Seen
5.2
5.2
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Responsiveness
5.1
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Education

Medical School
Brown
Residency
Vanderbilt
Fellowship
National Inst of Health

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Stephanie Beall works at

Shady Grove Fertility
Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 12%8.5

At 2 offices

Towson
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
410.512.8300
Westminster
844 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
410.512.8300
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2018, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 35
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Beall was our second RE and even further down the line of doctors and OBGYNs who had done testing, etc. prior to us committing to IVF -- yet she was the first to use specifics, including success rates, to determine a plan of care that felt appropriate and thoughtful. Although we were not successful on our two attempts to conceive with IVF, I would return to her for another round.... While Dr. Beall would refer to some diagnostic software to give specifics
The staff at Shady Grove could be friendly to a fault (even creepily so on occasion). Although they were generally competent, the bureaucracy was sometimes exhausting.... The clinic was clean and bright. I appreciated the notices that discouraged patients from bringing other children to appointments for sensitivity reasons. I did not enjoy the creepy, over bearing sentiments to "think positive" and "stay hopeful."
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Beall was our second RE and even further down the line of doctors and OBGYNs who had done testing, etc. prior to us committing to IVF -- yet she was the first to use specifics, including success rates, to determine a plan of care that felt appropriate and thoughtful. Although we were not successful on our two attempts to conceive with IVF, I would return to her for another round.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Be prepared to receive a straightforward plan for care, delivered efficiently (but not particularly warmly).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
While Dr. Beall would refer to some diagnostic software to give specifics, she would also use a paper and pen to sketch out exactly what was going to happen, when, and how. She allowed as much time as needed for questions and clarification so that we always left an appointment fully understanding the plan going forward.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Standard protocol, IVF with ICSI. The first retrieval eggs only fertilized with rescue ICSI. The second retrieval we implemented ICSI right away and 7/15 fertilized (only 1 survived to transfer). The trigger shot taken prior to each of my retrievals caused a migraine.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tina Yingling)
The staff at Shady Grove could be friendly to a fault (even creepily so on occasion). Although they were generally competent, the bureaucracy was sometimes exhausting.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
The clinic was clean and bright. I appreciated the notices that discouraged patients from bringing other children to appointments for sensitivity reasons. I did not enjoy the creepy, over bearing sentiments to "think positive" and "stay hopeful."
Describe Stephanie Beall's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Dr. Beall recommended a single embryo transfer and indicated that transferring multiple embryos does not increase the chance for a successful pregnancy, only increases chance of multiples.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
On one occasion instructions that were meant to be communicated to me within a certain time frame, were not. The error did not result in significant inconvenient, only frustration.
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Stephanie Beall
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9
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Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
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2016 - 2017, Successful
9
9
Age 39 - 40
7 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Stephanie Beall] is very competent and a good communicator. She gives very realistic expectations. She listened and was good about understanding what you wanted from the treatment. I never felt pressured to take any particular course of action, but she gave a clear understanding of the potential for success with each....She was always very attentive, clear, and friendly....It's [Shady Grove Fertility - Townson] very much cookie cutter, corporate medicine, but they know what they are doing and have a lot at stake in their stats being high.
I went through a couple of primary nurses [at Shady Grove - Townson]. Everyone was good at the clinic but they sometimes had communication problems with each other. I felt like I was always double checking with someone to make sure I had my protocol right...The different nurses and receptionists often seemed not to be on the same page. I often had to double check my protocols. They were terrible about sending my charts to my midwives after I was out of their care.
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
She is very competent and a good communicator. She gives very realistic expectations. She listened and was good about understanding what you wanted from the treatment. I never felt pressured to take any particular course of action, but she gave a clear understanding of the potential for success with each.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Avoid the two other doctors in the practice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was always very attentive, clear, and friendly. Nursing staff were always friendly and competent.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
Sorry, can't remember specific meds and dosages.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility.
I went through a couple of primary nurses. Everyone was good at the clinic but they sometimes had communication problems with each other. I felt like I was always double checking with someone to make sure I had my protocol right.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
It's very much cookie cutter, corporate medicine, but they know what they are doing and have a lot at stake in their stats being high. It reminded me of the Marriot or Holiday Inn.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
about $1200 for IUI cycle. I did a 2 for one package for the IVF and qualified for a very good discount; ended up around $13000 for the package. Since I got pregnant on first retrieval I ended up subsidizing someone else a bit, but that's ok. They are not cheap, but not the most expensive out there either and are good about offering discounts based on salary and medicine programs etc.
Describe Stephanie Beall's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
I felt a bit pushed to transfer two embryos. As it turned out I did end up with a multiple pregnancy, which I really did not want. I had the sense that after a certain age, they preferred to do 2 in a transfer to up their stats, but I know that after 37 this is pretty common.
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
The different nurses and receptionists often seemed not to be on the same page. I often had to double check my protocols. They were terrible about sending my charts to my midwives after I was out of their care.
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Stephanie Beall
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Frequency Seen
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9
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 28 - 29
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
We started with IUI [with Dr. Stephanie Beall] and with the first try had a chemical pregnancy. We tried 2 more IUI cycles before we met with Dr Beall again. When we met with Dr Beall, she suggested we move forward with treatment and try IVF as that had a more impressive success rate. We did our first round of IVF and my hormone levels were too high to do a fresh transfer. It was recommended that I do a frozen transfer so that is what we did.
All the staff at SGF Columbia has been amazing. They are compassionate and organized. Even the front desk staff is excellent... The monitoring appointments are always easy to find a time slot. The people who do the ultrasounds and blood work are always friendly and timely.... My clinic is always clean and usually easy to get appointments.
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Beall is as sweet as pie. She was recommended to me by my cousin. She is very knowledgeable and does not give false hope. She meets with me to discuss any issues I am having or concerns. She will personally call me if I ask to speak with her. She is compassionate and caring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Ask questions. Dr Beall will answer any questions that you have and make you feel more at ease
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr Beall knew that I was a nurse. During our transfer she asked if I had to go back to work and recommended I took a couple of days off because she knew I had a busy career and would be on my feet a lot. She talks to me as an equal.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
I have unexplained infertility. Both my husband and I tested fine for everything. We started with IUI and with the first try had a chemical pregnancy. We tried 2 more IUI cycles before we met with Dr Beall again. When we met with Dr Beall, she suggested we move forward with treatment and try IVF as that had a more impressive success rate. We did our first round of IVF and my hormone levels were too high to do a fresh transfer. It was recommended that I do a frozen transfer so that is what we did. We transferred 2 frozen embryos after being educated about the risks of having twins. Unfortunately we had another chemical pregnancy with this round of IVF. We have a follow up appointment to discuss what comes next for us in May.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Lavy)
All the staff at SGF Columbia has been amazing. They are compassionate and organized. Even the front desk staff is excellent
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
My clinic is always clean and usually easy to get appointments.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Shady Grove Fertility.
The monitoring appointments are always easy to find a time slot. The people who do the ultrasounds and blood work are always friendly and timely.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
My insurance has covered a majority of our care. We paid for our thaw fee of $600 for our FET and we paid a $3,000 insurance deductible. We paid for all of our meds out of pocket due to insurance not covering those
Describe Stephanie Beall's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Our clinic educates about the risks of having multiples. I was told they would not transfer more than 2 embryos into me which I was fine with.
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Stephanie Beall
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10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Columbia
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2017, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 30
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
The doctor herself came out to get me and introduced herself and looked very happy to see me.. She took her time to listen to my history and understand why IVF was our option to go and acheive our dreams...She started me off with basic blood work and testing such as my hysterosalpingography and testing all my levels.. No drugs were giving as we are still in the process of IVF
Nurse elaine [at Shady Grove] made sure that i ubderstood all paper work that was being given to me and msde sure i knew what i had to do to progress to the next step...They were a well organized clinic who has an open availability of appointments with different doctors and they make sure any paper work that has to be completed is done. They also have a different department for each process of the IVF which makes it easier to understand whats going on.
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was a very heartwarming doctor. She looked you in your eyes while talking and gave you the attention that you needed. She makes sure she does what she has to do to help you accomolish what you came there for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Please be honest with her.. She has your best intrest at heart
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
The doctor herself came out to get me and introduced herself and looked very happy to see me.. She took her time to listen to my history and understand why IVF was our option to go and acheive our dreams.
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
She started me off with basic blood work and testing such as my hysterosalpingography and testing all my levels.. No drugs were giving as we are still in the process of IVF
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Elaine kochys)
Nurse elaine made sure that i ubderstood all paper work that was being given to me and msde sure i knew what i had to do to progress to the next step.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They were a well organized clinic who has an open availability of appointments with different doctors and they make sure any paper work that has to be completed is done. They also have a different department for each process of the IVF which makes it easier to understand whats going on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
Because of my insurance i had a hefty bill to pay from all the testing that needed to be done.
Describe Stephanie Beall's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
Yes.. She has recommendations based on age and test results and she explained the risk for each number transfered.
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Stephanie Beall
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
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10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
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LGBTQ
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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
9
1
Age 36 - 37
3 IVF
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
As a patient I felt protected under her care. I felt that she [Dr. Stephanie Beall] had our best interest at heart. She was patient and kind. She made sure every question we had had a response. she was overall great. She made sure we left every appointment with a clear understanding of every step in the process...My protocol included Gonal F, Menepur, Progesterone and a trigger shot
at the Harbor location [of Shady Grove Fertility] while under the care of Dr. McClamrock we experienced discrimination from the receptionist/financial rep. We had appointment errors because the financial rep wasn't comfortable with us being a same sex couple. At the Harbor location our previous Dr., Dr. McClamrock wasn't interpersonal he was rude... She [coordinator] responds to voicemails and emails in a timely matter. If she doesn't know the answer to any concern you have she will find out.
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
As a patient I felt protected under her care. I felt that she had our best interest at heart. She was patient and kind. She made sure every question we had had a response. she was overall great. She unfortunately spent a lot of time apologizing for the mistakes that a shady grove fertility location had when it comes to my care. She made sure we left every appointment with a clear understanding of every step in the process
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
No advice. She's a great doctor
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Compared to my previous Dr. with Shady Grove Fertility who did not treat my wife and myself fairly. Dr. Beall was an angel.. In her care we felt like she had our best interest at heart
Describe the protocols Stephanie Beall used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
My protocol included Gonal F, Menepur, Progesterone and a trigger shot
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tina Yingling)
Shes an amazing communicator. She responds to voicemails and emails in a timely matter. If she doesn't know the answer to any concern you have she will find out.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Strength is the location. Both the Towson and Harbor Locations are within 10 minutes of my home. Weakness: is at the Harbor location while under the care of Dr. McClamrock we experienced discrimination from the receptionist/financial rep. We had appointment errors because the financial rep wasn't comfortable with us being a same sex couple. At the Harbor location our previous Dr., Dr. McClamrock wasn't interpersonal he was rude. He blamed me for my eggs dying in a cycle. If I would refer Shady Grove Fertility to anyone I would say go to the Columbia MD or The Rockville locations
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
My cost was covered under my insurance. I paid for donor sperm which was $600 each we purchased 3. I also paid for medication first cycle it was a few thousand 2nd and 3rd cycle it was covered
What specific things went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Shady Grove Fertility.
We had an Injection class error. Which led to me injecting myself with the wrong needles or an entire cycle. Discrimination from the receptionist/finaincial rep, Rude Dr. Dr. McClamrock yelled and completely destroyed my faith in the process. it was a very stressful time
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Shady Grove Fertility
Baltimore
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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We felt good in the hands of [Dr. Stephanie Beall] helping us...Communicative and very responsive in terms of risk. She changed her protocol in the second IVF cycle and it got successful, so we need to be patience. She is very empathetic listening to you and design the treatment protocol based on the individual rather than just getting generics...
A lot of cases [at Shady Grove Fertility]...set protocol and very very high standards. Most important being is their number of clinics in DMV area like a lot of them in MD and VA and its all centralized so you can get your monitoring done at any of Shady Grove's clinics...We felt good in the hands of [Dr. Stephanie Beall] helping us...Communicative and very responsive in terms of risk. She changed her protocol in the second IVF cycle and it got successful, so we need to be patience. She is very empathetic listening to you and design the treatment protocol based on the individual rather than just getting generics...
How was your experience with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
Communicative and very responsive in terms of risk. She changed her protocol in the second IVF cycle and it got successful, so we need to be patience. She is very empathetic listening to you and design the treatment protocol based on the individual rather than just getting generics
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
be direct in answering your question and if you are working with her Denita please be responsive
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility?
We felt good in the hands of Dr Beall helping us.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
A lot of cases, set protocol and very very high standards. Most important being is their number of clinics in DMV area like a lot of them in MD and VA and its all centralized so you can get your monitoring done at any of Shady Grove's clinics
Describe the costs associated with your care under Stephanie Beall at Shady Grove Fertility.
mostly IVF and medicines costs
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Shady Grove Fertility
Towson
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