STL Fertility

2 doctors work here

Rated 9.1
Strongly recommend: 85%Neutral: 7%Don't recommend: 7%9.1
85% strongly recommend
77 reviews
Operations
9.4
9.4
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.2
9.2
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8
8
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.3
9.3
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.4
8.4
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
500
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

St. Louis
555 North New Ballas Road, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63141

77 patient reviews

2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
1 IVF
Immunological
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Fatal [Molina Dayal] suffers from infertility herself so that alone ups the "human factor." She's so thorough and body language and communication skills truly make you feel like you are her only patient for the whole day. There is no rushed feeling.... She's open to input on cycles from her patients and makes sure everyone in on the same page at each step in the process. I never left confused or frsutrated; she talked through every step.
It's a smaller office [SIRM-STL] and everyone is so caring. You really feel like you're the only patient. They after hours call back is fast and they answer email on the weekends. A NA, Jamie, at the clinic even started a Facebook group for our clinic as a extra place to get support. They go above and beyond!!... I love that they offer discounts for law enforcement and teachera. I love the small office feel and how quickly you can get an apppintment. I love that Dr Dayal does all the ultrasounds and procedures herself. Sometimes the lady in the finance department can be a bit harsh. I also wish we could get bloodwork done in the office
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
It sounds cliche, but you can just tell she wants the best for you. She's quiet and thorough without being worrisome. She's open to input on cycles from her patients and makes sure everyone in on the same page at each step in the process. I never left confused or frsutrated; she talked through every step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Sit down and talk with her! Ask questions and get her opinion.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Fatal suffers from infertility herself so that alone ups the "human factor." She's so thorough and body language and communication skills truly make you feel like you are her only patient for the whole day. There is no rushed feeling.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Before we started out FET ahe redid most testing which I appreciated. She redid the saline sonogram, blood Work, and did a new test for natural killer cells. Based on results I had polyps removed again, did intralipids, baby asprin, lovonox, etc. We ended up having to move to a fresh cycle and based on previous success and test results we did a micro-ivf cycle. We did lower doses of meds gonal-f and menopur.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
It's a smaller office and everyone is so caring. You really feel like you're the only patient. They after hours call back is fast and they answer email on the weekends. A NA, Jamie, at the clinic even started a Facebook group for our clinic as a extra place to get support. They go above and beyond!!
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
I love that they offer discounts for law enforcement and teachera. I love the small office feel and how quickly you can get an apppintment. I love that Dr Dayal does all the ultrasounds and procedures herself. Sometimes the lady in the finance department can be a bit harsh. I also wish we could get bloodwork done in the office
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at STL Fertility.
Everyone had an appointment and everything was quick and on time!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
With the discount for teachers, our FET was $2995. Our mini was $7995 (plus meds). Our next cycle, without help, is about $9000
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
I appreciated that a 5dt of 2 embryos was pretty much a given!
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
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
2013 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 40
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
4th of 4 Docs
4 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Dayal takes the time to sit and talk to you before your appointment. Very personable!...really cares about us and wants to do whatever she can to help us succeed in becoming parents. She is very knowledgeable, but also takes our ideas and feelings into consideration. She will always do what is best for us...She is very knowledgeable and she herself has been through Infertility.
MerryKay is our primary nurse [at Sher Fertility] and she has always shown compassion during our cycles. Recently with finally coming to the terms of making the decision to use donor eggs, she us been nothing short of excellent in helping us and making us feel comfortable!...They will give you a package price, you pay a deposit to hold your place for the cycle...The whole SIRM -St. Louis staff is amazing, they ask about how you are doing personally.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
I feel like Dr. Dayal takes the time to get to know my husband and I and really cares about us and wants to do whatever she can to help us succeed in becoming parents. She is very knowledgeable, but also takes our ideas and feelings into consideration. She will always do what is best for us!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Listen to her! She is very knowledgeable and she herself has been through Infertility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
The whole SIRM -St. Louis staff is amazing, they ask about how you are doing personally. Dr. Dayal takes the time to sit and talk to you before your appointment. Very personable!
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
My first protocol with Dr. Dayal was very aggressive, inhave endo, adeno, fibroids, blocked tubes & DOR, so she went aggressive. Unfortunately there were only 2 eggs not even mature enough to retrieve. Our cycle was cancelled. We tried again, she went with a different protocol of low and slow and we ended up getting 5 eggs, but only 4 mature and fertilized. Day 5 nothing good enough to transfer and they said we could wait one more day. They called and our one little fighter had gone to a pre blast, so we got to transfer! Thought it was our miracle, but again ended in a negative outcome. We now are currently in the process of a Donor cycle that we will hopefully be retrieving in June!
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: MerryKay)
MerryKay is our primary nurse and she has always shown compassion during our cycles. Recently with finally coming to the terms of making the decision to use donor eggs, she us been nothing short of excellent in helping us and making us feel comfortable!
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
I truly love this clinic. I have been tonothers and here is where we have felt the most comfortable and actually like they care about us, from the receptionists all the way to the Dr!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
They will give you a package price, you pay a deposit to hold your place for the cycle.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
I have never had this option
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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 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. (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.
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.
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.
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?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
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
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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 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. (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.
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.
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.
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
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.

2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
2 IVF
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Dayal is so compassionate and personable. She seems more like a friend and someone you can confide in than a doctor. Dr. Dayal is truthful and won't steer you in the wrong direction. You always feel like she has your best interest at heart. Our first round with IVF, our embryos were not viable enough to transfer. Of course this is heartbreaking but she called a few days later to check on us and wanted us to know that she was thinking about us and wanted to go over everything. Then, on our second round, right be our transfer she hopped up on the bed next to me and asked how I was feeling and discussed the transfer before going into the operating room. I love that she is so relate-able!
The clinic [Sher Fertility of St. Louis] is very organized and good with time management when dealing with patients. They take the time to answer any questions and make sure you understand what is going on. I would highly recommend anyone to use this clinic!... Amy is very down to earth and welcomes any questions you have. All of the nursing staff are very helpful and more than willing to help in any way possible.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal is so compassionate and personable. She seems more like a friend and someone you can confide in than a doctor. Dr. Dayal is truthful and won't steer you in the wrong direction. You always feel like she has your best interest at heart. Our first round with IVF, our embryos were not viable enough to transfer. Of course this is heartbreaking but she called a few days later to check on us and wanted us to know that she was thinking about us and wanted to go over everything. Then, on our second round, right be our transfer she hopped up on the bed next to me and asked how I was feeling and discussed the transfer before going into the operating room. I love that she is so relate-able!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Trust in Dr. Dayal! She is truthful and will give you great advise. She will treat your issues with the best of her abilities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal is very personable and easy to relate to. She takes the time to explain everything in terms you can understand and takes the time to answer any questions you have.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on various injections and oral medications. The progesterone in oil injections were the worst because they burned horribly because the shot is like a jelly substance. On our second cycle, Dr. Dayal increased my dosages of Follistim and added another medication to hopefully get more eggs, which it did.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
Amy is very down to earth and welcomes any questions you have. All of the nursing staff are very helpful and more than willing to help in any way possible.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
The clinic is very organized and good with time management when dealing with patients. They take the time to answer any questions and make sure you understand what is going on. I would highly recommend anyone to use this clinic!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
Our medical bills with Dr. Dayal were probably around $3,000 to $4,000 with our insurance paying the majority of our bills. Our major costs were the medications. We probably spent around $7,000 total for our two cycles.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
Dr. Dayal did inform us of the pros versus cons on a single versus a multiple embryo transfer. She gave us her opinion and we made a decision to go with her educated opinion.
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Dayal was very compassionate and had great bedside manner. She always explained everything in great detail. Spent an hour with us on our first consult visit...Dr Dayal had us try ourselves first with just meds since the success rate was similar with IUI and waiting on insurance. That was not successful. We then moved to IVF due to my age and history and my husband's sperm issues. First time was a lower protocol to see how my body reacted to it. It did not succeed. We then moved to a very high protocol since we didn't get very many eggs at all with low one. 2nd time we did not succeed either due to egg quality. 3rd time we tried with high protocol, acupuncture, and reduced stressed and we where successful. Dr Dayal did suggest acupuncture and that my stress levels were to high.
They [the nurses at Sher Fertility] always called with results as soon as they got them from the lab. Always answered emails or messages I left if I had issues or questions quickly. Only bad thing was our nurse/case coordinator moved away so we were left in limbo for a little bit without a direct point of contact...Sometimes the front desk staff didn't answer the phone and would have to leave a VM which could get annoying. The staff was always very nice and helpful wether it's the front desk, insurance ladies or the embryologist (first babysitter).
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr Dayal was very compassionate and had great bedside manner. She always explained everything in great detail. Spent an hour with us on our first consult visit. We conceived on our 3 IVF try and we never felt like just another statistic with her like with other clinics we had used.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Ask questions if you don't understand a procedure or the course of treatment. She is great about explaining everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
When we came in for our first meeting with her she spent a long time with us and went over everything including what haooens to your eggs over your lifetime. Our previous infertility doctor would only spend 5 minutes with us and let his staff do everything else.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr Dayal had us try ourselves first with just meds since the success rate was similar with IUI and waiting on insurance. That was not successful. We then moved to IVF due to my age and history and my husband's sperm issues. First time was a lower protocol to see how my body reacted to it. It did not succeed. We then moved to a very high protocol since we didn't get very many eggs at all with low one. 2nd time we did not succeed either due to egg quality. 3rd time we tried with high protocol, acupuncture, and reduced stressed and we where successful. Dr Dayal did suggest acupuncture and that my stress levels were to high.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility.
They always called with results as soon as they got them from the lab. Always answered emails or messages I left if I had issues or questions quickly. Only bad thing was our nurse/case coordinator moved away so we were left in limbo for a little bit without a direct point of contact.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Sometimes the front desk staff didn't answer the phone and would have to leave a VM which could get annoying. The staff was always very nice and helpful wether it's the front desk, insurance ladies or the embryologist (first babysitter).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at STL Fertility.
Since we lived over 90 mins away I liked to be there first thing in the morning and they almost always got me in then. It never felt like a "cattle call".
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
I have insurance which covered most of my treatment. Still waiting to figure out my out of pockets/deductibles from insurance.
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
St. Louis
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Immunological
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Dayal talks to you in a friendly manner and seems to want to know your story. She remembers you and isn't just "reading from your chart". She is genuinely happy when you get good news and sad when you don't... I can not say enough good about Dr Dayal. She is not only knowledgeable about infertility and treatments but she treats you like family. They're up to date on new options and willing to dig deeper to find a treatment that works.
The office staff [at Sher-STL] is great, hey answer calls quickly and efficiently. Emails are returned quickly as well. Wait times are minimal and appts are not hard to coordinate. Everyone was friendly and treated us like family. It always gelt like they genuinely cared about our cycles. It's also very clean.... Amy was our nurse and Jamie our Care Coordinator. Both had excellent bedside manner. Amy was knowledgeable and explained things in terms we could understand. Jamie helped keep us on track and plan our schedule. She is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable when going through such a scary process. Both were easy to get in contact with even after hours/weekends
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
I can not say enough good about Dr Dayal. She is not only knowledgeable about infertility and treatments but she treats you like family. They're up to date on new options and willing to dig deeper to find a treatment that works. Dr Dayal still checks in on us and our son is 6 months old.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Ask questions, she will answer then in a way you understand
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr Dayal talks to you in a friendly manner and seems to want to know your story. She remembers you and isn't just "reading from your chart". She is genuinely happy when you get good news and sad when you don't
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I don't remember everything. I do remember we used lupron, menopur, and gonal-f. Also dexamethasone & progesterone in oil. I took heparin 2x daily for a clotting disorder and did Intralipid Infusion for Elevated Natural Killer Cells
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy/Jamie )
Amy was our nurse and Jamie our Care Coordinator. Both had excellent bedside manner. Amy was knowledgeable and explained things in terms we could understand. Jamie helped keep us on track and plan our schedule. She is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable when going through such a scary process. Both were easy to get in contact with even after hours/weekends
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
The office staff is great, hey answer calls quickly and efficiently. Emails are returned quickly as well. Wait times are minimal and appts are not hard to coordinate. Everyone was friendly and treated us like family. It always gelt like they genuinely cared about our cycles. It's also very clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
It was on par with what we were quoted other places.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
I wouldn't really say things went wrong. Mistakes happen. We were told the wrong price for a priceedure by the receptionist. The billing staff gave us the correct amount and worked with us to resolve the differences
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
St. Louis
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
1 IVF
Anovulation
Immunological
European
Income $50K - $99K
Investment Banker
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Dayal] thoroughly explained everything about infertility, our issues, possibly plans, testing, and everything else. During all of the initial testing, I always saw her. She was quick to give back results, even the ones that were abnormal. I always felt so at ease with her and it helped me to stay positive in the struggle of infertility...Dr. Dayal never made me feel like I was a number. I saw her at every single appointment and she talked to me so kindly. I never was talked down to, any of my questions dismissed, or thought to be inferior to her. Her entire office was like this. They became like family to me...
Their front office staff [at Sher - STL] is always smiling when they greet me, I was always able to make appointments that worked with my schedule. They are super organized, know what their doing and run it like a well oiled machine. That makes me feel great, as I tend to be a very organized person. I didn't get a lot of interaction with the lab directly but they definitely took good care of my embryos, so that's fine with me!...
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
From the very first appointment, Dr. Dayal was always there. She came out and greeted us at the initial consultation and brought us back to her office. She thoroughly explained everything about infertility, our issues, possibly plans, testing, and everything else. During all of the initial testing, I always saw her. She was quick to give back results, even the ones that were abnormal. I always felt so at ease with her and it helped me to stay positive in the struggle of infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Stay with her! She will work wonders for you! Trust her. She knows what she's doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal never made me feel like I was a number. I saw her at every single appointment and she talked to me so kindly. I never was talked down to, any of my questions dismissed, or thought to be inferior to her. Her entire office was like this. They became like family to me.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on an agonist protocol with Lupron as my suppressant because my labs came back pretty good. I was on a medium protocol, Dr. Dayal said. I ended up getting 25 eggs, so it worked well for me and the maturity and embryo production was great! I didn't feel like it was a "cookie cutter" protocol at all!
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
My main nurse as well as the entire nursing staff were amazing to me. I had most of their email addresses and would email them at all hours (literally, I emailed some of them at 10 pm and got responses back). I had to call the on-call nurse once and got to talk to them late at night as well when I had a medication question. I had no hesitation in her voice as she helped me and walked me through a mini-freak out. The girls who brought me back for all the ultrasounds were always smiling and so excited to see me!
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
I think there are a lot of strengths with this clinic. Their front office staff is always smiling when they greet me, I was always able to make appointments that worked with my schedule. They are super organized, know what their doing and run it like a well oiled machine. That makes me feel great, as I tend to be a very organized person. I didn't get a lot of interaction with the lab directly but they definitely took good care of my embryos, so that's fine with me!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
I paid
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Dayal is an extremely intelligent and compassionate healthcare provider...It was fantastic to see Dr. Dayal at all of my visits and have ultrasounds interpreted in real time. As the clinic started to build a larger patient base, it became much harder to schedule timely appointments...The best way to partner with Dr. Dayal (and any doctor) is to educate yourself, ask questions, and understand the realities and difficulties of fertility treatment...
Amy [nurse at SIRM] is smart, kind, and compassionate. Often times her patient load seemed to be on the heavy side though...There is very little flexibility with appointment times. It is also important to know that they provide preferential treatment times to those that are 'in cycle.' Whether a patient is in cycle receiving a treatment or receiving an ultrasound after a cycle - they should be treated with the same level of importance and respect...
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal is an extremely intelligent and compassionate healthcare provider. If anything, some of her talents in more complex cases may be limited by the protocols of belonging to a large organization like SIRM.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Research, research, research. For any fertility patient - you are your best advocate. The best way to partner with Dr. Dayal (and any doctor) is to educate yourself, ask questions, and understand the realities and difficulties of fertility treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
It was fantastic to see Dr. Dayal at all of my visits and have ultrasounds interpreted in real time. As the clinic started to build a larger patient base, it became much harder to schedule timely appointments.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Under the care of Dr. Dayal I completed 1 fresh cycle - resulting in a miscarriage and 1 frozen embryo. 1 Frozen transfer - resulting in a chemical pregnancy. 1 egg retrieval with ICSI for CGH testing - resulting in 1 CGH normal pregnancy. 1 cancelled cycle - intended for banking more CGH screened embryos. 1 Frozen transfer of 1 CGH normal embryo - resulting in a current Mo-Di twin pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy Albertson)
Amy is smart, kind, and compassionate. Often times her patient load seemed to be on the heavy side though.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
There is very little flexibility with appointment times. It is also important to know that they provide preferential treatment times to those that are 'in cycle.' Whether a patient is in cycle receiving a treatment or receiving an ultrasound after a cycle - they should be treated with the same level of importance and respect.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
Ultrasounds, visits, etc. were included in the treatment pricing packages. Medications and any extra procedures were not.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
After my miscarriage and chemical pregnancy, I had to request anticoagulation/recurrent loss panels as opposed to having this recommended to me. This isn't necessarily something that 'went wrong,' but is illustrative that patients need to continue to do their own research and self-advocacy.
9
Doctor
Molina Dayal
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
0
Age 31 - 32
1 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I felt like, once moving from IUI to IVF, Dr. Witten did not have much input on my treatment. He does his IVF through Sher, and so I believe he is bound to their medication protocol and monitoring. Dr. Witten seemed genuinely disappointed by my results. He was honest though in that IUI would not work for us and did not waste our time with months of IUI's. He did not prescribe me unnecessary medication as all of my levels were good and I ovulate without meds.
Strengths [of Sher Fertility of St. Louis] : Short waiting times for appointments. Weaknesses: Poor communication. Generic protocol that does not work for everyone (our only infertility is male factor, yet my protocol yielded MANY immature eggs). We also paid for services in advance that we did not receive, and our refund for that is still "in process" several months later....The monitoring appointments went very smoothly. They got me in quickly and I did not have to wait long for Dr. Dayal. She explained what she saw during each appointment.
How was your experience with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
I felt like, once moving from IUI to IVF, Dr. Witten did not have much input on my treatment. He does his IVF through Sher, and so I believe he is bound to their medication protocol and monitoring. Dr. Witten seemed genuinely disappointed by my results. He was honest though in that IUI would not work for us and did not waste our time with months of IUI's. He did not prescribe me unnecessary medication as all of my levels were good and I ovulate without meds.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
He is good for testing and IUI.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Dr. Witten seemed kind and enthusiastic about our treatment. He was very encouraging when we saw him. I do want to point out though that, during my stimming for retrieval, I did not see him but was monitored by Dr. Dayal.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten (retired) used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Witten does IVF through Sher and so he is bound to their treatment protocols. I do not believe he had any input on my medication protocol.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
Mickey at Dr. Witten's office in the hospital was very informative and kind. She always returned our phone calls and explained our steps for each process. The staff at Sher were also kind, but difficult to reach and took days to return phone calls.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Strengths: Short waiting times for appointments. Weaknesses: Poor communication. Generic protocol that does not work for everyone (our only infertility is male factor, yet my protocol yielded MANY immature eggs). We also paid for services in advance that we did not receive, and our refund for that is still "in process" several months later.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at STL Fertility.
The monitoring appointments went very smoothly. They got me in quickly and I did not have to wait long for Dr. Dayal. She explained what she saw during each appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility.
We have insurance coverage. We had to pay up-front for the treatment and were told we would be refunded for what insurance covered. I believe we paid around $7,000 and are owed a refund of around $6,000. Still waiting on that to process.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
We were given another patient's day 3 embryo update. Two hours later we were informed of that mistake. They would not send my complete records to my new doctor/clinic though we requested it several times.
3
Doctor
Barry Witten (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 33 - 34
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
3 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Molina Dayal] seemed very concerned and never rushed us. She was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. As a patient, I felt that Dr. Dayal really cared about us and the outcome we were looking for...We were new to this infertility world and while Dr. Dayal was excellent answering our questions, there was a lot of information that was kept from us which we didn't even know until we got a copy of our records...didn't know to ask about specific sperm count because we were told everything was viable,
I didn't like that they got everyone on the same schedule [at SIRM St. Louis], so all retrievals would be the same week/weekend and transfers all together. It felt unnatural to sync everyone like that. I also wish we were given all of the testing information that they had. For example, my husband's sperm count was basically non-existent according to the records we received after leaving. If we had known that, we would have looked at other options. However, that was never ever communicated to us and we spent two cycles there with no results.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal seemed very concerned and never rushed us. She was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. As a patient, I felt that Dr. Dayal really cared about us and the outcome we were looking for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
My only advice, and this is really just for anyone new to infertility treatments, is to ask questions and ask them what questions you should be asking. We were new to this infertility world and while Dr. Dayal was excellent answering our questions, there was a lot of information that was kept from us which we didn't even know until we got a copy of our records.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal always made us feel like she cared about us and our situation. She spent as much time with as we needed. The staff was also excellent.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Both cycles were long lupron cycles. They put you on the same calendar as everyone else each month. The first one was more to see how I'd respond. We also added the lipids for the natural killer cells.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Crystal)
The nursing staff was really wonderful and made us feel so comfortable at every visit. I always felt special and not just another number.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
It does feel like a baby factory. I didn't like that they got everyone on the same schedule, so all retrievals would be the same week/weekend and transfers all together. It felt unnatural to sync everyone like that. I also wish we were given all of the testing information that they had. For example, my husband's sperm count was basically non-existent according to the records we received after leaving. If we had known that, we would have looked at other options. However, that was never ever communicated to us and we spent two cycles there with no results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
$20,000 or maybe slightly higher
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
She was ok with a multiple embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
I just wish they would have given us all of the information that they had. We were new to IVF and didn't know to ask about specific sperm count because we were told everything was viable, when in reality, it really was not the case. We ended up not even transferring anything the second round because nothing made it to day 5.
8
Doctor
Molina Dayal
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
9 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Barry Witten was vary compassionate from the beginning. He understood the long journey we had already been on and was very realistic while also giving us optimism that we could achieve our dream of a family. I enjoyed his analytical approach to the science side, but he always said they can get everything there, but God has the final say. When we had a chemical pregnancy, he could not find the words and his nurse stepped in and comforted us. But later he was able to give us his condolence. On the second round when we got a positive blood test, Dr. Witten personally called me to congratulate me. He saw us through 8 weeks and then handed us off to my obgyn. But when I brought my daugter by two weeks after giving birth, he remembered us and was so delighted that we visited.
All if the nurses [at SIRM] were amazing. They are not just doing their job, but they are walking with along the way. MerryKay made sure all my calendars were up to date. She stayed in touch with me during the critical days and made sure I did not miss anything. After the emplantation, I was handed off to Mickey in Dr. Witten's office. She helped me through the first failing pregnancy, calling me every day to amke sure I was ok and to inform me if what is going on. During my successful pregnancy, Mickey was my personal cheerleader and she was so excited during every ultrasound. She also remembered me when I visited after giving birth, and made such a big deal about seeing my daughter.
How was your experience with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Dr. Barry Witten was vary compassionate from the beginning. He understood the long journey we had already been on and was very realistic while also giving us optimism that we could achieve our dream of a family. I enjoyed his analytical approach to the science side, but he always said they can get everything there, but God has the final say. When we had a chemical pregnancy, he could not find the words and his nurse stepped in and comforted us. But later he was able to give us his condolence. On the second round when we got a positive blood test, Dr. Witten personally called me to congratulate me. He saw us through 8 weeks and then handed us off to my obgyn. But when I brought my daugter by two weeks after giving birth, he remembered us and was so delighted that we visited.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
He might be short on words but he makes it up with his genuine caring of you physically and mentally.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
After our chemical pregnancy, he personally called me to give his condolences. Then he dug through all the data to figure out what went wrong. He then had an appointment for my husband and me to discuss everything and to assess our mental status to assess when we would be ready for a next round.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: MerryKay)
All if the nurses were amazing. They are not just doing their job, but they are walking with along the way. MerryKay made sure all my calendars were up to date. She stayed in touch with me during the critical days and made sure I did not miss anything. After the emplantation, I was handed off to Mickey in Dr. Witten's office. She helped me through the first failing pregnancy, calling me every day to amke sure I was ok and to inform me if what is going on. During my successful pregnancy, Mickey was my personal cheerleader and she was so excited during every ultrasound. She also remembered me when I visited after giving birth, and made such a big deal about seeing my daughter.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Dr. Witten is not located at the Sher Institute so you sometines have to juggle two different offices. But the comnunication the Sher Institute has with his office is fantastic. The clinic does a lot to reach out to the community so you know you are not alone. They hold talks and seminars, and just recently started a private facebook group where people can get answers to questions, receive support from current and past patients and watch videos (both live and recorded). Everyone knows you at the clinic and you feel like part if a family. It is very clean and organized. And they follow procedure throughout. My husband did say that the room he had to use was a little awkward, but really what room would not be awkward. A big plus is that there is a lab right next door that they use for all the blood work, making it really handy to go to one location for two appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility.
The cost was not covered by my insurance. The first thing Sher Institute did was have you meet with the financial person. She explained the set cost and the varible costs. She detailed all of the companies that help with the cost and showed us what we needed to supply those companies with. She made sure we were ready financially before proceeding. I had and HRA through my work and she helped me figure out if that would be able to cover some of the cost. Everthing had to be paid in full before the treatment could begin.
10
Doctor
Barry Witten (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
2 IVF
PCOS
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?
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?
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?
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 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. (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.
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
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
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
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?
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?
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?
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 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. (Assigned nurse: Morgan )
Everyone was nice and polite and had an awsimd bed side manner.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
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.
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
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
LGBTQ+
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Witten was always kind and put things in terms we could understand. When our first round didn't work he sat down with us and explained our options and what he felt was best. Never once discouraged us or made it feel impossible. He gave us hope...He always called us by name and had a great sense of humor. He made it a lot less stressful.
Everyone was so friendly [at Sher Fertility] and when I was panicked and wasn't sure about a medicine they walked me through it...I loved it there. Always greeted with a smile and were very nice...Get as much information as you can. Be prepared for anything and no matter what keep trying...We were lucky, our insurance covered a lot. We had to pay for the intralipid infusions which were $300.00 a piece so a total of $600.00. Also had to meet our $300.00 deductible for both so that was $600.00 total. We paid for a portion of the medications which with both treatments came to about $800.00. We also had to pay for the anesthesia twice so that was $590.00 a piece so a total of $1180.00. We may receive more bills from different tests we have had done but we haven't received a bill yet.
How was your experience with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Dr. Witten was always kind and put things in terms we could understand. When our first round didn't work he sat down with us and explained our options and what he felt was best. Never once discouraged us or made it feel impossible. He gave us hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Get as much information as you can. Be prepared for anything and no matter what keep trying.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
He always called us by name and had a great sense of humor. He made it a lot less stressful.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten (retired) used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I started out on birth control pills then had the intralipids infusion for the Natural Killer Cells. Started with the Dexamethasone then went to the injections. Cant remember the names of all of them but I know I did Gonal-F, Progesterone in oil, Estradiol Valerate, Menopur and Vaginal Suppositories. Then once I got a positive test I started Prenatal Vitamins and did another round of Intralipid Infusion.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy Albertson)
Everyone was so friendly and when I was panicked and wasn't sure about a medicine they walked me through it.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
I loved it there. Always greeted with a smile and were very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility.
We were lucky, our insurance covered a lot. We had to pay for the intralipid infusions which were $300.00 a piece so a total of $600.00. Also had to meet our $300.00 deductible for both so that was $600.00 total. We paid for a portion of the medications which with both treatments came to about $800.00. We also had to pay for the anesthesia twice so that was $590.00 a piece so a total of $1180.00. We may receive more bills from different tests we have had done but we haven't received a bill yet.
10
Doctor
Barry Witten (retired)
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
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
4
Age 35
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Immunological
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Witten is obviously a very intelligent and experienced fertility doctor. I felt he had a very specific way he liked to do things and he didn't stray from that very much. When I would bring up questions or concerns, my concerns weren't heard or I was told I didn't need to worry about them. I felt like he would hear what I was saying but didn't want to listen....Be prepared to do a lot of self research. He isn't an overly empathetic person and isn't great at answering questions.
The support staff in both his Mercy and Sher offices [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] were very nice and helpful. Dr. Witten himself was friendly, but cryptic in his wording and didn't seem to want to answer my questions. He brushed them off most of the time....The staff is helpful and there is an on call nurse for any after hours medication questions. Sedation for egg retrieval is through an outside contractor and she doesn't accept insurance, so if you have insurance coverage you will have to submit the claim yourself which is a huge pain. The anesthesiologist is also somewhat flippant and didn't care about my comfort. She pushed drugs through my IV quickly and it burned horribly. She just laughed it off when she noticed she had hurt me. If Dr. Witten is your primary, some of your ultrasounds will be done with Dr. Dayal who also practices at Sher. She is sweet and very knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Dr. Witten is obviously a very intelligent and experienced fertility doctor. I felt he had a very specific way he liked to do things and he didn't stray from that very much. When I would bring up questions or concerns, my concerns weren't heard or I was told I didn't need to worry about them. I felt like he would hear what I was saying but didn't want to listen.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Be prepared to do a lot of self research. He isn't an overly empathetic person and isn't great at answering questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
The support staff in both his Mercy and Sher offices were very nice and helpful. Dr. Witten himself was friendly, but cryptic in his wording and didn't seem to want to answer my questions. He brushed them off most of the time.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten (retired) used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
My stim cycle was an agonist protocol. I have normal ovarian reserve but we were only able to get 5 eggs out of about 16 follicles. 4 were mature and all fertilized with ICSI, one arrested a day 4. My fresh cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy, and my 2 subsequent frozen transfers resulted in negative pregnancies. I was never given any rationale for the protocol chosen for me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
Nutsing staff was always friendly and helpful. Sher nurses weren't the best at placing IV catheters and I usually had to be stuck 2-4 times when I needed IV treatments.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Thecinic is nicely furnished, clean and inviting. The staff is helpful and there is an on call nurse for any after hours medication questions. Sedation for egg retrieval is through an outside contractor and she doesn't accept insurance, so if you have insurance coverage you will have to submit the claim yourself which is a huge pain. The anesthesiologist is also somewhat flippant and didn't care about my comfort. She pushed drugs through my IV quickly and it burned horribly. She just laughed it off when she noticed she had hurt me. If Dr. Witten is your primary, some of your ultrasounds will be done with Dr. Dayal who also practices at Sher. She is sweet and very knowledgeable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility.
I have full insurance coverage. This covered all my diagnostic workup, IVF cycles and most medications. We had to pay out of pocket for my egg retrieval sedation as well as cryopreservation services associated with embryo freezing.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
We were told my husbnd had normal sperm when his motility count was borderline abnormal. We also had problems getting me scheduled for intralipids once due to an inexperienced receptionist who didn't know what she was doing yet that almost cost me a cycle.
3
Doctor
Barry Witten (retired)
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
4
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
6
Age 26
2 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Dayal is a very compassionate person who always tries to see a bright outcome. She knew it was my fallopian tubes that prevented pregnancy so I had them removed before I even tried Ivf . It didnt work but she never gave up on me. I do wish she would have tried a way different protocol the second time but at least I got more eggs the second time around.... My first ivf attempt I had dexamethasone pills first after bc. Then I had first hormone shots, gonal f menopur trigger shot.
Everyone there [SIRM St. Louis] tries to help you the best they can. They look straight at you when your talking so you know they listen. They always try to give you hope but are straight about things as well. I wish they would not be so expensive and have help for couples that cant afford these expensive treatments.... All the nurses was very nice and accommodating but it was so busy all the time things were rushed. I wished I had more one on one time to make sure all my questions were answered to my satisfaction.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Dayal is a very compassionate person who always tries to see a bright outcome. She knew it was my fallopian tubes that prevented pregnancy so I had them removed before I even tried Ivf . It didnt work but she never gave up on me. I do wish she would have tried a way different protocol the second time but at least I got more eggs the second time around. She has been through what we have so she is more knowledgeable and understanding.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
My one advice I could give anyone is to ask any question you can so you know what to expect. Dont hold back on anything even crying because believe me she understands and knows the emotional trauma this can bring us all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Although I did not get the outcome I wanted and never got pregnant she was a very good doctor to me. She had amazing bedside manners and never made me feel bad once. She always told me to be hopeful but also be prepared for whatever happens. She always kept trying to see the bright side, for that I will forever be greatful.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
My first ivf attempt I had dexamethasone pills first after bc. Then I had first hormone shots, gonal f menopur trigger shot. We got 13 eggs retrieved and 7 fertilized. None made it to blastocyst stage they all cleaved we had to cancel my transfer. 2 months later I had same them with cetritide added and upped my doses of menopur and gonal f. I got 25 eggs that time and 18 fertilized out of the 18 only 2 made it to blastocyst stage they was graded bb and bc. No pregnancy resulted. They was both fresh.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
All the nurses was very nice and accommodating but it was so busy all the time things were rushed. I wished I had more one on one time to make sure all my questions were answered to my satisfaction.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Everyone there tries to help you the best they can. They look straight at you when your talking so you know they listen. They always try to give you hope but are straight about things as well. I wish they would not be so expensive and have help for couples that cant afford these expensive treatments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
It was very expensive. I had insurance through my husband at the time so it covered alot but I still had to take out a loan of 5 thousand and pay for some meds. I lived in another state 6 hours away so alot of times I had to make a day drive it was very tiring and costly plus when had to stay the night hotel cost.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
I did 2 at a time but that isn't a guarantee just because you put more than one in. Sometimes it works better with just one.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
There was paperwork that need to go to another clinic but only half my stuff went there. The other doctor had to run test already done because she could make a diagnosis just off what they sent.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
6
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Immunological
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Dayal took over my treatment half way through, Dr Sher had done my egg retrieval and first two transfers then he went back to Las Vegas and Dr Dayal took over. The first real time she saw us was for our first ultrasound of our very first pregnancy, I was 7 weeks pregnant, our baby had stopped growing at 6 weeks and she had to tell us there was no heartbeat, I could not have asked for a better experience at a horrible time, it was clear she was upset for us and she hugged me before I left.
For me the main strength and the reason I'd never go anywhere else [than SIRM-STL] is the fact that you actually see the RE at each appointment, she does your monitoring ultrasound so there's no waiting around for a phone call later, you get your answer straight away. Half way through my time there a place opened right next door to get your blood work, they would send over your lab request so you could go there first, it's very efficient. Even Stephanie the receptionist would greet you by name and know why you were there, from the moment you walk in you feel welcome
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr Dayal took over my treatment half way through, Dr Sher had done my egg retrieval and first two transfers then he went back to Las Vegas and Dr Dayal took over. The first real time she saw us was for our first ultrasound of our very first pregnancy, I was 7 weeks pregnant, our baby had stopped growing at 6 weeks and she had to tell us there was no heartbeat, I could not have asked for a better experience at a horrible time, it was clear she was upset for us and she hugged me before I left. When we had issues getting my lining to grow for frozen transfers she was willing to try different things and never gave up. Our son is two and we've had some losses since he was born, Dr Dayal has still been there for us whenever we had questions or needed help. She is a very special person who is great at her job, I know you want objective comments but I genuinely don't have a bad thing to say.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Be honest with her, about your fears or goals, she will listen and even if it seems like you're asking a stupid question she will never make you feel that way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr Dayal would talk to us about our cycle and what was happening, she never talked in general terms of treatment, it was always about our specific cycle.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
My lining doesn't grow well for frozen cycles so I was on terbutaline and viagra, on my final cycle my lining still wasn't as good as she wanted so we added vaginal estrace, it worked in two days. I was also on intra lipid infusions for elevated nk cells and a partial dq alpha match.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jamie Layman )
Jamie was my co ordinator and MerryKay was my nurse, I think they have very different styles, with Jamie making friends more and being the shoulder to cry on and MK being the cool and collected one that gave the answers and could pull you back to earth when the hormones are making you crazy. They both answered emails very quickly and made me feel not alone, they are a great team.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
For me the main strength and the reason I'd never go anywhere else is the fact that you actually see the RE at each appointment, she does your monitoring ultrasound so there's no waiting around for a phone call later, you get your answer straight away. Half way through my time there a place opened right next door to get your blood work, they would send over your lab request so you could go there first, it's very efficient. Even Stephanie the receptionist would greet you by name and know why you were there, from the moment you walk in you feel welcome. I would like to see prices on the Website but I'm very happy that they have recently joined up with a medical loan company. Even if we were to move away if we ever do another cycle we would travel back to Missouri to use Dr Dayal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
We paid for the two cycle plan which included two fresh cycles and unlimited frozen transfers, we didn't get to use the second fresh because we had our son from the final frozen embryo, because we done four frozen cycles it saved us money. We had to pay separately for anesthesia and blood work.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
Due to our partial dq alpha match we were only allowed to transfer one embryo at a time because of the belief if we put one back that was a match it could cause it's to lose both of them, I personally don't see a need to transfer more than one, out of 5 set we had 3 positive tests with one live birth.
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
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
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2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
1 IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Schulte] was very thorough and would explain the entire process in a compassionate way. I always knew what to expect when I was in the office. She also knew what was happening in my life out of the office...We started with letrozole and times cycles since I was able to get eggs with it and my husband had great sperm. After some failed attempts we tried one iui to see if that would help. After that we went to Ivf by choice since we wanted a baby sooner than later and was trying before seeing her for about a year. She was fine doing that with the other attempts failing.
The clinic [at STL Fertility] is the most welcoming place. From when you walk in the doors you get greeted by the nicest staff and everyone makes you feel welcomed. The nurses then take you back and explain what to expect. Then the doctor comes and explains even more. I never left with questions...I had two care coordinators. Both were so responsive to messages and always were in top of any questions I had even outside office hours.
How was your experience with Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility?
She was very thorough and would explain the entire process in a compassionate way. I always knew what to expect when I was in the office. She also knew what was happening in my life out of the office.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility?
She is the most caring doctor and makes you feel ok while going through a hard process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility?
She always was caring and knew exactly what was going on in my life.
Describe the protocols Maureen "Moe" Schulte used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
We started with letrozole and times cycles since I was able to get eggs with it and my husband had great sperm. After some failed attempts we tried one iui to see if that would help. After that we went to Ivf by choice since we wanted a baby sooner than later and was trying before seeing her for about a year. She was fine doing that with the other attempts failing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Samantha)
I had two care coordinators. Both were so responsive to messages and always were in top of any questions I had even outside office hours.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
The clinic is the most welcoming place. From when you walk in the doors you get greeted by the nicest staff and everyone makes you feel welcomed. The nurses then take you back and explain what to expect. Then the doctor comes and explains even more. I never left with questions.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility.
$500 for monitored cycle each time. $1200 for the monitored iui. $18,500 for Ivf but that did not include medication
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Doctor
Maureen "Moe" Schulte
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
STL Fertility
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
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2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 33 - 35
3 IUI
2 Egg Freezing
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
When she [Dr. Molina Dayal] first greeted my husband and I she did it in the Lobby. She has always been very personable and willing to talk with each of her patients. She wants them to succeed just as much as they do...Each transfer Dayal would do at most 2 [embryos], even though I had asked to do 3. She said it was a very high risk and does not think it is a good idea and will not do it...
They [SIRM] have just remodeled so they are looking upgraded and fancy. I love their set up. It looks very homey and open. There could be a little more seating but they are working with what they have. The inside of the clinic is great. They have a number of ultrasound rooms and offices for everyone to have some privacy...I love everything about Amanda [nurse at SIRM]! She is always so helpful and very personable. The other staff members are great.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
It has been very good. Except for the part where we still have not brought home a live birth baby. Strengths is her willingness to help you succeed anyway possible. Weakness, can;t seem to figure out how I keep having miscarriages.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Be honest and open. This is YOUR journey to have a family and no one can take that away from you. Dr. Dayal is trying to help in anyway she knows how.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
When she first greeted my husband and I she did it in the Lobby. She has always been very personable and willing to talk with each of her patients. She wants them to succeed just as much as they do.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
My protocol for the second egg retrieval was the same as the first even though I did not get as many eggs as I did last retrieval. Cycles are run very smoothly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amanda Tayon)
I love everything about Amanda! She is always so helpful and very personable. The other staff members are great.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
They have just remodeled so they are looking upgraded and fancy. I love their set up. It looks very homey and open. There could be a little more seating but they are working with what they have. The inside of the clinic is great. They have a number of ultrasound rooms and offices for everyone to have some privacy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
We did a multi package because it was a better deal than doing a one time shot.
Describe Molina Dayal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
Each transfer Dayal would do at most 2, even though I had asked to do 3. She said it was a very high risk and does not think it is a good idea and will not do it.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
If Dr. Dayal has a weakness, I've not noted it yet. She has been encouraging, yet realistic. I feel as if I get a sufficient amount of her time and she does not rush appointments. I've not yet had a question posed to her that wasn't answered in detail. Her compassion is evident...you can tell that it's not just a numbers game to her...Dr. Dayal's focus is on a customized plan that works best for YOUR body, not a one-size-fits-all approach that I've experienced elsewhere.
Absolutely nothing is negative about SIRM. In fact, you can now do both your ultrasounds and your blood work in their office! It's not only great care, it's incredibly convenient....The care coordinators and nursing staff at SIRM-St. Louis are fantastic...It's a completely different scenario at SIRM...and much for the better. It's a sense of compassion and of comradery...Dr. Molina and her staff have a wonderful bedside manner.... without coverage, my cost would be around 11k/cycle.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
If Dr. Dayal has a weakness, I've not noted it yet. She has been encouraging, yet realistic. I feel as if I get a sufficient amount of her time and she does not rush appointments. I've not yet had a question posed to her that wasn't answered in detail. Her compassion is evident...you can tell that it's not just a numbers game to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Try Dr. Dayal FIRST. Oh I wish someone had told me that prior to doing my first IVF round. Dr. Dayal's focus is on a customized plan that works best for YOUR body, not a one-size-fits-all approach that I've experienced elsewhere.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr. Molina and her staff have a wonderful bedside manner. This is my 2nd center and I'm shocked at the difference in care between the two.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amanda Tayon)
The care coordinators and nursing staff at SIRM-St. Louis are fantastic. For example, in my previous cycle prior to coming to SIRM, I was in my RE doctor's office once. I only communicated via email with my coordinator. I felt like a number. It's a completely different scenario at SIRM...and much for the better. It's a sense of compassion and of comradery.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Absolutely nothing is negative about SIRM. In fact, you can now do both your ultrasounds and your blood work in their office! It's not only great care, it's incredibly convenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
I have insurance coverage, but I have to say that without coverage, my cost would be around 11k/cycle. Note that I'm on an estrogen priming cycle, so my meds are expensive.
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
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
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
2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IUI
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the first consult, she [Dr. Molina Dayal] explained things in detail while making them easy to understand. She was open about our course of treatment and made sure we had realistic expectations while showing true empathy for us...Dr Dayal understands how hard infertility is not only physically, but emotionally. She always made sure we were comfortable with the course of treatment and that we understood each step of the process. This was our first experience with fertility treatments, and she respected how overwhelming the whole process can be.
All of the staff [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was excellent! The majority of my visits were with Dr Dayal 1:1, but the nurses were always available to answer questions and provide medication instructions as well as warm wishes...Appointments ran smoothly and on time. Small office made visits more comfortable...IUI cycle and monitoring was $1000 plus meds, insurance covered all by $25 copay for visits during medicated cycles. Medications cost between $150-500 per cycle
How was your experience with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Dr Dayal understands how hard infertility is not only physically, but emotionally. She always made sure we were comfortable with the course of treatment and that we understood each step of the process. This was our first experience with fertility treatments, and she respected how overwhelming the whole process can be.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
Be patient, and trust her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Molina Dayal at STL Fertility?
From the first consult, she explained things in detail while making them easy to understand. She was open about our course of treatment and made sure we had realistic expectations while showing true empathy for us.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Cycle monitoring, femara (increasing dosages through cycles to achieve optimal follicle counts), hmg injections to stimulate follicle growth as needed, ovidrel trigger shot to induce ovulation. Positive, viable pregnancy occurred in the 6th cycle
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
All of the staff was excellent! The majority of my visits were with Dr Dayal 1:1, but the nurses were always available to answer questions and provide medication instructions as well as warm wishes
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Appointments ran smoothly and on time. Small office made visits more comfortable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal at STL Fertility.
IUI cycle and monitoring was $1000 plus meds, insurance covered all by $25 copay for visits during medicated cycles. Medications cost between $150-500 per cycle
10
Doctor
Molina Dayal
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
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
5 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
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
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?
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?
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?
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 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.
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.
None
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility.
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
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
At the outset we thought the doctor [Dr. Barry Witten] was very professional although a man of few words. Over the course of the following few months, as we started to visit more and more we found ourselves getting comfortable with his particular style....Everything was explained in a personable way and over the months of visiting, we felt like we knew them. There was a congratulatory call upon discovering pregnancy and he seemed genuinely happy for us.
Mickey [nurse at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was nice, however was unorganized and didn't have us follow the initial steps in proper order. Calendar management was extremely confusing and could have been communicated better to us...Everything was explained in a personable way and over the months of visiting, we felt like we knew them. There was a congratulatory call upon discovering pregnancy and he seemed genuinely happy for us.
How was your experience with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
At the outset we thought the doctor was very professional although a man of few words. Over the course of the following few months, as we started to visit more and more we found ourselves getting comfortable with his particular style.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
I don't have any advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility?
Everything was explained in a personable way and over the months of visiting, we felt like we knew them. There was a congratulatory call upon discovering pregnancy and he seemed genuinely happy for us.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten (retired) used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
The estrogen intramuscular injections (2 Ml) daily was tough to get through for a period of about 6-8 weeks. They produced the desired outcome but it is a long and sometimes painful commitment. The subcutaneous injections were easier to tolerate, however this too was a daily commitment. There were so many drugs needed, I couldn't possibly list all of them and their dosages. Lupron, Gonal, Estradiol, dexamethasone, suppositories, are just some of what I took.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Mickey)
Mickey was nice, however was unorganized and didn't have us follow the initial steps in proper order. Calendar management was extremely confusing and could have been communicated better to us.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Amy was professional and a very kind and relatable down to earth kind of person. She was always available for questions and support.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten (retired) at STL Fertility.
No idea. We got hit with so many bills from so many different places it was impossible to keep track of.
10
Doctor
Barry Witten (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
Tubal Blockage
Black or African-American
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Maureen [Dr. Schulte] was a very knowledgeable,sweet patient and understandable doctor who showed compassion and informed me of all the good and bad. Any questions I had she answered them truthfully but delicately. I could tell that she wasn’t there just for a pay check she didn’t rush me at all and made me feel very comfortable. She takes good care of her patients and respects there feelings and privacy.
Every one who worked in the [STL Fertility] clinic was very friendly, respectful, and jolly. Everyone was hands on and ready to assist you with whatever help they could without hesitation. The Office was nice and clean, smelled good and it was very quiet. Doctors were knowledgeable, patient and compassionate...She [Dr. Schulte] was very friendly, she explained everything step by step she answered all my questions, all the possible risk and she didn’t rush through our appointment she was very informative knowledgeable respectful and sympathetic. Great bedside manner.
How was your experience with Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility?
Maureen was a very knowledgeable,sweet patient and understandable doctor who showed compassion and informed me of all the good and bad. Any questions I had she answered them truthfully but delicately. I could tell that she wasn’t there just for a pay check she didn’t rush me at all and made me feel very comfortable. She takes good care of her patients and respects there feelings and privacy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility?
If you’re looking for a compassionate understanding Doctor who cares about you & the making of a family this is the doctor to go too.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility?
She was very friendly, she explained everything step by step she answered all my questions, all the possible risk and she didn’t rush through our appointment she was very informative knowledgeable respectful and sympathetic. Great bedside manner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
Very respectable and friendly
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Every one who worked in the clinic was very friendly, respectful, and jolly. Everyone was hands on and ready to assist you with whatever help they could without hesitation. The Office was nice and clean, smelled good and it was very quiet. Doctors were knowledgeable, patient and compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Maureen "Moe" Schulte at STL Fertility.
If I can remember correctly for an IUI it was going to be 2500
10
Doctor
Maureen "Moe" Schulte
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
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