Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 18%8.1
64% strongly recommend
79 reviews
LGBTQ+ Competent Care
LGBTQ+ Competent Care

Based on reviews from the LGBTQ+ community.

Humanity
7.7
7.7
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.2
8.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.1
6.1
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
7.7
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
American U. Of Beirut
Residency
Yale
Fellowship
Yale

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Nicholas Shamma works in 4 offices at

IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 21%7.9

Explore Clinic
Bloomfield Hills
37000 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Saginaw
5400 Mackinaw Rd
Saginaw, MI 48604
Ypsilanti
3145 Clark Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Sylvania
6711 Monroe St.
Sylvania, OH 43560
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79 patient reviews

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2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 27 - 28
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Nicholas Shamma] is very honest and realistic. When we were told that my husband had no sperm, it was a shock to us and we cried in his office. He told us not to give up and even told my husband “I’m going to tell you like I’d tell my son, we will fix this someway” it was a very genuine moment with him.... He’s very forward, don’t get upset by the way he delivers results. He’s trying to get answers and doesn’t allow emotion to get in his way.
We dealt with a lot of nurses in the office [IVF Michigan]. Some were very kind and compassionate while others were down right rude and condescending. They’d give you a packet of information and then briefly explain it, if you had questions it was like they’re were annoyed. Very discouraging. Insult to injury. They didn’t care that we were grieving the loss of our future children.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He is very honest and realistic. When we were told that my husband had no sperm, it was a shock to us and we cried in his office. He told us not to give up and even told my husband “I’m going to tell you like I’d tell my son, we will fix this someway” it was a very genuine moment with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He’s very forward, don’t get upset by the way he delivers results. He’s trying to get answers and doesn’t allow emotion to get in his way.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
It was very nice that the dr treated us well. He explained what we would need to do and he was very honest with what our outcome was looking like. However, his staff, nurses, are very rude if you call with a question. They treat you like you’re stupid and talk down to you. Very discouraging.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We dealt with a lot of nurses in the office. Some were very kind and compassionate while others were down right rude and condescending. They’d give you a packet of information and then briefly explain it, if you had questions it was like they’re were annoyed. Very discouraging. Insult to injury. They didn’t care that we were grieving the loss of our future children.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Be prepared for the bluntness of this clinic. They can be great and helpful but they don’t really care about your feelings. Not much emotional support. You will get the answers you are looking for, even if they aren’t what you’re hoping for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Our insurance covered everything for diagnosis. IVF cycle quote we got was over $14,000
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27 - 30
1 IVF
Anovulation
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
5 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
After a thorough work up we met with him and he [Dr Nicholas Shamma] told us that IVF was our only option (due to my specific problem). He was patient and kind, answered all of our questions. Never made us to feel that he had a waiting room full of people on his mind. He was also upfront about what we should expect. Because Dr Shamma has many satellite locations in Michigan and Ohio, he is only in Saginaw every Monday.
IVF requires frequent labs and ultrasounds so there were lots of interactions with nurses. Lori and Betsy [at IVF Michigan] were fantastic and made the process SO much easier. They would call you same day with lab results and were always available. Betsy even met me at the office at 5:30pm on the night of her sons high school graduation to assess an allergic reaction I was having to the progesterone in oil. I can't say enough about the office staff. I have completed my IVF and TTC journey but hope that others considering the process will be so lucky as to choose Dr Shammas office. You won'
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I went to Dr Shamma when I was 26. I knew I would have trouble getting pregnant but being a healthy and young I didn't think IVF was in my future. After a thorough work up we met with him and he told us that IVF was our only option (due to my specific problem). He was patient and kind, answered all of our questions. Never made us to feel that he had a waiting room full of people on his mind. He was also upfront about what we should expect. Because Dr Shamma has many satellite locations in Michigan and Ohio, he is only in Saginaw every Monday.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He was kind and positive. His demeanor was very caring.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
IVF requires frequent labs and ultrasounds so there were lots of interactions with nurses. Lori and Betsy were fantastic and made the process SO much easier. They would call you same day with lab results and were always available. Betsy even met me at the office at 5:30pm on the night of her sons high school graduation to assess an allergic reaction I was having to the progesterone in oil. I can't say enough about the office staff. I have completed my IVF and TTC journey but hope that others considering the process will be so lucky as to choose Dr Shammas office. You won't be sorry.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Total cost for a fresh cycle in 2012 was ~12-15k with drugs and for a frozen cycle in 2014 was ~10k
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
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
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Bloomfield Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
Surrogacy
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
1st of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Shamma] prefers single transfers, however is open to multiple transfers. Depending on the quality of the uterus and quality of the embryos...Always starting on a birth control regimen and then into a protocol of steroids, anabiotic’s, injections and assisting medications. Protocol altered when setbacks occurred. The doctor is always proactive in his treatments...Compassionate, caring, unbelievably knowledgeable and brilliant.
Nursing staff [at IVF Michigan], wonderful. Office staff could use some improvement. All questions are always answered efficiently, calls and emails returned in a timely manner, paperwork and any testing required all done efficiently. The office staff seems as though it’s changing Frequently and the personal touch and care is missed...He [Dr. Shamma] prefers single transfers, however is open to multiple transfers.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Compassionate, caring, unbelievably knowledgeable and brilliant. My fave:proactive. He goes above and beyond to set and exceed expectations. Throughout every step of the way he’s helpful and kind. All questions always answered, statistics to prove history, experience and how he foresees treatment and transfers outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Go for it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He’s the best thing since sliced bread. No joke.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
Always starting on a birth control regimen and then into a protocol of steroids, anabiotic’s, injections and assisting medications. Protocol altered when setbacks occurred. The doctor is always proactive in his treatments
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Megan)
Wonderful, warm and caring
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr., incredible. Nursing staff, wonderful. Office staff could use some improvement. All questions are always answered efficiently, calls and emails returned in a timely manner, paperwork and any testing required all done efficiently. The office staff seems as though it’s changing Frequently and the personal touch and care is missed.
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
He prefers single transfers, however is open to multiple transfers. Depending on the quality of the uterus and quality of the embryos
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
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
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 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.

2014 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 28 - 32
1 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
2nd of 2 Docs
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Shamma is amazing at what he does. He takes his job very seriously. He wants his patients to be successful while also maintaining patient safety.... Medications were ordered based on my needs. However, labwork is always on a "no news is good news" basis. Leaving room for error.... I had a cancelled FET. Dr. Shamma increased medications for my next FET.... The nurses and surgical techs are great at Bloomfield Hills. Tori is AMAZING!!!! The clinic is organized. Planning can be difficult for procedures because scheduling is done the day before.
Treatment at IVF Michigan is VERY expensive! Discounts are given to certain people throughout treatment. Not sure how those are always given. FET is over $6000 with nothing included other than the transfer.... The nurses and surgical techs are great at Bloomfield Hills. Tori is AMAZING!!!! The clinic is organized. Planning can be difficult for procedures because scheduling is done the day before.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma is amazing at what he does. He takes his job very seriously. He wants his patients to be successful while also maintaining patient safety. However, the cost is a significant concern with continued care with Dr. Shamma.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Be prepared for high cost treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Medications were ordered based on my needs. However, labwork is always on a "no news is good news" basis. Leaving room for error.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
I had a cancelled FET. Dr. Shamma increased medications for my next FET.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Megan and Brittany are amazing.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The nurses and surgical techs are great at Bloomfield Hills. Tori is AMAZING!!!! The clinic is organized. Planning can be difficult for procedures because scheduling is done the day before. I have nothing more to say about the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Treatment at IVF Michigan is VERY expensive! Discounts are given to certain people throughout treatment. Not sure how those are always given. FET is over $6000 with nothing included other than the transfer.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
They operate the lab results on a "no news is good news" basis. Seems unprofoessional considering the cost of IVF treatment at IVF Michigan.
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Anovulation
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr Shamma had a more aggressive, let's try everything approach. This was very much what we needed at the time after some big setbacks with previous experiences. If it had been our first experience U may have felt that he was overly aggressive, but it was what we needed at the time.... Maybe not the fuzziest person, but a good and kind doctor.... We did everything this round.. including pgs, uterine procedures, and higher doses of hormones
The head nurse [at IVF Michigan-Ypsilanti] made an effort to communicate regularly with us. After a negative experience with another clinic we really needed some extra care. It wasnt perfect but they made every effort and we were much happier with our experience this time around.... I think going into any IVF experience you need to be prepared and ready to advocate for yourself. Dont be afraid to speak up. They tend to only gice.the information they deem necessary so if you want more info you have to ask.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma had a more aggressive, let's try everything approach. This was very much what we needed at the time after some big setbacks with previous experiences. If it had been our first experience U may have felt that he was overly aggressive, but it was what we needed at the time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Maybe not the fuzziest person, but a good and kind doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
The head nurse made an effort to communicate regularly with us. After a negative experience with another clinic we really needed some extra care. It wasnt perfect but they made every effort and we were much happier with our experience this time around.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
We did everything this round.. including pgs, uterine procedures, and higher doses of hormones
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We had mixed experiences with the nursing staff
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
I think going into any IVF experience you need to be prepared and ready to advocate for yourself. Dont be afraid to speak up. They tend to only gice.the information they deem necessary so if you want more info you have to ask.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Psg, all procedures and medications.. everything together at the end of the day we paid about $30,000
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We did PSG and only had one viable embryo
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Ypsilanti
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 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
8
NPS
8
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Shamma was kind and extremely well-versed in the field. With a diagnosis of unexplained pregnancy loss he did seem quick to conclude that i would be unable to carry my own pregnancy without further tests and trials. Once i miscarried there was no follow up from Dr Shamma or his staff, which was disappointing.... MTHFR treatment Folic Acid Factor 8 treatment Lovenex
Overall a very good clinic, [IVF Michigan] great staff, very helpful and knowledgeable. There are many options for fertility meds, be sure to do your research on meds as well as financial assistance available for fertility programs.... The entire nurse staff was outstanding!... MTHFR treatment Folic Acid Factor 8 treatment Lovenex... Dr Shamma and his staff were very personable, kind and helpful.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma was kind and extremely well-versed in the field. With a diagnosis of unexplained pregnancy loss he did seem quick to conclude that i would be unable to carry my own pregnancy without further tests and trials. Once i miscarried there was no follow up from Dr Shamma or his staff, which was disappointing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He is known to be one of the best, he and is staff are great but if your case is not clear cut it wouldn’t be my top recommendation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma and his staff were very personable, kind and helpful.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
MTHFR treatment Folic Acid Factor 8 treatment Lovenex
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Brittany)
The entire nurse staff was outstanding!
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Overall a very good clinic, great staff, very helpful and knowledgeable. There are many options for fertility meds, be sure to do your research on meds as well as financial assistance available for fertility programs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
About $30,000
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr Shamma did recommend a single transfer however as newlyweds & hoping to be first time parents in our mid to late 30s we were eager and opted for 2 embryos. We lost 1 at 9weeks and the other at 10.5weeks.
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
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.

2013, Successful
NPS
4
NPS
3
Age 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
For most of the appointments I saw the nurse. Procedures like retreat all are not performed in our area so we had to travel 2 hours.... Dr Shamma pushed for an eset... We were told we had 5 embryos but in reality the document's show 4. We never were called with an embryology report and it took 2 hours of calls the day before transfer to determine if we even had embros to transfer.
[IVF Michigan- Sylvania has a] Great team but lacks communication between department's or to patients everyone is compassionate, and caring. There is only one procedure center that all patients must go to regardless of the distance..... The embryology department did not communicate at all. We were given much different information that what is written in the record
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
There is only one clinic in the area so the prices are high. We had an overall good experience at the clinic but a tremendous amount of difficulty with the embryology lab. For most of the appointments I saw the nurse. Procedures like retreat all are not performed in our area so we had to travel 2 hours.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
The embryology department did not communicate at all. We were given much different information that what is written in the record
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
I can't remember my protocols
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Eric )
We saw Erin, who is not at the clinic any longer. She was awesome!
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Great team but lacks communication between department's or to patients everyone is compassionate, and caring. There is only one procedure center that all patients must go to regardless of the distance.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We had insurance at the time. We did look into FET and the cost is VERY high compared to other clinica.
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr Shamma pushed for an eset.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We were told we had 5 embryos but in reality the document's show 4. We never were called with an embryology report and it took 2 hours of calls the day before transfer to determine if we even had embros to transfer.
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
3
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 32
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Shamma] is very to the point, not a sweet overly loving guy. He wants answers and to make babies.... He is very well known for good results. He could have easily taken our money and done IVF without ever going into the reasons why it took so long to get pregnant and why we miscarried twins. He is very to the point, black and white. I was not sire what to expect at our initial consult but left feeling okay.
IVF Michigan has several locations which is nice, it has a great reputation and tries to offer competitive pricing for folks like me who has no insurance coverage. The staff is friendly, the office is open from 8-4 daily which is nice. They are courtesy billing our insurance just in case there is any chance of somthing being covered... I have only been to 2 appointments so far but I have worked with 2 nurses. Each is friendly and gives me fast answers to my worry wart questions.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He is very well known for good results. He could have easily taken our money and done IVF without ever going into the reasons why it took so long to get pregnant and why we miscarried twins. He is very to the point, black and white. I was not sire what to expect at our initial consult but left feeling okay.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Ask questions to make sure you are comfortable with all aspects of your care
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He is very to the point, not a sweet overly loving guy. He wants answers and to make babies.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
I have only been to 2 appointments so far but I have worked with 2 nurses. Each is friendly and gives me fast answers to my worry wart questions.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
IVF Michigan has several locations which is nice, it has a great reputation and tries to offer competitive pricing for folks like me who has no insurance coverage. The staff is friendly, the office is open from 8-4 daily which is nice. They are courtesy billing our insurance just in case there is any chance of somthing being covered
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Saginaw
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 29
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
My doctor [Dr. Shamma] understood my fertility issues and explained them to me as simply as possible. Everything was done in a timely manner and everyone was polite. Testing was done very accurately and precisely. I did not leave with any questions and felt like part of the family when I left.... I had ultrasounds performed, blood work done and my partner's semen checked. I did not receive any injections yet, that was my next step but I did not have the funds to start the process.
I did not notice any weaknesses, overall I felt like they [IVF Michigan] answered my questions and were very thorough when helping me and my family. I am very excited to continue on to the next steps of the IVF cycle with this clinic.ment....People took time out of their day to spend with me and made the entire experience very intimate and personable.... My doctor understood my fertility issues and explained them to me as simply as possible.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
My doctor understood my fertility issues and explained them to me as simply as possible. Everything was done in a timely manner and everyone was polite. Testing was done very accurately and precisely. I did not leave with any questions and felt like part of the family when I left.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
People took time out of their day to spend with me and made the entire experience very intimate and personable.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
I had ultrasounds performed, blood work done and my partner's semen checked. I did not receive any injections yet, that was my next step but I did not have the funds to start the process.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
appointPersonable, quick to get an appointment. I did not notice any weaknesses, overall I felt like they answered my questions and were very thorough when helping me and my family. I am very excited to continue on to the next steps of the IVF cycle with this clinic.ment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
$8800: $3000 for injections and $5800 for IVF procedure
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Saginaw
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Shamma seemed personable and skilled. I felt confident under his care and felt that he was always honest with me. His experience showed and I was happy we only had to do one cycle to become pregnant. Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I plan to use him in the future with our frozen embryos.... He strongly encouraged single embryo transfer with donor, but was willing to do up to two if the patient wished.
The aesthetics of the Ann Arbor office [IVF Michigan] weren’t great, but the West Bloomfield office was beautiful. This is where the procedure was done. I will use the West Bloomfield office in the future. Staff were all great.... They were always willing to answer questions and called back promptly if I left a message. They were compassionate and helped ease my fears with the process.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma seemed personable and skilled. I felt confident under his care and felt that he was always honest with me. His experience showed and I was happy we only had to do one cycle to become pregnant. Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. I plan to use him in the future with our frozen embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Trust your doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He was caring and empathetic
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
They were always willing to answer questions and called back promptly if I left a message. They were compassionate and helped ease my fears with the process.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The aesthetics of the Ann Arbor office weren’t great, but the West Bloomfield office was beautiful. This is where the procedure was done. I will use the West Bloomfield office in the future. Staff were all great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Insurance covered dr visits and tests, but not the IVF procedure or donor costs
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
He strongly encouraged single embryo transfer with donor, but was willing to do up to two if the patient wished.
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Ypsilanti
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 29
1 IVF
Endometriosis
PCOS
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He was a very proficient doctor, and I would recommend him to a friend. I am very happy with the result, but as I said I did often feel rushed. He was very clear about treatment and expectations. I wanted to transfer twins and am glad he talked me out of it because I had a difficult pregnancy, due to my size (very petite)... The office visits as well as ultrasound appointments always felt rushed, but when ever I spoke to him about concerns he gave me ample time and appeared to really care.
This clinic [IVF Michigan] was good. They did a great job at communication and most of the people I worked with really seemed sensitive and caring, which is important because IVF is so stressful and tiring, and expensive... They whole nursing staff was amazing, but the boss nurse Cathy was really uniquely great... Don't let the brevity of appointment with the doctor discourage you
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He was a very proficient doctor, and I would recommend him to a friend. I am very happy with the result, but as I said I did often feel rushed. He was very clear about treatment and expectations. I wanted to transfer twins and am glad he talked me out of it because I had a difficult pregnancy, due to my size (very petite)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Don't let the brevity of appointment with the doctor discourage you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
The office visits as well as ultrasound appointments always felt rushed, but when ever I spoke to him about concerns he gave me ample time and appeared to really care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Cathy)
They whole nursing staff was amazing, but the boss nurse Cathy was really uniquely great.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
This clinic was good. They did a great job at communication and most of the people I worked with really seemed sensitive and caring, which is important because IVF is so stressful and tiring, and expensive
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
8
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Ypsilanti
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
5
Age 31
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
East Asian
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Consultant
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Shamma was great and compassionate. He was gentle and easy to talk to. He made me feel at ease about what was happening. He gave me an amazing opportunity. The care he gave was exceptional. Dr. Shamma wants the best for you and your dreams.... Dr. Shamma was great, but his staff kept me in the dark about my treatments and all the details of what was really happening.... Instead of the staff calling you on updates, you had to call them constantly.
Not for your average joe. The clinic [IVF Michigan] is tailored towards individuals with a lot of money. They don't want you using your neighborhood pharmacy but rather the extremely expensive pharmacy. Instead of the staff calling you on updates, you had to call them constantly.... Dr. Shamma was great, but his staff kept me in the dark about my treatments and all the details of what was really happening.... Dr. Shamma was great and compassionate
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma was great and compassionate. He was gentle and easy to talk to. He made me feel at ease about what was happening. He gave me an amazing opportunity. The care he gave was exceptional. Dr. Shamma wants the best for you and your dreams.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Ask stupid questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma was great, but his staff kept me in the dark about my treatments and all the details of what was really happening.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Not for your average joe. The clinic is tailored towards individuals with a lot of money. They don't want you using your neighborhood pharmacy but rather the extremely expensive pharmacy. Instead of the staff calling you on updates, you had to call them constantly.
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
5
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
2 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
3 of 5
5
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Bloomfield Hills
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 27 - 29
2 IVF
Surrogacy
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Shamma is extremely knowledgeable and forth coming. He knows what is best for his patients and does his best to accommodate. The only negative is that he is only in the office [IVF Michigan] 1 day a week so your schedule is dependent on him...He aware that the schedule will not go as planned...They took on too many patients. Everyone was very friendly but always felt rushed!...[Nursing staff] Very friendly but sometimes wasn't the best source of knowledge...
Dr Shamma is extremely knowledgeable and forth coming. He knows what is best for his patients and does his best to accommodate. The only negative is that he is only in the office [IVF Michigan] 1 day a week so your schedule is dependent on him...He aware that the schedule will not go as planned...They took on too many patients. Everyone was very friendly but always felt rushed!...[Nursing staff] Very friendly but sometimes wasn't the best source of knowledge...
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma is extremely knowledgeable and forth coming. He knows what is best for his patients and does his best to accommodate. The only negative is that he is only in the office 1 day a week so your schedule is dependent on him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He aware that the schedule will not go as planned
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
They took on too many patients. Everyone was very friendly but always felt rushed!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Very friendly but sometimes wasn't the best source of knowledge
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
60k
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Failed to call with results
9
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 36
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt like he [Dr. Nicholas Shamma] treated me and my partner well...After [he] reviewed my patient history he said the only and best thing left to do would be IVF. He answered my questions...He went over things step by step and I am grateful that he and his staff took the time...[new patient advice] Have your questions ready
[nurses of IVF Michigan] Have been so kind and even after my appt they answer and return my phonecalls promptly and answer any questions I have...IVF will cost us about $14,700 not including other meds i will need for this procedure. They did direct to me to loan options and possibly pay 70% first and then pay the rest in a payment plan...
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I had one consultation with Dr Shamma. I was seeing my OBGYN before him and was referred there because I am 35 and have not been able to get pregnant for multiple years. After Dr Shamma reviewed my patient history he said the only and best thing left to do would be IVF. He answered my questions. The only thing that horribly embarrassed me was he brought up how i had clyamidia when i was 19 years old in front of my partner and my partner had no idea i had that so long ago( which i wasnt hiding from my partner but it just never came up as i had starting dating my partner at age 30).My partner didnt care but none the less it was very embarrassing. I understand it was probably necessary though, I dont know. He went over things step by step and I am grateful that he and his staff took the time to see because i had been trying to get it to see a fertility doctor for some time. Thanku
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Have your questions ready, for him or any physician
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I felt like he treated me and my partner well. He was to the point and said the next and best step would be IVF. It was just very upsetting to hear because we do not have the money for IVF and have desperately wanted to start a family now for years. I liked and appreciated Dr Shamma, thankyou.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
I had fertility injections and oral medications with my OBGYN before i was referred to Dr Shamma.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
They are wonderful. They answered all my questions. Have been so kind and even after my appt they answer and return my phonecalls promptly and answer any questions I have. They have been great.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
I had a great experience and appreciate them. No weaknesses really come to mind. I just appreciate them seeing me within a short amount of time when i called for my first appointment. And was so greatful they told me the best way to achieve our dream of having a child, even if we cant afford it as this infertility journey has been a rough one as im sure it is for everyone who goes through it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
I just know IVF will cost us about $14,700 not including other meds i will need for this procedure. They did direct to me to loan options and possibly pay 70% first and then pay the rest in a payment plan
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
N/A
9
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
When we first went in for our consultation we were scared and had no idea what to expect. He [Dr. Nicholas Shamma] was very compassionate...We trusted him because before even knowing if we wanted to continue he gave us our next steps and course of treatment. He was just as eager as we were...He let us know they would not transfer more then two and the risks of transferring two. More often then not they only transfer one.
They [IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] give you so so much information when you go in each time and it is overwhelming but that's why they give you a folder with everything they went over so you can go back and review. They always greeted me with a smile even just for bloodwork. My only complaint would be the lady in charge of the financial part...They gave us resources to contact in order to get our costs down as well as different ways we could finance
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
When we first went in for our consultation we were scared and had no idea what to expect. He was very compassionate! I started crying and he handed me tissues and said that's why he's here. We really needed hope and to feel positive when we left there and we did. We trusted him because before even knowing if we wanted to continue he gave us our next steps and course of treatment. He was just as eager as we were!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Go with your gut feeling ! You'll have so many people trying to lead you in different directions. No one knows what's best for you only you do!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
This office is so busy trying to make all of our dreams come true which I can absolutely appreciate! You know they need to get you in and out but any questions we had they answered and took the time to explain until we fully understood
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
So during my injections after being in and out of the doctors office during they wanted me to take double of my cetrotide because they were worried about me ovulating so they wanted to prevent me from ovulating too early
Describe your experience with your nurse at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Brittney )
She was amazing and always made us feel very comfortable! We were probably annoying with all of our questions and calls but she knew the answer, our timeline, next steps etc before even checking (she still did though) It made us feel like she cared just as much as we do. She also reassured us during the process and gave tips and tricks of what worked well for her when she went through this process herself!
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
They give you so so much information when you go in each time and it is overwhelming but that's why they give you a folder with everything they went over so you can go back and review. They always greeted me with a smile even just for bloodwork. My only complaint would be the lady in charge of the financial part. Yes it's overwhelming but when I asked her a question on a payment she said well if your husband get be there on that given day it will be another $700 for donor sperm ! YIKES , she wasn't a nurse though !
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
It was going to be around $17k we had a really hard time swallowing that amount but are eager to start our family. They gave us resources to contact in order to get our costs down as well as different ways we could finance !
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
He let us know they would not transfer more then two and the risks of transferring two. More often then not they only transfer one.
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
6 Fertility Medications
Black or African-American
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
When we first meet Dr. Shamma he was so excited to have the opportunity to help us. He walked us through the treatment plan and let us know exactly what and why he was recommending that pacific treatment plan. Next he introduced us to his staff and let us know who everyone was. It was if we were his only patients...He suggested that we do IVF but unfortunately we couldn't afford to at that point. So he and his staff let us know about every type of way that we could possibly get financial aid.
From the first time we walked in [to IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] the nurses were so sweet and kind. Greeting us and letting us know where to sign in and how long our wait would be...only weakness is the parking lot was small and finding a place to park was a little difficult...introduced us to a financial coordinator who walked us through page by page of what the cost would be talked us through everything.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Ever heard the saying " I wouldn't wish that on my worse enemy" Well I would wish Dr. Shamma and his staff on my worse enemy. They were amazing from the first time meeting with them and up til now. When we first meet Dr. Shamma he was so excited to have the opportunity to help us. He walked us through the treatment plan and let us know exactly what and why he was recommending that pacific treatment plan. Next he introduced us to his staff and let us know who everyone was. It was if we were his only patients. We then were introduce to the nurse and the financial coordinator who walked us through the IVF process and what it entails and what we can expect. Then they answered every question we had. We then meet with Dr. Shamma again and he said he looks forward to seeing us again. We had such a wonderful and great experience. This is the reason we are planning on going back. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone else who might be in need of a GOOD fertility doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Trust that he knows what is best for you!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr.Shamma treated both my husband and I like we were human. Like part of a family. He made us feel really comfortable and welcome. I just wish he had the money to do more treatment with him. He started me on clomid and after being on that for two cycles I was surprised that we got pregnant. After going through so many IUI's and two other fertility doctor's one of which dropped us (because of retirement) in the middle of treatment. We wanted to get a regular doctor and unfortunately miscarried. We were devastated and upset that we didn't return to Dr. Shamma. We believe now more than ever that if we had we would have had a healthy pregnancy. We can't explain or decision to go to another doctor other than the fact that we were so over joyed to finally get a BFP that we wanted to have some sort of normalcy for a change and that was OUR mistake. Dr. Shamma and his whole staff were so accommodating that we are saving now so that we can go back and do our first IVF through him. We wouldn't go to any other doctor. We only wish now that we had know about Dr. Shamma sooner and had done our 3 IUI'S with him. Dr. Shamma is an amazing doctor and even after hearing of our miscarriage him and his staff were so understanding and showed so much compassion. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Shamma and I know that when we do it will result in a Rainbow baby. Thank you
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
He suggested that we do IVF but unfortunately we couldn't afford to at that point. So he and his staff let us know about every type of way that we could possibly get financial aid. Unfortunately we weren't eligible . So he recommended clomid and after two cycles to our surprise it was a success. I want anyone who reads this to understand that after going to two other fertility doctor's, being dropped by the first one in the middle of treatment, being treated like we didn't really matter by the second my husband and I were feeling so heartbroken and feeling like we couldn't fully trust ANYONE!! That even though Dr.Shamma was AMAZING and so was the whole experience. We had already gone through so much . That going to a great doctor after going through what we did it sort of ruined it for us . We had already put up a huge wall to protect ourselves. So when we did get pregnant we wanted to experience what it might be like to go to a regular OBGYN. That was our mistake. I know that anyone going through infertility is going to experience the same thing if you don't have the right doctor. We found the right doctor in Dr. Shamma but we're to scared, stupid, guarded or whatever you want to call it is what we were. We know now that if we were to get pregnant again we would RUN to his office and let them take care of us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
From the first time we walked in the nurses were so sweet and kind. Greeting us and letting us know where to sign in and how long our wait would be. After meeting with Dr. Shamma he introduced us one by one to his staff and let us know each of their positions there and how and when we would be working with them. Each nurse shook our hand and they all did so with a smile.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The only thing I can think of that is there only weakness is the parking lot was small and finding a place to park was a little difficult but after walking in a getting the greeting we got that became a distant memory.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
When we met with Dr Shamma he introduced us to a financial coordinator who walked us through page by page of what the cost would be talked us through everything. The caused associated with her care would be high but because of us coming in and knowing that our insurance didn't cover anything Dr Shamma was kind enough to give us a discount and also we were told that that cost wouldn't go up if we signed a paper stating that we had spoken with the financial coordinator which was really nice to we had been to our previous doctors and they didn't give us the same consideration.
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
No. Only because we never got the chance to go that far but look forward to when the time comes
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
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
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Bloomfield Hills
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 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Male Factor
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
1st of 2 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He didn't explain anything very much and just kept insisting upon IVF... Almost all appointments felt very rushed. Staff was very pushy and if you didn't agree with someone, you were talked down to. Dr. Shamma became visibly aggravated when you asked lots of questions. He pushed IVF down our throat without considering other options, which we found out later, there were other options.... Too be completely honest, I would tell anyone, even my worst enemy, to not go to Dr. Shamma for treatment.
We have nothing good to say about our experience with IVF-MI. It was bad all-round....Almost all appointments felt very rushed. Staff was very pushy and if you didn't agree with someone, you were talked down to. Dr. Shamma became visibly aggravated when you asked lots of questions. He pushed IVF down our throat without considering other options, which we found out later, there were other options.... He didn't explain anything very much and just kept insisting upon IVF
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Almost all appointments felt very rushed. Staff was very pushy and if you didn't agree with someone, you were talked down to. Dr. Shamma became visibly aggravated when you asked lots of questions. He pushed IVF down our throat without considering other options, which we found out later, there were other options.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Too be completely honest, I would tell anyone, even my worst enemy, to not go to Dr. Shamma for treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Almost all appointments felt very rushed. Staff was very pushy and if you didn't agree with someone, you were talked down to. Dr. Shamma became visibly aggravated when you asked lots of questions. He pushed IVF down our throat without considering other options, which we found out later, there were other options.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
He didn't explain anything very much and just kept insisting upon IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Almost all appointments felt very rushed. Staff was very pushy and if you didn't agree with someone, you were talked down to. Dr. Shamma became visibly aggravated when you asked lots of questions. He pushed IVF down our throat without considering other options, which we found out later, there were other options.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Almost all appointments felt very rushed. Staff was very pushy and if you didn't agree with someone, you were talked down to. Dr. Shamma became visibly aggravated when you asked lots of questions. He pushed IVF down our throat without considering other options, which we found out later, there were other options.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
With medications, $16,000+
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We have nothing good to say about our experience with IVF-MI. It was bad all-round.
0
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
0
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Shamma has been confident and re-assuring...has been a good communicator and able to explain the stages of the process without going over our heads...prefers to do single embryo transfers...was quick with the procedure, it was far less painful and he was able to see/explain why the previous procedure was likely hard on me
[IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] is very nice, things are clean and styled in a modern aesthetic...text message reminder about a recent appointment...nurses have been lovely. Very patient, and willing to answer my questions. They also are quick to email or call back...prefers to do single embryo transfers.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma has been confident and re-assuring throughout our interactions with him. He has been a good communicator and able to explain the stages of the process without going over our heads. Dr. Shamma was wonderful with me when I came into the office for my water sono, I previously had had a TERRIBLE experience with an HSG and was very nervous. He was quick with the procedure, it was far less painful and he was able to see/explain why the previous procedure was likely hard on me. So far a great experience.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I have had very good communication with the nurses via phone calls, emails and in person visits. Dr Shamma was also very cool, calm and collected when I met with him.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The nurses have been lovely. Very patient, and willing to answer my questions. They also are quick to email or call back.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Currently, there is major construction in the general area making it tricky to get to the parking lot. The clinic is very nice, things are clean and styled in a modern aesthetic. It is early in my cycle with the clinic, and I do not have experience else where to compare strengths and weaknesses. I did like the text message reminder about a recent appointment, however I wish it would have told me that my spouse was not able to join me. It was a quick water sono procedure so he waited in the car.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
13,000 for one rotund IVF with PGT-A testing, plus medications
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The nurse has told me he prefers to do single embryo transfers.
9
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2019, Consult
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 35
Uterine Fibroids
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Nicholas Shamma] rushed us through the whole session of about 20 mins and denied any other treatments except IVF without any valid reason. Bad bed side manners. He brought 2 resident docs and we politely said no and it threw him off. He mentioned 'Old Age' as one the reason for IVF even though I am 34. I requested for diagnosis and they provided an illegible doctors note handwritten. I will never recommend this doctor or his clinic to anyone...He even commented on how long we have been trying to conceive. His exact words were 'why are you not pregnant after trying for 1 year?'. Well, if we knew we never would have visited Dr Nicolas Shamma for consultation. We felt discriminated and he walked out immediately after ultrasound without explaining the diagnosis.
I requested for diagnosis and they [staff at IVF Michigan] provided an illegible doctors note handwritten. I will never recommend this doctor or his clinic to anyone...Diagnosis not explained and treatment suggested does not align...They do not have electronic records. Gives handwritten notes for ultrasound results. Totally illegible and waste. No one can do any research or further consultation with those. Will have to redo everything from scratch. what a waste of time and money!...He [Dr. Nicholas Shamma] rushed us through the whole session of about 20 mins and denied any other treatments except IVF without any valid reason. Bad bed side manners. He brought 2 resident docs and we politely said no and it threw him off. He mentioned 'Old Age' as one the reason for IVF even though I am 34. I requested for diagnosis and they provided an illegible doctors note handwritten. I will never recommend this doctor or his clinic to anyone...He even commented on how long we have been trying to conceive. His exact words were 'why are you not pregnant after trying for 1 year?'. Well, if we knew we never would have visited Dr Nicolas Shamma for consultation. We felt discriminated and he walked out immediately after ultrasound without explaining the diagnosis.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Bad bed side manners, rude and rushed us through the whole 20 min initial consultation. He stressed on age(I am 34) and gave age as the factor for suggesting IVF as the only course of treatment. He even commented on how long we have been trying to conceive. His exact words were 'why are you not pregnant after trying for 1 year?'. Well, if we knew we never would have visited Dr Nicolas Shamma for consultation. We felt discriminated and he walked out immediately after ultrasound without explaining the diagnosis.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
please go else where if you are in 30s and if it is your first visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He rushed us through the whole session of about 20 mins and denied any other treatments except IVF without any valid reason. Bad bed side manners. He brought 2 resident docs and we politely said no and it threw him off. He mentioned 'Old Age' as one the reason for IVF even though I am 34. I requested for diagnosis and they provided an illegible doctors note handwritten. I will never recommend this doctor or his clinic to anyone.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
No rationale, just told us IVF as treament because of age, I am 34.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Bad, we will not go back. They do not have electronic records. Gives handwritten notes for ultrasound results. Totally illegible and waste. No one can do any research or further consultation with those. Will have to redo everything from scratch. what a waste of time and money!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
expensive
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
none
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Diagnosis not explained and treatment suggested does not align
0
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
0
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Ypsilanti
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
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2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 27
Male Factor
PCOS
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
2 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Nicholas Shamma is] Always upfront about treatment and what to expect. Kept me positive when I felt unsure. He also recognizes how difficult the process is and supporter my partner and I through it. I’ve heard wonderful things which is why I decided to choose [him]...He’s provided a free semen analysis to my partner while we were trying to identify why I haven’t concieved. & a free consultation to discuss my options.
The clinic [at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] is supportive... I received a free semen analysis and consultation and I didn’t feel less due to being given a “coupon” every call to schedule something has been handled seamlessly...From billing, receptionist and nurses everyone has been so understanding and kind from the beginning.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Always upfront about treatment and what to expect. Kept me positive when I felt unsure. He also recognizes how difficult the process is and supporter my partner and I through it. I’ve heard wonderful things which is why I decided to choose Dr. Shamma.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Be fully transparent with him. He works with you as a person and not as a number which makes the process feel less scary and easier to accept.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He’s provided a free semen analysis to my partner while we were trying to identify why I haven’t concieved. & a free consultation to discuss my options.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
Still in the process of discussing which is our best option so I can’t fully say what route we will be going with
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
From billing, receptionist and nurses everyone has been so understanding and kind from the beginning.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The clinic is supportive. As mentioned before I received a free semen analysis and consultation and I didn’t feel less due to being given a “coupon” every call to schedule something has been handled seamlessly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Under review still
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
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
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
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
2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. shamma is very knowledgeable and good at what he does. He knew what was best for me based on my difficult medical history and I always felt like he cared what was best for me. His bedside manner was what I would hope for from a doctor while going through such an emotional time...You won’t see your actual doctor as often as one might think
You won’t see your actual doctor as often as one might think but his nursing staff at the Sylvania [IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] clinic is amazing! They are good at communicating in a timely manner. I dislike that because my spouse is not vaccinated (religious beliefs) he is not able to attend any visits or procedures with me.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. shamma is very knowledgeable and good at what he does. He knew what was best for me based on my difficult medical history and I always felt like he cared what was best for me. His bedside manner was what I would hope for from a doctor while going through such an emotional time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Your making a good choice choosing Dr. Shamma to help with your infertility journey
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Personable interactions with nurses and doctor. Doctor knew my case before coming to talk to me.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
You won’t see your actual doctor as often as one might think but his nursing staff at the Sylvania clinic is amazing! They are good at communicating in a timely manner. I dislike that because my spouse is not vaccinated (religious beliefs) he is not able to attend any visits or procedures with me.
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Due to my medical past we will only transfer one embryo because of my increased risk of going blind with a multiple pregnancy
What specific things went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Because of a medical condition I cannot take birth control so there were a few times in the very beginning that I was giving conflicting information that causes my start of IVF to be delayed almost a year.
9
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2019, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 30
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Shamma was very thorough in explaining why IUI wouldn't work for us. And explained what was going on with my husband and the male factor infertility. He even pulled up a slide show to show us proven facts. I didn't feel rushed I felt like we got the answers we needed to move on with this journey. ... Dr Shamma made us feel comfortable and understand why and what is going on with us. He laid out the plan and explained everything.
We meet with the nurse real quick. Wish I would of gotten some more time with them. But they did say call or email them with any questions or concerns. ... I did get all of my work up from OB/GYN and urology and send that information with my new patient paperwork , I wanted to make sure Dr Shamma had everything prior to my appointment. ... Dr Shamma did say he prefers single embroy transfer, due to high risk with twins ...
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma was very thorough in explaining why IUI wouldn't work for us. And explained what was going on with my husband and the male factor infertility. He even pulled up a slide show to show us proven facts. I didn't feel rushed I felt like we got the answers we needed to move on with this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Ask questions, he will answer them. Be up front and tell him what you were expecting and he will tell you why or why not that would work.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr Shamma made us feel comfortable and understand why and what is going on with us. He laid out the plan and explained everything.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
We are starting off with the seman analysis and HSG. We will be proceeding with Fresh/Frozen IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We meet with the nurse real quick. Wish I would of gotten some more time with them. But they did say call or email them with any questions or concerns.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr Shamma seems great, the staff is also very nice and caring. I did get all of my work up from OB/GYN and urology and send that information with my new patient paperwork , I wanted to make sure Dr Shamma had everything prior to my appointment.
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr Shamma did say he prefers single embroy transfer, due to high risk with twins
9
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Saginaw
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
5 of 5
2019, Consult
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 25
Male Factor
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We like him as a doctor [Doctor Nicholas Shamma] and like his aggressiveness to wanting to get us pregnant. ... He seemed to be very loving and caring of,his patients. ... He is confident in what hes doing and what he thinks will work best for us and our situation. ... Money is the only thing keeping us from moving forward as fast as we'd like.
One of the strengths to this Clinic [IVF Michigan] is their communication they were very well about getting back with me with my blood results and quotes on our IVF treatment. It would be great if they explored other options I would love to be able to try invocell but they don't offer that currently. ... We went into his Clinic thinking they were going to help us finance and after we got all the numbers they told us they only financed for 30% of the procedure the other 70% was due at the time of the treatment.... [nurses] Always nice but maybe a littlw overwhelmed or scatter brained at times?
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
We like him as a doctor and like his aggressiveness to wanting to get us pregnant. He is confident in what hes doing and what he thinks will work best for us and our situation. Money is the only thing holding us back from moving forward right away
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I would suggest looking into how you'll finance. We went into his Clinic thinking they were going to help us finance and after we got all the numbers they told us they only financed for 30% of the procedure the other 70% was due at the time of the treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He seemed to be very loving and caring of,his patients. Money is the only thing keeping us from moving forward as fast as we'd like.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Always nice but maybe a littlw overwhelmed or scatter brained at times?
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
One of the strengths to this Clinic is their communication they were very well about getting back with me with my blood results and quotes on our IVF treatment. It would be great if they explored other options I would love to be able to try invocell but they don't offer that currently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Are appointments for covered by your insurance so I'm not sure on the cost of those and he quoted us for IVF around 13,000
7
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Saginaw
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2010 - 2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 45 - 48
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
6th of 6 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We did not experience negativity or fed false promises [from Dr. Nicholas Shamma]...Empathy throughout, very supportive and optimistic... displayed the highest degree of professionalism and knowledge of the area of treatment. He is thorough and highly technical. We felt that we did break out of the commercial nature of IVF we had experienced with other specialists...We ended up having four embryos transferred in the last cycle that resulted in the live birth of our child.
The overall atmosphere of the clinic [IVF Michigan] is one that makes couples feel valued and respected throughout. They were always there to help. We did not experience negativity or fed false promises like the other clinics we had gone to and used. Although you end up paying a hefty amount of money, the positive result makes you forget all of that...Empathy throughout, very supportive and optimistic...[nurses were] Knowledgeable and systematic. They are well trained and give the impression that they have an excellent work relationship.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma displayed the highest degree of professionalism and knowledge of the area of treatment. He is thorough and highly technical. We felt that we did break out of the commercial nature of IVF we had experienced with other specialists.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Listen to what Dr. Shamma tells you to do and follow his instructions religiously. Make sure you take all of the vitamins, medications and adhere to preparatory protocols at least for a period of 6 months prior to the procedure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Empathy throughout, very supportive and optimistic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Knowledgeable and systematic. They are well trained and give the impression that they have an excellent work relationship.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The overall atmosphere of the clinic is one that makes couples feel valued and respected throughout. They were always there to help. We did not experience negativity or fed false promises like the other clinics we had gone to and used. Although you end up paying a hefty amount of money, the positive result makes you forget all of that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
12000
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
We ended up having four embryos transferred in the last cycle that resulted in the live birth of our child.
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Ypsilanti
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ+
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
European
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 4 Docs
5 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I was very please to see Dr. Shamma and be his patient. He dedicated all the time that I need to answer my questions and to support me in my decisions. He keep a nice smile in his face, giving you confidence and support. His staff is also amazing. Dr. Shamma is more than a doctor he is a caregiver...Bring your questions ready. He will answer it.
The [IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] clinic is amazing, very quiet building, nice parking lot. The front desk has a quick answer to you and everyone is so nice. They try to make your wait time be less as possible and keep things very smoothly. It is amazing how you are treat there...[The nursing staff] Very nice and gentle with you and the way that they informe you...They really took care of me and put all my needs first. It is an incredible clinic and I recommend for everyone.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I was very please to see Dr. Shamma and be his patient. He dedicated all the time that I need to answer my questions and to support me in my decisions. He keep a nice smile in his face, giving you confidence and support. His staff is also amazing. Dr. Shamma is more than a doctor he is a caregiver.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Bring your questions ready. He will answer it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
I feel so welcome at Dr. Shaman clinic. They really took care of me and put all my needs first. It is an incredible clinic and I recommend for everyone.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
So far I can't answer this questions because still very early in the treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
They are amazing. Very nice and gentle with you and the way that they informe you.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The clinic is amazing, very quiet building, nice parking lot. The front desk has a quick answer to you and everyone is so nice. They try to make your wait time be less as possible and keep things very smoothly. It is amazing how you are treat there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
about 21k for the entire treatment
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
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
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
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