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

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Shamma was able to adjust my schedule with ease when there were setbacks, he is compassionate and very trustworthy. He was always considerate to my fears and concerns and helped ease all of my worries. ... Dr. Shamma gave me the choice to do eSET or two embryos. ... Dr. Shamma treated me with respect, he was always willing to take time to explain every step of the process to me. ...
The clinic is very well organized, clean, and all of the staff is very friendly. I felt involved with my care plan and was able to schedule procedures at my own pace without pressure. I would highly recommend IVF Michigan. ... There are only two nurses that I worked with at the Ann Arbor office and they communicated well with each other. They were always willing to answer all of my questions and we’re very patient.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma was able to adjust my schedule with ease when there were setbacks, he is compassionate and very trustworthy. He was always considerate to my fears and concerns and helped ease all of my worries.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma treated me with respect, he was always willing to take time to explain every step of the process to me.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
There are only two nurses that I worked with at the Ann Arbor office and they communicated well with each other. They were always willing to answer all of my questions and we’re very patient.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The clinic is very well organized, clean, and all of the staff is very friendly. I felt involved with my care plan and was able to schedule procedures at my own pace without pressure. I would highly recommend IVF Michigan.
Describe Nicholas Shamma's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Dr. Shamma gave me the choice to do eSET or two embryos.
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
Ypsilanti
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
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Shamma set realistic expectations and goals. I felt confident in his expertise. He made what initially seemed like a scary process easy and not at all daunting. Unlike many physicians I felt like he was concerned about my discomfort and pain and was very considerate in helping manage my pain and discomfort. I never felt judged or like I was being talked down to.
Everyone at the [IVF Michigan Fertility Centers] clinic is considerate, compassionate, and makes patients feel like they matter. It was comforting the way they seemed to celebrate the victories every step of the way. Everyone was very respectful in answering all of our endless questions...The appointments were quick and straight forward. They did an awesome job getting you in and out so you could get on with your day.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma set realistic expectations and goals. I felt confident in his expertise. He made what initially seemed like a scary process easy and not at all daunting. Unlike many physicians I felt like he was concerned about my discomfort and pain and was very considerate in helping manage my pain and discomfort. I never felt judged or like I was being talked down to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Trust Dr. Shamma fully. If you are unsure of something ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Dr. Shamma was very compassionate
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Compassionate, thoughtful, they make you feel like you are the only patient that matters while providing care.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Everyone at the clinic is considerate, compassionate, and makes patients feel like they matter. It was comforting the way they seemed to celebrate the victories every step of the way. Everyone was very respectful in answering all of our endless questions.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
The appointments were quick and straight forward. They did an awesome job getting you in and out so you could get on with your day.
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
Saginaw
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.

2018, Consult
NPS
5
NPS
6
Age 33
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Nicholas Shamma] was very nice and made me feel comfortable. I just felt very rushed because we kept getting interrupted. I also went into the appointment with the intention of having to go through multiple tests before we would know anything and the next thing I knew, we were being signed up to start IVF the next day. I needed time to process everything and come back with my questions about IVF.
I thought the reception staff [at IVF Michigan Fertility Center] was very rude and not at all compassionate. They were not sensitive to things they should at least try to be and did not remember details on things I called and asked them about. They also seemed very disconnected to the rest of the office and what was going on...It felt very rushed during our Consultation and has left me feeling like I'm in limbo now. I'm not sure how to proceed or move forward at this point.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He was very nice and made me feel comfortable. I just felt very rushed because we kept getting interrupted. I also went into the appointment with the intention of having to go through multiple tests before we would know anything and the next thing I knew, we were being signed up to start IVF the next day. I needed time to process everything and come back with my questions about IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
Don't let him rush you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
It felt very rushed during our Consultation and has left me feeling like I'm in limbo now. I'm not sure how to proceed or move forward at this point.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
I only had one interaction with the nurse. She called me to go over results and got back with me.
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
I thought the reception staff was very rude and not at all compassionate. They were not sensitive to things they should at least try to be and did not remember details on things I called and asked them about. They also seemed very disconnected to the rest of the office and what was going on.
5
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
6
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Bloomfield Hills
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2019, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 25
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Shamma] was amazing listen to us gave us his personal thought on everything and was very thorough through everything Explained everything he was doing and why what our steps would be and how they would go about it...He is very honest about how he feels and about what he thinks very straight forward... They [IVF Michigan] knew who I was when I called and they gave us normal terminology
They [IVF Michigan] knew who I was when I called and they gave us normal terminology... Would be a lot better if everything could be done there, so you didn’t have to worry about travel all the staff is very knowledgeable With everything in there and all the medicine and injections that you would be receiving for your ivf... 20,000 dollars needed to get a loan and couldn’t that is why we could further it
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He was amazing listen to us gave us his personal thought on everything and was very thorough through everything Explained everything he was doing and why what our steps would be and how they would go about it
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
He is very honest about how he feels and about what he thinks very straight forward
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers?
They knew who I was when I called and they gave us normal terminology
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Very friendly and made you feel like family
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
Would be a lot better if everything could be done there, so you didn’t have to worry about travel all the staff is very knowledgeable With everything in there and all the medicine and injections that you would be receiving for your ivf
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma at IVF Michigan Fertility Centers.
20,000 dollars needed to get a loan and couldn’t that is why we could further it
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan Fertility Centers
Sylvania
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5