Shvetha Zarek

Arbor Fertility

Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 91%Neutral: 9%9.7
91% strongly recommend
37 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
9.6
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.7
8.7
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.

LGBTQ+ Care
10
10
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Responsiveness
8.4
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
U. of Virginia
Residency
George Washington
Fellowship
National Inst of Health

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
Shvetha Zarek works at

Arbor Fertility
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 100%9.2

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St. Peters
5401 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Ste 201
St. Peters, MO 63376
St. Charles
1360 S 5th St Suite, 104
St. Charles, MO 63301
Fenton
794 Gravois Bluffs Blvd C
Fenton, MO 63026
Chesterfield
15320 Conway Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Columbia
3600 Interstate 70 Dr SE Suite F
Columbia, MO 65201
Creve Coeur
10420 Old Olive Street
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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37 patient reviews

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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Zarek always greets us warmly even if just passing us by in the waiting room. She is straightforward and presents information truly with the heart of a teacher. She also is very easy to get in touch with and encourages us to text her with any questions or concerns...presented us with written and verbal education on exactly what was happening at that time (I had an endometrioma that had encapsulated one of my ovaries) and what our options were going forward.
The clinic [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, provides a calming environment...the waiting room is rather small, so it can be uncomfortable at more busy times, but overall they tend to get people moved out of the waiting room and into offices/exam rooms quite quickly...communication through the healthcare portal has also been excellent!...usually have to leave a message at the office as opposed to someone answering, but they do always get back to me within the hour.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
When first meeting Dr Zarek my husband and I had no idea what to truly expect. Dr Zarek talked with us for close to an hour, and presented us with written and verbal education on exactly what was happening at that time (I had an endometrioma that had encapsulated one of my ovaries) and what our options were going forward. She fully explained the process and what her recommendations would be for fertility treatment in the future. She has been consistent with treatment plans and education. Unfortunately each IUI up to date has failed to result in a preganance, and Dr Zarek has checked in on each testing day and provided me with compassionate encouragement with each failed test, as well as laying out a hopeful and simple plan for what is next. I believe Dr Zarek's strengths include her love of people and passion for helping those attempting to start/grow a family. She is articulate and clear, with consistent plans and information, which are very important to me. I would say the only weakness I have noticed is that she can be somewhat rushed at times due to busy clinic schedule, but I would add the caveat that I have never felt hurried or pushed aside even when I can tell she is quite busy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Bring a notepad and writing materials, you will be provided with a lot of information and if you're like me, you will want to take notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek always greets us warmly even if just passing us by in the waiting room. She is straightforward and presents information truly with the heart of a teacher. She also is very easy to get in touch with and encourages us to text her with any questions or concerns.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
For both IUIs Dr Zarek put me on Letrozole to help with stimulating follicle growth, and then Ovidrel to stimulate ovulation. Both times were correct and needed for the most successful ovulation possible. I did ovulate at the proper time and at the time IUI was completed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Al of the nursing staff I have met have been so friendly and caring. They also do well explaining any processes or tasks to us that we may need to complete. They're written communication through the healthcare portal has also been excellent!
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic atmosphere is very warm and welcoming, provides a calming environment. One weakness is that the waiting room is rather small, so it can be uncomfortable at more busy times, but overall they tend to get people moved out of the waiting room and into offices/exam rooms quite quickly. One of the other main weaknesses is that I usually have to leave a message at the office as opposed to someone answering, but they do always get back to me within the hour.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
My insurance covers office visits and imaging services, so IUIs cost ~ $500 (Ultrasound covered by insurance would have increased total cost for the IUI to $1000). My medication runs ~$160 per IUI cycle.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Dr Zarek expressed to us that she strongly disagrees with multiple embryo transfer due to the increased chance of a multiples pregnancy, explaining that a multiples pregnancy significantly increases risks to the baby as well as the mother.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
6 of 5
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 43 - 44
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
European
Income $100K - $199K
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Zarek is very knowledgeable, honest and compassionate. She was very encouraging throughout the entire process, always poised and grounded. I believe she LOVES what she does and it comes through in her meticulous work and in how she cared for me.
The clinic [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was very accommodating...always worked with us to set the appointment times which worked for us. Friendly and welcoming with every visit, very comfortable waiting room and positive atmosphere.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek is very knowledgeable, honest and compassionate. She was very encouraging throughout the entire process, always poised and grounded. I believe she LOVES what she does and it comes through in her meticulous work and in how she cared for me. My husband and I are very grateful to have met and worked with Dr Zarek:) I would recommend Dr Zarek to my closest family and friends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
I would tell them to have trust in Dr Zarek's abilities.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek made me feel like I am her only patient; she was attentive and kind, I could reach out to her anytime with questions or concerns.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
The first step for us was the ovary stimulation and egg retrieval. We used Follistim, Menopur, Leuprolide, birth control pills and HCG prior to retrieval. We did 2 frozen transfers: 1st transfer- started with birth control pills, then Leuprolide injections and Estradiol pills. After the transfer I started progesterone injections and progesterone suppositories while continuing the estrogen pills. 2nd transfer: Dr Zarek adjusted the amounts of my medications, added estrogen patches and changed the type of suppositories I was using. During my donor egg transfer we used similar procedures but Dr Zarek adjusted my medication amounts. Dr Zarek monitored my blood test results regularly and adjusted my medications accordingly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Patricia Casey)
Casey (her first name is Patricia but she goes by Casey) was superb in everything she did!!! She was available to take my text or call anytime I needed her, coordinated Everything with my insurance and made sure all my necessary medications were available on time. She always offered encouragement, has an excellent sense of humor and helped me through my challenging moments. I did not have to worry about prescriptions and availability of certain medication; she took care of it all!
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic was very accommodating. We were traveling long distance (5 hours) to see the doctor and the clinic always worked with us to set the appointment times which worked for us. Friendly and welcoming with every visit, very comfortable waiting room and positive atmosphere.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Most of my monitoring appointments were scheduled for me and done at my clinic close to home. Being 5 hours away made it hard to drive to my morning appointments at Dr Zarek's office. I had two ultrasounds per cycle done at Dr Zarek's clinic and they were scheduled to accommodate our schedule; very pleasant experience each time and we were informed of all findings.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We had separate hospital and doctor fees. The hospital fees included all lab work and transfer procedures; doctor fees covered all work done by Dr Zarek and her team. The cost of the entire process was approximately $35,000 plus an additional $15,500 for the donor eggs. Our insurance covered some of the medication and all blood tests; we paid for ultrasounds and everything else out of packet.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I agreed with Dr Zarek's approach: for the 2 frozen embryo transfers using my own eggs she implanted 2 eggs with each transfer and for the donor egg transfer she implanted one egg.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ+
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
10 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm With Other Docs
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Zarek is very thorough and never made me feel rushed or uneasy...made us feel like family and that our questions no matter how trivial, were worth asking...was friendly and warm...I was able to text or email her...It's scary going from IUIs to IVF and she made the transition seamless.
[Fertility Partnership] was a beautiful new facility that had everything in one place. I had my ultrasounds, blood work, retrival and my transfers all at the one location. It was very nice...They were all fantastic...would get back to me fairly quick...gave me plenty of time slots to choose from. I never had a lot of a wait. Everything was very smooth.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Fertility Partnership?
Dr Zarek is very thorough and never made me feel rushed or uneasy. She made us feel like family and that our questions no matter how trivial, were worth asking. Even when we had to take a break due to funds, she made sure that we knew that she was ready when we are ready. We absolutely love her and highly recommend her. I believe we'll finally get to start a family because of her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Fertility Partnership?
You'll love her, she will take care of you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Fertility Partnership?
Dr Zarek from the beginning was fantastic. I started seeing her at a new clinic that is now no longer here. She was friendly and warm from the moment we met her and I instantly knew that I was ment to be there. If I had any question, no matter how trivial, I was able to text or email her. I wasn't judged. It's scary going from IUIs to IVF and she made the transition seamless.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Fertility Partnership and their degree of success.
Progesterone, Ganirelix, Gonal F, Novarel, Lovenox Levothyroxine, D
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility Partnership. (Assigned nurse: Emily)
They were all fantastic. Again, I was able to text or email any question I had and they would get back to me fairly quick. I loved chatting with them. They definitely made me feel at ease.
Describe your experience with Fertility Partnership.
Well the original clinic is no longer there. I haven't been to the new clinic that Dr Zarek has set up in the last few months. It was a beautiful new facility that had everything in one place. I had my ultrasounds, blood work, retrival and my transfers all at the one location. It was very nice.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Fertility Partnership.
They gave me plenty of time slots to choose from. I never had a lot of a wait. Everything was very smooth.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Fertility Partnership.
With sperm, medications and anything else out of pocket (auto-injector, numbing cream, etc) I would say close to $25,000.
How competent was Fertility Partnership at LGBTQ+ care?
Again, I haven't been there yet, just where Dr Zarek was a few months ago.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
LGBTQ+ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Fertility Partnership
Saint Peters
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ+ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
0
Age 41
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I felt comfortable with Dr. Zarek and she did not push myself to try the IVF treatment. She listed my concerns and my husband's as well. All my official appointments were online by video call. I did see the doctor a few times at the clinic. I stopped once to talk to her about my egg count concerns. Besides that day, I only saw the doctor on the retrieve day. She was always welcoming and texted me once to follow up on the day on the trigger day. She maintained communication with a text chat between me and the nurse. I cannot say much about the treatment itself, because I am not sure all her choices were the best or not.
I am rating the [Oma Fertility of St. Louis] clinic based on my experience and how they react and communicate when things don't go as planned. The don't know how to handle insurance claims. I havent receive the itemized receipt, so OMA submitted the claims on my behalf...Unwilling to escalate problem to management. Lack of communication...My nurse coordinator Emily was great. I did not have any problem with her. She explain to me all my questions and followed up by e-mail and text message
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
I felt a little bit lost at the beginning of the treatment. I wasn't really sure all the treatment steps. I have researched Dr. Zarek on Fertility IQ. Based on the review, I scheduled the first appointment. I felt comfortable with Dr. Zarek and she did not push myself to try the IVF treatment. She listed my concerns and my husband's as well. All my official appointments were online by video call. I did see the doctor a few times at the clinic. I stopped once to talk to her about my egg count concerns. Besides that day, I only saw the doctor on the retrieve day. She was always welcoming and texted me once to follow up on the day on the trigger day. She maintained communication with a text chat between me and the nurse. I cannot say much about the treatment itself, because I am not sure all her choices were the best or not. I believe it was. She was the only doctor that I did the IVF and I am sure she is a good doctor. The only cons for me was the consultation was most of video call instead in person and I got a little bit lost on how was the full treatment process until I receive the schedule. The Dr. Zarek was the highlight of the clinic. But my experience with other clinic sector will shadow all her hardworking. She was very helpful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
She is a great as doctor, but there is a mid connection between the doctor and the clinic. The clinic doesn't know how to handle insurance since the beginning. There are other stressful aspects that you have to take into consideration. I ovulated before the egg retrieval, and because I paid in full at the front, the clinic offered to pay only 25% back, and I had to pay all the treatment again. The clinic stated that I didn't have any refund for the service even though they had not performed the most expensive procedure (egg retrieval and semen implantation) if the doctor consider that cycle was canceled. In the end, I was able to continuous the treatment. My stress level was already too high with the hormone, the IVF was the worst experience of my life. Now, I still have to problems with them. OMA uses a third party company for billing billing that submitted my insurance claim on my behalf. However, my insurance company is advise that they have submitted the claims incorrectly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
I choose Dr. Zarek because she seems very knowledgeable and great listener. Not very pushy.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed) and their degree of success.
FSH, Novarel, and Pregnyl. FSH I believe was Follistim - I have started low 325 and increased to 450.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed). (Assigned nurse: Emily Brocks)
My nurse coordinator Emily was great. I did not have any problem with her. She explain to me all my questions and followed up by e-mail and text message.
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
As I mentioned before, IVF is not only about how great the doctor and her team are. The experience is about how the clinic communicates with the patient. If a future patient is reading my review, I want them to know to be aware if you choose the OMA for your fertility. I am sure a lot of patients have a good experience with them. I am rating the clinic based on my experience and how they react and communicate when things don't go as planned. The don't know how to handle insurance claims. I havent receive the itemized receipt, so OMA submitted the claims on my behalf. My insurance claims that OMA didn't submitted the receipt that I have paid in full or any note to reimbursed the patient. Now, I had submitted the information, but the insurance has already paid OMA instead of reimbursed me. In the end, insurance states that the clinic needs reprocess the claims. I get crickets from the person who submitted the claim. The practire manager don't give another contact to escalate the issue, and in a multi-times I have to hear/ read that this service is courtesy. You don't have insurance, so you don't have to worry. I am going to tell you, I had my ovulation prior to egg retrival. Imagine you that the clinic wanted refund only 25% of the amount that I paid and I would had to pay again full price. I would lose all the money, because their contact states no refunds payment for the services. I even told the Clinic that not all the service provided. After back and forward, this issue was resolved with a lot of stress, panic and tears.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
Paid full at front.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
Billing department incorrectly submitted insurance claims and not willing to work with patient and insurance company to correct the situation. The personnel kept claiming that it was the insurance fault prior to contact insurance. Unwilling to escalate problem to management. Lack of communication.
8
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)
St. Louis (closed)
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Zarek] put myself and my husband at ease the first time we ever had a call with her...She has been an excellent communicator and has reached out to us personally multiple times throughout our journey. When other reviews say you are able to text her, it is true!..She will always take time to make sure you both are comfortable with her plan. She does not make you feel wrong if you question something...Each meeting with her, she truly remembered us and knew our plan of care...Even over zoom calls, she always addressed us by name and made sure to have personal interactions with us.
The package pricing [at Oma Fertility] is all transparent and online... I enjoyed meeting and talking with the Embryologist. Everyone we met at Oma and had any interactions with has been great...Emily [nurse] has been an angel and I cannot say enough good things about her. Believe it or not, I was given a cell phone number I could text, call, or email her anytime. I cannot think of a time where she did not answer me right away. Emily knows my care plan and she keeps me on track. She has went above and beyond to help me with medications and ensures I have everything I need. She also made an effort to not only get to know me, but she also knows my Husband and has made a connection with both of us. We cannot imagine going through this process without Emily.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
Dr. Zarek is hands down the most amazing Physician. She put myself and my husband at ease the first time we ever had a call with her. I remember crying after we talked for the first time, because I knew she really wanted to help us have a baby, and for the first time, I felt like it was possible. She has been an excellent communicator and has reached out to us personally multiple times throughout our journey. When other reviews say you are able to text her, it is true! My husband and I are driving from Ohio to St. Louis to work with her, because we believe in her that much. It has been worth every drive to know we have full confidence in our doctor. I can never say enough good things about Dr. Zarek!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
Do not be afraid to ask her any questions. She will always take time to make sure you both are comfortable with her plan. She does not make you feel wrong if you question something. If you have any hesitation about becoming a patient of hers, it will go away when you get the chance to meet her or have a call.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
Dr. Zarek always treated myself and my husband like humans, and NOT just a number. Even over zoom calls, she always addressed us by name and made sure to have personal interactions with us. This really meant so much to us. Each meeting with her, she truly remembered us and knew our plan of care.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed) and their degree of success.
We sought out Dr.Zarek as a second opinion, as we were getting no where with our local fertility clinic. Even though it would be a 6 hour drive each way, the reviews spoke for themselves and I knew I wanted to meet her. She helped to confirm a diagnosis of male infertility and we completed baseline testing. My husband continued ion his previous regimen of Clomid and Arimidex. Within 2 months, we started IVF stim medications. I had 1 egg retrieval which was successful where 4 embryos were frozen. I then had a frozen embryo transfer and a day 5 blast was transferred. I am currently pregnant after my first transfer attempt!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed). (Assigned nurse: Emily Brock)
Emily has been an angel and I cannot say enough good things about her. Believe it or not, I was given a cell phone number I could text, call, or email her anytime. I cannot think of a time where she did not answer me right away. Emily knows my care plan and she keeps me on track. She has went above and beyond to help me with medications and ensures I have everything I need. She also made an effort to not only get to know me, but she also knows my Husband and has made a connection with both of us. We cannot imagine going through this process without Emily.
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
Oma Fertility truly lives up to the representation you see on every review site. Their amazing reviews are why I knew I wanted to choose this clinic. I love Emily, our nurse, Brittany, our US tech, Emma, medical assistant, Shar, medical assistant. I enjoyed meeting and talking with the Embryologist. Everyone we met at Oma and had any interactions with has been great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
The package pricing is all transparent and online.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
My husband and I chose to have a single embryo transfer. We were given proper education and counseling on our options.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)
St. Louis (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
2 IVF
European
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Zarek seems to care about me as an individual...Our face-to-face time felt unrushed, genuine and informative...Throughout the treatment, she spoke to us on her level while still exhibiting professionalism and expertise. Her availability during the treatment was reassuring; she was never too busy to address questions/concerns. After some unexpected results, she was immediately concerned about our emotions, addressing those first then swiftly discussing a plan to move forward...
Everyone at the clinic [Oma Fertility of St. Louis] is friendly and personable. I never had any wait time for any of my appointments. This clinic is very conscientious about providing the lowest cost care without compromising the quality of the care...Emily was the most efficient, communicative nurse I've ever met. She was extremely responsive throughout the process and got things taken care of quickly...They were very open about their costs up front. They are very concerned about providing the lowest cost possible without compromising quality...
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
After meeting with Dr. Zarek, we abandoned our plans to use another clinic immediately because we were so impressed by her. She spent unrushed time with us to hear about our experience so far (wanting both facts and emotions), to introduce us to the clinic, and to discuss next steps. Throughout the treatment, she spoke to us on her level while still exhibiting professionalism and expertise. Her availability during the treatment was reassuring; she was never too busy to address questions/concerns. After some unexpected results, she was immediately concerned about our emotions, addressing those first then swiftly discussing a plan to move forward. She was very candid about what she did and could not know, and I am confident that she always has the patient's best interest in mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
More than any doctor I have ever seen, Dr. Zarek seems to care about me as an individual. She met with us initially to get our history- asking about our factual experience as well as our emotional one. Our face-to-face time felt unrushed, genuine and informative. I saw and spoke with her numerous times throughout my treatment, and she always seemed pleased to see me.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed) and their degree of success.
FSH and Menopur with adjustments to dosages as needed based on my labs. Lupron/HCG trigger. I responded very well to this.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed). (Assigned nurse: Emily Brock)
Emily was the most efficient, communicative nurse I've ever met. She was extremely responsive throughout the process and got things taken care of quickly. Anything she could help out with, she would. She eased a lot of our stress. On top of that, she was friendly and fun to work with.
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
Everyone at the clinic is friendly and personable. I never had any wait time for any of my appointments. This clinic is very conscientious about providing the lowest cost care without compromising the quality of the care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
The costs for an IVF cycle and retrieval included a baseline cost for a cycle/retrieval, plus a separate cost for anesthesia and medications. They were very open about their costs up front. They are very concerned about providing the lowest cost possible without compromising quality.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)
St. Louis (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
From the very first consult to the graduation of the program, Dr. Zarek was amazing...She was always kind and optimistic, but also very informative. We were very happy to chose her as our doctor. She was always easy to reach when we had questions, and was very passionate about helping us get our rainbow baby...She was always easy to reach when we had questions, and was very passionate...
Everything about the [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] clinic was great! The only weakness is there was quite a gap in the billing from the visits. BUT, I do feel that is common in most hospitals/clinics, so it wasn’t a deal breaker for us...The nursing staff and ultrasound tech were great! They were extremely kind and helpful, and celebrated with us when we got pregnant with our rainbow baby.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
From the very first consult to the graduation of the program, Dr. Zarek was amazing. She explained everything with great detail and was very optimistic and confident in our journey to our rainbow baby. She has such a kind positive energy that is contagious and helped my partner and I to feel at ease with our infertility struggle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
You can finally relax because you are in the best hands! It was such a relief to find Dr. Zarek for us and to have such a great team behind us!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was great! She was always kind and optimistic, but also very informative. We were very happy to chose her as our doctor. She was always easy to reach when we had questions, and was very passionate about helping us get our rainbow baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The nursing staff and ultrasound tech were great! They were extremely kind and helpful, and celebrated with us when we got pregnant with our rainbow baby.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Everything about the clinic was great! The only weakness is there was quite a gap in the billing from the visits. BUT, I do feel that is common in most hospitals/clinics, so it wasn’t a deal breaker for us.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
When we started our journey with Dr. Zarek, we were set up with an appointment with a financial counselor that helped to explain the costs associated with IUI as well as the diagnostics. They were extremely helpful and even had the specific names of pharmacies that had the cheapest medicines associated with our treatment. It was so great to have a heads up of what we would be spending during our journey. They even called my insurance company to see what was covered and what wasn’t.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 28
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I have been under the care of Dr Shvetha Zarek. We were referred to her after we experienced a miscarriage and couldn't become pregnant again. She has been very proactive about getting to the bottom of our fertility issues and she has always made us feel comfortable when moving forward with tests and procedures. She is an amazing doctor and her bright attitude is always reassuring.
I really don't have anything negative to say about [Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility]. It is a very calm and welcoming environment and the staff make you feel right at home. They are very prompt and work around your schedule...[the nurses] are so welcoming and reassuring at every appointment. They are excellent about communication and really want you to have success
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My husband and I have been under the care of Dr Shvetha Zarek. We were referred to her after we experienced a miscarriage and couldn't become pregnant again. She has been very proactive about getting to the bottom of our fertility issues and she has always made us feel comfortable when moving forward with tests and procedures. She is an amazing doctor and her bright attitude is always reassuring.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Ask questions. This journey is a difficult one and you should be comfortable moving forward with every treatment option. Dr Zarek always answers our questions and makes sure that we are okay with moving forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek has always been very welcoming. From the moment I met her, I absolutely adored her and trusted her completely. She made it a point to reach out to me during my miscarriage and has also reached out during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is truly a caring person
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I took a medication called Letrozole followed by an injection of Ovidrel for ovulation induction, then used times intercourse to conceive. Resulted in pregnancy and was monitored closely with vaginal ultrasounds. Pregnancy was not progressing as it should but I couldn't bring myself to end the pregnancy with the hopes that things would begin progressing normally. Dr Zarek respected my decision and continued to monitor us closely. I began to have bleeding and contacted Dr Zarek office. The were very accommodating and got us in very quickly to be seen. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, but I wouldn't change how we handled it in anyway. During the miscarriage process Dr Zarek and her team were very supportive and I can't thank them enough for the compassion they showed. When we returned to the office to continue with treatments and get answers we were felt so loved and cared for. They are all on your side and will do what they can to make this process easy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I have so many great things I can say about all of them. They are so welcoming and reassuring at every appointment. They are excellent about communication and really want you to have success.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I really don't have anything negative to say about the clinic. It is a very calm and welcoming environment and the staff make you feel right at home. They are very prompt and work around your schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I am unsure of exact costs. I know that I had 2 ultrasounds done between taking my Letrozole and getting my Ovidrel injection and each of those were 400$. Also, the ultrasounds monitoring my pregnancy were 169$ each. These were done every 2-3 days
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I don't have comments on this at this point. We were scheduled for a consultation to discuss this process at the beginning of April, but that appointment has been postponed due to Covid-19
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
1 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
For the first transfer Dr. Zarek was pretty set on doing one embryo. When that transfer ended in a chemical pregnancy I asked about doing two embryos for the second transfer and she was agreeable to that plan... She is personable, caring, supportive, and upbeat. She gave me her personal cell phone number so I could text her any time I needed to - and always responded quickly! I even had to text her close to 10 pm one night due to some bleeding and she responded right away and helped calm my fears. She is without a doubt the best doctor of any kind I've ever had.
The clinic staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] (front desk staff, ultrasound technicians, everyone) are all very friendly and compassionate. They all knew me by name and felt like friends taking care of me. The only area to be improved would be the finance department as they don't do a great job itemizing exact costs...always knew me and my husband by name and remembered parts of our life outside of fertility. I truly feel like we've built a friendship with everyone there.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My experience with Dr. Zarek has been fantastic. I switched from a different doctor and I'm so glad I did. She is personable, caring, supportive, and upbeat. She gave me her personal cell phone number so I could text her any time I needed to - and always responded quickly! I even had to text her close to 10 pm one night due to some bleeding and she responded right away and helped calm my fears. She is without a doubt the best doctor of any kind I've ever had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
If you're thinking about it, go for it! She's amazing and you won't be disappointed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek and the entire staff at the clinic always knew me and my husband by name and remembered parts of our life outside of fertility. I truly feel like we've built a friendship with everyone there.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I don't remember exact details but the injectable medications I used during my egg retrieval cycle were Lupron, Follistim, and Menopur. Then during frozen embryo transfers I used Lupron to prevent ovulation, estrogen (pills, patches, and injections) to build my lining, and of course progesterone starting 5 days before transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I had two different coordinators during my time with this clinic. The first was very organized and thorough. The second was less organized but both were very friendly.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic staff (front desk staff, ultrasound technicians, everyone) are all very friendly and compassionate. They all knew me by name and felt like friends taking care of me. The only area to be improved would be the finance department as they don't do a great job itemizing exact costs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We paid for a package that included all ultrasound monitoring, egg retrieval, and one embryo transfer that cost $8,000 (in April 2019, I believe this has since gone up in price) and my medications came to a total of about $3,600.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
For the first transfer Dr. Zarek was pretty set on doing one embryo. When that transfer ended in a chemical pregnancy I asked about doing two embryos for the second transfer and she was agreeable to that plan.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
1 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
PCOS
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek takes the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions about the procedures, the diagnosis, etc. She made sure that we can reach her at any time—she literally gave us her personal cell # at our first appointment...I really appreciated not only the attention placed on the most recent data, but also the flexibility to amend the plan midstream when the available data suggested that the current plan isn't the best choice anymore....she takes the time to check in on me after procedures/betas, and she likes to keep in touch even after we've graduated from her care back to the OB.
Since starting Arbor Fertility, [our doctor] has been working out of the Fertility Partnership space for monitoring and procedures, and our embryos are being stored in their lab. The FP staff have been very welcoming, and I have never felt like I'm treated any differently than one of their own patients when I'm there...The nursing staff is great. They call to communicate anything that needs communicating, and are kind and compassionate in their care!
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility?
We have been with Dr. Zarek through it all - our testing/diagnosis, IUIs, the round of IVF that finally brought us our little girl in 2020, and now as we are back in treatments to try to make her a big sister. I think like most couples that find themselves facing infertility, we were really anxious and overwhelmed at the outset. Infertility is something that happens to "other people", right? And there are so many unknowns - the biggest being whether or not our story would resolve with a take home baby. But from our very first appointment, we have always been confident that we were exactly where we needed to be. Dr. Zarek is knowledgable and accomplished, of course; but it is her compassion, sincerity, calm confident, and wit that have always gotten us through the peaks and valleys that inevitably come in this journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility?
If you haven’t set up an appointment...just do it! Dr. Zarek is the best!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility?
Dr. Zarek takes the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions about the procedures, the diagnosis, etc. She made sure that we can reach her at any time—she literally gave us her personal cell # at our first appointment! We have always felt like she actually cares about us as people outside of our infertility, she takes the time to check in on me after procedures/betas, and she likes to keep in touch even after we've graduated from her care back to the OB.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Arbor Fertility and their degree of success.
IUIs: We had previously used Clomid with TI at my OBGYN, but my ovaries were unresponsive to it, so Dr. Zarek prescribed Letrozole with an Ovidrel trigger. I produced follicles and ovulated, but the IUIs were ultimately unsuccessful. IVF: We started with birth control + Lupron suppression; stimmed fairly easily with Menopur + Gonal-F. She had me increase the dose once, but dropped it back down when my estrogen levels started trending up. We got 18 eggs (14 mature), 12 of which fertilized. We ended up with 9 embryos. Normally, she recommends a freeze-all to give the body time to recover before a transfer. But because our insurance doesn't cover much of anything in a transfer cycle, she agreed to plan for a fresh transfer as long as I didn't develop OHSS. When my estrogen levels jumped, putting me at risk for OHSS, she took preventative measures, prescribing Cabergoline prior to retrieval (this far removed I cannot remember what exactly it does) and Lovenox starting the night of retrieval. She monitored me for OHSS following the retrieval, and I didn't develop it, so we went ahead with our fresh transfer 5 days later, giving us our little miracle girl. Frozen Transfers: We have since returned in hopes of conceiving again, and have had 2 transfers this year. We suppressed with birth control, followed by applying estrogen patches, PIO and E2P4 suppositories for 5 days before transfer. The second transfer she added estrogen injections. Ultimately both failed, and we just did the Receptiva test to see if there are more underlying issues before we continue with transfers. We switched the protocol a bit, using Estradiol pills and Estrogel instead of patches and injections, which was actually kind of a nice change. Who is going to complain about less needles, am I right? I do want to add that the original plan for this mock cycle was to do an ERA; but with the recent studies that have come out questioning its validity being a big topic at ASRM, she came back to me after and suggested a pivot. I really appreciated not only the attention placed on the most recent data, but also the flexibility to amend the plan midstream when the available data suggested that the current plan isn't the best choice anymore. Because I'm like a lot of people - I'm not a doctor or statistician, so I don't always understand the science or data behind these things unless it's really broken down for me. So I have always relied very heavily on Dr. Zarek when we're making these decisions on next steps, and have always been appreciative of the attention and rationale behind our care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arbor Fertility.
The nursing staff is great. They call to communicate anything that needs communicating, and are kind and compassionate in their care!
Describe your experience with Arbor Fertility.
Since starting Arbor Fertility, Dr. Zarek has been working out of the Fertility Partnership space for monitoring and procedures, and our embryos are being stored in their lab. The FP staff have been very welcoming, and I have never felt like I'm treated any differently than one of their own patients when I'm there. Their staff took my bloodwork, and I honestly think it was one of the easiest sticks I've ever had, and I've had a lot over the years! Dr. Zarek has handled every other aspect of my medical care (ultrasounds + procedures) and Tanesha is always an email or call away if I have financial questions. I really have no complaints!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility.
Current costs for most things are listed on Arbor's website (arbor-fertility.com). Her goal is to keep things as low-cost as she can for us! Tanesha, the financial counselor, is very responsive as well if you have any questions about prices or insurance coverage. She isn't currently in network with insurance, but bloodwork and meds can be submitted to insurance if you have coverage.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arbor Fertility.
Dr. Zarek's general recommendation is to transfer only one embryo at a time because multiples pose a greater risk for the health of mom and babies—but I know that she does do two in certain cases. I have a uterine anomaly and don't want to risk having a multiples pregnancy, so we transfer one at a time.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Arbor Fertility
Chesterfield
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.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
3 IUI
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek went above and beyond anything we could have asked for throughout the process. We had a direct number in which she encouraged us to reach out with any questions and also took time to reach out to us as well...took fantastic care of us...so personable and compassionate during such an emotional process. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor...I was diagnosed with PCOS. My husbands sperm was great. I had and abundance of eggs since I do not have a cycle/ovulate on my own. She put me on femara I think I started at 5 mg. The first iui failed. Then the second round of meds my body didn't respond so my dosage was upped to 7.5. After the 2nd failed iui I had a cyst show up with had to be drained. Mh 3rd iui cycle was our lucky cycle! Nurse
Every person I met throughout this process [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] was great. The receptionist Vanessa, to the blood draws, and ultrasounds techs. I was able to converse with them and they remembered things from one visit to the next which was super comforting and helped with staying relaxed and actually enjoy the visits...She [nurse] was great at getting back to me via the patient portal and/or by phone with any questions I had
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek took fantastic care of us. She reached out to us personally through the achievements and setbacks. We were so blessed to have someone so personable and compassionate during such an emotional process. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
She works to learn about you and your wants as a couple. She really goes above and beyond to know her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek went above and beyond anything we could have asked for throughout the process. We had a direct number in which she encouraged us to reach out with any questions and also took time to reach out to us as well.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with PCOS. My husbands sperm was great. I had and abundance of eggs since I do not have a cycle/ovulate on my own. She put me on femara I think I started at 5 mg. The first iui failed. Then the second round of meds my body didn't respond so my dosage was upped to 7.5. After the 2nd failed iui I had a cyst show up with had to be drained. Mh 3rd iui cycle was our lucky cycle!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill)
We had Jill for majority of our time there. She was great at getting back to me via the patient portal and/or by phone with any questions I had
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Every person I met throughout this process was great. The receptionist Vanessa, to the blood draws, and ultrasounds techs. I was able to converse with them and they remembered things from one visit to the next which was super comforting and helped with staying relaxed and actually enjoy the visits
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We froze my husbands sperm since he had good sperm. So I think it was only $20 to unthaw and wash for an iui. Each ultrasound was $370. The ovidrel shot was $100 and I want to say the actual iui was around $385
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
3
Age 34 - 35
1 IUI
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Dr. Zarek was willing to speak with us candidly about IUI vs IVF and what might be in store for us with the different options. She was also willing to talk more in detail as we had different thoughts or wanted more information throughout the process. She made sure she was available for questions/urgent issues, which was comforting...We did IUI with sperm donor. Our first 3 cycles we did used letrozole to stimulate ovulation, Ovidrel to ovulate, and 2 weeks of progesterone (oral.) For the fourth, after discovering the Letrozole wasn't actually doing much, we did an unmedicated cycle with an Ovidrel shot to ovulate, 2 weeks of progesterone suppositories, and an Ovidrel shot a few days after the IUI to keep my body from trying to start my cycle over too early. This was the successful protocol.
The clinic staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were all amazing and so helpful and friendly. This is NOT one of those clinics where you go for the Dr but dread the other clinic staff. They were all great. The only "weakness" is that that despite saying on their website they are open until 5, they only seem to answer their phones until 4:30...Jill [nurse] was so helpful and willing to answer any questions...I appreciated Jill's bedside manner and willingness to talk...When I was graduating, I signed an ROI for my new OBGYN. When they called the day before my first appointment, they noted they hadn't received anything. So I printed out all my notes and brought them in.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was willing to speak with us candidly about IUI vs IVF and what might be in store for us with the different options. She was also willing to talk more in detail as we had different thoughts or wanted more information throughout the process. She made sure she was available for questions/urgent issues, which was comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Feel free to ask questions, even if you think they're stupid.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek and her team were always available to answer questions and were willing to sit with me and my husband to answer questions or discuss treatment plans.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
We did IUI with sperm donor. Our first 3 cycles we did used letrozole to stimulate ovulation, Ovidrel to ovulate, and 2 weeks of progesterone (oral.) For the fourth, after discovering the Letrozole wasn't actually doing much, we did an unmedicated cycle with an Ovidrel shot to ovulate, 2 weeks of progesterone suppositories, and an Ovidrel shot a few days after the IUI to keep my body from trying to start my cycle over too early. This was the successful protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill Karen)
Jill was so helpful and willing to answer any questions. I've had experiences in the past with clinics that have great doctors but nurses that are brusque or who act annoyed with your questions; this was NOT my experience at MU Health. I appreciated Jill's bedside manner and willingness to talk.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The clinic staff were all amazing and so helpful and friendly. This is NOT one of those clinics where you go for the Dr but dread the other clinic staff. They were all great. The only "weakness" is that that despite saying on their website they are open until 5, they only seem to answer their phones until 4:30.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
I can't remember specifically - I think it was about 375 for the ovulation ultrasounds (although my insurance changed at the end to pay for that) and about 375 for the IUI. We also had to pay for donor sperm but that isn't related to the clinic. I think Ovidrel was 125. The letrozole and progesterone were covered by my insurance.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We didn't get to the point of discussing it in depth, but in contrast to my previous RE clinic, it appears MU Health doesn't do PGS testing and is more comfortable with multiple transfers. I have no knowledge or opinion on which approach is "better" and this may not be a completely accurate representation of MU Health's approach as we never did IVF, only discussed it.
What specific things went wrong at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
When I was graduating, I signed an ROI for my new OBGYN. When they called the day before my first appointment, they noted they hadn't received anything. So I printed out all my notes and brought them in.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
3
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
7 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Due to prior treatments with our first doctor whom had retired, Dr. Zarek started right at IVF since we had no frozen embryos. We immediately did the genetic testing for both my husband and myself...We went through birth control followed by Lupron and then Follistim...Our IVF transfer did not work out and Dr. Zarek called to talk about what we could do next and when. We immediately started an FET cycle. At our baseline ultrasound, I had 2 cysts as a result from the IVF cycle. At that moment we decided to stop the cycle because we didn't want to go through another procedure to drain the cyst. We started another cycle for a November transfer which was successful.
We have had excellent dealings with the entire nursing staff [at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility]. Jill was our nurse for the IVF cycle and Casey for the FET cycle. Both responded promptly on the patient portal. Casey even allowed us to text her which was beneficial after hours...IVF was around $8,000 for the procedure and ultrasounds. Medication was another $3,000-$4,000. Bloodwork was over $100 each time. FET was around $3,700...Christine was great about communicating prices and dealing with the hospital billing. The hospital billing sometimes didn't get our credits moved over and we would receive a bill. Christine always took care of it.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is up front about everything. Since we were returning patients (our previous doctor had retired) she started with what we had ended with previously. We didn't have to go through the whole gamut of testing and procedures to get to the IVF point. She told us the plan and that's what we did. Dr. Zarek was always available and open to communication through texting. It was nice to have that line of communication since some questions/situations were more important than others. She always responded promptly. Dr. Zarek is continuously checking on me to see how I'm doing whether it was during the IVF or FET cycles and now pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
I would tell any patient to not be afraid to ask questions. Dr. Zarek was always open to what we asked and always had an answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was amazing to work with and always spoke to my husband and I as peers. She never spoke down to us and was always positive. She respected us and our wishes.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
Due to prior treatments with our first doctor whom had retired, Dr. Zarek started right at IVF since we had no frozen embryos. We immediately did the genetic testing for both my husband and myself. Luckily we had our first visit with Dr. Zarek before an IVF cycle and started immediately. We went through birth control followed by Lupron and then Follistim. We had ultrasounds and bloodwork to monitor embryo development. Before the retrieval, the HCG injection was administered. The embryologist called with the fertilization rate after the first day and I believe 3rd day. Our IVF transfer did not work out and Dr. Zarek called to talk about what we could do next and when. We immediately started an FET cycle. At our baseline ultrasound, I had 2 cysts as a result from the IVF cycle. At that moment we decided to stop the cycle because we didn't want to go through another procedure to drain the cyst. We started another cycle for a November transfer which was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jill and Casey)
We have had excellent dealings with the entire nursing staff. Jill was our nurse for the IVF cycle and Casey for the FET cycle. Both responded promptly on the patient portal. Casey even allowed us to text her which was beneficial after hours.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
We had a great experience. The only downfall was pur insurance covered nothing. Christine was great about communicating prices and dealing with the hospital billing. The hospital billing sometimes didn't get our credits moved over and we would receive a bill. Christine always took care of it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
IVF was around $8,000 for the procedure and ultrasounds. Medication was another $3,000-$4,000. Bloodwork was over $100 each time. FET was around $3,700. The medication was around $1,000 and that includes through the first trimester. Bloodwork was again over $100 per time.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Dr. Zarek recommended to only transfer one embryo, which is what we wanted, but was not against transferring two if that is what we had wanted.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 24 - 25
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr Zarek is hands down the most amazing Doctor I've every had! She always explained everything and sat down and made sure my husband and I's questions were answer before she left the room. She takes her time and made sure we were comfortable and knew what was going on and what to expect. Even if we had a question after we left the clinic she wanted us to call her so that we wouldn't keep wondering. Without Dr. Zarek who knows if we would have had any children but with the love, support, and knowledge of Dr.Zarek we are blessed with a bundle of joy!
Everyone [at STL Fertility] was supper nice and willing to help you. They made you feel like family because you would see them so often during treatments. They always made sure you were comfortable while you were there and willing to go out of their way to help you in any way...Dr Zarek is hands down the most amazing Doctor I've every had! She always explained everything and sat down and made sure my husband and I's questions were answer before she left the room. She takes her time and made sure we were comfortable and knew what was going on and what to expect. Even if we had a question after we left the clinic she wanted us to call her so that we wouldn't keep wondering. Without Dr. Zarek who knows if we would have had any children but with the love, support, and knowledge of Dr.Zarek we are blessed with a bundle of joy!
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is hands down the most amazing Doctor I've every had! She always explained everything and sat down and made sure my husband and I's questions were answer before she left the room. She takes her time and made sure we were comfortable and knew what was going on and what to expect. Even if we had a question after we left the clinic she wanted us to call her so that we wouldn't keep wondering. Without Dr. Zarek who knows if we would have had any children but with the love, support, and knowledge of Dr.Zarek we were able to conceive our daughter, Maye. We are so glad we found her and will hopefully be returning to see her for more children in the future. For anyone that is going through fertility issues I highly recommend Dr.Zarek!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
She is very trust worthy physician!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek is hands down the most amazing Doctor I've every had! She always explained everything and sat down and made sure my husband and I's questions were answer before she left the room. She takes her time and made sure we were comfortable and knew what was going on and what to expect. Even if we had a question after we left the clinic she wanted us to call her so that we wouldn't keep wondering. Without Dr. Zarek who knows if we would have had any children but with the love, support, and knowledge of Dr.Zarek we are blessed with a bundle of joy!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Really the only thing I can remember her suggesting is for my husband and I to do IVF bc we had male infertility and with the IUI it may not be worth the time and money with the issues we had with some of the sperm counts
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
They were all very knowledgeable and willing to teach me anyway that they could
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Everyone was supper nice and willing to help you. They made you feel like family because you would see them so often during treatments. They always made sure you were comfortable while you were there and willing to go out of their way to help you in any way
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility.
The cost was not cheap and insurance didn’t pay for much. However you could sign up for a payment plan. They always suggested sign up for scholarships to help cover some of the cost
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
We were only able to do one embryo bc that was the only embryo that we had survive. And with Dr Zareks approach and knowledge we let her guide us in the right direction on what to do
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
1 IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Zarek] is up front and honest about every possibility...She always asked me questions to really make sure I was doing ok and how my husband and I were doing. Very personal care. You can really feel that she wants you to have a successful cycle...She genuinely cares about her patients...At my second appt I bawled my eyes out while she hugged me because I had gotten upsetting news about a family member. The next time I came in she had gotten a card and had the staff sign it. She texts me to make sure I'm doing ok too.
PGS testing [at Sher Institute]. Its 1625 for biopsy and freezing, 385 for the first embryo and 250 for every embryo after that...The fresh retrieval and transfer was 8284, plus anesthesia, plus freezing, plus meds. The FET normally is 3700...My husband was scheduled for a semen analysis outside their normal time but they accommodated his schedule due to traveling through the area. But they forgot to put him on the schedule. They still fit him in though
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek is amazing. She genuinely cares about her patients. She always asked me questions to really make sure I was doing ok and how my husband and I were doing. Very personal care. You can really feel that she wants you to have a successful cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Ask her questions about anything and everything. Utilize her helpfulness. Be prepared to have hard conversations. She is up front and honest about every possibility.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
When i had the phone consultation we spent the first 20 minutes talking about life. She was asking qurstions about me, not just my medical histoey. The first time I met her she gave me a huge hug. At my second appt I bawled my eyes out while she hugged me because I had gotten upsetting news about a family member. The next time I came in she had gotten a card and had the staff sign it. She texts me to make sure I'm doing ok too.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I started with lupron and prednisone. Then swapped lupron for Ganirelix. The day I started stims I added folic acid, 450 follistim (for just 2 days then 300 after that), lovenox and kept Ganirelix and prednisone. On day 3 of stims I added .5ml of menopur. I was on all of that until trigger. The day of my first ultrasound I also had 1 bag of intralipids.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy)
Everyone is very sweet and caring. My nurse wasn't always that responsive. I sent her an email while she was on vacation and it wasn't all an urgent matter (the part that was I just text dr zarek). So I waited to hear from her. It's been over a week since she got back and I still haven't heard from except that she sent me my paperwork for my fet.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
The staff is their biggest strength. They all are wonderful and very friendly. Weaknesses are that they are so busy that they sometimes seem very rushed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility.
The fresh retrieval and transfer was 8284, plus anesthesia, plus freezing, plus meds. The FET normally is 3700 but because a freeze all was medically necessary and I did not have a transfer with my paid cycle they are not charing me. We also added PGS testing. Its 1625 for biopsy and freezing, 385 for the first embryo and 250 for every embryo after that.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
My dr was very straight forward ND said she usually only ever recommends 1 embryo. That way if it doesn't work you have the most chances to do everything you can. I.e. adding meds, changing meds,doing an era test, etc.
What specific things went wrong at STL Fertility?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at STL Fertility.
My husband was scheduled for a semen analysis outside their normal time but they accommodated his schedule due to traveling through the area. But they forgot to put him on the schedule. They still fit him in though
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
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Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Zarek went over every past treatment with our previous doctor and she went in depth as to what treatments we would be doing under hercare, what tests we'd undergo, how the process goes for an IVF cycle, we met with her nurse and the financial coordinator all in our initial appointment with her so we knew what to expect. She's warm and friendly and has an amazing bedside manner. After my unsuccessful HSG, and very painful fluid US, she hugged me and told me it will be ok, we will be successful. She told me to be positive, even after finding out my tubes are closed. She has such faith in what she does, plus her success in the past truly speaks for itself.
We feel so at ease and welcome when we go in [to Sher Fertility] for appointments. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor are so friendly and call you by name. You never have to wait for an appointment like at some offices, and our very first appointment Dr Zarek came to the waiting room herself to take us to her office. That is true customer service...Merry Kay [nurse] was so warm and compassionate. She further explained what we would be going through and how the process works. She's called promptly with lab results, and really took the time to listen to us. My husband and I are both nurses ourselves, but this is new territory for us and we were glad to have her as our nurse.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek went over every past treatment with our previous doctor and she went in depth as to what treatments we would be doing under hercare, what tests we'd undergo, how the process goes for an IVF cycle, we met with her nurse and the financial coordinator all in our initial appointment with her so we knew what to expect. She's warm and friendly and has an amazing bedside manner. After my unsuccessful HSG, and very painful fluid US, she hugged me and told me it will be ok, we will be successful. She told me to be positive, even after finding out my tubes are closed. She has such faith in what she does, plus her success in the past truly speaks for itself.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
I've had no negative experience under her care, so I'd say my advice would be to expect to sit down for a lengthy meeting with her and it's not a fast process, it takes time to get your plan together.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek sat down with my husband and I and went in depth with us about our history, our previous fertility treatments, and our options and plan for further treatment under her care. We never felt like a burden, or that she wasn't interested. She is warm and has a positive outlook for our care.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Currently, she is treating me for critically low Vit D levels and I'm taking 50,000 Units once a week, also my thyroid is low so I'm on 75 mcg Synthroid once a day. We are finishing up initial testing so we can start an IVF cycle in July. We just found out that my tubes are closed, so my only option to ever carry my own child is via IVF. So we will start further meds in a couple months.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Merry Kay )
Merry Kay was so warm and compassionate. She further explained what we would be going through and how the process works. She's called promptly with lab results, and really took the time to listen to us. My husband and I are both nurses ourselves, but this is new territory for us and we were glad to have her as our nurse.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
This clinic is amazing g. This is our 2nd fertility clinic, and compared to the last one, we are over the moon happy with our plan to have a baby. We feel so at ease and welcome when we go in for appointments. Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor are so friendly and call you by name. You never have to wait for an appointment like at some offices, and our very first appointment Dr Zarek came to the waiting room herself to take us to her office. That is true customer service.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility.
As of currently, we've paid $50 per appointment under our insurance and we've went to facilities appropriate for our labs and HSG testing, meaning no out of pocket costs yet. As far as IVF costs, we will have $4000 lifetime covered by insurance and we will put $4000 down as deposit, with the rest of costs to be discussed as we go through the process.
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at STL Fertility.
We have not done this yet, however, she does prefer to only transfer 1 embryo the first try, but will transfer 2 if we desire, but no more than that.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
2 IVF
PCOS
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Zarek personally called me to check to see how I was doing. We had her personal contact info during treatments and after. She still messages me to check in and it has been a year since we were under her care. She made sure all questions were answered and always talked in terms we understood. Absolutely loved Dr Zarek.... Dr Zarek was very thorough from the day we met her. She always explained things in ways we could understand and tested for things no once else did. She is very passionate about her job and it truly shows.
The clinic [SIRM-STL] is very well ran and everyone works together as a team to help you in anyway possible. Wouldn't go anywhere else.... Amy [a nurse] was excellent. Always returned calls promptly and answered any questions we had. Always assured us to call if we needed anything and that's what she was there for. Also stopped into to see us every time we were at the office. Amy loves her job and it shows.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek was very thorough from the day we met her. She always explained things in ways we could understand and tested for things no once else did. She is very passionate about her job and it truly shows.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
I would say trust her with your full heart because she has you best interest at heart. She will not put you through testing etc tgat is not needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek personally called me to check to see how I was doing. We had her personal contact info during treatments and after. She still messages me to check in and it has been a year since we were under her care. She made sure all questions were answered and always talked in terms we understood. Absolutely loved Dr Zarek.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
Do to previous testing we had been through and our histories Dr Zarek recommended IVF for best results. This was not the case with previous Dr and we had wasted TONS of money and meds etc on multiple IUI. She also tested and treated myself for killer cells before and after each transfer. This was done because of positive blood test for killer cells. After 1st ivf which ended in chemical pregnancy my meds were adjusted and 2nd 1vf was successful.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy )
Amy was excellent. Always returned calls promptly and answered any questions we had. Always assured us to call if we needed anything and that's what she was there for. Also stopped into to see us every time we were at the office. Amy loves her job and it shows.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
The clinic is very well ran and everyone works together as a team to help you in anyway possible. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
2 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
My husband and I felt like we were part of her [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] family, not just her patients. She is very caring, down to earth, blunt and funny...we did a 2 frozen embryo...and rusulted in our twins who were born at 35w2d, because of preeclampsia... She explains things very clearly and makes sure if you have any questions you can get ahold of her at any time. She always gets back to you in a timely manner.
Everyone [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was nice and polite and had an awsimd bed side manner...I would recommend this clinic to anyone! They are all around amazing facility...we moved on to IVF. We did one cycle retrieved 22 eggs. I think 8 were good but only 5 turned into embryos. I was a big candidate for having hoss. I decided to skip a cycle to avoid this. So we did a 2 frozen embryo transfer the next month and rusulted in our twins who were born at 35w2d, because of preeclampsia.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
She is very down to earth. She laid all possibilities and procedures. Where they were going to start first with testing and move on from what they find in testing. She explains things very clearly and makes sure if you have any questions you can get ahold of her at any time. She always gets back to you in a timely manner. She treats you like your part of her family but also keeps things professional at the same time. She is very sensitive to your individual needs as a person. She was very sucsessful in my personal treatment and was always eager to move on to the next step to success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Make sure you keep in touch about instructions about each cycle. Personally I forgot to call on day one of cycle and missed a whole cycle because of it. So it was personal not because of anything the doctor or center did.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
My husband and I felt like we were part of her family, not just her patients. She is very caring, down to earth, blunt and funny.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
We did 2 iui's one with famara. I think that's what it's called. It's an alternative to clomid. She wrote a blog on the comparison between the two. Then we moved on to IVF. We did one cycle retrieved 22 eggs. I think 8 were good but only 5 turned into embryos. I was a big candidate for having hoss. I decided to skip a cycle to avoid this. So we did a 2 frozen embryo transfer the next month and rusulted in our twins who were born at 35w2d, because of preeclampsia.
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Morgan )
Everyone was nice and polite and had an awsimd bed side manner.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
I would recommend this clinic to anyone! They are all around amazing facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility.
My husbands insurance covered everything we only had a co pay.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Zarek always greets me with a hug. She is available is text all the time...I did have a few communication issues regarding scheduling in the beginning, but she was transitioning clinics, so I think that was why...She said that she recommends one embryo to prevent risk of pregnancy complications...I mostly dealt with Dr. Zarek only. She just moved clinics and was a one woman show...I don’t feel rushed or like I’m an inconvenience. I feel like I could ask her anything at any time
Every is friendly [at Arbor Fertility], but just make sure you’re on top of everything and ask questions. There were a few times that there were some billing concerns, long waits, etc...There was some mixups at the beginning with admin but again, it was the first few weeks of the clinic change, so i understand...$7500 for egg retrieval $5000 for transfer...recommends one embryo to prevent risk of pregnancy complications
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility?
Very kind and welcoming. I don’t feel rushed or like I’m an inconvenience. I feel like I could ask her anything at any time. I did have a few communication issues regarding scheduling in the beginning, but she was transitioning clinics, so I think that was why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility?
Remember to ask questions. Even if you think it’s silly. We didn’t get the results I had hoped for, and I regret not asking some questions that were on my mind before the procedure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility?
Dr. Zarek always greets me with a hug. She is available is text all the time. I feel like she actually understands the emotional and physical toll that infertility plays and tries to do what she can to make it better.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Arbor Fertility and their degree of success.
We used Follistim and menopur, and added Ganirelix. We ended up doubling the doses for Follistim and menopur both.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Arbor Fertility.
I mostly dealt with Dr. Zarek only. She just moved clinics and was a one woman show.
Describe your experience with Arbor Fertility.
Dr. Zarek just moved to this clinic so it’s a little chaotic at the moment. Every is friendly, but just make sure you’re on top of everything and ask questions. There were a few times that there were some billing concerns, long waits, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Arbor Fertility.
$7500 for egg retrieval $5000 for transfer
Describe Shvetha Zarek's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arbor Fertility.
She said that she recommends one embryo to prevent risk of pregnancy complications and we haven’t pushed so I’m not sure what she would say if we did.
What specific things went wrong at Arbor Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Arbor Fertility.
There was some mixups at the beginning with admin but again, it was the first few weeks of the clinic change, so i understand.
9
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Arbor Fertility
St. Peters
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
6 Fertility Medications
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Zarek was very caring and made sure to always explain everything. She gave me good solid facts and good reasonable expectations....Dr. Zarek was very involved. She texted and emailed to check on us and made me feel like she really, really cared about my care. I liked that she was able to be realistic but also positive. We never had false hope but she never suggested that we weren't going to be parents someday!...Dr. Zarek is wonderful
...they [Sher Institute] need everything paid up front...The nursing staff was very good. My only complaint was that although they have a separate waiting room for women with children, the nurses paraded babies around the halls once you were brought back. I know they are proud of their work but I do not want to watch everyone squee over new babies while finding out that my cycle failed....Dr. Zarek was very involved. She texted and emailed to check on us and made me feel like she really, really cared about my care.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was very involved. She texted and emailed to check on us and made me feel like she really, really cared about my care. I liked that she was able to be realistic but also positive. We never had false hope but she never suggested that we weren't going to be parents someday!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr. Zarek is wonderful (if you have Fertility coverage, we did not and they need everything paid up front which is no fault of Dr. Zarek' did course)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr. Zarek was very caring and made sure to always explain everything. She gave me good solid facts and good reasonable expectations.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I took 5 mg of Letrozole. I used progesterone, folate, and vitamin D. It worked the first time but ended in miscarriage. We tried it four more times because I responded well and ovulated nicely. My husband's SA looked good. Dr. Zarek suggested IUI but I declined due to the cost of imjectables.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
The nursing staff was very good. My only complaint was that although they have a separate waiting room for women with children, the nurses paraded babies around the halls once you were brought back. I know they are proud of their work but I do not want to watch everyone squee over new babies while finding out that my cycle failed.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
None
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility.
I do not remember exact costs but I do know that it added up really, really quickly!
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ+
Verified

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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30
European
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was absolutely amazing. She was very confident and explained everything. When she was doing my tube test to make sure everything looked OK she did have a hard time confirming if both tubes were open or not...She is very patient and explains things very well. She also explains the plan in detail so you know what you're getting into...Excellent doctor!
They [Oma Fertility of St. Louis] were easy to contact. The app system was a bit difficult since there were a couple to bounce back and forth with. There was an app for communication and then an app for the results and it was just a bit hard to keep track of. Overall I really liked them. They were great at communicating and setting expectations.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
She was absolutely amazing. She was very confident and explained everything. When she was doing my tube test to make sure everything looked OK she did have a hard time confirming if both tubes were open or not. She said one definitely was but the catheter kept falling out if place so she didn't want to keep putting me through replacing it. She did explain for IUI I only needed one tube though. Excellent doctor!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
She will talk to you about everything. She is very patient and explains things very well. She also explains the plan in detail so you know what you're getting into.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)?
She was amazing and OMA closed before we could go through with services. She explained everything and was very compassionate.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
Some of the nurses didn't explain things to me very well. For the most part all if them were very friendly and caring.
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
They were easy to contact. The app system was a bit difficult since there were a couple to bounce back and forth with. There was an app for communication and then an app for the results and it was just a bit hard to keep track of. Overall I really liked them. They were great at communicating and setting expectations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek at Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed).
Relatively affordable
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
LGBTQ+ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Oma Fertility of St. Louis (closed)
St. Louis (closed)
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
LGBTQ+ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 44
2 IUI
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
7 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Zarek gave me her personal cell phone number and told me to call or text if I had any questions...[she] took the time to talk to us and find out what we wanted to try for treatment. She performed tests before treatment that others had not and explained the results in detail...In preparing for the IUI, I was originally given Letrozole 5 mg. When I went in for my ultrasound the follicle was small so they gave me additional Letrozole (7.5 mg) before doing IUI.
The doctor and nursing staff [of Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility] were very informative and usually responded in a timely manner. I was not happy with the person that did the billing for office. I am still trying to get the billing correct...Most of the nursing staff was great. There were a few times that I would call or send a message and it took a while for someone to respond.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek took the time to talk to us and find out what we wanted to try for treatment. She performed tests before treatment that others had not and explained the results in detail. We really felt like she wanted to help us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
My advice is to do your own research before you see the doctor so that you can ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility?
Dr Zarek gave me her personal cell phone number and told me to call or text if I had any questions.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility and their degree of success.
In preparing for the IUI, I was originally given Letrozole 5 mg. When I went in for my ultrasound the follicle was small so they gave me additional Letrozole (7.5 mg) before doing IUI. The second IUI I was given Letrozole 7.5 mg. I did an Ovidril trigger with both IUIs. We did not have a pregnancy with either IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
Most of the nursing staff was great. There were a few times that I would call or send a message and it took a while for someone to respond.
Describe your experience with Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility.
The doctor and nursing staff were very informative and usually responded in a timely manner. I was not happy with the person that did the billing for office. I am still trying to get the billing correct.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fertility
Columbia
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
6 of 5
2017, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Zarek made sure we felt as comfortable with her as possible from the moment she personally came to get us from waiting room for first visit. Was compassionate and helpful in everyway possible. We are early in our first cycle with her but she has been informative and caring the whole way through. She even gave us her cell number to keep in close contact with her throughout treatment. She is an absolute Doll and we are so grateful to have found her
Very professional office [Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine]. Everybody so nice and extremely helpful. Easy to get into, unlike other places.... Amy very sweet and compassionate. Always readily available for questions and to let me know what's going on.... Dr Zarek made sure we felt as comfortable with her as possible from the moment she personally came to get us from waiting room for first visit. Was compassionate and helpful in everyway possible. We are early in our first cycle with her but she has been informative and caring the whole way through.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Dr Zarek made sure we felt as comfortable with her as possible from the moment she personally came to get us from waiting room for first visit. Was compassionate and helpful in everyway possible. We are early in our first cycle with her but she has been informative and caring the whole way through. She even gave us her cell number to keep in close contact with her throughout treatment. She is an absolute Doll and we are so grateful to have found her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Be open and ask any question may pop in your head. She is so understanding and informative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
She is so caring and wants to get to know you as a person/family. Not just as a patient
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I am early in treatment so far we are suppressing follicles using Lipton 10 then 5 units, then switched to ganirelix 125 . Had baseline ultrasound today. Will start follistim in couple days for stimulation. Then .5 of menopur. Will do the hcg trigger and have egg retrieval hopefully in two weeks
Describe your experience with your nurse at STL Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amy albertson)
Amy very sweet and compassionate. Always readily available for questions and to let me know what's going on.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
Very professional office. Everybody so nice and extremely helpful. Easy to get into, unlike other places.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 32
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in...I am a candidate for IVF, I did an ultrasound of my ovaries, it told us how many "Ready to fertilize" eggs were already there...They [The staff at SIRM] were attentive & answered all questions without getting short.
She [Dr. Shvetha Zarek] was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in...I am a candidate for IVF, I did an ultrasound of my ovaries, it told us how many "Ready to fertilize" eggs were already there...They [The staff at SIRM] were attentive & answered all questions without getting short.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Amazing!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
Not to do tons of research on your own, your Dr. is full of knowledge not Google!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at STL Fertility?
She was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at STL Fertility and their degree of success.
I am a candidate for IVF, I did an ultrasound of my ovaries, it told us how many "Ready to fertilize" eggs were already there
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at STL Fertility.
They were compassionate & professional.
Describe your experience with STL Fertility.
They were attentive & answeted all questions without getting short.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
9
Clinic
STL Fertility
St. Louis
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 21
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Zarek listened to all of our concerns and made sure all of our treatments were explained...made being a parent possible for us!...was even available for questions outside of her work hours/days. We only saw her for about a month but that was all the time it took her to figure out why we weren’t able to conceive. Before she could even do any further testing, I became pregnant! We are very blessed to be able to have worked with Dr. Zarek.
[The nurses at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center are] Always very thorough in explaining procedures. Very nice and you can tell they are passionate about what they do!...Clinic was very good overall. It was a smaller clinic which was good because it made each visit a very calming environment. Highly recommend this clinic to anyone who is looking for fertility treatments...Dr. Zarek did a blood test and we found out my vitamin D levels were low so she put me on a high dosage of vitamin D and I hadn’t even Been taking them for a whole month before I conceived.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed)?
Dr. Zarek made being a parent possible for us! She listened to every concern and was even available for questions outside of her work hours/days. We only saw her for about a month but that was all the time it took her to figure out why we weren’t able to conceive. Before she could even do any further testing, I became pregnant! We are very blessed to be able to have worked with Dr. Zarek.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed)?
Never be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shvetha Zarek at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed)?
Dr. Zarek listened to all of our concerns and made sure all of our treatments were explained.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed) and their degree of success.
Dr. Zarek did a blood test and we found out my vitamin D levels were low so she put me on a high dosage of vitamin D and I hadn’t even Been taking them for a whole month before I conceived.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed).
Always very thorough in explaining procedures. Very nice and you can tell they are passionate about what they do!
Describe your experience with Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed).
Clinic was very good overall. It was a smaller clinic which was good because it made each visit a very calming environment. Highly recommend this clinic to anyone who is looking for fertility treatments.
10
Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Reproductive Health and Fertility Center (closed)
Peoria (closed)
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