Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia

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Bala Cynwyd
555 City Avenue, Suite 1170
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610.667.1070
Camp Hill
355 N 21st St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717.763.1036
Chadds Ford (closed)
6 Dickinson Drive
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610.558.1200
Chesterbrook
945 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
610.981.6000
Reading
1210 Broadcasting Rd.
Reading, PA 19610
610.376.1229
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 7Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 19
9 assessments
  • 78% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
313
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9 assessments
10
Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
IVF,ICSI cost about $10000 and $4000 in meds...I loved everything about this clinic [Shady Grove at Camp Hill]. I do want to warn you that they have many branches and if you're branch doesn't have a Dr on the day your cycle falls for transfer or IUI, you may have to go elsewhere. I didn't mind this as it gave me tons if options for appt times. And all the doctors I've encountered have been great through Shady Grove
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
I loved everything about this clinic. I do want to warn you that they have many branches and if you're branch doesn't have a Dr on the day your cycle falls for transfer or IUI, you may have to go elsewhere. I didn't mind this as it gave me tons if options for appt times. And all the doctors I've encountered have been great through Shady Grove
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Esposito always took time to talk to me after our appointments, she wouldn't just rush out. She always remembered everything about us and would even stop and talk to us in the hallway. When I was in the room still for different procedures, she would run out to waiting room and let my husband know I was good. She was optimistic but honest about percentages and didn't sugar coat things. Also took time to explain anything we needed in great detail.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses are always very sweet! They talk and get to know you... they were very kind to me as I faint often when I have blood taken. Eventually got it under control, but they were soooo patient
How was your experience with Melissa Esposito?
I loved her. I loved that she was blunt about things and her opinions... always having research to back it up too!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Esposito?
She doesn't always have a filter, but I loved that. She's eccentric and very knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Melissa Esposito used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did 6 IUIs, and she was up front that she only wanted to do 3 max, less if we were comfortable. She doesn't like IUIs as much due to such low success rates. I totally agree with her!! Unfortunately my insurance forced us to do 6 before moving onto IVF. We did 3 cycles on clomid, 3 cycles on injectable meds then moved onto Antagonist Protocol for IVF with ICSI.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Esposito.
IVF,ICSI cost about $10000 and $4000 in meds. Luckily we have insurance contracted rate which knocked it to $7000 and then insurance paid $4700 of that. So for us it was around $6400. IUI Was about $500-$700 contracted rate I think
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Doctor
Melissa Esposito
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Camp Hill
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10
Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
They [Shady Grove] worked with my insurance, scheduled appointments at times convenient for me, and were very pleasant to work with... Shared risk IVF cost $20,000, and covered up to six fresh cycles of IVF....Alyssa was amazing. She communicated with us frequently, and conveniently though email while I was at work. She was compassionate, professional, and knowledgeable....The location was convenient to the Harrisburg area, and seem to have great success rates.
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Age
32
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
The location was convenient to the Harrisburg area, and seem to have great success rates. I know several couples who have successfully conceived with Shady Grove. They worked with my insurance, scheduled appointments at times convenient for me, and were very pleasant to work with.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Bromer called me frequently to update me on the progress of our embryos, changes in our treatment plan, etc. These calls occurred on weekdays, weekends...whenever I needed to know something, he was sure be in contact with us. He also listened to and supported our reasons for electing to transfer more than one embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Alyssa was amazing. She communicated with us frequently, and conveniently though email while I was at work. She was compassionate, professional, and knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Jason Bromer?
Dr. Bromer explained our options thoroughly, answered any and all questions we had, let me vent when I needed to, and was overall extremely supportive. He encouraged genetic counseling, as well as testing of our miscarried baby in order to determine what had led to the miscarriage, both of which provided us with some really helpful information.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jason Bromer?
Ask questions, and seek to understand your treatment. Dr. Bromer is an advocate of both, and will help you to make informed decisions.
Describe the protocols Jason Bromer used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I truly don't remember the details of our fertility drugs, though I know I took Lupron both times. Our first egg retrieval yielded 8 embryos, only 2 of which were suitable for transfer. Though we achieved pregnancy, I miscarried at 8 weeks. At Dr. Bromer's suggestion, we had testing on the miscarried baby and learned that he had Klinefelter's syndrome. Our 2nd egg transfer we used ICSI. This also yielded 8 embyos, and though all had fertilized, most had done so abnormally. Only 2 were suitable for transfer. Dr. Bromer said that over two cycles our fertilization rate was on the lower end, and that it was possible that there was some undiagnosed factor impacting our fertilization, which we would want to explore should the cycle fail. Fortunately both embryos implanted, and we were blessed with boy/girl twins.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jason Bromer.
The consultation and diagnostics were covered by my insurance. Fertility drugs cost in the neighborhood of $2500 per cycle. Shared risk IVF cost $20,000, and covered up to six fresh cycles of IVF.
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Doctor
Jason Bromer
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Camp Hill
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3
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
16 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
3
Both the primary care nurse and some of the ancillary nursing staff were phenomenal. One of the med techs is very cold and gruff...Shady Grove seems to use a standard set of protocols, so don't be afraid to push back and ask if that is what is right for you...They would do better to have a more private patient waiting room setup - you will run into people you may know given the small size and few other resources in the area. Their financial aid paperwork is complex and depends upon patients managing multiple pieces of it -- which I was not made aware of until it was too late.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
16 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
3
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
They would do better to have a more private patient waiting room setup - you will run into people you may know given the small size and few other resources in the area. Their financial aid paperwork is complex and depends upon patients managing multiple pieces of it -- which I was not made aware of until it was too late.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She often ran very late and was cold and artificial
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Both the primary care nurse and some of the ancillary nursing staff were phenomenal. One of the med techs is very cold and gruff.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Melissa Esposito?
This office bumps patients between doctors and Dr Esposito was never my choice of physician. I was never happy to see that she would be performing a procedure because she was artificial, distant, and not able to make a human connection.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Melissa Esposito?
Try someone else in the practice.
Describe the protocols Melissa Esposito used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Shady Grove seems to use a standard set of protocols, so don't be afraid to push back and ask if that is what is right for you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Melissa Esposito.
outrageous, but that's what it is with no insurance coverage.
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Doctor
Melissa Esposito
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Camp Hill
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8
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
8
Shady Grove’s lab and embryologists are incredible. I always received detailed information and daily updates. I think Shady Grove does an adequate job with difficult cases. Their success rates with diminished ovarian reserve are fairly low....Morgan and Melanie were the two nurses primarily managing my care. Morgan was gentle and kind when sharing information. Melanie was kind and very factual. They were an excellent team....$21,000 for two IVF cycles... $3000 for PGS testing
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
8
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
Shady Grove’s lab and embryologists are incredible. I always received detailed information and daily updates. I think Shady Grove does an adequate job with difficult cases. Their success rates with diminished ovarian reserve are fairly low. That being said, I was a difficult case and had straightforward success through their Reading and Chesterbrook offices.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
While information was always factual, Dr. Munabi had a wonderful bedside manner. He also strongly encouraged us to try with our own eggs/sperm and never pushed using a donor.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Morgan and Melanie were the two nurses primarily managing my care. Morgan was gentle and kind when sharing information. Melanie was kind and very factual. They were an excellent team.
How was your experience with Abraham Munabi (retired)?
Dr. Munabi was gentle, but very candid in what we could expect. We paid for a multi cycle discount, and due to my diagnosis, he argued with the clinic to allow us to cycle a second time before transferring (despite our contract not allowing this.)
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Abraham Munabi (retired)?
Know in advance that he a very thick accent! The nurses are great at reiterating what he says—but don’t be afraid to ask him to repeat himself!
Describe the protocols Abraham Munabi (retired) used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Cycle 1: Antagonist Protocal. 450iu of Gonal F, 225iu Menopur, Ganirelix. 5 retrieved, 3 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 embryos, 1 PGS normal, 1 live birth. Cycle 2: Lupron Stop Protocol. 3 weeks Lupron, Gonal F 450iu, Menopur 150iu. 7 retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized, 2 embryos, 1 PGS normal. Currently frozen.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Abraham Munabi (retired).
$21,000 for two IVF cycles. $7500 for medication (purchased from Israel, would have been $13,000 domestically) $3000 for PGS testing
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Doctor
Abraham Munabi (retired)
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Chesterbrook
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
The clinic staff is very kind. They run promptly (a big plus when there are so many appointments and you're trying to get to work!).
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
The clinic staff is very kind. They run promptly (a big plus when there are so many appointments and you're trying to get to work!).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Sasson, Lisa and the rest of the staff answered emails and phone calls promptly I came to know them as people, not just medical professionals. I never felt like they had anything but my best health and a successful pregnancy as their goal.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nurses at SGF are wonderful. They are invested in the patient care, so much so, that I know they update each other on patient results even when someone is out of the office on vacation. I received medication updates and post-op check ins as expected. Lisa is very knowledgeable and is able to answer many of the questions that arose during the process. She helped make the process easier and less stressful.
How was your experience with Isaac Sasson?
I can't recommend him enough. He takes time to explain every step of treatment and why he's making any recommendations. He's open to questions or suggestions and was able to honestly evaluate my condition (even as it changed). He was easy to reach when necessary-even promptly answering emails on the weekend. I felt he personally cared about our success and happiness.
Describe the protocols Isaac Sasson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For our egg retrieval cycles we used a combination of injectables and growth hormone to provide a better egg quality. We did PGS testing to improve the odds of a successful transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isaac Sasson.
Pre-IVF: $30/copay per visit, IUI $50-copay IVF shared risk: $26,000
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Doctor
Isaac Sasson
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Chesterbrook
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10
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
They [the staff at Shady Grove Fertility in Chesterbrook] are very welcoming but busy. Thankfully you are never treated like a number...He [Dr Sasson] is in a word - amazing. We had losses before him. This was our last chance and he understood the emotion. He was just as excited as we were when he saw our babies on u/s...He is very blunt - he doesn't sugar coat. But you are always his most important patient....I remember that after our loss done by one of his colleagues - he was very honest about why it failed and why a change in meds and protocol were necessary
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
They are very welcoming but busy. Thankfully you are never treated like a number.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is amazing. We were not the easiest case. He answered all of our questions candidly, with respect and understanding.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
We are still friends with our Fertility nursing team. They were always available. They celebrated and cried with us.
How was your experience with Isaac Sasson?
He is in a word - amazing. We had losses before him. This was our last chance and he understood the emotion. He was just as excited as we were when he saw our babies on u/s
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isaac Sasson?
He is very blunt - he doesn't sugar coat. But you are always his most important patient.
Describe the protocols Isaac Sasson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I remember that after our loss done by one of his colleagues - he was very honest about why it failed and why a change in meds and protocol were necessary
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isaac Sasson.
We were very lucky and had ours covered by insurance/employer
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Doctor
Isaac Sasson
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Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Chesterbrook
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Love the nursing staff at Shady Grove Chesterbrook...
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I love Dr. Sasson, he was always up front with me and explained things the way I understood them. Best Dr. Hands down.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Love the nursing staff at Shady Grove Chesterbrook.
How was your experience with Isaac Sasson?
Dr. Sasson will always be in my heart. He has not only made my dreams of becoming a mommy true. But the way he treated me was even more welcoming. Made me trust every word he said. And felt very comfortable with every treatment I did.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isaac Sasson?
Trust in him.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isaac Sasson.
Between my fresh and frozen I'd have to say almost 20k
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Doctor
Isaac Sasson
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Chesterbrook
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Age
26
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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[Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia] Does not allow children in office - personally I think that's important in a clinic. Small location - you will know all the staff (I love Haley, the girl that takes your blood) You will have to go to Chesterbrook for the procedures and on weekend...(nursing staff] they are very kind and experienced...Egg retrieval, day-5 fresh embryo transfer. Continued endometrin for a long time into the pregnancy...
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Age
26
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
Does not allow children in office - personally I think that's important in a clinic. Small location - you will know all the staff (I love Haley, the girl that takes your blood) You will have to go to Chesterbrook for the procedures and on weekends
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr K. was there for me every step of the way. One example: the nurse told me I would probably need a frozen transfer and I completely broke down in tears. Minutes later, Dr. K herself called me (well after 5pm) to talk through it and reassure me we would do everything possible to have a fresh transfer. She still checks in on me and has met the baby a couple times!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I recently met the new nursing staff and believe they are very kind and experienced. I have not yet undergone treatment with them so cannot comment.
How was your experience with Sunita Kulshrestha?
Dr. Kulshretha treats every patient like her top priority. She tells you what she thinks is best, listens to your concerns, and works with you to make the treatment be as best as it can for you. She never rushes you, and is always aware of your treatment. She'll let you know if another physician will be monitoring you for a particular day.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sunita Kulshrestha?
Allow her to get close with you. Think of her as a good friend. It will help her be on your page for treatment.
Describe the protocols Sunita Kulshrestha used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Im sorry but I dont remember specifics. I took 3 shots a day, 1 in the am and 1 in the pm. Egg retrieval, day-5 fresh embryo transfer. Continued endometrin for a long time into the pregnancy...
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Doctor
Sunita Kulshrestha
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10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Bala Cynwyd
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Tori [nurse at Shady Grove] was patient and followed up with me after I needed time to process the IVF decision. She's great!...So far I have nothing bad to say. Truly! This experience has been hard but 100% supportive. Everyone at the clinic I go to has been wonderful, and has taken the time to educate me and answer all my questions...24K and meds were seperate...Dr Martin was the first doctor to take all the time I needed to explain with compassion the treatment protocol, my last doctor experience was terrible, I'm so thankful for meeting the right doctor and group bc now I feel comfortable with fertility treatments.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia.
So far I have nothing bad to say. Truly! This experience has been hard but 100% supportive. Everyone at the clinic I go to has been wonderful, and has taken the time to educate me and answer all my questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Tori was patient and followed up with me after I needed time to process the IVF decision. She's great!
How was your experience with Ryan Martin?
Dr Martin was the first doctor to take all the time I needed to explain with compassion the treatment protocol, my last doctor experience was terrible, I'm so thankful for meeting the right doctor and group bc now I feel comfortable with fertility treatments.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Martin?
Just listen to what he has to say ans how he explains it.
Describe the protocols Ryan Martin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I am just starting the IVF protocol, so all the treatment strategies aren't determined yet. I was recommended IVF bc of my age and the fact that I had treatments in the past that failed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Martin.
24K and meds were seperate
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Doctor
Ryan Martin
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Shady Grove Fertility of Philadelphia
Bala Cynwyd
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