Sher Fertility of St. Louis

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Creve Coeur
555 N. New Ballas Rd
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 983-9000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Sher Fertility of St. Louis to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 27Neutral: 1Don't recommend: 29.3
30 assessments
  • 90% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 3% Neutral (7-8)
  • 7% 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
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
431
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.4
Average Doctor Score
3 doctors
30 assessments
10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Immunological
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Their front office staff [at Sher - STL] is always smiling when they greet me, I was always able to make appointments that worked with my schedule. They are super organized, know what their doing and run it like a well oiled machine. That makes me feel great, as I tend to be a very organized person. I didn't get a lot of interaction with the lab directly but they definitely took good care of my embryos, so that's fine with me!...
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Immunological
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I think there are a lot of strengths with this clinic. Their front office staff is always smiling when they greet me, I was always able to make appointments that worked with my schedule. They are super organized, know what their doing and run it like a well oiled machine. That makes me feel great, as I tend to be a very organized person. I didn't get a lot of interaction with the lab directly but they definitely took good care of my embryos, so that's fine with me!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Dayal never made me feel like I was a number. I saw her at every single appointment and she talked to me so kindly. I never was talked down to, any of my questions dismissed, or thought to be inferior to her. Her entire office was like this. They became like family to me.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My main nurse as well as the entire nursing staff were amazing to me. I had most of their email addresses and would email them at all hours (literally, I emailed some of them at 10 pm and got responses back). I had to call the on-call nurse once and got to talk to them late at night as well when I had a medication question. I had no hesitation in her voice as she helped me and walked me through a mini-freak out. The girls who brought me back for all the ultrasounds were always smiling and so excited to see me!
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
From the very first appointment, Dr. Dayal was always there. She came out and greeted us at the initial consultation and brought us back to her office. She thoroughly explained everything about infertility, our issues, possibly plans, testing, and everything else. During all of the initial testing, I always saw her. She was quick to give back results, even the ones that were abnormal. I always felt so at ease with her and it helped me to stay positive in the struggle of infertility.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Stay with her! She will work wonders for you! Trust her. She knows what she's doing!
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on an agonist protocol with Lupron as my suppressant because my labs came back pretty good. I was on a medium protocol, Dr. Dayal said. I ended up getting 25 eggs, so it worked well for me and the maturity and embryo production was great! I didn't feel like it was a "cookie cutter" protocol at all!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
I paid
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
Strengths [of Sher Fertility of St. Louis] : Short waiting times for appointments. Weaknesses: Poor communication. Generic protocol that does not work for everyone (our only infertility is male factor, yet my protocol yielded MANY immature eggs). We also paid for services in advance that we did not receive, and our refund for that is still "in process" several months later....The monitoring appointments went very smoothly. They got me in quickly and I did not have to wait long for Dr. Dayal. She explained what she saw during each appointment.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Strengths: Short waiting times for appointments. Weaknesses: Poor communication. Generic protocol that does not work for everyone (our only infertility is male factor, yet my protocol yielded MANY immature eggs). We also paid for services in advance that we did not receive, and our refund for that is still "in process" several months later.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Witten seemed kind and enthusiastic about our treatment. He was very encouraging when we saw him. I do want to point out though that, during my stimming for retrieval, I did not see him but was monitored by Dr. Dayal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Mickey at Dr. Witten's office in the hospital was very informative and kind. She always returned our phone calls and explained our steps for each process. The staff at Sher were also kind, but difficult to reach and took days to return phone calls.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
I felt like, once moving from IUI to IVF, Dr. Witten did not have much input on my treatment. He does his IVF through Sher, and so I believe he is bound to their medication protocol and monitoring. Dr. Witten seemed genuinely disappointed by my results. He was honest though in that IUI would not work for us and did not waste our time with months of IUI's. He did not prescribe me unnecessary medication as all of my levels were good and I ovulate without meds.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
He is good for testing and IUI.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Witten does IVF through Sher and so he is bound to their treatment protocols. I do not believe he had any input on my medication protocol.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
The monitoring appointments went very smoothly. They got me in quickly and I did not have to wait long for Dr. Dayal. She explained what she saw during each appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
We have insurance coverage. We had to pay up-front for the treatment and were told we would be refunded for what insurance covered. I believe we paid around $7,000 and are owed a refund of around $6,000. Still waiting on that to process.
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
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10
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Everyone was so friendly [at Sher Fertility] and when I was panicked and wasn't sure about a medicine they walked me through it...I loved it there. Always greeted with a smile and were very nice...Get as much information as you can. Be prepared for anything and no matter what keep trying...We were lucky, our insurance covered a lot. We had to pay for the intralipid infusions which were $300.00 a piece so a total of $600.00. Also had to meet our $300.00 deductible for both so that was $600.00 total. We paid for a portion of the medications which with both treatments came to about $800.00. We also had to pay for the anesthesia twice so that was $590.00 a piece so a total of $1180.00. We may receive more bills from different tests we have had done but we haven't received a bill yet.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I loved it there. Always greeted with a smile and were very nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always called us by name and had a great sense of humor. He made it a lot less stressful.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Everyone was so friendly and when I was panicked and wasn't sure about a medicine they walked me through it.
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
Dr. Witten was always kind and put things in terms we could understand. When our first round didn't work he sat down with us and explained our options and what he felt was best. Never once discouraged us or made it feel impossible. He gave us hope.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
Get as much information as you can. Be prepared for anything and no matter what keep trying.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I started out on birth control pills then had the intralipids infusion for the Natural Killer Cells. Started with the Dexamethasone then went to the injections. Cant remember the names of all of them but I know I did Gonal-F, Progesterone in oil, Estradiol Valerate, Menopur and Vaginal Suppositories. Then once I got a positive test I started Prenatal Vitamins and did another round of Intralipid Infusion.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
We were lucky, our insurance covered a lot. We had to pay for the intralipid infusions which were $300.00 a piece so a total of $600.00. Also had to meet our $300.00 deductible for both so that was $600.00 total. We paid for a portion of the medications which with both treatments came to about $800.00. We also had to pay for the anesthesia twice so that was $590.00 a piece so a total of $1180.00. We may receive more bills from different tests we have had done but we haven't received a bill yet.
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
9
Amy [nurse at SIRM] is smart, kind, and compassionate. Often times her patient load seemed to be on the heavy side though...There is very little flexibility with appointment times. It is also important to know that they provide preferential treatment times to those that are 'in cycle.' Whether a patient is in cycle receiving a treatment or receiving an ultrasound after a cycle - they should be treated with the same level of importance and respect...
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
There is very little flexibility with appointment times. It is also important to know that they provide preferential treatment times to those that are 'in cycle.' Whether a patient is in cycle receiving a treatment or receiving an ultrasound after a cycle - they should be treated with the same level of importance and respect.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It was fantastic to see Dr. Dayal at all of my visits and have ultrasounds interpreted in real time. As the clinic started to build a larger patient base, it became much harder to schedule timely appointments.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amy is smart, kind, and compassionate. Often times her patient load seemed to be on the heavy side though.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Dr. Dayal is an extremely intelligent and compassionate healthcare provider. If anything, some of her talents in more complex cases may be limited by the protocols of belonging to a large organization like SIRM.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Research, research, research. For any fertility patient - you are your best advocate. The best way to partner with Dr. Dayal (and any doctor) is to educate yourself, ask questions, and understand the realities and difficulties of fertility treatment.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Under the care of Dr. Dayal I completed 1 fresh cycle - resulting in a miscarriage and 1 frozen embryo. 1 Frozen transfer - resulting in a chemical pregnancy. 1 egg retrieval with ICSI for CGH testing - resulting in 1 CGH normal pregnancy. 1 cancelled cycle - intended for banking more CGH screened embryos. 1 Frozen transfer of 1 CGH normal embryo - resulting in a current Mo-Di twin pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
Ultrasounds, visits, etc. were included in the treatment pricing packages. Medications and any extra procedures were not.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
They [the nurses at Sher Fertility] always called with results as soon as they got them from the lab. Always answered emails or messages I left if I had issues or questions quickly. Only bad thing was our nurse/case coordinator moved away so we were left in limbo for a little bit without a direct point of contact...Sometimes the front desk staff didn't answer the phone and would have to leave a VM which could get annoying. The staff was always very nice and helpful wether it's the front desk, insurance ladies or the embryologist (first babysitter).
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Sometimes the front desk staff didn't answer the phone and would have to leave a VM which could get annoying. The staff was always very nice and helpful wether it's the front desk, insurance ladies or the embryologist (first babysitter).
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
When we came in for our first meeting with her she spent a long time with us and went over everything including what haooens to your eggs over your lifetime. Our previous infertility doctor would only spend 5 minutes with us and let his staff do everything else.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They always called with results as soon as they got them from the lab. Always answered emails or messages I left if I had issues or questions quickly. Only bad thing was our nurse/case coordinator moved away so we were left in limbo for a little bit without a direct point of contact.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Dr Dayal was very compassionate and had great bedside manner. She always explained everything in great detail. Spent an hour with us on our first consult visit. We conceived on our 3 IVF try and we never felt like just another statistic with her like with other clinics we had used.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Ask questions if you don't understand a procedure or the course of treatment. She is great about explaining everything.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr Dayal had us try ourselves first with just meds since the success rate was similar with IUI and waiting on insurance. That was not successful. We then moved to IVF due to my age and history and my husband's sperm issues. First time was a lower protocol to see how my body reacted to it. It did not succeed. We then moved to a very high protocol since we didn't get very many eggs at all with low one. 2nd time we did not succeed either due to egg quality. 3rd time we tried with high protocol, acupuncture, and reduced stressed and we where successful. Dr Dayal did suggest acupuncture and that my stress levels were to high.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Since we lived over 90 mins away I liked to be there first thing in the morning and they almost always got me in then. It never felt like a "cattle call".
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
I have insurance which covered most of my treatment. Still waiting to figure out my out of pockets/deductibles from insurance.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
24 - 25
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS
10
The clinic [SIRM-STL] is great, the appointments have good timing always doing ultra sounds and blood work before 10 am allowing me to get to work no problem.... I've only had one meeting with Amanda [a nurse] (since we just moved onto ivf) but she was extremely organized and prepared. Alerting us of all our choices and answering all of out questions. She presented us with a calendar of medications and other appointments bringing some serious organization and dependency to this chaotic life challenge. She is positive and bubbly which makes a big difference!
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Age
24 - 25
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
The clinic is great, the appointments have good timing always doing ultra sounds and blood work before 10 am allowing me to get to work no problem. They have been able to answer all of my questions and have also assigned a doctor for my monitoring.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Witten not only ensures timely and personal appointments, but he is committed to explaining the processes to both my husband and I - always ensuring we are both invested.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I've only had one meeting with Amanda (since we just moved onto ivf) but she was extremely organized and prepared. Alerting us of all our choices and answering all of out questions. She presented us with a calendar of medications and other appointments bringing some serious organization and dependency to this chaotic life challenge. She is positive and bubbly which makes a big difference!
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
Dr Witten is a pleasure to work with through this difficult life journey. Compassionate, knowledgeable, and personal he made this entire process so much better. He is dedicated to ensuring both my husband and I understand every step, but always makes sure we don't get ahead of ourselves. He is a rock during a very difficult time and I would recommend him to anyone.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and annovluation. I was not responding to clomid so he immediately switched me to low dose femara where we had great follicle growth. When he found out we weren't ovulating he adjusted our protocol by adding an hcg trigger shot to force ovulation. He performed all tests to ensure we didn't have any other problems but felt an IUi would still improve our chances of a positive cycle so we proceeded with that. After numerous failed cycles (just not the right genes!) he took us into the next step where we used follistim. He was very in tune with my bodies reactions and while we ultimately had 3 great eggs, none took and I showed signs of OHSS which has led us to begin ivf.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
$10,000 is our estimated total cost to date which was composed of co pays, medications not covered by insurance, iui (also not covered by insurance).
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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All if the nurses [at SIRM] were amazing. They are not just doing their job, but they are walking with along the way. MerryKay made sure all my calendars were up to date. She stayed in touch with me during the critical days and made sure I did not miss anything. After the emplantation, I was handed off to Mickey in Dr. Witten's office. She helped me through the first failing pregnancy, calling me every day to amke sure I was ok and to inform me if what is going on. During my successful pregnancy, Mickey was my personal cheerleader and she was so excited during every ultrasound. She also remembered me when I visited after giving birth, and made such a big deal about seeing my daughter.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Dr. Witten is not located at the Sher Institute so you sometines have to juggle two different offices. But the comnunication the Sher Institute has with his office is fantastic. The clinic does a lot to reach out to the community so you know you are not alone. They hold talks and seminars, and just recently started a private facebook group where people can get answers to questions, receive support from current and past patients and watch videos (both live and recorded). Everyone knows you at the clinic and you feel like part if a family. It is very clean and organized. And they follow procedure throughout. My husband did say that the room he had to use was a little awkward, but really what room would not be awkward. A big plus is that there is a lab right next door that they use for all the blood work, making it really handy to go to one location for two appointments.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
After our chemical pregnancy, he personally called me to give his condolences. Then he dug through all the data to figure out what went wrong. He then had an appointment for my husband and me to discuss everything and to assess our mental status to assess when we would be ready for a next round.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All if the nurses were amazing. They are not just doing their job, but they are walking with along the way. MerryKay made sure all my calendars were up to date. She stayed in touch with me during the critical days and made sure I did not miss anything. After the emplantation, I was handed off to Mickey in Dr. Witten's office. She helped me through the first failing pregnancy, calling me every day to amke sure I was ok and to inform me if what is going on. During my successful pregnancy, Mickey was my personal cheerleader and she was so excited during every ultrasound. She also remembered me when I visited after giving birth, and made such a big deal about seeing my daughter.
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
Dr. Barry Witten was vary compassionate from the beginning. He understood the long journey we had already been on and was very realistic while also giving us optimism that we could achieve our dream of a family. I enjoyed his analytical approach to the science side, but he always said they can get everything there, but God has the final say. When we had a chemical pregnancy, he could not find the words and his nurse stepped in and comforted us. But later he was able to give us his condolence. On the second round when we got a positive blood test, Dr. Witten personally called me to congratulate me. He saw us through 8 weeks and then handed us off to my obgyn. But when I brought my daugter by two weeks after giving birth, he remembered us and was so delighted that we visited.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
He might be short on words but he makes it up with his genuine caring of you physically and mentally.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
The cost was not covered by my insurance. The first thing Sher Institute did was have you meet with the financial person. She explained the set cost and the varible costs. She detailed all of the companies that help with the cost and showed us what we needed to supply those companies with. She made sure we were ready financially before proceeding. I had and HRA through my work and she helped me figure out if that would be able to cover some of the cost. Everthing had to be paid in full before the treatment could begin.
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Immunological
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The support staff in both his Mercy and Sher offices [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] were very nice and helpful. Dr. Witten himself was friendly, but cryptic in his wording and didn't seem to want to answer my questions. He brushed them off most of the time....The staff is helpful and there is an on call nurse for any after hours medication questions. Sedation for egg retrieval is through an outside contractor and she doesn't accept insurance, so if you have insurance coverage you will have to submit the claim yourself which is a huge pain. The anesthesiologist is also somewhat flippant and didn't care about my comfort. She pushed drugs through my IV quickly and it burned horribly. She just laughed it off when she noticed she had hurt me. If Dr. Witten is your primary, some of your ultrasounds will be done with Dr. Dayal who also practices at Sher. She is sweet and very knowledgeable.
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Immunological
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Thecinic is nicely furnished, clean and inviting. The staff is helpful and there is an on call nurse for any after hours medication questions. Sedation for egg retrieval is through an outside contractor and she doesn't accept insurance, so if you have insurance coverage you will have to submit the claim yourself which is a huge pain. The anesthesiologist is also somewhat flippant and didn't care about my comfort. She pushed drugs through my IV quickly and it burned horribly. She just laughed it off when she noticed she had hurt me. If Dr. Witten is your primary, some of your ultrasounds will be done with Dr. Dayal who also practices at Sher. She is sweet and very knowledgeable.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The support staff in both his Mercy and Sher offices were very nice and helpful. Dr. Witten himself was friendly, but cryptic in his wording and didn't seem to want to answer my questions. He brushed them off most of the time.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nutsing staff was always friendly and helpful. Sher nurses weren't the best at placing IV catheters and I usually had to be stuck 2-4 times when I needed IV treatments.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
Dr. Witten is obviously a very intelligent and experienced fertility doctor. I felt he had a very specific way he liked to do things and he didn't stray from that very much. When I would bring up questions or concerns, my concerns weren't heard or I was told I didn't need to worry about them. I felt like he would hear what I was saying but didn't want to listen.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
Be prepared to do a lot of self research. He isn't an overly empathetic person and isn't great at answering questions.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My stim cycle was an agonist protocol. I have normal ovarian reserve but we were only able to get 5 eggs out of about 16 follicles. 4 were mature and all fertilized with ICSI, one arrested a day 4. My fresh cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy, and my 2 subsequent frozen transfers resulted in negative pregnancies. I was never given any rationale for the protocol chosen for me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
I have full insurance coverage. This covered all my diagnostic workup, IVF cycles and most medications. We had to pay out of pocket for my egg retrieval sedation as well as cryopreservation services associated with embryo freezing.
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Barry Witten
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Immunological, Unexplained
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It's a smaller office [SIRM-STL] and everyone is so caring. You really feel like you're the only patient. They after hours call back is fast and they answer email on the weekends. A NA, Jamie, at the clinic even started a Facebook group for our clinic as a extra place to get support. They go above and beyond!!... I love that they offer discounts for law enforcement and teachera. I love the small office feel and how quickly you can get an apppintment. I love that Dr Dayal does all the ultrasounds and procedures herself. Sometimes the lady in the finance department can be a bit harsh. I also wish we could get bloodwork done in the office
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Immunological, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I love that they offer discounts for law enforcement and teachera. I love the small office feel and how quickly you can get an apppintment. I love that Dr Dayal does all the ultrasounds and procedures herself. Sometimes the lady in the finance department can be a bit harsh. I also wish we could get bloodwork done in the office
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Fatal suffers from infertility herself so that alone ups the "human factor." She's so thorough and body language and communication skills truly make you feel like you are her only patient for the whole day. There is no rushed feeling.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
It's a smaller office and everyone is so caring. You really feel like you're the only patient. They after hours call back is fast and they answer email on the weekends. A NA, Jamie, at the clinic even started a Facebook group for our clinic as a extra place to get support. They go above and beyond!!
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
It sounds cliche, but you can just tell she wants the best for you. She's quiet and thorough without being worrisome. She's open to input on cycles from her patients and makes sure everyone in on the same page at each step in the process. I never left confused or frsutrated; she talked through every step.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Sit down and talk with her! Ask questions and get her opinion.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Before we started out FET ahe redid most testing which I appreciated. She redid the saline sonogram, blood Work, and did a new test for natural killer cells. Based on results I had polyps removed again, did intralipids, baby asprin, lovonox, etc. We ended up having to move to a fresh cycle and based on previous success and test results we did a micro-ivf cycle. We did lower doses of meds gonal-f and menopur.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Everyone had an appointment and everything was quick and on time!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
With the discount for teachers, our FET was $2995. Our mini was $7995 (plus meds). Our next cycle, without help, is about $9000
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
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They [nurses at SIRM-STL]never sugar coated which I greatly appreciated. I am a "give it to me straight" and they always did this. I formed relationships with all of the staff and I would get excited to see them during my appointments. I coined MaryKay "my woobie" she was my security blanket and she always made me feel calm and relaxed. Also Jamie was fantastic to my husband and I. She gave me her cell number because I was such a worry wart and would let me text her whenever.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
My biggest complaint would be that it was bought out by Intermed and was ran a little more aggressively when it came to money. This was not anyone at the clinics fault and you would never know they were switched to a more corporate type place.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I knew she was in the trenches with us and wanted us to have a child. She was sympathetic and understanding to our needs. She never made us feel like we were anything but family. I can not speak highly enough about her or her staff. These people created my twins and will forever hold a spot in our hearts.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Fantastic!! They never sugar coated which I greatly appreciated. I am a "give it to me straight" and they always did this. I formed relationships with all of the staff and I would get excited to see them during my appointments. I coined MaryKay "my woobie" she was my security blanket and she always made me feel calm and relaxed. Also Jamie was fantastic to my husband and I. She gave me her cell number because I was such a worry wart and would let me text her whenever.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Fantastic, compassionate, smart doctor. She would hug you on a bad day and be a cheerleader on a good day. She never made us feel like a patient but more like family. She cared whether we got pregnant or not.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Take each step of the fertility treatment one step at a time. I found it worked best for us by taking each hurdle of this process one at a time versus having everything thrown at you at once. Dr. Dayal always did this for us.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did interlipid treatments before each transfer. When we had two miscarriages we added longer Interlipid treatments and more meds to ensure a positive test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
I want to say around 10,000.00 for a fresh cycle and 3,500 for a frozen.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
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They [Sher Fertility of St Louis] are very compassionate and caring. Great communication. Negatives are it's a very very small clinic in a large hospital...[Nurses] they were all very accommodating to my needs and requests. They got back in touch with you very promptly and with the answers you needed...$50 for each visit. $89-110 for each trigger shot About $400 to test for tubal blockage....He [Dr. Witten] is very thorough and wants to make sure his patient understands fully what is happening inside their body.
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
They are very compassionate and caring. Great communication. Negatives are it's a very very small clinic in a large hospital.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always remembered my name and the name of others who came with me and the recreational activities I talked about during small talk from the previous visits. He always asked how each of my family members were doing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all very accommodating to my needs and requests. They got back in touch with you very promptly and with the answers you needed.
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
He is very thorough and wants to make sure his patient understands fully what is happening inside their body. He was always very optimistic and had just a great overall energy about him. He was extra caring and accommodating for different circumstances that arose along the way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
He does have an accent because he is from New Zealand I believe so just keep that in mind. But I don't think it negatively affects his communication.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He wanted to make sure I was ovulating so we started out the first few cycles with just clomid and timed intercourse. Those all resulted in negative pregnancy results, but after the first few cycles of my body not responding, he decided to do a tubal X-ray to make sure my tubes were open. He determined they were open and I was in fact ovulating. So the 4th cycle I was on clomid and timed trigger shot. This was also negative. The next three cycles have been clomid, timed trigger shot, and IUI. The first two resulted in negatives and I am currently in the last cycle in the two week waiting period. If this results in a negative he wants to move on and do other tests and for me to lose weight.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
An IUI costs $525 there and it was not covered by our insurance. It could be covered under another's. $50 for each visit. $89-110 for each trigger shot About $400 to test for tubal blockage.
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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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.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
The clinic is very well ran and everyone works together as a team to help you in anyway possible. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
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 your experience with your nurse.
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.
How was your experience with Shvetha 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.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
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.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles 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.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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MerryKay is our primary nurse [at Sher Fertility] and she has always shown compassion during our cycles. Recently with finally coming to the terms of making the decision to use donor eggs, she us been nothing short of excellent in helping us and making us feel comfortable!...They will give you a package price, you pay a deposit to hold your place for the cycle...The whole SIRM -St. Louis staff is amazing, they ask about how you are doing personally.
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Age
36 - 39
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I truly love this clinic. I have been tonothers and here is where we have felt the most comfortable and actually like they care about us, from the receptionists all the way to the Dr!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The whole SIRM -St. Louis staff is amazing, they ask about how you are doing personally. Dr. Dayal takes the time to sit and talk to you before your appointment. Very personable!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
MerryKay is our primary nurse and she has always shown compassion during our cycles. Recently with finally coming to the terms of making the decision to use donor eggs, she us been nothing short of excellent in helping us and making us feel comfortable!
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
I feel like Dr. Dayal takes the time to get to know my husband and I and really cares about us and wants to do whatever she can to help us succeed in becoming parents. She is very knowledgeable, but also takes our ideas and feelings into consideration. She will always do what is best for us!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Listen to her! She is very knowledgeable and she herself has been through Infertility.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My first protocol with Dr. Dayal was very aggressive, inhave endo, adeno, fibroids, blocked tubes & DOR, so she went aggressive. Unfortunately there were only 2 eggs not even mature enough to retrieve. Our cycle was cancelled. We tried again, she went with a different protocol of low and slow and we ended up getting 5 eggs, but only 4 mature and fertilized. Day 5 nothing good enough to transfer and they said we could wait one more day. They called and our one little fighter had gone to a pre blast, so we got to transfer! Thought it was our miracle, but again ended in a negative outcome. We now are currently in the process of a Donor cycle that we will hopefully be retrieving in June!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
They will give you a package price, you pay a deposit to hold your place for the cycle.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological
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The office staff [at Sher-STL] is great, hey answer calls quickly and efficiently. Emails are returned quickly as well. Wait times are minimal and appts are not hard to coordinate. Everyone was friendly and treated us like family. It always gelt like they genuinely cared about our cycles. It's also very clean.... Amy was our nurse and Jamie our Care Coordinator. Both had excellent bedside manner. Amy was knowledgeable and explained things in terms we could understand. Jamie helped keep us on track and plan our schedule. She is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable when going through such a scary process. Both were easy to get in contact with even after hours/weekends
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
The office staff is great, hey answer calls quickly and efficiently. Emails are returned quickly as well. Wait times are minimal and appts are not hard to coordinate. Everyone was friendly and treated us like family. It always gelt like they genuinely cared about our cycles. It's also very clean.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Dayal talks to you in a friendly manner and seems to want to know your story. She remembers you and isn't just "reading from your chart". She is genuinely happy when you get good news and sad when you don't
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amy was our nurse and Jamie our Care Coordinator. Both had excellent bedside manner. Amy was knowledgeable and explained things in terms we could understand. Jamie helped keep us on track and plan our schedule. She is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable when going through such a scary process. Both were easy to get in contact with even after hours/weekends
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
I can not say enough good about Dr Dayal. She is not only knowledgeable about infertility and treatments but she treats you like family. They're up to date on new options and willing to dig deeper to find a treatment that works. Dr Dayal still checks in on us and our son is 6 months old.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Ask questions, she will answer then in a way you understand
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember everything. I do remember we used lupron, menopur, and gonal-f. Also dexamethasone & progesterone in oil. I took heparin 2x daily for a clotting disorder and did Intralipid Infusion for Elevated Natural Killer Cells
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
It was on par with what we were quoted other places.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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They [Sher Fertility] are like family. They knew who we were every time and remembered things we told them. Just made us feel comfortable and relaxed...They are friendly and kind...They all communicate with me, not just my nurse. They all know me and what I'm going through. They have taken great care of us, I couldn't be any more blessed...[The nurse at Sher was] Friendly. Loving. Informative. There whenever I needed her
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Age
23
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I love Sher. They are friendly and kind. They greet me just like family when I walk in. They all communicate with me, not just my nurse. They all know me and what I'm going through. They have taken great care of us, I couldn't be any more blessed
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They are like family. They knew who we were every time and remembered things we told them. Just made us feel comfortable and relaxed.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Friendly. Loving. Informative. There whenever I needed her
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
I was so scared and nervous to start the IVF process. As soon as I walked into my first appointment I knew that The Lord put Dr. Witten and his team in my life for a reason. They made me feel comfortable and happy every time I saw them. This is a very hard and long processto go through but I always felt so much better and so hopeful after every appointment. It's like I have a extended family that knows me and greets me like they see me everyday even when I haven't seen them in weeks. I absolutely loved my doctor and am so thankful to have found Dr. Witten and the other ladies at the Sher Institute. They truly have been a blessing to me and my family & have made this process so much easier.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. He will tell you everything and anything you want to know.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I started on birth control and Lipton gonal f and menopur for my egg retrieval. My dosage was very low because I'm so young and my body reacted fast and well. I had my egg retrieval and Dr. Witten retrieved 24 eggs. 15 made it to fertilization then we were able to freeze 8 day 5 blastocyst. I was very sore and in pain after my retrieval but Dr. Witten gave me antibiotics and pain meds that helped. I healed for the next month and started back on birth control and now I'm starting my transfer meds. Dexamethazon, Lupron again, Estrace, Prenatals, Folic Acid. My embryo transfer is scheduled for the end of this month. I couldn't be more excited and anxious.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
My insurance told us that I was covered until two days before I started medication. We were going to cancel the entire thing but my mom decided to pay it on a credit card. She paid $8,000. Luckily my insurance paid most of my medication fees, we only paid about $200 out of pocket for those and probably less than $500 all together for other tests like bloodwork and ultrasounds. We live 3 hours away from clinic and it's the closest one so we did have to stay in hotels so that is about $500 in hotel costs through the entire process.
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
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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.
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Age
25 - 26
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I would recommend this clinic to anyone! They are all around amazing facility.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
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 your experience with your nurse.
Everyone was nice and polite and had an awsimd bed side manner.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek?
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 one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
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.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles 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 the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek.
My husbands insurance covered everything we only had a co pay.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
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For me the main strength and the reason I'd never go anywhere else [than SIRM-STL] is the fact that you actually see the RE at each appointment, she does your monitoring ultrasound so there's no waiting around for a phone call later, you get your answer straight away. Half way through my time there a place opened right next door to get your blood work, they would send over your lab request so you could go there first, it's very efficient. Even Stephanie the receptionist would greet you by name and know why you were there, from the moment you walk in you feel welcome
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, PCOS, Tubal Blockage, Immunological
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
For me the main strength and the reason I'd never go anywhere else is the fact that you actually see the RE at each appointment, she does your monitoring ultrasound so there's no waiting around for a phone call later, you get your answer straight away. Half way through my time there a place opened right next door to get your blood work, they would send over your lab request so you could go there first, it's very efficient. Even Stephanie the receptionist would greet you by name and know why you were there, from the moment you walk in you feel welcome. I would like to see prices on the Website but I'm very happy that they have recently joined up with a medical loan company. Even if we were to move away if we ever do another cycle we would travel back to Missouri to use Dr Dayal.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Dayal would talk to us about our cycle and what was happening, she never talked in general terms of treatment, it was always about our specific cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jamie was my co ordinator and MerryKay was my nurse, I think they have very different styles, with Jamie making friends more and being the shoulder to cry on and MK being the cool and collected one that gave the answers and could pull you back to earth when the hormones are making you crazy. They both answered emails very quickly and made me feel not alone, they are a great team.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Dr Dayal took over my treatment half way through, Dr Sher had done my egg retrieval and first two transfers then he went back to Las Vegas and Dr Dayal took over. The first real time she saw us was for our first ultrasound of our very first pregnancy, I was 7 weeks pregnant, our baby had stopped growing at 6 weeks and she had to tell us there was no heartbeat, I could not have asked for a better experience at a horrible time, it was clear she was upset for us and she hugged me before I left. When we had issues getting my lining to grow for frozen transfers she was willing to try different things and never gave up. Our son is two and we've had some losses since he was born, Dr Dayal has still been there for us whenever we had questions or needed help. She is a very special person who is great at her job, I know you want objective comments but I genuinely don't have a bad thing to say.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Be honest with her, about your fears or goals, she will listen and even if it seems like you're asking a stupid question she will never make you feel that way.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My lining doesn't grow well for frozen cycles so I was on terbutaline and viagra, on my final cycle my lining still wasn't as good as she wanted so we added vaginal estrace, it worked in two days. I was also on intra lipid infusions for elevated nk cells and a partial dq alpha match.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
We paid for the two cycle plan which included two fresh cycles and unlimited frozen transfers, we didn't get to use the second fresh because we had our son from the final frozen embryo, because we done four frozen cycles it saved us money. We had to pay separately for anesthesia and blood work.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
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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
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
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.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
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 your experience with your nurse.
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.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek?
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 one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
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.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles 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 the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek.
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.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
10
Mickey [nurse at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was nice, however was unorganized and didn't have us follow the initial steps in proper order. Calendar management was extremely confusing and could have been communicated better to us...Everything was explained in a personable way and over the months of visiting, we felt like we knew them. There was a congratulatory call upon discovering pregnancy and he seemed genuinely happy for us.
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Age
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Amy was professional and a very kind and relatable down to earth kind of person. She was always available for questions and support.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everything was explained in a personable way and over the months of visiting, we felt like we knew them. There was a congratulatory call upon discovering pregnancy and he seemed genuinely happy for us.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Mickey was nice, however was unorganized and didn't have us follow the initial steps in proper order. Calendar management was extremely confusing and could have been communicated better to us.
How was your experience with Barry Witten?
At the outset we thought the doctor was very professional although a man of few words. Over the course of the following few months, as we started to visit more and more we found ourselves getting comfortable with his particular style.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Witten?
I don't have any advice.
Describe the protocols Barry Witten used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The estrogen intramuscular injections (2 Ml) daily was tough to get through for a period of about 6-8 weeks. They produced the desired outcome but it is a long and sometimes painful commitment. The subcutaneous injections were easier to tolerate, however this too was a daily commitment. There were so many drugs needed, I couldn't possibly list all of them and their dosages. Lupron, Gonal, Estradiol, dexamethasone, suppositories, are just some of what I took.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Witten.
No idea. We got hit with so many bills from so many different places it was impossible to keep track of.
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Doctor
Barry Witten
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
All of the staff [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was excellent! The majority of my visits were with Dr Dayal 1:1, but the nurses were always available to answer questions and provide medication instructions as well as warm wishes...Appointments ran smoothly and on time. Small office made visits more comfortable...IUI cycle and monitoring was $1000 plus meds, insurance covered all by $25 copay for visits during medicated cycles. Medications cost between $150-500 per cycle
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Appointments ran smoothly and on time. Small office made visits more comfortable
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
From the first consult, she explained things in detail while making them easy to understand. She was open about our course of treatment and made sure we had realistic expectations while showing true empathy for us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All of the staff was excellent! The majority of my visits were with Dr Dayal 1:1, but the nurses were always available to answer questions and provide medication instructions as well as warm wishes
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Dr Dayal understands how hard infertility is not only physically, but emotionally. She always made sure we were comfortable with the course of treatment and that we understood each step of the process. This was our first experience with fertility treatments, and she respected how overwhelming the whole process can be.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Be patient, and trust her
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Cycle monitoring, femara (increasing dosages through cycles to achieve optimal follicle counts), hmg injections to stimulate follicle growth as needed, ovidrel trigger shot to induce ovulation. Positive, viable pregnancy occurred in the 6th cycle
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
IUI cycle and monitoring was $1000 plus meds, insurance covered all by $25 copay for visits during medicated cycles. Medications cost between $150-500 per cycle
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids, Immunological, Unexplained
10
I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a “weakness” but they [Sher Fertility] do their ivf cycles in batches. So they alter your cycle to accommodate their dates. It can be frustrating to wait. That’s the only “weakness” I could mention...Amy was very good about chart reviews, calendars, etc. Jamie is beyond amazing! She’s the face you see once you leave the waiting room, she does blood draws, helped with our transfer. Jamie made the whole ivf process 100% better.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Uterine Fibroids, Immunological, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a “weakness” but they do their ivf cycles in batches. So they alter your cycle to accommodate their dates. It can be frustrating to wait. That’s the only “weakness” I could mention.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Last minute appointments if needed. Remembered things about our personal lives ans asked about things we had mentioned doing as a family at prior visits.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amy was very good about chart reviews, calendars, etc. Jamie is beyond amazing! She’s the face you see once you leave the waiting room, she does blood draws, helped with our transfer. Jamie made the whole ivf process 100% better.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek?
Very kind and understanding. Took the time to sit and talk with us, listen to our indecisiveness and was willing to give her professional input. Remembered things from our personal life and would check up on us at the next visit. Very understanding. When I developed OHSS she was very quick to see me and take action to remove the excess fluid. We love Dr. Z!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
See her, without a doubt.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek.
About $17,000 for a mini ivf cycle, freezing, and genetic testing.
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
My IUIs [at Sher Fertility of St. Louis] were $1,000 plus the cost of meds...This clinic has so much experience behind it. The knowledge and bedside manner are what make this the best doctor's office...They [the nurses] were very nice, compassionate, knowledgeable, and made me feel like family...I was diagnosed with borderline PCOS so we tried an IUI with Letrozole to begin with because I wanted to be aggressive. After it didn't work, Dr. Dayal said that we could try conceiving on our own with the help of meds. Beside Letrozole, we used the injectable Menopure along with a viagra suppository. My body responded well each time to the meds.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
This clinic has so much experience behind it. The knowledge and bedside manner are what make this the best doctor's office
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human because she was very sensitive, knowledgeable, and had experienced infertility too
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They were very nice, compassionate, knowledgeable, and made me feel like family
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
My experience as a patient was excellent. The entire time I was comfortable and had no problem getting all of my questions answered. I would never go to another doctor. I feel more prepared at conquering infertility than I did before seeing Dr. Dayal.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Don't be afraid to ask any questions or share your experience with Dr. Dayal
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with borderline PCOS so we tried an IUI with Letrozole to begin with because I wanted to be aggressive. After it didn't work, Dr. Dayal said that we could try conceiving on our own with the help of meds. Beside Letrozole, we used the injectable Menopure along with a viagra suppository. My body responded well each time to the meds.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
My IUIs were $1,000 plus the cost of meds.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
10
Everyone is amazing there [Sher Fertility of St. Louis]!! Very compassionate staff! Very organized and professional as well...Jamie [nurse] loves all of her patients!! She is super sociable and compassionate! She always answers emails quickly and answers any questions you might have...I researched immunology issues further and found Dr. Dayal. I scheduled a Skype consult and immediately knew after talking to her for just a short time that she was going to do everything she could to figure out why I wasn't getting pregnant. She ordered several tests that helped diagnose my infertility and scheduled a HSG which I had not had prior. Every visit with her is informative and she is very compassionate. You can tell that she loves what she does and is very passionate about it.
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Age
39 - 41
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Immunological
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Everyone is amazing there!! Very compassionate staff! Very organized and professional as well.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is very compassionate and caring. She puts you at ease and answers any questions you may have. From the first time speaking with her, I felt very comfortable and well taken care of.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jamie loves all of her patients!! She is super sociable and compassionate! She always answers emails quickly and answers any questions you might have.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Dr. Dayal is an excellent doctor. I can't say enough good things about her. After receiving disappointing results with two previous doctors in my state, I researched immunology issues further and found Dr. Dayal. I scheduled a Skype consult and immediately knew after talking to her for just a short time that she was going to do everything she could to figure out why I wasn't getting pregnant. She ordered several tests that helped diagnose my infertility and scheduled a HSG which I had not had prior. Every visit with her is informative and she is very compassionate. You can tell that she loves what she does and is very passionate about it.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
The nursing staff [at Sher Fertility of St.Louis] was amazing. Amy Albertson and Jamie Layman kept me up to date on all of my results. They would return my calls within an hour or two...I completed a micro IVF cycle and the total cost with medications was between $10,000-$11,000.... I hyperstimulated during the procedure and my embryos had to be frozen. We were scheduled for a fresh transfer. We were not charged any additional costs as it was changed for a medical reason.
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Age
27 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Immunological
10
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
The clinic atmosphere is very positive and gives you a new sense of hope.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Dayal treated me with the upmost kindness and respect. She really cares and it shows through how well she knows your individual infertility issues.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff was amazing. Amy Albertson and Jamie Layman kept me up to date on all of my results. They would return my calls within an hour or two.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
Dr. Dayal did all of my ultrasounds, egg retrieval, transfer, and saw me at each appointment. I went to another doctor and they did not have the sincerity that Dr. Dayal has with her patients. I had a very positive experience at each appointment. She explained each step of the process thoroughly and kept me up to date on all of my results.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Have questions ready because she will answer any question that you have.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
I completed a micro IVF cycle and the total cost with medications was between $10,000-$11,000. My and husband I received a loan to cover the cost. I hyperstimulated during the procedure and my embryos had to be frozen. We were scheduled for a fresh transfer. We were not charged any additional costs as it was changed for a medical reason.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
Absolutely nothing is negative about SIRM. In fact, you can now do both your ultrasounds and your blood work in their office! It's not only great care, it's incredibly convenient....The care coordinators and nursing staff at SIRM-St. Louis are fantastic...It's a completely different scenario at SIRM...and much for the better. It's a sense of compassion and of comradery...Dr. Molina and her staff have a wonderful bedside manner.... without coverage, my cost would be around 11k/cycle.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Absolutely nothing is negative about SIRM. In fact, you can now do both your ultrasounds and your blood work in their office! It's not only great care, it's incredibly convenient.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Molina and her staff have a wonderful bedside manner. This is my 2nd center and I'm shocked at the difference in care between the two.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The care coordinators and nursing staff at SIRM-St. Louis are fantastic. For example, in my previous cycle prior to coming to SIRM, I was in my RE doctor's office once. I only communicated via email with my coordinator. I felt like a number. It's a completely different scenario at SIRM...and much for the better. It's a sense of compassion and of comradery.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
If Dr. Dayal has a weakness, I've not noted it yet. She has been encouraging, yet realistic. I feel as if I get a sufficient amount of her time and she does not rush appointments. I've not yet had a question posed to her that wasn't answered in detail. Her compassion is evident...you can tell that it's not just a numbers game to her.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Try Dr. Dayal FIRST. Oh I wish someone had told me that prior to doing my first IVF round. Dr. Dayal's focus is on a customized plan that works best for YOUR body, not a one-size-fits-all approach that I've experienced elsewhere.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
I have insurance coverage, but I have to say that without coverage, my cost would be around 11k/cycle. Note that I'm on an estrogen priming cycle, so my meds are expensive.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Immunological
7
The office [Sher Fertility of St. Louis] was very worried about getting paid. Several times they wanted to collect money when I didn't owe anything.... Lost billing paperwork. Would make some mistakes on medication. Forgot to add lovenox and high dose folic acid.... Mary Kay [a nurse] would find answers when asked. Not always the best bed side manner. Jamie that worked there was awesome! Always upbeat and cheerful!
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Immunological
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Always worried about bills. Would always ask for payments and most of the time, I had already paid it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office was very worried about getting paid. Several times they wanted to collect money when I didn't owe anything.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Mary Kay would find answers when asked. Not always the best bed side manner. Jamie that worked there was awesome! Always upbeat and cheerful!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
She was great! Very kind and gentle. Would of liked a little more communication when things did not go well with some possible explanations. She did a lot of traveling while I was a patient which at times was then hard to get answers.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
Ask lots of questions. Make sure you are comfortable.
Describe the protocols Molina Dayal used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Did the same regimen as before when we had our last child
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
Would have to pay approx 200 for all us prior to actual cycle. Extra for anesthesia.
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Immunological
10
You will always feel like a person here [at Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine- St Louis]. Everyone is so amazing and compassionate.... She [a nurse] always answered any questions I had within an hour (Email or phone call). Even the most ridiculous questions I had, she answered them with compassion and never made me feel like I was being crazy.... You won't regret seeing her
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Age
29
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, Immunological
10
Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
You will always feel like a person here. Everyone is so amazing and compassionate.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She has lived through infertility. She saw me every time I entered that office. Even if I wasn't there to see her, she still came and talked to me. She does every ultrasound and every test. She is involved in every aspect of your treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She always answered any questions I had within an hour (Email or phone call). Even the most ridiculous questions I had, she answered them with compassion and never made me feel like I was being crazy.
How was your experience with Molina Dayal?
She's the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. She has lived through the struggle of infertility so she knows how it feels and that gives her the advantage. She is extremely involved in her patients treatment plans. She seems them every time they enter her office.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Molina Dayal?
You won't regret seeing her
Describe the costs associated with your care under Molina Dayal.
7600 for mini IVF
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Doctor
Molina Dayal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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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.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
Very professional office. Everybody so nice and extremely helpful. Easy to get into, unlike other places.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is so caring and wants to get to know you as a person/family. Not just as a patient
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amy very sweet and compassionate. Always readily available for questions and to let me know what's going on.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek?
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 one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
Be open and ask any question may pop in your head. She is so understanding and informative.
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles 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
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
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The clinics [Sher Institute of Medicine- St Louis] is very clean and good part of town. All the staff is super nice and willing to assist you in any way... For our IVF we paid about $15k which included medications and procedures... Amy [a nurse] was always willing to help even if I had some silly questions and she never made me feel stupid for not knowing something
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
The clinics is very clean and good part of town. All the staff is super nice and willing to assist you in any way
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Zarek would always make sure we had her cell phone number that way if we had any questions she wanted us to call her!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amy was always willing to help even if I had some silly questions and she never made me feel stupid for not knowing something
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek?
Dr. Zarek is a wonderful Doctor! I would recommend her to any friend or family going through fertility issues. She is always willing to answer questions or sit down with you to go over information. During our process she explained everything very thorough, always layed down our options, and prepared us for the good and the bad!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
She is a smart doctor and cares for you like her own family!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I can't remember them but I know when I started all my medications Dr Zarek made sure I knew what I could and could not do because certain movements of my body could affect my ovaries
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shvetha Zarek.
For our IVF we paid about $15k which included medications and procedures
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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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.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Sher Fertility of St. Louis.
They were attentive & answeted all questions without getting short.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She was very kind to us, took our feelings into consideration & has called us personally to check in.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were compassionate & professional.
How was your experience with Shvetha Zarek?
Amazing!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shvetha Zarek?
Not to do tons of research on your own, your Dr. is full of knowledge not Google!
Describe the protocols Shvetha Zarek used in your cycles 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
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Doctor
Shvetha Zarek
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Sher Fertility of St. Louis
Creve Coeur
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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