Shoemaker OB-Gyn

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Fairhope
188 Hospital Dr
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-990-1950
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shoemaker OB-Gyn to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 39.7
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% 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
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7.5
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
3 assessments
9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
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Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Unexplained
9
The nurses [at Shoemaker OB-Gyn] are wonderful for the most part. They genuinely care. They showed more compassion throughout my miscarriages than the doctor did. They are also very quick to return your phone calls and address concerns.... I have been a patient at this clinic for years and the nurses have always been amazing. I have never had a problem until I tried to refill a medication that I had been put on for sleep after losing my son. The nurse was extremely rude and treated me like a drug addict, telling me that my 30 day prescription should be lasting me longer than the 42 days it already had.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Shoemaker OB-Gyn.
The nurses are wonderful for the most part. They genuinely care. They showed more compassion throughout my miscarriages than the doctor did. They are also very quick to return your phone calls and address concerns.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very friendly.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I have been a patient at this clinic for years and the nurses have always been amazing. I have never had a problem until I tried to refill a medication that I had been put on for sleep after losing my son. The nurse was extremely rude and treated me like a drug addict, telling me that my 30 day prescription should be lasting me longer than the 42 days it already had.
How was your experience with Jessica Jones?
My first experience was for a pap smear when I could not get an appointment with the other doctor in the practice, Dr Shoemaker. I thought she had a wonderful personality and unlike some of the others very gentle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jessica Jones?
Do your own research.
Describe the protocols Jessica Jones used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our first cycle was Clomid alone at 50 mg. The office called to tell me that it didn't work because my progesterone blood test showed that I hadn't ovulated. This was not true as I was indeed pregnant. I called to tell them I was pregnant and that my progesterone was too low to indicate ovulation. They made me wait 4 weeks to come in and it was determined at that appointment that I had a missed miscarriage. We went through 3 more cycles of Clomid increased to 100mg. For the fifth cycle I was offered the Ovidrel shot, this was a cycle without Clomid. They did an ultrasound and could see that I was ovulating on my own. I had no lab work until my beta and I had to ask them to test my progesterone as well. It was low so I was prescribed suppositories until I made it to 12 weeks. At 17 week I went in to have my anatomy scan and was told my baby had literally died overnight. I was offered no additional testing by Dr Jones to determine why this kept happening. Any time I have asked questions or told her the observations of the ob that delivered my son I have been met with nothing but defensiveness.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jessica Jones.
Only my deductible and copays.
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Doctor
Jessica Jones
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Shoemaker OB-Gyn
Fairhope
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
The nursing staff [at Thomas Hospital Shoemaker] was kind and caring. They went out of their way to make sure I felt comfortable. They always returned calls in a timely manner and always took the time to answer my questions, etc.... The clinic was very organized regarding billing, prescriptions, scheduling, etc. They also were very willing to work with my complicated schedule.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Shoemaker OB-Gyn.
The clinic was very organized regarding billing, prescriptions, scheduling, etc. They also were very willing to work with my complicated schedule.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Shoemaker went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and to learn about me personally. He remembered my case and the many details.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was kind and caring. They went out of their way to make sure I felt comfortable. They always returned calls in a timely manner and always took the time to answer my questions, etc.
How was your experience with Marshall Shoemaker?
Dr. Shoemaker does an excellent job of making you feel comfortable, of adequately explaining procedures and results, and of remaining optimistic. One down side is you do not always see him since he is so busy.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marshall Shoemaker?
Be open to his advice and knowledge. He properly diagnosed me with a tubal blockage and immediately referred me to someone with more specialized knowledge.
Describe the protocols Marshall Shoemaker used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I took ovidrel for one month until they determined I had a tubal blockage. He then referred me to another more specialized fertility doctor.
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Doctor
Marshall Shoemaker
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shoemaker OB-Gyn
Fairhope
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr. Shoemaker and his office staff [m]ade each step in the process comfortable. Be patient. He's very busy. For good reason. He's the best. :)
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Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Shoemaker and his office staffade each step in the process comfortable. He became my primary obgyn doc once we conceived and the months leading up to our babies deliveries were very enjoyable.
How was your experience with Marshall Shoemaker?
My husband and I had been seeing another local doctor for fertility issues for about 2 years before we became a patient of Dr. Showmaker's. He took the time to listen to our history, fears and concerns before he did an examination and full blood work. Within 24 hours I had been properly diagnosed with PCOS, my medication changed and had a new course of treatment for my next cycle. I had one complete cycle on the new plan and by my next cycle I was pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marshall Shoemaker?
Be patient. He's very busy. For good reason. He's the best. :)
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Doctor
Marshall Shoemaker
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shoemaker OB-Gyn
Fairhope
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
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