Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling: OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Reston
11150 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190
703-437-7722
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 79.9
7 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
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
151
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
7 assessments
10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
we would recommend Dr. Sharara and the team at VCRM to anyone seeking answers to their infertility questions...he has done well to employ a staff full of kind and empathetic women, who will hold your hand as frequently as you need it. Mary and Ashley, who manage reception, are an absolute joy. Jo, Jessica, and LJ, the nursing team, are all experienced and thoughtful. Jo, his head nurse, is particularly adept at making you feel like you are the only patient. She is exceptionally compassionate and served as a rock during an emotionally difficult time; a task she undoubtedly undertakes with other patients.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Sharara and his team truly went above and beyond for us, and at 30 weeks pregnant with twins, we would recommend Dr. Sharara and the team at VCRM to anyone seeking answers to their infertility questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Dr. Sharara clearly cares about his patients, but his approach doesn’t include a lot of coddling; it simply isn’t his style. However, he has done well to employ a staff full of kind and empathetic women, who will hold your hand as frequently as you need it. Mary and Ashley, who manage reception, are an absolute joy. Jo, Jessica, and LJ, the nursing team, are all experienced and thoughtful. Jo, his head nurse, is particularly adept at making you feel like you are the only patient. She is exceptionally compassionate and served as a rock during an emotionally difficult time; a task she undoubtedly undertakes with other patients.
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
After several months with a well-known, and well-advertised regional fertility clinic my husband and I found ourselves increasingly frustrated with their lack of transparency, and their inability to provide real answers. Like everyone struggling to conceive, we wanted a baby, but we also wanted to understand the why and how behind our infertility. That’s when we went to see Dr. Sharara. It was by far the best decision we could have made. He provided comprehensive answers with respect to the causes of our infertility, in a no-nonsense and straightforward manner. In our first meeting he took the time to listen to our experiences, and understand why we were there. He reviewed our previous test results, and explained things our prior provider had never mentioned. He immediately put his finger on what he felt was the problem. He didn’t promise us miracles, but he did promise us a clear path forward, and alternative paths if need be. His cautiously optimistic style left us feeling confident that we were not being sold a bill of goods, and irrespective of the outcome, we were receiving the best care available. We knew then that we had found our doctor.
10
Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 4 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
The clinic [(VCRM)] was clean and extremely organized. The wait time was surprisingly minimal- we were always seen right away! Even if we arrived a little bit early. The staff are all kind, and understood the need to sometimes make last minute appointments. Overall, a top notch clinic...My nurse, Jo, was absolutely wonderful. Caring, kind and compassionate- she was with me through every step of the way. I always felt like I could talk to her about anything, as emotional as I would get, and she always understood and listened.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, 4 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was clean and extremely organized. The wait time was surprisingly minimal- we were always seen right away! Even if we arrived a little bit early. The staff are all kind, and understood the need to sometimes make last minute appointments. Overall, a top notch clinic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Him and his staff are so incredibly kind- they asked about me every single time I went in, and followed up with phone calls between some appointments too. I always felt comfortable and taken care of at his office.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
My nurse, Jo, was absolutely wonderful. Caring, kind and compassionate- she was with me through every step of the way. I always felt like I could talk to her about anything, as emotional as I would get, and she always understood and listened. I am truly grateful that I had her by my side throughout this process.
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
Dr. Sharara is a truly amazing Doctor and person. My husband and I are so grateful to him- we went from having no hope, and thinking we would never be able to have kids, to being now on our way to be the parents of three! After a long road of miscarriages, problems and infertility- we finally found Dr. Sharara. From the first appointment he was finding solutions, and ready to get started-he understood what an emotional time it was for us, and made it known that he would not give up. I came out of every single appointment smiling, even the ones where he bore bad news, because there was never bad news without a new solution, and a new action. His knowledge and progressive ways are remarkable, and he is extremely thorough in every aspect of treatment, from diet and lifestyle to specific doses of medication, when many doctors are not. On a personal level, he is incredibly kind, attentive, and respectful. I was ushered into the appointment room as soon as I arrived to every single appointment, and greeted with kind words. With his support and the support of his wonderful staff, we had our first amazing miracle- our son. And again today, we are pregnant with twins!! I cannot thank them enough. I would recommend Dr. Sharara to anyone hoping to conceive, without a moment's hesitation. He is the best.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fady Sharara?
Trust his method, and listen to his advice about diet, it really helps.
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Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Virtually everything about the clinic was strong. Everything was well-organized, thorough, and personalized. If they were more receptive to grants and "compassionate" surrogates, that would be better, but overall, I'd definitely recommend Virginia Center.... The costs were in line with the other clinics in the area. The helpful aspect of Viriginia Center was they were able to itemize everything and provide a comprehensive total.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Describe your experience with Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Virtually everything about the clinic was strong. Everything was well-organized, thorough, and personalized. If they were more receptive to grants and "compassionate" surrogates, that would be better, but overall, I'd definitely recommend Virginia Center.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was thorough, enthusiastic, and responsive as my partner and I talked.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was thorough, prompt, compassionate, knowledgeable, and funny in an appropriate way. She was down-to-earth and trustworthy.
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
He was thorough, specific, responsive, and positive when my husband and I met with him. I have full confidence in his medical abilities. When potential surrogate complications came up, and when we were applying for grants, his bedside became a bit curt/dismissive, as if he has plenty of people who will pay full prices for all aspects, so why should he deign to do anything differently / put forth extra effort / cater to those with financial hurdles? That said, during the traditional procedure process, he was excellent.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fady Sharara?
Go in for treatment already signed up with a surrogacy agency, and you'll have a great experience.
Describe the protocols Fady Sharara used in your cycles and their degree of success.
The treatment strategies and protocols he described were in line with the ones described to occur at other clinics. His rationales made sense, and I know he has gotten results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fady Sharara.
The costs were in line with the other clinics in the area. The helpful aspect of Viriginia Center was they were able to itemize everything and provide a comprehensive total. Other clinics seemed to have asterisks everywhere, and it was hard to gauge a final number.
9
Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
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10
Age
34
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
The nurses [at VA Ctr for Repro Med (VCRM] were a bit slow to warm up but great once you get to know them. To this day, I still communicate with a nurse who shares my birthday and it is awesome!...Because it is a private practice, they are a bit moody or susceptible to the whims of emotion...There are also many high profile patients who visit the practice in fleets of fancy cars and armored vehicles. Be prepared...
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Age
34
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Because it is a private practice, they are a bit moody or susceptible to the whims of emotion. There are also many high profile patients who visit the practice in fleets of fancy cars and armored vehicles. Be prepared
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
This is a private practice, so every patient is treated like a princess. All the way from walking through the front door to seeing the doctor to seeing the anesthesiologist to doing most of the procedures in house
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were a bit slow to warm up but great once you get to know them. To this day, I still communicate with a nurse who shares my birthday and it is awesome !
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
Dr. Sharara was warm and approachable and at the same time a man on a mission. He was busy, but you knew that he was busy trying to make his patients happy. The entire team felt like a big family. I trusted him and have no regrets to this day.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fady Sharara?
Because he is a man on a mission, he moves swiftly. As a patient (and frequently an infertile one), you are stressed and emotional and wanting to go slowly through the steps. It helps to just ask him to slow down and talk you through it
Describe the protocols Fady Sharara used in your cycles and their degree of success.
While we had done natural cycle IVF, this was our one regular IVF with all of the drugs and procedures that you would expect. Dr. Sharara had exhausted every other option through thorough testing. It was as low stress as you'd hope and successful. While the patient always deserves credit for a positive attitude, he was an exceptional doctor
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fady Sharara.
Not cheap!
9
Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
VCRM is special in many ways, your treatment is personalized, Dr. Sharara is very meticulous, he checks everything. He founds some issues that previous doctors do not even consider looking at them. In addition, all VCRM personnel truly cared about me. All the nurses are great, specially Jo. She is amazing! The best nurse I've ever met. Jo even kept in contact with me during my pregnancy to see how I was doing.
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Other
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
VCRM is special in many ways, your treatment is personalized, Dr. Sharara is very meticulous, he checks everything. He founds some issues that previous doctors do not even consider looking at them. In addition, all VCRM personnel truly cared about me. All the nurses are great, specially Jo. She is amazing! The best nurse I've ever met. Jo even kept in contact with me during my pregnancy to see how I was doing.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jo is amazing! Je truly cared about me while I being treated at VCRM and during my pregnancy. She checked many times how I was doing. Jo was also great explaining the protogols and in answering questions
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
He is very meticulous, checks for everything. He is always doing all the ultrasounds and procedures. He re-evaluates treatment if something does not work out. He has good bed side manner. I had a really good experience with him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fady Sharara?
He is the best in the dc area. Don't wait to see him!
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Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing (cancer)
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
The process is grueling but Dr Sharara and Nurse Joanne Medina [at Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine] could not have made it anymore comfortable. Excellent communication, excellent beside manner, they made me feel like I was their one and only priority. I am forever grateful for [their] professionalism and caring demeanor.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2009 - 2010
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing (cancer)
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The process is grueling but Dr Sharara and Nurse Joanne Medina could not have made it anymore comfortable. Excellent communication, excellent beside manner, they made me feel like I was their one and only priority. I am forever grateful for thier professionalism and caring demeanor.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jo Medina is a wise and insightful RN. She treated me and my specific anxieties with the IVF process as if I were her daughter. I'm forever grateful for her caring approach.
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
Dr Sharara is exceptional in his field, this is evident by the custom approach and program he has given me and each of the 9 people I have referred over the last 6 years to him, all of which have had successful IVF pregnancies. Dr Sharara is a perfect blend of intellect and honesty and compassionate medical care.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fady Sharara?
Be honest about your diet and lifestyle as he creates a custom approach to your specific needs and issues but he can only do this if you disclose everything fully.
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Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr Sharara [at Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine] gets results. He is the best out there. He is not the best at explaining results or details of every visit. He may not have the warmest bedside manner, but at the end of the day he gets results and to me that is the most important thing....He encourages good nutrition, supplements to boost egg quality and then a personalized protocol...Self pay $16,000 Medicine $6000 Tests $3000
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Fady Sharara?
Dr Sharara gets results. He is the best out there. He is not the best at explaining results or details of every visit. He may not have the warmest bedside manner, but at the end of the day he gets results and to me that is the most important thing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Fady Sharara?
Go to Dr. Sharara. You will have the best shot at a baby.
Describe the protocols Fady Sharara used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He encourages good nutrition, supplements to boost egg quality and then a personalized protocol.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Fady Sharara.
Self pay $16,000 Medicine $6000 Tests $3000
10
Doctor
Fady Sharara
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Reston
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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