Shoemaker OB-Gyn

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
is not offered
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
is not offered
Selling medication: Offered
Selling medication
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
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: 100%9.5
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.5
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
9.5
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
9
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
10
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
10
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
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60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
7.5
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
3 assessments
5
9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Unexplained
5
9
We went through 3 more cycles of Clomid increased to 100mg [with Dr. Jessica Jones]. 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.
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.
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2017 - 2018
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
5
9
How was your experience with Jessica Jones at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
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's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jessica Jones at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
Do your own research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jessica Jones at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
Very friendly.
Describe the protocols Jessica Jones used in your cycles at Shoemaker OB-Gyn 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 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.
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.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jessica Jones at Shoemaker OB-Gyn.
Only my deductible and copays.
5
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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10
10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
10
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.... I took ovidrel for one month until they determined I had a tubal blockage. He then referred me to another more specialized fertility doctor
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.
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
10
How was your experience with Marshall Shoemaker at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
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's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marshall Shoemaker at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
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.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marshall Shoemaker at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
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 the protocols Marshall Shoemaker used in your cycles at Shoemaker OB-Gyn 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.
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.
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.
10
Doctor
Marshall Shoemaker
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shoemaker OB-Gyn
Fairhope
Nursing
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10
10
Age
35
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
10
Within 24 hours I had been properly diagnosed with PCOS, my medication changed and had a new course of treatment for my next cycle.
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. :)
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
10
How was your experience with Marshall Shoemaker at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
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's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Marshall Shoemaker at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
Be patient. He's very busy. For good reason. He's the best. :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Marshall Shoemaker at Shoemaker OB-Gyn?
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.
10
Doctor
Marshall Shoemaker
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shoemaker OB-Gyn
Fairhope
Nursing
Operations
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