Brianna Schumacher

Shady Grove Fertility

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Direct line to nurse
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Medical SchoolMedical College of Wisconsin
ResidencyMassachusetts Medical School
FellowshipUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chesterbrook
945 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
610.981.6000
Center City
1515 Market Street
Center City, PA 19102
610.667.1070
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Brianna Schumacher to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 33%9.3
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.7
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
4.7
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shady Grove Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 15%8.4
396 assessments
  • 65% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 15% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
10
10
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
She [Dr. Brianna Schumacher] was very thorough in her explanation at the initial visit, and optimistic and supportive in our decision to go with IUI...She did our final US before graduating from the practice and explained everything well, answered any questions we had, encouraged us to send pictures of my growing belly and baby as the pregnancy progresses...She had reviewed my chart from my previous doctor, and felt my body responded well to clomid so we did cycles of clomid and ovidrel with IUI. My initial month, I over produced and had 11 follicles so she canceled for too high a risk of multiples. The second month she lowered my dose to where i had 4, and we had a successful first IUI treatment.
The office [of Shady Grove Fertility] called to check in on us often, lend an ear or medical advice when needed, emailed to congratulate us on our pregnancy. Never at any point did I feel like a number in that office...Everyone who would call to discuss things was well informed of our chart/history/plan...We struggled the first month when I had too many eggs with whether we should try timed intercourse and take our chances, and she was extremely professional and honest with her advice. Suggesting we think of life down the road, do we have room for triplets in the car? In our house? Can we feed them?
Age
34
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
She was very thorough in her explanation at the initial visit, and optimistic and supportive in our decision to go with IUI. Everyone who would call to discuss things was well informed of our chart/history/plan. She did our final US before graduating from the practice and explained everything well, answered any questions we had, encouraged us to send pictures of my growing belly and baby as the pregnancy progresses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
The office called to check in on us often, lend an ear or medical advice when needed, emailed to congratulate us on our pregnancy. Never at any point did I feel like a number in that office.
Describe the protocols Brianna Schumacher used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
She had reviewed my chart from my previous doctor, and felt my body responded well to clomid so we did cycles of clomid and ovidrel with IUI. My initial month, I over produced and had 11 follicles so she canceled for too high a risk of multiples. The second month she lowered my dose to where i had 4, and we had a successful first IUI treatment.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Annika )
Annika called after any procedure we had, to go over the information with us again and see if we had any questions. We struggled the first month when I had too many eggs with whether we should try timed intercourse and take our chances, and she was extremely professional and honest with her advice. Suggesting we think of life down the road, do we have room for triplets in the car? In our house? Can we feed them? She put things into perspective and was the voice of reason I needed at the time. I was grateful for her honesty. I appreciate a blunt approach when it comes to my medical care. She was also compassionate when I needed her to be when we could t do IUI.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
They were always understanding and flexible. With traffic in the morning sometimes i would call if I would be late and they were always very understanding. Their receptionists knew you by name quickly. They offered very early appts which were helpful with our work schedules.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility.
Our IUI was 100% covered by our insurance
10
Doctor
Brianna Schumacher
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Chesterbrook
Nursing
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
Dr. Schumacher is very personable, professional and clear with what to expect. She takes time to explain all procedures, options, benefits and risks in a way that is truly helpful. She reaches out to communicate directly and has been a very caring professional....She takes time to explain things and reach out personally via email and phone... We're using oral estrogen and PIO injections to prepare for a frozen embryo transfer via donor embryo.
SGF says their standard is almost always a single transfer to reduce the risk of multiples....However, they still evaluate each case to be sure eSET is best given the circumstances....Their strengths include a well organized team, friendly atmosphere, treatment backed by current evidence, and several options for treatment available.... Financial dept does sometimes need a little extra follow up but nothing excessive.
Age
33
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Schumacher is very personable, professional and clear with what to expect. She takes time to explain all procedures, options, benefits and risks in a way that is truly helpful. She reaches out to communicate directly and has been a very caring professional.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
Can't say I have any advice, she did everything I'd expect a caring doctor to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
She takes time to explain things and reach out personally via email and phone
Describe the protocols Brianna Schumacher used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
We're using oral estrogen and PIO injections to prepare for a frozen embryo transfer via donor embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Nikki )
Our nurse has been excellent at coordinating between me, doctor, pharmacies and even the financial coordinator.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Their strengths include a well organized team, friendly atmosphere, treatment backed by current evidence, and several options for treatment available. I can't think of any weaknesses at this team. Financial dept does sometimes need a little extra follow up but nothing excessive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility.
We're doing a frozen embryo transfer via donor embryo program. The fees in total should be under $8k. Extremely reasonable.
Describe Brianna Schumacher's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Shady Grove Fertility.
SGF says their standard is almost always a single transfer to reduce the risk of multiples. As a former preemie parent, I recognize the importance of reducing the risk of multiples given the increased risk of prematurity. However, they still evaluate each case to be sure eSET is best given the circumstances. In our case, both embryos we have are healthy and theres no reason to justify trying multiple transfer and risking multiples.
10
Doctor
Brianna Schumacher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Chesterbrook
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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8
8
Age
29
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
8
The interaction with Dr. Schumacher is limited...During the IUI cycles Dr. Schumacher has me taking clomid after an unsuccessful IUI and a cancelled IUI she switched up the type of medication I was taking...also prescribed other medications during the screening process that would increase fertility...does her best to keep communication open via emails and through the patient portal...She is very knowledgeable and kind. I just wish there was more time with her
They have many locations [of Shady Grove] making appointments easy to schedule. The Chesterbrook location has a surgery center attached so any procedures are done at that location making it a more comfortable experience...Nikki is an excellent nurse!! She makes all the time and answered all my questions. Nikki was very thorough and organized throughout my treatments... has a large medical staff which is great because appointments run on time and you are not left waiting for a long time. However this is also a disadvantage because you may not see your primary doctor during any of your blood work or ultra sound appointments.
Age
29
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
8
How was your experience with Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Schumacher is a great doctor! She is very knowledgeable and kind. I just wish there was more time with her! Dr Schumacher does her best to keep communication open via emails and through the patient portal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
Dr. Schumacher is great but you may not see her often.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brianna Schumacher at Shady Grove Fertility?
The interaction with Dr. Schumacher is limited. There is a large staff at shady grove Fertility, everyone is great but it would be nice to have more patient doctor time.
Describe the protocols Brianna Schumacher used in your cycles at Shady Grove Fertility and their degree of success.
During the IUI cycles Dr. Schumacher has me taking clomid after an unsuccessful IUI and a cancelled IUI she switched up the type of medication I was taking. Dr Schumacher also prescribed other medications during the screening process that would increase fertility.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Shady Grove Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Nikki Yeager)
Nikki is an excellent nurse!! She makes all the time and answered all my questions. Nikki was very thorough and organized throughout my treatments.
Describe your experience with Shady Grove Fertility.
Shady grove has a large medical staff which is great because appointments run on time and you are not left waiting for a long time. However this is also a disadvantage because you may not see your primary doctor during any of your blood work or ultra sound appointments. They have many locations making appointments easy to schedule. The Chesterbrook location has a surgery center attached so any procedures are done at that location making it a more comfortable experience.
8
Doctor
Brianna Schumacher
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Shady Grove Fertility
Chesterbrook
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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