IVF Michigan

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Bloomfield Hills
37000 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 952-9600
Dearborn
5728 Schaefer
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-4333
Saginaw
5400 Mackinaw Rd
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 792-8771
Sylvania
6711 Monroe St.
Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 885-8080
Ypsilanti
3145 Clark Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 434-4766
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend IVF Michigan to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 9Neutral: 4Don't recommend: 18.6
14 assessments
  • 64% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 29% 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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<35
35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
1,061
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
14 assessments
10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
The clinic [IVF Michigan] is not super busy and it's easy to get an appointment. The staff is lovely. The only issue sometimes is finding a parking spot... I'm using gonal-F 150u daily and menopur 150u daily, then toward the end adding cetrotide 0.25 daily, with novarel trigger 10,000 units....With our cycle, including ICSI and PGS it was about $19k. Medications were an additional $3.5k
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The clinic is not super busy and it's easy to get an appointment. The staff is lovely. The only issue sometimes is finding a parking spot
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is excellent! They answer all questions very promptly and are always available
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
Dr. Hammoud was very straightforward and laid out our options. We have severe male factor infertility and a genetic issue and he was very realistic about our chances using other assisted reproductive techniques, so he said the best chance he could give us was IVF and he was quite optimistic for us. Having a plan right away and being able to take action quickly was exactly what we were looking for!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Meet him and get started right away! We had lab work and an ultrasound right away and he was totally on board wth our wishes.
Describe the protocols Ahmad Hammoud used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are still in the very early stages, but I'm using gonal-F 150u daily and menopur 150u daily, then toward the end adding cetrotide 0.25 daily, with novarel trigger 10,000 units
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud.
With our cycle, including ICSI and PGS it was about $19k. Medications were an additional $3.5k
10
Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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1
Age
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
1
The receptionist/ billing [at IVF Michigan] is rude. We had our egg retrieval which was 3 mature eggs. No one called or updated us during the 5 day embryo growth days. The day of transfer, we made the trek to office. They had me put on the gown similar assumed my babies were strong. They came in and said, " none of your embryos made it" It was devastating.
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Age
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
1
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The receptionist/ billing is rude. We had our egg retrieval which was 3 mature eggs. No one called or updated us during the 5 day embryo growth days. The day of transfer, we made the trek to office. They had me put on the gown similar assumed my babies were strong. They came in and said, " none of your embryos made it" It was devastating. We saw the doctor a week later and he nonchalantly said you should use donor eggs. I think your eggs are not good. He then handed us a book of 5 women, none that even looked like me and said it doesn't matter if the child looks like you. We left and never went back
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
I felt like I was going to see old friends.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Other
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like I was going to see old friends. He really cares about his patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very personable.
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
He was very understanding, knew his job, was very knowledgeable and caring. He never gave me false hope. He was completely honest with me all the time. He was willing to do what ever I wanted to proceed. He got me pregnant!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Do your own research so you are knowledgeable, and ask lots of questions.
10
Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
8
At the time, Dr. Hammoud was at a clinic in Utah. The nursing staff was tremendous, supportive, and all around wonderful.... At the same time, I firmly believe that if things hadn't worked, I would know in my heart that he did everything he could reasonaby do. Furthermore, I know he attends RE conferences, and keeps abreast of latest research and studies in his field.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
8
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
Again, at the time I was his patient, Dr. Hammoud was in a clinic in Utah. The clinic and staff at the time was great: friendly, organized, prompt, great at returning phone calls, emails, etc.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I'd been rejected by another local RE Clinic because I am a single woman. I was afraid that Dr. Hammoud might judge me, too. But that was very far from the case. He was kind, soft-spoken, and supportive. Dr. Hammoud was personally involved in every step of my care from doing the ultrasounds himself, to contacting me on the weekend to let me know how my blasts we're doing. I always felt that he was giving me his best effort, and never felt that he was rushing to see another patient.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
At the time, Dr. Hammoud was at a clinic in Utah. The nursing staff was tremendous, supportive, and all around wonderful.
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
Ahmad Hammoud, MD is a kind, supportive, personally-involved RE. I can never thank him enough for helping me have a child. At the same time, I firmly believe that if things hadn't worked, I would know in my heart that he did everything he could reasonaby do. Furthermore, I know he attends RE conferences, and keeps abreast of latest research and studies in his field.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
He is kind & trustworthy--and not at all pushy. If he recommends that you take the next step, trust that he isn't trying to get a bigger paycheck -- he's doing what he believes is right for you.
Describe the protocols Ahmad Hammoud used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I don't remember specifics except that he recommended supplements: Pregnitude, L-Arginine, DHEA, Coenzyme Q 10, Melatonin. My Egg Retrieval protocol used multiple meds, but I can't remember what, except Gonal F, and Saizen. I know there were more.
10
Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Bloomfield Hills
Nursing
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10
Age
27 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Other
10
IVF requires frequent labs and ultrasounds so there were lots of interactions with nurses. Lori and Betsy [at IVF Michigan] were fantastic and made the process SO much easier. They would call you same day with lab results and were always available. Betsy even met me at the office at 5:30pm on the night of her sons high school graduation to assess an allergic reaction I was having to the progesterone in oil. I can't say enough about the office staff. I have completed my IVF and TTC journey but hope that others considering the process will be so lucky as to choose Dr Shammas office. You won'
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Age
27 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Other
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
IVF requires frequent labs and ultrasounds so there were lots of interactions with nurses. Lori and Betsy were fantastic and made the process SO much easier. They would call you same day with lab results and were always available. Betsy even met me at the office at 5:30pm on the night of her sons high school graduation to assess an allergic reaction I was having to the progesterone in oil. I can't say enough about the office staff. I have completed my IVF and TTC journey but hope that others considering the process will be so lucky as to choose Dr Shammas office. You won't be sorry.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was kind and positive. His demeanor was very caring.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
I went to Dr Shamma when I was 26. I knew I would have trouble getting pregnant but being a healthy and young I didn't think IVF was in my future. After a thorough work up we met with him and he told us that IVF was our only option (due to my specific problem). He was patient and kind, answered all of our questions. Never made us to feel that he had a waiting room full of people on his mind. He was also upfront about what we should expect. Because Dr Shamma has many satellite locations in Michigan and Ohio, he is only in Saginaw every Monday.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
Total cost for a fresh cycle in 2012 was ~12-15k with drugs and for a frozen cycle in 2014 was ~10k
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Bloomfield Hills
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
I feel like he [Dr. Ahmad Hammoud] gave me expectations that weren't realistic and then when said he would help me with more affordability he came back with numbers higher than I was told before. Was told I wasn't owed anything even though I got a low amount of eggs from the donor and none left to freeze...I felt they cared but was told they didn't owe me anything after paying over 30k giving me two embryos ending in a miscarriage
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
9
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt they cared but was told they didn't owe me anything after paying over 30k giving me two embryos ending in a miscarriage
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They were all very nice to me
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
I feel like he gave me expectations that weren't realistic and then when said he would help me with more affordability he came back with numbers higher than I was told before. Was told I wasn't owed anything even though I got a low amount of eggs from the donor and none left to freeze.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Be aware realistically of expectations.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud.
Over 30k
9
Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Bloomfield Hills
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
The ladies at the front desk [at IVF MI] are helpful and compassionate...Only issues have been when trying to get a receipt for our Cycle payment I was told they couldn't give me a receipt until after our first round...Also when booking an appointment in advance for the next month you have to wait until the calendar is open and there's no set date for them to open it...There are many nurses so I don't always see the same one. They are all super friendly, compassionate and know my information.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The ladies at the front desk are helpful and compassionate. It's always the same two ladies working there. Only issues have been when trying to get a receipt for our Cycle payment I was told they couldn't give me a receipt until after our first round. (We paid for 3 IVF cycles). I had to keep asking for a receipt and wait for someone to process our first cycle through insurance (which doesn't cover anything) before getting a receipt. Also when booking an appointment in advance for the next month you have to wait until the calendar is open and there's no set date for them to open it. I had to keep calling back.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Ayers does all of your ultrasounds and explains what he is seeing on the screen in depth. He meets with you after to discuss and answer questions. You see him every step of the way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are many nurses so I don't always see the same one. They are all super friendly, compassionate and know my information. They know why I am there and what the next step is, which is unlike other clinics I've been with.
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers?
Dr. Ayers has wonderful bedside manner and explains each step in depth. He will answer your questions and meet with you at every appointment besides the bloodwork. You know exactly what the next steps are before they are taken. He does speak very quickly so I recommend bringing paper and taking notes so you can go back over them. Don't be afraid to have him explain a few times if you don't understand. Also bring your spouse or someone with you so you have another set of ears. It's helped my spouse to feel part of the process and be able to ask his own questions too.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers?
Take notes and ask him if you don't understand something.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our first IVF cycle consisted of birth control pills for the month prior, then initial bloodwork/US for a baseline. Then I did stims for 10-12 days with 2 ultrasounds during this to watch my follicle size. Once they were the size recommended (18-22mm) I gave myself a trigger shot 36 hours prior to retrieval. For retrieval I was placed under anesthesia and they removed 14 follicles, 9 were fertilized, 7 matured, 5 made it to day 5. We transferred 2 on day 5 and froze 3. I was put on bed rest for 2 days. I had started progesterone shots the day of retrieval and estrace pills for my lining. We got a Positive frer and blood test 9 days after transfer. Bloodwork was under 40 HCG and the next test it was down to 7. We ended that cycle with a chemical pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers.
We paid $23,500 for 3 cycles of IVF. That's 3 fresh cycles and unlimited frozen cycles (depending on what my body produces). You have to use the frozen embryos up before you move to the next fresh cycle. Ultrasounds and bloodwork is covered by my insurance. The medications have also been covered by my insurance.
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
The nursing staff [at IVF Michigan] is always available by phone. They are very professional and make you feel comfortable during a difficult time...The nursing staff is always available by phone. They are very professional and make you feel comfortable during a difficult time...Dr. Ayers prices seem very reasonable compared to other clinics I researched.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The clinic is organized and easy to schedule an appointment with. Working a full time job, they were always able to fit me into their schedule.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Ayers took the time to listen to our story and validated our feelings. He was open and honest with our results. As frustrating as it was to be diagnosed with unexplained infertility, he was very thorough in explaining our test results and options.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is always available by phone. They are very professional and make you feel comfortable during a difficult time.
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers?
We had quite a few tests completed before consulting with a fertility specialist, Dr. Ayers. At our original consultative appointment, Dr. Ayers took the time to review our history/file and then discussed any gaps or wholes he wanted to explore. He validated our feelings/frustrations, but did not make any promises. He gave us options, which for someone who has difficulty with decision making, was somewhat stressful. For my current treatment program (injections), I saw Dr. Ayers a couple times a week. He would also explain the purpose of the visit and what he hoped to see on my ultrasound.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers?
Ask questions and write down information he provides. He will give you a handout/notes, but it is helpful to have a notetaker as well.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My current treatment is controlled ovulation stimulation. I am currently on Gonal F injections and then a trigger shot to stimulate ovulation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers.
Fortunately, my insurance covers 80% of my costs. However, Dr. Ayers prices seem very reasonable compared to other clinics I researched.
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I liked the scheduling capabilities and location availability. They had an office right by my house that I could go to for my frequent visits (ultrasounds/blood draws) This was very convenient. The nurses and front desk made me feel comfortable and were never rude and never made me feel overwhelmed. I have felt the complete opposite at the previous fertility specialist I was at so I know what to compare to!
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
I liked the scheduling capabilities and location availability. They had an office right by my house that I could go to for my frequent visits (ultrasounds/blood draws) This was very convenient. The nurses and front desk made me feel comfortable and were never rude and never made me feel overwhelmed. I have felt the complete opposite at the previous fertility specialist I was at so I know what to compare to!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses were very personable and happy to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed. Dr. Shamma was personable and funny and caring. Front desk staff was so accommodating and friendly. They were all very willing to work with my schedule and made me feel like I was their most important patient.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
He was very straight forward and honest with my husband and I about the plan to move forward. He said, "we will get you pregnant." I did not hear an empty promise there, I heard that he will walk us through whatever it takes. We had seen another specialist prior to Dr. Shamma that was not this way and it was exhausting. Dr. Shamma was funny, caring, friendly, knowledgeable and took his time with us.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
Trust him, he knows what he is doing and also ask questions!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
Costs were comparable to others. I checked with three highly recommended fertility specialists in the state to compare. The only difference is that we did NOT feel "nickel and dimed" here. Everything was explained to us up front in detail as far as costs for care.
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
9
This clinic [IVF Michigan] was good. They did a great job at communication and most of the people I worked with really seemed sensitive and caring, which is important because IVF is so stressful and tiring, and expensive... They whole nursing staff was amazing, but the boss nurse Cathy was really uniquely great... Don't let the brevity of appointment with the doctor discourage you
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
9
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
This clinic was good. They did a great job at communication and most of the people I worked with really seemed sensitive and caring, which is important because IVF is so stressful and tiring, and expensive
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The office visits as well as ultrasound appointments always felt rushed, but when ever I spoke to him about concerns he gave me ample time and appeared to really care.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
They whole nursing staff was amazing, but the boss nurse Cathy was really uniquely great.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
He was a very proficient doctor, and I would recommend him to a friend. I am very happy with the result, but as I said I did often feel rushed. He was very clear about treatment and expectations. I wanted to transfer twins and am glad he talked me out of it because I had a difficult pregnancy, due to my size (very petite)
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
Don't let the brevity of appointment with the doctor discourage you
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
He [Dr Ayers] was informative and did not lead us on. He was honest....He was very friendly and compassionate. Great bed side manner.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
It is very nice and clean. A welcoming atmosphere.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very friendly and compassionate. Great bed side manner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr Ayers nurses are awesome and so helpful!
How was your experience with Jonathan Ayers?
He was informative and did not lead us on. He was honest.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Ayers?
Listen and take notes.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Ayers used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was told what medications to use and how they worked.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Ayers.
I can't remember
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Doctor
Jonathan Ayers
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Ypsilanti
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Everytime I go in for my labs [at IVF Michigan], I'm hard to get blood on. They take their time making sure that I'm doing ok...Everytime we are in the clinic the staff knows our names even without a chart. Always greets us with a handshake.. All labs/ultrasounds go through Dr Shamma and then they call me later that day with the next step...The front desk staff is wonderful. Once your established as a patient, they immediately transfer you to a nurse if one is available to answer your questions. If one is not you can leave a message. They never try and answer the questions themselves.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The front desk staff is wonderful. Once your established as a patient, they immediately transfer you to a nurse if one is available to answer your questions. If one is not you can leave a message. They never try and answer the questions themselves.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everytime we are in the clinic the staff knows our names even without a chart. Always greets us with a handshake
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everytime I go in for my labs, I'm hard to get blood on. They take their time making sure that I'm doing ok. Normally I have 2 nurses at a time drawing my blood. When doing my ultrasounds if they have questions, they go get another nurse for another opinion. All labs/ultrasounds go through Dr Shamma and then they call me later that day with the next step
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
When I first met Dr Shamma, I walked out of his clinic with a full diagnosis and a plan. When he learned that I have never had an ultrasound performed, one was done that same day. He gave us different options to try and gave us our chances of conceiving each month. He is very compassionate and took his time explaining the treatment course with us and other treatments that we may decide to u dergo.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
If you are referred to go see him, go sooner than later. We waited a good 6 months to go see him after being referred, due to being scares. He was very warm and compassionate from the very first visit, and you weren't treated as a number but as a person wanting to have a baby.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Femara 5 MG with ovidrel for 3 rounds, he gave us a 10% chance each month of conceiving, which every cycle failed due to my severe PCOD. We are going in for a consult soon to discuss other options such as IVF which he gives us a 75% chance of resulting in a pregnancy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
Timed intercourse cost about 600 a round, that's just for the lab/ultrasounds. There is additional costs for the ovidrel which was 85 and 30 something for the femara
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Nicholas Shamma
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Frequency seen during appointments
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IVF Michigan
Sylvania
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
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Dr Shamma is extremely knowledgeable and forth coming. He knows what is best for his patients and does his best to accommodate. The only negative is that he is only in the office [IVF Michigan] 1 day a week so your schedule is dependent on him...He aware that the schedule will not go as planned...They took on too many patients. Everyone was very friendly but always felt rushed!...[Nursing staff] Very friendly but sometimes wasn't the best source of knowledge...
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They took on too many patients. Everyone was very friendly but always felt rushed!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very friendly but sometimes wasn't the best source of knowledge
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
Dr Shamma is extremely knowledgeable and forth coming. He knows what is best for his patients and does his best to accommodate. The only negative is that he is only in the office 1 day a week so your schedule is dependent on him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
He aware that the schedule will not go as planned
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
60k
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Nicholas Shamma
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
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Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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The staff at the clinic [IVF Michigan] was great!...Betsy and Lori were amazing! At times they gave a bit too much information so that you felt a bit confused when you got home. However, they are more than available if you have a question and need to call them. It would have been helpful to have a binder or big folder so that we could have the information with us....I had an egg donor. So my protocol was for transfer only....Very close to 20,000$
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Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The staff at the clinic was great!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Betsy and Lori were amazing! At times they gave a bit too much information so that you felt a bit confused when you got home. However, they are more than available if you have a question and need to call them. It would have been helpful to have a binder or big folder so that we could have the information with us.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
I feel that Dr. Shamma is capable and very knowledgeable. His bedside manner is direct and confident. He will not offer false hope and that's positive. He is a very busy doctor and unfortunately there are moments that can cause you to feel like he's rushing or just done with your appointment before you feel like you are.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
Be prepared for anything.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had an egg donor. So my protocol was for transfer only. I started on birth control pills the month prior to transfer to sync my cycle with my donor. At that time I had a saline ultrasound, which showed a polyp. I was scheduled for a surgery the following week to have that removed. I began estradiol and a low dose aspirin. I also took a multivitamin with higher folic acid in it. The day of my donors retrieval I began progesterone and oil injections. I also began taking steroid pills. I took those 3 times a day, 5 pills each time. Dr. Shamma uses this as a burst for your immune system. This was one of the most difficult parts. The steroids had many side affects for me. At transfer, we had 2 eggs put back, I continued with the progesterone and oil injections, also added in the blood thinner injection in my stomach. Can not think of the name. Also, 5 days of an antibiotic. This was to prevent any infection from the transfer. My blood was checked regularly. And my levels were always good. Unfortunately, my procedure did not result in a positive pregnancy test.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
Very close to 20,000$
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Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
IVF Michigan
Saginaw
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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