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: 11Neutral: 8Don't recommend: 48.1
23 assessments
  • 48% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 35% Neutral (7-8)
  • 17% 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
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Attention to Detail
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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
1,061
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
23 assessments
4
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
4
His primary nurse [at IVF MI-Dearborn], Susan was absolutely awful.... She just had an awful bedside manner, was rude, called me a liar, she just was the worst. I would get upset when I knew I'd be seeing her instead of the Dr or the other nurse!... They are very expensive, they don't tell you how you can shop around for cheaper meds, they did give us a small discount since we are "low" income and self-paid. I would say half the staff was friendly and curtious.
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
4
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
They are very expensive, they don't tell you how you can shop around for cheaper meds, they did give us a small discount since we are "low" income and self-paid. I would say half the staff was friendly and curtious.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Hammoud was wonderful, warm, concerned, he was excited when we got a positive and cried when we miscarried. However, his staff, not so much. His primary nurse, Susan was absolutely awful.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She just had an awful bedside manner, was rude, called me a liar, she just was the worst. I would get upset when I knew I'd be seeing her instead of the Dr or the other nurse!
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
He was warm, caring, helpful, honest. He celebrated with us when we got our positive beta. He cried with us when we miscarried. I really can't fault him, he was great. The price was steep and his staff not so great.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Watch the pricing. Prices changed, lots of hidden costs they don't tell you about, paying out of pocket, it seemed like they added on things to amp up the costs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud.
After everything (ivf cost, meds, monitoring) we paid around $17,000 all out of pocket. We paid cash.
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
4
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Efficient, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They [IVF Michigan - Dearborn] really care about your outcome and work excellent with busy schedules. Great location and easily accessible. All responses are timely.... [Nurses] Very delightful and helpful. Never felt rushed or that I was bothering them. Compassionate and empathetic. Very organized and always right on time... My care was covered by my insurance. However IVF is not. We were quoted 12-15k
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
From my last experience with other clinics this one is a dream. Efficient, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They really care about your outcome and work excellent with busy schedules. Great location and easily accessible. All responses are timely.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Him and his nurses were very upbeat and positive. I felt very much at home and they genuinely seemed to care about reaching our goal of parenthood. Very thorough.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very delightful and helpful. Never felt rushed or that I was bothering them. Compassionate and empathetic. Very organized and always right on time.
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
Very compassionate and caring. Thoroughly explained our course of action and went into to great detail of our specific issues and statics. Set proper expectations so there was never any let down. I particularly like that upon our first visit he really dig deep about our past and our what our goals were and in what time frame.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Come into the first appointment with set questions and your own plan of action. We did and I felt as thought it helped define our road map.
Describe the protocols Ahmad Hammoud used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He starts with a general checklist to find where the problem truly lies. He went into each procedure with a clear explanation of what he was going to be doing and why. Results were always explained clearly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud.
My care was covered by my insurance. However IVF is not. We were quoted 12-15k
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
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Scheduling
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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
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Dearborn
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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5
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
I think this clinic [IVF Michigan] has weaknesses with the reception. Getting through to speak to my doctor or nurse never seemed easy. I have moved States since and had a lot of trouble having notes forwarded etc. everything seems to take weeks...[nurses] Always efficient, at times I felt it was hurried and I had to ask a question for something to be explained. But they were always kind and encouraging
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
5
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
I think this clinic has weaknesses with the reception. Getting through to speak to my doctor or nurse never seemed easy. I have moved States since and had a lot of trouble having notes forwarded etc. everything seems to take weeks.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It was hard to get a hold of anyone or get through the office receptionist. The phones were always turned off after 4pm. I felt at times results could have been reported in a more prompt manner.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Always efficient, at times I felt it was hurried and I had to ask a question for something to be explained. But they were always kind and encouraging
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
He was always kind and patient with us, answering all questions. He always had an optimistic way of talking about our treatment which always gave us the hope we needed when investing this much money.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Advocate for your self at all times, always ask questions and make sure your understanding of everything is clear. His advice stands for all fertility doctors though really. He was always patient with our questions
Describe the protocols Ahmad Hammoud used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was placed on SQ injectables, menopur and gonal f for 5 days. Then I started cetrotide until trigger. During the 3-4 wait while the PGS testing was done I was on SQ Lipton and oral estrace tablets three times a day. Then I did 10 weeks of IM progesterone shots. My one treatment was successful and resulted in a healthy baby boy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud.
We paid total around $23,000+ I don’t recall a specific break down. But roughly broken down: I believe the IVF was around $9,000 Medications $5,000 Transfer $3000 PGS $5,000 Misc. (labs, anesthesia etc) $1,500
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Bloomfield Hills
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.
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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
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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
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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
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Bloomfield Hills
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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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
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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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
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS
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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
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Educational Resources
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8
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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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
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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
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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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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
10
The nursing staff [at IVF Michigan] was amazing. They were always ready to answer questions and there was only one nurse (who I tried to avoid) that ever made me feel like I was a bother to her. There was one nurse that specifically wanted to call us with the positive pregnancy test and said that she wanted to make the phone call because she was so happy for us. The nurses were well organized and responsive and empathetic to our concerns and quickly responded to any questions. I miss them terribly now that we're with our OB GYN.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
10
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
Strengths of the clinic would be that that everyone seems to be happy to be there (again except for one who always seemed grumpy). We had our treatments done in the Michigan office and the nurses there were so extremely sweet and comforting. I told my husband one of the times that I felt like my mom was there with us because they were so sweet and wanted to make sure that we were doing okay. The weaknesses are really hard to think about....I guess we did feel rushed out of the appointments sometimes, but there were always people in the waiting room and I know we were not their only patients.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Shamma always called us by our names and shook our hands at every visit. The nurses and other staff at the clinic are personable (except one that always seemed grumpy) and extremely helpful. Even now, after our transfer is complete and I call to make a payment or need something, they are quick to respond and happy to help.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was amazing. They were always ready to answer questions and there was only one nurse (who I tried to avoid) that ever made me feel like I was a bother to her. There was one nurse that specifically wanted to call us with the positive pregnancy test and said that she wanted to make the phone call because she was so happy for us. The nurses were well organized and responsive and empathetic to our concerns and quickly responded to any questions. I miss them terribly now that we're with our OB GYN.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
Dr. Shamma may not have the best bed side manner, however when we asked him to slow down or repeat himself when something was unclear, he obliged. He did not get frustrated with our questions (and we had a lot!). His strengths are compassion, empathy and confidence in his work. I would say that Dr. Shamma's weakness is his bed side manner because it could be a bit better. With that said, I'd rather have someone who does their job well and may not be sugary sweet than have the opposite.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
Take notes during every appointment. There were times that we walked out and I felt like I heard everything, but retained nothing! Just so much information to take in. Don't be afraid to clarify!! This is your treatment and your dream of having a sweet little one.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did not have a problem getting pregnant, however, lost three pregnancies in a row, therefore, Dr. Shamma identified the importance of being able to genetically test our embryos. I was on a number of different injections including injections that increased follicles to get more eggs during the retrieval and also injections that held the release of eggs until the day of retrieval. We did not have any donors (eggs or sperm) so after the embryos made it past the five day period, 4 of our 8 made it to genetic testing and 1 of our 4 were genetically "healthy." If we had not followed Dr. Shamma's advice, we may have experienced more miscarriages.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
$20,000 plus the $3,200 for medications.
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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6
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
6
...you have some rude staffand some compassionate staff [IVF Michigan]. I think if I had to do it all Over again. I’d choose a different clinic. Even if it meant traveling...[Nursing Staff] Some were rude and some were great!...However IVf with genetic testing using my own eggs was quoted at $20,000 Tunis’s donor eggs was $16,000...Dr Hamoud wanted to go straight to egg donation. He only agreed to clomid after my insistence
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
Only clinic in Toledo so they kind of have a monopoly on the service here. As with any clinic you have some rude staffand some compassionate staff. I think if I had to do it all Over again. I’d choose a different clinic. Even if it meant traveling
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Hamoud is great! I think he would be the right doctor for someone. Just not a women in her mid 40’s. He only wanted to push egg donation and would not consider anything else because he has never been successful with a woman over 45 and using her own eggs. I think that he should allow the patient to make a choice about their route of treatment Instead of forcing his beliefs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some were rude and some were great!
How was your experience with Ahmad Hammoud?
He seemed to be knowledgeable in his field. As I stated before he was not compassionate enough about my fertility issues and just wanted to do things his way. He need to listen to his patients in order to fully understand their desires and not just force his opinions or beliefs on to them
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ahmad Hammoud?
Stand firm in what you want. Don’t let him bully you into doing something other than what you originally planned to do. It’s ultimately your choice.
Describe the protocols Ahmad Hammoud used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr Hamoud wanted to go straight to egg donation. He only agreed to clomid after my insistence
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ahmad Hammoud.
I only had a consult and clomid. I am Not sure what that cost. However IVf with genetic testing using my own eggs was quoted at $20,000 Tunis’s donor eggs was $16,000
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Doctor
Ahmad Hammoud
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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7
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other, Unexplained
7
We dealt with a lot of nurses in the office [IVF Michigan]. Some were very kind and compassionate while others were down right rude and condescending. They’d give you a packet of information and then briefly explain it, if you had questions it was like they’re were annoyed. Very discouraging. Insult to injury. They didn’t care that we were grieving the loss of our future children.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Other, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
Be prepared for the bluntness of this clinic. They can be great and helpful but they don’t really care about your feelings. Not much emotional support. You will get the answers you are looking for, even if they aren’t what you’re hoping for.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It was very nice that the dr treated us well. He explained what we would need to do and he was very honest with what our outcome was looking like. However, his staff, nurses, are very rude if you call with a question. They treat you like you’re stupid and talk down to you. Very discouraging.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We dealt with a lot of nurses in the office. Some were very kind and compassionate while others were down right rude and condescending. They’d give you a packet of information and then briefly explain it, if you had questions it was like they’re were annoyed. Very discouraging. Insult to injury. They didn’t care that we were grieving the loss of our future children.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
He is very honest and realistic. When we were told that my husband had no sperm, it was a shock to us and we cried in his office. He told us not to give up and even told my husband “I’m going to tell you like I’d tell my son, we will fix this someway” it was a very genuine moment with him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
He’s very forward, don’t get upset by the way he delivers results. He’s trying to get answers and doesn’t allow emotion to get in his way.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
Our insurance covered everything for diagnosis. IVF cycle quote we got was over $14,000
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
8
Treatment at IVF Michigan is VERY expensive! Discounts are given to certain people throughout treatment. Not sure how those are always given. FET is over $6000 with nothing included other than the transfer.... The nurses and surgical techs are great at Bloomfield Hills. Tori is AMAZING!!!! The clinic is organized. Planning can be difficult for procedures because scheduling is done the day before.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
8
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
The nurses and surgical techs are great at Bloomfield Hills. Tori is AMAZING!!!! The clinic is organized. Planning can be difficult for procedures because scheduling is done the day before. I have nothing more to say about the clinic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Medications were ordered based on my needs. However, labwork is always on a "no news is good news" basis. Leaving room for error.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Megan and Brittany are amazing.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
Dr. Shamma is amazing at what he does. He takes his job very seriously. He wants his patients to be successful while also maintaining patient safety. However, the cost is a significant concern with continued care with Dr. Shamma.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
Be prepared for high cost treatment.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a cancelled FET. Dr. Shamma increased medications for my next FET.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
Treatment at IVF Michigan is VERY expensive! Discounts are given to certain people throughout treatment. Not sure how those are always given. FET is over $6000 with nothing included other than the transfer.
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
8
Overall a very good clinic, [IVF Michigan] great staff, very helpful and knowledgeable. There are many options for fertility meds, be sure to do your research on meds as well as financial assistance available for fertility programs.... The entire nurse staff was outstanding!... MTHFR treatment Folic Acid Factor 8 treatment Lovenex... Dr Shamma and his staff were very personable, kind and helpful.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
Overall a very good clinic, great staff, very helpful and knowledgeable. There are many options for fertility meds, be sure to do your research on meds as well as financial assistance available for fertility programs.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Shamma and his staff were very personable, kind and helpful.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The entire nurse staff was outstanding!
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
Dr Shamma was kind and extremely well-versed in the field. With a diagnosis of unexplained pregnancy loss he did seem quick to conclude that i would be unable to carry my own pregnancy without further tests and trials. Once i miscarried there was no follow up from Dr Shamma or his staff, which was disappointing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nicholas Shamma?
He is known to be one of the best, he and is staff are great but if your case is not clear cut it wouldn’t be my top recommendation.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles and their degree of success.
MTHFR treatment Folic Acid Factor 8 treatment Lovenex
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
About $30,000
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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
8
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
8
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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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Sylvania
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
45 - 46
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
8
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
8
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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Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Saginaw
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
8
I did not notice any weaknesses, overall I felt like they [IVF Michigan] answered my questions and were very thorough when helping me and my family. I am very excited to continue on to the next steps of the IVF cycle with this clinic.ment....People took time out of their day to spend with me and made the entire experience very intimate and personable.... My doctor understood my fertility issues and explained them to me as simply as possible.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Native American, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
8
Describe your experience with IVF Michigan.
appointPersonable, quick to get an appointment. I did not notice any weaknesses, overall I felt like they answered my questions and were very thorough when helping me and my family. I am very excited to continue on to the next steps of the IVF cycle with this clinic.ment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
People took time out of their day to spend with me and made the entire experience very intimate and personable.
How was your experience with Nicholas Shamma?
My doctor understood my fertility issues and explained them to me as simply as possible. Everything was done in a timely manner and everyone was polite. Testing was done very accurately and precisely. I did not leave with any questions and felt like part of the family when I left.
Describe the protocols Nicholas Shamma used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had ultrasounds performed, blood work done and my partner's semen checked. I did not receive any injections yet, that was my next step but I did not have the funds to start the process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nicholas Shamma.
$8800: $3000 for injections and $5800 for IVF procedure
10
Doctor
Nicholas Shamma
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
IVF Michigan
Saginaw
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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