Richmond Center for Fertility

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Fredericksburg
1300 Hospital Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(804) 285-9700
Richmond
7603 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 285-9700
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Richmond Center for Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Neutral: 19.3
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
128
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.5
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
3 assessments
8
Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The front office staff [Richmond Center for Fert], particularly Susan, are somewhat disorganized and you need to stay on top of them to make sure things get done. Joan, the financial worker, is great and very helpful with going over options for payment. She will work with you on payment deadlines and is very understanding...When I was transferring to my OB after I became pregnant, it took several calls to get my records faxed over...he whole nursing staff was great and were always available if I had questions.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The front office staff, particularly Susan, are somewhat disorganized and you need to stay on top of them to make sure things get done. Joan, the financial worker, is great and very helpful with going over options for payment. She will work with you on payment deadlines and is very understanding.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Most of the time Dr. Tidey was very thorough, but his bedside manner wasn't the best and he sometimes forgot what we had talked about at previous appointments.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The whole nursing staff was great and were always available if I had questions.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
How was your experience with Geof Tidey?
Because my IVF cycle was successful, I can't be too upset with the care of Dr. Tidey. He made it clear from the beginning that the goal was to get me pregnant since we had been trying for 18 months. However, he never performed any kind of testing on us, he simply diagnosed us with unexplained infertility and said we needed to do IUI or IVF if we wanted to get pregnant. Part of me can't help but wonder if he only did that because those treatments are so much more expensive and I wonder if we could have figured out what the actual problem was if we had done any testing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geof Tidey?
Ask lots of questions and do research before each visit! Write down your questions so you don't forget to ask. He tends to not get into details unless you ask about them so if you want to really know what's going on, you have to ask and know what to ask.
Describe the protocols Geof Tidey used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For my IVF cycle, he put me on a lower dose of injectables to avoid hyperstimulation. He said that since I am "young", he felt I would respond well to the medicine and didn't want to overstimulate. He also recommended we do ICSI even though my husband's sperm were not an issue. He said that since we were "unexplained," we don't know if fertilization is the issue and he would hate for me to have no eggs fertilize. He recommended we only transfer one embryo even though we wanted to do two because we were doing a fresh transfer. He said that success rates are actually slightly better when you do a frozen transfer so he'd hate for us to use 2 embryos on the fresh transfer and if it didn't work, we'd only have 4 left. We are so glad we only did 1 because it did work and I think we would have twins right now if we'd done 2, which I can't imagine!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geof Tidey.
IUI with injectables and Clomid - about $800 IVF with ICSI (without PGS testing) - about $1700
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Doctor
Geof Tidey
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
23 - 24
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
For a weakness, it's [Richmond Center for Fertility] kind of a small practice so you will be in the waiting room forever. On the positive side of being a small practice , the doctors and nurses will get to know you and vice versa so that it doesn't necessarily feel like doctor's visits each time. You also always see the same doctor every time which I think is a plus.
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Age
23 - 24
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
For a weakness, it's kind of a small practice so you will be in the waiting room forever. On the positive side of being a small practice , the doctors and nurses will get to know you and vice versa so that it doesn't necessarily feel like doctor's visits each time. You also always see the same doctor every time which I think is a plus.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr.Shah was very easy to talk to and always positive. He explained everything I was going through and answered all questions as needed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There were only 2 that I met. They are both kind women but one is more personable than the other. Although, they are both helpful if you need anything or have questions.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anish Shah?
Don't be nervous! He is a very kind man and is willing to work with you and help you understand your course of treatment.
Describe the protocols Anish Shah used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I would get an ultrasound at cd3 for every cycle when on injections. Pills -- I got an ultrasound the first round on cd3 to check my lining. Every other round, I'd just pick up the pills and get an ultrasound on cd10. If my body wasn't producing any follicles at cd10 then we would up my dosage of whatever treatment I'm on and come back around cd12-cd16. Most every time I had one or two follicles. The last cycle I did, I had too many follicles mature so we had to cancel it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anish Shah.
It really depends on your insurance so it's hard to say what other people will be paying. Each cycle I took pills, I paid $1. For injections, I paid $24 per injection pen. Each cycle I also needed a trigger shot and that was an additional, $20.
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Doctor
Anish Shah
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
The only weakness was the my leftover embryos were frozen with a slow freeze process which has caused issues with thawing them and decreased the quality. However, I believe they now use vitrification which is much better....Dr. Tidey was amazing. He was always trying to work out a good course of action for us. He did a consult after every single appointment and never made us feel badly about questions. I always felt like everyone in the office cared about me and treated me amazing.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Richmond Center for Fertility.
The only weakness was the my leftover embryos were frozen with a slow freeze process which has caused issues with thawing them and decreased the quality. However, I believe they now use vitrification which is much better.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Tidey always consulted with us after every visit. He was very straightforward but listened to our ideas.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Compassionate, caring and always willing to answer your questions. It was always possible to speak to someone or receive a call back shortly. I never had to wait a long time for results.
How was your experience with Geof Tidey?
Dr. Tidey was amazing. He was always trying to work out a good course of action for us. He did a consult after every single appointment and never made us feel badly about questions. I always felt like everyone in the office cared about me and treated me amazing.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Geof Tidey?
Write down all of your questions. He will take the time to answer them.
Describe the protocols Geof Tidey used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did four donor egg cycles. They were natural cycles so I was only on estrogen and then progesterone during the cycles. He did monitoring ultrasounds throughout the process to ensure the lining was building. At one point, I had to do an estrogen patch as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Geof Tidey.
We spent a lot. 38,000 for donor egg ivf. However, we did the shared risk program so we got six fresh cycles. Because of miscarriages, we had to use two fresh and two frozen cycles.
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Doctor
Geof Tidey
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Richmond Center for Fertility
Richmond
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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