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Dr. Jan Shifren, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility ·  Female · Age 57

Dr. Shifren

Dr. Jan Shifren, MD is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and specializes in reproductive endocrinology & infertility and obstetrics & gynecology.


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(617) 726-8868

Dr. Shifren accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Shifren's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Female Infertility
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jan Shifren, MD is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and specializes in reproductive endocrinology & infertility and obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1995
University Of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1995
1992
1989
1988

Languages

  • French
  • English

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2.7

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There was drama surrounding why I drank water 2 hours prior to my retrieval & Shifren had no patience to entertain the possibility that messages get miscommunicated and/or misheard. In her world it was either people were being honest or not. And since she already decided that the staff had integrity, it meant that I the patient didn't. I mean, I only stuck myself w/needles for 2 weeks & I have every reason to sabotage my treatment. Fortunately I had good results but it was not owing to her only
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Unfortunately I would not recommend Dr Shifren. Although knowledgeable, she lacks people skills. I have found her to lack empathy, to rush through information, condescending, talks over you, arrogant and has forgotten that she is dealing infertility which for couples is an emotional and difficult time. She is purely clinical, , and rushes through a tick list of tests or items to feedback. She comes across as very fake, and I am seriously considering changing doctors. The team of nurses are great
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Dr. Shiffren is an extremely competent physician, is caring, and down to earth. Her extremely cheerful personality is reassuring, especially when you are dealing with a sometimes frustrating and disappointing condition such as infertility.
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Amazing caring and knowledgeable doctor
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Dr. Shifren & her team were cold, condescending, arrogant, lack empathy, was defensive, accusatory & unapologetic after making numerous mistakes & never took responsibility. Never took time to answer questions & didnt get back to me in a timely manner when I had an urgent time-sensitive question. Twice I was scheduled for blood work & since I was aware of their incompetence I confirmed it 3 x w/her office, yet both times I went to blood lab they never received records of it. Worst Dr experience.
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Very disappointed with Dr. Shifren & how she treated my wife. She lacks empathy & brushes questions off, as another reviewer also posted. When she/her staff makes a mistake (which happened 3 times over the course of 4 visits), she gets extremely defensive, doesn't take responsibility & is unapologetic. She doesnt seem to genuinely care & comes across very fake. We are switching Doctors & only wish my wife had switched sooner. Was an extremely negative experience from the 1st visit to the last.
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Dr. Shifren is kind, patient, understanding, warm, appropriately thorough in the tests she ordered, and clear in explaining everything. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She also works with a great team.
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She is a competent doctor but rarely seems to listen. Also brushes off the questions & concerns and lacks empathy
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Shifren was willing to prescribe a regimen of medication that she knew would make me feel very ill. My primary care physician insisted I discontinue care with her because it could be detrimental to my health.
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