Dr. Jan Shifren, MD
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Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility | Female

Biography

Dr. Jan Shifren, MD is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility doctor who practices in Boston, MA. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Shifren is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital.

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based on 19 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Shifren's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Boston, MA |
Amazing caring and knowledgeable doctor
in Norwell, MA |
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.
in Cohasset, MA |
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.
in Boston, MA |
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.
in Massachusetts |
She is a competent doctor but rarely seems to listen. Also brushes off the questions & concerns and lacks empathy
Newton |
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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  •  Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  •  Board certified in Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Procedures Performed

  • Colposcopy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
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