Coastal Fertility Medical Center

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Irvine
15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 726-0600
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Coastal Fertility Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 7Neutral: 19.6
8 assessments
  • 88% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 13% 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%
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50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
195
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.6
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
8 assessments
9
Age
37 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
As a Dr he [Dr. Lawrence Werlin] is excellent. Takes time to meet and review and explain. Very compassionate. I wish he would have changed up my medicine or explained it more. The nurses are great but sometimes not very thorough and hard to stay in touch if their schedule changes. The wait in the am is minimal and for the most part on time. He has very nice new building and surgery center. It's his own so no sharing or crammed quarters.
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Location and new building and surgery center are excellent. Very private and Dr werlin personally wheels you to your car after surgery upon waking up and excused to leave. I wish they explained that a catheter was used during retrieval because of irration after.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is warm, caring, funny. He remembers your name and your spouse. He has nicknames for you. He plays the rolling stones and loves funky socks. A very great bedside manner.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Great staff but felt like ordering meds or getting answers were delayed or not explained clearly.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
As a Dr he is excellent. Takes time to meet and review and explain. Very compassionate. I wish he would have changed up my medicine or explained it more. The nurses are great but sometimes not very thorough and hard to stay in touch if their schedule changes. The wait in the am is minimal and for the most part on time. He has very nice new building and surgery center. It's his own so no sharing or crammed quarters.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
Ask questions be your own boss and follow up.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Lupron 20mg 3 days to start Menupor Folistim After ganirelix Occasionaly tried omnitrope growth hormone saw increased egg growth stimulation but in the end had poor egg quality.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Early starting at 6-6:30am until 9am were set hours for monitoring. If it was very busy they had the RN nurse helping on ultrasounds. I never waited longer than 30 minutes very punctual. Pretty quick in and out
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin.
Apprx $12-15k first cycle then reduced by $5k each additional cycle They carried over balance if you started then stopped as we did.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
They [nurses at Coastal Fertility Medical Center] answered all of my questions and returned any messages I left for them and I always felt very well cared for. They always had a smile on their face and a cheery disposition. They reassured me every step of the way and they cheered me on once I became pregnant. The staff is fantastic! Such an amazing team overall!...What I loved most was that everything was in one location. The lab, surgery center and Dr. Office.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
What I loved most was that everything was in one location. The lab, surgery center and Dr. Office.… Aleve made everything easier and I felt like I was in such great hands. I think a new patient would really feel welcome at this fertility clinic and they will feel that they are going to have the outcome they desire. The team as a whole is phenomenal and they work well together and they make patients feel like they are safe in their care and that everything will turn out well! They are cheerful and reassuring and they really make the patients feel like they are the most important aspect of this clinic!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He has the best sense of humor and he always made me feel like I was the only patient he was working with. He gave me his direct attention and he always called me directly with any results or anytime I have questions. He reassured me every step of the way and he thoroughly explained each and every procedure and he respected my thoughts and feelings. He made me laugh and he was there to Comfort me when I was crying. He never made me feel foolish for asking so many questions and he always gave me a sense that I could trust him completely and I was safe in his care. He is truly one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the nurses and financial coordinator‘s and even the receptionist were very respectful and helpful and made me feel like I was the only patient. They answered all of my questions and returned any messages I left for them and I always felt very well cared for. They always had a smile on their face and a cheery disposition. They reassured me every step of the way and they cheered me on once I became pregnant. The staff is fantastic! Such an amazing team overall!
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
I really appreciated that he always took the time to answer my questions very thoroughly and he was exceptionally compassionate and he has a fantastic sense of humor. He always made me feel like I was his only patient that day and he reassured me every step of the way. During my treatment my youngest sister died unexpectedly from cancer and he was very empathetic and he even asked me if I wanted to take a break to allow myself to grieve. He gave me his condolences and I will always remember how kind he was to me during such a sad time in my life. I was unable to use my own embryos because of severe abnormalities and he called to give me the results while he was out of state on vacation and I thought that was very respectful. He could have easily had another staff person call me. I was sobbing on the phone and he was very patient and reassured me that we will explore every alternative. I began the journey of using donor eggs and he explained the process completely and he allowed me to ask as many questions as needed and to process my thoughts and feelings about the entire situation. He is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met and I have referred several people to him. I will forever be grateful to him for my little girl that I now have.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
Trust him completely! He knows exactly what he is doing and he is not just trying to have you do all of these different treatments to make money.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I remember doing progesterone and estrogen and jackstands and I remember being on baby aspirin and I was on a steroid for a bit of time and I was on other injections when I was doing my retrieval. He monitor me closely and at one point I was getting my blood drawn daily for two weeks when I was preparing for my retrieval and then I was getting my blood drawn weekly during my first trimester of pregnancy to make sure that all of my hormone levels were appropriate. I always trusted his methods and It was successful. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and I had a good outcome. I did not have any negative side effects to any of the medication or injections that I was prescribed. He also did a mock transfer cycle and I believe that was crucial!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin.
It was very expensive because I had to use donor eggs and donor sperm. So I had extra costs that not everyone has. I think my total treatment with everything was about $75,000. I had to also pay for medication and injections and my insurance did not cover any fertility treatment so everything was out of pocket for me.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
We had a great experience with everything about the clinic [Coastal Fert Med Ctr], the staff, Dr. Werlin and the surgical procedures. Office and surgical center is conveniently located in Irvine....initially, the wait period to get in as a new patient took a couple of months; however, i kept calling asking if anyone had cancelled their appointment -- and, i was able to get in to the dr. much sooner than expected....Everyone on Dr. Werlin's staff was helpful, compassionate and professional.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
We had a great experience with everything about the clinic, the staff, Dr. Werlin and the surgical procedures. Office and surgical center is conveniently located in Irvine. We highly recommend Dr. Werlin.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Werlin is very personable, relatable and well like by everyone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone on Dr. Werlin's staff was helpful, compassionate and professional.
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
Dr. Werlin was available for every office visit - which was several times each week and sometime on weekends. He walked us through every step of the way. We successfully had twin boys. As a result, we recommended Dr. Werlin to numerous friends and all were successful at having their own children. His success rate among the folks we referred him to is 100%. Highly recommend Dr. Werlin. Before meeting Dr. Werlin we were turned down by other doctors who thought we wouldn't be successful at having kids.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
We recommend Dr. Werlin 100%. Initially, the wait period to get in as a new patient took a couple of months; however, i kept calling asking if anyone had cancelled their appointment -- and, i was able to get in to the dr. much sooner than expected.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We had 4 embryos inserted and successfully delivered twin, fraternal boys.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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8
Age
45
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
Dr. Werlin remained focus on what the human journey would be like in this situation and was very direct but was empathetic with all our initial needs....Be attentive of what Dr. Werlin suggests and info he gives so you can make an informed decision...Initially, we are observing that the nurses are compassionate and stick to what is paramount at the moment....[Coastal Fertility Medical Center is] very accessible and customer-friendly.
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Age
45
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Very accessible and customer-friendly.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Werlin remained focus on what the human journey would be like in this situation and was very direct but was empathetic with all our initial needs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Initially, we are observing that the nurses are compassionate and stick to what is paramount at the moment.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
Be attentive of what Dr. Werlin suggests and info he gives so you can make an informed decision.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
None used at this time since our treatment is still in progress.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin.
Not yet sure as treatment is still in progress.
8
Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr. Werlin was very hands on, compassionate, excellent bedside manners, positvie and energetic...Dr. Werlin and his staff are a positive and hands on group. I felt I was in goods hands and they had my best interest at heart....ivf $10K (includes retrieval, ICSI and Blast, pgs extra)
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
the minute you walk in, you can feel the positive energy
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Werlin was very hands on, compassionate, excellent bedside manners, positvie and energetic
Describe your experience with your nurse.
she was great about calling back and providing the steps necessary
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
Dr. Werlin and his staff are a positive and hands on group. I felt I was in goods hands and they had my best interest at heart.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
Make sure you feel a connection with the doctor you see.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Individual approach is important because we all need different dosages and time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin.
ivf $10K (includes retrieval, ICSI and Blast, pgs extra,
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
We had good interactions with all the back office staff [at Coastal Fert Med Ctr]. We always knew what to expect...
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Werlin always knew our names and was so welcoming and positive.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
We had good interactions with all the back office staff. We always knew what to expect.
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
I loved working with Dr Werlin. I loved that you always see him. He himself always calls with results when he says he will. Nothing worse than waiting all day for pregnancy test results....not with him!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
Be open. This isn't plan A or even B I'm sure. No one wants to need fertility treatment. I think this was plan Z for us but we are finally expecting 2 miracles in a few months thanks to Dr Werlin and our amazing egg donor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin.
Over 30k including donor costs
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
All staff and my assigned nurse [at Coastal Fertility Medical Center] were always very kind, personable, and if they didn't know an answer they always got it and would get back to me in a timely manner....Dr. Werlin remembered everything we ever talked about, and two years later he still does when we see him annually at his Miracle Baby Reunion.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
All of the staff was very personable. Dr. Werlin remembered everything we ever talked about, and two years later he still does when we see him annually at his Miracle Baby Reunion.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All staff and my assigned nurse were always very kind, personable, and if they didn't know an answer they always got it and would get back to me in a timely manner.
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
I liked Dr. Werlin from the first meeting (he was the 3rd fertility dr I met with). He is very personable and he always called with all results, rather than an assistant or nurse calling. He seemed genuinely interested in our lives and was easy to get along with.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
He knows what he is doing and is wonderful at his job- trust him and the guidance he provides to you.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
The clinic [Coastal Fertility Medical Center] is state of the art. Nice and organized. Waiting is minimum 20 minutes to be seen at appointments.... I love all of the nurses at my clinic. They are also very compassionate and always get back to me right away.... Iui around $3000 IVF around $25000... I have always felt like part of the clinic family from Day 1. The nurses, staff and Dr Werlin are always friendly and caring.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is state of the art. Nice and organized. Waiting is minimum 20 minutes to be seen at appointments.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I have always felt like part of the clinic family from Day 1. The nurses, staff and Dr Werlin are always friendly and caring.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
I love all of the nurses at my clinic. They are also very compassionate and always get back to me right away.
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin?
Dr Werlin has the absolute best bedside manner. He is always compassionate and knowledgeable. I feel 100% comfortable under his care and my husband does too. Dr Werlin does every procedure, every ultrasound and even calls with all blood results.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin?
Make sure you know exactly what your payments cover.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin.
Iui around $3000 IVF around $25000
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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