Naval Medical Center

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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 is not offered: Not Offered
San Diego
34800 BOB WILSON DR
San Diego, CA 92134
(619) 532-5363
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Naval Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 310
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% 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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35-37
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
206
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
10
Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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The clinic [Naval Medical Center] is great and very easy to find. Sometimes parking is very hard to find. I suggest that if you're new patient, it is best to come there early to give yourself time to find parking. Sometimes there's traffic at the gate to get in. Afternoon appointments are better because there's plenty of parking around that time.... IUI procedure and meds were free. IVF was not free and we had to pay to the one they had contract with but meds were free.
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
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Describe your experience with Naval Medical Center.
The clinic is great and very easy to find. Sometimes parking is very hard to find. I suggest that if you're new patient, it is best to come there early to give yourself time to find parking. Sometimes there's traffic at the gate to get in. Afternoon appointments are better because there's plenty of parking around that time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He's a great doctor and he works around my schedule so I don't miss work or miss an important event.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They're all great and they know my name since they see me often. They always great you with a smile.
How was your experience with Larry Laufer?
He's a great doctor, funny, and I had a great experience. I like the fact that he will work with your schedule so you don't miss a work or an important event. If I have questions about anything, he will answer it.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Larry Laufer?
Ask questions if you want to know your E2 level, follicles sizes, etc.
Describe the protocols Larry Laufer used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For IUI I've done gonal f and ovidrel. Most of the time I have to increase and sometimes decrease. I responded great but did not get pregnant. For my 1st IVF cycle, I was on antagonist protocol and had to take gonal f, menopur, ganirelix and ovidrel then patches and progesterone. Dr. Laufer did the retrieval and retrieved 17 eggs, 10 fertilized, got 5 embryos of day 5/day 6. The first transfer (different doctor transferred the embryo), I got positive pregnancy but ended as a chemical pregnancy. For my FET (#2,#3,#4) I used patches and progesterone, but did not get pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Larry Laufer.
IUI procedure and meds were free. IVF was not free and we had to pay to the one they had contract with but meds were free.
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Doctor
Larry Laufer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Naval Medical Center
San Diego
Nursing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
The staff [at Naval Medical Center- San Diego] is helpful and kind. It's sometimes hard to get someone to answer the phone, but that is only because of how busy the clinic is. Calls are always promptly returned.... The waitlist for IVF is very long however.... This cycle included gonal-F and an Ovidrel trigger shot. I started the cycle after a monitoring sonogram to confirm I did not have any pre-existing issues that would interfere with the cycle. Mid-way through the injections blood work and sonogram were used to monitor progress, the medication doses were adjusted and I was called in again a few days later for a repeat scan.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Naval Medical Center.
As a military installation, I was pleased to find the care I needed in network. The clinic is very busy but I always felt well taken care of and could get in quickly for follow-up visits as needed. The waitlist for IVF is very long however.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Laufer has always been very kind while treating me. He returns phone calls promptly to discuss my concerns and was very kind when clinical findings showed a recent miscarriage.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The staff is helpful and kind. It's sometimes hard to get someone to answer the phone, but that is only because of how busy the clinic is. Calls are always promptly returned.
How was your experience with Larry Laufer?
Dr. Laufer is a seasoned doctor with a wealth of knowledge regarding infertility treatment. He has a good bedside manner and thoroughly explained each step of treatment as it came up. When I had concerns, he never made me feel like a burden or a "troublesome" patient, he addressed each concern promptly and ordered appropriate testing to ease my nerves. This was my first cycle taking injectable medication and he took adequate time to explain the process and demonstrate how to administer the injections.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Larry Laufer?
I would recommend him thoroughly. Don't hesitate to ask him questions, he is well prepared to answer them and will do so in a professional and kind manner.
Describe the protocols Larry Laufer used in your cycles and their degree of success.
This cycle included gonal-F and an Ovidrel trigger shot. I started the cycle after a monitoring sonogram to confirm I did not have any pre-existing issues that would interfere with the cycle. Mid-way through the injections blood work and sonogram were used to monitor progress, the medication doses were adjusted and I was called in again a few days later for a repeat scan.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Larry Laufer.
Care was covered by insurance.
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Doctor
Larry Laufer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Naval Medical Center
San Diego
Nursing
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10
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Weakness [for Naval Medical Center] is changing the location and prices. I would love to do another fet but it keeps getting pushed back. Strengths are all the staff and doctors are amazing I wouldn’t change a thing about them.... 4,000 for the ivf. For FET 1800$.... Awesome nursing staff love them all ! Make you feel like family.... Dr. Laufer is an awesome doctor, he makes you feel at home and included me on every part of my treatments so I fully understood it. I love hearing his jokes which helped me feel more at ease when I am at the clinic
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Naval Medical Center.
Weakness is changing the location and prices. I would love to do another fet but it keeps getting pushed back. Strengths are all the staff and doctors are amazing I wouldn’t change a thing about them.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He is such a kind doctor and treats you with respect, and tells you super funny stories.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Awesome nursing staff love them all ! Make you feel like family.
How was your experience with Larry Laufer?
Dr. Laufer is an awesome doctor, he makes you feel at home and included me on every part of my treatments so I fully understood it. I love hearing his jokes which helped me feel more at ease when I am at the clinic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Larry Laufer?
Remember he is very quirky and funny.
Describe the protocols Larry Laufer used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We first tried iui with clomid, the other 5 iuis we did with injectibles. Unfortunately those didn't work so we switched to ivf.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Larry Laufer.
4,000 for the ivf. For FET 1800$.
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Doctor
Larry Laufer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Naval Medical Center
San Diego
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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