S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine

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Newport Beach
361 Hospital Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 642-8727
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 9Don't recommend: 18.9
11 assessments
  • 90% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 10% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
293
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.8
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
11 assessments
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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They [nurses at So Cal Ctr for Repro Med] are efficient and respectful of your time. We never waited more than 5 minutes. They had early appointments (6am!) and were open 7 days a week! They originally had two locations but closed the one closest to us but we still went out of our way because we love the staff!...All PAs and NPs were wonderful. They were so caring and respectful. We still keep in touch even with the admin staff!...
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are efficient and respectful of your time. We never waited more than 5 minutes. They had early appointments (6am!) and were open 7 days a week! They originally had two locations but closed the one closest to us but we still went out of our way because we love the staff!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everyone at the office knew our names. They set appointments so you were never there with other women who were pregnant and in first trimester care. They followed up after we were released and made an effort to meet our son.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All PAs and NPs were wonderful. They were so caring and respectful. We still keep in touch even with the admin staff!
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
He was efficient and knowledgeable. He is involved in up and coming research and uses all the most up to date, researched methods. He is confident and has the track record and knowledge to back it up.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
He didn't do any of our IUIs. But he is still actively involved in all cases. He has his own office but spends most of his time with patients and in the hallways with his staff.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He wants us to do 3 rounds of IUI with clomid. I had a previous failed pregnancy so he wanted to try that first. We were battling male factor infertility. After the hose failed he sat down with us and went over a treatment plan for IVF. He encouraged ICSI and genetic testing. He also was adamant about freezing all embryos so my body could recover before transferring one healthy embryo. I'm so grateful for that as I could imagine my body taking on a pregnancy less than a week after egg retrieval. My body was a mess and I'm so glad to had had that to,e to recover.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
Probably a little bit more then other places but wmostly due to his insistence for genetic testing and ICSI.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Anderson's office [Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] is a very well oiled machine, so you are in and out of your appointment in under 15 minutes usually. This could leave some people feeling like just a number, but I always felt my concerns were addressed and my visit was just efficient. They see so many people and require those going through a treatment cycle to be seen in the morning, so they need to be good on time management and efficiency.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic is a very well oiled machine. It runs very smoothly and everyone always seemed to be on the same page with my treatment, which was comforting. If I had any questions, they would be answered with little delay. The only drawback was that their only office was a 30 minute drive, which was hard some cycles, especially during times I was coming in multiple times a week. But, the level of treatment was worth it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anderson's office is a very well oiled machine, so you are in and out of your appointment in under 15 minutes usually. This could leave some people feeling like just a number, but I always felt my concerns were addressed and my visit was just efficient. They see so many people and require those going through a treatment cycle to be seen in the morning, so they need to be good on time management and efficiency.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were incredibly knowledgable and awesome. And, even if you only saw the nurse during your visit, they constantly communicated with the doctor to ensure your treatment was going as well as possible.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
Dr. Anderson is not the warm and fuzzy type. He is pretty much all business and gives pretty blunt responses and treatment recommendations. This can be off putting when you first meet him, especially if you are in an emotional state. But, he is great at what he does. He understands infertility and all of its issues. He has created treatment procedures that have good success rates and his courses of treatment recommendations are based off multiple factors that he tests. Although I personally prefer a doctor that can joke around about to lighten the mood, I completely trusted Dr. Anderson's recommendations and how my treatments were managed.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
Don't let his personality put you off.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our issue was male factor infertility (MFI). This was determined by a semen analysis. Dr. Anderson recommended we do 3 rounds of IUI with clomid based on an additional test that I call "the hamster egg test" (because I can't remember the actual name). Basically, that test checked to see how well my husband's spermicide could penetrate an egg. It had a great response, so we were able to try iui first. If the response had not been good, we likely would have had to go directly to IVF. We did 3 rounds of iui with clomid that all failed. Dr. Anderson then recommended iui with injectables. But, before we moved on to this more costly treatment, it was recommended I undergo a laporoscopy to make sure I didn't have any conditions that would prevent a pregnancy, such as endometriosis or blocked Fallopian tubes. I had the procedure and was cleared. We were told we could do 3 or 4 rounds of iui with injectables before we should consider moving to IVF. We did 1 round that failed then took a 6 month break before we decided to move to IVF.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
Nursing
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
We spent $4200 to thaw and grow our group of seven embryos, then cryopreserve them once more [at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine]. We spent $5000 on the transfer itself, plus medications...Strengths: clean, efficient, good location (easy to access from OC airport- I flew in from Denver), compassionate and organized team Weaknesses: occasionally I had to call to get the ball rolling and ensure that I knew the next steps
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: clean, efficient, good location (easy to access from OC airport- I flew in from Denver), compassionate and organized team Weaknesses: occasionally I had to call to get the ball rolling and ensure that I knew the next steps
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anderson is very blunt and upfront about treatment and options, which I really like, but others may find cold. His office staff was very personable and easy to talk to. They remembered me after a few times of calling them. Joanne in particular was so encouraging and caring through the whole process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was efficient and professional. Joanne (NP) in particular was the most compassionate and amazing nurse that I worked with through all of my fertility treatments at any clinic! She called my on a Sunday and late in the evenings with updates and to check in, which was such an encouragement during a stressful time.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
We worked with Dr. Anderson for a donor embryo transfer at his clinic. He was the doctor on staff back in 1997 when this embryo was created, and he knew all about it. He was candid and honest with us about what to expect, and all the steps in the process, as well as his recommendations. He was always straightforward and efficient in his communication with us. Some may not like his blunt bedside manner, but this is what I prefer- no beating around the bush! He made me feel informed and confident about how to proceed. He ensured all our questions were answered, and took the time to explain things that were not explained from our previous RE, even if it did not relate to the current cycle. I would definitely recommend him to others!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
Ask all the questions you have along the way to make sure you are comfortable with your treatment plan. Dr. Anderson will answer your questions honestly, and I believe you can trust his responses.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
My protocol was unique in that it was an embryo transfer only, with donor embryos. I was on progesterone and estrogen injections, as well as prednisone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
We spent $4200 to thaw and grow our group of seven embryos, then cryopreserve them once more. We spent $5000 on the transfer itself, plus medications.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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IVF with pgs fee schedule with donor Day 3 labs $415 admin coordination fee $1000 Dr Professional fees $5315 Lab fees $6550 Surgery Center Fee $1860 frozen embryo fee $1620 lab fees $800...He [Dr. Robert Anderson] is open to options on different protocols for the meds which is hopeful. and he is very knowledgeable. His history has good results but his bed side manner is horrible. He is definitely not warm and fuzzy. He does come across as pompous and not very kind...His nursing staff is excellent and a good team. They are pretty quick on their timing and getting you in for your appointment. The nurses took time to explain and got back right away on emails with the answers.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
9
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Location is very accessible in Newport Beach. You do have to pay for parking but it is minimal. It's a small office so you bump into people you might know or literally in passing in the hallway. It runs smooth and they are knowledgeable. I wish Dr. Anderson had a better personality but his nurse staff makes up for it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
His nursing staff is excellent and a good team. They are pretty quick on their timing and getting you in for your appointment. The nurses took time to explain and got back right away on emails with the answers.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the nurse staff are very knowledgeable. They are great at drawing blood and it not hurting. They explained the mixing and drugs and shots very clearly with paperwork and notes. Email communication was very organized and efficient.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
He is open to options on different protocols for the meds which is hopeful. and he is very knowledgeable. His history has good results but his bed side manner is horrible. He is definitely not warm and fuzzy. He does come across as pompous and not very kind.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
Focus on getting results and don't be offended by his attitude or demeanor. Work with the lovely nurse staff.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Mixing of menopur and gonal F was something new I tried with him. I stayed on a higher dosage of gonal F for many days longer than previously taken. We were hoping to get all 6 follicles to a size of 18mm or larger before extraction. I took menopur, gonal F, ganirelix and then the trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
waiting room was mostly empty when I was waiting, but it moved quickly. Didn't run too far behind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
IVF with pgs fee schedule with donor Day 3 labs $415 admin coordination fee $1000 Dr Professional fees $5315 Lab fees $6550 Surgery Center Fee $1860 frozen embryo fee $1620 lab fees $800
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Strengths: organization, communication, ethical medical treatment, hardly ever a wait for appointments, efficient, compassionate, knowledgeable, up to date fertility treatment protocol, effective. Cons: none...An entire cycle cost approximately 20k including medications (sold by pharmacy) and genetic testing...Krista was so squared away and so sweet. She was a great communicator and was so supportive throughout the whole process. I truly felt she cared about me personally and was looking out for my best interest.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 3 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
strengths: organization, communication, ethical medical treatment, hardly ever a wait for appointments, efficient, compassionate, knowledgeable, up to date fertility treatment protocol, effective. Cons: none
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He treated me with respect and dignity. He was honest and ethical.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Krista was so squared away and so sweet. She was a great communicator and was so supportive throughout the whole process. I truly felt she cared about me personally and was looking out for my best interest.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
He is an amazing doctor with high standards and ethics. He is honest and trustworthy. He made me feel at ease and comfortable every step of the way. He was blunt and didn't sugar coat things. He made sure I understood everything he did along the way. He was understanding and sympathetic to a woman going through fertility treatment. He showed compassion and empathy. I truly felt he had my best interest at heart and he was genuinely happy for me or sad for me depending on what was happening.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
If you don't get pregnant, it may not be possible. He is thorough and honest whether you like it or not. He's completely ethical and up to date on all the recent fertility treatments.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had 8 failed IUIs and one failed IVF cycle when I came to him. After one egg retrieval, he refused to take any more of my money if I chose to proceed with my own eggs because they were lacking in number and quality. I respected his opinion although it was difficult to hear. He never pressured me to do anything I wasn't ready for (donor) but offered his professional opinion. I am currently pregnant with a little boy using donor eggs which he recommended. He was right! Because of him, I will have a little boy in July and I have 9 frozen and healthy embryos for future use. He opened the door to a possibility (more children) I didn't even consider because I thought I would be lucky to even have one child.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
An entire cycle cost approximately 20k including medications (sold by pharmacy) and genetic testing.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The nursing staff was lovely and caring, and generally very skilled. There was one nurse who constantly had to ask the others questions and seemed less experienced, but she might have been new...It was about 18k for the IVF round with PGS testing and FET...Dr. Anderson is very rigid in his opinions and protocols, so know that he is going to insist on doing it his way. Luckily, his way is based on years of experience and constantly looking at ways to improve his success rates. I have referred several friends to him and all became pregnant in one IVF cycle. I would not never have referred them if I did not believe in him wholeheartedly.
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Age
41
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Anderson is very rigid in his opinions and protocols, so know that he is going to insist on doing it his way. Luckily, his way is based on years of experience and constantly looking at ways to improve his success rates. I have referred several friends to him and all became pregnant in one IVF cycle. I would not never have referred them if I did not believe in him wholeheartedly.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He adjusts your protocol on a nearly daily basis based on YOUR results that day, not a cookie-cutter formula he follows for everyone. I have referred two friends to him and even though we are all the same age with similar profiles, he adjusted us very differently based on our responses.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was lovely and caring, and generally very skilled. There was one nurse who constantly had to ask the others questions and seemed less experienced, but she might have been new.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
His definitely comes off as very confident in his approach and can be a big gruff at times, however the attitude is in my opinion very merited as his individual attention, constant monitoring and readjusting, and overall protocol produces success. I was referred by a friend who had a successful IVF her first round with him. I chose him of the 3 REs I interviewed and could not be happier. I took two transfers for success, but only a single retrieval. I then referred two other women who both had success in a single round of IVF, both having failed IVF cycles at other clinics. For example, he does retrievals 7 days a week, so that the optimal retrieval is based on YOUR follicle growth and your situation, and not on his schedule. I honestly +cannot praise him high enough.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
Trust him! He knows his stuff. His results speak for themselves.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on Gonal-F/Follistim to start, 325 iu/day, which was adjust daily based on ultrasounds and blood results. Eventually we reduced those and added in Ganarelix and Menopur until trigger. We didn't trigger until my largest follicle was 28, which had me worried, but we got 30 eggs, 20 of which fertilized. He always does ICSI, assisted hatching and PGS testing. For the FET I was on Del Estrogen IM shots and then we added in the PIO. As I had a failed FET in the past, he also had me do intrallipids a few days before transfer to help with lining. He also includes Baby Aspirin, Claritin and Pepcid as part of the protocol.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
It was about 18k for the IVF round with PGS testing and FET.
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Robert Anderson
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Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
8 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
0
The process [at So Cal CRM] was very impersonal - everything up to and including scheduling... I still couldn't schedule both [IUI] appointments because it was just their policy to do one at a time...[the Nurses] They were ok. Terrible at blood draws and not so good at IUIs either (I'm not the easiest on either count, but others have done far far better), but nice enough...close to 1k per IUI (back to back, ultrasounds, monitoring) given out of pocket.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
0
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I do believe he had a solid lab, which is why I considered him for IVF, despite the less than stellar experience I had with IUI. His prices were expensive and I didn't feel like I got any particular expertise out of it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The process was very impersonal - everything up to and including scheduling - like if I knew I was going to do back to back IUIs, and needed childcare or only had a certain window of time in which I could come, I still couldn't schedule both appointments because it was just their policy to do one at a time. Hostility when trying to work around scheduling issues. Dr. was rather dismissive of my questions and concerns regarding timing, follicle size, etc.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were ok. Terrible at blood draws and not so good at IUIs either (I'm not the easiest on either count, but others have done far far better), but nice enough.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
I found him rather arrogant. He was dismissive of my concerns about various parts of the process (based in past experience - I was attempting to conceive my second child). When I had a failed IVF elsewhere, and returned for a second opinion consult to get an idea of what thoughts were about what should have been done differently, his answer was I should have had the cycle with him, and no I couldn't have the first time discount (which seemed for people first time with him for IVF) because I'd decided not to go with him initially. It was really obnoxious, and unhelpful, particularly for someone coming off a disaster of an IVF.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
Ditch any desires you have about bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
If I recall correctly, I only did unmedicated IUIs, with monitoring (ultrasound, bloodwork), and a trigger shot. I believe he triggered when follicles were too small, and he insisted on back to back inseminations even after questioning, though the timing (12 and 36 hours, roughly) didn't seem right at all and I was using donor sperm (expensive, limited quantity).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
I can't recall, but quite expensive - maybe close to 1k per IUI (back to back, ultrasounds, monitoring) given out of pocket.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
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Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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[S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine] Strengths - Very efficient ... [Nurses] Very efficient and responsive to questions and phone calls.... 4,451.93 retrieval meds 260 consult 4315 Physician IVF retrieval fee 6550 IVF lab retrieval fee 1,500.00 Surgi Center 360 anesthesia 2300 PGS testing 1620 Dr. Anderson embryo transfer 800 lab - ovagen for embryo thaw and prep 950 - retrieval meds Total spent ~ 23,200...It's a very streamlined clinic, which I greatly appreciated. I didn't necessarily feel like I was an unique patient, but this was also not something I was interested in.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths - Very efficient
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
It's a very streamlined clinic, which I greatly appreciated. I didn't necessarily feel like I was an unique patient, but this was also not something I was interested in. I went there because the way he practiced made sense to me and I was hopeful he would help us get pregnant, which he did. I also appreciated the efficiency after going to a different clinic and waiting for hours.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very efficient and responsive to questions and phone calls.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
After meeting with Dr. Anderson, he seemed very knowledgable and his approach made sense to me compared to other REIs we had consulted. His success rate was also impressive. I knew I wanted PGS testing done and that I did not want more than embryo transferred due to the risk of multiples. Some other REIs I met with will often try to talk women my age into 2 embryos, which didn't make sense to me with PGS.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I took Follistim, Menopur, and Ganirelex for the retrieval with hCG. For the transfer it was IM estradiol, progesterone, aspirin, loratidine, famotidine, dexamethasone, then medrol, and then prednisone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
4,451.93 retrieval meds 260 consult 4315 Physician IVF retrieval fee 6550 IVF lab retrieval fee 1,500.00 Surgi Center 360 anesthesia 2300 PGS testing 1620 Dr. Anderson embryo transfer 800 lab - ovagen for embryo thaw and prep 950 - retrieval meds Total spent ~ 23,200
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Robert Anderson
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Clinic
S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
N/A
Dr. Anderson expects that his nurses operate with the same efficiency and clarity that he does....[S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine] is top of the line. You are never more than five minutes later than scheduled appointments. Your phone calls with dosages and blood results happen on time and the open line of communication is outstanding. I can call any time and get seen by the doctor.
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation
N/A
Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
It's top of the line. You are never more than five minutes later than scheduled appointments. Your phone calls with dosages and blood results happen on time and the open line of communication is outstanding. I can call any time and get seen by the doctor.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anderson runs a tight ship. He respects the cost to the patients--financial, physical, emotional, and time--and this is felt from top to bottom throughout the practice.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Anderson expects that his nurses operate with the same efficiency and clarity that he does.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
He is wickedly smart but reserved. He under primaries and over delivers. He is cool, calm, and collected. His mellow disposition is a perfect energy for the stresses that come with infertility.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
Don't mistake his lack of sales pitch with lack of expertise. The proof is in the pudding.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Anderson cycles you according to your body, which is why the clinic is open 364 days a year (I think it's closed Christmas). He doses the medication according to every blood test. He's definitely a scientist. And his embryo lab is so good that seven other repro endos use it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
$15k
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Treated
Success with this Doc
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Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Dr. Anderson's kind and competent nurses [at SCCRM] are the perfect counterbalance to his more direct demeanor. The NP Joanne is amazing. She always made me feel encouraged. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Anderson's nurses. I really like everyone that works there. Even the receptionists are really kind...Dr. Anderson used Follistim (325) , Ganirelix (1) and Menopur (1) for 12 days. I began adding the Menopur and Ganirelix after 3 days of Follistim. It was never discussed why this specific protocol was used.
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Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Amazing. I've never waited for more than a few minutes. They are efficient. Very strong team.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anderson always calls you personally with your updates. He read our file prior to our consultation and understood our personal situation. He never pressured us to do anything (at other consults I experienced this)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Dr. Anderson's kind and competent nurses are the perfect counterbalance to his more direct demeanor. The NP Joanne is amazing. She always made me feel encouraged. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Anderson's nurses. I really like everyone that works there. Even the receptionists are really kind.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
Dr. Anderson is intelligent, efficient, and runs his office very well. He did almost all of my ultrasounds, the retrieval, and made almost all the phone calls with medication and embryo updates. He is blunt and straightforward so expect that. I feel Dr. Anderson is very competent and knowledgable. I would absolutely recommend him again.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
If you need a doctor to be on the softer and comforting side, perhaps Dr Anderson is not the right RE for you.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Dr. Anderson used Follistim (325) , Ganirelix (1) and Menopur (1) for 12 days. I began adding the Menopur and Ganirelix after 3 days of Follistim. It was never discussed why this specific protocol was used.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I wasn't working at the time so I can't really say. But, from what I saw to me this office runs like a "well oiled machine" i never had any issues. I was in and out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson.
about 20 K. I spent another $3870 on meds so far.
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Robert Anderson
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S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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36 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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[The nurses] were also knowledgeable and compassionate. They were rooting for me all the way and took great care of me.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Anderson and his staff were well aware of my medical history and compassionate about my experiences with rpl. They were ve
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were also knowledgeable and compassionate. They were rooting for me all the way and took great care of me.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson?
While Dr. Anderson is very straight forward and not necessarily warm and fuzzy, he is great at what he does and makes youbfeel confident in his care. He is excited and knowledgeable about his field and invested in helping disoriented be successful.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson?
He can come off abrupt but have faith he knows what he is doing.
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S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
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