California Center for Reproductive Medicine

1 doctors work here

Rated 9.9
Strongly recommend: 100%9.9
100% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Operations
9.7
9.7
Operations

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Scheduling
9.7
9.7
Scheduling

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Billing Department
9.7
9.7
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.7
9.7
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
6
6
Attention to Detail

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Annual Cycles
133
National Avg
635
This Clinic
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35-37
38-40
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Available Resources

Genetic counseling is not offered
Genetic counseling is not offered
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered
Administration of shots is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 1 office

Encinitas
477 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
760.274.2000

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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 41
1 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I did two egg collections with Dr. Arnold. The first one, unfortunately all of our four embryos were genetically abnormal and could not possibly be transferred...Dr. Arnold really encouraged us to do it one more time. She pointed out several facts about my hormone levels and the number of eggs I had and she said I had a very good chance to be successful the second time around. We ended up getting 1 normal embryo and 1 mosaic. I was given the injections and took them for ten days. During that time I had my labs drawn and ultrasounds done. About halfway through taking the medication Dr. Arnold would review the ultrasounds and my lab levels and make adjustments to my medications if necessary. First time halfway through she cut the dose in half. Second time she kept the same dose.
[California Center for Reproductive Medicine] is the type of place where when you walk in for your appt. The staff look up and say, "Oh hello (your name here)." You are not a patient to them, you are family. They know your family members, where you work, your history, etc. They are so quick to respond to any questions you have and whenever I call anyone in the office all I have to say is, "This is (my name)" and they automatically know who you are.
How was your experience with Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The woman is a miracle maker in my opinion. She has a ton of experience and knows what she is doing. She also is very upfront and will not give you any false expectations. She takes on hard cases and is a very hands on physician, which I absolutely love. She has high expectations of her staff and they are all great. Her office is a well oiled machine. Most encouraging of all, she gives you hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
If there is any chance in this world you can get pregnant with your own eggs, she will make it happen. She is willing to go to extremes to help you have a baby.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Arnolds office is the type of place where when you walk in for your appt. The staff look up and say, "Oh hello (your name here)." You are not a patient to them, you are family. They know your family members, where you work, your history, etc. They are so quick to respond to any questions you have and whenever I call anyone in the office all I have to say is, "This is (my name)" and they automatically know who you are.
Describe the protocols Lori Arnold used in your cycles at California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I did two egg collections with Dr. Arnold. The first one, unfortunately all of our four embryos were genetically abnormal and could not possibly be transferred. Of course my husband and I were devastated, but Dr. Arnold really encouraged us to do it one more time. She pointed out several facts about my hormone levels and the number of eggs I had and she said I had a very good chance to be successful the second time around. We ended up getting 1 normal embryo and 1 mosaic. I was given the injections and took them for ten days. During that time I had my labs drawn and ultrasounds done. About halfway through taking the medication Dr. Arnold would review the ultrasounds and my lab levels and make adjustments to my medications if necessary. First time halfway through she cut the dose in half. Second time she kept the same dose.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Amy Molinari)
She is not only and IVF Coordinator, but she became a good friend. Any questions I had (and I had a lot) she would answer quickly. I never was out of the loop regarding what was expected of me. When our first round of embryos were all abnormal, Amy called to offer her condolences and check up on me to make sure I was okay.
Describe your experience with California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
It's a small, tight knit group. They know each other and their patients well. When you walk in for your appt. they know you by name. The right hand is definitely talking with the left hand. Everyone in the office is so responsive and helps you with whatever you need.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Egg collection $10,000 both times, Genetic testing $6000 1st time, $2000 2nd time, Medications $5000 1st time, $3000 2nd time.
Describe Lori Arnold's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We never talked about it, but I think she will do whatever she feels best for the patient.
What specific things went wrong at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Just once the IVF coordinator forgot to put the order in for labs. I called her later that day and she had it fixed within minutes. That only happened once.
10
Doctor
Lori Arnold
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Encinitas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 27 - 30
2 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She is very knowledgeable and always changed treatment methods to adjust for what was best for my body. She always prepared us for all outcomes but had confidence in her ability to get us the outcome we desired. ... She [Dr. Arnold] remembers my step kids names, my husband name, my job, my interests... it is a smaller, boutique type treatment center and she only takes a certain number of clients at a time. ... She ultimately will only transfer 2 embryos if you’re a healthy young female.
It is a smaller clinic [CACRM], which feels more personal. They only have a few clients at a time, so you won’t feel like a number or another dollar sign. It is calm, quiet and personal. There aren’t a million doctors who don’t know you walking around the office. The entire staff will know your face and name... it’s like a family in there. ... Our care coordinator was warm, caring and became a friend over this process.
How was your experience with Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
She is amazing. We tried 3 different times to get pregnant and each time she was rooting for us so hard. She is very knowledgeable and always changed treatment methods to adjust for what was best for my body. She always prepared us for all outcomes but had confidence in her ability to get us the outcome we desired.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t wait! Go sooner rather than later, the process may take longer or be more expensive than you had planned. It’s best to be prepared and Lori Arnold can prepare you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
She remembers my step kids names, my husband name, my job, my interests... it is a smaller, boutique type treatment center and she only takes a certain number of clients at a time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Marlena Lansford)
Our care coordinator was warm, caring and became a friend over this process.
Describe your experience with California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
It is a smaller clinic, which feels more personal. They only have a few clients at a time, so you won’t feel like a number or another dollar sign. It is calm, quiet and personal. There aren’t a million doctors who don’t know you walking around the office. The entire staff will know your face and name... it’s like a family in there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lori Arnold at California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance didn’t cover IVF itself. It covered some of the testing. It was about $12,000 for my cycle. Plus the cost of medications (about $3,000). And $5,000 for a frozen embryo transfer.
Describe Lori Arnold's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
She ultimately will only transfer 2 embryos if you’re a healthy young female. She isn’t against it. She will not do anything that will potentially harm her patient... so, if she thinks more than 2 embryos will stick, she will not put more than 2 in. She will also make sure you are ok with multiples if she puts 2 in.
10
Doctor
Lori Arnold
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Encinitas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2013, Successful
10
9
Age 40 - 44
2 IUI
6 IVF
Donor Eggs
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $500K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mor never came off as superior and would give me the time necessary during my appointments, to cover all my concerns, in great detail.
...there seemed to always be a need to follow up with the nursing staff to insure time sensitive dates with regards to medications and dosing, were closely monitored. I had to stay on top of my regimen.
How was your experience with Eliran Mor at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I would highly recommend Dr. Mor. Unlike other physicians I have interfaced with, Dr. Mor never came off as superior and would give me the time necessary during my appointments, to cover all my concerns, in great detail.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eliran Mor at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Despite who you see, do your research and become familiar with all your options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eliran Mor at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Mor was always gentle, kind, positive and available.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Erika)
Although I liked Erika very much, there seemed to always be a need to follow up with the nursing staff to insure time sensitive dates with regards to medications and dosing, were closely monitored. I had to stay on top of my regimen.
What specific things went wrong at California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
10
Doctor
Eliran Mor
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Encinitas
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources