California IVF: Davis Fertility Center

4 doctors work here

Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 23%7.6
62% strongly recommend
37 reviews
Operations
8.1
8.1
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.9
8.9
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
7.6
7.6
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.5
8.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
6.8
6.8
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
671
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

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

This clinic has 2 offices

Davis
1550 Drew Ave
Davis, CA 95618
530-771-0177
Sacramento
2590 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento, CA 95833
530-771-0177

37 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 41
2 IVF
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
He's [Dr. Zeringue] great ..fun. informative. Very knowledgeable. I worry that they don't test for any levels at this clinic. Every fee needs to be paid upfront and the transfer room was not a sterile environment like the retrieval room. I feel like trying different protocols just seems like a waste of time when you are 40 years old. I feel that they should have had me at the peak dosages instead of learning as we go with my body response.
Long wait times this clinic [CA IVF] was very busy all the time. Long wait times all the time. The staff were friendly, doctors are knowledgeable...i just think if you want a more direct approach, you have to ask a lot of questions...Wasn't told to begin birth control for 2nd cycle. So I had to wait another month...They are a busy clinic. Sometimes wait times were in excess of an hour...Linda was great. Friendly and understanding. I had one pet peeve and that was that not 1 nurse could give me an iv.
How was your experience with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He's great ..fun. informative. Very knowledgeable. I worry that they don't test for any levels at this clinic. Every fee needs to be paid upfront and the transfer room was not a sterile environment like the retrieval room. I feel like trying different protocols just seems like a waste of time when you are 40 years old. I feel that they should have had me at the peak dosages instead of learning as we go with my body response.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Be prepared to wait
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
They are a busy clinic. Sometimes wait times were in excess of an hour.
Describe the protocols Ernest Zeringue used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
My first protocol included a long Lupron cycle. I only had 3 eggs. The 2nd was a very short Lupron protocol and added metronome, I had 10 eggs. I dont think freeze all cycles are the best in older women. I had 8 embryos at day 4 and only 2 at day 6. I think we should have tried to transfer on day 3 and froze the rest
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Linda)
Linda was great. Friendly and understanding. I had one pet peeve and that was that not 1 nurse could give me an iv. The embriologist had to do it, and even that was after 4 pokes in. I felt like a pin cushion. I think overall I was poked over 15 times for 2 ivs
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Long wait times this clinic was very busy all the time. Long wait times all the time. The staff were friendly, doctors are knowledgeable...i just think if you want a more direct approach, you have to ask a lot of questions. This was all new to me and I didn't know what to ask. I had a cyst the entire two cycles which I think we all thought was a follicle. It's smart to do a lot of research before you go
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Treatment, icsi, and transfer are 3 different fees and well as blood tests.
Describe Ernest Zeringue's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
N/a
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Wasn't told to begin birth control for 2nd cycle. So I had to wait another month
6
Doctor
Ernest Zeringue
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
6
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
2
Age 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Goud was always polite but our meetings lasted no more than 3 minutes where and then I worked with the coordinator on next steps....The treatment plan wasn’t explained and most of the decisions about the plan seemed to be coming from the coordinators....this lack of communication from him left me feeling insecure about the treatment protocol....Dr. Goud implemented progressive medicine (IUI’s followed by the one IVF I had) to obtain a pregnancy.
Strengths: Easy to get an appointment, great new location [CA IVF - Sac]. Weaknesses: There isn’t a standard way to educate patients. I never had a sit down with my nurse/cooordinator to review the IVF treatment plan. This lack of transparency left me feeling insecure about the treatment protocol because regardless of the outcome proper communication and education ensures that faith in the Dr.’s abilities. I couldn’t communicate directly with my doctor.
How was your experience with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Dr. Goud was always polite but our meetings lasted no more than 3 minutes where and then I worked with the coordinator on next steps. I understand the medicine can only go so far but this lack of communication from him left me feeling insecure about the treatment protocol. I couldn’t go anywhere else because my insurance only covered services at the clinic he was at.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Be direct with him and ask him a lot of questions when he is in the exam room, otherwise you will only be dealing with the coordinators.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
The treatment plan wasn’t explained and most of the decisions about the plan seemed to be coming from the coordinators.
Describe the protocols Pravin Goud used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was able to get pregnant without reproductive asssitance, however that ended in a miscarriage. So I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Therefore Dr. Goud implemented progressive medicine (IUI’s followed by the one IVF I had) to obtain a pregnancy.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Rachael )
Racgael, the asssigned nursing coordinator was great. If my inquiry was urgent, she called back immediately otherwise she always called back at the end of the day. I do wish she used email.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Strengths: Easy to get an appointment, great new location. Weaknesses: There isn’t a standard way to educate patients. I never had a sit down with my nurse/cooordinator to review the IVF treatment plan. This lack of transparency left me feeling insecure about the treatment protocol because regardless of the outcome proper communication and education ensures that faith in the Dr.’s abilities. I couldn’t communicate directly with my doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
$15,102, including meds, for 1 medicated cycle, 3 IUI cycles, IVF retrieval. My insurance covered 50% of all services, not the meds.
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
During one IUI cycle th Rx wasn’t submitted and I had to follow up.
2
Doctor
Pravin Goud
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
2
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 33
3 IUI
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Goud noticed an endometrial cyst and did not discuss it with me at first. This was my only real complaint with him. ... I felt like Dr. Goud was very responsive to my concerns. He tailored my testing to address my concerns and tailored my cycle to address the failed cycles. ... I felt as though Dr. Goud came with a fair amount of knowledge and experience ...
I was impressed with this clinic [California IVF] in that the nurses were responsive and knowledgeable, but all of the treatments were either with my doctor or the doctor on call. ... I liked that they have a partnership with UC Davis, and went so far as to send me to a MFM doctor at UC Davis prior to beginning IUI. ... One thing I didn't like was that when I asked to leave a message for my nurse, the front office would take a message, rather than sending me to her voicemail.
How was your experience with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
I felt as though Dr. Goud came with a fair amount of knowledge and experience. He and the other doctor I saw in the clinic were able to back up everything with the latest research and statistics. It was important to me to have a doctor that not only was forwarding his own knowledge, but had a learning and research based practice, and I felt comfortable with Dr. Goud due to this as he was published in his own research and was curious about making sure he had all the information and testing needed to address my issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Be open and honest about your concerns, don't be afraid to speak up, because he is open and willing to address these. Don't be afraid to question why they do what they do. I was so confused at first as to why they did things so differently from my previous clinic. An IUI is an IUI is an IUI, right? But both Dr. Goud and Dr. Zeringue (who completed one of my IUIs) were open to this, and backed it all up with research. They never seemed offended or too proud or conceited to answer my questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
It may have been because I came in guns a'blazin' after my rough experience with my previous doctor, but I felt like Dr. Goud was very responsive to my concerns. He tailored my testing to address my concerns and tailored my cycle to address the failed cycles. They actually refused to start treatment when they were waiting to get results back from some nutritional tests. He listened when I said I'd rather get more testing done on the front end rather than push through and try treatments blindly.
Describe the protocols Pravin Goud used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We completed 3 IUIs with letrozole. Dr. Goud wanted to change the medications as I had not had successful cycles with clomid. I believe they may have also tried different sperm washes as well. None of our IUI's resulted in a pregnancy and he recommended we move on to IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: I don't recall her name)
First I will say after my last experience with a previous clinic in which almost all of my treatments and communication was with the nursing staff or nurse practitioner, I was impressed with this clinic in that the nurses were responsive and knowledgeable, but all of the treatments were either with my doctor or the doctor on call. This clinic only had one more doctor on staff (3) than my previous one (2). My IUI nurse gave me a one-on-one injection class to show how I was to mix, dose, and inject the HCG trigger and my shots after the IUI. One thing I didn't like was that when I asked to leave a message for my nurse, the front office would take a message, rather than sending me to her voicemail. I was always nervous about this, that my message would be jumbled or lost, but was not my experience. My messages were always returned, and not jumbled to my knowledge.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
When I went there, they were between their Sacramento clinic and the Davis clinic. It was a little confusing as I always had to clarify which clinic I was going to and the one in Davis was very small, which made the busy days very awkward, with lots of couples crammed in there, trying not to make eye contact. There was one day we were there for a treatment and the nurses and staff all lined up to applaud and congratulate a couple who was leaving that had gotten pregnant. It was sweet to see what a big deal they made it and the couple left in (happy) tears. They are now settled in another Sacramento clinic and no longer using the others, so the confusion I mentioned before should not be an issue any longer. I liked that they have a partnership with UC Davis, and went so far as to send me to a MFM doctor at UC Davis prior to beginning IUI. Also, when I called to make an appointment for my first IUI, they checked my chart and then told me I couldn't start until the tests the MFM doctor had requested were performed. They apologized profusely, explaining that if I started and the results came back with concern, the cycle would be canceled and they didn't want to risk that. Having come from a clinic that I felt was just herding us through and not doing their due diligence, I couldn't be upset with this and was thankful that they were so thorough.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
All my visits and testing were covered under my insurance. We paid out of pocket for the IUI's, which were less than $1000 per cycle. We also had to purchase a $100 trigger shot that was used at each cycle.
Describe Pravin Goud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
This was not discussed with him as we never completed an IVF cycle with this clinic.
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Nothing specific or as serious as what I had marked, but I did want to note that during my second IUI, Dr Goud noticed an endometrial cyst and did not discuss it with me at first. This was my only real complaint with him. At first, he said he was just checking on things and tried to make it sound light, but I knew that wasn't true as he had not spent that much time on my ultrasounds or taken pictures of the ultrasounds and color contrasts of the images before. He had noted it in my chart though, so at my next visit, when Dr. Zeringue did the IUI, he mentioned that "with the endometriosis, it may take a little longer." When I questioned him and stated that I didn't have endometriosis, he was the one to tell me that I had an endometrial cyst and while that wasn't a diagnosis, they were just going to operate under the assumption that I had endometriosis.
9
Doctor
Pravin Goud
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2013 - 2014, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
0
Age 33 - 34
4 IUI
Endometriosis
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Goud is very nice and is friendly but I do not feel like he made good choices when it came to my treatment. IUI'S were done when it wasn't clear that I had a viable egg and twice, it appeared as though I ovulated before the IUI but he proceed anyway. Also, he did not do adequate testing to ascertain that my tubes were blocked. We did 2 medicated TI cycles and four medicated IUI'S, paid for out of pocket, with blocked tubes later discovered at another clinic. It was also discovered at the other clinic, that I had uterine polyps, which, had my tubes been clear, would have made implantation unlikely.
My first nursing coordinator [at California IVF] never returned my calls. I asked to be switched to someone else and was switched. My 2nd nurse, Rachel, was so nice, always remembered me and was kind and compassionate. Once, she didn't receive the message from the front office that I called so she didn't call me back but I doubt that was her fault.
How was your experience with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Dr. Goud is very nice and is friendly but I do not feel like he made good choices when it came to my treatment. IUI'S were done when it wasn't clear that I had a viable egg and twice, it appeared as though I ovulated before the IUI but he proceed anyway. Also, he did not do adequate testing to ascertain that my tubes were blocked. We did 2 medicated TI cycles and four medicated IUI'S, paid for out of pocket, with blocked tubes later discovered at another clinic. It was also discovered at the other clinic, that I had uterine polyps, which, had my tubes been clear, would have made implantation unlikely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Be your own advocate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Dr. God never seemed to remember me from month to month. He was very nice but often didn't recall the treatment or results from previous cycles. At the end of one cycle, he would recommend a different strategy for the next cycle but not remember he said that when I'd come in the next month.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
My first nursing coordinator never returned my calls. I asked to be switched to someone else and was switched. My 2nd nurse, Rachel, was so nice, always remembered me and was kind and compassionate. Once, she didn't receive the message from the front office that I called so she didn't call me back but I doubt that was her fault.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The clinic is nice and seems to be state of the art.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Thus clinic was very expensive and offered no grants or cost saving messures
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
I could only cycle there every other month because they could never manage to get ahold of my insurance company at the beginning of each cycle. I also had a cycle delayed because the front office never gave my nurse the message I called on cycle day 1.
5
Doctor
Pravin Goud
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
0
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 27 - 28
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Ernest Zeringue] is very good with communication and asking questions. Whenever this is something I don’t understand he will make sure I do before I leave his office...He always try’s new ways of treatment if the previous was unsuccessful. He is kind and makes sure you feel comfortable while going through the processes of treatment. He is very knowledgeable in his profession and makes things very easy to understand.
The clinic [California IVF] is very clean and basically brand new. The staff is very nice and always makes you feel more at home. They all know you by name and it’s comforting knowing the care enough too. All appointments are smooth and quick so you are not there too long...They [the nurses] answered all my questions when asked...He [Dr. Ernest Zeringue] always try’s new ways of treatment if the previous was unsuccessful. He is kind and makes sure you feel comfortable while going through the processes of treatment. He is very knowledgeable in his profession and makes things very easy to understand.
How was your experience with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He always try’s new ways of treatment if the previous was unsuccessful. He is kind and makes sure you feel comfortable while going through the processes of treatment. He is very knowledgeable in his profession and makes things very easy to understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
To make sure you ask all the questions you need answered so you are more comfortable with treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He is very good with communication and asking questions. Whenever this is something I don’t understand he will make sure I do before I leave his office.
Describe the protocols Ernest Zeringue used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
1: 2.5 mg of Letrozole and trigger 2. 5 mg of letrozole and trigger 3: 5 mg of letrozole and trigger 4: 7.5 mg of letrozole and trigger 5:all 10 2.5 mg of letrozole at once with trigger
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Samantha Shahin)
They answered all my questions when asked.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The clinic is very clean and basically brand new. The staff is very nice and always makes you feel more at home. They all know you by name and it’s comforting knowing the care enough too. All appointments are smooth and quick so you are not there too long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
About $960 per clinic treatment And $250 for medication per treatment
8
Doctor
Ernest Zeringue
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2013 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
N/A
Age 26 - 30
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Zeringue] was very detailed in his depiction of treatment. He showed hurt when we were hurting and happiness when we were happy. Always very nice. From the very beginning we felt we were more than just a number to him. When I cried regarding our chemical pregnancy, he consoled me and spoke to me in detail regarding it and reassured me it was nothing I did wrong. ... He showed compassion and held conversations
The clinic [California IVF: Davis Fertility Center] is new, very spacious, clean and relaxing. The rooms are small, but intimate. The bathrooms are spacious and clean. The egg retrieval room is relaxing with dim lights and very relaxing as well. ... All the nurses, especially Linda and Samantha, as well as Anna go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and loved. I still keep in contact with them. ...
How was your experience with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He was very detailed in his depiction of treatment. He showed hurt when we were hurting and happiness when we were happy. Always very nice. From the very beginning we felt we were more than just a number to him. When I cried regarding our chemical pregnancy, he consoled me and spoke to me in detail regarding it and reassured me it was nothing I did wrong.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He is straight forward and blunt, but very compassionate, best of both worlds
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He showed compassion and held conversations
Describe the protocols Ernest Zeringue used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was on an antagonist protocol for egg retrieval. Was on 225 iu gonal f, cetrotide and lupron. I had 23 eggs retrieved and 13 embryos frozen. For our transfers I was birth control, lupron and progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Linda )
All the nurses, especially Linda and Samantha, as well as Anna go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and loved. I still keep in contact with them.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The clinic is new, very spacious, clean and relaxing. The rooms are small, but intimate. The bathrooms are spacious and clean. The egg retrieval room is relaxing with dim lights and very relaxing as well.
10
Doctor
Ernest Zeringue
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
4
Age 25
14 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
timed intercourse [with Dr. Zeringue]. My dosage varied along with my meds. I tried about 11 cycles with femara then eventually added the trigger injection. Eventually we tried Clomid for 5 cycles...It was the same thing every time. Never got pregnant and some times even never had any follicle growth but he still did the same meds the next cycle. After almost a year of nothing he never wanted to do more in-depth tests or change things up
[Staff at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center is] Not motivated to find the problem and eliminate possibilities. Very quick to “diagnose” unexplained infertility. The doctors and nursing staff were nice and didn’t give up which I appreciated. I just wish they wanted to find answers as to why this wasn’t working as bad as we wanted them...It was the same thing every time. Never got pregnant and some times even never had any follicle growth but he still did the same meds the next cycle. After almost a year of nothing he never wanted to do more in-depth tests or change things up
How was your experience with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
It was the same thing every time. Never got pregnant and some times even never had any follicle growth but he still did the same meds the next cycle. After almost a year of nothing he never wanted to do more in-depth tests or change things up
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Be your own advocate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
It felt like he didn’t personalize treatment for our needs. Especially when we were just doing monitored medicated timed intercourse cycles
Describe the protocols Ernest Zeringue used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Went in for a follicle scan CD3-5 then started meds that day for a week or so. Then go in to measure follicles then plan out when to trigger and do the timed intercourse. My dosage varied along with my meds. I tried about 11 cycles with femara then eventually added the trigger injection. Eventually we tried Clomid for 5 cycles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Nice
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Not motivated to find the problem and eliminate possibilities. Very quick to “diagnose” unexplained infertility. The doctors and nursing staff were nice and didn’t give up which I appreciated. I just wish they wanted to find answers as to why this wasn’t working as bad as we wanted them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Insurance covered our TI cycles
Describe Ernest Zeringue's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
None
4
Doctor
Ernest Zeringue
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
4
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2020, Consult
NPS
0
NPS
0
Age 32
Prefer not to answer
Lawyer
1st of 6 Docs
IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Poor bedside manner. Did not speak with me and acted annoyed by my questions. Charged my insurance for a full consultation, even though [Dr. Goud] clearly did not review my medical records before providing his medical opinion. Throughout the consult, it was evident he was not listening to me, and continued to address my husband, but not me. Given the lack of communication and feeling like a number
Organization and lack of compassion were the weaknesses of this [California IVF: Daivs] clinic...The doc did not review my records before our meeting, which made the appointment seem a waste of my husband's and my time...I did not feel heard by this doctor and was unable to work with him, especially in a medical treatment that is so personal and invasive. Maybe he clicks better with other patients, but I did not feel comfortable going back to this clinic.
How was your experience with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
I was put off from the first visit and sought a second opinion with another clinic afterward. Poor bedside manner. Did not speak with me and acted annoyed by my questions. Charged my insurance for a full consultation, even though he clearly did not review my medical records before providing his medical opinion. Throughout the consult, it was evident he was not listening to me, and continued to address my husband, but not me. Given the lack of communication and feeling like a number, I did not move forward with this provider.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
My doctor sent over the records to his clinic; he allegedly did not receive them. He was late for our appointment. He offered a "consultation" without reviewing my lab results and medical records. Without any prior course of treatment, he recommended we jump straight to using donor eggs or a surrogate; I can't help but notice that it's the most expensive option.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Organization and lack of compassion were the weaknesses of this clinic, which is why I did not return after initial consultation, sought a second opinion immediately and proceeded with treatment elsewhere. My records were sent from my OBGYN, they not only did not receive them, but did not follow up with the referring provider prior to our visit. The doc did not review my records before our meeting, which made the appointment seem a waste of my husband's and my time. I didn't realize until I went to another clinic that the doc is supposed to review ALL of your lab results before giving you his medical opinion. I did not feel heard by this doctor and was unable to work with him, especially in a medical treatment that is so personal and invasive. Maybe he clicks better with other patients, but I did not feel comfortable going back to this clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
$1600 for initial consultation
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
0
Doctor
Pravin Goud
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
1 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
0
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Verified

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2020, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 32
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My first visit wasn’t as nice, as [Dr. Pravin] he was quick to point out that my husband wasn’t there due to the spur of the moment appointment and him having to work. I felt as if he explained things to me like I had no idea what he was talking about...The second visit went better, and he did well answering any questions I had, but was not forth coming with his findings unless I asked specific questions.
The few times we saw the nurses [of California IVF: Davis Fertility Center] they were very kind, and answered any questions I had...The front desk staff were very friendly. The wait time to get seen was very short (we had 3 days notice of when our first appointment would be due to a cancellation)...So far everything has been billed to insurance and covered. If we proceed with IUI or IVF we will be looking at $5,000-20,000 out of pocket per round
How was your experience with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
My first visit wasn’t as nice, as he was quick to point out that my husband wasn’t there due to the spur of the moment appointment and him having to work. I felt as if he explained things to me like I had no idea what he was talking about. He also made it sound like our only true option would be spending $20k on IVF, although he was agreeable to try TI with ovulation induction. The second visit went better, and he did well answering any questions I had, but was not forth coming with his findings unless I asked specific questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Pay attention when he talks, because with his heavy accent it is sometimes difficult to understand what he said.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
I felt neutral. We have only seen him two times for testing and initial treatment plans. The first initial consult felt very generic, however the visit with the saline ultrasound felt more personalize to me. It is still early in the treatment process to have a good idea of how the relationship will progress during this process.
Describe the protocols Pravin Goud used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We have only done one month of birth control to reset my cycle, as my follicles were all different sizes and my lining was very thin. Our next visit will address our next step, although he did say he anticipates needing hormones to thicken my lining.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The few times we saw the nurses they were very kind, and answered any questions I had.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The waiting room was very welcoming, not crowded. The front desk staff were very friendly. The wait time to get seen was very short (we had 3 days notice of when our first appointment would be due to a cancellation).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
So far everything has been billed to insurance and covered. If we proceed with IUI or IVF we will be looking at $5,000-20,000 out of pocket per round
Describe Pravin Goud's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
None, as we are not to the point of IVF at this time.
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Doctor
Pravin Goud
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 32
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We are in the beginning stages of starting our IVF plan, but Dr. Goud has been very kind and helpful in helping us devise the best plan moving forward. He and his team have been very communicative and making sure we understand next steps...we were really pleased with the amount of time they spent with us answering questions and their bed side manner.
I've communicated several times over phone and email and they've [California IVF : DFC] always been very responsive and made sure I felt comfortable with the amount of information given...All of the staff at the clinic have been very warm and welcoming. We've had a great experience in getting appointments, follow up calls and information. This process can be very overwhelming and there's a lot of information coming at you at once, I'd recommend being persistent in asking questions and seeking follow up if needed.
How was your experience with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
We are in the beginning stages of starting our IVF plan, but Dr. Goud has been very kind and helpful in helping us devise the best plan moving forward. He and his team have been very communicative and making sure we understand next steps.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
We were greeted and brought back to the room in a very kind manner. During both consultation with Dr. Gross and the diagnostic work with Dr. Goud, we were really pleased with the amount of time they spent with us answering questions and their bed side manner.
Describe the protocols Pravin Goud used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We are still in the beginning stages of starting treatment. We have had blood work and a saline ultrasound conducted by Dr. Goud.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Raj)
The nursing staff has been top notch. I've communicated several times over phone and email and they've always been very responsive and made sure I felt comfortable with the amount of information given. When beginning the treatment plan she even said over phone "we're in the together" which I found very comforting knowing there's a team in place to help guide me.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
All of the staff at the clinic have been very warm and welcoming. We've had a great experience in getting appointments, follow up calls and information. This process can be very overwhelming and there's a lot of information coming at you at once, I'd recommend being persistent in asking questions and seeking follow up if needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Pravin Goud at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Estimate $30,000 including treatment for 2 cycles and medication
8
Doctor
Pravin Goud
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 36 - 38
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Ernest Zeringue] was very friendly and made me feel comfortable during our consultation and during communication at follow up appts...Dr.Zeringe did my Tubal Reversal surgery in 2017 which has not been successful at achieving a pregnancy as of yet. I have had 3 MC with one being an ectopic. He has been supportive but now we are exploring other options such as IUI with meds and IVF...Make sure that you do the labs to test for hormone levels and make sure you are ovulating regularly before making up your mind in regards to IVF vs other options (IUI, TR etc).
They [staff at California IVF] are fairly good at returning phone calls and answering questions in a timely manner. I did have some issues at one time with billing the anesthesia, but after some time and communication we were able to clear that up...[the nurses are] Very friendly during my visits. They were usually very good with returning my calls and answering questions...extra charges accidentally billed to me that I had to clarify and fight that I didnt owe.
How was your experience with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Dr.Zeringe did my Tubal Reversal surgery in 2017 which has not been successful at achieving a pregnancy as of yet. I have had 3 MC with one being an ectopic. He has been supportive but now we are exploring other options such as IUI with meds and IVF.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Make sure that you do the labs to test for hormone levels and make sure you are ovulating regularly before making up your mind in regards to IVF vs other options (IUI, TR etc).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Dr.Zeringue was very friendly and made me feel comfortable during our consultation and during communication at follow up appts.
Describe the protocols Ernest Zeringue used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Not that I remember.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Very friendly during my visits. They were usually very good with returning my calls and answering questions.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
They are fairly good at returning phone calls and answering questions in a timely manner. I did have some issues at one time with billing the anesthesia, but after some time and communication we were able to clear that up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Tubal reversal -8000-9000 (I believe). HSG 400.
Describe Ernest Zeringue's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
I havent had IVF as of yet.
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
extra charges accidentally billed to me that I had to clarify and fight that I didnt owe.
7
Doctor
Ernest Zeringue
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2017 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
3
Age 28 - 30
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Although he [Dr. Zeringue] is clearly very smart, I often felt like he was only responding to whatever I asked rather then telling me what in his opinion would be the best course of action...He is all business, which is good but not when you are treating fertility. I did not feel like they were trying to treat me as a whole person. Besides baseline testing they did not try to figure out the source of my infertility. For example I was unaware that doing acupunture was an option until a form asked me if I planned on doing it during embroyo class.
As a fertility warrior she was kind and the most understanding. She [nurse of California IVF: Davis Center] made me feel comfortable and did not pressure treatments...I would say this is an industrial fertility clinic. They see lots of patients which means they are continuing to practice their skills but also that you are a patient number. The staff is friendly enough but the overall mission of the clinic is not best prepare the women's body for treatment but to use medicine and procedure to achieve the desired outcome. This is understandable but for a couple seeking treatment we need to be seen and heard and receive advice best for us as a whole person not just reproductive organs.
How was your experience with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
He is all business, which is good but not when you are treating fertility. I did not feel like they were trying to treat me as a whole person. Besides baseline testing they did not try to figure out the source of my infertility. For example I was unaware that doing acupunture was an option until a form asked me if I planned on doing it during embroyo class. They only did one monitoring appointment prior to retrieval despite my ovums being on the small side. After my first FET with 2 embroyos that resulted in a chemical pregnancy they did not offer any guidance or change in protocol prior to my second transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Based on his wealth of experience he approaches your treatment statistically. I understand that treatment is science but with fertility there are so many other factors that I don't think he puts value in.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Although he is clearly very smart, I often felt like he was only responding to whatever I asked rather then telling me what in his opinion would be the best course of action.
Describe the protocols Ernest Zeringue used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
IUIs- Clomid & trigger shot. Washed sperm. One monitoring appointment no change in meds. IVF- Gonal-F FET- Lupron and 2 estrogen patches, nightly injectable progesterone after transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Linda )
As a fertility warrior she was kind and the most understanding. She made me feel comfortable and did not pressure treatments.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
I would say this is an industrial fertility clinic. They see lots of patients which means they are continuing to practice their skills but also that you are a patient number. The staff is friendly enough but the overall mission of the clinic is not best prepare the women's body for treatment but to use medicine and procedure to achieve the desired outcome. This is understandable but for a couple seeking treatment we need to be seen and heard and receive advice best for us as a whole person not just reproductive organs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ernest Zeringue at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
IUIs- $3500 for meds and procedure IVF- $4000 for meds, $9000 for retrieval and 1 FET, $1500 ICIS Additional FET- $3000 for procedure, $800 meds.
Describe Ernest Zeringue's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Did not recommend one way or the other.
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
5
Doctor
Ernest Zeringue
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
3
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5