Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

3 doctors work here

Strongly recommend: 23%Neutral: 46%Don't recommend: 32%7.1
23% strongly recommend
10 reviews
Operations
8.5
8.5
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
8.4
8.4
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
5.7
5.7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.4
8.4
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.1
9.1
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.

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CDC Success Rates

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Annual Cycles
133
National Avg
635
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
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 is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication is not offered
Providing backup medication is not offered

This clinic has 1 office

Los Angeles
444 S. San Vicente Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-9964

3 patient reviews filtered by:

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5
Age 27 - 28
Treated 2015 - 2016
Success w/ Doc No
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Dr. Pisarska is aware of her practice and has a great load of knowledge. But as a patient I did not receive that compassionate warmth from her. She can be a great educator and a good resource to her patients, but not someone to provide infertility treatments as it’s a sensitive topic.... The office atmosphere feels cold and not welcoming. She is always way too busy to have a direct conversation with her patients.
[Cedars-Sinai is] Way to expensive, they charge you for every little thing with NO exception. I was informed by the office to change insurance plans from a PPO to an HMO for better coverage, but was the complete opposite. The billing is confusing and the coordinator who goes over the fees can never give you a solid answer as to how much you will end up paying.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Dr. Pisarska is aware of her practice and has a great load of knowledge. But as a patient I did not receive that compassionate warmth from her. She can be a great educator and a good resource to her patients, but not someone to provide infertility treatments as it’s a sensitive topic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Don't walk into the office expecting to be greeted as a "fertility" patient. The office atmosphere feels cold and not welcoming. She is always way too busy to have a direct conversation with her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
As a patient, I felt too small to fit in the huge reproductive office the doctor was running along with the other physician. All my direct questions and concerns were not heart felt answers I received either of the nurses or the team members. For the doctor’s office, I was yet another number they treated and it truly echoed that way.
Describe the protocols Margareta Pisarska used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center and their degree of success.
I was put on clomid on both of my IUI's. Based on her experience she recommended to have back to back IUI's to result in pregnancy. WRONG!!! that wasn't the case and it did not result in pregnancy as to her hopes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Total robots....no sort of compassion or sympathy towards their patients.
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Way to expensive, they charge you for every little thing with NO exception. I was informed by the office to change insurance plans from a PPO to an HMO for better coverage, but was the complete opposite. The billing is confusing and the coordinator who goes over the fees can never give you a solid answer as to how much you will end up paying.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
An estimate of $3,800 for IUI
Describe Margareta Pisarska's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
I did not do embryo transfer with this doctor.
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Margareta Pisarska
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5
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Los Angeles
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1
Age 30
Treated 2015
Success w/ Doc No
5 IUI
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Donor Sperm
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
She's [Dr Wang] very nice but not everything was tested and she accidentally did an insemination during a cycle where I ovulated 5 follicles and I had to pay for the ultrasound to figure out that they messed that one up. She also still thought I could get pregnant that cycle when my estrogen was crashing. She never prescribed estrogen to thicken my lining and never did ultrasounds the day of IUI.
The lack of communication [at Cedars-Sinai] lead to problems and the billing is impossible. I spent hours unscrambling problems....Pay closer attention and get out of Cedars. The staff are terrible and the billing is problematic for a patient base that is by and large cash.
How was your experience with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
She's very nice but not everything was tested and she accidentally did an insemination during a cycle where I ovulated 5 follicles and I had to pay for the ultrasound to figure out that they messed that one up. She also still thought I could get pregnant that cycle when my estrogen was crashing. She never prescribed estrogen to thicken my lining and never did ultrasounds the day of IUI.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Pay closer attention and get out of Cedars. The staff are terrible and the billing is problematic for a patient base that is by and large cash.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
The doctor herself treated me like a human but the office staff were terrible. Every single step of the way we had billing issues, couldn't get calls back, etc
Describe the protocols Erica Wang used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center and their degree of success.
First cycle was a natural IUI cycle. The second was a clomid and IUI cycle and the third was also clomid and IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Very friendly but the lack of communication around protocol for my treatments almost lead to problems multiple times.
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
It's a normal office at Cedars Sinai
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erica Wang at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Inconsistant. They depended upon the length of the appointment and the questions asked, not the service provided. An ultrasound didn't have a cost, it had a range. I was never sure what to expect. Also I was a cash patient and every time I paid in cash, something got confused with the office. Then something else got confused with the hospital and I would get bills for thousands of dollars that were 1) inaccurate and 2) based on appointments that were already paid for.
What specific things went wrong at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
The lack of communication lead to problems and the billing is impossible. I spent hours unscrambling problems.
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Erica Wang
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Los Angeles
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

Age 37
Treated 2019
Success w/ Doc No
3 IUI
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Dr. Chan always made time to speak with me, either in the office, over the phone, or even via text to her personal cell phone. She was always willing to squeeze me in to see her last minute and greeted me with a smile... is very patient and explains everything thoroughly...She has a wonderful bedside manner and is able to give it to you straight, but in a compassionate way. I experienced a missed abortion and Dr. Chan was so empathetic and compassionate, but also very honest about what was happening (no sugar coating), which I appr
All nurses [at Cedars-Sinai] were friendly and professional...One cycle of IVF at least $25-35k. Much more expensive than clinics in the area. I am getting bills for visits that occurred almost a year ago. With such a delay, it’s very difficult to track services with associated bills...Flexible schedule. Always willing to fit me in. Friendly and professional...Nice facilities but have to travel to alternate clinic for procedures...Second IVF cycle used 150 menopur and 300 gonalF. Also used steroid and growth hormone, which wasn’t used for my first cycle. Ended up with 2 good embryos, which was an improvement from the first cycle where I didn’t get any.
How was your experience with Jessica Chan at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Dr. Chan is very patient and explains everything thoroughly. She is always available to answer questions, even after hours. She has a wonderful bedside manner and is able to give it to you straight, but in a compassionate way. I experienced a missed abortion and Dr. Chan was so empathetic and compassionate, but also very honest about what was happening (no sugar coating), which I appreciate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jessica Chan at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Dr. Chan always made time to speak with me, either in the office, over the phone, or even via text to her personal cell phone. She was always willing to squeeze me in to see her last minute and greeted me with a smile.
Describe the protocols Jessica Chan used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center and their degree of success.
Second IVF cycle used 150 menopur and 300 gonalF. Also used steroid and growth hormone, which wasn’t used for my first cycle. Ended up with 2 good embryos, which was an improvement from the first cycle where I didn’t get any.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. (Assigned nurse: Hazel Langman)
All nurses were friendly and professional.
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Flexible schedule. Always willing to fit me in. Friendly and professional. Very expensive compared to other clinics in the area. Nice facilities but have to travel to alternate clinic for procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jessica Chan at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
One cycle of IVF at least $25-35k. Much more expensive than clinics in the area. I am getting bills for visits that occurred almost a year ago. With such a delay, it’s very difficult to track services with associated bills.
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Jessica Chan
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Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Los Angeles
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