Center for Fertility and Gynecology

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Bakersfield
100 W Columbus St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(818) 881-9800
Tarzana
18370 Burbank Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 881-9800
Thousand Oaks
415 Rolling Oaks Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(818) 881-9800
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Center for Fertility and Gynecology to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 72%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 19%8.6
6 assessments
  • 72% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 9% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.1
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
9.4
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
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7.7
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
8.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
9
Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
240
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.3
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
6 assessments
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The clinic [Center for Fertility and Gynecology] has a calming environment. It’s peaceful, and does not feel too sterile or medical like. It was a little confusing to find the first time based on where it’s located with all the medical buildings nearby. They do not validate, but it isn’t usually too much money. ... I have primarily worked with Zenia [nurse]. She is compassionate and caring, and is awesome with a needle! You can’t feel a thing when she draws blood. She is also fast at responding to emails and calls.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
The clinic has a calming environment. It’s peaceful, and does not feel too sterile or medical like. It was a little confusing to find the first time based on where it’s located with all the medical buildings nearby. They do not validate, but it isn’t usually too much money. And if the visit is quick enough, you don’t end up owing anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
He is compassionate and caring. While seeing him we had a loss, and he was so empathetic and caring throughout the experience. He has made me feel comfortable from day one.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I am still getting to know everyone there, but so far they have all been fantastic. I have primarily worked with Zenia. She is compassionate and caring, and is awesome with a needle! You can’t feel a thing when she draws blood. She is also fast at responding to emails and calls.
How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Prior to seeing Dr. Vermesh we had a different RE. While the previous RE was straightforward and polite, showing some empathy, we never felt at ease. Both my husband and I have felt 100 percent at east with Dr. Vermesh from day one. He answers every single question without making you feel like you are dumb, and he will explain in layman’s terms when needed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Don’t be afraid to ask your questions because he will answer them all for you.
Describe the protocols Michael Vermesh used in your cycles at Center for Fertility and Gynecology and their degree of success.
We had gone in for an initial consult for IVF. We have unexplained infertility. We had previously one medicated cycle and 3 medicated IUIs with our precious RE. This is the first consult I’ve had that I recited an ultrasound at the first visit. Dr. Vermesh informed me when he thought I would ovulate, and “prescribed” timed intercourse. I was skeptical based on our previous history, but it worked. Sadly that pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but it gave us hope. We are continuing to try naturally again (with monitored cycles) with the idea that IVF is still on the table if needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
My insurance covers nothing. His consult I believe was $250-$300. Ultrasounds are $250 each. I also did a lipid drip, and that was $500 I believe. Bloodwork was $70 for progesterone.
10
Doctor
Michael Vermesh
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Fertility and Gynecology
Tarzana
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10
Age
45
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
10
The entire office staff [Center for Fertility and Gynecology] is warm and friendly. The office is warm and inviting. We do have to pay for parking; but I feel it’s worth it. I have no complaints and feel confident we are with the right office. ... The nurses are amazing. Friendly and positive. Also compassionate when a cycle doesn’t work. Great follow up skills when we were doing injectibles. ...
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Age
45
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
The entire office staff is warm and friendly. The office is warm and inviting. We do have to pay for parking; but I feel it’s worth it. I have no complaints and feel confident we are with the right office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
After talking to several other doctors, we felt like he presented the same exact information but with such a kinder spirit. I am in my 40s and although it’s a factor, he never treats me as if I’m nuts for wanting a baby. I feel respected and well taken care of at this office.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Fertility and Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Xenia and Julianna )
The nurses are amazing. Friendly and positive. Also compassionate when a cycle doesn’t work. Great follow up skills when we were doing injectibles.
How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Dr Vermesh is the first doctor we’ve met that is open to our potential. We had a previous experience that was very negative. We felt like donor eggs were our only option, and the doctor made us feel bad about ourselves and our situation. Dr Vermesh is just as hopeful as we are. He gives us his professional opinion, but always takes into account our thoughts and feelings. I believe he is truly the best match for us and will help us have our baby some day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Be honest and ask questions. He will offer his advice, but is also open to hearing your thoughts.
Describe the protocols Michael Vermesh used in your cycles at Center for Fertility and Gynecology and their degree of success.
We started with natural IUI. When that was unsuccessful, we tried IUI with injectibles. Unfortunately, that was also unsuccessful. But we appreciate that he was willing to try these less involved procedures before even suggesting IVF. We had reservations about taking a big financial and emotional leap without having tried anything else first. We feel like he is helping us through our journey to come up with the best solution for us and even if the previous IUIs did not work, each cycle we learn more which will eventually help us in making our baby a reality.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
Costs were typical for LA area. Office visits are $250 but there are packages available depending on treatment.
10
Doctor
Michael Vermesh
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Fertility and Gynecology
Tarzana
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10
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The nursing staff [Center for Fertility & Gynecology] are wonderful. They are the ones that are there from start to finish. They organize everything for you and explain any further questions you might have. They make sure when taking your medications that you know which day, how much, and such. They are extremely organized and they know your name when you enter. You build a relationship with them and you don't feel like a number.
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Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
They answer the phone EVERY TIME (during office hours). You don't have to go through an automated message which is so important when you start to panic about the unknown that is going on with you. They are friendly and courteous and treat you as an individual.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Both Dr. Vermesh and the entire office treat you like they have all the time in the world for you. They are kind and know your name and don't rush you though like cattle..
Describe your experience with your nurse at Center for Fertility and Gynecology. (Assigned nurse: Tiffany)
The nursing staff are wonderful. They are the ones that are there from start to finish. They organize everything for you and explain any further questions you might have. They make sure when taking your medications that you know which day, how much, and such. They are extremely organized and they know your name when you enter. You build a relationship with them and you don't feel like a number.
How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
He is very knowledgeable and makes me feel confident in my decision to go with him. He clearly lays out what the path will be and if we need to change course he clearly explains what to do next. He is on call for emergencies and easy to get a hold of.
Describe the protocols Michael Vermesh used in your cycles at Center for Fertility and Gynecology and their degree of success.
We did an IVF cycle with Dr. Vermesh. I was on 2-3 injectables prior to egg retrieval. For the transfer he had me on progesterone (injectables), estrogen tablets (build and sustain uterine lining, estrogen patches (tablets alone were not enough), and baby aspirin. I am supposed to be continuing those until I am about 9.5 weeks pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
In total including all medication, procedures, and follow up visits after getting pregnant I would say we spent close to $20,000-$25,000 for an IVF cycle that included the transfer, PGD testing, ICSI, and assisted hatching.
Describe Michael Vermesh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
Due to my age he decided 1 would be best as we had a high percentage of twins.
9
Doctor
Michael Vermesh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Center for Fertility and Gynecology
Tarzana
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5
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
5
They [Ctr for Fert and Gyn - Tarz] wanted to overcharge me on some lab work that I have done already with them they wouldn't call my prescription sometimes on time sometimes lab that needed to get done with through my insurance they would not fax over on time and a lot of times I had to call myself to see about my results because they would forget to call me back... $5,250 for when cycle plus we had to pay for labs were about 1000 and ICSI was 1500 plus OP room and Anesthesia for IVF was 1150 plus assisted hatching was 700
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
5
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
Strengths are the doctors are very knowledgeable about their procedures and they also want the best success for their patients weakness I have to say staff that works with them are not really good they don't do their job right they're more like they see a person as a dollar sign instead of seeing a person as a human they also want to overcharge someone for procedures that were already paid for
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
I felt like a human
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses wear kind of a get patient in and get patient out type of thing and they also didn't know how to draw blood
What specific things went wrong at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
He was a doctor that analyzed you first and checked his patients to make sure what was the best procedure for them he would sit down and talk to you about step-by-step what he thought that was best for his patients .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
He will try to make your experience successful
Describe the protocols Michael Vermesh used in your cycles at Center for Fertility and Gynecology and their degree of success.
Day 3 through 7 Clomid day 3 through 11 gonal-f 1200 trigger the following day because doctor thought I was going to ovulate before he got to retrieval so made my appointment a day earlier or retrieval retrieved 20 eggs 12 mature 10 fertilized 5 today 5 with two early Blast 2 very early blast and one morula so cancelled transfer for day 6 basics had one 4ab two 4ba and 2 arrested doctor wanted to transfer back 2 but didn't have money to freeze the third one so I asked him if he could transfer back to three right now it's too early to tell if if anything was a success
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
$5,250 for when cycle plus we had to pay for labs were about 1000 and ICSI was 1500 plus OP room and Anesthesia for IVF was 1150 plus assisted hatching was 700
Describe Michael Vermesh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
he checks the embryos of his patients before he decides on how many he is going to transfer back
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Michael Vermesh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Center for Fertility and Gynecology
Tarzana
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7
Age
34
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
7
$14,000 including medications -- maybe $8,000 to $10,000 no medications...all in all they were great, but I had limited care with. I lived in FL was there for 2 weeks for retrieval transfer rest. other care was in FL...I live in FL -- and was able to come to LA for treatments. LA doctors were more affordable then in my local FL area. The doctor was ok and enabled this for me. I saw a FL doctor to monitor egg growth before I came out -- while he got the results and evaluated them for my care. During the actual transfer he was talking to his nurses about golf or something, while it was a very emotional time for me. I thought that was insensitive, but he when he saw me crying a bit -- he became for sensitive to the huge moment it was for me. All in all I have twins -- which a single pregnancy was the goal. I transferred two embryos, and feel very blessed. I was nervous to care for twins, but feel very fortunate.
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Age
34
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
7
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
all in all they were great, but I had limited care with. I lived in FL was there for 2 weeks for retrieval transfer rest. other care was in FL
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
This was done 5 years ago so hard to remember exactly. But my memory was neutral -- to good
How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
I live in FL -- and was able to come to LA for treatments. LA doctors were more affordable then in my local FL area. The doctor was ok and enabled this for me. I saw a FL doctor to monitor egg growth before I came out -- while he got the results and evaluated them for my care. During the actual transfer he was talking to his nurses about golf or something, while it was a very emotional time for me. I thought that was insensitive, but he when he saw me crying a bit -- he became for sensitive to the huge moment it was for me. All in all I have twins -- which a single pregnancy was the goal. I transferred two embryos, and feel very blessed. I was nervous to care for twins, but feel very fortunate.
Describe the protocols Michael Vermesh used in your cycles at Center for Fertility and Gynecology and their degree of success.
I do not remember
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
$14,000 including medications -- maybe $8,000 to $10,000 no medications
Describe Michael Vermesh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
2012 -- not sure if eSET was available. as I wanted a single -- but transferred two and had twins
7
Doctor
Michael Vermesh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Center for Fertility and Gynecology
Tarzana
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9
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
9
The waiting room [Ctr for Fertility & Gyn] was very calm and relax the office looked amazing it was very calming The staff was very nice and friendly very open there is a beautiful view from the office window if you’re afraid of heights don’t sit by the window There is pamphlets for information that you could read why you waited... He [Dr. Vermesh] really wanted to help me but I just didn’t have the funds to continue the treatment he was recommending
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
9
Describe your experience with Center for Fertility and Gynecology.
The waiting room was very calm and relax the office looked amazing it was very calming The staff was very nice and friendly very open there is a beautiful view from the office window if you’re afraid of heights don’t sit by the window There is pamphlets for information that you could read why you waited
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
He really wanted to help me but I just didn’t have the funds to continue the treatment he was recommending
How was your experience with Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
He show compassion and was willing to work with me as much as possible it wasn’t like I was somebody just like a number I was like I was the actual person and showed me more information then went and the doctor has shared with me about my PCOS I didn’t really see any weaknesses for him I just wish I could’ve continued treatment but at the time I was a teacher and did not have the funding
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Vermesh at Center for Fertility and Gynecology?
Don’t set your expectations too high but don’t set them to low set them in the middle
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Doctor
Michael Vermesh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Center for Fertility and Gynecology
Tarzana
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