Gen 5 Fertility Center

1 doctors work here

Rated 7.8
Strongly recommend: 40%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 34%7.8
40% strongly recommend
10 reviews
Operations
8.6
8.6
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
7.9
7.9
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
7.2
7.2
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.1
9.1
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.2
9.2
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
263
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
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
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 1 office

San Diego
3420 Carmel Mountain Road, Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92121
858-267-4365

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2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
2 IVF
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
What I appreciate most about Dr. Wood is his attentiveness and individualized care- as well as catered medication and stimulation protocols. I was a tough case and my body responds differently to medication. Dr. Wood monitored and studied closely, and listened to what my body needed...expect somewhat long wait times- but it is worth it knowing you will see the same doctor every visit...I always left feeling like I was heard and knew what to expect next
Wait times [at Gen 5 Fertility Center] are occasionally long, but the staff is great about providing updates and making sure you feel taken care of. However, I did expect this and was just happy to see 1 physician each time who is familiar with my case- as opposed to being passed around to multiple doctors...I can't thank Melissa enough for her kindness, patience, and amazing communication throughout my entire care. She made a very emotional experience a lot easier and provided so much support and guidance!! She is truly such a beautiful person.
How was your experience with Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
I appreciated the time Dr. Wood spent with me to go over my care and answer my husband and I's questions. I always left feeling like I was heard and knew what to expect next. I also appreciate Dr. Wood's warmth. Facing Infertility has been an incredibly emotional hurdle to push through, and had greatly taken a toll on us, often leaving us very discouraged. I felt like I finally had some answers upon meeting with Dr. Wood. I truly believe he is the best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Ask lots of questions and become well informed in your understanding of treatment. Dr. Wood explains things thoroughly. Sometimes expect somewhat long wait times- but it is worth it knowing you will see the same doctor every visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Wood and the entire team at Gen 5 Fertility. From the moment I walked through door I finally felt like I was home. I had multiple failed IVF cycles from 2 previous centers, and once I met Dr. Wood I knew he was different. My fertility goals were respected and heard. I finally did not feel like just another number. The team is SO sweet and seem to truly have a passion and heart for what they do- and it reflects in the patient care and bedside manner. What I appreciate most about Dr. Wood is his attentiveness and individualized care- as well as catered medication and stimulation protocols. I was a tough case and my body responds differently to medication. Dr. Wood monitored and studied closely, and listened to what my body needed. Other centers seemed to categorize me and put me "in a one-size-fits-all box." I am overflowing with joy to announce the birth of my daughter, who arrived in January.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Gen 5 Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Melissa)
I can't thank Melissa enough for her kindness, patience, and amazing communication throughout my entire care. She made a very emotional experience a lot easier and provided so much support and guidance!! She is truly such a beautiful person.
Describe your experience with Gen 5 Fertility Center.
Wait times are occasionally long, but the staff is great about providing updates and making sure you feel taken care of. However, I did expect this and was just happy to see 1 physician each time who is familiar with my case- as opposed to being passed around to multiple doctors.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
Competitive to my previous centers
Describe Samuel Wood's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
We only wanted 1 embryo transferred.
10
Doctor
Samuel Wood
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
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Gen 5 Fertility Center
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
4th of 4 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
After 3 other REs, Dr. Sills was a breath of fresh air! I didn't feel like a number or in the cattle call of patients. Dr. Sills took his time with me and explained his treatment plan. Given everything I've been through to get pregnant, he was definitely open to throwing in the kitchen sink. He wanted me to succeed and be a one time patient!... Dr. Sills runs a small practice and at every visit he would ask "what questions do you have for me today?" He always wanted to make sure I was comfortable with my treatment plan etc. He personally called with every result. He was my 4th RE and I think I learned more from him this late in our fertility journey. He's a true educator!...
CAG is a small operation, feels like the mom and pop of fertility clinics, which I loved! I wish their lab was located onsite, but this is how a fertility clinic should be run with the patient's care and opinions taken into account as the first priority...There is only one nurse - very small operation. I will admit that I've had other nurses with more experience at other Clinics, but since I was a veteran in this game, I was fine with the care. Dr Sills was so hands on that the nurse didn't plan as much of a roll as with other clinics...
How was your experience with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
After 3 other REs, Dr. Sills was a breath of fresh air! I didn't feel like a number or in the cattle call of patients. Dr. Sills took his time with me and explained his treatment plan. Given everything I've been through to get pregnant, he was definitely open to throwing in the kitchen sink. He wanted me to succeed and be a one time patient!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Dr. Sills office is in Carlsbad, but his lab is in Newport Beach. Be prepared for your appointments in allowing time. The traffic is a pain, but worth the drive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Dr. Sills runs a small practice and at every visit he would ask "what questions do you have for me today?" He always wanted to make sure I was comfortable with my treatment plan etc. He personally called with every result. He was my 4th RE and I think I learned more from him this late in our fertility journey. He's a true educator!
Describe the protocols Eric Scott Sills used in your cycles at Gen 5 Fertility Center and their degree of success.
He put me on an immune protocol, steroids and lovanox. I do have an autoimmune issue, one that every other RE never gave any credit. Dr. Sills decided that since I've had so many failures to add this protocol. He also does a uterine scratch a few days before the transfer. I actually credit this to why we were successful this time around.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
There is only one nurse - very small operation. I will admit that I've had other nurses with more experience at other Clinics, but since I was a veteran in this game, I was fine with the care. Dr Sills was so hands on that the nurse didn't plan as much of a roll as with other clinics.
Describe your experience with Gen 5 Fertility Center.
CAG is a small operation, feels like the mom and pop of fertility clinics, which I loved! I wish their lab was located onsite, but this is how a fertility clinic should be run with the patient's care and opinions taken into account as the first priority.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
I don't remember the exact costs. As this was a donor cycle, we had other expenses with other agencies. I think Dr Sills costs were comparable to other clinics. It wasn't a bargain or way more expense than other clinics.
10
Doctor
Eric Scott Sills
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Gen 5 Fertility Center
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 49
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Lawyer
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Sills understands that this is an emotional process. He takes the tome to answer questions and explain procedures. He also has a lot of compassion....He called me to address my concerns. He spent a lot of time with me explaining my treatment.... Throughout this process I have felt broken and defective. Dr Sills did not treat me like that but instead in a gentle and kind way worked with me to explore my options. I think he is a wonderful doctor.
Everyone in the clinic [Ctr for Advanced Genetics] is kind, pleasant and helpful. I enjoy working with them.... Strength - it is a small clinic so you don’t feel like you are a number Weakness - they have short hours so you can’t call them after work Strength - they spend a lot of time with each patient Observation - they are in an area where there is not a lot of activity. So you can easily find parking. Also the building is clean and quiet.
How was your experience with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Dr Sills understands that this is an emotional process. He takes the tome to answer questions and explain procedures. He also has a lot of compassion. I was not sure what to expect when I met him. I had high hopes. He was realistic but hopeful. He reviewed treatment options. He also made me feel like I was a human being. Throughout this process I have felt broken and defective. Dr Sills did not treat me like that but instead in a gentle and kind way worked with me to explore my options. I think he is a wonderful doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Do your research and be prepared to ask questions. He will be prepared to answer your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
He called me to address my concerns. He spent a lot of time with me explaining my treatment.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
Everyone in the clinic is kind, pleasant and helpful. I enjoy working with them.
Describe your experience with Gen 5 Fertility Center.
Strength - it is a small clinic so you don’t feel like you are a number Weakness - they have short hours so you can’t call them after work Strength - they spend a lot of time with each patient Observation - they are in an area where there is not a lot of activity. So you can easily find parking. Also the building is clean and quiet. I am not a fan of busy medical buildings with prying personnel who inquire about where you are going the minute you walk into the building.
10
Doctor
Eric Scott Sills
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
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Gen 5 Fertility Center
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 47 - 48
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IVF With Other Docs
5 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
3 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr Eric Sills] is a great doctor with lots of compassion. He has teamed up with some innovative Doctors all around the world and brings new and innovative ideas to the process. He was the first to mention concern over my high PAI1 number in terms of having a successful pregnancy once I get to that point. We are being proactive...Dr Sills is very passionate about infertility and finding ways to help women dealing with it. I think he ability to empathize is helped by his personal experience with infertility.
They [Center for Advanced Genetics] are always available and responsive. They are very compassionate. As they grow they will need more staff and newer equipment. I love the intimacy of the office and family like feel of the staff...They [nursing staff] are the sweetest and most patient. They seem to really care and this is not just a job to them...So far $8500.00 for two procedures...Dr Sills is very passionate about infertility and finding ways to help women dealing with it. I think he ability to empathize is helped by his personal experience with infertility.
How was your experience with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
He is a great doctor with lots of compassion. He has teamed up with some innovative Doctors all around the world and brings new and innovative ideas to the process. He was the first to mention concern over my high PAI1 number in terms of having a successful pregnancy once I get to that point. We are being proactive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Do your homework and prepare your questions in advance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Dr Sills is very passionate about infertility and finding ways to help women dealing with it. I think he ability to empathize is helped by his personal experience with infertility.
Describe the protocols Eric Scott Sills used in your cycles at Gen 5 Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We are using the protocols for a trial which entails ovarian rejuvenation by PRP and EnPlaf treatments
Describe your experience with your nurse at Gen 5 Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Joanie and Vickie)
They are the sweetest and most patient. They seem to really care and this is not just a job to them.
Describe your experience with Gen 5 Fertility Center.
They are always available and responsive. They are very compassionate. As they grow they will need more staff and newer equipment. I love the intimacy of the office and family like feel of the staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
So far $8500.00 for two procedures
Describe Eric Scott Sills's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
not at this time
10
Doctor
Eric Scott Sills
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
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Gen 5 Fertility Center
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 46
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Sills] has ideas and insight that no other doctor has been able to explain and or pursue. He explains every detail and makes sure it is understood thoroughly. If for some reason questions arise at a later time, he encourages you to call any time.... Ask as many questions as you need. He has the patience and understating... [Protocols] It all started with a clinical trial and is now progressing to IVF... Aside from the disntance from my home town, the clinic is amazing.
Aside from the disntance from my home town, the clinic [Ctr for Advanced Genetics] is amazing. Everything is explained every step of the way. Every procedure is explained and every medication is described. They are there at all times... It didn’t matter what day or time I called or emailed my questions were always answered and if there were still concerns they were always there to guide the way... So far they have been very communicative and informative
How was your experience with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
He has ideas and insight that no other doctor has been able to explain and or pursue. He explains every detail and makes sure it is understood thoroughly. If for some reason questions arise at a later time, he encourages you to call any time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Ask as many questions as you need. He has the patience and understating
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
It didn’t matter what day or time I called or emailed my questions were always answered and if there were still concerns they were always there to guide the way
Describe the protocols Eric Scott Sills used in your cycles at Gen 5 Fertility Center and their degree of success.
It all started with a clinical trial and is now progressing to IVF
Describe your experience with your nurse at Gen 5 Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Joanie and Natalie )
So far they have been very communicative and informative
Describe your experience with Gen 5 Fertility Center.
Aside from the disntance from my home town, the clinic is amazing. Everything is explained every step of the way. Every procedure is explained and every medication is described. They are there at all times
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eric Scott Sills at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
It’s comparanle to other places I’ve been to
Describe Eric Scott Sills's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
I think that a couple gives better chances but it’s all up to the woman receiving g the treatment
10
Doctor
Eric Scott Sills
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Gen 5 Fertility Center
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 42
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Black or African-American
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Samuel [Dr. Wood] is great but in and out so many patients to see. He’s always smiling and Pleasant to be around...First round we did 10 days of injections Clomid and birth control. Second round we added HGH 10 days of injections and Nad +...Marissa his right hand is so sweet and makes sure to get back to you every time...You do have to wait a while in the waiting room on appointment days...
All the nurses [at Gen 5 Fertility Center] are great . Marissa his right hand is so sweet and makes sure to get back to you every time . They delivered my meds when I needed them last min on weekends. The pharmacy they use in La Jolla opened up for me on the weekend as well...You do have to wait a while in the waiting room on appointment days...Sometimes its like they don’t remember your history it can be frustrating...5,000 for PRP and 2 rounds of IVF 25,000...
How was your experience with Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
All the nurses are great . Marissa his right hand is so sweet and makes sure to get back to you every time . They delivered my meds when I needed them last min on weekends. The pharmacy they use in La Jolla opened up for me on the weekend as well . Samuel is great but in and out so many patients to see. He’s always smiling and Pleasant to be around.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
He really knows what he’s doing . He’s perfected PRP.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center?
Sometimes its like they don’t remember your history it can be frustrating.
Describe the protocols Samuel Wood used in your cycles at Gen 5 Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First round we did 10 days of injections Clomid and birth control. Second round we added HGH 10 days of injections and Nad + .
Describe your experience with your nurse at Gen 5 Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Marissa)
All the nurses are amazing super sweet and take really good care of you.
Describe your experience with Gen 5 Fertility Center.
You do have to wait a while in the waiting room on appointment days . Can be frustrating for your partners to wait an hour to be seen. Besides that they are great .I e come on the wrong day and they made room to see me . What was awesome lol .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Samuel Wood at Gen 5 Fertility Center.
5,000 for PRP and 2 rounds of IVF 25,000
10
Doctor
Samuel Wood
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Gen 5 Fertility Center
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5