Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute

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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
is not offered
Mental health counseling: Offered
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing: Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
is not offered
Providing backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Providing backup medication
is not offered
San Diego
6386 Alvarado Ct
San Diego, CA 92120
858-216-2127
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Operations

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Scheduling
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Scheduling

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Billing Department
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Billing Department

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Nursing Team

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Attention to Detail
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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

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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
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
1 assessment
10
Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
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The only thing I feel is a disadvantage is that they [Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute] sadly dont have a surgical center on site. ... Due to him also being an OBGYN my insurance has paid for everything because he has made sure to code it correctly so that even my basic insurance which has no fertility coverage whatsoever would have to cover the work up and surgery preparing for the start of the IVF process. ... Pat [nurse] is ABSOLUTELY amazing as well she has worked alongside Dr. Brody for many years and cares just as much about the patients as Dr. Brody does. She is amazing at what she does!!!!
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Age
36
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Native American
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
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Describe your experience with Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
I believe due to Dr. Brody being an OBGYN as well that the major strength they have is that unlike most fertility clinics they are unable to get test covered by insurance that does not have fertility benefits yet and his office can due to him being an OBGYN as well. Which in the long run saves thousands if not tens of thousands!!!!! The only thing I feel is a disadvantage is that they sadly dont have a surgical center on site. However, is colleague Dr. Bayrak is just as amazing and they truly work beautifully together in your treatment process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Dr. Steven Brody is highly knowledgeable and respected in his field (with multiple journals published and books) yet somehow he makes you feel as if you are on the same level and team as he is. He ALWAYS takes his time with you and answers ALL of the questions that you may have fully allowing you to walk out of his office both feeling comfortable and secure with the understanding of what is truly going on with your body and fertility!!!! He is an AMAZING doctor that truly puts everything into his patients care and journey. Not to mention he is sooooooooo positive it gives you the drive and ambition to push forward in your journey!!!!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute. (Assigned nurse: Pat)
Pat is ABSOLUTELY amazing as well she has worked alongside Dr. Brody for many years and cares just as much about the patients as Dr. Brody does. She is amazing at what she does!!!!
How was your experience with Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Dr. Brody is the most compassionate and understanding doctor I have been yet in my journey. Not to mention the most thorough doctor I have ever seen. Even though I had previous test he felt it was imperative to do another workup inorder to have a current full picture of where i am with my fertility currently. Helping me with getting anything I can approved by my insurance along the way even though I don't have infertility coverage. He TRULY cares and makes sure you know that at the end of each visit. I am truly blessed to have such a knowledgeable and kind doctor with my through this experience. He not only is an endocrinologist but he is also an OBGYN as well!!! So his knowledge is truly magnificent.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Make sure to truly reach out and connect with him. Don't feel like because during the consultation he is kinda quiet that he does not care or is not interested. He is just takung everything in and trying to find the best approach for your specific needs as you are explaining everything to him so that he can make your dream a reality!!!!!
Describe the protocols Steven Brody used in your cycles at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Brody does a full fertility work up to start including blood, ultrasound, bone scan and even possible an MRI if there is anything showing odd on your ultrasound. He also trys and makes sure to cover all bases as well so that he and you both have a clear picture and understanding of what to expect in the process. Also if you have any cyst on your ovaries prior to ovarian stimulation he would like them removed so that you can only have the very best outcome for the stimulation and retrieval. Because he says that the quality of eggs retrieved and much better and the stimulation is not as painful with the cyst removed prior. That is where I currently am in the journey with Dr. Brody. Which is giving me time to find out how I am going to pay for the actual IVF however, due to him being an OBGYN as well my insurance has paid for everything up to this point. And he is amazing with making sure to put the appropriate codes to have insurance pay for the pree work up he does. Which honestly saves thousands!!!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
So far for my blood test, ultrasound, MRI, Bone Scan, and cyst removal surgery I have not had to pay a penny out if pocket. Due to him also being an OBGYN my insurance has paid for everything because he has made sure to code it correctly so that even my basic insurance which has no fertility coverage whatsoever would have to cover the work up and surgery preparing for the start of the IVF process.
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Steven Brody
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute
San Diego
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