Loma Linda University

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Loma Linda
11370 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
(909) 558-2851
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Loma Linda University to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 60%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 13%8.9
8 assessments
  • 60% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 27% Neutral (7-8)
  • 13% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
163
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8 assessments
6
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor
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[Loma Linda U] The waiting room, patient rooms, and bathrooms were always kept clean. Sometimes we would have to wait....they all seem like nice ladies. There is one lady that can come off rude sometimes...They had a financial manager they let go so the new one was going back into people's files and charging them for really old charges that weren't collected. We always paid everything in full and then every appointment it seemed like they were asking for money for something new. Frustrating.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The waiting room, patient rooms, and bathrooms were always kept clean. Sometimes we would have to wait. I never had a problem with the receptionist although I know some have said she is rude or pushy. Not my experience with her. Weakness I guess would be getting into the patient room and waiting a while. And that they were tried to collect a payment from me from back in may.. 10 months ago. They had a financial manager they let go so the new one was going back into people's files and charging them for really old charges that weren't collected. We always paid everything in full and then every appointment it seemed like they were asking for money for something new. Frustrating.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
The staff there is friendly and helpful. Never felt like a number.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They all seem like nice ladies. There is one lady that can come off rude sometimes. I didn't enjoy being around her because I never knew how she would be towards me that day.
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I loved dr. Bareh but sometimes I felt like she knew more then she let on to us. She was out of the office a lot. I felt like if I had questions after hours then I basically had to wait till they were open. She pushed back my frozen transfer 5 different times because I had a cyst that never got bigger each time. Always remained the same size. Even though we didn't have our embryo tested I felt like she could tell if the ones she were putting in were good or bad. And even if they were bad she never talked to us about it beforehand. Our embryos were never graded so we are not sure if they are good or bad. She was professional and would see us in a timely manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I'm not really sure what is going on.. but we've only been with Dr.Bareh for a year and she been out 2 months. And they ended up during our treatments. If you plan to do ivf at this clinic be prepared that you could be dealing with the nurses more then the doctor.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Fresh transfer : not sure of the dosage of each meds because I did them of may 2017. Used: gonal-f, menipur, omintrope, ganerlix, pregnyl, doxycycline, endometrin, and progesterone oil. Egg retreival: 8 eggs all mature, all icsi, 4 fertilized normal, transferred 2, lost 1 by day 5 and froze the last 1. The transferred 2 resulted in a negative. Frozen transfer: BCP 3 months prior and then bled then started lupron for 1 month. Transfer pushed back 5 times. Then day of transfer embryo thawed perfectly. Transfer went smoothly. 5dp5dt faint positive which eventually became a stronger positive. Beta #1: 167 Beta #2: 431 Beta #3: 1081 Beta #4: 270 I am currently waiting to miscarry. Devasted. 4 1/2 years and still no baby.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
I think we paid $16000 total. That's including egg retrevial, fresh transfer, icsi, and we did a frozen transfer. Medication was separate cost
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
I do felt a little bit rushed to do our fresh transfer. She gave us the option to do a frozen but said the embryos look good now let's put them back in. This was on day 4. She also mentioned that when do the retrevial she irritated the endometriosis. That should have been a red flag not to put the embryos in. I still to this day regret that decision. And I wanted to put in one and it kinda felt that we were pushed into doing the two. I'm not sure if I won this treatment if I would go back to Loma Linda
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
Operations
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Age
33 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Everything is in one place. Dr appts, lab, surgery/ transfer center. Pharmacy( not specialty) And always know the same nurses, lab techs etc. it’s really a comfortable experience when you’re losing your mind on meds and stress of success Weaknesses: not the most beautiful clinic [Loma Linda U] but I think that keeps costs down. Anything you need, just ask they will provide it to save costs if they can. Lots of injection supplies and a couple free samples saved me about $150 which means the world when you’re spending thousands
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Age
33 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Everything is in one place. Dr appts, lab, surgery/ transfer center. Pharmacy( not specialty) And always know the same nurses, lab techs etc. it’s really a comfortable experience when you’re losing your mind on meds and stress of success Weaknesses: not the most beautiful clinic but I think that keeps costs down. Anything you need, just ask they will provide it to save costs if they can. Lots of injection supplies and a couple free samples saved me about $150 which means the world when you’re spending thousands
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She is a wonderful dr, always positive and knows the details of my case
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There are 4 nurses and they all know me by name and my case status at all times. They are always helpful with my many calls and questions and never seem irritated by them. I love them! Only negative is communication btwn pharmacy’s can be difficult
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Lost paperwork
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I respect her and like her. I do feel I had to ask a lot of questions and do my own research for the ivf process. Also had unexpected cost and results but I think my dr did the right corse of treatment. I feel she sincerely wants me to get pregnant and not just a money figure
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Don’t expect them to walk you through everything. Know or ask any small/big question you have.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
300 follistium am, 75m menopur pm, atoms for 14 days, ultrasounds every other day to check folicules size. She advised growth hormone as well but we couldn’t afford the extra costs. Should have done it as now we need to do another cycle. 30 folicules, 21 had eggs, 17 mature, 10 fertilized, 4 made it to blastocyst. 1Fresh transfer, chemical pregnancy. 3 frozen, 2 are ‘fair quality’ 1 is good quality
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
My ins covers ivf dr fees and sx, 1 transfer for $2500 deductible. All meds were additional and only some where partially covered with ins.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
She advised 2 if we opted to transfer the less quality eggs. But only 1 if we do the better quality. She advised PGS but again, too expensive
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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It is easy to get appointments, and get in touch with the right people. The clinic [Loma Linda U] is very clean. It is easy to get labs drawn and have the results quickly. The facility is older and does not look as luxurious as some of the other clinics but the one on one care that they provide is worth it.... They are a group of the most caring and compassionate nurses. They truly want to see you succeed. They are knowledgable, and easy to get ahold of. If you leave a message they always contact you back to answer any questions. They are all extremely supportive and friendly.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
It is easy to get appointments, and get in touch with the right people. The clinic is very clean. It is easy to get labs drawn and have the results quickly. The facility is older and does not look as luxurious as some of the other clinics but the one on one care that they provide is worth it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She was awesome about caring for my needs and understanding. She would take time to call my cell phone after procedures or to talk about test results. I truly felt cared for. I never felt like she was rushed, and she really took time to explain the process and procedures.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Loma Linda University.
They are a group of the most caring and compassionate nurses. They truly want to see you succeed. They are knowledgable, and easy to get ahold of. If you leave a message they always contact you back to answer any questions. They are all extremely supportive and friendly.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is everything I would want in a doctor. She is kind, compassionate, smart and really takes time to make me feel comfortable. She has been very flexible and patient with my body and my finances. She has an amazing bedside manner that makes me feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations. She takes time and throughly explains procedures, and my plans. I always feel like I can ask questions. Even when the news I am receiving is not ideal, she can deliver the message in a way that is both to the point, while saying it in a compassionate manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I would say, you have made the right choice and you are in good hands.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
I am in a protocol currently so I don't have the results yet. I am doing a LH antagonist protocol with Hgh. This is different than my first IVF cycle which did not produce the results I wanted. I am doing the Hgh for egg quality.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Including medications it was about 10,000
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
I agree with my doctor's approach and suggestions. I am also limited because of insurance issues.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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I've had multiple nurses in the clinic [Loma Linda U] and all have been very helpful and understanding. One showed my husband in details how to administer the trigger shot and another held my hand as I went through the IUI procedure. They have been very supportive.... I appreciated their promptness in returning my call and assisting me with getting what I need especially with insurance authorization. In walking in, I've always been treated in a kind manner.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I appreciated their promptness in returning my call and assisting me with getting what I need especially with insurance authorization. In walking in, I've always been treated in a kind manner. Their clerk would also make sure that I have everything I need before going in to the clinic knowing that we are 4 hours away. In addition, they have excellent communication skills and provide detailed information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She sat down, took the time to answer my questions and she talked to me in a very compassionate way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I've had multiple nurses in the clinic and all have been very helpful and understanding. One showed my husband in details how to administer the trigger shot and another held my hand as I went through the IUI procedure. They have been very supportive.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She was very personable. I love 4 hours away from the clinic and she'd take the time to call me and kept me updated. In addition, during IUI procedure, she truly gave it her all to make sure the sample was placed in the right site. My husband and I truly felt grateful for everything she's done for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
If you are looking for a prospective infertility doctor and want someone who is passionate about her work and helping others, Dr.Bareh is the perfect doctor.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
We used femara for our IUI cycle using our own egg and sperm. She also used an ultrasound to view we are in the right site before inseminating specimen. The other clinic I went to previously didn't have such practice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Our insurance covered some procedures for our first IUI procedure. These out of pocket amounts are estimated; US $170, IUI procedure $280, semen analysis $140. Pharmacy $45.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
No comment on this because we are still in the process of starting IVF for the first time.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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I believe this [Loma Linda U] is a well run clinic. From the registration staff, to nursing, financial coordinator, lab technicians, embryologist..... Everyone was skilled, compassionate, and efficient. The only issue I had was a specific financial coordinator (who replaced and long time coordinator that retired) did not seem to understand her work and did not explain things well. Almost to a point that I was not sure she understood the process herself.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I believe this is a well run clinic. From the registration staff, to nursing, financial coordinator, lab technicians, embryologist..... Everyone was skilled, compassionate, and efficient. The only issue I had was a specific financial coordinator (who replaced and long time coordinator that retired) did not seem to understand her work and did not explain things well. Almost to a point that I was not sure she understood the process herself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is one of the most intelligent, direct, and compassionate physicians I know. She makes your goal, her goal. She is prompt in her communication. Once, she was on maternity leave, and still called me to inform me of a test result. To me, that is above and beyond.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nurses were efficient in their work. Well organized. They were prompt in their communication, especially when leaving phone messages.
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is intelligent and compassionate. She is truly an expert in her field. Although I did not have an ideal result with her, she always presents a plan to move forward. She goes above and beyond for her patients. She makes you feel that she is always aware of your case, despite the workload she has. Once, I had halted treatment for months. She emailed me just to touch base. To let me know she was still thinking about me. I don’t see any weakness in her skill or professionalism. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t have a positive result under her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
You are undergoing care under a physician that will try her best to give you a positive result. Fertility care itself is an overwhelming process, so no matter what, you must be prepared for that. However, having a doctor that is a good and prompt communicator will help in this process. That is what you will get from Dr. Bareh.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Dr. Bareh conducted my first egg retrieval and IVF. I believe it was a typical egg retrieval process. Moderate stimulation. PGS testing. Frozen transfer. Due to insurance guidelines, I was only able to transfer 1 embryo. After it was unsuccessful, Dr. Bareh continued with a hysteroscpy for suspicion of retroverted uterus, which was negative.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Loma Linda University.
Depending on the day, some waits were very short (less than 15min). Some days were hours, up to 3-4.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Insurance covered 75% of IVF cycle. 25-50% of meds. Covered first 3 IUI cycles.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
Due to my employer’s insurance guidelines, I was only allowed a single embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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I like this clinic [Loma Linda] because they're not commercial and don't shy away from tough cases. I get the overwhelming feeling that their goal is both to achieve live births and support the emotional well-being of the patients instead of being concerned about their numbers...They had my appointment down for the wrong date once. Other than that, the financial people seem disorganized. I've had to follow up many times, get charges fixed, and act as the go-between between the insurance company and them when they couldn't seem to understand what the insurance company was requesting.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I like this clinic because they're not commercial and don't shy away from tough cases. I get the overwhelming feeling that their goal is both to achieve live births and support the emotional well-being of the patients instead of being concerned about their numbers. They have a good reputation and have a lab on premises. They are a little bare bones; I sometimes wish that they made the experience less clinical (the staff is warm, but it's clearly a doctor's office). The magic of baby-making is already severely crippled by the need to do IVF and they don't put much back in. I sometimes envy the people going to clinics that offer acupuncture or other frills, even music during the transfers would be nice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh takes the time to ask how I am doing and if I have any questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some of the nurses are very compassionate and informative while others are very matter-of-fact and only give you information when they think you need it.
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is compassionate and seems competent and very concerned with achieving a positive outcome for her patients. However, she's not a great communicator. Many times, I left the office to research things on my own after she did not explain something to my understanding
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Be prepared to ask about the next step(s) over and over again and press for clear answers. I think that Dr. Bareh doesn't understand what is old hat to her is mostly new to her patients.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Dr. Bareh likes to begin cycles with aspirin and birth control pills. I used Gonal-F and Menopur as stims and then Centrotide for my trigger/antagonist. I took estradiol pills and progesterone in oil for both my fresh and FET cycles. The fresh cycle included estrogen pessaries, whereas, I vaginally inserted an estradiol pill for the FET. I took and antibiotic and Prednisone surrounding the transfer dates and a diazepam prior to the transfers.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Loma Linda University.
The length of time at the monitoring appointments varied on the day. Patients were to come in between 7:30-9 a.m. The blood draw was always fast, but the wait for an ultrasound depended on who arrived first and what other appointments (non-monitoring) were scheduled for that day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
IVF & FET cycles do not include monitoring or medications. A FET cycle following a cancelled fresh transfer would include monitoring. It cost more than I was expecting (blood draw, monitoring, and medications add up), but nothing is cheap in SoCal.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
The goal is for a singleton, but Dr. Bareh does allow multiple-embryo transfer for older patients if they accept the risks.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
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I have to say that I very much disliked the front desk staff [at Loma Linda Fertility] . The check-in/waiting room was very small, so you could hear everyone's information when they were checking in. I did not feel a strong connection with any of the nurses. I rarely spoke to them, unless they were taking vitals prior to my visit
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I have to say that I very much disliked the front desk staff. The check-in/waiting room was very small, so you could hear everyone's information when they were checking in. It did not help that the front desk staff was quite loud. Furthermore, at each visit I had to explain why the visit would be covered by my insurance as I was still in the process of work-up. This was a pain!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Jacobson at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Jacobson was incredibly professional and very, very kind. I lived in a different region than my husband during treatment, had a very stressful job, and was having a difficult time coming to terms with my diagnosis and need for fertility treatment. Dr. Jacobson addressed these concerns and asked me how I was feeling whenever we met. He made me feel incredibly comfortable and it was obvious that he truly cared about his patients.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I did not feel a strong connection with any of the nurses. I rarely spoke to them, unless they were taking vitals prior to my visit (this was generally done by MAs) or relaying my progesterone results.
How was your experience with John Jacobson at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Jacobson was level-headed, incredibly calm, and very reassuring. He was patient, answered all of my questions, and made me feel at ease. I appreciated that he did not push or encourage more aggressive interventions (as one of his colleagues did on the day that I saw him), as he truly believed that my husband and I would be able to conceive using oral ovulation induction + timed intercourse (I did not believe this to be true). Of course, he was right, and I am so thankful that he encouraged me to stay the course. I felt well taken care of.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Jacobson at Loma Linda University?
Ask your questions, voice your doubts, trust his answers.
Describe the protocols John Jacobson used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Standard Clomid protocol, switched to Femara due to thinner lining on Clomid, then standard protocol of Femara x 4 with 21 day progesterone. He modified the day/time frame that my husband and I should plan for intercourse based on my progesterone results each month. This worked!
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Jacobson at Loma Linda University.
Each clinic visit was approx $200-400 (depending on ultrasound)
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Doctor
John Jacobson
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
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The clinic [Loma Linda] providers are all awesome, I have no complaints about anyone. The physical aspect of the clinic is not great; it needs to be much bigger. Patient rooms are extremely small and the labs are even worse.... The nurses are all very caring and are knowledgeable as well. They are prompt to answer any questions and concerns and also have great bedside manner.... Dr. Bareh has great bedside manner. I have been her patient for 2+ years and ever since our first appointment
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian, South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic providers are all awesome, I have no complaints about anyone. The physical aspect of the clinic is not great; it needs to be much bigger. Patient rooms are extremely small and the labs are even worse.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is a wonderful doctor. She answers all questions and concerns that I have and is always honest with me, even if the response is something I may not like. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease; I truly trust her care plan and have faith that things will work out.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Loma Linda University.
The nurses are all very caring and are knowledgeable as well. They are prompt to answer any questions and concerns and also have great bedside manner.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh has great bedside manner. I have been her patient for 2+ years and ever since our first appointment I have always felt like she genuinely cared about me as a person and patient. She is extremely knowledgeable in what she does and I love that she is proactive with my care plan. From the get go, she has always been honest with me and she is prompt to return my phone calls when I need her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Advice I would give a prospective patient of Dr. Bareh would be to not give up, have faith, and don’t be afraid to ask her questions.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
My care plan is IVF. I have not started any medications for this yet.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
I have not met with the finance team to discuss costs yet.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
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