Northern California Fertility Medical Center

6 doctors work here

Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 3%9.2
77% strongly recommend
167 reviews
Operations
9.3
9.3
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9
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
8.3
8.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9
9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.4
8.4
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.

For more information please see our FAQs.

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
1,180
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

Roseville (closed)
1130 Conroy Lane
Roseville, CA 95661
Sacramento
4320 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95841

167 patient reviews

2012 - 2017, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32 - 37
5 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 4 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Soto was very informative. He precisely described what was going to happen during each cycle. He was compassionate yet realistic. He worked very hard to try to figure out why we were experiencing Recurrent miscarriages. Even though we have not found a cause he continues to provide good care.... Due to our recurrent miscarriages, Dr. Soto attempted various strategies to maintain pregnancies. For example, he prescribed for progesterone suppositories at one point because nothing else was working even though I didn't show a need for them in blood tests.
Dottie [at Northern California Fertility Medical Center] is the most compassionate nurse. She is optimistic. Sometimes she is a little disorganized, but I believe that is because she has so many patients that she cares about. She always eventually get you what you need. She is most thorough in explaining your medications, when to take them, how to administer them, and always calls you back within the day even if it's late at night.
How was your experience with Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Soto was very informative. He precisely described what was going to happen during each cycle. He was compassionate yet realistic. He worked very hard to try to figure out why we were experiencing Reocurrent miscarriages. Even though we have not found a cause he continues to provide good care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He is not going to hold your hand but he is very good at what he does. He will answer all questions you ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He was very encouraging and yet realistic.
Describe the protocols Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Due to our reoccurant miscarriages, Dr. Soto attempted various strategies to maintain pregnancies. For example, he prescribed for progesterone suppositories at one point because nothing else was working even though I didn't show a need for them in blood tests.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Dottie Rowell)
Dottie is the most compassionate nurse. She is optimistic. Sometimes she is a little disorganized, but I believe that is because she has so many patients that she cares about. She always eventually get you what you need. She is most thorough in explaining your medications, when to take them, how to administer them, and always calls you back within the day even if it's late at night.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
This clinic seems very on top of the latest tests etc. They are optimistic yet realistic. They advise you and don't lecture you. They sometimes run late , But having been an emergency appointment I have compassion for them needing some flexibility in their schedule due to the nature of their practice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Cost would vary depending on what was going on in each cycle. Plus my insurance picked up some, although no prescription injectable medications.
Describe Carlos Soto-Albors (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Not applicable
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
They can be occasionally unorganized, but always admit their mistakes.
8
Doctor
Carlos Soto-Albors (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2012 - 2015, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 30 - 33
5 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Murray is very kind, caring, with a funny sense of humor. He knows how stressful the process can be and will try to lighten the mood with a little joke but it never seems out of place. He talks to you in a straightforward way that makes you feel reassured... We are now trying for baby #2 with dr. Murray again and are currently in IUI cycle number 2 right now.
The first time we started the whole IUI process, the doctor and all the support staff [at Northern California Fertility Medical Center] were very friendly. They responded very quickly to any questions or concerns that I called in with... We are now trying for baby #2 with dr. Murray again and are currently in IUI cycle number 2 right now.
How was your experience with Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Murray is very kind, caring, with a funny sense of humor. He knows how stressful the process can be and will try to lighten the mood with a little joke but it never seems out of place. He talks to you in a straightforward way that makes you feel reassured
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
The first time we started the whole iui process, the doctor and all the support staff were very friendly. They responded very quickly to any questions or concerns that I called in with. I got pregnant on my 3rd iui attempt and after my son was born, we actually took him in so dr Murray and the staff could meet the miracle baby they helped me and my husband get, they felt like extended family. We are now trying for baby #2 with dr. Murray again and are currently in iui cycle number 2 right now.
Describe the protocols Michael Murray used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Cycle day 1 was first day of full flow period and call to let dr. Murray know Cycle day 3-7 was 100mg of Clomid daily Cycle day 8-12 was estrace (?mg) twice daily Cycle day 11 start using home ovulation kit in the morning call with a positive result If no positive result by cycle day 13, then call for next day appointment. As soon as I got a positive on the ovulation kit, called office and I had a same day appointment for an ultrasound to confirm ovulation and good follicle size. Received a trigger shot of ovidrel and iui scheduled for the next day. Day of iui, husband gave sperm sample and roughly 2hrs later was iui....another ultrasound to see if ovulation occurred. If not, then another iui was scheduled for the next day. Starting the day after the last iui start progesterone vaginal suppositories nightly. If no period shows by 17days after iui then beta hcg blood test is ordered to check for pregnancy
8
Doctor
Michael Murray
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
8 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Lovely] treats you with kindness and understand you. She goes over your chart on what you have done prior coming to the clinic. As a patient i felt that she understand me on what i am going thru. She explain every detail on IUI and IVF. She tells you the differences between them and tells you what she recommends. She gave me information on my PCOS and the treatments i'm going to do
The [Northern Cal Fertilty] staff is very patient. My care coordinator answers my emails when i have questions same with the nurses and medical assistant...The greatest strength of the clinic is Friendly staff. And weakness would be a long wait time for the new patient but that's understandable because the facility can only handle so much
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Doctor Lovely is a doctor you want to see when your at you last hopes. She treats you with kindness and understand you. She goes over your chart on what you have done prior coming to the clinic. As a patient i felt that she understand me on what i am going thru. She explain every detail on IUI and IVF. She tells you the differences between them and tells you what she recommends. She gave me information on my PCOS and the treatments i'm going to do. As well she will send a letter/email to myself and my obgyn on my next steps and what treatments i'm going to do.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Be patient and believe in your doctor and clinic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I felt like a human when i spoke with her because she cares for her patients. she explains your treatments and our next steps on whats next.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I still haven't done my treatments. But she puts all the information in your chart and explains everything to you.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: sandie jordan)
The staff is very patient. My care coordinator answers my emails when i have questions same with the nurses and medical assistant.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The greatest strength of the clinic is Friendly staff. And weakness would be a long wait time for the new patient but that's understandable because the facility can only handle so much. Clinic is already giving its 100%.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Consultation cost is average. Rest depends on what type of treatment you get. But overall Cost are not higher than average.
10
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 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.

2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
You are in good hands. No need to be nervous she knows what she [Dr. Laurie Lovely] is doing...I felt very comfortable and not nervous about the dosage of fertility medication. She is very knowledgeable. Very gentle with administering the IUI. She answered all my questions and kept a positive outlook.
Very clean. Front desk staff [at Northern California Fertility Medical Center is] very welcoming. Hardly any wait time for your appointment. My male partner didn't like the music choices in the room that he goes into. Also, the sink to wash up sprays all over. The cup that he puts his sample into is rough on the edges.
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I felt very comfortable and not nervous about the dosage of fertility medication. She is very knowledgeable. Very gentle with administering the IUI. She answered all my questions and kept a positive outlook.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
You are in good hands. No need to be nervous she knows what she is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I always got a call back the same day.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Clomid 100mg for 5 days, Estrogen for 5 days, daily low dose aspirin, daily prenatal. HCG trigger shot then IUI the next day. 3 cycles of this exact protocol. First cycle 4 follicles, Second cycle 3 follicles and then third cycle 4 follicles. Chemical pregnancy after the third cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
If I had a question that they couldn't answer they would go out of their way to get the answer for me.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Very clean. Front desk staff very welcoming. Hardly any wait time for your appointment. My male partner didn't like the music choices in the room that he goes into. Also, the sink to wash up sprays all over. The cup that he puts his sample into is rough on the edges.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Ultrasounds about $200. Sperm Washing and IUI $500. Meds $150.
8
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 29 - 30
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Doctor [Doblado] was warm, compassionate and very professional. As a younger doctor, he may not have as much experience as others in the practice, but he seems to know his stuff. He tends more towards the “chill” personality side, which can be a positive or negative depending on what you are looking for. Overall, find him responsive to questions and was never condescending or hurried.
IUIs were covered by insurance, were no more than $400/each including all meds (Clomid + trigger shot)...[NoCal Fertility Medical Center] Clinic is organized, staff are kind, they are respectful of your time. I would sometimes prefer more flexibility during some of the treatments to accommodate work schedule but I’m sure it’s set up that way for a reason...
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Doctor was warm, compassionate and very professional. As a younger doctor, he may not have as much experience as others in the practice, but he seems to know his stuff. He tends more towards the “chill” personality side, which can be a positive or negative depending on what you are looking for. Overall, find him responsive to questions and was never condescending or hurried.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. He takes the time to answer them and does not trivialize your concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Doctor was compassionate and warm. Quick to answer questions and emails and takes as much time with you as needed.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Two back-to-back Clomid IUIs. Both did not result in pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Very competent and willing to work with you on scheduling concerns.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Clinic is organized, staff are kind, they are respectful of your time. I would sometimes prefer more flexibility during some of the treatments to accommodate work schedule but I’m sure it’s set up that way for a reason.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
IUIs were covered by insurance, were no more than $400/each including all meds (Clomid + trigger shot)
8
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had a very good experience with Dr. Soto. He was very clear and made sure I understood what was happening and offered the best options. During the consultation he told us the options we may face but in order for us to know what’s going on there are numerous tests that we will need to do. After the results came he contacted me to provide an update and told us what the best treatment option he recommends...he allows you to make that decision [about Eset]. He explain to you the risks but you ultimately make the decision.
The clinic [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] was amazing. If you left a message you would get a call back within the hour. They were very prompt with getting back with you. Also, the staff is extremely nice. Sometimes when you’re going through so much you can sometimes be more agitated and overwhelmed and their staff is so kind and eases your frustration.
How was your experience with Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I had a very good experience with Dr. Soto. He was very clear and made sure I understood what was happening and offered the best options. During the consultation he told us the options we may face but in order for us to know what’s going on there are numerous tests that we will need to do. After the results came he contacted me to provide an update and told us what the best treatment option he recommends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Trust him and his knowledge.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Soto was very sensitive and provided his undivided attention throughout the emotional journey.
Describe the protocols Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I do not remember much it’s been couple of years now.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Susan)
She was awesome. She would call and check in regularly. She had so much compassion for what she did.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic was amazing. If you left a message you would get a call back within the hour. They were very prompt with getting back with you. Also, the staff is extremely nice. Sometimes when you’re going through so much you can sometimes be more agitated and overwhelmed and their staff is so kind and eases your frustration.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I had health insurance at the time so the insurance paid a big chunk and I paid around 10K. It was a big help.
Describe Carlos Soto-Albors (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
No he allows you to make that decision. He explain to you the risks but you ultimately make the decision.
10
Doctor
Carlos Soto-Albors (retired)
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
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
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, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
9
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I felt like he [Dr. Carlos Soto-Albors] is rushed and does not give time that I deserve as a patient paying a lot of money. Sometimes he was great and personable, but being that I did 5 egg donations for others and am now having infertility issues myself I need that emotional support...At times personable and not rushed, other times very rushed which left me stressed with questions and concerns. He is a great doctor, but when you see so many it is hard to have quick appts. It is apparent when he is stressed or has stuff going on. I enjoyed him most when he gives full attention in the appointment. I think he has compassion, shows concern and explains things well most of the time.
I loved Marcie. Sometimes nurses were great other times I felt like I was forgotten about especially when i was not called back and communicated with about the undressing of my husband's sperm. I almost felt like they had forgotten to pull it out...I felt like he [Dr. Carlos Soto-Albors] is rushed and does not give time that I deserve as a patient paying a lot of money. Sometimes he was great and personable, but being that I did 5 egg donations for others and am now having infertility issues myself I need that emotional support...At times personable and not rushed, other times very rushed which left me stressed with questions and concerns. He is a great doctor, but when you see so many it is hard to have quick appts. It is apparent when he is stressed or has stuff going on. I enjoyed him most when he gives full attention in the appointment. I think he has compassion, shows concern and explains things well most of the time.
How was your experience with Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
At times personable and not rushed, other times very rushed which left me stressed with questions and concerns. He is a great doctor, but when you see so many it is hard to have quick appts. It is apparent when he is stressed or has stuff going on. I enjoyed him most when he gives full attention in the appointment. I think he has compassion, shows concern and explains things well most of the time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Have questions and concerns ready
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I felt like he is rushed and does not give time that I deserve as a patient paying a lot of money. Sometimes he was great and personable, but being that I did 5 egg donations for others and am now having infertility issues myself I need that emotional support
Describe the protocols Carlos Soto-Albors (retired) used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
He adjusted my meds because of my thin lining. He told me my cervix was closed and to use a certain tool in order to perform iui
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I loved Marcie. Sometimes nurses were great other times I felt like I was forgotten about especially when i was not called back and communicated with about the undressing of my husband's sperm. I almost felt like they had forgotten to pull it out.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Appointments are gard, talking directly to a dr or scheduling nurses is hard
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Doctor
Carlos Soto-Albors (retired)
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2015, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 28
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 4 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Stephens looked at our fertility struggle individually. She didn't compare us to other couples. Our protocol wasn't standard, and she made sure we agreed with every step of the process.
Dottie [Northern California Fertility Medical Center nurse] is the absolute best. She came in on her day off to be there the day we started our IVF process. She always made sure she was up to date on our progress...We saw all the doctors at one point for monitoring...t first this was hard with monitoring, but we found the diverse opinions to be helpful.
How was your experience with Sahar Stephens at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr.Stephens looked at our fertility struggle individually. She didn't compare us to other couples. Our protocol wasn't standard, and she made sure we agreed with every step of the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sahar Stephens at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Stephens is one of the newest doctors in the clinic, but she is also the one who is most up to date on new methods, and isn't afraid to try things that aren't standard. If there is ever any question she will consult her team of colleagues.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sahar Stephens at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Stephens and her staff knew us by name, and knew exactly where we were in the process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Dottie)
Dottie is the absolute best. She came in on her day off to be there the day we started our IVF process. She always made sure she was up to date on our progress. Her instructions were clear, and she was compassionate. She would call and check on me during the process.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
We saw all the doctors at one point for monitoring. They work together to be open 7 days a week. At first this was hard with monitoring, but we found the diverse opinions to be helpful. It required me to miss work quite often as the monitoring appts were mostly mid morning to allow for change in medications for the evening.
9
Doctor
Sahar Stephens
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 36
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr Stephens is extremely kind and patient. She called me personally...Dr Stephens is calm, cool and collected. She explains things thoroughly and follows through with things. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Dr. Stephens gets back to you in a timely manner. She addresses concerns and is very honest.
Communication could be better. Dealing with waiting for a nurse call back can be tough. Appointments can be hard to schedule. A friend is going through BIG and showed me how egg donors bios and pictures are online. I did several egg donations years ago. I would not have done it if my info was that easy to access. This seems like a privacy issue. I would say putting it on the portal would be better. Maybe more people would donate.
How was your experience with Sahar Stephens at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Stephens is calm, cool and collected. She explains things thoroughly and follows through with things. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Dr. Stephens gets back to you in a timely manner. She addresses concerns and is very honest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sahar Stephens at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
To have questions ready because it's easy to forget when in the moment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sahar Stephens at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Stephens is extremely kind and patient. She called me personally.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Communication could be better. Dealing with waiting for a nurse call back can be tough. Appointments can be hard to schedule. A friend is going through BIG and showed me how egg donors bios and pictures are online. I did several egg donations years ago. I would not have done it if my info was that easy to access. This seems like a privacy issue. I would say putting it on the portal would be better. Maybe more people would donate.
9
Doctor
Sahar Stephens
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 38
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Investor
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We think he [Dr. Manuel Doblado] could have been more aggressive with the dosage during the retreival cycle and wonder if it’s because he’s less experienced. He once called my left ovary lazy which seemed like an odd thing to say...Ask a lot of questions about dosage and what defines that...Without insurance it would have been $7k plus drugs.
[Northern California Fertility Medical Center is] Organized and clean. Responsive. Wished I met embryologist sooner. They test your hormone levels every other day which I think is good. Surgery process is quick and efficient. Anesthesiologist fee is extra...The nursing staff was good and caring...Without insurance it would have been $7k plus drugs.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
We think he could have been more aggressive with the dosage during the retreival cycle and wonder if it’s because he’s less experienced. He once called my left ovary lazy which seemed like an odd thing to say
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask a lot of questions about dosage and what defines that
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
The nursing staff was good and caring
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dosage of 225 GF to start, upped it to 300 to increase my response
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Wendy)
She was responsive and caring
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Organized and clean. Responsive. Wished I met embryologist sooner. They test your hormone levels every other day which I think is good. Surgery process is quick and efficient. Anesthesiologist fee is extra
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Without insurance it would have been $7k plus drugs.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
No comment
6
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
2nd of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Andreyko] is amazing in every way. Was compassionate and kind and also willing to try new things within reason.
They all cared so much and knew who I was and my entire background. Felt like family. Both she and Dr. Murray are great.
How was your experience with Janice Andreyko (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She is amazing in every way. Was compassionate and kind and also willing to try new things within reason. She kept me going through failed cycles and cried when we heard a heartbeat for the first time. This clinic is amazing. Both she and Dr. Murray are great.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Janice Andreyko (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask her for any alternative treatments or additional drugs (HGH) if it doesn't work at first and don't give up!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Janice Andreyko (retired) at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
They all cared so much and knew who I was and my entire background. Felt like family
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Susan)
Kind and competent
10
Doctor
Janice Andreyko (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
1 IVF
PCOS
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Murray shows empathy and was just straight forward with what he has to say. He explains his thought process and gets straight to resolving the issue which has help me conceived...[he] did an endometrial biopsy to test my lining and found out I had chronic endometritis...I appreciate him thinking outside the box and not just tell me he doesn't know why my transfers are not successful considering I'm still young and healthy.
[the NCFMC] nurse and nurse coordinator was organize and shows compassion. They respond in a timely manner to all my emails and answers all my questions...Dr. Murray shows empathy and was just straight forward with what he has to say. He explains his thought process and gets straight to resolving the issue which has help me conceived.
How was your experience with Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Murray diagnosed me with PCOS and chronic endometritis. With this information he was able to provide appropriate antibiotics prior to transferring resulting in 1 successful live birth and a pregnancy in progress. He is very knowledgeable and considered every possible aspects of my infertility unlike the previous physician I've been to. I appreciate him thinking outside the box and not just tell me he doesn't know why my transfers are not successful considering I'm still young and healthy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Trust in him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Murray shows empathy and was just straight forward with what he has to say. He explains his thought process and gets straight to resolving the issue which has help me conceived.
Describe the protocols Michael Murray used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Murray did an endometrial biopsy to test my lining and found out I had chronic endometritis which is most likely the reason why my uterus has not been receptive of previous embryo transfers. He gave me appropriate antibiotics prior to transferring and it has resulted in 1 live birth and a pregnancy in progress.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: I do not remember the name but they were all great!)
My nurse and nurse coordinator was organize and shows compassion. They respond in a timely manner to all my emails and answers all my questions.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
This clinic is awesome. I love Dr. Murray and nurse Alyssa. They were both great to work with. Nurse Alyssa was working with me every step of the way answering questions and concerns I have. They both show compassion and was very knowledgeable at what they do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I am unsure, we took a loan for $25,000 which included everything (egg retrieval, transfer, labs, ultrasound monitoring, embryos monitoring, genetic testing)
10
Doctor
Michael Murray
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
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
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Lovely is Very caring and honest. Gave me as much time as I needed and answered all the questions I had thoroughly and didn’t rush the appointment...Extremely helpful and informative. Handled me with the care I needed. Dr. Lovely is my actual physician and she is the absolute best. I’ve seen other Dr.’s in the office and they too are amazing. I am excited for the next steps.
They [nurses at Northern California Fertility Medical Center] were all amazing! Briana was my initial coordinator and she was more than amazing and helpful. Courtney, RN, is now assigned to me and she is awesome as well. I’m happy to have them on my team...I had the same patient care coordinator and she was super awesome for me. It made me more at ease to speak to the same person without having to explain anything over again. Developing relationships. I know anyone can read a file but I’m more than just client number 1234, so for me, I like knowing who I’m speaking with and them knowing me.
How was your experience with Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Extremely helpful and informative. Handled me with the care I needed. Dr. Lovely is my actual physician and she is the absolute best. I’ve seen other Dr.’s in the office and they too are amazing. I am excited for the next steps.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask as many questions as possible, even though they are very thorough in your consultation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely is Very caring and honest. Gave me as much time as I needed and answered all the questions I had thoroughly and didn’t rush the appointment.
Describe the protocols Michael Murray used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Initially started with the highest dosage of Clomid and estradiol for 3 intercourse cycles. Moved on the IUI cycle with Clomid and estradiol. All 4 were unsuccessful. The next cycle will be a bit more aggressive with Clomid and Menopur. I’m hoping for success with this next IUI cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Dr. Lovely and Briana, patient care coordinator and Courtney)
They were all amazing! Briana was my initial coordinator and she was more than amazing and helpful. Courtney, RN, is now assigned to me and she is awesome as well. I’m happy to have them on my team.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I would assign medical assistants on an ongoing basis to patients so you can develop a relationship with them and they can learn your Cases. I had the same patient care coordinator and she was super awesome for me. It made me more at ease to speak to the same person without having to explain anything over again. Developing relationships. I know anyone can read a file but I’m more than just client number 1234, so for me, I like knowing who I’m speaking with and them knowing me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Murray at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
My insurance covered 50% which helped. But they will only cover a small amount of cycles which is a bit stressful.
10
Doctor
Michael Murray
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2021 - 2022, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 23 - 24
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Gould is amazing! He will spend extra time explaining things to you and making sure you understand everything. He will call and do free phone visits if you live far away like us (2hrs away). He always returns your message in a very timely manner. He is very approachable. I wish he was my doctor for everything...Ask as many questions as you want. He absolutely does not mind explaining things to you. He will go above and beyond for you!...
They [nurses at Northern California Fertility Medical Center] didn’t check us in for our appointment correctly so we had to wait an hour and a half in the waiting room after check in for dr Gould to call and make sure we were okay...There was a mix up in the office and they didn’t mark us as arrived for our appointment and he called us to make sure we were okay and weren’t having car trouble...
How was your experience with John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Gould is amazing! He will spend extra time explaining things to you and making sure you understand everything. He will call and do free phone visits if you live far away like us (2hrs away). He always returns your message in a very timely manner. He is very approachable. I wish he was my doctor for everything!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask as many questions as you want. He absolutely does not mind explaining things to you. He will go above and beyond for you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
There was a mix up in the office and they didn’t mark us as arrived for our appointment and he called us to make sure we were okay and weren’t having car trouble
Describe the protocols John Gould used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We ordered labs for my husband and gave him a physical exam. He was trying to understand why he had a zero sperm count.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
They didn’t check us in for our appointment correctly so we had to wait an hour and a half in the waiting room after check in for dr Gould to call and make sure we were okay.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I only went to the physical clinic one time but everything was very clean and nice. The other patients seemed to be seen at their appointment time. If you are having any issues with male infertility make an appointment with dr Gould! He doesn’t have a waitlist like the other doctors.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
$175 for the consultation, but he waved it due to the mix up with the office staff.
Describe John Gould's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
He would choose one embryo
10
Doctor
John Gould
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
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2020 - 2022, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 4 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. John Gould] has been very professional and pleasant to work with. He has always been a phone call away if either my husband or I have any questions. He has always been very thorough of what the plan is and possible outcomes...He had a sense of humor and is more human than most doctors you meet.
The [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] clinic is very good and I have felt nothing but taken care of while in their care. I would highly recommend them to anyone I found out was looking for a fertility clinic. Everyone I have worked with at the clinic has been beyond fantastic...very personable and very helpful for any questions I have had.
How was your experience with John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He has been very professional and pleasant to work with. He has always been a phone call away if either my husband or I have any questions. He has always been very thorough of what the plan is and possible outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He had a sense of humor and is more human than most doctors you meet.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He spoke to my husband and I in a way that we could understand and yet not making us feel dumb.
Describe the protocols John Gould used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
He did a mesa for my husband since he had a vasectomy from his previous marriage and we have another scheduled for another try.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Wendy)
She has always been very personable and very helpful for any questions I have had.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is very good and I have felt nothing but taken care of while in their care. I would highly recommend them to anyone I found out was looking for a fertility clinic. Everyone I have worked with at the clinic has been beyond fantastic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under John Gould at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
For the services we had with him it was about 1500 for him and 2000 for the clinic access of the or etc
Describe John Gould's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Na
9
Doctor
John Gould
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
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

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2021, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 4 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Laurie Lovely] was verY professional and informative during my appointments with her. Always made sure my questions were answered and I understood the answers. She was very kind and I would highly recommend her...She performed my ultrasound several times leading up to my retrievals and she was very thorough and informative and would explain what we were seeing on the screen etc
The [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] clinic is fantastic, organized and caring. They always made sure we were taken care of very well. The staff has always been very helpful and kind. Highly recommend them for anyone needing fertility assistance...[Dr. Laurie Lovely] performed my ultrasound several times leading up to my retrievals and she was very thorough and informative and would explain what we were seeing on the screen etc
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She was verY professional and informative during my appointments with her. Always made sure my questions were answered and I understood the answers. She was very kind and I would highly recommend her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She performed my ultrasound several times leading up to my retrievals and she was very thorough and informative and would explain what we were seeing on the screen etc
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is fantastic, organized and caring. They always made sure we were taken care of very well. The staff has always been very helpful and kind. Highly recommend them for anyone needing fertility assistance
10
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
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

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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 31
3 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
My husband and I have both been extremely happy with out experiences with Dr. Doblado. He is smart, asks our input, is considerate, and has been great with communication. One downside is not being able to see Dr. Doblado every appointment. All the doctors in the practice rotate, and although all the doctors communicate well, sometimes we want to be able to immediately discuss information from appointments with Dr Doblado.
The clinic [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] is warm and comfortable. The people working the front desk are always pleasant and helpful. Everything is done in the clinic, so if sedation is needed for a procedure you don’t have to go to another outpatient facility. Just know that since the doctors rotate, you may not always see your primary doctor at every appointment. ...The nursing staff has been great in our experiences so far. After my surgery they called to check on me and we very considerate throughout all my appointments
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
My husband and I have both been extremely happy with out experiences with Dr. Doblado. He is smart, asks our input, is considerate, and has been great with communication. One downside is not being able to see Dr. Doblado every appointment. All the doctors in the practice rotate, and although all the doctors communicate well, sometimes we want to be able to immediately discuss information from appointments with Dr Doblado.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
You won’t see him every appointment, and although we’ve had good experiences with the other doctors, make sure to email Dr Doblado with any questions. Keep a line of communication going!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado goes out of his way to not only address clinical needs, but to also calm any concerns or anxieties that come up along the way. He is very responsive to emails and any questions we have.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
When we started with Dr. Doblado, I was on my third round of 50mg Clomid prescribed by my gynecologist. He suggested a change in course because in his experience if a treatment doesn’t work after the second time, it won’t work unless there is an adjustment in medication etc. The new plan is to start high dose Clomid 150mg with estrogen and IUI. With the high dose I will be coming in for ultrasound monitoring throughout. Before starting the high dose round, I had a hysteroscopy performed and a uterine septum was found. We then scheduled surgical removal of the septum which was done in the clinic. This pushed my high dose Clomid with IUI round back, but will be starting it in about a month. No pregnancies to date.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The nursing staff has been great in our experiences so far. After my surgery they called to check on me and we very considerate throughout all my appointments
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is warm and comfortable. The people working the front desk are always pleasant and helpful. Everything is done in the clinic, so if sedation is needed for a procedure you don’t have to go to another outpatient facility. Just know that since the doctors rotate, you may not always see your primary doctor at every appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
My new patient consultation and septum removal were both mostly covered by insurance (I think combined, I paid under $100). Hysteroscopy was not covered and was about $300. Estimated cost of high dose Clomid and IUI is $3,000.
10
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5