Pacific Fertility Center

7 doctors work here

Rated 8.5
Strongly recommend: 73%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 13%8.5
73% strongly recommend
78 reviews
Operations
9.1
9.1
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.4
9.4
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.2
8.2
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
8.9
8.9
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
8.5
8.5
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
1,958
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
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40%
60%
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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 1 office

San Francisco
55 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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2014 - 2015, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 32 - 33
1 Embryo Freezing
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Schriock was a good doctor and I would recommend him. In general he was very willing to answer questions and explain information.
I definitely have some small quibbles with the overall Pacific Fertility Center process, particularly with the handoff to non-primary doctors late in the process.
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Schriock was a good doctor and I would recommend him. In general he was very willing to answer questions and explain information. He is kind and caring. Fertility treatment is stressful and time sensitive, and I definitely have some small quibbles with the overall Pacific Fertility Center process, particularly with the handoff to non-primary doctors late in the process, although I do understand why they need to rotate doctors on call on weekends etc. However overall I would definitely recommend Dr Schriock and PFC.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Make sure to proactively set up telephone consults if you need anything explained during the process rather than expecting detailed responses via email (which is primarily used for urgent/transactional communication only).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
I felt that Dr Schriock was very good about remembering me and treating me as an individual, however this wasn't the case with the assorted nurses, admin staff and non-primary doctors (when I wasn't able to see Dr Schriock) that I saw during the process. They were all warm and caring, but didn't know me as an individual at all.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Erica Garcia)
While I was assigned a care co-ordinator, I almost never saw that person during in person visits, and I believe that person actually moved on during my treatment period as suddenly someone else was answering my emails. All the nurses were generally kind and good at explaining, but because I saw so many different people there wasn't a sense of continuity and a few things got missed/were suboptimal along the way.
9
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 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
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IUI
PCOS
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Li was warm, efficient and candid. She explained why we would proceed with an IUI as a first step after a number of failed Clomid only cycles with my gynecologist. She answered all our questions and I learned a lot from her...Dr Li and her team were warm, efficient and candid. They were also flexible, and billing was transparent and reasonable...Do your research on possible treatments before your appointment so you can ask more informed questions...
The financial coordinator here [at Pacific Fertility Center] was much better than at my current clinic, and the billing was more reasonable. The office is beautiful and makes the visits less stressful. They also don't try to rush you and answer all your questions. I would have stayed with this clinic had I not moved...They [nurses] were friendly and efficient...Dr Li and her team were warm, efficient and candid. They were also flexible, and billing was transparent and reasonable...
How was your experience with Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center?
As I said before Dr Li was warm, efficient and candid. She explained why we would proceed with an IUI as a first step after a number of failed Clomid only cycles with my gynecologist. She answered all our questions and I learned a lot from her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center?
Do your research on possible treatments before your appointment so you can ask more informed questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Li and her team were warm, efficient and candid. They were also flexible, and billing was transparent and reasonable. I learned a lot about infertility during my time with the clinic.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center.
They were friendly and efficient.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
The financial coordinator here was much better than at my current clinic, and the billing was more reasonable. The office is beautiful and makes the visits less stressful. They also don't try to rush you and answer all your questions. I would have stayed with this clinic had I not moved.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center.
We used approximately $2500 of our Carrot fertility benefit for our IUI, including genetic testing and initial bloodwork. Each ultrasound was about $330.
9
Doctor
Liyun Li
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
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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
6 of 5
2007 - 2011, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 47 - 51
Donor Eggs
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Open minded, kind and professional are qualities I would ascrbe to Dr Herbert. ... It was gratifying that he was willing to use a new procedure that limited or most injections and relies instead on vaginal suppositories and oral meds to prep me as the recipient of the donor egg. This was an approach that has been very successful in the UK and I wanted to try it and avoid all the injections. It worked! Herbert had no ego around holding on to his own approach but did his own research and went forward with me in this novel approach with great success.
Really liked working with the donor coordinator [at Pacific Fertility Center] at the time and she helped us arrange a meeting with the donor which she facilitated. Process was seamless. Cannot remember any problems that stand out.... If you are using a donor egg ask him about approaching it using suppositories vs injections!!!... t was gratifying that he was willing to use a new procedure that limited or most injections and relies instead on vaginal suppositories and oral meds to prep me as the recipient of the donor egg. This was an approach that has been very successful in the UK and I wanted to try it and avoid all the injections.
How was your experience with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Open minded, kind and professional are qualities I would ascrbe to Dr Herbert. He was recommended to us by a very happy former patient and her faith in him was borne out. We were very happy with him. It was gratifying that he was willing to use a new procedure that limited or most injections and relies instead on vaginal suppositories and oral meds to prep me as the recipient of the donor egg. This was an approach that has been very successful in the UK and I wanted to try it and avoid all the injections. It worked! Herbert had no ego around holding on to his own approach but did his own research and went forward with me in this novel approach with great success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
If you are using a donor egg ask him about approaching it using suppositories vs injections!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
He listened closely to my concerns and worked with me to develop a new protocol and approach based on research I did. He was willing to do it my way and was flexible and open .
Describe the protocols Carl Herbert (retired) used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
See previous comments and implant one embryo only.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
Don’t remember
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Really liked working with the donor coordinator at the time and she helped us arrange a meeting with the donor which she facilitated. Process was seamless. Cannot remember any problems that stand out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center.
I don’t recall in detail. It’s been a while!
10
Doctor
Carl Herbert (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
First tried an agonist for IVF cycle #1 [with Dr. Philip Chenette]...tried antagonist (with growth hormone and supplements) for IVF cycle #2...His surrounding team was good at frequent check ins. He did not hide negative information...Strengths: laying out all treatment options. Being available for additional consultations when we wanted them...Weaknesses: very quickly jumped to egg donation (which was at odds with what other providers recommended)
Nursing staff [at Pacific Fertility Center] was organized and quick to answer all questions (answered emails within minutes or hours)...Per cycle was around $16490 (medications separate)...Nice, clean setting. All the physicians seemed to be experts in the field, which is important because they rotate on call on the weekends. The surrounding admin and nursing staff were all extremely attentive and organized. They were quick to answer any questions that came up, and the physicians were always willing to do extra phone visits. Information was sometimes delivered bluntly, so a positive attitude is important.
How was your experience with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Strengths: laying out all treatment options. Being available for additional consultations when we wanted them Weaknesses: very quickly jumped to egg donation (which was at odds with what other providers recommended)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
He is candid and is not afraid to give you information you may not want to hear, so it's important to bring your own positive attitude about treatment potential
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
His surrounding team was good at frequent check ins. He did not hide negative information
Describe the protocols Philip Chenette used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First tried an agonist for IVF cycle #1 The tried antagonist (with growth hormone and supplements) for IVF cycle #2
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
Nursing staff was organized and quick to answer all questions (answered emails within minutes or hours)
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Nice, clean setting. All the physicians seemed to be experts in the field, which is important because they rotate on call on the weekends. The surrounding admin and nursing staff were all extremely attentive and organized. They were quick to answer any questions that came up, and the physicians were always willing to do extra phone visits. Information was sometimes delivered bluntly, so a positive attitude is important.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center.
Per cycle was around $16490 (medications separate)
Describe Philip Chenette's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
Strongly prefer multiple embryo transfer
9
Doctor
Philip Chenette
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 41
European
East Asian
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Chenette has a very warm bedside manner. He is very calm, cool and collected. ... He made himself available for scheduled calls to go over my detailed questions. He was not condescending but he was extremely knowledgeable. ... Confident and calm. ... He made himself available for scheduled calls to go over questions we had. He sets all those around him at ease. He conducts his own ultrasounds personally.
The clinic [Pacific Fertility Center] is in a beautiful location overlooking the bay bridge and the office is beautifully appointed with calming music and an ocean view. ... The staff is very responsive. ... The rooms are very nice and even the music is tasteful. ... They have someone on call on the weekends. ... He [Dr. Chenette] conducts his own ultrasounds personally. ... Come prepared with whatever questions you might have
How was your experience with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
He was professional but warm, knowledgeable but not condescending. Confident and calm. We are still in progress with our treatment but I would recommend him. He made himself available for scheduled calls to go over questions we had. He sets all those around him at ease. He conducts his own ultrasounds personally.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Be yourself. Come prepared with whatever questions you might have because he will answer the openly. Bring as much of your family history As you can.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr. Chenette has a very warm bedside manner. He is very calm, cool and collected. He was referred to me by friends who also described him in the same way. He made himself available for scheduled calls to go over my detailed questions. He was not condescending but he was extremely knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Philip Chenette used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We are mid-treatment, so I can’t go into great detail here
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
Still meeting them
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
The clinic is in a beautiful location overlooking the bay bridge and the office is beautifully appointed with calming music and an ocean view. The rooms are very nice and even the music is tasteful. The staff is very responsive. They have someone on call on the weekends.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center.
We are mid treatment so I can’t fully say.
Describe Philip Chenette's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
Not yet.
10
Doctor
Philip Chenette
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
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 44
2 Egg Freezing
Poor Egg Quality
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Eldon is extremely empathetic and always took time to answer my questions. This was very different than my experience with a different Dr. at PFC and another Dr. at another clinic. He seemed to truly care about the outcome.... Empathetic, caring and passionate. He is up on all the latest research as well as the way things were done in the past. He always made himself available to me and took every extra step and precaution possible.
Very professional and organized. Extremely responsive and well-staffed. The one weakness would be that the place [PFC] looks like a profit-making center. It's nice to go through this in comfortable facilities, but sometimes I wondered if I could have paid a couple thousand less if it wasn't a downtown location with beautiful views.... [Nurse] On top of every detail and responsive. Never lost patience with my constant questions and desire for detail.
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Empathetic, caring and passionate. He is up on all the latest research as well as the way things were done in the past. He always made himself available to me and took every extra step and precaution possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Go in as soon as possible if you are 35 or older.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Eldon is extremely empathetic and always took time to answer my questions. This was very different than my experience with a different Dr. at PFC and another Dr. at another clinic. He seemed to truly care about the outcome.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center.
On top of every detail and responsive. Never lost patience with my constant questions and desire for detail.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Very professional and organized. Extremely responsive and well-staffed. The one weakness would be that the place looks like a profit-making center. It's nice to go through this in comfortable facilities, but sometimes I wondered if I could have paid a couple thousand less if it wasn't a downtown location with beautiful views.
Describe Eldon Schriock (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
We only had one so there was no decision but PFC's materials made it very clear why they believe in eSET.
10
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 40 - 41
1 Fertility Medications
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Li is very knowledgable and competent. ... She made an individualized plan as to when to do an ultrasound for IUI. ... She is friendly and asks about my wellbeing. ... She also sets up phone consultations so that you don't always have to pay for office visits, which is nice. ... Ask about an HSG test (for blocked tubes). She didn't bring it up until I inquired about it. ... She is friendly and compassionate. She treats patients as individuals.
The office [Pacific Fertility Center] is very beautiful. The care team is very efficient. They are open during holidays, for example, Thanksgiving day, which is amazing. There are great doctors and nurses. I feel very well taken care of there. ... The nurses are wonderful. Very on top of things and very empathetic. My care coordinator, Erica, is competent, but not as compassionate as the nurses and doctors. She is on top of things though.
How was your experience with Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr. Li is very knowledgable and competent. She is friendly and compassionate. She treats patients as individuals. I highly recommend her. She also sets up phone consultations so that you don't always have to pay for office visits, which is nice.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center?
Ask about an HSG test (for blocked tubes). She didn't bring it up until I inquired about it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center?
She made an individualized plan as to when to do an ultrasound for IUI. I tend to ovulate early, so she had be come in earlier in my cycle. She is friendly and asks about my wellbeing.
Describe the protocols Liyun Li used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Letrozole IUI
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Erica)
The nurses are wonderful. Very on top of things and very empathetic. My care coordinator, Erica, is competent, but not as compassionate as the nurses and doctors. She is on top of things though.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
The office is very beautiful. The care team is very efficient. They are open during holidays, for example, Thanksgiving day, which is amazing. There are great doctors and nurses. I feel very well taken care of there. I live in Oakland but drive to SF for this clinic because I like it better than the Reproductive Science Center. PFC also has really good success rates.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Liyun Li at Pacific Fertility Center.
IUI $475. Ultrasound $330 each. Ovidrel $92.
9
Doctor
Liyun Li
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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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.

2011 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 43
5 IUI
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Givens was always patient through all our questions, explained things clearly during uncertain situations and was kind and always professional. She never pressured us into IVF or using donor eggs, even when that was the most logical next steps. She always gave her opinion during appropriate times but really acted almost like a trusted counselor.... Dr Givens and her staff were always responsive to my needs, timely and we felt well informed during a stressful and oftentimes complicated process. My husband and I have high standards and we felt like PFC in general exceeded our expectations in almost every area!
PFC is a well oiled machine. They take pride in every aspect of your care and it shows! From the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors, everyone was professional and well informed to do a good job.... Dr Givens and her staff were always responsive to my needs, timely and we felt well informed during a stressful and oftentimes complicated process. My husband and I have high standards and we felt like PFC in general exceeded our expectations in almost every area!
How was your experience with Carolyn Givens at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Givens was always patient through all our questions, explained things clearly during uncertain situations and was kind and always professional. She never pressured us into IVF or using donor eggs, even when that was the most logical next steps. She always gave her opinion during appropriate times but really acted almost like a trusted counselor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Givens at Pacific Fertility Center?
To ask as many questions you deem necessary and Dr Givens will gladly answer and help you come to a decision you're comfortable with. Read up, do your research but have realistic expectations based on your age, situation etc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Givens at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Givens and her staff were always responsive to my needs, timely and we felt well informed during a stressful and oftentimes complicated process. My husband and I have high standards and we felt like PFC in general exceeded our expectations in almost every area!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Jennise)
Always responsive, caring and informative.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
PFC is a well oiled machine. They take pride in every aspect of your care and it shows! From the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors, everyone was professional and well informed to do a good job.
10
Doctor
Carolyn Givens
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
2 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Pros: Very experienced doctor cares about his patients, knows all the most modern techniques. Dr. Herbert answers all the questions and concerns, even if you have tons of them. He is physically very respectful and doesn't make you feel physically embarrassed. Cons: Can be arrogant, his jokes don't always come at a good moment and can be insensitive...Dr. Herbert know me and my husband personally, he truly cared about us and remembered our history (personal and medical), he even helped us with postnatal questions regarding post-pregnancy complications
All of the staff at PFC was absolutely amazing. Caring, professional, friendly, organized, I don't have a single bad thing to say about them, only praise....Pros: clean, organized, easy to reach, friendly and compassionate staff, most of the procedures are done in-house including blood draws if needed, can be reached 24 hours. No weaknesses, really great...[Cost Of Treatment] $30000.... Don't hesitate to ask any questions until you feel you understand it all.
How was your experience with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Pros: Very experienced doctor cares about his patients, knows all the most modern techniques. Dr. Herbert answers all the questions and concerns, even if you have tons of them. He is physically very respectful and doesn't make you feel physically embarrassed. Cons: Can be arrogant, his jokes don't always come at a good moment and can be insensitive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
He is old school in his style so bare with him. Don't hesitate to ask any questions until you feel you understand it all.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr. Herbert know me and my husband personally, he truly cared about us and remembered our history (personal and medical), he even helped us with postnatal questions regarding post-pregnancy complications.
Describe the protocols Carl Herbert (retired) used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
ICSI was suggested due to low sperm count. I had an endo cyst in my ovary so we went for 5 days genetically tested embryos to increase chances of conceiving quickly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Kat)
All of the staff at PFC was absolutely amazing. Caring, professional, friendly, organized, I don't have a single bad thing to say about them, only praise.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Pros: clean, organized, easy to reach, friendly and compassionate staff, most of the procedures are done in-house including blood draws if needed, can be reached 24 hours. No weaknesses, really great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center.
$30000
Describe Carl Herbert (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
He recommended SET
7
Doctor
Carl Herbert (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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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2014 - 2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 Embryo Freezing
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He clearly explained all my options to my in my initial consultation. He provided me with clear overview of the what the process would look like from start to finish. Myself and my husband were both extremely happy with him.
The nurses that work for him [Dr. Schriock] are fantastic! The monitoring appointments were very well organized. There were several time slots I could pick on the day I needed to come in so i could make them work with my schedule.
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Hey was great! He clearly explained all my options to my in my initial consultation. He provided me with clear overview of the what the process would look like from start to finish. Myself and my husband were both extremely happy with him. We always felt like we could ask him questions and reach out at anytime. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
The initial consultation he gives you is extremely helpful. Come to that consultation prepared with all of your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
The care team always knew my name when I came in. He always asked how I was doing and if I had any questions. He clearly explained the next step in the process. The nurses that work for him are fantastic! They are extremely sensitive to the fact that this is an emotional process.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
They remembered my name and were always very caring. The nurses that took my blood each time were very sweet. When explaining how to perform the last injections they were great and very understanding that it is a hard and emotional process.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Pacific Fertility Center.
The monitoring appointments were very well organized. There were several time slots I could pick on the day I needed to come in so i could make them work with my schedule.
10
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2013 - 2014, 2 Eggs Frozen
NPS
0
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 Egg Freezing
Income $200K - $499K
1st of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
2 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
I felt no warmth from Dr. Ryan. The one positive thing she did was encourage me to start the process ASAP, but it felt more like because she wanted to get more cycles and patients under her belt versus it being in my best interest. Because of her approach, I delayed starting and almost didn't move forward at all.... She did not come across as sincere to me. It felt like this was a job to her and she did not truly care about my results and the outcome. When explaining the details of egg freezing, she seemed bored having to go through the materials with me.
Organized, responsive and professional. Very well staffed. Facilities [Pacific Fertility Center] are extremely new, but almost too nice. Great location and view in San Francisco. Great injection training classes, access to nurses, and recommendations to acupuncturists.... [Nursing Staff] Responsive but perhaps not good at getting back to me with Dr. Ryan's feedback and thoughts on a particular question.... If you like a straight-up, less warm doctor, Dr. Ryan is a good choice.
How was your experience with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
She did not come across as sincere to me. It felt like this was a job to her and she did not truly care about my results and the outcome. When explaining the details of egg freezing, she seemed bored having to go through the materials with me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
If you like a straight-up, less warm doctor, Dr. Ryan is a good choice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
I felt no warmth from Dr. Ryan. The one positive thing she did was encourage me to start the process ASAP, but it felt more like because she wanted to get more cycles and patients under her belt versus it being in my best interest. Because of her approach, I delayed starting and almost didn't move forward at all.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
Responsive but perhaps not good at getting back to me with Dr. Ryan's feedback and thoughts on a particular question.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Organized, responsive and professional. Very well staffed. Facilities are extremely new, but almost too nice. Great location and view in San Francisco. Great injection training classes, access to nurses, and recommendations to acupuncturists.
Describe Isabelle Ryan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
N/A
0
Doctor
Isabelle Ryan
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2010 - 2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 43
2 IUI
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Very knowledgeable. We did IVF 2 times, the first we were pregnant with twins, but there were problems... She was sensitive with the details of the problems, but also direct. She knew we needed to understand the severity of what was happening.
The entire staff, both Dr Givens and the nurses always had smiles on their faces, and made you feel like they knew exactly who you were. Even when Dr. Givens had to give us bad news, she was sensitive but direct, giving the facts, but in a kind manner.
How was your experience with Carolyn Givens at Pacific Fertility Center?
She was wonderful!! Very knowledgeable. We did IVF 2 times, the first we were pregnant with twins, but there were problems.... the sack never formed correctly and we miscarried around 9 weeks. She was sensitive with the details of the problems, but also direct. she knew we needed to understand the severity of what was happening. when we did miscarry, we were due to leave for Hawaii for vacation in two days. she organized the procedure to be done on the next day (a Sunday!) so we could keep our plans to go. She also kept in touch to make sure there were no complications while we were gone. Our next IVF we had a successful pregnancy, and she was amazing during that one as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carolyn Givens at Pacific Fertility Center?
Ask a lot of questions. She will be honest.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carolyn Givens at Pacific Fertility Center?
The entire staff, both dr givens and the nurses always had smiles on their faces, and made you feel like they knew exactly who you were. even when dr givens had to give us bad news, she was sensitive but direct, giving the facts, but in a kind manner. when the news was good you felt like she was your biggest cheerleader.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
always friendly, made you feel like they knew you. very informative.
10
Doctor
Carolyn Givens
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2018, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 39
1 Embryo Freezing
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Set a great treatment plan that gave me 400 times better than expected results. Explained the process throroughly and provided a good summary of results at the end. The Dr [Chenette] was available through nurses to answer questions and was key to making my experience a good one...Don’t expect to see him on every visit, but know that he is available for questions and the other doctors on staff are also fantastic...I was on a moderate dose of menopur and follistim for 11 days. My trigger was a mixed lupron/hcg due to having a large number of follicles.
Clinic [Pacific Fertility Center] is well run and organized. They are open on weekends and easy to communicate with. Everything is well explained and the process went very smoothly for me from my visit visit to subsequent ones. I had zero problems getting appointments when I needed them...Smooth process, quick response to questions and easy scheduling...Full cost with all visits was approximately 21k... he [Dr. Chenette] is available for questions and the other doctors on staff are also fantastic.
How was your experience with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Set a great treatment plan that gave me 400 times better than expected results. Explained the process throroughly and provided a good summary of results at the end. The Dr was available through nurses to answer questions and was key to making my experience a good one.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Don’t expect to see him on every visit, but know that he is available for questions and the other doctors on staff are also fantastic.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Smooth process, quick response to questions and easy scheduling
Describe the protocols Philip Chenette used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was on a moderate dose of menopur and follistim for 11 days. My trigger was a mixed lupron/hcg due to having a large number of follicles.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Clinic is well run and organized. They are open on weekends and easy to communicate with. Everything is well explained and the process went very smoothly for me from my visit visit to subsequent ones. I had zero problems getting appointments when I needed them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center.
Full cost with all visits was approximately 21k.
8
Doctor
Philip Chenette
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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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2015 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
2 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Schriock is amazing. He took time to explain my options to me and even helped me years after the egg freezing to help determine blood tests taken from a different doctor, in a different state. I now live in a different state and oftentimes consider going back to SF for another egg freezing round because I trust him so much... Took the time to speak to me about my options, years after the retrieval he talked to me about how to ship the eggs to NY, etc.
15,000 per cycle [for egg freezing at Pacific Fertility]...Dr Schriock is incredible. Took the time to speak to me about my options, years after the retrieval he talked to me about how to ship the eggs to NY, etc. He will explain everything to you in full detail, while also being compassionate. Highly recommended...He took time to explain my options to me and even helped me years after the egg freezing to help determine blood tests taken from a different doctor, in a different state. I now live in a different state and oftentimes consider going back to SF for another egg freezing round because I trust him so much.
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Schriock is incredible. Took the time to speak to me about my options, years after the retrieval he talked to me about how to ship the eggs to NY, etc. He will explain everything to you in full detail, while also being compassionate. Highly recommended.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Ask to make ultrasound appoints/daily appoints during the cycle with him. His schedule is busy, so be flexible during that week or two, if possible!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Schriock is amazing. He took time to explain my options to me and even helped me years after the egg freezing to help determine blood tests taken from a different doctor, in a different state. I now live in a different state and oftentimes consider going back to SF for another egg freezing round because I trust him so much.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Wish I had seen Dr Schriock everytime.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center.
15,000 per cycle
10
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (retired)
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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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

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2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 44 - 45
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
1st of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Eldon Schriock] just seems to know cutting-edge technology, and how to get results. He isn't the warmest and fuzziest - but I think that is good...We had lots of testing, counseling, but not procedures...The doctor and all the people at PFC were phenomenal. Straight-forward which I personally prefer. They all always knew exactly what was going on with us, never had to look at a chart. Very reassuring that you were in good hands.
The doctor and all the people at PFC were phenomenal. Straight-forward which I personally prefer. They all always knew exactly what was going on with us, never had to look at a chart. Very reassuring that you were in good hands...Beautiful surroundings which feel private and soothing. Helpful staff that always were up-to-date on our case. They will NOT accept egg donors who are less than 21 years old. That was an issue for us (even though the donor had donated twice before.)
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
He just seems to know cutting-edge technology, and how to get results. He isn't the warmest and fuzziest - but I think that is good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Have a list of questions, and don't hesitate to ask. But I would give that with any doctor
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
The doctor and all the people at PFC were phenomenal. Straight-forward which I personally prefer. They all always knew exactly what was going on with us, never had to look at a chart. Very reassuring that you were in good hands.
Describe the protocols Eldon Schriock (retired) used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
For reasons that are not Schriock/ PFC's fault, didn't ultimately use them. We had lots of testing, counseling, but not procedures.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Beautiful surroundings which feel private and soothing. Helpful staff that always were up-to-date on our case. They will NOT accept egg donors who are less than 21 years old. That was an issue for us (even though the donor had donated twice before.)
9
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (retired)
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I think he [Dr. Herbert] has excellent bedside manner. I've felt his compassion for my situation and his desire to help. He is a very clear communicator. However, during some of my appointments I have felt rushed at times, like there isn't enough time for me to ask questions...He is kind, humorous, and comforting each time I see him. He is clear and straightforward in his responses and explains things in detail...
The nursing staff [at Pacific Fert Ctr SF] is excellent! I have felt very comfortable with all the nurses. They always wait and make sure you don't have anymore questions and explain things in detail...It is easy to get an appointment once you are under a doctor's care. You never wait long for your appointment. The facilities are well kept and comfortable with beautiful views of the bay...
How was your experience with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
I think he has excellent bedside manner. I've felt his compassion for my situation and his desire to help. He is a very clear communicator. However, during some of my appointments I have felt rushed at times, like there isn't enough time for me to ask questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Don't be afraid to ask questions even if they seem obvious. It's the doctors job to explain things thoroughly and in a way you can understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
He is kind, humorous, and comforting each time I see him. He is clear and straightforward in his responses and explains things in detail.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Kat)
The nursing staff is excellent! I have felt very comfortable with all the nurses. They always wait and make sure you don't have anymore questions and explain things in detail.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
It is easy to get an appointment once you are under a doctor's care. You never wait long for your appointment. The facilities are well kept and comfortable with beautiful views of the bay.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center.
approximately 20,000
10
Doctor
Carl Herbert (retired)
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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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2013, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 IVF
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Eldon [Schriock] was extremely kind and compassionate. He is an expert in PCOS and was extremely thorough and detail oriented in tailoring my protocol to my response. His reasoning was always sound and I always felt he had my best interests at heart...I can't remember [protocols] sepcifixally other than every other day monitoring and extremely low dose injections due to my history of extreme response. He ultimately did use an HcG trigger after discussing with me the real risks of OHSS - which did occur.
Eldon [Schriock] was extremely kind and compassionate. He is an expert in PCOS and was extremely thorough and detail oriented in tailoring my protocol to my response. His reasoning was always sound and I always felt he had my best interests at heart...I can't remember [protocols] sepcifixally other than every other day monitoring and extremely low dose injections due to my history of extreme response. He ultimately did use an HcG trigger after discussing with me the real risks of OHSS - which did occur.
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Eldon was extremely kind and compassionate. He is an expert in PCOS and was extremely thorough and detail oriented in tailoring my protocol to my response. His reasoning was always sound and I always felt he had my best interests at heart.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
I was greeted warmly by all staff, treated with compassion and warmth even in the worst situations.
Describe the protocols Eldon Schriock (retired) used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I can't remember sepcifixally other than every other day monitoring and extremely low dose injections due to my history of extreme response. He ultimately did use an HcG trigger after discussing with me the real risks of OHSS - which did occur.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center.
They were always available. I got great calendars of my timelines, they were helpful with my crazy schedule and always prompt with results.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
It was expensive. But worth it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center.
IVF with PGS- 15k FET- can't remember. 1k or more
Describe Eldon Schriock (retired)'s approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
He would not transfer more than one due to risks of twin pregnancy. I had PGS tested embryos, but I believe he counseled all his patients this way.
10
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (retired)
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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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
2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 39
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 6 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She is a great doctor; smart, conservative, and compassionate. I would recommend her to my friends. Only thing you won't get from her is non-traditional medical advice. She is strictly by the book...DR. Ryan is a perfect mix of a doctor that will give it to you straight and be compassionate at the same time.
[At PFC] Egg Retrieval costs were close to 9K; Making the embyro's were about 6K; transfer was 2,500; and icsi was about 2K...She [Dr. Isabelle Ryan] is a great doctor; smart, conservative, and compassionate. I would recommend her to my friends. Only thing you won't get from her is non-traditional medical advice. She is strictly by the book...DR. Ryan is a perfect mix of a doctor that will give it to you straight and be compassionate at the same time.
How was your experience with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
She is a great doctor; smart, conservative, and compassionate. I would recommend her to my friends. Only thing you won't get from her is non-traditional medical advice. She is strictly by the book.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
She is great and will answer all your questions. Bring everything you want to the table, she'll get you the answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
DR. Ryan is a perfect mix of a doctor that will give it to you straight and be compassionate at the same time.
Describe the protocols Isabelle Ryan used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
N/A
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Alvi )
N/A
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Pacific Fertility Center.
N/A
Describe the costs associated with your care under Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center.
Egg Retrieval costs were close to 9K; Making the embyro's were about 6K; transfer was 2,500; and icsi was about 2K.
Describe Isabelle Ryan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
We were highly recommended to only put in one single embryo for our transfer because we did chromosomal testing.
10
Doctor
Isabelle Ryan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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
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2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 37 - 38
1 Fertility Medications
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
3rd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Ryan was clear, warm and the right combo of optimistic/realistic...Know that she operates in a team environment so even if she's your preferred doc, you won't always get her.
Dr. Herbert's nursing staff was outstanding. [Dr.] Ryan's was working out some kinks but still good...When I had a chemical pregnancy, a rookie nurse [at Pacific Fertility Center] told me to keep taking the progesterone when I didn't need to.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
know that she operates in a team environment so even if she's your preferred doc, you won't always get her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
Dr Ryan was clear, warm and the right combo of optimistic/realistic
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
Dr. Herbert's nursing staff was outsanding. Ryan's was working out some kinks but still good
What specific things went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center.
When I had a chemical pregnancy, a rookie nurse told me to keep taking the progesterone when I didn't need to. I had a tough go Dr Ryan's nursing staff but I do think it was an anomaly based on the experience I had with Herbert's team (Marris was amazing).
9
Doctor
Isabelle Ryan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2011 - 2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 44 - 45
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Investor
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He gave me a candid assessment of my chances due to my age. He did not discourage me to pursue using my own eggs but he was very pragmatic about the statistical outcome.
he doctor, front desk staff and nurses were always very professional and knew my name. When I was called to discuss pregnancy results the nurses were very thoughtful. When I had two embryo transfers that ended unsuccessfully Dr. Chenette called me to follow up and address any concerns.
How was your experience with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
He gave me a candid assessment of my chances due to my age. He did not discourage me to pursue using my own eggs but he was very pragmatic about the statistical outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
Concentrate on the end goal - having a baby, and let him suggest the best route to do obtain this given your history.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Philip Chenette at Pacific Fertility Center?
The doctor, front desk staff and nurses were always very professional and knew my name. When I was called to discuss pregnancy results the nurses were very thoughtful. When I had two embryo transfers that ended unsuccessfully Dr. Chenette called me to follow up and address any concerns.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
It is a very well run practice and they were all professional.
10
Doctor
Philip Chenette
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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
2011 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 24 - 25
2 Fertility Medications
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Ryan] is professional and very kind. It's obvious she knows what she is doing and you trust her for that. She is wonderful and very reassuring. She is always gentle and explains things completely. I saw her every visit and she always made time for me....I found the drugs and dosage prescribed and used very effective....You're in good hands....Gorgeous facility [Pacific Fert Ctr], in a beautiful location right on the bay. The staff was always so happy and welcoming.
Gorgeous facility [Pacific Fert Ctr], in a beautiful location right on the bay. The staff was always so happy and welcoming. I especially loved the fairy mobiles they had hanging in each exam room. It was soothing and very relaxing....She [Dr. Ryan] is professional and very kind. It's obvious she knows what she is doing and you trust her for that. She is wonderful and very reassuring. She is always gentle and explains things completely. I saw her every visit and she always made time for me.
How was your experience with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
She is professional and very kind. It's obvious she knows what she is doing and you trust her for that. She is wonderful and very reassuring. She is always gentle and explains things completely. I saw her every visit and she always made time for me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
You're in good hands.
Describe the protocols Isabelle Ryan used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I found the drugs and dosage prescribed and used very effective.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Gorgeous facility, in a beautiful location right on the bay. The staff was always so happy and welcoming. I especially loved the fairy mobiles they had hanging in each exam room. It was soothing and very relaxing.
Describe Isabelle Ryan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center.
I can't recall
9
Doctor
Isabelle Ryan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
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.

2013, 18 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was very pleased as a patient of Dr. Schriock. He had an extremely warm bedside manner which was important for me. I never felt as though my fears or trepidation I had in the process was insignificant.
I never felt as though the doctor was rushing through my appointment to get to another patient [at Pacific Fertility Center]. I was very pleased as a patient of Dr. Schriock.
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
I was very pleased as a patient of Dr. Schriock. He had an extremely warm bedside manner which was important for me. I never felt as though my fears or trepidation I had in the process was insignificant.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
I never felt as though the doctor was rushing through my appointment to get to another patient.
10
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 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.

2011 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 39 - 40
3 IUI
2 Embryo Freezing
Endometriosis
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
1st of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
2 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Ryan although colder at first warmed up as we got to know her better.
Very warm staff, calling you by your first name and understanding the challenges of my situation
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
Ask dr. Ryan all the questions you need answers to.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Isabelle Ryan at Pacific Fertility Center?
Very warm staff, calling you by your first name and understanding the challenges of my situation. Dr. Ryan although colder at first warmed up as we got to know her better. She delivers the news very matter of fact which may not be everyone's preference. I appreciated that,
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center.
Very compassionate and very nice. Good understanding of the procedures you are going through.
9
Doctor
Isabelle Ryan
NPS
Humanity
5 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
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
2 IUI
Anovulation
European
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Schriock] was very kind, friendly and compassionate...PFC is beautiful and provide great car. Eldon was top-notch and got us pregnant with IUI when he thought the chances were less than 5%...Explore all the options and make your own educated decisions...
[Pacific Fertility Center - SF is a]...Beautiful clinic, organized, friendly and encouraging...
How was your experience with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
PFC is beautiful and provide great car. Eldon was top-notch and got us pregnant with IUI when he thought the chances were less than 5%
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
Explore all the options and make your own educated decisions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Eldon Schriock (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
He was very kind, friendly and compassionate.
Describe the protocols Eldon Schriock (retired) used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Too much detail, not comfortable sharing
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center.
Beautiful clinic, organized, friendly and encouraging.
10
Doctor
Eldon Schriock (retired)
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
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Herbert] was genuine and caring. Strengths: efficient, kind, excellent education Weakness: IVF doesn't work for everyone!
He [Dr Herbert] was genuine and caring. Strengths: efficient, kind, excellent education Weakness: IVF doesn't work for everyone!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carl Herbert (retired) at Pacific Fertility Center?
He was genuine and caring. Strengths: efficient, kind, excellent education Weakness: IVF doesn't work for everyone!
10
Doctor
Carl Herbert (retired)
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
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center
San Francisco
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5