Pacific Reproductive Center

3 doctors work here

Rated 5.4
Strongly recommend: 36%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 43%5.4
36% strongly recommend
15 reviews
Operations
7.4
7.4
Operations

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Scheduling
7.7
7.7
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8
8
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
7.4
7.4
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
6.7
6.7
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.

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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
343
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
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40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture is not offered
Acupuncture is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Mental health counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication
Selling medication
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 4 offices

Corona
381 Corporate Terrace
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 371-9200
Glendale
116 E. Broadway,
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 844-2690
Irvine
10 Post
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 341-0100
Torrance
720 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(949) 341-0100
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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 32
4 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Good communicator and friendly. ... Felt somewhat patient led in our treatments though, according to research I had done. Wondering how a less informed patient would get treated. ... Things like nutrition and supplements were only brought up if I mentioned them. She [Dr. Salem] agreed with everything I was doing, but again, wondering about a different patient who didn’t do as much research.
They [Pacific Reproductive Center] only do certain things on certain days. Like, consultations are only Mon Wed and Fri. I went to the Corona location, but they only do iui’s there on those same three days, so food one iui, we had to drive out to their Irvine location. ... They can get backed up and I’ve waited two hours past my appt time before, but I don’t work so I just deal with it. It’s not always like that. For initial testing, I had to get bloodwork done at Quest and do the HSG test at a different site, so not everything is done in house at this facility. They did the sperm wash and iui’s on site though.
How was your experience with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Good communicator and friendly. (A nurse practitioner actually did the iui procedure the second time and she was great, too.) Honest about success rates, but still hopeful and encouraging. Felt somewhat patient led in our treatments though, according to research I had done. Wondering how a less informed patient would get treated. Or perhaps because our tests came back with good results, it was more up in the air with what would work and what we could try, rather than tackling specific problems. Things like nutrition and supplements were only brought up if I mentioned them. She agreed with everything I was doing, but again, wondering about a different patient who didn’t do as much research. Not sure if she just didn’t think I’d need to be doing all the healthy things I am or what. She did say that not all of her patients want her opinion about nutrition, so maybe she has learned to gage how willing patients are to change their lifestyle. Our only hindrance in conceiving is that, while my husband’s sperm count is great and mobility is great, his overall volume was a little low. We tried 4 iui’s, which kind of have us equal chances to get pregnant at that point with people who have a normal volume, because they “wash“ the sperm and only insert the “best.” The count for the iui was higher each time than if we had needed to use donor sperm. With the last 2, we really seemed to find the right dosage of letrozole to produce two follicles, while having a great, thick uterine lining. However, none of the iui’s worked, so we have an appt to discuss ivf as the next step.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Do all the research you can and read It Starts with the Egg. Dr. Shala will answer any questions and won’t rush you, but it’s best to be self-informed as much as possible.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Very personable and listened to us. Always available to answer questions. She’s kind and straight forward.
Describe the protocols Shala Salem used in your cycles at Pacific Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
The first iui, we tried clomid because my husband’s coworker had success on clomid, though Dr. Shala had wanted to try letrozole first. Though I do not have any apparent issues ovulating or producing eggs, the idea is to hopefully produce at least 2 or more follicles to give us more chances to conceive. Each person responds differently to medication though, so it was a matter of trial and error to see what would work. She was perfectly fine to try clomid instead. In addition, I had read about women taking progesterone to also increase their chances to conceive, so this is something I brought up myself and Dr. Shala has no problem prescribing suppositories, which I would start using at night, the day after the iui, for two weeks until we tested. Though I do not have a luteal phase defect or some kind of progesterone deficiency, it was nice to know I was using these to help increase my chances and get my body prepared for pregnancy. There was always an appt once my cycle has started to ultrasound my uterus and check it’s “readiness.” Then I’d start taking the prescription. The first time being with clomid. A second appt was required shortly before ovulation to check my uterine lining and follicles. The first iui, my lining was at its thinnest, barely thick enough for the green light to do the iui. Then we’d do a trigger shot on the instructed morning. The trigger shot was used to time the iui, but also had some hcg in it to help the body prepare for pregnancy. The morning following the trigger shot, we did the iui procedure, with my husband producing the sperm at the location, an hour before the procedure. It was the same process all four times. The second iui, we switched to letrozole and my lining was thicker, but still only one follicle. The third iui, I took a doubled dose of letrozole and had two follicles ready, with a thick lining of 10mm. The 4th iui, we did the same doubled dosage and I had two follicles again; my lining was at 9mm. We were instructed that we could also have intercourse later on that day, to further increase our chances, which we did for all. Unfortunately, none of the iui’s worked, and we had not consulted about ivf yet, so we are basically missing out on this month with getting started with ivf. Part of me wishes we had consulted sooner, so that I could already be taking shots and starting the process, but we really wanted the iui to work (less money!) so perhaps it’s good to take a break?
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Reproductive Center.
Everyone is kind and helpful. They’re knowledgeable as well and can answer any questions. Sometimes they do get backed up with appointments, but even when they feel rushed, they’d still take the time with you that was needed. I never felt rushed myself. My only issue overall is how I felt self-led in what was going on with the research I had done, so I’m still not sure what the experience would be like for someone less prepared. Again though, every single person offered to answer questions and you can always call in to ask as well. Sometimes information is repeated, too, because they’re all used to doing the same thing and going through the motions.
Describe your experience with Pacific Reproductive Center.
They only do certain things on certain days. Like, consultations are only Mon Wed and Fri. I went to the Corona location, but they only do iui’s there on those same three days, so food one iui, we had to drive out to their Irvine location. They are not open on the weekend, so I have no idea what would’ve happened if I were set to ovulate on a weekend date. They can get backed up and I’ve waited two hours past my appt time before, but I don’t work so I just deal with it. It’s not always like that. For initial testing, I had to get bloodwork done at Quest and do the HSG test at a different site, so not everything is done in house at this facility. They did the sperm wash and iui’s on site though. Had I gotten a positive pregnancy test, they said I would’ve needed to come in for a blood test, so I wonder if sometimes they can do certain bloodwork. I’m curious to find out what they can and cannot do during an ivf process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center.
It’s all dependent on what a person’s insurance covers. My insurance only covers diagnostic testing, not treatment. Each iui, with all the medications, appointments and procedures probably ended up being $1500 each time. They claim to have a special, thorough semen analysis test that they do on site, which is $125 each time, regardless of insurance. It’s the same for doing the “wash” prior to an iui. Some people come to this clinic just to get the semen analysis done and then the results are sent to whatever fertility place or regular doctor they’re actually going to.
Describe Shala Salem's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Reproductive Center.
We have not discussed this with our doctor yet. I personally am not sure yet if I’d like to do more than one at a time anyway.
9
Doctor
Shala Salem
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
9
Clinic
Pacific Reproductive Center
Corona
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
After undergoing fibroid surgery (myomectomy) through my OB my husband and I visited Dr S [Salem] and had lots of questions and concerns about our journey to become parents. Dr S wanted to know surgery details , what we’ve tried in past and was very aggressive but compassionate on our future treatment plans right away. ... I’m very happy to be under her care , she listens and does what is best for your personal journey . ...
All your apts are time sensitive so keep in mind when making apts. it’s a very busy clinic [Pacific Reproductive Center]. But I am always comfortable when I go . From the front desk to all the nursing staff you’ll feel welcomed and treated nicely . ... Amy and Maria [nurses] are excellent , any time I have questions (which I always do a million to be exact) they are always willing to answer and always keep me in a positive mindset . They make me feel comfortable and treat me as an individual and not as the next patient.
How was your experience with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
She is very easy to talk to and treats you individually , She explains in detail so you can understand procedures and treatment plans .Every procedure done so far has been comfortable (considering) trans vag ultra sound to be exact is very uneasy procedure to go through - but while doctor talks your way through what is currently happening she helps to put at ease the uncertain. Since our first round of treatment has been unsuccessful she’s always positive to educate us on what we can try next and not Give up. We are so glad to have such an awesome doctor to have treating us as not just a patient but a family who wants to grow by the help of science and what my body needs a little assistance with .
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Go in to your apt with an open mind and let your body and your doctor work together . Not every person is the same and one treatment is best for another. Don’t feel embarrassed to ask the million questions that go through your mind - she will listen and guide you through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
She’s very attentive and treats you individually not as a statistic . I’m very happy to be under her care , she listens and does what is best for your personal journey . When a million questions have been asked she answers them in a realistic manner without making you feel uncomfortable. My husband and I are so glad to be under her care
Describe the protocols Shala Salem used in your cycles at Pacific Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
After undergoing fibroid surgery (myomectomy) through my OB my husband and I visited Dr S and had lots of questions and concerns about our journey to become parents. Dr S wanted to know surgery details , what we’ve tried in past and was very aggressive but compassionate on our future treatment plans right away. Because of my age (36) the concern of being older all the testing began , blood work, Transvag ultrasound, and analysis began . Once all the test were done our treatment plan begun, so far it’s been one round of clomid which I did not respond too and now our next round of letrozole is currently our new plan .
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Amy and Maria )
Amy and Maria are excellent , any time I have questions (which I always do a million to be exact) they are always willing to answer and always keep me in a positive mindset . They make me feel comfortable and treat me as an individual and not as the next patient.
Describe your experience with Pacific Reproductive Center.
All your apts are time sensitive so keep in mind when making apts. it’s a very busy clinic. But I am always comfortable when I go . From the front desk to all the nursing staff you’ll feel welcomed and treated nicely .
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center.
We have a co pay that occurs every visit and our insurance coverage which happens to be really good , we went through our primary doctor so she is in our network up to certain procedures so as of right now the only out of pocket expense has been my husband analysis and our co pay
10
Doctor
Shala Salem
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 Reproductive Center
Corona
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.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Salem] took the time to listen to our situation & gave her advice as how to move forward. During the process, she has been fantastic at explaining each step and making sure we understood the process & what was happening. Even when we got results we didn't want, she showed compassion & took the time to help explain what was going on ... they wouldn't recommend transferring multiple embryos (4 or more) due to our background.
Everyone was very professional, yet human. They [Pacific Reproductive Center] went above & beyond in explaining the cost. Breaking down the cost for each process; line by line. Along with helping us with our insurance ... They 'shop' around different pharmacies to find you the best prices on medications. They even gave us extra medications when I was running low on one & my refill wasn't going to arrive before I ran out!
How was your experience with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
She was very detailed in explaining the process in the beginning, along with images showing the process. She took the time to listen to our situation & gave her advice as how to move forward. During the process, she has been fantastic at explaining each step and making sure we understood the process & what was happening. Even when we got results we didn't want, she showed compassion & took the time to help explain what was going on, what the next steps would be, and did extra steps to make sure the results were what they were - which was not good (but no fault of hers).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Give it to God & pray daily. Try to be optimistic & hopeful. Be prepared to go through one of the most emotional times of your life! But she is awesome & will be there for every step.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
They treat you like a person. They listen to your concerns and fears & take the time to thoroughly explain all details of the whole IVF process, along with making it known that they have an open door and you can always call or email with questions or concerns.
Describe the protocols Shala Salem used in your cycles at Pacific Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Don't recall...sorry!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Amy, Anna, Leslie)
Amazing! So sweet, such compassion, empathy, and care. They were all so so sweet. Even when the news wasn't good. They shed tears with me and were a big part of my journey so far.
Describe your experience with Pacific Reproductive Center.
I can't think of any weaknesses. Even though my first embryo transfer was unsuccessful, they were great through the entire process. Everyone was very professional, yet human. They went above & beyond in explaining the cost. Breaking down the cost for each process; line by line. Along with helping us with our insurance (we were blessed that our insurance covers up to a certain dollar amount). They 'shop' around different pharmacies to find you the best prices on medications. They even gave us extra medications when I was running low on one & my refill wasn't going to arrive before I ran out! They made sure I was comfortable for every procedure, explaining everything! I can't say enough good things about them & I'm continuing my IVF journey with them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center.
I honestly don't remember the exact cost due to my health insurance covering a certain amount of the cost.
Describe Shala Salem's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Reproductive Center.
She did give her opinion based off our history & advised us they wouldn't recommend transferring multiple embryos (4 or more) due to our background. I strongly feel that it is a case by case situation.
10
Doctor
Shala Salem
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 Reproductive Center
Corona
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Moayeri] is open to complementing her treatments with some homeopathic approaches (e.g. acupuncture), but you should know that she is basing her decisions on the scientific reality of the situation so do not come to her if you are looking for a homeopathic or non-scientific approach to fertility...She will not hold your hand along the way so you should plan on getting emotional support elsewhere....
The nursing staff [at Pacific Reproductive Center] was incredibly professional, compassionate, well-trained and thorough. I had lots of questions. They had lots of answers! They were always very patient with us when we came back with even more questions later or struggled with certain techniques...Strengths: Professionalism, Scientific expertise, Extensive experience, Strong teamwork, Efficient, Thorough, Transparent about procedures and costs, Compassionate, Based all decisions on the most up-to-date science and research on fertility...
How was your experience with Sharon E. Moayeri at Pacific Reproductive Center?
The doctor was everything we could want and more. She was kind but honest with us. She backed up all her assessments with scientific evidence. She gave us a clear path of what the next steps were. Nothing was sugar coated yet she made it obvious that she would be with us and do what was best to increase our chances of success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sharon E. Moayeri at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Dr. Moayeri firmly supports scientific research. She is open to complementing her treatments with some homeopathic approaches (e.g. acupuncture), but you should know that she is basing her decisions on the scientific reality of the situation so do not come to her if you are looking for a homeopathic or non-scientific approach to fertility. Also, you should expect that she will be honest, thorough and comprehensive in her diagnoses and in providing you with information. She will not hold your hand along the way so you should plan on getting emotional support elsewhere. Her job and her #1 priority is to do everything scientifically possible to increase the likelihood that you succeed in your fertility goals. If you are lucky enough to work with her, I expect that you will be extremely satisfied with her care just as we were! We are eternally grateful for the medical support that she provided.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sharon E. Moayeri at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Always opportunities to ask questions. Never felt rushed. Clearly had done her homework before every visit so she remembered and was up-to-date on where we were and what was next. Always very clear and concise about reality of the situation. Did not sugar coat anything but was honest, frank and backed everything up with science. It was clear that she wanted us to succeed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff was incredibly professional, compassionate, well-trained and thorough. I had lots of questions. They had lots of answers! They were always very patient with us when we came back with even more questions later or struggled with certain techniques. I was also impressed by the fact that they worked very well together as a team.
Describe your experience with Pacific Reproductive Center.
Strengths: Professionalism, Scientific expertise, Extensive experience, Strong teamwork, Efficient, Thorough, Transparent about procedures and costs, Compassionate, Based all decisions on the most up-to-date science and research on fertility Weaknesses: None
Describe Sharon E. Moayeri's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Reproductive Center.
Dr. Moayeri's approach to the number of embryo transfer is based on scientific evidence. Certainly, for older patients or patients with a history of miscarriages or other complications, she may recommend multiple transfers, however, her #1 priority is to ensure that you end up with one healthy baby. Therefore, her preference will be to transfer one embryo where possible since transferring multiple embryos increases all sorts of risks. Again, based on science, the wisest approach is to have the embryo/s chromosomally tested so that she can transfer the smallest number of chromosomally-normal embryos possible.
10
Doctor
Sharon E. Moayeri
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 Reproductive Center
Irvine
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.

2013 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 35
3 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I went through each question in my notebook and she [Dr Shala Salem] answered them all. I have done a fresh cycle/transfer, FET and two more fresh cycle/transfers with PRC. Dr. Salem was involved in all but one (she was on maternity leave). I always felt she cared about us, she wanted me to understand the process, she wanted to figure out how to help us. She is kind, knowledgable, always available for questions and very compassionate. As a result of my cycles I have a 21 month old son and am currently expecting twin girls.
The strengths of this clinic [Pacific Reproductive Center] is everyone on staff is very compassionate, great at communicating and invested in the patients which is vital with this type of medical care. They have top of the line embryologist, nurses and doctors. They perform PGS in their lab so a fresh transfer is an option. Only weakness would be for most appointment you have to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours (only once this long happened). I really believe the wait is because they have a lot of patients and they take their time with each patient.
How was your experience with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
When we first met Dr Salem to discuss our struggles trying to conceive over the last year, she discussed with us what testing we could do and that from there we could discuss options. At that time I had no clue I would need IVF so I told her we did not want to do that, she was fine with our choices. When she called to give me the diagnosis of hydrosalpinx of both tubes, I was devasted and sobbing. She talked with me and never brought up IVF because at our consult we said we didn't want to do it. We chose to go forward with IVF because we knew it was our chance at children together which we so wanted. We met with her and she was kind, I had a notebook full of questions she talked to us about all the options for our IVF cycle. We decided what procedures we wanted to include (ICSI, AH & PGS). I went through each question in my notebook and she answered them all. I have done a fresh cycle/transfer, FET and two more fresh cycle/transfers with PRC. Dr. Salem was involved in all but one (she was on maternity leave). I always felt she cared about us, she wanted me to understand the process, she wanted to figure out how to help us. She is kind, knowledgable, always available for questions and very compassionate. As a result of my cycles I have a 21 month old son and am currently expecting twin girls.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Don't be afraid to ask her questions and trust that she has your best interest at heart. She really cares about her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Dr Salem from day 1 of meeting her and every single appointment with her always took her time with us. She answered any and all questions we had during the process. She explained all procedures they would be doing. She never made me feel like she didn't have time to talk to me or that any of my concerns or fears were invalid. She never pushed us to do anything we didn't want to do.
Describe the protocols Shala Salem used in your cycles at Pacific Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
All of my fresh cycles have been the Long Lupron Protocol with Follistim & Menopur and then trigger with Pregnyl (HCG). All of my fresh cycle we have done AH, ICSI and PGS testing with a fresh day 5 transfer of 2 embryos. My first IVF cycle worked and I got pregnant with my son in 2013, he was born 2014. In 2015 we did an FET with embryos from the 2013 cycle and had a CP. Prior to start of FET we did a hysteroscopy which showed uterus was clear from scarring and polyps. We then did a fresh cycle after which also resulted in a CP. We added Cabergoline this cycle to reduce risk of OHSS because I'm a high reposnder and e2 tends to get a bit high. For the next fresh cycle we did an RPL panel and checked NK cells, the results came back pretty normal except Vitamin D slightly low so I started a D3 supplement. We also repeated hysteroscopy and did endo scratch. Hysteroscopy revealed a polyp and scar tissue which was removed. During the stim cycle we added Heparin until 12 weeks gestation and intralipid infusions during stims, at embryo transfer and after positive pregnancy confirmed with 2 beta HCG blood tests. This cycle and these changes resulted in twin girls which are due October 2016.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Leslie )
Leslie & Amy are both primary nurses which would oversee my different cycles. Both of them are amazing, they always got me my calendar for cycle fast and answered any questions I had. They were very compassionate with my losses and kept telling me they had hope and knew it would work. They were more optimistic than I could find the strength to be. They understand my fears and were supportive. They never tried to answer questions or give advice which was out of their scope of knowledge which I appreciated. There are other nurses at both facilities who helped with procedures, taking blood work and they also were very personal and invested in our success. They always talked with me, made sure I was told what was going to be done and made sure I was comfortable with what we were doing.
Describe your experience with Pacific Reproductive Center.
The strengths of this clinic is everyone on staff is very compassionate, great at communicating and invested in the patients which is vital with this type of medical care. They have top of the line embryologist, nurses and doctors. They perform PGS in their lab so a fresh transfer is an option. Only weakness would be for most appointment you have to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours (only once this long happened). I really believe the wait is because they have a lot of patients and they take their time with each patient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shala Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center.
Our FET cost about $7000 including all medication. The fresh cycles ranged from $20,000-$25,000 which included all procedures, office visits, monitoring, medication, ICSI, AH & PGS testing.
10
Doctor
Shala Salem
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 Reproductive Center
Corona
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
2013 - 2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 35
3 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr Rifaat Salem] went on to to many more egg retrievals and transfers as well as other procedures during the multiple cycles we did. He knew us personally and always made me feel at home at that office. I always trusted his expertise as well as his staff, he has a lot of experience and keeps the best staff on hand to treat his patients with him.... personally appreciated his cander with us on what we needed to do and how things were going. You can ask himanything and he will take the time to make sure you understand.
The strengths of this clinic [Pacific Reproductive Center] is everyone on staff is very compassionate, great at communicating and invested in the patients which is vital with this type of medical care. They have top of the line embryologist, nurses and doctors. They perform PGS in their lab so a fresh transfer is an option. They are also willing to listen to your input and take your thoughts on the cycle into consideration. Only weakness would be that they only have one facility that it equipped to do procedures so when you have them there is some traveling needed. I personally stayed at a hotel near that locations to take the stress out of travel with time specific procedures.
How was your experience with Rifaat Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
I first net doctor Rifaat Salem for my first egg retrieval, he cane to see while I was getting prepped and introduced himself and explained the procedure. He went on to to many more egg retrievals and transfers as well as other procedures during the multiple cycles we did. He knew us personally and always made me feel at home at that office. I always trusted his expertise as well as his staff, he has a lot of experience and keeps the best staff on hand to treat his patients with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rifaat Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
He may seem matter of fact but I personally appreciated his cander with us on what we needed to do and how things were going. You can ask himanything and he will take the time to make sure you understand.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rifaat Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center?
Dr. Rifaat Salem performed all of my procedures (hysteroscopy, egg retrievals, embryo transfers, polyp removal and endo scratch). Each and every time he saw me he knew who I was, spoke to me using my first name before each procedure he always came to say hi and check on me. He was always up front and honest with me about how things were going.
Describe the protocols Rifaat Salem used in your cycles at Pacific Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
All of my fresh cycles have been the Long Lupron Protocol with Follistim & Menopur and then trigger with Pregnyl (HCG). All of my fresh cycle we have done AH, ICSI and PGS testing with a fresh day 5 transfer of 2 embryos. My first IVF cycle worked and I got pregnant with my son in 2013, he was born 2014. In 2015 we did an FET with embryos from the 2013 cycle and had a CP. Prior to start of FET we did a hysteroscopy which showed uterus was clear from scarring and polyps. We then did a fresh cycle after which also resulted in a CP. We added Cabergoline this cycle to reduce risk of OHSS because I'm a high reposnder and e2 tends to get a bit high. For the next fresh cycle we did an RPL panel and checked NK cells, the results came back pretty normal except Vitamin D slightly low so I started a D3 supplement. We also repeated hysteroscopy and did endo scratch. Hysteroscopy revealed a polyp and scar tissue which was removed. During the stim cycle we added Heparin until 12 weeks gestation and intralipid infusions during stims, at embryo transfer and after positive pregnancy confirmed with 2 beta HCG blood tests. This cycle and these changes resulted in twin girls which are due October 2016.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff here is absolutely amazing. During all my procedures they made me feel so comfortable, they explained everything they were doing and what would be done. They also took time to talk to me and get to know me personally. They shared good things they noticed during each of my cycles and they shared in my joy when the cycles worked and my pain when they didn't. They were always positive and optimistic.
Describe your experience with Pacific Reproductive Center.
The strengths of this clinic is everyone on staff is very compassionate, great at communicating and invested in the patients which is vital with this type of medical care. They have top of the line embryologist, nurses and doctors. They perform PGS in their lab so a fresh transfer is an option. They are also willing to listen to your input and take your thoughts on the cycle into consideration. Only weakness would be that they only have one facility that it equipped to do procedures so when you have them there is some traveling needed. I personally stayed at a hotel near that locations to take the stress out of travel with time specific procedures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rifaat Salem at Pacific Reproductive Center.
Our FET cost about $7000 including all medication. The fresh cycles ranged from $20,000-$25,000 which included all procedures, office visits, monitoring, medication, ICSI, AH & PGS testing.
10
Doctor
Rifaat Salem
NPS
Humanity
4 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
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Clinic
Pacific Reproductive Center
Torrance
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