RMA of Northern California

3 doctors work here

Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 97%Neutral: 0%Don't recommend: 3%9.7
97% strongly recommend
51 reviews
Operations
9.8
9.8
Operations

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Scheduling
9.9
9.9
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
9.2
9.2
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.7
9.7
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.5
9.5
Attention to Detail

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National Avg
635
This Clinic
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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 is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 2 offices

San Francisco
150 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-603-6999
Silicon Valley
1900 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
415-603-6999

51 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
9 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
7th of 7 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
You really couldn't ask for a more kind, compassionate, thoughtful physician than Dr. Kaser. He was truly engaged in my care and invested in my outcome. Dr. Kaser is thoughtful in his communication and really takes his time to explain every detail of treatment so I always knew what to expect next....I will never forget the day he called me with positive pregnancy test results! I'm pretty sure he was even more excited than I was! (I was still shocked!) I am so grateful for Dr. Kaser!
The clinic itself is beautiful and easily accessible. Everything is clean, fresh, and the equipment feels state-of-the-art. I have reason to believe their IVF is top-notch as I had better results at RMA of Northern California in my 30s than I did as a younger IVF patient elsewhere in my 20s. They have a screen in the transfer room that gives you a live feed of your embryo being prepped before your transfer. I've done a lot of transfers elsewhere, and I had never seen anything like that before!
How was your experience with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
You really couldn't ask for a more kind, compassionate, thoughtful physician than Dr. Kaser. He was truly engaged in my care and invested in my outcome. Dr. Kaser is thoughtful in his communication and really takes his time to explain every detail of treatment so I always knew what to expect next. He never rushed me in my appointments and gave me ample time to ask questions. Part of my treatment plan included a procedure that was both physically painful and emotionally distressing for me. Dr. Kaser took his time before, after, and during the procedure to make sure I was ready, to check-in with me, and to support me as I recovered my composure after. He gave me choices ("do you want to keep going or stop?") and respected my autonomy and decision making. He gave me the information I needed to make informed choices & was willing to listen to my ideas as we made treatment decisions. I will never forget the day he called me with positive pregnancy test results! I'm pretty sure he was even more excited than I was! (I was still shocked!) I am so grateful for Dr. Kaser!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, he is more than happy to explain his thought-process. He'll take his time to make sure you fully understand and are comfortable moving forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kaser was incredibly engaged in my care from start to finish. He was always responsive to my questions via their messaging app. It's a little thing - but I really appreciated how he would send emoji's in the app with his messages (a smiley face, etc), it made me feel like I was chatting with a real person (and I was!). Dr. Kaser always greeted me by my full name and made me feel welcomed in the clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
While I didn't see the nursing staff frequently in the clinic, I had a lot of communication with them over the messaging app. They were quick to answer questions, send over prescription refills, and make sure I had orders ready for outside monitoring etc. There is some overlap between the clinic nurses and the Pre-op/PACU nurses who take care of you if you have a retrieval or surgery, which I think is really nice for continuity of care!
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The clinic itself is beautiful and easily accessible. Everything is clean, fresh, and the equipment feels state-of-the-art. I have reason to believe their IVF is top-notch as I had better results at RMA of Northern California in my 30s than I did as a younger IVF patient elsewhere in my 20s. They have a screen in the transfer room that gives you a live feed of your embryo being prepped before your transfer. I've done a lot of transfers elsewhere, and I had never seen anything like that before! My partner and I love that we were able to see the embryo being prepared in real time and not just a photo like at other clinics. (Of course, they also provided a print of the embryo, which I think is a lovely keepsake.)
10
Doctor
Daniel Kaser
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33
3 IUI
9 IVF
Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
6th of 6 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I came to Dr. Morin with a lot of physical & emotional baggage from past failed IVF attempts at other clinics - he knew my full history and wasn't intimated at all by my persistent questions, tears, and need for reassurance....He'll explain that "this has really good research behind it and I feel confident it will help" OR "hey, this idea doesn't have the best studies behind it, but there's a chance it may help" - which was really empowering to me to make informed decisions and didn't offer me false hope.
RMA of NorCal has a fresh, clean, new, feel to it. They have tea and coffee in the waiting room - which is a nice touch when you're waiting for monitoring. The front desk staff is friendly & making follow up appointments is easy.... Vicki was very compassionate and hopped on the phone with me when I was feeling nervous about not having my partner with me during a retrieval (in the height of COVID). She was warm, compassionate, and reassuring.
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
I came to Dr. Morin with a lot of physical & emotional baggage from past failed IVF attempts at other clinics - he knew my full history and wasn't intimated at all by my persistent questions, tears, and need for reassurance. He stayed highly involved in my care throughout the course of treatment and I spoke with him more than any of the nurses or other clinic staff (a big difference from past clinics for me). One thing I really appreciate about Dr. Morin is his ability and willingness to explain the clinical decisions he's making or recommending. He'll explain that "this has really good research behind it and I feel confident it will help" OR "hey, this idea doesn't have the best studies behind it, but there's a chance it may help" - which was really empowering to me to make informed decisions and didn't offer me false hope. He's very upfront with chances of success and potential risks, but approaches the hard conversations with so much compassion it makes the tough pills easier to swallow. When I wasn't having the response I was hoping for in an IVF retrieval cycle, he spent significant time with me going over the pros and cons of moving forward with a retrieval vs converting to an IUI. I was super emotional about the decision, but he brought so much clarity to the situation and helped me make a choice I felt comfortable with. I've gone through multiple egg retrievals with other doctors and, by far, my favorite retrieval was with Dr. Morin. In the past, I've had a nurse walk me into the OR and get me set up and the Doc just whizzes in at the last minute when I'm already getting sleepy - not with Dr. Morin, he was completely engaged from pre-op to falling asleep and was one of the first people I remember when waking up. He walked me from pre-op to the OR, talked me through getting positioned, what I would be feeling as they start to gave me medicine - and had a great music selection going (Hamilton!). 10/10- would highly recommend an egg retrieval with Dr. Morin. During my second retrieval, Dr. Morin was at their other office and my retrieval was performed by Dr. Kaser - who was also stellar in every way. I saw Dr. Morin at the majority of my monitoring appointments, but when I didn't the other docs were just as superb. Dr. Kort performed several of my monitoring ultrasounds and he always brought a very calming energy with him, which I appreciated. Overall, Dr. Morin is a phenomenal physician. He is extremely well-qualified, an excellent communicator, and understands the importance of his work. I have not undergone an embryo transfer at this point with Dr. Morin, but know that even if I do not have success with a transfer, I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends & family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Ask lots of questions - he's willing to answer. Take a close look at your medication protocol before ordering meds and ask about which meds you'll need on which days and if there is a chance you won't need any of them. I saved a lot of money by not ordering all of my meds up front - turned out I stimmed faster that anticipated and didn't end up needing all of them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
I truly felt like I was Dr. Morin's only patient. He was engaged in my care and took my extensive fertility history into account when planning next steps. Dr. Morin was incredibly responsive throughout my treatment, particularly through the messaging app the doctors & nurses use to communicate with patients. I always, always got a response the same day, but it was unusual to wait longer than 10 minutes for a response. Dr. Morin always greets me by name and uses my name throughout conversation & in written correspondence, which is a really nice touch and is grounding to me as an anxious patient.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We used an antagonist protocol for my retrievals. The first retrieval we tried adding in a clomid for a few days at the start, which ended up not being as obviously helpful as we hoped and we skipped it on the second try.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Vicki )
Opposite of my past experiences at other clinics, I didn't have much interaction with the nursing staff compared to the amount I had with Dr. Morin. However, nurses were always available on the messaging app and often were the ones who sent instructions for the next day. One challenge is that you don't always know who is working that day or who is on the message app - so sometimes I would send a message and get a response back from a nurse I didn't know. As a positive, Vicki was very compassionate and hopped on the phone with me when I was feeling nervous about not having my partner with me during a retrieval (in the height of COVID). She was warm, compassionate, and reassuring. She was also involved in my pre-op/post-op for my retrieval & I appreciated having a familiar face with me during that time.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
RMA of NorCal has a fresh, clean, new, feel to it. They have tea and coffee in the waiting room - which is a nice touch when you're waiting for monitoring. The front desk staff is friendly & making follow up appointments is easy. The front desk & billing do not use the messaging app and I communicated with them over email mostly. They were able to get insurance approval quickly most of the time. One thing to know about the clinic is that parking can be a bit rough - there's a garage across the street that's a bit difficult to navigate (teeny-tiny spaces). You check-in with security on entering the building, and they will tell you which elevator to get on that will send you to the correct floor. (I hopped on the wrong elevator the first time and ended up in the wrong spot, to be sure to get on the one they tell you.) The office is walking distance to the Ferry Building, and I always thought it was nice to be able to stroll over to water front and grab a snack after my appointments.
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Strong preference for single embryo transfer, with a solid rationale for his opinion.
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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Billing Department
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 30
2 IVF
Male Factor
European
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Morin saw me at nearly all appointments and always took the extra time/care to answer all my questions and help assuage any concerns I had. He was empathetic & compassionate while also being data driven. I really appreciated this approach...He is very clear and crisp with his communication while being empathetic. He is SUPER responsive--I honestly don't know how he gets back to everyone so quickly on the spruce app. I know this is a wild example, but one time I didn't have a med for the trigger shot and he met me on a Saturday to give me a dose they had at the clinic so I could have a good outcome (I believe this trigger shot led to our insanely positive outcome of 17 embryos--10 of which were PGS normal). D
The nursing staff [at RMA of Northern California] was always very communicative over the spruce app and got back to me quickly. They were very supportive when trying to navigate insurance and finding the lowest cost meds...$15K for the egg retrieval + IVF monitoring etc and then ~$4K for the transfer cycle. Overall, the prices were comparable with the other two clinics I was looking into but went with RMA because the doctors seemed better.
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr.Morin is by far the best doctor I've ever had--I'm honestly sad to be leaving RMA next week to graduate to an OB. He is very clear and crisp with his communication while being empathetic. He is SUPER responsive--I honestly don't know how he gets back to everyone so quickly on the spruce app. I know this is a wild example, but one time I didn't have a med for the trigger shot and he met me on a Saturday to give me a dose they had at the clinic so I could have a good outcome (I believe this trigger shot led to our insanely positive outcome of 17 embryos--10 of which were PGS normal). Dr. Morin performed by egg retrieval and transfer--he's a master at what he does and we're lucky to have him in the Bay Area. You'll be lucky if you get to work with him! Could not recommend more highly!!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Come with your questions--he's very communicative and will go through all your questions/concerns at your visit. I was a very proactive patient and had a lot of questions but I think he gave the appropriate level of information for any patient that doesn't want to get into the science behind every med/decision being taken.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Morin saw me at nearly all appointments and always took the extra time/care to answer all my questions and help assuage any concerns I had. He was empathetic & compassionate while also being data driven. I really appreciated this approach.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We did an antagonist protocol because I was an OHSS risk. We triggered with a Lupron + Ovidrel trigger. We ended up retrieving 37 eggs, 27 were mature, 21 fertilized, 17 embryos and 10 were PGS normal. We did two transfers--we first tried an unmedicated cycle which was unsuccessful. We then tried a medicated cycle and I'm currently 7 weeks pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nursing staff was always very communicative over the spruce app and got back to me quickly. They were very supportive when trying to navigate insurance and finding the lowest cost meds.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Strengths - Incredible experience. I was always in and out in no time and 95% of the time would see one of the 3 doctors (probably 80% of the time saw Dr.Morin and the rest of the time saw Dr.Kaser if Dr.Morin was out or in the OR). The doctors & embryology lab are best in class--the clinic is new and as such they have the most cutting edge technology. The clinic is open 365 days a year--I went in for an appt on Thanksgiving and I was grateful they were open. All 3 of the doctors are fab--you'll be in good hands with any of them! I honestly can't think of any weaknesses--the RMA team has turned what started out to be a scary, lonely journey in infertility into an incredibly positive and humanizing experience. The level of attention I got at every appointment was top notch and I never felt like an after thought or passed around.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
I unfortunately didn't have insurance coverage and it cost ~$15K for the egg retrieval + IVF monitoring etc and then ~$4K for the transfer cycle. Overall, the prices were comparable with the other two clinics I was looking into but went with RMA because the doctors seemed better.
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Strong preference for single embryo transfer (candidly, I wanted to do two but he talked me out of it for the high risk issues)
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 40 - 41
2 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Jonathan Kort's exceptional care from the initial consultation to egg retrieval...He called me the evening before my appointment just to check in with me about how I was feeling...explaining every single part of IVF to us—even going so far as to draw scientific diagrams on a whiteboard...For both egg retrievals, I was on around 450 units of Gonal F...I had 40 eggs total (from two egg retrievals), 37 of which were mature, 34 were fertilized, and 12 made it to the blastocyst stage.
The nursing staff at RMA is just incredible. From doing quick and painless blood draws to providing clear explanations and demonstrations of preparing and administering injections...My insurance covered nearly everything except for egg freezing, ICSI, and genetic testing. We paid about $10k out of pocket for each retrieval...you will always get to speak to an actual person—same day...They use an app called Spruce to communicate
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Kort. From the minute my husband and I walked into his office, we knew we were in the most capable hands. Dr. Kort spent so much time, more than should be expected of a doctor, explaining every single part of IVF to us—even going so far as to draw scientific diagrams on a whiteboard, which my husband (a scientist) appreciated. He personally called me several times throughout IVF just to ask me how I was feeling. He was available to directly to every single day, either through phone call or text. It actually made me worry about his work/life balance—I've never met anyone so completely dedicated to his work. One of the things I appreciated most about him was that he listens to and believes women about their experiences; when I told him my fears about pain and trauma from all the parts of IVF (the needles, the egg retrieval, the HSG test, etc.) he listened with compassion and ensured I wouldn't ever be too uncomfortable—and I wasn't! I had a relatively pain-free IVF if you can believe it. He was there for us, really and truly there for us, every step of the way, from consultation to the creation of our embryos, and the eternal wait for the results from the genetic testing of our embryos. We ended up getting over 40 eggs, 3 of which turned into healthy high-grade embryos that are now frozen for implantation post-pandemic. We can't wait to continue our parenthood journey with Dr. Kort once it's safe again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Know you are in the best hands possible. Trust, relax, and rejoice about the path you're about to embark on. IVF doesn't have to be scary and stressful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
I have nothing but the high enough praise for Dr. Kort's exceptional care from the initial consultation to egg retrieval. Of the many wonderful anecdotes I have to share, one stands out in my mind—I had heard that the HSG test was horrifically painful and so was terrified to have the procedure, which Dr. Kort knew. He called me the evening before my appointment just to check in with me about how I was feeling and assure me that if I was in pain at any point during the procedure, we would stop and find another way forward. That call helped me to trust him and dispel my anxiety. Despite my blocked tubes, the HSG ended up not being that painful because he was very gentle and quick during the procedure.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
For both egg retrievals, I was on around 450 units of Gonal F, 20 units of low dose HCG and 1 vial of Centrotide for around 9 days before my trigger shot, which was Lupron both times. We used ICSI to inject sperm into the eggs. I had 40 eggs total (from two egg retrievals), 37 of which were mature, 34 were fertilized, and 12 made it to the blastocyst stage. Of those, we ended up with 3 healthy (determined by genetic testing) high-grade embryos to freeze for implantation. I'm very happy with these results!
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Luciana Svilpa)
The nursing staff at RMA is just incredible. From doing quick and painless blood draws to providing clear explanations and demonstrations of preparing and administering injections, the level of communication, attention, and care was outstanding. During my HSG test, one nurse held my hand throughout, keeping my attention directed at her rather than on the uncomfortable procedure, distracting me with light conversation. She was an angel.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
RMA Northern California is a state of the art clinic with world-class doctors and staff. They are highly communicative—you will always get to speak to an actual person—same day. They took care of dealing with my insurance, which was a huge relief, and were completely transparent about billing. There were no hidden fees or financial surprises afterward. They have plenty of nurses so wait times are never too bad, and very flexible hours to accommodate work schedules. They use an app called Spruce to communicate, which was one of the things I loved the most about being an RMA patient. Any question, no matter how small, is answered right away.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
Monitoring appointments at RMA were an efficient well-oiled machine—easy in, easy out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
My insurance covered nearly everything except for egg freezing, ICSI, and genetic testing. We paid about $10k out of pocket for each retrieval.
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
I have not had embryo transfer yet; it was canceled due to COVID-19.
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Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, 38 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 31
1 Egg Freezing
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had several risk factors for OHSS, and he [Dr. Morin] and the team customized my protocol to reduce that risk essentially down to zero. The day of my retrieval, I felt essentially no anxiety because I felt so confident in his care...I was at higher risk for OHSS, so they amended my protocol accordingly to avoid overstimulation, and then used a Lupron trigger instead of a traditional hCG injection to minimize my risk...
The entire staff [at RMA of Northern California] is exceedingly kind and accommodating, in addition to being extremely organized and compassionate. Another thing of note about RMA is Spruce, the messaging app they use. The responses are crazy fast...I was assigned a primary nurse who checked in with me almost daily, and felt like they cared about me each time I went in for an appointment...
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
I was initially hesitant to work with a fertility clinic with male providers, but went for it given the rave reviews I'd heard about RMA. After working with Dr. Morin, I can confirm that all of the positive feedback is completely warranted. Dr. Morin has an exceptional bedside manner, is patient, gentle, and thorough. I completely trusted his treatment plan, and judgment, so much so that I found the injection and retrieval process significantly easier than friends who have gone through the process with other doctors. I had several risk factors for OHSS, and he and the team customized my protocol to reduce that risk essentially down to zero. The day of my retrieval, I felt essentially no anxiety because I felt so confident in his care. I wish all clinics provided the level of care RMA and Dr. Morin provide!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
No advice except make the appointment and get started! RMA and Dr. Morin provide such compassionate care, I'm so thankful to have found them and recommend them to everyone I know!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
The care I received at RMA was the best medical care I've ever received! Dr. Morin and his team are so warm, compassionate, and positive. I was assigned a primary nurse who checked in with me almost daily, and felt like they cared about me each time I went in for an appointment.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
My protocol was menopur and Gonal-F only days 1-4 of stimulation, and then adding in cetrotide on day 5. This continued through day 9. On day 10 of stimulation I went in for my final ultrasound, and triggered that evening with Lupron, and then a second Lupron trigger the next morning. 36 hours after the first trigger was when my retrieval was scheduled for. I was at higher risk for OHSS, so they amended my protocol accordingly to avoid overstimulation, and then used a Lupron trigger instead of a traditional hCG injection to minimize my risk.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Liz)
Liz was my primary nurse, and I also worked quite a bit with Meredith, their NP. At the time of my retrieval I also worked with Jenna and Ashley. They were all completely wonderful. Liz checked in with me multiple times a week throughout my stimulation cycle, responded exceptionally quickly to messages, and she and Meredith even sent me well wishes the morning of my retrieval, and congratulations afterwards. Jenna called me to give detailed instructions about my trigger shot (the most important one in the stimulation cycle), and Ashley took care of me at egg retrieval, and checked in on me the following day.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
I recommend completely, with no hesitations to all of my friends considering egg freezing or fertility treatments. The entire staff is exceedingly kind and accommodating, in addition to being extremely organized and compassionate. Another thing of note about RMA is Spruce, the messaging app they use. The responses are crazy fast (like within the hour normally, and you'll frequently hear directly from one of the doctors even if it's a minor question, and even if it's after clinic hours). In most medical settings it's really difficult to get in touch with your provider--at RMA they provide concierge care, and no question goes unanswered. Morning monitoring appointments are at convenient times beginning at 7AM, and are on-time and very fast, which is really helpful when you're working and going through fertility treatments simultaneously. Location-wise, the office is a quick walk from the Embarcadero BART station, which made it easy for me to get to.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
My care was covered by my employer, but all insurance and billing was handled quickly and with no follow-up required on my part.
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Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
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RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
10
10
Age 39
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $500K+
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Morin acted with urgency to create a plan to move forward and leveraged both scientific literature as well as his own experience develop a treatment plan. When we had a failed third cycle using ICSI, Dr. Morin was the one who gave us the motivation, confidence, and clinical rationale to try one more time with a different protocol - resulting in a successful embryo transfer...
[RMA of Northern California was] Very accommodating and flexible to my work schedule...front desk staff knew me. Everything in same place - so I got my covid test, blood draw, procedures, check-up all in the same place...but parking is tough...Talk through what your goals, expectations and tolerance for treatment is at the first visit - RMA will customize a plan that works best for you...
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
I went to see Dr. Morin after two failed cycles with another clinic who could not provide me answers or a path forward (all embroys failed PGT testing). Dr. Morin acted with urgency to create a plan to move forward and leveraged both scientific literature as well as his own experience develop a treatment plan. When we had a failed third cycle using ICSI, Dr. Morin was the one who gave us the motivation, confidence, and clinical rationale to try one more time with a different protocol - resulting in a successful embryo transfer. I do not believe we would have had success with another clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Talk through what your goals, expectations and tolerance for treatment is at the first visit - RMA will customize a plan that works best for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
At my request, I wanted to understand all of the data, lab results, clinical studies, and data behind his decisions. He spent a lot of time ensuring that I understood the reasoning behind his treatment decisions so I felt empowered in our choices.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
Third IVF cycle: used ICSI, retrieved 8 eggs, 6 fertilized, and only 1 made it to blast. PGT abnormal (I believe both of these were the flare protocol) Fourth cycle: used omnitrope (for first time), 8 eggs, 6 fertilized, 3 to blast, and 1 normal, which was transferred and resulted in an active current pregnancy
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Strengths: Very accommodating and flexible to my work schedule - a huge bonus to me. Felt personal - front desk staff knew me. Everything in same place - so I got my covid test, blood draw, procedures, check-up all in the same place. Weaknesses- this doesnt even matter in the scheme of things, but parking is tough.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
Insurance covered my IVF cycles. Transfer was about $4200
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
I did not want multiple embryo transfers. We did not discuss.
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2021, 17 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 33
1 Egg Freezing
East Asian
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kort is incredibly caring, knowledgeable and genuine. It meant a lot he would remember little bits of our conversation from previous appointments. I loved that he didn’t push me towards moving forward with any services at our consult and truly wants the best for his patients. He has great bedside manner (so refreshing!) and kindly answered my endless questions. When I had an injection mishap late on a Sunday night, Dr. Kort got back to me right away on next steps through the Spruce app.
Vicki, Paige and the rest of the team at RMA are incredible. They were so patient dealing with my small veins and answering my numerous questions...Make sure you have your prescription and insurance squared away before your cycle starts so you aren’t panicked about meds arriving in time like I was. When my period started earlier than expected, the RMA team didn’t hesitate to quickly take action and make sure I was set....
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
I normally don’t post many reviews, but I felt compelled to review Dr. Kort (the positive reviews aren’t too good to be true!) Dr. Kort feels like a trusted friend with my best interests at heart. He provides concierge-level care and his thoughtful nature soothes any nerves or anxiety you may have. I’m someone who doesn’t do okay with foreign objects in my private area (truly, like I disliked Pap smears so much I *accidentally* went 7 years between them) but Dr. Kort is kind, communicative and compassionate with ultrasounds and all communications. I felt very lucky he did my egg retrieval and I saw him for all but one appointment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Make sure you have your prescription and insurance squared away before your cycle starts so you aren’t panicked about meds arriving in time like I was. When my period started earlier than expected, the RMA team didn’t hesitate to quickly take action and make sure I was set.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort is incredibly caring, knowledgeable and genuine. It meant a lot he would remember little bits of our conversation from previous appointments. I loved that he didn’t push me towards moving forward with any services at our consult and truly wants the best for his patients. He has great bedside manner (so refreshing!) and kindly answered my endless questions. When I had an injection mishap late on a Sunday night, Dr. Kort got back to me right away on next steps through the Spruce app. Another time I thought I was missing a medication, I sent a late message (yet again) and was mortified to find I had it all along. Dr. Kort didn’t skip a beat and was a total champ about it! In my check-ups he identified things I should keep an eye on annually that I never would have known about. I’m so incredibly grateful to Dr. Kort and have recommended him/RMA to countless colleagues and friends!
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
FSH, Menopur, Cetrotide followed by Lupron trigger
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
Vicki, Paige and the rest of the team at RMA are incredible. They were so patient dealing with my small veins and answering my numerous questions (e.g., no you shouldn't do reformer Pilates during cycle). I apparently asked if I could nap longer after my procedure and they graciously rolled with the punches. Who knew RMA was spa-like in so many ways!
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Jena at the front desk and the entire RMA team were so welcoming. They were also very accommodating with my schedule - I was nervous about traveling from the east bay, starting a new job and potentially missing work, but it never was an issue. The appointments were a breeze!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
~$8k but was a (taxable) reimbursement from work
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 31
2 IVF
Tubal Blockage
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.Morin is very smart and welcoming he made me feel very comfortable and confident that I could achieve success with him, from the start to the end I always felt happy with the service he has given me. I like that I got to see him most of my appointments and he was very easy to communicate with he always responded to my questions in a timely manner and made communicating very easy I also felt very relax with him in every visit....
The clinic [RMA of Northern California] is very new and located in a great location in sf near the downtown financial district, easy parking is available...My first cycle cost $15650 for a freeze all with icsi and $4640 for meds and $4500 for the FET and then additional $2-3k for blood works, monitoring and testing and $300 per embryo pgd testing...my second cycle cost was $12520 a 20% discount on the original cost being it was my second round and $3100 for meds
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr.Morin is very smart and welcoming he made me feel very comfortable and confident that I could achieve success with him, from the start to the end I always felt happy with the service he has given me. I like that I got to see him most of my appointments and he was very easy to communicate with he always responded to my questions in a timely manner and made communicating very easy I also felt very relax with him in every visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you like Dr.Morin never made me feel rushed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr.Morin is very warming and carrying from the start to the end he engages in answering questions quickly thru there app spruce as well as in person when i see him and I got to see him most of the time thru out my cycles It was nice to deal with one main doctor through out my cycles vs different nurses and multiple doctors so I always felt like he cared very much about his patients.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
My first cycle we did gonal f centrotide and menopur for a week then I use pregnyl for trigger my retrieval yeild 3 eggs with 2 fertilizing and 1 coming back PGD normal 2nd cycle we did the same thing buy added clomid and I got 11 eggs 7 fertilize and 3 making it to blast with 1 coming back PGD normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Vicki lee )
Vicki is very sweet and also great to work with she responds very fast to any concerns I have and she made communicating very easy.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The clinic is very new and located in a great location in sf near the downtown financial district, easy parking is available and the area as well as the clinic is very safe and beautiful there is 24 he security always there to give u access u to the clinic everything about the clinic is made for convenience to the patient there is nothing I would change about this amazing clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
My first cycle cost $15650 for a freeze all with icsi and $4640 for meds and $4500 for the FET and then additional $2-3k for blood works, monitoring and testing and $300 per embryo pgd testing since I had no insurance I had to pay all charges out of pocket my second cycle cost was $12520 a 20% discount on the original cost being it was my second round and $3100 for meds
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 33
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kaser is incredibly caring and it really felt like he was invested in the process. He would call us directly to talk about important results (development of embryos, pregnancy test results). He was genuinely excited to deliver us good news! He answered all our questions immediately, whether in person or over Spruce [messaging app] or the phone. When I had a bad reaction to certain medications, he was genuinely concerned and reduced the dosage while monitoring my bloodwork...
RMA has been my best experience with a medical care provider in my life. I was in constant communication with my doctor and primary nurse over their messaging app Spruce. All my questions were answered and my concerns addressed. Both the clinics in SF and Silicon Valley are great...We were given step-by-step instructions throughout the process by our primary nurse through Spruce, their messaging app...We were sent videos of how to administer the meds and received an in-person demonstration. Whenever I had questions, they were immediately answered on Spruce....
How was your experience with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kaser is a thorough, caring, and compassionate doctor. He will answer all your questions promptly, no matter what they are. He will deliver important news to you personally. When I had a bad reaction to certain medications, he immediately took action, monitored me, and I felt much better. You can tell he genuinely loves his work from the excitement with which he delivers good news! My husband and I felt like we were his only patients. It was the best experience I've ever had with a doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
I would advise everyone to do their own homework about the process. During the diagnostic appointment, my husband and I were able to ask very detailed questions that Dr. Kaser was happy to answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kaser is incredibly caring and it really felt like he was invested in the process. He would call us directly to talk about important results (development of embryos, pregnancy test results). He was genuinely excited to deliver us good news! He answered all our questions immediately, whether in person or over Spruce or the phone. When I had a bad reaction to certain medications, he was genuinely concerned and reduced the dosage while monitoring my bloodwork. (I've had bad experiences in the past where doctors dismissed my pain, as I'm sure many women have.) He is an amazing doctor and I wish there were more doctors like him!
Describe the protocols Daniel Kaser used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We used the antagonist protocol (most common protocol - Gonal-F and Menopur, followed by Cetrotide and trigger injections). We started in late October and I am now 8+ weeks pregnant as of late January.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Kristen Montesinos)
We were given step-by-step instructions throughout the process by our primary nurse through Spruce, their messaging app. We were given exact dosages and dates to start and end each medication. During the monitoring stage of IVF, we were sent daily updates on bloodwork and any medication changes. We were sent videos of how to administer the meds and received an in-person demonstration. Whenever I had questions, they were immediately answered on Spruce. The egg retrieval was very smooth and I felt well cared-for by the nursing staff. They explained everything to me before the procedure and gave me aftercare instructions after I woke up. When I woke up, I had a heating pad on my stomach, a warm blanket, and a nurse offered me snacks and water. It was my best experience after a surgical procedure.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
RMA has been my best experience with a medical care provider in my life. I was in constant communication with my doctor and primary nurse over their messaging app Spruce. All my questions were answered and my concerns addressed. Both the clinics in SF and Silicon Valley are great. Major procedures were done in SF, while monitoring appointments were done in Silicon Valley. Everyone I dealt with was competent, caring, and compassionate.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California.
The total billed to Progyny insurance was around $33K. Out of this, diagnostics were $2.2K, medications $11.4K, medical services $16.7K, PGS testing $2.7K. Progyny paid for most of it, we only had to pay our out-of-pocket max.
Describe Daniel Kaser's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
eSET would give us the best chance at a healthy baby, so we didn't ask about any other options.
10
Doctor
Daniel Kaser
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $500K+
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
it was never even discussed [with Dr. Daniel Kaser] to transfer more than 1 embryo. I had the choice to choose the gender, or choose "best quality" and we chose the latter...was personable and warm, starting from our very first consultation. Being able to text him at any time with the Spruce app was so nice. He more often than not responded back to me within an hour - always with warmth and friendliness...was a great doctor to guide us through the ups and downs of IVF, and during COVID no less. He explained everything thoroughly and was extremely patient in every conversation, whether it was in the Spruce app, on the phone/video chat, or in person. He's also extremely positive and supportive. He recognized that I was nerding out on all the science and took extra time to ta
The nursing staff [at RMA of Northern California] was warm, competent, organized, and efficient. They were are very supportive...The app they use to communicate with you is stellar. Everything about RMA is an operations miracle. The staff is helpful and warm too, always greeting you with a smile. From the very first phone call, I knew we were in good hands. I called to set up appointments with UCSF Fertility and RMA on the same day. RMA could take us for an in-person consult within the week, and UCSF would have been 8 weeks. I am so thankful we went with RMA.
How was your experience with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kaser was a great doctor to guide us through the ups and downs of IVF, and during COVID no less. He explained everything thoroughly and was extremely patient in every conversation, whether it was in the Spruce app, on the phone/video chat, or in person. He's also extremely positive and supportive. He recognized that I was nerding out on all the science and took extra time to talk through details during ultrasounds. He's everything you'd want in a doctor. I wish he could be my OB! We had our first consult in early February, and at the end of July I'm 8 weeks pregnant. And this is considering a 4-week delay when SIP first started and RMA paused new treatment cycles. Also, I elected to immediately go through a 2nd egg retrieval cycle before results from Cycle 1 had been PGS tested, to be on the safe side that I'd have enough embryos frozen for transfer now and in the future. Fairly quick turn of events all in all! Very happy with RMA and Dr. Kaser.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
I would do your homework before going in for your first consultation. He can talk fairly quickly so it's helpful if you already know the IVF lingo and acronyms. Also, since RMA does give you any written documents, take notes in your talks with him and take photos if he whiteboards the "math" of egg retrieval.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kaser was personable and warm, starting from our very first consultation. Being able to text him at any time with the Spruce app was so nice. He more often than not responded back to me within an hour - always with warmth and friendliness.
Describe the protocols Daniel Kaser used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
Cycle 1: Gonal and Menopur for 8 days, Cetrotide for 5, Lupron, Novarel Cycle 2: Gonal and Menopur for 9 days, Cetrotide for 4, Clomid pill for 5 days, Lupron, Novarel Cycle 1 left me with 11 eggs, 9 mature, 7 fertilized, 4 frozen, 3 normal (2 4BB, 1 4CC) -- all 6 day blastocysts Cycle 2 left me with 19 eggs, 15 mature, 15 fertilized, 9 frozen, 4 normal (2 4AA, 4AB, 5CB) -- all 6 day blastocysts
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nursing staff was warm, competent, organized, and efficient. They were are very supportive.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The clinic was top-notch in every way. The doctors are world-class. Nurses are awesome. Office was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The app they use to communicate with you is stellar. Everything about RMA is an operations miracle. The staff is helpful and warm too, always greeting you with a smile. From the very first phone call, I knew we were in good hands. I called to set up appointments with UCSF Fertility and RMA on the same day. RMA could take us for an in-person consult within the week, and UCSF would have been 8 weeks. I am so thankful we went with RMA.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California.
Egg retrieval - about $16000 for each Fertility meds for egg retrieval #1: $12000 Fertility meds for egg retrieval #2: $6000 (because some meds left over from #1) Frozen transfer: $4600 Luckily I have Progyny as a benefit through work, so almost all of it was paid for between them and regular insurance. Insurance paid for some things, like some of the bloodwork, genetic screening, Endometrin, etc. Progyny pays for the rest. I think I paid one or two small co-pays too. With Progyny I was eligible for 8 "smart cycle segments" or the equivalent of 2 rounds of IVF, plus $15000 toward fertility meds. I ended up using 7 smart cycle segments. The smart cycles only refer to the medical procedures (i.e. egg retrieval, frozen transfer). I did have to pay out of pocket for some of the meds. But...thankfully with Carrot, my husband's fertility benefit, we can expense up to $10000 per year, and this includes out of pocket expenses. So we are VERY VERY lucky that we didn't have to pay for any of it.
Describe Daniel Kaser's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
it was never even discussed to transfer more than 1 embryo. I had the choice to choose the gender, or choose "best quality" and we chose the latter.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Northern California?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of Northern California.
There was one instance where a new prescription didn't get called in along with the others. I had missed that Dr. Kaser didn't call this prescription in, so it was my mistake as well. Luckily, it was a prescription I could get at Walgreens so I picked it up late night. All went fine in the end.
10
Doctor
Daniel Kaser
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.Morin is a really good communicator. I asked him millions of questions and he always answers my questions in an easy to understand yet not over simplified way. He's also very honest about the success rate and all other numbers. My numbers matched pretty close to what he disclosed at the consultation...Most of the communication was actually done directly with Dr.Morin...Antagonist protocol: 150 GonalF + 150 Menopur day 3 - day 10; Cetrotide day 8 - day 10; double lupron trigger on 36 and 24 hours before retrieval. Retrieval was on cycle day 12. Result: 32 follicles, 19 mature eggs, 14 fertilized, 7 blastocysts being biopsied and sent for PGS testing and all were PGS normal.
Both offices [RMA of Northern California] are very high end and chic. Billing was a bit confusing in the beginning and I wished RMA can provide a financial consultation to go over all options and estimations. I hope the office can run a little more organized on this front. Nurses were super nice. After I told them I wanted to pay for my meds OOP they offered to call multiple pharmacies for me, so I was able to compare prices and get the best price. I am a very inquisitive patient and did a lot of research before choosing this clinic, and my overall experience with RMA norcal definitely met my expectation (and I had very high expectation as well).
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr.Morin is a really good communicator. I asked him millions of questions and he always answers my questions in an easy to understand yet not over simplified way. He's also very honest about the success rate and all other numbers. My numbers matched pretty close to what he disclosed at the consultation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Ask many questions, like why he chose such protocol, why use such trigger etc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr Morin replies to messages on Spruce in a timely manner. He explains every detail when I was confused or have concerns about the treatment plan.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol: 150 GonalF + 150 Menopur day 3 - day 10; Cetrotide day 8 - day 10; double lupron trigger on 36 and 24 hours before retrieval. Retrieval was on cycle day 12. Result: 32 follicles, 19 mature eggs, 14 fertilized, 7 blastocysts being biopsied and sent for PGS testing and all were PGS normal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
Most of the communication was actually done directly with Dr.Morin. All nurses were friendly and nice. I really liked Sarah from the PA office and Paige at the operating room.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Dr.Morin, Dr.Kort and Dr.Kaser are all superb REs. They have excellent bedside manner. Dr.Kaser was the one doing my egg retrieval and I literally felt nothing afterwards (I retrieved 32 eggs!). The IUI was done by Dr.Kaser as well and that was like a breeze, totally different from the scary IUI experience l I had with my OB... Like others said, the SF office is like a spa. Both offices are very high end and chic. Billing was a bit confusing in the beginning and I wished RMA can provide a financial consultation to go over all options and estimations. I hope the office can run a little more organized on this front. Nurses were super nice. After I told them I wanted to pay for my meds OOP they offered to call multiple pharmacies for me, so I was able to compare prices and get the best price. I am a very inquisitive patient and did a lot of research before choosing this clinic, and my overall experience with RMA norcal definitely met my expectation (and I had very high expectation as well).
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
It was very busy when I did my egg retrieval monitorings before the COVID 19 situation. Monitoring appointments are usually only 5-10 minutes when the on duty doctor count the follicles, measure ovaries and uterus etc. plus additional 1 minute doing blood draw. I usually come in and out within 45 mins during busy hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
My treatments were covered by the insurance. They have good contract price with my insurance provider.
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Dr.Morin highly recommend eSET.
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
9
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
1 IVF
Other
European
Income $200K - $499K
Investment Banker
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Johnathan Kort] was always available to answer questions. We used an app and if I wrote at night I wouldn't expect a reply until the next morning but he usually replied right away. He has a very calm bedside manner as well. We felt very comfortable with him and his colleagues throughout the process...Dr. Kort uses single embryo transfer which I appreciate given the risks of multiples.
[RMA of Northern California] clinic is very new, opened a few years ago. It is clean, modern, looks presentable. I appreciated the little things, like having a calming screensaver in the exam room and the nurses turning down the lights during ultrasound...The nurses were wonderful. Very caring. Asking questions about how I was feeling etc...About 18k for the IVF procedure
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort has a wonderful bedside manner. I wish he had been the one to perform all of the ultrasounds and the egg retrieval but his communication and assurance were so helpful throughout the entire process. We are considering round 2 of IVF but Covid is going on and we worry that this could be a risky time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Ask any and all questions. Don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Kort if something is weighing on you and you are worried to ask.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
He was always available to answer questions. We used an app and if I wrote at night I wouldn't expect a reply until the next morning but he usually replied right away. He has a very calm bedside manner as well. We felt very comfortable with him and his colleagues throughout the process.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
IVF round 1: we used a protocol of daily injections of low dose HCG, Follistim.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nurses were wonderful. Very caring. Asking questions about how I was feeling etc.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The clinic is very new, opened a few years ago. It is clean, modern, looks presentable. I appreciated the little things, like having a calming screensaver in the exam room and the nurses turning down the lights during ultrasound.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
There was one weekend where there was an extremely long wait for monitoring but this was due to a one off event where their other location was closed. Most of the time I never waited more than 5-10 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
About 18k for the IVF procedure. Another 5k for the drugs (paid to the separate pharmacy). Another $1k for anesthesia during egg retrieval. I have no fertility benefit insurance so all was out of pocket. Which is a major factor while we consider whether we should continue to round 2.
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Dr. Kort uses single embryo transfer which I appreciate given the risks of multiples.
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Northern California?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of Northern California.
We had a miscommunication while scheduling the initial consultation but they promptly corrected it and I was seen quickly
9
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32
1 Fertility Medications
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
East Asian
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Morin] is very responsive and caring. He is honest about our situation but also open to trying different avenues if we aren't ready to jump right into IVF, even though that is the standard for our situation...He also makes recommendations but is willing an open to listening to my own concerns and even encouraging me to try my own path first. He lets you know that no matter what there are still other options if our own plan doesn't yield the results we want.
This is a great clinic. I found it to be modern and clean. The location is ideal for me due to my work location. They [RMA of Northern California] have a separate surgery area on the same floor with it's own waiting room which is good because you can more private conversations with your partner...The compassion is visible and they treat you with so much love. You can feel that they [nurses] are rooting for you and that is priceless.
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
He is very responsive and caring. He is honest about our situation but also open to trying different avenues if we aren't ready to jump right into IVF, even though that is the standard for our situation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Ask questions and don't be afraid to let him know if his recommendation doesn't match what you planned. He is open to the conversation and can let you know if your plan makes sense or is at least not going to hurt you in the end.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
They provide an app where you can chat with them at anytime and the chat actually goes to your doctor! I feel like I can reach out at anytime with any questions, small or large. He also makes recommendations but is willing an open to listening to my own concerns and even encouraging me to try my own path first. He lets you know that no matter what there are still other options if our own plan doesn't yield the results we want. Overall he is very caring and open to providing support for our own path.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We started with the consultation and since we had been trying for year he recommended the first set of tests: -Hormones/genetics - normal -Vaginal analysis (endometrium thickness) - normal -HSG - one blocked tube -Sperm analysis - normal He recommended the HSG to see my tubes and uterus structure. They found that I had one blocked tube and found two small polyps. Due to the HSG he recommended an Clomid+IUI or IVF. For us it was important to try and do this as naturally as possible so we opted to try two rounds of Clomid and timed sex. If that didn't work we agreed to move into Clomid+IUI for 2-3 tries and then we would consider IVF. He was ok with that. He mentioned due to my age we had time to follow this path. If anything changed he would let me know. Following the plan and diagnosis we scheduled a procedure to remove the polyps. After that process we moved to Clomid and timed sex. I mentioned to him that Clomid was making me feel ill and he recommended trying Letrozole for the next round. We are currently waiting to see if Clomid worked :)
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California.
They are ALL so kind and friendly. The compassion is visible and they treat you with so much love. You can feel that they are rooting for you and that is priceless.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
This is a great clinic. I found it to be modern and clean. The location is ideal for me due to my work location. They have a separate surgery area on the same floor with it's own waiting room which is good because you can more private conversations with your partner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
I handled this through my insurance so I haven't been tracking it. The cost to me has been very low due to my coverage.
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
NA
What specific things went wrong at RMA of Northern California?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at RMA of Northern California.
They followed up with everything but didn't follow up with the sperm sample being normal. I think it might have happened because it was normal and there were no issues and we were already moving forward. I did have to ask specifically about those results. Otherwise no issues.
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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Billing Department
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2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 43
3 IVF
3 Embryo Freezing
Poor Egg Quality
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Kaser wants with all his heart to give you a baby. He is straight forward with his opinion but does so in the kindest, gentlest manner. He is open to listening to ideas I had about new protocols and fully explored all possibilities with me. He responds to messages on "Spruce" (the app the clinic uses to communicate) quickly. I think delivery bad news is as hard for him to deliver as it is to hear, you can truly hear the emotion in his voice. He's positive about outcomes but not misleading.
They require ICSI for PGS testing [at RMA Northern California]. $12k total, including ICSI, biopsy, freeze...Everyone at RMA is kind, friendly and upbeat. I did NOT feel like a number just passing through. I truly felt like each and every person I came in contact with cared about how I was doing that day...One nurse who was covering came over and personally introduced herself the day of my retrieval. Overall, everyone bends over backwards to make sure you are ok during all of this.
How was your experience with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kaser wants with all his heart to give you a baby. He is straight forward with his opinion but does so in the kindest, gentlest manner. He is open to listening to ideas I had about new protocols and fully explored all possibilities with me. He responds to messages on "Spruce" (the app the clinic uses to communicate) quickly. I think delivery bad news is as hard for him to deliver as it is to hear, you can truly hear the emotion in his voice. He's positive about outcomes but not misleading.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Don't be afraid to take up his time, he truly cares. I know I often felt rushed with other doctors. Dr. K WANTS to spend as much time as possible with you, explaining all the risks, benefits, possibilities, etc.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Everyone at RMA is kind, friendly and upbeat. I did NOT feel like a number just passing through. I truly felt like each and every person I came in contact with cared about how I was doing that day.
Describe the protocols Daniel Kaser used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
300 ui GonalF 150 Menopur added Omnitrope for egg quality on day 4, then every other day Cetrotide on day 5 of stims HCG and Luprolide trigger
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Katherine)
Very communicative, and had a lot of compassion when Aetna was giving me a ton of trouble with refills I needed to extend my stimulation cycle. One nurse who was covering came over and personally introduced herself the day of my retrieval. Overall, everyone bends over backwards to make sure you are ok during all of this.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
It can get crowded on weekend monitoring - they have drop in hours. Show up early and you won't have a problem or bring stuff with you to keep yourself occupied while you wait. (Although now in the time of COVID, they have appointment times every 15 mins.)
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
Before COVID, it was drop in hours for monitoring. Show up early and it wasn't a problem. The weekend could be a very long wait, up to an hour. It didn't bother me because the rest of the clinic was so friendly and kind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California.
They require ICSI for PGS testing. $12k total, including ICSI, biopsy, freeze.
Describe Daniel Kaser's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
RMA will only transfer 1 embryo at a time. I believe there are exceptions, but they have a fairly firm policy.
10
Doctor
Daniel Kaser
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 37
2 IVF
PCOS
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Morin highly recommended a single embryo transfer. He explained the likelyhood of having a multiple birth with a multiple embryo transfer the complications that comes with it. But ultimately the decision was up to couple and he respected our decision of transfering more that one embryo...[he]was very empathetic and patient. He took his time thoroughly explaining the whole process and answering all our questions during the consultation
They [RMA of Northern California] had state of the art equipment, and seemed very up-to-date on their techniques. During the embryo transfer there was a screen on the wall showing us the thawed embryos as they were being prepped and pulled up by the embryologist ready for transfer. It was pretty cool to watch...$15,000 for IVF with ICSI $650 for anesthesia $2000 for PGS testing (outside vendor) $4000 for frozen embryo transfer $750 post positive pregnancy test lab draw and ultrasound
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
The staff is very warm, welcoming and very accommodating; I start work at 7am in the morning (as do they) but they would open at 6:30 to see me so I could get to work on time. The office uses the Spruce app to communicate with patient and anytime I had a question, I would get a response within a couple of hours. Even with the COVID-19 outbreak, they remained organized and continued to see patients that were in the middle of their treatment. The only aspect of my treatment that I would want differently is a tentative timeline of when and how long I would be taking the different medications. It's nice to be able to look ahead and see the light at the end of the medication tunnel.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Morin was very empathetic and patient. He took his time thoroughly explaining the whole process and answering all our questions during the consultation. We told him we wanted to wait a few months before starting a cycle, he respected our decision and followed up with us a few months later.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and because of that Dr. Morin wanted to put me on an antagonist cycle. He chose this cycle to avoid OHSS. This method yielded 8 embryos, where as my last cycle, with a different doctor, only yielded 4 embryos.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The clinic was very modern, clean and organized. They had state of the art equipment, and seemed very up-to-date on their techniques. During the embryo transfer there was a screen on the wall showing us the thawed embryos as they were being prepped and pulled up by the embryologist ready for transfer. It was pretty cool to watch.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
$15,000 for IVF with ICSI $650 for anesthesia $2000 for PGS testing (outside vendor) $4000 for frozen embryo transfer $750 post positive pregnancy test lab draw and ultrasound
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Dr. Morin highly recommended a single embryo transfer. He explained the likelyhood of having a multiple birth with a multiple embryo transfer the complications that comes with it. But ultimately the decision was up to couple and he respected our decision of transfering more that one embryo.
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 32 - 33
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Kort had a great balance of being friendly and warm while also remaining professional and reassuring. He was incredibly easy to communicate with, and was able to provide the exact level of detail we needed, tailoring his plan to our schedule and lifestyle. We were dealing with an extremely tight timeline due to COVID-19 threatening to shit down cycles, and I felt like he was able to ensure a safe environment while maintaining a sense of urgency and care. My expectations were managed well, and I feel like we got the best care possible.
RMA is incredibly convenient if you live or work in both Silicon Valley or San Francisco. There is ample parking, the office is new, clean and very high end. It almost felt like going to the spa! The one drawback is they can get pretty busy and sometimes the waiting room is packed during peak hours....The nursing staff became like family. They are incredibly welcoming and warm, and very organized. Usually I was in and out of appointments in less than 15 minutes.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort had a great balance of being friendly and warm while also remaining professional and reassuring. He was incredibly easy to communicate with, and was able to provide the exact level of detail we needed, tailoring his plan to our schedule and lifestyle. We were dealing with an extremely tight timeline due to COVID-19 threatening to shit down cycles, and I felt like he was able to ensure a safe environment while maintaining a sense of urgency and care. My expectations were managed well, and I feel like we got the best care possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Come with lots of questions and don't be afraid to ask them! If you're someone who wants every little detail spelled out, I say go for it. I'm the type of person that want's just enough information to make well informed decisions but can get overwhelmed with stats and figures so most of the time end up going with the flow. I find that Dr. Kort can read people well and tailor his approach to your comfort level.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort made sure to explain what was happening in a way that was easy to understand without being patronizing or dismissive.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
I was under a standard stim protocol including subcutaneous injections of Menopur, FSH, and Centrotide.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nursing staff became like family. They are incredibly welcoming and warm, and very organized. Usually I was in and out of appointments in less than 15 minutes.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
RMA is incredibly convenient if you live or work in both Silicon Valley or San Francisco. There is ample parking, the office is new, clean and very high end. It almost felt like going to the spa! The one drawback is they can get pretty busy and sometimes the waiting room is packed during peak hours.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
RMA was extremely busy when I was doing monitoring, but it always felt like the staff was well organized and I never waiting more than 5-10 minutes for an appointment. The monitoring window was perfect timing fo me to stop by before going into my office.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

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2020, 6 Eggs Frozen
9
9
Age 38
1 Egg Freezing
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
In terms of patient experience and bedside manner, Dr Kaser was great - I would highly recommend him on those points. This might not have been his fault but it was extremely disappointing for me to retrieve only half of my follicles. In my scan, I had around 20 but only half of them were mature - I'm not sure if medication would have changed the numbers. But now I've only frozen 6...I was given the protocol that's given to 85% of patients my age - follistim and Menopur at night, and 3 days into the treatment, ganirelix in the morning. I had 3 days of birth control, then 2-3 days off (b/c the pharmacy didn't deliver my fertility drugs on time). I injected Lupron as my trigger shot. I had 8 days of injections and retrieved on 10th day. In the scans, I can see about 19 follicles - but in the end, only 9 were mature. I know 2-3 were too big and the rest were too small. I wish I had retrieved about 12.
Strengths [at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Northern California]- always available via app. I really liked that. My insurance was a pain to deal with and they were really kind throughout. They put me on a holding pattern which allowed me to go into my cycle as soon as insurance was cleared...Weakness - not sure if this is the fault of the clinic but it's very expensive. There is no discount for multiple cycles. They charged for scans and bloodwork separately which should be included as part of the treatment plan.
How was your experience with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
In terms of patient experience and bedside manner, Dr Kaser was great - I would highly recommend him on those points. This might not have been his fault but it was extremely disappointing for me to retrieve only half of my follicles. In my scan, I had around 20 but only half of them were mature - I'm not sure if medication would have changed the numbers. But now I've only frozen 6 and if you do the math from that to a live birth, the odds aren't good.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
I would ask about specific protocols and whether he would change (increase or decrease, or change altogether) meds mid-treatment. I wondered if that would have either matured more follicles or released more viable eggs for me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California?
Dr Kaser was caring and patient. He explained everything and answered all of my questions. He was responsive over the app whenever I had questions or concerns. For the daily scans, I saw other doctors too in the clinic, they were equally kind and caring during a stressful and sensitive time.
Describe the protocols Daniel Kaser used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
I was given the protocol that's given to 85% of patients my age - follistim and Menopur at night, and 3 days into the treatment, ganirelix in the morning. I had 3 days of birth control, then 2-3 days off (b/c the pharmacy didn't deliver my fertility drugs on time). I injected Lupron as my trigger shot. I had 8 days of injections and retrieved on 10th day. In the scans, I can see about 19 follicles - but in the end, only 9 were mature. I know 2-3 were too big and the rest were too small. I wish I had retrieved about 12.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nurses were great - they gave me a last-minute injection prep b/c I couldn't make the regular class (due to my cycle start time). They gave really detailed instructions on injections, dosage etc, including sharing videos. They were compassionate, kind and very professional - didn't mind all the questions I had. I would recommend them. All of them had good personalities - made you feel at ease, made me laugh.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Strengths - always available via app. I really liked that. My insurance was a pain to deal with and they were really kind throughout. They put me on a holding pattern which allowed me to go into my cycle as soon as insurance was cleared. I had started during COVID lock-down so I was able to finish my cycle instead of waiting for the pandemic to pass. Weakness - not sure if this is the fault of the clinic but it's very expensive. There is no discount for multiple cycles. They charged for scans and bloodwork separately which should be included as part of the treatment plan.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
It was efficient. I hardly waited but I was given a specific time during the monitoring window, so it was more like an appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Kaser at RMA of Northern California.
My employer provided partial coverage. For the service, it was around $4500 out of pocket and for medication, $1814.
Describe Daniel Kaser's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
NA
9
Doctor
Daniel Kaser
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kort took time to understand our circumstances and explain next steps in a way that we understood. He helps and works with people so you don’t feel like a number...He has a unique ability and willingness to do real analysis which was so important to us. He remembered and referenced my history and made me feel safe and supported. Dr. Kort's attention to detail is next level. He's an incredibly gifted doctor - smart, patient, thoughtful and responsive...We had an egg retrieval, 2 saline sonohysterograms, hysteroscopy and a frozen embryo transfer. Dr. Kort used the least invasive techniques possible and the results were better, everything was more effective. The procedures and protocols were night and day compared to my previous clinic. He reviewed my medical records in detail and referenced them frequently which was important to us.
We had an egg retrieval, 2 saline sonohysterograms, hysteroscopy and a frozen embryo transfer [at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Northern California]...The nursing staff is smart, kind, efficient and able to answer my questions. They are timely and organized...Monitoring appointments are easy and efficient. The hours are between 7am-9am so folks can get to/from work with minimal distraction. They make it seamless so patients are in and out. Results and next steps are communicated back to patients quickly and clearly.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Dr. Kort. He has a unique ability and willingness to do real analysis which was so important to us. He remembered and referenced my history and made me feel safe and supported. Dr. Kort's attention to detail is next level. He's an incredibly gifted doctor - smart, patient, thoughtful and responsive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
You're in really good hands and can trust RMA's process. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. Dr. Kort and the entire team are helpful and responsive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
When my husband and I relocated to the Bay Area I was anxious about finding a new fertility clinic and restarting our journey in a new city. During this time, Dr. Kort took time to understand our circumstances and explain next steps in a way that we understood. He helps and works with people so you don’t feel like a number.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We had an egg retrieval, 2 saline sonohysterograms, hysteroscopy and a frozen embryo transfer. Dr. Kort used the least invasive techniques possible and the results were better, everything was more effective. The procedures and protocols were night and day compared to my previous clinic. He reviewed my medical records in detail and referenced them frequently which was important to us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nursing staff is smart, kind, efficient and able to answer my questions. They are timely and organized. I loved working with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California!
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The experience with Dr. Kort and the entire RMA staff made what is a daunting, challenging and stressful time in someone's life so much easier. A few highlights: 1. Their thoroughness and attention to detail is next level 2. They have 24/7 communication channels available to patients and they’re extremely responsive and thoughtful. 3. The pharmacy service they use makes everything easier. 4. Everyone works together: there are two other doctors at the clinic, both Dr. Morin and Dr. Kaser are as wonderful and detail oriented as Dr. Kort. 5. The facilities are well kept and made me feel calm.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
Monitoring appointments are easy and efficient. The hours are between 7am-9am so folks can get to/from work with minimal distraction. They make it seamless so patients are in and out. Results and next steps are communicated back to patients quickly and clearly.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 40
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Jonathan Kort] recommends single embryo transfer and outlines the reasons why...Kind, compassionate, dedicated, patient, smart, good listener and the list goes on. He took the time to get to know us during our first visit and anytime we met with him or had a call he never rushed us through the conversation and took the time to answer questions. When we didn't have success on our first our second round of IVF I could tell he felt just as disappointed as we were, but was so encouraging that he felt confident we would have success which kept our optimism high.
the entire staff of nurses and front desk [at RMA of Northern California] were amazing throughout the entire process. I always felt like we were the only patient they were treating and have never had such easy access to any doctor I have seen to ask questions through their Spruce app. I was amazed how quickly they would respond to questions or concerns. The staff is incredibly kind and took the time to get to know us during our treatment. I will actually miss seeing all of them!
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr Kort is the gold standard for the type of doctor that every patient deserves to have for medical treatment. Kind, compassionate, dedicated, patient, smart, good listener and the list goes on. He took the time to get to know us during our first visit and anytime we met with him or had a call he never rushed us through the conversation and took the time to answer questions. When we didn't have success on our first our second round of IVF I could tell he felt just as disappointed as we were, but was so encouraging that he felt confident we would have success which kept our optimism high. As we headed into our third round he followed up with links to recent research on a new technique we were trying for our third round of IVF where we ended up with a transferable embryo. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a doctor(s) like Dr Kort (and Morin)!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr Kort is the best! You are in great hands with a doctor who is truly invested in your success and cares about you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort (primary doctor), Dr. Morin and the entire staff of nurses and front desk were amazing throughout the entire process. I always felt like we were the only patient they were treating and have never had such easy access to any doctor I have seen to ask questions through their Spruce app. I was amazed how quickly they would respond to questions or concerns. The staff is incredibly kind and took the time to get to know us during our treatment. I will actually miss seeing all of them!
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We tried a different protocol for each IVF round based on the results from the previous rounds. The first round we used Gonal, Menopur and Ganirelix and retrieved 11 eggs, 10 mature and 1 made it to blastocyst for genetic testing. The second round we switched to Lupron (morning and evening), Menopur, Gonal with Omnitrope (human growth hormone). We retrieved 15 eggs, 11 mature, 4 made it to blastocyst with all coming back with genetic abnormalities. Our third round we followed a similar protocol to the second round except reduced the dosage of Gonal and we tried a different technique with sperm where we used a second sample an hour after the first sample during the day of my retrieval. We ended up with 15 eggs retrieved, 10 mature and 2 made it to blastocyst. One came back genetically normal which we transferred.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Luciana)
Like the doctors at RMA Northern California Luciana and the entire nursing staff is wonderful and kind. They care about your success and are always available for questions. Halle and Zoey make blood draws easy and painless and I have loved getting to know them. I felt like everyone knew my name and was truly invested in my success and was cheering me on!
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
RMA Northern California paid attention to every detail when setting up this clinic. From the best doctors, nurses and staff to a convenient location, great operating hours (7 AM-8:30 AM blood draws/ultrasounds-making it easy to get to work), modern equipment, comforting exam rooms, warm snuggly socks for your retrieval procedures, it doesn't feel like a typical doctors office.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
I rarely had to wait more than 15 minutes for my bloodwork and ultrasound. They have an efficient system in place for monitoring appointments which meant I could always get to work in a timely manner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
My insurance covered most of my costs after we met our out-of pocket max including medications. We paid for genetic testing ($1750) for all the embryos we retrieved.
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Dr Kort recommends single embryo transfer and outlines the reasons why.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

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2019, 23 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 28
1 Egg Freezing
PCOS
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I have PCOS. As such Dr.Kort made sure I was put on the Lupron trigger protocol to mitigate OHSS risk, and lower dosages of hormones. My estrogen did shoot up on day 3, so we lowered dosage accordingly...made sure to follow up with me personally if he sensed I was uncomfortable with something...was a very knowledgeable doctor. He was able to address all my more obscure questions including ovarian tissue freezing, and actually had experience performing such procedure during his time at Stanford. I definitely came out feeling confident in his breath of knowledge, and recency of knowledge, and I cannot say the same for all doctors. Both doctors at RMA also are fairly experienced with the actual retrival procedure, having done over 1000 egg retrievals over time. I felt very confident in Dr.Kort's ability as a doctor.
The nursing staff at RMA was great. Communication was very easy and real time thorugh the Spruce app. Blood draws were always painless and fast...[monitoring] was very convenient. There were monitoring hours but generally it's quite well batched and never too busy such that you have to wait a long time. You can sit comfortably in the waiting room...Strength - service, communication, organization, location, staff. Doctor knowledge and experience. There's not a whole lot of drawbacks. Appointments were easy to schedule and accomodated your own busy schedule. I was always able to pop in before work, and wait time was no more than 15 mins. Weakness - not much. Perhaps if anything, it is located in an liquifaction zone. But you can always move your eggs/embryos to be stored elsewhere.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr.Kort was a very knowledgeable doctor. He was able to address all my more obscure questions including ovarian tissue freezing, and actually had experience performing such procedure during his time at Stanford. I definitely came out feeling confident in his breath of knowledge, and recency of knowledge, and I cannot say the same for all doctors. Both doctors at RMA also are fairly experienced with the actual retrival procedure, having done over 1000 egg retrievals over time. I felt very confident in Dr.Kort's ability as a doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Overall, a great doctor in all aspects - knowledge, communication, and experience.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr.Kort made sure to follow up with me personally if he sensed I was uncomfortable with something.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
I have PCOS. As such Dr.Kort made sure I was put on the Lupron trigger protocol to mitigate OHSS risk, and lower dosages of hormones. My estrogen did shoot up on day 3, so we lowered dosage accordingly. My complete protocol: day 1 to 3: 1 vial menopur, 225 Gonal F day 4 to 8, 1 vial menopur, 200 Gonal F day 6 to 8, 1 vial menopur, 200 Gonal F, 1 cetrotide Day 9 and 10, 40 Lupron trigger
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at RMA of Northern California.
The nursing staff at RMA was great. Communication was very easy and real time thorugh the Spruce app. Blood draws were always painless and fast.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Strength - service, communication, organization, location, staff. Doctor knowledge and experience. There's not a whole lot of drawbacks. Appointments were easy to schedule and accomodated your own busy schedule. I was always able to pop in before work, and wait time was no more than 15 mins. Weakness - not much. Perhaps if anything, it is located in an liquifaction zone. But you can always move your eggs/embryos to be stored elsewhere.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
It was very convenient. There were monitoring hours but generally it's quite well batched and never too busy such that you have to wait a long time. You can sit comfortably in the waiting room.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
covered under insurance. Unclear what the amount is.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 37
3 IUI
3 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Morin spent a great deal of time explaining everything, answering my questions and concerns and even researching and reading studies that may apply to my situation. He knew every detail about my case when we spoke and I felt like he was really invested in my success and wellbeing. ... Dr. Morin also closely looked at my past results and adjusted the time of trigger to be earlier - as soon as progesterone started to rise and that cycle resulted in normal embryos!
I really appreciated their [RMA of Northern California] use of the Spruce app for communication. Every question was answered very quickly and I used it to ask questions, schedule appointments and receiving results and instructions. Every staff member was always friendly and kind and I never felt rushed or like I was a bother. ... Luciana and Katherine were my coordinators. They provided all the info I needed for medication ordering, pre procedure prep and post procedure care and answered questions quickly.
How was your experience with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Morin spent a great deal of time explaining everything, answering my questions and concerns and even researching and reading studies that may apply to my situation. He knew every detail about my case when we spoke and I felt like he was really invested in my success and wellbeing. He's extremely knowledgeable and well read on the latest studies and methods and equally as compassionate and kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Ask questions. Educate yourself about the process so you can work as a team to tackle your specific issues. I really felt that studying alot myself allowed me to have deeper discussions about studies, techniques, protocol etc... and get the most out of my time with Dr. Morin. He was very willing to hear me out, answer questions and debate different options with me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California?
Every person we encountered at RMA was excellent at their job but they are also all so warm and kind. I never felt rushed, my questions were always answered in a timely manner and I was always greeted with a smile by name.
Describe the protocols Scott Morin used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
I did three egg retrieval cycles. The first two were antagonist (Follistim, low dose HCG, Cetrotide) and we got a good number of eggs but 0 normal embryos after PGS testing. After much research and discussion we decided to try a third cycle and changed to Lupron Flare. (Lupron, Follistim, Menopur) and added hgh (omnitrope). Dr. Morin also closely looked at my past results and adjusted the time of trigger to be earlier - as soon as progesterone started to rise and that cycle resulted in normal embryos!
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Luciana & Katherine)
Luciana and Katherine were my coordinators. They provided all the info I needed for medication ordering, pre procedure prep and post procedure care and answered questions quickly.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
RMA is conveniently located in the financial district near the Embarcadero BART station. The office is new and beautiful. I really appreciated their use of the Spruce app for communication. Every question was answered very quickly and I used it to ask questions, schedule appointments and receiving results and instructions. Every staff member was always friendly and kind and I never felt rushed or like I was a bother.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
It was very efficient. I never waited more than 30 minutes but most of the time it was very fast.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Scott Morin at RMA of Northern California.
Costs were in line with other top clinics in the area.
Describe Scott Morin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Strong preference for single embryo transfer
10
Doctor
Scott Morin
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 32
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
We used an agonist protocol, utlizing menopur and Gonal F, followed by Cetrotide [with Dr. Jonathan Kort]. This resulted in an easy egg retrieval of 31 (!) eggs, 25 of which were mature, 21 fertilized and 9 made it to blast stage for freeze...deeply cared about my personal story, things I'd gone through before I met him and assured me that he'd take good care of me - and did!...He is able to take a joke (super important to me) and knew when to be serious as well. His only opportunity to improve is that during my HSG I felt he was almost TOO candid and then walked it back and 'wanted to double check' with his partner what I think he knew all along, that my remaining tube was blocked. Sometimes I wished that he would wait to be sure to communicate something with me but overall I appreciated his openness.
I appreciated that Dr. Kort and Dr. Morin at RMANorcal always start with eSET, which seemed like the right thing for me...The operating hours (blood draws and ultrasounds from 7:30-8:30a) and ease of getting to RMA Norcal were AMAZING. I could get in and out super easily well before any am meetings. Parking can be a bit tricky in the area but there are a few garages nearby. The clinic is brand spanking new and is state of the art. The rooms are outfitted with tv's and the whole place feels really high end.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort's strengths include his candid and caring nature. He is able to take a joke (super important to me) and knew when to be serious as well. His only opportunity to improve is that during my HSG I felt he was almost TOO candid and then walked it back and 'wanted to double check' with his partner what I think he knew all along, that my remaining tube was blocked. Sometimes I wished that he would wait to be sure to communicate something with me but overall I appreciated his openness.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Be ready to hear everything and anything in an honest and caring fashion. Expect quick responses and clarity of options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort deeply cared about my personal story, things I'd gone through before I met him and assured me that he'd take good care of me - and did!
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
We used an agonist protocol, utlizing menopur and Gonal F, followed by Cetrotide. This resulted in an easy egg retrieval of 31 (!) eggs, 25 of which were mature, 21 fertilized and 9 made it to blast stage for freeze.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Luciana )
Luciana and the rest of the staff at RMA Norcal (Special shout out to Halle!!) are amazing. From being greeted at the front desk, to blood draws and Ultrasounds, I was always treated with the utmost respect and care. Everyone knew my name and seemed to be invested in my success. I love them.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The operating hours (blood draws and ultrasounds from 7:30-8:30a) and ease of getting to RMA Norcal were AMAZING. I could get in and out super easily well before any am meetings. Parking can be a bit tricky in the area but there are a few garages nearby. The clinic is brand spanking new and is state of the art. The rooms are outfitted with tv's and the whole place feels really high end.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of Northern California.
Very little wait times with easy to get to early morning monitoring hours. I was typically in and out in less than 30 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
Egg retrieval was about $12k, and FET was about $4k.
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
I appreciated that Dr. Kort and Dr. Morin at RMANorcal always start with eSET, which seemed like the right thing for me.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

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2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 40 - 41
IVF
Donor Eggs
European
Latinx
Income $500K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Jonathan Kort] was very patient, showed extreme care, and found the right solutions to our many problems along the way...Here are some treatment strategies and protocols he used: - Complete genetic screening of egg donor and father - Estrogen patches and extra medication for mother's lining development - Surgery to remove polyp - ERA test to detect lining receptiveness - Multiple screenings...
The nursing staff at RMA is excellent across the board. We felt extremely well supported the entire time...They cared for us like nobody else. They were always available, in constant contact, and very attentive to our situation and needs. Their care is extremely customized to the patient’s situation and you feel like you are their top priority all the time. They quickly became part of our extended family, which is very important given how sensitive fertility problems can be.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Our experience as Dr. Kort’s patients couldn’t have been better. We met with multiple doctors in our journey to get pregnant and he was by far the most dedicated, compassionate, and competent. Our case was complicated and involved many processes, situations, and procedures: egg donation, genetic incompatibility, polyp removal, lining under-development, pre-receptiveness. He was very patient, showed extreme care, and found the right solutions to our many problems along the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
He is the best and will take great care of you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort and his staff were always extremely empathetic and treated us with great warm and care. He was always available to discuss our situation and took us step by step through this complicated process. We had a direct line with him and he made us feel like we were his only patients.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
Here are some treatment strategies and protocols he used: - Complete genetic screening of egg donor and father - Estrogen patches and extra medication for mother's lining development - Surgery to remove polyp - ERA test to detect lining receptiveness - Multiple screenings
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Luciana Svilpa)
The nursing staff at RMA is excellent across the board. We felt extremely well supported the entire time.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
Of all the clinics we visited and worked with in the Bay Area (a total of 4), RMA was absolutely the best. They cared for us like nobody else. They were always available, in constant contact, and very attentive to our situation and needs. Their care is extremely customized to the patient’s situation and you feel like you are their top priority all the time. They quickly became part of our extended family, which is very important given how sensitive fertility problems can be.
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Dr. Kort explained well the tradeoffs of transferring one versus two embryos and suggested the former, as it would be safer for the baby and the mother.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

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2019, Successful
10
10
Age 32
Donor Eggs
Other
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Kort knew my Cancer condition well before I came in for our initial consultation. He was very thorough and detail oriented. He went over best case scenarios and was gentle with worst case scenarios - he proceeded with much caution. Exceptional bedside manner. Dr. Kort is amazing at communication even when I am not in the office - he uses Spruce to communicate results and updates.
One weakness is that some of them are not well versed about their pricing. My husband and I went in to meet with their [RMA Of Nor Cal] financial navigator and they were not well versed about the egg donor process. ... They are knowledgeable yet make you feel like family. Their strength is that they are caring, and go through lengths to make a connection and establish sound care.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort knew my Cancer condition well before I came in for our initial consultation. He was very thorough and detail oriented. He went over best case scenarios and was gentle with worst case scenarios - he proceeded with much caution. Exceptional bedside manner. Dr. Kort is amazing at communication even when I am not in the office - he uses Spruce to communicate results and updates.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Go ready to fall in love with his practice. Be ready for an in depth conversation about your condition.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort and his entire staff made me feel safe, validated and heard. Dr. Kort spent a generous amount of time during my initial consultation and Sonogram. He went into details about my condition, was kind and very thorough. His team of Nurses, phlebotomist s and administrative assistants never minimized me or treated me like a number.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
Since I will be using an egg donor there were several different protocols. One for me and One for my Egg Donor. I am to undergo several rounds of medication mock cycles - Since I am on HRT - via estrogen patch - this will look somewhat different for me. We are finishing up the legal agreement with our family attorney - once that is finished - we will begin medicated cycles for my Egg donor
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California. (Assigned nurse: Luciana Svilpa)
Excellent and real time communication - those words best describe the staff. The staff is somewhat small - but are definitely patient centered in their care. Every time I have called, they are cautious as to how I am feeling and to what I need. If I am calling in cheerful and excited, their energy meets me there. If I am calling and sound concerned, they meet me with concern and don't minimize my concern. They are knowledgeable and, if the staff doesn't know they are transparent and give me the confidence that they can get an answer for me. They always let me know at what steps they are and set real time patient expectations
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The staff is a small staff but they are mighty, I know that sounds cliche. They have this Savvyness about them that you know they will do everything in their power to meet your needs. They are knowledgeable yet make you feel like family. Their strength is that they are caring, and go through lengths to make a connection and establish sound care. One weakness is that some of them are not well versed about their pricing. My husband and I went in to meet with their financial navigator and they were not well versed about the egg donor process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
My care under Doctor Jonathan Kort was several thousand dollars cheaper in comparison to my previous IVF Fertility facility. about $7,000- $10,000 Cheaper.
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
I am on board and believe that Dr. Kort and his entire staff has our best interest in mind when stating that they only will assist and undergo Elective Single Embryo Transfer. Given my medical history, and to give us a best chance at a healthy, full term pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
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LGBTQ
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2019, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 31
IUI
Donor Sperm
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Kort is superb and is so available for all of his patients. He really takes his time to make sure you understand all your options and why he recommends certain treatments over others. He has called me after hours numerous times to queel my anxieties. ... There is no sense of being treated like a number or "just another case" when it comes to working with him. He knows about your case individually and treats you as such.
The clinic [RMA of NoCal] is located in downtown SF right by a BART station, which is great unless you drive there. ... Easy to schedule, easy to communicate, easy to get more information - basically everything I could ask for. ... Because I am doing IVF with PGD there are many extra costs compared to a typical IVF cycle. ... The entire [nurse] team at RMA norcal is easy to talk to and empathetic. Every time I go in I feel comfortable and at ease immediately.
How was your experience with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort is calm, kind, and human. There is no sense of being treated like a number or "just another case" when it comes to working with him. He knows about your case individually and treats you as such.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
See Dr. Kort! I trust him implicitly after working with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California?
Dr. Kort is superb and is so available for all of his patients. He really takes his time to make sure you understand all your options and why he recommends certain treatments over others. He has called me after hours numerous times to queel my anxieties.
Describe the protocols Jonathan Kort used in your cycles at RMA of Northern California and their degree of success.
I originally started with doing unmedicated IUI (gay, no access to free sperm), but shortly after found out I have a rare and fatal genetic disease. This news was traumatic in and of itself, but Dr. Kort was right alongside me, clearly and kindly explaining my options for IVF with PGD and making sure I understood what the new plan would be.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of Northern California.
The entire team at RMA norcal is easy to talk to and empathetic. Every time I go in I feel comfortable and at ease immediately.
Describe your experience with RMA of Northern California.
The clinic is located in downtown SF right by a BART station, which is great unless you drive there. There is basically no parking, so don't try. Other than that I've seen nothing but strengths so far with this clinic. Easy to schedule, easy to communicate, easy to get more information - basically everything I could ask for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jonathan Kort at RMA of Northern California.
Because I am doing IVF with PGD there are many extra costs compared to a typical IVF cycle. I have no insurance coverage, so a single cycle (PGD probe creation, egg retrieval, meds, ICSI, assisted hatching, embryo biopsy, PGS, PGD, more meds, and FET) will likely be around 20k-25k
Describe Jonathan Kort's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of Northern California.
Strong preference for single embryo transfer. Will transfer two if you very much want him to, but will never transfer more than two (in my case). I came in thinking I wanted two transferred and he gave me clear and logical information as to why a single transfer may be preferable. We will be going with a single transfer
9
Doctor
Jonathan Kort
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
RMA of Northern California
San Francisco
Operations
Scheduling
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Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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