Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine

1 doctors work here

Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 3%9.3
86% strongly recommend
54 reviews
Operations
9.9
9.9
Operations

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Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.4
9.4
Scheduling

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

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
9.1
9.1
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.5
9.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
9.2
9.2
Attention to Detail

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

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

CDC Success Rates

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

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

Annual Cycles
777
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

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

This clinic has 1 office

Newport Beach
361 Hospital Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663

54 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 IUI
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Anderson called me himself to give me my results each step of the way through the retrieval and transfer - this meant a lot to me and made me feel like he was just as invested in my success as I was...Dr. Anderson is very blunt and not someone who is in to small talk. That said - he was always very polite and kind to me. He answered each of my questions and gave me his honest option - which is what I would always prefer over sugar-coating. He's extremely thorough and knowledgable - I trust him completely.
The nursing staff is one of the greatest aspects of this [Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] clinic. They're super friendly, funny, positive and professional. Having come from another clinic - I was especially struck by how uplifting the office felt...the clinic is warm and nicely decorated (doesn't feel like a factory), efficient and organized. I remember they had me send in all my documentation and labwork before I met with the doctor. It took a while to get everything together but was really worth it - but the time I met with him - he had memorized all my health data points and knew exactly what we needed to try. Cons: The only thing I can think of is way back when I first requested a consultation online - no one got back to me.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is very blunt and not someone who is in to small talk. That said - he was always very polite and kind to me. He answered each of my questions and gave me his honest option - which is what I would always prefer over sugar-coating. He's extremely thorough and knowledgable - I trust him completely.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Think about the question that you have ahead of time and bring them with you. He always has answers - but there were times I was anxious and didn't think to ask things when I was there - so I would have to call back. Don't be taken aback by his bluntness - he knows his stuff and wants the same result that you do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I can't imagine a more kind and considerate staff. There were many times I called with a question and a nurse would get back to me shortly after on the same day. They really took their time in talking with me. Dr. Anderson called me himself to give me my results each step of the way through the retrieval and transfer - this meant a lot to me and made me feel like he was just as invested in my success as I was. By the time I finished up - most of the nursing staff knew my name and congratulated me as I walked out.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We had to deal with both male-factor infertility (low motility and morphology) and diminished ovarian reserve on my end. While he didn't think that my issue was keeping us from getting pregnant - he informed us that we would need to move quickly to address the issue because my time was running out for having a successful retrieval. He was willing to start with IUI with injectables, but said he didn't want to waste too much time on it before moving on to IVF. We did one round of IUI with Follistim. I produced at least 3 good follicles (I can't remember exactly how many at this point) but the IUI was not successful. After one round of IUI, my husband and I decided we wanted to move on. Dr. Anderson was on board and said we could do whatever we were comfortable with - another IUI or IVF. We attempted to start the process for IVF right away - only my ovaries were not cooperative that month. He advised us to wait for a better month to increase my chances of producing more eggs. The following month ended up working out to start my retrieval process - we used Follistim and Menopur - and the retrieval was successful - 3 genetically normal embryos. We had to wait a couple of months to do the transfer due to covid - but I became pregnant after the first frozen transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff is one of the greatest aspects of this clinic. They're super friendly, funny, positive and professional. Having come from another clinic - I was especially struck by how uplifting the office felt. They constantly made comments like "when you're pregnant" and "when you have a baby" - it was just a complete juxtaposition to what I had experienced before where I felt like I was in a factory system where everyone was bound to keep failing. They also did a great job of explaining the medication procedures. There can be a lot to remember - so its helpful that they show you what to do with each type of injection ahead of time. And they give you handouts and checklists to help remind you of what you need to do.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: the doctor and his staff, the clinic is warm and nicely decorated (doesn't feel like a factory), efficient and organized. I remember they had me send in all my documentation and labwork before I met with the doctor. It took a while to get everything together but was really worth it - but the time I met with him - he had memorized all my health data points and knew exactly what we needed to try. Cons: The only thing I can think of is way back when I first requested a consultation online - no one got back to me. Im not sure if the system was down or didn't work? This was last fall 2019. I ended up calling a couple months later and have only had the best customer service going forward.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I want to say my IVF retrieval and transfer combined were somewhere between 20,000 to 25,000 including the meds.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, 4 Eggs Frozen
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 39
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
2 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
visits are quick and he [Dr. Robert Anderson] doesn’t take a lot of time to get to know you...He is direct and matter-of-fact. His bedside manner was not great but not horrible either—not very friendly or rude. I felt comfortable asking him questions, and he answered them. Since I had undergone testing and treatments with other fertility doctors before seeing Dr Anderson, I was familiar with the general egg freezing/IVF process, so by the time I saw him, I didn’t need or expect as much time or hand-hold
One nurse [at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] had horrible venipuncture skills. Every time she drew my blood, I grimaced in pain, and my arm was bruised where she had placed the needle...Joan, the NP who works with Dr Anderson is warm, approachable, and knowledgeable...The clinic provided me with a price list. Costs were average...Strengths: Front desk personnel are pretty nice. Office hours are great: Open early morning 7 days/wk. The clinic works closely with Alto pharmacy, which has made ordering medications easier/more convenient. Weaknesses: Parking is not free unless you’re only there for a few min or longer than an hour and have the ticket validated by the clinic. Egg or embryo storage is expensive and the cheaper option uses an out-of state storage facility.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I was excited and hopeful that on my first ultrasound with him he saw more eggs than had been seen by previous providers. Unfortunately, of those initial eggs, only half were retrieved and about half of those had to be discarded because they were immature. He is direct and matter-of-fact. His bedside manner was not great but not horrible either—not very friendly or rude. I felt comfortable asking him questions, and he answered them. Since I had undergone testing and treatments with other fertility doctors before seeing Dr Anderson, I was familiar with the general egg freezing/IVF process, so by the time I saw him, I didn’t need or expect as much time or hand-holding as I did with previous providers. I did appreciate that he usually called me himself (instead of a nurse calling me) to inform me of my lab results, med dose, and to answer questions. On the day of the retrieval, I wish he would’ve explained the results better, to manage expectations. While I was in the recovery room he told me how many eggs were retrieved but didn’t mention anything about maturity or immaturity of the eggs. I assumed they were all ok but the next day he called and said almost half of the eggs retrieved were immature and hadn’t matured in the lab overnight so could not be frozen. I asked if they could be given a few more hours in the lab since they had only been there for less than 24 hours but he said no.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
It’s worth it to have a consultation with him and then decide whether he’d be a good fit for you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He has a very busy clinic, so visits are quick and he doesn’t take a lot of time to get to know you.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
He did not prime my cycle with birth control pills as other clinics often do. A big plus is that his care plans are individualized, he doesn’t “batch” patients
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nurses were mostly nice, but one had a language barrier, very thick accent and didn’t communicate well at all. It was difficult to understand each other. One time I had a question and she couldn’t understand me so I had to ask another nurse to help me. None of the nurses seemed to know how many total IUs (including overfill) are in a Gonal-F pen. As a nurse myself, I figured it out myself and then shared the answer with the nurses. One nurse had horrible venipuncture skills. Every time she drew my blood, I grimaced in pain, and my arm was bruised where she had placed the needle. After this happened several times, I refused to have her draw my blood again, and Dr Anderson ordered that another nurse draw my blood instead. Joan, the NP who works with Dr Anderson is warm, approachable, and knowledgeable.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strengths: Front desk personnel are pretty nice. Office hours are great: Open early morning 7 days/wk. The clinic works closely with Alto pharmacy, which has made ordering medications easier/more convenient. Weaknesses: Parking is not free unless you’re only there for a few min or longer than an hour and have the ticket validated by the clinic. Egg or embryo storage is expensive and the cheaper option uses an out-of state storage facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic provided me with a price list. Costs were average
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Already described in previous questions on this survey
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
7
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2012 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 39
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Anderson] went thru all my medical records and I think he tested me for a few other things that helped him come up with a plan for us. ... Although he doesn’t show too much emotion, his knowledge and protocols make up for it. I prefer a doctor that tells it to me straight, then give me false hopes. He is honest and cared about our success. ... He is very factual and I appreciated that. He explained all my options and the reasoning behind them.
The entire staff knew us. They took the time to explain everything to us as many times needed. I would ask a question several different ways to make sure I understood the information they gave. They were very patient and even let me record them so I can watch on my own time. ... This practice has the most patient knowledgeable staff. ... They are extremely top notch. ... Nevertheless, we were treated with dignity and respect just the same as they do all their patients.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I was recommended to him by my ob only for a consult because costs were higher there than other practices. I researched him before and his accomplishments. I am so glad I did. He is a leader in his field. He is very factual and I appreciated that. He explained all my options and the reasoning behind them. I would try to get ahead of myself with what to expect and little did I know they would have a detailed plan of what steps to take next. Although he doesn’t show too much emotion, his knowledge and protocols make up for it. I prefer a doctor that tells it to me straight, then give me false hopes. He is honest and cared about our success.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Ask any and all questions you have. He will answer them honestly. Then trust his process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The entire staff knew us. They took the time to explain everything to us as many times needed. I would ask a question several different ways to make sure I understood the information they gave. They were very patient and even let me record them so I can watch on my own time.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We went in for a consult with Dr Anderson at the end of 2012, I believe. He went thru all my medical records and I think he tested me for a few other things that helped him come up with a plan for us. We started with a round of Clomid with no success. He recommended we try Clomid again but not to try more than 3 consecutive cycles. My husband and I decided to try for a 4th cycle. We had no success with Clomid. Dr Anderson then recommended IVF. We proceeded with his IVF treatment, including egg retrieval with PGS testing. I am glad he recommended the testing on embryos. Out of 32 eggs retrieved, 28 made it to embryos. Then 14 made it to 3 days I believe. 8 were sent for testing and only 4 of those 8 were good embryos. We did one embryo transfer in 2013. We had a successful outcome with a baby boy born in 2014. We went to see him again for a second transfer in 2018. We started medication once again similar to 2013 plan. This second transfer was not successful. We immediately tried another transfer and he went on with the almost exact medicinal plan as the successful pregnancy. It worked. We are due in May of 2019 with our second child.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff is super attentive. They let me video record them explain for my own use how to take my medication/injections. They went over anything and everything I asked them about. I was able to call any Dept in their office with any questions and get answers very promptly if I had to leave a message. If they weren’t 100% sure about anything specific, they wouldn’t hesitate to get an immediate answer. We were super impressed with the staff.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This practice has the most patient knowledgeable staff. When you get to know Dr Anderson after a few visits, you know he wouldn’t have anything less. They are extremely top notch. I’ll admit, due to their location, we expected them to have patients who had bigger bank accounts than us and didn’t wear T-shirt’s in their everyday lives. Nevertheless, we were treated with dignity and respect just the same as they do all their patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The first pregnancy included his fee up til end of first trimester (12 weeks). We paid other pgs fees separately and also the retrieval fee was separate. Medication was coordinated thru office but paid separately. His office fees uncludrd the ultrasounds, exams and testing done in office.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Anderson explained to us our success rate with just one embryo transfer due to his “hatching” method, pregnancy success in his practice, my age and other factors. It was a recommendation specific to me and my medical history as well.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
3 IVF
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
he [ Dr. Anderson] has been honest and thorough. He believes in working with the natural cycle of the body to minimize cancellations before retrieval and get the best results. He does the ultrasounds himself on most occasions and personally calls for dose adjustments and updates. On two separate occasions, my cycles didn't progress as expected and he made adjustments to ensure I still had the desired outcomes. He advocates genetic screening of at least partner prior to starting treatment, baseline medical tests, genetic screening of embryos and single embryo transfer...
You're not assigned one nurse, but every nurse I encountered [at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] so far has been professional, empathetic and compassionate. When I needed to reach out to them with any questions, I'd leave a message at the front desk requesting callback and every time I'd receive it the very same day. They would know the answers to my questions and rarely when they didn't, they would reach out to the doctor and communicate back, even on weekends and holidays...
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He has good clinical acumen. I had reached out to him after being told by five different doctors and clinics and one failed cycle that I'll not be able to conceive with my own eggs and should even be prepared for a gestational carrier with donor eggs. My first consultation with him was after the failed cycle and he didn't charge me for that visit. He was confident that I could still pursue this and yet didn't mislead me or give false hopes. Since my first ultrasound with him, he has been honest and thorough. He believes in working with the natural cycle of the body to minimize cancellations before retrieval and get the best results. He does the ultrasounds himself on most occasions and personally calls for dose adjustments and updates. On two separate occasions, my cycles didn't progress as expected and he made adjustments to ensure I still had the desired outcomes. He advocates genetic screening of at least partner prior to starting treatment, baseline medical tests, genetic screening of embryos and single embryo transfer.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Be prepared for brief responses. He is not the type to hold your hand, but he sure knows his stuff and will provide relevant information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Without being too sympathetic or preachy, he would quietly mention facts and talk about next steps. Treatment is individually tailored to each patient and their condition. His staff deserves special mention since the clinic would not be the same without them. They are extremely understanding, professional and comforting.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was put on Follistim+Menopur+Ganirelix. He does not have a preference between Follistim and Gonal-f.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic has a good mix of senior and junior nurses. You're not assigned one nurse, but every nurse I encountered so far has been professional, empathetic and compassionate. When I needed to reach out to them with any questions, I'd leave a message at the front desk requesting callback and every time I'd receive it the very same day. They would know the answers to my questions and rarely when they didn't, they would reach out to the doctor and communicate back, even on weekends and holidays. They're there (literally and in spirit!) with you every step of the way. I've not yet come across such an amazing nursing staff elsewhere. And a special shoutout to Ashley!!!
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is situated in the heart of Newport Beach, so morning traffic can be a bit of a hassle. However, the clinic runs like a well-oiled machine. Other than weekends, I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes (and even this is utilized to empty your bladder prior to ultrasound.) The clinic is always clean and well-organized. They display doctors' out-of-office windows well in advance. The clinic is open almost all the days of the year, including weekends and most major holidays. The front desk is good, however I've seen frequent rotations and not all are efficient. Even so, your message will always reach the care team.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I was partially covered through insurance. However, please note that doctor's office, the laboratory and the specialty pharmacy are all different entities as per most insurance carriers and maybe covered differently.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Anderson has a strong preference for frozen single embryo transfer. The way it was explained to me was that doing a frozen transfer helps the body recover from the effects of stim medications and also gives an opportunity to start in a month that could optimize implantation. Since the embryos are PGS tested, he advocates a single embryo transfer to prevent multiple pregnancies.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 38 - 39
Immunological
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Anderson himself spends a very short time with you but I still believe he is familiar with his patients and formulates a plan for your needs...My visits to the clinic were very short but efficient. I saw him almost every visit. There were a couple visits where he was on vacation during the holidays and I saw his partner, Dr Royster (who is very kind). He did all of the ultrasounds but left the nurses to explain next steps, etc...
All of the nurses I've encountered at SCCRM are very organized, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable...They get you in and out of the clinic fast...Parking is at a medical center lot which costs me about a couple dollars each visit. Sometimes I can find free curb parking but not often. The clinic does not validate short visits but will validate if your visit takes over an hour. The clinic is clean, organized and efficient....
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
After two transfer failures at a different clinic, I decided to switch to Dr Anderson's clinic after hearing about him and seeing SCCRM's SART score. I knew from reading reviews and from my consultation with him that he can seem cold and is very blunt. However I wanted to be under the care of a more experienced doctor. My visits to the clinic were very short but efficient. I saw him almost every visit. There were a couple visits where he was on vacation during the holidays and I saw his partner, Dr Royster (who is very kind). He did all of the ultrasounds but left the nurses to explain next steps, etc.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I transferred my embryos to SCCRM from a previous clinic so my comments are only about a mock transfer cycle and a transfer with Dr Anderson. Dr Anderson is very aggressive with his transfer protocol. If you are wary about taking medications or treatments that don't have much scientific data supporting it, you might not agree with his protocol for you. After my two failed transfers, I was ready for a more aggressive approach and it's one of the best decisions I ever made. I would definitely recommend Dr Anderson if you need a second opinion after something has not worked for you at a different clinic. My advice would also be prepared for a more blunt doctor if you choose Dr Anderson.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The staff and nurses at SCCRM are amazing; super knowledgeable and kind. Dr Anderson himself spends a very short time with you but I still believe he is familiar with his patients and formulates a plan for your needs.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
After two failed euploid transfers at a different clinic, I moved my remaining embryos to SCCRM. Dr Anderson first did a series of blood tests (an immunological panel which took 11 vials of blood) and a kit where you ship your saliva sample to a lab. Everything came back normal except the saliva sample which showed I was positive for the M2 haplotype gene. This meant he wanted me on Lovenox (blood thinner) to prevent any blood clotting issues that would hinder implantation and cause miscarriages. He also did a mock transfer cycle with me to perform an ERA, Alice and Emma tests. Alice and Emma tests came back normal. The ERA gives you a personalized window of implantation and it stated I needed an extra 12 hours of progesterone. So for my actual transfer cycle, I started PIO (progesterone in oil) the night prior instead of the morning. I was on PIO twice daily, estrogen in oil (every 3 days), prednisone, baby aspirin and lovenox. I also did one round of intralipid infusions done by a third party but at the clinic which was convenient. They have in-house acupuncture which I did the day of the transfer. The lady was very kind and it was relaxing. I continued the medications until the HCG test and after a positive, I continued. I stopped Prednisone at 8 weeks. I stopped PIO and estrogen at 11 weeks. The baby aspirin and Lovenox I continue throughout the pregnancy. I graduated from the clinic at 10 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
All of the nurses I've encountered at SCCRM are very organized, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. You can tell they've been doing this for a long time and have a well-oiled machine going. They get you in and out of the clinic fast, which is so appreciated after coming from a clinic that made me wait almost an hour at every visit. When you call, you can't reach a nurse immediately and have to leave a message but they do return calls pretty quickly.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Parking is at a medical center lot which costs me about a couple dollars each visit. Sometimes I can find free curb parking but not often. The clinic does not validate short visits but will validate if your visit takes over an hour. The clinic is clean, organized and efficient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Clinic visits (ultrasounds) were covered by my insurance. Expenses not covered by insurance was a couple of the blood tests, the M2 haplotype saliva test, the lab (Ovation), the endomeTRIO test and the embryo transfer fee.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I had a history of high blood pressure and the prednisone that they put me on increased my BP. When I brought up my increasingly high BP to them, they did not seem think there was a correlation but other doctors I was seeing around that time stated that high BP is a very known side effect of prednisone. Eventually the clinic increased my BP medication to try to mitigate the effects of the prednisone. When I finally stopped the prednisone at 8 weeks, my BP gradually got better.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Male Factor
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr.Anderson may seem to be cold at first, but he’s actually very humorous as we got to know him. He cares about his patients and answers to patient’s needs quickly and responsibly. I remember after my first egg retrieval surgery, I felt uncomfortable, so my husband called his office on a Sunday. Within 5 mins, he called us to check on me...
[SoCal Center for Reproductive Medicine] Strength: Organized, skillful and friendly staff, well staffed, clean environment, short waiting time. weakness: Parking under 1 hour is self-pay; I think Dr.Anderson's staff could speak a variety of languages that can better assist patients from other parts of the word...Surgery/Egg retrieval/Anesthesia was under $2000. All medications needed for a single IVF : $3500 (Estimated) Genetic PGT-SR testing $2,700 Dr.Anderson office: $20,000 (Estimated)
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr.Anderson may seem to be cold at first, but he’s actually very humorous as we got to know him. He cares about his patients and answers to patient’s needs quickly and responsibly. I remember after my first egg retrieval surgery, I felt uncomfortable, so my husband called his office on a Sunday. Within 5 mins, he called us to check on me. This really shows how much he care about his patients. In addition, Dr.Anderson calls me and leaves voicemails on my phone everyday of my IVF cycle. I feel like my life is being valued under his care and that once upon a time, my husband and I could possibly have a healthy baby.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Make sure to follow to Dr.Anderson's directions and be on time to all appointments!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Under Dr. Anderson's care, I was treated like a human rather than part of the interfertility statistic or number. My husband and I tried to conceive for four years after we got married. We went to Dr.Anderson in 2019 thinking that I was the problem of our infertility. Later, through Dr.Anderson's referral to an amazing urologist, we found out that my husband has a very rare genetic issue that caused him to not produce Sperm; we're taking about 0 Sperm. One year of painful injections, medications, and treatment, and more than $50,000 spent on Fsh Gonal medications alone, my husband finally started to develop sperm. In February of 2020, we went back to Dr.Anderson with my husband's limited amount of semen and started my first IVF treatment. The result of our egg retrieval was 13, but only 1 single mosaic embryo was created for our first round of IVF due to my husband’s rare genetic condition. I literally broke down in tears while speaking on the phone with Dr.Anderson's staff. All of Dr.Anderson’s staff were encouraging and supportive throughout my treatment as they knew our situation. As we planned our second round of IVF during this difficult time, Dr.Anderson always gave us his words of encouragement and supported us on making the best decision possible. Actions speaks better than words ;Dr.Anderson and his staff go above and beyond to get the best results for their patients.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Our first IVF cycle was not successful due to my husband’s rare genetic issue. The egg retrieval results were 2 abnormal embryos and a mosaic embryo. Dr.Anderson wisely explained what the mosaic embryo is and had us consult with a genetic doctor from the lab. He also shared some successful results while truthfully disclosing the risks if we were to proceed with transferring our mosaic embryo. When we finally decided to try a second round of IVF, Dr. Anderson mentioned he would change up our IVF medication/or treatment due to our special infertility issue.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Most of Dr.Anderson's nurses are great, compassionate and skillful. There's just one I'm a little afraid of because she's not amazing at bloodwork. One day when drawing my blood, she missed my veins twice and attempted to find it when the needle was under my skin. My arms bruised up immediately. Another nurse, who was elder, had to step in to get my blood work done. The days going forward, I lost two good veins on both of my arms so they had to try other areas of my body where it was more sensitive to retrieve blood.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strength: Organized, skillful and friendly staff, well staffed, clean environment, short waiting time. weakness: Parking under 1 hour is self-pay; I think Dr.Anderson's staff could speak a variety of languages that can better assist patients from other parts of the word.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Surgery/Egg retrieval/Anesthesia was under $2000. All medications needed for a single IVF : $3500 (Estimated) Genetic PGT-SR testing $2,700 Dr.Anderson office: $20,000 (Estimated)
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Prior to IVF, Dr.Anderson educated us on the possible success of embryos under many difficulties. We knew from the beginning that our case was more difficult than others because of my husband's genetic issue. We literally did not have any sperm to work with during our first consultation with Dr.Anderson.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Anderson is straight forward, but I also found him to be thorough and willing to take the time to answer questions. He seems very well versed and confident in his decisions but open to your ideas from your own research...all ultrasounds are either done by [him] or his one nurse. That will allow for consistency in scans and more comfort with appointments...For IVF: antagonist protocol with ganirelex, follistim, and menopur. No lupron or birth control
All the other nurses [of SCCRM] are incredibly organized. The clinic runs very smoothly and like a very well oiled machine.They’re always available, open 7 days a week, always return calls, always answer your questions...Approx $14k for IVF, $800 for PGS per embryo, $2k for surgery center for egg retrieval, and several thousand for FET...
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Anderson is straight forward, but I also found him to be thorough and willing to take the time to answer questions. He seems very well versed and confident in his decisions but open to your ideas from your own research. I’m not sure if he has a personal life because he seems to be at the clinic 7 days a week!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Take every chance to ask him questions or make sure he clarifies something that is confusing you. He will explain it. He gives you many chances to speak with him and is very approachable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
There are several incredible things that sets the clinic apart from others. First, all ultrasounds are either done by Dr Anderson or his one nurse. That will allow for consistency in scans and more comfort with appointments. Second, 90% of the time, the call regarding your blood results and protocol changes comes from Dr Anderson himself. It gives you a chance to ask him any questions you may have. I much prefer it to a coordinator.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
For IVF: antagonist protocol with ganirelex, follistim, and menopur. No lupron or birth control. For transfer: Del estrogen for two weeks, along with an anti inflammatory. Then progesterone in oil injections twice a day for the several days leading up to transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Joan is incredible. She’s the nurse that does the ultrasounds and can do the ERA biopsies as well. She’s kind and makes you feel like a grandchild with her warm smile and touch. All the other nurses are incredibly organized. The clinic runs very smoothly and like a very well oiled machine.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I can’t think of a weakness. They’re always available, open 7 days a week, always return calls, always answer your questions. Everyone knows their job and does it incredibly well. We didn’t end with a pregnancy, but if we continue with treatment, we will definitely be back at SCCRM.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Approx $14k for IVF, $800 for PGS per embryo, $2k for surgery center for egg retrieval, and several thousand for FET.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Anderson is a matter of fact and to the point. If you want warm and fuzzy then he is not the doctor for you...[he] has a tremendous amount of knowledge, excellent success rate, transparent about the process and the outcome...The costs for each patient is different as he designs the protocol for everyone individually..
This nursing staff and the entire team at SCCRM was warm, compassionate, and understanding of this scary process their patients are going through...The clinic was always on time with my appointments, followed a strict covid protocol which allowed me to feel safe during the process as well, and I was never in the waiting room for more than 5mins waiting on my monitoring or scans. I was able to get in and out of the clinic with my morning appointments within 30mins every-time. Which included ultrasounds, labs, and sometimes explanations of meds.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is a matter of fact and to the point. If you want warm and fuzzy then he is not the doctor for you. If you want a doctor that has a tremendous amount of knowledge, excellent success rate, transparent about the process and the outcome than Dr. Anderson is your guy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Trust the process. I was so anxious about everything especially on waiting on my day 5 results for our embryos. I would go down the rabbit hole googling all the worst case scenarios. Dr. Anderson has a very calm demeanor which I enjoyed as it allowed me to get through the process and trust that I was in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Doctor Anderson and his staff have been amazing. At my previous clinic I would only hear from the nurses or get an email in the portal for communication. Dr. Anderson has personally called me with results every step of the way during this process even if it was just to tell me about my lab results or what meds to begin to administer.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Anderson personalizes every single protocol to the patient. This is not a cookie cutter clinic. He explains this to you during your initial consultation as well. He also does not believe in priming with Birth Control. I was on Follistim 225 for about 6 days and then we added Menopur. By day 14 I did a pregnyl trigger shot inter-muscular.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This nursing staff and the entire team at SCCRM was warm, compassionate, and understanding of this scary process their patients are going threw. You are not assigned to 1 specific nurse which I did like because they all need to be familiar with every case and where we are in the process. I would have to say I spent most of my time with Crista and she was so wonderful!
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was always on time with my appointments, followed a strict covid protocol which allowed me to feel safe during the process as well, and I was never in the waiting room for more than 5mins waiting on my monitoring or scans. I was able to get in and out of the clinic with my morning appointments within 30mins every-time. Which included ultrasounds, labs, and sometimes explanations of meds. Working full-time and going through IVF was a very smooth process as I was able to get early 6:30am appointments and make it back for work to start with no stress!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The costs for each patient is different as he designs the protocol for everyone individually. At the end of this process with retrieval, meds, PGS Testing, ERA, and Transfer we spent about $25,000
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are the experts and they have studied this for years so I trust their understanding and research which provides evidence on SET vs Multiples. As much as I would have loved to transfer 2 embryos have twins and be done with this process I understood the higher risks this causes to the mother and the babies.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 33
2 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Male Factor
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Don’t be alarmed by dr Anderson’s direct approach. He tells you the truth and doesn’t sugar coat - on purpose - and his staff is so kind and nurturing it all balances out...I had 20 eggs retrieved and 16 of them were good eggs and all 16 were fertilized. I did icsi and genetic testing I then took Several months off ( like 7 / 8 months go give my body break and time the transfer) and my first frozen transfer was a success ! And so was the pregnancy !
Everyone [at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine], the entire staff, the receptionists , the nurses, dr Anderson, everyone knew exactly who I was and treated Me with the most personal best care I could only imagine, everything was personalized to what I needed, not a set plan like other dr’s, who were telling when they would do the retrieval before I even started stimulations. Everything is extremely personalized. I had great success.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
My experience at Dr. Anderson’s office is beyond excellent. Ivf and the whole fertility struggle can’t be easy for anyone. It’s expensive and emotionally and physically very difficult. I have never seen such a well functioning medical office in my life. Everything was extremely professional and every single staff member really really cares!!! I couldn’t recommend them more. I have the baby boy of my dreams right now and I wanted to wait to write the review until he was actually here! I had tons of visits, everything was personalized to what I specifically was going through, and any questions I had I could call at any given moment and get answers. They saw me on Saturdays and Sunday’s , etc. did everything needed for me to have best results possible ! Dr Anderson also sees you for the entire first trimester of your pregnancy, and his office and care is way better then any of your standard OBGYN, so this is a huge perk. I only wish I could have been there for the entire pregnancy! Haha When I’m ready to have my next one , I will 100% be back at this office. Can’t thank Dr. Anderson and his entire staff enough
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Don’t be alarmed by dr Anderson’s direct approach. He tells you the truth and doesn’t sugar coat - on purpose - and his staff is so kind and nurturing it all balances out. You will end up very much respecting his direct ways, who needs all the BS with no results.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Everyone, the entire staff, the receptionists , the nurses, dr Anderson, everyone knew exactly who I was and treated Me with the most personal best care I could only imagine, everything was personalized to what I needed, not a set plan like other dr’s, who were telling when they would do the retrieval before I even started stimulations. Everything is extremely personalized. I had great success.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I probably should have done this review sooner as I don’t remember all the details. But I remember that I felt like I was being stimulated for a lot longer then what I was seeing others online for. I had a lot of very big eggs and did my egg retrieval a week later then what most other clinics would do. But my meds were adjusted based on the results and I was having appointments every single day. I had 20 eggs retrieved and 16 of them were good eggs and all 16 were fertilized. I did icsi and genetic testing I then took Several months off ( like 7 / 8 months go give my body break and time the transfer) and my first frozen transfer was a success ! And so was the pregnancy !
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
100% excellent !!! Caring , smart , organized, supportive ! AMAZING!
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Super clean , never busy waiting room, very comfortable and private Always on time - I never waited more then 5 or 10 minutes for my appointment. Easy parking ( but you do need to pay, they will validate if you end up staying for a long time )
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I think I spent about 20k on ivf including medication, Genetic testing etc ( maybe a bit more ) But I had like all possible options done
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I originally wanted twins Haha I remember discussing this with dr Anderson and I have so much respect for a approach. It not ethical to transfer more then one embryo. Also I ended up having preeclampsia with my one boy, so now I understand his serious pregnancy complications can be , abs with multiples it’s very very dangerous. Why would you want to put your babies and yourself at risk???
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
3 IUI
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Robert Anderson] was very thorough and reviewed all of our medical histories and was extremely strategic on what the game plan would be. He was direct and clear on what could happen. This was a contrast to the previous doctor that we had seen that sugar-coated everything and was not upfront...Dr. Anderson wanted to determine if I had endometriosis and see if I truly had a bicornuate uterus since I was diagnosed with this years before coming...
A strength is that they [Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] truly care about patients and are honest about the treatments and outcomes. During the current pandemic, the clinic has taken a cautious protocol to protect the patients and staff. They have also been clear on the unknown during this time and going forward with treatment. Weakness is streamlining prior authorizations, but a lot of this is up to the medical groups.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson was the second doctor that we had seen during this infertility struggle. He was very thorough and reviewed all of our medical histories and was extremely strategic on what the game plan would be. He was direct and clear on what could happen. This was a contrast to the previous doctor that we had seen that sugar-coated everything and was not upfront.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Go in there with prepared questions and do your research. Remember that they can not guarantee anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Throughout the course of my treatment, everyone has been extremely caring and encouraging.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. Anderson wanted to determine if I had endometriosis and see if I truly had a bicornuate uterus since I was diagnosed with this years before coming to Dr. Anderson. He performed a surgery where he discovered septum and removed it. Once healed we went forward with IUI with Follistim Injections. We discussed that we would do three IUI's first before we try IVF.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nurse that I've dealt with regularly have been Jo and Joyce. They are sweet and caring, and very attentive.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
A strength is that they truly care about patients and are honest about the treatments and outcomes. During the current pandemic, the clinic has taken a cautious protocol to protect the patients and staff. They have also been clear on the unknown during this time and going forward with treatment. Weakness is streamlining prior authorizations, but a lot of this is up to the medical groups.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
My insurance covered the treatment.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
N/A
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Anderson] is thorough, direct, and a straight shooter...practice is a well-oiled machine. He is not the type of doctor that will sit with you in your room and slowly explain every detail and cater to your emotional side as much. He is prompt, but busy. He would come into the room and was motivated and determined...Once my treatment started, I was going in every three days to have my blood drawn and ultrasound done and Dr Anderson would personally call me each evening after an appt. to tell me if my medications needed to be modified.
The clinic [Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] was clean, updated, but not too sterile feeling. The parking lot does have a toll...the office validates only if you are there longer than 2 hours so you do have to pay parking...Everything was clearly laid out at the start of treatment and there weren't any surprise costs...I truly loved how professional their entire team was, not just Dr. Anderson. I don't have enough great things to say about their office.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson's practice is a well-oiled machine. He is not the type of doctor that will sit with you in your room and slowly explain every detail and cater to your emotional side as much. He is prompt, but busy. He would come into the room and was motivated and determined. I always made sure to have a list of questions ready because he wasn't the type to wait for you to conjure up more questions. You were always followed up with time with the nurses who were also very well versed and would cover any questions that came up after. But, I liked his bestie manner...seemed to me he was thorough and not flighty and I liked that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He is not exactly warm and fuzzy but he is a great doctor who is supported by an incredible staff. I truly loved how professional their entire team was, not just Dr. Anderson. I don't have enough great things to say about their office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is thorough, direct, and a straight shooter. For me, this is exactly what I wanted in a fertility doctor. I wanted someone who was prompt, success-oriented, and driven to help us get to our end goal...a family. I had previously gone to another clinic and was unable to even get a call back after I had a failed IUI. I called three days in a row and never heard back. It was devastating. When I found Dr. Anderson, my main question to him was if he cared if I was successful. His response was a perfect: that he absolutely cares but that he wanted me to remain cautiously optimistic. It was the first step to making me feel like someone was in my corner through this journey.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I went to Dr. Anderson for IVF treatment specifically. I had already gone to a previous doctor and done a lot of tests and an IUI cycle so I already pretty much knew what I was going in for. Once my treatment started, I was going in every three days to have my blood drawn and ultrasound done and Dr Anderson would personally call me each evening after an appt. to tell me if my medications needed to be modified.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Wow! Amazing staff. I was going into the office every three days for 2-3 weeks for an ultrasound and bloodwork. It would start with an ultrasound done by either Dr. Anderson or his nurse practitioner (who is AMAZING). Then I would meet with one of the nurses who would do bloodwork, answer more questions, do a well-being check on me, and go in-depth about medications, how to administer them, what I could expect, even sometimes having me to it there so they could make sure I knew what I was doing. They were so sweet and compassionate...many of them having gone through treatment themselves.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic was clean, updated, but not too sterile feeling. The parking lot does have a toll...the office validates only if you are there longer than 2 hours so you do have to pay parking. The building is clean but not super busy. You definitely felt like you had privacy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
New Patient Consult (including ultrasound), visit three days after cycle started to make sure it was a good time to start IVF (fee), full payment of IVF care (fees for doctor, ultrasounds, bloodwork, etc.), medication costs, and cost for retrieval. Everything was clearly laid out at the start of treatment and there weren't any surprise costs.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I think Dr. Anderson typically encourages a single embryo transfer. I haven't gotten to that point in treatment. Dr. Anderson doesn't do immediate egg transfer so I had to wait one cycle. Since then, the Covid-19 outbreak has postponed the next step of implantation.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
When my eggs were retrieved, I had 18 mature eggs. After five days, I had 11 or 12 embryos. We decided to do genetic testing on them and unfortunately one of the embryos was dropped by the staff. It was also a normal embryo. Fortunately, we had 7 other healthy/normal embryos but that could have been devastating. I understand that their is human error and mistakes and fortunately it didn't horribly impact us.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Anderson himself is no-nonsense and doesn’t have much to say... has available newer sperm sorting devices in the lab like Zymot, which can help with DNA fragmentation. He even runs clinical research studies in his office. These were all signs that I felt I could trust him to know the science instead of sticking with an old protocol. He does favor a particular protocol (antagonist) for probably the vast majority of patients, but it seems to get results. I also love that he does not batch patients by putting them on birth control prior to the stimulation cycle. That way, you may retrieve more eggs than you might with birth control pills.
Just over $18k for the cycle [at S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine], including $2150 for PGS but not including medication...extremely well run. You can also call the embryology lab separately and even speak to the embryologist who fertilized your eggs! You get Day 3 and Day 6 updates. You also get a detailed PGS report that shows which chromosomal errors are affecting your embryos. This is everything I could have asked for in a clinic.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is clearly competent and current with research. He even has available newer sperm sorting devices in the lab like Zymot, which can help with DNA fragmentation. He even runs clinical research studies in his office. These were all signs that I felt I could trust him to know the science instead of sticking with an old protocol. He does favor a particular protocol (antagonist) for probably the vast majority of patients, but it seems to get results. I also love that he does not batch patients by putting them on birth control prior to the stimulation cycle. That way, you may retrieve more eggs than you might with birth control pills.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Research IVF thoroughly and come to your initial consultation prepared to ask all your questions about what to expect. You won’t have much chance later to ask him more conceptual/science/approach based questions once things start rolling in treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson himself is no-nonsense and doesn’t have much to say, but the clinic staff are IMPECCABLE. The nurses are all so kind and they do seem to get to know us as we come in for visits.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol, no birth control priming. Mix of Menopur and gonal-F. Menopur was not added until a few days later. Cetrotide used as antagonist later in the stimulation cycle. Without the birth control priming I received at another clinic, this time we retrieved more eggs than my antral follicle count with quite a large number mature.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
There are many nurses in the office and you are not assigned to a single one, but they are all so good at their jobs. They are all well trained in the process and how to train us on injections and next steps. They are also so kind and do seem to get to know us over time. I love them all!
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinic has some of the best success rates and is extremely well run. You can also call the embryology lab separately and even speak to the embryologist who fertilized your eggs! You get Day 3 and Day 6 updates. You also get a detailed PGS report that shows which chromosomal errors are affecting your embryos. This is everything I could have asked for in a clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Just over $18k for the cycle, including $2150 for PGS but not including medication. Medication was just about $1500 obtained from Mexico.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Anderson exclusively transfers one embryo at a one as far as I know.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
One day, I thought I was supposed to get a Day 5 update on my embryos but then they said actually they’d only give me an update on Day 6.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
7
Age 41
1 IVF
European
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Anderson] is available to answer questions even after hours. He gives you time to make decisions. He does not alter the protocol despite multiple requests and pleading. He had trouble seeing the left ovary time and again it was very disappointing. He was upbeat and breaking the ice on transfer day. ... Not seeing ovary or all the follicles during retrieval is quite disturbing
Great compassionate receptionist [at So Cal Ctr for Repro Med] Molly always upbeat. ... Nurses some go the extra mile n will wait and let you try out the needles n meds before you leave so you feel more confident. Others are unable to find an artery and just through your arm at you while taking blood pressure. ... Lots of patients in and out at all times. Always different nurses.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Only tell you about the next step refuse to give you the full picture of the treatment upfront. Great compassionate receptionist Molly always upbeat. Nurses some go the extra mile n will wait and let you try out the needles n meds before you leave so you feel more confident. Others are unable to find an artery and just through your arm at you while taking blood pressure. Doctor never mentioned that the follicles they count does not translate to the number of eggs retrieved that there could be empty follicles. With 15 follicles I was thoroughly disappointed to have only 7 eggs n 1 healthy egg. He is available to answer questions even after hours. He gives you time to make decisions. He does not alter the protocol despite multiple requests and pleading. He had trouble seeing the left ovary time and again it was very disappointing. He was upbeat and breaking the ice on transfer day.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
His results speak for themselves. Best numbers in the county. Not seeing ovary or all the follicles during retrieval is quite disturbing
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Lots of patients in and out at all times. Always different nurses.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Follistim n menopur then estrogen and progesterone.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Treena is great and compassionate. Angela had trouble taking my blood and defended the dr all the time even when I didn’t want to hear it. Another just threw my arm at my chest instead of telling me to hold my hand by my heart to take pressure. Karen around to answer questions in a comforting way. When I complained about dizziness and light headedness they had no solutions.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Open 6am daily but close early last appointments are before 11am. Great results but process is a struggle n they don’t alter frequently if ever. Concerned that he didn’t get as many eggs as expected from the retrieval process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
30,000 including meds
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Anderson only allows for one egg at a time
6
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
7
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
Anovulation
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
European
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Anderson] definitely is blunt and doesn’t sugar coat things, which can come across as harsh, but I think it’s helpful and necessary. He remained hopeful and told us to keep up hope, even in times of fear, and he kept pushing forward. He tailored our entire treatment to my specific body, including timing, medications, appointments, and everything. He has so many tricks up his sleeves and has been doing this for a very long time.
They [S CA Ctr for Repro Med] are a very well run, nice, efficient office. I have never waited more than a few minutes, and they’re often running early. When you call, a real person immediately picks up, and if you’re a patient, they usually know you. They quickly connect you with someone or have someone call back and take detailed notes for why you’re calling. Appointments are easy to make and the office runs very smoothly.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I came to him from a much worse clinic, so he was a breathe of fresh air from the beginning. He definitely is blunt and doesn’t sugar coat things, which can come across as harsh, but I think it’s helpful and necessary. He remained hopeful and told us to keep up hope, even in times of fear, and he kept pushing forward. He tailored our entire treatment to my specific body, including timing, medications, appointments, and everything. He has so many tricks up his sleeves and has been doing this for a very long time. I truly trust him and I cannot explain how happy I am that we came to him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
If you have more long-winded questions, it’s good to call a nurse before or ask to speak with them because they can answer questions in more depth or talk with Dr Anderson when he has time to really think about the answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
I adore his office. Not only does he personally see me for every single ultrasound, but every nurse and office assistant is so knowledgeable and up to date on my file and I feel I can completely trust all of them.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Both cycles were similar, frozen embryo transfer cycles. I was put on 0.4 dosage of Delestrogen, every third day Estrogen patch, change twice a week Progesterone twice daily, starting 5 days before the transfer And different medications to help against infections Prednisone starting day before transfer and until 7-8 weeks pregnant Neupogen injection 3-4 weeks into the cycle, done by him to help lining He had me take Pentoxifylline for 6 months between my two cycles to help with uterine lining
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The office doesn’t assign one nurse because they all have to know your file and everything about you. It’s wonderful because then anyone can answer your question or call back. It’s very easy to get in touch and they’re always available.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They are a very well run, nice, efficient office. I have never waited more than a few minutes, and they’re often running early. When you call, a real person immediately picks up, and if you’re a patient, they usually know you. They quickly connect you with someone or have someone call back and take detailed notes for why you’re calling. Appointments are easy to make and the office runs very smoothly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This is the only complaint - they don’t take many insurances, and don’t take what we had. The cost for medication per cycle was around $1000 because some was covered. The cost for the cycle itself was close to $5000
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He only does single embryo transfers. He never ever does multiple transfers anymore, and hasn’t for years. He said in his own data + research there is no increase in success with multiple and only risks, so he will only do the eSET
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 36
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Anderson will answer your questions honestly and efficiently, without a lot of hand holding and comfort. I can see how that would be off putting to some people. It worked for me because I didn't need him to be my friend, I wanted honest and trustworthy information.... I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at 35. My first egg retrieval with Dr. Anderson, this was the protocol for stims: 450 units of gonal F days 1-14 days; cetritide days 6-14; Menopur 75 units days 6-10; Menopur 150 units day 11-14, trigger 15,000 Novarel. Going into egg retrieval I had 8 follicles measuring over 20 mm.
The clinic [S CA Center for Reproduction Med] is run like a well oiled machine. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes for an appointment. If you are there less than an hour, you don't get validation for parking, but it's only $1 or so. The pricing is straight forward and clear. The only weakness is they could give more instructions on supplements to take, diet and exercise restraints.... The costs are clear. Diagnostic blood work was $455. Doctor's fees was $6,205. Laboratory fees $7,550.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson will answer your questions honestly and efficiently, without a lot of hand holding and comfort. I can see how that would be off putting to some people. It worked for me because I didn't need him to be my friend, I wanted honest and trustworthy information. If I asked a question, he always answered it in a straight forward manner but if you don't ask questions, he doesn't give you too much information. That worked for me because I am type A so I always had questions prepared. If you are not like this, you might feel like you don't really understand the big picture.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Be your own advocate so that you're prepared with questions. I'm an overall anxious person so I had done my own research beforehand about different protocols, medication, supplements, etc. and asked him about it. Don't take it personally that he's not warm. If you need more hand holding or emotional support, seek that from his nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is not the warm and fuzzy feels doctor. He is straight to the point and can be perceived as cold. I did not mind that. I wanted someone that would answer all of my questions in an honest, efficient manner. I feel like his staff and especially his PA, Joan, makes up for this. I thought the staff was incredibly efficient and friendly. Each time I called the office to ask a question, I always received a prompt call back.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at 35. My first egg retrieval with Dr. Anderson, this was the protocol for stims: 450 units of gonal F days 1-14 days; cetritide days 6-14; Menopur 75 units days 6-10; Menopur 150 units day 11-14, trigger 15,000 Novarel. Going into egg retrieval I had 8 follicles measuring over 20 mm. At retrieval, he was only able to retrieve 3 mature eggs. 2 fertilized with ICSI and 2 made it to blasto. PGS test results: 1 normal female; 1 mosaic boy. We will be doing a second cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I loved the nurses at this clinic. They were all so warm and encouraging. I only had an issue with 1 nurse who couldn't draw my blood. I've never had an issue with drawing blood from my veins. It was probably day 12 of my stims and as anyone who has gone through stims knows, you usually get your blood drawn at least for the first week every other day and then the last week of stims, it's every day. This nurse tried twice and still couldn't find the vein. She had to call another nurse, who was able to do it painlessly in 3 seconds. Other than that minor inconvenience, I had no other issues with the nursing staff. They were all so sweet.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is run like a well oiled machine. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes for an appointment. If you are there less than an hour, you don't get validation for parking, but it's only $1 or so. The pricing is straight forward and clear. The only weakness is they could give more instructions on supplements to take, diet and exercise restraints.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The costs are clear. Diagnostic blood work was $455. Doctor's fees was $6,205. Laboratory fees $7,550. Newport Beach Surgery Center fees $1,860. PGS testing for 2 embryos was $1,200. Infectious disease screening $600.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He only transfers 1 embryo at a time.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 33
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Anderson] has a very dry cut personality and very blunt and to the point. He seemed to know His stuff but at times was hard to get over his harsher personality. I felt like he sometimes would say one thing and go back on it at a later date. ... He was very cautious how many eggs he grew to size before doing the IUI. ... He’s good but don’t expect a real sensitive side.
They team there [S CA Center for Repro Med] was amazing and made us feel comfortable and made the process easier to go through. ... They always ran close to my appt time...i never waited long for an appt. On the weekends they provided bagels i thought that was a nice touch for their patients. ... I absolutely loved Joan she was kind compassionate and sensitive through every step and every cycle. The nursing staff was also very sweet and helpful. ...
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He has a very dry cut personality and very blunt and to the point. He seemed to know His stuff but at times was hard to get over his harsher personality. I felt like he sometimes would say one thing and go back on it at a later date. I’ve seen another Dr since to get a second opinion and have been gives more details about our infertility that was not given at Anderson’s. This makes me question weather or not he had given us all the facts.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He’s good but don’t expect a real sensitive side.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
They team there was amazing and made us feel comfortable and made the process easier to go through.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Not sure of all the details. I don’t have all the meds recorded. He was very cautious how many eggs he grew to size before doing the IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Joan, Karen )
I absolutely loved Joan she was kind compassionate and sensitive through every step and every cycle. The nursing staff was also very sweet and helpful.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They were super clean and organized. They always ran close to my appt time...i never waited long for an appt. On the weekends they provided bagels i thought that was a nice touch for their patients.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Each visit ranged from $150- $230 depending on ultrasounds or injections or if they drew bloodwork. With the meds one round of IUI came out to over 3k
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I feel like there should be a balance and it should be partially up to the patient wether or not to implant one or more. Ther should be more factors that play. He said initially during our first consultation that it depends on age. When we met with him again about moving forward with IVF he said he only does one for every patient.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Anderson is a to the point kind of guy and I love that. I have a very type A personality so I really needed a doctor who would give me all the facts and not sugar coat it. He is exactly that. ... One embryo one baby is his motto ... I didn’t pick him because I needed a therapist I picked him because I wanted an amazing RE. ... He is super nice and caring but he won’t hold your hand through everything ...
All of the staff at Dr. Anderson’s office [S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine] are super warm and welcoming. I never felt like just another patient and I felt like they all kept up to date on what was going on with my treatment. ... The nursing staff is so on top of it. ... This office is a well oiled machine and they are so organized. ... I went to another RE office before finding Dr. Anderson and that office was a complete mess, I was so nervous that that was what I would have to deal with at any RE practice.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is a to the point kind of guy and I love that. I have a very type A personality so I really needed a doctor who would give me all the facts and not sugar coat it. He is exactly that. I knew I could trust him to get us pregnant after our first consultation because he was super thorough and was able to explain what our next steps should be with complete confidence.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He is super nice and caring but he won’t hold your hand through everything, but all of his nurses are amazing and totally make up for it. I didn’t pick him because I needed a therapist I picked him because I wanted an amazing RE.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
All of the staff at Dr. Anderson’s office are super warm and welcoming. I never felt like just another patient and I felt like they all kept up to date on what was going on with my treatment.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
We are on our 2nd IUI with Dr. Anderson. Both rounds have been 100mg of Clomid days 3-5 with ultrasound monitoring on Day 12 and then trigger shot and back to back inseminations over the next two days. Or first IUI was unsuccessful but we are currently in the middle of our second.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff is so on top of it. I went to another RE office before finding Dr. Anderson and that office was a complete mess, I was so nervous that that was what I would have to deal with at any RE practice. This office is a well oiled machine and they are so organized.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I really don’t have anything bad to say about this office. I love all of the nurses so much and Dr. Anderson is amazing at what he does. There is never a wait longer than 10 minutes and all of the staff always know what is going on with every patient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Costs were comparable with other clinics in the area for an IUI.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
One embryo one baby is his motto
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Anderson is professional and communicates every step of the way. We are never left guessing. I've had a great experience so far even though I haven't been successful "yet". I truly believe he wants to find the reason why were not conceiving and/or get us pregnant. ... But after the failed frozen transfer he went straight to an ERA cycle which I was very happy about. I like that he wanted more answers before transferring again.
This clinics strengths [SCCRM] are definitely their streamlined approach. It runs like a well oiled machine. You're in and out quick and not in a bad way. I've seen a total of 3 RE's and I dont want to go anywhere else. I felt rushed at the other clinics. ... The nursing staff here are phenomenal! They are all very nice and just on top of things. I honestly havent met anyone I dont like. The respond in a timely manner when you call with questions as well.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is professional and communicates every step of the way. We are never left guessing. I've had a great experience so far even though I haven't been successful "yet". I truly believe he wants to find the reason why were not conceiving and/or get us pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He is very thorough and doesnt jump ahead. Dont ask "what-if's" when you're waiting on results. He waits until all results are in before discussing next courses of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson personally calls you almost daily with updates and medication info. He is extremely professional and in my opinion a wonderful Dr.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I'm not sure what to say about his protocol since I have nothing to compare it to. But after the failed frozen transfer he went straight to an ERA cycle which I was very happy about. I like that he wanted more answers before transferring again.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff here are phenomenal! They are all very nice and just on top of things. I honestly havent met anyone I dont like. The respond in a timely manner when you call with questions as well.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
This clinics strengths are definitely their streamlined approach. It runs like a well oiled machine. You're in and out quick and not in a bad way. I've seen a total of 3 RE's and I dont want to go anywhere else. I felt rushed at the other clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
IVF costs totaled, so far, at 26k. We are paying for are 2nd FET soon costing another 4k.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I believe that Dr. Anderson's approach with single embryo transfers make complete sense. If they are pgs normal embryos with no other factors, the transfer should work. In my case, my body is what's complicating the matter unfortunately.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
3rd of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Anderson is extremely smart and care a lot about his outcomes to report to the CDC. He is a smart businessman, too, as seen in his decision to hire nurses with high emotional intelligence to make up for his abruptness and barrier in communicating his compassion and empathy.... Dr. Anderson really pays attention to details and although he sees hundreds of patients every week, he never made me feel like a number.... Dr. Anderson saved my husband and me lots of money and heartache when he questioned a donor's issue
Everyone [Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] is responsive and gets back to you quickly. They are always willing to answer questions and never make you feel less than for asking them. It is clear they have been working together for years and they have their process down pat.... Becareful when you are paying... Sometimes the lady that collects the payment is in a good mood and most of the time she is not... Dr. Anderson is extremely smart and care a lot about his outcomes to report to the CDC
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson really pays attention to details and although he sees hundreds of patients every week, he never made me feel like a number. My friend had great success with him after over five years of infertility issues and I am now trusting him with mine. Dr. Anderson saved my husband and me lots of money and heartache when he questioned a donor's issue with not providing good eggs for her two previous intended parents. I'm glad he asked for a genetic test and report because we discovered she had a genetic issue, too. I'm grateful for Dr. Anderson!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
His bedside manner is not the best but I don't mind because he is really smart and knows his stuff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is extremely smart and care a lot about his outcomes to report to the CDC. He is a smart businessman, too, as seen in his decision to hire nurses with high emotional intelligence to make up for his abruptness and barrier in communicating his compassion and empathy.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
After a failed retrieval and failed cycle with Frederick of HRC, he tried Follistim one more time with no results. We moved to the egg donor route after that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: They rotate them, which is confusing for me.)
HRC and Dr. Anderson's offices are very different in the protocol they used. HRC recommended birth control for the stimulation and retrieval process. I get their business process: they wanted to maximize the time Dr. Frederick has when she is scheduled for the surgery center. This process also made it easier to schedule my life and for the care coordinator to communicate what was coming next and schedule dates and times for appointments. Dr. Anderson does not want his patients on birth control as he sees it as a way to develop immature eggs and he likes to orchestrate the retrieval at the best time and adjust the medication dosage, etc., as the cycle rolls on. Dr. Anderson's agility made for a session by session protocol for next steps. The nurses did their best to communicate everything but coming from HRC where everything is planned out, their process left much to be desired.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Everyone is responsive and gets back to you quickly. They are always willing to answer questions and never make you feel less than for asking them. It is clear they have been working together for years and they have their process down pat.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I don't remember exact costs, however they did go up between when we first saw him in 2015 and then again in 2017. Becareful when you are paying... Sometimes the lady that collects the payment is in a good mood and most of the time she is not.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
We aren't there yet.
9
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Anderson takes his job very seriously and is very focused on customizing the protocol and treatment plan to your personal situation. Unlike other doctors we saw who did not really take us seriously, he was very diligent and focused to develop a plan that suited us.... All embryos that made it to day 5 were PGS tested - this was NOT optional - as Dr Anderson doesn't want to waste your time, emotions and money transferring embryos with a dismal chance of success.
Overall, I'm very happy with the clinic [S. CA Ctr for Reproductive Med]. There is a parking fee for the lot which is annoying, but that is about the only weakness I can think of. The staff is great and they are all very goal oriented. The office runs very efficiently, I've been in to the office maybe 25-30 times now and generally my wait time is less than 5 minutes.... The initial consult with Dr Anderson was free - which I haven't see with any other clinic we have visited.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Anderson takes his job very seriously and is very focused on customizing the protocol and treatment plan to your personal situation. Unlike other doctors we saw who did not really take us seriously, he was very diligent and focused to develop a plan that suited us. His clinic is very successful at what they do because he puts a lot of focus into each case. They are very busy, but Dr Anderson and his team never seem rushed or unfocused - I always feel like my case and treatment is important to him and his team.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Listen to his recommendations, he looks at the data and analyzes your situation in detail, so I've found his treatment plans to be much more effective than other doctors we have worked with. His success rates are among the best in the country, so trust him - he wants you to succeed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
The staff at the clinic is very warm and comforting. I always felt like I had their focus during my appts. Dr Anderson works hard to customize treatment for EVERY person he is working with, no protocol is the same.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr Anderson monitored blood work and ultrasounds himself throughout our protocol and adjusted the amount of medicine based on how my body responded throughout the process. For the retrieval, the medicines used were: menopur, follistim, ganirilex, pregnyl, tramadol, and doxycycline. He had my stims go about 4-5 days longer than my prior IVF cycle (at another clinic) to ensure we retrieved all the mature eggs we could. The medication dose was also about 3x the other clinic. The other clinic was NOT monitoring my hormone levels throughout the stims and just provided a very "one size fits all" protocol. We saw MUCH better results with the retrieval with Dr Anderson's customized protocol. All embryos that made it to day 5 were PGS tested - this was NOT optional - as Dr Anderson doesn't want to waste your time, emotions and money transferring embryos with a dismal chance of success. I appreciated that, as well. We were overjoyed to have 7 PGS normal embryos by the end of the retrieval cycle. For the FET, the medicines used were: progesterone, delestrogen, dexamethasone, baby asprin, methylprednisolone, prednisone and doxycycline. I also took a prenatal multi vitamin, magnesium, probiotics and CoQ10. The steriods were for inflamation, the baby asprin was to minimize clotting issues. Delestrogen and progesterone were to manage my body's cycle so we can line up the implantation window. After the FET ended in a chemical pregnancy, we are now going through an ERA biopsy cycle to confirm the implantation window for my body before another FET attempt.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I love the nursing staff at this clinic. They are very warm and kind and make this stressful process much easier.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Overall, I'm very happy with the clinic. There is a parking fee for the lot which is annoying, but that is about the only weakness I can think of. The staff is great and they are all very goal oriented. The office runs very efficiently, I've been in to the office maybe 25-30 times now and generally my wait time is less than 5 minutes. Only 2x have I waited more than 15 minutes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
There are global fees for the retrieval and the transfer cycles which include all visits and monitoring within that cycle. The initial consult with Dr Anderson was free - which I haven't see with any other clinic we have visited. For the retrieval, there was an additional fee (noted on the pricing provided) for the surgery center in the building. The medication pricing and acupuncture costs were the only items not noted specifically on the pricing they provided before the cycle started. They did offer a 10% discount since we were a cash client and had a specific insurance provider which was nice.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I understand the reason for eSET and believe that it will be the safest for the baby and myself in the long run.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 32
3 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Anderson is thorough and knows his stuff. He’s not the warmest person but I kind of like that. He keeps me rooted in reality and doesn’t give me false hope. Because of that, when he gives me hope I feel that I can genuinely trust it. He’s always available and genuinely wants to help you conceive.... Dr. Anderson isn’t going to be your cheerleader, he’s going to be your real true best friend. The kind who will tell you the truth whether it’s what you want to hear or not. His nurses are amazing at cheering you on but he’s not your emotional support, he’s your scientist who’s going to keep it real.
The clinic [S CA Ctr for Reproductive Med] is open 7 days a week and is a well oiled machine. They even came in 30 minutes early for me because of my work schedule. Maybe the only con would be the long wait time to make that initial appointment. Dr. Anderson only sees new patients on certain days.... The nursing staff is my favorite part of the clinic! They genuinely are rooting for me! They always call back and are very helpful. I never feel like I am a burden and they answer all me questions, including questions where they have to talk to Dr. Anderson and get back to me.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is thorough and knows his stuff. He’s not the warmest person but I kind of like that. He keeps me rooted in reality and doesn’t give me false hope. Because of that, when he gives me hope I feel that I can genuinely trust it. He’s always available and genuinely wants to help you conceive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson isn’t going to be your cheerleader, he’s going to be your real true best friend. The kind who will tell you the truth whether it’s what you want to hear or not. His nurses are amazing at cheering you on but he’s not your emotional support, he’s your scientist who’s going to keep it real.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is very much to the point. When I ask for a consultation I can get it but he himself isn’t deeply emotionally attached to my situation. His nurses are though! I genuinely feel them rooting for me. He’s like the mastermind focused on the science and medical research and his nurses are the cheerleaders.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I conceived my son naturally on our first try so struggling to conceive a second child was shocking. After all tests and surgeries were completed, my AMH was the only concern but he isn’t very concerned about it. It’s 0.36. He suggested timed intercourse with Clomid, monitoring and trigger shot but I opted to be more aggressive and do IUI. I had a serious negative reaction to Clomid so he suggested injectables. Due to costs I asked for Femara and he agreed. Two failed Femara cycles later, we are doing timed intercourse without trigger for 3 cycles then will move on to IVF in January with new insurance.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff is my favorite part of the clinic! They genuinely are rooting for me! They always call back and are very helpful. I never feel like I am a burden and they answer all me questions, including questions where they have to talk to Dr. Anderson and get back to me. I simply love them!!
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I am not sure how to answer this. The clinic is open 7 days a week and is a well oiled machine. They even came in 30 minutes early for me because of my work schedule. Maybe the only con would be the long wait time to make that initial appointment. Dr. Anderson only sees new patients on certain days.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Each IUI has been about $1,500 cash pay.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Anderson is firm about one embryo, one baby. We haven’t discussed it but I know his policy is one embryo, one baby.
9
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 31
2 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Anderson is a perfectionist. His practice is based on both evidence-based research and his extensive experience in the field. He is direct, concise, and sets realistic expectations. He does not like failure and will do everything in his power to ensure success. Dr Anderson makes most of his calls and performs most monitoring appointments.... He also performs frozen embryo transfers only and highly recommends PGS testing of embryos to decrease risk of miscarriages/increase clinical pregnancy rates.
Overall the clinic [S CA Ctr for Repro Med] is well run. The office staff is friendly and fun and really make appointments enjoyable. Making an appointment is simple and there are usually a variety of morning monitoring appointments to choose from. The office is open 7 days a week with the exception of possibly 2 major holidays.... Once we had to re-sign a consent that went missing. We were able to re-sign it during our following appointment.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Anderson is a perfectionist. His practice is based on both evidence-based research and his extensive experience in the field. He is direct, concise, and sets realistic expectations. He does not like failure and will do everything in his power to ensure success. Dr Anderson makes most of his calls and performs most monitoring appointments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Anderson is very direct but very realistic. He runs a tight ship in his office because he wants optimal results for all patients.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr Anderson’s success rates are among the highest in the nation because he relies on evidence-based research. This includes his “one embryo, one baby” transfer approach. This reduces the risks associated with multiple gestation pregnancies. He also performs frozen embryo transfers only and highly recommends PGS testing of embryos to decrease risk of miscarriages/increase clinical pregnancy rates.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
All of Dr Anderson’s nurses are compassionate and caring. They will hold your hand during appointments when your significant other cannot make them. They ensure that you have an understanding of the treatment plan at the end of each appointment. They do not come across as rushed and perform most patient education duties.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Overall the clinic is well run. The office staff is friendly and fun and really make appointments enjoyable. Making an appointment is simple and there are usually a variety of morning monitoring appointments to choose from. The office is open 7 days a week with the exception of possibly 2 major holidays.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Monitoring appointments are usually quick. Typically we never waited more than 15 mins to be seen. The whole appointment usually lasted 15 minutes which included an ultrasound, blood draw, and medication administration education.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
For each retrieval cycle we paid approximately $18,000 including medications, monitoring, retrieval, lab fees, etc...
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
“One embryo, one baby” is part of SCCRM’s Mission Statement.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Once we had to re-sign a consent that went missing. We were able to re-sign it during our following appointment.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
2 IVF
2 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 4 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Anderson has a personalized treatment plan for each patient based on the unique situation of every couple... There was no set calendar. Dr. Anderson did the ultrasound and blood test on Day 3 to decide if this month was a good month to start the IVF based on my antral follicle count and FSH level...Dr. Anderson performs almost all of the procedures himself and calls patients for dosage adjustments. Dr. Anderson is very accessible. His care for patients is demonstrated in his effort
Wait time is minimal, usually less than 30 minutes. Appointments are efficient and effective...Staff is very friendly, warm and accommodating. I was surprised that each staff member tried their best to pronounce my Chinese name correctly even though I have an American nickname - that shows their level of respect....Nursing staff are very friendly, warm and accommodating. They see patients as friends and they really hope all the patients to have babies.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
FYI, this is a detailed review. Please take some time to read it. After experiencing 2 IVFs with 2 different fertility clinics, I learned that fertility specialists can be very different. We carefully selected our doctors by comparing published IVF success rate reports on both the US government's CDC and the SART. Even though both doctors had comparably high national success rates, my previous doctor failed us terribly while Dr. Anderson helped us toward achieving the goal of pregnancy. Here is why. MY STORY I am 39 with diminished ovarian reserve (FSH 11.1, AMH 1.33). A few hours after the very first consultation with my previous doctor, we were given the calendar of dates for the injectable, the dosage and also the egg retrieval date without her doing any physical exam or ultrasound on me. Because of her reported high success rate, I chose to trust her even though I felt I was being treated like a number. Little did I know that it was so wrong to follow a set calendar without the doctor even knowing how my body would respond to the meds. After 31 days of birth control pills (which compromised my ovarian reserve even more) and 10 days of injectable, my eggs were retrieved before they became mature (5 eggs with Estradiol 394) because the retrieval date was scheduled two months prior. All of my retrieved eggs died on Day 3. The doctor told me to consider donor eggs because she "cannot make miracles happen." We felt desperate because even the fertility specialist with a high success rate could not help us. However, when we found Dr. Anderson six month later, it was a totally different story. There was no set calendar. Dr. Anderson did the ultrasound and blood test on Day 3 to decide if this month was a good month to start the IVF based on my antral follicle count and FSH level. Once the cycle started, I was monitored closely every other day and eventually every day before egg retrieval. Injectable dosage was adjusted based on each ultrasound and blood test. I had a total of 7 ultrasounds during the cycle compared to 4 with my previous doctor. I was given injectable for 14 days instead of 10 days with my previous doctor. With my AMH down to 0.87, Dr. Anderson managed to retrieve 8 eggs and had 3 embryos survive to Day 5 for PGS testing and 2 embryos came out with a normal PGS result. One boy and one girl! We were thrilled with the result. It was the miracle my previous doctor said she could not make happen. Although the published success rate on CDC of both my previous doctor and Dr. Anderson are among the highest in the nation, one clinic has a false/misleading high success rate because they cherry pick patients to boost up their rate. They pick easy patients with minor fertility problems or couples with no fertility issues but need gender selection. They simply turn down patients with real fertility issues by suggesting donor eggs without trying to solve the problem. On the other hand, Dr. Anderson is up to challenges and welcome couples who are struggling with serious fertility issues. He encourages couples who have experienced failed IVFs by offering free 2nd opinion consultation. And his success rate is not compromised at all. DOCTOR Dr. Anderson has nearly 30 years of experience practicing reproductive medicine. He is professional, knowledgeable, analytical, and focuses on maximizing the chance of success. He insists on the best methodology and protocol that gets the best result for each patient. He is more interested in what the best approaches are as opposed to what the patients want. The personalized, tailored approach is designed for each couple based on their unique situation. Dr. Anderson does not compromise on quality. He follows everyone's own natural cycle and initiates the treatment at the best time for the body. Dr. Anderson himself is not only confident and straightforward, but also detailed, thorough and observant. He is very efficient and is a no-nonsense doctor. In my first consultation with him, he walked into the office and the first question he had for me was " Where is your embryo report? Why don't I see your embryo report?" Apparently he had already read through all of my files before he met me. I had no embryo report because none of my embryos survived long enough to be tested. Unlike other doctors who take time asking the same questions you had already answered on your long application form or patient portal weeks before the consultation, Dr. Anderson knows your history even before he meets you and he goes straight to the point. Most fertility clinics have several doctors, but Dr. Anderson runs the SCCRM by himself and he performs hundreds of cycles annually. Unlike other clinics where ultrasound technicians do the ultrasounds and nurses call you for injectable dosage changes, Dr. Anderson performs almost all of the procedures himself and calls patients for dosage adjustments. Dr. Anderson is very accessible. His care for patients is demonstrated in his effort to maximize the chances of getting patients pregnant, and not by crying along with them while talking about how hard infertility is. Dr. Anderson is there to get one job done and he does it well. He is down-to-earth and he does not over-promise or sugarcoat things. Dr. Anderson is on the cutting edge of reproductive medicine. He travels around the world to participate and present in conferences held by world-renowned reproductive medicine organizations like ASRM, ESHRE and Instituto Bernabeu. He gathers the new knowledge and the latest technology and incorporates it into treatment for his patients in Newport Beach. He collaborates with researchers and also has an internal research program in his lab. Dr. Anderson has spent his life improving IVF success rates toward 100%. Last but not least, Dr. Anderson holds high ethical standards. When the scandal of UCI's fertility center happened in 1995, Dr. Anderson was the only doctor who was willing to adopt thousands of abandoned frozen embryos while other doctors chose to stay clear of the scandal's taint. Without asking for a payment, Dr. Anderson and his staff then began the tedious process of trying to track down the parents of those embryos from all over the world in order to find the best disposition for the orphan embryos. CLINIC Wait time is minimal, usually less than 30 minutes. Appointments are efficient and effective. I am always in and out quickly and able to get back to work on time. Staff is very friendly, warm and accommodating. I was surprised that each staff member tried their best to pronounce my Chinese name correctly even though I have an American nickname - that shows their level of respect. It is easy to contact the nurses. If the nurses are with other patients while you call, they will call you back within a few hours. During the cycle, patients are informed of the blood test result a few hours after the blood draw. It is considerate of them to require IVF patients to have sperm frozen for backup just in case the male partner cannot produce a sample on the retrieval day. They also provide some emergency injectable for borrowing just in case patients run out of meds and are unable to get refills in time. The nurses are informative and great educators teaching patients how to administer injectable. The patient portal provides easy access to the doctor’s prescriptions, instructions, and the follicle sizes, blood test results in few hours after your visit. IVF SUCCESS RATE Dr. Anderson's outstanding IVF success rate can be obtained on the CDC & SART website. The number says it all. He is one of the nation's top fertility doctors with one of the highest success rates. PAYMENT Unlike other facilities where one pays a package rate up front, you pay as you go during the cycle. The injectable Dr. Anderson prescribes is less pricy than the most expensive meds. Not only does the pharmacy they recommend have lower prices in the area, but it also accepts the First Steps Program which provides a 5%-75% discount off injectable based on income. No advertisements or commercials selling lucrative supplements in the office. Nurses teach patients how to collect and use the leftover medication in each cartridge, so no wasting of injectable - a money saver. It was also a plus that nurses taught me how to mix two injectable/meds together, so that I could inject less shots into myself. CONS Since Dr. Anderson has a personalized approach to each patient and the medication dosage is constantly adjusted according to the response of your body, it is understandably hard to predict what dosage you will need throughout the cycle. You may need to refill the injectable during the cycle. Also, the egg retrieval day depends on the growth of the follicles, so having a flexible work schedule would certainly help you. These are the inevitable trade-offs that stem from a customized treatment designed to maximize success. This is the necessary byproduct required to achieve the best result, so I am not complaining. Lastly, I always think it is unfair to judge a doctor based on whether you become pregnant or not. Getting pregnant involves a lot of factors such us timing, your physical condition at a given point, the protocol being used, the expertise of the lab, etc. Thus, I tried to give my review in an objective way and analyzed what I have experienced in Dr. Anderson's office in every aspect I can think of. I hope this review helps people who are struggling with fertility and good luck on your journey.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
It would be nice if the clinic can provide instructions which help fertility, for example food, exercise, sleep, etc. Instructions of sex during any treatment would be helpful too.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson has a personalized treatment plan for each patient based on the unique situation of every couple. Staff is very friendly, warm and accommodating. I was surprised that each staff member tried their best to pronounce my Chinese name correctly even though I have an American nickname - that shows their level of respect.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Antagonist protocol with Follistim to start the ivf cycle. Menopur were added later. Total 17 eggs in 2 retrievals with a low AMH 0.87.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Joyce Yeh)
Nursing staff are very friendly, warm and accommodating. They see patients as friends and they really hope all the patients to have babies.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Wait time is minimal, usually less than 30 minutes. Appointments are efficient and effective. I am always in and out quickly and able to get back to work on time. Clinic is clean and organized. Warm bagels are provided on weekends.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Appointments are quick and efficient. wait time is usually less than 30 minutes. The clinic is a well-oiled machine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
It is about $16K for Dr. Anderson. Not including the cost of surgical center $2K, and injectables $5K
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Anderson advocates " One embryo, one baby." He definitely does not want multiple embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Anderson is a problem solver! He leaves no stone unturned. He doesn't give up easily. ... Dr. Anderson put me on a much higher dose of follistim. We end up stimulating a few days longer than my last doctor. And although he retrieved the same amount of eggs as my last doctor, he was able to obtain *6 NORMAL EMBRYOS!* (all pgs tested) that is 3x the amount of my last doctor!!
My only complain [for S CA Center for Reproductive Med] is that sometimes I wish I could email or call a nurse directly. All calls go through the front desk, so you have to leave a message and wait for a nurse to call back. The nurses will usually get back to you by the end of the day.... The nursing staff is incredible! You are not assigned a primary nurse. They work together as a team and they're all very knowledgeable and compassionate.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is a problem solver! He leaves no stone unturned. He doesn't give up easily. Our case is especially difficult but I know that Dr. Anderson is doing everything he possibly can to get us pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Don't let his hard exterior fool you. He may not be the friendliest doctor but he is a genius! This guy knows what he's doing so trust in him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson is incredible. Every patient has their own personalized treatment plan, so you never feel like just a number.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Ive had 2 failed iui's 2 failed ivf transfers from a previous doctor. My husband and I were so disappointed because I was only 28 years old at the time and that doctor was only able to retrieve 2 pgs tested embryos. Since we were out of embryos, we decided to see dr. Anderson for our second round of treatment. Dr. Anderson put me on a much higher dose of follistim. We end up stimulating a few days longer than my last doctor. And although he retrieved the same amount of eggs as my last doctor, he was able to obtain *6 NORMAL EMBRYOS!* (all pgs tested) that is 3x the amount of my last doctor!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The nursing staff is incredible! You are not assigned a primary nurse. They work together as a team and they're all very knowledgeable and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
My only complain is that sometimes I wish I could email or call a nurse directly. All calls go through the front desk, so you have to leave a message and wait for a nurse to call back. The nurses will usually get back to you by the end of the day.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
For the most part Monitoring appointments were any time of the week at any time! Yes you heard that right. Dr. Anderson does not a have a set calendar for his patients because he customizes his protocol for each patient. If your embryos are ready to be taken out on a holiday, he will likely do a retrieval on that day. You don't work around his schedule. He works around your body's responsiveness.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
"One embryo, one baby."
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
10
Age 41 - 43
3 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Anderson doesn't have the warmest demeanor, but he's a great doctor, knows his stuff, stays on top of the latest research, is always available and on time, and has a dedicated, loyal, and long tenured staff which says a lot to me.... Dr. A doesn't believe in using birth control to control your cycles, so your cycle start dates always depend on your own natural menstrual cycle. He is a researcher and SCCRM is his clinic, so he will make changes to protocols based on the latest research, and your own situation.
I LOVE the nurses at SCCRM! They are on top of their game, always call me back within a few hours of me calling, are always helpful, patient, kind, and organized. One nurse told me she had prayed for me after my miscarriage. They are just wonderful people, and most of them have been working at SCCRM for many years.... They open at 6:30am on weekdays (amazing!!), at 8am on weekends (rare and great!), serve bagels on weekends (so nice!), nearly always run on time (truly rare), and are a well oiled machine. I can't say anything bad about them.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson doesn't have the warmest demeanor, but he's a great doctor, knows his stuff, stays on top of the latest research, is always available and on time, and has a dedicated, loyal, and long tenured staff which says a lot to me. He's a straight shooter and can be blunt, but not unkind, and I always felt like he had my best interests in mind. I trusted him which is more than I can say for my previous RE.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Make a consultation appt. if you have questions you want to ask Dr. A that can't be asked quickly during an office appt. The office monitoring visits are scheduled close together (which is great because it accommodates easy scheduling, but doesn't allow much time to talk).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Everyone in the office is kind, on top of your care, and takes the time to answer questions, teach you injection techniques, and to ask how you are doing. Dr. Anderson is not a warm and fuzzy doctor, but always promptly returned my calls and would answer my questions honestly.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Dr. A doesn't believe in using birth control to control your cycles, so your cycle start dates always depend on your own natural menstrual cycle. He is a researcher and SCCRM is his clinic, so he will make changes to protocols based on the latest research, and your own situation. My second retrieval with Dr. A resulted in massive fluid retention in my abdomen so when I did a third retrieval, he gave me the "long protocol" which included Lupron. (I don't recall the other details.) He also ran recurrent pregnancy loss labs on me and made changes to my FET protocol based on my history. The biggest challenge I ran into was a thin endometrial lining. One cycle was canceled because my lining actually got thinner on estrogen. For the next cycle, which I'm in now, he added GCSF (which I did once before) and vaginal viagra. Once I have this embryo transfer, I will start Lovenox, given my history of miscarriages.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I LOVE the nurses at SCCRM! They are on top of their game, always call me back within a few hours of me calling, are always helpful, patient, kind, and organized. One nurse told me she had prayed for me after my miscarriage. They are just wonderful people, and most of them have been working at SCCRM for many years.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They open at 6:30am on weekdays (amazing!!), at 8am on weekends (rare and great!), serve bagels on weekends (so nice!), nearly always run on time (truly rare), and are a well oiled machine. I can't say anything bad about them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
For retrieval, IVF and lab processing, PGS testing 10-13 embryos, and freezing (incl. meds): ~$23,000. FET cycle (incl. meds): ~$3500.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. A ONLY does single embryo transfers and recommends PGS testing for everyone and all embryos. I asked about transferring two, given my history, age, etc. but he discouraged me due to the risk of premature birth.
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Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5