San Diego Mommy Maker

San Diego
3969 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
619/295-4050
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend San Diego Mommy Maker to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
3 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
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Operations

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Scheduling
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Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
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Billing Department

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Nursing Team
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Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
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Attention to Detail

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CDC Success Rates

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
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Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
10
Lila Schmidt
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3 assessments
10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
10
From the very beginning, our initial Facetime, Dr. D[aneshmand] was warm and accessible and kind. He took the time to explain everything and in a way that made us feel comfortable, hopeful yet fully aware of all the trade offs and solutions along the way. He took the time to know both my partner and I...Professional, knowledgeable, ahead of the curve, compassionate, accessible and attentive and solutions-oriented. We never once felt confused or concerned under his wing. In fact, we felt so good knowing he was on our team. He is the absolute best.
Omg the staff at SDFC is out of this world. They knew who my husband and I were when we first walked in. The office was beautiful and warm. We had a room with our name on it reserved. Every person on our team took the time to come in and talk with us and we left with hugging with each one of them. They were truly invested in our journey and so knowledge and kind...The clinic is exactly what you would hope for. It's clean, upscale and the staff is warm, friendly and professional. We may with a number of people during our visits and every one of them were just wonderful. You truly can't ask for a better staff and better clinic.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Said Daneshmand at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Dr. D is a dream. Professional, knowledgeable, ahead of the curve, compassionate, accessible and attentive and solutions-oriented. We never once felt confused or concerned under his wing. In fact, we felt so good knowing he was on our team. He is the absolute best.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Said Daneshmand at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Stop looking, you already found your doctor. Trust me. We did SOO much research, interviewed a ton of doctors. He was the best from the beginning and only got better!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Said Daneshmand at San Diego Mommy Maker?
From the very beginning, our initial Facetime, Dr. D was warm and accessible and kind. He took the time to explain everything and in a way that made us feel comfortable, hopeful yet fully aware of all the trade offs and solutions along the way. He took the time to know both my partner and I. His entire staff, under his leadership, treated us like family. They treated us like they would want to be treated. They were so excited for us and professional.
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Mommy Maker. (Assigned nurse: Tara Baumgartner)
Omg the staff at SDFC is out of this world. They knew who my husband and I were when we first walked in. The office was beautiful and warm. We had a room with our name on it reserved. Every person on our team took the time to come in and talk with us and we left with hugging with each one of them. They were truly invested in our journey and so knowledge and kind.
Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
The clinic is exactly what you would hope for. It's clean, upscale and the staff is warm, friendly and professional. We may with a number of people during our visits and every one of them were just wonderful. You truly can't ask for a better staff and better clinic.
10
Doctor
Said Daneshmand
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
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10
10
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
She [Dr. Schmidt] and her staff work independently from a hospital, so you get a small personal feeling. Her equipment isn’t the state of the art, fancy stuff, but it gets the job done. She works really hard for you to get as much covered through insurance as possible too. She’s really just the best - she and her team!...We were dealing with male factor infertility. My prior RE refused to perform an IUI on me because I had 3 mature follicles. Dr Schmidt recognized that my husband’s sperm needed as many targets as possible, so she agreed and encouraged me to try - after explaining the risks of course.
[San Diego Mommy Maker is] not the newest, but I’m not swayed by flashiness or fancy stuff. It has everything a clinic needs, and the posters are hilarious. If you don’t have a sense of humor and you’re extremely fragile, maybe avoid this clinic. Being informed and a strong person helped me work well with the doctor...The staff is small! Everyone is like family! Love love love them!...Both iuis cost $3,000 excluding medications
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
She and her staff work independently from a hospital, so you get a small personal feeling. Her equipment isn’t the state of the art, fancy stuff, but it gets the job done. She works really hard for you to get as much covered through insurance as possible too. She’s really just the best - she and her team!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t make snap judgments, and listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
She has a brusque personality, but I find that useful in an RE. She doesn’t sugar coat, but takes time to get to know your cycle. It helps if you understand and know about your body and cycles beforehand, though!
Describe the protocols Lila Schmidt used in your cycles at San Diego Mommy Maker and their degree of success.
We were dealing with male factor infertility. My prior RE refused to perform an IUI on me because I had 3 mature follicles. Dr Schmidt recognized that my husband’s sperm needed as many targets as possible, so she agreed and encouraged me to try - after explaining the risks of course. We did 2 medicated cycles with clomid for 5 days, blood monitoring, a pregnyl shot to trigger, and 2 back to back IUIs. I think the second IUI was helpful. She was really great through both procedures
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Mommy Maker. (Assigned nurse: Kristina )
The staff is small! Everyone is like family! Love love love them!
Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
It’s not the newest, but I’m not swayed by flashiness or fancy stuff. It has everything a clinic needs, and the posters are hilarious. If you don’t have a sense of humor and you’re extremely fragile, maybe avoid this clinic. Being informed and a strong person helped me work well with the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker.
Both iuis cost $3,000 excluding medications
10
Doctor
Lila Schmidt
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10
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San Diego Mommy Maker
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
Dr Schmidt is an amazing doctor. She is caring and warm. She talks fast, which some may interpret as rushing you through, but it's just the way her mind works. She is happy to slow down and chat with you.... Dr Schmidt is straight forward and at the same time warm and sympathetic.... Small clinic; personal attention. Dr Schmidt will check up on you on you after hours and even give you her personal cell phone number.
Small clinic [San Diego Mommy Maker]; personal attention. Dr Schmidt will check up on you on you after hours and even give you her personal cell phone number..... Dr Schmidt is an amazing doctor. She is caring and warm. She talks fast, which some may interpret as rushing you through, but it's just the way her mind works. She is happy to slow down and chat with you.... Dr Schmidt is straight forward and at the same time warm and sympathetic....
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
10
How was your experience with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Dr Schmidt is an amazing doctor. She is caring and warm. She talks fast, which some may interpret as rushing you through, but it's just the way her mind works. She is happy to slow down and chat with you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Go meet her in person - once you talk to her, you will feel at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Dr Schmidt is straight forward and at the same time warm and sympathetic.
Describe the protocols Lila Schmidt used in your cycles at San Diego Mommy Maker and their degree of success.
Clomid with timed intercourse first round; clomid with iui second round before ivf. Since iui was successful, we never got to ivf.
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Mommy Maker. (Assigned nurse: Kristina )
Dr Schmidt has one nurse and one assistant. Both are professional and warm.
Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
Small clinic; personal attention. Dr Schmidt will check up on you on you after hours and even give you her personal cell phone number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker.
Costs for iui was flat fee, follow up monitoring once successful is billed separately per office visit.
What specific things went wrong at San Diego Mommy Maker?
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at San Diego Mommy Maker.
Not a big deal- one scheduled follow up appointment was not entered into their calendar.
10
Doctor
Lila Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
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