San Diego Mommy Maker

1 doctors work here

Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 82%Don't recommend: 18%8.2
82% strongly recommend
4 reviews
Operations
8.2
8.2
Operations

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Scheduling
10
10
Scheduling

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Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.7
8.7
Billing Department

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.1
9.1
Nursing Team

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Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
7
7
Attention to Detail

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CDC Success Rates

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

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

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

This clinic has 1 office

San Diego
3969 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
619/295-4050

4 patient reviews

LGBTQ
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
European
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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.
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
1
0
Age 33
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I feel like she [Dr. Lila Schmidt] wasn’t very knowledgeable about how to do an egg retrieval...was going to do a fresh transfer with pgs testing. I’ve now done 2 egg retrievals and pgs testing takes 7-10 days, no way she could have done a fresh transfer with pgs testing. She also doesn’t use her own facility, so she has to completely base your egg retrieval around her ability to use that other lab...never went over follicle growth, when I looked my chart later, my follicles weren’t even close to big enough to do an iui.
Strengths [at San Diego Mommy Maker] - [Dr. Lila Schmidt] treats you like a person and not a stat or a number. Cons- she doesn’t know what she’s doing... did one iui...never went over follicle growth, when I looked my chart later, my follicles weren’t even close to big enough to do an iui...doesn’t use her own facility, so she has to completely base your egg retrieval around her ability to use that other lab... she wasn’t very knowledgeable about how to do an egg retrieval.
How was your experience with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
I feel like she wasn’t very knowledgeable about how to do an egg retrieval. Every clinic I went to afterwards did a completely different protocol, she also was going to do a fresh transfer with pgs testing. I’ve now done 2 egg retrievals and pgs testing takes 7-10 days, no way she could have done a fresh transfer with pgs testing. She also doesn’t use her own facility, so she has to completely base your egg retrieval around her ability to use that other lab. Which, follicles don’t grow on labs schedule, they grow on their own timetable!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Do your homework on other clinics, go to a few consults, then compare.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Dr schmidt was awesome as a human being, called me from her personal cell phone time discuss treatment
Describe the protocols Lila Schmidt used in your cycles at San Diego Mommy Maker and their degree of success.
She only did one iui. When I started an ivf calendar, she said my fSh was too high and that she would just test it again next month, but gave me no advice on how to lower it.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at San Diego Mommy Maker.
I can’t remember the nurses name, but she was nice
Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
Strengths- doc treats you like a person and not a stat or a number. Cons- she doesn’t know what she’s doing, doesn’t give advice on diet or supplements. I bought about 400 worth of medication that I will never use + wasted months of time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker.
13 k for a fresh egg transfer 1200 for iui
Describe Lila Schmidt's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at San Diego Mommy Maker.
Single transfer
What specific things went wrong at San Diego Mommy Maker?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at San Diego Mommy Maker.
She never went over follicle growth, when I looked my chart later, my follicles weren’t even close to big enough to do an iui.
1
Doctor
Lila Schmidt
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
0
Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
10
10
Age 33
2 IUI
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Successful
10
10
Age 37
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
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....
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
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources