Describe your experience with West Coast Fertility Centers.
Strengths: highly communicative, organized, compassionate, innovative, Dr. Diaz is an expert in his field, staff is so kind and caring, they are patient, and make you feel special
At the moment I cannot think of a weakness. My husband did not qualify for financial help but I know they have options, so I would highly contact them and ask plenty of questions. They truly want to help you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers?
It goes without saying, this has been the most difficult journey of our lives, but I would not want to through it anywhere else than with Dr. Diaz and his staff. I know each and every staff member by name and they know both my husband and I. It feels like family. They hug us and let us cry and then give us a huge smile and words of encouragement. Dr. Diaz has always been very honest with us, and while he has never given us false hope, he always gives us hope. There is something incredibly calming about him. He takes his time with you, he answers all your questions in detail (he has even drawn diagrams for us) and he makes us feel incredibly secure. Any time I have needed to speak to anyone, whether it be the Doctor or the Nurse, I am quick to get a response. They know our history and it is obvious they care!
Describe your experience with your nurse at West Coast Fertility Centers. (Assigned nurse: Beth)
THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! I cannot speak more highly of the nursing staff. Anyone going through this knows how difficult it is, and the last thing you want is to feel like a number. Here you feel like family, I honestly felt like that staff was feeling all our emotions with us, through all the ups and downs. I feel like they have our best interest in mind and I am truly thankful to have found such a fantastic facility.
How was your experience with David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers?
Dr. Diaz is incredibly patient and knowledgeable, both my husband and I are always asking questions, sometimes it was questions I have asked multiple times before, but for whatever reason I needed reassurance, no matter what, he has always been incredibly patient, he takes his time during each visit, not once have I ever felt rushed or silly for asking a question. He is through in his explanations and examinations. He is empathetic and he listens. That is a big one for me. As difficult as this journey has been, I am grateful to have a doctor that I fully trust.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers?
Get to know Dr. Diaz and his staff, they will raise your spirits and be your biggest supporters. They answer texts very quickly so be sure to ask if you can text them with questions.
Describe the protocols David Diaz used in your cycles at West Coast Fertility Centers and their degree of success.
I did a fresh embyro transfer most recently and I remember my protocol consisted of Lovenox (due to clotting factors), Delestrogen (intramuscular shot), Progesterone (intramuscular shot and vaginal suppository), Estradiol (vaginal suppository), Medrol dose pack, Doxcycline, Vit C, Vit D, Prenatal, Selenium, my first transfer did not take (embryos also not PGS test, we elected not to), but we are adding Co Q-10 and we are changing the estradiol to oral and starting the Lovenox later
Describe the costs associated with your care under David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers.
We did not have any insurance coverage or financial aid, and while fertility cost are generally pricier, I do feel everything was reasonable and fair. We had multiple appointments (over 2 hour meetings) with Dr. Diaz where he chose not to charge us. Additionally, although we did not qualify for financial aid, they do make every effort to find options for you and costs savings where ever they can.
Describe David Diaz's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at West Coast Fertility Centers.
Dr. Diaz has consistently recommended single embryo transfer for us, however for our FET he would agree to 2 embryos if that is what we choose.