Amin Milki

Stanford University

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolAmerican U. of Beirut
ResidencyAmerican U. of Beirut
FellowshipStanford U.
Sunnyvale
1195 W. Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(650) 498-7911
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Amin Milki to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.9
7 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Stanford University to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 20%8
25 assessments
  • 66% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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Dr. Milki is highly responsive. He understands that this is a sensitive process that has the potential of unleashing an array of powerful emotions. He has always taken the time to answer all of our questions and he does what he can to alleviate any frustration or anxiety caused by the process.... Dr. Milki is highly numeric. Throughout the whole process, he'll walk you through the odds given your particular case, and he'll back up those odds by showing you how he got to his numbers. This was tremendously helpful to us as we were dealing with many misconceptions.
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Age
37
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Dr. Milki is highly numeric. Throughout the whole process, he'll walk you through the odds given your particular case, and he'll back up those odds by showing you how he got to his numbers. This was tremendously helpful to us as we were dealing with many misconceptions. Most visits were roughly 30 minutes in length, with the initial visit considerably longer. Milki also would respond to us by phone either within the day or on the next day. Frankly, I can't recommend him highly enough. He gives classes to all patients (3 hours) that walks them through all of the potential risks.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Don't be scared to ask questions. He's very considerate and has a lot of information and advice he can offer even for the most difficult cases.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Dr. Milki is highly responsive. He understands that this is a sensitive process that has the potential of unleashing an array of powerful emotions. He has always taken the time to answer all of our questions and he does what he can to alleviate any frustration or anxiety caused by the process.
Describe the protocols Amin Milki used in your cycles at Stanford University and their degree of success.
We first began by doing an evaluation of the sperm and female anatomy to look for any obvious issues. Those results led us to doing IUIs without any additional support. Regrettably, that did not work. We then did IUIs with stimulation. This also did not work. In total we did 9 IUIs. The lack of results was frustrating but he walked us through all of the potential reasons for this. Whe then proceeded to IVF (birth control for one month; stimulation; no ICSI). IVF determined that there is likely a genetic cause of our problems. Since we are still undergoing this process, we do not have a final result--but Dr. Milki has proposed a different IVF procedure (different medications for stimulation; ICSI)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They never made you wait. Our appointments were always punctual. The nurses would answer many of our questions and, when the couldn't, they would often get Dr. Milki to call us quickly.
Describe your experience with Stanford University.
The facilities are brand new. They are clean and, from what I understand, have state of the art equipment. The lobby is somewhat small and can get crowded at times. If you arrive at those times, you may have to wait in line to check in. Save for those minor issues, there really is nothing to complain about. I most cases you do not have to wait long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amin Milki at Stanford University.
IUI were roughly 900 dollars IVF was 20k
Describe Amin Milki's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Stanford University.
Dr. Milki favors single embryo transfer. Doing more detailed work on the embryo through the biopsy allows you to be more selective. multiple embryo transfers has a higher odds for twins which puts the mother at increased risk.
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Amin Milki
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Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
He [Dr. Milki] spends so much time with us, answering every question we have. On our first visit he had clearly done his homework since he knew every detail of our case. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand and looks you in the eye when speaking...He is patient, caring, knowledgeable, thoroughly explaines all aspects of treatment in a way that is gentle but not sugar coated...
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
After searching for a caring, experienced doctor to help us conceive our second child we found what we were looking for in Dr Milki. He is patient, caring, knowledgeable, thoroughly explaines all aspects of treatment in a way that is gentle but not sugar coated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Initial appointments can be difficult to get into (I waited to months) but don't get discouraged because once you are an established patients it is easy to get in when needed, including weekends and holidays.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
He spends so much time with us, answering every question we have. On our first visit he had clearly done his homework since he knew every detail of our case. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand and looks you in the eye when speaking.
Describe the protocols Amin Milki used in your cycles at Stanford University and their degree of success.
I am currently in the middle of treatment. I have taken Clomid, an hcg trigger (Ovidril) in preparation for an IUI and am now on progesterone (Endometrin). My husband checked out good and I have used Clomid alone many times in the past. Dr Milki diagnosed my incredibly short luetal phase with hopes the progesterone helps in a viable pregnancy this cycle.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone I have worked with is caring and compassionate, organized and on top of their game
Describe your experience with Stanford University.
The clinic reminds me of a hotel lobby - clean, comfortable. You receive a pager-like badge that keeps track of how long you wait at each stage of your appointment to minimize wait time for you and make sure you are constantly being treated or acknowledged which is amazing. As a result I have never waited past my appointment time to be seen and am usually taken early
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amin Milki at Stanford University.
I know my insurance covers 80% of fertility treatments making my care reasonable at this point
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Doctor
Amin Milki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
Nursing
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
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I liked that Dr. Milki was present for all appointments except for one. I also never felt intimidated from asking questions about things "we read on the internet about xxxx" as you know how annoying that is to doctors. Milki was always receptive and willing to answer questions... I felt he treated me as a human because when I asked about doing things outside of his recommendations, he would listen and weigh in his advice and gave me the option to choose which paths I wanted. I was never forced to do things his way. I would ask why he didn't suggest certain methods and he would give his reasons and advice why it was not recommended but always said but if you prefer to do it that way, we can do that. He made sure that I was in control of all the decision making...
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
I liked that Dr. Milki was present for all appointments except for one. I also never felt intimidated from asking questions about things "we read on the internet about xxxx" as you know how annoying that is to doctors. Milki was always receptive and willing to answer questions. He can talk fast at times and throw out information or answers too quickly which I had to tell him to slow down and repeat himself which he never got frustrated or annoyed. I also like that he's very blunt and direct. I found Dr. Milki based on a close friend's recommendation who thinks like I do ...we don't like wishy washy doctors especially when dealing with IF. There are so many unknowns and so many "what ifs situations". I appreciate how Dr. Milki gives you direct facts even if they are not what you want to hear ... I never had conversations where he was condescending or indecisive like "well, you could do this but there's a slight chance of this and if you do that, slight chance of this...". I felt like because he was direct, it was easy to make difficult decisions whereas other doctors don't give you good clear guidance on the best path to take. I hope that makes sense?
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
He's a doctor and gives you direct advice and provides facts to provide it. If you or your husband is engineer in any way, you will love him! If you want a warm fuzzy doctor that gives you hugs and sad droopy eyes when he gives you bad news, he's not the guy. If facts and direct answers empower you, he's the doctor for you!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Up until Dr. Milki, I've had female doctors and he never made me feel "weird" or uncomfortable and was always casual during our exams. He answered all my questions and was very direct with them. I felt he treated me as a human because when I asked about doing things outside of his recommendations, he would listen and weigh in his advice and gave me the option to choose which paths I wanted. I was never forced to do things his way. I would ask why he didn't suggest certain methods and he would give his reasons and advice why it was not recommended but always said but if you prefer to do it that way, we can do that. He made sure that I was in control of all the decision making.
Describe the protocols Amin Milki used in your cycles at Stanford University and their degree of success.
Our first IVF cycle was agonist cycle which I produce 17 eggs then 13 fertilized and I think 10 made to blast but when we did 3 day PGD testing, they all failed except one that later was a frozen transfer and didn't stick. Our 2nd IVF cycle was not agonistic? cycle, I think they call lupron? It's been awhile so I can't remember which we thought let's try for quality instead of quantity which resulted in 8 ER and only 4 fertilized but based on visual inspections, only 3 appeared to be viable and I did have positive pregnancy test but lost after 8 weeks which showed in earlier U/S tests that wasn't doing well and had weak heart beat.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In my experience the nurses were aweome! I loved having their online email communication and even though it says 24 hours to respond, most of the time, they responded within 1-2 hours. I loved it! They always answered my questions and if they didn't know or needed to get information from Dr. Milki, they always responded within few hours. I never was left hanging or confused. They know that IF is very delicate and frustrating for us, we always want answers right now!
Describe your experience with Stanford University.
The online service is awesome, you can email anytime anywhere from your phone app or on computer. You can also pay and manage your bills that way as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amin Milki at Stanford University.
Costs seemed comparable to other clinics. We took advantage of a program which we could do 2 fresh and 2 frozens for less than cost of 2 fresh IVFs. I think it was called Attain.
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Doctor
Amin Milki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
Nursing
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
He [Dr Amin Milki] has a warm bedside manner but gives the facts straight. He also breaks down the science in a way that is extremely easy to understand but providing all of the details that you need. He is happy to entertain all follow up questions and thinks one step ahead of me. He also remembers all details of my fertility history at each visit so I feel like he truly 'knows' me....He is very busy so often times I feel rushed but I don't think he would ever make a hasty decision related to my treatment.
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Age
32 - 35
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
He is very knowledgable and warm yet very objective and straightforward. He is upfront with what he is sure about and things he is unclear on. He is very busy so often times I feel rushed but I don't think he would ever make a hasty decision related to my treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Have all of your questions lined up for each visit because he is busy!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
He has a warm bedside manner but gives the facts straight. He also breaks down the science in a way that is extremely easy to understand but providing all of the details that you need. He is happy to entertain all follow up questions and thinks one step ahead of me. He also remembers all details of my fertility history at each visit so I feel like he truly 'knows' me.
Describe the protocols Amin Milki used in your cycles at Stanford University and their degree of success.
PGS and PGD due to a known genetic mutation in our family.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Nursing staff is very knowledgable and warm. I dislike how I don't have an assigned nurse and I can never reach a nurse directly on the phone. A nurse calls me back on her own time which is tough because I might not be available.
Describe your experience with Stanford University.
Has the ability to treat a lot of patients. Not the newest facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amin Milki at Stanford University.
$15,000
What specific things went wrong at Stanford University?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Amin Milki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 7 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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He [Dr. Milki] always remember my spouse’s name, my child’s name and made sure I was comfortable.... Dr Milki was much more conservative with medications. He also always wanted to transfer via a natural cycle vs. a planned one. He has great knowledge and was referred by two friends who got pregnant by him. The only weakness is his insensitivity towards my body issues. He kept telling me that I needed to lose weight.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 7 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Dr Milki was much more conservative with medications. He also always wanted to transfer via a natural cycle vs. a planned one. He has great knowledge and was referred by two friends who got pregnant by him. The only weakness is his insensitivity towards my body issues. He kept telling me that I needed to lose weight.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Be open and honest in giving and receiving information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
He always remember my spouse’s name, my child’s name and made sure I was comfortable.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very efficient, knowledgeable, compassionate.
Describe your experience with Stanford University.
Patient first. That’s their strength. No matter what the day/time etc.... they also all remembered your name and were super friendly. Weakness is the lack of understanding of insurance coverage. I would get rejection letters for treatment from my insurance, call the office who would tell me they sent the wrong codes. This happened every time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Amin Milki at Stanford University.
I would pay 10% if approved treatment.
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Doctor
Amin Milki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
Nursing
Operations
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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He's very compassionate but he's extremely smart and realistic. He's 100% dedicated to doing everything he can for you... He works 7 days a week including Holidays... He really wanted to give us a baby.. I felt it. His staff... Not so much.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Described previously
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
If you're looking for someone to hold your hand and hug thru this process he's not it. He's very compassionate but he's extremely smart and realistic. He's 100% dedicated to doing everything he can for you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Loved Dr Melki. He works 7 days a week including Holidays... He really wanted to give us a baby.. I felt it. His staff... Not so much. Terrible to get a hold of and I wouldn't get lab results for hours after I knew they had them. But loved Dr Melki he was honest, not warm and fuzzy but realistic. I liked that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very busy.. So busy they'd forget to make super important phone calls and updates
What specific things went wrong at Stanford University?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Amin Milki
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
Nursing
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
9
Ask him questions! He has a tendency to rush
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
He is very warm and gentle, however I do feel that he's always in a rush. I've asked him to call me personally to explain my genetic testing results and it's still been a week and no phone call.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Amin Milki at Stanford University?
Ask him questions! He has a tendency to rush
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Amin Milki at Stanford University?
His staff and nurses are so caring and Dr. Milki is so warm and gentle. He's really wonderful, I'm just not getting good results :(
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are SO nice and really take the time to make sure all of the steps and the protocols and you never feel rushed
What specific things went wrong at Stanford University?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Amin Milki
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Stanford University
Sunnyvale
Nursing
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