Ashim Kumar

Western Fertility Institute

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Medical SchoolEmory
ResidencyEmory
FellowshipUCLA
Encino
16260 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
888-2614574
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Ashim Kumar to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 54%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 19%8.2
9 assessments
  • 54% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 26% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.4
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
7.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
7.6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Western Fertility Institute to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
4 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
9 assessments
10
Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
The initial consult [with Dr. Kumar] was very informative. I thought I was pretty informed about infertility and IVF, but I learned a ton from him in that 1 hour meeting. Definitely worth the consultation fee...same protocol for both egg retrievals / 2 egg retrievals = 40 total retrieved, 8 blastocysts... takes his time for every consult, monitoring appointment, and procedure. I've never felt rushed. He seemed super serious at first and a little intimidating but we've warmed up to him. He's funny and friendly. Very knowledgeable, empathic, and skilled. During our first consult he assured us that we WILL get pregnant, which I was surprised by because nothing about fertility treatments are a guarantee.
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Age
35
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Dr. Kumar takes his time for every consult, monitoring appointment, and procedure. I've never felt rushed. He seemed super serious at first and a little intimidating but we've warmed up to him. He's funny and friendly. Very knowledgeable, empathic, and skilled. During our first consult he assured us that we WILL get pregnant, which I was surprised by because nothing about fertility treatments are a guarantee.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Go in for a consult. The initial consult was very informative. I thought I was pretty informed about infertility and IVF, but I learned a ton from him in that 1 hour meeting. Definitely worth the consultation fee.
Describe the protocols Ashim Kumar used in your cycles at Western Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix / dual trigger (hcg and lupron) / same protocol for both egg retrievals / 2 egg retrievals = 40 total retrieved, 8 blastocysts
Describe your experience with your nurse at Western Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Anna)
Nurse and nursing staff are fantastic. Knowledgeable, caring, responsive, friendly. I've never had issues getting in touch with my nurse - call the clinic, they pick up right away, and I'm transferred to my nurse within seconds. They've also been empathic when delivering not-so-great news (poor-ish blastocyst rates). Nursing staff will chat with you during blood draws, which is a nice distraction.
Describe your experience with Western Fertility Institute.
I like that the clinic is small enough that I don't feel like Patient #XYZ. The doctor, nurse, and nursing staff know my name and treatment protocols, but above that, they know and remember things that I've shared with them about my personal life, like my career/job and hometown. For example, I had to schedule an additional monitoring appointment that wasn't on my original schedule and the nurse remembered that afternoon appointments are hard for me due to my work schedule. Another time a nursing staff asked how my work's been going since I shared that with her a couple of appointments ago. Front desk staff are also very friendly. Note that this clinic only has one doctor. The longest I've waited was an hour (this was on a Sunday when they have limited staff), and I'm usually in and out within 30-45 min, which I think is reasonable. So you won't be seen immediately all the time, but you get to see your doctor for every monitoring appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute.
initial consultation, 2 egg retrievals, 2 frozen embryo transfers, genetic testing for up to 10 embryos, medications = $30,400
10
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Ashim Kumar
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10
Clinic
Western Fertility Institute
Encino
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7
Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
7
Very knowledgeable doctor/specialist/expert [Dr. Ashim Kumar], however very busy, so you must do your research and ask plenty of questions to discuss all info you need. he'll provide enough meetings ( free) for your additional concerns/questions.... We wished if they had given us the option to do fresh transfer and transfer more Embryos (otherthan just 1) . Those 2 critical steps were NOT discussed clearly, and atleast asked us.
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Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian, South Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
7
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Overall good experience. However, wish if there was either a booklet (or email PDF) was given to us or nurses needs to be trained better to explain/educate steps of the treatment in more details - such as what exactly includes and NOT includes in a treatment, and the benefit of added features ( other tests, procedures, such as PGS, etc). Since it's a large investment ( emotional, physical, & financial), patients cannot afford to repeat with new features/tests. They should have the aggressive attitude of providing ALL necessary info in the first round to avoid regrets lateron.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Very knowledgeable doctor/specialist/expert, however very busy, so you must do your research and ask plenty of questions to discuss all info you need. he'll provide enough meetings ( free) for your additional concerns/questions.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Western Fertility Institute.
Weaknesses : Usually we have to call and remind/ask about things. We were not given the option for a "fresh" transfer, as she was on "vacation" ... days/week went by, not a single call from the facility after our egg retrieval. Universally speaking, a smile is freely given, but no so with her... She had difficulty smiling. She usually rushed through instructions... and felt bothered when asked to repeat or explain further.
Describe your experience with Western Fertility Institute.
Decent facility, with affordable / flexible pricing packages for treatments, Doctor is well knowledgeable, but do alot of your research on your own, and ask questions of different treatment methods as the doctor will not be able to give you all info, and get alot of tests done, so you'll spend your money efficiently. And makesure to interview your nurses to see if they meet your needs.
What specific things went wrong at Western Fertility Institute?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to convey critical information
7
Doctor
Ashim Kumar
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10
Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Dr. Kumar came highly recommended. His office was always full, but I never felt like I was rushed or left feeling uncertain with unanswered questions. He spoke extremely calmly and carefully.... He just took to the time to make me feel like I was important and my treatment was important. It was catered to me and my needs. He did all of my ultrasounds and gave me all of my results himself.... He diagnosed me with PCOS and explained why things weren't working.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Dr. Kumar was one of the best doctors myself and my husband have ever worked with. Our initial consultation was extremely thorough and he spent a great deal of time with us. He did all of my ultrasounds and would explain everything he did as he did it. He diagnosed me with PCOS and explained why things weren't working. I asked lots of questions and he never made me feel like I was bothering him or my questions weren't valid. He genuinely takes the time to reassure his patients. I enjoyed working with him so much that I have contimplated flying back to see him for baby #2 (out of state now) . He is so knowledgeable. He caters his treatment to the individual and not just a general basis. I know several people personally who have had success with Dr. Kumar, myself included. I trust his opinion completely and with full confidence. I never once felt like it was about money. I truly felt like he wanted to help grow our family and that was his only motivation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
He's an extremely sought after doctor with a lot of people to see. You will more than likely not see him at your scheduled time. He does his best and never rushes his patients....so this means a wait. It's always worth it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Dr. Kumar came highly recommended. His office was always full, but I never felt like I was rushed or left feeling uncertain with unanswered questions. He spoke extremely calmly and carefully. I never felt like a question I had was the wrong question. He would always ask me if I understood everything before we would move onto something else. If I didn't understand we would go over things again. He just took to the time to make me feel like I was important and my treatment was important. It was catered to me and my needs. He did all of my ultrasounds and gave me all of my results himself.
Describe the protocols Ashim Kumar used in your cycles at Western Fertility Institute and their degree of success.
I was very lucky that my journey with Dr. Kumar wasn't as involved as other women struggling. I started with a round of Clomid and timed intercourse. An initial ultrasound was done to diagnose my PCOS and given my history with no periods/no ovulation he started me on Clomid. Clomid is known to thin the endometrial lining so I was also put on estrogen and progesterone (both taken vaginally). Dr. Kumar explained that he's seen much better absorption and results when the medication was as close to where it needed to be as possible. I took the Clomid for 5 days and then went in for an ultrasound to check my follicle growth, as well as a blood draw for hormone levels. I waited 2 days (per orders) and then gave myself and injection into my abdomen to trigger an ovulation. My husband and I were instructed to have sex on specific days in hopes of catching the egg. After 10 days on the last day of timed intercourse I took a pregnancy test-negative. We tried again with another round of timed intercourse, but instead of Clomid, I used letrozole. Dr. Kumar explained it does the same thing as the Clomid without the major thinning of my lining. I still took estrogen and progesterone. This round worked! I became pregnant with my daughter. My lining was the same thickness level with Clomid and Letrozole, interestingly enough. My stress levels and pressure on myself was way better for my second round.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I was with Dr. Kumar when he was in an office transition and the level of care never changed. Everyone was always extremely helpful and kind. They knew waiting was not ideal, but would come in and give updates.
Describe your experience with Western Fertility Institute.
Honestly, the only downside to the clinic was the waiting, but we we're never rushed once we we're seen. Dr. Kumar took the time to take great ultrasound photos (once pregnant). He always answered our questions and before leaving he would double check to make sure we didn't have any last minute thoughts we wanted to go over. The receptionist/nurses/phlebotomist/billing we're all effective communicators and everything was done with the utmost care and respect.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute.
My insurance at the time covered 50% but it was still expensive for all ultrasounds/lab work/diagnostic work and then they covered 90% once I was officially pregnant. That being said, I expected to spend anywhere from $200-400 every time I went into the office. The initial consultation was $300 and that included an hour of conversation/history followed by blood work/ultrasound.
Describe Ashim Kumar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Western Fertility Institute.
I never got this far with Dr. Kumar
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Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Western Fertility Institute
Encino
Nursing
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10
Age
24 - 30
Treated
2008 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
I can remember my first attempt of IUI and receiving a negative pregnancy test, walking into that office was heart wrenching. As I sat in the exam room with tears in my eyes, Dr. Kumar walked in and immediately sympathized with my feelings and assured me, I would get pregnant and I did 3 cycles later!! His compassion that day meant so much to me. I immediately knew, he was someone I could trust throughout the process.
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Age
24 - 30
Treated
2008 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I can remember my first attempt of IUI and receiving a negative pregnancy test, walking into that office was heart wrenching. As I sat in the exam room with tears in my eyes, Dr. Kumar walked in and immediately sympathized with my feelings and assured me, I would get pregnant and I did 3 cycles later!! His compassion that day meant so much to me. I immediately knew, he was someone I could trust throughout the process. Unfortunately, we tried 4 years later with no success and no more money BUT I know at some point, I'll see Dr. Kumar again and he'll help get me pregnant again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Trust him! He will not stir you in the wrong direction!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He was very caring and sincere throughout the entire process. Not once did he make me feel like a number!
Describe the protocols Ashim Kumar used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
Initatially, I started with Clomid but Dr. Kumar immediately recognized this wasn't the best approach so he had me start injections to which we saw progress in what we were achieving. Dr. Kumar monitored my progression and highered/lowered my medication based off of every scan. Clearly he knew best as he got me pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Great people from what I can remember.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Pricing! They don't provide general pricing over the phone. Not to mention, they have HUNDREDS of clients, why not lower the cost to make it affordable for ALL people like myself! At the time I received services, my provider didn't have a fertility doctor available so they offered to send me to an outside source which is when I found FSA. I no longer have this insurance carrier and cannot afford treatment as I don't have $20-$30k sitting around!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Fortunately at that time, it was covered by my insurance carrier. NOW however, the cost is absolutely ridiculous and out right unaffordable unless you are rich! I'm working/middle class and cannot afford $20-$30k for 1 cycle!! Sad because I'm longing for another child and all these doctors see is dollar signs! They take advantage of those who desperately seek a child and it breaks my heart!!
10
Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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5
Age
40 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
5
When I was able to speak to him [Dr. Ashim Kumar] he was very compassionate and caring. But he would miss phone appointments or would be too busy a lot of the time and I had to go through his nurse who would take a while to get back to me. I was scared to keep bugging them after a while as I thought that could affect my treatment t and care if I became annoying... Difficult to communicate with dr kumar without going through his nurse who didn't give much information
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Age
40 - 43
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
7 IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
When I was able to speak to him he was very compassionate and caring. But he would miss phone appointments or would be too busy a lot of the time and I had to go through his nurse who would take a while to get back to me. I was scared to keep bugging them after a while as I thought that could affect my treatment t and care if I became annoying
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
It's not a hand holding clinic
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Difficult to communicate with dr kumar without going through his nurse who didn't give much information
Describe the protocols Ashim Kumar used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
Three week cycle to stim. No embryo glue. He prefers single transfers but will do double. Everything is done through Arlene his nurse. She makes the calendar. Not too many adjustments to the calendar after it's made. I felt I should have had another week of injections to thicken my lining instead of the 3 weeks that resulted in only 7mm upon transfer (of course or failed)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California. (Assigned nurse: Arlene )
Arlene is a woman of few words. Apparently she's very experienced and knows her stuff. She's not warm or fuzzy and very little hand holding. I felt that maybe she didn't like me but maybe she's just super busy
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
I hand holding!
Describe Ashim Kumar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
He strongly prefers set due to seeing people mc with multiple
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call with results
5
Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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4
Age
27
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
4
He [Dr. Kumar] Did the initial exam. Said I had diminished ovarian reserve as he looked at my ovaries through ultrasound. left the room. I cried. Came back after he looked at my bloodwork and said he was wrong. That’s what I remember from my visits ... Multiple times I had to remind him why we were there and our diagnosis. ... Did follistim injections. Trigger with ovridel. Had multiple large follicles but were always on my right side where I have no Fallopian tube.
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Age
27
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
4
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He Did the initial exam. Said I had diminished ovarian reserve as he looked at my ovaries through ultrasound. left the room. I cried. Came back after he looked at my bloodwork and said he was wrong. That’s what I remember from my visits
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Make sure you look completely through your patients chart before assuming a diagnosis. Multiple times I had to remind him why we were there and our diagnosis.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
There were A LOT of couples in the waiting room. It seemed like a revolving door. One came in one came out.
Describe the protocols Ashim Kumar used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
Did follistim injections. Trigger with ovridel. Had multiple large follicles but were always on my right side where I have no Fallopian tube.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were good. They answered all my questions. We’re very thorough with instructions when discussing treatment plans and medication schedules.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
My husband complained about the the collection rooms. He felt they weren’t private enough. And made him feel uncomfortable. The amount of people in a waiting room should be better controlled. Maybe better scheduling.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
10,000
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call with results
4
Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Santa Monica
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
27 - 30
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
I had no idea how to go about the idea of getting pregnant with my then, female partner. We were referred by Kaiser, and the moment we sat down w/ Dr. Kumar, he was able to answer all of our questions with full detail....He explained everything thoroughly, followed through when I was on medication, answered all my questions... Before insemination, he's open in letting you know the sperm count and if you should do a second insemination w/ a more potent specimen
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Age
27 - 30
Treated
2009 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
10
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I had no idea how to go about the idea of getting pregnant with my then, female partner. We were referred by Kaiser, and the moment we sat down w/ Dr. Kumar, he was able to answer all of our questions with full detail.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Before insemination, he's open in letting you know the sperm count and if you should do a second insemination w/ a more potent specimen
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
He explained everything thoroughly, followed through when I was on medication, answered all my questions
Describe the protocols Ashim Kumar used in your cycles at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California and their degree of success.
At first just Clomid was used, didn't get pregnant the first cycle. 2nd time, Dr. decided to use a more aggressive method in which I was on injections to help me ovulate, and it was successful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I don't really remember them, but they were very caring and attentive.
Describe your experience with Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
The clinic was very clean, friendly staff, and organized. They treated my partner and I very nicely considered we were the same sex. At first thought the paperwork I had to fill out was a bit much, but they honestly just needed to know every detail about my health and past.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California.
Kaiser pretty much covered most of it except medications. I'd say my partner and I spent about $1400 each try, and that included meds and sperm vials.
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Thousand Oaks
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10
Age
26 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
I felt human because we became like family he [Dr. Ashim Kumar] was invested into my journey and cared about us! He was sad when we were and happy when we were... is simply amazing he sits with you as long as needed to discuss and makes sure you understand. His bedside manner is wonderful and you leave feeling accomplished and wonderful about where things are going.
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Age
26 - 29
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
10
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
Dr. Kumar is simply amazing he sits with you as long as needed to discuss and makes sure you understand. His bedside manner is wonderful and you leave feeling accomplished and wonderful about where things are going.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
This office treats their patients like family and you will truly miss them once your parents!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Western Fertility Institute?
I felt human because we became like family he was invested into my journey and cared about us! He was sad when we were and happy when we were.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Western Fertility Institute. (Assigned nurse: Quiana )
My nurse gave me her cell phone number to call if I needed anything even when she was going out of town! She always made sure I was good and taken care of.
Describe your experience with Western Fertility Institute.
Clean, organized, friendly always saw a range of people all happy. They made sure things were kept private and made sure environment was good! Rosie at the front desk is such a friendly face to see and call each time!
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Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Western Fertility Institute
Encino
Nursing
Operations
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7
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
I feel like he was upfront and honest about our options but probably pushed us into IVF when we could have tried other options.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
How was your experience with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I really liked him. I feel like he was upfront and honest about our options but probably pushed us into IVF when we could have tried other options. I had a complication during egg retrieval and I didn't think he addressed it appropriately afterwards
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
Be your own advocate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ashim Kumar at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
I met primarily with the same nurses and always the doctor. However for being there every day the office staff never knew me by name or at least pretended not to and I felt like Kumar had to stand outside the door and read my chart before he came in.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all pleasant but could be rude on the phone or if you asked too many questions. They didn't return calls in a timely manner. The bottom line is the clinic has too many patients
What specific things went wrong at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Ashim Kumar
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
Encino
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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