How was your experience with Brian Acacio at Acacio Fertility Center?
It is difficult to write reviews for fertility clinics since there is so much inherent bias in terms of whether or not one recieves a positive outcome. My wife and I, both physicians, understand that online reviews are largely skewed in this regard and tend to focus on things like "customer service" and factors that are somewhat irrelevant to the quality of the medical care received. In our case, however, there is no choice but to give Dr. Acacio and his staff 5 stars.
Briefly, my wife and I had been trying to build a family for about 5 years prior to seeing Dr. Acacio. We had gone through the diagnostics and treatments of 2 seperate fertility clinics with no positive results and only bad memories. After years of emotional rollercoasters, tears, false hope, exhaustion, and an increasing sense of resignation, we decided to switch clinics one more time before moving on with our lives. We had heard of Dr. Acacio through word of mouth and online publicity. Based out of Fresno and mainly working out of the Bakersfield office, committing to the time and logistics of arranging our care from hundreds of miles away was worth, in our opinion, the peace of mind knowing we were seeing someone so highly regarded in the reproductive endocrine field. We were "all in", one last time.
Heading into our first appointment, our expectations were low given our prior experiences at other clinics. We could not have been more wrong. He thoroughly reviewed our medical history with us present, paying attention to every detail. Being physicians familiar with seeing new patients, the amount of time he spent developing a specific diagnostic and treatment plan to our case was striking. His bedside manner immediately struck us as exceptional and he went above and beyond all expectations we had heading in. As our case proceeded, changes and adjustments were made appropriately with his medical expertise. It was clear to both of us that he is passionate, attentive to details, and attune to the difficult emotional tolls that fertility treatments can levy. At our prior clinics, we had countless appointments where, walking out of the office, we would be holding back tears, only to break down in the parking lot while scrambling to the car. My wife and I were amazed that no matter what happened, we left every visit with Dr. Acacios office and staff feeling better, even when the news was less than stellar.
Without getting into the details, 7 months have passed since that first appointment and we are blessed to be almost 12 weeks pregnant with our first child. The entire process was a 5 star experience. Even before our positive result, my wife and I marvelled at how different the process and experience was with Dr. Acacio compared to the other clinics. Without the positive result, there is no doubt in my mind that we would have at least taken comfort in the fact that Dr. Acacio offered us the latest, most advanced, and up-to-date medical care that fertility clinics have to offer.
We would highly recommend Dr. Acacio to anyone struggling to build a family. We are blessed to have been able to afford the time, money, and effort, and couldn't be happier. Every case is different, and there are no guarantees in health care, but put us in the category of a couple who started with almost no hope, and now are blessed to have the experience of a pregnancy for the first time. Good luck to you all, and we hope that you will consider our experience in your decisions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio at Acacio Fertility Center?
Trust the process and you will recieve the best medical care that there is to offer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Brian Acacio at Acacio Fertility Center?
Have experienced that "number" feeling at prior clinics. Total opposite experience with Dr. Acacio.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Knowledgable, friendly, and attentive to details. Multiple modes of communication.
Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
Everything was smooth from the beginning. Your case will be reviewed in detail and a specific diagnostic and treatment plan will be developed for you. It is very important to trust the process and let hiim guide the treatment plan!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio at Acacio Fertility Center.
23k for "shared risk model", plus another 8-10k in meds and copays for certain procedures in our treatment plans
Describe Brian Acacio's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Acacio Fertility Center.
Shared decision making after discussing risks and benefits.