Carrie Wambach

Reproductive Partners Medical Group

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineAvailable by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of California Irvine
ResidencyUCLA
FellowshipUCLA
Los Angeles
6332 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-2231
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Carrie Wambach to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 14%9.4
5 assessments
  • 86% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% 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 Reproductive Partners Medical Group to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 68%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 11%8.6
52 assessments
  • 68% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
5 assessments
9
Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
She [Dr. Wambach] did a full blood work panel testing for auto-immune issues. They came back negative. She did a uterine lining biopsy or what they call a "mock" cycle to ensure that your body is absorbing the meds at a certain rate. In my case, this yielded results that I need my transfer after 7 days of progesterone vs. five - so helpful info. She also did a full "auto-immune" protocol which is where I get intralipid infusion, take prednisone, and lovenox all to ensure that my immune system doesn't try to kill the embryo.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Carrie has so much empathy. She has been thorough it herself, and describes things in a calm, cool, manner - not sugar coating but remaining positive. She makes herself available as needed and is extremely kind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Sometimes she is scheduled to be your doctor and you end up pawned off to someone else in office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Carrie herself was kind, compassionate, took time and care, and treated me like a human for sure. I cannot say the same of the office in general.
Describe the protocols Carrie Wambach used in your cycles at Reproductive Partners Medical Group and their degree of success.
When I moved over to RPMG, and specifically Carrie, I did so because she was far more aggressive on testing than what other doctors who considered some forms experimental. She did a full blood work panel testing for auto-immune issues. They came back negative. She did a uterine lining biopsy or what they call a "mock" cycle to ensure that your body is absorbing the meds at a certain rate. In my case, this yielded results that I need my transfer after 7 days of progesterone vs. five - so helpful info. She also did a full "auto-immune" protocol which is where I get intralipid infusion, take prednisone, and lovenox all to ensure that my immune system doesn't try to kill the embryo.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are lovely , but very uneven. Some show a lot of compassion and care, others don't. Some are organized, others not. There was turnover, and lack of consistency. Some were organized, others not at all....really depended.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
The greatest weakness in the amount of time you'll wait for your appointment, and the lack of empathy from the staff who handles billing. Sometimes I'd be leaving in tears and they'd try to argue with me over a $60 ultrasound bill. The way I see it, you have my embryos, you have my credit card info, I don't need to sand in line crying to check out. We' re not running from paying. Additionally, there have been times where I am told to make sure I arrive on time for my appointment, and then I end up waiting one to two hours!! Not ok....PLUS I'd switched from a doctor who never made me wait more than 5 minutes, so I'd been spoiled.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
$3500 for a transfer, $6900 for mini-stim, $6000 for genetic testing, $11,000 for full retrieval
Describe Carrie Wambach's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
We tried all variations - one, one tested, mutliples, mixed tested and untested. Each time there was a different approach and a different reason.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Lost or damaged samples
9
Doctor
Carrie Wambach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological
10
Dr Wambach was one of the best doctors I have ever encountered, she spent time looking at every issue we could be encountering that might be stopping me falling pregnant and didn't rush into IVF. She took the time to always answer our questions even when she was very busy and was available by text or email at all hours...She was kind, respectful and honest about what we were going through and hugely optimistic about our chances...
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Age
34
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological
10
How was your experience with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Dr Wambach was one of the best doctors I have ever encountered, she spent time looking at every issue we could be encountering that might be stopping me falling pregnant and didn't rush into IVF. She took the time to always answer our questions even when she was very busy and was available by text or email at all hours.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Don't be afraid to ask all your questions even when she seems very busy.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
She was kind, respectful and honest about what we were going through and hugely optimistic about our chances.
Describe the protocols Carrie Wambach used in your cycles at Reproductive Partners Medical Group and their degree of success.
When making the eggs I took growth hormone to ensure we got a good number of quality eggs. We then had them all frozen to allow them to be genetically tested. She prescribed thyroid medicine to address a small issue there and performed surgery to remove a uterine septum. After the failure of the first transfer I underwent a protocol to suppress my immune system which resulted in my first pregnancy after four years of trying to conceive and 4 unsuccessful IVF cycles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Although my husband and I think very highly of Reproductive Partners and their team, there were stressful moments in our treatment that were mainly related to poor communication between the doctors and the nurses. Mistakes were made when communicating essential details about my treatment and at times we didn't receive the information we needed, often in time sensitive situations.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
The best thing about Reproductive Partners is their approach to your treatment, I really felt like it was tailored to our needs and that we weren't rushed into a standard procedure. I really appreciated this after 3 failed attempts at another clinic. The weaknesses are definitely the links between the doctors and the nurses, and they need to work on ensuring this is seamless. It would be great if you always saw the same nurse as I think always swapping nurses means information gets lost.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
People did complain about waiting for appointments but it was never an issue for me, I was happy to wait as it was just the nature of going to that kind of clinic. During our time at Reproductive Partners they did make changes to the system which seemed to reduce the waiting time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
We paid around $20,000 for our IVF treatment, including the genetic testing of our embryos.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Carrie Wambach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
40
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
8
She[Dr Wambach] really listened and remembered my concerns from visit to visit - devised a treatment plan that I felt confident with. She was a little scatter-brained at times but I trusted her...She was very sympathetic and her enthusiasm in getting me pregnant was contagious! I still had to be on top of reminding her what we had done and why but felt more in control and hopeful as her patient...She does read the chart but I had to remind a few times that we'd discussed x, y or z...
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Age
40
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
8
How was your experience with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
She was very sympathetic and her enthusiasm in getting me pregnant was contagious! I still had to be on top of reminding her what we had done and why but felt more in control and hopeful as her patient
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Write everything down so that you can check she is consistent with what she said last time / doesn't forget anything. She does read the chart but I had to remind a few times that we'd discussed x, y or z
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
She really listened and remembered my concerns from visit to visit - devised a treatment plan that I felt confident with. She was a little scatter-brained at times but I trusted her
Describe the protocols Carrie Wambach used in your cycles at Reproductive Partners Medical Group and their degree of success.
IUI with injectible (follistim) and a trigger shot. Back to back IUIs - both ended up being before I had ovulated - resulted in my baby girl :)
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very professional - expert at blood draws. They were good at explaining in more detail what the doctor had said
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
Very busy but I always took that as a good sign. Nice, clean offices - great nursing staff. Can be a long wait for the doctor at times - and if doing IUIs you just see whichever doctor is available - has it's pros and cons
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
$80-$120 per visit - $300 for actual IUI. Injectibles costs was high - around $500
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Doctor
Carrie Wambach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
I came to her when I thought I had no options. She gave me hope and delivered on the results. She’s a great person and an amazing doctor. I was a tough case and had terrible results with another clinic after a 3 cycles. Both times I transferred embryos with Carrie [Wambach] I got positive pregnancy tests. So grateful I found her...She is so warm and has the bedside manner all doctors should have...I used mild stim cycles because my body did not respond well to high doses of meds.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
How was your experience with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
I came to her when I thought I had no options. She gave me hope and delivered on the results. She’s a great person and an amazing doctor. I was a tough case and had terrible results with another clinic after a 3 cycles. Both times I transferred embryos with Carrie I got positive pregnancy tests. So grateful I found her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Have an open mind.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
She is so warm and has the bedside manner all doctors should have.
Describe the protocols Carrie Wambach used in your cycles at Reproductive Partners Medical Group and their degree of success.
I used mild stim cycles because my body did not respond well to high doses of meds. I did 3 rounds and got more embryos this way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They all know my name and greet patients in a friendly warm way. The culture of this office is welcoming and kind.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
Strengths: great doctors, friendly nurses, open minded, communicative, team oriented approach, didn’t feel like just a number, attentive to the emotional state of the patient, compassionate, willing to explain protocols. Weaknesses: long wait time in the office, offices are spread out between Beverly Hills and Redondo Beach.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group.
20,000
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Doctor
Carrie Wambach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr. Wambach is straightforward yet supportive, warm, caring, and takes the time to get to know you and your individual situation. She goes above and beyond—often calling and emailing on her personal time to share updates or check in.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Wambach. She is straightforward yet supportive, warm, caring, and takes the time to get to know you and your individual situation. She goes above and beyond—often calling and emailing on her personal time to share updates or check in. I also trust her judgment implicitly. Dr. Huang is wonderful as well! Together their protocol has helped me get pregnant twice. They make a great team.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Carrie Wambach at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
Don't be afraid to ask hard questions, as she will answer them honestly and fairly. She wants and believes in the best for her patients but would never steer them wrong in terms of their prospects. Also, she is very reachable via email.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Partners Medical Group?
  • Lost appointments
10
Doctor
Carrie Wambach
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Educational Resources
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