Daniel Rychlik

Oma Fertility

Rated 4.5
Strongly recommend: 18%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 65%4.5
18% strongly recommend
10 reviews
Humanity
5.7
5.7
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
6.3
6.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.8
5.8
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
8.2
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Illinois
Residency
U. of Illinois
Fellowship
U. of Chicago

How Doctor Communicates

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doctor, nurse available by directline
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doctor available by personal cell phone
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Daniel Rychlik works at

Oma Fertility
Rated 6.4
Strongly recommend: 60%Don't recommend: 40%6.4

Explore Clinic
Santa Barbara
427 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

10 patient reviews

Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
2
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I had a DNC prior to my first transfer [with Dr. Rychlik] as a clean out. Also had an ERA when the 3rd transfer failed...He gave a bunch of metaphors and analogies as though it was scripted. He didn't really want to investigate why I had infertility but instead provided theoretical reasons and that the answer regardless was still IVF. He told me my chances of a successful pregnancy was 85% but we had zero success with Rychlik...he seems to not think outside the box and wants every patient to fit his protocol. I don't feel he looks at each patient as an individual person. He was always very polite and kind but he doesn't do well responding to failure or patient concerns.
The clinic [Southern California Reproductive Center] is quick to get you seen and start your protocol. But they had a lot of change while I was there. Both in nursing staff and doctor rescheduling my calendar. Over promise and under deliver in my opinion. Very clean and beautiful state of the art facility. Fairly expensive for IVF, and yet after 4 failed transfers and lots of money spent still charged for my copy of records...Mainly it was poor communication when changes needed to happen. Early on the Dr. was out of town so they had to move my calendar around after I had already scheduled all my appointments and rearranged my work schedule. Then my nurse failed to call me for my transfer time the next day. My nurse also set me up for all my appointments in the main clinic instead of my local clinic.
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Rychlik has what seems like the experience and accreditation as an endocrinologist, but he seems to not think outside the box and wants every patient to fit his protocol. I don't feel he looks at each patient as an individual person. He was always very polite and kind but he doesn't do well responding to failure or patient concerns. There was no talk about what to do next after 4 failed transfers, it was almost as though he didn't want me as a patient anymore. Maybe it's because I would bring his success rates down? Not sure. He took no responsibility for my failures, so while even though he didn't know what was wrong with me there must be a problem and it couldn't be his protocol. The most frustrating thing was that early on in our first consult I told him is it possible that it is my uterus? He said no way that is just not likely and talked about a study of women who received uterine transplants from post menopause women and they conceived fine. In the end when we had our final failure he basically told me that he thought it was my uterus. He gave me this answer without any testing or diagnostics. Overall Rychlik is a decent man but I can't say we developed rapport so I decided to go elsewhere for a yet another opinion.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Push him to give you answers as to exactly what protocol he uses for stimulation and why. Also ask him exactly what he thinks is your infertility diagnosis and if the first transfer fails what next? See if he can provide real data to his success rates and where that proof is on the CDC website.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He gave a bunch of metaphors and analogies as though it was scripted. He didn't really want to investigate why I had infertility but instead provided theoretical reasons and that the answer regardless was still IVF. He told me my chances of a successful pregnancy was 85% but we had zero success with Rychlik; also his CDC postings are not near that claim. I miscarried on my first transfer and was devastated, he was oddly optimistic telling me that bleeding could be totally normal, well I told him I was bleeding a lot and cramping. I felt he gave me a false hope and he should have known things were not looking good and been upfront with me. On my last transfer which was a chemical pregnancy he asked me if I had ever miscarried before in another transfer, he didn't even review my chart before giving me the bad news. On that final call he provided no hope, no explanation, and recommended surrogacy. He said he would change nothing in his protocol or wouldn't investigate anything further. I felt like I was going through this totally alone and I had no ally.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Stimulation was with Gonal F and lupron. Transfers were with progesterone and estrogen in form of IM, oral and suppositories. I had a DNC prior to my first transfer as a clean out. Also had an ERA when the 3rd transfer failed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Rae)
Failed to provide my schedile, failed to give me my transfer time, failed to schedule me locally rather than at the main clinic, failed to tell me she would be my new nurse, failed to tell me how to reach her when she changed emails to a team email, and had a late response on communication. I eventually requested a new nurse. The rest of the nursing staff was fine. The US nurse is a sweetheart and the front desk girl is always a great communicator.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The clinic is quick to get you seen and start your protocol. But they had a lot of change while I was there. Both in nursing staff and doctor rescheduling my calendar. Over promise and under deliver in my opinion. Very clean and beautiful state of the art facility. Fairly expensive for IVF, and yet after 4 failed transfers and lots of money spent still charged for my copy of records. If I were to go back to this clinic I would consider seeing Dr. Surrey instead.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Had my monitoring don't by a local center.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
For the first round all in, including the guest transfer was about 25,000. Each transfer after was about 5,000. ERA was about 1,500.
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Doctor prefers single transfers.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Mainly it was poor communication when changes needed to happen. Early on the Dr. was out of town so they had to move my calendar around after I had already scheduled all my appointments and rearranged my work schedule. Then my nurse failed to call me for my transfer time the next day. My nurse also set me up for all my appointments in the main clinic instead of my local clinic.
1
Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
2
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
1
NPS
1
Age 32
2 IVF
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Dan [Rychlik] required PGT testing in his packages and would only transfer 1 embryo...When he spoke, he used a lot of analogies and just rushed through everything. He also never remembered my diagnosis for infertility and I felt like that was neglected in my treatment protocol...low stim protocol for both of my cycles...The second round was the same protocol but did an Ovidrel trigger. We did retrieve 15 eggs but my 1 blast was abnormal and not suitable for transfer...
The nursing staff [at Oma Fertility] was extremely busy...It was very busy all the time, so sometimes you had to wait outside and sometimes your appointment would be a little behind. They work to get you in quickly, but sometimes it felt chaotic. My husband didn’t like that he just had to provide his collection at ER in a bathroom surrounded by chaos...My low stim IVF package was $7500 plus $4700 for medication...
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
Dr. Dan’s strengths are being able to use analogies to explain some medical things. Personally, I did not appreciate that. It felt as though he spoke in circles. I only spoke with him 3 total times and I never trusted he had a complete understanding of me and my case. He wasn’t willing to change his standard protocol and just wanted to repeat cycles, each cycle costing more money. He seemed like an intelligent doctor who was interested in my case at my consult, but failed to prove that through my care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
Ask a lot of questions and speak up if you don’t feel something is correct.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
Through 2 stimulation cycles and egg retrievals I only spoke with the Doctor 3 times. Everything was extremely rushed and it was difficult to get any detailed information about my results. The clinic was nice but extremely busy. Dr. Dan admitted to messing up the timing of my first ER but I still had to pay full price to go through another cycle. During that next cycle, we got the timing correct to actually retrieve eggs but once I got the embryology report, I had to set up an appointment several days later to speak with the Doctor. He basically just said better luck next time. When he spoke, he used a lot of analogies and just rushed through everything. He also never remembered my diagnosis for infertility and I felt like that was neglected in my treatment protocol.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Oma Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on the low stim protocol for both of my cycles. I did 14 days of Menopur, Gonal-F, and added in the Fyremadel toward the end. I used a Lupron trigger for my first ER that I didn’t respond to, but he still went through with the retrieval resulting in 1 immature egg. The second round was the same protocol but did an Ovidrel trigger. We did retrieve 15 eggs but my 1 blast was abnormal and not suitable for transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Oma Fertility.
The nursing staff was extremely busy. Amber seemed to be my point person my 2nd retrieval and she was kind and helpful when she could be. But I didn’t see here every time. The ultrasound tech was also kind.
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility.
This clinic was small but very clean and easy to get to. It was very busy all the time, so sometimes you had to wait outside and sometimes your appointment would be a little behind. They work to get you in quickly, but sometimes it felt chaotic. My husband didn’t like that he just had to provide his collection at ER in a bathroom surrounded by chaos.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Oma Fertility.
They would get too busy and started having to do monitoring in the afternoons, which was inconvenient and didn’t match what they had in their protocol.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility.
My low stim IVF package was $7500 plus $4700 for medication. I would have paid more to have personalized care.
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oma Fertility.
Dr. Dan required PGT testing in his packages and would only transfer 1 embryo. But we never made it past PGT testing with Dr. Dan.
What specific things went wrong at Oma Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
1
Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
1
Clinic
Oma Fertility
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
LGBTQ
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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
5
NPS
3
Age 33 - 34
3 IUI
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
I didn't see Dr. Rychlik for the majority of the appointments, and when I did it was basically him googling things to show us on the computer...Aside from the M.D. on his business card, it wasn't very clear to me how good / not good he is at his job. I barely saw him, which is fine if I didn't need to see him, but I felt like if I had questions about next steps they had to go through the clinic which can always mean things get lost in translation.
There was no communication, prescription orders were not made in time for my first IUI cycle, she [nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center] called in sick for 2 out of 2 of the appointments during my first cycle, and she never called / emailed / talked to me in person to apologize...approximately $1,200 per IUI cycle...They [coordinators] are both great and super helpful, kind, and caring. They also are a one stop shop, with storage, ultrasounds, and procedures (IUI at least) all done in house. Weaknesses are definitely COMMUNICATION (never got appointment confirmations unless I asked, if they can't answer the phone you get the LA office answering service, people don't call you back).
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Aside from the M.D. on his business card, it wasn't very clear to me how good / not good he is at his job. I barely saw him, which is fine if I didn't need to see him, but I felt like if I had questions about next steps they had to go through the clinic which can always mean things get lost in translation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Be ready to do your own research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I didn't see Dr. Rychlik for the majority of the appointments, and when I did it was basically him googling things to show us on the computer.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I'm honestly not sure if he properly read my charts and tests. At first he thought my tests would be "lower" but when he got the results and read them to me on the phone he said everything was "good", but I didn't really know what that meant. There wasn't really a strategy, at least not one that was explained to me or my wife.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Betty)
My initial nurse was absolutely awful to me. There was no communication, prescription orders were not made in time for my first IUI cycle, she called in sick for 2 out of 2 of the appointments during my first cycle, and she never called / emailed / talked to me in person to apologize. When I finally did get ahold of her, she was cold, rude, and refused to acknowledge how I was treated. It was awful, stressful, and gave me a really terrible first impression of a process that is already difficult.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The strengths of the clinic are the administrators, Sam and Aileen. They are both great and super helpful, kind, and caring. They also are a one stop shop, with storage, ultrasounds, and procedures (IUI at least) all done in house. Weaknesses are definitely COMMUNICATION (never got appointment confirmations unless I asked, if they can't answer the phone you get the LA office answering service, people don't call you back).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
approximately $1,200 per IUI cycle
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I already wrote about it in the review of the nurse / clinical team. I've since switched nurses, and things are going much better but I won't ever forget my initial experience.
5
Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
3
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
0
NPS
1
Age 33
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Rychlik treated me like a number. He told me on the first consultation that I would need IVF, and that he didn't want to try any other treatment. He did not order an HSG test for me, because he said he didn't even care. Dr. Rychlik was going to order, but had not even seen the results of my husband's semen analysis. The reason for this is that he said that my egg reserve was low. He told me this just on the basis of an ultrasound, no additional testing.
When I first set up my appointment, the nurses [SCRC] were friendly. At the appointment, they were very neutral, and had very little interaction. When I asked for my medical files, because I wanted to see someone else, they were hard to deal with. I was told I couldn't have my medical records until I saw the doctor again, the eventually changed their story when I said that I had a right to my own medical records. I was never able to get them, but my new doctor was able to do so.
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Rychlik made me feel like I was not intelligent, and that I was going to be emotional. After telling me on the first visit that I would need IVF, he said to me "you probably stopped listening already" and then he indicated the he would start directing the conversation to my husband. I was not crying and was paying complete attention. My husband is actually the type to have his mind start spinning, and stop paying attention. Dr. Rychlik was googling images to show me, he had nothing prepared as a presentation. He said multiple time, "that's not the picture I want. There's a graph I really like." He was not prepared. Dr. Rychlik gave me a treatment plan, IVF, after just one visit, without an HSG test, and without a semen analysis. After now seeing a different doctor and talking with a family friend who is an OBGYN, I know this is a crazy plan after just one visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Please do not see him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Rychlik treated me like a number. He told me on the first consultation that I would need IVF, and that he didn't want to try any other treatment. He did not order an HSG test for me, because he said he didn't even care. Dr. Rychlik was going to order, but had not even seen the results of my husband's semen analysis. The reason for this is that he said that my egg reserve was low. He told me this just on the basis of an ultrasound, no additional testing. It seemed all about the money.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We did not get to begin a cycle, because I was unsatisfied with his diagnosis after only an ultrasound. I did not trust him and I believe he just wanted my money.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
When I first set up my appointment, the nurses were friendly. At the appointment, they were very neutral, and had very little interaction. When I asked for my medical files, because I wanted to see someone else, they were hard to deal with. I was told I couldn't have my medical records until I saw the doctor again, the eventually changed their story when I said that I had a right to my own medical records. I was never able to get them, but my new doctor was able to do so.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
A strength would be that it is in Ventura. That is the only strength I can think of. The office unusually warm in the waiting room, which made the visit all the more nerve wracking to start. I had a horrible experience with the doctor, and an acquaintance from when I was young had a similar experience with the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I provided my insurance information before the appointment because they told me that they needed do talk to my insurance before the appointment. Then when I went then still didn't know if my insurance would cover the ultrasound. The Dr. called the nurse in to get me to approve the cost of the ultrasound in case my insurance wouldn't cover it. I did not end up paying because my insurance did cover it. I only went to that one appointment, so I had no other costs.
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
It had to do with the paperwork. When I attempted get my own medical records, I was initially told that I had to go to another appointment in order to get my records. I was not about to see Dr. Rychlik again. The did get the medical records to my new doctor, but it was difficult. I had to go multiple times and the medical staff at my second fertility doctor had to get them for me.
0
Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
1 of 5
Compassion
1 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
1
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 39 - 40
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr. Rychlik] was always very nice. Funny. Explained things when I needed. Kept me up to date on what was going on. I don't like to stress so a doctor with a sense of humor can definitely lighten the mood. I am also not the type of patient to ask a ton of questions as I put my trust in the doctor and know that this is their specialty and not mine.... I am under the impression that this protocol is for everyone and not just me.
The weaknesses [Southern CA Reproductive Ctr] would be the communication. I feel like the financial person could do a better job reviewing costs. I also think the staff can do a better job communicating what will happen next. I thin kthey might assume that everyone knows the drill. This is still very foreign to me.... She [nurse] was very helpful. She was my point of contact for most things. Very responsive and knowledgable.
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He was always very nice. Funny. Explained things when I needed. Kept me up to date on what was going on. I don't like to stress so a doctor with a sense of humor can definitely lighten the mood. I am also not the type of patient to ask a ton of questions as I put my trust in the doctor and know that this is their specialty and not mine. This is my second fertility clinic and I'm under the impression that none of them hold your hand through anything really because they have way too many patients. With that said If I needed something or had a question I would just email my nurse.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Be ready to laugh.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Because he actually knew what was going on, my chart, whetehr he looked at it right before he saw me or not I dont know. But Ive been to a doctor that had no clue what was going on or that i was even a patient.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I dont know that their was necessarily a strategy. I am under the impression that this protocol is for everyone and not just me. So Iwouldnt say I feel special or anything. 225 of Menopur, 225 of gonal f. Take prenatal, COQ10 and DHEA.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Betty )
She was very helpful. She was my point of contact for most things. Very responsive and knowledgable.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The weaknesses would be the communication. I feel like the financial person could do a better job reviewing costs. I also think the staff can do a better job communicating what will happen next. I thin kthey might assume that everyone knows the drill. This is still very foreign to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
So far Ive spent almost 18k but medications are very expensive
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
We havent discussed
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
This was a previous cycle but it was quickly resolved. there was a mishap where my husband had to come in to give another sperm sample because they didnt do something properly. That sticks out in my mind because my husband hates doing it so for him to come again was a pain.
8
Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
2 of 5
8
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

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2016 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Rychlik was very open and honest throughout our first cycle / transfer and ultimate miscarriage. As this was our first time with IVF, he did explain a lot of what was happening. There were periods were maybe things were painted a little too positive and expectations were set too high. Which in the moment I appreciated. We are now on our second cycle with Dr. Rychlik and more realistic about what could happen. He's onboard with our needs and requests to get it all straight. So I feel like we have a true partner here.
SCRC Santa Barbara is small, which I like - you feel like you have a personalized medical team. Given how big SCRC is in LA, I also felt like I was with the best of the best. I'm not sure how prices compare, but there aren't many other options in Santa Barbara so I didn't pursue comparisons too deeply...IVF with ICSI and Genetic Testing, including Dr Fees & Facility Fees was around 15k. Medication another 5k. FET was around 3k.
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Rychlik was very open and honest throughout our first cycle / transfer and ultimate miscarriage. As this was our first time with IVF, he did explain a lot of what was happening. There were periods were maybe things were painted a little too positive and expectations were set too high. Which in the moment I appreciated. We are now on our second cycle with Dr. Rychlik and more realistic about what could happen. He's onboard with our needs and requests to get it all straight. So I feel like we have a true partner here.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He makes times for all patients - even being the one to take my blood tests occasionally. So be sure to ask ANY and ALL questions you want. He will answer.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
The entire staff, especially the nurses, came to know me very well. If I was nervous, scared, etc. Dr. Rychlik knew to tell me jokes and make me laugh when asked. He broke down everything that was going on, from the positive pregnancy test to the ultimate miscarriage. After the DNC and leading up to it, he would call me personally to check in. I'm not back for my second FET and he / the team, is being even more candid and honest and open - as this isn't our first go-round!
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We went with a very straightforward protocol - IVF/ICIS with genetic testing. As it was more male factor, we didn't go too aggressive for the retrieval and I responded really well to all the drugs - never feeling too poor. We ended up with 2 genetically tested embryos and transferred 1 Day 5. It resulted in a positive! Unfortunately, the baby stopped growing between 5 and 6 weeks. Even though it was genetically tested, apparently this can happen (I do wish I was more prepared). However, after some months off now, we are going back for our next FET.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Ashely May)
Ashely was/is exceptional. In fact, the entire nursing staff and coordinators are amazing. Everyone was responsive, open, honest. They took the time to answer any and all questions, never making me feel like I was annoying or stressed. Every visit was like hanging out with girlfriends who only had my best interests and my family's in mind. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
SCRC Santa Barbara is small, which I like - you feel like you have a personalized medical team. Given how big SCRC is in LA, I also felt like I was with the best of the best. I'm not sure how prices compare, but there aren't many other options in Santa Barbara so I didn't pursue comparisons too deeply.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Monitoring appointments were a breeze. I felt like I was the only patient, I never had a wait. I saw the same nurse and Ultrasound tech every time & sometimes even Dr. R himself! I actually really enjoyed these appointments. It was always happy and even if I was stressed or nervous, we still laughed and they helped calm me down. I booked them right before work and never had a delay. I'm happy to be back for this next transfer!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
IVF with ICSI and Genetic Testing, including Dr Fees & Facility Fees was around 15k. Medication another 5k. FET was around 3k.
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Both Doctor and Nurses seemed to think single was the way to go - so if something did happen we could review and adjust the plan of action for the next one. Subjectively, friends who have done IVF my age and with similar circumstances also advocated for single transfer.
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Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
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Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 43
3 IUI
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
5 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr Rychlik always remained positive and optimistic about the outcome. I wish maybe I would've known going into it that one IVF cycle wouldn't work or that maybe donor eggs should've been discussed. Obviously there's no way of knowing until you go through it but I wasn't fully prepared for the disappointment of having no viable embryos.... We were always greeted warmly and never rushed. I felt like we were listened to and treated with empathy.
The nurses [at Southern California Reproductive Cetner] were really sweet and helpful but not always easy to get a hold of. I found that their preferred method of communication was email and sometimes that wasn't the best for me.... My appointments were very easy and I was never waiting on people or in a Cattlecall situation. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes every time.... This clinic is probably one of the highest rated clinics in our region. They have a state of the art laboratory and I know they have skilled staff and high standard of quality. There are many clinics locally that are far less expensive but I don't know if they are as good in regards to their laboratory
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Rychlik always remained positive and optimistic about the outcome. I wish maybe I would've known going into it that one IVF cycle wouldn't work or that maybe donor eggs should've been discussed. Obviously there's no way of knowing until you go through it but I wasn't fully prepared for the disappointment of having no viable embryos.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Ask all of the questions whether they're good or bad. Find out if the money you are spending is being put to good use and if maybe there are better options for you besides IVF.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
We were always greeted warmly and never rushed. I felt like we were listened to and treated with empathy.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Are used injectables every night for two weeks. Every other day I went in for ultrasound and blood work. I took Menopur, Gonal-F followed by Ganirrelix and Ovidrel.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The nurses were really sweet and helpful but not always easy to get a hold of. I found that their preferred method of communication was email and sometimes that wasn't the best for me.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
This clinic is probably one of the highest rated clinics in our region. They have a state of the art laboratory and I know they have skilled staff and high standard of quality. There are many clinics locally that are far less expensive but I don't know if they are as good in regards to their laboratory
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Reproductive Center.
My appointments were very easy and I was never waiting on people or in a Cattlecall situation. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes every time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
19k not including meds but including PGD and another 5-6k for FET not including meds.
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Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
6
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Operations
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I don't speak english very well. He [Dr. Rychlik] all time tried to found a interprete for translate. He wont I undertand everything.he is very nice and he tried to help us all time. He felt worried about our diagnostic and tried to foun the bes option for us.... All the time he Spoke clear about our diagnostic.we start with birth control pills and after We use menopur and digonal for almost 2 weeks and 2 days before the retrivial we use cetritide. We got 12 eggs 2 fertilized naturaly and 2 via ICSI.
100 friendly. And they [SCRC] always have a good comunication and help to you feel like you are in a good hands. They help to get hope in we can do our dream true. They are very respectful and they look for rhe. Est treatment for you... [Nurse] He is very nice and very patient She speak english and spanish and always lelp to me no metter she was bussy o not She tried to helpme to get my medications to the best price
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I don't speak english very well. He all time tried to found a interprete for translate. He wont I undertand everything.he is very nice and he tried to help us all time. He felt worried about our diagnostic and tried to foun the bes option for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
The best
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I feel like a human because my body was made for give life, but I need help
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
All the time he Spoke clear about our diagnostic.we start with birth control pills and after We use menopur and digonal for almost 2 weeks and 2 days before the retrivial we use cetritide. We got 12 eggs 2 fertilized naturaly and 2 via ICSI. For the 5 day we got only 2 embryos. We sent to test it but both was a poor quality. My doctor said we can try again bue we are broken. No more money then he said we can try a embryo donnor
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Mónica )
He is very nice and very patient She speak english and spanish and always lelp to me no metter she was bussy o not She tried to helpme to get my medications to the best price
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
100 friendly. And they always have a good comunication and help to you feel like you are in a good hands. They help to get hope in we can do our dream true. They are very respectful and they look for rhe. Est treatment for you
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Southern California Reproductive Center.
20,000
10
Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 51 - 52
1 IVF
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Rychlik] address all our concerns directly and truly answered our every concern. He was direct, factual and up front but not mean or negative in anyway. During the transfer he was positive and up beat and hopeful. We retrieved 13 eggs, I have no reference for how “good” that is (particularly for a woman in her late 30’s). However, Dr was very positive, hopeful and encouraging!...He is clear and precise about what he expect from you as a patient; you have to follow the protocols exactly...
Lots of positive energy [from staff at Thread Fertility]...They all communicated their role im assisting Dr. Rychlik; in the IVF process...they [nurses] certainly imparted a high level of positive energy, empathy and kindness in particular during egg retrieval and the days following successful implant...10k without the required meds....We only had two viable eggs; we were given the impression that implanting one was the safest way to go. And we took that advice.
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
I didn't think my wife and I had a fertility issue until frolicking and fun, spontaneous or planned well in advanced didn’t result in any close calls. Ultimately, we had a long discussion about wanting children and wondering why, after nearly 10yrs of marriage (and frolicking) that it hadn’t happen. We both went to our respective primary care doctors and were each told “there is no health reason you can’t have children”. This is where my wife and I were very fortunate to find Dr. Rychlik. He sent us to get additional lab test (for both me and my wife), followed by an honest assessment of getting pregnant naturally. We are an older couple, I’m older than my wife and she is now in her early 40’s. It turns out that being healthy, in every way, including her uterus and the motility of my sperm…doesn’t guarantee pregnancy…and those odds drop every day we get older. After more conversation with Dr Rychlik we decided to put our trust in him and go the IVF route. The IVF process doesn’t ask much of me…my wife has been the epicenter of it; all the shots, the mood swings, the pain…it’s not easy. However, I couldn’t imagine going through IVF with any other doctor than Dr. Rychlik and his entire team. He is clear and precise about what he expect from you as a patient; you have to follow the protocols exactly. Also, his team is also clean, and empathetic; they certainly imparted a high level of positive energy, empathy and kindness in particular during egg retrieval and the days following successful implant. We are in our 3rd trimester and have had a relatively worry free 1st and 2nd trimester because all the advice Dr Rychlik gave us; in particular genetic testing of the embryos for viability. Based on how many eggs were retrieved versus how many were viable; it’s clear to me why we didn’t have any accidents; if left to ours own devices we wouldn’t be expecting. Dr Rychlik (and his team) made all the difference. I think IVF could be among the most significant endeavors my wife and I have ever undertaken (separately or as a couple), made easier by Dr. Rychlik’s leadership, precision and sound practical advice. I can’t say enough good things, I can literally go on and on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
I think he has a specific way of doing things, ultimately he is as goal oriented as the patient (the goal being to get pregnant). If you follow his very specific instructions, I think it affords patients the best chance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
First he always spoke to us by name. He address all our concerns directly and truly answered our every concern. He was direct, factual and up front but not mean or negative in anyway. During the transfer he was positive and up beat and hopeful. We retrieved 13 eggs, I have no reference for how “good” that is (particularly for a woman in her late 30’s). However, Dr was very positive, hopeful and encouraging! The retrieval is the most invasive and stressful part of the entire process and he gave us what we needed in the moment and my wife and I will always be grateful for that.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Oma Fertility and their degree of success.
I don’t remember the specific being the husband, I can only watch as my wife meticulously executed the instructions. From vaginal suppositories to a number of injections (for retrieval, post retrieval and implantation, etc)…the rational was simple, all of these treatments provided a better opportunity to retrieve viable eggs and a good implantation.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oma Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Betty-coordinator, ultra sound nurse-Alicia)
Lots of positive energy, that goes for everyone on Dr Rychlik’s team. They all communicated their role im assisting Dr. Rychlik; in the IVF process
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility.
He was in the process of creating his own clinic. The clinic where we met him was a bigger entity. Various consults were done at different offices, the retrieval and transfer were done at an out patient facility, etc. as I understand it things have changed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility.
10k without the required meds
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oma Fertility.
We only had two viable eggs; we were given the impression that implanting one was the safest way to go. And we took that advice.
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Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Oma Fertility
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Rychlik has a very deep understanding of the process. He is in fact very updated on the latest developments in the field. He explained how the embryology lab is the an important, if not the most important part of the fertility treatment and how his lab was the most state of the art lab in the city. He was super compassionate, he is extremely funny and that made me very comfortable throughout my journey...
[Thread Fertility] are literally 1/3rd the price of competition and deliver a very high quality service. I really think everyone in the Santa Barbara area should come and visit Thread Fertility. It looks modern, the waiting time is minimal and things are just amazing...IVF cycle was $7,500 and it was included pgt-a testing. The Embryo transfer was $4000 which included all transfers made from one cycle...
How was your experience with Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
Dr. Rychlik has a very deep understanding of the process. He is in fact very updated on the latest developments in the field. He explained how the embryology lab is the an important, if not the most important part of the fertility treatment and how his lab was the most state of the art lab in the city. He was super compassionate, he is extremely funny and that made me very comfortable throughout my journey. He is a super start and Santa Barbara is lucky to have a physician of this quality.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
There are a lot of services that are part of the plan when you chose to do IVF with Dr. Rychlik. Psychologists, nutritionists and acupuncture specialist. They make you feel in control and relaxed during the process. Its a fantastic experience.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility?
Dr. Rychlik is an amazing doctor and is very caring. He is empathetic and warm and it always felt like he has our best interests in mind. He is patient and kind! I can't say enough good things about him.
Describe the protocols Daniel Rychlik used in your cycles at Oma Fertility and their degree of success.
I had a pretty straightforward experience. I was explained the issue, the protocol and I am pleased with the results!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Oma Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Allison and Betty)
Allison and Betty are so friendly and go out of the way to help patients. I continue to stay in touch with them! They are fantastic.
Describe your experience with Oma Fertility.
The clinics staff and the doctor were very warm and empathetic. The are literally 1/3rd the price of competition and deliver a very high quality service. I really think everyone in the Santa Barbara area should come and visit Thread Fertility. It looks modern, the waiting time is minimal and things are just amazing! You really need to visit to believe it!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Daniel Rychlik at Oma Fertility.
IVF cycle was $7,500 and it was included pgt-a testing. The Embryo transfer was $4000 which included all transfers made from one cycle. We loved this idea of transparency and knowing what is the ceiling!
Describe Daniel Rychlik's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Oma Fertility.
Dr. Rychlik strongly only does single embryo transfer if the embryo has been biopsied and tested for abnormalities. It was explained to us and we were in alignment with his decision.
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Doctor
Daniel Rychlik
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Oma Fertility
Santa Barbara
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5