Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 92%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 2%9.7
92% strongly recommend
44 reviews
Humanity
9.7
9.7
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
9.5
9.5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.7
9.7
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.

LGBTQ Care
10
10
LGBTQ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ care.

Responsiveness
7.5
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
Suez Canal
Residency
Summa Health
Fellowship
U. of Texas SA

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
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doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Gihan Bareh works at

Loma Linda University
Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 2%9.6

Explore Clinic
Loma Linda
11370 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354

44 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
European
Latinx
Middle Eastern
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had confidence in Dr. Bareh’s expertise and recommendations, even when it required extra procedures/surgeries for a successful transfer. The doses/treatment length of the various medications seemed specific to my medical situation and the progress based on the ultrasounds and labs. I felt confident that the egg retrieval and embryo (blastocyst) transfer were expertly done...I believe single embryo frozen transfer cycle is preferred. I ended up with (identical) twins from one embryo....
They [nursing staff at Loma Linda University] call you in the afternoon after lab results from the morning come in or after you leave them a message. I would say you get responses much more readily than the vast majority of (non-fertility) clinics. Having a phlebotomist in clinic who is there by 7 am is also helpful when you need labs done quickly...They are prompt in responding to issues that may come up. Appointment times may change 2-3 days before based on whether there are procedures going on that day...
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I had confidence in Dr. Bareh’s expertise and recommendations, even when it required extra procedures/surgeries for a successful transfer. The doses/treatment length of the various medications seemed specific to my medical situation and the progress based on the ultrasounds and labs. I felt confident that the egg retrieval and embryo (blastocyst) transfer were expertly done.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Most appointments are limited to the morning and you do need to be flexible especially during the egg retrieval process. My job didn’t allow much flexibility, but after I changed jobs this was less of an issue.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I felt the treatments/recommendations were tailored to my medical situation.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
For the egg retrieval Gonal F was the main agent used, and I ended up on it for longer than I expected (more than 2 weeks), though I think that was because my ovarian reserve was on the low end of normal. Ganirelix was also used. The trigger was with b-hcg and Lupron (which FYI led to hot flashes/menopausal symptoms for a month). This resulted in about 15 eggs, of which 9 were mature and of which 7 were fertilized. In the end I had 5 embryos that were frozen, 4 which were of high quality. I had my tubes removed prior to the transfer (I had several ectopics and also believe there was some fluid backing up into the tubes). I also had to have uterine polyps removed prior to the transfer. The transfer went smoothly (one embryo transfer), and I was on Intramuscular progesterone, intravaginal Endometrin, and oral estrogen. The IM progesterone lasted until week 12 for me, not sure if that’s standard or it was a little longer because of twins.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
They call you in the afternoon after lab results from the morning come in or after you leave them a message. I would say you get responses much more readily than the vast majority of (non-fertility) clinics. Having a phlebotomist in clinic who is there by 7 am is also helpful when you need labs done quickly. The embryologist showed us the blastocyst that was about to be transferred under the microscope prior to the transfer.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
They are prompt in responding to issues that may come up. Appointment times may change 2-3 days before based on whether there are procedures going on that day. There is a phlebotomist on site. See above for other answers.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
I was fortunate the insurance covered the majority of the cost (with a 2500 copay). Meds weren’t covered which probably was around $6000.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
I believe single embryo frozen transfer cycle is preferred. I ended up with (identical) twins from one embryo.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 42
2 IUI
2 IVF
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bareh is professional, knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. She truly wants to see all her patient's happy and pregnant. I am currently pregnant and have graduated from her care. It was bittersweet and sad since I have been accustomed to her being my physician. I would definitely recommend anyone TTC and having difficulty to seek out care under Dr. Bareh.
Dr. Bareh and her staff [at Loma Linda University] greeted you by name and always showed compassion. They are always available to answer questions either in person at appointments or a return telephone call when I needed questions answered...All the nurses/physician knew me by name, so it was more a personal experience. They showed you they care about your well-being. You don't just feel like a dollar sign.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I have been a patient with Dr. Bareh for several years. She diagnosed me with PCOS. I started my fertility treatment with her in 2018. It has been a long journey. I went through 2 IUI, 2 IVF embryo retrieval cycle, and 3 embryo transfer cycle. Throughout, my fertility journey I could not have asked for a better physician. Dr. Bareh is professional, knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. She truly wants to see all her patient's happy and pregnant. I am currently pregnant and have graduated from her care. It was bittersweet and sad since I have been accustomed to her being my physician. I would definitely recommend anyone TTC and having difficulty to seek out care under Dr. Bareh.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
none
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh and her staff greeted you by name and always showed compassion. They are always available to answer questions either in person at appointments or a return telephone call when I needed questions answered.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
The nurses at the clinic were professional and answered questions. If questions needed to be answered by the physician, they were very good at calling you back the same day. Response time and communication were great. They were all very friendly and very approachable, very easy to talk to. Explained everything well
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic is very busy so if you are a new patient and not an existing one you may have to wait a bit, however, there is a reason why they are busy. When you are a patient here, you don't feel like patient. All the nurses/physician knew me by name, so it was more a personal experience. They showed you they care about your well-being. You don't just feel like a dollar sign.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
I only had eSET since I did not want to possibly carry multiples
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 39
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
4 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bareh takes her time discussing all options and allows plenty of time for questions. I never felt rushed. She is full of compassion...placed me on specific supplements for 3 months before doing an egg retrieval...It made a huge difference and resulted in viable embryos. She also added prednisone and lovenox to my regimen once I was pregnant...
They [staff at Loma Linda University] always answer my questions and take their time going over any concerns, and never made me feel rushed. They’re compassionate and caring and want to see all patients succeed. The only area of improvement would be answering the phones. There were several times it took multiple tries before someone would answer the phone...
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is filled with compassion and truly has a caring heart. She takes the success of her patients personal, she told me “your success is my success” and that gave me hope! Knowing I was in her care gave me such peace of mind because I felt truly cared for, not just another medical record number. I even told my husband, if Dr. Bareh can’t get us pregnant then no one can!! My only regret is that I didn’t find her sooner! Dr. Bareh will always have a special in my heart!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Trust the process and trust Dr. Bareh she always has your best interest in mind!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh takes her time discussing all options and allows plenty of time for questions. I never felt rushed. She is full of compassion and truly cares about the outcome of her patients! She gave me hope when I felt hopeless!! She even hugged me which made me feel a human and not just another infertile woman trying to have a baby.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Dr. Bareh placed me on specific supplements for 3 months before doing an egg retrieval. This was different than my past failed retrieval with another provider. It made a huge difference and resulted in viable embryos. She also added prednisone and lovenox to my regimen once I was pregnant, which so far has made a huge difference since I’m 12 weeks pregnant!!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Nurse Angie, Monica, Julie and Melinda are angels on earth. They are caring and compassionate! They have held my hand, wiped my tears, hugged me, and never gave up hope, even when I wanted to.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
This group of special professionals were the answer to my prayers. They always answer my questions and take their time going over any concerns, and never made me feel rushed. They’re compassionate and caring and want to see all patients succeed. The only area of improvement would be answering the phones. There were several times it took multiple tries before someone would answer the phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
The cost was more affordable than other clinics!
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
The option was given to me to transfer single vs. multiple, we choose single.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 38
2 IUI
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Bareh always and I mean always spoke with me in a way where I could understand what was going on. She would reach out in between cycles and during cycles to make sure emotionally and physically I was doing well. She stayed in contact with my Oncologist and OB while I was going through other medical issues to make sure that she was kept in the loop with what was happening. She never made me feel like I was asking too much or worrying too much...
The clinic [Loma Linda University] is only open in the morning which is hard for work purposes, but you do get in and out of each appointment pretty quickly. The front staff is very understanding as well as very good at communication...From egg retrieval to FET is was about $27,000.00. The IUI was about $1200 each time....
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr Bareh always communicated to me and my husband what was happening and what was to come next. She made sure to explain all options. She made sure make sure we were comfortable with each decision moving forward. She adjusted medication and cycle timing with each step to make sure that we got to where we are now, pregnant. It will be hard to leave the IVF clinic to go to my OB. The care and attention that is given is something that I cannot stress enough is what got us through this.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Be open to all options. She is trying to help you get where you want to be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr Bareh always and I mean always spoke with me in a way where I could understand what was going on. She would reach out in between cycles and during cycles to make sure emotionally and physically I was doing well. She stayed in contact with my Oncologist and OB while I was going through other medical issues to make sure that she was kept in the loop with what was happening. She never made me feel like I was asking too much or worrying too much.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
We did 2 rounds of IUI. We did medications for both rounds with ultrasounds. We did an egg retrieval. Shots and medication. We had to do a tubal removal because a blocked tube. We did a mock transfer as well as ERA. We did a FET with a successful current pregnancy.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic is only open in the morning which is hard for work purposes, but you do get in and out of each appointment pretty quickly. The front staff is very understanding as well as very good at communication.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
From egg retrieval to FET is was about $27,000.00. The IUI was about $1200 each time.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 41
1 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
European
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When my initial blood work came back she [Dr. Bareh] said that an egg donner would be our best chance seeing as my husband and I both had problems with infertility. We decided to try with my own eggs first...we only got one egg...The Quality of the egg was low however we wanted to go through with the transfer. It was unsuccessful and we were crushed. Dr. Bareh called us regularly to encourage us not to give up. We decided to go with a donner egg...we are expecting or miracle in March 2022
I absolutely loved the staff here [at Loma Linda University]. All the nurses remembered us everytime we came in. They returned my phone calls in a timely manner and answered all questions when asked...Scheduling is difficult for IVF patients because its all up to how the women respond to the medication, so be patient if they have to change times on you for another patient. They will always call and check with you beforehand. The staff is amazing....
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh was there with us every step of the way. I have been a patient of hers for a little over two years. When my initial blood work came back she said that an egg donner would be our best chance seeing as my husband and I both had problems with infertility. We decided to try with my own eggs first. My body decided to not respond to the hormone injections and by the third round I only had one large folicle. She did the egg retrieval and we only got one egg. The egg was fertalized and was frozen for an upcoming transfer. The Quality of the egg was low however we wanted to go through with the transfer. It was unsuccessful and we were crushed. Dr. Bareh called us regularly to encourage us not to give up. We decided to go with a donner egg and started another round. Its a time consuming process after we have already been through so much but they kept us informed on each step of the way. We ended up only getting four viable embryos from our doner but Dr. Bareh told us not to get discouraged and she was going to do everything in her power to get us our baby. We had our second transfer and I'm happy to say we are expecting or miracle in March 2022. We absolutely love Dr. Bareh and will use her again for any further tranfers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Don't give up. Be patient and ask questions when you dont understand something.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh always called me by name and knew exactly what was going on in each of my cycles. She asked me questions about my life outside of IVF and remembered details.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
I absolutely loved the staff here. All the nurses remembered us everytime we came in. They returned my phone calls in a timely manner and answered all questions when asked.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Scheduling is difficult for IVF patients because its all up to how the women respond to the medication, so be patient if they have to change times on you for another patient. They will always call and check with you beforehand. The staff is amazing.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35 - 39
1 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
At first Dr. Bareh only wanted to use a single embryo but I strongly wanted to try two and she agreed that I was healthy enough that if the result was a pregnancy of multiples it would be fine...She walks you through every step of everything you go through along the way. When making decisions about treatment she explains the options and pros and cons of both and includes you but also lets you know what she thinks is best
they [Loma Linda U nurses] were a big part of my support while going through treatment. They took their time in teaching me injections, calming my nerves about the needles, and were compassionate and patient always...Treatment was a package deal, monitoring, retrieval, bloodwork, ultrasounds, and transfer. I believe the package was about $13,500 without genetic testing of the embryos, that was an additional $5,000 for a group of embryos
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is amazing. She walks you through every step of everything you go through along the way. When making decisions about treatment she explains the options and pros and cons of both and includes you but also lets you know what she thinks is best. She has an innate way of knowing when to be gentle with news but also when she needs to be blunt. She feels every bit of your feelings with you, she often got emotional when I was upset but held it back to comfort me. She likes to make decisions based on information so at times I would do bloodwork and an ultrasound and she would call me later in the day to let me know what the next steps would be. If she has any weakness it would be her undying optimism. At times when I have felt like maybe we should be a little more realistic she always once you to consider the long shot.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I would be very up front with Dr. Bareh about your communication style, if you like very blunt information let her know. She tends to be a nurturer and it helped me to remind her that I wanted to know the good, the bad, and the ugly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I was treated so kindly from the moment I entered the door. The receptionist always remembered my name, had started checking me in before I got to her desk, and always kept personal business personal. The nurses were kind, spoke to us by name, remembered preferences of ours, and were as helpful as could be. Dr. Bareh is so compassionate. She is optimistic as they come, but if you want to cold hard truth she will give it to you. She has a way of making you feel comfortable and very well taken care of.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
We first tried clomid, after one cycle we changed to letrozole because I felt too many unpleasant side effects with clomid. We tried letrozole 4 cycles, one resulted in pregnancy that we miscarried around week 6 of pregnancy. We then tried IUI, we used letrozole again and it was unsuccessful. At this point we decided to move onto IVF. we used Menopur, Follistim, and Omnitrope. We ended up with 9 eggs retrieved, 4 of which were not mature enough to fertilize, of the remaining 5, 3 were fertilized and all three made it to day 5 and frozen. We had to wait a few months to transfer because I was found to have polyps in the uterus and had to have surgery then recover. We transferred to embryos and it was unsuccessful. Dr. Bareh felt that the quality wasn't quite there, which we knew after the retrieval but I really wanted to try anyways. So after about 4-5 months later we tried a second cycle. During the waiting time she suggested some vitamins and supplements to help better the quality of my health and in hopes of improving the quality of the eggs. She changed our medications a bit, we tried a micro dose HCH and Lupron cycle with centrotide and gonal F. This cycle we had more eggs and better quality. Through retrieval we were able to get 11 eggs, 7 of which were fertilized, 5 made it to full healthy 5 day embryos. We transferred two and it was a successful transfer. Unfortunately we lost our baby boy at week 19 of a rare abnormality that didn't show on any early prescreening testing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
The nursing staff at Dr. Bareh's is amazing, honestly they were a big part of my support while going through treatment. They took their time in teaching me injections, calming my nerves about the needles, and were compassionate and patient always. They communicated almost daily with me during cycles, always greeted me kindly, gave me bad news compassionately. The only downside was that often in the morning it is difficult to get a hold of them, all nurses are in clinic assisting with patients, checking them in, teaching, or other stuff. So when I needed to talk to a nurse I always had to leave a message and wait until they called back, but they always called back.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
As a whole I loved the clinic. All staff a kind and caring and you can tell they enjoy what they do and that they care about the patients. The only complaint I had was that the office manager wasn't always available to answer billing questions, or help with financial arrangements, so often you have to wait to get those types of answers taken care of. Since it didn't effect my care and treatment I wasn't bothered by this too much but it is something to consider if you like questions answered immediately.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Treatment was a package deal, monitoring, retrieval, bloodwork, ultrasounds, and transfer. I believe the package was about $13,500 without genetic testing of the embryos, that was an additional $5,000 for a group of embryos. The second round since we were returning patients that same package was $12,000. Once we were pregnant the follow up care was not included, we went to weekly monitoring visits and had bloodwork done. Insurance paid for some but if not that would have been out of pocket at around $300 a visit - I can't be exact be cause like I said my insurance covered some of those visits as prenatal care.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
At first Dr. Bareh only wanted to use a single embryo but I strongly wanted to try two and she agreed that I was healthy enough that if the result was a pregnancy of multiples it would be fine. The second transfer we tried to as well.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
1 IUI
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bareh was very caring throughout the entire process and made sure I was okay...Before I had the IUI, I had completed several blood tests. Within the next month I was put on Letrozole on day 3-7 of my cycle. Day 12 I had an ultrasound performed to confirm follicles and on day 14 I had the IUI..
[The Loma Linda University nurses] were very caring and made sure I understood how to take my meds. They communicated with me constantly to see how I was doing and what next steps I needed to take...Everybody worked as a team to provide the best care to their patients. They all communicated well with each other to assist in my care. I knew I was in good hands the moment I walked in to the office. Every time I would send a message I would receive a quick response! It was either a phone call or message back.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is an amazing physician! I had been trying for a few years and she gave me hope that it would happen. I’m so blessed to say I’m currently 3 months pregnant resulting from IUI. Dr. Bareh was very caring throughout the entire process and made sure I was okay. I couldn’t be more grateful for everything she did for me & my husband.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh and her staff were very caring. Throughout the process they made sure to communicate with me and answer all my questions.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
I had previously seen another provider for fertility treatment so I had a few labs and procedures already performed before I saw Dr. Bareh. For example, I had completed a HSG to confirm tubal patency. Before I had the IUI, I had completed several blood tests. Within the next month I was put on Letrozole on day 3-7 of my cycle. Day 12 I had an ultrasound performed to confirm follicles and on day 14 I had the IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
The nursing staff were amazing! They were very caring and made sure I understood how to take my meds. They communicated with me constantly to see how I was doing and what next steps I needed to take.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic was very clean and well organized. Everybody worked as a team to provide the best care to their patients. They all communicated well with each other to assist in my care. I knew I was in good hands the moment I walked in to the office. Every time I would send a message I would receive a quick response! It was either a phone call or message back. I’m so grateful to have had an amazing team by my side!
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bareh made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. She is kind yet honest and always did what she thought would be in mine and my future baby’s best interest. She is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate...I was also found to have a uterine fibroid, for which I had a procedure to remove, and I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had to go on lupron for a couple of months to help with inflammation
[the Loma Linda University nurses] were helpful, knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate, They responded to any questions I had in a timely manner...The front desk staff is helpful and they seem to remember every patient by name. Wait times were pretty reasonable considering they always seemed like they were busy. I also never felt rushed or like they were hurrying through my appointment. Everyone, from the Dr, the nursing staff, the lab staff, and the front desk staff were all incredibly professional and compassionate
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. She is kind yet honest and always did what she thought would be in mine and my future baby’s best interest. She is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Her and her team are amazing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Do it! She is great at what she does.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh was very compassionate and really seemed to care. She did everything she could to ensure that I would have a favorable outcome.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
My journey was longer than I anticipated. I did an egg retrieval that produced one good embryo. I was also found to have a uterine fibroid, for which I had a procedure to remove, and I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had to go on lupron for a couple of months to help with inflammation. I also did an ERA to determine when it would be best to implant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
The nursing staff was amazing. They were helpful, knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. They seem to truly care about every patient and their outcome. They responded to any questions I had in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clink environment itself is clean and professional. The front desk staff is helpful and they seem to remember every patient by name. Wait times were pretty reasonable considering they always seemed like they were busy. I also never felt rushed or like they were hurrying through my appointment. Everyone, from the Dr, the nursing staff, the lab staff, and the front desk staff were all incredibly professional and compassionate. There was nothing about this clinic that I didn’t like.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
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
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Bareh sat down and took her time with me. She did not make me feel rushed or make it seem as any question I asked was silly. She made sure to ask at least once before she left the room if I had any questions. She replied to a number of my MyChart Questions with a phone call not just an email...I did one round of letrozole to cause egg maturity however, that did not work for me. I did one round of clomid with a trigger injection to mature my eggs and force ovulation however, this also did not result in pregnancy.
Monica and Julie [nurses at Loma Linda University] make you feel like you are a part of the family. They always answer all phone calls promptly and are very kind and compassionate. I was having some very bad anxiety when I went in for my last ultrasound and Monica asked if I believed in the power of prayer. She then prayed over me and instantly created a huge sense of relief for me. I went home feeling so comforted and cared for.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr Bareh is not only compassionate and caring but she is also very knowledgeable about fertility. A lot of times when you go to a doctor you feel like another number but that’s not how Dr Bareh makes you feel. This clinic makes you feel like you are a part of their family and they truly care about you as a whole person. Anytime before she leaves the room she will make sure and ask if you have any questions before she leaves which is huge because normally doctors try to rush out as quickly as possible. She gives you all the time you need with her and it’s very comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Trust the process. Dr Bareh knows exactly what she is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr Bareh sat down and took her time with me. She did not make me feel rushed or make it seem as any question I asked was silly. She made sure to ask at least once before she left the room if I had any questions. She replied to a number of my MyChart Questions with a phone call not just an email. Her nursing staff Monica and Julie also treat you like you are a part of the family. They take the time to ask how you are, share their stories with you and even pray with you. This team is absolutely amazing.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
I did one round of letrozole to cause egg maturity however, that did not work for me. I did one round of clomid with a trigger injection to mature my eggs and force ovulation however, this also did not result in pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Monica and Julie make you feel like you are a part of the family. They always answer all phone calls promptly and are very kind and compassionate. I was having some very bad anxiety when I went in for my last ultrasound and Monica asked if I believed in the power of prayer. She then prayed over me and instantly created a huge sense of relief for me. I went home feeling so comforted and cared for. I can’t thank both of these nurses enough.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Obviously going through any sort of infertility issue is terrifying and scary. Dr Bareh will tell you exactly how it is and she won’t leave you wondering. She will do everything within her power to help you achieve your goals and you just have to trust her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Our insurance covered nothing in regards to fertility medication so we spent about 1500 on two rounds of meds and ultrasounds.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Bareh is very friendly and tried to connect with me as a person. She was non-judgmental with regards to me being a single mom (not d/t LGBTQ) and allowed my own mother, who is my emotional supporter, to be a part of my ultrasounds post successful transfer. Dr. Bareh is very easy to communicate with and listens to every concern I had and addressed them each compassionately. She is an excellent fertility specialist...Due to my DOR diagnosis she recommended I go straight to IVF with egg retrieval so as not to cause me to spend money on possible multiple failed IUI cycles.
retrieve 11 follicles, 8 out of the 11 were mature enough to attempt fertilization and only 5 of the 8 actually fertilized [at Loma Linda Univeristy]...and only 1 of the 5 that fertilized made it to day and was frozen...nursing staff is excellent, they are very friendly and compassionate. They also try to connect with you and celebrate with you when you've had successes and show concern with failures. They communicate with you outside of the clinic in a timely manner and are very knowledgeable with regards to any questions you might have.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
As previously described, Dr. Bareh is very friendly and tried to connect with me as a person. She was non-judgmental with regards to me being a single mom (not d/t LGBTQ) and allowed my own mother, who is my emotional supporter, to be a part of my ultrasounds post successful transfer. Dr. Bareh is very easy to communicate with and listens to every concern I had and addressed them each compassionately. She is an excellent fertility specialist.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Trust her, she knows what she is doing and she does it very well.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh really tried to connect with me and was invested in my journey to become a single mom. She let me have some control over the process as far as to continue despite the current health crisis or to wait and she was on board no matter what I decided. She told me she was determined to help me conceive even if my single embryo did not transfer.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Due to my DOR diagnosis she recommended I go straight to IVF with egg retrieval so as not to cause me to spend money on possible multiple failed IUI cycles. My retrieval medication choices were not really given a rationale but I responded well to them so looking into other medications wasn't necessary. My left ovary was not producing many follicles but my right ovary produced the more and because of DOR she was only able to retrieve 11 follicles, 8 out of the 11 were mature enough to attempt fertilization and only 5 of the 8 actually fertilized and only 1 of the 5 that fertilized made it to day and was frozen. the single frozen embryo was given a grade 5AA which thankfully is really good quality. My pre and post transfer medication protocol was given a rationale but being a nurse I already understood to some degree why they were necessary.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Bareh's nursing staff is excellent, they are very friendly and compassionate. They also try to connect with you and celebrate with you when you've had successes and show concern with failures. They communicate with you outside of the clinic in a timely manner and are very knowledgeable with regards to any questions you might have.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic was recently remodeled in the front offices and is very inviting. There is a television in the lobby area that always has interesting shows on like the great brittish baking show or andy Griffith or home repair shows, and it helps to distract your mind from any stresses you might be feeling related to your fertility appointment. the front office staff is also very friendly and remember you by name when you come in which is very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
My insurance covered the majority of my cycle but with a $2500 copay, retrieval medications were around $6000, post transfer meds were less than $500, and then subsequent ultrasounds were a $20 copay.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
none
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 40
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
4th of 4 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
4 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Eggs With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr Bareh sometimes feels somewhat rushed she has a lot of patients. So far she been compassionate and willing to try the best to have a successful result. After consultation I've only spoke to Dr Bareh a few times, the nurses at the clinic are the ones to mainly contact me with any information...She talks fast and is moving fast all the time but ask the questions and she is willing to answer them...She gave me a few months to let my body process the use of fertilmax and dhea to see if my egg reserve will have a better results. She then moved on to clomid and injectables.
The nursing staff [at Loma Linda University] have all been friendly and helpful. They also answer any questions you may have. Most initial communication is through email or voicemail and then they contact you. Which is different for me from the other clinics I've been too, I always had someone to communicate with...IVF cycle estimated at about $20,000 and up. Doesn't include anesthesia or embryo freezing or biopsies. Also any test and medication is separate.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr Bareh sometimes feels somewhat rushed she has a lot of patients. So far she been compassionate and willing to try the best to have a successful result. After consultation I've only spoke to Dr Bareh a few times, the nurses at the clinic are the ones to mainly contact me with any information.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh explains everything thoroughly and makes sure you understand the process which can be overwhelming. She talks fast and is moving fast all the time but ask the questions and she is willing to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
It's understandable that infertility clinics have a lot of patients but I feel that as often as you go to the clinic they should you know by name and the treatment you are getting. At this clinics most things are done through email, hard to get ahold of anyone after hours. If you have any questions with medications you have to wait until the following day. Other than that everyone is friendly upon arrival.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
She gave me a few months to let my body process the use of fertilmax and dhea to see if my egg reserve will have a better results. She then moved on to clomid and injectables.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
The nursing staff have all been friendly and helpful. They also answer any questions you may have. Most initial communication is through email or voicemail and then they contact you. Which is different for me from the other clinics I've been too, I always had someone to communicate with.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Strengths: They are freindly and helpful. The clinic is clean and organized. If you call and leave a message they will return your call. Weakness: Appointments are a challenge. They are pretty busy. They close the clinic early, after hours are hard to get ahold of anyone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
IVF cycle estimated at about $20,000 and up. Doesn't include anesthesia or embryo freezing or biopsies. Also any test and medication is separate.
8
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
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
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 38
Endometriosis
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She's actually given me hope and I feel much more knowledgeable because of her. She's very honest and explains what's going on and what is going happen. I feel confident with her and I would recommend her to other women. ... Dr. Bareh explained why I need help, what were doing next, and always stops to ask how I'm doing. She makes sure I want to proceed before each step, she's even taken the time to call me over the phone herself to check on me.
The staff [Loma Linda] heard my issues and got me in that same week even though they were booked. Each and every woman in the office made me feel important and hopeful. I can't believe I am so lucky to have finally walked into an office and ask for help and actually get it this time. ... Each person in the clinic listens when I talk and has compassion in their voice.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She's actually given me hope and I feel much more knowledgeable because of her. She's very honest and explains what's going on and what is going happen. I feel confident with her and I would recommend her to other women.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Do exactly as she says when she suggests diet change and supplements. It may just yield positive results. Bring a pen and notepad and take notes. If you need help for certain problems, like conceiving with endometriosis , go to her first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh explained why I need help, what were doing next, and always stops to ask how I'm doing. She makes sure I want to proceed before each step, she's even taken the time to call me over the phone herself to check on me. She is very honest even if I don't want to hear it. She actually gave me hope and I haven't had that since I started having pain and problems years ago, plus the last 4 years since I've been trying to conceive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Loma Linda University. (Assigned nurse: Angie )
The staff heard my issues and got me in that same week even though they were booked. Each and every woman in the office made me feel important and hopeful. I can't believe I am so lucky to have finally walked into an office and ask for help and actually get it this time.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Each person in the clinic listens when I talk and has compassion in their voice. I'm very happy to be dealing with all of these women. I'm still seeing Dr. Bareh and working with their staff to conceive. It's too early to tell on the success of procedures but I do feel confident in the doctors and staff and confident they will treat me fairly and be honest with me and my husband. I hope and pray I can cover costs and make my dream of having children a reality. Thank you for listening.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
I'm about to start spending money on procedures this month but I was told to expect around $18,000 in total expenses.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 32 - 33
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Bareh is so genuine. Each visit is more than 30 minutes long. She is always so joyful and positive, every time I see her. Although she speaks really fast, she allows time for questions and is not bothered by interruptions.... I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at a younger age than most, and she started our consultation by telling me about her previous patient who is even younger than me with similar issues.
The group of nurses [Loma Linda U] are amazing! For such a small clinic, they serve a large amount of clientele. The nurses are easy to get a hold of and if you ever need FMLA forms or off-work notes from the office, they are more than willing to assist and get them back to you right away.... Weaknesses: It is a small clinic, not too many OR's/retrieval rooms. You may get bumped or waitlisted due to limited space/availability. Another weakness is that Dr. Bareh is currently the only RE seeing patients.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
My initial consultation with Dr. Bareh was so positive. I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at a younger age than most, and she started our consultation by telling me about her previous patient who is even younger than me with similar issues. I felt as if the story was being deliberately told to me to give me hope, and to shed some light at the end of this tunnel. She ended her story with a happy ending, sharing how that patient now has healthy twins. I just fell in love with her positivity from the get go. She is the second doctor that I am seeing at the clinic and the first doctor I saw had such a different demeanor. While he was very factual and honest (which we appreciated), he was lacking good bedside manners. Since we have had no success thus far, seeing Dr. Bareh has been a glimmer of light for me and my husband, the type of positivity we need during this difficult time when we feel so defeated. Even more so, when I leave messages for the staff at the clinic, Dr. Bareh is quick at following up and calling me back personally. I really feel that she cares about each of her patients. During our last egg retrieval, I was not responding well, and so she thoroughly explained to me her opinion and the pros and cons of moving forward, and really allowed me to make the best decision for me and my husband. I appreciated her collaboration with the patient. She has been such a genuinely kind physician, who is very knowledgeable!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Ensure you have questions written down before seeing her in clinic. The time passes so quickly, but she always takes the time to ask "do you have any questions for me?"
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is so genuine. Each visit is more than 30 minutes long. She is always so joyful and positive, every time I see her. Although she speaks really fast, she allows time for questions and is not bothered by interruptions. She explains everything clearly and gives you multiple options, making you feel really involved in the decision process.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
For our first egg retrieval with Dr Bareh, she used the Antagonist protocol. I believe I had previously used the Lupron flare protocol? with the previous physician and did not have much success with egg quantity. Her rationale for using Antagonist protocol was that, perhaps, the previous protocol suppressed my ovaries too much. Unfortunately, the Antagonist protocol was not more successful with my condition, so we decided to cancel that cycle and try a different one next try around.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
The group of nurses are amazing! For such a small clinic, they serve a large amount of clientele. The nurses are easy to get a hold of and if you ever need FMLA forms or off-work notes from the office, they are more than willing to assist and get them back to you right away. I can't tell you what an added stress those types of paperwork can be, and for helping us in that little way, I'm so grateful. It is truly the little things that matter during such a stressful event like fertility treatment. The nurses are always smiling, and they really get to know each patient individually. I've never encountered any of them on a bad day. They all make a wonderful team.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Strengths: Dr. Bareh, Nursing staff, lab staff, and I can't forget the awesome financial coordinator and front desk receptionist! Weaknesses: It is a small clinic, not too many OR's/retrieval rooms. You may get bumped or waitlisted due to limited space/availability. Another weakness is that Dr. Bareh is currently the only RE seeing patients. She is very liked and very busy, so getting new patient appointments may be a problem.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
This is our first cycle with Dr. Bareh, we have spent about $9000 to date.
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Loma Linda University.
There was one time with a previous Dr. at the clinic (not Dr. Bareh) that some sort of miscommunication occurred. The result ended in us over spending for medications that were not needed in our protocol. I feel that this should have been caught sooner, to avoid extra costs to the patient or, that the clinic should have incurred the expense for the error.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 39
3 IUI
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Bareh is professional with a warm bedside manner. She keeps it real with her patients while being sensitive to their feelings at the same time. ... doesn’t sugar coat things but is sensitive at the same time. ... Dr. Bareh hs amazing but also very busy so be prepared to wait a while for your appointment ... My doctor is not against a multiple embryo transfer for me because I am still in my 30s and healthy.
One time they [Loma Linda U] forgot to send my prescription to the pharmacy but it was fixed immediately. ... The front desk staff are amazing at what they do. I’ve never had any issues with insurance and authorizations or anything like that because they took care of it without a hitch. Mornings are the busiest times so if it works out try to schedule appointments in the afternoon. ... It’s easy to access with a large parking structure but most of the time I can find parking in the lot.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is professional with a warm bedside manner. She keeps it real with her patients while being sensitive to their feelings at the same time. I am so happy that she is my doctor during this journey and I have the utmost respect and confidence in her that she will be able to get us pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh hs amazing but also very busy so be prepared to wait a while for your appointment
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
The front desk knows my name before I have to say it myself and they greet me as I walk in. The nurses all remember me and are very professional yet caring. Dr. Bareh is professional with a warm bedside manner and doesn’t sugar coat things but is sensitive at the same time.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
I started right off the bat with an IUI without medication. When that didn’t work, we started femara and I did another round of IUI which was unsuccessful. After a few cycles with femara which I didn’t respond to very well, she switched me to clomid which I responded to a little too well. I ended up getting too many follicles for IUI so we went quite a few cycles trying to get my follicle count under 4. My third and final IUI was also unsuccessful so after taking a break for a few months we moved onto IVF in December 2018. I started by taking birth control for 10 days, then my stims on 12/2/18. She had me on microHCG and Gonal-F at first then added Ganirelix on 12/7. Finally on 12/12, I triggered with 3,000 units of novarel + Lupron with a final dose of Lupron the next morning and I had my egg retrieval on 12/14/18. Currently I am waiting for CD1 to start FET prep.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Some of the nurses, especially the LVN team were amazing and supportive. Most of the RNs were as well. There may have been one that wasn’t the most compassionate but I don’t expect the staff anywhere to be perfect.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The best thing about my clinic is how close it is to where I live. It’s easy to access with a large parking structure but most of the time I can find parking in the lot. The front desk staff are amazing at what they do. I’ve never had any issues with insurance and authorizations or anything like that because they took care of it without a hitch. Mornings are the busiest times so if it works out try to schedule appointments in the afternoon.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Insurance covered the cost of IUI so my out of pocket expense was $250 + meds. IVF was $2,500 + meds. I will be paying out of pocket for my FET and I believe it will be $5,000 + meds.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
My doctor is not against a multiple embryo transfer for me because I am still in my 30s and healthy. I think the reason most of her transfers are single embryos is because insurance will only allow one. I am choosing to pay out of pocket for multiple embryos (2).
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Loma Linda University.
One time they forgot to send my prescription to the pharmacy but it was fixed immediately.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 28
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Bareh] and the clinic itself are very busy as she is the only doctor at the clinic, but the wait is worth it...Added progesterone in oil for 5 days before transfer as well as doxycycline and prednisone 3 days fore transfer and 3 days after...got to know both my husband and I and what we did for work. Called on her own time to check in on how I was doing and responding to treatment. Felt Doctor genuinely cared about my success.
The clinic [Loma Linda University] is very busy so wait times can sometimes be long BUT this is because Dr. Bareh provides such excellent care...the clinic will only take on a certain number of patients so their quality of care does not suffer. It’s a wonderful clinic overall, and each person who works at the clinic is warm and welcoming...Angie, Monica and Julie [nurses] are fantastic. Competent, knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to help you in any way they could. Very confident in their care and appreciated their exceptional interpersonal skills.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is very compassionate and clearly loves her job. She took setbacks in stride and never made my husband and I feel as though our success was hopeless. She is extremely knowledgeable and seemed to be integrating the leading edge research for PCOS treatment. She was always willing to answer questions or discuss any concerns I had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She and the clinic itself are very busy as she is the only doctor at the clinic, but the wait is worth it. You need to be patient with this whole process. If you expect to be in and out of your appointments in 10 minutes, you need to reassess your expectations for this process. Dr. Bareh is worth the patience and worth the wait to get into the clinic!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Greeted by name. Doctor got to know both my husband and I and what we did for work. Called on her own time to check in on how I was doing and responding to treatment. Felt Doctor genuinely cared about my success.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Letrozole 5 mg day 3-7 for timed intercourse with hCG trigger 36 hours before ovulation Letrozole 5mg day 3-7 for IUI with hCG trigger 36 hours before transfer Retrieval: Follistim 150-225 units each evening for 2 weeks, Ganarelex shot each evening for 7 days directly before retrieval, micro hCG, and small dose hCG and Lupron combo for trigger 36 and 24 hours before retrieval. Birth control pills utilized 2-3 weeks before retrieval and transfers. FET: Estrogen pills (6 mg total) and estrogen patch every 3 days for transfer prep. Added progesterone in oil for 5 days before transfer as well as doxycycline and prednisone 3 days fore transfer and 3 days after. Progesterone suppositories 2-3x daily after transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Loma Linda University. (Assigned nurse: Angie)
Angie, Monica and Julie are fantastic. Competent, knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to help you in any way they could. Very confident in their care and appreciated their exceptional interpersonal skills.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic is very busy so wait times can sometimes be long BUT this is because Dr. Bareh provides such excellent care. The wait is work it. Also, I have heard that there is a waitlist to become a new patient but this is because the clinic will only take on a certain number of patients so their quality of care does not suffer. It’s a wonderful clinic overall, and each person who works at the clinic is warm and welcoming.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Covered through insurance except copays. Medications were primarily not covered by my insurance, or they were covered but at a high copay. Pills were all covered but most injections were out of pocket (except PIO which was covered).
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
Insurance only covered one embryo transfer each time, so did not have a choice between single or multiple embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
we've only been with Dr.Bareh for a year and she been out 2 months. And they ended up during our treatments. If you plan to do ivf at this clinic be prepared that you could be dealing with the nurses more then the doctor...I loved dr. Bareh but sometimes I felt like she knew more then she let on to us. ... Even though we didn't have our embryo tested I felt like she could tell if the ones she were putting in were good or bad. And even if they were bad she never talked to us about it beforehand. Our embryos were never graded so we are not sure if they are good or bad. She was professional and would see us in a timely manner.
[Loma Linda U] The waiting room, patient rooms, and bathrooms were always kept clean. Sometimes we would have to wait....they all seem like nice ladies. There is one lady that can come off rude sometimes...They had a financial manager they let go so the new one was going back into people's files and charging them for really old charges that weren't collected. We always paid everything in full and then every appointment it seemed like they were asking for money for something new. Frustrating.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I loved dr. Bareh but sometimes I felt like she knew more then she let on to us. She was out of the office a lot. I felt like if I had questions after hours then I basically had to wait till they were open. She pushed back my frozen transfer 5 different times because I had a cyst that never got bigger each time. Always remained the same size. Even though we didn't have our embryo tested I felt like she could tell if the ones she were putting in were good or bad. And even if they were bad she never talked to us about it beforehand. Our embryos were never graded so we are not sure if they are good or bad. She was professional and would see us in a timely manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I'm not really sure what is going on.. but we've only been with Dr.Bareh for a year and she been out 2 months. And they ended up during our treatments. If you plan to do ivf at this clinic be prepared that you could be dealing with the nurses more then the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
The staff there is friendly and helpful. Never felt like a number.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Fresh transfer : not sure of the dosage of each meds because I did them of may 2017. Used: gonal-f, menipur, omintrope, ganerlix, pregnyl, doxycycline, endometrin, and progesterone oil. Egg retreival: 8 eggs all mature, all icsi, 4 fertilized normal, transferred 2, lost 1 by day 5 and froze the last 1. The transferred 2 resulted in a negative. Frozen transfer: BCP 3 months prior and then bled then started lupron for 1 month. Transfer pushed back 5 times. Then day of transfer embryo thawed perfectly. Transfer went smoothly. 5dp5dt faint positive which eventually became a stronger positive. Beta #1: 167 Beta #2: 431 Beta #3: 1081 Beta #4: 270 I am currently waiting to miscarry. Devasted. 4 1/2 years and still no baby.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
They all seem like nice ladies. There is one lady that can come off rude sometimes. I didn't enjoy being around her because I never knew how she would be towards me that day.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The waiting room, patient rooms, and bathrooms were always kept clean. Sometimes we would have to wait. I never had a problem with the receptionist although I know some have said she is rude or pushy. Not my experience with her. Weakness I guess would be getting into the patient room and waiting a while. And that they were tried to collect a payment from me from back in may.. 10 months ago. They had a financial manager they let go so the new one was going back into people's files and charging them for really old charges that weren't collected. We always paid everything in full and then every appointment it seemed like they were asking for money for something new. Frustrating.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
I think we paid $16000 total. That's including egg retrevial, fresh transfer, icsi, and we did a frozen transfer. Medication was separate cost
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
I do felt a little bit rushed to do our fresh transfer. She gave us the option to do a frozen but said the embryos look good now let's put them back in. This was on day 4. She also mentioned that when do the retrevial she irritated the endometriosis. That should have been a red flag not to put the embryos in. I still to this day regret that decision. And I wanted to put in one and it kinda felt that we were pushed into doing the two. I'm not sure if I won this treatment if I would go back to Loma Linda
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Loma Linda University.
On my fresh transfer day I hadn't taken Valium because no one included it in my pharmacy prescription so I had to go downstairs to buy it. So I don't think it kicked in till I got home. I had to also have a full bladder and I did. But then was told to empty it because they weren't ready yet. Then when they were ready I had drank so much water I felt miserable. The transfer had so many red flags. I wish I would have waited.
6
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
6
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 33 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Bareh] is a wonderful dr, always positive and knows the details of my case... I respect her and like her. I do feel I had to ask a lot of questions and do my own research for the ivf process. Also had unexpected cost and results but I think my dr did the right corse of treatment.... 300 follistium am, 75m menopur pm, atoms for 14 days, ultrasounds every other day to check folicules size. She advised growth hormone as well...
Everything is in one place. Dr appts, lab, surgery/ transfer center. Pharmacy( not specialty) And always know the same nurses, lab techs etc. it’s really a comfortable experience when you’re losing your mind on meds and stress of success Weaknesses: not the most beautiful clinic [Loma Linda U] but I think that keeps costs down. Anything you need, just ask they will provide it to save costs if they can. Lots of injection supplies and a couple free samples saved me about $150 which means the world when you’re spending thousands
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I respect her and like her. I do feel I had to ask a lot of questions and do my own research for the ivf process. Also had unexpected cost and results but I think my dr did the right corse of treatment. I feel she sincerely wants me to get pregnant and not just a money figure
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Don’t expect them to walk you through everything. Know or ask any small/big question you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She is a wonderful dr, always positive and knows the details of my case
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
300 follistium am, 75m menopur pm, atoms for 14 days, ultrasounds every other day to check folicules size. She advised growth hormone as well but we couldn’t afford the extra costs. Should have done it as now we need to do another cycle. 30 folicules, 21 had eggs, 17 mature, 10 fertilized, 4 made it to blastocyst. 1Fresh transfer, chemical pregnancy. 3 frozen, 2 are ‘fair quality’ 1 is good quality
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
There are 4 nurses and they all know me by name and my case status at all times. They are always helpful with my many calls and questions and never seem irritated by them. I love them! Only negative is communication btwn pharmacy’s can be difficult
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Everything is in one place. Dr appts, lab, surgery/ transfer center. Pharmacy( not specialty) And always know the same nurses, lab techs etc. it’s really a comfortable experience when you’re losing your mind on meds and stress of success Weaknesses: not the most beautiful clinic but I think that keeps costs down. Anything you need, just ask they will provide it to save costs if they can. Lots of injection supplies and a couple free samples saved me about $150 which means the world when you’re spending thousands
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
My ins covers ivf dr fees and sx, 1 transfer for $2500 deductible. All meds were additional and only some where partially covered with ins.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
She advised 2 if we opted to transfer the less quality eggs. But only 1 if we do the better quality. She advised PGS but again, too expensive
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Lost paperwork
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Loma Linda University.
I think it was more the pharmacy fault, needing the medication with to be resent multiplied times. Also embryologist misplaced some consent forms for about 20 mins. Called me back immediately when she found them.
9
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
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
6 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
European
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Bareh is everything I would want in a doctor. She is kind, compassionate, smart and really takes time to make me feel comfortable. She has been very flexible and patient with my body and my finances. She has an amazing bedside manner that makes me feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations. She takes time and throughly explains procedures, and my plans. I always feel like I can ask questions. Even when the news I am receiving is not ideal, she can deliver the message in a way that is both to the point, while saying it in a compassionate manner.
It is easy to get appointments, and get in touch with the right people. The clinic [Loma Linda U] is very clean. It is easy to get labs drawn and have the results quickly. The facility is older and does not look as luxurious as some of the other clinics but the one on one care that they provide is worth it.... They are a group of the most caring and compassionate nurses. They truly want to see you succeed. They are knowledgable, and easy to get ahold of. If you leave a message they always contact you back to answer any questions. They are all extremely supportive and friendly.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is everything I would want in a doctor. She is kind, compassionate, smart and really takes time to make me feel comfortable. She has been very flexible and patient with my body and my finances. She has an amazing bedside manner that makes me feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations. She takes time and throughly explains procedures, and my plans. I always feel like I can ask questions. Even when the news I am receiving is not ideal, she can deliver the message in a way that is both to the point, while saying it in a compassionate manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
I would say, you have made the right choice and you are in good hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She was awesome about caring for my needs and understanding. She would take time to call my cell phone after procedures or to talk about test results. I truly felt cared for. I never felt like she was rushed, and she really took time to explain the process and procedures.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
I am in a protocol currently so I don't have the results yet. I am doing a LH antagonist protocol with Hgh. This is different than my first IVF cycle which did not produce the results I wanted. I am doing the Hgh for egg quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Loma Linda University.
They are a group of the most caring and compassionate nurses. They truly want to see you succeed. They are knowledgable, and easy to get ahold of. If you leave a message they always contact you back to answer any questions. They are all extremely supportive and friendly.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
It is easy to get appointments, and get in touch with the right people. The clinic is very clean. It is easy to get labs drawn and have the results quickly. The facility is older and does not look as luxurious as some of the other clinics but the one on one care that they provide is worth it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Including medications it was about 10,000
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
I agree with my doctor's approach and suggestions. I am also limited because of insurance issues.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 37
Male Factor
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
She was very personable. I love 4 hours away from the clinic and she'd take the time to call me and kept me updated. In addition, during IUI procedure, she truly gave it her all to make sure the sample was placed in the right site.... We used femara for our IUI cycle using our own egg and sperm. She also used an ultrasound to view we are in the right site before inseminating specimen.... She sat down, took the time to answer my questions and she talked to me in a very compassionate way.
I've had multiple nurses in the clinic [Loma Linda U] and all have been very helpful and understanding. One showed my husband in details how to administer the trigger shot and another held my hand as I went through the IUI procedure. They have been very supportive.... I appreciated their promptness in returning my call and assisting me with getting what I need especially with insurance authorization. In walking in, I've always been treated in a kind manner.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She was very personable. I love 4 hours away from the clinic and she'd take the time to call me and kept me updated. In addition, during IUI procedure, she truly gave it her all to make sure the sample was placed in the right site. My husband and I truly felt grateful for everything she's done for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
If you are looking for a prospective infertility doctor and want someone who is passionate about her work and helping others, Dr.Bareh is the perfect doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
She sat down, took the time to answer my questions and she talked to me in a very compassionate way.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
We used femara for our IUI cycle using our own egg and sperm. She also used an ultrasound to view we are in the right site before inseminating specimen. The other clinic I went to previously didn't have such practice.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
I've had multiple nurses in the clinic and all have been very helpful and understanding. One showed my husband in details how to administer the trigger shot and another held my hand as I went through the IUI procedure. They have been very supportive.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I appreciated their promptness in returning my call and assisting me with getting what I need especially with insurance authorization. In walking in, I've always been treated in a kind manner. Their clerk would also make sure that I have everything I need before going in to the clinic knowing that we are 4 hours away. In addition, they have excellent communication skills and provide detailed information.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Our insurance covered some procedures for our first IUI procedure. These out of pocket amounts are estimated; US $170, IUI procedure $280, semen analysis $140. Pharmacy $45.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
No comment on this because we are still in the process of starting IVF for the first time.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
5 IUI
1 IVF
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Bareh is one of the most intelligent, direct, and compassionate physicians I know. She makes your goal, her goal. She is prompt in her communication. Once, she was on maternity leave, and still called me to inform me of a test result. To me, that is above and beyond.... She makes you feel that she is always aware of your case, despite the workload she has. Once, I had halted treatment for months. She emailed me just to touch base. To let me know she was still thinking about me. I don’t see any weakness in her skill or professionalism. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t have a positive result under her care.
I believe this [Loma Linda U] is a well run clinic. From the registration staff, to nursing, financial coordinator, lab technicians, embryologist..... Everyone was skilled, compassionate, and efficient. The only issue I had was a specific financial coordinator (who replaced and long time coordinator that retired) did not seem to understand her work and did not explain things well. Almost to a point that I was not sure she understood the process herself.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is intelligent and compassionate. She is truly an expert in her field. Although I did not have an ideal result with her, she always presents a plan to move forward. She goes above and beyond for her patients. She makes you feel that she is always aware of your case, despite the workload she has. Once, I had halted treatment for months. She emailed me just to touch base. To let me know she was still thinking about me. I don’t see any weakness in her skill or professionalism. It’s just unfortunate that I didn’t have a positive result under her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
You are undergoing care under a physician that will try her best to give you a positive result. Fertility care itself is an overwhelming process, so no matter what, you must be prepared for that. However, having a doctor that is a good and prompt communicator will help in this process. That is what you will get from Dr. Bareh.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is one of the most intelligent, direct, and compassionate physicians I know. She makes your goal, her goal. She is prompt in her communication. Once, she was on maternity leave, and still called me to inform me of a test result. To me, that is above and beyond.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Dr. Bareh conducted my first egg retrieval and IVF. I believe it was a typical egg retrieval process. Moderate stimulation. PGS testing. Frozen transfer. Due to insurance guidelines, I was only able to transfer 1 embryo. After it was unsuccessful, Dr. Bareh continued with a hysteroscpy for suspicion of retroverted uterus, which was negative.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Nurses were efficient in their work. Well organized. They were prompt in their communication, especially when leaving phone messages.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I believe this is a well run clinic. From the registration staff, to nursing, financial coordinator, lab technicians, embryologist..... Everyone was skilled, compassionate, and efficient. The only issue I had was a specific financial coordinator (who replaced and long time coordinator that retired) did not seem to understand her work and did not explain things well. Almost to a point that I was not sure she understood the process herself.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Loma Linda University.
Depending on the day, some waits were very short (less than 15min). Some days were hours, up to 3-4.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
Insurance covered 75% of IVF cycle. 25-50% of meds. Covered first 3 IUI cycles.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
Due to my employer’s insurance guidelines, I was only allowed a single embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Loma Linda University.
As detailed before- I had issues with a bill received from the clinic. In speaking with the financial coordinator, she was unable to clearly articulate why I had received the bill. I appealed this bill and it was approved by that department. I was instructed to further communicate with the financial department. Upon communicating with the financial coordinator, she did not interpret the letter of approval the same way as I did despite me sending her a copy of the letter. She then told me I had to go back and communicate with the billing department, causing a frustrating back and forth, cyclic, communication which reaped no results. Only when I communicated with her superior, was I able to get the results I wanted as outlined by the appeals department.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 38 - 39
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Bareh is compassionate and seems competent and very concerned with achieving a positive outcome for her patients. However, she's not a great communicator. Many times, I left the office to research things on my own after she did not explain something to my understanding...Dr. Bareh likes to begin cycles with aspirin and birth control pills. I used Gonal-F and Menopur as stims and then Centrotide for my trigger/antagonist. I took estradiol pills and progesterone in oil for both my fresh and FET cycles. The fresh cycle included estrogen pessaries, whereas, I vaginally inserted an estradiol pill for the FET. I took and antibiotic and Prednisone surrounding the transfer dates and a diazepam prior to the transfers.
I like this clinic [Loma Linda] because they're not commercial and don't shy away from tough cases. I get the overwhelming feeling that their goal is both to achieve live births and support the emotional well-being of the patients instead of being concerned about their numbers...They had my appointment down for the wrong date once. Other than that, the financial people seem disorganized. I've had to follow up many times, get charges fixed, and act as the go-between between the insurance company and them when they couldn't seem to understand what the insurance company was requesting.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is compassionate and seems competent and very concerned with achieving a positive outcome for her patients. However, she's not a great communicator. Many times, I left the office to research things on my own after she did not explain something to my understanding
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Be prepared to ask about the next step(s) over and over again and press for clear answers. I think that Dr. Bareh doesn't understand what is old hat to her is mostly new to her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh takes the time to ask how I am doing and if I have any questions.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
Dr. Bareh likes to begin cycles with aspirin and birth control pills. I used Gonal-F and Menopur as stims and then Centrotide for my trigger/antagonist. I took estradiol pills and progesterone in oil for both my fresh and FET cycles. The fresh cycle included estrogen pessaries, whereas, I vaginally inserted an estradiol pill for the FET. I took and antibiotic and Prednisone surrounding the transfer dates and a diazepam prior to the transfers.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Some of the nurses are very compassionate and informative while others are very matter-of-fact and only give you information when they think you need it.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
I like this clinic because they're not commercial and don't shy away from tough cases. I get the overwhelming feeling that their goal is both to achieve live births and support the emotional well-being of the patients instead of being concerned about their numbers. They have a good reputation and have a lab on premises. They are a little bare bones; I sometimes wish that they made the experience less clinical (the staff is warm, but it's clearly a doctor's office). The magic of baby-making is already severely crippled by the need to do IVF and they don't put much back in. I sometimes envy the people going to clinics that offer acupuncture or other frills, even music during the transfers would be nice.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Loma Linda University.
The length of time at the monitoring appointments varied on the day. Patients were to come in between 7:30-9 a.m. The blood draw was always fast, but the wait for an ultrasound depended on who arrived first and what other appointments (non-monitoring) were scheduled for that day.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
IVF & FET cycles do not include monitoring or medications. A FET cycle following a cancelled fresh transfer would include monitoring. It cost more than I was expecting (blood draw, monitoring, and medications add up), but nothing is cheap in SoCal.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
The goal is for a singleton, but Dr. Bareh does allow multiple-embryo transfer for older patients if they accept the risks.
What specific things went wrong at Loma Linda University?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Loma Linda University.
They had my appointment down for the wrong date once. Other than that, the financial people seem disorganized. I've had to follow up many times, get charges fixed, and act as the go-between between the insurance company and them when they couldn't seem to understand what the insurance company was requesting.
8
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29
2 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
The level of dedication she has with each patient results in a bit of a wait. ... During treatment, Dr. Bareh changed course as needed even if it meant increasing the amount of work she needed. Both my retrievals resulted in freeze all. ... During treatment she took into consideration my personal life circumstances, at an inconvenience to the clinic she was flexible with scheduling treatments to coordinate with my husband’s work travel. ... Dr. Bareh is passionate about her work and her patients. She is very knowledgeable and considerate.
My procedures in this clinic [Loma Linda] went very smoothly. ... Bloodwork results are given in phone calls, it would be great if the information was available in email or chart. ... On the days that o was most nervous the clinic was efficient and professional, it made me feel much more comfortable. ... IVF cycle freeze all, Which included the egg retrieval, monitoring, and ICSI, $13,500. ... All of the nurses new me! The recognized me when I walked in.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is passionate about her work and her patients. She is very knowledgeable and considerate. During treatment she took into consideration my personal life circumstances, at an inconvenience to the clinic she was flexible with scheduling treatments to coordinate with my husband’s work travel.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
This is advice for any person seeking treatment, be prepared for changes in treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
It didn’t matter how busy the clinic was, Dr. Bareh always took the time needed to answer my questions. During treatment, Dr. Bareh changed course as needed even if it meant increasing the amount of work she needed. Both my retrievals resulted in freeze all.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
During my first stims cycle 13 eggs were retrieved and 3 made it to 5 day blastocysts. Because of my lower AMH, Dr. Bareh recommended embryo banking. During my 2nd cycle my medication dosage doubled and hgh was added. The 2nd cycle resulted in 7 5day blastocysts.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
All of the nurses new me! The recognized me when I walked in.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
Dr. Bareh is very sought after. The level of dedication she has with each patient results in a bit of a wait. Bloodwork results are given in phone calls, it would be great if the information was available in email or chart. My procedures in this clinic went very smoothly. On the days that o was most nervous the clinic was efficient and professional, it made me feel much more comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
IVF cycle freeze all, Which included the egg retrieval, monitoring, and ICSI, $13,500.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2016 - 2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 34
1 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
East Asian
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Bareh is a wonderful doctor. She answers all questions and concerns that I have and is always honest with me, even if the response is something I may not like. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease; I truly trust her care plan and have faith that things will work out.... Dr. Bareh has great bedside manner. I have been her patient for 2+ years and ever since our first appointment I have always felt like she genuinely cared about me as a person and patient. She is extremely knowledgeable in what she does and I love that she is proactive with my care plan.
The clinic [Loma Linda] providers are all awesome, I have no complaints about anyone. The physical aspect of the clinic is not great; it needs to be much bigger. Patient rooms are extremely small and the labs are even worse.... The nurses are all very caring and are knowledgeable as well. They are prompt to answer any questions and concerns and also have great bedside manner.... Dr. Bareh has great bedside manner. I have been her patient for 2+ years and ever since our first appointment
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh has great bedside manner. I have been her patient for 2+ years and ever since our first appointment I have always felt like she genuinely cared about me as a person and patient. She is extremely knowledgeable in what she does and I love that she is proactive with my care plan. From the get go, she has always been honest with me and she is prompt to return my phone calls when I need her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Advice I would give a prospective patient of Dr. Bareh would be to not give up, have faith, and don’t be afraid to ask her questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh is a wonderful doctor. She answers all questions and concerns that I have and is always honest with me, even if the response is something I may not like. She makes me feel comfortable and at ease; I truly trust her care plan and have faith that things will work out.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
My care plan is IVF. I have not started any medications for this yet.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Loma Linda University.
The nurses are all very caring and are knowledgeable as well. They are prompt to answer any questions and concerns and also have great bedside manner.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic providers are all awesome, I have no complaints about anyone. The physical aspect of the clinic is not great; it needs to be much bigger. Patient rooms are extremely small and the labs are even worse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
I have not met with the finance team to discuss costs yet.
Describe Gihan Bareh's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Loma Linda University.
n/a
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2017 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
2 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was treated with compassion, kindness and care. Dr. Bareh was always optimistic and kind, she kept me focused on the reward at the end of the journey... treated you as a human enduring a struggle. Never a number! She was comprehensive and always sought out the best treatment for me. She made sure to keep me positive and calm through this process!...in depth diagnostic tests to rule out any barriers and we then went from there. My appointments were never rushed, my questions were always answered and I always felt well informed about the care I was receiving.
The clinic [Loma Linda University] is flexible with my schedule. They always make sure that you are welcomed in a personal manner. The clinic was organized, clean and welcoming. I had been there for 2 years and had no concerns with the way I was managed or treated...You get so much more then a standard doctors visit at Loma linda center for fertility, you get a support system like no other!...The costa at Loma Linda were on par with all other clinics I had researched when starting the process. I did not feel that we over paid, and they except many forms of insurance.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Dr. Bareh treated you as a human enduring a struggle. Never a number! She was comprehensive and always sought out the best treatment for me. She made sure to keep me positive and calm through this process!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Go in trusting her whole heartedly!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Her care was always comprehensive and tailored for my specific needs. These were in depth diagnostic tests to rule out any barriers and we then went from there. My appointments were never rushed, my questions were always answered and I always felt well informed about the care I was receiving. I was not just another patient, but a real person struggling with infertility. I was treated with compassion, kindness and care. Dr. Bareh was always optimistic and kind, she kept me focused on the reward at the end of the journey.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
Not only was Dr. Bareh amazing but so was the staff from the women in the lab (Laine) to the receptionist (Lauren)to the financial department (Amanda) and the incredible nurses (Monica, Rachael, Angie, and Julie). We were treated like family. The staff cried tears of both frustration and tears of shear joy and happiness. If it were not for this amazing staff I would not be pregnant with my miracle! I would have never had the strength to get where I am today. You get so much more then a standard doctors visit at Loma linda center for fertility, you get a support system like no other!
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic is flexible with my schedule. They always make sure that you are welcomed in a personal manner. The clinic was organized, clean and welcoming. I had been there for 2 years and had no concerns with the way I was managed or treated.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
The costa at Loma Linda were on par with all other clinics I had researched when starting the process. I did not feel that we over paid, and they except many forms of insurance.
10
Doctor
Gihan Bareh
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
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2020, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 34
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Gihan Bareh was] very thorough in answering our questions without judgement...She went over recommenced treatment plans , and answered questions. She went over all testing that was needed on both ends, and discussed next steps. She informed us we have time to do testing and return once results are in, so that next steps could be discussed...was very patient and helpful. She answered our questions very thoroughly. She explained what she was checking when she did the initial ultra sound and made sure we understood what we were looking at.
The clinic [Loma Linda University] is very well set up and has a warm atmosphere. When you walk in, the waiting area is small enough where it doesn’t feel like a big hospital. However, it was difficult to find inside hospital. We had to navigate a few floors to find clinic inside hospital...The entire staff, including the doctor were very thorough in answering our questions without judgement...From the beginning, the front desk nurse was very helpful when checking us in and explaining initial consultation pricing and initial forms. The nurse that helped me once inside with the doctor was very compassionate. She answered questions and explained herself very well.
How was your experience with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Doctor was very patient and helpful. She answered our questions very thoroughly. She explained what she was checking when she did the initial ultra sound and made sure we understood what we were looking at.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
Make a list of questions prior to appointment, so you don’t miss anything. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University?
The entire staff, including the doctor were very thorough in answering our questions without judgement.
Describe the protocols Gihan Bareh used in your cycles at Loma Linda University and their degree of success.
The doctor was thorough with explaining our diagnosis. She went over recommenced treatment plans , and answered questions. She went over all testing that was needed on both ends, and discussed next steps. She informed us we have time to do testing and return once results are in, so that next steps could be discussed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Loma Linda University.
From the beginning, the front desk nurse was very helpful when checking us in and explaining initial consultation pricing and initial forms. The nurse that helped me once inside with the doctor was very compassionate. She answered questions and explained herself very well.
Describe your experience with Loma Linda University.
The clinic is very well set up and has a warm atmosphere. When you walk in, the waiting area is small enough where it doesn’t feel like a big hospital. However, it was difficult to find inside hospital. We had to navigate a few floors to find clinic inside hospital.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gihan Bareh at Loma Linda University.
We’ve only done a consultation, including an ultrasound. The cost was relatively cheap , however there was supposed to be a reimbursement and it had not happened yet.
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Doctor
Gihan Bareh
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
3 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5