Strongly recommend: 90%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 4%9.6
90% strongly recommend
24 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
9.6
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.2
8.2
Frequency Seen

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

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

Responsiveness
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Education

Medical School
Med Col of Virgina
Residency
Case Western
Fellowship
Northwestern

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Harry Hatasaka works at

Reproductive Care Center
Strongly recommend: 66%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 20%8.4

At 1 office

Sandy
10150 Petunia Way
Sandy, UT 84092
(801) 878-8888
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24 patient reviews

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10
Age 35 - 36
Treated 2019 - 2020
Success w/ Doc ?
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Hatasaka really took the time to make sure that mmt husband and I both really understood what our options were and what we could do. He made sure to fully explain everything from our test results to what our next steps are. He then made sure he gave us time to really process all of the information and answered all of questions. ... Dr. Hatasaka has beenamazing at making sure we'r fully understand all the information given to us and has explained why we're doing everything we're doing before so we fully know what to expect. He has really helped both my husband and I feel comfortable with the process and knowledgeable about what we're going through.
I love that everyone [At Reproductive Care Center] there is so nice for the moment you walk in the door until you leave. The ladies checking people in do their best to get to know you and greet you by name, every nurse I worked with was so nice, and even the phlebotomist was so good with me. I am a little nervous about getting my blood drawn and she made sure she kept our conversation little and fun to help ease my nerves.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka has beenamazing at making sure we'r fully understand all the information given to us and has explained why we're doing everything we're doing before so we fully know what to expect. He has really helped both my husband and I feel comfortable with the process and knowledgeable about what we're going through.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
To make sure you have your questions with you that you want to ask because he will answer them if you have them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka really took the time to make sure that mmt husband and I both really understood what our options were and what we could do. He made sure to fully explain everything from our test results to what our next steps are. He then made sure he gave us time to really process all of the information and answered all of questions.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
Since I have a low ovarian reserve Dr. Hatasaka but me in the highest dose of gonal-f to see if we could get enough eggs to retrieve. The first go around we only got 2 eggs so we didn't do retrieval and we'r are in the second round of meds now so fingers crossed it will work if not we will try one more round of meds before we explore other options. Other options will be donor eggs or embryos or adoption.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Andrea)
My nurse made sure my husband and I knew everything we'r needed to know for injecting the medication I was taking. She made sure we'r had everything we needed and kept in contact with me as they hit test results back and next steps.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
I love that everyone there is so nice for the moment you walk in the door until you leave. The ladies checking people in do their best to get to know you and greet you by name, every nurse I worked with was so nice, and even the phlebotomist was so good with me. I am a little nervous about getting my blood drawn and she made sure she kept our conversation little and fun to help ease my nerves.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
My appointments for the first round were mostly covered because of where I was at with my insurance so I paid for the first consultation but every visit after was only $25 for the copay. The medication was not covered however and if it wasn't for having money put into an HSA I won't have been able to pay for it it was about $3,800. This second go around I am covering all appointments plus the medication it is $150 pre visit plus the same cost for medication. If this round doesn't work we well need to put off doing a 3rd round until we can save up some more money.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
Nothing as of yet since we'r haven't been able to retrieve any eggs.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Care Center.
I needed to order my medication to trigger the release of my eggs and that wasn't sent in with the other order the first time but the clinic had done on hand that gave to me and I replaced once I got my order. The second order went in without any complications.
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Reproductive Care Center
Sandy
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10
Age 26 - 30
Treated 2016 - 2020
Success w/ Doc Yes
4 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Nicest doctor I have ever met. [Dr. Hatasaka] Takes as much time as we need. Allows for us to sk questions. He is wonderful about explaining everything in a way that is easy to understand and kind to the patient as he understand the struggle. ... Go in knowing that he is going to be honest but it will be in a way that shows he cares but that he also knows his stuff. The reason he is so highly regarded is willingness to help and be honest. The fact that he only takes one vacation a year shows his dedication.
Very Private and Clean. Staff [Reproductive Care Center] is always professional and caring in all matters. They especially go out of there way with delicate matters. The staff also communicates at such a high level. The only awkward thing is the waiting room. Everyone is looking at each other the whole time as they wait. ... Nurses are incredibly knowledgeable and answer questions even if we call. Caring patient and very understanding of the struggle people are going through. There is a big group that is always willing to help. The amount of detail that goes into the information and medication is wonderful.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Nurses are incredibly knowledgeable and answer questions even if we call. Caring patient and very understanding of the struggle people are going through. There is a big group that is always willing to help. The amount of detail that goes into the information and medication is wonderful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Go in knowing that he is going to be honest but it will be in a way that shows he cares but that he also knows his stuff. The reason he is so highly regarded is willingness to help and be honest. The fact that he only takes one vacation a year shows his dedication.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Nicest doctor I have ever met. Takes as much time as we need. Allows for us to sk questions. He is wonderful about explaining everything in a way that is easy to understand and kind to the patient as he understand the struggle.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Very Private and Clean. Staff is always professional and caring in all matters. They especially go out of there way with delicate matters. The staff also communicates at such a high level. The only awkward thing is the waiting room. Everyone is looking at each other the whole time as they wait.
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Reproductive Care Center
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Age 42
Treated 2020
Success w/ Doc ?
Other
Black or African-American
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
I was treated like a human he [by Dr. Harry Hatasaka] took his time and explained everything to me the history of PCOS how certain blood test can determine if a person has PCOS...I have only been able to speak to him on the ph due to the covid-19 however they are still conducting business...Overall, the service I have received has been great...He is great and really listens to you. He gives it to you straight and gives you hope that you will be a mom.
Everyone [at Reproductive Care Center] is nice just the conversation I have had over the ph due to covid. I can not answer any further because I have not been able to go to the clinic. I am happy that they are still conducting business and consulting patients over the ph...I was treated like a human he [by Dr. Harry Hatasaka] took his time and explained everything to me the history of PCOS how certain blood test can determine if a person has PCOS...I have only been able to speak to him on the ph due to the covid-19 however they are still conducting business...Overall, the service I have received has been great...He is great and really listens to you. He gives it to you straight and gives you hope that you will be a mom.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I have only been able to speak to him on the ph due to the covid-19 however they are still conducting business. I will the opportunity to meet him when the clinic reopens. Overall, the service I have received has been great
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He is great and really listens to you. He gives it to you straight and gives you hope that you will be a mom.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I was treated like a human he took his time and explained everything to me the history of PCOS how certain blood test can determine if a person has PCOS
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I have not had any cycles yet due to covid
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
Have not met anyone yet due to covid
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Everyone is nice just the conversation I have had over the ph due to covid. I can not answer any further because I have not been able to go to the clinic. I am happy that they are still conducting business and consulting patients over the ph
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Harry Hatasaka
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10
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Reproductive Care Center
Clearfield
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Age 30
Treated 2019
Success w/ Doc ?
2 IUI
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Graphic Designer
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Hatasaka] was very patient and took the time to fully explain all scenarios possible as well as the steps necessary in result to getting pregnant. He made sure we were aware and familiar with each step while never rushing us out the door....He did a fantastic job walking us through this process. He is very thorough and detailed when relaying information or test results to patients. He does a great job at taking into consideration the emotional struggle infertility causes and is very sensitive when discussing options.
The clinic [Reproductive Care Center] is nice, clean and the staff is exceptionally nice. The only downfall is if you're a new patient it may take you a little bit to get an appointment. But the nursing team, doctors and facilities are worth waiting for if you are starting the fertility journey.... They are very informative, welcoming and compassionate.... He [Dr. Hatasaka] did a fantastic job walking us through this process. He is very thorough and detailed when relaying information
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He did a fantastic job walking us through this process. He is very thorough and detailed when relaying information or test results to patients. He does a great job at taking into consideration the emotional struggle infertility causes and is very sensitive when discussing options. We have not had a dissappointing experience with Dr. Hatasaka
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He will take care of you the best he can. He is patient, knowledgeable and cares for his patients. He wants success for a couple just as much as we do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He was very patient and took the time to fully explain all scenarios possible as well as the steps necessary in result to getting pregnant. He made sure we were aware and familiar with each step while never rushing us out the door.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I have been on Femara days 5-7 and using an OPK ovulation kit to detect my ovulation. Once that occurs, I have been given direct numbers to his nurses who then arrange an IUI immediately. They are available 7 days a week. Dr. Hatasaka has switched my medication from clomid to see if it will result differently. He has a very clear plan for us as we continue into different phases or procedures.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Becky)
They are very informative, welcoming and compassionate.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
The clinic is nice, clean and the staff is exceptionally nice. The only downfall is if you're a new patient it may take you a little bit to get an appointment. But the nursing team, doctors and facilities are worth waiting for if you are starting the fertility journey.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
Because my insurance doesn't cover fertility costs, we've paid out of pocket this far. Therefore, our initial cost about $120. Around $300 for testing, results and consolation. $500 for each IUI procedure. Medications were $9 each round.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
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Harry Hatasaka
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Reproductive Care Center
Sandy
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10
Age 28
Treated 2019
Success w/ Doc ?
6 IUI
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Hatasaka] is very very knowledgeable. He explains everything very well and you understand every treatment. Because he explains so well you are in the office for sometime. However I am very grateful for the time he spend with us. ... The Dr talked to us and explained in great detail of what was going on. He took a lot of time and answered a lot of our questions. We felt like we were human and we mattered
They [Reproductive Care Center] were all very kind and understanding. I was impressed on how much information we did get. I am was a little disappointed that we never heard on what treatment plan the Dr wanted us to do. But we still plan on going back once we have the money. We really liked how kind they were. ... We never received a call back regarding if my insurance will cover part of the treatment. We also never got a call back on which IVF package would be best for me.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He is very very knowledgeable. He explains everything very well and you understand every treatment. Because he explains so well you are in the office for sometime. However I am very grateful for the time he spend with us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Make sure you have half a day off work! Otherwise you will love him. He is so knowledgeable and wants to work with you so hopefully you will have a baby!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
The Dr talked to us and explained in great detail of what was going on. He took a lot of time and answered a lot of our questions. We felt like we were human and we mattered
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I have tried time intercourse and IUI at another office. So far I have only had a consult with him. I was never told at my other office why things didn’t work. He however told me I had a high AMH but no other symptoms of PCOS so he diagnosed me with PCOM. So our next step is to do IVF. We plan on doing two fresh cycles and all the frozen embryos we get. We also plan on doing genetic testing because we aren’t sure with my high AMH how my follicles are going to be. We are just waiting at this point because we are not financially ready.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
The nursing staff was really nice as I sat crying in their office. However they were suppose to call me with what the Dr. thought was best for me and we never heard anything. I have had to call.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
They were all very kind and understanding. I was impressed on how much information we did get. I am was a little disappointed that we never heard on what treatment plan the Dr wanted us to do. But we still plan on going back once we have the money. We really liked how kind they were.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
I think it’s about average. For a two fresh cycle abour 14,000. For a 4 fresh cycle 24,000.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
We are a little concerned that he won’t do a multiple embryo transfer. We are hoping with genetic testing that things will be okay. We don’t really want twins however we would also like it to work. We did like him and the office that we just hope it works.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Care Center.
We never received a call back regarding if my insurance will cover part of the treatment. We also never got a call back on which IVF package would be best for me.
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Harry Hatasaka
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
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Clinic
Reproductive Care Center
Sandy
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10
Age 28
Treated 2019
Success w/ Doc Yes
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He is extremely caring but also extremely proactive, which I need for my diagnosis [my AMH at 1.21 (14%)]. He didn’t sugarcoat the urgency that we needed to get the ball rolling, but acknowledged the pain and sorrow I’m feeling. He explained that unfortunately i was dealt with a bad deck of cards but he is still hopeful. He said “Let’s jump on this horse and run as fast as we can before your eggs are gone”. I needed that.
The first time I called [RRC] to schedule my first consultation, I was extremely nervous and worried, the lady that helped me was so kind and she knew how to make you feel better about making that initial phone call. Every time I’ve called with questions about appointments, payments, medication, etc. they always immediately directed me to the right person. They are very extremely personal and kind.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Honest, proactive, timely, caring, knowledgeable. My experience with Harry Hatasaka has been what I needed. I understand fully what’s going on with my situation and I feel that I am under the best hands.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Be prepared to get the ball rolling
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He is extremely caring but also extremely proactive, which I need for my diagnosis. He didn’t sugarcoat the urgency that we needed to get the ball rolling, but acknowledged the pain and sorrow I’m feeling. He explained that unfortunately i was dealt with a bad deck of cards but he is still hopeful. He said “Let’s jump on this horse and run as fast as we can before your eggs are gone”. I needed that.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I was referred to Harry Hatasaka from my OB after Clomid and Femara didn’t work. He does a series of 5 tests (I did 3 with my OB. HSG, semen analysis, blood work). With Hatasaka I did the final 2 tests, a very thorough blood test for my eggs, an ultrasound to see what was going on while I was on my period, and we also did a genetic test. Everything was looking very good until my blood test came back. It came back extremely low. On a scale from 1 to 20 for my quantity, it unfortunately came back as a 4 and my AMH at 1.21 (14%). We are officially starting me on the hormone shots in the next few weeks. And if I only release a certain amount of eggs, I’ll jump right into IVF. As of right now, IVF is looking like the best bet to have my own biological child.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
Extremely proactive and determined to get the ball rolling
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
The first time I called to schedule my first consultation, I was extremely nervous and worried, the lady that helped me was so kind and she knew how to make you feel better about making that initial phone call. Every time I’ve called with questions about appointments, payments, medication, etc. they always immediately directed me to the right person. They are very extremely personal and kind.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
With a few consultations, ultrasounds, bloodwork, I’m around $1000-$1500. My first round of shots is expected to be around $2500. The IVF plan we are going with is around $24,000.
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Harry Hatasaka
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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Reproductive Care Center
Sandy
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8
Age 27
Treated 2019
Success w/ Doc ?
4 IUI
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Dr. Hatasaka has a very quiet voice and I had to strain to hear him, but he has such a warm welcoming aura, and such an empathetic tenderness towards his patients. I could tell that his patients came first, and that’s what sold me. He gave us full explanations on what to expect and what our best options were. My husband and I never felt we were pushed into one option and then told to do a bunch of tests without knowing what they were for. The level of detail that is provided is such a big deal for me because I truly want to understand what we are putting into our bodies and what each thing is for. I’ve only gone to see Dr. Hatasaka a couple times but we are now to the stage of invitro and I am extremely comfortable in his care.
The clinic [RRC-Sandy] also has a mandatory IVF class that patients need to take before starting. The class was 3 hours of a PowerPoint presentation. It was grueling, but extremely informational. We had some prior knowledge of what to expect, but it’s was extremely helpful and we even practiced mixing together the medicine for injections and giving them to fake belly’s. The nurse giving the class gave a great piece of advice, “never feel like you’re asking too many questions or think you are bothering us because you’re not. This is our job and we are here to help you.” It was really nice to hear that, because there is so much information and it’s extremely overwhelming and at times confusing. So to have the staff be supportive is another weight lifted.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I was desperately seeking some warm bedside manner after our last Dr. I’m extremely sensitive and want to be fully trusting in our doctor. Dr. Hatasaka has a very quiet voice and I had to strain to hear him, but he has such a warm welcoming aura, and such an empathetic tenderness towards his patients. I could tell that his patients came first, and that’s what sold me. He gave us full explanations on what to expect and what our best options were. My husband and I never felt we were pushed into one option and then told to do a bunch of tests without knowing what they were for. The level of detail that is provided is such a big deal for me because I truly want to understand what we are putting into our bodies and what each thing is for. I’ve only gone to see Dr. Hatasaka a couple times but we are now to the stage of invitro and I am extremely comfortable in his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He is in high demand so you might have to wait a while for a consultation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He took so much time to go over our new found test results (my PCOM, a form of PCOS) and was very empathetic while we absorbed the new and heartbreaking information. He and his staff are great at breaking down every piece of information and explaining the reasoning for each thing. He even explained the history of PCOS and explained the differences. I tried to do internet research on it, and there really is nothing that comes up for PCOM, so I was extremely grateful for his insight. Instead of it being a business transaction, he is helping us have a baby and that is his number one concern.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
So far we have just done some preliminary blood tests before we proceed onto IVF. Such as infectious disease, OAR, baseline ultrasound and a saline sonogram to check my follicles in resting stage and ovulation and a couple others (I can’t remember the abbreviation). He and his staff explained why we needed to wait at certain times in my cycle to do the tests to get the best results. The baseline ultrasound was to show a resting stage of the ovaries and the saline sonogram was to show the active stage of the ovaries, and they were able to measure follicle sizes that way. He did say that he would be monitoring my bloodwork closely when we start doing injections and adjust prescriptions as needed, since I am now at a risk to hyperstimulate.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Andrea)
Andrea is extremely knowledgeable and organized, I’ve only worked with her a few times since we’ve switched, but she is punctual about getting results back and great at explaining them over the phone.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Overall I have had a good experience at this clinic. Obviously getting bad news sucks anywhere, but the staff has always been kind and helpful. They are great at explaining the billing and are willing to call insurance companies. They know that most insurance companies don’t pay, so they have a lot of options for payment plans. When I have called after hours to schedule, they are usually pretty prompt about getting back to me in the morning, and they really work with your schedule to make appointments work. I really didn’t know what to expect as far as a clinic runs but I’ve had friends go to other clinics that were not upfront about telling them the price of procedures. I did not experience that here, the billing staff was extremely thorough about all of the procedures and different options, and the pricing was broken down exactly. The clinic also has a mandatory IVF class that patients need to take before starting. The class was 3 hours of a PowerPoint presentation. It was grueling, but extremely informational. We had some prior knowledge of what to expect, but it’s was extremely helpful and we even practiced mixing together the medicine for injections and giving them to fake belly’s. The nurse giving the class gave a great piece of advice, “never feel like you’re asking too many questions or think you are bothering us because you’re not. This is our job and we are here to help you.” It was really nice to hear that, because there is so much information and it’s extremely overwhelming and at times confusing. So to have the staff be supportive is another weight lifted.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
The billing team gave us a list of breakdown prices with and without medications. They offer a money back guarantee which starts at $24,000 and can go up. This does not include medications. Our insurance was billed for the bloodwork, the saline sonogram was paid out of pocket for $460. We haven’t received a bill yet for our bloodwork, so I’m not sure the amount we will have to pay yet. We switched doctors within the clinic and I was concerned we would have to pay another consultation fee, but they waived it.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
This was very interesting to me, I thought that protocol was to place multiple embryos but Dr. Hatasaka explained that there is technology now to get the embryos to a more advanced stage so the likelihood of them implanting is much more successful. He explained that your body is more likely to accept one, rather than multiples because you’re body is trying to provide nutrients to the embryos but can be spread thin if there is more than one. So now normal protocol is one embryo because you are more likely to have a live birth which is the goal!
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Harry Hatasaka
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Reproductive Care Center
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Age 30 - 32
Treated 2017 - 2019
Success w/ Doc ?
4 IUI
Male Factor
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
The doctor [Dr. Hatasaka] is very warm and caring. In comparing him with other doctors, he is very personable and you can tell he is in your corner. He really seems to like his patients and desire their success. He gave us a very thorough explanation of all the procedures and testing.... We were first treated for male Factor infertility. After lots of testing our doctor determined varicoceles as the main fertility issue. I receive surgery and testing was done later to determine effectiveness.
The clinic [Reproductive Care Center] is very nice and well-organized. The website is not very user-friendly in the IVF portal. I have found it fairly difficult to track test results and make payments using the online system. However they are very quick and eager to help when problems arise.... The only thing that went wrong was the sharing of results between my urologist and my fertility doctor at RCC
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
The doctor is very warm and caring. In comparing him with other doctors, he is very personable and you can tell he is in your corner. He really seems to like his patients and desire their success. He gave us a very thorough explanation of all the procedures and testing. He gave us extra information on things that we had already undergone as well. He explained to us what are options were oh, what he thought would be best, and why it would be best
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
The doctor is phenomenal. If you would rather not have a lot of information and education he might not be the doctor you want. He also speaks fairly quietly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
The doctor was very warm and friendly. He walked us through all of the information in our infertility and had a genuine care for our success.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
We were first treated for male Factor infertility. After lots of testing our doctor determined varicoceles as the main fertility issue. I receive surgery and testing was done later to determine effectiveness. After failed IUI attempts more testing was conducted and pcom was diagnosed by our doctor. IVF with icsi was determined to be the best option
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
The nursing team is very friendly and outgoing. They work hard to make sure that you are comfortable and cared for. Sometimes the wait can take a while
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
The clinic is very nice and well-organized. The website is not very user-friendly in the IVF portal. I have found it fairly difficult to track test results and make payments using the online system. However they are very quick and eager to help when problems arise.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
Cost have been very expensive but not really any more than most fertility places. Our insurance does not cover any infertility treatment.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
Are doctor suggest a single Embryo transfer and gave us solid explanation for why that is their strategy.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Care Center.
The only thing that went wrong was the sharing of results between my urologist and my fertility doctor at RCC
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Age 41
Treated 2019
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4 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Hatasaka is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever had, which is needed when dealing with infertility!...Strengths- Treats you as a human and not a number. Is able to communicate...Will tell you which treatment plan you need without going right to the most expensive. I feel like he understands that is can get expensive so he looks for ways to lower that expense...You may have to wait 10-20 minutes in the waiting room, but once you are in the room with him, he treats you like you are his only patient and will not leave until he answers all of your questions.
Nursing staff [at Reproductive Care Center] always got back with me in a timely manner when I had questions. Very kind. Explain things well...Clinic- I definitely prefer Dr. Hatasaka to the other doctors there. I have seen others and felt more rushed and like a number than with Hatasaka. One frustration is that they would make me pay upfront and then my insurance would also pay so I ended up with a credit on my account...Ovulation induction. Femara in days 3-7. Gonal-F injections days 7, 9, 12. I had 2 mature follicles, but they were on the wrong side because my tube is damaged on that side. We will try again next month and hope to get follicles in the other side.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Strengths- Treats you as a human and not a number. Is able to communicate with compassion. Will tell you which treatment plan you need without going right to the most expensive. I feel like he understands that is can get expensive so he looks for ways to lower that expense.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
You may have to wait 10-20 minutes in the waiting room, but once you are in the room with him, he treats you like you are his only patient and will not leave until he answers all of your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever had, which is needed when dealing with infertility!
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
Ovulation induction. Femara in days 3-7. Gonal-F injections days 7, 9, 12. I had 2 mature follicles, but they were on the wrong side because my tube is damaged on that side. We will try again next month and hope to get follicles in the other side.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center.
Nursing staff always got back with me in a timely manner when I had questions. Very kind. Explain things well.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Clinic- I definitely prefer Dr. Hatasaka to the other doctors there. I have seen others and felt more rushed and like a number than with Hatasaka. One frustration is that they would make me pay upfront and then my insurance would also pay so I ended up with a credit on my account.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
Strong preference on single embryo transfer
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Age 35 - 36
Treated 2017 - 2018
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1 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
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I've had both experiences where I've wished that Dr. Hataska's delivery of a message would have been gentler or kinder, as well as moments where has been incredibly sensitive and kind in delivering terrible news. His strength is that he's very analytical and has all the numbers with whatever we're talking. I appreciate having those numbers as it's given us starting point for expectation. He lives by the numbers and some that approach could seem sterile or without hope.
Positives: I've never had to wait long for any appointments and they've been good about getting me appointments that work with my schedule. My one complaint would be with the billing department [Reproductive Care Center] as I've felt they aren't on top of things as the rest of the clinic.... [Cost Of Treatment] IVF with 2 egg retrievals: $18,000; ICSI: $4,100; Hyper-stim insurance: $600... Normally they've been really good about getting information to us,
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I've had both experiences where I've wished that Dr. Hataska's delivery of a message would have been gentler or kinder, as well as moments where has been incredibly sensitive and kind in delivering terrible news. His strength is that he's very analytical and has all the numbers with whatever we're talking. I appreciate having those numbers as it's given us starting point for expectation. He lives by the numbers and some that approach could seem sterile or without hope.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Losing weight will be one of the first things he will recommend. For some, knowing that he won't move forward with treatment until they've lost weight can be demoralizing for many women and he may not be a good fit for those who struggle with this.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Infertility is a rode with ups and downs. Because it is a journey that goes up and down, it can feel like we're not being treated as human because we're scared, tried, stressed, or overwhelmed. No doctor is perfect 100% and able to predict exactly what we may need that day. For us, I have felt like has done his best to be compassionate in that journey and treat me like a human with feelings, questions, fears, joys, and concerns.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
We have done two egg retrieval and 1fresh transfer that ended in a miscarriage. Our first egg retrieval he started low on medication as he wanted to keep me from hyper stimulating. We used a combination of cetrotide, Menopur, and Gonal F. Of the 10-12 eggs they were expecting based on mature follicles, we only ended up with 4 eggs retrieved. All 4 were fertilized. By day 3 we had 2. We transferred one at day three and froze the second good embryo on day 5. At our 7 week appointment the baby's heartbeat was slow. We were told that most likely we'd lose it. At our next appointment a week later, there was no longer a heartbeat. We were anxious to transfer our frozen embryo as soon as we'd had the three months to recover from the miscarriage. In our post-miscarriage consultation, Dr. Hatasaka knew that we wanted more than 1 child and encouraged us to think about doing a second egg retrieval before our FET just in case it was successful to hopefully have better egg quality than a year or two down the road which we decided to do. Due to the small numbers we had the first time, I requested that we go with a more aggressive approach in hopes of having more embryos to freeze. Our medication protocol was Gonal-F and the cetrotide. They got 12 eggs, 10 of which were fertilized. At day 7 we had 1 good, and 6 fair quality embryos. By day 5 we only had 2 fair quality embryos which we sent off for testing. One came back with trisomery 13, while the other had a partial mosaic on chromosome 1. While we are not planning on transferring the trisomery 13, we may transfer the second one at a later date. I did hyper stim with the second egg retrieval and are hoping to transfer our frozen embryo from the first cycle in April.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center.
The nursing staff has been wonderful. They've answered all my questions, including finding the answers when they didn't know them.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Positives: I've never had to wait long for any appointments and they've been good about getting me appointments that work with my schedule. My one complaint would be with the billing department as I've felt they aren't on top of things as the rest of the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
IVF with 2 egg retrievals: $18,000; ICSI: $4,100; Hyper-stim insurance: $600
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
No. While he recommended only doing one, he would have transferred two if that had been our preference.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Care Center.
Normally they've been really good about getting information to us, but on the last cycle they've were super slow in getting us the information about the genetic testing even though we'd known the clinic had received them. This could have been due to Dr. Hataska giving this information to us instead of the nurse.
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Age 25 - 26
Treated 2017 - 2018
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3 IUI
4 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr Hatasaka had no concept of time (in a good way!). He made sure he answered all of my questions and thoroughly explained my procedure(s) without rushing out of the room to help another patient. He made me feel like I was his only patient each time I came in. ... His attention to detail, his knowledge and wisdom in the infertility world, his kind demeanor, his way of explaining situations, EVERYTHING, is just incredible.
They [Reproductive Care Center] have a department for every question you may have, outside of the medical staff (ex. billing, egg donor, insurance questions, front desk, embryologists/lab, etc) and they all reside under the same roof which makes it very convenient for you as the patient. I had a few bills mailed to me and I knew they were already paid for. I called the billing department and they got it fixed within minutes.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Best doctor at RCC, hands down! My husband and I have now done 4 complete, fresh transfer cycles of IVF and have seen/been treated/had appointments with most of the doctors in this clinic. I recently switched doctors and made Hatasaka my primary physician at the clinic and would recommend him over and over. His attention to detail, his knowledge and wisdom in the infertility world, his kind demeanor, his way of explaining situations, EVERYTHING, is just incredible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Come in with ALL your questions and prepare to be fed with knowledge of your individual and personal infertility world. Come in with those high expectations because they will be met and beyond!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr Hatasaka had no concept of time (in a good way!). He made sure he answered all of my questions and thoroughly explained my procedure(s) without rushing out of the room to help another patient. He made me feel like I was his only patient each time I came in. My husband and I were very impressed with his attention to detail in the medical and personal aspects of our lives.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I am diagnosed with decreased ovarian reserve (DOR) which is pretty unique considering I was 23 when I was told. This is a unique situation in itself, but I feel Dr Hatasaka looked at my charts from previous cycles and how my body reacted to each injection or medication it was given with great care. He knew what would produce the best results (more eggs for me), but also considered how my body was reacting to the medications. He even noticed fluid on my uterine wall after one particular cycle and took great care in treating that.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
The best qualities the RCC nursing staff has is empathy and compassion. Many of them have even experience infertility in their own personal lives and from that create an understanding and compassionate atmosphere. It is truly heartwarming. They are so involved in my life and infertility journey that they have become lifelong friends.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
They have a department for every question you may have, outside of the medical staff (ex. billing, egg donor, insurance questions, front desk, embryologists/lab, etc) and they all reside under the same roof which makes it very convenient for you as the patient. I had a few bills mailed to me and I knew they were already paid for. I called the billing department and they got it fixed within minutes. You can tell the departments work together and communication has been great for us!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
We opted for the multi cycle discount which included 4 fresh cycles (not including transferring frozen embryos/cycles) which costs about $22,000. That price includes everything from ultrasounds, tests, procedures, clinic visits and just about everything except for medications. Medication for each cycle is not included and I needed A LOT (more than the average) and that ranged from $3,000-$6,500 per cycle.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
Every patient has a different story/ results and I believe RCC knows that. They took the time to sit with me and explain each situation as far as how many embryos to transfer when I got to that point in each cycle.
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Age 34
Treated 2018
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1 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
I was impressed that Dr. Hatasaka had taken the time and initiative to look over our files sent to him by my OBGYN. He knew my history before I ever walked through the door. He was warm and welcoming and I felt like he was considering all of the aspects of my life. ... Dr. Hatasaka knows infertility inside and out. He was referring to both recent and experienced studies. He has conducted his own studies as well, and while he was boasting or proud, I could tell by his quiet confidence and the expertise with which he answered my questions that he is a leader in this field.
They [Reproductive Care Center] were kind and the clinic was welcoming. They worked with my schedule and seemed more willing to help get me in quickly than the other clinics I contacted. The clinic was clean and everyone we met with was professional. ... The initial consultation was $200. I'm still waiting to go back in for other tests, so I'm not sure what those will cost. ...
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka knows infertility inside and out. He was referring to both recent and experienced studies. He has conducted his own studies as well, and while he was boasting or proud, I could tell by his quiet confidence and the expertise with which he answered my questions that he is a leader in this field.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Write down questions you want to ask him before the appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I was impressed that Dr. Hatasaka had taken the time and initiative to look over our files sent to him by my OBGYN. He knew my history before I ever walked through the door. He was warm and welcoming and I felt like he was considering all of the aspects of my life. When I left, I felt like I had a new friend.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I am still very early on in the process. My OBGYN prescribed Clomid when she officially diagnosed me with unexplained infertility. When my blood work came back, my AMH levels were alarmingly low. Dr. Hatasaka told me to stop taking the Clomid immediately and I am going back in next week for some tests to determine if my ovarian reserve is, in fact, as low as the AMH indicated.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center.
We only met with her briefly, but she was very nice and thorough.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
They were kind and the clinic was welcoming. They worked with my schedule and seemed more willing to help get me in quickly than the other clinics I contacted. The clinic was clean and everyone we met with was professional.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
The initial consultation was $200. I'm still waiting to go back in for other tests, so I'm not sure what those will cost.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
We haven't reached that point.
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Age 30
Treated 2018
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4 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
He [Dr. Hatasaka] sat with us for over an hour and went through our entire chart and history and explained everything he wanted to look into and why. He took the time get to know our situation before making a plan of action...He has a very calm demeanor, is chatty, and likes to dive deep into the issue and explain everything as we go so we know what's happening. Goes through the pros and cons of procedures and makes sure we understand.
[The nurses at Reproductive Care Center are] Generally kind, not much else stands out...Have only been here through one full cycle, so far everything had been pretty good, no real strengths or weaknesses come to mind. They give you a packet full of info about the clinic and doctors, with info about local supporters groups, when come in for your first appointment...Over $350 for my initial blood work and ultrasoun
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He has a very calm demeanor, is chatty, and likes to dive deep into the issue and explain everything as we go so we know what's happening. Goes through the pros and cons of procedures and makes sure we understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He likes to start with a full spectrum of tests, be prepared for blood, semen, ultrasound, and have your full medical history of both partners, including family history. When doing the tests, you deal with nurses and staff, and have to schedule appointments and pay a copay just to have your blood drawn. You don't see the doctor at these appointments.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He sat with us for over an hour and went through our entire chart and history and explained everything he wanted to look into and why. He took the time get to know our situation before making a plan of action.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
We are still working on regulating my cycles, and getting my thyroid and prolactin levels down, going in every 4 weeks to retest until my numbers are within normal, then we will be put on femara for a round of IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
Generally kind, not much else stands out.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Have only been here through one full cycle, so far everything had been pretty good, no real strengths or weaknesses come to mind. They give you a packet full of info about the clinic and doctors, with info about local supporters groups, when come in for your first appointment
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
Over $350 for my initial blood work and ultrasound, $300 for seven analysis, $25 copay at every appointment, even just getting a blood draw, they are going to try and bill insurance for everything, but we will most likely have to cover everything out of pockets.
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Age 27 - 28
Treated 2017 - 2018
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6 Fertility Medications
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Harry Hatasaka] spent time before my consultation to look at my medical history and understood why I was have having a hard time TTC before I ever met him. He spent at least an hour just talking to me and explaining my diagnosis to me to make sure I understood. He also explained the treatment plan to in great detail so I would understand what I was signing up for. I felt like he listened to me and addressed my concerns.
The clinic [Reproductive Care Center-Sandy] was warm and welcoming. The office staff all had smiles and greeted all the patients with smiles. The lobby was very homey and comfortable. Overall it was a calming atmosphere. I really enjoyed being there. Even the other patients we kind and friendly.... He [Dr. Harry Hatasaka] spent time before my consultation to look at my medical history and understood why I was have having a hard time TTC before I ever met him. He spent at least an hour just talking to me and explaining my diagnosis to me to make sure I understood. He also explained the treatment plan to in great detail so I would understand what I was signing up for. I felt like he listened to me and addressed my concerns.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He spent time before my consultation to look at my medical history and understood why I was have having a hard time TTC before I ever met him. He spent at least an hour just talking to me and explaining my diagnosis to me to make sure I understood. He also explained the treatment plan to in great detail so I would understand what I was signing up for. I felt like he listened to me and addressed my concerns. Over all it was the best experience I have had with an RE. (I had consultations with more than just him)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Go with questions because he will answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr Hatasaka is amazing! He spent the time to talk to me about my diagnosis and explain to me my options and the best coarse of action. He listened to me and respected my stance of certain things. I would definitely recommend him to others
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
The clinic was warm and welcoming. The office staff all had smiles and greeted all the patients with smiles. The lobby was very homey and comfortable. Overall it was a calming atmosphere. I really enjoyed being there. Even the other patients we kind and friendly.
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Age 34 - 44
Treated 2008 - 2018
Success w/ Doc Yes
4 IUI
3 IVF
Surrogacy
PCOS
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr Hatasaka’s bedside manner is one of the best I’ve ever had in all areas of medicine! He builds an immediate trust and raport with his patience, which for me has lasted nearly 10 years as his patient. ... He has always been up front and honest. He’s shared in my disappointments. He has thoroughly explained and adjusted. Although we have not had the results we’ve wanted and are now pursuing surrogacy, I’ve watched him develop the same with my surrogate, for which he should be commended.
Weakness - billing. Our second IVF we were told was covered by insurance... and then got the surprise $10,000 bill in the mail at the end of a disappointing cycle ... but I’ve never completely gotten over someone [RCC] not investigating billing correctly and telling us something was covered, when in fact it was not. ... Strength- support and organization. Lacey the egg donation coordinator has been very communicative and knowledgeable.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr Hatasaka’s strength is in the relationship of trust he’s built with me over the last 10 years. He has always been up front and honest. He’s shared in my disappointments. He has thoroughly explained and adjusted. Although we have not had the results we’ve wanted and are now pursuing surrogacy, I’ve watched him develop the same with my surrogate, for which he should be commended.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Trust him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr Hatasaka’s bedside manner is one of the best I’ve ever had in all areas of medicine! He builds an immediate trust and raport with his patience, which for me has lasted nearly 10 years as his patient.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
Too numerous to recall or explain.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Strength- support and organization. Lacey the egg donation coordinator has been very communicative and knowledgeable. Weakness - billing. Our second IVF we were told was covered by insurance... and then got the surprise $10,000 bill in the mail at the end of a disappointing cycle, We stayed as a patient with Dr Hatasaka because he’s the best of the best and went through numerous other treatments with him... but I’ve never completely gotten over someone not investigating billing correctly and telling us something was covered, when in fact it was not.
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Age 28
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3 IUI
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
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Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
1st of 2 Docs
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He [Dr. Hatasaka] explained in detail the struggles my wife and I would have and shared examples of people who have succeeded. He never questioned who we were. But was also caring and supportive of the hard decisions he knew we had to make...He does lead With the negative and that was my one beef with our most recent consultation. Negative stuff came first and distracted us. Otherwise he is very caring and really takes His time to answer all questions.
[The nurses at Reproductive Care Center are] Intelligent, kind and very knowledgeable. Willing to adjust to schedules. Always showing compassion...Great staff and environment. Downfall is the location is hard to get to at times. Appointments are always on schedule and allow for questions to be discussed. I never felt like they were trying to rush me out for the next patient...He [Dr. Hatasaka] explained in detail the struggles my wife and I would have and shared examples of people who have succeeded.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Doctor is amazing in explaining the trials that will occur. Open and honest about issues that may occur. He does lead With the negative and that was my one beef with our most recent consultation. Negative stuff came first and distracted us. Otherwise he is very caring and really takes His time to answer all questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Come in to each meeting with questions you may have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He explained in detail the struggles my wife and I would have and shared examples of people who have succeeded. He never questioned who we were. But was also caring and supportive of the hard decisions he knew we had to make.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
Intelligent, kind and very knowledgeable. Willing to adjust to schedules. Always showing compassion.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Great staff and environment. Downfall is the location is hard to get to at times. Appointments are always on schedule and allow for questions to be discussed. I never felt like they were trying to rush me out for the next patient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
I’m not quite sure as my insurance covered portions.
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Age 34 - 35
Treated 2017 - 2018
Success w/ Doc ?
4 IUI
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Unexplained
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
I have only done 4 IUIs with Dr. Hatasaka, and we are preparing to start IVF. For IUI Dr. Hataska likes to use Femara first to see if you will ovulate. I was ovulating on Femara, so I didn't need Clomid. He didn't ever check my follicle growth with ultrasounds during my IUIs, because blood tests and OPKs showed that I was ovulating. After 4 failed IUIs we have decided to move onto IVF...recommends eSET, because it is the safest for the mother and the embryo.
I have found that if I call and leave messages or email [for Reproductive Care Center], I don't always hear back right away. I do have to be my own advocate, and that means that sometimes I will need to follow up to get a response from the team...The nursing staff is kind, compassionate, organized, and thorough. Andrea answers any questions I have, even if I call 3 times a day...Each IUI was around $440. We are signing up for the money back guarantee IVF treatment which costs $23,000 and includes 4 IVF cycles. The information for costs is on their website and is a great place to start when looking at costs and treatment options.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka is very thorough in explaining the process and helping you as a patient understand the procedures, risks, and odds of pregnancy. He is very research and data driven, and will provide multiple examples of why he does or does not recommend a certain route or procedure. He is a very kind man, and makes sure you are feeling comfortable all along the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
If you are looking for a doctor with a lot of experience and a research based approach, Dr. Hatasaka is the one for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka takes time to get to know each patient before the consultation visit. He spent a couple of hours with us during our consultation and at each of our follow up visits. He never rushes, and makes sure to explain everything, answer all the questions, and go into as much detail as you need. He is always thorough in answering my questions, and provides research backed data to help me make the most informed decisions about my care. He knows my story and always checks in on me first as his patient.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I have only done 4 IUIs with Dr. Hatasaka, and we are preparing to start IVF. For IUI Dr. Hataska likes to use Femara first to see if you will ovulate. I was ovulating on Femara, so I didn't need Clomid. He didn't ever check my follicle growth with ultrasounds during my IUIs, because blood tests and OPKs showed that I was ovulating. After 4 failed IUIs we have decided to move onto IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Andrea Carlson)
The nursing staff is kind, compassionate, organized, and thorough. Andrea answers any questions I have, even if I call 3 times a day.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
I have found that if I call and leave messages or email, I don't always hear back right away. I do have to be my own advocate, and that means that sometimes I will need to follow up to get a response from the team.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
My insurance covered tests and procedures. I did have to pay out of pocket for any infertility treatments. Each IUI was around $440. We are signing up for the money back guarantee IVF treatment which costs $23,000 and includes 4 IVF cycles. The information for costs is on their website and is a great place to start when looking at costs and treatment options.
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
Dr. Hatasaka recommends eSET, because it is the safest for the mother and the embryo.
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10
Age 27
Treated 2018
Success w/ Doc ?
3 IUI
IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Hatasaka is a kind, soft spoken physician who I have full confidence in with my infertility care.... You will learn a lot from this doctor! So be prepared to hear lots of statistics and studies to back up his reasoning for treatments. He is so knowledgeable!... He has been wonderful to work with and we are hopeful this IVF cycle with him gets us our baby! He is extremely knowledgeable and also reassures us that we are moving in the right direction for our situation. I would recommend him to anyone struggling with infertility in a heartbeat!
We usually have a wait time at the clinic [Reproductive Care Center- Sandy], which makes sense due to how busy they are. I would say some of the medical assistants could be a little friendlier and welcoming when they bring you back. Other than that the nursing staff is great, scheduling appointments is easy, and all my questions are answered in a timely manner!
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka is a kind, soft spoken physician who I have full confidence in with my infertility care. He has been wonderful to work with and we are hopeful this IVF cycle with him gets us our baby! He is extremely knowledgeable and also reassures us that we are moving in the right direction for our situation. I would recommend him to anyone struggling with infertility in a heartbeat!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
You will learn a lot from this doctor! So be prepared to hear lots of statistics and studies to back up his reasoning for treatments. He is so knowledgeable!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He takes the time to explain your situation and make sure you understand completely!
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
We usually have a wait time at the clinic, which makes sense due to how busy they are. I would say some of the medical assistants could be a little friendlier and welcoming when they bring you back. Other than that the nursing staff is great, scheduling appointments is easy, and all my questions are answered in a timely manner!
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Harry Hatasaka
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2
Age 28
Treated 2017
Success w/ Doc No
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
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I thought he [Dr. Harry Hatasaka] was very knowledgeable about fertility and was able to explain things clearly, but only if I asked clarifying questions. I was disappointed that he wasn't at every appointment and procedure. He was very absent. He also repeated/rehearsed my file back to me each time he saw me as though he was trying to remind himself of who I was. This was frustrating to me because I didn't need a replay of the failures in the past.
They [Reproductive Care Center] ordered a semen analysis when we already had one completed and charged us for it twice. They also over charged us on the procedures we did have done. They were able.to resolve all of these issues...I absolutely hated that the nurses call with the results of blood work. This should be the doctors responsibility and duty. I also did not like that a nurse did my IUIs. Again, that should be the doctors job. I felt very much like just another number there and no one treated me as an individual.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I thought he was very knowledgeable about fertility and was able to explain things clearly, but only if I asked clarifying questions. I was disappointed that he wasn't at every appointment and procedure. He was very absent. He also repeated/rehearsed my file back to me each time he saw me as though he was trying to remind himself of who I was. This was frustrating to me because I didn't need a replay of the failures in the past.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Ask for what you want because if you dont you probably wont get it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I felt like he had seen so many patients like me and my case was no unique or special. He didn't make it a point to reach out to me after my miscarriage or my failed IUI to talk through what happened or what next steps would be.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I was asked to take femara for my cycles to boost my ovulation. I took it for one cycle and didn't get a positive ovulation indicator on my test. He didnt suggest a trigger shot because I had lab work that showed I ovulated in previous months. So I took femara for another cycle and did the ovulation test at a different time during the day and got a positive. I had an IUI procedure done with my husbands fresh sperm. This resulted in a pregnancy which I miscarried at 6 weeks. The following month I took femara again, with another positive ovulation test and had another IUI procedure done. This one didnt result in a pregnancy. I decided not to pursue treatments after this.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
They did a great job explaining when and if I should use the trigger shot. They also were available to me when I had questions. If they didnt know the answer they were honest and called me back later with the answer. Some nurses did this better than others.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
I absolutely hated that the nurses call with the results of blood work. This should be the doctors responsibility and duty. I also did not like that a nurse did my IUIs. Again, that should be the doctors job. I felt very much like just another number there and no one treated me as an individual.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
We had all of our testing done with my obgyn so my insurance would cover it. We had our semen analysis done through a study so we didnt have to pay for it. We only paid RCC for the IUI and ultrasounds. I think the total for each cycle was $500-600. And we did two cycles.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Care Center.
They ordered a semen analysis when we already had one completed and charged us for it twice. They also over charged us on the procedures we did have done. They were able.to resolve all of these issues.
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Age 30
Treated 2017
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Fertility Medications
Male Factor
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
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He [Dr. Hatasaka] was very intelligent but sometimes the information was not related in a personable manner. ... He had so much information, almost too much for a consultation we left feeling a little overwhelmed at the upcoming months. He was so knowledgeable and we felt like he wanted to help but we were unprepared for the amount of info we got. ...
They [Fertility Care Center] were great at communicating expectations and letting us know that there was a delay in their schedule. They were happy to answer all the questions we had both before and after our appointment. They kept in touch and I would highly recommend this clinic. ... [Nursing Staff] Friendly and so easy to work with! ...
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He had so much information, almost too much for a consultation we left feeling a little overwhelmed at the upcoming months. He was so knowledgeable and we felt like he wanted to help but we were unprepared for the amount of info we got.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Come prepared with specific questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He was very intelligent but sometimes the information was not related in a personable manner.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
Friendly and so easy to work with!
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
They were great at communicating expectations and letting us know that there was a delay in their schedule. They were happy to answer all the questions we had both before and after our appointment. They kept in touch and I would highly recommend this clinic.
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Age 28 - 30
Treated 2014 - 2016
Success w/ Doc Yes
6 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
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Dr Hatasaka would spend all the time i needed with him and would answer all my questions and verify the validity of value of those questions, and speak in depth on everything involved...Dr Hatasaka always returned my calls and spent a thorough amount of time talking through things with me...i saw my doctor at every appointment (except when it was just a blood draw). He did all my exams and ultrasounds, so we both knew first hand what was going on
On too many occasions the nurse [at RRC] Michelle called me with different information than i had received in the office so I had to question her and then she had to go back to the doctor to get the right information. It was frustrating and time consuming and worrisome. I was also frustrated that she didn’t keep great details about my appointments in my charts so it was not unusual for me to have to re-communicate and reconfirm my situation and question dosages etc
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
The only weakness i can think of is not actually a weakness—he explains things so well and in such detail that our meetings were always long. And i loved it. Knowing all the details of all the scenarios I was facing was comforting to me. He always had educated answers for my questions. Every time i spoke with him i learned more, in a good way. Dr Hatasaka always returned my calls and spent a thorough amount of time talking through things with me. When his clinic or staff were below expectations, he always took my side. When we discovered bad news in ultrasounds or test results, he was always sympathetic and sincere and kind. And when we had good news, he was cheering and smiling as much as I was. I always had great interactions with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Ask lots of questions because Dr Hatasaka has the answers. He will be straightforward and honest and helpful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr Hatasaka would spend all the time i needed with him and would answer all my questions and verify the validity of value of those questions, and speak in depth on everything involved. He is extremely comforting to talk to and it is very apparent he cares deeply for his patients. I felt like he had the heart of a loving grandfather for my case with his remarkable expertise from decades of study and practice. I always felt like i was his most important person when i spoke with him. I know my worries and successes with infertility were felt just as deeply for him as they were for me. I cannot say enough good things about his bedside manner and his knowledge and experience. I trust him wholeheartedly. I know he has my best interest as his priority. He is candid but extremely sensitive and heartfelt and kind. His style of communication has been perfect for me. I always recommend him to anyone i talk to suffering from infertility. He is a remarkably smart doctor and wonderful person.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
All fresh IVF cycle protocols started with birth control, then stimulated with injections for a number of days, then did the egg retrieval, followed by an embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
For loving working with Dr Hatasaka, i unfortunately did not love the nurse/care coordinator (Michelle). She was stand of fish, grumpy most days, was not a clear communicator, lacked attention to detail? and she was easily irritated. As a result I felt the success of my IVF cycles were at risk with her as my coordinator so I was hyper vigilant to ensure i knew all the details and had to reconfirm them with her often to ensure she didn’t give me incorrect instructions. Fortunately, she is no longer with the RCC. Prior to Michelle, i worked with Crystal who was everything a nurse in an infertility clinic should be—smart, detail oriented, calming, trustworthy, helpful, kind, extremely competent.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Weaknesses: - Dr Heiner (the owner) makes it feel like he is more concerned about running a business than helping people. His good bedside manner is completely lacking. He is gruff and to the point without much care for the patients emotions (infertility is very emotional!). I had to work with him on a few occasions and was always left feeling frustrated. I was so grateful he wasn’t my primary doctor there. - their office is waaaay too small for the number of employees and patients they have in there day to day - wait times for appointments are always long...if i wasn’t the very first patient of the day, i always waited 20-30+ minutes before being taken back - it was apparent the clinical staff and billing staff were overworked and stressed. I never knew what was going on except that i could feel the stress of the employees - their pricing model is so expensive Strengthens: - Dr Hatasaka - their front desk employees were always kind, cheerful, helpful people - i saw my doctor at every appointment (except when it was just a blood draw). He did all my exams and ultrasounds, so we both knew first hand what was going on
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
Multi-cycle package (2 fresh cycles) for $20,000 Plus $4000 to add a 3rd IVF cycle Plus Medications (about $10-12k per fresh cycle x 3, and $4k for a frozen embryo transfer x 1) Plus Surgery for endometriosis (estimate about $3K) Plus Surgery for an ectopic pregnancy removal Plus blood draws (about $200+)
Describe Harry Hatasaka's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Care Center.
He always transferred 2 embryos for the fresh cycles. I was glad for this because my embryos weren’t amazing but they were pretty good.
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Care Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Reproductive Care Center.
On too many occasions the nurse Michelle called me with different information than i had received in the office so I had to question her and then she had to go back to the doctor to get the right information. It was frustrating and time consuming and worrisome. I was also frustrated that she didn’t keep great details about my appointments in my charts so it was not unusual for me to have to re-communicate and reconfirm my situation and question dosages etc. I asked for my charts to be sent to another clinic and they were hot delivered in the promised time table so i had to request them more than once. I was surprised that more detailed information was not included in them.
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Age 31 - 32
Treated 2015 - 2016
Success w/ Doc ?
4 Fertility Medications
PCOS
European
Income $0 - $49K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Hatasaka is the best. I waited a year before deciding on a doctor because I was so scared of getting a bad doctor. I'm very grateful for the recommendation I received to call him....After we did a lot of tests, he knew I had PCOS and started me on letrozole. I still didn't ovulate so he gave me a trigger shot after checking everything with a vaginal ultrasound. Next month, he added dexamethasone and doubled the letrozole. I finally ovulated. Tried this 3 more times and am revising our plan tomorrow.
Dr. Hatasaka [of Reproductive Care Center] is the best. I waited a year before deciding on a doctor because I was so scared of getting a bad doctor. I'm very grateful for the recommendation I received to call him....After we did a lot of tests, he knew I had PCOS and started me on letrozole. I still didn't ovulate so he gave me a trigger shot after checking everything with a vaginal ultrasound. Next month, he added dexamethasone and doubled the letrozole. I finally ovulated. Tried this 3 more times and am revising our plan tomorrow.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka is the best. I waited a year before deciding on a doctor because I was so scared of getting a bad doctor. I'm very grateful for the recommendation I received to call him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Be prepared. Eat healthy, exercise, and do what you can before going in, so you can jump in with both feet with what he can offer. Otherwise, you'll end up doing that anyway and paying for the advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Explained every detail and listened to all of my worries. Spent time with us without being in a hurry to get to the next patient.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
After we did a lot of tests, he knew I had PCOS and started me on letrozole. I still didn't ovulate so he gave me a trigger shot after checking everything with a vaginal ultrasound. Next month, he added dexamethasone and doubled the letrozole. I finally ovulated. Tried this 3 more times and am revising our plan tomorrow.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Reproductive Care Center.
Always call back. Even on Saturdays. Very understanding and kind.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Clean, professional, and understanding.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
My insurance covers nothing. They only charge me my copay anyway. I am astounded so far with their understanding.
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Harry Hatasaka
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Reproductive Care Center
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Age 21 - 23
Treated 2010 - 2012
Success w/ Doc No
3 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
He [Dr. Harry Hatasaka] was really nice and communicated great answering questions and explaining treatment. In retrospect I don't feel that he anticipated problems I would have in my cycle that were easily correctable in subsequent cycles. The stim protocol he had me on was not ideal for my body and that contributed to the yield of live pregnancies I got per embryos produced (1/6). I was The one who had to be proactive about what protocol to change during frozen cycles to figure out how to get a pregnancy to stick.
Everything is in one spot [at RCC-Sandy] which is convenient and nice but also limits the ability to be flexible in timing. You have to fit your cycle into the doctors schedule which can be tricky and restrictive. The facility is nice and the staff is welcoming and and thorough with billing.... I don't remember protocol but I used a hcg triggereven though I was at high risk for hyperstimulation which would have warranted a lupron trigger. I was also never put on cabergaline after retrieval to prevent hyperstim as well. I ended up hyperstimulating and having to freeze all embryos unexpectedly.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
He was really nice and communicated great answering questions and explaining treatment. In retrospect I don't feel that he anticipated problems I would have in my cycle that were easily correctable in subsequent cycles. The stim protocol he had me on was not ideal for my body and that contributed to the yield of live pregnancies I got per embryos produced (1/6). I was The one who had to be proactive about what protocol to change during frozen cycles to figure out how to get a pregnancy to stick.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Be persistent and do lots of research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
I always communicated with the same nurse and doctor for results and questions. They were really responsive.
Describe the protocols Harry Hatasaka used in your cycles at Reproductive Care Center and their degree of success.
I don't remember protocol but I used a hcg triggereven though I was at high risk for hyperstimulation which would have warranted a lupron trigger. I was also never put on cabergaline after retrieval to prevent hyperstim as well. I ended up hyperstimulating and having to freeze all embryos unexpectedly.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Care Center. (Assigned nurse: Crystal)
Really kind and aware and thorough
Describe your experience with Reproductive Care Center.
Everything is in one spot which is convenient and nice but also limits the ability to be flexible in timing. You have to fit your cycle into the doctors schedule which can be tricky and restrictive. The facility is nice and the staff is welcoming and and thorough with billing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center.
I had insurance that covered it completely so didn't have to deal a lot with finances.
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Age 27
Treated 2012
Success w/ Doc Yes
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Other
European
Income $0 - $49K
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Hatasaka was ALWAYS caring, professional, kind, and knowledgeable. My husband and I absolutely loved him. During our first consultation he saw my surgery pictures and saw how damaged my Fallopian tubes were. He explained very clearly how my tubes had toxic fluid which would cause my IVF success to be cut in half....Dr. Hatasaka let us explain our frustrations, hopes, and worries. He answered every question we had and was extremely patient with us. We were not rushed or felt hurried in any way.
Call the clinic [Reproductive Care Center] for any worries or concerns....Every experience we had with Dr. Hatasaka was exceptional. He was caring and kind as well as informative. He explained procedures and IVF success rates very clearly and was positive. From the first consultation he carefully reviewed my surgery photos, ultrasounds, and all medical history. Dr. Hatasaka let us explain our frustrations, hopes, and worries.... During our first consultation he saw my surgery pictures and saw how damaged my Fallopian tubes were.
How was your experience with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Every experience we had with Dr. Hatasaka was exceptional. He was caring and kind as well as informative. He explained procedures and IVF success rates very clearly and was positive. From the first consultation he carefully reviewed my surgery photos, ultrasounds, and all medical history. Dr. Hatasaka let us explain our frustrations, hopes, and worries. He answered every question we had and was extremely patient with us. We were not rushed or felt hurried in any way. We felt like he really did care about us. This is HUGE for a Reproductive Endocrinologist!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Remember there are set backs with the process of pursuing any infertility treatments. Be patient and remember Dr. Hatasaka is there to help. Call the clinic for any worries or concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Harry Hatasaka at Reproductive Care Center?
Dr. Hatasaka was ALWAYS caring, professional, kind, and knowledgeable. My husband and I absolutely loved him. During our first consultation he saw my surgery pictures and saw how damaged my Fallopian tubes were. He explained very clearly how my tubes had toxic fluid which would cause my IVF success to be cut in half. He explained studies he had read in European countries were tubal removal was necessary for successful IVF.
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