Jeffrey Rakoff

San Diego Fertility Center

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Medical SchoolThomas Jefferson
ResidencyUCSD
FellowshipUCSD
SD - Carmel Valley
11425 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-6363
SD - Mission Valley
2020 Camino Del Rio N.
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 906-4471
Temecula
44274 George Cushman Court
Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 303-0355
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Jeffrey Rakoff to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 33%8.7
3 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend San Diego Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 1%9.2
52 assessments
  • 77% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 22% Neutral (7-8)
  • 1% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
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Age
41 - 43
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
9
I was happy with Dr. Rakoff. I felt like he was up front with me about everything but will willing to let me do the IUI's even when it was clear he felt I should go right to IVF. He explained things to me clearly and when I was nervous for my mock transfer he was great about calming me down and letting me relax without rushing it...I remember unmedicated IUI's were about $200 and medicated IUI's were about $500. I paid up front for two IVF cycles and I think it was around $10k
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Age
41 - 43
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
9 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
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How was your experience with Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
I was happy with Dr. Rakoff. I felt like he was up front with me about everything but will willing to let me do the IUI's even when it was clear he felt I should go right to IVF. He explained things to me clearly and when I was nervous for my mock transfer he was great about calming me down and letting me relax without rushing it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
You have to have done your homework and know what you want. I knew I wanted to try IUI's first even though he felt I should just go to IVF.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
Was always greeted by name by the receptionist and nurses and Dr. Rakoff made me feel like they really cared about me and the process.
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Rakoff used in your cycles at San Diego Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I did three cycles without anything and then 3 with clomid before moving to injections. I know he changed it up when I didn't have a lot of follicles but can't recall what was changed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Kendra, Tammy)
There was one nurse or coordinator that I didn't like - I think her name was Chris but can't be sure. She was not very warm and did my first IUI, for which I was very nervous, and she had little compassion. The woman who always did the blood draws came in with me for that first IUI and was amazing - she was so positive and compassionate every single time I was there.
Describe your experience with San Diego Fertility Center.
Receptionist at the time (Frankie) was really great. Clinic was well organized and well run and appointments were pretty much always on time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center.
I remember unmedicated IUI's were about $200 and medicated IUI's were about $500. I paid up front for two IVF cycles and I think it was around $10k
Describe Jeffrey Rakoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at San Diego Fertility Center.
I had 3 excellent quality embryos and he asked if I wanted to transfer all three given my age. I said absolutely not but I was ok with 2 since I would be fine with having twins but not fine with having triplets. I have twin boys so I am really glad we didn't transfer 3. But it was my decision and he did not pressure me one way or another. Again, you have to know yourself well and stick to what you believe.
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Doctor
Jeffrey Rakoff
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
San Diego Fertility Center
SD - Carmel Valley
Nursing
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8
Age
37
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Felt like he [Dr. Rakoff] was invested and was always honest in regards to how and why he would advise us . There were many times we sided with his expertise in making some of the choices in care and we appreciated the transparency.... Be prepared that its more of a trial and error and numbers game .... Looking back first time was a test run, the second time was the same protocol other then switching the method of administration for meds for lining, injection vs patches.
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Age
37
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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How was your experience with Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
Felt like he was invested and was always honest in regards to how and why he would advise us . There were many times we sided with his expertise in making some of the choices in care and we appreciated the transparency.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
Be prepared that its more of a trial and error and numbers game .
Describe the protocols Jeffrey Rakoff used in your cycles at San Diego Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Looking back first time was a test run, the second time was the same protocol other then switching the method of administration for meds for lining, injection vs patches.
Describe your experience with San Diego Fertility Center.
Very busy clinic and you have to be realistic of how many patients they have. With that said I was very happy with the nurses and staff at the clinic. The front office ladies always made me laugh and were great every time I called and or came in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center.
5k for PGS testing. 495 for mock transfers, 24,000 for the first round, 32,000 for the second round.
Describe Jeffrey Rakoff's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at San Diego Fertility Center.
Doctor ensured we were informed but ultimately we made the decision .
What specific things went wrong at San Diego Fertility Center?
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Jeffrey Rakoff
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
San Diego Fertility Center
SD - Carmel Valley
Nursing
Operations
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
None, Unexplained
9
[Dr. Rakoff is] kind, good bedside manner, sometimes late but otherwise always understanding and willing to explain everything in as much detail as we asked...Be sure to always communicate what you want and what is important to you, in my experience if you do this the employees of SDFC [San Diego Fertility Center] will do everything possible to get it for you.
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
None, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
It's been two years since the ivf cycle where we conceived our son every nurse and doctor remembered me. Sdfc is expensive but I wouldn't go anywhere else. I feel the nurses and doctors truly care about me, my husband, and the family we desire.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
Be sure to always communicate what you want and what is important to you, in my experience if you do this the employees of sdfc will do everything possible to get it for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Jeffrey Rakoff at San Diego Fertility Center?
Kind, good bedside manner, sometimes late but otherwise always understanding and willing to explain everything in as much detail as we asked.
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Lilly)
They're great, kind, caring, and truly want you to suceed in finding your family
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Doctor
Jeffrey Rakoff
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
San Diego Fertility Center
Temecula
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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