Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 95%Neutral: 5%9.8
95% strongly recommend
13 reviews
Humanity
9.9
9.9
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
9.8
9.8
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.7
8.7
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
8
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Education

Medical School
Ohio St
Residency
NYU
Fellowship
U. of Pennsylvania

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Karine Chung works at

California Fertility Partners
Rated 8.1
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 17%8.1

At 1 office

Los Angeles
11818 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-828-4008
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13 patient reviews

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2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 31
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
South Asian
Income $0 - $49K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Chung is compassionate and knowledgeable, but most importantly you can tell she cares. She took her time to truly understand our unique situation which I really feel does make a difference, as well as to fully explain our prognosis, options, and risks. Unfortunately we ran into a road block that has stalled our journey, however Dr. Chung helped us find the right specialist to help shed some light at the end of the tunnel.
The nursing staff [Cal Fertility Partners] was great in explaining protocols and finances, however I did not get the opportunity to really get to work with them....This clinic is easy to find when you're driving by since it is a big building and painted orange, there is paid parking on the ground floor, but also street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Everyone at the clinic has been professional and caring, wait times have been minimal.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
Dr. Chung is compassionate and knowledgeable, but most importantly you can tell she cares. She took her time to truly understand our unique situation which I really feel does make a difference, as well as to fully explain our prognosis, options, and risks. Unfortunately we ran into a road block that has stalled our journey, however Dr. Chung helped us find the right specialist to help shed some light at the end of the tunnel. As soon as we figure out a way through this hurdle, we will be sure to make our way back to Dr. Chung.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
Ask all the questions you may have to understand the journey ahead of you, Dr. Chung is very knowledgeable and there is a lot of information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
Dr. Chung took the time to understand our unique situation during our first consultation. She created a safe and comfortable environment for my husband and me, allowing us to have a better understanding of what our options are and path moving forward with realistic expectations.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at California Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
I was to complete a typical egg retrieval cycle using hormone injections daily and for the first week, and have appointments every other day at the clinic. We were likely going to be using the ICSI procedure with my husband's frozen sample to create embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California Fertility Partners.
The nursing staff was great in explaining protocols and finances, however I did not get the opportunity to really get to work with them.
Describe your experience with California Fertility Partners.
This clinic is easy to find when you're driving by since it is a big building and painted orange, there is paid parking on the ground floor, but also street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Everyone at the clinic has been professional and caring, wait times have been minimal. We've heard high praises for CFP labs and that also definitely played a huge part in our choosing Dr. Chung as our RE.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners.
I don't recall
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
California Fertility Partners
Los Angeles
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Verified

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2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 38
5 IUI
2 IVF
Egg Freezing
Donor Sperm
Poor Egg Quality
East Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Chung is super friendly and genuinely works to help you grow your family. She responded to every one of my emails very promptly or she called me if a lengthy explanation was needed. In my first cycle when my embryos weren’t looking so good, Dr. Chung called me personally to give me updates on their progress. Dr. Chung always set realistic expectations and did her best in providing me with possible reasons for my failed cycles.
Ana was my nurse at CFP but I only met with her twice; all the other times I had random nurses, who were all very professional...I spent $25K [on an IVF Cycle] (including med) and that included a fresh transfer...All ultrasounds, bloodwork, and lab results are posted on a health app which was nice since it allowed me to look at the data later on but at times, it felt impersonal especially with the embryo lab report that was posted for my viewing. Given that I did not have any embryos that made it to freeze, I think I would have felt much better about the situation if someone had called me and broke down the information for me.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
I first met Dr. Chung at USC Fertility where I did one IVF cycle with her. Soon after, she moved her practice over to CFP and I followed her to do a second IVF cycle. For my first cycle, she put me on BCPs for two weeks and then a micro-dose lupron protocol, with Follistim and Menopur, and a Pregnyl trigger. 9 eggs were retrieved, 5 mature, and 4 were fertilized with ICSI. On day 3, my embryos were not doing too well so it was decided that they would freeze any that progressed to 6-8 cells. Two were frozen and I was told I would have a 10-15% of getting pregnant if I transferred the two. I decided to proceed with a second cycle. For IVF #2, Dr. Chung did estrogen priming (patches) with an antagonist protocol, added clomid and omnitrope and triggered with lupron and Novarel. 10 eggs were retrieved, 9 mature, and 6 were fertilized with ICSI. One day 5, I transferred an early blast and a morula. I did not get pregnant and none of my other embryos made it to blastocysts/freeze.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
Ask questions! She will answer them all and make you feel so much more at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
Dr. Chung is super friendly and genuinely works to help you grow your family. She responded to every one of my emails very promptly or she called me if a lengthy explanation was needed. In my first cycle when my embryos weren’t looking so good, Dr. Chung called me personally to give me updates on their progress. Dr. Chung always set realistic expectations and did her best in providing me with possible reasons for my failed cycles.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at California Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
See above. After my first failed cycle, Dr. Chung made major adjustments to my protocol such as estrogen priming instead of BCPs since they were too suppressing in the first cycle and took a much more aggressive approach by adding clomid and omnitrope.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California Fertility Partners. (Assigned nurse: Ana)
Ana was my nurse at CFP but I only met with her twice; all the other times I had random nurses, who were all very professional.
Describe your experience with California Fertility Partners.
All ultrasounds, bloodwork, and lab results are posted on a health app which was nice since it allowed me to look at the data later on but at times, it felt impersonal especially with the embryo lab report that was posted for my viewing. Given that I did not have any embryos that made it to freeze, I think I would have felt much better about the situation if someone had called me and broke down the information for me. I ended up calling Dr. Chung and speaking to her about it but that part of the process left me disappointed. CFP goes by an a la carte pricing system, which one means they are more expensive than other clinics. I paid $2k more just for bloodwork. Paying at the end of every appointment made my second cycle so much stressful than my first.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners.
At USC, it was $15k (including meds) but I did not transfer any embryos. At CFP, I spent $25K (including med) and that included a fresh transfer.
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
California Fertility Partners
Los Angeles
Operations
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Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
10
10
Age 34
3 IUI
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Chung is a compassionate person and knows her stuff. This is her passion and she treats each patient individually ... She is supportive and kind. I would definitely go back to her again. ... she took the time to answer all my questions and was readily available through email. ... She checked my tubes, did a saline sonogram, we started IVF injections and then retrieved.
I went in for monitoring first thing in the morning and it was so convenient. The clinic [USC] was open and ready by 7am. ... Wonderful clinic, tranquil waiting room, complimentary refreshments. Plenty of space, everyone always had a place to sit. ... Everyone on her [Dr. Chung] staff greeted me with care ... Pamela [nurse] was always there, a phone call or email away if I ever needed her.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr. Chung is a compassionate person and knows her stuff. This is her passion and she treats each patient individually, I know this because another friend has gone to her too and our protocols were completely different. She is supportive and kind. I would definitely go back to her again.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or send an email she responds or one of her nurses will right away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Everyone on her staff greeted me with care, she took the time to answer all my questions and was readily available through email.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
I went in knowing we were doing IVF. She checked my tubes, did a saline sonogram, we started IVF injections and then retrieved. At retrieval I had liquid in my uterus, so we had to move to a frozen cycle. I was sad, but glad we did because I was better prepared for it. Now I’m currently pregnant. In preparation of my frozen transfer I started PIO and estrace, took them till I was 13 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Pamela Young)
They always greeted me and showed compassion toward my situation. They were all such wonderful cheerleaders and I always get they were on my side. Pamela was always there, a phone call or email away if I ever needed her.
Describe your experience with USC.
Wonderful clinic, tranquil waiting room, complimentary refreshments. Plenty of space, everyone always had a place to sit. One negative was the parking. Metered street parking available or paid parking in structure.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at USC.
I went in for monitoring first thing in the morning and it was so convenient. The clinic was open and ready by 7am. Dr. Chung wouldn’t always do my monitoring, but I was ok with that. She did always come in after to say hello and check in.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
$17,000 with meds
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
At first she recommended transferring two, because she thought the quality of my eggs would be low, but since they were high she changed her mind to recommend only transferring one. She left the decision in our hands. We went with one and we are glad we did.
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
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Verified

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2018, Successful
10
10
Age 36
1 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
Cancer
European
Income $0 - $49K
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Chung sat down with us and explained in great detail our options, risks, and benefits of treatment. She went over every possible detail and answered every question we had. We never felt rushed or dismissed. At the appointments where she promised to meet with us, she always kept her word. She predicted we would get 4 embryos and we ended up with 7, exceeding our expectations which made us very happy.... Dr Chung and everyone else in the clinic was very caring and gentle with us throughout our treatment
They [USC - LA] are great at communicating and providing warm bedside manner. Sometimes the finance department was not the best at communicating our bills clearly but was always cleared up by asking more questions.... The clinic also set us up with organizations that provided free medication to cancer patients which was so incredibly helpful, they took a lot of stress off our shoulders.... The waiting room was pleasant with free coffee and plenty of seating.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr Chung sat down with us and explained in great detail our options, risks, and benefits of treatment. She went over every possible detail and answered every question we had. We never felt rushed or dismissed. At the appointments where she promised to meet with us, she always kept her word. She predicted we would get 4 embryos and we ended up with 7, exceeding our expectations which made us very happy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Go in with a list of questions, ask everything you want to know. She has all the answers and will take the time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr Chung and everyone else in the clinic was very caring and gentle with us throughout our treatment and always made time to answer questions or listen to our concerns.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
I completed a typical egg retrieval cycle using hormone injections daily and for the first week had appointments every other day at the clinic. After that, it was every day to monitor progress. Dr Chung used the best method for our situation, including ICSI to create embryos. She recommended we do not risk harm to the embryos by testing them with PGS and we agreed, because we have had no abnormal embryos in the past through our recurrent miscarriages (cause by a uterine septum).
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Leslie Odom)
Every nurse was very warm, friendly, and informative at every appointment. I always felt like I was in good hands.
Describe your experience with USC.
They are great at communicating and providing warm bedside manner. Sometimes the finance department was not the best at communicating our bills clearly but was always cleared up by asking more questions. They do their treatments in the morning, so the earlier you arrive, the better!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at USC.
The waiting room was pleasant with free coffee and plenty of seating. There is a sign in sheet that is used to call patients in order. Some days were busier than others but we never had to wait an intolerable length of time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
The consultation was $350 I believe, but went towards our treatment once we decided to move forward. The clinic offers a 40% discount for the fertility preservation treatment due to my cancer diagnosis. This was very helpful to us. We also had to do a FDA screening because we likely will have to use a surrogate in the future. The clinic also set us up with organizations that provided free medication to cancer patients which was so incredibly helpful, they took a lot of stress off our shoulders. Our total costs after discount was around $7,000.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
Dr Chung recommends we transfer 2 embryos when we decide to move forward with IVF, to increase our chances of having one baby. I agree with this.
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Chung is incredibly kind and knowledgable. She is able to be a superb medical professional at the same time as being a compassionate cheerleader. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor on this emotionally sensitive journey. We have a nurse who is our contact person for any questions and Dr. Chung makes herself available for questions anytime as well.... she took the time to explain everything, but also approached the interaction with us in a way that made it feel like we were a team.
We love our clinic! It [USC] was recommended by my primary doctor and we could not be happier. Everyone there is super supportive and kind. When we have seen other doctors for scans and monitoring, they have all been exemplary. The front desk staff is patient and kind and the folks in the financial department are too.... Monitoring hours were very convenient for both mine and my husbands schedule. They are early from 7:30-9:30 on weekdays and around the same time on weekends.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
From our first meeting with Dr. Chung for a consultation, we knew she was a great fit for us. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her field and extremely thorough. That day she took the time to explain everything, but also approached the interaction with us in a way that made it feel like we were a team. Moving forward in our journey, she always provided a wealth of information and support. She was always supportive and hopeful through our three failed IUIs. Now that we are working through IVF, I could not imagine working with another doctor. She has been so supportive! Always available when I had questions during my egg retrieval process and when I had concerns afterward and leading up to our fresh transfer. It ended in a chemical pregnancy, but throughout the time where we were tracking our beta, she was realistic, but optimistic which was super helpful because it was such a sensitive time. We just saw her this week for our frozen transfer. It is always a pleasure to work with her and we always feel at ease.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. She is so kind, thoughtful, and thorough. She always put our minds at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr. Chung is incredibly kind and knowledgable. She is able to be a superb medical professional at the same time as being a compassionate cheerleader. We couldn't have asked for a better doctor on this emotionally sensitive journey. We have a nurse who is our contact person for any questions and Dr. Chung makes herself available for questions anytime as well.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
For my egg retrieval we used a long protocol. I was on birth control and Lupron then Gonal-F and Menopur. I responded very well and 25 eggs were retrieved, of which 5 reached blastocyst stage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Leslie and Pam)
Leslie was our initial nurse who was our point of contact for all of our IUI procedure and the start of our IVF. She left on maternity leave shortly before we began stimulation for our egg retrieval. We have been working with Pam ever since and she has been just as wonderful. Both Leslie and Pam are incredibly compassionate and patient. Both have always been available to answer questions and provide reassurance at any time.
Describe your experience with USC.
We love our clinic! It was recommended by my primary doctor and we could not be happier. Everyone there is super supportive and kind. When we have seen other doctors for scans and monitoring, they have all been exemplary. The front desk staff is patient and kind and the folks in the financial department are too.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at USC.
Monitoring hours were very convenient for both mine and my husbands schedule. They are early from 7:30-9:30 on weekdays and around the same time on weekends. There were options seven days a week which was incredibly helpful. If I had any conflicts, the clinic was willing to work with us. There was sometimes a long wait, but it varied and did not impact my work schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
Since I am an employee at USC, I did receive a slight discount on select portions of our IVF retrieval/fresh transfer, but not on our Frozen Embryo Transfer. The IVF retrieval, fresh transfer and medication was around $15,000 and the Frozen Embryo Transfer and medication was about $3600.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
Our doctor used standard guidelines for our transfers given my age and diagnosis. She was very clear about the potential outcomes of transferring two embryos. We felt very comfortable with the information provided to move forward with her recommendations.
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Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 27 - 28
1 Fertility Medications
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Chung treated me exceptionally well, she always explained everything in detail when I didn't understand the procedure or had any sort of question Dr. Chung and her staff was always a call or email away. I never felt as if i was just a "number" or "another" patient I truly felt like Dr. Chung really cares for each and one of her patients, we felt she was helping us reach our #1 goal to have a family..
Terry was an amazing nurse, she always made sure to get back to be by then end of the day or sooner. all the staff was extremely nice warming and friendly. always felt like an amazing place to be. with many helping hands.... Everyone is extremely nice and welcoming, the only down fall would probably be sometimes getting someone of the phone to actually to talk to right away with out having to wait a couple of hours to get a call back.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr. Chung treated me exceptionally well, she always explained everything in detail when I didn't understand the procedure or had any sort of question Dr. Chung and her staff was always a call or email away. I never felt as if i was just a "number" or "another" patient I truly felt like Dr. Chung really cares for each and one of her patients, we felt she was helping us reach our #1 goal to have a family..
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
I would advice a feature patient to walk in with an open mind. Dr. Chung will load you up with information like no one else she will make sure you understand everything as well as have answered all your questions. Follow all advice given by Dr. Chung and nurse.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr. Chung is an amazing Dr. should would take the time to call be back when i had a question or concern. Her nurse as well did the same i never felt alone.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
As a male fertility factor one of our protocols was to try the semen analysis protocol to try and get pregnant naturally since husband suffers of retrograded ejaculations do to cancer and the first time we tried this protocol his sperm reversed,so we were told to try it again which consisted of being abstinence 3-5 days. 1. Begin Sudafed (with pseudo ephedrine) 2 tablets (30mg each) three times a day starting three days prior to semen analysis 2. Take 2 alkaseltzer tablets in the morning.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Terry)
Terry was an amazing nurse, she always made sure to get back to be by then end of the day or sooner. all the staff was extremely nice warming and friendly. always felt like an amazing place to be. with many helping hands
Describe your experience with USC.
Everyone is extremely nice and welcoming, the only down fall would probably be sometimes getting someone of the phone to actually to talk to right away with out having to wait a couple of hours to get a call back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
our estimated care cost is at about 8k.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
our Dr. recommended that we get two embryos transfer. why? because or odds would be greater incase one doesn't attach maybe the other one will, and if they both do then we'll be blessed with twins.
8
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 39
2 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
European
Income $50K - $99K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Chung listens well to our concerns and addresses them knowledgeably and carefully. She seems very proactive in helping us as an individual couple. She explains things in ways we can understand. She is candid yet talks about our situation in a way that maintains our dignity. I really appreciate that, especially for my husband because fertility treatment can feel so embarrassing.... Dr Chung is quick to reply to my emails when I have any questions and shows empathy
This clinic [USC - Los Angeles] is pretty easy to get to, located downtown. I’ve not had long wait times, and people are always kind when I go for blood draws and ultrasounds. They seem orderly and clean. Sometimes I wish the hours were more flexible, but I’ve never had a problem making an appointment.... The prices seem very competitive with other clinics.... They are quick to communicate with me anything I need to know or answer my questions.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr Chung listens well to our concerns and addresses them knowledgeably and carefully. She seems very proactive in helping us as an individual couple. She explains things in ways we can understand. She is candid yet talks about our situation in a way that maintains our dignity. I really appreciate that, especially for my husband because fertility treatment can feel so embarrassing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Trust her to listen to what you want and feel. Then trust her judgment in how to best move forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr Chung is quick to reply to my emails when I have any questions and shows empathy with my worri s or feats. She shows compassion as we work together to do what we can to achieve our pregnancy goals.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
She ordered tests for me first to rule out any physical reasons why I’d been unable to conceive. We tried a cycle of clomid with timed intercourse. We are now mid-cycle with IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USC.
They are kind and helpful. They are quick to communicate with me anything I need to know or answer my questions.
Describe your experience with USC.
This clinic is pretty easy to get to, located downtown. I’ve not had long wait times, and people are always kind when I go for blood draws and ultrasounds. They seem orderly and clean. Sometimes I wish the hours were more flexible, but I’ve never had a problem making an appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
The prices seem very competitive with other clinics.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
Our doctor was great about listening to us and agreeing to transfer multiple embryos, especially at my age. I think she takes each case individually and adjusts to the patient.
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Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
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9
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
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2020, Successful
10
10
Age 31
2 IUI
1 IVF
Other
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Chung's warmth and kindness creates an ideal doctor/patient relationship. She showed compassion for what I had been through and genuinely cared about finding solutions...she took the time to get to know my case and have a plan of action ready to present to us during the consultation...Her evidenced based approach and leaving no stone unturned is what got us the results we had prayed for. After 6 failed fertility treatments with a previous doctor, our first FET with Dr. Chung was successful.
The clinic [California Fertility Partners] runs extremely smoothly. I never ran into issues like long wait times or miscommunications like I did at a previous clinic I was at. The staff always provided fast response time, appeared organized, and were very friendly...The nursing staff at CFP goes above and beyond to provide effective communication and fast responses. They were totally dependable and extremely reliable to help whenever I needed it
How was your experience with Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
From the moment I had my consultation with Dr. Chung, I knew she was the right doctor for us. I could tell she took the time to get to know my case and have a plan of action ready to present to us during the consultation. Every interaction with Dr. Chung was beyond my expectations. Her warmth, kindness and compassion really helped me cope with the negative experience of infertility. Her evidenced based approach and leaving no stone unturned is what got us the results we had prayed for. After 6 failed fertility treatments with a previous doctor, our first FET with Dr. Chung was successful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at California Fertility Partners?
Dr. Chung's warmth and kindness creates an ideal doctor/patient relationship. She showed compassion for what I had been through and genuinely cared about finding solutions.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at California Fertility Partners and their degree of success.
Saline Sonogram, Hysteroscopy, ERA, FET
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at California Fertility Partners.
The nursing staff at CFP goes above and beyond to provide effective communication and fast responses. They were totally dependable and extremely reliable to help whenever I needed it.
Describe your experience with California Fertility Partners.
The clinic runs extremely smoothly. I never ran into issues like long wait times or miscommunications like I did at a previous clinic I was at. The staff always provided fast response time, appeared organized, and were very friendly.
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
California Fertility Partners
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2018, Unsuccessful
9
8
Age 34 - 37
2 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Engineer
1st of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We tried two IVF cycles with medications [with Dr. Karine Chung] but never got viable eggs and had to abort the cycle each time. We currently are pursuing egg donor IVF...always very compassionate with us...She answered our myriad questions with patience. We attempted two IVF cycles with her and then after a break in treatment we have decided to return to her to try egg donation.
Teri [nurse at USC Fertility] was great and also answered all our questions. The staff were all well trained and were good at drawing blood. We enjoyed their sense of humor as well...Roughly $11k IVF, roughly $5K meds, though we weren't charged for everything because we did not complete the cycles. Sometimes there were additional fees such as ultrasounds...There's usually a wait and sometimes it's hard to know for how long. Mornings are particularly busy. Like most fertility clinics they don't take insurance. The financial counselors are great but sometimes it's hard to figure out all of the fees. They don't validate parking. There are great places to eat around.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr. Chung is clearly very competent and was compassionate with us. She answered our myriad questions with patience. We attempted two IVF cycles with her and then after a break in treatment we have decided to return to her to try egg donation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Be prepared with a list of questions and take notes because there is a lot of information.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Dr. Chung was always very compassionate with us.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
We tried two IVF cycles with medications but never got viable eggs and had to abort the cycle each time. We currently are pursuing egg donor IVF.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Teri)
Teri was great and also answered all our questions. The staff were all well trained and were good at drawing blood. We enjoyed their sense of humor as well.
Describe your experience with USC.
There's usually a wait and sometimes it's hard to know for how long. Mornings are particularly busy. Like most fertility clinics they don't take insurance. The financial counselors are great but sometimes it's hard to figure out all of the fees. They don't validate parking. There are great places to eat around.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
Roughly $11k IVF, roughly $5K meds, though we weren't charged for everything because we did not complete the cycles. Sometimes there were additional fees such as ultrasounds.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
We didn't have experience with this
9
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2013 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 40
3 Embryo Freezing (cancer)
IVF
Surrogacy
Cancer
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She’s the best. I have seen many doctors during the few years, and she is easily the best doctor that has ever treated me. In addition, she is immersed in research and an educator which elevates her knowledge and approach to you as a patient....She is fantastic and incredibly warm. She remembers all the details of your case, it is very personal. Even when delivering hard news, she is compassionate and warm but clear.
Strengths [USC] are reputation, operating hours and staff. I would say the negatives are it can get busy and you may have a fellow from the medical school in the room with you which can be awkward at first.... It was organized. I liked going as early as possible.... Given my cycle was with a surrogate, some information was not given to my surrogate that delayed transfer. The next cycle worked, so at the end of the day, it was meant to be.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
She’s the best. I have seen many doctors during the few years, and she is easily the best doctor that has ever treated me. In addition, she is immersed in research and an educator which elevates her knowledge and approach to you as a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Go to the office early!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
She is fantastic and incredibly warm. She remembers all the details of your case, it is very personal. Even when delivering hard news, she is compassionate and warm but clear.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
I don’t remember, it was in 2013-2014
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Terrie)
They are great as well. Warm, knowledgeable and are available by phone and email.
Describe your experience with USC.
Strengths are reputation, operating hours and staff. I would say the negatives are it can get busy and you may have a fellow from the medical school in the room with you which can be awkward at first.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at USC.
It was organized. I liked going as early as possible.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
Don’t remember, seemed competitive for the LA/OC area. As a cancer survivor, Chung has a discounted program.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
She does tailor number, 3 vs 5 to each individual.
What specific things went wrong at USC?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
Describe the specific things that went wrong at USC.
Given my cycle was with a surrogate, some information was not given to my surrogate that delayed transfer. The next cycle worked, so at the end of the day, it was meant to be.
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2016 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 36 - 38
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Every question and concern [with Dr. Karine Chung] was adddressed with timely compassion...We went to several doctors before we settled on her. She was thoughtful and treated us like more than a number. We felt like our losses and successes were hers. We had unique circumstances, which she handled with grace and competency...we had to go on lots more meds than the average person.
Teri [nurse at USC] helped us every step of the way. I had several scenarios where we weren’t able to get meds ordered fast enough and she answered and provided for us...Super easy to get in. Hours were long so you could make it. Appointments moved fast...Strengths are that they are very organized and you aren’t just a number to them. Can’t think of any weaknesses other than my own hesitations and fears about the process.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
We went to several doctors before we settled on her. She was thoughtful and treated us like more than a number. We felt like our losses and successes were hers. We had unique circumstances, which she handled with grace and competency.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Go to her and don’t look back!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Every question and concern was adddressed with timely compassion.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
I’m afraid i don’t remember much except that we had to go on lots more meds than the average person.
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Teri)
Teri helped us every step of the way. I had several scenarios where we weren’t able to get meds ordered fast enough and she answered and provided for us.
Describe your experience with USC.
Strengths are that they are very organized and you aren’t just a number to them. Can’t think of any weaknesses other than my own hesitations and fears about the process. Choose wisely as you get what you pay for!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at USC.
Super easy to get in. Hours were long so you could make it. Appointments moved fast.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
$25,000 for my meds and the process including my husband’s ICSI.
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
She let us choose, with her expert opinion but without judgement.
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Successful
10
10
Age 38
IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Chung] was compassionate and open. She made sure to communicate with us every step of the way. We are grateful for her efforts. She was aware of our needs. Hopefully she will feel of our appreciation and gratitude....Nice office []USC Fertility] and doctor... Strengths were compassionate, organized and thorough. Everyone answered our questions and treated us with respect. We even had great help on weekends.
Everyone [USC Fertility] was compassionate and organized. We were happy to see people and were excited for their hope....No weaknesses. Strengths were compassionate, organized and thorough. Everyone answered our questions and treated us with respect. We even had great help on weekends. Super grateful to have gotten to know everyone....Nice office and doctor...She [Dr. Chung] was compassionate and open. She made sure to communicate with us every step of the way.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
She was compassionate and open. She made sure to communicate with us every step of the way. We are grateful for her efforts. She was aware of our needs. Hopefully she will feel of our appreciation and gratitude.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Just go along with the ride.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
Nice office and doctor
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
Sorry don’t remember
Describe your experience with your nurse at USC. (Assigned nurse: Teri)
Everyone was compassionate and organized. We were happy to see people and were excited for their hope.
Describe your experience with USC.
No weaknesses. Strengths were compassionate, organized and thorough. Everyone answered our questions and treated us with respect. We even had great help on weekends. Super grateful to have gotten to know everyone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
$25,000 for total package
Describe Karine Chung's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at USC.
N/A
10
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 39
Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
She [Dr. Chung] said I could do egg freezing but that it may take 3 rounds or so to gather enough eggs, which would just be too expensive. I was 39 at the time. I am now hoping to try and just get pregnant with donor sperm and want to go back to her. ... Be open to the options she recommends. ... Very expensive.. I think $500 for consultation [at USC] ... She was very kind and honest- so respectful.
Very long wait times even with an appointment [USC - Los Angeles], so be prepared to wait. There were always many people in waiting room and then even when you are in your private room for appt you will have to wait longer than you think. ... Very expensive.. I think $500 for consultation and process would have been approx $13k each cycle ... [Nursing staff] Very nice. Just did blood draws with them.
How was your experience with Karine Chung at USC?
She said I could do egg freezing but that it may take 3 rounds or so to gather enough eggs, which would just be too expensive. I was 39 at the time. I am now hoping to try and just get pregnant with donor sperm and want to go back to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Karine Chung at USC?
Be open to the options she recommends.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Karine Chung at USC?
She was very kind and honest- so respectful.
Describe the protocols Karine Chung used in your cycles at USC and their degree of success.
We just did testing
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at USC.
Very nice. Just did blood draws with them.
Describe your experience with USC.
Very long wait times even with an appointment, so be prepared to wait. There were always many people in waiting room and then even when you are in your private room for appt you will have to wait longer than you think.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Karine Chung at USC.
Very expensive.. I think $500 for consultation and process would have been approx $13k each cycle
9
Doctor
Karine Chung
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
USC
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources