Lauren Sundheimer

Kindbody Los Angeles

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.9
9.9
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
9.3
Excellent
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U of California
Residency
UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship
UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

How Doctor Communicates

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Lauren Sundheimer works at

Kindbody Los Angeles
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 64%Neutral: 36%9.3

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Century City
Century City Mall / Space #2897
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Santa Monica
1260 15th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Newport Beach
4321 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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6 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, 30 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 Egg Freezing
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sundheimer made me feel so at ease throughout my egg retrieval journey. She was very clear in explaining to me the procedure, the process leading up to the procedure, and any additional questions I have around fertility...From the initial consultation to every follow up appointment pre and post procedure, I had the opportunity to talk to her one on one..
All the nursing staff [of CCRM OC] were very kind and patient. There were a lot of nurses and so there is someone always on hand to answer questions whether in the office or via phone/email...There was little wait time before appointments which is helpful if you're coming in mid day. One area of improvement would be for the staff to send reminder emails/texts for appointments since you do end up having many
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Dr. Sundheimer made me feel so at ease throughout my egg retrieval journey. She was very clear in explaining to me the procedure, the process leading up to the procedure, and any additional questions I have around fertility. She is very kind and patient, especially when fertility in general can be a difficult subject to navigate. I am really happy I did my procedure with Dr. Sundheimer and would recommend everyone to go to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Come in with an open mind and be flexible about your fertility journey. With any major medical procedure, there can always be changes just because of how our bodies react to different medications or just general timing. Dr. Sundheimer is there to guide you throughout the process so don't be worried.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Dr. Sundheimer took the time to meet with me every step of the process. From the initial consultation to every follow up appointment pre and post procedure, I had the opportunity to talk to her one on one. She always answered all of my questions and even personally called me to deliver test results when applicable. She is an amazing doctor and I would highly recommend any potential patients to her.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM Orange County.
All the nursing staff were very kind and patient. There were a lot of nurses and so there is someone always on hand to answer questions whether in the office or via phone/email. I felt very taken care of and feel very fortunate to have the staff by my side during my procedure.
Describe your experience with CCRM Orange County.
Overall, I have nothing but great things to say about the clinic. Staff was kind, professional, quick to respond. There was little wait time before appointments which is helpful if you're coming in mid day. One area of improvement would be for the staff to send reminder emails/texts for appointments since you do end up having many. But beyond that my overall experience was great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County.
I had insurance through progyny. That being said my service was ~$2k.
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
CCRM Orange County
CCRM OC - Jamboree Rd
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2019, 9 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When I had my consult with Dr Sundheimer I was very nervous. She really took the time with me to understand my results and what I should do to preserve my fertility. I had unexpected news that my reserve was low, and decided after talking with Dr Sundheimer to go forward with egg freezing. She always gave me updates throughout the entire process and made me feel very cared for. She was easy to talk to even with something that is so personal.She [Dr. Sundheimer] even retrieved a couple more [eggs] than anticipated. I was very happy about that...She always took the time to explain things to me in terms that I could understand...
The Torrance office [of Southern California Reproductive Center] is very personable...She [nurse] was very quick to get back to my questions (by both phone or email) or other needs. She was friendly at every visit and was easy to communicate with throughout this process. She gave me timely updates on what I would need to continue with my egg freezing cycle...Both Dr Sundheimer and her nurse take the time to get to know you and explain things in detail. I felt very comfortable at each visit and there was little to no wait time as well.
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center?
When I had my consult with Dr Sundheimer I was very nervous. She really took the time with me to understand my results and what I should do to preserve my fertility. I had unexpected news that my reserve was low, and decided after talking with Dr Sundheimer to go forward with egg freezing. She always gave me updates throughout the entire process and made me feel very cared for. She was easy to talk to even with something that is so personal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Don't hesitate to call with any questions or concerns, she will always reach out and explain things to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center?
She always took the time to explain things to me in terms that I could understand. The Torrance office is very personable.
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Dr Sundheimer had me on birth control pills to start for only a short period of time. Then I took injection medication to help my follicles grow into mature eggs. I took these injections for 12 days and then I had my eggs retrieved. She even retrieved a couple more than anticipated. I was very happy about that.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Chrystie)
She was very quick to get back to my questions (by both phone or email) or other needs. She was friendly at every visit and was easy to communicate with throughout this process. She gave me timely updates on what I would need to continue with my egg freezing cycle.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The Torrance location is very personable. Both Dr Sundheimer and her nurse take the time to get to know you and explain things in detail. I felt very comfortable at each visit and there was little to no wait time as well.
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 44 - 45
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sundheimer is very sweet, kind, and positive. I always knew what was coming next and had she gave me lots of hope. She expressed empathy very sincerely and I felt like we were in this together. It was very easy to relate to her...We all agreed eSET was best for my situation... was very willing to explain things as scientifically or as layperson as I wanted. Often times we'd go over the same question in several different ways. She was patient and kind. She seemed genuinely excited when I got pregnant, and was very kind to follow up with me when I delivered.
Christy [nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center] was very bubbly and friendly and clearly knew her stuff!...The Torrance office is quite small and personal. There is plenty of parking and it feels very cozy. The Beverly Hills lab and surgery center is a well oiled machine! They clearly take pride in what they do...Dr. Sundheimer was very willing to explain things as scientifically or as layperson as I wanted. Often times we'd go over the same question in several different ways. She was patient and kind. She seemed genuinely excited when I got pregnant, and was very kind to follow up with me when I delivered.
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Sundheimer is very sweet, kind, and positive. I always knew what was coming next and had she gave me lots of hope. She expressed empathy very sincerely and I felt like we were in this together. It was very easy to relate to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Feel free to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Sundheimer was very willing to explain things as scientifically or as layperson as I wanted. Often times we'd go over the same question in several different ways. She was patient and kind. She seemed genuinely excited when I got pregnant, and was very kind to follow up with me when I delivered.
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
It was a bit ago, now.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Christy)
Christy was very bubbly and friendly and clearly knew her stuff!
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The Torrance office is quite small and personal. There is plenty of parking and it feels very cozy. The Beverly Hills lab and surgery center is a well oiled machine! They clearly take pride in what they do.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Sundheimer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
It was in line with my expectations of IVF
Describe Lauren Sundheimer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
We all agreed eSET was best for my situation
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 IVF
Unexplained
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I always felt like I was the only patient when working with Dr. Sundheimer. She is so caring, warm and kind...She was always positive yet set clear expectations for every visit, procedure and process. I never felt blindsided by any of our results because Dr. S explained everything so clearly. She was always at every visit, doing every ultrasound, every procedure and every test. I never felt like I couldn’t ask her a question or talk to her about a concern. She was wonderful, kind and so compassionate...
This clinic [CCRM Orange County] has a great reputation...They are efficient and you can get an appointment easily. They are also very accommodating to different schedules and it was very easy to come in and be seen. I do wish there was an easier way to communicate with some of the staff. There was always a different nurse who would give me information and I was never sure who I could email for questions about medications or just general questions...
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
I had nothing but a wonderful experience with Dr. Sundheimer. Because of her protocols and experience, I was able to finally become pregnant after over 2 years. I am so thankful to have met and worked with Dr. Sundheimer. She was always positive yet set clear expectations for every visit, procedure and process. I never felt blindsided by any of our results because Dr. S explained everything so clearly. She was always at every visit, doing every ultrasound, every procedure and every test. I never felt like I couldn’t ask her a question or talk to her about a concern. She was wonderful, kind and so compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Be open with Dr. Sundheimer about your concerns and questions. She will always take the time to answer your questions and give you the time to discuss any concerns that you have.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
I always felt like I was the only patient when working with Dr. Sundheimer. She is so caring, warm and kind. She never made me feel like I was “just a number” or “just another patient”.
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at CCRM Orange County and their degree of success.
Egg retrieval: 75 units menopur 150 units Gonal F Cetrotide antagonist Dual trigger with Lupron and hCG Stimulated for 11 days 13 eggs retrieved, 8 blastocysts and 1 normal, 1 inconclusive Transfer: Estrogen patches - build up to 4 patches every other day Estrace suppository once a day Doxy And medrol 5 days before transfer 1 cc of progesterone 5 days before transfer Day of transfer - add progesterone suppository once a day and aspirin every other day
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at CCRM Orange County.
Everyone was wonderful and compassionate!
Describe your experience with CCRM Orange County.
This clinic has a great reputation and even better results to back it up. They are efficient and you can get an appointment easily. They are also very accommodating to different schedules and it was very easy to come in and be seen. I do wish there was an easier way to communicate with some of the staff. There was always a different nurse who would give me information and I was never sure who I could email for questions about medications or just general questions.
Describe Lauren Sundheimer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Orange County.
NA
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
CCRM Orange County
CCRM OC - Jamboree Rd
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022, 8 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
1 Egg Freezing
Income $100K - $199K
Professor
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sundheimer is a skilled physician who is also extremely personable and easy to talk to. My appointments never felt rushed and she was always available and quick to respond to anything that came up during treatment. She has a relaxed and reassuring personality, which is very important for such a process...Dr. Sundheimer was able to review the medications protocol of that physician and tailor it to try to get better results...
Physician Assistant Keara [at CCRM Orange County] was amazing! She accompanied Dr. Sundheimer at all of my appointments and was on hand during my procedure. She was was knowledgeable and truly invested in my care, following up quickly to my emails. She and Dr. Sundheimer and the medical assistants are a great, very organized, and kind team...Beautiful clean clinic. Parking seems to be valid only for an hour but I only remember paying once, which wasn't a big deal. The clinic is located in a busy business center that has a wonderful coffee shop nearby where your partner or ride can wait the day of the procedure...
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
I feel very glad to have found Dr. Sundheimer after several disappointing experiences with other fertility physicians who were recommended by my OBGYN. Dr. Sundheimer is a skilled physician who is also extremely personable and easy to talk to. My appointments never felt rushed and she was always available and quick to respond to anything that came up during treatment. She has a relaxed and reassuring personality, which is very important for such a process. I would absolutely work with her again, without hesitation.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
I can't think of anything - everything went so smoothly!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Dr. Sundheimer and her team are wonderful! This is the third clinic I tried and I finally felt like I found place that didn't feel like a business. The clinicians, from the PA, Keara, to the medical assistants and front desk staff are patient, caring, and very professional. Dr. Sundheimer was always friendly and easy to communicate with. I never felt judged or rushed for my many questions. I genuinely enjoyed my office visits.
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at CCRM Orange County and their degree of success.
Since I had already gone through a canceled cycle with another clinician at another office unrelated to her own, Dr. Sundheimer was able to review the medications protocol of that physician and tailor it to try to get better results (which involved slightly increasing dosage of some meds and adding Omnitrope). She used Gonal-f, Menopur, Omnitrope, along with the trigger shots. I ordered from Alto Pharmacy, which was extremely professional, with helpful staff.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Orange County. (Assigned nurse: PA Keara)
Physician Assistant Keara was amazing! She accompanied Dr. Sundheimer at all of my appointments and was on hand during my procedure. She was was knowledgeable and truly invested in my care, following up quickly to my emails. She and Dr. Sundheimer and the medical assistants are a great, very organized, and kind team.
Describe your experience with CCRM Orange County.
Beautiful clean clinic. Parking seems to be valid only for an hour but I only remember paying once, which wasn't a big deal. The clinic is located in a busy business center that has a wonderful coffee shop nearby where your partner or ride can wait the day of the procedure. The procedures happen upstairs from the doctor's office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County.
It was a bit above $8,000 for all of Dr. Sundheimer's office's fees associated with the visits and the procedure itself. It was about another $5,000 for the pharmacy costs (paid outside to Alto Pharmacy directly).
Describe Lauren Sundheimer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Orange County.
n/a
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
CCRM Orange County
CCRM OC - Jamboree Rd
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 Egg Freezing
Endometriosis
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sundheimer provided a ton of information and answered many questions upfront as we started a new process...During egg freezing I took Gonal-F & Menopur daily for 2 weeks, this progressed as expected...Closer to the date of procedure I started taking Cetrotide and right before the surgery I took Progenyl. Dr. Sundheimer and her team had thoroughly prepared me in how to use these medicines...
They [CCRM Orange County] were efficient and informative in every visit...Everyone that works there is thoughtful and considerate and very thorough in how they support patients. They provide custom, personalized experience and answered every question I had in appointments or over the phone...Dr. Sundheimer and her team were extremely supportive, kind and detail oriented
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Dr. Sundheimer is a dream to work with. She took time in every appointment to explain exactly what she was doing, what that meant for my health and our experience. She was kind, thoughtful and informative.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Do research on the types of meds you'll be taking before they teach you how to take it so that you're prepared and the training can be more helpful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at CCRM Orange County?
Dr. Sundheimer provided a ton of information and answered many questions upfront as we started a new process. She is kind and considerate and throughout the appointments and procedure kept us informed and prepared. Throughout a complex and intense process Dr. Sundheimer and her team were extremely supportive, kind and detail oriented - I couldn't have asked for a better team or out come from this experience.
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at CCRM Orange County and their degree of success.
During egg freezing I took Gonal-F & Menopur daily for 2 weeks, this progressed as expected. During the many appointments we had to do ultrasounds and blood work we saw that they were working properly. Closer to the date of procedure I started taking Cetrotide and right before the surgery I took Progenyl. Dr. Sundheimer and her team had thoroughly prepared me in how to use these medicines.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CCRM Orange County. (Assigned nurse: Leileha, Joanne, Vicky )
The office is beautiful and I felt very comfortable throughout the process. Everyone that works there is thoughtful and considerate and very thorough in how they support patients. They provide custom, personalized experience and answered every question I had in appointments or over the phone.
Describe your experience with CCRM Orange County.
The office, surgical center and business park in general is high-end and very comfortable.They were efficient and informative in every visit, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fertility doctor.
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
10
Clinic
CCRM Orange County
CCRM OC - Jamboree Rd
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5