Lawrence Werlin

Coastal Fertility Medical Center

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Medical SchoolMount Sinai
Irvine
15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 726-0600
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Lawrence Werlin to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 11%9.2
13 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 6% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% 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
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Coastal Fertility Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 83%Neutral: 6%Don't recommend: 11%9
13 assessments
  • 83% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 6% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
13 assessments
4
Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
4
Our initial consultation was great. He [Dr. Werlin] took his time and was extremely thorough. He didn’t push us toward one treatment over the others, but laid everything out so that we could decide what was best for us. Once we were being seen by him during the IUI cycles, though, he did not engage in conversations with us. He pumped us in and out of his room with no time for questions.... Which made us feel more like a number and less like we were getting individualized care. He kept the atmosphere in the clinic lighthearted, though, and you could often hear him singing in the hallways.
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Age
26
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
4
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Our initial consultation was great. He took his time and was extremely thorough. He didn’t push us toward one treatment over the others, but laid everything out so that we could decide what was best for us. Once we were being seen by him during the IUI cycles, though, he did not engage in conversations with us. He pumped us in and out of his room with no time for questions. He called patients with bloodwork and semen analysis results, but didn’t give us much explanation or interpretation and always seemed to be in a rush to hang up and call the next patient on the list. Which made us feel more like a number and less like we were getting individualized care. He kept the atmosphere in the clinic lighthearted, though, and you could often hear him singing in the hallways. He’d burst into the room with great upbeat energy. That helped take your mind off things a bit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Expect to be the one initiating conversations/asking questions/information gathering. Otherwise you won’t get much info out of them. I had to ask why they were changing my trigger shot to lupron, and even after having asked multiple times, they never outright said they were worried about OHSS that cycle. I had to google a lot.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
The office was a well oiled machine, patients flying through ultrasounds and bloodwork pretty quickly. Which is nice in some respects. But at the same time, it didn’t allow us to feel like we were getting individualized care. Anytime I asked questions, the doctor gave extremely brief answers and you could tell he did not want to engage because he had a hoard of other patients to get through that morning. It was the same over the phone, too, when he was giving results. If you wanted more information/interpretation of bloodwork or semen analysis results, he just said we could come in for another consultation if we wanted. They never explicitly stated they were worried about OHSS during my second IUI cycle, but after googling the reason why they had changed my trigger shot, I found out what they were doing. I asked the nurse directly a few times why my trigger shot was changed, and she danced around the subject each time. The nurse was pretty rude to me and not empathetic when returning my calls (she never answered when I called, I always had to leave a voicemail). She once told me over the phone after a failed IUI cycle, “what....are you wondering why your period started? If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Sometimes that happens.”
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We had no known female fertility issues, but clear male factor infertility. We decided on IUI, and Werlin said if we go with IUI they recommend 3 rounds before moving to IVF. We did 2 IUI cycles with injections. 100 ml of Gonal F/Follistim each day. The meds made me extremely bloated, slightly crampy, exhausted, and emotional. We had about 8 days of stims each cycle and triggered with an HCG trigger shot the first time and Lupron the second time (since they were worried about OHSS). Produced plenty of eggs on the meds. They did 2 insemination days each cycle. After insemination, went on 400mg progesterone a day during the two week wait. Was supposed to come in for bloodwork pregnancy test after 2 weeks, but I started my period 12 and 10 days after each IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Joanne)
My nurse never answered the phone, I always had to leave a voicemail. She was insensitive over the phone when she did call me back. She scheduled me for a follow up appointment after my 2nd failed IUI for an ultrasound, but when I got there, both the nurse on staff and Dr Werlin himself were confused as to why I was there and why she scheduled me a follow up ultrasound, as I wasn’t in any pain and didn’t need to check for cysts since we were going to take time off. They proceeded to charge me for the visit, saying it wasn’t part of the other ultrasounds included in my IUI cycle I had paid for. We requested a refund in writing 3 times since it was clearly the nurse’s error to schedule us in. We never heard back.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Strengths: They are very organized and you are usually in and out of the office pretty quickly in the mornings. When doing IUI on injectibles, you get daily ultrasounds once it gets closer to insemination to make sure you are not overstimulating. Weaknesses: You don’t get much information out of them and need to rely on google for a lot of things. You might feel like a number here.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Out of pocket, no insurance coverage: IUI $1750 Injectibles (8 days) $800 Consultations: $150
What specific things went wrong at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
Dr. Werlin explained more information in that 30 minutes than we had gotten over our 3+ year journey. ... Dr. Werlin is honest, trustworthy and most of all human. He understands the emotional side to these procedures and results and is always encouraging. Truly the best there is.... The staff and Dr. Werlin could not be more warm and personable. My husband and I have always been greeted by name and made to feel like we were people and not just case numbers.
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Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
From the moment we attended the Coastal fertility seminar my husband and I both knew we had found our doctor. Dr. Werlin explained more information in that 30 minutes than we had gotten over our 3+ year journey. The little details like classic rock playing in the exam rooms and his infectious laugh you can hear from the waiting room all make you feel so much more comfortable. I have never hesitated to ask a question or felt like I wasn’t given the truth, both things I find important. Dr. Werlin is honest, trustworthy and most of all human. He understands the emotional side to these procedures and results and is always encouraging. Truly the best there is.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Attend the free seminar they host!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
The staff and Dr. Werlin could not be more warm and personable. My husband and I have always been greeted by name and made to feel like we were people and not just case numbers.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
2 weeks of birth control prior to stims for egg retrieval. Medicines used were Lupron, Menopur and Follistim followed by a pregnyl trigger. Successful egg retrieval with 29 follicles, 6 PGS tested normal embryos. Mock cycle: ERA biopsy and Lining checks. Medicine used Estradiol shots and Progesteron In oil shot. Successful mock cycle! Transfer: 2 weeks of birth control followed by estradiol shots, PIO, Medrol, Doxycicline and aspirin.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Joanne )
We love our nurse Joanne! I have felt very comfortable being able to ask her any questions or double check protocol if I’m confused. Jojo is always kind and we have a fun time joking around with her.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Coastal is decorated with pictures and gifts from past successful cases mostly referencing Dr. Werlins love for classic rock. They play music in the exam rooms and have a tv in the waiting room which is large and has comfortable seating. The staff is always helpful and smiling, the facility is very clean.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
We paid out of pocket without insurance coverage. From start to finish including genetic testing and freezing we were quoted $26,600
Describe Lawrence Werlin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Dr. Werlin only advises one embryo transfer. Originally we thought we would definitely have twins but when he explained the risks it was decided that due to my age and the health of the embryos a single transfer was in our best interest
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Dr Werlin was immediately warm and friendly from my consultation to my IUI. He is an amazing listener and always put my husband and my mind at ease and answered all question thoroughly and in a way that both of us could understand. He is goofy, loves classic rock, football and foremost his patients and his profession. You can tell he absolutely loves what he does and listens to what his patients ultimate goals are as well.
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Age
39
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Werlin was immediately warm and friendly from my consultation to my IUI. He is an amazing listener and always put my husband and my mind at ease and answered all question thoroughly and in a way that both of us could understand. He is goofy, loves classic rock, football and foremost his patients and his profession. You can tell he absolutely loves what he does and listens to what his patients ultimate goals are as well. He is honest and forthcoming with all information, good or bad, and shows sympathy if the news is bad. Overall, he is an amazing doctor that I absolutely trust and respect.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Come prepared with a notebook and any and all question you may have....
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Werlin has an amazing bed side manner. He is warm, inviting, knowledgeable and explains everything he is planning through treatment. He is the only one that calls you with blood work and ultrasound results. The office plays Classic Rock music which is nice and the ultrasound rooms are kept warm and not freezing cold.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I called Dr Werlin on Day 1 of my cycle to set up an ultrasound on Day 2. After the ultrasound I was put on a BCP for 5 days. On Day 14 I stopped the BCP and started injectables: Lupron, Choriomon, Menopur & Gonal F. I cannot remember specifics but injectables were taken until Day 22. My injectable treatment was extended because my follicles were not growing as quickly as Dr. Werlin wanted them too. By Day 22 I was at 20cm and was instructed to inject the HCG medication. My retrieval was scheduled for Day 24 but after my ultrasound & bloodwork results came back on Day 23 the Dr decided to change my retrieval to an IUI because I only had 3 potential eggs. Very sad day it was. I had an IUI on Day 24 and Day 25 and was put on Progesterone. Unfortunately I started my period 10 days after my second IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Cobb)
The entire nursing staff was caring, calming and communicated very well. They shows compassion and empathy and I felt completely comfortable with Michelle Cobb my nursing coordinator.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
The office is new, clean, inviting, warm (temperature) and plays Classic Rock. Everyone working there from the front desk staff to the Dr are inviting, knowledgeable, warm and caring. I really cannot think of an weaknesses except for the fact it is a little hard to get a hold of the nursing staff at times.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
With the genetic testing on the embryos= about $25K.
Describe Lawrence Werlin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
We did not make it to this stage.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
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He [Dr. Werlin] gave me his direct attention and he always called me directly with any results or anytime I have questions. He reassured me every step of the way and he thoroughly explained each and every procedure and he respected my thoughts and feelings. He made me laugh and he was there to Comfort me when I was crying. He never made me feel foolish for asking so many questions and he always gave me a sense that I could trust him completely and I was safe in his care. He is truly one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met!
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
I really appreciated that he always took the time to answer my questions very thoroughly and he was exceptionally compassionate and he has a fantastic sense of humor. He always made me feel like I was his only patient that day and he reassured me every step of the way. During my treatment my youngest sister died unexpectedly from cancer and he was very empathetic and he even asked me if I wanted to take a break to allow myself to grieve. He gave me his condolences and I will always remember how kind he was to me during such a sad time in my life. I was unable to use my own embryos because of severe abnormalities and he called to give me the results while he was out of state on vacation and I thought that was very respectful. He could have easily had another staff person call me. I was sobbing on the phone and he was very patient and reassured me that we will explore every alternative. I began the journey of using donor eggs and he explained the process completely and he allowed me to ask as many questions as needed and to process my thoughts and feelings about the entire situation. He is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met and I have referred several people to him. I will forever be grateful to him for my little girl that I now have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Trust him completely! He knows exactly what he is doing and he is not just trying to have you do all of these different treatments to make money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
He has the best sense of humor and he always made me feel like I was the only patient he was working with. He gave me his direct attention and he always called me directly with any results or anytime I have questions. He reassured me every step of the way and he thoroughly explained each and every procedure and he respected my thoughts and feelings. He made me laugh and he was there to Comfort me when I was crying. He never made me feel foolish for asking so many questions and he always gave me a sense that I could trust him completely and I was safe in his care. He is truly one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met!
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I remember doing progesterone and estrogen and jackstands and I remember being on baby aspirin and I was on a steroid for a bit of time and I was on other injections when I was doing my retrieval. He monitor me closely and at one point I was getting my blood drawn daily for two weeks when I was preparing for my retrieval and then I was getting my blood drawn weekly during my first trimester of pregnancy to make sure that all of my hormone levels were appropriate. I always trusted his methods and It was successful. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and I had a good outcome. I did not have any negative side effects to any of the medication or injections that I was prescribed. He also did a mock transfer cycle and I believe that was crucial!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: JoJo)
All of the nurses and financial coordinator‘s and even the receptionist were very respectful and helpful and made me feel like I was the only patient. They answered all of my questions and returned any messages I left for them and I always felt very well cared for. They always had a smile on their face and a cheery disposition. They reassured me every step of the way and they cheered me on once I became pregnant. The staff is fantastic! Such an amazing team overall!
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
What I loved most was that everything was in one location. The lab, surgery center and Dr. Office.… Aleve made everything easier and I felt like I was in such great hands. I think a new patient would really feel welcome at this fertility clinic and they will feel that they are going to have the outcome they desire. The team as a whole is phenomenal and they work well together and they make patients feel like they are safe in their care and that everything will turn out well! They are cheerful and reassuring and they really make the patients feel like they are the most important aspect of this clinic!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
It was very expensive because I had to use donor eggs and donor sperm. So I had extra costs that not everyone has. I think my total treatment with everything was about $75,000. I had to also pay for medication and injections and my insurance did not cover any fertility treatment so everything was out of pocket for me.
Describe Lawrence Werlin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
He transferred to embryos and I ended up with a singleton pregnancy. I do not believe that he will transfer more than two embryos at one time because he wants you to have a healthy pregnancy. I had asked him about transferring more than two embryos and he thoroughly explained that it can be unsafe for the fetuses if you get pregnant with multiples and it was the best to only transferred to it a time. I respected and trusted his decision and now I have my beautiful daughter.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
37 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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He [Dr. Lawrence Werlin] is warm, caring, funny. He remembers your name and your spouse. He has nicknames for you. He plays the rolling stones and loves funky socks. A very great bedside manner...As a Dr he is excellent. Takes time to meet and review and explain. Very compassionate. I wish he would have changed up my medicine or explained it more. The nurses are great but sometimes not very thorough and hard to stay in touch if their schedule changes. The wait in the am is minimal and for the most part on time. He has very nice new building and surgery center. It's his own so no sharing or crammed quarters.
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Age
37 - 39
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish, Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
As a Dr he is excellent. Takes time to meet and review and explain. Very compassionate. I wish he would have changed up my medicine or explained it more. The nurses are great but sometimes not very thorough and hard to stay in touch if their schedule changes. The wait in the am is minimal and for the most part on time. He has very nice new building and surgery center. It's his own so no sharing or crammed quarters.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Ask questions be your own boss and follow up.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
He is warm, caring, funny. He remembers your name and your spouse. He has nicknames for you. He plays the rolling stones and loves funky socks. A very great bedside manner.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Lupron 20mg 3 days to start Menupor Folistim After ganirelix Occasionaly tried omnitrope growth hormone saw increased egg growth stimulation but in the end had poor egg quality.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Joanne)
Great staff but felt like ordering meds or getting answers were delayed or not explained clearly.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Location and new building and surgery center are excellent. Very private and Dr werlin personally wheels you to your car after surgery upon waking up and excused to leave. I wish they explained that a catheter was used during retrieval because of irration after.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Early starting at 6-6:30am until 9am were set hours for monitoring. If it was very busy they had the RN nurse helping on ultrasounds. I never waited longer than 30 minutes very punctual. Pretty quick in and out
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Apprx $12-15k first cycle then reduced by $5k each additional cycle They carried over balance if you started then stopped as we did.
What specific things went wrong at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
27 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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I couldn’t imagine going through this experience with anyone else. You can tell this is [Dr. Werlin's] passion and he does it so well and enjoys every moment...He made it personal! Have my husband a nickname and was ALWAYS happy to see us. Honestly the best experience of our lives...suggested we try through ya regular OB because our insurance wasn’t going to cover any “infertility” treatments. So we went he OB route for 3 rounds of clomid. They didn’t work. We saved up some money, gave my body a year off all the drugs and went back to dr Werlin around my 30th birthday. We did our first round of IUI with gonal injections, metformin & progesterone and were pregnant!!
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Age
27 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
He was the best Dr. I couldn’t imagine going through this experience with anyone else. You can tell this is his passion and he does it so well and enjoys every moment. He will not let you leave without a miracle in your arms.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
He made it personal! Have my husband a nickname and was ALWAYS happy to see us. Honestly the best experience of our lives.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I have PCOS and was 27 when we first saw him. We began the process with just progesterone and metformin. It didn’t work. He then suggested we try through ya regular OB because our insurance wasn’t going to cover any “infertility” treatments. So we went he OB route for 3 rounds of clomid. They didn’t work. We saved up some money, gave my body a year off all the drugs and went back to dr Werlin around my 30th birthday. We did our first round of IUI with gonal injections, metformin & progesterone and were pregnant!! Our son is now 6 months old and I can’t rave enough amount the care and compassion of dr Werlins office.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Michelle was fantastic. Always answered all my calls, explained everything and returned every phone call.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
No weaknesses. Again I can not recommend or rave about them enough. I owe my entire sons being to them and the power of prayer. We drove an hour (with no traffic) to them every visit and it was so worth the early mornings, toll roads and all!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
In total I believe our successful IUI cost is roughly $5k
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 41
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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Dr Werlin is very approachable and easy to talk to. He takes what he does very seriously but doesn’t take himself too seriously. Even when when we didn’t get the news we were hoping for we always left the office feeling like everything will be ok.... Dr Werlin always asked about other things happening in our lives besides out fertility issues.... We did cycles with clomid and injectables and IUI followed by progesterone, 1mg folic acid.
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Age
34 - 41
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Werlin is very approachable and easy to talk to. He takes what he does very seriously but doesn’t take himself too seriously. Even when when we didn’t get the news we were hoping for we always left the office feeling like everything will be ok.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Take the whole process one step at a time and try not too over think the “what if “
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Werlin always asked about other things happening in our lives besides out fertility issues.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
After the initial appointment to gather prior medical history Dr Werlin ordered blood work which was able to pinpoint some issues that needed to be addressed. We did cycles with clomid and injectables and IUI followed by progesterone, 1mg folic acid.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always kind, patient, skilled and knowledgeable
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic always ran on schedule. I never had to wait more than a couple minutes in the waiting room for my appointment. The clinic had early hours so I was able to get my blood work and treatment done and still make it to work on time
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
I don’t remember
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
2004 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
We highly recommend Dr. Werlin....Dr. Werlin is very personable, relatable and well like by everyone....Dr. Werlin was available for every office visit - which was several times each week and sometime on weekends. He walked us through every step of the way...Before meeting Dr. Werlin we were turned down by other doctors who thought we wouldn't be successful at having kids....We had 4 embryos inserted and successfully delivered twin, fraternal boys.
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Age
Treated
2004 - 2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Werlin was available for every office visit - which was several times each week and sometime on weekends. He walked us through every step of the way. We successfully had twin boys. As a result, we recommended Dr. Werlin to numerous friends and all were successful at having their own children. His success rate among the folks we referred him to is 100%. Highly recommend Dr. Werlin. Before meeting Dr. Werlin we were turned down by other doctors who thought we wouldn't be successful at having kids.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
We recommend Dr. Werlin 100%. Initially, the wait period to get in as a new patient took a couple of months; however, i kept calling asking if anyone had cancelled their appointment -- and, i was able to get in to the dr. much sooner than expected.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Werlin is very personable, relatable and well like by everyone.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We had 4 embryos inserted and successfully delivered twin, fraternal boys.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone on Dr. Werlin's staff was helpful, compassionate and professional.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
We had a great experience with everything about the clinic, the staff, Dr. Werlin and the surgical procedures. Office and surgical center is conveniently located in Irvine. We highly recommend Dr. Werlin.
Describe Lawrence Werlin's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
We would recommend multiple embryo transfer.
10
Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr Werlin has the absolute best bedside manner. He is always compassionate and knowledgeable. I feel 100% comfortable under his care and my husband does too. Dr Werlin does every procedure, every ultrasound and even calls with all blood results.... I have always felt like part of the clinic family from Day 1. The nurses, staff and Dr Werlin are always friendly and caring....
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Age
32
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Werlin has the absolute best bedside manner. He is always compassionate and knowledgeable. I feel 100% comfortable under his care and my husband does too. Dr Werlin does every procedure, every ultrasound and even calls with all blood results.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Make sure you know exactly what your payments cover.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
I have always felt like part of the clinic family from Day 1. The nurses, staff and Dr Werlin are always friendly and caring.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle )
I love all of the nurses at my clinic. They are also very compassionate and always get back to me right away.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is state of the art. Nice and organized. Waiting is minimum 20 minutes to be seen at appointments.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Iui around $3000 IVF around $25000
10
Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr. Werlin was very hands on, compassionate, excellent bedside manners, positvie and energetic...Dr. Werlin and his staff are a positive and hands on group. I felt I was in goods hands and they had my best interest at heart....ivf $10K (includes retrieval, ICSI and Blast, pgs extra)
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Werlin and his staff are a positive and hands on group. I felt I was in goods hands and they had my best interest at heart.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Make sure you feel a connection with the doctor you see.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Werlin was very hands on, compassionate, excellent bedside manners, positvie and energetic
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Individual approach is important because we all need different dosages and time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
she was great about calling back and providing the steps necessary
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
the minute you walk in, you can feel the positive energy
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
ivf $10K (includes retrieval, ICSI and Blast, pgs extra,
10
Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr Werlin always knew our names and was so welcoming and positive...I loved working with Dr Werlin. I loved that you always see him. He himself always calls with results when he says he will. Nothing worse than waiting all day for pregnancy test results....not with him!...Be open. This isn't plan A or even B I'm sure. No one wants to need fertility treatment. I think this was plan Z for us but we are finally expecting 2 miracles in a few months thanks to Dr Werlin and our amazing egg donor...
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Age
36
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
I loved working with Dr Werlin. I loved that you always see him. He himself always calls with results when he says he will. Nothing worse than waiting all day for pregnancy test results....not with him!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Be open. This isn't plan A or even B I'm sure. No one wants to need fertility treatment. I think this was plan Z for us but we are finally expecting 2 miracles in a few months thanks to Dr Werlin and our amazing egg donor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Werlin always knew our names and was so welcoming and positive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Anne Chun )
We had good interactions with all the back office staff. We always knew what to expect.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Over 30k including donor costs
10
Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
45
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
Dr. Werlin remained focus on what the human journey would be like in this situation and was very direct but was empathetic with all our initial needs....Be attentive of what Dr. Werlin suggests and info he gives so you can make an informed decision...Initially, we are observing that the nurses are compassionate and stick to what is paramount at the moment....[Coastal Fertility Medical Center is] very accessible and customer-friendly.
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Age
45
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
8
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Be attentive of what Dr. Werlin suggests and info he gives so you can make an informed decision.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Werlin remained focus on what the human journey would be like in this situation and was very direct but was empathetic with all our initial needs.
Describe the protocols Lawrence Werlin used in your cycles at Coastal Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
None used at this time since our treatment is still in progress.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Initially, we are observing that the nurses are compassionate and stick to what is paramount at the moment.
Describe your experience with Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Very accessible and customer-friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center.
Not yet sure as treatment is still in progress.
8
Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
I liked Dr. Werlin from the first meeting (he was the 3rd fertility dr I met with). He is very personable and he always called with all results, rather than an assistant or nurse calling. He seemed genuinely interested in our lives and was easy to get along with.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS, Other
10
How was your experience with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
I liked Dr. Werlin from the first meeting (he was the 3rd fertility dr I met with). He is very personable and he always called with all results, rather than an assistant or nurse calling. He seemed genuinely interested in our lives and was easy to get along with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
He knows what he is doing and is wonderful at his job- trust him and the guidance he provides to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lawrence Werlin at Coastal Fertility Medical Center?
All of the staff was very personable. Dr. Werlin remembered everything we ever talked about, and two years later he still does when we see him annually at his Miracle Baby Reunion.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Coastal Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: JoJo)
All staff and my assigned nurse were always very kind, personable, and if they didn't know an answer they always got it and would get back to me in a timely manner.
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Doctor
Lawrence Werlin
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Coastal Fertility Medical Center
Irvine
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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