Lila Schmidt

San Diego Mommy Maker

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineAvailable by cell phone
Medical SchoolUSC
ResidencyCedars-Sinai
FellowshipUC Irvine
San Diego
3969 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
619/295-4050
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Lila Schmidt to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend San Diego Mommy Maker to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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She [Dr. Schmidt] and her staff work independently from a hospital, so you get a small personal feeling. Her equipment isn’t the state of the art, fancy stuff, but it gets the job done. She works really hard for you to get as much covered through insurance as possible too. She’s really just the best - she and her team!...We were dealing with male factor infertility. My prior RE refused to perform an IUI on me because I had 3 mature follicles. Dr Schmidt recognized that my husband’s sperm needed as many targets as possible, so she agreed and encouraged me to try - after explaining the risks of course.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
She and her staff work independently from a hospital, so you get a small personal feeling. Her equipment isn’t the state of the art, fancy stuff, but it gets the job done. She works really hard for you to get as much covered through insurance as possible too. She’s really just the best - she and her team!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t make snap judgments, and listen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
She has a brusque personality, but I find that useful in an RE. She doesn’t sugar coat, but takes time to get to know your cycle. It helps if you understand and know about your body and cycles beforehand, though!
Describe the protocols Lila Schmidt used in your cycles at San Diego Mommy Maker and their degree of success.
We were dealing with male factor infertility. My prior RE refused to perform an IUI on me because I had 3 mature follicles. Dr Schmidt recognized that my husband’s sperm needed as many targets as possible, so she agreed and encouraged me to try - after explaining the risks of course. We did 2 medicated cycles with clomid for 5 days, blood monitoring, a pregnyl shot to trigger, and 2 back to back IUIs. I think the second IUI was helpful. She was really great through both procedures
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Mommy Maker. (Assigned nurse: Kristina )
The staff is small! Everyone is like family! Love love love them!
Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
It’s not the newest, but I’m not swayed by flashiness or fancy stuff. It has everything a clinic needs, and the posters are hilarious. If you don’t have a sense of humor and you’re extremely fragile, maybe avoid this clinic. Being informed and a strong person helped me work well with the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker.
Both iuis cost $3,000 excluding medications
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Doctor
Lila Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
Nursing
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Dr Schmidt is an amazing doctor. She is caring and warm. She talks fast, which some may interpret as rushing you through, but it's just the way her mind works. She is happy to slow down and chat with you.... Dr Schmidt is straight forward and at the same time warm and sympathetic.... Small clinic; personal attention. Dr Schmidt will check up on you on you after hours and even give you her personal cell phone number.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Dr Schmidt is an amazing doctor. She is caring and warm. She talks fast, which some may interpret as rushing you through, but it's just the way her mind works. She is happy to slow down and chat with you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Go meet her in person - once you talk to her, you will feel at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker?
Dr Schmidt is straight forward and at the same time warm and sympathetic.
Describe the protocols Lila Schmidt used in your cycles at San Diego Mommy Maker and their degree of success.
Clomid with timed intercourse first round; clomid with iui second round before ivf. Since iui was successful, we never got to ivf.
Describe your experience with your nurse at San Diego Mommy Maker. (Assigned nurse: Kristina )
Dr Schmidt has one nurse and one assistant. Both are professional and warm.
Describe your experience with San Diego Mommy Maker.
Small clinic; personal attention. Dr Schmidt will check up on you on you after hours and even give you her personal cell phone number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lila Schmidt at San Diego Mommy Maker.
Costs for iui was flat fee, follow up monitoring once successful is billed separately per office visit.
What specific things went wrong at San Diego Mommy Maker?
  • Lost appointments
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Doctor
Lila Schmidt
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
San Diego Mommy Maker
San Diego
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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