Lisa Becht

HRC Fertility

Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 80%Don't recommend: 20%9
80% strongly recommend
6 reviews
Humanity
8.9
8.9
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
9.4
9.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.6
7.6
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
8.2
Good
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
Georgetown U
Residency
Columbia
Fellowship
Columbia

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Lisa Becht works at

HRC Fertility
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 24%7.5

At 2 offices

Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 287-5600
Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 472-9446
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6 patient reviews

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2022, 5 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 41
IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Becht] was very friendly and spoke slowly to be able to understand how the procedures were going to work...The doctor requested a lot of visits to test levels and adjusted medication accordingly. They actually produced great results in the growth of follicles...She listened thoroughly and took any of the other issues that I had into consideration
[the HRC Fertilty] was great, and patient with me because I forget to stay up-to-date with things like the calendar, so she was on top of it for me...The clinic is very organized, they move through the appointments quickly which makes it easy to schedule and more comfortable...Also make sure that you know your arms for blood draw, and let them know if the blood draws are uncomfortable.
How was your experience with Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility?
The doctor was very friendly and spoke slowly to be able to understand how the procedures were going to work. She’s friendly and upbeat which I appreciate because this is not an easy thing to go through. She listened thoroughly and took any of the other issues that I had into consideration. So she was able to advise me and treat me correctly.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, Dr. Becht has no is she giving you the time to be able to answer them. The process can be really confusing and it’s nice to have a doctor that will explain what you’re going to go through and answer any questions that make you hesitant to move forward.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility?
Everything was explained to me in a person way, not a doctor way with terms that’s are difficult to me. She was blunt in a human way also. I wanted her to be realistic based on the size of investment. She was which I appreciated.
Describe the protocols Lisa Becht used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
The doctor requested a lot of visits to test levels and adjusted medication accordingly. They actually producedgreat results in the growth of follicles. And over seeing the amount of medication helped me with the comfort level of the amount of hormones in my body.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Amanda )
Amanda was great, and patient with me because I forget to stay up-to-date with things like the calendar, so she was on top of it for me. The nursing staff was very friendly, and they got to you very quickly so the appointment didn’t take too long.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic is very organized, they move through the appointments quickly which makes it easy to schedule and more comfortable. I like to be in and out of the doctors office. Make sure that you adhere to the schedule when they give it to you, and don’t be afraid to call and ask questions about it. Also make sure that you know your arms for blood draw, and let them know if the blood draws are uncomfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility.
All treatments are different, some people require more or less medicine so that can vary the cost of a treatment, but it’s definitely over 10 K.
10
Doctor
Lisa Becht
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Newport Beach
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 38 - 39
1 IVF
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
The first time we met with Dr. Becht, she listened to all of our concerns and answered our questions. She gave us space to discuss our concerns and addressed our concerns directly...provided us with fact-based information about our chances of becoming pregnant...Throughout this process, Dr. Becht has been extremely supportive and available... recommended single embryo transfers
...two [HRC Fertility] clinics thus it makes it easy to schedule to whatever is more convenient distance wise. Both clinics are easily accessible with no problems in finding either one and no issues with parking...[nurse] Dorothy, was very helpful in explaining how to administer medications. She was also the one to do most of my lab draws and it was pretty painless...Treatment protocol: $16,870; Medications: $4205.65
How was your experience with Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility?
During our first visit, Dr. Becht broke down the results of our lab work so that we could understand why we were struggling with our fertility. She provided us with fact-based information about our chances of becoming pregnant given our ages, current health, and our fertility conditions so that we had an understanding of what was possible. We were able to ask all of our questions and she provided us with our options. When we left our first appointment, we felt that we could make an informed decision about our IVF journey and we felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Becht and her expertise. At each appointment, Dr. Becht asked how I was feeling both emotionally and physically, what questions I had, and provided me with detailed information about what she saw during my ultrasounds. Although everything was going well up to that point, she was very realistic about the number of eggs we had as seen on the ultrasounds, yet she remained hopeful throughout this process. We unfortunately did not have any embryos that could be transferred. Dr. Becht informed me and was very empathetic. She mentioned that she would be available to answer questions that we had, provide support regarding the next steps, and talk about a next cycle when we were ready. We recently reached out to Dr. Becht to find out what we could do if we were to do another cycle to improve our chances of becoming pregnant, and she quickly responded giving us some suggestions regarding supplements and acupuncture. Throughout this process, Dr. Becht has been extremely supportive and available.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility?
Discuss any concerns or worries you have. This is an overwhelming process and Dr. Becht is conscious of that--by sharing what concerns/worries you have she can directly discuss those with you and hopefully ease this process a bit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility?
As we started our journey into fertility treatments, we were scared, uncertain, and frustrated that this was going to be our path to starting a family. We had had a terrible experience with another doctor and were very skeptical about new doctors. The first time we met with Dr. Becht, she listened to all of our concerns and answered our questions. She gave us space to discuss our concerns and addressed our concerns directly. Throughout our treatment, my partner and I felt so comfortable with Dr. Becht. because she was so empathetic and understanding. She took her time to talk to us during our appointments.
Describe the protocols Lisa Becht used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on the DP antagonist with no oral contraceptive protocol. This was due to my lab work for Luteinizing hormone and Anti-Müllerian hormone. I was on Follistim and Menopur subcutaneous injections for 9 days. With ultrasounds and lab work conducted 4 times during the injection period. On the 9th day of treatment, I took the trigger shot and two days later had my egg retrieval. During egg retrieval, I had 11 eggs: six were not mature. Only 2 of the eggs made it to the 5 day, but one had abnormal growth. The second one was fertilized and had chromosomal abnormalities when tested. Thus, we did not make it past the egg retrieval phase.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Dorothy Xicohtencatl)
The nurse that works with Dr. Becht, Dorothy, was very helpful in explaining how to administer medications. She was also the one to do most of my lab draws and it was pretty painless. The only small issue we had was that the person making appointments made an error regarding days that Dr.Becht was available, but we were able to reschedule all of the appointments without a problem.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Dr. Becht works from two clinics thus it makes it easy to schedule to whatever is more convenient distance wise. Both clinics are easily accessible with no problems in finding either one and no issues with parking.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Becht at HRC Fertility.
Treatment protocol: $16,870; Medications: $4205.65
Describe Lisa Becht's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Not sure about this as we did not make it to this stage of treatment. But overall she recommended single embryo transfers.
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Doctor
Lisa Becht
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Newport Beach
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
Age 40
3 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
that first cycle of IVF [with Dr. Grossman Becht] went really fast. My body seemed to have taken immediately to the medication; however after retrieving 7 eggs, only 2 embryos were good. I know she had the intention of switching things up for the second round of IVF but she left before we could start it...She was not a proponent of multiple embryo transfers...we were told that with advances these days, you only do multiples if you want to have multiples. It wasn't like before when doctors encouraged multiple embryos to ensure having one good birth.
Varda [nurse at Columbia University] was kind and supportive. Her email communications were not always intelligible but she was always happy to jump on the phone and clarify...The costs were outlined and explained to me on my very first consultation. My insurance covered 75% of everything...open 365 days a week and has early monitoring hours (7am). The entire staff was friendly and kind. The facilities were new, bright and welcoming. It is easy to get to on public transportation. Their labs come in quickly and you get a phone call or email the same day to tell you results and next steps. The accounts receivables team is also very competent and efficient. When I was confused about a bill, the agent was able to explain it to me so that I understood and then very kindly offered to set me up with a payment plan.
How was your experience with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr. Grossman was a clear communicator, had a kind voice and face and really made us feel optimistic and safe in her care. She didn't always perform procedures but touched base with us. She was a great doctor and we were sad so see her go when she moved to California.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Don't be shy about asking her anything. She's a clear communicator and she's happy to answer your questions. And she has a way of making you feel calm and reassured.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr. Grossman has a pleasant demeanor and my husband and I were immediately put at ease when we spoke with her. She answered all our questions and she reviewed our previous test results. We were so sad when we heard halfway through our treatment that she was leaving the practice to head another one in California.
Describe the protocols Lisa Becht used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
I don't remember any of the treatment strategies but I just remember that that first cycle of IVF went really fast. My body seemed to have taken immediately to the medication; however after retrieving 7 eggs, only 2 embryos were good. I know she had the intention of switching things up for the second round of IVF but she left before we could start it.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Varda Souverain)
Varda was kind and supportive. Her email communications were not always intelligible but she was always happy to jump on the phone and clarify.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia Fertility is open 365 days a week and has early monitoring hours (7am). The entire staff was friendly and kind. The facilities were new, bright and welcoming. It is easy to get to on public transportation. Their labs come in quickly and you get a phone call or email the same day to tell you results and next steps. The accounts receivables team is also very competent and efficient. When I was confused about a bill, the agent was able to explain it to me so that I understood and then very kindly offered to set me up with a payment plan.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Becht at Columbia University.
The costs were outlined and explained to me on my very first consultation. My insurance covered 75% of everything.
Describe Lisa Becht's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
She was not a proponent of multiple embryo transfers and we were not that interested in that anyway. We asked questions about it and considered it but we were told that with advances these days, you only do multiples if you want to have multiples. It wasn't like before when doctors encouraged multiple embryos to ensure having one good birth.
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Lisa Becht
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
5
Age 35 - 38
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
East Asian
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
During our time with Dr Grossman, there was a period of over a year that we took off, and when we came back, she remembered details about our lives like she was an old friend when other doctors elsewhere had forgotten my name in a week's time...is kind, empathetic and always rooting for you. To more cynical personalities, this could seem inauthentic/fake, but it's not—she never wavers in her positive attitude, but is realistic and action-oriented in her care.
Columbia is a bit of a zoo... I think the staff is wonderful, from the front desk to the phlebotomists to the nurses and doctors. At the same time, I found myself feeling frustrated and lost in the shuffle. If you do not speak up and advocate for yourself, you will likely feel the same...Varda [nurse] was great. Very matter of fact, but also very empathetic. I felt like I had access to her via email and phone (during office hours) and could count on her to get me whatever information I was looking for.
How was your experience with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr. Grossman is kind, empathetic and always rooting for you. To more cynical personalities, this could seem inauthentic/fake, but it's not—she never wavers in her positive attitude, but is realistic and action-oriented in her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Do not be shy to ask questions. When you have her, her time is yours, but it can be hard to get in touch with her at other times, with you needing to go through her nurse or coordinator.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr Grossman is incredibly warm and friendly. While Columbia is a bit of a zoo, whenever I saw or spoke with her, time slowed down and she was present, engaged and eager to listen and answer questions. During our time with Dr Grossman, there was a period of over a year that we took off, and when we came back, she remembered details about our lives like she was an old friend when other doctors elsewhere had forgotten my name in a week's time.
Describe the protocols Lisa Becht used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
Two failed IUI cycles: one with Clomid, and another on Letrozole when Clomid resulted in a thin lining. Responded well to both. One IVF cycle: Menopur and Gonal F with Cetrotide. I had a lower response than I had hoped with just 7 eggs, 5 of which made it to blast, and 2 of which ended up being normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Varda)
Varda was great. Very matter of fact, but also very empathetic. I felt like I had access to her via email and phone (during office hours) and could count on her to get me whatever information I was looking for.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
Columbia is tricky. I think the staff is wonderful, from the front desk to the phlebotomists to the nurses and doctors. At the same time, I found myself feeling frustrated and lost in the shuffle. If you do not speak up and advocate for yourself, you will likely feel the same.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Becht at Columbia University.
covered by insurance
Describe Lisa Becht's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
n/a
9
Doctor
Lisa Becht
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
6
7
Age 42
IUI
Tubal Blockage
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Grosasman Becht is very professional. She maintains a constant smile on her face when discussing my care(the smile sometimes come across as rehearsed rather than genuine). She covers all aspects of my care including benefits vs risk of each drug I have been prescribed.... She takes my personal account of how I think my body functions(eg. Left /right side ovulation on any given month based on my experience throughout my teen to adult years) without being dismissive.
I have found the clinic [Columbia University] to be organized. They are accommodating to patients on weekends (walk-ins). The front desk staff are welcoming. I am usually in and out of the clinic within half hour or so for blood work and ultrasound. Wait time may be a bit longer for follow up visits with my doctor. The earlier your appointment is the quicker you are seen. I like the consistent flow from one procedure to the next. I do wish I saw my Primary Physician more often for the ultrasounds rather than any Physician who is present that morning.
How was your experience with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr Grossman-Becht is polite and profession which for me allows me to feel comfortable to ask questions. She makes effort to explain procedures as well as test results. She is a practical but positive MD. She covers all the possibilities of my care including alternative treatment if the current treatment fails. She takes my personal account of how I think my body functions(eg. Left /right side ovulation on any given month based on my experience throughout my teen to adult years) without being dismissive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Write down all the questions you need answers to before consultation/visit. She will answer your questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr Grosasman Becht is very professional. She maintains a constant smile on her face when discussing my care(the smile sometimes come across as rehearsed rather than genuine). She covers all aspects of my care including benefits vs risk of each drug I have been prescribed. So far, her team has been good with communicating pertinent information/updates.
Describe the protocols Lisa Becht used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
My treatment included IUI protocol with blood work and ultrasound on day 2-4 Followed by a phone call that day to start taking Clomid 50mg for 5days (2 pills). Ultrasound and blood work to check hormone levels and follicles for size at approximately day 8-10. May have another ultrasound 3 or so days later to reassess follicle size and uterus lining thickness. This is followed by a trigger shot of ovidril the morning of the day prior to IUI date. The IUI was cancelled because I was going to travel to a Zika territory. I am now following the same protocol for pending IUI but instead of Clomid, I am taking Letrozole 2.5mg.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Columbia University. (Assigned nurse: Varda Souverain)
My nurse is efficient in communicating information regarding my care. She responds in a timely manner to my emails. The is reassuring and professional. I truly believe she has my care in her best interest even though it is the doctor who makes decisions.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
I have found the clinic to be organized. They are accommodating to patients on weekends (walk-ins). The front desk staff are welcoming. I am usually in and out of the clinic within half hour or so for blood work and ultrasound. Wait time may be a bit longer for follow up visits with my doctor. The earlier your appointment is the quicker you are seen. I like the consistent flow from one procedure to the next. I do wish I saw my Primary Physician more often for the ultrasounds rather than any Physician who is present that morning.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Becht at Columbia University.
billed amount for Dr Grossman :530.00 amount allowed by insurance$151.00 amount paid: $151.00. These amounts are higher for Physicians who seem to have more years of experience when they perform my ultrasound. My medications/treatment is not covered by insurance and is paid out of pocket. IUI cost $2649.50
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Lisa Becht
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
7
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
Operations
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
5
0
Age 34
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
The doctor who is primarily assigned to you doesn't even do your transfer. ... Dr. Grossman as an individual is compassionate and friendly. She also explained as much as she could when we saw her. The issue was that we barely saw her for such an important event in our life. ...I went through the egg retrieval process (which was an nightmare. they [Columbia University] overstimulated me and doubled the dose of hormones). ...
It's [Columbia University] a money making machine. There is no customization in terms of adjusting hormones. ... You don't see your doctor regularly for ultrasounds or blood work. ... Before a vacation they didn't call in the right amount of hormones ... They barely have time to remember people except for 2 nurses who were above average. ... The clinic processes about 40 women an hour in the morning
How was your experience with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Dr. Grossman as an individual is compassionate and friendly. She also explained as much as she could when we saw her. The issue was that we barely saw her for such an important event in our life. I believe this is a negative consequence of the clinic and not her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
Just avoid Columbia in total.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lisa Becht at Columbia University?
The clinic processes about 40 women an hour in the morning. The doctor who is primarily assigned to you doesn't even do your transfer. So you get to know "your" doctor, but then you have a random doctor do the transfer.
Describe the protocols Lisa Becht used in your cycles at Columbia University and their degree of success.
My husband's first sperm analysis came back with results that he had extremely low sperm count. Columbia referred us to a urologist they recommended, who ended up being completely disorganized and disappointing. Since he has such low sperm count we should've pursued a competent urologist path in the first place, but Dr. Grossman said we'd be ok doing IVF as long as we had a few sperm to work with. I went through the egg retrieval process (which was an nightmare. they overstimulated me and doubled the dose of hormones). I could barely walk the two days preceding my egg retrieval process and they got 33 eggs from me (way above normal). We had to wait a month for first transfer because my ovaries were overstimulated and had to calm down. The first transfer was done by a random doctor, and failed. Our second transfer was done by another random doctor (who used a completely different procedure) and failed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Columbia University.
It's a zoo in there. They barely have time to remember people except for 2 nurses who were above average.
Describe your experience with Columbia University.
It's a money making machine. There is no customization in terms of adjusting hormones. You have to go 3 times a week and they must process 50 women within 90 minutes. You don't see your doctor regularly for ultrasounds or blood work. We sat down with Dr. Grossman twice throughout the whole process. The fact that 2 different doctors did our transfers and used 2 different procedures for the transfer confused us. There should be consistency at least in that area.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lisa Becht at Columbia University.
we paid 20% of total costs.
Describe Lisa Becht's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Columbia University.
No comments here.
What specific things went wrong at Columbia University?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Columbia University.
Before a vacation they didn't call in the right amount of hormones so i had to take the vaginal pills... 3x a day. As most women know this is extremely messy and a lot of upkeep. Also they should've directed us back to the urologist before proceeding with iVF and putting my body through all the hormones.
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Lisa Becht
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Explained risks
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0
Clinic
Columbia University
New York
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