Louis Weckstein

Reproductive Science Center

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of Michigan
ResidencyU. of California Irvine
FellowshipU. of California Irvine
San Ramon
100 Park Place
San Ramon, CA 94583
(888) 377-4483
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Louis Weckstein to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.8
10 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
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Communication
Poor communication
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Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
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Responsiveness
Poor response time
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Reproductive Science Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 75%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 11%8.9
78 assessments
  • 75% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 14% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
10 assessments
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Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
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Dr. Weckstein took time and care in explaining his analysis of my initial diagnostic results. He was kind yet direct and thorough in his discussion. He made sure to understand and respond to our questions. He was very quick in responding to my concerns out of the office as well. I felt that he genuinely cared and empathized with us.... I have diminished ovarian reserve, and Dr. Weckstein is re-testing some of my initial bloodwork to determine how aggressive the medications, approach, etc. should be. He is recommending IVF with an option for PGS (though not required).
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Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Other
10
How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr. Weckstein shared his candid analysis of our diagnosis and prognosis. He communicated a difficult situation with compassion, and gave us the time we needed to process and come to our own conclusions. He has a wealth of experience, and gave us his perspective as well as possible other routes of action.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr. Weckstein took time and care in explaining his analysis of my initial diagnostic results. He was kind yet direct and thorough in his discussion. He made sure to understand and respond to our questions. He was very quick in responding to my concerns out of the office as well. I felt that he genuinely cared and empathized with us.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
I am at the very beginning. I have diminished ovarian reserve, and Dr. Weckstein is re-testing some of my initial bloodwork to determine how aggressive the medications, approach, etc. should be. He is recommending IVF with an option for PGS (though not required).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center. (Assigned nurse: Sara Romero)
Nurse Romero has been fairly responsive and accommodating since our initial visit. I have asked several questions, and she responded to the first couple very quickly and helpfully. However, as I've continued to inquire about things (I'm very inquisitive!), she has become less responsive.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
So far, I've found the clinic to be very organized, with reasonable appointment wait times, and a good online communication portal. They had all my records on file and referred to them before my initial visit. In terms of quickness and clarity about billing, this clinic has been the easiest to navigate thus far.
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
15 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Dr Weckstien is very caring. He listens well and answers all questions. He is also very candid with you about your treatment. I know where I stand and where I am going if the directions we take don't work, I don't have to guess.... I wish I could see more of him though, the phone apts are great though because I live pretty far away... I was first given the supplement ovasitol to help regulate me. I then was told to lose weight (ugh) I had an ultrasound to confirm PCOS. A month later I was given letrozole, I responded great so i injected ovadril but there was a timing issue.
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Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
15 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
I've been seeing dr Weckstien for a year. I am currently still in treatment. Dr Weckstien is very candid with you on all the issues, I love that I don't have to worry about know what is going on. I wish I could see more of him though, the phone apts are great though because I live pretty far away
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Come with a list of questions a d wrote down the answers!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr Weckstien is very caring. He listens well and answers all questions. He is also very candid with you about your treatment. I know where I stand and where I am going if the directions we take don't work, I don't have to guess.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
I was first given the supplement ovasitol to help regulate me. I then was told to lose weight (ugh) I had an ultrasound to confirm PCOS. A month later I was given letrozole, I responded great so i injected ovadril but there was a timing issue. I took letrozole again & did not respond. The 3rd time I took letrozole I didn't respond but was given 8 more to take at once and did respond great injected ovadril but did not fall pregnant. I just finished a round of provera due to no cycle for 90 days. I am scheduled for an HSG in a few days.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center. (Assigned nurse: Laura )
The whole office staff is amazing, I am so glad I was referred to them. They are all caring and very welcoming. I couldn't ask for a better clinic
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
The office is very welcoming and clam. All nurses, and office staff are very nice and knowledgeable. They all show concern and care for you like you are the only one they see all day. You don't have to worry about waiting around
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
My insurance covers most of my treatment this far. I pay $209 for my timed intercourse with ovadril. IUI will be $408. IVF is not covered if it comes to that if I go through 2 IUIs with no baby
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
I found Dr. Weckstein to be extremely patient, knowledgeable, and candid. I explained that I thought I had an issue with my progesterone, he then explained that we would do POI shots and would monitor how my progesterone was doing. Every other doctor either scoffed at the idea that progesterone was an issue or said they would give me supplements. Dr. Weckstein referred to different research that pointed to carrying a baby to full term. I've been searching for a doctor to be on the forefront of this.
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Age
40
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, South Asian
Income
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
I found Dr. Weckstein to be extremely patient, knowledgeable, and candid. I explained that I thought I had an issue with my progesterone, he then explained that we would do POI shots and would monitor how my progesterone was doing. Every other doctor either scoffed at the idea that progesterone was an issue or said they would give me supplements. Dr. Weckstein referred to different research that pointed to carrying a baby to full term. I've been searching for a doctor to be on the forefront of this. I'm pregnant now, although very early, I've never been pregnant through infertility treatments and I've never had my progesterone tested. Well, it's a 56 and we are very happy about it. Also, I told him I react poorly to Lupron which he said no problem, we can do a cycle with the minimum and see how it works, and it worked great! positive test 3 days early. Every time I've mentioned something about my process he would find another solution, which every other clinic told me it was "their" protocol that I was paying for and that they wouldn't modify it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
From the moment I shook Dr. Wecksteins hand, I knew he was the doctor for me. Kind, compassionate, friendly, calm, and candid. He has genuine in his answers to me. Listened to what I didn't like in my past protocols, assured me that he would do what made the most sense and made me comfortable.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
I did a Donor cycle, so I was put on minimum drugs. Estradiol patches, 2 every 3 days, and progesterone suppositories, and progesterone oil shots once a night.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center. (Assigned nurse: Sandra :) )
The nurses are amazing. Always happy, seem to love their jobs, and seem to really want their patients to succeed.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
The clinic is great! They have multiple locations throughout the bay area and make it convenient to do your cycle wherever it is closest to you. The main clinic is open on the weekends, so you aren't worried about something happening on the weekend.
Describe Louis Weckstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center.
Dr. Weckstein highly advised us to only do a single embryo transfer. We went through 5 failed cycles, so I had no hesitation to do a multiple transfers, which he reluctantly agreed to. We ended up with only two blasts and we put two blasts in. I'm luckily pregnant, my betas aren't crazy so we think it's just a singleton.
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
9
Dr. Weckstein cares a lot about what he does and cares about his patients. He is knowledgable and helpful. He likes to use numbers and statistics which I love. Only downfall was because we are "young" we did not do testing in the beginning and had 2 failed transfers because of it. Wish we had pushed for more testing earlier.... Don't be afraid to ask questions and request testing even if he says it isn't "necessary."
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
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How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr. Weckstein cares a lot about what he does and cares about his patients. He is knowledgable and helpful. He likes to use numbers and statistics which I love. Only downfall was because we are "young" we did not do testing in the beginning and had 2 failed transfers because of it. Wish we had pushed for more testing earlier.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Don't be afraid to ask questions and request testing even if he says it isn't "necessary."
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Somedays like a number and some like a human. Just depended on the day and where we were at with cycles.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
1st was Egg Retrieval and Fresh Embryo Transfer-I don't remember much about this one. SubQ shots and vaginal suppositories. This ended up in Ectopic Pregnancy-not anyones fault. 2nd was FET-vaginal estrogen and then ended up on IM estrogen because my lining was not thickening. Then when uterine lining was 8mm started in vaginal progesterone and IM progesterone (had low progesterone before). This turned out to be a BFN. 3rd FET-Same as before but started IM estrogen way earlier and lining was perfect at first ultrasound.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center. (Assigned nurse: Laura)
Laura is absolutely amazing! She truly cares about me and our outcomes. I dealt with other staff there (I don't remember names) and they were not as good as her.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
The clinic is very far away (2.5 hour drive) away from me but that isn't their fault. They did change their computer system last year and that was quite the hassle for patients and there new online system is confusing. Otherwise the equipment, people and lab is amazing. A lab onsite makes a huge difference.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
25,000 for Egg Retrieval and Embryo Transfer (not including medication) 5,000 for FET-not including medication
Describe Louis Weckstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center.
They have suggested for us only single embryo transfer because we are young and have good embryos (as far as we know).
What specific things went wrong at Reproductive Science Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
Dr weckstein goes above and beyond to make sure the patient has a clear understanding of procedures and outcomes. He has an amazing way of keeping us informed with any risks but also keeps us positive. Not all doctors can do that. He's a wonderful communicator and has always made follow-up calls personally...As soon as he found out my HCG levels were dropping he called me personally. He's always called with Important news, good or bad. He knew I was upset and made a follow up call. When I've gone Into this very busy clinic for blood tests, he knows exactly who I am and remembers out sons names. He is the most personable doctor I've ever had.
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Age
35 - 37
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr weckstein goes above and beyond to make sure the patient has a clear understanding of procedures and outcomes. He has an amazing way of keeping us informed with any risks but also keeps us positive. Not all doctors can do that. He's a wonderful communicator and has always made follow-up calls personally. If he happens to catch us in the office while doing blood work, he always stops and says hello.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Trust. Trust that he will help you make the best decision for your specific situation. He will treat you according to what your body is doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
As soon as he found out my HCG levels were dropping he called me personally. He's always called with Important news, good or bad. He knew I was upset and made a follow up call. When I've gone Into this very busy clinic for blood tests, he knows exactly who I am and remembers out sons names. He is the most personable doctor I've ever had.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
Birth control, estradiol, menopur, progesterone suppositories, baby aspirin and follistim IVF fresh cycle, 5 day embryo. Transfered two and delivered a healthy baby boy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center. (Assigned nurse: Kat and now currently Sara)
Again, above and beyond. The classes with catherine were informative, the delivery of the meds from the pharmacy she recommended were amazing. They delivered our meds to our hotel while in dianeyland. They waited in a refrigerator until we arrived. Sara (with this current IVF cycle) has also been amazing. She was a listening ear when I miscarried. She was compassionate, sympathetic and encouraging when I needed it the most. She knows our family when we go in for labs and goes out of her way to see us before we leave. Catherine was the same way also. All around beautiful people in the right profession.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
Strengths: hands down the most professional clinic with the most skilled professional staff. It seems as though they specifially hand pick their employees. Not just your run of the mill hiring process, but they deliberately choose staff who are all equally compassionate, professional wonderful people. The weakness: they make it hard to leave. They give you a "graduation package" when you're ready to move onto your your regular OB. I love my OB but oh how I wish they could see me through the actual delivery process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
Roughly 12,000 IVF 1800 icsi 2500 meds
Describe Louis Weckstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center.
He told us the benefits of eset and the complications that could arise with transferring multiple embryos If they took. We'd tried for so many years we were willing to take the chance of multiples.
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
12 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Dr Weckstein felt like my dad. He seemed concerned over my concerns and wanted to make me feel completely comfortable. I was debating about PGS testing and he said, if you were my wife going through this I would say it's unnecessary. I appreciated his honesty and that he put himself in my shoes.... Always willing to chat, responded quickly to e-mails, went over shots with husband even though we didn't have a scheduled appointment. The last week of progesterone inserts I was not comfortable using the ones that the pharmacy had sent (they were red) so they supplied me (at no charge) a weeks worth of inserts that were white to ease my mind.
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Age
39 - 40
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
12 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr Weckstein was kind and supportive in the whole process. He was optimistic, which at times was hard (due to a cycle previously not taking and miscarriages) but was appreciated. He walked me through each possible step and possibly outcomes. I felt that he truly cared about me as a person, not just a patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
To not be in a rush. He walks through everything in a slow calm manner, I am not a slow manner type person and it took me a minute to calm down. I was always wanting to rush through each appointment, he was patient and thorough.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr Weckstein felt like my dad. He seemed concerned over my concerns and wanted to make me feel completely comfortable. I was debating about PGS testing and he said, if you were my wife going through this I would say it's unnecessary. I appreciated his honesty and that he put himself in my shoes.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
We did FET. We started on estrace, vitamin D, then progesterone shots, and progesterone inserts. Continued meds until week 9 of pregnancy, then tapered off. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant with a singleton.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Reproductive Science Center.
Always willing to chat, responded quickly to e-mails, went over shots with husband even though we didn't have a scheduled appointment. The last week of progesterone inserts I was not comfortable using the ones that the pharmacy had sent (they were red) so they supplied me (at no charge) a weeks worth of inserts that were white to ease my mind.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
Clinic is ran very smoothly. There are several nurses and doctors so if your Dr/Nurse is not available someone else will be. They are willing to work with your schedule, if you "need" to be seen on a day that your doctor is off, they will find someone to see you.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
We had FET and total cost, not including medications, was around $5K.
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
38 - 45
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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Dr Weckstein is an extremely kind man. He is knowledgeable and builds a relationship through excellent communication and sharing of information. He was not pushy at all, and I never felt talked down to or treated in a condescending manner, like I have with other medical specialists. He is a humble man, easy to talk to, quick to respond to questions and concerns...cares deeply about his patients.
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Age
38 - 45
Treated
2005 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr Weckstein is an extremely kind man. He is knowledgeable and builds a relationship through excellent communication and sharing of information. He was not pushy at all, and I never felt talked down to or treated in a condescending manner, like I have with other medical specialists. He is a humble man, easy to talk to, quick to respond to questions and concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
To trust him, he is a very good doctor and cares deeply about his patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
He was kind, respectful, and always cautiously optimistic. Never made promises, was realistic.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
On our third and final IVF cycle, he gave us the option of transferring 4 embryos, as he stated they were perfect. He didn’t push, but left it up to us. We chose to transfer all four. One took, and we have a beautiful girl! In the two previous cycles, we unsuccessfully transferred 3 embryos.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very informed and did a fantastic job on training is in giving injections. Always returned calls quickly.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
Very positive experience. Patients need to be very well versed on what, if anything their insurance covers. Office did a great job working with me and my insurance , but I had to be proactive. Insurance companies are all different, with Varied coverage. I didn’t expect office to know everything about my coverage, but they fought for what I was covered for!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
Our insurance covered all IUI, and all of the IVF, except for the medication.
Describe Louis Weckstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center.
We were Very well educated in the risks of a multi-embryo transfers.
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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Dr Weckstein [at Reproductive Science Center] adjusted my second cycle accordingly and we had success and also were able to freeze 3 day 5 blasts. He was caring and informed....Dr Weckstein cared about us and our situation. Our success was his success....I purchased a 2 fresh unlimited frozen package. Used the first fresh with no success in October 2015. Used the second fresh which resulted in pregnancy in January 2016. The package includes all the blood work and monitoring apts, egg retreival and transfer and freeze costs for 6 months. It was around $23,000. I also paid for ICSI $1750 My meds total for both rounds equaled $5500. Roughly $30,000 total.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr Weckstein adjusted my second cycle accordingly and we had success and also were able to freeze 3 day 5 blasts. He was caring and informed.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Go to him for infertility. He's been in the business over 30 years. He has a ton of knowledge with infertility. Very very smart man.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Dr Weckstein cared about us and our situation. Our success was his success.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
Can't remember the first protocol but I had 10 eggs and none fertilized. The second go around I did a micro dose Lupron protocol. I had 7 eggs and 6 fertilized. 4 made it to day 5 and were graded exceptionally high.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
I purchased a 2 fresh unlimited frozen package. Used the first fresh with no success in October 2015. Used the second fresh which resulted in pregnancy in January 2016. The package includes all the blood work and monitoring apts, egg retreival and transfer and freeze costs for 6 months. It was around $23,000. I also paid for ICSI $1750 My meds total for both rounds equaled $5500. Roughly $30,000 total.
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Doctor
Louis Weckstein
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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Age
35
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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He [Dr. Louis Weckstein] was very nice and gave us honest opinions.... This clinic [RSC-San Ramon] uses a team, so while you might not always see your assigned doctor, they are all excellent. We saw 3 doctors and many nurses throughout our 1 cycle of IVF, which resulted in a twin pregnancy & twin birth- so we're very happy at the success resulting from this clinic.
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Age
35
Treated
2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
This clinic uses a team, so while you might not always see your assigned doctor, they are all excellent. We saw 3 doctors and many nurses throughout our 1 cycle of IVF, which resulted in a twin pregnancy & twin birth- so we're very happy at the success resulting from this clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Be patient with the treatment cycle, and go early in age. You have better chances in your 30's than you do older.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
He was very nice and gave us honest opinions.
Describe the protocols Louis Weckstein used in your cycles at Reproductive Science Center and their degree of success.
We used ICSI, which was an additional cost, but worth it to give us the best chances. One round is so expensive, we wanted the best chance of success. We didn't end up with any embryos to freeze.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were nice, but often there was a lot of waiting. I remember the front office staff being very disorganized.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
The front office staff was often disorganized and not very polite, but I think that's often the case in medical clinics as this is not the first time I have experienced this. Wait times were often long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
$9,000
Describe Louis Weckstein's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Reproductive Science Center.
The clinic strongly recommends transfer of 2 embryos, and I was told it was a 50% chance that I would be pregnant. It worked and I had twins.
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Louis Weckstein
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Clinic
Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
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Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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He [Dr. Louis Weckstein] has a lot of experience. He is very honest, but compassionate at the same time. He doesn't work every day, so I did see other doctors. They were also very kind and knowledgeable. Overall, the doctors seem to be the best you can get. Tons of experience, very supportive, and always patient.... Be patient. He knows what he is doing!... They [RSC Nurses] are on top of everything, work together well, and very compassionate.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
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Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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How was your experience with Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
He has a lot of experience. He is very honest, but compassionate at the same time. He doesn't work every day, so I did see other doctors. They were also very kind and knowledgeable. Overall, the doctors seem to be the best you can get. Tons of experience, very supportive, and always patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center?
Be patient. He knows what he is doing!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are on top of everything, work together well, and very compassionate. I felt very comfortable with all of them.
Describe your experience with Reproductive Science Center.
Streamlined treatment. They know what they are doing and do it well. I felt like everyone was invested in my treatment--from the phlebotomist to the financial counselors. They each did their job well! They all understood the burden of infertility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Louis Weckstein at Reproductive Science Center.
$3000 Insurance covered most
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Reproductive Science Center
San Ramon
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