Rated 8.7
Strongly recommend: 49%Neutral: 43%Don't recommend: 9%8.7
49% strongly recommend
19 reviews
Humanity
9.3
9.3
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
5.8
5.8
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
7.3
OK
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
Washington University
Residency
University of Colorado
Fellowship
University of California

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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Manuel Doblado works at

Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Rated 9.3
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 3%9.3

At 2 offices

Roseville (closed)
1130 Conroy Lane
Roseville, CA 95661
916-773-5529
Sacramento
4320 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95841
916.773.2229
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19 patient reviews

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2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
8
7
Age 34 - 35
3 IUI
Male Factor
Other
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 3 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr.D was great from the start. In our consultation he reviewed all tests with us and went over all the numbers explaining what they all meant and how they would affect the process going forward. He is very personable and understanding. He makes sure he understands your needs and creates realistic expectations. He does not make false claims to get your hopes up. He carries himself as a professional and is willing to answer any questions we have.
The structure of this [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] clinic was hard to follow, and did not have the clear instructions from the beginning to the end of treatment strategies. Multiple nurses were pulled into my process, and not all of the coordinators were aware of my treatment stages. On a personal note, their accessibility is not friendly due to some communication barrier. However, this clinic was accurate on the timeline, and had a great follow up during our timeline. Their appointment coordination was easy and always provided best availability.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr.D was great from the start. In our consultation he reviewed all tests with us and went over all the numbers explaining what they all meant and how they would affect the process going forward. He is very personable and understanding. He makes sure he understands your needs and creates realistic expectations. He does not make false claims to get your hopes up. He carries himself as a professional and is willing to answer any questions we have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Best advice for any perspective patient is to provide as much information as possible so he can properly evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action for your needs. He is good at giving you alternative paths to reach your goals.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
We felt great in conversation with Dr. D. He was very understanding of our concerns and listened well. He also addressed our issues and problems along the way assuring any issues we had would be addressed. His support staff was not as warm and helpful when dealing with the process.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
My treatment came with 50 mg of Clomid, Ovidrel trigger shot and IUI procedures for two rounds, and then repeat for round 3 including Progesterone Vaginal Suppository (PVS). During my first round of Clomid overproduced, Dr. D adjusted accordingly to 25mg to counter the over production of follicles. All three rounds of IUI were unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The nursing staff was poorly organized and not very informative. No information was provided in next steps process unless us as patients pushed with asking questions. Multiple nurses involved in communication made messages and information provided varied depending on who you spoke with, there was no one clear voice of instruction. The one bright spot was Clara, she took control of our case and was exactly what we needed. She had great follow up, clear direction, and answered any and all questions and concerns we had.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The structure of this clinic was hard to follow, and did not have the clear instructions from the beginning to the end of treatment strategies. Multiple nurses were pulled into my process, and not all of the coordinators were aware of my treatment stages. On a personal note, their accessibility is not friendly due to some communication barrier. However, this clinic was accurate on the timeline, and had a great follow up during our timeline. Their appointment coordination was easy and always provided best availability.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
We covered the costs associated with the consultation fee, ultrasounds, bloodwork, some medications and IUI insemination..
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
There were three specific things we did not receive clear instructions on what to do during treatment. 1) We were not aware that we were responsibility to order the trigger shot through a third party pharmacy and pay them directly. 2) The general process of IUI did not provide a full information about each step prior to starting treatment. 3) We paid our fees in full, until at later times, we have received a couple of refunds without our knowledge.
8
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 30 - 32
2 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Manuel Doblado] treats his patients individually and isn’t afraid of going against the grain...took his time to respond to my questions even on nights or weekends...would call me to discuss treatment options and consider adjustments at my request and truly tailor my protocol specifically for me and my needs.I would describe him as a fertility engineer in a way...doesn’t sugar coat things, but he is also kind and gentle.
You won’t see your doctor at every visit or even sometimes at any visit during a cycle, but the majority of the doctors there [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] are great...broke down crying while getting a blood draw...phlebotomist stopped what she was doing to give me a long (much needed) hug...[nurse] would tell me which pharmacies patients had been reporting best prices at...when there was a Letrozole shortage she put in scripts at several different pharmacies while I was on the phone standing with a local pharmacist. She rooted for me in every way and gave me all the resources I needed.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He treats his patients individually and isn’t afraid of going against the grain. He took his time to respond to my questions even on nights or weekends. I would describe him as a fertility engineer in a way... engineers are problem solvers, puzzle workers. He saw my case (and I’m sure every case) as a unique challenge that he was determined to overcome. He has processes that I didn’t understand at first. Not because he didn’t explain them, but because I was impatient. He doesn’t sugar coat things, but he is also kind and gentle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Trust the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He would call me to discuss treatment options and consider adjustments at my request and truly tailor my protocol specifically for me and my needs.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
The 1st three cycles we did letrozole increasing the dose from 5mg to 7.5mg and remaining at 7.5 each additional cycle. Every cycle we did a trigger shot. We tried estrace because I my lining wasn’t thick enough one or 2 cycles but doblado wasn’t happy with it for me. My 4th cycle we tried Letrozole pulse Gonal -F because i did not ovulate the month before on just Letrozole (and because I basically begged to do more) I took a break for a few months after that round, because we needed to save up more money. When I came back we tried Letrozole with a trigger again for 2 cycles the. 2nd cycle we added IUI for the 1st time. All of the cycles to this point ended in negative pregnancy tests. The next cycle we did Letrozole, gonal-f, 2 IUIs and a trigger shot. I had a chemical pregnancy that cycle. I needed to take time off to heal and grieve and save more money. We took the 1st quarter of 2020 off and we were planning on going in again in April but then, Covid-19 happened and our clinic suspended treatments.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Courtney )
They were always pleasant and took great care of me. Very compassionate. One day I broke down crying while getting a blood draw (because my previous results weren’t great) and the phlebotomist stopped what she was doing to give me a long (much needed) hug. Courtney also went above and beyond, she would tell me which pharmacies patients had been reporting best prices at... when there was a Letrozole shortage she put in scripts at several different pharmacies while I was on the phone standing with a local pharmacist. She rooted for me in every way and gave me all the resources I needed.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
You won’t see your doctor at every visit or even sometimes at any visit during a cycle, but the majority of the doctors there are great. There was one that wasn’t for me, but I’m sure some people really like his demeanor. Outside of Dr. Doblado, Dr. Lovely was my favorite. So kind, caring and gentle. She even let my husband inject the IUI once she had everything set up. It just so happens that’s the one time I got a positive pregnancy test! The staff are all really great and understanding. Very thorough as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I paid $225 for my 1st appt, $340/ultrasound appt (max 2 per cycle the rest were zero charge), $90 for labs, the cycles with injectables and IUI I paid $1900 up front which covered everything except meds and blood tests.
10
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
PCOS
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Manuel Doblado] He is welcoming and sincere, inquires on how you are doing and then gets down to business. He’s patient. He is thorough. He tells it how it is, but is respectful in doing so...Our initial meeting we decided to try timed cycles with 2.5mg of Letrozole (tablets)and 250mcg of Ovidrel (injection). I also was put on Metformin three times a day to help insulin levels. We discussed using that for three rounds and meeting after that if we didn’t achieve pregnancy.
[nurse of Norther California Fertility Medical Center] Friendly, compassionate and encouraging. Quick response times! If they didn’t have the answer to a question, they’d find out and return my call...You can request payment information upfront for your cycle so you know what they’ll be charging so it isn’t a surprise when you get there...With insurance for timed cycles our costs ranged from $50-$80/visit. Without insurance we paid roughly $350/visit. Out of pocket IUI cycle $475/IUI
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I feel very comfortable when meeting with Dr. Doblado. He is welcoming and sincere, inquires on how you are doing and then gets down to business. He’s patient. He is thorough. He tells it how it is, but is respectful in doing so. I am grateful to be his patient!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Write down any random bits of info about your medical history that you think may be relevant or questions you have regarding treatment before meeting with him. He is a wealth of knowledge and will answer them all!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He’s very friendly and informative. He explains information in a way that is easy to understand and he answers questions honestly. He really takes the time to meet with you and make sure you’re given all the information needed to make your choices regarding your journey.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Our initial meeting we decided to try timed cycles with 2.5mg of Letrozole (tablets)and 250mcg of Ovidrel (injection). I also was put on Metformin three times a day to help insulin levels. We discussed using that for three rounds and meeting after that if we didn’t achieve pregnancy. We had our follow meeting and moved on to the same medications but IUI instead of timed intercourse. We will try three rounds of IUI and meet again if needed. Medications are to ensure ovulation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Friendly, compassionate and encouraging. Quick response times! If they didn’t have the answer to a question, they’d find out and return my call. In office they’re always encouraging and wishing us luck! Very happy with my care team!!
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Quick call backs, very informative staff and friendly faces. Everyone is helpful and happy to be there. The only thing I’m not 100% happy with is how long billing can take. It seems billing can take up to a month to process and post. They did update their system and can now print receipts on letterhead which is great! You can request payment information upfront for your cycle so you know what they’ll be charging so it isn’t a surprise when you get there.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
With insurance for timed cycles our costs ranged from $50-$80/visit. Without insurance we paid roughly $350/visit. Out of pocket IUI cycle $475/IUI (not included ultrasounds or medications)
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
N/A at this time
10
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 25
Endometriosis
Male Factor
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Manuel Doblando] is a very caring man, and understanding...He has never made me feel rushed, he has always been very thorough in testing, results, and discussing our fertility plan...He understood my complications, my miscarriages, my concerns, and answered every single one of my questions. We did the full testing work up. Got proper diagnosis in such a short time. We faced a set back on our fertility plan due to me needing surgery for one of my diagnoses, which we knew was going to be needed at some point, but due to pain it came sooner than we hoped. He kept me positive about everything, explained everything along the way, reassured me it was going to go just fine. I felt I may have had some healing complications and he even came in on Easter to make sure I was okay. We then had another appointment a few day’s later and discussed our new fertility plan moving forward. He’s an amazing man and extremely trustworthy. I cannot wait to see if this new plan we have set will be successful. I have faith in him 100%!
I have yet to notice any weaknesses [at Northern California Fertility Medical Center] in my experience. They have a strong clinical team there, everyone is so friendly, caring, and professional at every stand point. I have no complaints about my experiences any time I’ve been to the office...[The nurse is] Always comforting, returns phone calls and emails quickly, goes out of her way to make sure she has all the answers you need...So far has been extremely affordable. I was worried about cost before going but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He made me feel comfortable from the very first visit. He understood my complications, my miscarriages, my concerns, and answered every single one of my questions. We did the full testing work up. Got proper diagnosis in such a short time. We faced a set back on our fertility plan due to me needing surgery for one of my diagnoses, which we knew was going to be needed at some point, but due to pain it came sooner than we hoped. He kept me positive about everything, explained everything along the way, reassured me it was going to go just fine. I felt I may have had some healing complications and he even came in on Easter to make sure I was okay. We then had another appointment a few day’s later and discussed our new fertility plan moving forward. He’s an amazing man and extremely trustworthy. I cannot wait to see if this new plan we have set will be successful. I have faith in him 100%!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Don’t leave anything out, if you’re concerned about anything don’t feel like it may be dumb to ask or bring up. He has the answer, and will help you! He’s a very caring man, and understanding.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He has never made me feel rushed, he has always been very thorough in testing, results, and discussing our fertility plan.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Tiana )
Always comforting, returns phone calls and emails quickly, goes out of her way to make sure she has all the answers you need.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I have yet to notice any weaknesses in my experience. They have a strong clinical team there, everyone is so friendly, caring, and professional at every stand point. I have no complaints about my experiences any time I’ve been to the office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
So far has been extremely affordable. I was worried about cost before going but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
10
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2020, Unsuccessful
8
9
Age 31 - 33
6 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Doblado has a good bedside manner. He has answered any and all questions patiently and been happy to schedule appointments and consultations when we requested them. After our failed FET, he was sympathetic and concerned not only with my physical health but my emotional state...We started with a combination of fertility medication and IUI. We did 6 unsuccessful cycles of IUI. Dr. Doblado then recommended we swith to IVF.
Our primary nurse coordinator [of Northern California Fertility Medical Center] was organized and empathetic. She helped prepare us for the medication and injection schedule, frequently checked in with us and helped with medications and scheduling...Staff is the biggest strength. Every doctor and nurse has been wonderful and created the best experience possible. The clinic is smaller and can be hard to book appointments on short notice
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Overall, I like my experience with Dr. Doblado. I trust his treatment plan. He is straightforward yet still sypathetic to our struggles. He has always made himself available for consultations and to answer any questions we have had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask questions. The more information you have, the more comfortable with treatment you will be.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado has a good bedside manner. He has answered any and all questions patiently and been happy to schedule appointments and consultations when we requested them. After our failed FET, he was sympathetic and concerned not only with my physical health but my emotional state.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We started with a combination of fertility medication and IUI. We did 6 unsuccessful cycles of IUI. Dr. Doblado then recommended we swith to IVF. we did 1 egg retrieval using medication and injections. 12 eggs were received, 8 embryos were created using ICSI. By day 5, all but 2 embryos had stopped growing. We sent the two embryos to be genetically tested. Both embryos cleared genetic testing. We transfered 1 unsuccessfully and our last embryo is currently frozen. We are waiting to transfer until after Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Jamie)
Every nurse we have interacted with has been amazing. Our primary nurse coordinator was organized and empathetic. She helped prepare us for the medication and injection schedule, frequently checked in with us and helped with medications and scheduling.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Staff is the biggest strength. Every doctor and nurse has been wonderful and created the best experience possible. The clinic is smaller and can be hard to book appointments on short notice. However, they recently moved to a larger facility.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Our insurance covers some procedures but most has been out of pocket. Each round of IUI cost about $350 and IVF was roughly $22,000, which we financed mostly.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Our clinic prefers to only do eSET
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Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 36 - 37
1 IVF
Male Factor
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Doblado, understood my concerns about wanting to protect the integrity of conception I was looking for. I did not want to know genders or test for it. While in retrospect I was a little more naive than I thought he still allowed me to make the decisions and supported me...For my transfer I was prescribed Zithromax 250mg, Letrozole 2.5mg, and Ovidrel 250mg/0.5 ml. I ovulated on my own each month so Dr. Doblado wanted to keep my protocol what he called natural
There is always a lot of traffic in office. Patients coming and going. The [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] staff is wonderful, very friendly, very clean and organized. My favorite experience was my egg retrieval the doctors were funny and upbeat. My least favorite experience was after our failed transfer we came in for a consultation to take about what possibly went wrong and the nurse that drew my blood greeted me with a very loud "I'm so sorry"
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr.Doblado, was wonderful as far as communicating what he felt was the best treatment for my husband and I. I wish I had spent more time working directly with him to help understand more clearly what to expect throughout the entire process. While Dr.Doblado did not preform my transfer or egg retrieval one of the other clinic doctors did he was my treating provider and did preform my saline sonogram and another procedure to look for inner uterine fibroids. Dr.Doblado has remained encouraging even though we did not get a positive test from our transferred 6AA embryo.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I would encourage new patients to really ask the necessary questions about fertility treatments going into the process. I think there was some assumption that we had dome some research about the process of IVF during our consultation. We had not, so post our first and as of right now only cycle we were left feeling like we did everything but we did not get pregnant. Dr. Doblado is very open, candid, and patient, but the process is worth more time spent going over questions and answers.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado, understood my concerns about wanting to protect the integrity of conception I was looking for. I did not want to know genders or test for it. While in retrospect I was a little more naive than I thought he still allowed me to make the decisions and supported me.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
While I am nut sure about the exact protocol I was on, but I know that I was prescribed for my retrieval estradiol 0.15-0.03mg tablet, Menopur 75 units injectable, and Gonal-ref Pen 450 units. once the retrieval was completed I rested off medications a cycle to prepare for transfer. For my transfer I was prescribed Zithromax 250mg, Letrozole 2.5mg, and Ovidrel 250mg/0.5 ml. I ovulated on my own each month so Dr. Doblado wanted to keep my protocol what he called natural. I had no side effects to any of the medications.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Jamie F.)
Jamie, was awesome. She always made me feel comfortable and was realistic with me about the odds of conceptions when I was panic throughout the process. I would have loved a follow-up call after we were told the transfer was unsuccessful but that may be part of the healing process to allow the patient to reach out when ready. It has been a year and I have not heard anything.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
There is always a lot of traffic in office. Patients coming and going. The staff is wonderful, very friendly, very clean and organized. My favorite experience was my egg retrieval the doctors were funny and upbeat. My least favorite experience was after our failed transfer we came in for a consultation to take about what possibly went wrong and the nurse that drew my blood greeted me with a very loud "I'm so sorry". I know her heart was in the right place it was just uncomfortable because everyone then turned and looked at me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I had partial insurance cost for some of my treatment up to $6,000 life time max which we exhausted. We paid out of pocket about $8,500 in addition on treatments and medications for everything from retrieval to transfer. When we transfer again we will be looking at another $5,000 out of pocket.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Dr, Doblado and I differed on our opinion of the embryo transfer. I have fibroids on the outside of my uterus but none on the inside. I have had a prior myomectomy to remove some so Dr. Doblado had concerns of the weight of two babies on my uterus if both embryo implanted. I wanted to give myself better odds by implanting two. We only implanted one embryo because it was so highly graded , but I still wish we had implanted two.
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I feel like the dosage of valium provided for my water sonogram was not enough. That was the worst pain I have ever endured.
7
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
6
6
Age 37
3 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Manuel Doblado] was knowledgeable but, only saw him twice throughout two egg retrieval cycles. I did see him once during one iui cycle as well. I also couldn't reach him very easily, I had to go through the front desk then the nurse coordinator and then get on his calendar in order to speak with him...felt like I was on my own to gather information...I agreed with his approach to do SFET with pgt testing
[Northern California Fertility Medical Center is] Robotic in their interactions and lacking in true human connection. Not concerned with saving the patient money where they can and constantly switching doctors. Strengths would be that they have their protocols and systems dialed in...[the nursing staff was] Absolutely average, if not, somewhat below average
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He was knowledgeable but, only saw him twice throughout two egg retrieval cycles. I did see him once during one iui cycle as well. I also couldn't reach him very easily, I had to go through the front desk then the nurse coordinator and then get on his calendar in order to speak with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Go in prepared and backed with all the knowledge because they'll only give you what they think you need to know and nothing further. No elaboration on protocols, outcomes, statistics... I truly felt like I was on my own to gather information. They always asked if I had questions but the fact is; you don't know what you don't know, so in order to ask questions you'll have to do your own research first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
They had a lot of patients so I really never had much interaction with anyone. I saw my doctor once or twice through two cycles.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
250 iu gonal- f along with menopure. He added hgc to the 2nd retrieval. Outcome; Two cycles, 23 eggs and 1 normal embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Courtney )
Absolutely average, if not, somewhat below average. Wasn't satisfied and steered me towards 3rd party company's, i.e. genetic testing and pharmacy's that were more expensive than others and didn't tell me that I actually had choices to go elsewhere until I found out on my own. So the withholding of information irritated me the most.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Robotic in their interactions and lacking in true human connection. Not concerned with saving the patient money where they can and constantly switching doctors. Strengths would be that they have their protocols and systems dialed in but doesn't seem like they're willing to deviate from that even if it would be beneficial for the patients best possible outcome.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
In and out everytime. Very organized and regimented.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I used ARC to finance the 2nd round which was $12000 plus ICSY and pgt which was $3900... =$15,900 plus $2,000 in medication.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I agreed with his approach to do SFET with pgt testing
6
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
6
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
9
10
Age 39 - 40
4 IUI
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Doblado is awesome. He is friendly, very informative and has a great bedside manner. I had to have a d & c for a missed miscarriage and he was so caring and made me feel safe. He is the best! He is very thorough and honest. My husband feels very comfortable with him as well. ... I have had 4 IUI’s to date. ... He is friendly, very informative ... I have had 4 IUI’s to date. I have a possible blocked right Fallopian tube.
I have only been to Northern California Fertility Clinic. We have had only good experiences and continue to work with them to get pregnant. We are very hopeful. ... They [doctors] assured me that I am not too old and treat me with so much respect. The office staff is very friendly and remember you when you check in. The office is clean, has its own labs and onsite procedures. Highly recommend!
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Doblado is awesome. He is friendly, very informative and has a great bedside manner. I had to have a d & c for a missed miscarriage and he was so caring and made me feel safe. He is the best! He is very thorough and honest. My husband feels very comfortable with him as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He is awesome! Have a consultation with him and you will see!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Doblado was very sweet and had a wonderful bedside manner. I had to have a D & C after my missed miscarriage and he made me feel so comfortable and safe.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I have had 4 IUI’s to date. I have a possible blocked right Fallopian tube. My husband has been tested and he is perfect. I have an 18 year old from a prior relationship. My first couple months we tried oral medications, Clomid and Letrozole. When we did IUI it was oral Letrozole with Gonal F and Ovidril. On CD 1 I had to have an ultrasound to check my uterine lining. Then start oral meds. Sub Q injections and cd 14 another ultrasound to check my uterine lining and egg count. Once my egg was >18, we did the trigger shot. IUI was scheduled for the following 2 days. I’ve gotten pregnant with 3 IUI’s, 1 miscarriage and 2 chemicals.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Kayla)
Kayla was great! Very informative and responds to calls right away. Super friendly and truly wants you to succeed.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I have only been to Northern California Fertility Clinic. We have had only good experiences and continue to work with them to get pregnant. We are very hopeful. I am 40 and have thought I am too old. Dr Doblado and Dr Lovely are great. They assured me that I am not too old and treat me with so much respect. The office staff is very friendly and remember you when you check in. The office is clean, has its own labs and onsite procedures. Highly recommend!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Each IUI round was close to $3,000 with medications and sperm washing, ultrasounds etc
9
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 28
3 IUI
Endometriosis
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
A lot of the time Dr. Doblado helped me with my need of accommodation. My husband and i both Work a lot and coming in at the drop of a hat was hard. Dr doblado helped accommodate our needs by getting us in later and earlier than the regular clinic would allow. And for that i am greatful.... Every office visit was thorough and he helped me understand fertility treatments because there so confusing and I’m in the medical field! His bedside was awesome, he was compassionate and understanding. Not all families have a 9-5 and some tweaking may be needed to help every lady become a mother.
If i were a new patient [at N CA Fertility Med Ctr-Roseville] i would want to be aware that the providers are on cycles throughout the month. Seeing one provider may not mean you will have a procedure again with them. They rotate to allow coverage of weekends and holidays. Dr doblado only preformed one of the IUI’s and others filled in for him when needed... I first started with 50mg of Clomid and trigger shots called Lupron. We did this for 2 months and unfortunately i only grew 1 follicle each time.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Every office visit was thorough and he helped me understand fertility treatments because there so confusing and I’m in the medical field! His bedside was awesome, he was compassionate and understanding. Not all families have a 9-5 and some tweaking may be needed to help every lady become a mother.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I would suggest to have the patient ask as many questions as possible because there is a lot of big words and names that you might not fully grasp unless you ask what exactly for instance the difference between IUI and IVF is or a compounded medication versus a brand name.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
A lot of the time Dr. Doblado helped me with my need of accommodation. My husband and i both Work a lot and coming in at the drop of a hat was hard. Dr doblado helped accommodate our needs by getting us in later and earlier than the regular clinic would allow. And for that i am greatful.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I first started with 50mg of Clomid and trigger shots called Lupron. We did this for 2 months and unfortunately i only grew 1 follicle each time. So after the trigger injection we would proceed with the IUI and then wait two weeks. Unfortunately that didn’t result in pregnancy so we increased the Clomid to 100 and still 1 follicle and no Pregnancy. Today we are in the process of IVF And i have just started birth control and will start injections in 3 weeks.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Courtney)
The medical assistants are a little rough and not very compassionate. I don’t think they understand that we are women on hormones and failed pregnancies and attempts are devastating. I felt like hearded cattle, once i got through the gate of IVF a whole new approach came forth. The nurses are amazing and compassionate. I completely feel at home here.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
If i were a new patient i would want to be aware that the providers are on cycles throughout the month. Seeing one provider may not mean you will have a procedure again with them. They rotate to allow coverage of weekends and holidays. Dr doblado only preformed one of the IUI’s and others filled in for him when needed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
1200 per IUI 13,000 per IVF including meds
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I would like to do multiple embryo transfers, but according to Dr. Doblado my chances of just doing one are over 70% accounting for my age. Therefore i believe and trust in him for a positive result with just one.
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
One of the medical assistants gave me results that my genetic testing raised a red flag for a disease that was actually negative.
10
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
9
10
Age 29
2 IUI
IVF
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Doblado has been amazing. He is a younger doctor which means he cares a lot about being up to date on the newest findings and studies. He respected my knowledge and treated my concerns with statistical evidence and reassurance. He is quick to respond with any questions we have....We have so appreciated Dr. Doblado's attention to our unique situation. He has been kind from the start and listened to me when I explained my concerns and went through vast amounts of research with me in order to put me at ease. He has a great bedside manner and was ready to take action as soon as we were.
I think it is important to know that you will see various doctors during your treatment because they are extremely busy! That being said, we have loved everyone we have seen so far and they are all extremely nice. Our nurse is amazing and we always see her which helps personalize our experience. They are very good about returning phone calls so make sure you leave detailed messages!...I cannot describe how amazing Alyssa is. She is on top of everything at all times!
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
So far Dr. Doblado has been amazing. He is a younger doctor which means he cares a lot about being up to date on the newest findings and studies. He respected my knowledge and treated my concerns with statistical evidence and reassurance. He is quick to respond with any questions we have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I would say to make sure that you ask any questions you have and don't be shy! He is a wealth of information and understands how difficult this process is.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
We have so appreciated Dr. Doblado's attention to our unique situation. He has been kind from the start and listened to me when I explained my concerns and went through vast amounts of research with me in order to put me at ease. He has a great bedside manner and was ready to take action as soon as we were.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We are on an antagonist protocol-75 iu of Menopur, 200 iu of Gonal F and then cetrotide will be added along with a lupron/hcg trigger. I have my first scan tomorrow and am hoping for beautiful results! He said that I am young with good eggs so they don't want to risk overstimulating me and having me end up with OHSS.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Alyssa)
I cannot describe how amazing Alyssa is. She is on top of everything at all times! She always calls back the same day and if she isn't there I get a call back from her colleague because she checks voicemails from home! She has worked with me on donated meds and with the pharmacies to find the cheapest options possible and was so thorough explaining injections. When I was worried about my low baseline AFC she immediately told me that it was a great number and not to panic before I could even say anything! She can read how I'm feeling and she makes sure my husband and I fully understand what is going on during the process. Seriously she is an actual angel!
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I think it is important to know that you will see various doctors during your treatment because they are extremely busy! That being said, we have loved everyone we have seen so far and they are all extremely nice. Our nurse is amazing and we always see her which helps personalize our experience. They are very good about returning phone calls so make sure you leave detailed messages!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The cycle fee was contracted through my insurance at $4,000, Embryo Cryopreservation is $800, and FET is $3,300.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
He is very firm on only transferring one embryo. He showed me a lot of data supporting that twin pregnancies are riskier and for a woman my age there is a good chance that transferring only one will work.
9
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 29 - 30
2 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Doctor [Doblado] was warm, compassionate and very professional. As a younger doctor, he may not have as much experience as others in the practice, but he seems to know his stuff. He tends more towards the “chill” personality side, which can be a positive or negative depending on what you are looking for. Overall, find him responsive to questions and was never condescending or hurried.
IUIs were covered by insurance, were no more than $400/each including all meds (Clomid + trigger shot)...[NoCal Fertility Medical Center] Clinic is organized, staff are kind, they are respectful of your time. I would sometimes prefer more flexibility during some of the treatments to accommodate work schedule but I’m sure it’s set up that way for a reason...
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Doctor was warm, compassionate and very professional. As a younger doctor, he may not have as much experience as others in the practice, but he seems to know his stuff. He tends more towards the “chill” personality side, which can be a positive or negative depending on what you are looking for. Overall, find him responsive to questions and was never condescending or hurried.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. He takes the time to answer them and does not trivialize your concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Doctor was compassionate and warm. Quick to answer questions and emails and takes as much time with you as needed.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Two back-to-back Clomid IUIs. Both did not result in pregnancy.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Very competent and willing to work with you on scheduling concerns.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Clinic is organized, staff are kind, they are respectful of your time. I would sometimes prefer more flexibility during some of the treatments to accommodate work schedule but I’m sure it’s set up that way for a reason.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
IUIs were covered by insurance, were no more than $400/each including all meds (Clomid + trigger shot)
8
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Successful
8
8
Age 31
2 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr. Doblado] is a good doctor. He was very thorough at every appointment. He took the time to answer my questions and explain the steps. He never made me feel like just a number. He also had a very pleasant demeanor. It's rare sometimes to find a doctor who can balance both aspects of care- explaining the process while still making the patient feel like they aren't just a number. ...
The clinic [NCFMC] seemed very professional. The billing person was highly knowledgeable of my insurance, out of pocket, and she returned my calls very fast. I really appreciated her help. The front desk staff was always pleasant. The nurses were hit or miss. Sometimes I would interact with one that was really knowledgeable, helpful, and considerate. Other times I would deal with nurses that made me feel like I was just another patient.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He is a good doctor. He was very thorough at every appointment. He took the time to answer my questions and explain the steps. He never made me feel like just a number. He also had a very pleasant demeanor. It's rare sometimes to find a doctor who can balance both aspects of care- explaining the process while still making the patient feel like they aren't just a number.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We used 7.5mg of letrozole, metformin, baby aspirin, and I had a trigger shot of ovidrel for both of my IUIs.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic seemed very professional. The billing person was highly knowledgeable of my insurance, out of pocket, and she returned my calls very fast. I really appreciated her help. The front desk staff was always pleasant. The nurses were hit or miss. Sometimes I would interact with one that was really knowledgeable, helpful, and considerate. Other times I would deal with nurses that made me feel like I was just another patient.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
8
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Unsuccessful
6
7
Age 38
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $200K - $499K
Investor
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral
Unsuccessful
We think he [Dr. Manuel Doblado] could have been more aggressive with the dosage during the retreival cycle and wonder if it’s because he’s less experienced. He once called my left ovary lazy which seemed like an odd thing to say...Ask a lot of questions about dosage and what defines that...Without insurance it would have been $7k plus drugs.
[Northern California Fertility Medical Center is] Organized and clean. Responsive. Wished I met embryologist sooner. They test your hormone levels every other day which I think is good. Surgery process is quick and efficient. Anesthesiologist fee is extra...The nursing staff was good and caring...Without insurance it would have been $7k plus drugs.
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
We think he could have been more aggressive with the dosage during the retreival cycle and wonder if it’s because he’s less experienced. He once called my left ovary lazy which seemed like an odd thing to say
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask a lot of questions about dosage and what defines that
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
The nursing staff was good and caring
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dosage of 225 GF to start, upped it to 300 to increase my response
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Wendy)
She was responsive and caring
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Organized and clean. Responsive. Wished I met embryologist sooner. They test your hormone levels every other day which I think is good. Surgery process is quick and efficient. Anesthesiologist fee is extra
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Without insurance it would have been $7k plus drugs.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
No comment
6
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 29
Tubal Blockage
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Manuel Doblado] He was welcoming to my husband and I. We discussed our options, he was honest with his recommendations, and we felt as if he truly cared. We also appreciated his knowledge... recommended IVF for my husband and I due to the blockage in my fallopian tubes. After lab work my vitamin D was a bit low, so it was recommended that I take 5000 IU of vitamin D.
[nurses of Northern California FMC] When I have questions I am able to call in and get an answer ASAP. I even sent an email through the portal on late Saturday night and I received a response the next day on Sunday before 8am...[cost] approx. $20,000...Everyone at the clinic is friendly, caring, and calm. The facility is clean and feels welcoming
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I have struggled with infertility for three years. At the one year mark of infertility I saw my gynecologist and was not given much help or options for next steps. At the time I was 26 years old and was told "you are young, and have nothing to worry about." After another year my gynecologist suggested I do a procedure to test my opening of my fallopian tubes. It turns out I have a blockage. My gynecologist highly recommended that I have a laproscopic surgery to unblock the blockage, which at the time I was eager to do, because honestly, I would do anything to have the opportunity to have children. After three years of struggling with infertility I made an apportionment at NCFMC was had a consult with Dr. Doblado. He was welcoming to my husband and I. We discussed our options, he was honest with his recommendations, and we felt as if he truly cared. We also appreciated his knowledge. We hope to vary soon be able to continue with our infertility treatment with Dr. Doblado.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Be prepared with a list of questions, but most importantly have an open heart to listen as Dr. Doblado is extremely knowledgable.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Doblado recommended IVF for my husband and I due to the blockage in my fallopian tubes. After lab work my vitamin D was a bit low, so it was recommended that I take 5000 IU of vitamin D. In addition, lab work shoes my TSH was a 3.08, so I was prescribed 25mcg. of levothyroxine. After six month my levels are down to 2.65. We are hoping to get my level under a 2.5 with a healthy diet and levothyroxine. All other lab work came back great along with my husbands semen analysis. I was also tested for any chromosomal in-normalities that I could possibly past down to any future children and all my results came back negative.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The nursing staff are amazing. When I have questions I am able to call in and get an answer ASAP. I even sent an email through the portal on late Saturday night and I received a response the next day on Sunday before 8am. I am continually impressed by the care NCFMC offers.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Everyone at the clinic is friendly, caring, and calm. The facility is clean and feels welcoming. The doctors, nurses, and staff and knowledgeable and are happy to help. I do not have any weaknesses at the moment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I have not started IVF, but approx. $20,000
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Dr. Doblado recommended a single embryo transfer as this would result in an easier pregnancy and healthier baby.
8
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 35 - 37
5 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Doblado always answered our questions thoroughly and in a way that was easy to understand. After having a few miscarriages, my anxiety around pregnancy is high and he never made me feel bad for having so many questions or for being worried....While you will be assigned a primary doctor, you will also be seen by other providers. Don't be afraid to ask them questions, too, and if they don't offer you a complete answer, ask Dr. Doblado because he will!
Most of the nurses are very kind and thorough. I can only think of one time when I called with a question and felt kind of blown off. Otherwise, the rest of my experience with them [No Cal Fert Med Ctr] was positive!...The wait time is short, everyone is friendly, they explain the cost thoroughly and clearly and they get you in for appointments as soon as you need one. They are open on the weekends, which I guess that have to be since a cycle is unpredictable!
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I have and would recommend Dr. Doblado to anyone seeking fertility treatment. At first we were assigned to our case load because his availability for our second consultation was convenient. In the end, it turned out to be the best thing because he's been my favorite doctor to work with. He is kind, honest, explains everything clearly and really takes the time to answer my questions. I like the other doctors too, but sometimes felt rushed with them.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
While you will be assigned a primary doctor, you will also be seen by other providers. Don't be afraid to ask them questions, too, and if they don't offer you a complete answer, ask Dr. Doblado because he will! I loved that he was up on the newer research, so be sure to ask him all about that =)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado always answered our questions thoroughly and in a way that was easy to understand. After having a few miscarriages, my anxiety around pregnancy is high and he never made me feel bad for having so many questions or for being worried.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Most of the nurses are very kind and thorough. I can only think of one time when I called with a question and felt kind of blown off. Otherwise, the rest of my experience with them was positive!
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The wait time is short, everyone is friendly, they explain the cost thoroughly and clearly and they get you in for appointments as soon as you need one. They are open on the weekends, which I guess that have to be since a cycle is unpredictable!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
about $1200 each cycle
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Failed to call with results
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic did not call to tell me the results of a beta that ended in a chemical pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2019, Successful
8
10
Age 33
Endometriosis
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Doblado was caring, concise, and honest with information he provided to me and my husband. He provided guidance and empathy...eased a lot of doubt, worry, and fear...clarified a lot of medical pathology questions I had and encouraged us to consider our options...did not hesitate to answer questions with sincerity.
Roseville Clinic [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] seemed a little small and outdated, but that didn't stop the staff from being warm, welcoming, and informative. I look forward to the Sacramento location to be able to enjoy a welcoming space...[nurse] has been very helpful with providing guidance, information, and extension details regarding treatment, medication and dosage .
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Our experience with Dr. Doblado was amazing as he eased a lot of doubt, worry, and fear my husband and I had. He was kind, but direct in information he provided. Dr. Doblado clarified a lot of medical pathology questions I had and encouraged us to consider our options while providing a safe of calmness and reassurance.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Ask questions and don't be afraid to get clarification on anything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado was caring, concise, and honest with information he provided to me and my husband. He provided guidance and empathy on a journey that we were going to start and did not hesitate to answer questions with sincerity.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Unfortunately our treatment was postponed while we were in process of figuring this details out due to COVID-19 protocols.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Natalie M)
Nurse Natalie has been very helpful with providing guidance, information, and extension details regarding treatment, medication and dosage .
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Roseville Clinic seemed a little small and outdated, but that didn't stop the staff from being warm, welcoming, and informative. I look forward to the Sacramento location to be able to enjoy a welcoming space.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Initial cost for being evaluated by Dr Doblado was which included screening, consultation, and options was about $300.
Describe Manuel Doblado's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
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Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Successful
10
10
Age 30
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Doblado is knowledgeable, thorough, and explained everything until I understood. Great bedside manner...order all the tests he needed to accurately diagnose and then treat me. I felt comfortable during my initial consult with him and all appointments thereafter.
Everything ran like a well oiled machine [at Northern California Fertility Medical Center], and everyone was very friendly...The women in the financial department were also great, they helped a great deal with pre auths, etc...brand new beautiful facility on Auburn Blvd and it’s lovely
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He took great care in obtaining my history in order to order all the tests he needed to accurately diagnose and then treat me. I felt comfortable during my initial consult with him and all appointments thereafter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He doesn’t mind questions, be sure to ask him if you have any!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado is knowledgeable, thorough, and explained everything until I understood. Great bedside manner
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We had many failed Clomid cycles with my obgyn so Dr. Doblado started with letrozole, trigger shot, timed intercourse and an estradiol/progesterone supplement for after ovulation due to history of short luteal phase. Luckily we were successful with this treatment and needed nothing more invasive.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Everything ran like a well oiled machine, and everyone was very friendly. They just moved to a brand new beautiful facility on Auburn Blvd and it’s lovely. The women in the financial department were also great, they helped a great deal with pre auths, etc.
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Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
10
9
Age 31
3 Fertility Medications
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
My husband and I have both been extremely happy with out experiences with Dr. Doblado. He is smart, asks our input, is considerate, and has been great with communication. One downside is not being able to see Dr. Doblado every appointment. All the doctors in the practice rotate, and although all the doctors communicate well, sometimes we want to be able to immediately discuss information from appointments with Dr Doblado.
The clinic [Northern California Fertility Medical Center] is warm and comfortable. The people working the front desk are always pleasant and helpful. Everything is done in the clinic, so if sedation is needed for a procedure you don’t have to go to another outpatient facility. Just know that since the doctors rotate, you may not always see your primary doctor at every appointment. ...The nursing staff has been great in our experiences so far. After my surgery they called to check on me and we very considerate throughout all my appointments
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
My husband and I have both been extremely happy with out experiences with Dr. Doblado. He is smart, asks our input, is considerate, and has been great with communication. One downside is not being able to see Dr. Doblado every appointment. All the doctors in the practice rotate, and although all the doctors communicate well, sometimes we want to be able to immediately discuss information from appointments with Dr Doblado.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
You won’t see him every appointment, and although we’ve had good experiences with the other doctors, make sure to email Dr Doblado with any questions. Keep a line of communication going!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Doblado goes out of his way to not only address clinical needs, but to also calm any concerns or anxieties that come up along the way. He is very responsive to emails and any questions we have.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
When we started with Dr. Doblado, I was on my third round of 50mg Clomid prescribed by my gynecologist. He suggested a change in course because in his experience if a treatment doesn’t work after the second time, it won’t work unless there is an adjustment in medication etc. The new plan is to start high dose Clomid 150mg with estrogen and IUI. With the high dose I will be coming in for ultrasound monitoring throughout. Before starting the high dose round, I had a hysteroscopy performed and a uterine septum was found. We then scheduled surgical removal of the septum which was done in the clinic. This pushed my high dose Clomid with IUI round back, but will be starting it in about a month. No pregnancies to date.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The nursing staff has been great in our experiences so far. After my surgery they called to check on me and we very considerate throughout all my appointments
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is warm and comfortable. The people working the front desk are always pleasant and helpful. Everything is done in the clinic, so if sedation is needed for a procedure you don’t have to go to another outpatient facility. Just know that since the doctors rotate, you may not always see your primary doctor at every appointment.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
My new patient consultation and septum removal were both mostly covered by insurance (I think combined, I paid under $100). Hysteroscopy was not covered and was about $300. Estimated cost of high dose Clomid and IUI is $3,000.
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Doctor
Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Sacramento
Operations
Scheduling
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Nursing Staff
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LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
7
8
Age 38
4 IUI
3 IVF
Donor Sperm
Unexplained
Other
Income $200K - $499K
3rd of 4 Docs
LGBTQ
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Doblado] was very nice. Out of our many transfers it was the only time that the embryo was retained in the catheter. Supposedly it’s not common but he said pregnancy rates are the same. It was a cluster of a situation. Communication between the embryology lab and our room wasn’t great and we didn’t know it was retained for a few minutes and I just laid there.
There has been some turnover [at NCFMC]. The MA’s for our first round we’re super supportive and great. These last two rounds I felt no bond or closeness with any of them. The front desk girls are nice. Nurses are great. It’s a very busy facility. But they still care. I recommend it ... She [nurse] made this experience for us a good one. Even through all the disappointment and pain and loss, she was really there for us. She is amazing
How was your experience with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He was very nice. Out of our many transfers it was the only time that the embryo was retained in the catheter. Supposedly it’s not common but he said pregnancy rates are the same. It was a cluster of a situation. Communication between the embryology lab and our room wasn’t great and we didn’t know it was retained for a few minutes and I just laid there.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Do your own research and advocate for yourself. Not just for him, he was very nice, but for yourself. They have set protocols but we are all different people with different issues.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
He was very nice and spent time answering my questions.
Describe the protocols Manuel Doblado used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I don’t recall that exact cycle, I’m on a different protocol for this next retrievaL. I know it was follistim, 75 of menopur, ganirelix, progesterone, dexamethasone
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Susan )
She made this experience for us a good one. Even through all the disappointment and pain and loss, she was really there for us. She is amazing
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
There has been some turnover. The MA’s for our first round we’re super supportive and great. These last two rounds I felt no bond or closeness with any of them. The front desk girls are nice. Nurses are great. It’s a very busy facility. But they still care. I recommend it
Describe the costs associated with your care under Manuel Doblado at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
9950 plus 800 for storage plus 1800 for icsi, 2000 for biopsy for embryos 1750 for first transfer
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Manuel Doblado
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources