Rated 7
Strongly recommend: 67%Don't recommend: 33%7
67% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
7.3
7.3
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
8
8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.3
9.3
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
8.3
Good
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
SUNY Upstate
Residency
Lenox Hill Hosp
Fellowship
Baylor

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
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Margareta Pisarska works at

Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Rated 7.1
Strongly recommend: 23%Neutral: 46%Don't recommend: 32%7.1

At 1 office

Los Angeles
444 S. San Vicente Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-9964
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3 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2016, Unsuccessful
1
5
Age 27 - 28
4 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 4 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Pisarska is aware of her practice and has a great load of knowledge. But as a patient I did not receive that compassionate warmth from her. She can be a great educator and a good resource to her patients, but not someone to provide infertility treatments as it’s a sensitive topic.... The office atmosphere feels cold and not welcoming. She is always way too busy to have a direct conversation with her patients.
[Cedars-Sinai is] Way to expensive, they charge you for every little thing with NO exception. I was informed by the office to change insurance plans from a PPO to an HMO for better coverage, but was the complete opposite. The billing is confusing and the coordinator who goes over the fees can never give you a solid answer as to how much you will end up paying.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Dr. Pisarska is aware of her practice and has a great load of knowledge. But as a patient I did not receive that compassionate warmth from her. She can be a great educator and a good resource to her patients, but not someone to provide infertility treatments as it’s a sensitive topic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Don't walk into the office expecting to be greeted as a "fertility" patient. The office atmosphere feels cold and not welcoming. She is always way too busy to have a direct conversation with her patients.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
As a patient, I felt too small to fit in the huge reproductive office the doctor was running along with the other physician. All my direct questions and concerns were not heart felt answers I received either of the nurses or the team members. For the doctor’s office, I was yet another number they treated and it truly echoed that way.
Describe the protocols Margareta Pisarska used in your cycles at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center and their degree of success.
I was put on clomid on both of my IUI's. Based on her experience she recommended to have back to back IUI's to result in pregnancy. WRONG!!! that wasn't the case and it did not result in pregnancy as to her hopes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Total robots....no sort of compassion or sympathy towards their patients.
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Way to expensive, they charge you for every little thing with NO exception. I was informed by the office to change insurance plans from a PPO to an HMO for better coverage, but was the complete opposite. The billing is confusing and the coordinator who goes over the fees can never give you a solid answer as to how much you will end up paying.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
An estimate of $3,800 for IUI
Describe Margareta Pisarska's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
I did not do embryo transfer with this doctor.
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Margareta Pisarska
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
5
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Los Angeles
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Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2009 - 2013, Successful
10
10
Age 38 - 42
IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Pisarska was patient, knowledge and highly skilled...She took her time and really got to know me and my husband.
...The best part of Dr. Pisarska's practice is her staff. I loved the nurses and was sad when it was time to move on to our OB as they became a welcomed, comforting presence in a long and sometimes disappointing arduous journey.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
She was patient, knowledge and highly skilled. I had two successful pregnancies thru her care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Listen to her... she knows what she's doing!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
She took her time and really got to know me and my husband. But the best part of her practice is her staff. I loved the nurses and was sad when it was time to move on to our OB as they became a welcomed, comforting presence in a long and sometimes disappointing arduous journey.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
I love Dr. Pisarska, but her nursing staff was my favorite part of my visit. They remembered everything, were emotionally invested in my care and always made each visit a pleasant experience. They set the bar so high that the nurses at my OB's office nor the hospital where I delivered, could ever live up to their level of care and compassion.
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
Highly skilled. Professional.
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Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2014 - 2016, Successful
10
10
Age 30 - 32
3 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Margareta Piskarska] answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability...The nursing staff [at Cedars] is incredible. So kind, so thoughtful, so patient. I can't say enough good things about them. Excellent excellent team of professionals.
The nursing staff is incredible. The front desk staff is also great. Overall, an excellent practice. I would highly highly recommend to anyone I know....She [Dr. Margareta Piskarska] answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
She answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
Ask all of the questions any time!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Margareta Pisarska at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center?
She is very personable and really gets to know her patients. She is kind, warm, and very knowledgeable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
The nursing staff is incredible. So kind, so thoughtful, so patient. I can't say enough good things about them. Excellent excellent team of professionals.
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
The nursing staff is incredible. The front desk staff is also great. Overall, an excellent practice. I would highly highly recommend to anyone I know.
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Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere