Rated 8.2
Strongly recommend: 49%Neutral: 44%Don't recommend: 7%8.2
49% strongly recommend
10 reviews
Humanity
9.4
9.4
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
8.7
8.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.2
8.2
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
U. of Pavia
Residency
Brown
Fellowship
U. of Texas Southwestern

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Nurit Winkler works at

Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Rated 7.3
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 22%7.3

At 4 offices

Encino
16055 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1127
Encino, CA 91436
818-946-8051
Bakersfield
8305 Brimhall Rd. Bldg 1600 Ste 1602
Bakersfield, CA 93312
661-889-5173
Los Angeles
10921 Wilshire Blvd , Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-721-1567
Thousand Oaks
77 Rolling Oaks Dr, Suite 306
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
818-946-8051
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10 patient reviews

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2020 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 40 - 42
2 IUI
14 Embryo Freezing
IVF
Surrogacy
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Other
South Asian
Income $500K+
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Winkler is totally open to complementary treatment which is very important to me...She's always looking for ways to optimize the protocol. She's also been incredibly helpful introducing us to surrogacy agencies and giving candid advice on how to find the right Gestational Carrier...I see her often enough that I can usually ask her my questions in person, but if we have further issues I set up a phone appointment (free of charge) or even text her (I try not to abuse this privilege).
[the LA Reproductive Center nurses are] competent, caring and straightforward. I do follow up when I haven't gotten answers to my questions before EOD, but someone always responds...You may have to wait for your appointment time. If you are trying for natural retrievals, you will require a lot of appointments and it's better to have a very flexible work situation. I have made it my full-time job and I politely follow up if I haven't gotten answers to urgent questions; the clinic always gets me an answer.
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler and her partner Dr. Mark Kalan sometimes alternate days in the office, but she makes all the decisions about my treatments in conjunction with input from me and my TCM doctor. Dr. Winkler is totally open to complementary treatment which is very important to me. I do have a diminished ovarian reserve so we figured out early on I would likely be a poor responder to stims, so she's willing to do cycles as naturally as I want (only drugs we use are Ganirelix antigen and Ovidrel trigger). She's always looking for ways to optimize the protocol. She's also been incredibly helpful introducing us to surrogacy agencies and giving candid advice on how to find the right Gestational Carrier. In fact, every agent we talked to is eager to work with her again because she has such a good reputation, which in our opinion is well-earned. I see her often enough that I can usually ask her my questions in person, but if we have further issues I set up a phone appointment (free of charge) or even text her (I try not to abuse this privilege).
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler is the least ego-centric fertility doctor I have ever encountered. If you have ideas about how to approach your treatment, she will discuss them in detail. Be proactive!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler offers me genuine care and attention. Throughout the process, she always makes herself available for our questions and never rushes us. My case is unique; I've been undergoing unstimulated egg retrievals, to bank embryos one at a time, trying to find the rare normal ones. Most doctors won't bother with this type of case, but Dr. Winkler has been kind, patient, and open to treating me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Los Angeles Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Ivanna Castillo)
Ivanna, Joana & Yang are the third-party coordinators I have worked with. They're competent, caring and straightforward. I do follow up when I haven't gotten answers to my questions before EOD, but someone always responds. Maribel & Maggie have also helped with my case, and Crystal before she moved clinics. Dora the phlebotomist is very sweet and skilled. The front desk staff Maria, Linda & Yajira are kind and easy to work with. In finance, Claudia is more businesslike; Lily is extremely personable and made it a point to correct a billing error in my favor.
Describe your experience with Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
You may have to wait for your appointment time. If you are trying for natural retrievals, you will require a lot of appointments and it's better to have a very flexible work situation. I have made it my full-time job and I politely follow up if I haven't gotten answers to urgent questions; the clinic always gets me an answer. Blood drawn before noon will yield results by 5. The two partners fill in for each other for ultrasounds and can even do procedures according to your primary doctor's specifications.
What specific things went wrong at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
The main thing that went wrong was not listed above. One time the anesthesiologist put me under before Dr. Winkler checked whether I'd ovulated by ultrasound and unfortunately the main follicles we were trying to retrieve from was already collapsed. I probably wouldn't have gone forward with the procedure since the secondary follicle was small. I expressed my grievance to Dr. Winkler by phone and she took my issue very seriously and put into place a system by which all personnel know not to administer anesthesia before the ultrasound has been performed. She referred to it as a matter of informed consent, so I knew she understood my side of it. Otherwise, there have been a couple times when the dosage referenced in my pre-procedure email was incorrect (but the Rx was fine) so I panicked but was able to confirm with the staff it was just a typo.
10
Doctor
Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Encino
Operations
Scheduling
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unsuccessful
7
9
Age 42
4 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Winkler always takes the time to talk with me when I have questions and has a way of explaining things where she doesn't sway you one way or the other but just gives you the facts and lets you decide how you want to proceed...If I expressed concerns about money, she tried to find ways to help me save...she didn't really fill us in on what we needed to know until I asked questions later.
[Los Angeles Reproductive Center]Strengths: The clinic is very nice physically with nice waiting and patient rooms (also my husband liked the "sample" rooms...The clinic staff, nurses, and doctors are all friendly and knowledgeable. I had a positive experience and despite the negative outcome, I think they did everything right... Weaknesses: Scheduling...You do have to pay for valet parking
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler was very patient with any questions I had. During the first visit, we weren't really sure what to ask but after I did research and had more questions, she spent a good amount of time on the phone with me to answer every question I had. If I expressed concerns about money, she tried to find ways to help me save. She was always warm and comforting in the appointments and gave me the information I needed to decide if I wanted to move forward with the cycle (even though I only had five follicles to start with). Even with the bad news about our abnormal embryos, she gave us our options of how to move forward, what she would change, and the facts surrounding success rates and is letting us decide. Despite the negative outcome, I think Dr. Winkler and her team did everything right.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Do some research before going in for a consultation and have a list of questions ready. We didn't and she didn't really fill us in on what we needed to know until I asked questions later.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler always takes the time to talk with me when I have questions and has a way of explaining things where she doesn't sway you one way or the other but just gives you the facts and lets you decide how you want to proceed.
Describe the protocols Nurit Winkler used in your cycles at Los Angeles Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Due to my age of 41, Dr. Winkler did a modified mini IVF protocol explaining that at my age with diminished ovarian reserve that it wasn't about quantity but about quality. Clomid-2 pills every day for 5 days Menopur-2 vials every day for 8 days Gonal F-every day for 8 days Omnitrope-every other day Cetritide- starting day 5 Lupron to trigger Novarel to trigger On day 11 of my cycle, we did the egg retrieval which resulted in 3 of 3 eggs retrieved. Of these, they informed me that one fertilized normally and one fertilized abnormally. However, on day 6, they informed me that two had grown into blastocysts. These were sent for testing and both were abnormal. Dr. Winkler explained that my eggs were of good quality for both of them to have grown to blastocysts but the quality of the egg doesn't mean that the embryo will be normal.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
The nurses were amazing. Always comforting and very thorough in their explanations. They sent emails with videos to further teach us how to do the injections and were always available by email for other questions.
Describe your experience with Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
Strengths: The clinic is very nice physically with nice waiting and patient rooms (also my husband liked the "sample" rooms a lot better than the kaiser ones ;). Dr. Winkler has been willing to help me by completing the doctors portion of multiple grant applications on her own time. The clinic staff, nurses, and doctors are all friendly and knowledgeable. I had a positive experience and despite the negative outcome, I think they did everything right and everything they could. Weaknesses: Scheduling appointments that worked for me was pretty hard. They usually only gave me one, maybe two, options for appointments in person and over the phone so make sure that if you have a full time job, like me, that your boss understands that you may be taking sick time a lot during this. You do have to pay for valet parking in the building so bring cash along. I'd say the biggest weakness is that the traffic getting to the clinic is bad at most times of the day being located in Encino on Ventura Blvd so leave early so you aren't adding more stress to an already stressful situation. Also, it does seem that this clinic may be slightly more expensive than others so check your options.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
Embryo banking option: $13,845 - included Ultrasounds, in cycle blood tests, intravenous set up, oocyte extraction, oocyte identification from follicular fluid, sperm capacitation/wash, culture of oocytes, fertilization of oocytes, embryo culture, embryo freezing and 1 year of storage, anesthesia, ICSI, PGS screening $150 - first Ultrasound $3,809 - medications $300 -fragmentation semen analysis $349 - Genetic testing for both partners
Describe Nurit Winkler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
We did not get to this stage
7
Doctor
Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Encino
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2020, Consult
7
7
Age 36
1 IUI
Male Factor
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Nurit Winkler is a very knowledgeable doctor. She stands out by being empathetic and caring. However there were few times when I felt ruished in her office. There are so many patients that my wait time was over 1 hour each time, while i was only seen for 10 minutes. If i had follow up questions, the aswers weer rushed. One time I was told if I was ovulating on the weekend to call the doctor on duty. I have but noone returned my call on the weekend, ut only Monday....
[Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles] Strenghts: streamlined process, staff, connections to storage and medical facilities, good partner facilities, clean, friendly staff, efficient processing. Weakness: long waits, expensive, the emphasis is a lot on payment first but services later... i did feel a bit of a number in the conveyor of business...IUI aroun $3k total. That includes extra medication costs.
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Nurit Winkler is a very knowledgeable doctor. She stands out by being empathetic and caring. However there were few times when I felt ruished in her office. There are so many patients that my wait time was over 1 hour each time, while i was only seen for 10 minutes. If i had follow up questions, the aswers weer rushed. One time I was told if I was ovulating on the weekend to call the doctor on duty. I have but noone returned my call on the weekend, ut only Monday.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Patients should not be waiting more than the time they are actually seen in their appointment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Empathetic approach made me feel human. However, the business of the center and accelerated office visit time made me feel like a number. I was waiting for more time to be seen than actually seen.
Describe the protocols Nurit Winkler used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles and their degree of success.
Male factor was the main reaeson for the infertility. Morphology and motility were really low. On the day we have tried doing IUI the test sample of the sperm was not good quality. The doctor warned me that the chances of the successful IUI are really low, but I wanted to go ahead anyway. It was not successful in the end.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
Smiling and supporting. Helful to fill in the blanks if the doctor was not longer available.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
Strenghts: streamlined process, staff, connections to storage and medical facilities, good partner facilities, clean, friendly staff, efficient processing. Weakness: long waits, expensive, the emphasis is a lot on payment first but services later.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
IUI aroun $3k total. That includes extra medication costs.
What specific things went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
There was nothing major wrong here at all, but i did feel a bit of a number in the conveyor of business. I do not have anything bad to say about doctor, the knowledge or procedure. Even thought my first procedure did not work for me, i do not attribute it to anything bad that was done by medical staff. I am considering continuing with IVF in the same clinic becuase i trust Nurit as a doctor.
7
Doctor
Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles
Bakersfield (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
0
0
Age 41 - 42
1 IVF
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Nurit Winkler] was very sympathetic to our situation and genuinely wanted to help us however as time went by I didn't feel like I got the care I needed...I do feel that her inability to be sensitive and carry out the treatment and follow through, has left a lasting impact on me and my experience...She was adamant on transferring only one egg...I was hoping to get a call from her but I never heard back from her
The [Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles] clinic is kept very neat and clean...I was always greeted upon entering...only valet option which they did not validate...Parking was not convenient...My primary nurse was very caring. The nurses who I didn't have contact with on a regular basis were not so much. They made me feel like a number and that my interests were just like anybody else's
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
When we met Dr. Winkler we immediately liked her. We had moved almost 2 hours away in the middle of starting treatment with her and still decided to keep her because of her bedside manner. She did let us know the potential risks, but she always remained optimistic about our chances. Dr. Winkler, always called us back when we needed to get in touch with her or had questions. I often felt like I was not asking the right questions, so I felt it was up to her to fully inform me on what was involved but I often left the clinic with more questions than answers. In some instances, I did feel like we were going along with the step by step process without fully acknowledging my individual situation. Towards the end, when I got pregnant after the transfer, Dr. Winkler stopped calling and only had her nurses call me. This was a really happy but scary time for me and it would have been nice to speak with her. I got a call from another Doctor that works there instead of Dr. Winkler to inform me that my HCG levels were dropping and that I would miscarry. I was hoping to get a call from her but I never heard back from her even after calling the clinic and speaking to the nurse to have her call me back. I feel that getting a call from her after this experience was the most important call I could have received from her. But she never called and I felt left with the grief of a failed attempt at conceiving through IVF, the financial burden and no answers as to what went wrong. To this day, I have never received a call from her and that is so disappointing for us since we put our faith and trust in her. She is no doubt a good fertility doctor, however I do feel that her inability to be sensitive and carry out the treatment and follow through, has left a lasting impact on me and my experience with her clinic. In fact, I wonder if she ever had any closure on our story and journey with us at all. A simple phone call would have rectified that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
I would advise people to fully have a list of questions and know what is going to happen before, during and after if things work out or not. I would also suggest to speak candidly to your doctor about what your needs are and how you would like to receive information. I would also ask what happens when things don't work out and the course of action to be taken.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Our doctor was very sympathetic to our situation and genuinely wanted to help us however as time went by I didn't feel like I got the care I needed once we were in the process. When we found out my HCG numbers were going down after I got pregnant through IVF, our doctor did not call us to tell us the news to stop progesterone shots. She had another doctor in the clinic that I had never talked to call. I found this very insensitive as I had more questions to ask but he could not answer them because we were not his direct patient.
Describe the protocols Nurit Winkler used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles and their degree of success.
I know that I went for the Fallopian tube flush, I had a surgery conducted by my OBGYN for endometriosis and took injections for egg retrieval and then the egg transfer. We decided to do the ixy, or the actual insemination route to ensure the sperm penetrated the egg.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: yes, can't remember her name)
My primary nurse was very caring. The nurses who I didn't have contact with on a regular basis were not so much. They made me feel like a number and that my interests were just like anybody else's. On a number of occasions they didn't do their job properly and forgot certain information and would forget to relay information to other people at the clinic when I called.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
The clinic is kept very neat and clean with a coffee and water station for patients to use. I was always greeted upon entering. The location of the clinic was in downtown Encino, which meant there was only valet option which they did not validate or parking on the street which at times was very tricky. Parking was not convenient. The clinic is located on an upper floor with great views.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
Single Cycle - 6800.00 per embryo tested @ 350.00 each Total was 10945.00 6000 per embryo transfer attempt 3000 biopsy , 350 per embryo 3950 for insemination Multiple ultrasounds at 21 dollars each
Describe Nurit Winkler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
She did not fully discuss the trade offs. She was adamant on transferring only one egg. I assume to ensure the health of one baby versus two. I completely trusted her and was happy with just one baby but I would have benefited with knowing all my options.
What specific things went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
On a few occasions I called to have information about a procedure or to have results given, but was put on hold, or hung up on. I had a hard time getting information from the nurses. At times I was not fully informed of what was happening.
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Nurit Winkler
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0
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles
Encino (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
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Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
Other
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Amazing bedside manner; she [Dr. Nurit Winkler] really cares about her patients. She always remembered what we'd talked about in my previous appointments, so it's easy to tell you're not just a number to her.... She put any worries or doubts about my fertility at ease. She was thourough in explaining exactly what to expect. I loved that she was always the one to see me during appointment, never putting a nurse in her place.
Maggie [nurse at the Pacific Fertility Center] is great! She gave me her personal cell number, and would take my calls and text at all hours and weekends. Great bedside manner as well...Waiting rooms and exam rooms are very clean, appts are easy to make with the front desk, parking in the building is easy. I can't think of any weaknesses -- compared to other clinics/ drs offices, they are a dream!
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Loveley, extremely positive bedside manner. She put any worries or doubts about my fertility at ease. She was thourough in explaining exactly what to expect. I loved that she was always the one to see me during appointment, never putting a nurse in her place.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Amazing bedside manner; she really cares about her patients. She always remembered what we'd talked about in my previous appointments, so it's easy to tell you're not just a number to her.
Describe the protocols Nurit Winkler used in your cycles at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles and their degree of success.
During one FET cycle I was on 2 2mg estrace pills per day. During my second cycle I was on 1 2mg estrage pill per day, as well as a .03? shot of E2 valerate every 3rd day. This second protocol increase the thickness of my uterine lining compared to the estrace pills alone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Maggie Rodriguez)
Maggie is great! She gave me her personal cell number, and would take my calls and text at all hours and weekends. Great bedside manner as well.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
Waiting rooms and exam rooms are very clean, appts are easy to make with the front desk, parking in the building is easy. I can't think of any weaknesses -- compared to other clinics/ drs offices, they are a dream!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
As of October 2017, it was just under $25K and included the following: Ultrasound Blood Panels Egg Retrieval Surgical Procedure Normal Fertilization 1 Preg Test Anesthesia ISCI Freezing Chromosomal Testing Facility Fee Medications Medications made up about $8K of the total cost.
Describe Nurit Winkler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
We did single embryo because the quality of my selected egg was very good, I'm over relatively young age (32) and the thickness of my lining was good.
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Doctor
Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles
Encino (closed)
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 40
2 IUI
4 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
3rd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Winkler is the most compassionate physician I met. She will always call/ email communicate in a timely manner. She is very knowledgeable and explains every steps in details and make sure to guide us to the best possible treatment plan ... First cycle - regular FSH cycle (with added menopour and antagonist) 30 eggs retrieved- 1 embryo - chemical pregnancy Second cycle - flare protocol 24 eggs retrieved- 4 embryos- chemical pregnancy
Both clinical and admin staff [LARC] are lack of professionalism and basic knowledge (and it is seems that they don’t really care). Manager will never say hello or greet us. Financial once threatened to cancel our cycle (as my husband was out of the country and we said we will send the payment the next day). ...They are not tech savvy, although they both young physicians, so don’t be surprised if your blood work report are not uploaded to your chart or that the staff didn’t update your treatment protocol. ...
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr Winkler is the most compassionate physician I met. She will always call/ email communicate in a timely manner. She is very knowledgeable and explains every steps in details and make sure to guide us to the best possible treatment plan
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
The clinic staff is not as professional as they should. But the doctor is so wonderful, trust her!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr Winkler is extremely personal in her approach to patients
Describe the protocols Nurit Winkler used in your cycles at Los Angeles Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
First cycle - regular FSH cycle (with added menopour and antagonist) 30 eggs retrieved- 1 embryo - chemical pregnancy Second cycle - flare protocol 24 eggs retrieved- 4 embryos- chemical pregnancy
Describe your experience with your nurse at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
Lack of clinical understanding and not compassionate
Describe your experience with Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
The doctor is amazing! The staff is not so much. Financial team have zero compassion and nurses are lack clinical knowledge (and patient care). They are not tech savvy, although they both young physicians, so don’t be surprised if your blood work report are not uploaded to your chart or that the staff didn’t update your treatment protocol. Luckily the doctor is on top of everything regarding her patients. I would still recommend strongly to go.
Describe Nurit Winkler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
NA
What specific things went wrong at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
Both clinical and admin staff are lack of professionalism and basic knowledge (and it is seems that they don’t really care). Manager will never say hello or greet us. Financial once threatened to cancel our cycle (as my husband was out of the country and we said we will send the payment the next day).
10
Doctor
Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Los Angeles
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Consult
10
10
Age 31
Embryo Freezing
Other
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Winkler was warm and caring. She listened to our unusual circumstance and financial situation. She listened to questions about Natural IVF to Mini IVF to regular IVF and talked them through with us in our situation. ... In our first consultation she also recommended my partner take the genetics testing since I had already and was a carrier for 1 vulnerability.
The Clinic [Los Angeles Repro Ctr] was in a high rise building and the view was beautiful. The office is VERY clean and comfortable. ... I absolutely loved they had more "natural" options although we decided what was best was regular IVF. I like having the option of not getting on BC and having the DR follow MY cycle instead of my cycle being manipulated to try to fit into the Doctors schedule, like other clinics.
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler was warm, caring, informative, very patient with us and understanding of our desires and obstacles. She spoke with us in detail about the pro's and Con's of natural IVF, Mini IVF and regular IVF with our unique situation. In our first consultation she also recommended my partner take the genetics testing since I had already and was a carrier for 1 vulnerability. We agreed and she arranged and set it up as soon as we walked out of her office. We didn't feel like we were inconveniencing anyone and that everyone was there for just us lol. We cannot wait to continue working with Dr. Winkler.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler was warm and caring. She listened to our unusual circumstance and financial situation. She listened to questions about Natural IVF to Mini IVF to regular IVF and talked them through with us in our situation. She also told me her clinic does the surgery for egg retrieval every day to follow the females cycle. She gave options financially and her professional opinion about what what process would work best for us. We couldn't be happier we found her.
Describe your experience with Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
The Clinic was in a high rise building and the view was beautiful. The office is VERY clean and comfortable. The strengths of the clinic is DR. Winkler, and her staff. Everyone seemed to love their job. I absolutely loved they had more "natural" options although we decided what was best was regular IVF. I like having the option of not getting on BC and having the DR follow MY cycle instead of my cycle being manipulated to try to fit into the Doctors schedule, like other clinics.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
We were quotes a price and given a couple options for costs of hormones
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Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Los Angeles
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015, 15 Eggs Frozen
10
10
Age 36
1 Egg Freezing
European
Income $200K - $499K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Winkler] is very warm, compassionate and understanding. Incredible bedside manner. Knows a lot. But you have to pull some of the information out of her- would be nice to get handouts and not ask her a million questions. It’s harder to reach her than other doctors - she takes time to respond to emails and doesn’t use a cell phone to communicate
Dr. Winkler is incredibly warm and empathetic. On the other hand, I have found most of her staff [at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles] to the opposite. So when you are working with them (front staff, admin, nurses) you feel like a number but when you’re with the doctor it’s great...Financial person is horrible. Has horrible communication, tone and does not follow through. It’s best to avoid her
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
She is very warm, compassionate and understanding. Incredible bedside manner. Knows a lot. But you have to pull some of the information out of her- would be nice to get handouts and not ask her a million questions. It’s harder to reach her than other doctors - she takes time to respond to emails and doesn’t use a cell phone to communicate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
If you don’t like your nurse ask for a different one
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
Dr. Winkler is incredibly warm and empathetic. On the other hand, I have found most of her staff to the opposite. So when you are working with them (front staff, admin, nurses) you feel like a number but when you’re with the doctor it’s great.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Yes)
This was in 2015, so I imagine she has better nurses. The nurse I had had no warmth or compassion. I had to work so hard just to get her to be a little warmer to me- should be the other way around. I gave the doctor this feedback and she was surprised and very attentive to it.
Describe your experience with Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.
Nice decor. Unintelligent front staff. Financial person is horrible. Has horrible communication, tone and does not follow through. It’s best to avoid her. Parking is not covered and is paid for below.
What specific things went wrong at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
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Nurit Winkler
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10
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Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles
Encino (closed)
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021, Unknown Success
8
8
Age 34
2 IVF
Donor Eggs
European
Income $50K - $99K
Business Executive
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Nurit Winkler] Can sometimes be hard to get a hold of. When I did talk to her, she gave me all the time I needed to understand everything. First egg retrieval was not successful so I had to get another donor and go back to square one. That was very expensive. Since the first donor hadn't donated before, there was no way to predict the outcome. I recommend going with a proven egg donor. I wish someone had told me that. It would have saved me a lot of time and money.
[Dr. Winkler] Can sometimes be hard to get a hold of [at Los Angeles Reproductive Center]. When I did talk to her, she gave me all the time I needed to understand everything. First egg retrieval was not successful so I had to get another donor and go back to square one. That was very expensive. Since the first donor hadn't donated before, there was no way to predict the outcome. I recommend going with a proven egg donor. I wish someone had told me that. It would have saved me a lot of time and money.
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Can sometimes be hard to get a hold of. When I did talk to her, she gave me all the time I needed to understand everything. First egg retrieval was not successful so I had to get another donor and go back to square one. That was very expensive. Since the first donor hadn't donated before, there was no way to predict the outcome. I recommend going with a proven egg donor. I wish someone had told me that. It would have saved me a lot of time and money.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
She took the time to talk to me and explain everything.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Los Angeles Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Joana)
She was very responsive.
Describe your experience with Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
I haven't used other clinics so I can't compare. I guess they're fine. I just wish someone had made me aware of the risks of using a first-time egg donor. Dr. Winkler always took the time to answer all my questions, even if I had to wait a week to talk to her.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
Much higher than average.
Describe Nurit Winkler's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
She recommends transferring only one embryo. The reasons she gave make sense.
What specific things went wrong at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
The first cycle failed because of a bad egg donor. Cost me a lot of time and money.
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Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
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8
Clinic
Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Encino
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
10
10
IUI
1 IVF
PCOS
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Winkler is very thorough, kind and compassionate. She explained every step of the process and was very proactive with my treatment. My husband and I felt very confident in her care. She is a wonderful doctor! ... Dr. Winkler explains everything really well and never made me feel rushed. She is kind and considerate. ... I really liked that it is a small practice [Los Angeles Reproductive Center] so I saw the doctor every visit.
I really liked that it is a small practice [Los Angeles Reproductive Center] so I saw the doctor every visit. When she [Dr. Winkler] was on vacation, I saw her partner a few times. I really liked her partner too! They are really good at scheduling appointments. I hardly had to wait and the longest wait was 20-30 minutes. The whole practice runs really smoothly, including the lab.
How was your experience with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler is very thorough, kind and compassionate. She explained every step of the process and was very proactive with my treatment. My husband and I felt very confident in her care. She is a wonderful doctor!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Nurit Winkler at Los Angeles Reproductive Center?
Dr. Winkler explains everything really well and never made me feel rushed. She is kind and considerate.
Describe your experience with Los Angeles Reproductive Center.
I really liked that it is a small practice so I saw the doctor every visit. When she was on vacation, I saw her partner a few times. I really liked her partner too! They are really good at scheduling appointments. I hardly had to wait and the longest wait was 20-30 minutes. The whole practice runs really smoothly, including the lab.
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Nurit Winkler
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Los Angeles Reproductive Center
Encino
Operations
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