Peter Uzelac

Marin Fertility

Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 71%Neutral: 25%Don't recommend: 4%9.2
71% strongly recommend
21 reviews
Humanity
9.2
9.2
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
9.6
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8.3
8.3
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
8.4
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
St. Georges
Residency
Loma Linda U.
Fellowship
U. of Louisville

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Peter Uzelac works at

Marin Fertility
Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 69%Neutral: 24%Don't recommend: 7%8.9

Explore Clinic
Greenbrae
1100 S. Eliseo Drive
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Napa Valley
3250 Beard Rd
Napa, CA 94558
Santa Rosa
990 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2022, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 38 - 41
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $500K+
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
I have complete confidence in Peter Uzelac and is why I chose him. He is efficient and very knowledge. He also adjusts as needed and was very patient when we had a lot of questions or wanted to add something (i.e. testing) into our treatment. I think that more information in general about next steps could be shared. We had to be proactive in asking a lot of questions...
[Marin Fertility] Clinic is busy. They were undergoing renovation too during the time I was there, but the new rooms are nice. I like that they also have a lab onsite and that you get to talk to the lab technician after transfer...I felt like my treatment was pretty standard despite the clinic saying that each person gets specialized clinic...[nurses] They seemed very busy and a bit overworked.
How was your experience with Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
I have complete confidence in Peter Uzelac and is why I chose him. He is efficient and very knowledge. He also adjusts as needed and was very patient when we had a lot of questions or wanted to add something (i.e. testing) into our treatment. I think that more information in general about next steps could be shared. We had to be proactive in asking a lot of questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
Be prepared to ask a lot of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
The doctor is very responsive but is busy. When talking with him on the phone, he answers all questions in a direct and helpful manner. Clinic is busy so you do start to feel like a clinic/number, but I think the doctor is great! When there with a nurse too, felt like they were nice.
Describe the protocols Peter Uzelac used in your cycles at Marin Fertility and their degree of success.
I felt like my treatment was pretty standard despite the clinic saying that each person gets specialized clinic. I did egg retrieval and frozen transfer. For the transfer protocol, I was on estrace (pill) three times a day for about 2.5 weeks and then I added a vaginal pogesterone 3 times per day, and a morning medrol pill with a shot of progesterone (1000 mg IM) every other night for about another 2.5 weeks before the transfer. For egg retrieval, I did 225 IU gonal F shot, a 150 IU shot of menopur, and 10 mg of provera everynight up to retrieval with cetrodtide starting before retrieval day with a trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Marin Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Sabrina and then Leaha)
They seemed very busy and a bit overworked. In person, they were always nice and communicative. I did have to email them a few times to get things like my calendar for medication that I wish I didn't have to do. They did seem caring.
Describe your experience with Marin Fertility.
Clinic is busy. They were undergoing renovation too during the time I was there, but the new rooms are nice. I like that they also have a lab onsite and that you get to talk to the lab technician after transfer. The covid protocols were necessary but a bit challenging. I like that they also work with you to come in on the days you need to be there based on blood results (i.e. not set days of the week).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility.
It was great for egg freezing - package deal for around $6,000k through a special service where a lot of the instruction was via video. For the egg retrival and frozen transfer a few years later, it was about $35,000 for testing, ICIS, freezing, retrieval, and transfer.
Describe Peter Uzelac's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Marin Fertility.
I appreciated him doing only one embryo transfer as we didn't want twins, especially given my age of 40 and risk of complications during pregnancy. I also appreciated that we had the PGTA testing too so we knew which embryo to transfer.
What specific things went wrong at Marin Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Marin Fertility.
Once they called in the prescription to the wrong pharmacy and I was already at Walgreens. I called the Clinic and they immediately called it into the Walgreens.
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Doctor
Peter Uzelac
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Marin Fertility
Greenbrae
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 39
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Lawyer
1st of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
Dr. Uzelac's strengths were that he listened to my concerns, and explained processes if I asked how things worked. DR. Uzelac did not explain processes until I specifically asked. He did not provide me with actual test result information unless I asked.... I was on an antagonist protocol. Started the cycle with birth control pills. Then Started injections of 225 Gonal F and 75 Menopur; added Cetrotide on day 6. Total stimulation for 8 days. Retrieved 6 eggs, all fertilized. Only 1 made to 5 day blast. Tested abnormal for PGS. No embryos were transferred.
The clinic [Marin Fertility Center] has an onsite embryology lab, which is great.... IVF Cycle: $10,225 Labs: $7,765 ICSI, Blast culture, Biopsy up to 8 embryos, freeze, store 1 year, 1 FET Embryo Biopsy Analysis $1875 Analysis of 8 embryos, $185 ea after Sperm Services $800 Sperm ID, Sperm Freeze Total: $20,665.... When I was ordering progesterone there was a bit of a snafu with the pharmacy where they did not have my information. But I think it was probably the pharmacy's fault. The same pharmacy switched me from Gonal F to Follistim and did not inform my clinic so they could modify my instructions.
How was your experience with Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
Dr. Uzelac's strengths were that he listened to my concerns, and explained processes if I asked how things worked. DR. Uzelac did not explain processes until I specifically asked. He did not provide me with actual test result information unless I asked
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
Have a discussion about your financial situation so you can all be on the same page about what kind of procedures to follow
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
I found Dr Uzelac to be warm yet very focused on the task at hand
Describe the protocols Peter Uzelac used in your cycles at Marin Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on an antagonist protocol. Started the cycle with birth control pills. Then Started injections of 225 Gonal F and 75 Menopur; added Cetrotide on day 6. Total stimulation for 8 days. Retrieved 6 eggs, all fertilized. Only 1 made to 5 day blast. Tested abnormal for PGS. No embryos were transferred.
Describe your experience with Marin Fertility.
The clinic has an onsite embryology lab, which is great.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility.
IVF Cycle: $10,225 Labs: $7,765 ICSI, Blast culture, Biopsy up to 8 embryos, freeze, store 1 year, 1 FET Embryo Biopsy Analysis $1875 Analysis of 8 embryos, $185 ea after Sperm Services $800 Sperm ID, Sperm Freeze Total: $20,665
Describe Peter Uzelac's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Marin Fertility.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Marin Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Marin Fertility.
When I was ordering progesterone there was a bit of a snafu with the pharmacy where they did not have my information. But I think it was probably the pharmacy's fault. The same pharmacy switched me from Gonal F to Follistim and did not inform my clinic so they could modify my instructions.
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Doctor
Peter Uzelac
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
Marin Fertility
Greenbrae
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2019, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
9
Age 34
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Uzelac is good at what he does. He was able to explain what our options were and walk us through the process. We are thankful that after an egg retrieval and implantation, it worked on the first try. We are currently 22 weeks pregnant!... Our medication cost were expensive and it was not discussed with us that it was separate from our original estimate...Make sure you ask questions ahead of time regarding cost and if all medication is included in treatment.
The cost of IVF and PGS [at Marin Fertility] were around $24,000. This did not include medication...Strengths - Dr. Uzelac and the nurses...Areas of improvement - communication when beginning the process and overall costs of medication Additionally, since you pay for everything up front, there should be some discussion around what happens with the cost should you choose to stop at anytime...The nurses were fantastic when I was on site. They could have communicated better before I started the process. I had a hard time getting a hold of the nurse responsible for setting up my treatment.
How was your experience with Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
Dr. Uzelac is good at what he does. He was able to explain what our options were and walk us through the process. We are thankful that after an egg retrieval and implantation, it worked on the first try. We are currently 22 weeks pregnant!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility?
Make sure you ask questions ahead of time regarding cost and if all medication is included in treatment. Our medication cost were expensive and it was not discussed with us that it was separate from our original estimate.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Marin Fertility.
The nurses were fantastic when I was on site. They could have communicated better before I started the process. I had a hard time getting a hold of the nurse responsible for setting up my treatment.
Describe your experience with Marin Fertility.
Strengths - Dr. Uzelac and the nurses Areas of improvement - communication when beginning the process and overall costs of medication Additionally, since you pay for everything up front, there should be some discussion around what happens with the cost should you choose to stop at anytime.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Peter Uzelac at Marin Fertility.
The cost of IVF and PGS were around $24,000. This did not include medication.
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Doctor
Peter Uzelac
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
9
Clinic
Marin Fertility
Greenbrae
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5