Robert Boostanfar

HRC Fertility

Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 14%8.9
77% strongly recommend
25 reviews
Humanity
8.8
8.8
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
9.1
9.1
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
8
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
8.1
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
USC
Residency
USC
Fellowship
USC

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
Robert Boostanfar works in 2 offices at

HRC Fertility
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 24%7.5

Explore Clinic
Encino
15503 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436
Westlake Village
1220 La Venta Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361

25 patient reviews

LGBTQ
2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 39
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
3rd of 3 Docs
12 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We did an egg retrieval [with Dr. Robert Boostanfar] on my wife that went beautifully. We then did a mock embryo transfer to ensure that the transfer would go well. He had me on estrogen, an antibiotic, a steroid, progesterone and 3 lipid infusions. I had acupuncture twice on the day of the transfer. They checked my labs weekly and we did about 4 ultrasounds...Just before our 13 week perinatal appointment, we lost the baby and Dr. Boostanfar called us immediately like a family member and has emailed questions for us to ask our OBGYN because this is an extremely rare tragedy in his experience.
The clinic [HRC Fertility] was organized, clean, warm and welcoming. It was easy to access. All the facilities are in one building, which makes everything very easy...Our nurse coordinator, Alina, has become our friend. She wants our family to grow as though it is her family, too. She was reachable and guided us throughout our process and even beyond our 10 weeks...Egg Retrieval: $18,000 Mock Embryo Transfer: $500 Transfer: $5,000 Acupuncture: $400 Lipid Infusions: $500 Medications: $8,000
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is by far the most personable, confident, caring fertility doctor that we have met on our fertility journey. He is creating our family as though he is creating his own family through us. He is trustworthy, honest, approachable and knowledgeable. His goals are our goals and we are clear that he is not giving up on our dream. They are a phenomenal team and I highly suggest them to anyone who has been looking for a determined and kind doctor. We have been trying for 5 years to create our family and we are clear that Dr. Boostanfar will make our dreams a reality. With a hug and kiss on the head he continues to reassure us that my wife and I will have a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Don't give up. He has your best interest at heart and wants nothing more than to help you grow your family. Listen and Trust. He is on your team and your biggest cheerleader.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is by far the most personable, confident, caring fertility doctor that we have met. He wants us to create our family as though he is creating his own family through us. He is trustworthy, approachable and knowledgeable. His goals are our goals and we are clear that he is not giving up on our dream. His LVN, nursing assistant, Alina, has become our friend. She wants our family to grow as though it is her family, too. She was reachable and guided us throughout our process and even beyond our 10 weeks. They are a phenomenal team and I highly suggest them to anyone who has been looking for a determined and kind doctor. We have been trying for 5 years to create our family and we are clear that Dr. Boostanfar and Alina will make our dreams a reality.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
We did an egg retrieval on my wife that went beautifully. We then did a mock embryo transfer to ensure that the transfer would go well. He had me on estrogen, an antibiotic, a steroid, progesterone and 3 lipid infusions. I had acupuncture twice on the day of the transfer. They checked my labs weekly and we did about 4 ultrasounds. The entire team was confident and very happy with the results when we found out we were pregnant. We "graduated" from the clinic and saw our OBGYN for our 12 week check up and everything was going great. Just before our 13 week perinatal appointment, we lost the baby and Dr. Boostanfar called us immediately like a family member and has emailed questions for us to ask our OBGYN because this is an extremely rare tragedy in his experience. He will also do his own testing once my body has healed and is confident in his ability to be successful..
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Alina)
Our nurse coordinator, Alina, has become our friend. She wants our family to grow as though it is her family, too. She was reachable and guided us throughout our process and even beyond our 10 weeks. They are a phenomenal team and I highly suggest them to anyone who has been looking for a determined and kind team.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic was organized, clean, warm and welcoming. It was easy to access. All the facilities are in one building, which makes everything very easy. This clinic wasn't pretentious, unlike other locations we've been to with chandeliers and frills. It was simply elegant and made me feel like they were there to do a job and not entice me to come because of glitz and glamour. This process is not glamorous, it requires every ounce of your being and heart and this clinic has that vibe. They are there to make you comfortable and with care, get you and your family what you want.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Egg Retrieval: $18,000 Mock Embryo Transfer: $500 Transfer: $5,000 Acupuncture: $400 Lipid Infusions: $500 Medications: $8,000
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
We trust his eSET methodology
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
As a patient you feel treated like an equal. Your input does matter and Dr. Boostanfar goes the extra mile to make sure you understand his reasoning and makes you part of the treatment. ... If you feel you don’t fully understand his motivation he will address that. He is up to date with his knowledge of expertise and the fact that he suggested mini ivf at my age only proves that, since it is the quality and not the quantity that matters.
Prices are what they are but they work with a finance team [HRC] if you need it. The whole team acts like a family and will do all in their power to make you feel comfortable ... Brandy is the face of sympathy. She will make sure that issues that were not or forgotten to discuss will be addressed. She will make time for you and make you feel you are the only patient there. If a question arises when home you can email her and she replies back ASAP if not the same moment. Very approachable
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is a genuine and I am glad he was my first experience as a fertility doctor. As previously said, he treats you as his partner in the treatment and goes the extra mile with his RN Brandy to meet your fertility/emotional need. If you feel you don’t fully understand his motivation he will address that. He is up to date with his knowledge of expertise and the fact that he suggested mini ivf at my age only proves that, since it is the quality and not the quantity that matters.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is busy but he will take his time to make sure all is clear. However it is better to have your questions ready for him. Fertility is seen as very personal hence some topics remained unspoken, but they should be discussable and he is the right person for it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
As a patient you feel treated like an equal. Your input does matter and Dr. Boostanfar goes the extra mile to make sure you understand his reasoning and makes you part of the treatment.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
As mentioned I underwent the mini ivf, as it has become more and more clear that full blown high dosages of fertility hormones increase the number but not necessarily the quality of the eggs. I had a gentle cycle with injectables and low dose of everything. I had barely any side effects and experienced a pregnancy from the first cycle. Unfortunately ended in miscarriage due to genetic defect. So specifics: a mini ivf including the egg retrieval (my own), since only 3 eggs available, opted for ICSI to ascertain feryilization, topped it up with endometrial scratching which in peer reviewed journals has shown to be somewhat beneficial in some.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Brandy Cravens)
Brandy is the face of sympathy. She will make sure that issues that were not or forgotten to discuss will be addressed. She will make time for you and make you feel you are the only patient there. If a question arises when home you can email her and she replies back ASAP if not the same moment. Very approachable
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Sometimes the wait times but then again you are met in a very personal way. Prices are what they are but they work with a finance team if you need it. The whole team acts like a family and will do all in their power to make you feel comfortable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Mini ivf with additional anesthésia and the medication around 13500
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Dr. Boostanfar tailors his treatment to his individual patients. There is no “one fits all” principle and I can only express an opinion about my case, older age, max 2 to transfer since you don’t want add risk to mother and baby in case of multiples of higher number would be added. I had only 2 embryos but even if I had 3 still 2 would be transferred.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
1 IVF
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
3rd of 3 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Boostanfar is direct. I am an educated, self-advocating patient and he took that into account when explaining why he chose a particular protocol for retrieval and transfer.... My cycle before finding Dr. B was a complete failure where I made no blasts. I was a low responder. Instead of jacking up my FSH, Dr. B suggested micro dose Lupron and HGH. I had 5 embryos sent off for testing and 2 came back normal.
The clinic [HRC- Encino] is on busy Ventura Boulevard. There is parking at the building, but it is pricey. I wish there validated for the attached parking, but you have to self-pay. The clinic itself is nicely decorated....I am an out of state patient, which can make things more difficult. His staff helped every step of the way.... They do offer a military/veteran discount, which is very nice!
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is direct. I am an educated, self-advocating patient and he took that into account when explaining why he chose a particular protocol for retrieval and transfer. He was very compassionate when I miscarried and is determined to get me to my goal.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
I would say meet him and let his expertise guide you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar and his staff are warm and take time to explain every step of the process. I am an out of state patient, which can make things more difficult. His staff helped every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
My cycle before finding Dr. B was a complete failure where I made no blasts. I was a low responder. Instead of jacking up my FSH, Dr. B suggested micro dose Lupron and HGH. I had 5 embryos sent off for testing and 2 came back normal. For my transfer, he tried an out of the box protocol including an HCG injection, Neupogen uterine wash, vaginal viagra, intrilipids. It worked in terms of getting me pregnant.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bahar)
My nurse, Bahar, was highly communicative and on top of every med, symptom, and appointment. She gave me her personal contact to reach out to anytime I needed her. She has been amazing!
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic is on busy Ventura Boulevard. There is parking at the building, but it is pricey. I wish there validated for the attached parking, but you have to self-pay. The clinic itself is nicely decorated. I have been to others with shabby chairs and 1990 decor, but HRC is modern and clean. Each appointment I had in the Encino office, there was minimal wait time, if any at all. All of the staff from the front desk, phlebotomists, and nurses are all friendly and kind. Billing can be a little bit confusing. My case is likely unique with extra charges and additional procedures. They do offer a military/veteran discount, which is very nice!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Due to travel and additional testing needed, I've likely spent $30K
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
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
5 of 5
LGBTQ
2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I feel that Sr Boostanfar is a great Dr and it is great knowing that if you go to the clinic to see him then that’s who your going to see not just a different dr e wry time ... Dr Boostanfar is down to earth and treats you like a human and not a number ... Dr a Boostanfar is a well respected Dr and treats you like he cares. ... Don’t protocols were Lipton and menopur for the egg retrieval and progesterone and endometrin prepping for the transfer. We also did an era
The strengths of the clinic [HRC] is that they are lgbtq qualified and the location is great. The weaknesses is that all of the labs are drawn there but are shipped out. It would be nice if the lab was in the clinic. The customer service has been great and they always treat my wife with respect by involving her. The nursing team and phlebotomists are great and I’ve had a great experience with all of them.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr a Boostanfar is a well respected Dr and treats you like he cares. He works closely to his nurse who is very easy to contact and answers every question. He explains things throughly and doesn’t rush through anything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
I feel that Sr Boostanfar is a great Dr and it is great knowing that if you go to the clinic to see him then that’s who your going to see not just a different dr e wry time
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr Boostanfar is down to earth and treats you like a human and not a number
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Don’t protocols were Lipton and menopur for the egg retrieval and progesterone and endometrin prepping for the transfer. We also did an era
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Alina)
Alina is so great being compassionate and treats me as if I were a friend. She answers all of my questions and is easy to contact and also responds quickly to my emails
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The strengths of the clinic is that they are lgbtq qualified and the location is great. The weaknesses is that all of the labs are drawn there but are shipped out. It would be nice if the lab was in the clinic. The customer service has been great and they always treat my wife with respect by involving her. The nursing team and phlebotomists are great and I’ve had a great experience with all of them. The down side is the expensive price but I feel like we can’t get away from the pricing of ivf.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
The first transfer since it was covered mostly through the clinical trial was $4000 For the 2nd cycle we paid 2300 for the era and 410” for the fet
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
I was in a clinical trial on the first transfers so one embryo was transferred but for the second transfer he doesn’t mind transferring 2 embryos which was my suggestion
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, 3 Eggs Frozen
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 35
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Boostanfar] is warm and friendly, but on the move. He gives you the essential information and answers any questions, but doesn't spend a lot of time explaining why he's choosing the protocol he's choosing or going over what to expect. Unless you know what to ask, I feel like it would be easy to leave without some information. The nurse that is helping me fills that role instead.... Microdose lupron, follistim and menopur. I don't know WHY these were chosen, other than I think my fibroids were taken into account with the lupron.
Overall very happy with the clinic [HRC Encino]. Clean, short waits, professional staff and many services offered. Prices seem in line with other clinics as well. Didn't get great results on my first attempt, but hopeful that with a tweaked protocol will improve.... She [nurse] is great at going through and explaining what to expect and what comes next, as well as answering any questions that you may have forgotten to ask the doctor. Patient and professional, and seems to really care about my success.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He is warm and friendly, but on the move. He gives you the essential information and answers any questions, but doesn't spend a lot of time explaining why he's choosing the protocol he's choosing or going over what to expect. Unless you know what to ask, I feel like it would be easy to leave without some information. The nurse that is helping me fills that role instead.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Have a list of questions ready. He is very knowledgable but gives the impression of also being quite busy, and unless you ask questions the appointment will go very quickly and you may not get all the info you want. Overall, though, I think he knows what he is doing and is very good at what he does.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Consultations go pretty quickly, with not a lot of extraneous information given. He is very friendly and professional, but doesn't spend a lot of extra time going over results or the WHY of things.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Microdose lupron, follistim and menopur. I don't know WHY these were chosen, other than I think my fibroids were taken into account with the lupron. I did not respond well, however, so we're changing the protocol next time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bahereh)
She is great at going through and explaining what to expect and what comes next, as well as answering any questions that you may have forgotten to ask the doctor. Patient and professional, and seems to really care about my success.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Overall very happy with the clinic. Clean, short waits, professional staff and many services offered. Prices seem in line with other clinics as well. Didn't get great results on my first attempt, but hopeful that with a tweaked protocol will improve.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Medication, monitoring, and the actual retrieval costs (anesthesia, etc), as well as the cost of freezing the eggs.
7
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
8
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 31
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Ashkenazi Jewish
Consultant
1st of 2 Docs
1 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Boostanfar has good bedside manners. When he first diagnosed me with infertility I was crying. He hugged me and reassured me everything was going to be ok. He seems very knowledgeable with infertility and creates custom protocols....He is comforting and empathetic. He gave me confidence when I was nervous for egg retrieval. Shares success stories of women with similar conditions to give me confidence and boost my optimism.
The HRC lab is onsite and their facilities are clean. One negative is there is no free parking onsite. Recommendation is to schedule appointments first thing in the morning because they are less busy....My nurse saved me! She is amazing and I don't think I could go through this journey without her. She gives me the confidence I need and reassures me that I'm ok when I have mental breakdowns.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar has good bedside manners. He is comforting and empathetic. He gave me confidence when I was nervous for egg retrieval. Shares success stories of women with similar conditions to give me confidence and boost my optimism.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Ask questions and why he's doing certain protocols.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar has good bedside manners. When he first diagnosed me with infertility I was crying. He hugged me and reassured me everything was going to be ok. He seems very knowledgeable with infertility and creates custom protocols.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
After 2 HSG tests my results for my right ovary was still unclear. I mentioned that my childhood gynecologist believed I had endometriosis. Dr. Boostanfar recommended that I take care of my endometriosis before starting IVF. He was insistent about laparoscopic surgery with robotics. At that time there were no qualified doctors in Los Angeles to perform that procedure and he referred me to Dr. Nazaht in San Francisco. Dr. Nazaht removed my stage 2 & 3 endo from my uterus and colon. He also repaired my uterus that was beginning to become bicornuate. Dr. Nazaht also diagnosed me with one ovary (lost right side due to torsion). Then started IVF. Did PGS testing and ERA. ERA identified that my lining was inflamed possibly due to endometriosis and therefore began depot lupron procedures.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Brandy)
My nurse saved me! She is amazing and I don't think I could go through this journey without her. She gives me the confidence I need and reassures me that I'm ok when I have mental breakdowns.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The HRC lab is onsite and their facilities are clean. One negative is there is no free parking onsite. Recommendation is to schedule appointments first thing in the morning because they are less busy.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
They told me the IVF cycle was going to cost about $20K-25K not including medications. Including medications, I will be spending around $35k for this IVF cycle.
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
My doctor scared me about multiple embryo transfer and the potential health risks.
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 33
Male Factor
Latinx
Lawyer
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Boostanfar has excellent bedside manner. He immediately understood that this was not my "first rodeo" and did not waste my time with basic information that I already knew. He listened and understood my concerns and provided options and knowledgeable feedback.... He runs a busy practice, and although at times it may seem like he is in a hurry, he takes the time to answer all of my questions.... Express your goals and concerns with him.
HRC has an excellent reputation in southern California, and their popularity is evident. Despite a sometimes busy waiting room, appointments typically run on time or close to the scheduled time. Appointments are quick but comprehensive. I have seen the doctor at every visit. My only constructive comment is that the financial/insurance department can be somewhat confusing at times. There were occasional unexpected add-on charges and it was difficult to understand clearance with my insurance and the clinic.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is knowledgeable in his field and direct/to the point, which I appreciate. He runs a busy practice, and although at times it may seem like he is in a hurry, he takes the time to answer all of my questions. His nurse is extremely competent and effective as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Express your goals and concerns with him. He is open to exploring options and making a decision with you as a doctor/patient team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar has excellent bedside manner. He immediately understood that this was not my "first rodeo" and did not waste my time with basic information that I already knew. He listened and understood my concerns and provided options and knowledgeable feedback.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility.
My nurse/care coordinator is excellent. As with any professional medical office, you will mostly communicate with the nursing staff regarding scheduling, information, small concerns, etc. and this clinic clearly has armed itself with a competent and effective staff. Do no overlook the importance of a knowledgable and communicative nurse, because it can make all the difference in your experience.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
HRC has an excellent reputation in southern California, and their popularity is evident. Despite a sometimes busy waiting room, appointments typically run on time or close to the scheduled time. Appointments are quick but comprehensive. I have seen the doctor at every visit. My only constructive comment is that the financial/insurance department can be somewhat confusing at times. There were occasional unexpected add-on charges and it was difficult to understand clearance with my insurance and the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
For one fresh cycle, including transfer and medications, the total is roughly $15,000.
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2017 - 2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 29
2 IUI
1 Egg Freezing
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $500K
Sales Representative
1st of 2 Docs
4 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr.B[oostanfar] is extremely confident and great at what he does. He has taken my negative thoughts about infertility and given me some hope...He thoroughly explained everything, went over tests that needed to be done, and after these tests we all sat down and went over options. My results were given to me right away with every test. Dr.Boostanfar let me decide what I wanted to do, even though I trusted his judgment and allowed him to help me make decisions. He also saw me for every appointment, which I thought was amazing.
When we decided to do IVF, dr boostanfar [at HRC-Encino] made specific plans for my case and adjusted the medication throughout the entire IVF process. After every ultrasound he made adjustments accordingly and we got 32 eggs out of it! 22 fertilized and 16 were sent off for biopsies...Brandy [nurse] is awesome! She is extremely organized, responds to emails and phone calls so quickly, and she’s so compassionate as well.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
When we first met Dr. boostanfar we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when it came to the infertility world. He thoroughly explained everything, went over tests that needed to be done, and after these tests we all sat down and went over options. My results were given to me right away with every test. Dr.Boostanfar let me decide what I wanted to do, even though I trusted his judgment and allowed him to help me make decisions. He also saw me for every appointment, which I thought was amazing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. B is so thoughtful and considerate of what we’re going through. I’d talk to him about what your feeling as much as possible and be open with him about everything, he does the best he can to help you feel at ease.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr.B is extremely confident and great at what he does. He has taken my negative thoughts about infertility and given me some hope. My husband and I are still under his care and we will only be seeing him for future children because he makes us feel so special and takes care of us like he would his own family members.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Both of my IUIs has different treatments. The first IUI I was on femara and the second I was on femara and injections. Both had negative outcomes, but I only have one tube working (the other was taken out due to blockage). When we decided to do IVF, dr boostanfar made specific plans for my case and adjusted the medication throughout the entire IVF process. After every ultrasound he made adjustments accordingly and we got 32 eggs out of it! 22 fertilized and 16 were sent off for biopsies.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Brandy Platt )
Brandy is awesome! She is extremely organized, responds to emails and phone calls so quickly, and she’s so compassionate as well. I’d highly recommend her if you have the choice!
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
This clinic is amazing. You never have to wait for too long to get in and see a doctor. I’ve never waited more than 20 minutes in the waiting room and they have so much staff (that are friendly of course) that it makes it easy every time I go in and get blood work or an ultrasound done.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at HRC Fertility.
The appointments I made have always been on time regardless of the time of day. I never had to wait too long to see the doctor or nurse.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Not sure
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
We are going through this process right now but I believe he likes single embryo transfers due to the risk of the embryo splitting, which apparently happens frequently.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 33
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Overstimmed resulting in poor quality embryos (Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) but were lucky enough to have a few that were PGS normal [during treatment with Dr. Boostanfar]. Negative frozen elective single transfer a few months after my retrieval...He does a lot of IVF cycles. Appointments were always very quick - he would answer questions if I asked but I always got the feeling I was bothering him with my questions since he was very busy and ready to go to his next patient. I don't feel that the treatment was explained to me very well and I had to spend a lot of time on forums/google to better understand what was going on.
It's a large clinic [HRC] and so it's to be expected that one is more like a number than a person... It's still expensive and the add-ons really add extra costs but I don't think it was very different than other clinics in the area...I loved my nurse and she was a strong factor for me considering staying with HRC/Dr. Boostanfar. I am ambivalent with the doctor but loved my nurse. She is very organized, knowledgeable, made sure to help me keep my medicine cost low, fast to respond and really tried to manage my nerves. When she was out I did deal with other staff members but my nurse was the best that I had to work with.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He does a lot of IVF cycles. Appointments were always very quick - he would answer questions if I asked but I always got the feeling I was bothering him with my questions since he was very busy and ready to go to his next patient. I don't feel that the treatment was explained to me very well and I had to spend a lot of time on forums/google to better understand what was going on.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Be your own advocate or be okay to just go along with the standard program and not question it (I know some people don't want to know).
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
It's a large clinic and so it's to be expected that one is more like a number than a person.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Overstimmed resulting in poor quality embryos (Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix) but were lucky enough to have a few that were PGS normal. Negative frozen elective single transfer a few months after my retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility.
I loved my nurse and she was a strong factor for me considering staying with HRC/Dr. Boostanfar. I am ambivalent with the doctor but loved my nurse. She is very organized, knowledgeable, made sure to help me keep my medicine cost low, fast to respond and really tried to manage my nerves. When she was out I did deal with other staff members but my nurse was the best that I had to work with.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The facilities are very nice though parking can sometimes be hard to find. There was no / minimal wait times which I really appreciate. The surgery center is attached to the office so that is very convenient.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
It's standard for what I've seen. It's still expensive and the add-ons really add extra costs but I don't think it was very different than other clinics in the area.
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
It was suggested to transfer two PGS normals and the mention of risks was very brief and lasted perhaps 5 seconds of are you okay with twins even though I've read a lot that two PGS normals for someone less than 35 but brief explanations were par on course for everything else so this was not surprising.
6
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
6
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
2 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2013 - 2015, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 43 - 45
8 IVF
5 Egg Freezing
3 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
Black or African-American
Accountant
1st of 2 Docs
Donor Sperm
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Boostanfar] was kind and direct. Sometimes he seemed impatient or quick to move things along which can be perceived as impatient. He explained things well but sometimes seemed disconnected to the experience....like he couldn't directly relate. Overall he felt very experienced however, I wish we had done some things differently. Like testing for my progesterone level before the transfers...He was good about listening to my concerns and not pushing me out the door at least for the 1st few cycles.
It seemed towards the last few cycles I felt more like a number. The clinic [HRC - Encino] was very clean. I didn't like them moving where I received my acupuncture treatment into an open space. I loved that they offered acupuncture treatment there. The equipment seemed very up to date...All of the nurses were pretty good and caring. After my first cycle it seemed like the nurses kept rotating so I always saw a different nurse. That was annoying.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He was kind and direct. Sometimes he seemed impatient or quick to move things along which can be perceived as impatient. He explained things well but sometimes seemed disconnected to the experience....like he couldn't directly relate. Overall he felt very experienced however, I wish we had done some things differently. Like testing for my progesterone level before the transfers.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Go as prepared and researched as possible. Write your questions down and maybe email them so that he's had time to look over them first.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He was good about listening to my concerns and not pushing me out the door at least for the 1st few cycles. Towards the last the few cycles it seemed our consultations after were brief to me. I would see him for exams and pre and post retrievals and transfers. I don't know if my repeated disappointment was projected on to him and then he felt it harder to deal my transfer failure. I'm not sure.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
we did only 3 day transfers. The last cycle we tried for a 5 day blastocyst. the embryo died between day 3 and 5. i don't remember specific medications but I remember that he said they were aggressive however in my Facebook support groups other women had more aggressive protocols so I do question that. Also, after my last cycle I suggested we test for the progesterone level only to find out that my progesterone level was short for a transfer. I wish we had done this before.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Leticia and others)
All of the nurses were pretty good and caring. After my first cycle it seemed like the nurses kept rotating so I always saw a different nurse. That was annoying.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
It seemed towards the last few cycles I felt more like a number. The clinic was very clean. I didn't like them moving where I received my acupuncture treatment into an open space. I loved that they offered acupuncture treatment there. The equipment seemed very up to date.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
i don't remember specific. i know i've spent well over 30k during the cycles. probably closer to 50k
8
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2015, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Lawyer
4th of 4 Docs
7 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Egg Freezing With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Boostanfar is decisive and has great bedside manner... He didn't just have a default protocol which he stuck to, he came up with something different for me and tweaked it along the way depending on what he saw during our visits.
Dr. Robert Boostanfar: There are no words to express my gratitude for this man and his staff. After 9 years of marriage without contraception, 5 years of trying to conceive, multiple specialists, 7 failed IUIs, and 1 failed IVF cycle we decided to seek out the best fertility doctor in the country regardless of proximity to our home.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Robert Boostanfar: There are no words to express my gratitude for this man and his staff. After 9 years of marriage without contraception, 5 years of trying to conceive, multiple specialists, 7 failed IUIs, and 1 failed IVF cycle we decided to seek out the best fertility doctor in the country regardless of proximity to our home. Dr. Boostanfar was that guy and thank god we found him. He is decisive and has great bedside manner. He explains things well, but doesn't speak to you like an idiot. His technique and skill is impeccable. Every step of the way was focused on me and my responses. He didn't just have a default protocol which he stuck to, he came up with something different for me and tweaked it along the way depending on what he saw during our visits. The best part of this story is that he got me pregnant on my first cycle with him AND we have 3 more frozen embryos waiting!! I can say with all honesty that Dr. Boostanfar is the best fertility doctor in the country.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
GO SEE HIM IMMEDIATELY! I wish we saw him sooner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is decisive and has great bedside manner. He explains things well, but doesn't speak to you like an idiot. Every step of the way was focused on me and my responses. He didn't just have a default protocol which he stuck to, he came up with something different for me and tweaked it along the way depending on what he saw during our visits. He made us feel like we were family. He hugged me, my husband, and my parents. He always took time to say hello to everyone, even if they were out in the lobby.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Birth control, Lupron, Menopur. 400 x more successful then my last cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Shanise Ahseim)
I love Shanise. She was responsive and always answered my numerous questions with a smile.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2011 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 25 - 26
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Male Factor
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
3rd of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Boostanfar and his PA, Wendy, were very personable and I feel they truly cared about the outcome of my cycle. After diagnostic/monitoring appointments we would meet in a conference room to discuss his findings and recommendations.... Dr Boostanfar was very empathetic and I can tell he truly cared. He gave me a hug on egg retrieval day. He was a ray of sunshine during a very dark time in my life. He was very flexible with my circumstances as I had to travel almost 1200 miles from home.
The clinic [HRC- Encino] is very clean and quaint. I never felt hurried and the wait time was never long. Clinic staff were extremely helpful and compassionate. The billing department worked well with the company who financed IVF for me. I actually received a fairly significant refund that was completely unexpected a couple of years later as the clinic had done an audit and realized they owed me money.... Wendy (PA) was involved in a research study
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
As stated previously, Dr Boostanfar was very empathetic and I can tell he truly cared. He gave me a hug on egg retrieval day. He was a ray of sunshine during a very dark time in my life. He was very flexible with my circumstances as I had to travel almost 1200 miles from home.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Trust in his knowledge. Take a deep breath and let him take care of it all. Sometimes too much knowledge can cause anxiety and I wish I would've sit back a little bit more without worrying about Every. Single. Step. Impossible, right?
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr Boostanfar and his PA, Wendy, were very personable and I feel they truly cared about the outcome of my cycle. After diagnostic/monitoring appointments we would meet in a conference room to discuss his findings and recommendations. I have been through treatments in other clinics where the only way to describe the cycle is "like a bunch of cows being herded through." This was absolutely not the case with Dr Boostanfar.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I did a round of IVF/ICSI with 5 day transfer of 3 embryos. I was on the Ganirelix protocol, which scared me because I had ovulated prior to retrieval during a cycle with a different RE. He was very sensitive to my concerns and explained why he thought this was still an appropriate choice and monitored me closely. I did successfully make it to retrieval under his care with 18 eggs retrieved.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Wendy)
Wendy (PA) was involved in a research study and took on a lot of my care. She was amazing. Very patient, which is unclear to me HOW she could have been so attentive as I was a very anxious patient! She was quick to respond to phone calls and emails. I called with so many questions that probably were silly to her, but she never made me feel uncomfortable asking. She was present during my retrieval as it was a difficult procedure and it was so nice having her familiar face. I cannot thank her enough, mostly for putting up with me.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic is very clean and quaint. I never felt hurried and the wait time was never long. Clinic staff were extremely helpful and compassionate. The billing department worked well with the company who financed IVF for me. I actually received a fairly significant refund that was completely unexpected a couple of years later as the clinic had done an audit and realized they owed me money.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
I don't remember costs, but they were significantly lower than the cost at clinics closer to my hometown.
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
We had 3 decent embryos and elected to transfer them all. He felt they would not be strong enough to store and it may have increased my success rate. I agreed. I did not get pregnant.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
LGBTQ
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Surrogacy
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Robert Boostanfar] is conservative and prefers not to transfer more than one embryo...He always treated me with dignity and respect, especially when he sensed I was sensitive about my weight. He made me feel completely comfortable and taken care of...was very optimistic, which encouraged us, especially having struggled along this journey for 5 years. He was confident. He was also very careful with my known blood clotting disorder and took every precaution necessary.
My egg retrieval was approximately $22,000 and medications were approximately $7000 [at HRC]. Nothing was covered by my personal medical insurance...The clinic is beautiful, clean and the staff are lovely. The only criticism I have is that the lab technicians open the public doors with gloves on, bring you in, and then draw blood with the same gloves, which are presumably contaminated...I feel like Alina was our private nurse. She responded to emails immediately, was very clear with instructions, always ordered our medications on time and we were never left wondering how to proceed.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr Boostanfar was very optimistic, which encouraged us, especially having struggled along this journey for 5 years. He was confident. He was also very careful with my known blood clotting disorder and took every precaution necessary.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Don't be afraid to ask ANY question.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He always treated me with dignity and respect, especially when he sensed I was sensitive about my weight. He made me feel completely comfortable and taken care of.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on Menopur, Follistim, and lovenox injections during peak estrogen levels for my Factor V Leiden. I was also given Ganirelix and Pregnyl at certain points during the retrieval.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Alina Garcia)
I feel like Alina was our private nurse. She responded to emails immediately, was very clear with instructions, always ordered our medications on time and we were never left wondering how to proceed.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic is beautiful, clean and the staff are lovely. The only criticism I have is that the lab technicians open the public doors with gloves on, bring you in, and then draw blood with the same gloves, which are presumably contaminated.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at HRC Fertility.
I had my egg retrieval over the holidays and they found times and dates to fit me in around office closures.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
My egg retrieval was approximately $22,000 and medications were approximately $7000. Nothing was covered by my personal medical insurance.
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
He is conservative and prefers not to transfer more than one embryo.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
3
Age 32 - 33
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr. Boostanfar is extremely busy and rushes through his appointments. His bedside manner is gruff and curt. ... He was also brusque and did not make me feel comfortable. He was not particularly interested in having me as a patient. I believe it was because I am not a cookie cutter case and he did not want to take me on because I was too challenging. .. I was warned that he did not have a compassionate bedside manner but I did not expect it to be as direct and harsh as it was.
The office itself is quite attractive and modern. It is a large office and very clean. Upon making my appointment, the staff was very efficient, and my questions were answered quickly by the staff. However, I did not feel like the staff was warm and caring. ... the staff was efficient, not particularly kind or compassionate, But very businesslike. They did however respond to my phone calls quickly.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar has had excellent statistics and other people I know have had successful IVF with him. I was warned that he did not have a compassionate bedside manner but I did not expect it to be as direct and harsh as it was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
If you decide to see Dr. Boostenfar be prepared to be rushed, do not expect answers to questions, and do not expect a gentle demeanor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar is extremely busy and rushes through his appointments. His bedside manner is gruff and curt.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I saw Dr. Boostanfar twice for consultations. He was very negative both times. He was also brusque and did not make me feel comfortable. He was not particularly interested in having me as a patient. I believe it was because I am not a cookie cutter case and he did not want to take me on because I was too challenging.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at HRC Fertility.
The staff was efficient, not particularly kind or compassionate, But very businesslike. They did however respond to my phone calls quickly.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The office itself is quite attractive and modern. It is a large office and very clean. Upon making my appointment, the staff was very efficient, and my questions were answered quickly by the staff. However, I did not feel like the staff was warm and caring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Since I did not proceed with my IVF using Dr. Boostanfar I only paid for initial genetics counseling which was quite expensive, and for office visits and ultrasounds. His costs seem to be on par with other in fertility doctors in the area.
2
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
1 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
3
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
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2016 - 2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 26 - 27
1 IVF
Male Factor
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. B [Robert Boostanfar] has the BEST bedside manner. He is friendly and kind, but also to the point. He will explain the risks in a calm and gentle way. He knows this is YOUR life and he wants to do the best for you in a way that works for you.... I was put on a short injectable IVF cycle: 8 days of Follistim, 7 days of Menopur, 3 days of Ganirelix, and an HCG trigger shot (Pregnyl). Even with my low AMH, 18 eggs were retrieved at Egg Retrieval. Unfortunately, only 4 embryos made it to day 5 blastocysts.
HRC is in a great location in Encino. It's easy to find parking across the street on Firmament. It's also great because the surgery center is attached! The waiting room is clean and comfortable. It always feels very peaceful. Things usually run on time too!... Tarika [the nurse] was great. She was available via the phone or email and always got back to me promptly. She knew how anxious I was (am) about the process and she always tried to set my mind at ease.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. B has the BEST bedside manner. He is friendly and kind, but also to the point. He will explain the risks in a calm and gentle way. He knows this is YOUR life and he wants to do the best for you in a way that works for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Trust him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
I was able to contact my nurse anytime, Dr. B always knew about our case and was friendly and encouraging. I felt confident the minute we met him.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I was put on a short injectable IVF cycle: 8 days of Follistim, 7 days of Menopur, 3 days of Ganirelix, and an HCG trigger shot (Pregnyl). Even with my low AMH, 18 eggs were retrieved at Egg Retrieval. Unfortunately, only 4 embryos made it to day 5 blastocysts. We transferred two and froze two and I am currently 8 weeks pregnant with a singleton.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Tarika)
Tarika was great. She was available via the phone or email and always got back to me promptly. She knew how anxious I was (am) about the process and she always tried to set my mind at ease.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
HRC is in a great location in Encino. It's easy to find parking across the street on Firmament. It's also great because the surgery center is attached! The waiting room is clean and comfortable. It always feels very peaceful. Things usually run on time too!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
At this point, all in, with medication (injectables and other), we have just crossed the 20K mark. It's definitely an expensive process but it WORKS!
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Dr. B recommends single transfers for people my age (26), but was totally fine with us asking for two.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
He [Dr Boostanfar] also took the time to get to know my husband and ask what he did for work as my husband was on a very tight schedule. He moved the appt along to accommodate the fact that I wanted my husband in the room for the US....Be on top of your own care and do your research. Do not expect the nurses to lead you through details. Get on forums with other women doing IVF so you can ask them questions and figure out how best to work with your nurse. For me, it means sending multiple emails and being annoying. But whatever gets the job done right? This is my body and my life and I need to know what to expect.
He [Dr Boostanfar] also took the time to get to know my husband and ask what he did for work as my husband was on a very tight schedule. He moved the appt along to accommodate the fact that I wanted my husband in the room for the US....Be on top of your own care and do your research. Do not expect the nurses to lead you through details. Get on forums with other women doing IVF so you can ask them questions and figure out how best to work with your nurse. For me, it means sending multiple emails and being annoying. But whatever gets the job done right? This is my body and my life and I need to know what to expect.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Natalie has not done a good job staying ahead of my plan for treatment. I have had to pull teeth to get any information from her, deadlines may have been missed if I had not taken the lead on many things such as calling in prescriptions and getting authorization from my insurance. When the schedule changed due to the doctor being out of the country, I was not informed until I sent multiple emails demanding to know what the plan was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Be on top of your own care and do your research. Do not expect the nurses to lead you through details. Get on forums with other women doing IVF so you can ask them questions and figure out how best to work with your nurse. For me, it means sending multiple emails and being annoying. But whatever gets the job done right? This is my body and my life and I need to know what to expect.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
The consultation was very informative. He also took the time to get to know my husband and ask what he did for work as my husband was on a very tight schedule. He moved the appt along to accommodate the fact that I wanted my husband in the room for the US.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
It's a gorgeous facility! I guess if you're spending that kind of money, it's nice to feel like you're at a fancy hotel, not a cold hospital
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
I have good insurance, so this was not a problem
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
1 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
1 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28
2 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
7 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Both my Husband & I are so thankful we found Dr. Boostanfar. His approach of our fertility process and what he thinks will work and reasons why certain procedures haven't worked we greatly trust. He is compassionate and gives up hope for procedures in the future.
Organization of the office and patients is amazing, never waited more than 5 minutes for my appointment. All nurses & staff are extremely friendly and don't make you feel like a stranger...Both my Husband & I are so thankful we found Dr. Boostanfar. His approach of our fertility process and what he thinks will work and reasons why certain procedures haven't worked we greatly trust. He is compassionate and gives up hope for procedures in the future.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Both my Husband & I are so thankful we found Dr. Boostanfar. His approach of our fertility process and what he thinks will work and reasons why certain procedures haven't worked we greatly trust. He is compassionate and gives up hope for procedures in the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Understand you are not alone and that Dr. Boostanfar will do everything in his power to help you conceive, you just need to be patient and trusting.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
The office in the staff was always very friendly, greeting me and my husband by name. Dr. Boostanfar was friendly and sweet in his meetings and discussions with us.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
IUI#1= 50mg follistism CD5-12, trigger shot CD 13 + IUI CD14+Cd15 resulted in 3 follicles 17mm & (2)15mm resulted in negative pregnancy test. IUI#2 = 50mg follisitm CD 5-10, menopur but I don't remember the dosage. Trigger was much later this cycle, only produced one large folic @ 22mm, trigger shot CD18, IUI Cd19+Cd20. Resulted in negative pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer Barajas)
Very sweet and always answered my questions. We didn't always schedule our appointments with her but she is our main nurse.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Organization of the office and patients is amazing, never waited more than 5 minutes for my appointment. All nurses & staff are extremely friendly and don't make you feel like a stranger.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
Each IUI we had, with insurance, cost around $1500-2000.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2016, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
3 IVF
Surrogacy
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. B [Boostanfar] was by far the most compassionate RE that I have ever worked with. He called me on his Christmas vacation when he found out that I had miscarried. He wanted to be there for support and also let me know that he was so very sorry that our cycle did not turn out how we all had hoped...He was a dream to work with and shows that he truly has a passion for his career. You will be treated kindly and professionally every step of the way...
Everything was completed in house [at HRC - Encino] and when I did need to do monitoring close to my home it was easily taken care of at HRC Rancho Cucamonga. The clinic had speedy and accurate communication with one another...Maribel is very knowledgeable and just a kind hearted woman. She was always just a call or email away with questions or concerns that I had. She really made my experience with HRC top notch...
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
I literally have nothing negative to say about Dr. Boostanfar. He was a dream to work with and shows that he truly has a passion for his career. You will be treated kindly and professionally every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Stop your search here, you will not find anyone more knowledgeable or compassionate in the industry.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. B was by far the most compassionate RE that I have ever worked with. He called me on his Christmas vacation when he found out that I had miscarried. He wanted to be there for support and also let me know that he was so very sorry that our cycle did not turn out how we all had hoped.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
My protocol was adjusted with each cycle (2 total) and I knew that he was in fact creating a plan that was designed for me. He is not a one size fits all RE.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Maribel Esparza)
Maribel is very knowledgeable and just a kind hearted woman. She was always just a call or email away with questions or concerns that I had. She really made my experience with HRC top notch.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Again I do not have anything negative to say. Everything was completed in house and when I did need to do monitoring close to my home it was easily taken care of at HRC Rancho Cucamonga. The clinic had speedy and accurate communication with one another.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2005 - 2012, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 36 - 43
2 IVF
Endometriosis
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Unsuccessful
My experience was positive. Traveled from across the US to see Dr. Boostanfarand was pleased with the decision. We were treated with respect at every turn. I experienced OHSS after returning home and he was helpful to my local doctors who were inexperienced in treating.... He was willing to consider our input on number transferred and offered insight on options without making us feel pressured.
We had no complaints on the clinic itself [HRC-Westlake Village]. We visited from out of state and felt comfortable in the area and the help provided with coordinating a distance visit was appreciated. I was traveling there with a 4 year old without my spouse for part of the stay and they were very helpful in accommodating my needs with him... I experienced OHSS after returning home and he was helpful to my local doctors who were inexperienced in treating.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
My experience was positive. Traveled from across the US to see Dr. Boostanfarand was pleased with the decision. We were treated with respect at every turn. I experienced OHSS after returning home and he was helpful to my local doctors who were inexperienced in treating.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Ask questions if you don’t understand—he was helpful and patient with us. I don’t feel like we were “needy” patients but if we had been I don’t think it would have been an issue.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He spoke to us with respect, returned calls/communications promptly, explained care and diagnosis thoroughly.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
We had no complaints on the clinic itself. We visited from out of state and felt comfortable in the area and the help provided with coordinating a distance visit was appreciated. I was traveling there with a 4 year old without my spouse for part of the stay and they were very helpful in accommodating my needs with him.
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
He was willing to consider our input on number transferred and offered insight on options without making us feel pressured.
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
8
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Westlake Village
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 34
Unexplained
European
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
5 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr Boostenfar was very knowledgable and was the only doctor to recommend a DNA sperm fragmentation test prior to undergoing IVF. I loved that he cared so much about the success of the treatment rather than rushing into IVF right away. He is also a very busy doctor, so his visits felt rushed, not enough time to ask questions. ... He straight forward which I liked.
The clinic is small and it has more of a home feel, which we loved. The nurses were really sweet and knowledgeable and always responded to any questions and took the time to explain everything to us. However, I did notice this clinic was a little pricier than others. ... The nurses were GREAT! Very sweet and open to questions. Very organized as well.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr Boostenfar was very knowledgable and was the only doctor to recommend a DNA sperm fragmentation test prior to undergoing IVF. I loved that he cared so much about the success of the treatment rather than rushing into IVF right away. He is also a very busy doctor, so his visits felt rushed, not enough time to ask questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He straight forward which I liked. Have a list of questions because you will feel rushed during the visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
The office was small, which my husband and I loved. The nurses were great, they truly made you feel like family.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility.
The nurses were GREAT! Very sweet and open to questions. Very organized as well.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic is small and it has more of a home feel, which we loved. The nurses were really sweet and knowledgeable and always responded to any questions and took the time to explain everything to us. However, I did notice this clinic was a little pricier than others.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
About $25-27K. Depending on procedures.
9
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
9
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Westlake Village
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41
1 IVF
Male Factor
Immunological
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
3rd of 3 Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr B[oostenfar] is extremely compassionate, kind and gentle...He thoroughly explains, draws out if needed, and covers all concerns. He is responsive to your needs and is attentive to them as well. He has the ability to ease your mind...He is knowledgable... His staff is VERY well trained and is on top of everything
I had to advocate several times not to take bc [at HRC]...The surgery center woman (in Encino) could use some compassionate care training...asking for a 'total fee' of everything and then still being asked to pay...The nurses there are compassionate, kind, well trained and go over and beyond...He [Dr. Boostenfar] is a kind and compassionate doctor. He thoroughly explains, draws out if needed, and covers all concerns. He is responsive to your needs and is attentive to them as well. He has the ability to ease your mind.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He is a kind and compassionate doctor. He thoroughly explains, draws out if needed, and covers all concerns. He is responsive to your needs and is attentive to them as well. He has the ability to ease your mind.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He is knowledgable
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr B is extremely compassionate, kind and gentle. His staff is VERY well trained and is on top of everything
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bahare)
The nurses there are compassionate, kind, well trained and go over and beyond
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The surgery center woman (in Encino) could use some compassionate care training - other than that? She truly was nice. I do not have anything that could be suggested here unless you count asking for a 'total fee' of everything and then still being asked to pay
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
So far, over 25k
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
Describe the specific things that went wrong at HRC Fertility.
Not really. I had to advocate several times not to take bc
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Westlake Village
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 38
1 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He is kind and passionate about egg freezing in young women. He is knowledgeable about all the updated information on egg freezing.
His clinic's pricing is competitive and his nursing staff is patient and attentive.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He is kind and passionate about egg freezing in young women. He is knowledgeable about all the updated information on egg freezing. His clinic's pricing is competitive and his nursing staff is patient and attentive.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Try to have enough $ saved up for a double procedure. I would have liked to have pre-paid for 2 rounds beforehand but didn't and couldn't afford a 2nd.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Boostanfar makes you feel like your procedure is the most important one he's doing. He takes his time both in the exam room and in his office. He has a wonderful sense of humor and kindness to him. He loves what he does and wants his patients to see success!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at HRC Fertility.
They took the time to teach me all about giving myself the shots and even helped get me free samples to help with the cost.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

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2009 - 2011, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 32
2 IUI
6 IVF
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Unexplained
Ashkenazi Jewish
1st of 3 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Robert Boostanfar] was very talented, concerned, conservative but open to ideas and willing to try new approaches, charismatic and charming, warm, compassionate, knowledgeable and well-studied, sweet and passionate. He never spoke down to us and always had enough time to talk to us if we needed our questions answered.
He [Dr. Robert Boostanfar] was very talented, concerned, conservative but open to ideas and willing to try new approaches, charismatic and charming, warm, compassionate, knowledgeable and well-studied, sweet and passionate. He never spoke down to us and always had enough time to talk to us if we needed our questions answered.
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He was very talented, concerned, conservative but open to ideas and willing to try new approaches, charismatic and charming, warm, compassionate, knowledgeable and well-studied, sweet and passionate. He never spoke down to us and always had enough time to talk to us if we needed our questions answered.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He can come off as arrogant but it's his confidence as a successful practitioner.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He was very approachable and when my cycles didn't succeed, he really felt disappointed with me. He was there every step of the way. He celebrated with successes and was sad when it did not work but was ready with an action plan to help me keep my head up.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Leticia)
She was kind, a great teacher regarding injections, a great listener, approachable and sweet. I miss seeing her.
10
Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
6
NPS
6
Age 42
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Marketer or PR
3rd of 3 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Surrogacy With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
he [Dr. Robert Boostanfar] was very forthcoming with treatments and personable. However he yielded the worst results out of 3 doctors I've seen over 3 yrs with no explanation. I was hoping he would be willing to cycle again with a discount but refused...Birth control, micro Lupron, menopure and trigger...he strongly advised against double egg transfer...this was the most expensive RE that yielded the worst results for me. I wish the doctor continued with same protocol my former RE used since we retrieved normal embryos during previous RE- ER.
Strengths [at HRC] are explaining some of the procedures and plan of action. The unfortunate part this was the most expensive RE that yielded the worst results for me. I wish the doctor continued with same protocol my former RE used since we retrieved normal embryos during previous RE- ER...They [nurses] were very helpful but had a challenging time keeping pace with my treatment protocols. Financial department was on top of everything...was a total of 14k for egg retrieval, $400 for acupuncture, $4k for medications and $300 for vitamins
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
he was very forthcoming with treatments and personable. However he yielded the worst results out of 3 doctors I've seen over 3 yrs with no explanation. I was hoping he would be willing to cycle again with a discount but refused.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
know all of the protocols, don't be afraid to ask questions, secure information on how what and why.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
dr. Boostanfar was much better than PCFLA Dr. Sahakian by a landslide but yielded much worse results.
Describe the protocols Robert Boostanfar used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Birth control, micro Lupron, menopure and trigger.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at HRC Fertility.
They were very helpful but had a challenging time keeping pace with my treatment protocols. Financial department was on top of everything.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Strengths are explaining some of the procedures and plan of action. The unfortunate part this was the most expensive RE that yielded the worst results for me. I wish the doctor continued with same protocol my former RE used since we retrieved normal embryos during previous RE- ER.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
was a total of 14k for egg retrieval, $400 for acupuncture, $4k for medications and $300 for vitamins
Describe Robert Boostanfar's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
he strongly advised against double egg transfer
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
6
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

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2016 - 2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 28 - 31
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr B is an amazing doctor. Never once has he made me feel like a number. On the contrary, he has made me feel cared for .. I have had really dark days in going through this process and he always finds ways to make me feel better.great doctor ... Doctor Boostanfar is simply the best doctor. It’s such a dark process and he always finds ways to make me feel better ... I wish they [HRC] would update you constantly on growth of embryos,
I wish they [HRC] would update you constantly on growth of embryos, but then again it’s always a waiting process in this. This clinic is always clean, neat, and on time with appointments. They are superb, from the sweet ladies drawing blood, to my nurse and doctor. They are the best. ... My nurse Bahareh was great. I also got to work with Shanise. Again, I love them, they are the sweetest and have compassion for the struggles you are undergoing. I’ve had surgery and they would come down and see how I was recovering. Best ever! ...
How was your experience with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Dr B is an amazing doctor. Never once has he made me feel like a number. On the contrary, he has made me feel cared for .. I have had really dark days in going through this process and he always finds ways to make me feel better.great doctor
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
He’s great. Maybe explain a little more.. this doctor is already great
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility?
Doctor Boostanfar is simply the best doctor. It’s such a dark process and he always finds ways to make me feel better
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bahareh)
My nurse Bahareh was great. I also got to work with Shanise. Again, I love them, they are the sweetest and have compassion for the struggles you are undergoing. I’ve had surgery and they would come down and see how I was recovering. Best ever!
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
I wish they would update you constantly on growth of embryos, but then again it’s always a waiting process in this. This clinic is always clean, neat, and on time with appointments. They are superb, from the sweet ladies drawing blood, to my nurse and doctor. They are the best.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Boostanfar at HRC Fertility.
About $30k this far
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Doctor
Robert Boostanfar
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
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Clinic
HRC Fertility
Encino
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5