Sanaz Ghazal

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Medical SchoolYale
ResidencyHarvard
FellowshipYale
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city, ON 00000
000-000-0000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Sanaz Ghazal to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 89%Don't recommend: 11%8.7
11 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 11% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.5
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
Poor
Responsiveness

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

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Current Clinic Unknown to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%10
1 assessment
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
10
10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
10
10
she [Dr. Ghazal] assured me that we will make sure that the treatment plan that we use is working well, and if not adjust it accordingly. She explained that my treatment will be determined by my test results and how my body responds to medications so we can have the best possible outcome...She is very informative about all the risks and possibilities [of Eset]. She will give you her medical opinion, but knows that it is ultimately your decision and will do her best to give you a positive outcome regardless of your choice.
I always feel important and that they [staff at OC Fertility Clinic] care about the outcome of our journey...They all seem to be well educated in their specific "field". They answered any questions I had. They made me feel comfortable while I was there. Everyone has been very quick to respond to phone calls and emails...I was given different options [for cost] based on my situation, so I would say it would depend on your cycle and everything that needs to be done. My IVF cycle total was around $15,000. This does not include medications or any other tests outside of the cycle. Medications can range anywhere from $2,000+ depending on which treatment plan you are on. The positive about these prices (in my opinion) is that it is significantly less than my previous clinic and I feel that I am getting better care here at OC Fertility.
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at OC Fertility Clinic?
From the moment I sent the email to her for a consultation she made me feel so comfortable. I was going through my second miscarriage at that time, and my previous doctor made me feel like a number. There was no sympathy or compassion. I contacted her before my miscarriage was even complete because I knew I was not going back to my previous doctor. She quickly responded to my email with condolences and empathy toward my situation. She set up a consultation just to hear my story and decide on the next steps, which I found very comforting. The fact that she was interested in hearing my story meant so much to me. The day I went in for my consultation, she immediately gave me a hug and told me how sorry she was for what I was going through. She listened to my story, and didn't interrupt me. After that we set up a follow up consult (so my husband could attend) to discuss the next steps and future plans. During our conversation she was so honest and informative about everything, but also gentle with how she delivered it. She said that she was personally handling all the ultrasounds, test results, and transfers. I LOVED this because it ensured that I would receive all the information and receive it truthfully. She showed me all of my test results and explained everything in great detail, and how each of those tests help determine our next steps. Things that my previous doctor never did. She showed me that I had a fibroid on my uterus and a cyst on an ovary that I was not informed of from my previous doctor. Thankfully she told me that she wasn't concerned about them, but we would keep an eye on them. It was just nice to know about those 1) because it's regarding my body and health which is important to know about in general, and 2) I can have all the facts about my situation to better understand what my next steps need to be. After she thoroughly answered all of my questions she explained that she wanted to do some additional tests since I had recurring miscarriages. We also needed to transfer all medical records and my last embryo to her office. This was an easy and hassle-free transition as her office did most of the work behind the scenes. We discussed our options and made a decision which unfortunately has been put on hold due to this virus. The entire process from initial consult to where we are now has been so easy and comfortable. We have spent so much on this process already, which unfortunately I feel was wasted with my previous doctor. I like to call this ivf process our "journey" because it's like any journey you take. There are up's and down's, hills and mountains to climb, rough roads to take, deep waters to swim through, but it's better to go through those with someone you can rely on to help you through them. I am confident that in the end my journey will have been worth every penny while working with Dr. Ghazal. I look forward to continuing my journey with her and her team! God bless her and OC Fertility!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at OC Fertility Clinic?
Don't be afraid to ask her as many questions as you need. She is there to answer them and to help you through this time. She will make sure you feel comfortable and well informed before you even leave her office.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at OC Fertility Clinic?
Everyone was very kind and compassionate. They checked on me and made sure that I got results back in a timely manner. I always feel important and that they care about the outcome of our journey. Dr. Ghazal is personally handling my journey through direct conversation, ultrasounds, transfer, and everything between. My last doctor was not usually available. Always was late or had schedule conflicts. Dr. Ghazal and her team try their best to ensure that this doesn't happen. I love the fact that I can contact her directly and she responds quickly. All these things make me feel like Dr. Ghazal and everyone at OC Fertility care about me and my journey.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at OC Fertility Clinic and their degree of success.
At this time we are at the beginning of my cycle, so I can not answer this just yet. I can say that she assured me that we will make sure that the treatment plan that we use is working well, and if not adjust it accordingly. She explained that my treatment will be determined by my test results and how my body responds to medications so we can have the best possible outcome.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Everyone in the clinic has been so caring and compassionate. They all seem to be well educated in their specific "field". They answered any questions I had. They made me feel comfortable while I was there. Everyone has been very quick to respond to phone calls and emails. I can't speak enough good things about them, and we've only just begun!
Describe your experience with OC Fertility Clinic.
Right now I have no weaknesses to speak about. I don't think there are any, but as I have said, we are just at the beginning of our journey with OC Fertility. I have only positive comments about them. Everything has been so wonderful with them. I honestly wish that I had transferred with Dr. Ghazal to her new location before now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at OC Fertility Clinic.
I was given different options based on my situation, so I would say it would depend on your cycle and everything that needs to be done. My IVF cycle total was around $15,000. This does not include medications or any other tests outside of the cycle. Medications can range anywhere from $2,000+ depending on which treatment plan you are on. The positive about these prices (in my opinion) is that it is significantly less than my previous clinic and I feel that I am getting better care here at OC Fertility.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at OC Fertility Clinic.
She is very informative about all the risks and possibilities. She will give you her medical opinion, but knows that it is ultimately your decision and will do her best to give you a positive outcome regardless of your choice.
10
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
OC Fertility Clinic
Newport Beach
Nursing
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0
0
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
0
0
Dr. Ghazal was unavailable via email or phone and when asked questions regarding treatment lashed out with personal attacks against me instead of simply answering questions...was peaches and cream sweet during my first appointment, but due to the nature of our infertility and embryo adoption, my husband and I had questions and needed clarification so we scheduled a second appointment. I've never been treated so rudely nor have I been so personally attacked by a doctor. I left the office in tears and my husband was furious.
For transferring embryos to the clinic [HRC], medications, and one FET cycle, the cost was about $7,000...The Fullerton location only handles office visits and blood work. Actual transfers take place at the Newport Beach office. The first half-hour of parking is free, then paid thereafter. Even if you come for quick labs first thing in the morning, you will wait well beyond your appointment time. The staff, though not great with time management or responding to emails, is very nice.
Age
36
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
0
0
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal was peaches and cream sweet during my first appointment, but due to the nature of our infertility and embryo adoption, my husband and I had questions and needed clarification so we scheduled a second appointment. I've never been treated so rudely nor have I been so personally attacked by a doctor. I left the office in tears and my husband was furious. I received word about 2 weeks later that she was no longer employed by HRC and that our file was being transferred to Dr. Frederick in the Newport Beach office, who performed our transfer as schedule, unfortunately not resulting in a pregnancy.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Don't be her patient. Run away. Run far, far away.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal was unavailable via email or phone and when asked questions regarding treatment lashed out with personal attacks against me instead of simply answering questions.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Starting with a week of Birth Control, then Lupron injections combined with alternating Estradiol and PIO injections, accompanied by Baby Aspirin daily. 5 days before transfer I started a prednisone pack.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natalija Matic)
The staff is very pleasant but it's hard to get a timely response from the Fullerton office. Nearly every email I sent (email was their requested/preferred form of contact) took a week of waiting and at least one additional follow up phone call to get a reply. It was incredibly frustrating and I was made to feel like a nuisance. They also were very quick to pass the blame instead of taking responsibility when something wasn't done correctly.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The Fullerton location only handles office visits and blood work. Actual transfers take place at the Newport Beach office. The first half-hour of parking is free, then paid thereafter. Even if you come for quick labs first thing in the morning, you will wait well beyond your appointment time. The staff, though not great with time management or responding to emails, is very nice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
For transferring embryos to the clinic, medications, and one FET cycle, the cost was about $7,000.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Dr. Ghazal did not perform our transfer; however, we had discussed transferring two embryos due to the quality of the embryos and my age (which we ultimately did).
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
0
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
Nursing
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9
8
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
9
8
Dr. Ghazal answered every single one of my questions each time I spoke with her. She has a great bedside manner and she makes it a point to answer your questions in a very detailed manner, so that there is no confusion. She listened to my struggle, and responded in a compassionate manner. I did not feel as though she was trying to rush me out of her office.... The only downside is that I did not get much contact with her and everything is communicated through her nurses and coordinators.
Regarding the clinic [HRC- Fullerton], there seems to be people switching into new roles often within the office. When it seems as if you are going to do a procedure right away, they are very responsive to emails and other forms of communication. Yet, it seems as though if your procedure is not happening for a few months, they take longer to respond to emails (if at all).... The cost of treatment is clearly delineated in their forms, so you are not going in blind. They have one of the best labs in the nation.
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
9
8
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Strengths: Dr. Ghazal is highly trained and has a lot of great experience in the field and she has the highest fertility rates in the clinic. When you ask her a question, she is straightforward, authentic, and detailed. When she shared information that I considered bad news for me, she was compassionate and did it in such a way that made me feel that there was hope for my situation. The only downside is that I did not get much contact with her and everything is communicated through her nurses and coordinators. Yet, when she did meet with you over the phone or in-person, she made you feel as though she was present with you and not trying to rush off to the next patient.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
If you want a doctor who will be available by phone or text or more available, Dr. Ghazal is not the one.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal answered every single one of my questions each time I spoke with her. She has a great bedside manner and she makes it a point to answer your questions in a very detailed manner, so that there is no confusion. She listened to my struggle, and responded in a compassionate manner. I did not feel as though she was trying to rush me out of her office.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Because I am an older person, with great eggs but with numerous complications with my uterus, the goal was to try to go slightly more aggressive with my medications, so that I can produce a lot more eggs for my egg retrieval, in the hopes that when the eggs are fertilized, I can get the most genetically normal embryos possible. Then I would freeze these embryos, fix the problems with my uterus, and then do a frozen embryo transfer. The goal is to be successful in maintaining a pregnancy and reducing the chances of miscarriage. I believe the drug protocol is similar for most IVF cycles, just the dosage may be different. The overall goal is to have one successful IVF cycle with great outcomes in regard to have a number of genetically normal embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natalijia)
Regarding the clinic, there seems to be people switching into new roles often within the office. When it seems as if you are going to do a procedure right away, they are very responsive to emails and other forms of communication. Yet, it seems as though if your procedure is not happening for a few months, they take longer to respond to emails (if at all).
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Weaknesses: They seem more responsive at the start of your process (consultation/diagnostic workup/treatment planning); yet if you wait a few months for the actual procedure, they seem less responsive to questions you might have. You can be on hold for a long time early in the morning. Financial people seem to change often. I would have preferred more direct contact with the RE to ask questions when they came to mind. Strengths include having a very well trained doctor (Dr. Ghazal) with great rates of success. The cost of treatment is clearly delineated in their forms, so you are not going in blind. They have one of the best labs in the nation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
For one cycle of IVF, including genetic screening of any embryos, and freezing embryos, I was looking at a bill around $21,000 out of pocket. This estimate also includes the price of fertility medications for the one cycle. You can also tack on an additional $2000 to 3000 for diagnostic procedures conducted prior to treatment planning. These are all out of pocket costs.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
My doctor had a strong preference for single embryo transfer, primarily because there is a higher success rate for a single embryo transfer. Also, she explained that if you place more than one embryo into the uterus, you never know whether one of those embryos will split and produce twins and triplets. So she wants to reduce the chance of multiple unexpected growing babies.
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Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
Nursing
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10
10
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
Dr. Ghazal was patient, caring, direct with her findings, and helpful...She explained everything to me and my husband and answered all our questions and concerns. We did our own research and would come to appointments asking her opinion. We always felt Dr. Ghazal gave honest feedback backed with the appropriate research for her opinion. She gave us time to process and recommendations as she saw fit...
[HRC is] High tech, efficient, timely, clean, comfortable. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. I found them to be more friendly when my transfer was successful and I went in for my ultrasounds compared to before my transfer. I felt like a number sometimes to the staff (NOT MY DOCTOR)...The nursing staff at HRC is helpful and efficient. They are not as friendly as I had wanted/hoped, but they did their jobs well...Egg retrieval with a fresh transfer and my specific meds: about $22,000. Frozen transfer with my specific meds: about $5,000.
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS
10
10
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I fully trusted her during all my treatments and believe she was always looking out for me and my future family. She explained everything to me and my husband and answered all our questions and concerns. We did our own research and would come to appointments asking her opinion. We always felt Dr. Ghazal gave honest feedback backed with the appropriate research for her opinion. She gave us time to process and recommendations as she saw fit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Be direct and open to your expectations and wants. Ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal was patient, caring, direct with her findings, and helpful.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
For my egg retrivals: I began birth control once my period started then I was given my schedule and ordered my meds. I had lupron in the am and then eventually menopur and gonal f in the evenings. I was also taking vitamin d, metformin, dha, folic acid, co-enzyme q10 and a prenatal. I had 4 ultrasound/lab appointments. My first retrieval yielded 29 eggs, 13 fertilized, 9 embryos on day 5, 5 normal embryos. For my fresh transfer I took progesterone vaginally and estradiol shots. My fresh transfer of 1 embryo resulted in a negative pregnancy test hcg= 0. My second retrieval yielded 25 eggs, 20 fertilized, 10 embryos on day 5, and 5 normal embryos. For my frozen transfers, I took lupron and baby aspirin as well as progesterone in oil shots and estradiol shots. I was taking a prenatal, metformin, vitamin d and dha vitamins. My first frozen transfer of 2 embryos resulted in a chemical pregnancy. My second frozen transfer of 2 embryos resulted in a twin pregnancy and I delivered twin boys in 2018.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natalija )
The nursing staff at HRC is helpful and efficient. They are not as friendly as I had wanted/hoped, but they did their jobs well.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
High tech, efficient, timely, clean, comfortable. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. I found them to be more friendly when my transfer was successful and I went in for my ultrasounds compared to before my transfer. I felt like a number sometimes to the staff (NOT MY DOCTOR).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
Egg retrieval with a fresh transfer and my specific meds: about $22,000. Frozen transfer with my specific meds: about $5,000.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
I liked the fact that it was my choice and Dr. Ghazal shared her opinion based on my ultrasounds and labs.
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
Nursing
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
I've just started my journey at HRC but so far Dr. Ghazal has been warm, welcoming, and very thorough with her plan to handle our specific case. She understands the problems we are currently facing with our MFI, and currently undergoing the process to find out what if any diagnosis I have for my fertility.... Since my husband has severe MFI, he would have to undergo a TESE or mTESE to extract sperm so that they can then be frozen and injected directly into my eggs via ICSI. This would also help our fertilization rates as an embryologist does this task skillfully.
Their [HRC- Fullerton] strengths is everything being in-house. From the REs personal offices, to the lab/embryo storage, to egg retrievals and transfers. It is nice to know that they do not send you elsewhere for any part of the process and you are set in one location.... So far we have only dealt with the front desk coordinator and she was very kind, soft spoken, and very accommodating to our inquiries and where we could seek out further information should we need it.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
I've just started my journey at HRC but so far Dr. Ghazal has been warm, welcoming, and very thorough with her plan to handle our specific case. She understands the problems we are currently facing with our MFI, and currently undergoing the process to find out what if any diagnosis I have for my fertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Be honest and open throughout the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
She really, really cares about her patients succeeding and overcoming infertility and does her best to help you achieve your dreams.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Since my husband has severe MFI, he would have to undergo a TESE or mTESE to extract sperm so that they can then be frozen and injected directly into my eggs via ICSI. This would also help our fertilization rates as an embryologist does this task skillfully. We do not yet know my current course of action as I have not completed all necessary testing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
So far we have only dealt with the front desk coordinator and she was very kind, soft spoken, and very accommodating to our inquiries and where we could seek out further information should we need it.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Their strengths is everything being in-house. From the REs personal offices, to the lab/embryo storage, to egg retrievals and transfers. It is nice to know that they do not send you elsewhere for any part of the process and you are set in one location.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
Right now we do not know the total cost for a single round of IVF as we will be discussing these details in our upcoming appointment.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
She believes that if you want one baby, you transfer one embryo. If you want two babies, you transfer two. No need to transfer two embryos if you just want a single child.
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Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
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10
0
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
0
Dr. Ghazal is wonderful with patients. She explains thoroughly the process, always discusses the risks as well as the success rates. She does not sugar coat things. If she feels something is not going to give the best result she shared that with her patients. She is the best doctor I've ever had....I used a microdose lupron protocol for my first IVF cycle. For me Idid ok with an end result of two embryos. I did not get to transfer because they did not pass pgs testing. The next month I did my first IUI with Dr. Ghazal but had a NP do the procedure.
HRC took forever to get information to you from the nurses. They did not seem very compassionate but overly busy. They gave you your information then moved on... The nursing staff did not provide the kindness and care a fertility clinic should give. This is a challenging emotional time and it's like we're a number to them. They give us direct info (schedule, calendar, results) and then move on.
Age
27
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
0
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal is wonderful with patients. She explains thoroughly the process, always discusses the risks as well as the success rates. She does not sugar coat things. If she feels something is not going to give the best result she shared that with her patients. She is the best doctor I've ever had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Be honest with her. Tell her your goals and fears so she can address them and discuss them with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal was incredible. She was direct in diagnosing but always showed care and compassion. I never felt like a number. I trust her judgement completely.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I used a microdose lupron protocol for my first IVF cycle. For me Idid ok with an end result of two embryos. I did not get to transfer because they did not pass pgs testing. The next month I did my first IUI with Dr. Ghazal but had a NP do the procedure. It was an awful experience with the nurse and all I wanted was my doctor. Now I am at a new clinic where Dr. Ghazal has moved and am starting a new IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility.
HRC took forever to get information to you from the nurses. They did not seem very compassionate but overly busy. They gave you your information then moved on
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The nursing staff did not provide the kindness and care a fertility clinic should give. This is a challenging emotional time and it's like we're a number to them. They give us direct info (schedule, calendar, results) and then move on.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
My insurance covered 80%of my treatment so it was very doable for us cost wise.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
She openly shares what she thinks is best which is eSET but allows the patient to decide ultimately. However she will never do something that could be unhealthy or dangerous to the patient.
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
10
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
Nursing
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10
8
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
8
Dr. Ghazal is a highly knowledgeable individual. She is on top of the current research and statistics. She is straight forward and doesn't sugar coat the possibilities or outcomes. As well as, supportive and compassionate. This process in itself is very stressful, Dr. Ghazal is always very calming and caring. She was always easy to talk to and ask questions. She never mad me fell like I was bothering her or asking dumb questions. My relationship with Dr. Ghazal was very open because she's very personable.
Stay on top of the office staff. [at HRC - Fullerton] ... Hystroscopes were $500 each partial insurance coverage. 24,000 for two cycle retrieval, pgs testing, and transfer. There were other expenses along the way. Medications were separate. Ultrasounds once pregnant are $270...Face to face encounters with [nurse] Natalija she was very personable and responsive. Over the phone is would add stress and was many times unclear and didn't answer all our concerns. Email was about the same as on phone. She mixed me up a few times.
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
10
8
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal is a highly knowledgeable individual. She is on top of the current research and statistics. She is straight forward and doesn't sugar coat the possibilities or outcomes. As well as, supportive and compassionate. This process in itself is very stressful, Dr. Ghazal is always very calming and caring. She was always easy to talk to and ask questions. She never mad me fell like I was bothering her or asking dumb questions. My relationship with Dr. Ghazal was very open because she's very personable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Stay on top of the office staff.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal is very personal and knew me very well. I can't say that for the rest of clinic, but she is exceptional.
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Metformin and Levothyroxine leading up to cycles and continued throughout. Injectable stimulation lupin, menapour, and 1 other. Two egg retival cycle, with PGS testing. Transferred 1 chromosomal healthy embryo. Currently pregnant, but may be loosing. :(
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natalija Matic)
Face to face encounters with Natalija she was very personable and responsive. Over the phone is would add stress and was many times unclear and didn't answer all our concerns. Email was about the same as on phone. She mixed me up a few times. Nursing staff at RSA for all procedures were exceptional!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
Hystroscopes were $500 each partial insurance coverage. 24,000 for two cycle retrieval, pgs testing, and transfer. There were other expenses along the way. Medications were separate. Ultrasounds once pregnant are $270
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Didn't have a choice. Only 1 embryo resulted in healthy.
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
10
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
Nursing
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10
7
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
7
Dr. Ghazal is very compassionate and caring. She made us feel very comfortable. She always explained the procedure and protocol thoroughly...Dr.Ghazal is very professional and knowledgeable.She always answered all our questions and explained our procedure in details. We worked with her for a whole year, unfortunately, it did not work due to poor egg quality...After my chemical pregnancy, I was not scheduled for blood work if my betas went back to zero.
Our first [HRC] coordinator Natalija was not compassionate and never answered our questions and impossible to get ahold via phone or email. Our second coordinator Natalie was the opposite and always answered in a timely manner. She made us very comfortable working with her. We would highly recommend her. The nursing staff at the Surgery Center is amazing!..Good lab, nice office in Newport Beach. The staff in Fullerton office is sometimes disorganized (forgot to put our appointment into a system, and waisted our time coming to the clinic when the doctor was already gone for the day). We preferred working with the Newport office.
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality
10
7
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr.Ghazal is very professional and knowledgeable.She always answered all our questions and explained our procedure in details. We worked with her for a whole year, unfortunately, it did not work due to poor egg quality.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Do your best not to work with Dr. Ghazal's coordinator Natalija and request for another one from the beginning
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal is very compassionate and caring. She made us feel very comfortable. She always explained the procedure and protocol thoroughly
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
Gonal F, Menopur, Centrotide Metformin and Omnitrope
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility.
Our first coordinator Natalija was not compassionate and never answered our questions and impossible to get ahold via phone or email. Our second coordinator Natalie was the opposite and always answered in a timely manner. She made us very comfortable working with her. We would highly recommend her. The nursing staff at the Surgery Center is amazing!
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Good lab, nice office in Newport Beach. The staff in Fullerton office is sometimes disorganized (forgot to put our appointment into a system, and waisted our time coming to the clinic when the doctor was already gone for the day). We preferred working with the Newport office.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
Our IVF and medication were partially covered by health insurance
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
Only had one normal embryo in three IVF's
What specific things went wrong at HRC Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
10
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Fullerton
Nursing
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Scheduling
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10
5
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
5
She has been our biggest cheerleader.. our daughter was born with a genetic defect despite PGS testing and passed away at 7 weeks. She has taken good care of us, treated us gently and helped us explore all options when it comes to growing our family after our loss. ... Do your home work.. she’s extremely intelligent, and I’ve found that it’s easier to communicate when you have done your research.
They [American Repro Ctr] don’t communicate well.. they didn’t go over my chart on the first visit and made me re tell stories of my loss. They don’t work with any financial Institutions for loans or grants for fertility. The only reason we are at the clinic is dr ghazal is there. The actual office is fine, with tiny rooms for meetings and consults. Given the nature of the conversations it can feel Claustrophobic in the rooms.
Age
38 - 40
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
5
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at American Reproductive Centers?
She has been our biggest cheerleader.. our daughter was born with a genetic defect despite PGS testing and passed away at 7 weeks. She has taken good care of us, treated us gently and helped us explore all options when it comes to growing our family after our loss.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at American Reproductive Centers?
Do your home work.. she’s extremely intelligent, and I’ve found that it’s easier to communicate when you have done your research.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at American Reproductive Centers?
She is available to us via email, or phone, with a quick response. She takes her time to explain everything.
Describe your experience with American Reproductive Centers.
They don’t communicate well.. they didn’t go over my chart on the first visit and made me re tell stories of my loss. They don’t work with any financial Institutions for loans or grants for fertility. The only reason we are at the clinic is dr ghazal is there. The actual office is fine, with tiny rooms for meetings and consults. Given the nature of the conversations it can feel Claustrophobic in the rooms.
10
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
American Reproductive Centers
Corona
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9
7
Age
38
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
9
7
I hear a lot of stories where patients only see nurses or PAs. I appreciate that [Dr. Sanaz Ghazal] is the one only treating me (obviously I don’t see her on blood draw days)... believes in eSET since the goal is healthy baby and healthy mom and multiples have too many risk associated with it, along with risks with my “advanced maternal age”...is very caring and patient in explaining...She never rushes me...I haven’t had much success with my IUI treatments.
Dr.Ghazal is temporarily using OC Fertility as her office so I don’t believe the they communicate quite as well with her since her schedule is done on her own...They are quite punctual which is a plus...I sometimes have to follow up to get lab results or to confirm my rx is called in...I would say approximately $2500 total per IUI (one cycle was cancelled to too many follicles)...Dr. Ghazal is very caring and patient in explaining. I’m a pharmacist but the level of detail to understand fertility is very in depth. Since I understand medical terminology I probably ask for more information than most. She never rushes me
Age
38
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
9
7
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at CCRM Orange County?
I haven’t had much success with my IUI treatments. Being a pharmacist I’m hyper aware of the side effects of the drugs I’m on. I hear a lot of stories where patients only see nurses or PAs. I appreciate that Dr. Ghazal is the one only treating me (obviously I don’t see her on blood draw days)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at CCRM Orange County?
Listen, be prepared for some realistic expectations
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at CCRM Orange County?
Dr. Ghazal is very caring and patient in explaining. I’m a pharmacist but the level of detail to understand fertility is very in depth. Since I understand medical terminology I probably ask for more information than most. She never rushes me
Describe the protocols Sanaz Ghazal used in your cycles at CCRM Orange County and their degree of success.
The truth is based on my labs and my husband’s SA and my age. The truth was IVF was ideal. But we also believe that diet and nutrition plays a vital part in our health and fertility health so we wanted to try IUI first, now we realize that we will probably have to go one step further and do IVF
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I sometimes have to follow up to get lab results or to confirm my rx is called in
Describe your experience with CCRM Orange County.
They are quite punctual which is a plus. Dr.Ghazal is temporarily using OC Fertility as her office so I don’t believe the they communicate quite as well with her since her schedule is done on her own
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at CCRM Orange County.
I would say approximately $2500 total per IUI (one cycle was cancelled to too many follicles)
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CCRM Orange County.
My doctor believes in eSET since the goal is healthy baby and healthy mom and multiples have too many risk associated with it, along with risks with my “advanced maternal age”
What specific things went wrong at CCRM Orange County?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
9
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
CCRM Orange County
CCRM OC - Avocado Ave
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
Dr Ghazal was warm and kind at every appointment and procedure. She personally checked in on me at every appointment and did all of my ultrasounds... made a very foreign and scary process manageable. She was personally available for every question and answered with thorough compassionate answers. I couldn’t imagine going through the process with anyone else...We chose not to test our embryos (because of age, low risk and it was our first cycle) and transferred 2 fresh embryos.
Stephanie was an amazing care coordinator [at HRC Fertility]. She thoroughly explained everything throughout the process and went out of her way to help us get prescriptions filled when there were problems...My insurance covered all costs besides my deductible...We chose not to test our embryos (because of age, low risk and it was our first cycle) and transferred 2 fresh embryos...
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Ghazal made a very foreign and scary process manageable. She was personally available for every question and answered with thorough compassionate answers. I couldn’t imagine going through the process with anyone else.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Don’t hesitate to pick Dr Ghazal, she’s amazing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility?
Dr Ghazal was warm and kind at every appointment and procedure. She personally checked in on me at every appointment and did all of my ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie )
Stephanie was an amazing care coordinator. She thoroughly explained everything throughout the process and went out of her way to help us get prescriptions filled when there were problems.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
I have not been to Dr Ghazal’s new clinic, OC Fertility. She was with HRC in Newport Beach/Fullerton during the time of my treatments and procedures. She left HRC about 3 months after I had my baby. I’m so glad to see she has a new practice nearby when the time comes for baby #2
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sanaz Ghazal at HRC Fertility.
My insurance covered all costs besides my deductible.
Describe Sanaz Ghazal's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
We chose not to test our embryos (because of age, low risk and it was our first cycle) and transferred 2 fresh embryos.
10
Doctor
Sanaz Ghazal
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
HRC Fertility
Newport Beach
Nursing
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