Rated 8.9
Strongly recommend: 77%Neutral: 13%Don't recommend: 10%8.9
77% strongly recommend
39 reviews
Humanity
9.1
9.1
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
9.3
9.3
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.4
6.4
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
Central U.
Residency
Kaiser
Fellowship
UCLA

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor, nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Shahin Ghadir works in 8 offices at

Southern California Reproductive Center
Rated 7.9
Strongly recommend: 62%Neutral: 15%Don't recommend: 23%7.9

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450 N. Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Lancaster, CA 93534
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Glendale, CA 91206
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Valencia, CA 91355
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100 Old River Road
Bakersfield, CA 93311
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39 patient reviews

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2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IVF
Male Factor
Income $200K - $499K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My husband and I appreciated how much Dr. Ghadir candidly expressed his perspective about the best steps to take for our fertility journey. When testing after our consultation determined that we were most likely struggling due to MFI, he directed us to move towards IVF, and with his leadership, we were able to move through the whole process to our current pregnancy (our first successful pregnancy after 4 years of ttc) within 6 months!...
SCRC is a beautiful center, right in the heart of Beverly Hills...I never waited long for bloodwork or ultrasounds (often being taken in as soon as I sat down!), and it felt like everyone knew my name personally...Even the financial records team has been exceptionally clear and professional, and I appreciated how organized every step of this process has been...
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
My husband and I appreciated how much Dr. Ghadir candidly expressed his perspective about the best steps to take for our fertility journey. When testing after our consultation determined that we were most likely struggling due to MFI, he directed us to move towards IVF, and with his leadership, we were able to move through the whole process to our current pregnancy (our first successful pregnancy after 4 years of ttc) within 6 months! From Day 1 in our Zoom consult to the last day at my "graduation", he was direct and honest, and I am so grateful that his direction changed our life for the better; we simply cannot imagine doing any future transfers to grow our family again without him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I would advise a prospective patient to be sure to speak up and ask clarifying questions if needed! He is incredibly patient, and while he may speak quickly at times, he is always willing to answer any questions you may have with complete openness and honesty.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir, his clinical team, and truly everyone at SCRC made every effort to get to know myself and my husband throughout our journey with IVF. From our first consult to our recent "graduation" ceremony, Dr. Ghadir and the nursing staff (especially Nahreh and Angela), as well as those who took my measurements and blood (and shout out to Junior and Crystal), every member at SCRC took care of us both like we were family. They remembered birthdays, asked about my job as a teacher, and made us both feel welcome every time we entered the doors of the beautiful Beverly location. There was even a scare when I had to go to the Emergency Room due to complications from my Egg Retrieval, and it felt like every single member of the team reached out and offered their support through the whole process. I appreciate each member of the whole SCRC so much in making our miracle pregnancy happen!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Nahreh and Angela)
I miss Angela and Nahreh, the nurses of my clinical team, already!!! They are truly lovely women, and speaking with them the afternoons of each of my appointments made me feel heard, understood, and most importantly, like family. They celebrated with me with the good news, and were empathetic when the results weren't yet what we were looking for. They even went above and beyond in ensuring that I was okay after a scary trip to the Emergency Room following a severe case of OHSS after my Egg Retrieval. Both women were always responsive to any late night questions I had, answering in the portal only minutes after I asked, and were exceptionally organized at every step of the process. Dr. Ghadir's clinical team (and literally every SCRC nurse I passed in the hallways) made me feel safe and supported every visit, and anyone would be lucky to have their support in their lives.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
SCRC is a beautiful center, right in the heart of Beverly Hills. COVID safety protocols were clearly understood and upheld at every visit, and the space was always clean and bright. I never waited long for bloodwork or ultrasounds (often being taken in as soon as I sat down!), and it felt like everyone knew my name personally. From the front desk receptionists, to the woman taking my temperature when I walked in, to the incredible blood work team (thank you Junior!) and the check in team (thank you Crystal!), each person was welcoming and absolutely made this difficult journey infinitely easier. Even the financial records team has been exceptionally clear and professional, and I appreciated how organized every step of this process has been. This clinic has been a dream after the nightmares of our fertility journey, and I am so grateful I decided to choose SCRC as the place now responsible for my current pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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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2015 - 2021, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 35 - 41
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I’m grateful to have found Dr. Ghadir, even though I am still without a baby. He is honest and compassionate. We had a running joke that I was his favorite patient because I had been going to him for so long. You will not see Dr. Ghadir for routine lab work or ultrasounds. They have techs who handle that. So no, you won’t see him EVERY appointment. But he handled all of my cycles and major procedures.
The [Southern California Reproductive Center] clinic is beautiful, modern, and very clean. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. Hours are very accommodating for working patients. They are compliant with COVID mandates. Parking can be a challenge sometimes, as the structure fills up quickly...Compassionate, easy to communicate with
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I’m grateful to have found Dr. Ghadir, even though I am still without a baby. He is honest and compassionate. We had a running joke that I was his favorite patient because I had been going to him for so long. You will not see Dr. Ghadir for routine lab work or ultrasounds. They have techs who handle that. So no, you won’t see him EVERY appointment. But he handled all of my cycles and major procedures. He was always there during my ultrasounds when I was pregnant. So happy for me. And when I miscarried, he wrapped his arms around me and just let me cry. I trust him completely and I feel safe, which is why I will continue my journey with him as my doctor.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Take notes and ask all the questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Whether it was a negative pregnancy test or miscarriage, Dr. Ghadir had empathy. He knew me, called to check up on me, was honest and up front during every cycle. He and his staff truly cared about me.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
My AMH was low. Extremely low. So we decided to dive straight into IVF. I began stim meds to prep for an egg retrieval. I had purchased a package for 2 cycles. My body was not responding to the meds as Dr. Ghadir had hoped. He didn’t want me to hyper stimulate so I stopped. Failed cycle #1. I waited a few months and tried again, same outcome. I had no eggs. Premature Ovarian Failure. This is when we discussed using donor eggs. I chose my first donor and was genuinely excited. She ended up not responding to the stim meds, so I moved on to another donor. We got 17 eggs, and I ended up with 5 healthy embryos. We did an ERA before the first transfer of my only female embryo. We had a positive reception and moved on to the transfer. The transfer did not take. Neither did #2 or #3. We did another ERA and proceeded with transfer #4. And I got pregnant! It was the happiest 8 weeks of my life. I went in for an ultrasound during week 5 and 6 and everything seemed fine. My ultrasound in week 8 confirmed there was no heartbeat. Transfer #5 had the same outcome. Got pregnant and during the ultrasound in week 7, there was no heartbeat. I went for blood and ultrasounds every 3 days to check hormone levels and lining leading up to each embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Angela )
I have to say, I think I might have loved Angela a little bit more than my doctor! She was just incredible. Compassionate, easy to communicate with, always available when Dr. Ghadir wasn’t. If I was second guessing myself, she would explain things again. Definitely a huge reason why I loved SCRC and Dr. Ghadir.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The clinic is beautiful, modern, and very clean. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. Hours are very accommodating for working patients. They are compliant with COVID mandates. Parking can be a challenge sometimes, as the structure fills up quickly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
In total, I’ve spent around $80k.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
No comments, but my doctor did encourage me to do single embryo transfers.
9
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019 - 2021, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36 - 38
1 IVF
Donor Eggs
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ghadir is by far the most caring, professional, knowledgeable doctor we have meet...he recommended using donor eggs, as my issue was low egg reserve and next cycle could yield the same results. We highly appreciated the honesty and the options. Hence we tried tried fresh donor egg cycle, to which we were fortunate enough to get 8 healthy eggs for use, transferred 2, and ended up with a pregnancy with 1 baby boy...
The nursing staff [at Southern California Reproductive Center] was very friendly and caring throught my treatment. Always wished me well when we spoke...The clinic is very clean and beautifully decorated. IF there is anything that makes you uncomfortable they are sure to accommodate you as much as possible. The wait time is generally really minimal. And staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Always willing to help...
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir is by far the most caring, professional, knowledgeable doctor we have meet. The clinic is extremely clean and is beautifully decorated. It does not feel like a clinic at all. They gave us the best gift during our last visit there, a framed onesie with our baby ultrasound picture. Thanks to the treatment recommended we are now 8 months pregnant. We will forever be thankful to him and his wonderful staff for all they've done for us. May he be blessed with many more years of health and success so that he can continue to help others as he has helped us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
You can fully trust this doctor, his recommendations, and procedures. He is really knowledable and always tries to do the best for you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Doctor and staff where always friendly and asking hiw treatment was going, and always wished me the best every time we spoke.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We tried first cycle on myself. Unfortunately it had to get cancelled due to my eggs not reacting to the meds as expected. My 3ggs where not multiplying enough nor were they growing to the required size for retrieval. The doctor was very straight forward and explained we could keep trying as much as we wanted, but he recommended using donor eggs, as my issue was low egg reserve and next cycle could yield the same results. We highly appreciated the honesty and the options. Hence we tried tried fresh donor egg cycle, to which we were fortunate enough to get 8 healthy eggs for use, transferred 2, and ended up with a pregnancy with 1 baby boy. We are now 8 months pregnant thanks to his recommendations and treatments.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff was very friendly and caring throught my treatment. Always wished me well when we spoke.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The clinic is very clean and beautifully decorated. IF there is anything that makes you uncomfortable they are sure to accommodate you as much as possible. The wait time is generally really minimal. And staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Always willing to help.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
We expressed we wanted more than one baby, and the doctor agreed to transfer two embryos at once. He always tried to comply with our needs and wants as long as it was medically and positively possible.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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
7 of 5
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2020, Unknown Success
NPS
6
NPS
5
Age 30
Unexplained
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Ghadir was nice. I appreciated his time to give evening phone calls to go over my test results. I did feel like he pushed for IVF and I was just not ready yet. We had been trying for 1 year and I wanted to start off with maybe IUI. I didn't have many interactions with him as I only went to SCRC for consult and testing...He seems to be too positive....he said we had a 20% chance of success with IUI and 80% chance of success with IVF
The billing department [at SCRC] is a mess...They billed my insurance wrong initially, which took forever to correct...Nurses were okay. They didn't really answer any questions...When I switched to my new RE, it took SCRC 3 weeks to send all my test results over. I called, left multiple voicemails at the medical recorder's office and sent emails with no calls or emails back...The office is very busy. The first time I went in for blood work and an ultrasound, I was very confused
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Ghadir was nice. I appreciated his time to give evening phone calls to go over my test results. I did feel like he pushed for IVF and I was just not ready yet. We had been trying for 1 year and I wanted to start off with maybe IUI. I didn't have many interactions with him as I only went to SCRC for consult and testing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Ask alot of questions and do research yourself. He seems to be too positive....he said we had a 20% chance of success with IUI and 80% chance of success with IVF. Other doctors I consulted with after gave a lower percentage of success. Also, I looked up SCRC's SART report and their IVF success rates are not nearly as high as 80%!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I never actually met Dr Ghadir in real life. We had one zoom consult and two phone calls. This review is more for the wait, the rest of the staff I encountered and most importantly, their billing department. The office is very busy. The first time I went in for blood work and an ultrasound, I was very confused. My appointment was for 9:30, and I didn't leave until 11:30am because there was no ultrasound room available. Alot of other people were also waiting. No one explained financials to me or whether or not my insurance covered anything. Good thing I actually called my ins company and verified everything myself. I have infertility coverage for all testing, IUI, and IVF and SCRC is in-network.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
we didn't talk specifics because I only went through with consult and testing.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Nurses were okay. They didn't really answer any questions. I was worried because they had found a cyst on one of my ovaries and when they told me the results, they couldn't answer my questions and just kept saying that the Dr will call me in a few days.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The billing department is a mess. If you have insurance, I would stay away. They billed 3 claims to the wrong insurance company (seriously, what's the point of verifying insurance if you can't even verify where to send claims to?) and I ended up with a huge out of pocket cost. Then, they were suppose to retract all 3 claims and rebill them correctly. They retracted only 1 claim and rebilled 3. It took about 20 phone calls between SCRC's billing department, my insurance company and 1.5 months for everything to finally reprocess correctly and resolve. Every insurance rep I spoke with couldn't believe how SCRC had messed up the billing, then not retracting claims, etc. After everything was fixed, instead of owing over $1000, my insurance paid for everything 100% and I had no liability. SCRC also charged us a copay of $25 each for ultrasound+bloodwork, and SA. After my insurance company paid for everything, a insurance representative told me that they are suppose to refund me the $50 since our insurance paid for everything. I am still waiting for the refund... My insurance representative told me that the genetic testing my husband and I had done needed prior authorization. The insurance verifier and the person in billing had no idea (what do they even do all day?!) but took my word for it and said that they would send authorization and retro-date it for the genetic testing we had done. It took 3 weeks for them to send authorization. And guess what? They sent authorization for the WRONG kind of testing. They sent it for PGS testing of embryos! I was livid when I found out---we hadn't even started IVF yet so of course we have no embryos. No one even looked at my files. My new RE sends authorizations in a timely manner (1-2 days, not 3 weeks) and bills my insurance correctly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
It's expensive. They billed my insurance wrong initially, which took forever to correct. But once corrected, my insurance paid for all consults, and testing. I have a $25 copay for all office visits. SCRC charged me $25 for every visit even though it was just labwork. I called my insurance and was told that this is fradulent! Since they are in network with my insurance, and my insurance pays 100% for all labwork, I am not suppose to pay the $25 each visit. I have emailed SCRC about this and am waiting for a refund/answers back.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
none
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Scheduled the wrong procedure
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
When I switched to my new RE, it took SCRC 3 weeks to send all my test results over. I called, left multiple voicemails at the medical recorder's office and sent emails with no calls or emails back. I also requested SCRC to send test results to me so I can have them as a personal copy and am still waiting on that....5 weeks later. When they finally sent all my results over, Dr Ghadir called me and said "when you go to your new clinic, do your research but please ask them what their IVF success rates are because that clinic doesn't have very high success rates" ........anyways, I did do my own research and compared SART reports and they actually have higher IVF success rates at my new clinic than SCRC's success rates.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
1 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
5
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, 4 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 Egg Freezing
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I went in to freeze my eggs for future use. I had an AMH level of 1.05 which is very low...[Dr. Shahin Ghadir] suggested I do it now and that I not overthink. He said many people with low fertility numbers think about it so long that they sometimes miss their opportunity. At 1st I thought this might be a bit pushy, but it wasn't he was right! I started the process the following week...truly connected with me on a human level.
I was a patient during the pandemic and they [Southern California Reproductive Center] did everything to accommodate their patients, they were incredibly efficient and went above and beyond. I was always in and out in a very timely manner...[nurse] called me to check in on how the hormones were effecting me and would pop in on different blood draws to make me feel comfortable. She also met with me on 2 other occasions when I had questions and was feeling emotional. She made me feel like I was her only patient.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He answered every question I had in detail and made me feel special. I did not feel like just another person walking through his door. I also had a different experience as I was a patient during the Covid Pandemic. His office made me a priority as I had a very low AMH test score. My consultation was over the phone, but at my 1st appointment for blood draws and an ultrasound before starting the egg freezing process he came and met with me to give me more detailed information and congratulate me on taking a leap for my future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I would say to trust him and the process. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions and get your money's worth with every question and piece of advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Gahadir made me feel very comfortable and answered every question I had. He told me about his wifes struggle with infertility and truly connected with me on a human level.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I went in to freeze my eggs for future use. I had an AMH level of 1.05 which is very low at my phone consult he suggested I do it now and that I not overthink. He said many people with low fertility numbers think about it so long that they sometimes miss their opportunity. At 1st I thought this might be a bit pushy, but it wasn't he was right! I started the process the following week. I tlaked to a number of woman who debated freezing their eggs and unfortunately missed their window. I have done 1 round of egg freezing. At the start of the process he hoped I would get 10-15 eggs, but unfortunately my body only dropped 5 eggs. He adjusted my expectations as we moved through the process. During my surgery he was able to collect all 5 eggs I produced and 4 of the eggswere large enough to be frozen.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: GABY!!!!! )
I mainly worked with Gaby in Dr. Gahadir's office and she went above and beyond. She came down to meet me durig\ng my first blood draw and ultrasound. She called me to check in on how the hormones were effecting me and would pop in on different blood draws to make me feel comfortable. She also met with me on 2 other occasions when I had questions and was feeling emotional. She made me feel like I was her only patient. I was so fortunate to have her as my nurse and I look forward to working with her in the future and knowing shes on my side. She truly loves her job and it shows. I also loved so many people in the lab they made me feel so comfortable. I had blood work 3 days a week and never once had bruising. The staff is so gentle! I also loved Maria who worked in the lab area she knew my name after my 1st appointment and was so encouraging. Maria glows when she talks about helping woman acheive their fertility goals. Being in this office actually made me want to work there.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Honestly, I have no complaints about the clinic. I really didn't see any weaknesses. I was a patient during the pandemic and they did everything to accommodate their patients, they were incredibly efficient and went above and beyond. I was always in and out in a very timely manner (like 10-15min), though I have been told that normally you would wait much longer and that times were shorter because of all the restrictions due to Covid-19. My advise would be to use them!!! They are pricy, but I can't put a price on my dreams.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I spent $8,000 on the egg retrieval process which included all appointments in the cycle for my fertility treatment, my surgery and 2 post operation appointments. I paid $3,800 for my medications. My insurance didn't cover anything so this was all out of pocket.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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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2020, 32 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31
1 Egg Freezing
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was prescribed medications for an egg freezing cycle, and Dr Ghadir was attentive and detail orientated when it came to adjusting my doses depending on how I was feeling and my blood/ultrasound results...He took the time to explain the process to me step by step and listened carefully to my concerns while being honest. From the start of the process he was thoughtful, caring, and positive. His compassion and attentiveness during the entire process made an emotional experience easy to navigate...is a brilliant doctor, yet at times felt more like a friend which was exactly what I needed during this process. He was easy to speak to and I never hesitated to ask him to explain things to me over and over again if I needed. Upon each visit, he let me know what to expect going forward, specifically how I would be feeling mentally and physically.
Gaby, Dr Ghadir's nurse [at Southern California Reproductive Center], made sure to check in with me to see how I was doing during the process. She was extremely helpful and accommodating when it came to scheduling my next appointment, refilling my medications, or answering any questions I had. She was knowledgeable while also compassionate and I appreciated her support during this journey...I appreciated their flexibility during scheduling, especially the fact that they are open super early. I was able to do my labs and ultrasound before work. Wait times were average for doctor's visits and the waiting rooms was clean, comfortable, and spacious.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Ghadir is a brilliant doctor, yet at times felt more like a friend which was exactly what I needed during this process. He was easy to speak to and I never hesitated to ask him to explain things to me over and over again if I needed. Upon each visit, he let me know what to expect going forward, specifically how I would be feeling mentally and physically.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Be honest with him about what you're trying to achieve, and do not be too shy or embarrassed to ask him anything!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
The process of freezing my eggs was something I had found overwhelming and confusing before going to see Dr Ghadir. He took the time to explain the process to me step by step and listened carefully to my concerns while being honest. From the start of the process he was thoughtful, caring, and positive. His compassion and attentiveness during the entire process made an emotional experience easy to navigate.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I was prescribed medications for an egg freezing cycle, and Dr Ghadir was attentive and detail orientated when it came to adjusting my doses depending on how I was feeling and my blood/ultrasound results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Gaby)
Gaby, Dr Ghadir's nurse, made sure to check in with me to see how I was doing during the process. She was extremely helpful and accommodating when it came to scheduling my next appointment, refilling my medications, or answering any questions I had. She was knowledgeable while also compassionate and I appreciated her support during this journey.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
As someone with a demanding job, I appreciated their flexibility during scheduling, especially the fact that they are open super early. I was able to do my labs and ultrasound before work. Wait times were average for doctor's visits and the waiting rooms was clean, comfortable, and spacious.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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
2019 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 31 - 32
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I went through the egg freezing process. I am on my second round now. Dr. Ghadir has been very careful about adjusting my shots and medication as the cycle has progressed...I cannot recommend him more highly. After working with other doctors in the area, it is clear how important it is to have an ally when going through this experience...He’s very thorough, cares deeply about my understanding the risks and outcomes but also positive and supportive to make me feel like I am being cared for with the best In medicine and technology.
Dr. Ghadir and his team [at Southern California Reproductive Center] have always been available and taken care of me with a special touch. They have valued my concerns and have been supportive and helped guide me through each step of the process. Going through this experience, there are always questions that come up along the way and it makes a big difference having people who are giving you 100% of their time and focus.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir has been an amazing doctor and guide through a very emotional experience. He’s very thorough, cares deeply about my understanding the risks and outcomes but also positive and supportive to make me feel like I am being cared for with the best In medicine and technology. He spent a lot of time helping me understand the process and has been available for any questions and concerns. I cannot recommend him more highly. After working with other doctors in the area, it is clear how important it is to have an ally when going through this experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Feel free to ask as many questions as you have that come up along the way. Dr. Ghadir and his team and nurses are amazing at responding and supporting you. Also communicate what your goals are for the shorter and longer term. You can’t find a better doctor to help you on your fertility journey.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir and his team have always been available and taken care of me with a special touch. They have valued my concerns and have been supportive and helped guide me through each step of the process. Going through this experience, there are always questions that come up along the way and it makes a big difference having people who are giving you 100% of their time and focus.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I went through the egg freezing process. I am on my second round now. Dr. Ghadir has been very careful about adjusting my shots and medication as the cycle has progressed.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The nurses have been available from day one to answer questions and help me with my medication and visits. They are always available and quick to respond.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
This strengths of the clinic are that it is very clean, professional, has the best technology, and very efficient. My visits are fast and I never find myself waiting. Parking is very easy and the staff is very friendly. I have no weakness is that I have experienced.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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.

2019, 28 Eggs Frozen
NPS
8
NPS
2
Age 29
1 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
Dr. Ghadir set clear expectations, answered all my questions, and helped me achieve a fantastic result from a medical standpoint. My experience with him was nothing but pleasant. He also recommended a few additional holistic techniques and supplements which I believe helped me achieve optimal results.
If you're paying 100% in cash, SCRC might be right for you. Otherwise, save yourself the headache of having to project manage your claims alongside an already emotionally and physically taxing process. ... There were several times that my insurance coordinator did not answer my calls or emails, resulting in me needing to inform my doctor to nudge the department to give me an answer. The department also refused to respond to messages from my insurance company or HR even though both were proactive in reaching out to fix issues. I was also cheated out of ~$1200 because the billing department coded my surgery incorrectly. When I tried to fix this, I was consistently transferred between departments, none of which accepted responsibility or seemed to be knowledgeable enought to remedy the issue. I eventually decided to cut my losses as I was spending far too much time on this to be worth the money.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir set clear expectations, answered all my questions, and helped me achieve a fantastic result from a medical standpoint. My experience with him was nothing but pleasant. He also recommended a few additional holistic techniques and supplements which I believe helped me achieve optimal results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Gaby)
My nurse explained concepts and producures well enough if the patient came from a place of limited to no understanding. When I asked more detailed questions though, I did not always receive a sufficient answer. Additionally, I would sometimes receive information throughout the process that I felt I should have received on day 1 or a few weeks earlier.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
DO NOT go to this clinic if your egg freezing is partially or fully subsidized by your employer. They are close to incompetent when it comes to matters of insurance approvals and correct billing. My surgery was delayed 2 weeks due to them not obtaining the proper approvals, even though I let them know on day 1 what was required. There were several times that my insurance coordinator did not answer my calls or emails, resulting in me needing to inform my doctor to nudge the department to give me an answer. The department also refused to respond to messages from my insurance company or HR even though both were proactive in reaching out to fix issues. I was also cheated out of ~$1200 because the billing department coded my surgery incorrectly. When I tried to fix this, I was consistently transferred between departments, none of which accepted responsibility or seemed to be knowledgeable enought to remedy the issue. I eventually decided to cut my losses as I was spending far too much time on this to be worth the money. If you're paying 100% in cash, SCRC might be right for you. Otherwise, save yourself the headache of having to project manage your claims alongside an already emotionally and physically taxing process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Was supposed to cost $8K but cost more like $10K due to repeated issues with billing and insurance department.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Provided conflicting information
8
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
2
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
1 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
4
Age 38
2 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Middle Eastern
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Successful
I can’t forget the moment he [Dr. Ghadir] called me to let me know that my only one embryo came back from genetic testing healthy and successfully. He was so excited and emotional that I felt I am part of his family and I am very important to him. These are human beings qualities! He is amazingly caring, responsible, friendly, generous, and considerate , respectful. During the hard weeks of waiting to get the tests result of my IVF, he called me even during weekend hours and this is really appreciated. Dr. Ghadir has made me feel I am in safe hands... He helps me feel empowered to battle with my infertility issues. I have got unexpected good result with him while other doctors had made me hopeless. He is truly professional, smart, always kind, and compassionate doctor. He is best fit and I feel so lucky to have found him. He really took me from vulnerable place and made the experience very positive. His integrity and caring for me and others is above and beyond.
I am diagnosed with very low ovarian reserve. I used same protocol [at Southern California Reproductive Center] for two egg retrievals. First time retrieved 4 eggs and formed 1 embryo and 1 passed PGS. Second time 4 eggs retrieved and Nothing passed the PGS...Ari [Care Coordinator] is empathetic to the concerns of their patients and she feels deeply for their patients as they experience the ups and downs associated with infertility journey. She does whatever it takes to help their patients with whatever their health care needs require. She is so affectionate and so devoted. She has excellent communication skills. She makes the process as easy as possible you somehow become part of family. Gabby is a nurse in the office. She is sweet, understanding and caring person. The rest of the staff is supportive, friendly and welcoming.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I had a previous experience with other ferility doctors and the experience with Dr. Shahin Ghadir is absolutely amazing. Now I feel I’m in good hands. I wish I would’ve seen him a lot early. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Ghadir and his team! Dr. Shahin Ghadir is very competent, extremely knowledgeable and has great bedside manner, which has been such a comfort to me during this difficult, complicated and emotionally draining process. He is humble and a good listener; he cares and understands my concerns and explains diagnosis. I never felt like he was rushed to get done with my appointment. I felt important and that I mattered to him. He is honest, but also he is optimistic and offers hope. He helps me feel empowered to battle with my infertility issues. I have got unexpected good result with him while other doctors had made me hopeless. He is truly professional, smart, always kind, and compassionate doctor. He is best fit and I feel so lucky to have found him. He really took me from vulnerable place and made the experience very positive. His integrity and caring for me and others is above and beyond.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
If you have a choice of clinic, save yourself some heartache and start here.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I can’t forget the moment he called me to let me know that my only one embryo came back from genetic testing healthy and successfully. He was so excited and emotional that I felt I am part of his family and I am very important to him. These are human beings qualities! He is amazingly caring, responsible, friendly, generous, and considerate , respectful. During the hard weeks of waiting to get the tests result of my IVF, he called me even during weekend hours and this is really appreciated. Dr. Ghadir has made me feel I am in safe hands.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Gonal- F: 225 IU’s Menopur: 150 IU’s Omnitrope: 25 units Last days: Cetrotide & z pack I didn’t take birth control. I am diagnosed with very low ovarian reserve. I used same protocol for two egg retrievals. First time retrieved 4 eggs and formed 1 embryo and 1 passed PGS. Second time 4 eggs retrieved and Nothing passed the PGS.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Ari)
There is a lady in his office that she is like an angel. Her name is Ari. She is care coordinator. Ari is empathetic to the concerns of their patients and she feels deeply for their patients as they experience the ups and downs associated with infertility journey. She does whatever it takes to help their patients with whatever their health care needs require. She is so affectionate and so devoted. She has excellent communication skills. She makes the process as easy as possible you somehow become part of family. Gabby is a nurse in the office. She is sweet, understanding and caring person. The rest of the staff is supportive, friendly and welcoming.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The office itself is very nice and high tech. The environment is absolutely welcoming! It is neat and clean. staff are warm, friendly and in good moods. The office Features beautiful view that makes positive distraction.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
4
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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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2018 - 2019, Unsuccessful
NPS
3
NPS
2
Age 37 - 38
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Even thought the nurses and Dr. Ghadir were up to date with my information and progress when we spoke it felt they were reading chart. The office was always very busy and things felt rushed - there would have been no time to actually cultivate a relationship. ... Dr. Ghadir was very kind and easy to talk to when we were meeting - although he often seemed rushed and sometimes pushy. ...
While they [So Cal Repro Ctr] seem to use cutting edge technology, state of the art equipment and have a lovely office space I feel that they were almost always overbooked and the personal I knew personally was the ultra sound tech. ... This is was the best of the experience. The early AM (6:30) appts saved me. ... There were a few times my meds weren't called into pharmacy and few times I had to remind them that was also supposed to be on blood thinners.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir was very kind and easy to talk to when we were meeting - although he often seemed rushed and sometimes pushy. At first he seemed cautious and then once we had success with freezing healthy embryos he became very positive. His positive attitude is what made us feel confident to move forward but then we did not have success we felt tricked.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I would advise people to be weary of his positive attitude, to take it with a grain of salt.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Even thought the nurses and Dr. Ghadir were up to date with my information and progress when we spoke it felt they were reading chart. The office was always very busy and things felt rushed - there would have been no time to actually cultivate a relationship.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Ghadir suggested I see a rheumatologist as that is what he thought was the cause of my miscarriages. If were to try again, even without Dr. Ghadir I would continue to see my rheumatolgist -- he put me on several meds including a blood thinner shot.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
There were two nurses that I worked with via email, but I don't feel like I really ever saw them. The person I connected most with was the ultra sound technician -- she was great!
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
While they seem to use cutting edge technology, state of the art equipment and have a lovely office space I feel that they were almost always overbooked and the personal I knew personally was the ultra sound tech.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Reproductive Center.
This is was the best of the experience. The early AM (6:30) appts saved me. If I was the first client to arrive I could be out in 15 min and not be late to work!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Towards the end of treatment Dr Ghadir started to take my insurance -- most was not covered but it did make a small difference. We spent approx. $40,000.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I asked for multiple transfer and it did not come back positive test, moving forward Dr. Ghadir said he would only do single.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
There were a few times my meds weren't called into pharmacy and few times I had to remind them that was also supposed to be on blood thinners. I really felt that I had to advocate for myself and stay on top of my care.
3
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
2
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
2018 - 2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
2 IVF
2 Egg Freezing
2 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
Latinx
Income $200K - $499K
2nd of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
1 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Shahin Ghadir] truly understands how delicate this process is, therefore I felt like he took care of me as if we were family. He is warm and very intelligent. He knows everyone, so he would always have a good referral for a doctor or anything that we would ask him. He would calm me down because I would get very nervous before every treatment. And he would even throw the occasional joke to make me relax when I needed it. I truly appreciate having him as a doctor. For me, he's the best doctor I've ever met.
There's plenty of staff there [at Southern California Reproductive Center] to see everyone at a fast pace. The nurses are very friendly, so are the ultrasound technicians and the phlebotomists. Their billing department runs very efficiently. Their scrub nurses are amazing and so are the embryologists team. They have a lab in house so you would get blood test very fast...take care not only of the medical part, but the emotional part of the process, which to me was very important. I never felt alone during the treatments and they would always answer any questions with infinite patience. I'm very grateful to have found them.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Doctor Ghadir is an amazing doctor. He always told me the truth, but taking care of my feelings. He truly understands how delicate this process is, therefore I felt like he took care of me as if we were family. He is warm and very intelligent. He knows everyone, so he would always have a good referral for a doctor or anything that we would ask him. He would calm me down because I would get very nervous before every treatment. And he would even throw the occasional joke to make me relax when I needed it. I truly appreciate having him as a doctor. For me, he's the best doctor I've ever met.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Ask for the VIP packages and get them. They are worth every penny.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I always felt compassion and cared for at the clinic. Dr. Ghadir and his team take care not only of the medical part, but the emotional part of the process, which to me was very important. I never felt alone during the treatments and they would always answer any questions with infinite patience. I'm very grateful to have found them.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I don't remember. I'm 8 and a half month pregnant. My memory is not too good at the moment. But I'm pregnant thanks to him and his team.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Ari Mehdizadeh)
Ari took care of me like a godmother. She made sure to confirm all my ultrasounds and procedures appointments, have my prescriptions filled and refilled, even found a nurse that could inject me at my house when I needed it. Angela Ho, received me every appointment and made the calls for the prescriptions, confirmed the ultrasounds appointments, gave me injection instructions and always made sure to remind me to drink lots of liquids. Honestly, they are the best!
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The clinic is extremely clean and organized, which for me is very important. Their appointments run very fast so you are not waiting there for a long time. There's plenty of staff there to see everyone at a fast pace. The nurses are very friendly, so are the ultrasound technicians and the phlebotomists. Their billing department runs very efficiently. Their scrub nurses are amazing and so are the embryologists team. They have a lab in house so you would get blood test very fast. That is a plus!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Don't remember
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Dr. Ghadir suggested we picked the best quality embryo to transfer this time that we got pregnant.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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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2016 - 2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
8
NPS
7
Age 46 - 48
1 IVF
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
1 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Ghadir] basically explained the best 2 eggs transferred would have best chance to survive. We transferred two, incase one did not take...liked the treatment overall. But I primarily dealt with the nurse. And when told I was not pregnant, he did it on the speaker phone. That part was very impersonal to me...strong faith in his ability to assist. needs to work on how he delivers the news
I had more communication with [SCRC nurse] than anyone. She was able to calm me down when I was overwhelmed by the process and quick to answer questions or forward my inquiry to the doctor...They are willing to work with your insurance to cut some cost (blood work, STD test, etc). I did appreciate that. And they kept good records as we paid as we went. Each bill was paid and they gave us all copies
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
strong faith in his ability to assist. needs to work on how he delivers the news. pick the phone up, not speaker, as it is such a horrible thing to hear. We want to know the person cares or at least fakes it
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Ask how often he expects to actually engage the client. The office has really grown. Recently remodeled. Wonder if that is now part of the cost.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
liked the treatment overall. But I primarily dealt with the nurse. And when told I was not pregnant, he did it on the speaker phone. That part was very impersonal to me.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
im sorry, I dont remember. I just remember giving myself shots and getting eggs that were viable. I did not have any bad reactions to anything. My follicles were low I remember he told me to up the dosage of something.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Maria Bueno)
Maria Bueno was the nurse. I had more communication with her than anyone. She was able to calm me down when I was overwhelmed by the process and quick to answer questions or forward my inquiry to the doctor. Very caring person. I will not forget her.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Nice office. They went through a renovation that made the place even more beautiful. They are willing to work with your insurance to cut some cost (blood work, STD test, etc). I did appreciate that. And they kept good records as we paid as we went. Each bill was paid and they gave us all copies. I dont consider it a weakness, just that I noticed after the renovation, the desk staff seemed more busy and not as chatty. I think more business took away some of the one on one feeling to me.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Reproductive Center.
able to go in at a time that worked for me
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
expensive
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
He basically explained the best 2 eggs transferred would have best chance to survive. We transferred two, incase one did not take.
8
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 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.

2018, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I felt I was very educated [by Dr. Ghadir] on why single embryo transfer was a good decision for me given the high likelihood I would become pregnant and specific medical situation...was invested in my personal situation and was aware and engaged in not just my medical history but the factors in my life that contributed to my fertility decisions...was someone I could implicitly trust and count on. In a sea of emotional decisions that had to be made he was a steadfast guide who knew just how to balance a compassionate bedside manner with objective medical expertise.
I found SCRC to be exceptionally professional and I found it to be a very curated and high end experience---which was a refreshing change from my past medical experiences. I also found the patient liaison to be exceptionally helpful and the concierge service they made available made my experience very smooth as all my questions were always answered and I felt very secure in the level of medical skill I was getting at the practice.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir was someone I could implicitly trust and count on. In a sea of emotional decisions that had to be made he was a steadfast guide who knew just how to balance a compassionate bedside manner with objective medical expertise.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I would advise any future patient of Dr. Ghadir's to be completely open and honest about their fertility goals and the mitigating factors that impact their decisions including finances so that he can make sure his treatments take your full life picture into account.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I felt Dr. Ghadir was invested in my personal situation and was aware and engaged in not just my medical history but the factors in my life that contributed to my fertility decisions.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I don't really remember the exact protocols but I do remember that they were extremely effective (which is why maybe I don't remember them as I didn't need to implement many adjustments).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The nursing staff was extremely kind and very skilled. I think if anything I'd say they were extremely busy.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
I found SCRC to be exceptionally professional and I found it to be a very curated and high end experience---which was a refreshing change from my past medical experiences. I also found the patient liaison to be exceptionally helpful and the concierge service they made available made my experience very smooth as all my questions were always answered and I felt very secure in the level of medical skill I was getting at the practice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I don't really remember, I think all in for retrieval and 2 transfers it was between 40 & 50k?
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I felt I was very educated on why single embryo transfer was a good decision for me given the high likelihood I would become pregnant and specific medical situation. I can't speak to his approach with other patients but it worked for me.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
European
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Ghadir is a very friendly and encouraging fertility specialist that is realistic at the same time. He doesn't waste my time with treatments that may or may not work and suggests to go the route with the best possible outcome. I have not noticed any weaknesses up to this point...I feel like a human, because Dr. Ghadir and his team are the first ones to actually listen to me and my concerns. They ask me if i have questions and if i do, they take the time to answer them.
they [Southern California Reproductive Center] made sure that our insurance was going to cover it before they did anything. They explained to us what cost was going to be expected and then sent a bill in the mail that we paid off very easily right away....The care coordinator takes all the time she has to make you feel comfortable. The only thing i was not happy about was the fact that i tried to get a hold of her one time and didn't get a call back until almost a week later,
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir is a very friendly and encouraging fertility specialist that is realistic at the same time. He doesn't waste my time with treatments that may or may not work and suggests to go the route with the best possible outcome. I have not noticed any weaknesses up to this point.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Call the clinic before you schedule an appointment, ask for Ari and ask all questions you have. She may or may not have the answers, but the more answers you get before your consultation, the more time you have to understand the details the Dr. will be providing you with. Due to the location, leave a bit earlier than usual, the roads can be very congested and you may not find parking right away. You don't want to be late, but if you are, call into the office and let them know. They are very understanding. IVF is expensive, so make sure you ask about alternative possibilities that the Dr. can help you with.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I feel like a human, because Dr. Ghadir and his team are the first ones to actually listen to me and my concerns. They ask me if i have questions and if i do, they take the time to answer them. I have never received any fertility medication in eight years. I gave up when doctors simply just told me i couldn't get pregnant and Dr. Ghadir told me there is no way that anyone could predict that type of outcome without doing several tests. We have just started with Dr. Ghadir, so we haven't done any meds or anything yet, but when i met them in person, i actually, for the first time in 8 years, felt hopeful that we could have a child in the future and if it's in my cards, i will be a loyal patient to him and his team until the end.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Ari and Maria)
The care coordinator takes all the time she has to make you feel comfortable. The only thing i was not happy about was the fact that i tried to get a hold of her one time and didn't get a call back until almost a week later, but when she explained that she fell behind with calling patients back, because she was unable to answer the phone as she was helping patients in person, i definitely understood. She is super nice and caring and you don't feel like just another person that cannot afford IVF. She really cares about you, your journey and your feelings. If you ever have trouble reaching her, write her an e-mail instead, she will be more available through that outlet. If you have issues at all with the communication, i found that approaching it was the best thing i could have done. Getting those awkward assumptions right out of the way. Maria, the nurse is also very nice, but i have not had as much contact with her just yet. She always responds to e-mails promptly and if she is near the phone she answers it quickly. I am actually excited to go the route with them, because i feel well taken care of.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
I haven't been there often yet, but i like how friendly it is and you feel very comfortable there, even in the waiting area and you don't wait a long time until you see your Dr. Its also very clean and you don't feel like you have to worry about catching anything in their bathrooms, either
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Because we need authorizations before any and all services, we weren't able to do many tests, but we were able to do genetic testing and they made sure that our insurance was going to cover it before they did anything. They explained to us what cost was going to be expected and then sent a bill in the mail that we paid off very easily right away. It was $30 for drawing blood.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2015 - 2017, Unsuccessful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
[Dr. Shahin Ghadir is] Personable, warm and compassionate...he is results driven and wants you to get pregnant as much as you do. His communication was direct but warm and he did a good job of keeping you motivated whilst being thorough with tests and exams. The challenging part is that Drs don't always understand how much the costs can escalate...[protocol] FET - Higher success rate...Uterine Biopsy - to ensure embryo transfer date was correct after 2 failed transfers
[Monitoring at Southern California Reproductive Center is] Really easy, i would go in early before 8am and be taken within 20 mins...Strengths - All front line staff including phlemotomists ( i hate blood draw and they were amazing here. Even let me lie down a few times to have it drawn. Ultrasound techs - were amazing at communicating and your biggest cheerleaders...Front desk staff always knew you too and were very mindful of your present situation. Only fault was back office billing staff were pretty poor at communication and impossible to contact
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Personable, warm and compassionate he is results driven and wants you to get pregnant as much as you do. His communication was direct but warm and he did a good job of keeping you motivated whilst being thorough with tests and exams. The challenging part is that Drs don't always understand how much the costs can escalate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Don't get carried away with the enthusiasm, ask lots of questions and take things slowly
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
High level of care and communication. I Really enjoyed going into the clinic as all staff made effort to remember and know you. I felt like everyone was cheering us on
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
FET - Higher success rate Uterine Biopsy - to ensure embryo transfer date was correct after 2 failed transfers
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Maria and Ludi were phenomenal. Warm, kind and compassionate. No question was too small and they were there for you 100%. I did have other issues with another part time nurse who made multiple mistakes so I tried to avoid that nurse, she was only there sometimes but she was not focused at all.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Strengths - All front line staff including phlemotomists ( i hate blood draw and they were amazing here. Even let me lie down a few times to have it drawn. Ultrasound techs - were amazing at communicating and your biggest cheerleaders . Nurses too as mentioned before. Front desk staff always knew you too and were very mindful of your present situation. Only fault was back office billing staff were pretty poor at communication and impossible to contact
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Really easy, i would go in early before 8am and be taken within 20 mins
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Dr open to transfer 2 for higher success
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center.
As mentioned before there was one nurse who worked part time who made multiple errors such as alerting the Dr that I was ovulating meaning I missed iui window. I was also given the wrong calculation for FET. There were no disasters just re-inforces you have to be aware and double check details you are given and take responsibility for your own care
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016, Unsuccessful
NPS
4
NPS
2
Age 38
1 IUI
2 IVF
Unexplained
European
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
1st of 2 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
When I would call Dr. Ghadir with a question or concern, he would seem a bit annoyed. I never really go a sense that he had a plan. I have learned so much since I had IVF at SCRC, and I do think Dr. Ghadir could have been a lot more thorough and followed up much better when the IVF did not work. ... All the monitoring is done by an ultrasound technician. ... his schedule is so limited in Ventura and he is almost never in Santa Barbara, that I would only be able to have brief conversations with him over the phone in which he seemed occupied, and even annoyed that I had questions.
The Santa Barbara [Southern California Reproductive Center] clinic's significant weakness is that they were perpetually short-staffed. The staff seemed to take no delight or pride in staying organized. ... I kept receiving bills for services that had already been paid for as part of the IVF procedures. ... They also need to have embryologists whose sole job is to be an embryologist-and not an office manager.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I would imagine that Dr. Ghadir is probably a rock star at the Beverly Hills location. However if you are a patient of his in Ventura County, be aware that (during the time that I was a patient there) he is only in the office in Ventura one day every other week. All of the ultrasounds are done by an ultrasound technician, and often, the patient needs to drive all the way to Santa Barbara for a simple ultrasound. When I would call Dr. Ghadir with a question or concern, he would seem a bit annoyed. I never really go a sense that he had a plan. I have learned so much since I had IVF at SCRC, and I do think Dr. Ghadir could have been a lot more thorough and followed up much better when the IVF did not work.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I would say do not go if you are considering the Ventura County location. Be aware that SCRC is an extremely busy clinic, and you have to really advocate for yourself in order to get your questions answered.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
During the first meeting with Dr. Ghadir at the Ventura office, he was attentive and seemed thorough. However, as my fertility treatments progressed, I was only to see Dr. Ghadir a few more times in person. All the monitoring is done by an ultrasound technician. All of the procedures were done in the Beverly Hills location from a different doctor. When the procedures did not work, his schedule is so limited in Ventura and he is almost never in Santa Barbara, that I would only be able to have brief conversations with him over the phone in which he seemed occupied, and even annoyed that I had questions.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The Santa Barbara clinic's significant weakness is that they were perpetually short-staffed. The staff seemed to take no delight or pride in staying organized. I would often have to make several calls to get a question answered. I kept receiving bills for services that had already been paid for as part of the IVF procedures. When I questioned these bills I was told curtly there was no record that I had paid. I happened to make copies of the check and the receipt that they had given me, so of course they were forced to dig a little deeper and find that they had just left a check in a pile somewhere. Even after that was resolved I still received invoices that stated I would be sent to collections if I did not pay. IVF is challenging enough, but having to sort this out in addition and also sort it out with the EMBRYOLOGIST who is also the office manager is especially challenging. The ONE embryologist (at the time of my IVF procedure) was also the office manager and in charge of all the billing receipts. Now that I know how important the lab is, all I can say is this lack of organization does not inspire confidence in the lab. It was challenging for me to ask the person who would be handling my embryos to also go over my file and make corrections on the billing. I know the Beverly Hills lab has a great reputation, but I really think that they are just trying to grow the enterprise in Ventura and Santa Barbara, and they really needed to have physicians that were there at Ventura and Santa Barbara full time. They also need to have embryologists whose sole job is to be an embryologist-and not an office manager.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The costs of IVF were about $5000 than a neighboring clinic.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
2 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
3 of 5
Compassion
2 of 5
Explained risks
2 of 5
Adaptability
1 of 5
2
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Lancaster
NPS
Operations
2 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
1 of 5
Nursing Staff
2 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
1 of 5
Educational Resources
4 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2016, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 25 - 27
5 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Be prepared for him [Dr Ghadir] to want to do the maximum number of medicated IUI cycles...During Clomid/IUI cycles I would only see Dr. Ghadir for the IUI, assuming he was in the office that day. I twice had other doctors do the IUI. Once I moved to IVF I saw him a lot more. He did the retrieval surgery and 2 of the 3 transfers. Since becoming pregnant I have seen him every week. I would usually only hear from him on the phone for the results of betas.
The nice thing about SCRC [Southern California Reproductive Center] is there are 5 doctors in the office, so there is always at least one there for IUIs and transfers. The front desk staff is amazing and always kind. If you go between about 9-11:30 it is going to be busy, and you can expect to wait anywhere from 15-45 minutes before being called back....Maria and Ludi are the two main nurses I worked with. Both we wonderful. They were very helpful any time I had questions. They were also good about emailing back the same day if I emailed them before 4pm.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
During Clomid/IUI cycles I would only see Dr. Ghadir for the IUI, assuming he was in the office that day. I twice had other doctors do the IUI. Once I moved to IVF I saw him a lot more. He did the retrieval surgery and 2 of the 3 transfers. Since becoming pregnant I have seen him every week. I would usually only hear from him on the phone for the results of betas.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Be prepared for him to want to do the maximum number of medicated IUI cycles.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I was always greeted by name, even when I hadn't started signing in. The nurses I worked with were always very kind and helpful, even when I asked potentially silly questions.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
For the first medicated cycle I was put on 100 mg of Clomid. When that only produced one mature follicle I was placed on 150 mg of Clomid for the other 5 cycles I did. I usually grew 2-3 mature follicles before triggering. Once I moved to IVF I was put on Gonal-F, Menopur and Cetrotide. I started at a higher dose, and after my first monitoring appointment had the meds reduced to avoid OHSS.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Maria and Ludi)
Maria and Ludi are the two main nurses I worked with. Both we wonderful. They were very helpful any time I had questions. They were also good about emailing back the same day if I emailed them before 4pm.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The nice thing about SCRC is there are 5 doctors in the office, so there is always at least one there for IUIs and transfers. The front desk staff is amazing and always kind. If you go between about 9-11:30 it is going to be busy, and you can expect to wait anywhere from 15-45 minutes before being called back.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Ultrasounds are $220, Blood work varies depending on what you have tested. IUI was around $250 each time. A full IVF cycle was around $10,600, which included every appointment and blood draw once you started stim meds through the first beta. FETs are about $2600, which included every appointment and blood draw once you started meds through the first beta.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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.

2013 - 2014, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 33 - 34
1 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Uterine Fibroids
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
He [Dr Shahin Ghadir] listened and asked questions. Not long after we our consultation, he ordered lab work. Each time results came back, he personally called either myself or my husband to reveal the results. Oftentimes these phone calls were in the early evening hours. I appreciated his direct contact with us. My condition required me to have a hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyps. Dr. Ghadir came to see me both before and after performing the surgery. During my actual IVF cycle, I dealt mostly with the office staff. He did perform the retrieval and transfer. During these times his was quick and efficient. Dr. Ghadir called me to reveal my positive pre
So sometimes I felt a little lost [at Southern California Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills] and would have appreciated if someone had taken the time to explain things more slowly and clearly. I was seen for appointments within 15 minutes of my assigned time and the medical staff was always efficient. The clerical staff was not as warm and inviting as I would have liked. I was often left to figure out things like where to go for blood draws or the location of the nearest restroom on my own. Billing was a bit chaotic, so be sure to check your invoices and statements. On-site parking was pricey and limited, but there is a drug store around the corner with a public parking lot which is much larger and economical.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
During our initial consultation, Dr. Ghadir was running late but very apologetic. He listened and asked questions. Not long after we our consultation, he ordered lab work. Each time results came back, he personally called either myself or my husband to reveal the results. Oftentimes these phone calls were in the early evening hours. I appreciated his direct contact with us. My condition required me to have a hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyps. Dr. Ghadir came to see me both before and after performing the surgery. During my actual IVF cycle, I dealt mostly with the office staff. He did perform the retrieval and transfer. During these times his was quick and efficient. Dr. Ghadir called me to reveal my positive pregnancy test results. During the post-treatments (he asked that I have weekly ultrasounds in his office for the first 10 weeks) he was present for each and discussed what he was on the ultrasounds.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Keep a notebook to jot down questions and information you receive in the office and over the phone. This is a very fast-paced office! While his office truly is organized and on top of things, the process can seem very chaotic. Also, look into financing before beginning the process. The company they refer you to for financing has astronomical interest rates. Which just adds one more stress to an already chaotic process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I felt most like a human when dealing with Dr. Ghadir in person. Over the phone he seemed rushed and spoke very fast. Oftentimes when dealing with the office staff and nurses, I felt like a number. My encounters with them, both in-person and via phone, were all monotone and repetitious.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I took twice daily injections of Lupron, Menopur, and Follistem for a little under three weeks. After each ultrasound and blood draw a nurse would contact me to discuss modifications to dosages. If I recall correctly the only real changes were in the Menopur. The ultrasounds started at about 3-4 days apart and gradually became closer. The last week I was at the office on a daily basis. The day before retrieval I gave myself an injection (can't remember name) and it had to be given at an exact time of day. The nurse was very clear about the time frame I had for administration of this medication.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I dealt with my assigned nurse (and a few others when she was off) mostly over the phone after ultrasounds and blood draws. During the calls she gave me new dosage information. She never offered any insight into what was seen on the ultrasounds or asked how I was dealing with the effects of hormones. On occasion I had questions and would leave messages for the nursing staff. (It seemed the nurses were never available to answer the phones.) My phones calls were always returned.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Southern California Reproductive Center is a busy, busy place. (I would assume this has to do with the knowledge-base and experience of the doctors.) It seemed that everyone was effectively performing their job, but they forgot that I was new to the process. So sometimes I felt a little lost and would have appreciated if someone had taken the time to explain things more slowly and clearly. I was seen for appointments within 15 minutes of my assigned time and the medical staff was always efficient. The clerical staff was not as warm and inviting as I would have liked. I was often left to figure out things like where to go for blood draws or the location of the nearest restroom on my own. Billing was a bit chaotic, so be sure to check your invoices and statements. On-site parking was pricey and limited, but there is a drug store around the corner with a public parking lot which is much larger and economical.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
One cycle of IVF was approximately $15,000 paid to Southern California Reproductive Center. The drugs were about $3500 paid to an outside pharmacy. All ultrasounds and blood work done from the first injection to the pregnancy test were included in the cycle. All other (pre- and post- IVF cycle) procedures were not included They offered a package for women under a certain age (can't remember exact age) for few thousand dollars more (can't remember the exact price) that ensured you another cycle should the first not result in pregnancy. Now the catch is that if you had a miscarriage after the first round of IVF, the second cycle was null and void.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
2 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013, Successful
NPS
8
NPS
8
Age 34
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Native American
Graphic Designer
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Before getting a referral to see him, I had been dismissed by multiple OBs over the length of time I had unsuccessfully been trying to conceive as well as suffering with prolonged heavy periods. My consultation with Dr. Ghadir was like a breath of fresh air and on my 2nd visit, he found the cause of my heavy periods which was a large polyp in my uterine cavity as well as discovering both my tubes were blocked at the ends by my ovaries.
The front office staff is courteous and always remembered my name. My calls were always returned the same day, and if an emergency came up in the middle of the night, someone was always available or my doctor could be paged. The ultrasound and lab techs were very friendly which is nice when you're in almost daily. The office itself is very inviting and cozy. One downfall would be lack of available street parking on week days and the expense using the clinic's parking garage. But on the plus side, it's a one stop shop for all your needs from doctor consultations to surgery center, and there's even a specialty pharmacy across the street if you need to quickly refill a medication.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir has a warm demeanor and his confidence put me at ease. He is compassionate but very matter of the fact when it comes to discussing diagnosis and treatment options. He is highly knowledgeable and skilled in reproductive endocrinology and I did eventually get pregnant under his care. However, he was unable to complete an out of pocket hysterscopic surgery at his clinic to remove my polyp which set me back a month to begin IVF while I waited to have the surgery repeated at a hospital operating room under my health insurance plan with a regular OB who was able to complete the surgery with no issues.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Don't let your impatience to get pregnant let you make hasty decisions. I threw money away on a surgery my insurance covered because SCRC could get me at an earlier date only for the surgery to not go as planned.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir treated me with compassion, listened to me, and took my concerns seriously. Before getting a referral to see him, I had been dismissed by multiple OBs over the length of time I had unsuccessfully been trying to conceive as well as suffering with prolonged heavy periods. My consultation with Dr. Ghadir was like a breath of fresh air and on my 2nd visit, he found the cause of my heavy periods which was a large polyp in my uterine cavity as well as discovering both my tubes were blocked at the ends by my ovaries.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
IVF #1 Long Lupron protocol with Gonal-F and Menopur. I had an easy textbook cycle. 21 eggs retrieved and great fertilization rate, but by day 5 transfer day only 3 embryos had survived due to unanticipated low egg quality. Two were transferred but the cycle failed. IVF #2 Long Lupron protocol with Gonal-F and Menopur with the addition of Human Growth Hormone to give the embryos a boost. Another easy textbook cycle with 20 eggs retrieved and great fertilization rate. This time 6 embryos made it to day 5. Two were transfer using assisted hatching, and I got pregnant with a singleton.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Maria)
Maria is an angel. She is extremely compassionate and patient as I called with tons of questions on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The front office staff is courteous and always remembered my name. My calls were always returned the same day, and if an emergency came up in the middle of the night, someone was always available or my doctor could be paged. The ultrasound and lab techs were very friendly which is nice when you're in almost daily. The office itself is very inviting and cozy. One downfall would be lack of available street parking on week days and the expense using the clinic's parking garage. But on the plus side, it's a one stop shop for all your needs from doctor consultations to surgery center, and there's even a specialty pharmacy across the street if you need to quickly refill a medication.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Total costs including testing, two fresh IVF cycles with monitoring, and medications were around $40,000.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
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Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
Male Factor
European
Black or African-American
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
[Dr. Ghadir] He is always willing to get on the phone and talk to me and my husband. Has been knowledgeable and caring throughout the entire process. We may not have gotten to the IVF stage and we hope not to, but I fully trust Dr. Ghadir and have faith that working with him will give up the best possible outcome.
Wait time [at SCRC] can be long and getting in touch with the billing department is a nightmare. The clinic is beautiful and makes you feel comfortable and not sterile or too hospital like... The nursing staff of Dr. Ghadir’s team has been amazing from the start. They answer your calls or messages through the portal promptly and direct you to the doctor when needed. In clinic they are always welcoming and kind.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He is always willing to get on the phone and talk to me and my husband. Has been knowledgeable and caring throughout the entire process. We may not have gotten to the IVF stage and we hope not to, but I fully trust Dr. Ghadir and have faith that working with him will give up the best possible outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Take care of yourself. Infertility can be a scary and sad diagnosis and it is easy to be too hard on yourself.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
They are always welcoming and caring, even when delivering sad news.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We have not gotten there yet. Only have been through testing and ultrasounds.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: The members of Dr. Ghadir’s team)
The nursing staff of Dr. Ghadir’s team has been amazing from the start. They answer your calls or messages through the portal promptly and direct you to the doctor when needed. In clinic they are always welcoming and kind.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Wait time can be long and getting in touch with the billing department is a nightmare. The clinic is beautiful and makes you feel comfortable and not sterile or too hospital like. They took COVID very seriously for their patients and had good protocols in place.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Most of my diagnostics were covered. I paid out of pocket for one thing that I should have run through my insurance and it has been very difficult getting and itemized bill to submit to my insurance for reimbursement
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 IUI
1 IVF
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Shahin Ghadir] is the most caring doctor I have ever come across...I was told that my body only has several eggs but with the treatment and all the injections I was able to create more than we all thought. Doctor Ghadir was very hopeful from the very beginning...I felt very taken care of and at ease under his care. I always felt like I was his top priority and trusted him like no other doctor before. He was kind, patient, calming and explained everything to the fullest.
I can’t tell you enough how amazing the nurses [at Southern California Reproductive Center] are especially gabby! She was my go to. Whatever I need she was there for me. I can’t thank her enough. She really carried me through...The clinic was always there to answer my calls. I as always seen right away which never happens in any doctors office. Their phone line was always available and someone was always there. I knew I can count on the staff since I constantly had a million questions.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
From the beginning he was very hopeful and positive. I felt very taken care of and at ease under his care. I always felt like I was his top priority and trusted him like no other doctor before. He was kind, patient, calming and explained everything to the fullest.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He is the most caring doctor I have ever come across. His practice is one of the best and the journey was an emotional one but his team made it more pleasant and less stressful.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Shahin Ghadir and his staff were extremely kind and very available to my every need. They were always on hand to answer whatever questions I had and very kind and extremely loving. This journey has been made easier with such friendly nurses as well as my doctor. It made everything feel a lot easier and less alone/scared. I can’t thank the staff enough.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Gabby I love you! )
I can’t tell you enough how amazing the nurses are especially gabby! She was my go to. Whatever I need she was there for me. I can’t thank her enough. She really carried me through.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The clinic was always there to answer my calls. I as always seen right away which never happens in any doctors office. Their phone line was always available and someone was always there. I knew I can count on the staff since I constantly had a million questions.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I was told that my body only has several eggs but with the treatment and all the injections I was able to create more than we all thought. Doctor Ghadir was very hopeful from the very beginning.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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.

2017, Successful
NPS
7
NPS
7
Age 41
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
Income $500K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Successful
Dr Ghadir has a nice manner to him and seems really to care about his patients (without being too stiff or formal). He is very professional as well. He was thorough in his explanation of the process and attentive to all of our questions...Working with Dr Ghadir is great. The only downsides are the administrative features of SCRC -- phone calls not getting returned, billing not being transparent.
SCRC feels a bit like a factory. Often times I would call and get transferred around not being able to speak to a live human. The "third party coordinators" were a mixed bag -- some were very friendly and helpful, others came across as less enthusiastic and didn't follow up appropriately. I also felt the billing system lacked transparency -- expect to get credit card charges but with no accompanying statements. Felt a bit like a money making machine.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Ghadir has a nice manner to him and seems really to care about his patients (without being too stiff or formal). He is very professional as well. He was thorough in his explanation of the process and attentive to all of our questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Working with Dr Ghadir is great. The only downsides are the administrative features of SCRC -- phone calls not getting returned, billing not being transparent.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
SCRC feels a bit like a factory. Often times I would call and get transferred around not being able to speak to a live human. The "third party coordinators" were a mixed bag -- some were very friendly and helpful, others came across as less enthusiastic and didn't follow up appropriately. I also felt the billing system lacked transparency -- expect to get credit card charges but with no accompanying statements. Felt a bit like a money making machine.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Third Party Coordinator)
They have a third-party coordinator system. You email a mailbox or leave a message and usually within 24 hours someone will get back to you. Often the person who gets back to you is different from the one you spoke to before. I wish there would have been some consistency here.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Strengths: Modern facility, very clean and bright Downside: It's so big that you feel like a number (or a bank account) when you're there.
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
7
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
3 of 5
Nursing Staff
3 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
5 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 41
1 IVF
3 Egg Freezing
Income $200K - $499K
Marketer or PR
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was doing a transfer at 41 and decided to do single embryo after advising a high risk gynecologist. Dr Ghadir was completely supportive of my decision...took the time to explain the full process and was very responsive anytime I had a question...I kept a running list of questions so that when I would see him, I had everything I in one place and didn't forget anything. There can be alot of questions when you are going through egg retrieval / IVF for the first time.
They [Southern California Reproductive Center] have a separate area for only bloodwork and ultrasounds, which was amazing! Since you have to do those appointments all the time, it was great to go to a designated area that is efficiently run to get you in and out. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. The area was always clean and I never felt at risk during COVID.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Ghadir took the time to explain the full process and was very responsive anytime I had a question. I always felt at ease when I was at SCRC, which was really nice because going through IVF can be a very stressful time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
I kept a running list of questions so that when I would see him, I had everything I in one place and didn't forget anything. There can be alot of questions when you are going through egg retrieval / IVF for the first time.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr Ghadir and the entire staff was always very empathetic and caring throughout the entire process.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Southern California Reproductive Center. (Assigned nurse: Gaby & Angela)
Gaby and Angela are the dream team! They were amazing! Got back to me in a timely manner and went above & beyond to work with my insurance. They always brought a smile to my face when I saw them.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
They have a separate area for only bloodwork and ultrasounds, which was amazing! Since you have to do those appointments all the time, it was great to go to a designated area that is efficiently run to get you in and out. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. The area was always clean and I never felt at risk during COVID.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
I was doing a transfer at 41 and decided to do single embryo after advising a high risk gynecologist. Dr Ghadir was completely supportive of my decision.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018, Unsuccessful
NPS
2
NPS
3
Age 32
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
Dr [Ghadir] was very nice but came across as fake after asking more questions. Couldn’t tell me if I boosted or not. Hadn’t seen my ultrasound so was clueless when I asked questions. They just do what they do with everyone. ... Gives too much false hope in my opinion. Did fully explain what’s going on with my tubes or treatment for my tubes. And didn’t thoroughly review my exams and results before proceeding with treatment.
Organized and kind. Very compassionate. Remembers you after one visit. Long wait times though. Nurses [So Cal Repro Center] are kind and have patience with us. LGBT friendly. Could get me in right away when needed. Has early appointments before work also! ... The most expensive clinic in SoCal that’s ive found. Didn’t know this prior to treatment. ... Very kind. Loved the ultrasound techs and lab people as well
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He is very kind and hopeful. Gives too much false hope in my opinion. Did fully explain what’s going on with my tubes or treatment for my tubes. And didn’t thoroughly review my exams and results before proceeding with treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Demand answers and look around for better pricing. He is overpriced compared to competitors
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr was very nice but came across as fake after asking more questions. Couldn’t tell me if I boosted or not. Hadn’t seen my ultrasound so was clueless when I asked questions. They just do what they do with everyone.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
I asked for an HSG so he did one. He recommended AMH levels be tested. Then did clomid and IUis
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Very kind. Loved the ultrasound techs and lab people as well
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Organized and kind. Very compassionate. Remembers you after one visit. Long wait times though. Nurses are kind and have patience with us. LGBT friendly. Could get me in right away when needed. Has early appointments before work also!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The most expensive clinic in SoCal that’s ive found. Didn’t know this prior to treatment.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
NPS
Humanity
3 of 5
Communication
3 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
2 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
3 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
3
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
Donor Eggs
Surrogacy
Income $100K - $199K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Ghadir understands the stress of the journey. He is quick to make one feel calm and safe. ...he never made us feel like we didn't belong. We are two gay Dads. And, that was never an issue. I like how he told us, he enjoyed working with LGBT families...He was amazing. He never rushed us. He took time to explain, everything. He looked us in the eye. And, he was very positive. He never left an email unanswered. He never failed to return a call. He made us feel like we were the most important people at his work.
[Nursing Staff at So Cal Repro Ctr] Beautiful. Wonderful. Caring. Loving. Everything, a nurse should be....We had weekly (sometimes daily) emails about progress. They literally held our hand, every step of the way....Dr. Ghadir understands the stress of the journey. He is quick to make one feel calm and safe...he never made us feel like we didn't belong. We are two gay Dads. And, that was never an issue. I like how he told us, he enjoyed working with LGBT families. We loved our experience.
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir understands the stress of the journey. He is quick to make one feel calm and safe. It isn't easy, what he does. Yet, he never made us feel like we didn't belong. We are two gay Dads. And, that was never an issue. I like how he told us, he enjoyed working with LGBT families. We loved our experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Go. Don't hesitate. Dr. Ghadir is amazing. He will be the best thing about your journey. We feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Ghadir as our doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
He was amazing. He never rushed us. He took time to explain, everything. He looked us in the eye. And, he was very positive. He never left an email unanswered. He never failed to return a call. He made us feel like we were the most important people at his work.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
We had weekly (sometimes daily) emails about progress. They literally held our hand, every step of the way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Beautiful. Wonderful. Caring. Loving. Everything, a nurse should be.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
Expensive. Not cheap. But, with what you're doing, do you really want to go with the lowest priced clinic? I'd say no.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
Not sure exactly how much, but around $25,000 - $35,000.
Describe Shahin Ghadir's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Reproductive Center.
We transferred two embryos. Never an issue. And, now, we have twin boys.
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Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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