Shahin Ghadir

Southern California Reproductive Center

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Medical SchoolCentral U.
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FellowshipUCLA
Beverly Hills
450 N. Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-277-2393
Lancaster
44105 N. 15th St. West
Lancaster, CA 93534
661-418-5107
Santa Barbara
1722 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-569-1950
Ventura
2755 Loma Vista Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-9112
Glendale
240 S. Jackson St.
Glendale, CA 91206
818-839-5764
Santa Monica [Closed]
2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
3102462462
Valencia
27871 Smyth Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
661-441-3590
Bakersfield
100 Old River Road
Bakersfield, CA 93311
661-349-4966
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Shahin Ghadir to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 34%Neutral: 32%Don't recommend: 34%6.5
11 assessments
  • 34% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 32% Neutral (7-8)
  • 34% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
7.8
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
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8.1
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Frequency Seen
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6.1
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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.

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Responsiveness

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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Southern California Reproductive Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 27%Don't recommend: 27%7.4
46 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 27% Neutral (7-8)
  • 27% Don't recommend (0-6)
11 assessments
3
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
3
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. ...
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
3
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.
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
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Shahin Ghadir
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2
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Beverly Hills
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10
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
10
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.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
10
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.
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Shahin Ghadir
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10
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Southern California Reproductive Center
Santa Barbara
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4
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
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.
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 4 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
4
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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Shahin Ghadir
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Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Lancaster
Nursing
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9
Age
25 - 27
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
9
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.
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Age
25 - 27
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other
9
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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Shahin Ghadir
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10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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7
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
7
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
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
7
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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Shahin Ghadir
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7
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Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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8
Age
34
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
8
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.
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Age
34
Treated
2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
Occupation
Graphic Designer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage, Uterine Fibroids
8
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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Beverly Hills
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7
Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
7
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.
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Age
41
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$500K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
7
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
7
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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2
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
2
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.
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Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Other
2
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.
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.
Na
2
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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10
Age
40
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
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.
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Age
40
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Surrogacy
Diagnosis
10
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.
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.
10
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
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9
Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Dr. Ghadir did a really good job of engaging with me and making me feel heard. He spent a good deal of time explaining things in a manner in which I'd understand...In general, I found Dr. Ghadir to be professional, caring, gentle and with a great bedside manner...With any doctor, not just Ghadir, don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions, it's your body and it's important that you know (and understand) what's happening. Ghadir was always great about answering my questions and not rushing me...
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Age
33 - 36
Treated
2013 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
In general, I found Dr. Ghadir to be professional, caring, gentle and with a great bedside manner. His nursing staff and the front office staff at SCRC are incredible. They're helpful, kind and always available to help.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
With any doctor, not just Ghadir, don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions, it's your body and it's important that you know (and understand) what's happening. Ghadir was always great about answering my questions and not rushing me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir did a really good job of engaging with me and making me feel heard. He spent a good deal of time explaining things in a manner in which I'd understand. .
9
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
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7
Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
D. Ghadir is very intelligent and compassionate...had empathy and was always available to answer questions...The nursing staff [at Southern California Reproductive Center] often needed reminders to call me back even if I had already called and asked for a call back...The clinics strength is the reputation of their doctors and advanced technology...IVF was 20,000
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Age
38
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$500K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
How was your experience with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
D. Ghadir is very intelligent and compassionate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Be your own advocate and ask lots of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center?
Dr. Ghadir had empathy and was always available to answer questions.
Describe the protocols Shahin Ghadir used in your cycles at Southern California Reproductive Center and their degree of success.
IVF was a standard IVF protocol for my age.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff often needed reminders to call me back even if I had already called and asked for a call back.
Describe your experience with Southern California Reproductive Center.
The clinics strength is the reputation of their doctors and advanced technology.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Shahin Ghadir at Southern California Reproductive Center.
IVF was 20,000
What specific things went wrong at Southern California Reproductive Center?
  • Failed to call with results
7
Doctor
Shahin Ghadir
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Southern California Reproductive Center
Beverly Hills
Nursing
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