Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
10
10
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
9
Excellent
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
Washington U
Residency
Stanford
Fellowship
Baylor

How Doctor Communicates

nurse available by email
doctor, nurse available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
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Steven Brody works at

Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute
Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10

At 1 office

San Diego
6386 Alvarado Ct
San Diego, CA 92120
858-216-2127
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2 patient reviews

2022, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
Donor Sperm
PCOS
Tubal Blockage
Uterine Fibroids
European
Native American
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Brody was detailed in his explainations and allowed me to grieve, reassuring me along the way. He gave me the facts about different options in a direct but sensitive way. I didn’t feel rushed, but he was quick at scheduling me for necessary testing which made me feel he valued my time and desire to conceive...He took very detailed notes about my history and did not seem rushed or too opinionated which made me feel like I was in charge of my care as well and he was guiding me through what felt right and would give me the results I wanted...
It is just Dr Brody [at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute]. So be mindful that he might be late as he comes straight from the hospital sometimes.even though he was late, I did not feel rushed. He seems very knowledgeable and forthcoming, works well with your wishes and gives facts...Detailed and compassionate. Explained everything honestly and listened to my concerns and desires. He took very detailed notes about my history and did not seem rushed or too opinionated which made me feel like I was in charge of my care as well and he was guiding me through what felt right and would give me the results I wanted.
How was your experience with Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Detailed and compassionate. Explained everything honestly and listened to my concerns and desires. He took very detailed notes about my history and did not seem rushed or too opinionated which made me feel like I was in charge of my care as well and he was guiding me through what felt right and would give me the results I wanted.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
See him immediately!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Dr Brody was detailed in his explainations and allowed me to grieve, reassuring me along the way. He gave me the facts about different options in a direct but sensitive way. I didn’t feel rushed, but he was quick at scheduling me for necessary testing which made me feel he valued my time and desire to conceive.
Describe the protocols Steven Brody used in your cycles at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute and their degree of success.
We are still running tests but he scheduled me quickly around my ovulation cycle.
Describe your experience with Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
It is just Dr Brody. So be mindful that he might be late as he comes straight from the hospital sometimes.even though he was late, I did not feel rushed. He seems very knowledgeable and forthcoming, works well with your wishes and gives facts.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
We have not reached that point yet
Describe Steven Brody's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
We have not reached this point yet.
10
Doctor
Steven Brody
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
Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute
San Diego
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
European
Native American
Income $0 - $49K
3rd of 3 Docs
Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Brody is the most compassionate and understanding doctor I have been yet in my journey. Not to mention the most thorough doctor I have ever seen. ... Dr. Brody does a full fertility work up to start including blood, ultrasound, bone scan and even possible an MRI if there is anything showing odd on your ultrasound. ... He not only is an endocrinologist but he is also an OBGYN as well!!! So his knowledge is truly magnificent.
The only thing I feel is a disadvantage is that they [Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute] sadly dont have a surgical center on site. ... Due to him also being an OBGYN my insurance has paid for everything because he has made sure to code it correctly so that even my basic insurance which has no fertility coverage whatsoever would have to cover the work up and surgery preparing for the start of the IVF process. ... Pat [nurse] is ABSOLUTELY amazing as well she has worked alongside Dr. Brody for many years and cares just as much about the patients as Dr. Brody does. She is amazing at what she does!!!!
How was your experience with Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Dr. Brody is the most compassionate and understanding doctor I have been yet in my journey. Not to mention the most thorough doctor I have ever seen. Even though I had previous test he felt it was imperative to do another workup inorder to have a current full picture of where i am with my fertility currently. Helping me with getting anything I can approved by my insurance along the way even though I don't have infertility coverage. He TRULY cares and makes sure you know that at the end of each visit. I am truly blessed to have such a knowledgeable and kind doctor with my through this experience. He not only is an endocrinologist but he is also an OBGYN as well!!! So his knowledge is truly magnificent.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Make sure to truly reach out and connect with him. Don't feel like because during the consultation he is kinda quiet that he does not care or is not interested. He is just takung everything in and trying to find the best approach for your specific needs as you are explaining everything to him so that he can make your dream a reality!!!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute?
Dr. Steven Brody is highly knowledgeable and respected in his field (with multiple journals published and books) yet somehow he makes you feel as if you are on the same level and team as he is. He ALWAYS takes his time with you and answers ALL of the questions that you may have fully allowing you to walk out of his office both feeling comfortable and secure with the understanding of what is truly going on with your body and fertility!!!! He is an AMAZING doctor that truly puts everything into his patients care and journey. Not to mention he is sooooooooo positive it gives you the drive and ambition to push forward in your journey!!!!!
Describe the protocols Steven Brody used in your cycles at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute and their degree of success.
Dr. Brody does a full fertility work up to start including blood, ultrasound, bone scan and even possible an MRI if there is anything showing odd on your ultrasound. He also trys and makes sure to cover all bases as well so that he and you both have a clear picture and understanding of what to expect in the process. Also if you have any cyst on your ovaries prior to ovarian stimulation he would like them removed so that you can only have the very best outcome for the stimulation and retrieval. Because he says that the quality of eggs retrieved and much better and the stimulation is not as painful with the cyst removed prior. That is where I currently am in the journey with Dr. Brody. Which is giving me time to find out how I am going to pay for the actual IVF however, due to him being an OBGYN as well my insurance has paid for everything up to this point. And he is amazing with making sure to put the appropriate codes to have insurance pay for the pree work up he does. Which honestly saves thousands!!!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute. (Assigned nurse: Pat)
Pat is ABSOLUTELY amazing as well she has worked alongside Dr. Brody for many years and cares just as much about the patients as Dr. Brody does. She is amazing at what she does!!!!
Describe your experience with Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
I believe due to Dr. Brody being an OBGYN as well that the major strength they have is that unlike most fertility clinics they are unable to get test covered by insurance that does not have fertility benefits yet and his office can due to him being an OBGYN as well. Which in the long run saves thousands if not tens of thousands!!!!! The only thing I feel is a disadvantage is that they sadly dont have a surgical center on site. However, is colleague Dr. Bayrak is just as amazing and they truly work beautifully together in your treatment process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Steven Brody at Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute.
So far for my blood test, ultrasound, MRI, Bone Scan, and cyst removal surgery I have not had to pay a penny out if pocket. Due to him also being an OBGYN my insurance has paid for everything because he has made sure to code it correctly so that even my basic insurance which has no fertility coverage whatsoever would have to cover the work up and surgery preparing for the start of the IVF process.
10
Doctor
Steven Brody
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
Infertility & Lifespan Medical Institute
San Diego
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