Kindbody - Los Angeles

6 doctors work here

Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 92%Neutral: 8%9.7
92% strongly recommend
25 reviews
Operations
9.8
9.8
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
9.8
9.8
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
8.4
8.4
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
9.8
9.8
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

LGBTQ+ Care
10
10
LGBTQ+ Care

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory LGBTQ+ care.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent LGBTQ+ care.

Attention to Detail
8.4
8.4
Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is on a 1 - 10 scale, and is scored based on the rate, and severity, of errors committed by the clinic according to the patients.

For example, a severe error might be failing to inform a patient of critical information, while a small error might be failing to call a patient with results.

CDC Success Rates

This is the most recent data from the CDC. The CDC cautions that it should not be used to compare doctors and clinics. This data represents the outcomes of IVF cycles when using a person's own eggs.

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Where you see a “?” on the chart, a clinic has done fewer than 20 cycles in this category and age range, so the CDC says showing percentages from this small data set would be misleading and unreliable.

Annual Cycles
14
National Avg
738
This Clinic
National Avg
00%
20%
40%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
>40

Available Resources

Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling
Mental health counseling
Nutrition counseling
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Selling medication is not offered
Providing backup medication
Providing backup medication

This clinic has 3 offices

Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Newport Beach
4321 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Santa Monica
500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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25 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
1 IUI
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Brower has made us feel safe...upfront and direct with us while also being incredibly kind and personable. We like her so much that we followed her to the new clinic [Kindbody]...our first egg retrieval and embryo making cycle came back different than what she expected she advised my husband to do a DNA fragmentation test...called us personally when she gets results and it is always when she says she will or sooner...has been at all of my appointments, except one...
Having KindBody as our clinic brightens my mood a little bit when we go in because of the people and the space they have created...transparent about all of their pricing and information is very easy to find on their website...I love my patient portal- It has all of my information from past appointments and tests as well as instructional videos for injections and a timeline of my journey...[nurse is] available to us over email and WhatApp and responds quickly.
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I answered a lot of this in the first question, as I did not know what other questions there would be, but I will write more. Dr. Brower has been amazing! She is very compassionate towards our situation and makes sure to give us all of our options. When we went in for our first appointment with her, based on our test results, we thought IUI would work. After the IUI did not work (it was our first time with Brower and our fourth time overall) with more tests it became apparent that my husband's sperm are not the best quality; we decided to move forward with IVF. Although some unexpected things have occurred with our first egg retrieval and ICSI (only 1 embryo survived of 8) she has given us all the information she has and what all of our options are. She has called us personally when she gets results and it is always when she says she will or sooner. She has allowed us to talk things through and decide what we want to do with her guidance and not with pressure. Brower has been at all of my appointments, except one, due to Covid-19 and having a limited number of people in the office (the office is now closed, but this was when it was just starting to pick up). Even if I was just getting blood drawn she'd make sure to pop in and say hello. She is also very into the education of a women's body and participates in panels to help educate on fertility/infertility, which I think is awesome! I'd say her strengths are making sure to cover all options, depending on the patients, and being personable- following up with results when she says she will. We can't say what her weaknesses are at the moment, as we have not found any, but I do wish she would have talked to us more about doing more extensive tests on my husband before we did our first egg retrieval/ ICSI- although the tests from his urologist specialist did not make it completely apparent that we needed to do this, so I don't blame Dr. Brower. We really lucked out with finding her and we can't say enough good things on how she has been with us on this journey of trying to start a family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Don't be afraid to ask any and all questions. Brower is honest and will answer all of your questions to the best of her ability. Also to ask her for recommendations on nutrients, acupuncturist, and therapist as she works along side with all of them and has a handful of people she'd recommend.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I feel like a human because; From the moment we met Dr. Brower we knew she was the doctor for us. She was very thorough with her process and how she would work with us based on our past tests and results. She made room for us to discuss what our thoughts were and answered all of our questions and made herself available to us. We had seen two other doctors before Brower and I won't say much, but the first one I left the office crying. Dr. Brower has made us feel safe and has been very upfront and direct with us while also being incredibly kind and personable. We like her so much that we followed her to the new clinic she transferred to after we'd only met with her twice (she was at Fertility & Surgical Associates of California in Santa Monica and left late 2019 to be the primary Doctor for KindBody's new location in Santa Monica, CA). We have not been able to complete a transfer due to Covid-19 and will have to do another egg retrieval when we can start the process again. There are a couple things that have been abnormal through our first egg retrieval process and have not turned out how Dr. Brower has expected. She has guided us on more tests for my husband to do and also what other processes we may need to ender to have a successful amount of embryo continue to grow after day 5 (we went from have 8 embryo to only having 1 after day 5). The entire staff at KindBody, Santa Monica, CA, has been amazing. We have a nurse that is also always available to us and the front desk women get back to us in minutes if I have a question. They have also worked with us on making payments. Even after not so great results with our first egg retrieval Dr. Brower has given us next steps and back our hope of becoming parents.
Describe the protocols Meredith Brower used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
I am not sure of the exact naming of the protocol but I was originally going to start my first egg retrieval cycle with taking birth control starting on day 3 of my period for about 10 days then going in for a blood test and ultrasound. If everything look right and my blood test came back good I'd return in 3 days for the same thing and then start my injections. Unfortunately my body did not respond to the BC (I had already started to produce a cyst on my follicle) so I had to stop and wait until my next period cycle. Once I started my period again Brower had me come in on day 2 and if the ultrasound and blood test came back good I would start the injections that night. I was able to start injections in the PM of day 2 of that period (Gonal F - 300 units Menopur - 150 units). I started my injections on 3/11 and had an egg retrieval on 3/21. During that time I went in every other day for blood tests and an ultrasound until 3/18 and then I went in every day until my retrieval on 3/21. I continued with the Gonal F and Menopur until 3/18 and added in the Cetrotide, 1 kit in the AM, 3/14-3/19. I took my trigger medication, Novarel 2500/Lupron Trigger on 3/19 at 9pm, went in for a blood test on 3/20, and my egg retrieval was 3/21, in the morning. The treatment strategy was to try and sync the growth of my follicles and to get the most good mature eggs (and not have the follicles get too big) . I usually have 18-20 follicles showing during ultrasounds before and during medication. My left side ended up under producing more than she thought, and my right side was pretty good. I had 17 eggs retrieved, 11 were mature and 8 became embryos. Of that 8 only one survived after day 5, and came back good from genetic testing. Because my body and uterus/lining seem to be in amazing condition Dr. Brower is hopeful that the one embryo will transfer and become a pregnancy, however she can't make promises and has been very honest about that. Because we want two children I told her we thought we should do another cycle before trying the transfer because I will be 35 this year and it will be better now for egg quality than in the future; she agreed. Because of our first egg retrieval and embryo making cycle came back different than what she expected she advised my husband to do a DNA fragmentation test and then see what we can do and what our options are after we get the test results. She also explained that because of my egg reserve test results (my AMH is 3.24 and AFC is usually 18-20) and age it would be abnormal for it to be all egg quality (as you know there is no way to test of egg quality) so we need to wait for my husbands results before we move forward with another egg retrieval and embryo making cycle. We also found out my husband has a varicose vein in one of his testicles which could be leading to poor sperm quality so depending on his DNA fragmentation test an option could be to remove the sperm directly from the testicles before doing another cycle/ICSI. We hope to get some answers from the test he did soon so we can figure out next steps, what our options are, and put some plans into action, although we are seeing now that plans do not go as they seem they will. For my next egg retrieval cycle, we hope we are able to start in June if everything reopens for medical fertility procedures, Brower is going to try another protocol to see if she can get my follicles to sync up better. I will prep during May to synchronize my follicles with Estrogen patches prior to my June period. I will go into the office 1 week after my ovulation in May for blood test. Once my bloodwork confirms ovulation I will start an Estrogen patch and change it every 3 days until my June period. On Day 2 or 3 of my June period I will have an office appointment with a blood test and ultrasound and if it looks good I will start my Injections that night.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Ann)
Ann is amazing as well! She is very compassionate and truly cares about us and our journey. She respects all of our feelings and is very organized and gets all the information to us in a timely manner when she says she will. We meet with her after all major appointments and she goes over all protocols and details and answers all of our questions. She follows up after my appointments in an email with all of our information again. She is also available to us over email and WhatApp and responds quickly.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
KindBody is amazing (I am using that word a lot)!! They are a new kind of fertility clinic and I can't say enough good things about them. They allow women to go in at any point of their life to find out about their body/fertility and get information. They are very transparent about all of their pricing and information is very easy to find on their website. As a patient I love my patient portal- It has all of my information from past appointments and tests as well as instructional videos for injections and a timeline of my journey. The clinic also offers additional services like yearly check ups, nutritionists, therapists, and acupuncturists. Before Covid-19 the clinic would offer free fertility panels to go to, now they have switched it to online zoom calls and have been able to add more speakers. I love the community they are helping to build and the resources/information they are sharing for free. The office is super chic and very clean and bright. There are motivational quotes on the walls and the staff is very friendly (some of the staff also followed Dr. Brower when she moved to this clinic). The past few weeks have been rough for us with our embryo results, it's a lot of money and we have to do it again and hope that it is possible for us. Having KindBody as our clinic brightens my mood a little bit when we go in because of the people and the space they have created. They also take insurance, however our insurance does not cover infertility treatments or testing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
You can also find this and other procedure prices on their website. An egg retrieval cycle with transfer is $12,500 and with genetic testing it is $17000, which is what we did (genetic testing is up to 8 embryo for $4500). If you have 2 cycles of egg retrieval instead of $25,000 they discount it to $20,000, and with genetic testing it is a total of $29,000. Which is what we will end up paying. The medications are $4,000-6,000 each cycle. For me the first cycle, without transfer medications has been about $5,000 or a little more. I will have to see what the cost of transfer medications are however I expect them to be $500-$1,000 since I was told the range for all medications is usually $4,000-$5,000. DNA fragmentation test runs $275-$500, we have not received the bill yet. If my husband has to have sperm removed directly from the testicles it looks like that is $3000-$12,000; from what we have looked up on the web (Doctor Brower would not do this producer).
Describe Meredith Brower's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Dr. Brower explained that this depends on the patient and situation. For us, since my uterus and lining look great, she advised the eSET (and right now that is all we have- hopefully we will get more after the next cycle). She explained how there are more risks for twins if more than 1 egg should attach after transfer. She prefers patients not to go with multiple embryo transfer if the uterus and lining are good and there are no other concerns, however if someone wants to have twins she will talk to them about that. We feel comfortable with her recommending eSET for us and selecting the best embryo if we get more out of our next cycle.
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
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.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
2 IUI
Donor Sperm
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mehr was always available and answered all of my questions. She was caring and concerned.... She knew my charts, she knew my background and took all of it in consideration with making a plan and giving me the best care possible...When I got my positive pregnancy test she was supposed to call me at 2pm but called me 2 hours early because she was excited and couldn't wait. That's the kind of investment I needed during this process, especially because I was doing it on my own
The strengths [of Kindbody] is that it's such a well oiled machine - everything is organized and put together. It made it easy to book appointments and find out what was needed. I loved the online portal. The only weakness is that there is never a direct line to you specific clinic. You always have to call at 1-800 number to talk to someone on the phone. With that said, if you emailed, they would get back to you quickly
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I had a terrible experience with a different fertility doctor before Dr. Mehr. I was skeptical and had very low expectations. Dr. Mehr really did restore my faith in this process and my health. I always felt heard and I truly felt like she had my best interest at heart. When I got my positive pregnancy test she was supposed to call me at 2pm but called me 2 hours early because she was excited and couldn't wait. That's the kind of investment I needed during this process, especially because I was doing it on my own. She was in my corner and I will be forever grateful to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Don't be afraid to ask all the questions and be a bit vulnerable. Even if you think they are wild questions. Dr. Mehr will always approach them with respect and an active ear. She'll listen to you and/or your concerns and help you move through them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr was always available and answered all of my questions. She was caring and concerned. It was the first time in many years that I felt heard by a doctor and validated in my feelings. She knew my charts, she knew my background and took all of it in consideration with making a plan and giving me the best care possible.
Describe the protocols Holly Mehr used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
During my cycle we utilized clomid to get my eggs started. After the first few appointments we discovered that my follicles needed a bit of a bump because they were not growing at the rate that we wanted. We added Menopur to the cycle to get everything on track. When the follicles were at the right size I used an ovidrel shot to ovulate one day prior to IUI. During the second round Dr. Mehr she increased my Menopur and we proceeded similarly. My second IUI was a success.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
The nursing staff was incredibly lovely! Specifically Michelle, always answered my questions in a timely manner, emailed me all the appropriate answers and were super on top of getting my appointments sorted. It's already an emotional and stressful time and not having to worry about the details and knowing that someone will take care it was a huge relief. Also, all the women that would draw my blood put a smile on my face. They were kind, remembered me and were thoughtful. I hate getting my blood drawn but they made it a bit easier. I LOVED those ladies. I also wanted to shout out to Natasha who did so many of my ultrasounds and made me feel comfortable every time. Natasha always made me smile.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The strengths is that it's such a well oiled machine - everything is organized and put together. It made it easy to book appointments and find out what was needed. I loved the online portal. The only weakness is that there is never a direct line to you specific clinic. You always have to call at 1-800 number to talk to someone on the phone. With that said, if you emailed, they would get back to you quickly. It was just hard if you were running late to an appointment or something like that.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Thankfully a lot of what I did was covered by insurance. Anything that was not I could see on the invoice section of my portal.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 40 - 41
1 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Meredith Brower is hands down the most brilliant, skilled but also incredibly kind and compassionate doctor...My husband and I were looking forward to every appointment and walked out lighthearted and confident. You feel in good hands every step of the way. She's a true professional with a highly scientific approach and in the same time sees the humans in front of her. We got pregnant with her at first try and are over the moon expecting our first child. She managed to make a dry, scary, at times overwhelming process like IVF pleasant. I can't recommend her enough. She is nothing short of amazing and I wish all doctors would be a bit more like Dr Meredith Brower.
[Kindbody - LA] Strength: DOCTOR (Meredith Brower), atmosphere, seamless process, portal, planning, team. Everybody feels very kind, so the name "Kindbody" is quite accurate. Weakness: Financial department. Chaotic, made a few mistakes and you are quite busy making sure everything is correct. I truly hope they improve that...The nurses were overall great, compassionate, pleasant, skilled. I felt in good hands.
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr Meredith Brower is hands down the most brilliant, skilled but also incredibly kind and compassionate doctor I have ever encountered in my 41 years, living in three countries and two continents. Her passion and joy for the profession are contagious. My husband and I were looking forward to every appointment and walked out lighthearted and confident. You feel in good hands every step of the way. She's a true professional with a highly scientific approach and in the same time sees the humans in front of her. We got pregnant with her at first try and are over the moon expecting our first child. She managed to make a dry, scary, at times overwhelming process like IVF pleasant. I can't recommend her enough. She is nothing short of amazing and I wish all doctors would be a bit more like Dr Meredith Brower.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Trust the magic of this incredible doctor fully and enjoy one of the most wonderful patient-doctor experiences of your life.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
From beginning to end Dr Brower puts you at ease with her expertise, thorough explanations, kindness, optimism and patience of an angel. Her empathy and compassion are unmatched. She is a true CARE provider, in the truest sense of the word.
Describe the protocols Meredith Brower used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
First she thoroughly inspected me and discovered a polyp which she surgically removed in order to make a successful pregnancy happen. She presented me with all my options, risks, benefits, and let me decide my best option- Which for me was IVF. She guided me through a very successful egg retrieval process and a successful embryo transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The nurses were overall great, compassionate, pleasant, skilled. I felt in good hands.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Strength: DOCTOR (Meredith Brower), atmosphere, seamless process, portal, planning, team. Everybody feels very kind, so the name "Kindbody" is quite accurate. Weakness: Financial department. Chaotic, made a few mistakes and you are quite busy making sure everything is correct. I truly hope they improve that.
What specific things went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Mistakes from the financial department were made. And once they failed to explain that I have to call for my medications so we ended up scrambling with a costly overnight medication delivery.
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
1 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.

2021 - 2022, Unsuccessful
NPS
7
NPS
8
Age 29 - 30
1 IUI
PCOS
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
12 Fertility Medications With Other Docs
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
I have a lot of questions and I felt that Dr. Mehr was always willing to answer them in great detail to my comfort level. She was never annoyed with the questions I asked... She's thorough and explains her thought process and is willing to talk to you about the science and medical studies that are relevant. Even though we didn't end up with the result we wanted, I still appreciated having her as our doctor through the process.
[Kindbody Los Angeles] Strengths: - doesn't feel like a clinic, it's more welcoming because it's at the mall (which can also be weird but I choose to see this as a positive) - Everything is online and easily accessible - Nurses are kind - Dr. Mehr was excellent and thorough Weakness: - They often schedule without consulting the patients...the nurses were compassionate and caring.
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr is pretty blunt. I can see that being off-putting to some people but I personally appreciated it. It made understanding things a lot clearer. She's thorough and explains her thought process and is willing to talk to you about the science and medical studies that are relevant. Even though we didn't end up with the result we wanted, I still appreciated having her as our doctor through the process.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Write your list of questions in advance and be ready to ask them to Dr. Mehr because I believe she'll be able to answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I have a lot of questions and I felt that Dr. Mehr was always willing to answer them in great detail to my comfort level. She was never annoyed with the questions I asked.
Describe the protocols Holly Mehr used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
I had been on Letrozole with another doctor but my progesterone was testing high, so Dr. Mehr suggested I switch to a lower dose of Clomid instead. She was worried about overstimulation. I started on Cycle Day 2 and went back again on Cycle Day 9 to check where I was at. I triggered ovulation that night with the shot and 2 days later went in for my IUI.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Whenever I was on-site, the nurses were compassionate and caring. I did have 2 points of feedback. - It was around the holidays and we were having trouble scheduling my pregnancy test. Instead of calling me to discuss when the appointment would be moved, they just kept moving the appointment without consulting me. That certainly made me uneasy especially because I also had to make plans and they weren't consulting me for that. - My pregnancy blood test was painful. The nurse kept poking my arm to try to find my vein and I finally had to tell her to stop.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Strengths: - doesn't feel like a clinic, it's more welcoming because it's at the mall (which can also be weird but I choose to see this as a positive) - Everything is online and easily accessible - Nurses are kind - Dr. Mehr was excellent and thorough Weakness: - They often schedule without consulting the patients
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
$1700 for IUI
What specific things went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Lost results
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I guess I have had some weird instances. - There's been a few times where they didn't call in my prescription - There was one instance where they didn't send my labwork order to Quest like we had discussed. - The very first time they lost my blood sample and I had to go back and retest - There was one time that they weren't able to show me my results in the portal.
7
Doctor
Holly Mehr
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
4 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
3 of 5
8
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 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, Consult
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
European
Middle Eastern
Native American
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
She [Dr. Brower] has excellent bedside manor, talks to you like a human (not a number), takes all of your history and testing into consideration, and is very honest and clear with her diagnosis and treatment plan. She takes time to explain everything, answer all questions, and never rushes you...Be prepared with all of your medical history - everything matters and she will review it all. Also, be prepared to work with other doctors in the clinic as they all work together to accommodate their patients. We were told that, while Dr. Brower is our primary RE, she works as a team with her other doctors and we may work with other doctors during the process....
Kindbody is great about providing prices upfront....I wasn't told to take any painkillers before my saline ultrasound, and it was an incredibly painful procedure...Century City location is in a mall, which has pros and cons. The office itself is beautiful and warm. But parking can be confusing, and walking in and out of a mall for medical procedures is a little strange, but it is also a nice distraction. Just something to consider as a new patient if you are considering KindBody....
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
As a patient, I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Brower. She has excellent bedside manor, talks to you like a human (not a number), takes all of your history and testing into consideration, and is very honest and clear with her diagnosis and treatment plan. She takes time to explain everything, answer all questions, and never rushes you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Be prepared with all of your medical history - everything matters and she will review it all. Also, be prepared to work with other doctors in the clinic as they all work together to accommodate their patients. We were told that, while Dr. Brower is our primary RE, she works as a team with her other doctors and we may work with other doctors during the process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Brower was very warm and kind. We met with her both virtually and in person and her demeanor was always friendly. She took the time to get to know us and answer all of our questions, and we never felt rushed. That was very important to me as my husband and I want to make sure we had all of the answers to our questions. She was also very honest with us about our chances with IUI vs IVF vs spontaneous pregnancy, considering my test results and medical history.
Describe the protocols Meredith Brower used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
I went through all of the testing and was scheduled to begin IVF in July 2021, but ended up getting spontaneously pregnant the month before starting IVF treatment (unfortunately, it ended in a miscarriage). That said, Dr. Brower recommended IVF over IUI due to our ages, my medical history, and the fact that we had been TTC for over 3 years with no results. She did not push for genetic testing because I was 33 at the time, and she explained that genetic testing is recommended for women over 35 as that is when the risks of genetic issues become much higher. She also recommended progesterone as I have symptoms that are indicitive of low progesterone.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Michelle Glatz)
I worked with many staff members at Kindbody, but primarily worked with Mccrae Medina as my care coodinator and Michelle Glatz as my primary RN. I only spoke with them via messaging in the Kindbody portal, so my review is based only on written communication, never verbally (over the phone) or in person. Both Mccrae and Michelle were kind, warm, attentive, and helpful. Michelle was very proactive in reaching out to me with information on the necessary medications and processes, including the estrogen priming phase, which I was unaware of before I started speaking to Michelle. She was very detailed in her information and always willing to answer my questions.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Overall, Kindbody is an incredible clinic. Everyone, from the front desk staff to the nurses, to the phlebotomist, to the doctors, is incredibly kind, professional, and helpful. For example, my husband doesn't do well getting his blood drawn. We told this to the phlebotomist when he had to get his panel, and she immediately took him into an exam room, made him comfortable, and distracted him while she drew his blood. She was so kind, funny, and thoughtful. The nurses and front desk staff are all very warm and accomodating. My only criticism is that I wish I had had more information about my saline ultrasound. I've had numerous vaginal ultrasounds but this was my first saline ultrasound. When I went in, the nurse asked me if I took motrin beforehand. No one told me to, so I said no. Then I got worried about the pain. And I had a right to be worried. Getting the tube into my cervix was incredibly painful to the point that I had to ask them to stop and let me breathe. I found out that my uterus was tilted so they were having a tough time inserting the tube, but some painkillers would have been nice. Also, the Kindbody Century City location is in a mall, which has pros and cons. The office itself is beautiful and warm. But parking can be confusing, and walking in and out of a mall for medical procedures is a little strange, but it is also a nice distraction. Just something to consider as a new patient if you are considering KindBody.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody is great about providing prices upfront. My initial virtual consultation was $150, I think follow up appointments with Dr. Brower were $200-300. The entire IVF procedure (not including medications) is $12,500-13,500. If you want to do genetic testing, it is another $4,000. Medication can range from $3,000 to $6,000.
Describe Meredith Brower's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Dr. Brower recommended to single embryo transfer, and provided two reasons: 1) the success rate of implantation is very high for a single embryo (she provided a percentage but I don't recall what it was) and 2) because of the high success rate there is a very high chance that multiple embryo transfer would result in twins. A twin pregnancy is considered high risk, so for that reason they recommend against it.
What specific things went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
  • Failed to convey critical information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I wasn't told to take any painkillers before my saline ultrasound, and it was an incredibly painful procedure. Upon entering the exam room, the nurse asked if I had taken ibuprofen. I said no, no one told me to. She said it was ok, but then I was worried about it being painful, and it was. I wish the clinic had told me what to expect or at least advised me to take painkillers beforehand.
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
8
Age 37 - 40
4 IVF
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Successful
Dr. Mehr was very honest with us about what the course of treatment would look like...help us explore how best to address an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that I am a carrier for...was an expert but also a kind human being...always seemed prepared and knowledgable...listened to me and responded in a genuine and concerned manner
Kindbody [ - Los Angeles] gives great care across the board....communication can be a big challenge since they are such a huge organization...staff is wonderful...sometimes getting something done that included team members outside of that could be a huge challenge...Michelle was great at keeping things on track and communicating with me
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr was very honest with us about what the course of treatment would look like. She worked from the moment that we came to the clinic to help us explore how best to address an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that I am a carrier for. Dr. Mehr remained optimistic about the possibilities of having our own biological child. However, when we completed PGT-M testing and found that all of our embryos were affected by the disorder, Dr. Mehr was empathetic and tried to offer the best guidance about how to move forward if that was what we wanted. She was an expert but also a kind human being. I felt like I could not have asked for more from her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Thoroughly explore all of your options before you dismiss something as a possibility you don't need to think about. Dr. Mehr is great about exploring these things but I often didn't want to explore things I thought wouldn't be relevant. Dr. Mehr still educated me about them, but later I wish I had engaged more with exploring all options.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr always seemed prepared and knowledgable about what was happening with my treatment. She also listened to me and responded in a genuine and concerned manner. Dr. Mehr was encouraging and truthful even when things were very hard.
Describe the protocols Holly Mehr used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
During one of my cycles, it seemed I may have ovulated prior to egg retrieval. For every following cycle, Dr. Mehr made sure that we used an antagonist to help me not ovulate. Given my age, I don't believe there was anything else medically indicated that Dr. Mehr could have suggested. I felt we received good results from the treatment she offered.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Michelle and Sally)
99% of the time all staff and nursing team were amazing. Sometimes, there is someone who rubs you the wrong way. But, even when that happened, the team was professional and competent. Michelle was great at keeping things on track and communicating with me. Sally was great when we started changing gears and I had a million questions. The whole nursing and phlebotomist teams were amazing when I had challenges with blood draws.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody gives great care across the board. However, the communication can be a big challenge since they are such a huge organization. I love the offices that I went to and their staff is wonderful. But sometimes getting something done that included team members outside of that could be a huge challenge.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I had an insurance benefit so I only paid $2000-$3000 for PGT-A testing and then $5000 for PGT-M testing through an outside lab.
Describe Holly Mehr's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
We did not do any embryo transfers while I was under Dr. Mehr's care.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
8
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

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2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 40 - 41
2 IUI
1 IVF
Donor Sperm
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I was with Dr. Mehr for a year while going through the fertility process. She was always very open and thorough in explaining each step of treatment and each medication and how it worked. This gave me a lot of confidence and took a lot of the anxiety out of the process. She was also extremely supportive of my particular circumstance and made me feel really well cared for...I came to her in 2022 as I was approaching 40 to pursue the single mom by choice path. She was extremely supportive of my journey and made me feel comfortable from the outset.
Kindbody's strength is definitely in it's staff. From the doctors all the way down to the medical receptionists, everyone is lovely to interact with. I think the aesthetic of the clinics are also really great - they are very warm and inviting and take away that sterile doctors office vibe which can ease anxiety. I also think the accessibility of the portal is nice - being able to easily send messages and track your journey is very convenient. I think the main weakness at this clinic is overall communication.
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I really loved my time as Dr. Mehr's patient. I came to her in 2022 as I was approaching 40 to pursue the single mom by choice path. She was extremely supportive of my journey and made me feel comfortable from the outset. We were all surprised when my first IUI resulted in a pregnancy and when that pregnancy miscarried she was so kind and stayed and chatted with me for a while after the confirming ultrasound. She is very good about talking through each procedure, expectations and possible results. I always felt well informed throughout each step of my journey. She also spent a good amount of time with me during visits talking about next steps and what to expect. I never felt like our appointments were rushed or like she was too busy to answer questions. She is also great about infusing you with confidence because I would often go to appointments with a lot of built up anxiety and leave feeling so much relief.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Write out all of your questions and don't feel shy about asking them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I was with Dr. Mehr for a year while going through the fertility process. She was always very open and thorough in explaining each step of treatment and each medication and how it worked. This gave me a lot of confidence and took a lot of the anxiety out of the process. She was also extremely supportive of my particular circumstance and made me feel really well cared for.
Describe the protocols Holly Mehr used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
For my first IUI, after discussing it we went with a natural cycle because I wasn't presenting with infertility. This IUI produced a pregnancy that ended in miscarriage. My second IUI we did a course of Clomid to up the chances of multiple eggs and increase the chance of a successful pregnancy. While I did release 2 eggs during this cycle this IUI resulted in a negative pregnancy test. My final attempt was a round of IVF. I made the decision to move to IVF after consulting with Dr. Mehr because it was covered under my insurance. I believe we followed a standard IVF protocol, which resulted in 11 retrieved eggs, 5 embryos and 1 genetically healthy embryo (which I understood to be average for my age range).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The nursing staff (and ultrasound techs) are all really lovely. Anytime I interacted with anyone in person at the clinic they were wonderful. The way that Kindbody works is you get a dedicated nurse coordinator that helps you at the front end of any procedures (this includes medication ordering, coordinating signatures on documents and initial care visits). Then once you are going to the clinic for appointments the in-house nurses take over care including communication, appointment management and medication dosing). Kindbody mostly communicates via email through their portal. Sometimes that can be frustrating because you aren't always talking to the same person and it can create confusion and delays in response so you have to practice patience in that respect.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody's strength is definitely in it's staff. From the doctors all the way down to the medical receptionists, everyone is lovely to interact with. I think the aesthetic of the clinics are also really great - they are very warm and inviting and take away that sterile doctors office vibe which can ease anxiety. I also think the accessibility of the portal is nice - being able to easily send messages and track your journey is very convenient. I think the main weakness at this clinic is overall communication. Because you cannot call the clinics directly, when you need to talk someone you are put into a phone bank where at least 50% of the time you cannot get a human to answer. You are forced leave a message and in my experience you do not always get a callback. I also had some struggles in reaching the billing department over my time there and getting answers from the benefits team is an extremely long process.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I was very fortunate that my procedures were all covered under my insurance. As a result, I paid only co-pays for all of my visits for IUIs and for my IVF treatment I paid a total of around $2000 (including medication costs) for the entire process, not including PGT testing which cost around $4000.
What specific things went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
During my IUI in November 2022 my normal nurse coordinator was out of office and the substitute forgot to order the trigger shot from my pharmacy. As a result I had to get a trigger shot from the clinic because there wasn't enough time for the prior authorization to be done and the medication to be shipped before I was ready to trigger.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
9
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
NPS
Operations
3 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 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.

2023 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Tubal Blockage
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Middle Eastern
Income $100K - $199K
Marketer or PR
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mehr...helped me with a tube removal, and encouraged (but didn't pressure) me to start IVF...is patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable...is always referencing new studies...she took notes, took her time to talk with me, repeated my concerns, and followed up after the appointment with care.
have only strengths for Kindbody [Los Angeles]...incredibly responsive, their online platform is inclusive and easy to navigate, and their locations are always so clean...impressed with their facilities and the technology they use...incredibly modern...every blood draw, ultrasound, or informational meeting, everyone was so welcoming, gentle, and professional
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I am thoroughly impressed and thankful for Dr. Mehr. She helped me with a tube removal, and encouraged (but didn't pressure) me to start IVF. After 4 years of infertility, it is exciting to have a little one on the way with the help of Dr. Mehr. She is patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. She is always referencing new studies to keep information at top of mind when pursuing the best treatment. I would recommend Dr. Mehr to anyone and everyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Trust her knowledge, don't trust Google.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Previously to Dr. Mehr, I had experienced fertility doctors who would forget my name, wouldn't properly listen to my concerns, or outright dismiss my concerns saying "You're young, just drink KoolAid and you'll be pregnant in a year" after 3 years of infertility. The first appointment with Dr. Mehr, I was in awe of show she took notes, took her time to talk with me, repeated my concerns, and followed up after the appointment with care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Natasha)
EVERYONE at Kindbody is truly kind. For every blood draw, ultrasound, or informational meeting, everyone was so welcoming, gentle, and professional. They remembered me every time and made me feel part of the Kindbody family.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I have only strengths for Kindbody. They are incredibly responsive, their online platform is inclusive and easy to navigate, and their locations are always so clean. As an IVF patient, I was so impressed with their facilities and the technology they use. It's incredibly modern.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Fully covered by insurance.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
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.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mehr is an outstanding provider with excellent bedside manner. When you are in the room with her, you are her sole focus...Simply put, she is a breath of fresh air in the medical field...Her patience, empathy, undivided attention and willingness to sit and answer EVERY question we had helped us keep calm during the storm. It was the first time I walked away from a loss with clarity and a full understanding of what might be happening. She takes her time, answers your questions, gives you her absolute undivided attention and is great at her job. She's a blessing!
Very clean, modern clinic [Kindbody-Los Angeles]. I believe one of their strengths is the ability to fit you in at other locations if needed. Quick turn around time on messages/call backs. As a new patient I will advise to be open to travel to other locations which can allow you to be seen sooner...Dr. Mehr is an outstanding provider with excellent bedside manner. When you are in the room with her, you are her sole focus.
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
My husband and I went to Dr. Mehr for our workup after experiencing recurrent pregnancy losses. Simply put, she is a breath of fresh air in the medical field. While under her care, we unfortunately experienced another loss. I can vividly recall that day in her office. Her patience, empathy, undivided attention and willingness to sit and answer EVERY question we had helped us keep calm during the storm. It was the first time I walked away from a loss with clarity and a full understanding of what might be happening. She takes her time, answers your questions, gives you her absolute undivided attention and is great at her job. She's a blessing!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr is an outstanding provider with excellent bedside manner. When you are in the room with her, you are her sole focus.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Friendly, on time, quick on returning calls/messages.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Very clean, modern clinic. I believe one of their strengths is the ability to fit you in at other locations if needed. Quick turn around time on messages/call backs. As a new patient I will advise to be open to travel to other locations which can allow you to be seen sooner.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Fortunately our care was covered by my husband's health insurance. We paid our copays etc.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
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.

2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Donor Sperm
LGBTQ+
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. K is strictly business but has also been a caring person throughout the whole process. Will answer questions we inputted through the portal promptly. Very knowledgeable doctor...Never left an appointment with a question about the process...Very specific about the process that my wife and I went through. Understanding, patient, knowledgeable
Very caring staff [at Kindbody Los Angeles]. Always cheerful never left the clinic feeling doubtful. Very supportive staff. They’d always reply within an hour through the portal. Never felt like we had no one to turn to. From beginning to end the energy stayed or superseded expectations...Very upbeat people. Always have a smile on their face and made us feel very welcome. Will always get us an answer for any questions we had. Very caring
How was your experience with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Never left an appointment with a question about the process. Dr. K is strictly business but has also been a caring person throughout the whole process. Will answer questions we inputted through the portal promptly. Very knowledgeable doctor
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Very specific about the process that my wife and I went through. Understanding, patient, knowledgeable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Very upbeat people. Always have a smile on their face and made us feel very welcome. Will always get us an answer for any questions we had. Very caring
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Very caring staff. Always cheerful never left the clinic feeling doubtful. Very supportive staff. They’d always reply within an hour through the portal. Never felt like we had no one to turn to. From beginning to end the energy stayed or superseded expectations
10
Doctor
Anupama Kathiresan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
4 of 5
LGBTQ+ Care
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Century City
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
LGBTQ+ Care
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 36
1 IUI
4 IVF
4 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Sundheimer is amazing as a physician. She is knowledgeable and passionate. She has probably figured me out in terms of my plans during IVF. She has been hands on and highly involved during this whole process. And things get done very quickly. She’s super awesome and cool to talk to and she has great bedside manners. She has an amazing story of her motivation for helping people going through infertility. I look for not only the credentials, but the passion. Dealing with me and my emotions and worry through the process, I felt at ease talking with her and her team. Communication is important and Dr. Sundheimer has been stellar. Really love her enthusiasm and reminders of even the “little wins”.
The [Kindbody - Los Angeles] staff are fantastic, so friendly and nice from phlebotomy to front desk to sonographers and nurse and every doc is amazing...great with after hours line and text! The portal keeps everything up to date with resources, test/lab results, chats, billing, etc. the clinics are so chic and inviting even for procedures...I am a fan of the communication - it’s in person, on zoom, on the phone, and portal messaging.
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Sundheimer is amazing as a physician. She is knowledgeable and passionate. She has probably figured me out in terms of my plans during IVF. She has been hands on and highly involved during this whole process. And things get done very quickly. She’s super awesome and cool to talk to and she has great bedside manners. She has an amazing story of her motivation for helping people going through infertility. I look for not only the credentials, but the passion. Dealing with me and my emotions and worry through the process, I felt at ease talking with her and her team. Communication is important and Dr. Sundheimer has been stellar. Really love her enthusiasm and reminders of even the “little wins”.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Everyone coming in should come up with a plan A and B of what they want like goals (how many children, gender, age to have children etc). Dr. Sundheimer works with you in those goals and give some stats to expect. She is also open and does not just give you a one way answer or just the plan. Instead, she will ask you your thoughts and what route you want to do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Sundheimer had checked in often, and even calling and zooming. She sent me messages in the portal right after retrievals and I can just tell she cares. Shoutout to her colleagues and team because it’s been amazing. One of the best healthcare I have had!
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
IUI - standard I think, clomid PO and then Ovidrel trigger. Negative pregnancy. IVF egg retrieval #1: Menopur and Follistim for stimulation, Novarel and Lupron to trigger -6 eggs, 4 fertilized, 2 genetically great embryos. Egg retrieval #2: same but add on Omnitrope for egg quality (added a bunch of supplements: CoQ10 (taking ubiquinol) 600 mg daily. 7 eggs, 5 fertilized, 2 embryos that had genetic abnormalities. Egg retrieval #3: same as #2, added additional Ganirelix for twice a day since cycle ran longer - added magnesium threonate supplement on own. 7 eggs and 5 fertilized, 3 embryos - one euploid, two aneuploid. Cabergoline - for potential OHSS because estradiol levels went above 4k. Egg retrieval #4: same as #3, and cycle ran even longer, added NAD+ supplement recommended by Dr. Sundheimer. Just had egg retrieval - 11 eggs, 8 successful fertilization pending PGT-A.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Aphril )
First, amazing staff as a whole including after hours. On occasion communicated with Sally, main nurse is Aphril. Superb care. You can tell they care and thankful they gave me my Ganirelix injections and Aphril is so on top of communicating my plans and instructions are clear. When she sent on vacation, I honestly was so glad when she came back because she knows my history and works well with her team and Dr. Sundheimer. She sounds compassionate and very easy to talk to and feels comfortable to ask questions. She earned a raise!!
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I am a fan of the communication - it’s in person, on zoom, on the phone, and portal messaging. Also great with after hours line and text! The portal keeps everything up to date with resources, test/lab results, chats, billing, etc. the clinics are so chic and inviting even for procedures. The staff are fantastic, so friendly and nice from phlebotomy to front desk to sonographers and nurse and every doc is amazing! They are top notch experts based on my research of their backgrounds. But they are so humble and are professional while having on chic clothing. The distances can be far but it’s our choice as patients. Weakness: not within my health plan but I still chose them because other places didn’t seem a good fit. They do packages which is nice and I hear very comparable to other places. I see all their videos on YouTube and are have tik tok etc. They care to bring awareness and knowledge. Also omg the support groups are excellent with Tonya Woods. I needed this during the whole process and it’s included! I’m sure I am forgetting as I review but will add more later. The nature of IVF is complicated. Good communication and coordination is key. Oh and they have two specialty pharmacies that work well for me. MDR IS THE BEST :)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Prob $100k but I have loans
Describe Lauren Sundheimer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I think single is preference
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Newport Beach
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
2022 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38 - 40
Income $200K - $499K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Sundheimer is warm and welcoming and explains the whole situation to you. She’s so comforting and makes you feel like family...make you feel at home and comfortable in the whole process...daughter now is almost 1 and I’m pregnant with my baby boy (10 weeks), both by the help of Dr Sundheimer
I think this clinic [Kindbody - Los Angeles] is one of the best clinics around. They have a very structured process and are very well put together. They have a great team and everyone is well educated and good at what they do...Her staff is very friendly and knowledgable! I had a great experience with them all
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I loved working with Dr Sundheimer and her team! My daughter now is almost 1 and I’m pregnant with my baby boy (10 weeks), both by the help of Dr Sundheimer. Her and her team make you feel at home and comfortable in the whole process and explain things thoroughly. I will miss going to see them since now I’ve graduated. They do an amazing job and I have already recommended Dr Sundheimer to a couple friends and they are happy as well!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Go to her and trust the process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr Sundheimer is warm and welcoming and explains the whole situation to you. She’s so comforting and makes you feel like family.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Her staff is very friendly and knowledgable! I had a great experience with them all
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I think this clinic is one of the best clinics around. They have a very structured process and are very well put together. They have a great team and everyone is well educated and good at what they do.
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2022 - 2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37 - 38
2 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
I went through 2 cycles with Dr. Sundheimer. Dr. S is very thorough in communicating expectations which makes the process a little less stressful. She was available to answer all my questions whether it be in-person, over the phone, or through the online portal. She's very compassionate and a true patient advocate. I'm very pleased with my experience and recommend Dr. S to everyone...The process can be stressful and scary but Dr. S makes it a bit easier.
Everyone I've seen in person at the Kindbody clinics are very friendly and welcoming - they put you at ease. The online portal is beneficial with communicating to various team members including billing. If it's not the patient care team it may take a few days for a response...I utilized the Newport Beach mobile clinic for monitoring visits - super efficient. I would be in and out in 10 minutes. Both initial assessments and retrievals were done at the Santa Monica location
How was your experience with Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I went through 2 cycles with Dr. Sundheimer. Dr. S is very thorough in communicating expectations which makes the process a little less stressful. She was available to answer all my questions whether it be in-person, over the phone, or through the online portal. She's very compassionate and a true patient advocate. I'm very pleased with my experience and recommend Dr. S to everyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
You're in good hands with Dr. S. The process can be stressful and scary but Dr. S makes it a bit easier.
Describe the protocols Lauren Sundheimer used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
First cycle was an estrogen priming cycle - my body was slow to respond and the outcome was successful but not ideal. Second cycle was a luteal phase cycle - my body responded much faster and the results were better.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Aphril )
For my first cycle the patient care coordinator left a lot to be desired. I won't name names but I was so relieved she was not assigned for my second cycle. She wasn't responsive and created a lot more stress then necessary. My second cycle Aphril was the patient care coordinator and she was a dream to work with!! Very responsive, encouraging, and I knew I could count on her if I had a question or concern. For any future cycles I will definitely request her. Joanna was the nurse for my monitoring visits and she was great! No pain for blood draws and very personable. Kiana was the ultrasound tech for monitoring and she also made the process alot easier. She was very encouraging each visit and her positive attitude was infectious.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I utilized the Newport Beach mobile clinic for monitoring visits - super efficient. I would be in and out in 10 minutes. Both initial assessments and retrievals were done at the Santa Monica location. Everyone I've seen in person at the Kindbody clinics are very friendly and welcoming - they put you at ease. The online portal is beneficial with communicating to various team members including billing. If it's not the patient care team it may take a few days for a response.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Lauren Sundheimer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
First cycle was approx $6k without medications. Medications were about $6k through MDR. Second cycle was about $5k (Kindbody was running a promo) - medications were approx $5k. These prices were aligned with my expectations for costs.
10
Doctor
Lauren Sundheimer
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
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2022 - 2023, Unknown Success
NPS
9
NPS
9
Age 34 - 35
3 IVF
Unexplained
Income $200K - $499K
Operations
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Majority of my visits with Dr. Kathiresan was done virtually....I was assured that even though our visits are virtual, she is attentive and was able to assess my situation based on my blood work and ultrasounds...during the saline sonogram, we realized my cervix dips down and it makes it hard for the catheter to get to the uterus. She suggested that we add a stitch to my crevix so during the FET, she can tug on the stitch to make my cervix straighter and for the catheter to easily go in...
The clinic [at Kindbody - Los Angeles] is very new and modern...their online portal makes everything super convenient. My results are uploaded into my patient portal right away and I can access my team (dr, nurse, billing, insurance) through the portal... I did 3 egg retrievals with Kindbody and all 3 was performed by the doctor who was operating that day...The nursing team is also amazing...I received conflicting instructions for 2 of the medications...
How was your experience with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Majority of my visits with Dr. Kathiresan was done virtually. It did feel a little distant in the beginning but throughout the course of our journey, I was assured that even though our visits are virtual, she is attentive and was able to assess my situation based on my blood work and ultrasounds. She is empathetic, compassionate, and personable during our phone calls and virtual visits- which I appreciate. I did 3 egg retrievals with Kindbody and all 3 was performed by the doctor who was operating that day. During my 3rd retrieval, we noticed that my right ovary is hard to get to and they noted it in my chart. Prior to the retrieval, Dr. K assured me that it is noted in my chart and the Dr. operating that day is well aware. That retrieval was the one that got the most eggs- so I do believe the doctors talk amongst each other to prep each other. Prior to the FET, she suspected that my uterus has a uterine polyp after viewing one of my ultrasounds during the egg retrieval process. I saw Dr. Kathiresan in person for my saline sonogram procedure and she is the same in person- personable, attentive, kind, and reassuring. I'm so glad that she did my saline sonogram because it was like a mock FET transfer; during the saline sonogram, we realized my cervix dips down and it makes it hard for the catheter to get to the uterus. She suggested that we add a stitch to my crevix so during the FET, she can tug on the stitch to make my cervix straighter and for the catheter to easily go in. She patiently went through all our options for the FET (adding a stitch or some patients are put under general anesthesia), discussed the FET process in detail, answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. Adding the stitch to the cervix is something new that we've never heard and she explained that she learned this while practicing in Texas. It was common at the last clinic she practiced at and less so here. She also said she's done it quite a bit which is reassuring. We decided to add a stitch to my cervix during my hysteroscopy surgery. For my FET, the clinic unfortunately had a water leak and we could not perform the FET at the clinic but rather at a 3rd party clinic. That sent my anxiety through the roof. Dr. Kathiresan called me and reassured me that the whole team (her, the nurse, and embryologist) will be there and make sure the clinic has everything they need and set up properly. I was still nervous because it is a different environment for the team and there is sooo much room for human error but the FET went smoothly and I can't thank Dr. K enough for reassuring me and making sure everything was under control. Dr. K was calm the whole time and that calmed me down as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I understand Dr. Kathiresan has a lot of patients and sometimes, I have to remind Dr. Kathiresan of our last conversation. She does double check my chart during our conversations just to be sure.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I first met with Dr. Kathiresan in Q4 of 2022. Our communication at the start of our journey to my egg retrievals (consultation, planning our protocols, discussing our results, discussing next steps, etc) was done virtually. Though it felt a little distant in the beginning because everything was done virtually and it was my nursing team who did all my check ups (bloodwork & ultrasounds), every time I talked to dr. Kathiresan, she answered all the questions and addressed all our concerns with a warm approach- which I appreciate. Sometimes, you'd want a for-sure answer but after going through multiple rounds of egg retrieval and having different results every time, you just realize nothing is 100%. Dr. Kathiresan was able to tell us the pros and cons with each protocol and her own success rate/experience with each and that helped us assess and plan for the next protocol. The nursing team is also amazing- every time I walk into the clinic, I am greeted warmly. The nurses and I have gotten to know each other and they're super friendly and welcoming. I also like their patient portal- it was convenient and I was able to message my care team right away where they would respond by the end of the day.
Describe the protocols Anupama Kathiresan used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
My first protocol was a follicular phase protocol with estrogen priming. The estrogen priming gave me really bad migraines for days and it was debilitating. Dr. K explained that it is common as it's the same hormone that causes headaches during your period. If you're likely to experience headaches or migraines during your period, you'll most likely experience the same during estrogen priming. The migraine went away after day 3. I started with 150u menopur, Gonal-F 225u then increased to 300u on day 5, Omnitrope 35u, Ganirelix, and triggered with Lurpon and Novarel. 7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 blasts, and 1 PGT-A Euploid. I wanted to go into the 2nd ER right away so Dr. K suggested we do a Luteal Phase protocol (this is after I ovulate). I was on Clomid 10mg for 5 days, Provera 5mg for 10 days, Menopur 150u, Omnitrope 35u, Gonal-F 300u, and triggered with Lupron & Novarel. During my monitoring, we noticed my right ovary was hard to get to and we retrieved 4 eggs, all 4 fertilized, 3 blasts and 3 PGT-A eupoids. For the 3rd ER, we decided to go with the same protocol as the 2nd ER yieled the best results. We kept everything the same and we retrieved 13 eggs, 9 fertilized, 7 blasts, and 1 PGT-A euploid. Unfortunately, the 3rd ER yielded the worst results out of the 3 even though we copied the 2nd ER protocol exactly. This is when we realized science is never 100% and it really does differ each time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The nursing staff is amazing! They are super welcoming, attentive, caring, friendly and kind. Every time I walk into the clinic, I am greeted warmly. My blood draws are fairly painless (I'm not afraid of needles and blood draws do not scare me so it might be different for others). During the ultrasound, they show my what they're looking for and explain what they see which I really appreciate. During my ultrasounds when we check if the follicles have grown, they share the sizes with me right away so I feel assured we're right on track. If I have any questions, they'll answer it to the best of their ability or they will check with the doctor and I always get a response by the end of the day. I can access my team through the patient portal and it's very convenient. I find it easier than calling them and I like to have the paper trail in my portal with all my questions and concerns.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The clinic is very new and modern. I met with a few fertility clinics prior to starting my IVF journey and a few reasons why we decided to proceed with KindBody was because their clinic was more modern and their online portal makes everything super convenient. My results are uploaded into my patient portal right away and I can access my team (dr, nurse, billing, insurance) through the portal. If anything needs to be discussed on the phone, they can easily schedule a 15min call with the doctor as well. KindBody has 2 offices-- Century City and Santa Monica. I did all my blood work and ultrasounds at Century City and all procedures that require an operating room (egg retrieval, hysteroscopy, saline sonogram) was done at the Santa Monica clinic. Century City is very nice because it's located in the mall and Santa Monica is nice but the homeless situation in LA overall is getting out of hand so I get a little scared walking from the parking lot to the clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Our fertility benefits through our insurance covered up to 20k, which was 2 cycles of ER. We paid $13,100 for a 3rd ER cycle+ 2 FET. Genetic Testing was $2880 each cycle (so multiply by 3 since we did 3 ER). All lab work and diagonstic (ultrasound, blood work, consults) was covered by insurance after we met our deductible and out-of-pocket max.
What specific things went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I received conflicting instructions for 2 of the medications. During the estrogen priming stage, I received instructions from the nurse through the message portal to take the medication orally. On my dashboard (the first page you see when you log on), it said to take the medication vaginally. The nurse had to correct the dashboard. For my trigger shot, I received instructions from the nurse through the message portal for both pregnyl and novarel (depending which one you received from the pharmacy), and she called to double confirm. During the call, I realized the instructions were different from the portal. We clarified which was correct and I'm glad she called to double check so we avoided a potential mishap with meds.
9
Doctor
Anupama Kathiresan
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
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 - 2022, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 37
3 IUI
1 IVF
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Consultant
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Brower was knowledgeable and patient with me. I tried three IUIs with kindbody that were not successful and when IVF was suggested my partner and I were not ready. When we were, Dr Brower answered our questions and gave us the time and information we needed to move forward in a way that was comfortable for us and our plan was of the utmost importance to Dr Brower because it was important to us. She was wonderful to work with
[Kindbody is] Accommodating, compassionate, welcoming, and beautiful! No weaknesses that I can recall; everything and everyone is incredibly organized and helpful. I would recommend coming to Kindbody a few minutes early for your apts bc the Santa Monica location can be tough to park...They were very upfront about costs beforehand, but my insurance has a special fertility benefit so I believe I paid a much smaller amount after insurance was billed than a traditional out of pocket patient
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Brower was knowledgeable and patient with me. I tried three IUIs with kindbody that were not successful and when IVF was suggested my partner and I were not ready. When we were, Dr Brower answered our questions and gave us the time and information we needed to move forward in a way that was comfortable for us and our plan was of the utmost importance to Dr Brower because it was important to us. She was wonderful to work with
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Share your concerns and ask your questions! No question is too small and no concern is too silly for Dr Brower to go over with you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr brower always was prepared for our apts with my up to date information and listened when I asked questions. She took time to truly think about her answers and delivered them with kindness and grace
Describe the protocols Meredith Brower used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
I cannot recall too many specifics but I remember responding really quickly to folistim injections during our IVF cycle and Dr Brower made a quick adjustment. She was always ready with alternate meds and protocol tweaks which made me feel so well taken care of!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Earth Angels
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Accommodating, compassionate, welcoming, and beautiful! No weaknesses that I can recall; everything and everyone is incredibly organized and helpful. I would recommend coming to Kindbody a few minutes early for your apts bc the Santa Monica location can be tough to park
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
They were very upfront about costs beforehand, but my insurance has a special fertility benefit so I believe I paid a much smaller amount after insurance was billed than a traditional out of pocket patient
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
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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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Brower is brilliant, cautious, thorough, warm, attentive, and thoughtful. I couldn’t have asked for more in a doctor. As someone who often feels anxiety in doctors offices, I never felt anxious around her and found her presence so comforting. We had a surgical procedure performed and she was the perfect balance of professional and compassionate...She remembered the details of our case every time and was never mixed up. When we “graduated” she gave us both big hugs.
Kindbody is beautiful and peaceful and doesn’t feel like a sterile doctors office at all. The front desk was on top of things. We never had a long wait, and I have no complaints about how the office was run. We always got prompt responses and results from our team including phone calls from the doctor, going above and beyond. I wish all doctors offices were like Kindbody...The nurses here talked to me and made me feel so comfortabl
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Brower is brilliant, cautious, thorough, warm, attentive, and thoughtful. I couldn’t have asked for more in a doctor. As someone who often feels anxiety in doctors offices, I never felt anxious around her and found her presence so comforting. We had a surgical procedure performed and she was the perfect balance of professional and compassionate and was so sweet to me when I was coming out of my anesthesia. We were so sad to leave her!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Get in now before she fills up!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
She was extremely warm and curious about us. We NEVER one felt rushed and always felt like there was plenty of time and that we mattered to her. She remembered the details of our case every time and was never mixed up. When we “graduated” she gave us both big hugs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I have had a history of passing out when giving blood. The nurses here talked to me and made me feel so comfortable in addition to providing me with snacks and juice that I had no issues, even when I had to give 8 vials on one visit! I had never had such an anxiety free blood draw. It was very significant for me.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody is beautiful and peaceful and doesn’t feel like a sterile doctors office at all. The front desk was on top of things. We never had a long wait, and I have no complaints about how the office was run. We always got prompt responses and results from our team including phone calls from the doctor, going above and beyond. I wish all doctors offices were like Kindbody.
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
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, 2 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Middle Eastern
Income $200K - $499K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
1 Egg Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Wasn't able to see her at every visit (my issue, not hers, because I had to come super-early for work) and she [Dr. Brower] called me every afternoon to talk about results. Was wonderful about being to able to both make her own recommendations on how I should proceed but also give me the space to make my own decisions. So warm and reassuring during ER process (my first time getting any kind of procedure)
[Kindbody has a] Beautiful office. Nice online setup with teaching, education, ways to monitor meds and progress. Easy to communicate with staff and make appointments. Everyone is super-professional and friendly. payment easy to figure out and prices are clear...$6500 procedure + approximately $4000 meds..
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Wasn't able to see her at every visit (my issue, not hers, because I had to come super-early for work) and she called me every afternoon to talk about results. Was wonderful about being to able to both make her own recommendations on how I should proceed but also give me the space to make my own decisions. So warm and reassuring during ER process (my first time getting any kind of procedure). Staff is also so organized and professional; communication was top-notch. Ann, her nurse, is amazing. Felt very well cared for. Oh and office is beautiful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Go see her for a consultation at the very least. Is both very honest and doesn't give false hope, but also warm and open. A great combo.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
She is such a warm, lovely person who makes you feel like you have all the time in the world to ask as many questions. Also very emotionally in-tune to what's going on with her patients.
Describe the protocols Meredith Brower used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
lupron gonal-f menopur hcg trigger
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Ann )
Incredibly organized, knowledgeable, kind, and professional. Loved working with her. Never ever felt chaotic (unlike other fertility offices).
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Beautiful office. Nice online setup with teaching, education, ways to monitor meds and progress. Easy to communicate with staff and make appointments. Everyone is super-professional and friendly. payment easy to figure out and prices are clear.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
$6500 procedure + approximately $4000 meds
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
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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2023 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 29 - 30
2 Embryo Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Latinx
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Holly Mehr] demonstrated patience with my steep learning curve, taking the time to explain complicated concepts and my options...paid attention to my individual reactions to the medications...gave me exactly what I needed providing hopeful optimism without giving me unrealistic expectations for success
[Kindbody - Los Angeles] are always available to answer questions and just overall kind during a time that can be difficult. I felt supported at every step in the process...was kind, professional, compassionate and just overall incredible
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Coming completely out of left field, at twenty-nine I found out I have a genetic problem that might affect my own fertility as well as the health of my future children. Feeling apprehensive, my fiancé and I began creating embryos under the supervision of Dr. Mehr. Emotionally she gave me exactly what I needed providing hopeful optimism without giving me unrealistic expectations for success. She demonstrated patience with my steep learning curve, taking the time to explain complicated concepts and my options. Also, she paid attention to my individual reactions to the medications. This meant that even though I enjoyed more success in the first round than anticipated, Dr. Mehr adjusted her protocol for the second round and doubled the number of blastocytes that successfully grew to day 5! I cannot recommend her enough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
I’d leave the advising yo Dr. Mehr
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Coming completely out of left field, at twenty-nine I found out I have a genetic problem that might affect my own fertility as well as the health of my future children. Emotionally she gave me exactly what I needed providing hopeful optimism without giving me unrealistic expectations for success. She demonstrated patience with my steep learning curve, taking the time to explain complicated concepts and my options. Also, she paid attention to my individual reactions to the medications. This meant that even though I enjoyed more success in the first round than anticipated, Dr. Mehr adjusted her protocol for the second round and doubled the number of blastocytes that successfully grew to day 5! I cannot recommend her enough.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Amy )
Everyone at Kindbody was kind, professional, compassionate and just overall incredible. 10/10 would recommend going to them.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
They are always available to answer questions and just overall kind during a time that can be difficult. I felt supported at every step in the process. I have recommended them to all my closest friends as I loved the experience they provided.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
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.

2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 39 - 40
1 IVF
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Kathiresan is a very gentle person.Our experience with her was outstanding.The feeling that I got after my first meeting with her was of positivity and I somehow felt that we were in the company of the right person to go through with our IVF journey. Deep down I felt that this was going to result in what we intended to start. The doctor would listen to us patiently and answer all our questions with positive intent .She would explain the risk and reward for every process that she followed. Overall great experience !!!
Overall we had a good experience with kindbody. The communication was smooth and there was always someone to help us if we had any questions. Scheduling was no hassle and all and the updates on the portal was prompt...Dr Kathiresan was a blessing for us.She was extremely kind and patient with us all through the journey and answered all your questions.We felt at east with her and would always look forward to meet her during our appointments
How was your experience with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr Kathiresan is a very gentle person.Our experience with her was outstanding.The feeling that I got after my first meeting with her was of positivity and I somehow felt that we were in the company of the right person to go through with our IVF journey. Deep down I felt that this was going to result in what we intended to start. The doctor would listen to us patiently and answer all our questions with positive intent .She would explain the risk and reward for every process that she followed. Overall great experience !!!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Listen to what she says and follow it diligently
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr Kathiresan was a blessing for us.She was extremely kind and patient with us all through the journey and answered all your questions.We felt at east with her and would always look forward to meet her during our appointments
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Overall we had a good experience with kindbody. The communication was smooth and there was always someone to help us if we had any questions. Scheduling was no hassle and all and the updates on the portal was prompt.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
we paid 13000 for the inf process excluding ivf transfer
10
Doctor
Anupama Kathiresan
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2022 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 42 - 44
1 IVF
Income $200K - $499K
Writer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Brower is a massive blessing and a master at what she does....consistently made me feel understood, my concerns were always treated with importance and respect....was incredibly caring and knew exactly what to say and how to say it, through every stage of my journey...could trust her revised plan
Kindbody is the most calm and welcoming space. The staff is patient and warm upon entry to departure. There’s a nurse or two I’d avoid, but 90% are 10/10. My husband felt equally as comfortable and I welcomed every visit...Egg retrieval, PGT testing, FET.
How was your experience with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr Brower is a massive blessing and a master at what she does. She consistently made me feel understood, my concerns were always treated with importance and respect. She was incredibly caring and knew exactly what to say and how to say it, through every stage of my journey. When there were setbacks, I always believed I could trust her revised plan. I am now almost 10 weeks pregnant with a PGT tested, healthy baby. We had only one embryo, and are so grateful to be at this stage. We wouldn’t be here without Dr Brower
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Trust her. Be vocal with any and all concerns.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Meredith Brower at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
She was so present, kind, but treated me like an intelligent human.
Describe the protocols Meredith Brower used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
Egg retrieval, PGT testing, FET.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody is the most calm and welcoming space. The staff is patient and warm upon entry to departure. There’s a nurse or two I’d avoid, but 90% are 10/10. My husband felt equally as comfortable and I welcomed every visit.
10
Doctor
Meredith Brower
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Mehr is an empathetic physician who takes the time to clearly explain everything in detail. Any questions I had were promptly answered, she was willing to listen and adjust treatment to my needs. I had quite a bit of anxiety because of prior chemical pregnancies. She allowed me to come into more scans to ease my anxiety and answered any questions I had in regards to treatment...did an excellent job of thoroughly explaining any questions I had and did so in a manner that was easily digestible and realistic.
For the most part, I would recommend Kindbody to any of my friends, family, or acquaintances. Their system is efficient and I had no issues trying to get ahold of scheduling, nurses, and my doctor. My biggest issue was with some faulty lab work...Everything else about Kindbody was great, the scheduling was super easy, and the nursing team, the ultrasound technicians, and the Doctors were all great. Not to mention the office is beautiful and chic. There were many times when I was in the waiting room when random people came into the clinic thinking it was a spa because the interiors were so beautiful.
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr is an empathetic physician who takes the time to clearly explain everything in detail. Any questions I had were promptly answered, she was willing to listen and adjust treatment to my needs. I had quite a bit of anxiety because of prior chemical pregnancies. She allowed me to come into more scans to ease my anxiety and answered any questions I had in regards to treatment.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Dr. Mehr is generous with her time and will clearly explain everything to you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Mehr did an excellent job of thoroughly explaining any questions I had and did so in a manner that was easily digestible and realistic.
Describe the protocols Holly Mehr used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
2 Egg Retrievals, Modified Natural Transfer
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Michelle)
Overall Michelle was nice and did her job sufficiently. She had a bad attitude when I was trying to get ahold of her to determine when to take my medications ( a time-sensitive issue) and scolded me saying she doesn't work every day of the week. However in my experience with using the portal to get ahold of her, if she was out of office a different nurse would respond in her thread. She was offended when three days later I was trying to get ahold of a different nurse because she didn't respond. I have nothing but amazing things to say about all the other nurses in the office! They were extraordinarily kind and made each in-office visit a pleasure.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
For the most part, I would recommend Kindbody to any of my friends, family, or acquaintances. Their system is efficient and I had no issues trying to get ahold of scheduling, nurses, and my doctor. My biggest issue was with some faulty lab work. For some reason, my labwork showed a faulty blood clotting issue (antiphospholipid), after repeat blood tests and being sent down a rabbit hole to a hematologist it was found that I didn't have any blood clotting disorders and that it was faulty labwork. Dr. Mehr was great and raised this issue with the appropriate factions at Kindbody to make sure this doesn't happen with another patient. (Apparently, I wasn't the only patient who had their Antiphosolipid panel flagged incorrectly) In all, this put my transfer schedule 2 months behind. Luckily I have great insurance because the extensive blood work panel I had to do because of the lab error was in the thousands and had to be done with a specialist. Everything else about Kindbody was great, the scheduling was super easy, and the nursing team, the ultrasound technicians, and the Doctors were all great. Not to mention the office is beautiful and chic. There were many times when I was in the waiting room when random people came into the clinic thinking it was a spa because the interiors were so beautiful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Covered by insurance
What specific things went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
  • Lost appointments
  • Lost or damaged samples
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
I had one appointment that somehow disappeared, However, when I noticed and called, Kindbody was great and scheduled me for my original appointment time.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
2 of 5
Nursing Staff
4 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2023, 33 Eggs Frozen
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 35
1 Egg Freezing
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Doctor Kathiresan met with me via Zoom to walk me through egg retrieval. I know she was probably tired that day or has done this speech a lot so her energy level was low but to be expected. I did not meet her at the clinic during my visits but we communicated on the portal often during my treatment. She always provided prompt updates after every cycle visit which I appreciated. And always walked me through changes.
Kindbody is a dream fertility clinic. They have their process down pat. You meet with the doctor virtually. They have a Head nurse on staff at all times you can drop in during cycle visits. During cycle visits, you go every other day for treatment. They are 15 minutes and include a scan and bloodwork. Everyone knows their job and does it well...The nurses at Kindbody Santa Monica were great! Communicative, timely, friendly, and efficent.
How was your experience with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Doctor Kathiresan met with me via Zoom to walk me through egg retrieval. I know she was probably tired that day or has done this speech a lot so her energy level was low but to be expected. I did not meet her at the clinic during my visits but we communicated on the portal often during my treatment. She always provided prompt updates after every cycle visit which I appreciated. And always walked me through changes. For example, I did 13 days of stimulation drugs versus the standard 8-10 and needed to reorder medication multiple times.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
She's a portal queen! Message her on the portal and she'll get back to you quickly. Never sit in doubt. Always send a message.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Doctor Kathiresan always wrote to me in a timely manner because she knew communication was key in the egg retrieval process and our relationship.
Describe the protocols Anupama Kathiresan used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
I did 13 days of stimulation drugs versus the standard 8-10 days which meant I had to reorder my stimulation drugs twice during the procedure. In those 13 days, my dosage changed multiple times for each medication. Dr. Kathiresan walked me through all these changes. I also had worried about having PCOS since I had an Ovarian cyst in high school that burst and during one of my cycle visits they thought they observed a cyst and thought ultimately it was a dominant follicle but during the egg retriveal procedure the doctor said it was in fact a cyst. Dr. Kathiresan walked me through a typical PCOS diagnosis has three parts and I really only showed 2 of the 3 signs because I had normal periods. It was helpful to understand for my fertility health.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The nurses at Kindbody Santa Monica were great! Communicative, timely, friendly, and efficent.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody is a dream fertility clinic. They have their process down pat. You meet with the doctor virtually. They have a Head nurse on staff at all times you can drop in during cycle visits. During cycle visits, you go every other day for treatment. They are 15 minutes and include a scan and bloodwork. Everyone knows their job and does it well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
My company covered my egg retrieval process which I think was 20,000. I paid out of pocket for things not covered by my company 1,500.
Describe Anupama Kathiresan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
N/A
9
Doctor
Anupama Kathiresan
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
4 of 5
Frequency Seen
1 of 5
Trustworthiness
4 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
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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2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 42
1 IVF
European
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
She [Dr. Kathiresan] was very patient with the fact that I was uncomfortable with needles and took extra time to explain the injections to my husband. Dr. Kathiresan was always available to connect in person in the clinic, on virtual calls or via the Kindbody app...She never rushed any of our appointments or minimized my concerns...spent a lot of extra time explaining the IVF Journey and all of the procedures that I would go through from Retrieval to FET...
The in-clinic nurses [at Kindbody Los Angeles] were fantastic. Sabah and Melissa did a majority of my blood draw appts and were extra patient with my Trypanophobia (fear of needles)...I would have preferred having a consistent go-to for medications and communication in the portal...The Century City location is in the mall so I didn’t like the crowded parking garage at certain times of day but the clinic itself is wonderful...
How was your experience with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Kathiresan spent a lot of extra time explaining the IVF Journey and all of the procedures that I would go through from Retrieval to FET. She was very patient with the fact that I was uncomfortable with needles and took extra time to explain the injections to my husband. Dr. Kathiresan was always available to connect in person in the clinic, on virtual calls or via the Kindbody app.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Bring a list of questions on your phone or written down. You'll feel frazzled when you get into the clinic so it's helpful to have questions to run through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. Kathiresan was extremely patient, communicative and willing to spend extra time answering all my questions in person or via the Kindbody App. She never rushed any of our appointments or minimized my concerns.
Describe the protocols Anupama Kathiresan used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
Due to my age (41) and the fact that we only had 1 healthy embryo viable for FET, Dr. Kathiresan advised a daily Lovenox shot until 6 weeks of pregnancy and Progesterone in Oil every other day until 10 weeks of pregnancy. She also advised Estradiol (oral am/vaginal pm) and Endometrin (vaginal - 3x) daily until 10 weeks of pregnancy. The Progesterone in Oil was incredibly painful for the first few weeks but it really helped to warm the shot under an armpit or in a warm hand prior to injection. Firmly massaging the injection spot was also very effective in spreading out the medication. This course of treatment resulted in a confirmed pregnancy, now over 12 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
The in-clinic nurses were fantastic. Sabah and Melissa did a majority of my blood draw appts and were extra patient with my Trypanophobia (fear of needles). The care coordinators were also very good but I would have preferred having a consistent go-to for medications and communication in the portal.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody is a fantastic clinic. From the moment you walk in the door, it is very welcoming and doesn’t feel like a traditional doctors’ office. The waiting room feels more like a lounge and they provide water, juice, tea and snacks for patients. I went to appointments in both Santa Monica and Century City. The Century City location is in the mall so I didn’t like the crowded parking garage at certain times of day but the clinic itself is wonderful. The new Santa Monica location was more convenient for me, especially as I was always able to find metered street parking.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
IVF Freeze all with PGTa $16,000 IVF Medications prior to retrieval and after transfer cost about $7,500-$8,000 Fetal Embryo Transfer $4,400 There were also $25 office visit costs for the Ultrasounds and Blood Draws
Describe Anupama Kathiresan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
My employer fertility benefits through Carrot only covers single embryo transfer for the safety of the patient. Dr. Kathiresan and I never had to discuss her approach to eSET because it was never my intention to transfer more than 1 embryo.
10
Doctor
Anupama Kathiresan
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
6 of 5
2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
2 Egg Freezing
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. K was very attentive and acknowledged and heard my goals and she was really there every step of the process. I felt like she genuinely cared about the outcome of my egg freezing and I was very grateful to her guidance...She went through everything thoroughly and ensured I understood everything. She also continually checked in on me to make sure I was okay...She met with me several times during my cycles. During the last cycle she was actually there for my retrieval.
Great, responsive clinic [Kindbody - Los Angeles] I felt like everyone knew me there and I mattered. Really enjoyed everyone there from reception, ultrasound techs and nurses. I think that sometimes the response times weren't as fast as I'd like just because I wanted immediate answers but they got back to you within 48 hours...Loved my nursing staff as I said Yadira and Julie were the absolute best.
How was your experience with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. K was great. She met with me several times during my cycles. During the last cycle she was actually there for my retrieval. She went through everything thoroughly and ensured I understood everything. She also continually checked in on me to make sure I was okay.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Dr. K was very attentive and acknowledged and heard my goals and she was really there every step of the process. I felt like she genuinely cared about the outcome of my egg freezing and I was very grateful to her guidance.
Describe the protocols Anupama Kathiresan used in your cycles at Kindbody - Los Angeles and their degree of success.
First protocol was Luteal and that didn't garner great results for me, I had 11 eggs retrieved and 3 were mature. The last cycle we did estrogen priming and I was hyper stimulated and we got 27 eggs and 19 were mature.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kindbody - Los Angeles. (Assigned nurse: Both Julie and Yadira were my favorites.)
Loved my nursing staff as I said Yadira and Julie were the absolute best.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Great, responsive clinic I felt like everyone knew me there and I mattered. Really enjoyed everyone there from reception, ultrasound techs and nurses. I think that sometimes the response times weren't as fast as I'd like just because I wanted immediate answers but they got back to you within 48 hours.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anupama Kathiresan at Kindbody - Los Angeles.
My company paid for my kindcycles. I think my out of pocket expenses were roughly 1200 for the first round and 895 for the second.
10
Doctor
Anupama Kathiresan
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
4 of 5
10
Clinic
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2023 - 2024, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 35 - 36
2 IUI
2 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Mehr for more than a year...undertook sperm analysis, two IUIs, and two rounds of IVF, the second of which resulted in a pregnancy...was on our side completely, offering excellent advice...without ever pressuring us about what steps to take next...proactive about changing things up and pushing for better results
Kindbody's Santa Monica clinic was welcoming, well organized and made what can be a challenging and uncomfortable process feel much more approachable. Everyone who works there is kind and friendly, and small things like the front desk staff remembering your name made a difference.
How was your experience with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
My partner and I worked with Dr Mehr for more than a year. During that time we undertook sperm analysis, two IUIs, and two rounds of IVF, the second of which resulted in a pregnancy. Throughout this experience it felt like Dr Mehr was on our side completely, offering excellent advice gleaned from her vast knowledge of the fertility world, but without ever pressuring us about what steps to take next. She provided reassurance and emotional support when the road got tough, particularly after a chemical pregnancy during our first round of IVF, and always reminded us there was a path forward and reasons to be hopeful. She was proactive about changing things up and pushing for better results, and I know we wouldn’t be where we are today without her brilliance. I would absolutely recommend trusting her with your care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
Ask her to explain all your options - even the ones you aren't considering yet. We came into this process unsure if we were going to do IVF; Dr Mehr explained everything in such a clear and accessible way early on that it made the choice to do IVF feel much less daunting when we got there.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Holly Mehr at Kindbody - Los Angeles?
From the outset of working with Dr Mehr, it felt that she was genuinely on our team and would do whatever it took to help us achieve our goal of pregnancy. She is a fantastic listener and teacher who gives you her full attention and makes sure you understand what a process will involve before you get start.
Describe your experience with Kindbody - Los Angeles.
Kindbody's Santa Monica clinic was welcoming, well organized and made what can be a challenging and uncomfortable process feel much more approachable. Everyone who works there is kind and friendly, and small things like the front desk staff remembering your name made a difference.
10
Doctor
Holly Mehr
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
Kindbody - Los Angeles
Santa Monica
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5