Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
10
10
Humanity

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

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

Communication
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.5
9.5
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
8.8
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
UCLA
Residency
Tufts New England Medical Center
Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham

How Doctor Communicates

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Joshua Berger works at

Innovative Fertility Center
Rated 8.3
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 13%8.3

Explore Clinic
Manhattan Beach
3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd Ste 130
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

5 patient reviews

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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2023, 14 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
East Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Entrepreneur
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I appreciate his [Dr. Joshua Berger] explanations, patience, and efficient process. I personally though would love more information as I went through the process, even if it's bad news. But it's all good, I learned I'll just ask a lot more questions the next time I come back in...I never felt rushed whenever I had any questions or was processing any less than desirable news...You're in very good hands. Educate yourself beforehand and ask a lot of questions.
[Innovative Fertility Center] Strength: love that the clinic does everything *including* the retrieval. It's a small clinic that is flexible and easy to get in touch with. Very seamless and pleasant experience. The staff knows you. Weakness: Patient has to proactively ask a lot of questions, but we're all adults, we really don't need to be babied so that is the patients responsibility anyways!
How was your experience with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
I appreciate his explanations, patience, and efficient process. I personally though would love more information as I went through the process, even if it's bad news. But it's all good, I learned I'll just ask a lot more questions the next time I come back in :)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
You're in very good hands. Educate yourself beforehand and ask a lot of questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
I never felt rushed whenever I had any questions or was processing any less than desirable news. The office quickly knows your face. Everyone is very kind and personable.
Describe the protocols Joshua Berger used in your cycles at Innovative Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I was 32, with low follicle count / 1.4 AMH. Prior to treatment, 9 follicles total were observed. I was put on 9 days of 300 gonal f, 2 vials of menopur, 3 days of cetrotide. They ended up retrieving 14 eggs, 10 were mature. I was very pleasantly shocked.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Innovative Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Daysy)
Great team. Really felt comfortable and confident in them. They all seem really experienced and seasoned. There was a bit of a learning curve doing this - it would be helpful if we were actively given more information that reflects our baseline markers [it's all good, I asked my questions and always had very helpful responses].
Describe your experience with Innovative Fertility Center.
Strength: love that the clinic does everything *including* the retrieval. It's a small clinic that is flexible and easy to get in touch with. Very seamless and pleasant experience. The staff knows you. Weakness: Patient has to proactively ask a lot of questions, but we're all adults, we really don't need to be babied so that is the patients responsibility anyways!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center.
$12k total Initial consult $300.00 Clinic costs $7,400.00 Drugs (intl) $3,017.70 Durgs (additional) $613.50 Blood test $200.00 Anaesthesia $500.00 TOTAL $12,031.20
10
Doctor
Joshua Berger
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
Innovative Fertility Center
Manhattan Beach
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
5 of 5
Verified
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 41 - 42
1 IVF
Latinx
Income $500K+
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Berger is positive yet serious. I was interested in the science and sometimes had specific questions - Dr. Berger was patient and took the time to explain. He personally calls/follows up if you have a concern. He is compassionate and it feels like he wants a positive outcome as much as you do... He suggested we stick to one per transfer and explained why...I had asked about a natural cycle embryo transfer, but Dr. Berger explained that the medicated protocol is still the gold standard
They [Innovative Fertility Center] are almost always running right on time. I have very rarely had to wait past my appointment time to be seen, and you're generally in and out, which is helpful given how many appointments are involved with IVF. It's conveniently located for South Bay residents, and parking, etc. is always easy. It's homey feeling...Dr. Berger and his team are incredibly responsive. They take the time to address all questions and concerns thoroughly and compassionately. They are invested in a positive outcome and nurture your hope while remaining realistic.
How was your experience with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Dr. Berger is positive yet serious. I was interested in the science and sometimes had specific questions - Dr. Berger was patient and took the time to explain. He personally calls/follows up if you have a concern. He is compassionate and it feels like he wants a positive outcome as much as you do!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Dr. Berger and his team are incredibly responsive. They take the time to address all questions and concerns thoroughly and compassionately. They are invested in a positive outcome and nurture your hope while remaining realistic.
Describe the protocols Joshua Berger used in your cycles at Innovative Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I had asked about a natural cycle embryo transfer, but Dr. Berger explained that the medicated protocol is still the gold standard. Starting with birth control to give the ovaries a break, we then moved to Lupron to suppress natural hormone production and introduced estrogen and progesterone (IM injections and suppositories) leading up to and following the transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Innovative Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Daysy)
I cannot say enough good things about Daysy. She is super quick to respond, indulges every question and always makes you feel better. From help with prescriptions to test results, she was right there with me. She also provided calm reassurance when I was having neurotic moments of panic. I appreciate her very much!
Describe your experience with Innovative Fertility Center.
They are almost always running right on time. I have very rarely had to wait past my appointment time to be seen, and you're generally in and out, which is helpful given how many appointments are involved with IVF. It's conveniently located for South Bay residents, and parking, etc. is always easy. It's homey feeling.
Describe Joshua Berger's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Innovative Fertility Center.
Yes. He suggested we stick to one per transfer and explained why.
10
Doctor
Joshua Berger
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
Innovative Fertility Center
Manhattan Beach
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2013 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 30 - 40
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Berger, I mean what can we say? There isn't a single word that can describe our experience with Dr. Berger. However, we can conclude that we have two healthy beautiful boys...The journey was a difficult one but all worth it in the end. I went through multiple procedures due to complications with my uterus and Dr. Berger was next to me until the end. We referred close friends of ours to Dr. Berger and immediately our friends saw the difference in care. We are convinced that if Dr. Berger cannot help you conceive, no one can. Stay strong friends! Dr. Berger will help you!
This clinic [Innovative Fertility Center] has great parking systems and the building is easy to find. This is very important when you go through infertility becasue you don’t want to add an extra stress finding the parking space, location and surroundings. All the staffs there are very friendly and helpful...Dr. Berger, I mean what can we say? There isn't a single word that can describe our experience with Dr. Berger. However, we can conclude that we have two healthy beautiful boys.
How was your experience with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Dr. Berger, I mean what can we say? There isn't a single word that can describe our experience with Dr. Berger. However, we can conclude that we have two healthy beautiful boys. For me, it was like “you name it, I have it all”. Adenomyosis, fibroids, endometriosis and a list of other concerns that made it nearly impossible for me to conceive a baby. Multiple doctors advised us to use a surrogate and that was out of the question. We met Dr. Berger in the middle of a failed IVF attempt from a previous doctor and we had to make a choice to either continue with our previous doctor or switch to Dr. Berger. I am still unsure what made us decide to go with Dr. Berger at the time but it was the RIGHT choice. The journey was a difficult one but all worth it in the end. I went through multiple procedures due to complications with my uterus and Dr. Berger was next to me until the end. We referred close friends of ours to Dr. Berger and immediately our friends saw the difference in care. We are convinced that if Dr. Berger cannot help you conceive, no one can. Stay strong friends! Dr. Berger will help you!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Trust him
Describe your experience with Innovative Fertility Center.
This clinic has great parking systems and the building is easy to find. This is very important when you go through infertility becasue you don’t want to add an extra stress finding the parking space, location and surroundings. All the staffs there are very friendly and helpful.
10
Doctor
Joshua Berger
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
Innovative Fertility Center
Manhattan Beach
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
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2022 - 2023, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr Berger showed he really cared for my husband and I. He sat down and answered all of our questions, he explained the process when we didn’t understand certain parts. He embraced us with a hug after our retrieval. Just made both of us feel like we made the right choice. He was the perfect doctor for us...He was patient, extremely kind, just wonderful.
[Innovative Fertility Center was] Very intimate! I’ve seen the same staff every time. Lobby was clean, room was neat. I liked that it wasn’t extremely busy with people coming in and out all the time. Parking was available everytime we had an appointment! And drinks like coffee, water, tea always available...She [nurse] was there for all of my anxieties. She was quick to answer all my emails as well as in person.
How was your experience with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Dr Berger showed he really cared for my husband and I. He sat down and answered all of our questions, he explained the process when we didn’t understand certain parts. He embraced us with a hug after our retrieval. Just made both of us feel like we made the right choice. He was the perfect doctor for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Come prepared with questions, guaranteed he will be able to answer in a way you understand. As a nurse I have a background in anatomy and physiology, so when my husband needed more explanation Dr Berger was able to go over the science behind everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
Dr Berger was very thorough. He made us feel at ease when we had so many questions about the process and after. He was patient, extremely kind, just wonderful.
Describe the protocols Joshua Berger used in your cycles at Innovative Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We began birth control before starting our follicle stimulating medication. Had the egg retrieval about 11 days, which then we used ICSI as we have MFI. 4 made it to blast and sent for PGT, 3 came back normal. Had a uterine polyp removed shortly after. One month later we had a successful FET
Describe your experience with your nurse at Innovative Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Daysy)
She was there for all of my anxieties. She was quick to answer all my emails as well as in person.
Describe your experience with Innovative Fertility Center.
Very intimate! I’ve seen the same staff every time. Lobby was clean, room was neat. I liked that it wasn’t extremely busy with people coming in and out all the time. Parking was available everytime we had an appointment! And drinks like coffee, water, tea always available
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center.
Most of the costs were covered by our insurance. We paid out of pocket for PGT we well as Zymot, Mock transfer, and my hysteroscopy. Out of pocket expense around $12K
Describe Joshua Berger's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Innovative Fertility Center.
He stated because of my age the risk of multiples would increase. He suggested only one embryo at a time.
10
Doctor
Joshua Berger
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
Innovative Fertility Center
Manhattan Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
5 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
4 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
2022, 9 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 33
1 Egg Freezing
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
I had an egg freezing procedure done with Dr Berger and his team and everything went great! I had very little knowledge about the whole process and was quite nervous but everyone in the office was very patient and encouraging. I felt comfortable asking all my questions even some of my more embarrassing ones because everyone was so welcoming...Treatment according to my egg count and amh as well as my age were factored in...
Clinic [Innovative Fertility Center] is very personal everyone knew my name and always treated me like a person i was never waiting for too long even on their busier days, it really felt like i had a whole team that supported me through this process...I had very little knowledge about the whole process and was quite nervous but everyone in the office was very patient and encouraging. I felt comfortable asking all my questions even some of my more embarrassing ones because everyone was so welcoming...
How was your experience with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
I had an egg freezing procedure done with Dr Berger and his team and everything went great! I had very little knowledge about the whole process and was quite nervous but everyone in the office was very patient and encouraging. I felt comfortable asking all my questions even some of my more embarrassing ones because everyone was so welcoming. I would definitely recommend others to come here for your fertility treatment needs! :]
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
To come to this boutique clinic and dont be afraid to ask questions!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center?
I had an egg freezing procedure done with Dr Berger and his team and everything went great! I had very little knowledge about the whole process and was quite nervous but everyone in the office was very patient and encouraging. I felt comfortable asking all my questions even some of my more embarrassing ones because everyone was so welcoming. I would definitely recommend others to come here for your fertility treatment needs! :]
Describe the protocols Joshua Berger used in your cycles at Innovative Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Treatment according to my egg count and amh as well as my age were factored in
Describe your experience with your nurse at Innovative Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Daysy)
She is just amazing, she always helped ease me when i was nervous and she was super responsive to my many emails
Describe your experience with Innovative Fertility Center.
Clinic is very personal everyone knew my name and always treated me like a person i was never waiting for too long even on their busier days, it really felt like i had a whole team that supported me through this process
Describe the costs associated with your care under Joshua Berger at Innovative Fertility Center.
Perla was great she is very transparent with costs and always brought up things ahead of time to prepare me
Describe Joshua Berger's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Innovative Fertility Center.
n/a
10
Doctor
Joshua Berger
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
Innovative Fertility Center
Manhattan 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