Rated 9
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 14%Don't recommend: 7%9
79% strongly recommend
54 reviews
Humanity
8.7
8.7
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
8.4
8.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7.5
7.5
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
8.5
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
Tulane
Residency
U. of Chicago
Fellowship
USC

How Doctor Communicates

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Robert Anderson works at

Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Rated 9.2
Strongly recommend: 79%Neutral: 18%Don't recommend: 3%9.2

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Newport Beach
361 Hospital Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663

54 patient reviews

2019, Unknown Success
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 37
East Asian
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr Anderson has a long wait until you can see him at your first appointment. It took me 6 weeks until I was able to come in. That felt long given that every moment counts when you're "older" and TTC...by the time I saw Dr Anderson I had found out I conceived naturally. road...he was very friendly and had a good attitude despite the fact that I didn't necessarily need his services anymore. He had studied my chart, shared his POV on my diagnosis (which was different from the first fertility doctor I saw) and then proceeded to discuss what I should look out for during my first trimester.
all the nurses [at Southern Center for Reproductive Medicine] are very warm, knowledgeable and calming. I have spoken to or worked with about 6 different nurses and they're all been excellent. They follow-up in a very timely manner...The clinic is a well oiled machine; they are extremely organized and efficient. The billing is on point, which is such a huge relief given how frequently I'm in the office and the complexity and volume of paperwork. This has allowed me to not stress on the admin details and focus on staying healthy and happy.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Anderson has a long wait until you can see him at your first appointment. It took me 6 weeks until I was able to come in. That felt long given that every moment counts when you're "older" and TTC. By a stroke of luck and good fortune, by the time I saw Dr Anderson I had found out I conceived naturally. I still took the appointment with Dr Anderson because I wanted to meet him, test the chemistry and understand who he is, might I need a fertility doctor down the road. What struck me as he walked into the office, he was very friendly and had a good attitude despite the fact that I didn't necessarily need his services anymore. He had studied my chart, shared his POV on my diagnosis (which was different from the first fertility doctor I saw) and then proceeded to discuss what I should look out for during my first trimester. I've been working with him the last few weeks, while in parallel seeing my OBGYN. He shared that it was important that I check my hormone levels, in case I needed to increase my levels to support the embryo / fetus in the first crucial weeks. It turned out my progesterone levels were low so we started hormone therapy immediately. This has been extremely beneficial considering my OB would not see me until much later in the trimester.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He and his office / team a worth the wait, if you feel the time to come in and see him is too long. I can't praise them enough.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr Anderson and his team are very thorough and personable. They read your chart prior to seeing / speaking with you - I never have to recall my details with them. Although he's a very busy doctor, they plan and space out the appointments well so you're not sitting in the waiting room with a ton of other patents, they also get you in in a very timely manner. Dr Anderson is friendly, knowledgeable and shares information in a very direct way.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I did not go forward with any fertility treatments but was under his care for hormone therapy during my first trimester.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Like Dr Anderson, all the nurses are very warm, knowledgeable and calming. I have spoken to or worked with about 6 different nurses and they're all been excellent. They follow-up in a very timely manner.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The clinic is a well oiled machine; they are extremely organized and efficient. The billing is on point, which is such a huge relief given how frequently I'm in the office and the complexity and volume of paperwork. This has allowed me to not stress on the admin details and focus on staying healthy and happy.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 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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2017, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 40
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
2nd of 2 Docs
1 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He [Dr. Robert Anderson] has a rather complex steroid treatment through the whole preparation of lining and after transfer which worked well for me. He does not overdiagnose uterine abnormalities, which I feel my previous doctor did...He has a very thorough protocol for uterine lining, using two daily shots of hormone (I can't remember if it is progesterone or estrogen)...He's thorough and to the point. Other than for the actual procedures and exam, your communication will be done through nurses.
Weakness: all non-person communication [at S CA Center for Reproductive Medicine] is done through nurses. I think this is necessary for the clinic to run, but I think everyone would prefer to talk to the doctor...Other than for the actual procedures and exam, your communication will be done through nurses...There were different nurses each day, some were better than others...The embryo was created at a different lab. He was willing to do the transfer and his lab people were great at communicating with me about the delivery.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson has great success rates and does all transfers himself. I had a frozen embryo from my own eggs transferred to his clinic. His prices are very reasonable. He has a very thorough protocol for uterine lining, using two daily shots of hormone (I can't remember if it is progesterone or estrogen). He also has his patients on low-dose steroids, which worked well for me because I have Hashimoto's, although Dr. Anderson did not think this was a problem.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He's thorough and to the point. Other than for the actual procedures and exam, your communication will be done through nurses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Dr. Anderson was very nice, and his nurses were also nice.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I only did an embryo transfer with Dr. Anderson. The embryo was created at a different lab. He was willing to do the transfer and his lab people were great at communicating with me about the delivery. He uses injections of progesterone twice a day, at 1mL, which was much less painful than at my previous clinic where I originally was going to transfer, which had a single shot of 2mL. He has a rather complex steroid treatment through the whole preparation of lining and after transfer which worked well for me. He does not overdiagnose uterine abnormalities, which I feel my previous doctor did.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
There were different nurses each day, some were better than others.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Strength: high success rate, only one doctor so you know that the success rate is due to him and his lab. Weakness: all non-person communication is done through nurses. I think this is necessary for the clinic to run, but I think everyone would prefer to talk to the doctor.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I had an ultrasound and he looked inside my uterus, it was around $700. I had a transfer, it was about $2400 I think.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
I believe he exclusively does eSET.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport 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
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Verified

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2019, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
9
Age 41
1 IVF
1 Embryo Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
East Asian
Income $200K - $499K
Sales Representative
2nd of 2 Docs
3 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
5 Embryo Freezing With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
He’s [Dr. Anderson] straight forward and honest. Not super warm. ... He’s very knowledgeable and I felt like he was really following me and adjusting me as I needed. Not just a protocol. We got the furthest we have ever gotten with him. ... Customized protocols. He was honest about what he thought. ... One thing he doesn’t do is put you on BCP and does blood work frequently and bases meds on the blood levels.
I think he’s [Dr. Anderson] the best option in Orange County area. The staff is great and he’s really honest. He doesn’t want to just get your money. He wants to make sure the numbers are right. ... They [nursing staff] were all really nice and empathic. ... You have to pay for parking less then 30 mins. ... He won’t do multiples because of risk. I appreciated that. ... He’s very busy. Has his own lab.
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He’s straight forward and honest. Not super warm. But he gets results. He’s very knowledgeable and I felt like he was really following me and adjusting me as I needed. Not just a protocol. We got the furthest we have ever gotten with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
He’s not very warm and fuzzy. But he really knows what he’s doing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Customized protocols. He was honest about what he thought.
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
One thing he doesn’t do is put you on BCP and does blood work frequently and bases meds on the blood levels.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
They were all really nice and empathic.
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
You have to pay for parking less then 30 mins. He’s very busy. Has his own lab. I think he’s the best option in Orange County area. The staff is great and he’s really honest. He doesn’t want to just get your money. He wants to make sure the numbers are right.
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He won’t do multiples because of risk. I appreciated that.
10
Doctor
Robert Anderson
NPS
Humanity
4 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
2 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
3 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
9
Clinic
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport 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
6 of 5
Verified
Verified

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2020, Consult
NPS
9
NPS
8
Age 40
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
Immunological
European
Income $100K - $199K
4th of 4 Docs
2 IUI With Other Docs
2 IVF With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Neutral
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Robert Anderson was] Very knowledgeable,professional approach to the patient.Warm and good communicator.Took some time to review my case and proposed a treatment. Allowed me to ask as many questions as I desired. Dr Anderson showed me statistics for my age group and explained changes of me getting pregnant.
Modern clinic [Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine] with many years of experience.Very advanced techniques and treatment available for everyone.The only weakness is the price for IVF...[Dr. Anderson was] Very knowledgeable,professional approach to the patient.Warm and good communicator.Took some time to review my case and proposed a treatment
How was your experience with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Very knowledgeable,professional approach to the patient.Warm and good communicator.Took some time to review my case and proposed a treatment. Allowed me to ask as many questions as I desired. Dr Anderson showed me statistics for my age group and explained changes of me getting pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
One of the top clinic in US.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine?
Treated with respect and patient
Describe the protocols Robert Anderson used in your cycles at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
Haven’t started yet
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Compassionate and good communicator
Describe your experience with Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Modern clinic with many years of experience.Very advanced techniques and treatment available for everyone.The only weakness is the price for IVF. Most if the insurances don't cover the procedures therefore you need to pay out of packet.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Robert Anderson at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Only for the consultation,$100
Describe Robert Anderson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine.
He is famous for transferring only one embryo
9
Doctor
Robert Anderson
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
Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Newport Beach
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
3 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
1 of 5