Sahar Wertheimer

HRC Fertility

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 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
9.2
9.2
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
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
Albert Einstein College
Residency
Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship
Cedars Sinai

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
doctor available by personal cell phone
doctor available by personal cell phone
Sahar Wertheimer works in 1 office at

HRC Fertility
Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 56%Neutral: 22%Don't recommend: 22%7.6

Explore Clinic
West Los Angeles
11500 Olympic Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90064

3 patient reviews

2024, 31 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 38
1 Egg Freezing
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wertheimer is an absolute pro...is fabulous, friendly, smart, and kind. She will make sure she understands your body...ovaries have some tendencies of PCOS, and so the doctor was able to find the right cocktail that allowed me to really excel with the egg freezing...retrieve 50 eggs and 31 of them were viable to freeze
[HRC Fertility] is a well-oiled machine.... the people who work there are friendly, professional, respectful and they know what they are doing! The office is clean, sparkling, and they have the LATEST technology to help you get results...Joanna is a great care coordinator and will really make sure you understand what to do...and when to do it
How was your experience with Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
I highly recommend going to HRC Keck Medical and getting the fabulous Dr Sahar Wertheimer as your fertility doctor. Dr. Wertheimer is an absolute pro and her team is great at handling all your needs. I showed up to my consultation with a long list of questions and the doctor went over each and every one. As a 38-year-old patient who is still single, I wanted to freeze my eggs so that I can have children in the future, when I find a partner. Luckily, I found Dr Wertheimer. My ovaries have some tendencies of PCOS, and so the doctor was able to find the right cocktail that allowed me to really excel with the egg freezing... I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND that you GO FOR IT! After one cycle, she was able to retrieve 50 eggs and 31 of them were viable to freeze.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
She is a great doctor... trust the process. She is super busy but will maximize your time together with compassion and care. It can feel overwhelming, but she is really there to help guide you and you're in great hands.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Wertheimer is fabulous, friendly, smart, and kind. She will make sure she understands your body.
Describe the protocols Sahar Wertheimer used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
The entire process of freezing your eggs basically is this: 1) book your appointment, 2) consult with Dr. Wertheimer (who is super sweet, friendly, and smart), 3) meet with the financial counselor and your personal patient coordinator (who will be your liaison throughout the process). Once you are ready to proceed and figure out your payments, you will have them as your advocates to make it possible. (Shoutout to Maira and to Joanna! --They're great; Dr. Wertheimer has a fantastic team). Once you are ready to freeze your eggs, they'll arrange the medicine and help you arrange for the injectable drugs to be delivered to your door (or to the office, based on your preference). 4) Then you prepare to start and will schedule your appointments at the office. The whole process takes about 2 weeks. -- The doctor meets with patients every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the mornings to give you an ultrasound (to check the progress of how your follicles/eggs are responding to stimulation/the medicine). You will get your blood drawn before each visit and, in the early afternoon, you'll get an email from your patient coordinator to tell you how to tweak your medicine based on your results. Your patient coordinator will be your guide to walk you through your daily needs and the doctor will see you at each appointment. --Then, 5) When your body is ready, you simply follow the instructions that the doctor gives you. - You give yourself a particular medicine on a particular day at the exact time they tell you; then you get your blood analyzed the next day to make sure your levels are where they should be; and then you show up to the Encino clinic for the procedure. 6) Dr Wertheimer will retrieve your eggs and the whole appointment takes about 20 minutes, but you show up an hour early. You find out how many eggs they retrieve immediately after the procedure... and, 24 hours later, they can tell you how many of those eggs are "mature" (meaning, viable to be frozen...and good enough to become embryos). --One thing I did not know before freezing my eggs: the eggs will not be able to be analyzed when you freeze them for quality. For chromosomal abnormalities, and quality issues...you really only will discover those issues when you mix them with sperm--Dr. Wertheimer explains this during the consultation and also will show you data, based on your age, to explain the likelihood of how many eggs you will need in order to achieve your desired amount of kids (what is known as "live births"). TRUST ME: with Dr. Wertheimer and her team, you are in GREAT HANDS!!!! The team at HRC Keck Medical does this all day long and they are REALLY great specialists! THANK YOU to Dr. Wertheimer!!!! She is compassionate, kind, and will maximize your results. I'm so grateful I found her. She is absolutely a special doctor and I have faith she will help me to have children in the future when I am ready. I honestly feel blessed to have found her. Go for it!
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Joanna)
Joanna is a great care coordinator and will really make sure you understand what to do...and when to do it! You can speak with her after every visit (if you need/want) and she will email you. Follow her emails and you'll do very well! :)
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
The clinic is a well-oiled machine.... the people who work there are friendly, professional, respectful and they know what they are doing! The office is clean, sparkling, and they have the LATEST technology to help you get results.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility.
There was an egg freezing special at the time. Thankfully! It cost around $6,000.
10
Doctor
Sahar Wertheimer
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
HRC Fertility
West Los Angeles
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, 13 Eggs Frozen
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 32
1 Egg Freezing
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Ashkenazi Jewish
Middle Eastern
Income $50K - $99K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Wertheimer was a pleasure to work with. She was always kind and patient and made sure I was comfortable - with procedures, exams, financial issues. She was honest about my chances of success and didn’t push me to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with...very responsive and reasonable...she took my specific anxieties into account and we found a way to do it that worked for both of us.
[HRC Fertility is] Extremely organized, kind, and comfortable. I could not imagine an easier time. I was at three different offices and they have variable levels of activity - some I was the only patient in the waiting room each time I came and another the waiting room was busy. But in all instances, wait times were five minutes or less and the staff was kind, friendly and efficient...Dr. Wertheimer and her team are very responsive and reasonable.
How was your experience with Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Wertheimer was a pleasure to work with. She was always kind and patient and made sure I was comfortable - with procedures, exams, financial issues. She was honest about my chances of success and didn’t push me to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
Be clear about your goals and communicate with your team if something feels or seems amiss. Dr. Wertheimer and her team are very responsive and reasonable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
Dr. Wertheimer was extremely caring and gave me all of the information I needed and requested. She was patient and gentle during visits and procedures and did not make me feel rushed. She also worked with me and her team to ensure I was as financially comfortable as possible during the procedure. We had discussions about timing and my goals, for example when it came time to trigger me for retrieval and there was some ambiguity on the exact time to do so, she took my specific anxieties into account and we found a way to do it that worked for both of us.
Describe the protocols Sahar Wertheimer used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
I started three months in advance taking vitamins (prenatals, etc) and we discussed some data behind low dose DHEA, showing increase in number of eggs retrieved and good safety profile, so I did decide to take it. I stayed on my OCPs until 5-ish days before starting injections. Once we started I used follistim, menopur, and then ganirelix. Once it was time for the trigger we used novarel and Lupron. There was one dose adjustment of follistim when we got closer to the retrieval to grow the follicles a bit more but not overdo it. We thought we would retrieve around 8-10 eggs based on ultrasounds but ended up with 14, 10 of which were “good quality.”
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Joanna Truong)
Joanna was spectacular. She was extremely patient and walked me through every step of the process. She answered my calls and e-mails when I had extra questions and followed up on ones she needed to run by my doctor. Even on weekends, she was there when I had important questions. The staff was also amazing, helping me with concerns about paying for the treatment and extra blood tests.
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
Extremely organized, kind, and comfortable. I could not imagine an easier time. I was at three different offices and they have variable levels of activity - some I was the only patient in the waiting room each time I came and another the waiting room was busy. But in all instances, wait times were five minutes or less and the staff was kind, friendly and efficient
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility.
Without recalling specifics, it was around 13000$ including 700$ for the anesthesia. I appreciated that the way the medications were prescribed was giving me the minimum I would need, and as I required more we would order more. The deliveries were extremely prompt and this way I didn’t overpay. They were willing to prescribe more but had the option I described above which worked perfectly for me.
10
Doctor
Sahar Wertheimer
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
HRC Fertility
West Los Angeles
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.

2022 - 2023, Unsuccessful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 34 - 35
2 IVF
PCOS
Ashkenazi Jewish
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Very responsive, caring, sensitive, my results really mattered to her [Dr. Sahar Wertheimer]...I knew I could reach out with any question or concern and would be answered promptly. I knew any news delivered would he shared in a gentle way and with a plan to go forward. I felt important to Dr. Wertheimer and trusted her every step of the way...when one thing did not appear to be working we came up with a new approach until we got it right
I am new to HRC, I worked with Dr Wertheimer at her former clinic and followed her to this new clinic, but so far this clinic appears organized and responsive. I look forward to working with them as I continue to embark on the IVF journey. They have been patient on the phone, answering any questions that I have...[nursing staff at HRC Fertility] Very responsive and spoke kindly, answered all my questions
How was your experience with Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
I knew I could reach out with any question or concern and would be answered promptly. I knew any news delivered would he shared in a gentle way and with a plan to go forward. I felt important to Dr. Wertheimer and trusted her every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
To trust her and be open with your thoughts and concerns about the process
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility?
Very responsive, caring, sensitive, my results really mattered to her.
Describe the protocols Sahar Wertheimer used in your cycles at HRC Fertility and their degree of success.
What I remember is that when one thing did not appear to be working we came up with a new approach until we got it right
Describe your experience with your nurse at HRC Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Kristy )
Very responsive and spoke kindly, answered all my questions
Describe your experience with HRC Fertility.
I am new to HRC, I worked with Dr Wertheimer at her former clinic and followed her to this new clinic, but so far this clinic appears organized and responsive. I look forward to working with them as I continue to embark on the IVF journey. They have been patient on the phone, answering any questions that I have.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Sahar Wertheimer at HRC Fertility.
Unsure
Describe Sahar Wertheimer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at HRC Fertility.
N/a
10
Doctor
Sahar Wertheimer
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
HRC Fertility
West Los Angeles
NPS
Operations
4 of 5
Scheduling
4 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5