Sahar Wertheimer

HRC Fertility

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

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

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

Communication
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9
9
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
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Sahar Wertheimer works in 1 office at

HRC Fertility
Rated 7.6
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 23%7.6

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

2 patient reviews

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