Reproductive Partners Fertility Center

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture: OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication: OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
La Jolla
9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-9177
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Reproductive Partners Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 8Neutral: 19.3
9 assessments
  • 89% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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35-37
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43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
629
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
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9 assessments
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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[The nurse at Reproductive Partners] is nice and responsive and takes her job seriously. So seriously that she once drove to my house to provide me with medication and showed me how to use the injection! Now that is service! As for the finance coordinator, she told me about a program through my insurance company that lowered the cost of fertility treatments (my insurance doesn't cover so everything is out of pocket), which was very helpful.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center.
It's next to the hospital so you have to pay for parking. You get a $1 off validation at the clinic but it'll still cost you $3 for up to 2 hours. That's the only gripe I have. Office is pleasant and the staff is pleasant. Only doctors are allowed to do the ultrasounds. I also like that you don't have to pay to get your own medical records. Everyone is usually very responsive- if you leave a message, you'll usually get a call back same day.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Duleba takes the time to go over everything and answer any question, no matter how simple or complicated. He actually encouraged us to talk to OvaScience about Augment to see if we have other options. He was also candid but warm and rather than pushing us to use donor eggs for our next cycle, recommended we try one more time but also stated he wouldn't recommend I do another cycle with my own eggs if the results were still negative. He also provided his personal opinion, which other doctors wouldn't do (they just kept stating statistics) and sometimes an honest answer is what you are looking for, without numbers.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Reproductive Partners focuses on the idea that you have 1 nurse throughout your entire treatment cycle. Sounds nice on paper and in theory but if I had to get medical records, I still had to talk to someone else, finance (still another person), so when I think of 1 nurse, I hope for someone who can I can just communicate and get answers and information. Plus it seemed that every time I called, she was out of the office so I ended up talking to other nurses anyway. That being said, that is no way a negative reflection on Kerstin. She is nice and responsive and takes her job seriously. So seriously that she once drove to my house to provide me with medication and showed me how to use the injection! Now that is service! As for the finance coordinator, she told me about a program through my insurance company that lowered the cost of fertility treatments (my insurance doesn't cover so everything is out of pocket), which was very helpful.
How was your experience with Antoni Duleba?
I've researched and had consultations with 4 other doctors before in the San Diego area and he was the most knowledgeable. He talked about taking vitamins, refraining from drinking, smoking and caffeine, things that the other doctors didn't really get into. He made sure that we had enough time to ask our questions and he has a nice, warm personality. He's also very direct, which I appreciate.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antoni Duleba?
Ask as many questions as you want!
Describe the protocols Antoni Duleba used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on the low-stim protocol: - Take 81mg aspirin throughout the cycle (supposed to improve blood flow to the ovaries) - Start Androderm Gel once a positive LH surge has been detected (you will prob get your period during this time) - 6 days after starting the gel, take Estrace (around 6 days) - Once the doctor tells you to stop using the gel, he puts you on the Androderm patch for 5 days - Stop taking Estrace and the Androderm patch once the 5 days have past - Start 225 IUs of Menopur, 2 tablets of Clomid, Dexamethasone for 6-8 days - Then start taking Ganirelix 4-5 days - Then growth hormone, Indomethacin and then final a Lupron trigger
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
I requested early morning appointments so I can go straight to work without too much disruption and they were usually very accommodating.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antoni Duleba.
$12,000 (not including the cost of medication)
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Doctor
Antoni Duleba
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
Charlene [a nurse at RPFC] is very organized, detail oriented and easy to communicate with. She treats us with respect and is always on top of things. Whenever we need anything from her, she has been able to fulfill them in a timely fashion. We enjoy working with her.... Strength: 1. Well operated establishment 2. Great staff and nurses 3. Great availability and easy to schedule appointments 4. Honest, ethical and trustworthy 5. Associated with UCSD/research 6. Prestigious doctors Weakness: 1. Expensive
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Engineer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other
10
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center.
Strength: 1. Well operated establishment 2. Great staff and nurses 3. Great availability and easy to schedule appointments 4. Honest, ethical and trustworthy 5. Associated with UCSD/research 6. Prestigious doctors Weakness: 1. Expensive
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
My wife and I have always been treated as a human by Dr.Duleba, his nurses, and staff. They treat us with respect and have gotten to know us personally. They make it a point to get back to us in a timely fashion when we need anything from them. Dr. Duleba makes it a point to take his time and is very patient when answering our questions regarding our condition and IVF treatment. Whenever we communicate with them, they seem to have all the information about us with them and we don't need to remind them our condition or treatment. We have been with other doctors who would mistake us for other couples many times. We have yet to experience this with Dr. Duleba and his team.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Charlene is very organized, detail oriented and easy to communicate with. She treats us with respect and is always on top of things. Whenever we need anything from her, she has been able to fulfill them in a timely fashion. We enjoy working with her.
How was your experience with Antoni Duleba?
Dr. Duleba is a very intelligent person. He's very knowledgeable and experienced in PCOS. He does a lot of research on PCOS. This is one of the reasons why we chose him as our doctor. Of course, he's been successful with many IVF patients as well. He is very detail oriented and professional. He was very patient during our consultation appointment with all our questions and doubts. He made us feel ease and comfortable.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antoni Duleba?
Don't be shy to ask him questions. He will answer all your questions. He's extremely patient too. He's easy to communicate with.
Describe the protocols Antoni Duleba used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We have not started our IVF process yet. We are in our pre IVF stage now. Our IVF process starts next month.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antoni Duleba.
$25, 000
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Doctor
Antoni Duleba
Communication
Trustworthiness
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
This is a busy clinic, but I still felt like a person and had everything taken care of, and had my questions answered in a very prompt manner.... I never had an issue with the nursing staff. They were attentive, caring and answered my questions.... I felt like a human because he took the time to answer ALL of my questions, of which I had many, and I never felt rushed or hurried. I was able to contact his assistant as well with questions and she always got back to me within a few hours at the most.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center.
This is a busy clinic, but I still felt like a person and had everything taken care of, and had my questions answered in a very prompt manner. I don't have many things to say for weaknesses to be honest.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I felt like a human because he took the time to answer ALL of my questions, of which I had many, and I never felt rushed or hurried. I was able to contact his assistant as well with questions and she always got back to me within a few hours at the most.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I never had an issue with the nursing staff. They were attentive, caring and answered my questions.
How was your experience with Gabriel Garzo?
I felt from the beginning that Dr. Garzo knew his stuff and, if IVF was an option, wanted to cover his bases to make sure of success. At one point he suggested an endometrial biopsy based on the thickness of my lining. I went home and did some of my own research. Since we are very concerned about the cost of things, I asked if a biopsy was absolutely necessary and they told me they would look again during my sono to see if it looked like it was necessary. Once they went in he was satisfied with what he saw and didn't do it. I advocate for myself often with my doctors and this is an example, to me, of Dr. Garzo listening to what his patients want and being accommodating.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gabriel Garzo?
I would say take notes, or record your conversations because it is a lot of information and you want to make sure you know what your options are. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I like Dr. Garzo. He is warm enough for me with regard to a doctor and responsive. Those are two things that are important to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gabriel Garzo.
We paid cash for everything b/c our insurance didn't cover anything.
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Doctor
Gabriel Garzo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
They [Reproductive Partners Fertility Center] seem to need more space. I don't think it's appropriate to have patients dealing with very intimate processes such as infertility and IVF to have to ask their questions in the hallway with other patients passing by. Otherwise the reception staff have been very friendly and helpful.... This is a very busy office and it often feels like don't have adequate time to dedicate, but I think the desire is there. They just may be too busy at times. At my first appointment I felt like there was more time, but the following few appointments left me feeling very much like a number.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
Describe your experience with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center.
They seem to need more space. I don't think it's appropriate to have patients dealing with very intimate processes such as infertility and IVF to have to ask their questions in the hallway with other patients passing by. Otherwise the reception staff have been very friendly and helpful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
This is a very busy office and it often feels like don't have adequate time to dedicate, but I think the desire is there. They just may be too busy at times. At my first appointment I felt like there was more time, but the following few appointments left me feeling very much like a number.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Alicia seems thoughtful and compassionate. There have been other staff that I have interacted with that I felt less comfortable with. At my first IVF (baseline) appt I did not see Alicia then, but the nurses in the hallway were answering my questions and I had wished I could have been in a more private place.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
How was your experience with Antoni Duleba?
Dr. Duleba instills a sense of confidence and trust and I feel comfortable that he would advise us down the right path. He seemed to look at our entire profile and give us feedback about his impression of our fertility status. Subsequently I have felt like he's been busy and in demand, but I remain optimistic that the further we get into the treatment plan the more attention we will get hopefully.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Antoni Duleba?
He is experienced and trustworthy. But make sure you let him know you have questions to ask so that you have a chance to fit them all in!
Describe the protocols Antoni Duleba used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I've just started a mid-luteal Estrace cycle....
Describe the costs associated with your care under Antoni Duleba.
With everything included it looks like one cycle of IVF will be around $17,500.
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Doctor
Antoni Duleba
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
To start with, they were willing to take my frozen embryos (created in Boston and shipped to them). A lot of places won't touch you if they don't get to do everything. They kindly listened to my concerns; after hours calls were answered quickly and without annoyance. Though I (as expected) spent most of my time with the nurses, Dr Garzo gave me sufficient time to ensure my questions were answered.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
To start with, they were willing to take my frozen embryos (created in Boston and shipped to them). A lot of places won't touch you if they don't get to do everything. They kindly listened to my concerns; after hours calls were answered quickly and without annoyance. Though I (as expected) spent most of my time with the nurses, Dr Garzo gave me sufficient time to ensure my questions were answered. They had the head of the lab come and talk to me about my frozen embroys, which I really appreciated. They were willing to work with me when I moved to Houston, TX; they let me do ALL my pre-work in TX (I had to arrange ultrasounds and bloodwork on my own, but it was worth it to not have to fly back and forth to SD). I tried to find a doc in Houston who would take my frozen embroys, but the best shop in town said no and I wasn't willing to go to any of the other Houston clinis.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
While I didn't bond with them like the nurse from my first IVF experience, they did their job well, made sure I always knew what to do and when, and answered questions promptly when I called.
How was your experience with Gabriel Garzo?
He was professional and expressed himself well. He is NOT all warm and fuzzy, but I don't need/want that. He was plenty compassionate, but in a more formal way.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gabriel Garzo?
No advice specific to him.
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Doctor
Gabriel Garzo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
When I had to figure out the medications... I had my nurse's cell phone number and she encouraged me to call when I needed her. I had an incident where that happened, and she was very sweet to answer my call and guide me through the process.
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, 2 Egg Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Yoo knew all about my personal story of wanting to become a mother. He asked a lot of questions and was a great listener. I felt he really cared about me and wasn't just trying to make his money!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
When I had to figure out the medications: mixing, stirring, injecting, it became very confusing once I got home and had to do it. I had my nurse's cell phone number and she encouraged me to call when I needed her. I had an incident where that happened, and she was very sweet to answer my call and guide me through the process.
How was your experience with Richard Yoo?
Dr. Yoo was very thorough in explaining everything to me. He answered all of my millions of questions and helped me understand the process. I felt he gave me realistic expectations, but still remained hopeful and positive. He went out of his way to call and contact me during and after the process. To this day, I send him pictures of my daughter and am so grateful for all of his help.
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Doctor
Richard Yoo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
He [Dr Antoni Duleba at Reproductive Partners Fertility Center] was the 2nd opinion we got. It was a night and day experience from the first clinic. They were extremely thorough and we were in constant contact with the Doctor. We definitely felt like he was paying close attention to every detail...Mine was a long protocol using testosterone and Estrace to increase egg quality and reserve. Then we used Menopur and Folistim to stim for about 11 days and triggered with lupron and pregnyl. We also used hgh to help with egg quality until retrieval.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was the 2nd opinion we got. It was a night and day experience from the first clinic. They were extremely thorough and we were in constant contact with the Doctor. We definitely felt like he was paying close attention to every detail.
How was your experience with Antoni Duleba?
He is extremely thorough and gives you all options. All the doctors in the clinic seem to work together very well.
Describe the protocols Antoni Duleba used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Mine was a long protocol using testosterone and Estrace to increase egg quality and reserve. Then we used Menopur and Folistim to stim for about 11 days and triggered with lupron and pregnyl. We also used hgh to help with egg quality until retrieval.
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Doctor
Antoni Duleba
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
31 - 36
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Ask questions know all of the information before you begin and do your own research. We have had a long journey with different dr and dr garzo is amazing and clearly knows what he is doing...Dr Garzo is great more of a facts and numbers guy....The first time for iui we had a ton of bills [from Reproductive Partners] . This time our insurance covers cost and the finance people are all over helping and providing detailed info. They call back in less than 24 hours
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Age
31 - 36
Treated
2011 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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How was your experience with Gabriel Garzo?
Dr garzo is great more of a facts and numbers guy.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gabriel Garzo?
Ask questions know all of the information before you begin and do your own research. We have had a long journey with different dr and dr garzo is amazing and clearly knows what he is doing
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gabriel Garzo.
The first time for iui we had a ton of bills. This time our insurance covers cost and the finance people are all over helping and providing detailed info. They call back in less than 24 hours
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Doctor
Gabriel Garzo
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
9
I absolutely love her [Dr. Brooke Friedman], and her honesty and calmness. She takes as much time with us as needed to talk us through each step. Her confidence exudes in a very pleasant way. She is so caring and nurturing, and has been EXACTLY what we needed on this journey [Note: Dr. Friedman may have left to join San Diego Fertility].
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
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What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Brooke Friedman?
I absolutely love her, and her honesty and calmness. She takes as much time with us as needed to talk us through each step. Her confidence exudes in a very pleasant way. She is so caring and nurturing, and has been EXACTLY what we needed on this journey.
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Doctor
Brooke Friedman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Reproductive Partners Fertility Center
La Jolla
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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