Cedars-Sinai

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots is not offered: Not OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Los Angeles
444 S. San Vicente Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-9964
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Cedars-Sinai to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 2Don't recommend: 17
4 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 33% 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
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
78
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
7.8
Average Doctor Score
2 doctors
4 assessments
1
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
1
The lack of communication [at Cedars-Sinai] lead to problems and the billing is impossible. I spent hours unscrambling problems....Pay closer attention and get out of Cedars. The staff are terrible and the billing is problematic for a patient base that is by and large cash.
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
1
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
It's a normal office at Cedars Sinai
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The doctor herself treated me like a human but the office staff were terrible. Every single step of the way we had billing issues, couldn't get calls back, etc
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very friendly but the lack of communication around protocol for my treatments almost lead to problems multiple times.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Erica Wang?
She's very nice but not everything was tested and she accidentally did an insemination during a cycle where I ovulated 5 follicles and I had to pay for the ultrasound to figure out that they messed that one up. She also still thought I could get pregnant that cycle when my estrogen was crashing. She never prescribed estrogen to thicken my lining and never did ultrasounds the day of IUI.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Erica Wang?
Pay closer attention and get out of Cedars. The staff are terrible and the billing is problematic for a patient base that is by and large cash.
Describe the protocols Erica Wang used in your cycles and their degree of success.
First cycle was a natural IUI cycle. The second was a clomid and IUI cycle and the third was also clomid and IUI
Describe the costs associated with your care under Erica Wang.
Inconsistant. They depended upon the length of the appointment and the questions asked, not the service provided. An ultrasound didn't have a cost, it had a range. I was never sure what to expect. Also I was a cash patient and every time I paid in cash, something got confused with the office. Then something else got confused with the hospital and I would get bills for thousands of dollars that were 1) inaccurate and 2) based on appointments that were already paid for.
1
Doctor
Erica Wang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
38 - 42
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
...The best part of Dr. Pisarska's practice is her staff. I loved the nurses and was sad when it was time to move on to our OB as they became a welcomed, comforting presence in a long and sometimes disappointing arduous journey.
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Age
38 - 42
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
Highly skilled. Professional.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She took her time and really got to know me and my husband. But the best part of her practice is her staff. I loved the nurses and was sad when it was time to move on to our OB as they became a welcomed, comforting presence in a long and sometimes disappointing arduous journey.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love Dr. Pisarska, but her nursing staff was my favorite part of my visit. They remembered everything, were emotionally invested in my care and always made each visit a pleasant experience. They set the bar so high that the nurses at my OB's office nor the hospital where I delivered, could ever live up to their level of care and compassion.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska?
She was patient, knowledge and highly skilled. I had two successful pregnancies thru her care.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska?
Listen to her... she knows what she's doing!
10
Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The nursing staff is incredible. The front desk staff is also great. Overall, an excellent practice. I would highly highly recommend to anyone I know....She [Dr. Margareta Piskarska] answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability.
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Age
30 - 32
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Cedars-Sinai.
The nursing staff is incredible. The front desk staff is also great. Overall, an excellent practice. I would highly highly recommend to anyone I know.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
She is very personable and really gets to know her patients. She is kind, warm, and very knowledgeable
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is incredible. So kind, so thoughtful, so patient. I can't say enough good things about them. Excellent excellent team of professionals.
How was your experience with Margareta Pisarska?
She answered all questions and is highly experienced and skilled. She is knowledgeable and a leader in her field. She listened to me and was thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I appreciated her optimism, honesty, and availability.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Margareta Pisarska?
Ask all of the questions any time!
10
Doctor
Margareta Pisarska
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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N/A
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
N/A
Every time I saw Dr. Wang, she was completely prepared. She knew my complete treatment history and even remembered minor personal details I had told her. After procedures, or bad results, she always called me personally to check up on me and discuss our next steps.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish, Latino
Income
$500K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
N/A
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Every time I saw Dr. Wang, she was completely prepared. She knew my complete treatment history and even remembered minor personal details I had told her. After procedures, or bad results, she always called me personally to check up on me and discuss our next steps.
10
Doctor
Erica Wang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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