CMD Fertility

Available Resources

Genetic counseling: Offered
Genetic counseling
Acupuncture: Offered
Acupuncture
Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
is not offered
Nutrition counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Nutrition counseling
is not offered
Administration of shots: Offered
Administration of shots
Coordinating at-home nursing: Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
Selling medication: Offered
Selling medication
Providing backup medication: Offered
Providing backup medication
Los Angeles
10921 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-873-1800
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CMD Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 12%9.8
10 assessments
  • 88% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
9.8
Operations

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Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
9.1
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
9.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
9.5
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
9.7
Attention to Detail

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CDC Success Rates

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
>42
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
218
Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
9.5
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
10 assessments
10
10
Age
49 - 53
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
From the first day that I met her [Dr. DeUgarte] she gave me her cell phone number and that was now 4 years ago and to date if I text her with a question or concern she replies quickly, most times the same day but no more than 24 hours...also works with her patients financially allowing payment installments, discount packages for services and discounts with prescriptions filled by the pharmacy located in her building. Her strengths are patient care and carrying out necessary
The nursing staff at CMD fertility is excellent and very thorough...A frozen Embryo transfer cost is $3350. With discount the cost is $2512.50. The facility fee is $975. Acupuncture pre & post is $350...The clinic is ran well. Each time you go in you know what to expect and what procedures to follow as far as checking in and checking out and everything in between. They make things very smooth and easy for you from going to the lab to going downstairs to pick up medications.
Age
49 - 53
Treated
2015 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
As a patient of Dr. DeUrgarte's, I would say she is warm and personable and most importantly reachable. From the first day that I met her she gave me her cell phone number and that was now 4 years ago and to date if I text her with a question or concern she replies quickly, most times the same day but no more than 24 hours. Dr. D also works with her patients financially allowing payment installments, discount packages for services and discounts with prescriptions filled by the pharmacy located in her building. Her strengths are patient care and carrying out necessary Medical procedures. If I had to come up with a weakness, I guess I would say recommending and diagnosing pre transfer surgeries and procedures. She airs on the side of caution and maybe some surgeries and or procedures suggested aren't a necessity. But maybe they are, I'm not a medical professional. I'm just the one paying the bill(s). Single, with cash & with no insurance assistance I might add. Another weakness may be not allowing the patient, as in my case, decide how many frozen embryos to implant . I am of advanced maternal age, only have a certain amount of embryos from donor eggs left and am paying for each transfer cash which is a hardship. I would have liked to have had a say so with regards to the number of embryos being transferred at a time, I asked for two. My first two transfers she implanted two and now with the attempts to extend my family she will only implant one per cycle. Nevertheless I am forever grateful to God and Dr. Deurgarte for she has compassionately assisted me with conceiving one live birth thus far, of my beautiful first child, and we are currently working on extending my family as we speak. Thus far the attempts have yielded negative pregnancy tests yet she and I are hopeful that the next cycle yields a positive pregnancy test and viable full-term pregnancy resulting in the birth of my second healthy child.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Tell her what your expectations are and what you want to achieve from the beginning. Be candid and open with everything.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Dr. DeUrgarte or Dr. D as most of her patients call her, is very personable, warm & empathetic to the journey that so many of us are on. She also has great bedside manner. She presents herself as being empathetic to the situation at hand. She has a jovial personality and seems to genuinely want you to succeed at beginning and or extending your family.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
To my recollection , To stimulate a period if needed, she prescribes low-dose birth control pills. Following that at a given time the birth control pills are stopped and your period starts. Following the start of your period, if needed and depending on your diagnosis and your particular situation, you begin taking estrogen orally or you begin delestrogen shots 0.2cc every 3 days along with inserting an estrogen pill vaginally daily. 6 days before transfer you begin taking progesterone shots 1cc daily along with the prior regimen. The day of transfer you begin inserting crinone 8cc vaginally daily until test day. You also take one baby aspirin 80 mg daily. Prenatal vitamin and vitamin E daily. Any additional supplements are at the patient's discretion. All of this was done to thicken my uterine walls in hopes that the embryo would be able to stick and stay.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CMD Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christine-nurse/Zuzana then Jackie- coordinator)
The nursing staff at CMD fertility is excellent and very thorough.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
The clinic is ran well. Each time you go in you know what to expect and what procedures to follow as far as checking in and checking out and everything in between. They make things very smooth and easy for you from going to the lab to going downstairs to pick up medications.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
I don't recall the total cost for a fresh Cycle using donor eggs. I just recall it was very expensive. A frozen Embryo transfer cost is $3350. With discount the cost is $2512.50. The facility fee is $975. Acupuncture pre & post is $350. Medication is approximately $800. Embryo storage fee is $650. Lab work is approximately $500 (she gives discounts on some labs also).
Describe Catherine DeUgarte's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CMD Fertility.
My first two cycles one of which resulted in the live birth of my beautiful child she said the maximum embryos that she would transfer at a time is two. She transferred two during the fresh cycle which failed and two during the second attempt using Frozen embryos which yielded a positive pregnancy and healthy birth. Unbeknown to me until preparing for the extension of my family did I find out that because I am of advanced maternal age and my uterus isn't perfect looking and beautifully lined that she made the decision, without me, that she would only be transferring one embryo. That was disheartening to me as well as shocking. No matter what I said or how many times I asked she had a very strong opinion on her reasoning for only transferring one per cycle. She said that if both embryos took it could be dangerous for MyHealth and the health of The Unborn children. She had been successful for me in the past and so I was prayerful that even with the one and not the two I would get pregnant. But to date after multiple tries I have not (yet! but will).
10
Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
10
I opted out of one test she [Dr. Catherine DeUgarte] recommended, and I wish I would have had it. It would have saved us a few IUI attempts...We started with unmedicated IUI and then moved to IVF. We had an egg retrieval and a frozen embryo...is kind, sensitive, and positive. She took time to answer all of our questions and was compassionate the whole time. We felt she really wanted our success...She is up on the latest research as well. She counseled us on all options available and led us through each process. She didn’t recommend going straight to IVF- she encouraged us to start with IUI. She’s patient-focused, not money-focused.
The facility [CMD Fertility] is modern, and it has everything you’d need. Testing, labs, everything is all there. An acupuncturist in the same building is convenient. Traffic can be an issue if you live outside the area, especially for morning appointments. Give yourself plenty of time. The parking is also pretty expensive. It’s best to park in a metered spot or a nearby garage...The entire staff is wonderful. They are so responsive...They remember our names every time, and they make themselves accessible when we have questions.
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Dr. DeUgarte is a perfect blend of knowledgeable and intuitive. She is an extremely positive person and gave us hope about conceiving a child. She is up on the latest research as well. She counseled us on all options available and led us through each process. She didn’t recommend going straight to IVF- she encouraged us to start with IUI. She’s patient-focused, not money-focused.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Listen to her recommendations. Get all tests possible before you move ahead with IUI or IVF. I opted out of one test she recommended, and I wish I would have had it. It would have saved us a few IUI attempts.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
The entire staff is wonderful. They are so responsive. Dr. DeUgarte is kind, sensitive, and positive. She took time to answer all of our questions and was compassionate the whole time. We felt she really wanted our success.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
We started with unmedicated IUI and then moved to IVF. We had an egg retrieval and a frozen embryo. We have yet to do the transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are wonderful! So responsive and professional. They remember our names every time, and they make themselves accessible when we have questions.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
The facility is modern, and it has everything you’d need. Testing, labs, everything is all there. An acupuncturist in the same building is convenient. Traffic can be an issue if you live outside the area, especially for morning appointments. Give yourself plenty of time. The parking is also pretty expensive. It’s best to park in a metered spot or a nearby garage.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
About $1200 per IUI and about $9000 for egg retrieval and embryo freezing. $1700 for genetic tests of embryos.
10
Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
I did the standard stims, but Dr D [DeUgarte] also incorporated a trigger shot into my regimin, as a means to decrease overstimulation. ... Contrary to other dr's, she advised a low salt, high protein diet, post retrieval. ... Dr D strongly suggested that I do weekly accupuncture ... she is extremely thorough, insanely smart and takes the time to explain every step of the process and work closely with you to create the fertility path that best suites you.
Their communication, organization, willingness to work with you on pricing, and overall warm disposition is far above the norm. My only issue is, the parking in the facility is pricey. I wish they could validate because it definitely adds up. ... Compared to other fertility clinics in southern california, CMD fertility is the most affordable I came across.
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
My husband and I feel so luck to be in Dr D's care. She is incredibly sweet with the best bedside manor. Not only that, she is extremely thorough, insanely smart and takes the time to explain every step of the process and work closely with you to create the fertility path that best suites you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Listen to everything she tells you to do. She will NOT steer you in the wrong direction.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Words cannot express how welcoming and warm Dr D and her staff were with me and my husband. Outside of appointments, Dr D is in direct communication with you, and walking you through the process every step of the way in the most caring and compassionate manor.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
Because I was hesitant to dive right into IVF, we decided to do a few rounds of medicated IUI's. Due to endometriosis blocking my right tube, Dr D worked very carefully with us to monitor what side I was ovulating from, to make sure it was my good side / increase our chances. Unfortunately, after 4 rounds (i stubbornly insisted on a 4th), we moved onto IVF. I did the standard stims, but Dr D also incorporated a trigger shot into my regimin, as a means to decrease overstimulation. Contrary to other dr's, she advised a low salt, high protein diet, post retrieval. My recouperation was easy with zero complications, and we happily have 5 pgs normal embryos. (20 retrieved, 19 fertilized, 8 blast). We are two days post retrieval and awaiting results soon! Furthermore, Dr D strongly suggested that I do weekly accupuncture. I truly believe that this had a strong factor in my positive IVF results.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CMD Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Maria Perez)
All of the staff at Dr D's office is top notch. The front desk, nurses, finance team and the lab staff far exceeded our expectations. Everyone is incredibly friendly, welcoming, communicative and respectful of what you are going through. You truly feel that they are fully invested in the success of your fertility treatments.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
I am more than happy with every aspect of CMD fertility. Their communication, organization, willingness to work with you on pricing, and overall warm disposition is far above the norm. My only issue is, the parking in the facility is pricey. I wish they could validate because it definitely adds up.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
Compared to other fertility clinics in southern california, CMD fertility is the most affordable I came across. Furthermore, Dr D is willing to work with you on costs, and consult with you on ways to save money.
Describe Catherine DeUgarte's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CMD Fertility.
Dr D advised us to move forward with one embryo, knowing that it would be tough for my husband and I to afford and manage twins.
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Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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9
8
Age
46 - 47
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
8
She [Dr. DeUgarte] is so sweet and caring. Right away, she hugs you like a friend. You chat with her in her office like a conversation versus doctor to patient.... At times, it's almost too casual. She's recommended additional doctors for me to see as a preparation for the procedures, but she doesn't have business cards for them.... She is very accommodating and thoughtful. I can easily ask her anything without feeling embarrassed for not knowing any better.
The staff [CMD Fertility] is very nice, I've spoken with several people. The receptionist is very helpful and will accommodate scheduling me via email. The nurse that provides me with my test results is very straight forward, it would be nice if she can tell me what the range of the results are (whether it's high, low, etc.) versus just the result....Parking is really expensive in the structure and they do not validate. The office is beautifully decorated, very feminine and absolutely very busy at times. I think the space is shared with a different clinic.
Age
46 - 47
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
East Asian
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
9
8
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
The process is overwhelming, and as simple as she tries to explain the procedures and the things that I have to do it's hard to remember all the details. At times, it's almost too casual. She's recommended additional doctors for me to see as a preparation for the procedures, but she doesn't have business cards for them. I'm very detailed and like to prepare, so having the gritty details makes me feel more comfortable. I'd love to walk away with a to-do list of sorts to help keep me on track and know what we've covered and what to expect down the road. I'm also asked to do blood tests, however, I don't know exactly what we are checking. I feel like I just need to trust that she'll guide me.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Be more prepared with a huge list of questions. She'll answer them all. I walked in expecting that I didn't have to do the research and she would tell me everything single thing that I need. It gets overwhelming while you're talking to her as you're taking in so much information, it's hard to remember to ask everything that you need to and should. Actually ask, what else you need to know. Also ask for a written list of things that you need to do and/or see.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
She is so sweet and caring. Right away, she hugs you like a friend. You chat with her in her office like a conversation versus doctor to patient. She responds to my emails, to all my crazy questions, she has even called me on her cell phone as she was driving home. She is very accommodating and thoughtful. I can easily ask her anything without feeling embarrassed for not knowing any better.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
I'm just at the beginning and am on Progesterone for 10 days, then BCP then estrogen pills.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CMD Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Zuzana)
The staff is very nice, I've spoken with several people. The receptionist is very helpful and will accommodate scheduling me via email. The nurse that provides me with my test results is very straight forward, it would be nice if she can tell me what the range of the results are (whether it's high, low, etc.) versus just the result. I end up Googling to see what it means. My assigned co-ordinator is very sweet and responses super quickly. She'll check-in with Dr. DeUgarte and gets back to me or will have Dr. DeUgarte call or email me directly. The only thing is that I wish they were more detailed. I like to have a plan and asked to have a detailed description of my next steps as I was overwhelmed with the information that I was given during my visit and I wasn't able to write down each step as we talked through it. I received a response very quickly and a timeline of sorts, however, it did not detail it as I would have like. A few days passed, and I reached out again to then find out that I didn't get quite the answer that i had hoped for and was a week delayed. Otherwise, the staff is so very sweet and quick to respond.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
I've been to the office early morning and mid-morning. The only time I waiting only 30 minutes was early morning. The first visit was a 1-hour wait, almost 1.5 on the 2nd visit. It would be great if the appointments were punctual. To note, I was early for all my appointments. Parking is really expensive in the structure and they do not validate. The office is beautifully decorated, very feminine and absolutely very busy at times. I think the space is shared with a different clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
She was really good about costs as the treatments are not covered by my insurance. My earlier visits were listed as missed period visits, so it was covered and all I had to pay was the co-pay. For the frozen embryo transfer, the costs includes reviewing donor's records, visits, co-ordination, injection instructions, ultrasounds, blood tests, the transfer, facility fees at $4825.
Describe Catherine DeUgarte's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CMD Fertility.
Because of my age, she is only recommending a single embryo transfer.
What specific things went wrong at CMD Fertility?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
Dr. DeUgarte has treated me with such kindness and compassion that you would never expect to get from a doctor, but when going through infertility it's what you need most in addition to a plan that is catered to you and your partner. Before seeing Dr. D my husband and I were very stressed and confused about our fertility struggles and next steps to take. We were seeing another RE and he never made things clear for us which made all of our decisions even more confusing. Finding Dr. D was a godsend. At the first appointment she had already reviewed our records, went over some studies for couples in our situation and laid out a plan that my husband and I were both comfortable with. She has always been a calming force whenever we see her and we actually look forward to our visits.
Your exceptional care at CMD Fertility starts the moment you arrive. After my second appointment I have always been greeted by name and with a smile. I never have to sign anything, Maria always checks me in automatically. All of the nurses are kind and compassionate. The financial coordinator is so sweet and also took so much time to help me understand my insurance coverage. ... I wish every women going through infertility struggles could come here or at least find a doctor and staff that are as exceptional as CMD Fertility.
Age
36
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Dr. DeUgarte has treated me with such kindness and compassion that you would never expect to get from a doctor, but when going through infertility it's what you need most in addition to a plan that is catered to you and your partner. Before seeing Dr. D my husband and I were very stressed and confused about our fertility struggles and next steps to take. We were seeing another RE and he never made things clear for us which made all of our decisions even more confusing. Finding Dr. D was a godsend. At the first appointment she had already reviewed our records, went over some studies for couples in our situation and laid out a plan that my husband and I were both comfortable with. She has always been a calming force whenever we see her and we actually look forward to our visits.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
As with any doctor you see for infertility do your research and know the questions you want to ask beforehand. Bring a pen and paper because you will learn a lot during your consult.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Your exceptional care at CMD Fertility starts the moment you arrive. After my second appointment I have always been greeted by name and with a smile. I never have to sign anything, Maria always checks me in automatically. All of the nurses are kind and compassionate. The financial coordinator is so sweet and also took so much time to help me understand my insurance coverage. Dr. Deugarte is incredible beyond words. She has treated my husband and me like family. She's the kind of doctor that gives you a hug when she sees you and asks you how you've been emotionally. She has taken so much time with me to explain every detail of the process and reassure me along the way. When deciding the next steps to take she'll pull up studies and her own results (blocking names of course) to help us make a well rounded decision. She helped me avoid a surgery for a possible septum, by simply ordering an MRI when the first RE we went to wanted to operate to diagnose. She has never pushed the most expensive procedures, in fact she encouraged us to try 3 IUIs before moving to IVF when I wanted to go to IVF immediately. From the first appointment she gave me her cell phone and while she was away on vacation when I was stimming for egg retrieval she checked in a few times to see how I was handling the meds. She and her staff care about me as a person and I'm actually sad that we'll eventually have to find an OBGYN and leave Dr. D and her amazing staff.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
We tried 3 medicated IUIs (2 with clomid and 1 with follistim) before moving to IVF. She said studies showed at my age I should try 3 IUIs first. We moved onto IVF and she suggested 1/2 of our eggs be fertilized with ICSI because we were more in the unexplained category and also recommended PGS testing and a medicated FET. A frozen transfer she said would reduce my chances of OHSS (I had 24 follicles) and also give my body time to recover from all of the medications.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
In addition to great bedside manners all the nurses are efficient and quick at following up if I have a question. I might talk to one nurse and then another and they are seamless.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
I wish every women going through infertility struggles could come here or at least find a doctor and staff that are as exceptional as CMD Fertility. Their mission is a "Exceptionally personal and caring approach to infertility." They've definitely achieved that with me and who doesn't want a caring approach when it comes to infertility?
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
We had great insurance coverage so everything involved with the egg retrieval, ICSC, PGS and transfer were $8,000. Most expensive charge was for PGS testing.
Describe Catherine DeUgarte's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CMD Fertility.
She always recommends transferring 1 embryo especially if PGS tested but would transfer 2 if we wanted.
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Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
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Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 5 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
10
I wholly trusted Dr. DeUgarte, who was equal parts sensitive and lovely to interact with, and both talented and cutting-edge as a doctor. My case was complicated and difficult, and I could tell she was thinking about my case and working away at it. Once she went to a conference and came back with some new research, which she gave me to read, saying excitedly that this applied to my case and that we'd adjust our course of treatment. That was the medication and protocol that finally resulted in the birth of my daughter.
I found her bedside manner to be wonderful. She was so caring and listened attentively to my medical history. Over two years, she patiently answered all my questions and involved me the choices we made and the fertility process. She is supportive and a determined, gifted doctor; she was so confident that I would get to a successful pregnancy, even toward the end when I no longer believed that. And she was right; my daughter is now three.
Age
39 - 41
Treated
2010 - 2012
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Writer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 5 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Uterine Fibroids, Other
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
I wholly trusted Dr. DeUgarte, who was equal parts sensitive and lovely to interact with, and both talented and cutting-edge as a doctor. My case was complicated and difficult, and I could tell she was thinking about my case and working away at it. Once she went to a conference and came back with some new research, which she gave me to read, saying excitedly that this applied to my case and that we'd adjust our course of treatment. That was the medication and protocol that finally resulted in the birth of my daughter.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
I think the first time patients visit a fertility doctor, they are often hesitant and wanting to go a very conservative route. In my first visit with her, I was caught off guard and felt that her suggestion of treatment plans were more aggressive than I expected; but she proved very willing to go slow with me and start off with milder procedures like medication alone. Over the course of a year and a half and several IUIs, no success. In the end it was IVF that resulted in my child. In hindsight I see that she was right at that first visit; because of my age and fertility issues, aggressive treatment was the appropriate course for me, and as a skilled doctor she was telling me what she knew from experience. It would have saved me time and money to go with her instincts from the start. But I don't think that's an uncommon experience for fertility patients, to take time to wade in, and she respected and was sensitive to the process I was going through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
I found her bedside manner to be wonderful. She was so caring and listened attentively to my medical history. Over two years, she patiently answered all my questions and involved me the choices we made and the fertility process. She is supportive and a determined, gifted doctor; she was so confident that I would get to a successful pregnancy, even toward the end when I no longer believed that. And she was right; my daughter is now three.
10
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Catherine DeUgarte
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Trustworthiness
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10
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CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
She has been extremely communicative throughout the entire process, explaining everything and answering all my questions. She is very warm and compassionate and makes you feel at ease in what can be a stressful and emotional experience. I appreciate her candor and her willingness to keep things moving.... Dr. DeUgarte and her staff are not only thorough and professional but incredibly warm.... Come prepared with your questions-I often times would get caught up
All nursing staff and office staff are great here! They [CMD Fertility] call/email when they say they will and are always reachable.... A well-oiled machine and everything is done in house (labs, ER, transfer, etc). It is so easy to only have to go to one office for everything. Only downside is parking in the building can be rather expensive. Arrive early to look for street parking!... IUI was approximately $2500. IVF is around $16k plus meds.
Age
32
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
I am still undergoing treatment for IVF with Dr. D after two failed IUIs (one with another Dr. and one with her). She has been extremely communicative throughout the entire process, explaining everything and answering all my questions. She is very warm and compassionate and makes you feel at ease in what can be a stressful and emotional experience. I appreciate her candor and her willingness to keep things moving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Come prepared with your questions-I often times would get caught up in the moment (ultrasound, blood work, pharmacy) and forget things I wanted to ask. She is always reachable by email and cell if you forget!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Dr. DeUgarte and her staff are not only thorough and professional but incredibly warm. They know your name, email/call when they say they will, answer all your questions and start to feel like your extended family.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
For my IUI, I was only on 75 IU of Follistim. I am currently on Follistim and Menopur (adding in Ganirelix later) prior to my ER.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CMD Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jacqueline)
All nursing staff and office staff are great here! They call/email when they say they will and are always reachable.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
A well-oiled machine and everything is done in house (labs, ER, transfer, etc). It is so easy to only have to go to one office for everything. Only downside is parking in the building can be rather expensive. Arrive early to look for street parking!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
IUI was approximately $2500. IVF is around $16k plus meds.
10
Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
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CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
Dr D. [DeUgarte] is a wonderful doctor. She’s compassionate, smart and makes you feel like a person not a number. She takes the time to walk you through step by step and answer every question thoroughly. Even though I haven’t gotten pregnant yet I would still highly recommend her. ... She is close to my age and felt very relatable. Her staff [CMd Fertility] was incredible and communication was a number one priority.
For the most part the appointments run on time. They [CMD Fertility] also have early appointments and will take you on the weekend depending on what needs to be done. They always answer their phone, and the nurses always get back to you via email or phone. ... The nursing staff is amazing. I can email them at any time and they get back to me right away. They helped me with any outstanding questions I had for the doctor. And found appointments that matched my schedule.
Age
35 - 36
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Dr D. is a wonderful doctor. She’s compassionate, smart and makes you feel like a person not a number. She takes the time to walk you through step by step and answer every question thoroughly. Even though I haven’t gotten pregnant yet I would still highly recommend her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Learn the nurses name so you can email them with any outstanding questions for the doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
She is close to my age and felt very relatable. Her staff was incredible and communication was a number one priority.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
We went through 3 medicated IUI cycles with constant monitoring.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is amazing. I can email them at any time and they get back to me right away. They helped me with any outstanding questions I had for the doctor. And found appointments that matched my schedule.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
For the most part the appointments run on time. They also have early appointments and will take you on the weekend depending on what needs to be done. They always answer their phone, and the nurses always get back to you via email or phone.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
Each IUI was about $700 out of pocket. All of the initial appointments and fertility diagnosis treatments were covered by insurance
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Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
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10
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CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
She [Dr. Catherine DeUgarte] was warm and present from the moment we met. I was excited to meet a doctor I trusted. She was very thorough when going over my tests and making recommendations. My husband also liked and trusted her. We’re looking forward to continuing the process with her...We are still beginning the process with her, but she has recommended another d&c for me, vitamins for my husband, and supervised insemination.
[CMD Fertility is] a small clinic in a large building. When you enter the waiting area the sign-in is around the corner - I couldn’t see it right away. Everyone was really friendly and I felt really taken care of...$300 for consult/ultrasound. More for outside testing. $179 for the subsequent visit...We are still beginning the process with her, but she has recommended another d&c for me, vitamins for my husband, and supervised insemination...
Age
37
Treated
2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
She was warm and present from the moment we met. I was excited to meet a doctor I trusted. She was very thorough when going over my tests and making recommendations. My husband also liked and trusted her. We’re looking forward to continuing the process with her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Make sure you have all tests from other doctors and that you send them ahead or bring them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
She is the perfect combo of blunt and kind. She really listens and is inclusive.
Describe the protocols Catherine DeUgarte used in your cycles at CMD Fertility and their degree of success.
We are still beginning the process with her, but she has recommended another d&c for me, vitamins for my husband, and supervised insemination.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
It’s a small clinic in a large building. When you enter the waiting area the sign-in is around the corner - I couldn’t see it right away. Everyone was really friendly and I felt really taken care of.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
$300 for consult/ultrasound. More for outside testing. $179 for the subsequent visit.
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Doctor
Catherine DeUgarte
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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10
10
Age
34 - 40
Treated
2011 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
[Dr. Catherine DeUgarte was] Very friendly and good at returning calls and emails. Sometimes forgot her recommendation or certain details so good if you remember as well. Helpful to bring a list of questions to ask so you remember to get your questions in.... She wanted to include only one and we only had one to transfer.... Very responsive to questions
[CMD Fertility-LA was] clean, a lot of purple, very friendly, busy, all female staff, lab technician is right next door, a pleasant experience, customized protocols, take advantage of the initial consultation to ask a lot of questions and give a complete history... Expensive! But I was able to do preliminary diagnostic labs for free.... She wanted to include only one and we only had one to transfer.
Age
34 - 40
Treated
2011 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 2 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
10
10
How was your experience with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Very friendly and good at returning calls and emails. Sometimes forgot her recommendation or certain details so good if you remember as well. Helpful to bring a list of questions to ask so you remember to get your questions in.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
You are in good hands!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility?
Very responsive to questions
Describe your experience with your nurse at CMD Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jackie)
All very friendly and professional.
Describe your experience with CMD Fertility.
clean, a lot of purple, very friendly, busy, all female staff, lab technician is right next door, a pleasant experience, customized protocols, take advantage of the initial consultation to ask a lot of questions and give a complete history
Describe the costs associated with your care under Catherine DeUgarte at CMD Fertility.
Expensive! But I was able to do preliminary diagnostic labs for free.
Describe Catherine DeUgarte's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at CMD Fertility.
She wanted to include only one and we only had one to transfer.
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Catherine DeUgarte
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Trustworthiness
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10
Clinic
CMD Fertility
Los Angeles
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