Kathleen Kornafel

Kathleen Kornafel

Medical SchoolU. of Chicago
ResidencyUSC
FellowshipUSC
Glendale
1560 E Chevy Chase Dr
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 242-9933
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kathleen Kornafel to a friend?
Neutral: 50%Don't recommend: 50%3.5
2 assessments
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 50% Neutral (7-8)
  • 50% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
5
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
5
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
10
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kathleen Kornafel to a friend?
Neutral: 100%7
1 assessment
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 100% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
0
5
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
5
I was just more $ profit. ... the doctor [Dr. Kronafel] just saw dollar signs. ... She treated me like I was just the average, she didnt provide treatment that was customized to me and my results. ... I've gotten second opinions from 2 other doctors and they both independently said I was on doses of medication that was much too high, that no one gives such high doses anymore. ... I was on 400 IU of Follistim for 5 days, then 375 IU of Follistim for 5 days, then 350 IU for 1 day and 150 for the last day before the trigger.
They didn't communicate with me, they only communicated with the doctor who was not always present. I was not contacted by the clinic to check up on me. The doctor didn't either. the nurse at the doctor's office did call to check up on me. ...
Age
38
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
0
5
How was your experience with Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
She treated me like I was just the average, she didnt provide treatment that was customized to me and my results. I've gotten second opinions from 2 other doctors and they both independently said I was on doses of medication that was much too high, that no one gives such high doses anymore. Kornafel needs to read up on the literature and get into the 21st century.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
ask for customized treatment and ask for the lowest dose of FSH shots.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
I was just more $ profit. the nurses were great people. the doctor just saw dollar signs.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Kornafel used in your cycles at Vicken Sepilian, MD and their degree of success.
I was on 400 IU of Follistim for 5 days, then 375 IU of Follistim for 5 days, then 350 IU for 1 day and 150 for the last day before the trigger. Starting on day 8 of the cycle I was on 75 iU of Menopure and single shot of Ganirelix until day 12 and day 13 is when I was triggered. I have no idea what the rationale was, because she didn't explain it to me.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Vicken Sepilian, MD. (Assigned nurse: Erin)
good people, super sweet and kind.
Describe your experience with Vicken Sepilian, MD.
the clinic looks very nice and peaceful. but the staff is a little impersonal. the nurse i was assigned was not from the clinic, it was directly from Dr Kornafel's office. the clinic did not assign an nurse to me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Kornafel at Vicken Sepilian, MD.
I spent ~$20,000 on my IVF cycle, which includes the medications (+$6K) clinic fees (+$8K) and the doctor fees (+$5K)
Describe Kathleen Kornafel's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Vicken Sepilian, MD.
eSET is better.
What specific things went wrong at Vicken Sepilian, MD?
  • Failed to call with results
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Kathleen Kornafel
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Vicken Sepilian, MD
Glendale
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7
7
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
7
Dr. Kornafel is extremely knowledgeable with infertility, however I would sometimes prefer her to be a little bit more compassionate with the situation. I know she’s just doing her job but fertility patients are mentally going through a lot and it would be best to be most attentive and sensitive with every visit... she writes your fertility plan with you there so we both are on the same page, she’s very blunt and straight to the point so don’t skip a beat. She updates your plan every time you come in and explains what’s going to happen next.
I like the soft spoken staff, I’d like if they were a little more informative with the insurance portion [at Dr. Kathleen Kornafel's office]...Everything seems great. Very attentive and friendly. I’m having insurance issues and they haven’t reached back out to me after a few emails but everything else is great with the team/atmosphere. They make it seem like they’ve known you for years!...Dr. Kornafel is extremely knowledgeable with infertility
Age
29
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
7
7
How was your experience with Kathleen Kornafel at Kathleen Kornafel?
Dr. Kornafel is extremely knowledgeable with infertility, however I would sometimes prefer her to be a little bit more compassionate with the situation. I know she’s just doing her job but fertility patients are mentally going through a lot and it would be best to be most attentive and sensitive with every visit.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Kathleen Kornafel at Kathleen Kornafel?
Very good but not compassionate
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Kathleen Kornafel at Kathleen Kornafel?
I didn’t feel like either, just feel like she’s doing her job.
Describe the protocols Kathleen Kornafel used in your cycles at Kathleen Kornafel and their degree of success.
Consultation went well, she writes your fertility plan with you there so we both are on the same page, she’s very blunt and straight to the point so don’t skip a beat. She updates your plan every time you come in and explains what’s going to happen next.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I like the soft spoken staff, I’d like if they were a little more informative with the insurance portion.
Describe your experience with Kathleen Kornafel.
Everything seems great. Very attentive and friendly. I’m having insurance issues and they haven’t reached back out to me after a few emails but everything else is great with the team/atmosphere. They make it seem like they’ve known you for years!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Kathleen Kornafel at Kathleen Kornafel.
It’s a small fee every time I am there. Ultrasounds are $35, my IUI’s are 1/2 covered by insurance (or so they say, still unsure), IVF is not covered.
7
Doctor
Kathleen Kornafel
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kathleen Kornafel
Glendale
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