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Pacific Fertility Center (San Francisco, CA)

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55 Francisco St, Suite 500, San Francisco,CA 94133

Pacific Fertility Center

The medical team at Pacific Fertility Center works to accommodate every patient's unique set of circumstances. Our physicians, staff and counselors regard patient management a team effort involving superior patient care and treatment.

Individual Plans That Work

At PFC we realize that every person seeking infertility has a unique set of circumstances. We know that aspects like physical, emotional and financial considerations all come in to play, so we design a program which reflects their situation.

7 Day Availability

Our extensive experience in infertility monitoring and treatment tells us that patients often need off hour services. With this in mind, we also schedule appointments on the weekends while our on call physicians are always there to answer any questions or concerns.

Consistent Patient/ Doctor Relationship

Our doctors stay with their assigned patients throughout the treatment plan. This is very important at PFC since it allows our staff to understand all patient needs. Plus, it also gives our patients a sense of compatibility during their treatment.

A patient care team includes the doctor, a clinical coordinator, nurses and medical assistants. Whenever a patients registers at PFC, they will have a team assigned for their care.

Patient Support

The physicians and staff at PFC address both medical and non-medical issues when dealing with patients. Our support system includes a committed patient care team, clinical coordinators and educators along with in house marriage and family therapists.

Gold Standard Laboratory

We have an onsite lab where all egg retrieval and embryo transfers get transported. Our lab facility is CAP certified and works with the assistance of highly trained individuals. All our lab staff specialize in embryology and andrology.

Getting Started At PFC

An initial appointment with a physician at our facility gives patients to meet their doctor personally. They will then get a chance to discuss medical history, address concerns, ask questions and explore available treatments.

The initial consultation may be done via phone or at the clinic. If a prospective patient resides out of town, they can opt for a complimentary phone consultation.

Fertility Specialist at PFC

Our team of physicians is recognized for their extensive clinical experience. All PFC doctors possess outstanding academic credentials along with research contributions in infertility treatment. Each PFC physician is a certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Our team of six physicians includes Dr. Philip E. Chenette, Dr. Carolyn R. Givens, Dr. Carl M. Herbert, Dr. Isabelle P. Ryan, Dr. Eldon D. Schriock and Dr. Liyun Li. Each doctor works with a physician care team when dealing with their patients. Together the team coordinates intake, scheduling, diagnosing, testing, and treatment for their assigned patient.

Clinical Laboratory Director

Dr. Joseph Conaghan is a board certified Clinical Laboratory Director in the disciplines of Embryology and Andrology. He is also the Director at PFC where he ensures the highest quality of patient care for his clients.

Nursing Staff and Cycle Specialists

PFC's nursing and clinical coordination team is an integral component of our clinic. They assist doctors and their patients through the whole treatment cycle. The nursing staff at PFC is highly trained and display personal commitment to providing the best health care. They not only provide health care but also play a part in educating patients. They are always available to answer any concerns and explain procedures when needed.

Nursing staff is available on the premises 7 days a week during clinic hours.

Counseling and Therapy

PFC counselor, Peggy Orlin is an important member of the clinical team. She facilitates emotionally charged topic discussions and helps patients navigate challenges they may be facing.

Ms. Orlin is also a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the emotional aspects of infertility, adoption and third party family building.

Fertility Treatment and Care

At PFC, we administer a number of successful procedures which can address many fertility challenges. When we devise a treatment plan for any patient, we take into account all aspects like work, relationships and financial concerns. Based on these considerations we offer the following treatment procedures:

  • IUI
  • IVF
  • Elective single embryo transfer
  • Comprehensive chromosome screening
  • Sperm and embryo freezing
  • Egg freezing
  • Genetic testing PGD and PGS
  • Male infertility treatment
  • Donor eggs
  • Donor sperm
  • Gestational carriers
  • Surgical procedures
  • Genetic counseling
  • Infertility diagnosis

Financing and Fees

There can easily be long term implications of infertility treatments including financial considerations. To discuss this aspect of your treatment we have a financial team at PFC of two financial coordinators, an insurance coordinator and billing staff.

The Financial Coordinator can help you with fees structure, plan availability and selecting the right plan for you. Financial coordinators will also help you familiarize yourself with insurance coverage and fulfilling policy requirements. They will also answer any questions you may have.

The Insurance Coordinator at PFC works with HMO and IUI patients to verify eligibility and benefits. The coordinator also liaisons between patients and their insurance company.

The billing staff at PFC can answer all questions regarding the patient's account. They can also assist with follow up on unpaid claims.

PFC has several IVF financial plans to manage treatment costs.

IVF Single Cycle Plan

This plan is for patients who can use their own eggs and uterus. It is also applicable for ovum donation and women seeking a gestational carrier. Pricing is as follows:

Patients own eggs$11,595
PFC agency donor eggs$13,185
Outside agency egg donor$13,710
PFC agency egg donor & gestational carrier$14, 340
Outside agency egg donor & gestational carrier$14,865

Services covered in this plan include monitoring ultra sound and blood tests. Plus, anesthesia, 1 egg retrieval procedure and 1 embryo transfer procedure are also included.

IVF Refund Plan

This plan is for women for whom IVF is medically indicated. It is applicable to ovum donation but not gestational carriers. Pricing is as follows:

REFUND: *80%, **70%

<30 years of age$13,750$11,000*own eggs

30-33 years of age$15,350$12,280*own eggs

34-36 years of age$17,975$14,380*own eggs

37-38 years of age$18,250$12,775**own eggs

donor <34 years of age$15,225$12,180*donor eggs

Capexmd Financing Program

Financial help is also available in collaboration with CapexMD. Patients can choose from a suitable loan option that best fits their treatment needs.

Pacific Fertility Center Services and Profile

  • Donor egg services (Yes)
  • Donor embryo services (Yes)
  • ART for single women (Yes)
  • Gestational carrier services (Yes)
  • Embryo cryopreservation services (Yes)
  • SART member (Yes)
  • Verified lab accreditation (Yes)

Pacific Fertility Center IVF Success Rates

Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Pacific Fertility Center in SAN FRANCISCO, CA performed 219 fresh nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.

Number of cycles50306339289
Live births (%)42.96 / 153 / 190 / 100 / 40 / 1

Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Pacific Fertility Center in SAN FRANCISCO, CA performed 568 frozen nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.

Number of cycles13019115764206
Live births (%)52.451.142.745.911 / 192 / 5

Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates

In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Pacific Fertility Center in SAN FRANCISCO, CA performed 26 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 248 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Donor EggsNumber of cyclesLive births (%)
Fresh Embryos2636.4
Frozen Embryos24846.2