Acacio Fertility Center

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Bakersfield
2205 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-326-8066
Laguna Niguel
27882 Forbes Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
949-249-9200
Mission Viejo
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
949-218-5981
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Acacio Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 3Don't recommend: 37.1
10 assessments
  • 40% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 30% Neutral (7-8)
  • 30% 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%
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<35
35-37
38-40
41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
6.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
10 assessments
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Both locations [at Acacio Fert. Center] are very welcoming and very attentive to your needs. They try to be as flexible as they can with appointment times, especially with the out of town patients. I have never been disappointed in the way they run things...They has a few different IVF packages with various pricing...They also offer payment plans as well...[Nurses] They're all very caring and helpful. You can call anytime during the day and even the evening incase of emergency. They have an office cell phone that the nurse practitioner always has and they're usually quick to answer back as well.
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino, Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 4 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Anovulation, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
Both locations are very welcoming and very attentive to your needs. They try to be as flexible as they can with appointment times, especially with the out of town patients. I have never been disappointed in the way they run things.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Acacio is very thorough and detailed when explaining things. Always making sure we understand. He's also very kind and warm with his patients. Treats us like family.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They're all very caring and helpful. You can call anytime during the day and even the evening incase of emergency. They have an office cell phone that the nurse practitioner always has and they're usually quick to answer back as well.
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
Dr. Acacio is an amazing doctor, definitely one of a kind. He knows so much and is always trying to figure out the next step before we get there. He treats his patients like family and is very sympathetic during the most difficult times. Although we haven't been able to get pregnant and continue to a live birth, we still have complete faith that Dr. Acacio will help us achieve our life long dream of becoming parents.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
He knows his stuff, try not to be intimidated. He really cares for his patients.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We first tried the regular protocol (long) to start but my ovaries weren't responding well and my follicles wouldn't grow, so we resulted in using short protocols. Although I have I diminished ovarian reserve my body was able to respond well most of the time and produce a fairly decent amount of follicles. But there were a couple cycles where I just wouldn't respond at all which then resulted in cancelled cycles. I also have PCOS so I'm sure that was partly an issue.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
Never a wait for ultrasound monitoring. Always when it was most convenient for patients but it was usually scheduled during the mornings incase lab work needed to be done as well.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
They has a few different IVF packages with various pricing. And they also have broken down prices if you don't want to go with a complete package. They also offer payment plans as well.
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Laguna Niguel
Nursing
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Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
I felt like they [Acacio Fert Center] went well beyond what was necessary to make it work for me, and genuinely seemed to care about the poor result, and me...prices are also reasonable, relatively speaking...[Nurses] Generally good. Communication wasn't always solid or timely, but they cared and assisted with meds, etc, including when I had to go longer before retrieval than anticipated. I think I got more information without asking from them than I had from staff at other places.
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Age
31
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Lawyer
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
7
Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
Dr. Acacio will keep plugging away. I did both IUI and an IVF with him, none successful. I decided not to do another cycle with him (and ultimately moved so it didn't matter) because I was not confident the failure wasn't due to a lab issue or some error in judgment. Given later results, I believe that the bulk of the issue was me, or at least my experience was not a result of a bad lab or protocol issue. But it was hard to shake that concern. That said, I felt like they went well beyond what was necessary to make it work for me, and genuinely seemed to care about the poor result, and me. I think Dr. Acacio's willingness to take patient concerns seriously is a huge strength, given the number of dismissive doctors you will find, and I know others who have had success with him after long arduous journeys when there have been failure elsewhere. His prices are also reasonable, relatively speaking.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Acacio took my concerns seriously, as well as what I was hoping to get out of IVF. He answered my questions, he was involved in the process, including monitoring, all along.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Generally good. Communication wasn't always solid or timely, but they cared and assisted with meds, etc, including when I had to go longer before retrieval than anticipated. I think I got more information without asking from them than I had from staff at other places.
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
Dr. Acacio was relatable, without the arrogance of other doctors. He wasn't blithe about the failure of my IVF cycle and understood how much it had cost me (at that time, all of my funds for TTC), particularly given my aims. I do wish he'd explained the protocol a bit better, and what to expect and what the source was, but I didn't know it was an unusual one until well into it, so I hadn't asked anything at the beginning. I think his assumptions about my likely success were wholly understandable, but I wish more information had been given about the realities of what we found at retrieval (a large number of immature eggs) and fertilization (not great). Perhaps it wasn't known, but I felt like the post retrieval communication was a bit lacking.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Started with femara, added Follistim, and menopur, and then ganirelix until trigger. Triggered at a few over 18, with a bunch behind, and one giant lead. I technically met trigger criteria. However, the result was nearly half immature eggs (10 of 24 plus 2 dead), poor fertilization (12, including cultured immature eggs), and no blasts (2 or 3 stopped at the stage just before). Based on later results with a different doctor, which weren't substantially better, though produced 1 early blast and 1 freezable, it seems likely it was me, primarily - though nothing in my numbers indicated that would be the case.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
There was definitely some waiting, but also sufficient flexibility for me to be able to make it work around my schedule.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
I can't entirely recall. I believe roughly in the realm of 9500 for the IVF?
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Laguna Niguel
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
29 - 32
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis
10
We came to Dr Acacio after a poor experience with another well known OC fertility doctor and we noticed the difference immediately. Dr Acacio spent the time to review all my medical records prior to our initial meeting and always remembered every aspect of my history which is much more than I can say about our previous doctor. I never felt like a number and since he has had experience with fertility firsthand, he is very compassionate with what his patients are going through. As a type A personality, he is one of the people who really knew how to calm me down. To say he "got me" is an understatement. I truly couldnt havent asked for a more perfect fit when it came to a fertility doctor.
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Age
29 - 32
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Middle Eastern
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Endometriosis
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Acacio spends as much time as you need to help you feel comfortable with everything that is going on with your treatment plan. As someone who needs to know all the details, I appreciated his honesty, availability, and time. I never felt rushed and since he does do this with all his patients, it does mean he runs late frequently but I would rather wait for someone who gives me the time of day than someone who just wants to rush me out the door.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff is amazing and Sylvia was a godsend. Shes available any time day or night and while she comes off a little strong sometimes, her intentions are always positive.
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
We came to Dr Acacio after a poor experience with another well known OC fertility doctor and we noticed the difference immediately. Dr Acacio spent the time to review all my medical records prior to our initial meeting and always remembered every aspect of my history which is much more than I can say about our previous doctor. I never felt like a number and since he has had experience with fertility firsthand, he is very compassionate with what his patients are going through. As a type A personality, he is one of the people who really knew how to calm me down. To say he "got me" is an understatement. I truly couldnt havent asked for a more perfect fit when it came to a fertility doctor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
Patience. He may not have the answers on cycle 1 but he will do everything he can to help his patients. Also expect to wait for appointments but he is worth the wait.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Due to recurrent miscarriages, he suggested intrapid treatment which our previous doctor never mentioned. After our first IVF failed, he suggested testing for autoimmune disorders and while the testing wasn't cheap it certainly paid off since they discovered i had some autoimmune disorders that I was unaware of. Fortunately they knew how to work with it and with additional medication (heparin injections, extra folic acid and baby aspirin) we achieved pregnancy on our next FET.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
My insurance covered up to 40k of our costs so our out of pocket was minimal.
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Bakersfield
Nursing
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3
Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
3
The clinic [Acacio Fertility Center] is nice and clean with a comfortable lobby and modern equipment. Parking is easy and they have weekend availability during cycles....They [the nurses] were all wonderful under the direction of Sylvia the manager who you can reach on her cell phone after hours. They also do all ultrasounds, call with results and adjust protocols....I believe it was approx $10k for the retrieval and I transfer, $4k for the PGS testing, $5k for the first round of meds, $3k for each FET plus meds.
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Age
37
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
The clinic is nice and clean with a comfortable lobby and modern equipment. Parking is easy and they have weekend availability during cycles. I have no complaints about the facility but it does take awhile to get a consultation.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
We were treated very well by the nurses and staff but not by the doctor. He talked down to us, got defensive when asked questions and was very rude to us at our last appt and we have never gone back.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were all wonderful under the direction of Sylvia the manager who you can reach on her cell phone after hours. They also do all ultrasounds, call with results and adjust protocols.
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
See previous comment. He was great at the beginning of our treatment but after 2 years of seeing him, he was no longer patient, empathetic or open to partnering with me on changes to my protocol. He is good at communicating in lay terms and seeking compassionate after a loss but is also very cocky and it’s clear now that his show of compassion wasn’t authentic.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
His office and staff are wonderful but you will rarely see Dr Acacio unless you book a special appt with him and wait a few weeks or are having a complication.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I think he used a pretty standard protocol for me with birth control and Lupron and with each FET he would add additional meds like Heparin, viagara suppositories etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
I believe it was approx $10k for the retrieval and I transfer, $4k for the PGS testing, $5k for the first round of meds, $3k for each FET plus meds. With surgeries, procedures, multiple transfer and meds I’m sure we spent over $30k there:
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
3
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Bakersfield
Nursing
Operations
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
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The reason that I was stuck there [at Acacio Fertility Center] for three cycles was because he had us buy the three package deal--RED FLAG. His [Dr. Acacio] lab is run in a manner where it is over extended. Appointments were hours late. And phone call follow ups after negative betas--when he made them--were never the times set up. This was disheartening and maddening for working professionals.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2011 - 2012
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Unexplained
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Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
This clinic over promises and under delivers with chaotic Managment of care and very little precision and detail. It also practices cattle cycling. This is cycling that puts the I wonder of the doctor ahead of the calendar of your body.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Acacio practiced unethical medicine. The reason that I was stuck there for three cycles was because he had us buy the three package deal--RED FLAG. His lab is run in a manner where it is over extended. Appointments were hours late. And phone call follow ups after negative betas--when he made them--were never the times set up. This was disheartening and maddening for working professionals. Without getting into too much detail one of my cycles was managed so poorly that my psychologist diagnosed me with PTSD when he transferred five embryos at 29 years old. We later found out that the embryos were already arrested. Completely unethical medicine.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Sylvia is the nurse in charge. She communicates in a condescending manner and does not respect the father's role.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost appointments
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Lost results
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Lost or damaged samples
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
He is in over his head and overly concerned with image over substance. Over promises and under delivers. Never stops selling.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
Run! Your time and money are better spent elsewhere.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
He hyperstimulated me resulting in 65 eggs during one cycle. That's poor medicine. We had 3 transfers and 0 positive pregnancy test. The doctor I saw after Acacio went one for one with me and I'm sitting with my daughter right now. Acacio never followed up with us after the third failed cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
I think we spent close to $50k there.
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Bakersfield
Nursing
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
All of the nurses [at Acacio] were excellent they called back quickly if I had a question. Sylvia answered her cellphone 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I really appreciated that. All had excellent bed side manner..I loved the clinic they were very organized and I never had to wait very little long for any treatments I was having done...I have paid 31,000 dollars in total for all procedures done..He [Dr. Acacio] listened to everything I had to say and listened to all my concerns no matter how small they were.
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Age
32
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
I loved the clinic they were very organized and I never had to wait very little long for any treatments I was having done. I liked that he has an office in my hometown and an office in OC so I didn't have to travel every time I had an appointment
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I really felt like he treated me like a human because he was very simpathetic to my want to have a child. He listened to everything I had to say and listened to all my concerns no matter how small they were.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the nurses were excellent they called back quickly if I had a question. Sylvia answered her cellphone 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I really appreciated that. All had excellent bed side manner
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
I really liked him as a doctor because he was very confident about what was going to happen. He told me that we are going to make it possible for me to have a baby. He was always on time and I never had a long wait to see him
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
Have all your medical history sent to him before your consultation because then he can tell you more about what would be the best plan for you and be prepared because he is a straight to the point kind of person and very confident about his work
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I have ovarian cysts so he gave me a certain amount of egg stimulating hormones to make sure I didn't get overstimulated. We did genetic testing to make sure the embryos were chromosomally normal. We then transferred two embryos but I miscarried at 7 weeks. I had a blighted ovum.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
I have paid 31,000 dollars in total for all procedures done
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Bakersfield
Nursing
Operations
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5
Age
24
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
Doctor Brian Acacio was a friendly upfront doctor who we really liked, but never saw after consultation. He made us feel positive about the experience. He came highly recommended, and has a high success rate...The nursing staff is friendly but they don't call back and different offices aren't on the same page and scheduling isn't communicated... Friendly service but not fast, don't call back or make appointments in a timely matter. Will forget to schedule your next appt and expect you to be able to come the next day around their schedule. Sometimes have to drive 3 hours to other office for appts
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Age
24
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
5
Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
Friendly service but not fast, don't call back or make appointments in a timely matter. Will forget to schedule your next appt and expect you to be able to come the next day around their schedule. Sometimes have to drive 3 hours to other office for appts
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Wouldn't get calls back, had to work around their schedule.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is friendly but they don't call back and different offices aren't on the same page and scheduling isn't communicated
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
Doctor Brian Acacio was a friendly upfront doctor who we really liked, but never saw after consultation. He made us feel positive about the experience. He came highly recommended, and has a high success rate
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
Have a flexible schedule and assume you have to travel for procedures
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We used clomid day 3-7 2.5 dosage. Followed by ultrasounds to measure follicle size, once the follicle reached right size I had todo a trigger shot in the hip muscle with the iui coming 36 hours after the shot two weeks later take pregnancy test
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
Rough estimate for iui cycle was about 2500$ not counting purchased sperm that's another $1200
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
5
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Bakersfield
Nursing
Operations
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Age
47 - 49
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
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The clinic [Acacio Fertility Center]is warm, friendly and competent. In my experience they have a well thought out approach to infertility and they think outside of the box. Dr. Acacio wanted to know why I had a miscarriage and identified the probable cause, when no other RE had done that...She [nurse]was amazing as was the entire staff. Syliva Parrett was the recipient of the Resolve Hope Award in 2010...He remembered my case and was emotionally present for me every time I saw him.
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Age
47 - 49
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
The clinic is warm, friendly and competent. In my experience they have a well thought out approach to infertility and they think outside of the box. Dr. Acacio wanted to know why I had a miscarriage and identified the probable cause, when no other RE had done that.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He remembered my case and was emotionally present for me every time I saw him.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She was amazing as was the entire staff. Syliva Parrett was the recipient of the Resolve Hope Award in 2010.
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
Brian Acacio is a consummate professional and I am truly grateful for all the he did for me and for my two children! He supported me and was realistic. I feel that he went above and beyond as my physician.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
Trust him, he knows what he's doing.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a clotting disorder and he identified it and placed me on blood thinners after my first miscarriage.
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Bakersfield
Nursing
Operations
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8
Age
39
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Egg Freezing, 6 Embryo Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Immunological
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Cost was one of the reasons we chose this clinic [Aacio Fertility]. $20k for 2 stim cycles with PGS testing including as many transfers as it may take for a positive result....Kate is blunt and seems very overwhelmed and busy. No time for sweet talk. She's not overly friendly or compassionate although she will do what she can to help you out. I was in a bind with my insurance expiring the day that I needed to order medications and she expedited the prescription call in which saved me hundreds of dollars. The other nurses in the office are nice but again, not overly friendly.
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Age
39
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
Egg Freezing, 6 Embryo Freezing, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Immunological
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Nurses are not overly friendly or welcoming (mostly back in 2015). Felt like a number to some degree. They're not necessarily rude just not happy to see to us.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Kate is blunt and seems very overwhelmed and busy. No time for sweet talk. She's not overly friendly or compassionate although she will do what she can to help you out. I was in a bind with my insurance expiring the day that I needed to order medications and she expedited the prescription call in which saved me hundreds of dollars. The other nurses in the office are nice but again, not overly friendly.
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
I liked him for the most part. He's got a bit of an ego, but every RE I've come across does. Our 1st retrieval with him was our first ever success so I do appreciate him. Good bedside manner and he explained all the steps of the process when he was doing it (like ultrasound scans and embryo transfer).
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
Ego aside I think he's a really good doctor who is immune treatment friendly, which is hard to find!
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
2 embryo banking cycles using Antagonist protocol with plans to do PGS testing and a FET with "normal" embryo. 1st cycle we used Bravelle and Menopur as stims. We got 8 eggs -3 blasts for PGS testing. 2nd cycle we changed from Bravelle to Gonal-F and Menopur( Per my request and previous positive experience with Gonal-F ). Dr. Acacio wanted to stim an extra 2 days in hopes to get all follicles up to speed. We ended up getting 10 eggs - all 10 were mature and fertilized and made it to blast for testing! Having DOR, this was a HUGE success already!! So, out of 13 embryos tested 3 came back PGS normal.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
Cost was one of the reasons we chose this clinic. $20k for 2 stim cycles with PGS testing including as many transfers as it may take for a positive result.
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Mission Viejo
Nursing
Operations
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Age
42
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
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Nice office [Acacio Fert Ctr], conveniently located off the 5 fwy. - has a great atmosphere (next to Costco too!). Lounge and TV in the back for the drivers waiting on patients having procedures performed... I know the anesthesia and drugs were a separate cost...The office is very busy so expect to wait but that's what most clinics are like. Everyone treats you well....great staff with great bedside manners... Batches cycles. Overall I think it was a great protocol
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Age
42
Treated
2011
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, Donor Eggs
Diagnosis
Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Acacio Fertility Center.
Nice office, conveniently located off the 5 fwy. - has a great atmosphere (next to Costco too!). Lounge and TV in the back for the drivers waiting on patients having procedures performed
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
great staff with great bedside manners
How was your experience with Brian Acacio?
Was very knowledgeable and had confidence and skill. Never talked down to me. Was very self-assured and he worked great with his embryologist. He got me more eggs than the other doctors (i.e. SD Fertility)
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Brian Acacio?
knows immunological issues well. The office is very busy so expect to wait but that's what most clinics are like. Everyone treats you well.
Describe the protocols Brian Acacio used in your cycles and their degree of success.
uses Viagra suppositories (to help uterine lining) which I got confused with progesterone suppositories (which messed up my last cycle). Batches cycles. Overall I think it was a great protocol though, just be watchful of the difference between the suppositories since they look alike (at least that's what it was like in 2011)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Brian Acacio.
Don't recall, I know the anesthesia and drugs were a separate cost
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Doctor
Brian Acacio
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Acacio Fertility Center
Mission Viejo
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
– Read less