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Q: Doctor search ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Doctor search
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: michaelgman-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 11 Mar 2005 14:00 PST
Expires: 10 Apr 2005 15:00 PDT
Question ID: 492837
I am looking for the most effective clinic and doctor in San Diego,
California for invitro fertilization.  I would like to see statistics
on their results or other data regarding their effectiveness.
Subject: Re: Doctor search
Answered By: tox-ga on 15 Mar 2005 17:47 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear Michaelgman-ga,

Based on the available statistics, the following two clinics are the
most effective for invitro fertilization.

1) San Diego Fertility Centre 
11515 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA, 92130
Phone: (858) 794-6363

This clinic is run by two doctors, Dr. William P. Hummel and Dr.
Michael Kettel, both nationally recognized fertility specialists.  To
take a look at their CVs, you may visit:

The clinic offers a program called ?IVF Success Guarantee?.  This
program basically means that if you and your partner meet specific
medical characteristics (follicle count, sperm viability, physically
healthy, etc), the clinic will guarantee you a live birth or return a
certain % of your investment.  The exact % refund is determined by the
age of the egg provider and the cycle number. The exact details of the
plan are listed at:

The website offers very detailed statistical information on their
success rates.  However, it is not as simple as ?90% of couples take
home a baby?.  Success rates differ greatly based on the age of the
patient.  To see their statistical data, please visit:
To see an explanation of what the statistics actually mean and how you
should evaluate them, please visit:

For success stories and patient reviews, you may visit:
For address, hours of operation and contact information you may visit:

2) IntegraMed America Inc.
2 Manhattanville Rd., 3rd. floor
Purchase NY 10577-2113, USA
Tel 914-253-8000
Toll free 800-458-0044

Integramed America Inc. is not a specific IVF clinic.  It is a
nationwide network of fertility clinics.  They have clinics all over
the United States.  The above contact information is for their main

Since this is not a single clinic, I was not able to find information
on the doctors since there are different doctors at different clinics.
 However, you may locate specific doctors by specifying an IntegraMed
clinic at:

IntegraMed America Inc has numerous clinics in California, and a full
list can be seen at:
 You may also book appointments at the aforementioned link.
Like the San Diego Fertility Centre, IntegraMed America Inc. also
offers a special ?Shared Risk for IVF Treatment Refund Program.?  This
program is over 70% effective, meaning that 70% of patients take home
a baby.  Unfortunately, this is all the statistical information I
could find for this company.  I would advise you to call their toll
free number and ask for more information.  If you qualify for the
program and are successful, IntegraMed America Inc. retains the full
fee, but if you are not, you are guaranteed to be refunded 70% of the
The details for this program are listed at:

You may call their toll free number 1-866-YOUR-IVF (1-866-968-7483) to
find out if you qualify for the program, and for a free quote or to
have any other questions answered.

Both these clinics have very detailed websites which should address
most of your concerns and questions.   If you require further
clarification on any part of the answer, please let me know and I
would be happy to assist you until you are completely satisfied.

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