CCRM San Francisco Patient Testimonials
One of our greatest rewards at CCRM is getting to know our patients and celebrating their successes. We personally invite you to read our patient testimonials below to find out how we’ve helped them achieve their dream of having a baby.
– Dk D. (Yelp review, posted 5/7/2018)
“Tip: Get your speed date on and you’ll choose CCRM. Guaranteed.
When it comes to ivf and living in the bay, you have a lot of options, which is great! Since you will be spending so much money on this process, having the luxury to meet the different IVF clinics and choosing the one that best fits you is really nice. Its almost like speed dating. So finding the right doctors/team is really important.
With Dr. Jun and Dr. Tazuke, its like we found our soulmates. It sounds kinda crazy but its true. We were looking for doctors who care about us, our process and had great empathy towards our struggle. We also wanted results and we knew that CCRM has a great reputation. So when we found out they were opening an office in the bay area, we had to check them out.
What separates them apart:
1) No Factory Feel
We worked with Dr. Jun and she saw us every single time. We’ve heard stories where you never see your doctor. But Dr. Jun was there to answer every question or new thing we had just googled and wanted clarification on. No topic was too silly because this is such a sensitive area, we were treated not like patients, but like family. She would take our calls at anytime. Dr. Jun is our superhero and in our family forever.
2) Super Organized
From our nursing team to our finance team, everything was clear and they were so amenable and understanding of the entire process. They started us out with a huge handbook that we used the entire time. They gave our calendars and other materials that just made the process so easy so we could focus on getting results.
3) New State of the Art Facility with Proven IVF Protocols
The place is brand new, the lab is brand new (so no lab malfunctions which we all know about at another bay area clinic), CCRM has established itself as the leader in IVF and has their own protocols led by Dr. Schoolcraft. Dr. Jun regularly speaks with them and employs those specific protocols to ensure the best outcome
4) They Produce Results
We were successful on our first transfer! We’re super lucky that we met Dr. Jun and team. We really believe their protocol is awesome but the real champions are Dr. Jun, Dr. Tazuke and their team! Their success scores are going to be through the roof so you should get in there now!
5) Women Doctors Get it More
Women doctors get the empathy side more, b/c men don’t have to go thru pregnancy. That maternal instinct is strong! And since most of the IVF clinics in the bay area are run by men doctors, it makes sense that most of their staff will be women to account for this empathy component which is great, but having two amazing women doctors lead the charge just fit better with us.
So what are you waiting for. Go exploring, get your speed dating on, and when you meet this team, you will fall in love like we did.”
– Emi J. (yelp review, posted 5/14/2018)
“The short version – I am ten weeks pregnant after our first embryo transfer at CCRM SF. We did two rounds of IVF to bank for a second child, and we have four more super strong embryos on ice. We have nothing but love for our team and would very strongly suggest everyone struggling with infertility go to CCRM SF.
And now, all the things that those having trouble getting pregnant really need to know. Infertility is such a lonely struggle that nobody can truly understand unless they’ve experienced it firsthand. And unfortunately, many doctors you encounter along the way don’t seem to appreciate how much of an emotional toll infertility takes. By the time we came to CCRM SF, we’d had a few consultations with the most highly rated clinics in the Bay Area. Some doctors were callous about the three early losses we’d had, while others were very flippant about the entire IVF process and used scare tactics to push things on us as if they were trying to sell us a used car. After a while it started to feel like these were the things we’d just have to accept in order to realize our dream of being parents – if we wanted someone’s expertise, we’d also have to swallow indignities that no one should have to.
From the moment we began speaking with Dr. Jun at our first consultation, I knew we were in the right place. She was very caring as we went through our entire history, and definitely took the more conservative approach, asking us to consider IUI before jumping into IVF. But we were specifically interested in CCS genetic testing of embryos and decided to go straight to IVF. Dr. Jun laid out all of our options and gave us an honest assessment of our chances and her thoughts, but never tried to pressure us or push us into anything. She was realistic while remaining compassionate, and really wanted to formulate a plan that was right for our particular set of circumstances. One thing that really stood out to me was our regroup meeting after our first round. Although my husband and I wanted to go straight into another round to bank enough embryos for two kids, Dr. Jun really took the time to make sure I was feeling well physically as well as emotionally and that our marriage hadn’t taken any hits through the stressful process before she would even discuss the next round of IVF. She truly cares about her patients’ well-being as humans and not just statistics and diagnoses.
IVF is a roller coaster of emotions on the best day. Even if everything you can control goes perfectly, you never know how your body will react. But every single appointment we had felt like we were hanging out with friends. Every single scan, every single procedure, I felt so taken care of. Our team screamed and cried tears of joy with us for every win, and propped us up and never let us give up even through setbacks. While we definitely had our main points of contact, every single person in that building was rooting for us every step of the way, and we appreciated that so much.
At CCRM SF, you get the whole shebang – an unparalleled lab, proven protocols and renowned doctors and embryologists (and brand new cryo tanks! ahem) PLUS the caring and empathy that make one of the most difficult situations one can face in life, bearable. It’s truly so rare to have both, and we don’t know how we could’ve made it without our team.
Between Drs. Jun and Tazuke, Lisa, Christine, Mike and the embryology team, Amanda, Griselda and Reena, we had the most inconceivably brilliant, kind, warm, and caring people we’ve ever been lucky enough to meet. We came to CCRM SF hoping to grow our family; little did we know it’d be by much more than just our little one on board!”