Pacific Fertility Center
The first step to building a healthy family
A diagnosis of infertility can feel overwhelming and stressful for individuals and couples who always assumed that pregnancy would come easily. At Pacific Fertility Center, we see infertility as a workable challenge.
It is our commitment to address our patient’s unique set of circumstances, medical as well as non-medical. Our physicians, counselors and staff consider patient care a team effort involving superior medical treatment and ground-breaking technology in an environment that emphasizes a compassionate, whole patient approach.
We feel strongly that the physical well being is tied to emotional well being, and we take into account all of the challenges patients may be facing. Diagnosis, treatment and the inevitable ‘waiting game’ as well as financial stress all may impact our patients and those closest to them. We are by their side every step of the way to help address each and all of these needs.
As a unified team, guided by the highest ethical standards, we provide our patients with the best quality, individualized, compassionate fertility care.
Our fertility specialists
Our devoted team of physicians is recognized nationally and internationally for their extensive clinical experience, outstanding academic credentials and research contributions, as well as for their success in treating the most challenging fertility cases.
PFC’s clinical laboratory director, Dr. Joseph Conaghan, is internationally recognized for his decades of work in human embryology. He and his team of extensively trained, certified embryologists are devoted to leading this field in research and new technology.
Each Pacific Fertility Center physician is a Certified Subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our physicians have held faculty positions at leading research universities. Each physician has actively participated in clinical research to advance the safety, success, and affordability of infertility treatments. As a group, our physicians have performed IVF procedures longer than any other program in the Bay Area. Learn more about our reproductive endocrinologist, nurses, and embryology staff.
Pacific Fertility Center’s Patient Care Teams plays an integral role in assisting our patients through the entire treatment cycle. Learn more about our Patient Care Teams.
We create an individualized program that works. While we are fortunate for so many advances in fertility treatment, the options can seem daunting to someone navigating the process. Everyone who pursues fertility treatment has a unique set of circumstances. We recognize that physical, emotional and financial considerations all come into play, and we work closely with our patients to design a program that reflects all of their needs and works with their lifestyle.
We are available at all times. We know that a patient’s questions and concerns don’t stop after 5pm or on weekends; and in fact fertility monitoring and treatment often requires ‘off-hour’ visits. We schedule appointments on both Saturday and Sunday, and offer weekday appointments beginning at 7am and extending into the evening. Our on-call physicians are available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our doctors stay with their patient throughout their treatment plan. The patient-doctor relationship is central to our success at PFC. We value the trust and confidence that develops over time between doctor and patient and understand the need for consistency. Our scheduling process allows each patient’s doctor to be available to them for consultations and procedure appointments.
A patient care team includes their doctor, their new patient guide, their clinical coordinator, their nurse and their medical assistant. Anytime a patient interacts with PFC, in-person or by telephone, they will have a team assigned to their care.
How our laboratory maintains its gold standard. All egg retrievals and embryo transfers take place in our private office in San Francisco, and are immediately transported to our on-site laboratory. Our embryo identification procedures are meticulous, requiring two of our eight board certified embryologists to be present at every critical step in the process.
Our state-of-the-art lab facility has repeatedly received the coveted "perfect score" certification from the College of American Pathologists-American Society for Reproductive Medicine (CAP-ASRM). Learn more about PFC’s laboratory and staff.
Confidentiality and patient rights. Fertility treatment is highly sensitive, and our patient’s privacy is our priority. All communication involving patient care is stored electronically and handled in a strictly confidential manner.
Learn more about health information disclosure and medical rights.