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Daniel A Potter M.D.

Daniel A Potter M.D.

Infertility
Reproductive Endocrinology
Average: 3.6 (66 votes)5 1
HRC Fertility
500 Superior Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-287-5600

Summary

Physician's Statement: 

Dr. Daniel A. Potter, M.D., FACOG, is a highly sought-after reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist practicing in Newport Beach, California and Orange County, California. Dr. Potter is dedicated to providing his patients with compassionate and personalized care. His approach to IVF results in maximal pregnancy rates for each individual case.

Dr. Potter has a large patient following internationally and has appeared on both “60 Minutes Australia” and the “Today Show (Australia). Dr. Potter has long been a strong advocate for reproductive freedom and equality including compensated egg donation, compensated surrogacy, single parenting and same-sex parenting.

Dr. Potter serves as the Medical Director of HRC Fertility, the largest fertility practice in the western United States, as well as the Laboratory Director for Natera, Inc., a genetics testing company. Dr. Potter is the author or co-author of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles and serves as chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Fertility Association.

Dr. Potter studied extensively to become an expert in reproductive sciences. He attended USC for undergraduate and medical school. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Women’s Hospital. His fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Shortly after that, he was board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Potter is the recipient of several awards from the infertility community. One of the most notable is the Vitals Awards: Compassionate Doctor of the Year and Patient’s Choice Award. In addition, he was named the Inland Empire’s Best Doctor for 2012 by U.S. News and World Report. He has also earned Top Doctor honors from Los Angeles magazine for the past two years, and he has been named in the Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America every year since 2005.

Education: 

After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, California fertility doctor Daniel Potter, went on to pursue a medical degree, also at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Women's & Children's Hospital and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Hoag Memorial Hospital, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Jude Medical Center
Professional Memberships: 

Dr. Potter is the recipient of several awards from the infertility community. One of the most notable is the Vitals Awards: Compassionate Doctor of the Year and Patient’s Choice Award. In addition, he was named the Inland Empire’s Best Doctor for 2012 by U.S. News and World Report. He has also earned Top Doctor honors from Los Angeles magazine for the past two years, and he has been named in the Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America every year since 2005.

Specialties

Fertility Treatment: 

California fertility doctor Dan Potter diagnoses and treats infertility patients using the most advanced reproductive technology techniques.

Daniel Potter, M.D., FACOG, offers a range of fertility treatments at HRC Fertility in California, including first line methods like fertility drugs to more advanced options like IVF. Fertility treatment includes infertility consultations, fertility medications, assisted reproduction, reproductive surgery, third-party parenting.

Fertility treatments provided at HRC Fertility include:

Conditions Treated: 

Dr. Dan Potter diagnoses and treats a wide variety of infertility conditions that can make trying to conceive difficult.

Fertility doctors at HRC Fertility in California offer the following fertility treatments:

Areas of Research: 

Dr. Dan Potter’s research activities have always focused on developing technologies that improve the patient experience by increasing IVF pregnancy rates and reducing multiple births. Doctor Potter is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise, particularly in the areas of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), gender selection and third party reproduction. To date, patients have traveled from all 50 states and 74 different countries to seek care with Doctor Potter for these services. As Laboratory Director for the genetics company Natera, Doctor Potter was integral in the development and implementation of 24-chromosome PGD as well as pioneering its introduction into routine clinical practice. Doctor Potter’s current research activities include the development of GenderSure™ PGD, the Thrive-IVF phase-2 clinical trial as well as work with single embryo transfer, gender selection and egg freezing.

Clinical Trials: 

HRC Fertility is involved with a number of infertility clinical trials. For a current list of infertility clinical trials, contact HRC Fertility.

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, HRC Fertility-Orange County in Newport Beach, California performed 287 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
HRC Fertility-Orange County 133 76 53 20 5 5 65.4 65.8 52.8 45.0 1 / 5 0 / 5


IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, HRC Fertility-Orange County in Newport Beach, California performed 103 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
HRC Fertility-Orange County 59 25 14 3 2 6 89.8 68.0 10 / 14 2 / 3 0 / 2 4 / 6
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by HRC Fertility-Orange County in Newport Beach, California to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 53 donor egg cycles in that year; 41 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 12 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
HRC Fertility-Orange County 41 80.5 12 11 / 12

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics

Cost

Insurance: 

Aetna, Beech Street, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, First Health, Guardian Multi Plan, HealthNet, Pacificare, Private Health Care Systems, Unicare and United Healthcare

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