Recognition and Awards:
2018 Blue Shield Blue Distinction Centers for Fertility Care
2017 Center of Excellence – United Healthcare
2017 Center of Excellence – CIGNA
2016 Spectrum Top Doctor- Dr. Arlene Morales
2007 The Aurora Gold Award -Dr. Arlene Morales
“What a sweet and special moment seeing our son snuggle with Dr. Morales today! He usually doesn’t snuggle or let anyone hold him like that besides his Mama and grandparents. You guys definitely must have some sort of connection. He is definitely a miracle with all my problems! Thanks for everything you do to help change lives and thanks for being such a caring doctor.” – Patient, September 2017
“I was referred to Dr. Morales from two of my co-workers who both went to her for their IVF. Both of my co-workers were 40 years old, like me and both had success with her after trying to conceive naturally for many years just like myself. I made my first appointment with Dr. Morales early in 2016. After 2 failed IUI’s we moved on to IVF. We had to do a frozen embryo transfer as opposed to a fresh embryo transfer because my hormone levels were off and would increase the chances of my uterus rejecting the embryos. We had two (untested) embryos transferred and they both took!! I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would have twins. With all my bad luck getting pregnant I didn’t think both embryos would attach but they did and I was thrilled and terrified at the same time lol. I was blessed with a healthy baby girl and baby boy.
The whole experience was definitely a journey with highs and lows. Mostly lows. Dealing with infertility is a difficult process and very hard to accept when things aren’t working in your favor. I remember feeling so negative and depressed when my procedures were not successful. The money is another factor that plays into the stress. Lots of blood, sweat and tears throughout the entire process. I appreciate Dr. Morales and her staff for their kindness, excitement and sensitivity along the way. Dr. Morales explained all the worst case scenarios to me throughout the process and I was well aware that there was a possibility that it wouldn’t work. I’m so glad that it worked. God blessed our family and Dr. Morales was the vessel He used to help us along the way. I’m very pleased with my experience and I have referred two more of my friends to Dr. Morales.” – Patient, September 2017
“We have two beautiful children thanks to Dr Morales, Dr Shelly, and Dr Maas! We primarily saw Dr M, but saw the others doctors a few times. They were all very friendly and upfront. We knew our chances were not great and it took a while, but it finally worked. I know they genuinely care about their patients. I would (and have) recommend friends to any of their doctors.” – Patient, September 2017
“Dr Morales is the best fertility doctor in San Diego. I know because I’ve been to two of the major offices. I switched to get care with her after a different office wasted my time and money for two years. She got me pregnant quickly with my son. She is the best of the best and works sooo hard to help others. She truly cares about her patients.” – Patient, September 2017
“Dr. Morales is a fertility genius. After going to a different doctor and having three failed transfers I switched to Dr. Morales for a second opinion. With a new and different protocol and new testing she got me pregnant finally after years of trying and miscarriages. She is the most hardworking and caring RE. Everyone at their office is awesome and flexible. We love them all there. We are now trying for baby number two and I have so much trust in them. They are the best in San Diego hands down. I would highly recommend not going anywhere else. I have four friends who did not have good luck elsewhere and switched over eventually or gave up.” – Patient, September 2017
“Dr. Shelly helped us have 2 amazing daughters via IUI. She was fun to be around, never negative, and ALWAYS supportive in our decision-making process.” – Patient, 2017
“Dr. Morales and her entire staff genuinely want to help you achieve your fertility goals. She is so incredibly sincere and genuine and shares in our joy as we celebrate each step of the journey! I couldn’t love her more and am so thankful she’s been able to help us get pregnant not once, but twice! Leona from financing also holds a special place in our hearts and has also gone the extra mile to help us along the way.” – Patient, 2017
“I saw Dr. Shelly after my husband and I were having trouble getting pregnant for about a year. We were both SUPER nervous at our first appointment, but Dr. Shelly was incredibly kind, and did a great job of explaining our options. We decided to go with a “low tech” option (IUI) and got pregnant on our first try! The entire staff at FSMG was great, we felt right at home from our first appointment. We even saw the other two doctors for some monitoring appointments (Dr. Morales and Dr. Maas) while Dr. Shelly was out of the office, and they seemed to know everything about us right away! GREAT experience!” – Patient, 2017
“Thank you Dr. Morales and staff for our two kids. We are forever grateful.” – Patient, 2017
“Being over 40 and having had multiple miscarriages, it was important my husband and I selected a doctor who would provide us the best likely outcome. Dr.Shelly used all the most advanced techniques to ensure the best outcome. After choosing PGS testing we were lucky to have success!” – Patient, 2017
“Infertility is tough – especially when you are in the thick of it. I imagine that most patients that walk into FSMG (or any fertility clinic) are not particularly happy that they need doctors to do something that should be… easy! Reading some of the reviews for FSMG bring me back to emotions that I felt when I was in the thick of it – frustrated, confused, generally bummed out. I walked into my consultation a bit nervous, but excited, whereas my husband was… hesitant. After our initial consult and some screening tests, Dr. Shelly was pretty straight forward that we had treatment options to move forward, but we may want to take sometime and try on our own. We set a plan that if we weren’t pregnant by a certain time, we would go with our new plan B.
We met with financial and got a very clear view of what everything would cost, and left feeling comfortable with our plan of action. Luckily for us, we ended up getting pregnant spontaneously (woo hoo plan A!) but honestly, I think that having our “plan B” of treatment was what helped relieve the stress that led us to our little guy. Throughout our consultations and screening, the one thing that helped was that the whole office felt like one unit – no one asked us the same question twice, every nurse seemed to know what was “up” with us. When our doctor was out of the office on a day we had an appointment, we met with Dr. Morales (the other doctor) and she picked up like she had been with us since day one. We were even there during the transition time when their new MD (Dr. Maas, we got to meet her at one of our screening appointments) was starting. We don’t know if number two will happen easily (fingers crossed for another “plan A!”) but if not, we know who we will be calling!” – Patient, 2017
“There’s nothing like the feeling of successfully defying statistics. You all are magic makers! Thank you for our family!!” – Patient, 2017
“I feel so lucky to have been under the exemplary care of Dr. Shelly, but also to have met and been cared for by her excellent partners, as well. This is a fantastically supportive group, and I felt that every person on the team from the receptionist to the financial counselor had a vested interest in helping me achieve fertility. The excitement in the voice of the nurse calling me about my positive pregnancy test was only exceeded by my own! I can’t recommend FSMG enough, and as a physician, I plan to refer my own patients in need of fertility care to this group.” – Patient, 2017
“In November 2010 my husband and I conceived our first son through IVF with Doctor Morales. We love her. Long story short in October of 2015 we tried a frozen embryo transfer with our last embryo and it failed. Well, in June of 2016 to our HUGE surprise after 10 years of marriage and trying and heartache we found out we were pregnant. NATURALLY. We were shocked and ecstatic. And in February our 2nd little miracle boy was born. Dr. Morales made a big impact on our lives and we are forever thankful to her.” – Patient, 2017
“After several tests done by my regular OB and my husband being treated by a Doctor who specialized in male factor fertility/sperm issues, we were referred to Doctor Shelly, already knowing that IVF was our only shot at having a baby.
While it is easy for me to write this because I had success on the first try, it is how I was treated throughout the process, that makes me forever thankful to Dr. Shelly and her team.
I was one of those patients who called every day with some sort of question. For the nurses, for finance, whoever it was I needed help from, I was always given answers and never felt like I was bothering anyone.
They were upfront with the cost involved and the finance department called our insurance and made sure that whatever fertility benefits we had, that they were used first.
Because of Dr. Shelly and her amazing team, I now have my family. They have brought me so much joy and I know they wouldn’t be here without the help of amazing Doctors and Nurses.
Thank you Dr. Shelly, Martha, Denise, Kimber, and the entire office staff.” – Patient, 2017