Richard Chetkowski, MD
Working with Dr. Chetkowski was an absolute pleasure. He is very professional and realistic about outcomes. He is frank and honest which is so helpful in the process. It is also very evident to me that he truely cares about me as a patient. I really felt that he took the time with me to make me feel comfortable and valued my concerns every step of the way. Also, the staff at the clinic are outstanding. Every call and interaction was highly supportive and caring. It made the whole experience so much easier.
- Jessica Mendenhall
I originally came from Europe to the US to find out more about surrogacy as I always wanted to be a father but as gay man, I was not sure exactly how I would realize my dream... After a 1st successful embryo transfer, my surrogate is almost 12 weeks pregnant and it's no longer a dream... Dr. Chetkowski has been amazing since my first visit in explaining very clearly the whole process of surrogacy and being transparent and honest with high ethical standards... He is not only one of the best technicians in fertilization, Dr. Chetkowski is accessible and available to his patients and has a real human approach. Thanks also to his team, especially Barbara and Wendy who have been so sweet! Alta Bates' partners (agency, attorney, psy, etc.) have all similarities: great professionals with long experience. Thank you so much for making this journey the best ever!!!! - Michael
This is our second round at IVF following the successful birth of our first daughter, now age 4. I have nothing but praise and admiration for the venerable Dr. Chetkowski and his staff, and consider ourselves fortunate to have such expertise available in the East Bay. - R.D.
Dr. Chetkowski and the staff at Alta Bates Fertility are all warm and comforting through a deeply personal and challenging process. They are thoroughly professional and amazingly successful in their field. I always trust that I'm in capable and loving hands when I am here. - C.B.
Dr. Chetkowski and his staff is amazing! We had our son because of them. They are like family to us now. This is why we are back here again, for our second! Dr. Chetkowski listens and addresses your concerns. I love this place!! - T.L.
I was seen in preparation for a frozen embryo transfer. I was seen on time, Dr. Chetkowski was professional and kind. His staff is always helpful and thorough in explaining everything. Great experience. - N.M.
Dr. Chetkowski and staff did an outstanding job helping me through this difficult course. - P.P.
I have been a patient with Dr. Chetkowski since 2011. I have been a surrogate through his program twice now. I am very happy with my care and the services provided are phenomenal. The staff always has a great attitude and always available to answer any questions I have. - M.J.
We had an IVF procedure with donated eggs. This was our second cycle of IVF, the first cycle ended sadly so we were trying again. It was a success this time and we now have twin boys. - M.M.
Dr. Chetkowski is a very intelligent, caring doctor who is able to think outside the box and provide you with highly personalized, individualized care. I am very greatful to him and his wonderful staff. - Y.R.
Very good experience and extremely professional and caring staff. - S.K.
The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Dr. Chetowski is straight to the point and honest. No results from the fertility treatments we have had, but I am confident it will happen one day with the help of the staff and Dr. Chetowski. - E.R.</p>
Love the doctor, nurses, and office staff. Very personal feel, versus some of the fertility "factories". Also pragmatic, data based approach to "get to know my ovaries". - L.O.
Professional and helpful. - C.C.
great - M.C.