Dr. Arlene Morales, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Arlene Morales, MD
San Diego "Top Doc" 2014 , 2015 & 2016 Dr. Arlene J. Morales is the Founder and Medical Director of Fertility Specialists Medical Group. She is nationally recognized as a leader in Reproductive Endocrinology and Bioethics and is a frequent guest speaker for radio and television programs. She has extensive experience in treating multifaceted infertility issues. Through individualized and empathetic care, Dr. Morales will help you learn as much as possible about your diagnosis and treatment options. Education Dr. Morales graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Morales completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Diego, and is currently Board Certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. After her fellowship, Dr. Morales was an Assistant Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine. She then served as the Director of Reproductive Technologies as an Associate Professor at Emory University. She has authored over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, including an often-cited paper introducing the effects of DHEA on aging. After 8 years in academic medicine, Dr. Morales moved back to San Diego to found Fertility Specialists Medical Group. Awards Dr. Morales has received the Miriam Torrey Mathematics Award, the Watson Sellard Scholarship for Study Abroad, the Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award, the Laurel and Clarence H. Koennecke Obstetrics and Gynecology Award, the Berlex Foundation Resident Education Award, and the Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Endoscopy Award from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy. She has appeared in San Diego Magazine's Top Doctors, awarded by her peers in the San Diego Medical Society, repeatedly over the past 15 years. Ethics Dr. Morales has always had a strong commitment to the ethical practice of medicine and has given her time to many committees whose purpose has been to determine and interpret policy regarding ethics in patient care. Dr. Morales became involved while she was as an Assistant Professor at UCSD, serving on the Ethics Committee and Consultation at UCSD School of Medicine from 1994–1997. She then served on the Ethics Committee at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1998–1999, as Chairman of the Ethics Committee from 2003–2005 in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, and on the San Diego County Medical Society Ethics Committee from 2000–2003. Since her return to San Diego in 2000, Dr. Morales has been a member of the Ethics Committee at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Her area of special interest lies at the intersection of reproduction, technology, and ethics. Associations Dr. Morales is a current member of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (Secretary of Women's Council Board for 2009–2010), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the North American Menopause Society, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the California Medical Association, the American Board of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (Board Examiner 2000–2001), Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (Executive Council 2007–2008), the Endocrine Society, and the San Diego Reproductive Society (President 1995–1996). A supporter of the local community, Dr. Morales has made over one hundred presentations to the local medical community and served on eight different committees at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Morales is also involved in the National Charity League, fund raising for The Bishop's School, and a participant in the 2008 and 2009 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

8010 Frost St Ste P

San Diego, CA 92123

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(858) 505-5500

Dr. Arlene Morales, MD

Dr. Arlene Morales, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

FSMG Mission Statement

The professional teams of Fertility Specialists Medical Group (FSMG) and San Diego Center for Reproductive Surgery (SDCRS) are committed to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art reproductive, endocrine, and fertility care in a supportive, friendly, efficient environment to help achieve your reproductive goals.

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Dr. Morales' Experience

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Dr. Morales' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Board certified in Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
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Board Certifications

  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
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Procedures

  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • U Calif-San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Morales has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Morales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Morales to family and friends
3.6
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Morales' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Madison, WI |
HIGHLY recommend
Madison, WI |
Great experience with Dr. Morales and her entire staff. Very professional, felt well taken care of throughout the whole treatment cycle. Would highly recommend!
in san diego |
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 sdfc wasted my time and money for 2 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.
San Diego, CA |
If you go to her, she'll try to push you to the most expensive treatment "egg donor"........ she's a money maker face...........I tried IUI from her, but didn't work. I went to another doctor and he said he didn't know why dr Morales did IUI for me, which is obviously not the choice for my case. Now I know, all she did is trying to take your money as much as possible...........I highly not recommend this doctor to anyone!!!
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Hospitals where Dr. Morales has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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