Fertility Breakthru Program

Work with me to...

  • Find & address the ROOT sources of your fertility struggles
  • Feel more calm, sleep better, less bloated, &/or have better energy!
  • Reverse your biologic age, have "younger" eggs & better sperm!

BIG REASON why people do not get or stay pregnant naturally is because not all the contributors of fertility struggles are found & addressed.  

Using my rare training in FEMM, Natural Procreative Technology, and functional medicine (root cause medicine), I frequently finds at least 5 contributing factors with each couple. Oftentimes these factors were missed in the couple's prior investigations.

I have created a Wholistic Fertility Matrix to make sure that I leave no stone unturned for the couple who wants to expand their family.

Testimonials from Dr. Yao’s Patients

“Dr. Yao is a godsend!! We went to Dr. Yao back in September 2018 in hopes that she could help us figure out why we were having difficult conceiving. With her help, we have a perfectly healthy baby boy.  Also, she is attentive to her patients during the appointments and makes sure she is able to provide resources and educate you about your fertility and pregnancy. We love her and I’m sure any women struggling with fertility would benefit from her wholistic and natural approach because her main goal is to determine the root cause of the problem that that could affect infertility.”


“We went thru several years of fertility treatments with negative results. I started seeing Dr. Yao in December 2018. By January she had already changed my life. I lost 20 lbs and my painful periods were improving. I found out I was pregnant in June 2019. She guided me throughout my pregnancy with supplements and progesterone. Always listen to all my questions and concerns. So thankful to be under her care. About to have my baby boy in February 2020; could not have done so without her.”


“I came to Dr. Yao at age 39, after trying to conceive for 1 year and had a miscarriage at about 10 weeks gestation. At that point, I was already using BBT and urine ovulation test kits. Dr. Yao helped me understand my potential causes of miscarriage. She also helped my husband loose weight and improved his sperm count. Within eight months of working with Dr. Yao, I got pregnant. I am now 40 years old, at 34 week gestation, and so far the baby and I are healthy. I am so glad that I found Dr. Yao, a medical doctor who uses science-based approaches to improve fertility naturally. I strongly recommend Dr. Yao to anyone who wants to get and stay pregnant naturally.”


“Dr. Yao is your doctor if you have trouble conceiving. She is a healer like every doctor should be. I am only 37 y.o. and I suffered from autoimmune issues, pms, and extremely painful menstruations that nobody was able to diagnose (except dr yao) and what’s worse I had severe digestive issues that made me so sick that I could not function and work. Dr. Yao prescribed me supplements that healed my belly quickly, then added supplements to assist in regulating my cycle. She nurtured me back to health so I can even go back to work now! I am so grateful to Dr.Yao. She specializes in NaPro which is highly successful. Every woman should be educated about it. We don’t need to suffer, be out of balance with hormones (pms etc), we just need Dr.Yao :). Thank you wonderful doctor!!!!”


“I met Dr. Yao in June 2017 when I heard her speak about natural fertility. At that time, I had already had 2 miscarriages after trying to get pregnant for almost a year. Dr. Yao gave us tangible & scientific info. I took her advice to heart, made some lifestyle changes, and made an appointment to see her. When I saw her, she ordered some blood tests and recommended some supplements. In every explanation, she was clear but also sensitive and understanding. I am now 5 months pregnant, due in February 2018, and incredibly thankful for the guidance, important info, and hope that Dr. Yao gave to me.”


“Since seeing Dr. Yao, I have seen such a difference in my health and menstrual cycle! I have had an irregular cycle for most of my adult life (I am in my mid-20s). Dr. Yao determined what the problem was, and my cycle is now very regular! It feels so good to know my body better and to have an idea of what is going on now! Also, I love that Dr. Yao uses holistic medical practices. I have been to many different doctors before who used medication to cover up problems, instead of getting to the root of it all. Dr. Yao uses safe, beneficial, and holistic medicine practices to help heal your body and help you feel so much better naturally. It is amazing.”


“I went to Dr. Yao initially as a hot mess– incredibly distraught over irregular periods for most of my life and just overall anxiety. Dr. Yao was such a great help in taking the time to really diagnose the problem and treated me like an actual human being. I really appreciate the time and care that Dr. Yao gives to help me on my road to being the best me and listening to my body’s needs! I also really appreciate that Dr. Yao didn’t rush to prescribe anything until after looking at things from a holistic perspective. You won’t regret seeing her :)”


“Dr. Yao is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. My husband and I tried to conceive for about three and a half years before seeing Dr. Yao. She tested for things my other doctors never thought to look for, and she recommended the best supplements and treatments, always trying for the most natural approach. From my first appointment I felt that I was in good hands. Each appointment she spends a significant length of time going over lab and test results, coming up with a treatment plan, and answering all of my questions. I never felt rushed. I fell pregnant after only six months of working with Dr. Yao, and she has continued to support me throughout my pregnancy. She seems up-to-date on the latest research. Every appointment was absolutely worth the money we spent and I’m so grateful to have found such a compassionate and caring doctor! Thank you, Dr. Yao!!”


“Dr. Yao is one of the most compassionate and realest doctors I’ve ever encountered in my medical experiences. She gives so much thought, care, time and energy in every patient and I’ve never felt rushed once. Everything she does is whole-hearted and you can tell she doesn’t cut corners. She is very organized and has every detail of you down to a T and is always ready with recommendations and advice on every visit. All of her explanations make sense. I am so grateful to have found her and to have had her guidance throughout my holistic fertility and wellness journey.”


“Dr. Yao is a wonderfully thoughtful practitioner. She has a kind and soft demeanor, listens well, and takes the time to answer questions thoroughly. I found her sort of by accident when my OB/GYN wasn’t listening to my concerns about trying to get pregnant with PCOS. Dr. Yao took the time to help me learn more about my cycle and teach me how to set myself up for success. I felt empowered and supported through out the journey.

She really took my personal case by the hand and made suggestions truly based on what I was going through. I even asked her about some common things prescribed to women trying to get pregnant with PCOS and asked why we weren’t doing those things.  She showed me my lab results and the work we had been doing together and explained what those prescriptions are for. She helped me understand that just because I had PCOS didn’t necessarily mean that those were the best course of action for me.

Just finishing my 1st trimester with a healthy baby on the way and I can’t be more thankful that I stumbled upon Dr. Yao and her practice.”


Framework for Wholistic Fertility

Dr. Yao's Fertility Breakthru Program is for you if...

  • You have read endless blogs but still feel confused what to do next to reach your dream of expanding your family
  • You're tired of being told all your tests are normal and have the unsatisfactory diagnosis of "unexplained infertility"
  • You feel like time is running out and you are starting to feel hopeless
  • You want comprehensive research into the root causes of female and male fertility issues
  • You want to receive clear action plan
  • You want personalized coaching, guidance, & support
Dr. Yao's Fertility Breakthru Program is designed to help the couple get and stay pregnant as FAST as possible. 
What is Included in Fertility Breakthru Program
  • 2 hour initial consultation with the couple (valued at $1080): In Dr. Yao's experience, it is vital for couples wanting to get pregnant naturally have evaluations done for both the man and the woman using a functional medicine (root cause medicine) approach from the out set, EVEN IF the man has normal semen analysis. 
    • Prior to this consultation, Dr. Yao will be reviewing the response to the comprehensive health questionnaires from both the man and the woman.
    • During the consultation, in addition to reviewing your health stories and prior relevant work up (labs ), you will receive Dr. Yao's preliminary diagnostic impressions, initial treatment recommendations that you can work on right away, as well as recommendations for initial lab tests (blood work frequently overlooked in conventional medicine, and likely other specialized functional medicine testing specifically tailored to your case).
    • As with every visit, you will receive detailed visit summary in the patient portal to help you remember Dr. Yao's recommendations. 
  • 4 Follow-up visits with Dr. Yao for the woman (valued at $2,160): Each follow-up visit is 60-minutes.
    • During these visits, Dr. Yao would explain your interim lab results, review your cycle charts, make adjustments to your treatment recommendations, and answer questions you may have.
    • Treatment recommendations include dietary, lifestyle, supplements, and medications if appropriate. 
    • There is significant time spent before your visit to review interim lab results, and time spent after your visit to update your detailed visit summaries so that you have clear understanding of our treatment plan. 
    • These follow-up visits need to be completed within 5 months of the first appointment.
  • 1 Follow-up visit with Dr. Yao for the man (valued at $540): This follow-up visit is 60-minutes.  
  • Fertility Breakthru Academy, clinic edition (valued at $720): get immediate 1 year access to Dr. Yao’s online course on how to have a successful pregnancy by turbocharging egg and sperm quality. This includes 20 video lectures and many concise handouts. 
  • 10 sessions of Health coach / cycle charting instruction sessions (valued at $1200): If you already worked with a cycle charting instructor, you would receive 10 health coaching sessions during this program. The health coach will help you engage your strengths to help you create concrete plans to make lifestyle changes, implement recommendations from Dr. Yao, and to better support you in this journey. If you have not yet learned cycle charting from an instructor, you would likely get 5 sessions of cycle charting instructions, with the remainder being health coach sessions. 
  • 1 year access to ChartNeo app (valued at $14): This is the app that Dr. Yao recommends couples use to track the woman's cervical mucus, BBT, symptoms (with rating scale) and more. ChartNeo is one of the modern Fertility Awareness Based Methods. Cycle charting provides much useful info about a woman's reproductive health. ChartNeo is a HIPAA-compliant platform that would allow Dr. Yao to see your chart in real time.  
  • Access to 30% discount code for highest quality supplements (valued at $299): This code does not expire and makes purchasing supplements that have been vetted by Dr. Yao much more affordable, and provides significant savings for years to come. 
  • Patient portal access (valued at $540 for the couple over 5 months): Patients can portal message Dr. Yao up to 4 times between the monthly visits.
  • Personalized lab interpretation videos for the couple (valued at $360): to empower patients with knowledge, Dr. Yao will provide password protected videos that you can refer to as often as you like to better understand your own lab results. 
  • Prescription management, as appropriate for fertility (valued up to $480): Dr. Yao may prescribe / refill medications as appropriate.
  • Access to specialized functional medicine tests & other services at wholesale pricing (at least $600 value): This provides you with significant savings to these tests that are generally not accessible to consumers directly. You will also have access to installed payment plan for these tests. 

Altogether this program is valued at least $7,993. This program does NOT include cost of lab testing. Usually most blood work is covered by PPO. Specialized functional medicine testings are usually not covered by insurance. But by working with Dr. Yao, you will access to wholesale pricing and have access to payment plan for these tests. 

These 5 months will be effort-intensive. Dr. Yao will work hard for you as she thoroughly reviews your case and spend ample time with both of you to make sure you understand her treatment plan and answer your questions. This will also be a time for you to learn new things and incorporate new habits. All visits must be completed within 5 months of purchase.

Working with Dr. Yao is a great investment for you AND your future baby, because the couple's pre-conception health is important for offspring health!


$1,599 x 5 months = $7,993

FAST ACTION DISCOUNT: $ 999 X 5 months (saves $3,000)

  • Review of prior work-up and questionnaires prior to the consultation
  • Time spent creating detailed visit summary after each appointment 
  • 2-hour initial consultation with the couple
  • Four 60-minute follow-up visits for the woman
  • One 60-minute follow-up visit for the man
  • Ten health coach / cycle charting instruction sessions
  • Access to 30% discount code for highest quality supplements
  • Fertility Breakthru Academy
  • Patient portal access
  • Personalized lab interpretation videos
  • Prescription management as appropriate to fertility
  • Access to specialized functional medicine tests at wholesale pricing 

All visits need to be completed within 5 months of booking program.

Price Comparison

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)


  • Insemination: $425
  • IUI medications: $1,000
  • Ultrasound monitoring: $1,000

Success rate for 30yo with PCOS is 20% per cycle, but only 1% per cycle for 43yo with unexplained infertility.

This is a cookie cutter approach, and is $ down the drain after 1 cycle (a month). 

Egg Freezing

$18,000 -$32,000

  • Medications: $3000-$6000
  • Egg retrieval procedure: $6,000-$10,000

Does not include storage fees of $700-$1,000 per year.

On average, at least 2 retrieval cycles are needed to get enough eggs. Therefore, above cost factors in 2 cycles. 

Live birth rate with egg freezing is 25%

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)


  • Initial consultation: $400
  • IVF: $12,000
  • IVF meds: $4,000-$6,000
  • ICSI: $2,000
  • PGS: $3,000-$4,000

Does not include cost of embryo cryopreservation.

 In the U.S., the # of IVF cycles to achieve live birth is 2.5. Above cost factors in 2 cycles.  

Differences between Wholistic Fertility & Assisted Reproductive Technologies

With Wholistic Fertility, you will 

  • Have better overall mind-body health (can include better energy, better mood, less pain, better sleep)
  • Find & address the underlying root cause(s) of your fertility challenges
  • Have better understanding how your bodies work 
  • Work cooperatively with your body instead of overrunning your body with super powerful medications, or suppress normal function of the reproductive system to sync with the IVF doctor's schedule
  • Get personalized care that is tailored to you
  • Get ample time with Dr. Yao & receive ample support
  • Reverse your biological age (different from chronological age)
  • Get rare opportunity to work with a medical doctor that has training in functional medicine as well as restorative reproductive medicine (NaProTECHNOLOGY, FEMM Medical Management, AND Neofertility) 

Do these resonate with you?


How is Wholistic Fertility Consultation different from a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE)? 

Many women report that their first appointment with their RE is at most 30-40 minutes and can cost $400 out of pocket. Usually the RE is not interested in hearing about the woman's menstrual cycle or her other health history. Treatment plans usually involves Clomid/Femara, then IUI, then IVF. Frequently women are pressured to go down the IVF route.

On the other hand, during the Wholistic Fertility Consultation, Dr. Yao wants to hear your whole health history, including detailed menstrual history, and understand your various symptoms whether that is headaches, mood swings, bloating, or chemical sensitivity, as all these can be potential clues for Dr. Yao in piecing together her wholistic fertility assessment using her detective work training from her functional medicine background. 

Each wholistic fertility consultation is a brain workout for Dr. Yao and takes Dr. Yao a total of 3-4 hours to complete because prior to this 2-hour appointment, Dr. Yao has already reviewed your health questionnaires. And after this consultation, Dr. Yao often spends another 45-60 minutes completing the detailed Visit Summary for both the man and the woman, so that her patients understand her personalized recommendations, from lab work to diet and supplements. Given each consultation is quite labor intensive, Dr. Yao can only accommodate one to two such consultations a day. 

What is a health coach? 

Great question! A health coach is a patient's advocate and ally. A health coach works with the patient to turn aspirations or doctor's recommendations on lifestyle changes into achievable goals. The coach listens, asks questions, and provides education to help patients mobilize their internal strengths and external resources. 

What is in Fertility Breakthru Academy? 

Fertility Breakthru Academy is Dr. Yao's highly-reviewed online course that teaches people how to use science to boost egg & sperm quality. 

Why did you create the Fertility Breakthru Program?

By including my online course Fertility Breakthru Academy and health coaching/ cycle charting instructions, with monthly visits with Dr. Yao, this package help patients achieve their desired outcomes faster because it provides helpful knowledge in a self-paced manner, and provides support in putting Dr. Yao's recommendations into action. 

Why is each appointment with Dr. Yao so long?

These longer sessions allow Dr. Yao to fully understand your interim symptoms & your cycle charting, explain in detail your interim lab results, and answer all your questions. These appointments are labor intensive for Dr. Yao, as each patient is treated uniquely based on findings from her comprehensive lab testing (definitely not impersonal, cookie cutter approach here!).

Are there any in-person visits?

No. This is a telemedicine-only clinic. 

Do you work with women who have low AMH or higher FSH?


Are additional work-up covered in this package? 

No. At the consultation, based on your history, Dr. Yao will determine what are the best additional tests to order. Because this is tailored to you and not pre-determined, the tests are not included in this program.

If you have PPO, usually most blood work is covered. However, specialized functional medicine tests are generally not covered by insurance. But by working with Dr. Yao, you can access these tests at wholesale pricing and get access to 3 month installed payments for these labs. 

Do the visits from this package expire?

All visits with Dr. Yao and the health coach included in the package must be completed within 5 months of the initial consultation. 

Does this clinic take insurance? 

No, this clinic does not take insurance. To better understand this clinic's insurance policy, click here

Does this clinic take FSA / HSA cards? 


Does this clinic provide Superbills? 

Yes, we do. Please note that Superbills can only be provided for office visits (up to $2,520 of this program). It is your responsibility to submit Superbills to your insurance. This clinic does not submit anything to insurance. To better understand this clinic's insurance policy, click here

Is there a no show or late cancellation fee?

Yes, given Dr. Yao carves out significant time out of her schedule for each patient, a patient who does not show up for his/her appointment without notice will be charged $250. 

If a patient does not provide notice of appointment cancellation at least 24 business hours prior to the appointment, a late cancellation fee of $125 will be applied.

Can Dr. Yao see people who live outside of California?

No. Dr. Yao's medical license allows her to only see patients who live in California. 

Who is a good fit for this program?

This program is great for people who

  • Want to find and address the root causes of their fertility issues
  • Want to get personalized guidance and support 
  • Are comfortable using online videos and technology as this is a telemedicine only clinic
  • Have their own primary care doctor (PCP) and OB/GYN, as Dr. Yao functions as a consultant, not a PCP. 
  • Live in California
  • Are interested in investing in their health and their offspring's health. 

Does Dr. Yao recommend couples actively try to conceive (TTC) during the Fertility Breakthru Program?

Dr. Yao does not recommend couples actively TTC during the Reveal, Remove, & Rebalancing phase (which takes at least 4 months, 1 month for the Reveal, and at least 3 months for the Rebalancing & improving egg/sperm quality). It is essential to address the root causes prior to conception. Otherwise, chance of miscarriage can be higher.  

What happens after this 5-month program?

You can choose to continue to work with Dr. Yao. Her fees for subsequent 45-minute follow-ups are $250. Visits that go overtime will be charged over-time fee. 

Dr. Yao recommends to continue to do the natural approach for at least 12 "effective" cycles to see if this approach is working for you. 

Effective cycles are counted when

  • Estradiol & progesterone are within the optimal range 7 days post ovulation 
  • Other essential hormones that impact fertility are also optimal
  • Cervical mucus production is satisfactory
  • Bleeding pattern is normal
  • PMS controlled
  • Period pain controlled
  • Energy levels normal
  • Optimal semen analysis-- count, motility, & DNA fragmentation, and bloodwork for the man is in optimal range
  • Proven normal anatomy by laparoscopy and/or hysteroscopy, and patent fallopian tubes on hysterosalpingogram
  • There is enjoyable intercourse during Long (2), Clear (C), Slippery (S), Wet Feeling (F) days
  • Stress is well managed (sleep is good, minimal physical pain, work stress is manageable, no excessive grief / emotional turmoil)

If no successful pregnancy after having 12 effective cycles, Dr. Yao recommends you stop treatment. 

Meet Elisa Yao, M.D. -- Dr. Yao graduated with honors from UC Berkeley majoring in Molecular Cell Biology and completed her medical training at UC Davis. She has been in practice for about 15 years. She became interested in all things fertility after personally struggled for many years in her journey to parenthood. Using her training in functional medicine, she was able to overcome her fertility challenge naturally despite her advanced maternal age. She is now a proud mother of two beautiful and healthy girls.