Welcome to San Dimas Medical Group

100 Old River Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311 | Phone: (661) 663-4800 | Fax: (661) 663–4770

Specialty Services

San Dimas Medical Group believes in focusing on their core services, doing what they do best. However, there are times when patients need a different level of care outside this scope. As a result, San Dimas has partnered with different specialists, specifically chosen to assist in your care. Each of these specialists uphold the San Dimas philosophy and are instrumental in providing the same level of care as own providers. Better yet, each of these specialists see patients in our office for your convenience. No need to drive to another facility or city to receive their services.

Daniel F. Rychlik, M.D. - Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Daniel F. Rychlik is an experienced physician who is inspired by helping patients and educating others on medicine and the human body. Dr. Rychlik is board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. His main clinical interests include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, premature ovarian failure, and male and female fertility.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Rychlik received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. After working in the computer consulting industry, he felt that medicine was his true calling, and he received his medical education at the University of Illinois. He proceeded to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Francis Hospital at the University of Illinois, followed by his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Inspired by his desire to help educate both patients and doctors, Dr. Rychlik spent time as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona and an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. He served as the President and Medical Director of Fertility Centers of Arizona as well as The Clinical Director at Partners For Fertility and IVF in Fairfax, Virginia before relocating to Santa Barbara and joining Southern California Reproductive Center.

An award-winning research physician, Dr. Rychlik has worked with the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and has been named a CREST scholar by the National Institute of Health (NIH). His accolades include the Golden Apple Teacher Award for his clinical instruction at the University of Chicago and an award from the Research Excellence Abstract Presentation Society for his work in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Additionally, he has been consistently voted “Top Infertility Doctor” in various regional magazines.

Dr. Rychlik currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife, who is an ob/gyn. When he’s not working with patients, Dr. Rychlik enjoys flying planes, riding his bike, photography, and spending time with his four children.

Brian Acacio, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Brian Acacio, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A graduate of UC Irvine, Dr. Acacio received his medical education at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Acacio completed his 4-year Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Los Angeles County (LAC)-University of Southern California (USC) Hospital. Dr. Acacio also completed his sub-specialty Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at LAC-USC as well. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). Dr. Acacio holds memberships in the prestigious American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS).

As assistant clinical professor at UCLA, Dr. Acacio has been actively involved in teaching and training other physicians over the years. He is the Division Head of REI in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, having trained OB/GYN resident physicians at that institution for the past 11+ years. Residents in California's Central Valley Area (Kern County) can now receive convenient care at his satellite office in Bakersfield. Dr. Acacio is active in research and has over 50 publications and lectures in nationally recognized peer review journals and conferences. He donates his time to give presentations/lectures on areas of his expertise, on topics such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL), Male Factor Infertility, and Reproductive Surgery. He has been featured in interviews on National Public Radio (NPR) and several local news stations. Dr. Acacio serves as a Director on the Board for Fertile Action.

Dr. Acacio is licensed to practice medicine in California. He has medical staff privileges at some of the leading hospitals throughout Southern California, including Mission Hospital (where he volunteered and worked in the pharmacy as a youth), Saddleback Memorial Hospital, South Coast Medical Center (where his wife, Lisa was born), Kern Medical Center, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, and Mercy Southwest Hospital.

For more information on Dr. Acacio, please visit his website at www.acaciofertility.com.

Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Keyes is double board certified in Plastic Surgery, as well as Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. His expertise is in Rhinoplasty and Breast Surgery, but he additionally performs surgeries such a facelifts, eyelids, liposuction and abdominoplasty. He is the current past president of the Rhinoplasty Society which is an international society by invitation only for surgeons that specialize in Rhinoplasty surgery. In addition to being a past president of The Rhinoplasty Society, he has served as president of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), chairman of the board of trustees of AAAASF, president of the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons (LASPS). He is currently an associate professor of plastic surgery at the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine and operates a private practice in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California.

In addition to many publications in the plastic surgery literature, Dr. Keyes is acknowledged as an expert in patient safety and speaks nationally and internationally about both topics.

To learn more about Dr. Keyes and his practice or to schedule a complimentary consultation. please visit his website at www.geoffreykeyesmd.com or call his office at 800-859-7509.

Alex Soffici, MD - Perinatology

Dr. Soffici is an Italian doctor who grew up in a medical family with two parents who were physicians and emigrated from Argentina when he was 4 years old. He graduated Valedictorian from High School in Florida and received a Bachelor’s degree in Genetic Engineering from the University of Utah with strong interests in physics, mathematics, and computer science before going to Medical School in Chicago at the University of Illinois.

He then completed a Residency in OB/Gyn at UCLA Harbor Medical Center and continued to a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at a combined program at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

His research interest continued in Genetic Engineering during fellowship where he worked on developing a genetic cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa. After Fellowship he was recruited to Santa Barbara to develop a Perinatal Program and has been Medical Director of the Perinatal Program since 1993 now providing high-risk care as the head of a multi-physician perinatal group that covers several hospitals in several different cities.

In 1996 Dr. Soffici was introduced to the San Dimas Medical Group and began commuting to provide additional high-risk services. Impressed by both the quality of the physicians and staff, and the wonderful people of Bakersfield he continued this relationship and now helps staff clinics in Bakersfield several days per week. Dr. Soffici’s passions include aviation, skiing and snowboarding, computer programming and western equestrian activities.

Joel Batzofin, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. - Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Joel Batzofin, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (A.R.T.), who has helped to pioneer many important developments in the field, was born in South Africa. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School. After an internship in South Africa, Dr. Batzofin immigrated to the United States where he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1983. He then did a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he graduated in 1985. This was followed by a second fellowship in Reproductive Andrology and Male Infertility also at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Batzofin is therefore uniquely qualified to address both male and female infertility issues.

In 1986, Dr. Batzofin moved to California to join the Medical Faculty at Stanford University. He subsequently relocated to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 1988, he founded the Huntington Reproductive Center in Pasadena, California. Under his medical directorship, the practice expanded into Orange County, California and grew to become the largest provider of Assisted Reproductive Technology (A.R.T.) in the Western United States.

In 2003, Dr. Batzofin was recruited to open a new office for the Sher Institute of Reproductive Medicine in New York City, New York. The program grew rapidly under his leadership and expanded into Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey. In August 2007, Dr. Batzofin opened Batzofin Fertility Services in midtown Manhattan.

In March 2011, Dr. Batzofin changed the name from Batzofin Fertility Services to New York Fertility Services (NYFS) to recognize the growth and expansion of the program and to be inclusive of other physicians who use the clinic. NYFS incorporates cutting-edge Western Medicine (IVF, Frozen Embryo transfers, Egg Donation, Surrogacy, etc.) as well as practices from Traditional Chinese Medicine under the direction of Mike Berkley, L.Ac., at the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness located next door to NYFS. A holistic approach to infertility treatment is offered in a tranquil setting that incorporates acupuncture, herbal treatments, Maya abdominal massage and nutritional counseling, along with state-of-the-art, cutting-edge Western Medical treatments.

Dr. Batzofin has authored many articles and scientific abstracts as well chapters in Medical Text books and has lectured and delivered scientific presentations throughout the world on various aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology. He has a special interest and expertise in Third Party Parenting, i.e. Egg Donation and Surrogacy. Additionally, Dr. Batzofin also holds special interests in Endometriosis, PCOS, Male Factor Fertility and in the diagnosis and treatment of immunological issues related to infertility, and recurrent pregnancy loss. He is an active clinical investigator and is presently the principal investigator in a multi-center study on ovarian and endometrial rejuventation treatment and remains committed to the needs and interests of his patients in a rapidly evolving area of medicine. He is also dedicated to helping patients preserve their fertility who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and works with Oncologists in the New York City area and around the United States. Dr Batzofin directs a commercial Egg Bank. Dr Batzofin enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows and works with an organization (AMO) that recruits international students who wish to do externships in the USA. He has hosted more than 20 of these students and will be continuing this program with Acacio Fertility Center.

Dr. Batzofin is married and has two daughters, both graduates from the University of Southern California. His hobbies include sports, especially golf and tennis. He also loves to explore new destinations and has traveled extensively throughout the world. He enjoys reading, photography and loves dogs and children of all ages.

Dr. Batzofin chose Reproductive Medicine because his biggest passion in life is to help people who want to become parents have a baby or help them enlarge their families. He has been involved in helping to bring thousands of babies into the world. He welcomes all people who need help having a baby, either because they are single, same sex couples or have fertility issues.

Dr. Batzofin is excited to return to California and to work with his longtime friend and colleague Dr Brian Acacio and the team of dedicated professionals working at Acacio Fertility Center.