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Sylvia T. Parrett, RN, Clinical Manager

“When I started my fertility journey as a patient at the age of 27, I never knew the joy or depths of despair I would have to experience in order to have a family. It is this journey that has brought me to the Acacio Fertility Center as the clinical manager.

“After 16 years and 10 cycles of fertility treatment, I can proudly say I am a mother of four wonderful children, a dream I never thought possible. It is because of this experience that I bring hope for our patients and believe in their potential to become parents. Dr. Acacio believes in giving everyone a chance to try, and he works with each patient based on individual history and needs. His personal touch, accessibility and profound kindness make Acacio Fertility Center the place of choice for all who are looking for hope and someone to trust.”

Complementing her nursing degree from St. Benedict College, Sylvia earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has demonstrated tenacious devotion as a nurse as well as relentless advocacy for those who wrestle with the uncertainty and tremendous challenges of infertility.

Throughout her nursing career, Sylvia has worked with cancer patients, medically disabled children and hospice patients. Her experience has been shaped by myriad responsible roles, from being an ICU nurse to nursing administration in a critical care unit at the University of Chicago, teaching positions in college nursing programs and manager of home care for the terminally ill.

Prior to joining Dr. Acacio’s team several years ago, Sylvia worked at Fertility Centers of Illinois for 10 years. Subsequently, she was the program coordinator in the women’s health program at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where she did research in menopause and managed all aspects of female patients’ care throughout their lifespan.

As a social worker, she managed a home for wayward children, worked in child abuse and federal probation, taught in a reformatory for men in Minnesota and volunteered at the VA for our soldiers who needed a friend. Sylvia and her husband have also been foster parents to many.

Also complementary to Dr. Acacio is a stellar team of experts, including:

  • Dwight Hiscox, MD, Anesthesiologist
  • Terry Tennyson, Practice Manager
  • John Scodras, PhD, Embryologis
  • Paige Johnson, Junior Embryologist
  • Kate Stanley, RN, Clinical Coordinator
  • Kelsey Evans, RN, 3rd Party Clinical Coordinator
  • Tina Buccat, Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Margarita Sanchez, Medical Assistant
  • Viridiana Durazo, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Bakersfield
  • Kasey Davis, MS
  • Wendy Garcia, Financial Coordinator
  • Cassondra Rykowski, Front Office Coordinator, Laguna Niguel
  • Paula McEachern, Billing Specialist
  • Pamela Ha, Administrative Assistant
  • Alondra Alvarez, M.A., Front/Back office Coordinator, Laguna Niguel
  • Pamela Ha, Administrative Assistant
  • Nicole Cucuk, Licensed Vocational Nurse

Discover today’s most advanced reproductive endocrinology with Acacio Fertility Center. We work with patients from all over Southern California, from Bakersfield (Arvin) to Orange County, and the OC communities in and around Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Lake Forest. Use our convenient Request an Appointment form.


“If you want to be treated exceptionally well by helpful staff, a welcoming front office and a highly knowledgeable, caring and responsive clinical team, then look no further. Dr. Brian Acacio and his team helped us conceive and also made sure that we never felt alone in the process. It's an extremely dedicated group of people that genuinely help people fulfill their dream of parenthood.”

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