How was your experience with Michael Thomure at SLU?
Dr. Thomure was referred to us by my regular ob/gyn and was the first RE that I ever saw. When I began seeing him my periods were very irregular and he wanted to address that first. He had me undergo an expensive MRI and seemed to be grasping at straws to figure out what was wrong with me. He never did a semen analysis or tested my husband at all. There were always several (3-5) med students in the office which was slightly uncomfortable. He never really seemed to have a plan for us and didn’t seem to remember us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Thomure at SLU?
I’m writing this review so that another patient can learn from my experience. I would advise the prospective patient to seek out a true fertility center like SIRM instead.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Thomure at SLU?
He didn’t ever seem to remember me or what we were there for. When I emailed him he responded in a way that made me wonder if he thought I was someone else.
Describe the protocols Michael Thomure used in your cycles at SLU and their degree of success.
He prescribed Clomid, starting at 25mg and working up to 100. It was not successful and was determined to be causing cysts. He never suggested a trigger shot or did ultrasounds/blood draws to verify ovulation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn’t interact too much with the nursing staff, but they were nice and efficient.
Describe your experience with SLU.
The thing I wish I knew about this RE office is that they are not a “real” fertility clinic. Once we switched to a true fertility clinic, the difference was night and day. For someone who just needs some Clomid and no monitoring, this may be ok. I, however, needed monitoring to know follicle progression and if I ovulated.
It was also difficult to get an appointment and they charge for parking.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Thomure at SLU.
The Clomid he prescribed was quite cheap. The MRI was not. We did not continue onto further treatment with him.
What specific things went wrong at SLU?
- Failed to order appropriate test
Describe the specific things that went wrong at SLU.
Dr. Thomure did not run any tests beyond the MRI and standard blood tests. He did not perform a semen analysis or even suggest an HSG.