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Genetic counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Genetic counseling
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Acupuncture is not offered: Not Offered
Acupuncture
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Mental health counseling is not offered: Not Offered
Mental health counseling
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Nutrition counseling: Offered
Nutrition counseling
Administration of shots is not offered: Not Offered
Administration of shots
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Coordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not Offered
Coordinating at-home nursing
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Selling medication is not offered: Not Offered
Selling medication
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Providing backup medication is not offered: Not Offered
Providing backup medication
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St. Mary's Hospital
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-977-7455
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend SLU to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 33%Don't recommend: 67%5
3 assessments
  • 33% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 67% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
6.7
Operations

Ratings of 1 indicate that a clinic was poorly operated.

Ratings of 10 indicate that a clinic operated very well.

Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
6
Scheduling

Ratings of 1 mean it was difficult to schedule appointments with this clinic.

Ratings of 10 mean it was easy to schedule appointments.

Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
7.3
Billing Department

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory billing department.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent billing department.

Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
7.3
Nursing Team

Ratings of 1 indicate an unsatisfactory nursing team.

Ratings of 10 indicate an excellent nursing team.

Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
9
Attention to Detail

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Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
635
6.3
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
3 assessments
6
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
6
The nursing staff [at SLU] was always kind and sincere. The front desk attendant was also very nice and upon learning that we were having difficulties, would always tell me she would be praying for me. Appointments are booked through a call center and they always seemed clueless when I would call asking for a "next day" appointment...IUI's were unmediated besides clomd and $375 each. If the sperm sample was low, cost was reduced to $150
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids, Unexplained
6
Describe your experience with SLU.
The clinic is getting updated. It is a typical OBGYN office so you see women of all stages of life, pregnant and not. The front desk ladies are wonderful but the call center is clueless in terms of setting you up with the right doctor (if you need one in a specific concentration) and scheduling "next day" appointments (particularly if it's a weekend or holiday).
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always kind and sincere. The front desk attendant was also very nice and upon learning that we were having difficulties, would always tell me she would be praying for me. Appointments are booked through a call center and they always seemed clueless when I would call asking for a "next day" appointment.
How was your experience with Michael Thomure at SLU?
Dr. Thomure was thorough in explaining how to get the diagnosis I received and had a clear plan of action for trying to get me pregnant. I have a diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" which may be why things seemed very routine and did not venture much off course. While I enjoyed having a consistent plan of action, it was difficult because I did 4 IUI's with 50 mg clomid that were unmonitored and my dosage was never increased. So far, they have not resulted in a pregnancy and I still am left wondering why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Thomure at SLU?
If you think you're going to have to do IVF, skip him altogether because SLU does not perform IVF.
Describe the protocols Michael Thomure used in your cycles at SLU and their degree of success.
Blood test, semen analysis, HSG, internal ultrasound, physical exam. All testing came back within normal range and thus I received the diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Was told we can do 6 IUI's with medicated clomid. So far I have done 4 rounds with 50 mg clomid each. I have ovulated each time (but I also ovulate on my own). So far all 4 have yielded negative pregnancy tests. If 6 are unsuccessful we will be referred for IVF through WashU
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Thomure at SLU.
My insurance covers nothing. Dr visits were $50 with my copay. IUI's were unmediated besides clomd and $375 each. If the sperm sample was low, cost was reduced to $150
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Doctor
Michael Thomure
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
6
Clinic
SLU
St. Mary's Hospital
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
0
The thing I wish I knew about this RE office [SLU] 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...I didn’t interact too much with the nursing staff, but they were nice and efficient.
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
0
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.
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 your experience with the nursing staff.
I didn’t interact too much with the nursing staff, but they were nice and efficient.
What specific things went wrong at SLU?
  • Failed to order appropriate test
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.
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 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.
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Michael Thomure
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Frequency seen during appointments
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St. Mary's Hospital
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9
Age
25 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
9
The front staff [at SLU-St Mary's] are not always friendly. The office is usually packed. But they are very punctual. I think they run a tight ship. They have a lot of SLU and WASH U med students who are eager to sit it.... He requires you to come in with your partner. He is quick and to the point but extremely kind. He also communicates with me via patient portal regularly checking in. He also repaired my bicornuate uterus and was really competent and kind then as well.
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Age
25 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
9
Describe your experience with SLU.
The front staff are not always friendly. The office is usually packed. But they are very punctual. I think they run a tight ship. They have a lot of SLU and WASH U med students who are eager to sit it.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Thomure at SLU?
He requires you to come in with your partner. He is quick and to the point but extremely kind. He also communicates with me via patient portal regularly checking in. He also repaired my bicornuate uterus and was really competent and kind then as well.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are quick but always nice.
How was your experience with Michael Thomure at SLU?
He is fast paced which may make people feel less inclined to ask questions. If you ask he is kind and will explain. He does not dwell on infertility which I like. He isn't hand holding. He puts a list together, let's you pick from options and he writes his orders in front of you. I like him a lot.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Thomure at SLU?
Ask questions if you need to clarify. And use patient portal! He is so quick to respond. And if you need someone who is tender, he may not be right for you. He is absolutely kind, but he does not sit and dwell on past losses or infertility. He will help you with a plan so I hope you give him that opportunity
Describe the protocols Michael Thomure used in your cycles at SLU and their degree of success.
I have no period so we got a prescription for femara for 2.5 mg. We called whatever day that I start taking the pills CD day 3. Start opk's on day 12. Have sex every day from CD 10 until you get your positive opks. Test on CD 32-35
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Thomure at SLU.
I do not recall. He did ensure that I got my medications at Schnucks because my fertility meds cost $1.50
Describe Michael Thomure's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at SLU.
I don't have any information on this subject
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Doctor
Michael Thomure
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
SLU
St. Mary's Hospital
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