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