Angela Thyer

Seattle Reproductive Medicine

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Medical SchoolU. of Cincinnati
ResidencyU. of Oregon
FellowshipU. of Texas SA
Seattle
1505 Westlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
206-301-5000
Bellevue
3055 112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
206-301-5000
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Angela Thyer to a friend?
Neutral: 36%Don't recommend: 64%3.2
3 assessments
  • 0% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 36% Neutral (7-8)
  • 64% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Seattle Reproductive Medicine to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 55%Neutral: 21%Don't recommend: 24%7.8
60 assessments
  • 55% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 21% Neutral (7-8)
  • 24% Don't recommend (0-6)
3 assessments
1
Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
12 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
1
I felt that Dr. Thayer over-promised what I should expect. I was told that I would be pregnant by the "end of the year" during my January appointment. That did not happen and quite frankly I don't know how she could be so sure of this before I'd undergone the full array of testing. I believe I only actually met with her twice, but I recall leaving in tears every time...The first treatment strategy prescribed was a high dose of Femara and timed intercourse. After 4 rounds this did not result in a pregnancy. The side effects were so bad that I asked to have my dosage lowered, but was denied and only given the option of another drug.
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
12 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
1
How was your experience with Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I felt that Dr. Thayer over-promised what I should expect. I was told that I would be pregnant by the "end of the year" during my January appointment. That did not happen and quite frankly I don't know how she could be so sure of this before I'd undergone the full array of testing. I believe I only actually met with her twice, but I recall leaving in tears every time.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
You should have thick skin which is sometimes very hard when dealing with such an emotional issue like infertility. Also do not expect to see her at every visit.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
During my visits with Dr. Thayer I found her to be rather cold. She was the first to diagnose me with PCOS and I was quite emotional after finding out that I had it. She didn't seem very warm with her delivery.
Describe the protocols Angela Thyer used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
The first treatment strategy prescribed was a high dose of Femara and timed intercourse. After 4 rounds this did not result in a pregnancy. The side effects were so bad that I asked to have my dosage lowered, but was denied and only given the option of another drug.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
During my time at SRM the nurses confused my treatment plan on more than one occasion. I had to ask them to contact the doctor to confirm my plan.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I would say one strength would be their ability to schedule your first appointment very quickly. A major weakness is the wait time to see the doctor once there. Several times I had appointments during my lunch hour and would end up sitting in the waiting room sometimes up to 25 minutes after my scheduled appointment. I felt like in general the doctors and staff were not always on the same page and I would sometimes get confused with another patient's treatment plan.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
It has been two years since I was a patient at SRM so I do not remember the exact cost. Also during the time I was a patient my insurance covered infertility expenses.
Describe Angela Thyer's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Angela Thyer
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
2
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Seattle
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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0
Age
30 - 33
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
Dr. Thayer's case load was too high for her to handle. We would sit down with her and she didn't even remember our names and she would read our chart on who we were after we entered her office. She also encouraged me to waste sperm (limited amount, husband is cancer survivor) when I was actively nursing my first child. She said that nursing a baby did not affect fertility in any way. My new doctor at a different clinic was shocked that I was encouraged to do IUIs while actively nursing my toddler.
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Age
30 - 33
Treated
2011 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Native American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Investment Banker
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor
0
How was your experience with Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Working with Dr. Thayer and her nurses was an awful experience. She did not remember who I was the few times she saw me. She had us waste vials of sperm on IUI while I was still nursing my first child, and I felt sabotaged as an IUI patient so that I would opt for IVF. She forgot to make notes in my chart about what we talked about. She did not care if I got pregnant. She also dismissed our concerns about male factor infertility, saying we were lucky that we didn't have it as bad as some couples. Just not the way to handle it.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
You are in charge of your own care. Do not expect compassion from her. Know that she is in the business of maximizing profit from convincing patients to do IVF and she gets a bonus on her IVF conversion rate.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
Rarely had face time with doctor. Nurses confused my case with others, couldn't keep the patients straight, and miscalculated treatments. Doctor did not make notes in my chart so the weekend doctor could prescribe medications on time. I felt actively sabotaged in my IUI cycle, though I have no proof. I believe that as an IUI patient, I was treated as a throwaway low value patient and was not listened to. My complaints and he humiliation was endless. I switched doctors and clinics and am now treated like a human. Dr. Thayer's case load was too high for her to handle. We would sit down with her and she didn't even remember our names and she would read our chart on who we were after we entered her office. She also encouraged me to waste sperm (limited amount, husband is cancer survivor) when I was actively nursing my first child. She said that nursing a baby did not affect fertility in any way. My new doctor at a different clinic was shocked that I was encouraged to do IUIs while actively nursing my toddler.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
I worked with several nurses, as turnover was high. Nurses made real mistakes on IUI timing, got confused over the difference between and opk and a pregnancy test, and we're unable to do the IUI procedure smoothly and got flustered and cried. I have email proof of nurses confusing me with other patients. They seemed overworked and miserable.
Describe your experience with Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
The front desk receptionist is the only thing good about this awful clinic. Patients should know that staff has zero respect for temperature charting. My nurse insisted that I come in for an IUI a day later than I knew I should. I insisted on doing it my way, and had a healthy baby. Whenever I trusted the clinic on timing, it failed. Also, once I told a Nurse, "is it too late to do IUI? I think I already ovulated." She said, "you wouldn't know If you did." Never mind that there is a German word for the feeling of ovulation and that I was temperature charting and knew my body very well! They just do not listen at this clinic and they treat you like a number. I switched clinics and I know that it is much better in other places.
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
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Doctor
Angela Thyer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Seattle
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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8
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
She [Dr. Angela Thyer] is confident in her abilities and absolutely knows the latest in fertility treatments (at least for my issue of rpl). She can be straightforward that some might think of as uncompassionate but I appreciate the clear communication in an area that can be so murky. She is responsive to my stress levels and emotions and I absolutely feel taken care of when she is doing a procedure on me.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve
8
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
She is confident in her abilities and absolutely knows the latest in fertility treatments (at least for my issue of rpl). She can be straightforward that some might think of as uncompassionate but I appreciate the clear communication in an area that can be so murky. She is responsive to my stress levels and emotions and I absolutely feel taken care of when she is doing a procedure on me.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Angela Thyer at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
I have a history or scarring and she has been truly compassionate bout treating the scarring. She always remembers our case details and understands if I have questions that are emotional.
Describe the protocols Angela Thyer used in your cycles at Seattle Reproductive Medicine and their degree of success.
I've had to hysterscopies to remove scarring after a miscarriage---one of which was a fairly experimental approach (my body was not naturally passing the miscarriage so this was done instead of a d&c). She absolutely had my best interests at heart. We are now doing timed cycles with letrozole and gonal f.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. (Assigned nurse: Shannon)
The primary nurse is probably overworked as she often forgets details of my case. However I find her very responsive and she always makes sure to answer my questions to my satisfaction
What specific things went wrong at Seattle Reproductive Medicine?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Lost results
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Angela Thyer
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Seattle Reproductive Medicine
Seattle
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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