How was your experience with Michael Thomas at UC Health Center for Reproductive Health?
Dr. Thomas was very hands on in the process. He did have other MDs on staff and frequently had medical students with him and they were all very professional. He was very good at explaining the process, involving me in timelines, and answering questions
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Michael Thomas at UC Health Center for Reproductive Health?
Be prepared with questions when you go in.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Michael Thomas at UC Health Center for Reproductive Health?
I feel like they knew me and my story every time I went in. After my miscarriage I didn't visit the office for some time, I did not like when I went back the second time I had to tell what happened. Like they should have been able to look in my chart and see what happened
Describe the protocols Michael Thomas used in your cycles at UC Health Center for Reproductive Health and their degree of success.
I don't remember much about the original protocol. On the frozen embryos transfer I started with lupron injections, then estrogen patches and then a few days before implanting we started progesterone IM injections which continued until 10 weeks.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I love the nursing staff! There is one nurse who even over 4-5 years remembers me and my story and makes me feel like I'm the only patient she has
Describe your experience with UC Health Center for Reproductive Health.
There is an office in West Chester and there used to be one in Cincinnati. I think they're trying to expand services so that may affect who you see, they might be bringing in new MDs. Scheduling can be tricky
Describe the costs associated with your care under Michael Thomas at UC Health Center for Reproductive Health.
My original treatment I had insurance coverage. The second and third time I was self pay, there was a flat fee for FET.
Describe Michael Thomas's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at UC Health Center for Reproductive Health.
We transferred 2 on the first time, which resulted in a twin pregnancy. The second attempt only one embryo survived the thaw, no pregnancy. The third attempt both embryos survived the thaw and both were implanted resulted in a singleton pregnancy that resulted in live birth