Michael Thomure

Michael Thomure

SLU

Strongly recommend: 33%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 33%6.3
33% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
7.3
7.3
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
6.7
6.7
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
9.3
9.3
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
1
Poor
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Univ of MO-Columbia
Residency
Georgetown
Fellowship
Wash U

How Doctor Communicates

doctor, nurse available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
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Michael Thomure works at

SLU
Strongly recommend: 33%Don't recommend: 67%5

At 1 office

St. Louis
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-977-7455
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3 patient reviews

Strongly recommend
33%
Neutral
33%
Don't recommend
33%
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Age 31 - 32
Treated 2017 - 2018
Success w/ Doc No
4 IUI
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
1st of 2 Docs
All testing came back within normal range and thus I received the diagnosis of unexplained infertility [with Dr. Michael Thomure]. 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...I still am left wondering why... thorough in explaining how to get the diagnosis I received and had a clear plan of action for trying to get me pregnant.
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
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 your experience with the nursing staff at SLU.
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.
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 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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Age 37 - 38
Treated 2017 - 2018
Success w/ Doc No
2 IUI
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 2 Docs
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...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... 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.
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.
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 at SLU.
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.
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Age 25 - 28
Treated 2015 - 2018
Success w/ Doc ?
2 Fertility Medications
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
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 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
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.
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
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 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 your experience with the nursing staff at SLU.
They are quick but always nice.
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.
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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SLU
St. Louis
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