Semara Thomas

CARE Fertility

Available Lines of Communication

Doctor, Nurse available by email
Doctor email
Nurse email
Nurse available by direct line
Direct line to nurse
Not available by cell phone
Not available by personal cell phone
Medical SchoolU of Pittsburgh
ResidencyU of Virginia
FellowshipU of Southern California
Glendale
1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 230-7778
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Semara Thomas to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.5
2 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
10
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
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8
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
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend CARE Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 63%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 20%7.7
52 assessments
  • 63% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 17% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
2 assessments
10
9
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
9
Dr. Thomas was attentive, encouraging, and also very honest with me. She made a good balance of respecting my wishes to try lower intervention methods before higher intervention procedures while also being honest about the odds and potential challenges should I wait until after or closer to age 35 ... Dr. Thomas took her time with me during in-person visits and made herself available to me over email. I felt she really cared about me as a human
Strengths: the clinic [CARE Fertility] is very clean, neat, and has a welcoming atmosphere. Weaknesses: Sometimes the wait time before I was seen was over 30 mins. No free/validated parking ... I had to pay for medications and some visits although I have fertility insurance through my employer (Progyny) ... Stephanie and Natasha were very compassionate, encouraging, and accessible when I had questions
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS, Unexplained
10
9
How was your experience with Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Thomas was attentive, encouraging, and also very honest with me. She made a good balance of respecting my wishes to try lower intervention methods before higher intervention procedures while also being honest about the odds and potential challenges should I wait until after or closer to age 35
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Her nurses/clinical staff are very helpful. Get their contact info/email addresses. Sometimes you’ll see them during visits and phone sessions instead of the doctor
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Dr. Thomas took her time with me during in-person visits and made herself available to me over email. I felt she really cared about me as a human
Describe the protocols Semara Thomas used in your cycles at CARE Fertility and their degree of success.
Clomid used because I had conceived once before on that medication. We tried Clomid and injectables (Menopur) for 3 cycles before switching to Letrazole because Clomid made me very emotional/depressed. I was on Letrazole and Menopur for 1 cycle before I conceived
Describe your experience with your nurse at CARE Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Stephanie)
Stephanie and Natasha were very compassionate, encouraging, and accessible when I had questions
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
Strengths: the clinic is very clean, neat, and has a welcoming atmosphere. Weaknesses: Sometimes the wait time before I was seen was over 30 mins. No free/validated parking Nothing else to say. Won’t let me continue until I hit 200 characters
Describe the costs associated with your care under Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility.
I had to pay for medications and some visits although I have fertility insurance through my employer (Progyny)
10
Doctor
Semara Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CARE Fertility
Glendale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
9
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, 3 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
9
She [Dr. Semara Thomas] was kind and took the time to follow up with me and let me know what results were as well as to explain exactly what the treatment plan was and why...She is well informed and knowledgable and does her best to have fertility treatments happen as quickly as possible. I appreciate being able to get in touch with her to ask questions when I very much need to and find her to be someone who is easy to communicate with. Her only weakness is that at times she can speak rapidly without always giving enough time for information to be digested but her kindness and compassion are still present.
Both of the care coordinators I've worked with [at CARE Fertility] were truly wonderful. They were both responsive and answered all my questions with patience...First IVF without transfer done was about 24K, Second was around 16K and third 11K +6K for medication...Strengths, the staff is extremely friendly and easy to interact with. Weakness, somehow there was a pause in treatment over the course of 3 months that was extremely inopportune and I wish they had let me know I could have pursued treatment at their other location during that time and not lost the time.
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2019 - 2020
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, 3 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
9
How was your experience with Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility?
She is well informed and knowledgable and does her best to have fertility treatments happen as quickly as possible. I appreciate being able to get in touch with her to ask questions when I very much need to and find her to be someone who is easy to communicate with. Her only weakness is that at times she can speak rapidly without always giving enough time for information to be digested but her kindness and compassion are still present.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility?
Just to follow up with her directly and be persistent if need be as she's busy and seems to want to be responsive.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility?
She was kind and took the time to follow up with me and let me know what results were as well as to explain exactly what the treatment plan was and why.
Describe your experience with your nurse at CARE Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Natasha and Stephanie)
Both of the care coordinators I've worked with were truly wonderful. They were both responsive and answered all my questions with patience.
Describe your experience with CARE Fertility.
Strengths, the staff is extremely friendly and easy to interact with. Weakness, somehow there was a pause in treatment over the course of 3 months that was extremely inopportune and I wish they had let me know I could have pursued treatment at their other location during that time and not lost the time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Semara Thomas at CARE Fertility.
First IVF without transfer done was about 24K, Second was around 16K and third 11K +6K for medication
9
Doctor
Semara Thomas
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
CARE Fertility
Glendale
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
+ Read more- Read less
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.