Thomas Kim

RMA of New Jersey

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolLoyola U.
ResidencyNaval Med Ctr
FellowshipNational Inst of Health
Basking Ridge
140 Allen Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-604-7800
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Thomas Kim to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 100%9.7
7 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
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 RMA of New Jersey to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 84%Neutral: 11%Don't recommend: 5%9.3
212 assessments
  • 84% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 11% Neutral (7-8)
  • 5% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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Dr. Kim is very patient, during our first consult, he took time to understand our prior failure with another clinic and the protocol that we followed. He was very honest and forthcoming in answering all our questions/concerns. After our first consult, I had complete faith in his approach and treatment protocol for us...We used the long lupron protocol, stimmed for 8 days, resulting in 11 eggs, 8 fertilized with ICSI, and we had 2 day 6 blastocysts. We elected to do PGS, which resulted in a single normal embryo.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Embryo Freezing, IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Kim is very patient, during our first consult, he took time to understand our prior failure with another clinic and the protocol that we followed. He was very honest and forthcoming in answering all our questions/concerns. After our first consult, I had complete faith in his approach and treatment protocol for us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Kim and entire staff of RMA treated me with empathy, kindness and excellent attention to detail. I was never made to feel like another statistic/number, I believe my doctor and nurse sincerely cared for the outcome of my treatment.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We used the long lupron protocol, stimmed for 8 days, resulting in 11 eggs, 8 fertilized with ICSI, and we had 2 day 6 blastocysts. We elected to do PGS, which resulted in a single normal embryo.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Nicole Michaels)
Nicole was my primary point of contact throughout my treatment (IVF/FET) cycles. She would call me back with results, instructions and next steps in a timely manner. On days when she was out of office, the person covering would always reach out in a timely manner as well. She promptly responded to all my phone calls and emails.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Strengths: - Excellent team of doctors and nurses. Every single doctor I met was extremely efficient and also friendly. - Excellent embryology lab, this is a critical factor in their success rates. - Short wait times for monitoring, I was in and out in about 15-30 minutes.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Monitoring was very efficient. I went to Basking ridge location for most of my monitoring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey.
I had excellent insurance coverage, which covered most of treatment cost. I was responsible for co-pays, deductible, co-insurances.
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Thomas Kim
Communication
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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Age
35 - 39
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
9
At times he [Dr. Kim] seemed cold and clinical but I can appreciate now how being a Doctor Who is more emotional about it would've made it harder for me. ..When it came time to decide whether not to do a fourth cycle he laid out the odds for us in a very matter-of-fact factor and again I appreciate that he was not emotional about it and try to use percentages and averages to explain what the possibilities were of things working
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Age
35 - 39
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
Overall I was happy. At times he seemed cold and clinical but I can appreciate now how being a Doctor Who is more emotional about it would've made it harder for me. I think you did a good job at explaining what we were dealing with. When it came time to decide whether not to do a fourth cycle he laid out the odds for us in a very matter-of-fact factor and again I appreciate that he was not emotional about it and try to use percentages and averages to explain what the possibilities were of things working
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
I think I think as a patient you have to take into consideration your personality and when interviewing prospective doctors consider how their bedside manner will work as either a pro or con for you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
I think he had a good combination of being frank about what we were dealing with but being sympathetic to the situation
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
After reviewing the percentage of successful birth with IUI compared IVF it only seemed to make sense to do the IVF since it had such a higher rate of success even though it was more invasive. Looking back now on the second cycle we did which we started as an IVF but switched are you why because my follicles were not growing properly seems like kind of a waste of money
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
You saw different people different nurses different doctors every time you went in but working full time made it difficult to schedule things. This clinic turned out to be the right situation for us because we could always get a early morning appointments before heading to work even though I only saw Dr. Kim I handful of times
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
Drinks would be the flexibility. I was still working full-time in New York when I had to go through treatments so while some people may not like the fact they see the same doctor or staff every time they come in it was a strength for me since I didn't ever have to worry about getting an appointment for blood work
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey.
Too many to remember but I think each IVF retrieval cycle cost about $6000 and medication cost another $4000. The frozen transfer cost about $3000 and the medications about $1500
Describe Thomas Kim's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
We had already decided we were only going to do one embryo at a time and did not want to chance twins. Also out of four attempts of IVF cycles we only ended up with two embryos and decided to transfer them separately anyway. If we had ended up with more embryos I still don't think we would have done multiple transfers
What specific things went wrong at RMA of New Jersey?
  • Provided conflicting information
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
10
He [Dr Kim] was patient and kind and explained everything thoroughly. There was excellent communication. At our initial consult, Dr. Kim explained everything in such detail and made sure we understood what was going on. Once testing and treatment started, my nurse was an amazing resource and would contact me sometimes multiple times a day to update me and check on how I was doing.
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Age
29 - 30
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor
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How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
He was patient and kind and explained everything thoroughly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
There was excellent communication. At our initial consult, Dr. Kim explained everything in such detail and made sure we understood what was going on. Once testing and treatment started, my nurse was an amazing resource and would contact me sometimes multiple times a day to update me and check on how I was doing.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I was on an estrogen-primed antagonist protocol. I had bloodwork and ultrasounds on day 3 (baseline), after 3 days of stims, after 5 days, and after 6 days. I triggered after 6 days of stims. My stims were 150 IU of menopur and 200 IU of follistim. I started ganirelix on day 4 of stims. At my egg retrieval, 3 eggs were retrieved, of which 2 were mature. Both of my two eggs were fertilized with ICSI and both made it to 5 day blastocysts. One was transferred to me, resulting in my current pregnancy, and the other was frozen. I am very pleased with these results, especially with my DOR.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Anne Tepper )
Anne was absolutely wonderful. She was my main line of communication and was incredibly easy to reach. Some days she would call me multiple times to update me and see how I was doing. She didn't let any setbacks get to me and kept reminding me of the end goal. I would highly recommend her.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
I have been nothing but happy with them. Their wait times are excellent - during morning bloodwork I'm normally in and out in less than ten minutes. I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes. Their lab is top notch. They don't check on embryos until day 5, which can be nerve wracking, but it is better for the embryos to not be disturbed. The whole team is very professional.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
Morning monitoring is between 6-7:30 on weekdays (until 10 on weekends). I never had to wait more than a few minutes. They understand that you have to go to work and get you in and out quickly and efficiently, while still feeling cared for.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey.
My insurance covered almost everything except for the occasional $10 copay and the cost for embryo cryopreservation and storage (explicitly excluded as part of the NJ state mandate).
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
10
Dr. Kim is a professional and experienced. We liked to call him the "embryo whisperer", as we always had positive results when he did our transfers. As his patient, he came down to personally do my transfers. I appreciated that.... When we went back to Dr. Kim to try again after our loss, he grieved with us and made us feel like we had a second chance. And we did. We did two back-to-back retrievals and the first embryo we transferred resulted in my now three year old son.
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Age
40 - 42
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Other, Unexplained
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How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Kim is a professional and experienced. We liked to call him the "embryo whisperer", as we always had positive results when he did our transfers. As his patient, he came down to personally do my transfers. I appreciated that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
You do deal with the nurses more than the actual doctor on a day-to-day basic, but if you have questions or concerns ... always feel that you can reach out to him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Kim is compassionate. Our first transfer of two embryos resulting in a twin pregnancy, which I lost at 22 weeks. When we went back to Dr. Kim to try again after our loss, he grieved with us and made us feel like we had a second chance. And we did. We did two back-to-back retrievals and the first embryo we transferred resulted in my now three year old son.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
We used the Antagonist Protocol, although I don't really know his rationale for using them. I pretty much put my faith in that he knew what he was doing. Some of the injectables we used were ... Follistim AQ, Menopur, Ganirelix, Ovidrel. I always produced a good amount of eggs, just not necessarily PGD normal ones.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Ann Tepper, then Jennifer Dwyer)
Ann Tepper was my nurse when I got pregnant with the twins...and then when I came back for my eSet with my son. She was great, always very communicative but also very much to the point. Jennifer was my nurse during my remaining two eSet that unfortunately let to a chemical and negative pregnancy test. She was also compassionate and reliable. I loved them both.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
RMANJ is a excellent clinic with high success rates and experienced, usually compassionate doctors that are willing to work with you to provide the best standard of care. The office visits are very efficient. That said, one of the downsides is probably a long wait time for initial consults and workups. Usually a month or more out.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
It was an efficient well-oiled machine, with sometimes a bit of a wait in the morning. Weekends are very hectic ... best bet, get there early.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey.
With my insurance, my costs were minimal. The largest cost was PGD/CCS. Other payments were co-pays and some lab fees and minor medication supplies and supplement costs.
Describe Thomas Kim's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
After the loss of my twins at close to 22 weeks, I did not want to risk multiples. So it was pretty much eSET or nothing, after that. Dr. Kim agreed.
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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Age
36
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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He is honest, yet open to patient suggestions. Most importantly he gets the job done. He is a very intelligent doctor. I felt like I was in good hands with Dr.Kim....Dr. Kim said he would not consider putting two embryos in me. Flat out told me I was little and I have had a previous fibroid removal sergury...He also recommended testing of the embryos since before I began with him I had 3 losses in a row...once you meet with him you will see how passionate he is about getting you results.
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Age
36
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
He is honest, yet open to patient suggestions. Most importantly he gets the job done. He is a very intelligent doctor. I felt like I was in good hands with Dr.Kim. I have heard some say he is not the hand holding type. However, what I needed was someone who would be blunt and get us pregnant. We owe him the world! We have our absolute blessing as a result of his skills and talent in the field.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
My advise if schedule a meeting or phone call with him, if you need attention. He probably has so many patients to keep track of. However, once you meet with him you will see how passionate he is about getting you results. He is probably spending a lot of time considering and reviewing all of his patient treatment plans.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
I could tell he was eager and hard working. I knew he wanted to get results.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
Dr. Kim said he would not consider putting two embryos in me. Flat out told me I was little and I have had a previous fibroid removal sergury. I am glad he recommended this. He also recommended testing of the embryos since before I began with him I had 3 losses in a row. This was also awesome! Our transfer was successful using the tested embryos and we were able avoid possible implanting two translocation embryos that would have resulted in miscarriage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Andrea)
I did not find her to be a good communicator and she was rude. I do not think she is working here any more. I heard his new nurse is nice.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
There strength is in there results! The support services they connect you with and offer. The testing lab on sight. Their availability and skill. Weaknesses: sometimes you feel like you are just on an assembly line. However, work it,it is worth it!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at RMA of New Jersey.
I was glad that they started early so I could get to work on time.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey.
I don't remember, but I was fortunate to have my insurance cover a great deal of it.
Describe Thomas Kim's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
He was definitely for SET with testing. He emphasized safety and health for the children and mother
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
I was a 40 yr old single woman with a blocked tube. IUI was recommended with the help of Clomid and an objectively that I dont remember. We did IUI on 2 co securities mornings and I was pregnant with twins on that first try...Dr. Kim was was great. I got the results I wanted quickly so I did not need to see him often. He was surprised at how good my eggs were and said I had the eggs of a 34 year old. I trusted him with all procedures.
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2012 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
Dr. Kim was was great. I got the results I wanted quickly so I did not need to see him often. He was surprised at how good my eggs were and said I had the eggs of a 34 year old. I trusted him with all procedures.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
He was friendly and approachable.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kim used in your cycles at RMA of New Jersey and their degree of success.
I was a 40 yr old single woman with a blocked tube. IUI was recommended with the help of Clomid and an objectively that I dont remember. We did IUI on 2 co securities mornings and I was pregnant with twins on that first try.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey.
So organized it surprised me. Everything was coordinated seamlessly. Wait times were always reasonable.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They were great start to finish. I wish my actual procedure could have been done closer to me ( my office was in West Orange but IUI and genetic counseling was further away in Basking Ridge)
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey.
My insurance covered all tests, medications, and care. My out of pocket expense was for the donor sperm and IUI procedure.
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
West Orange
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Age
44
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
9
He [Dr. Thomas Kim] was a good doctor, knew what he was talking about, was happy to explain things to me, and did not mind being asked questions or explaining his reasoning for things. He did not act like every question I had was questioning his "authority" as a doctor. This was not the case with previous REs. The only thing that I did not like was that he suggested transferring two donor egg embryos. I wanted eSet and he was fine with that.
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Age
44
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
4th of 4 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis
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How was your experience with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
He was a good doctor, knew what he was talking about, was happy to explain things to me, and did not mind being asked questions or explaining his reasoning for things. He did not act like every question I had was questioning his "authority" as a doctor. This was not the case with previous REs. The only thing that I did not like was that he suggested transferring two donor egg embryos. I wanted eSet and he was fine with that.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kim at RMA of New Jersey?
He took the time to meet with me, had clearly read my long infertility history.
Describe your experience with your nurse at RMA of New Jersey. (Assigned nurse: Ann Marie)
They were great.
Describe your experience with RMA of New Jersey.
They were a bit like a bus station waiting room but everyone was kind and compassionate and I didn't feel like just a number.
Describe Thomas Kim's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at RMA of New Jersey.
He suggested transferring two donor egg embryos but I insisted on eSet.
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Doctor
Thomas Kim
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
RMA of New Jersey
Basking Ridge
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